A naive young woman comes to New York and scores a job as the assistant to one of the city's biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and cynical Miranda Priestly.
Guilty Pleasure Qualities:
Meryl Streep's blistering and absorbing performance. The soundtrack. The lacklustre and corny dialogue. The predictable ending. Stanley Tucci. Anne Hathaway. Emily Blunt as the junior Miranda Priestly.
In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.
The first decade of the 21st century has seen a remarkable number of science-fiction motion pictures that challenged and intrigued audiences, chiefly among them being Minority Report. Directed by the visionary Steven Spielberg, considered one of cinema's greatest directors of all time, the film is a thought-provoking piece that explores a world in which criminals are caught before they even think of committing the crime. Spielberg's casting of Tom Cruise as the lead character, Chief John Anderton, is spot-on with Cruise able to give one of his best performances. But, it is the film's greater look at how science will affect lives and crime that interests me the most. Spielberg uses the dynamic action and beautiful visuals to comment on a possible future in which technology plays a much bigger part than it should, resulting in disrupted and damaged lives. Working with his longtime collaborator Janusz Kaminski, Spielberg also gives the film a unique look that grips our attention from the first to last frame. Simply put, Minority Report is a smart and intelligent underrated gem of a movie that blends action, suspense, and science-fiction into a remarkable blend, giving viewers a film they will not soon forget.
Well, it is that time of the year again when all of Hollywood, and the rest of the world, turn their attention to the most glamorous night of them all, Oscars night! Being a long-time aficianado of the Academy Awards, I have grown to love them even more as the years pass. The mix of surprises, snubs, and unexpected heartfelt moments are always reasons for me to tune in every passing year. This year should be no exception with Ellen DeGeneres taking on the hosting duties on a night that is sure to dazzle and entertain us all. Below you will find my thoughts on all the major categories as well as my predictions. Hope you enjoy it and the 86th annual Academy Awards!
I can confidently say that 2013 has been one fantastic year in cinema. The amount of quality, thought-provoking, and brilliant motion pictures we have seen in this year is nothing short of amazing. Below you will find my selections for what is now the 2nd annual Moe At The Movies! Awards split into three sections: Films of the Year, The Bests, and The Mosts.
My goal with this blog is to offend everyone in the world at least once with my words… so no one has a reason to have a heightened sense of themselves. We are all ignorant, we are all found wanting, we are all bad people sometimes.