Do you ever have those moments where you are constantly having to have to remind yourself why it is that you’ve chosen to do something? Not I! I must admit I did stumble a little on the first week of the film challenge because I figured like anyone else I had a whole 7 days to watch these films, but I didn’t take into account a funny little thing called life. Family was over and we were having a blast, there were a lot of little things we also had to do in between, and before you know it’s Monday and you’ve only watch one or two films. Story of our lives, haha. At least that is one thing this challenge has already taught me: You have to consciously take the challenge seriously and organize it into your schedule (not matter how little or silly the challenge may be, because time can easily slip away from you). Anyway, lesson learned and I decided to add a page to make it easier to follow and keep track of the movies I’ve seen (both for you and myself, hehe). Update: It was blogger Kate-on-the-Lake’s blog that I had seen that day, and she was the inspiration for me participating in the challenge.
That being said I have watched the following movies so far:
Anna Karenina: Nothing like what I expected to be completely honest. If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. It blew my mind completely and just.. changed my thinking of how movies are filmed. The cinematography was out of this world amazing. It’s was filmed like a theatre performance of a play. Just talking about it, my mind is being reblown, haha! 5/5
Alex Cross: As a fan of Tyler Perry, I was slightly disappointed. The acting was subpar in some parts, but the filming was great and Tyler Perry himself was pretty good. 3/5
Pitch Perfect: A cute comedy, nothing too special. Great chick flick. Brittney Snow was lovely and pretty funny (slight biased as a fan. American Dreams, anyone? Loved that show!) Anna Kendrick was a comedic dream, I’m such a fan now. And she can sing! It was exactly what I expected, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. No, actually, it was a little better than what I expected. I was thinking it would be very… think the Scary Movie franchise. A solid GOOD. 3.5/5
Django Unchained: Another unexpected film, but I really enjoyed watching it. Quentin Tarentino is an acquired taste. And I can kind of understand the choices he made (and I’m being as delicate as I can) in the movie (a certain derogatory word, punishment scenes). Kerry Washington… I looooooove. She’s had an amazing year with the huge success of Scandal and now with this movie, I think she’s primed for both an Oscar and an Emmy. Jamie Foxx was amazing to perfection in his role. Just amazing. I didn’t like gore (and there was some), I didn’t think it was all that necessary but it didn’t discredit the film in my opinion. And that is Quentin, what can you do. 5/5
Sadly those are all the films I’ve watched so far, but I think it’s been a great start and I’ll be having a lovely movie marathon this weekend with the family in between other plans, so I’ll be all caught up. For a running list of all the movies I’ve watched, check out my Film Challenge 2013 page. Have a good night!
image source: movie posters are from their respective movie pages on IMDB