Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Judge Movie Review

I fell in love with Robert Downey Jr. in 1989 when I first saw him on screen in Chances Are. From that point forward, I've been a fan. Because of that, I feel like giving an unbiased review of any of his movies is not possible. Not that my reviews are usually unbiased, I just feel like this one is even more biased than usual. This movie is a change from RDJ's most recent roles as Tony Stark and Sherlock Holmes. It's a much more serious role. It's a much smaller movie. But the story is so much bigger. 

I loved The Judge. It was brutal and uncomfortable to watch in some places. Robert Downey Jr.'s character is not a nice person. But his character is redeemable and he makes little changes throughout the movie that make you believe that as the story continues beyond the screen that he becomes a better man. I love the support cast. Robert Duvall moved me to tears a couple of times. His hard headed Judge was difficult to like but I got there eventually. The brothers, Vincent D'Onofrio and Jeremy Strong, were much easier to love. As were Vera Farmiga and Dax Shepard in their roles. The entire cast was phenomenal. 

What is great about this movie is that it's been a week since I saw it and I'm still thinking about it. I'm thinking about the beauty of many different relationships that are in the movie. I'm thinking about me as a person and how I would react in the same situation. I'm thinking about my family and how I am grateful that even though we have our quirks, we're not completely dysfunctional. 

There's no question that this movie won't be the blockbuster that RDJ's movies usually are but in the eyes of this fan, it is one of his best roles. I've become an even bigger fan after seeing this movie. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer

The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer was leaked online yesterday. After the leak Marvel decided to post the high resolution version even though it wasn't supposed to be released until next week. We'll get to the awesomeness that is the trailer in a second... first I have to talk about the brilliance that was Marvel's response. After the trailer leaked but before they posted the high resolution version they tweeted this-
As a PR student and social media junkie this is the perfect response. Whoever thought of that response deserves a big fat raise. 

Now, on to the trailer.... To be honest, the first *mumble* times I watched this I was speechless. I could not fully comprehend the epicness. This movie is going to be unbelievably amazing. I just know it. 

Is it May yet?!?! 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

A few things you should know about me:
  • I have a weakness for boys who can sing.
  • I have a soft spot for redheads.
  • I'm a closet romantic. On the outside I'm cynical but deep down I love mushy stuff. 
  • Guys with tattoos. *sigh* 
Now that you know the facts, you'll understand why this video for Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran makes me all swoony.