Joy-H8ful-Revenant

Now that Oscars are nearing let me finish my views on a couple of movies, which I did see but never found time to write about them.

  • The H8ful Eight:  I am a fan of Quentin Tarantino and his choice of music for his films. So I was quite excited to watch this movie. First off, loved the music of this movie. Truly amazing. No doubt about it at all. With respect to the movie, it has three parts (as most of you all know already). I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it until it came to the second half of the 2nd part. Just because I was sure that there would be a definite twist later I did manage to put up with it. Could have been a bit shorter? But then when the twist happened, I was totally surprised. I try to not reveal any spoilers if I can help it, so I am not going into the story as such. But it was a pleasant surprise 😉 even though it didn’t last for long. Damn! In his movies, it is very important to concentrate on the dialogues to find any  giveaways from the characters which might help you unravel the mystery earlier. And this is no different. I liked the movie, not his best I should say, but that’s OK. I wasn’t expecting his best anyway. Music – top class. 
  • The Revenant: After hearing very good reviews about this movie, finally got around to watching it. It has Leonardo DiCaprio after all. The story is good, its about survival, revenge, grit, pain, loss etc…But for some reason, it did not kindle any emotion for me. I kept wondering why and I haven’t found the answer still. The art direction, the cinematography are all very good. And was glad about the ending too. But for such a movie, I thought it would make me feel the protagonist’s pain. Hell, I felt a sort of sympathy for Leo’s character in The Wolf of Wall Street and nothing in this. That’s a shame isn’t.
  • Joy: I watched this only for the sake of J-Law. And it was worth it. She was a dynamite. Loved her performance. But couldn’t actually accept her as an old woman at the end (oops, I guess that is a spoiler) Be it pain, happiness, frustration, confusion…she got to show a whole set of emotions in this movie and emerges as a strong person too. I guess most people will watch it just for her and she does stand out among the whole cast, which also includes Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez etc.

American Hustle – Chuckle

Again a Saturday Night – 2014 Oscar Nominated Movie night. Yes, that is how its getting scheduled. Today we had been to American Hustle (thankfully before it could be taken from the theaters). It was a last minute decision and thankfully seats were available. I haven’t read much about this movie, except a 2 or 3 liner because of its nominations to this year’s Oscar. So it was a surprise, when I first saw Christian Bale with that big tummy of his fixing his hair with glue (that got me chuckling for a long time actually…what an idea sirji!!!). Then comes  Amy Adams (does she look a little older in this movie) and then Bradley Cooper with his curly curls. But I should tell you, seeing him having those small curlers in his hair was too too much… Damn 😀 He almost beat Amy Adams in that on who had the best curls 😉

I am not going into the story because its gonna take some time to explain it and I am really very sleepy right now, but can’t sleep unless I let what I felt about the movie out in my blog. But first and foremost….was way better than The Wolf of Wall Street , even inspite of it being a A rated movie. What is it with Oscar nominations this year, that these two movies belong , almost, to the same category (con men and their story , and I think Dallas Buyers Club might also be added here if I am guessing right) and they are rated A (especially for foul language and sex). Whatever. In spite of that, this movie had some interesting moments with the story line. Jennifer Lawrence, in a very different role than we would have seen her, a little stupid but yet adorable. She doesn’t look like a kid’s momma though. But her foul mouth runs very wild 🙂 Especially in that scene where she explains ‘The Power of Intention’. God!!! I was in splits. Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker guy) in an important yet nice role.  What was Robert De Niro doing in that small and very very kutty role. I almost did not recognize him. He has become too too old 😦 Best of the lot – Christian Bale and Amy Adams. Loved it.

Another loveable factor of the movie, the sound track. Wow…. I haven’t heard much of English classics, but you put them on a movie’s soundtracks like they did in this movie, I will surely get to know them sooner 🙂 Lovely soundtrack.

No wonder this movie got 3 Golden Globes (Best Picture , Best actress and Best supporting actress in Musical or Comedy).