- MEET JOE BLACK
Brad Pitt is definitely one of the most versatile A-list actors out there that often makes great films, Meet Joe Black for instance is one of them.
An interesting film in the sense that it takes the character of death and gives it a spin from its general perception. Instead of giving us the typical dark figure, we get death personified by an ordinary looking guy with a quite pleasant personality. Not sure about you, but at one point I felt the wish of becoming friends with Joe Black (death).
Although this is not the first time I’ve seen and read these kinds of stories, I gotta say Brad Pitt did a exceptional job of impersonating a character out of this world. Rather than making it obnoxious or completely strange, he gives the character the right balance to make it pretty believable. Anthony Hopkins also does a great job of playing a character that not only learns from death, but also teaches it the values of love and honesty.
Although the film can be slow at times and some people say it runs long, I’d say its entertaining all the way through and has just the right amount of entertainment.
ALONG CAME POLLY
For this week, who could forget “Along Came Polly”, the hilarious romantic comedy starring Ben Stiller and Jeniffer Aniston.
I can still remember watching this way back and will never forget the bathroom scene. Hasn’t that ever happened to you? if not, I’m sure it may one day.
If you are looking to have a laugh and don’t mind watching your typical predictable romantic comedy with happy and heart warming endings, then you may like this one. For me personally, it made me lmao. I thought Jennifer Aniston as a hippie spontaneous girl and Ben Stiller as a goody good/ocd guy fit their roles perfectly.
Have you seen it? what do you think?
Leave your comments, movie suggestions or opinions!
For my first movie of the week i have to post American Beauty, as it is one of my own favorites, if not the most.
The film directed by Sam Mendez and written by Alan Ball was released around 1999 and although I didn’t see it at the time it came out, I still remember that beautiful poster of Mena Suvari laying in hundreds of roses at the theater.
The first time I saw this film I was taken back at how beautiful and meaningful this film was as it links the incredible story of various complex characters; The father in the middle of a mid life crisis, the daughter with self esteem problems, the wife that feels unfulfilled, the military father that lives by a set of rules, his secret pot smoker son who lives under his fathers strict lifestyle and the popular insecure girl.
The story has so much value and can be interpreted in so many ways that I’m sure every viewer would get a different interpretation of it. To me, every character seemed like someone I’ve met before and that made it very relatable.
The cinematography, storyline and acting is incredible. The story is rich and meaningful.