Trevor Edwards Funny People Funny People, directed by Judd Apatow, was, to me, not as funny as I expected based on the title of the movie. There were definitely some funny parts, but overall, I thought the movie was more on the serious/drama side of genres rather than comedy. I think maybe Judd Apatow named the movie Funny People, and then made it more as a serious movie, on purpose. I believe this could be showing the difference of the film genre and genre film. When I saw previews of Funny People on TV, the advertising made me believe that it was going to be a comedy.
Also, Andy has a secret agenda to see if he can put a spark in his mom’s romantic life by possibly crossing paths with an old flame of hers. Going into this movie, I didn’t have very high expectations which probably explains why I was pleasantly surprised. The Guilt Trip is far from a cinematic masterpiece but it has its tender moments that most anybody can relate to. My favorite aspect of this movies is how it didn’t shy away from the moments of sadness or regret. It’s easy for actors to stage pratfalls and speak profanity.
What? Exactly who were these critics kidding? Usually I agree with the critical consensus. I mean, after all, there’s generally a pretty good reason for so many diverse people all coming to the same conclusion that a movie is poorly done, badly acted, clumsily plotted, and so on. But in the case, I just don’t get it.
In fact, I agreed with everything Turan believed about the film. Many of the things I noticed about the movie that made it so exceptional, Turan also observed as well. One point Turan made in the movie critic was how natural and realistic Fruitvale Station appeared to be. ".....Fruitvale's demonstration of how effective understated, naturalistic filmmaking is at conveying even the most incendiary reality is as hopeful as the story it tells is despairing"(Turan 2013). I have to agree with Turan.
Abercrombie’s Sickening Scheme: Promoting Teenage Promiscuity We live in an age of connectivity, a world of connection and constant media influence. From the moment we wake up until the moment we go to sleep, there is always some level of connectivity in our lives, creating a prime opportunity for an advertiser to “sell” a product. It doesn’t matter if you page through a magazine, turn on the television, read the newspaper, or take a walk through a mall, advertisements are ineluctable; hundreds of them—ranging from restaurants to shoes to clothing—surround you, and each advertiser aims to entice you with their product. On average, women will tend to see between 400 and 600 different advertisements per day (Body Image and Advertising, 1994). But in such an age of connectivity, these advertisements are becoming white noise, causing companies and their advertisers to muster up new strategies to stand out, take hold of consumers, create loyal customers, and eventually profit.
Professor Dan Rebellato states that: “we laugh at something because we feel superior to it”. This is valid as the audience laugh at Frank not understanding the joke. However, we may also laugh at Rita not understanding Frank’s references. People in the audience may understand Frank’s references if read well which would be typical of people who attend the theatre. Andrew Edwards, a set designer for a production of ‘Educating Rita’ claimed that: ‘a lot of
We live our lives plugged into every source we deem important, therefore we must know how it will all play out, what will I purchase next, who just died, and where are the conflicts taking place. Moving into the next century of innovation things are ever changing, because the television that was losing ground with the new tech is now talking to those machines and giving us the same updates we
One minute the you would want to go out and fight the bandits yourself and the next you are laughing at Mifune’s silly antics. The camera work gives off a western feel in an eastern setting. Akira Kurosawa was very well known for his use of black and white. The black white effect gave the film a unwealthy poor feeling. When you watched the farmers and samurais in black and white, it made them seem more inferior to the bandits.
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.