My verdict while watching is that while it's beautifully rendered and well acted, I've never seen a plot with so many holes and so little motivation and logic. The dialogue is snappy but isn't connected to anything. The entire childhood of the princesses is spent alone in the palace? I understand that the older sister is keeping herself apart from everyone, but why is the younger sister sitting alone all day doing nothing, year after year?
A topic about movies, I can't believe I didn't see it
My favorite movies are A beautiful mind and The pianist. In my "top 10", no order: The Shawshank redemption, Good Will Hunting, Fight club (probably one of the best movies ever), The green mile, Rain man (the only movie which made me cry...for an hour XD), Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, Dead poets society. Not to mention Star wars, my obsession since I was 5.(especially Episode IV). I love animation movies, Frozen was ok, but not my type of movie. I prefer Ice age (all of them) and Tim Burton's animations.
From the recent movies, I enjoyed Cloud Atlas, Black swan (also because of the music), Her (something strange, but touching about this movie) and 12 years a slave.
Biggest disappointment this year for me: American hustle (I was expecting much more from this movie)
Beast of the southern wild.
I saw "Nebraska." Some great storytelling and some awesome character development. I also really enjoyed the musical score.
Saw Divergent last night. Good, but it let out a few key elements:
Tris got beat up alot more in the book than in the movie. We're talking black eyes, purple bruises covering most of her face. And the characters of Peter and Molly were very mean towards her. In the movie Peter almost seemed like comedy relief. Molly had almost no air time.
Last, Kate Winslet's character was seen alot more in te movie than the book.
Noah (and I wasn't impressed at all)
I liked The Butler. 12 Years a Slave, not as much.
Thor 2 - which I enjoyed even more than the first Thor movie. Fun.
Dallas Buyers Club-real story, gritty true and well acted.
I saw Blue Jasmine and could see why Kate B. won the Oscar.
I like watching a serious movie, and then a fun one and the one I chose was Las Vegas, it was fun, that's about all I can say...kind of a spoof on aging.
Hey Dee, yeah Kate B winning the Oscar gets no argument from me. If Judy Dench had won it for Philomena I would have been equally as happy. One of those rare years with quite a few great female performances (maybe Hollywood is finally realizing that movies with great roles for women make money too).