Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Cinematographer: Flavio Martínez Labiano
Production Designer: Richard Bridgland
As far as I can remember, this movie did nothing for me..except I remember thinking that January Jones not only has lack of chemistry with her co-stars, but she lacks chemistry in herself too. Her one dimensional acting only seems to work best for her character in Mad Men, which oddly enough is where I enjoy her most.▲2 | reblog
Hall Pass (2011)
Directors: Peter & Bob Farrelly
Cinematographer: Matthew F. Leonetti
Production Designer: Arlan Jay Vetter
This wasn’t funny enough unfortunately. The jokes couldn’t save the silly concept of granting your husband a hall pass to do whatever the hell they wanted. Always love to see Christina Applegate though!
Director: Michael Bay
Cinematographer: Mitchell Amundsen
Production Designer: Jeff Mann
Revisited the first one for fun and it’ll always be the best of the three or however many more there will be. I remember how almost everybody was raving about how AWESOME it was. I couldn’t be a part of that crowd until the last few weeks it was still in theaters when I finally got the chance to watch it. I don’t know why it took me so long, but I know I went by myself since everyone had seen it already. I also remember falling asleep at some points.. because I was so tired for some reason. This was 2007 though so no clear memory there.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Director: Michael Bay
Cinematographer: Amir Mokri
Production Designer: Nigel Phelps
Michael Bay being Michael Bay. Not saying I don’t enjoy them because I do. I was um (ahem) bummed that Megan Fox was replaced, but Rosie Huntington-Whitely wasn’t that bad. I think it’s safe to say that three is enough, but nope there seems to be a fourth…
The Company Men (2010)
Director: John Wells
Cinematographer: Roger Deakins
Production Designer: David J. Bomba
An excellente cast who performed right on target for their characters. Also a very good portrayal of workers going through corporate downsizing.
“One of the great things and one of the horrible things about the American character is this extraordinary optimism and arrogance that everything will continue to be great and keep looking up. People were living much closer to the edge than they had any right to be living. A large part of what the film is about is: Do we really need all these things and what is important in our lives? What are the values and what is it that you end up really caring about?”
Casino Royale (2006)
Director: Martin Campbell
Cinematography: Phil Meheux
Production Designer: Peter Lamont
This was a revisit and going back to Bond is never a bad idea haha. I enjoyed pretty much every single person, especially including Eva Green and Mads Mikkelsen who plays a great villain. Of course Daniel Craig nails it as Bond in my opinion. I surprisingly enjoy the Bond movies very much, but um shamefully I have not seen the older ones so I should get on that.
Adrift (2009) À Deriva
Director: Heitor Dahlia
Cinematographer: Ricardo Della Rosa
Production Designer: Guta Carvalho
A very beautifully filmed coming-of-age story that takes place in Búzios, Brazil. A young teenage girl finds out that her parents are on the verge of separation, while also discovering her father’s new secret lover. The secret lover is played by Camilla Belle, who again seems to mostly be cast for her looks since she hardly has lines. As she hardly did in 10,000 BC, The Quiet, Push, and maybe some others I haven’t seen or recall. Vincent Cassel plays the father and does it very well as far as chemistry goes between him and Laura Neiva who plays his daughter. This little girl is absolutely gorgeous and exotic for her age. Lucky girl gets to grow up by the beach.