Eye in the Sky & Foster Jenkins

It’s been a while since I wrote anything about the movies I have watched. It is because I haven’t seen one in a long time. But I compensated for it by watching two over the last week.

Eye in the Sky:

When we had a choice as to which one to choose among the currently showing movies, my friend and I picked this one. Both aren’t a fan of MCU so we skipped Civil War. I might watch it sometime later just for the star cast. And we were glad by our choice. With a very powerful star cast in this too, I did not have any doubts about the performances. I wasn’t very sure about the plot. Since I just read a small synopsis and not the entire story, I was wondering if it would become too dull with ethical and moral issues discussed and such sort. But it was brilliantly executed. I am not going into the story or anything but it was a very powerful drama. RIP Alan Rickman. It was quite funny too in many places with very well placed one-liners. Loved it.

One of our friends treated us to this movie to share her joy with us.

Florence Foster Jenkins:

I love Meryl Streep but to be very honest, I loved Hugh Grant in this movie a lot more than Meryl Streep. Her performance is amazing no doubt, but that is her norm. She does her part very well that you forget that it is her and it is Florence you are hearing and it does annoy us from time to time when she sings off key. That says a lot about Meryl’s acting. But I have never seen Hugh Grant in such a role. A little bit gray but still very lovable. The actor playing McMoon was hilarious and had me in splits every now and then. It wasn’t a very great movie as such, but it had very lovely performances by the artists. We both chose this only for Meryl Streep and she did deliver it for us. We did wonder if we were going to hear that voice in our sleep that night and thankfully, I promptly forgot about those songs. Don’t know about the rest of them who watched 😉

 

SoCS: Rant about Resurgence

I really wasn’t going to rant about this, but then Linda gave me an opening and I couldn’t resist. I think you would all remember the movie Independence Day. It wasn’t a great movie, but it was a fun. Fun in a way where there were less number of movies at that time about aliens attacking us and us fighting them and winning the same. Its been 10 years since I think. And after innumerable movies where we have seen the same aliens, even though the shape, size and cruelty of each of them varied, attack our beloved Earth and us scrambling for heroes, sometimes one and other times many, who would save our planet restoring the faith in humanity and our ability to get together as one when in need. When I went to the movie Point Break (a very average movie, except for some amazing stunts), I saw the trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence (2016). If in case you have missed the trailer, here it is for you.

I am all for movies promoting humanity and all the stuff, trust me I watch enough emotional drama based movies, but this alien thing is getting really very boring. If we are investing so much studying about Mars, Moon etc and want to use them for our own use then shouldn’t we be bothered about it if some alien attacks those planets too? Don’t get me started on poor Pluto. I am still not sure if it is in or out. I have never been a big fan of alien based movies. That doesn’t mean I don’t watch them, but limit myself to ones that have enough masala in it (in other words, which are the commercial entertainer). Its gonna be the same story with respect to Independence Day isn’t. Except that the villain got a lot bigger and hence the production value. I am gonna skip this movie for sure, not even if I am really really bored. The trailer itself is more than enough for me. Why is this movie resurged after 10 years? Don’t they have enough good scripts? Well, I know I am not spending my money on this one.


Post for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “title.” Think of the title of a movie. Remember or jot down the first one that comes to mind. Now what I’d like you do for SoCS is, use that title as the inspiration for your post. It can be the story of the movie, the title of the movie, or you can simply quote the title of the movie somewhere in your post. It’s up to you! Enjoy!
P.S. If your chosen movie is largely unrecognizable, please let us know at the end of your post what you’re referring to. Thanks!

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