Tarantino Unleashes Django Unchained Quentin Tarantino has done it again; The same director of Inglorious Bastards, Pulp Fiction, and Kill Bill Vol. I, gives us Django Unchained. Tarantino’s newest film shares the same historic characteristics as his film in 2009, Inglorious Bastards, but is easily the better of the two. Django Unchained is a film you will be entertained by even after the third time seeing it. From the fast-paced plot, to the gore and action, and the suspense of each scene leading to the next, you will feel as if you are actually part of the movie instead of just the viewer.
This is separating the “star” from the person and letting the audience see that these famous actors really do live their own lives with their own problems. I liked how real old films were used in the movie of Adam Sandler as a child to make it more realistic. Another example the film is reflecting on reality is with Seth Rogen’s character. He is an up and coming comedian trying to make it, and he ends up becoming a famous comedian’s assistant which ultimately puts him in the limelight. Overall, I thought Funny People was a good movie that
All meta-ness aside (which could be an entire essay on this year’s syllabus), “Baadasssss!” is a well made film. It has style, direction, and badassery. The opening is reminiscent of the film that is the subject of the greater whole: “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song”. The sun-kissed L.A. almost-overexposed cinematography gave the film a 70s look that definitely fit, and the dream sequences and hallucinations allowed for good insights into the main character. Melvin was definitely portrayed as at least an ambitious man by the mostly low angles of him.
Pee Wee’s Big Adventure Review “I am a loner... a rebel” Pee Wee tells his lady friend as she asks him out to the drive-in movie theater. He could not be more right. Pee wee is one of the most unique characters there is in the history of film. The crazy comic rebel is played by Paul Rubens, who captivates the magical and mischievous little boy living in a mans body with such clarity. The comedy later inspired an Emmy Award winning children's series that ran on CBS from 1986-1991 called Pee-wee's Playhouse.
A Review of a film “Meet The Fockers’ "Meet The Fockers" is a comedy movie starring Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman directed by Jay Roach. Filmed in 2004, it is a hilarious comedy full of ironic references and many catchy lines thanks to the main actors De Niro and Hoffman, who portray their characters Jack and Bernie in the best way possible. Gaylord Focker (Ben Stiller) finally introduces his fiancée's parents, ex-CIA agent Jack Byrnes and his wife Dina (Robert DeNiro and Blythe Danner) to his parents. Jack discovers that the Fockers are very strange people. The Fockers, in fact, are the complete opposite of the Byrnes.
Adam Mertens Instructor: Lisa McClintock English 105 February 12, 2013 The greatest Speech ever made “The greatest speech ever made” is a speech that is Charlie Chaplin makes in his 1940 move The Great Dictator. The movie is a black and white slapstick comedy about a dictator and a barber who looks like the dictator and they get mistaken for each other one day. Chaplin gives this speech as an actor but gives a message to people in real life then and now. Charlie Chaplin effectively displays pathos more than ethos and logos in this powerful speech. The speech given in the movie is a powerful and serious one that is more than just a script to a movie, it is still remembered today and will be remembered for decades to come.
It was made for an older audience; it has quite a lot of crude humor that is why it first aired on Fox. Even though the show has an all-star cast, the fun does not stop there. Family Guy has many themes and ideas that make it the crude, hilarious show that it is. First of all, it makes absolutely hilarious parodies all through out the show. It makes parodies of just about any person one can think of.
Garnham sees these cultural industries, like film, television, music, etc., as profitable and producing and circulating symbolic meaning. They produce symbols as cultural products and, though they do not necessarily create culture, help create it. As I said before, word of mouth can help create culture. Nowadays, there have been many parodies and references to the Terminator franchise because it is a cultural phenomenon. The Nickelodeon cartoon The Fairly Oddparents as well as The Simpsons contain a direct reference to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most famous role in the form of a large, muscular man with a heavy jaw and thick Germanic accent.
Truman is played by Jim Carrey, one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood and a two-time Golden Globe award winner—one of which is from his performance in this movie. Carrey is a wonderful actor to play Truman because he is so likeable and his comedic background keeps the character light-hearted despite the deep meaning and dramatic sequences in the film. One of the large thematic elements of The Truman Show is how much television (and the media as a whole) takes over our lives, but the movie also makes use of our own familiarity with television. In the film, the characters in the show frequently display—front and center—product placements that seem largely out of place for real life. However, since Truman has experienced this his entire life, he doesn’t find them strange at all.
Tree of Life Film Review Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life, which debuted in 2011, is one of the weirdest, yet more enjoyable films I have seen in a long time. The film concentrates on a family growing up in a rural area of the United States in the 1950’s / 1960’s time period. It is about how a father and mother raise their three boys in contrasting ways. The father, played by Brad Pitt, is very strict with his kids, often scrutinizing them for doing normal things like talking at the dinner table or trying to put the radio on in the car. He is disliked by his children especially the oldest son because he is hypocritical by doing the things he scolds them not to.