“Rachel Getting Married” Movie Review

Kym (Anne Hathaway) expects his father, Paul (Bill Irwin), outside of rehab. Again the scene repeats itself, since it is not the first time that the girl goes through the same cycle of loss-treatment-back home. Only this time something special is happening in the family home: Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt), her older sister Kym is getting married. The participation of Kym seems crucial at this point at the same time it shows very conflictive, awakening old feelings of rejection and conflict among family members, including the girls’ mother, Abby (Debra Winger).

I admire Mr. Jonathan Demme. He is one of those guys who make movies in Hollywood that was popularized as the “authorial cinema.” Demme was responsible for two spectacular movies: The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia. But after them, it seems that the director did not return to anything so close to perfection. And while Rachel Getting Married is an interesting movie, it shows, once again, “less” in the filmography of director. Demme uses a camera and a somewhat dizzying narrative that seeks realism in a fictional story clearly. I say this because it seems clear that this plot does not happen that way, though it is well constructed and interesting. But in essence it is artificial. Some gear does not fit in the process. The good thing in this story are the performances by Anne Hathaway – deservedly Oscar nominated for her role – and Rosemarie DeWitt.

The producers like to highlight the work of cinematographer Declan Quinn and his team, who were all the time with cameras in the hands capturing what happened to that family and their guests in the days before the Wedding Favors of Rachel. Through the dissemination of material that I learned that some cameras were placed actually in the hands of players like Joseph Gonzales, who was the military cousin of the groom, Jimmy Joe Roche, a cameraman hired to film the wedding (which eventually contributed with images, as others for the film) and two other “wedding guests” who were recording events without us noticing – no more, no less than the great Roger Corman, a mentor of Jonathan Demme, and Charlie Libin . Now that I found amazing….

A film that follows the line of “semi-documentary”, ie fictional productions which is based on the “cinema verité.” In this case, the director put his hand in some adjuncts are cameras that recorded scenes in the movie and then, like cloth-of-fund, invited musician friends to make a spontaneous and original soundtrack. The trial was interesting, although sometimes the improvisation ended up turning the dialogue into something a bit theatrical or hanging. Overall, it’s an interesting story about the difficulties that circulate an addict and his family in search for answers and solutions. Although it has a load of powerful drama, this film is nonetheless a part of hope with a few pinches of sarcasm – especially the character of Anne Hathaway, indeed flawless in this work. Rating: 8.7

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) is a fun – but too silly – comedy in which three friends over the nephew of one of them (half of which enters in this story) get together to relive the old days in a ski resort. Once there, the ski are so many memories good and bad is falling apart, decaying. Medium without having to do all four if they play in the defective whirlpool room’s balcony (the hot tub of the title) after suffering a short, becomes a time machine (a time machine of the title) . Thus, the four are catapulted into 1986, exactly the year that changed – or not changed, depending on your point of view – their lives.

The cool movie begins with the actors. We have John Cusack in the role of Adam, a successful man in monetary terms but you just take your foot in the ass girlfriend, Craig Robinson in the role of Nick, a man with one of the worst jobs in the world (see the movie to know what it is) and a girlfriend who betrays him and Rob Corddry as Lou, a drunken failure and suicide. The trio is hilarious and even John Cusack, who for me never look good on a quizzical comedy like this, shows up in shape.

The other interesting point of the movie hot tub time machine is that for us, spectators, the trio plus the nephew of Adam actors appear as normal older. However, in the eyes of all in 1986, they are young as they were at the time (his nephew, Jacob, played by Clarke Duke, does not change the appearance or our eyes or the eyes of staff, 1986).

In addition, the 80, already well represented by the John Cusack (Sixteen Candles, Better Off Dead, Eight Men Out and Say Anything, among others), with the presence of none other than Chevy Chase. I love Chase and not seen for a long time in movies. Its tip, a “handyman” mysterious hotel in the host’s friends, I remembered the tip of Bill Murray in Zombieland.

Still on the 80, the knowledge of the characters about time travel is exclusively classic films of that era such as Back to the Future and Terminator. There are several hilarious moments at the expense of these great works.

But the movie is not just joy. First, despite portraying very well the 80s, with songs and tacky clothes and features, it is set in a ski resort, which makes their connection with the 80 countries like Brazil more difficult. But that in itself is not a big problem, just a detail that made me suspicious. The main point is that the mess due to the film, basically represented by the absurdly politically incorrect attitudes Lou begins to decrease from the second half, culminating in situations moralizing completely decontextualized. It would be much cooler if the movie ended in the biggest disgrace in place of the politically perfect.

In any case, worth the trip to the cinema.

Rating: 6.5 out of 10

They released the first photo of Paranormal Activity 2, which has the direction of Tod Williams Kip. The first movie shows the story of a couple being chased by a demonic spirit within his own home.

Willing to unravel the mystery, they install cameras throughout the house, with which capture the strange paranormal activities that occur. Thus generating a dangerous duel with the evil spirit that inhabits the life of the couple.

The second movie is in post-production and Paramount Pictures plans to release it on October 22, 2010, a week before the American Halloween, which will generate a competition with SAW – The Final.

The graceful Steve Byers will play the dangerous Desaad.

Episodes will bring various characters of the comics

We already have around here that the tenth – and final – season of Smallville will have as main villain Darkseid. The character is an old enemy of Superman in comics and one of the most powerful of DC Comics. Who will live Darkseid nobody knows yet, but his minions are now properly chosen. Steve Byers Desaad interpret (see picture below) and Michael Dangerfield will be Gordon Godfrey. Both walk with the villain up and down and are there to give that force the boss. They appear in the third episode of the tenth season called “Supergirl” and, of course, also have the presence of Supergirl (played by Laura Vandervoort again).

Byers is well known and made some appearances in series and low budget films. Dangerfield also has tips on shows and have even been in Smallville, in the third season, playing an assassin.

The tenth season of the series will again have the participation of several characters from comics like Black Hawk, Hawk Woman, Gunman and others. The U.S. premiere takes place in September 24.

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