It has been a while since my last Weekend Movies Review, unfortunately, it has been crazy few weeks. I have quit my job at Flying Hippo Web and moved on to work at Shift Interactive in West Des Moines.
Even though I was swamped with a bunch of things in my life, I still was able to squeeze few movies into the past two weekends. As usual, it has been a very enjoyable and pleasant experience just to relax at home, on the couch, and watch a few movies with my dear wife.
The Best Movie Night Ever?
By the way, we were able to pick these three movies and watch them in one night, I must admit, it has probably become my most favorite movie night so far: all those movies are amazing.
Carrie: 8.5 out of 10
I am a huge Stephen King fan, and even more, I am becoming a big fan of Chloë Grace Moretz (Carrie) for her diversity and impressive range of roles. This movie tells a story of a shy high school girl who is considered an outcast and ‘weirdo’ among her classmates. Carrie grows to a single disturbed mother who is obsessed with worshipping God and punishing Carrie every time she tries to blend in her school environment.
I enjoyed this movie very much, it was not as gory or violent as I expected but it was full of intense and dark scenes where you felt sorry for the girl and wanted to strangle her mom for being so abusive in the name of God.
Worth the rent, for sure!
Dallas Buyer Club: 9 out of 10
Another great movie experience.
Let me say first: HOLY SHIT, MATHEW!
The movie tells a story of the electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) who is diagnosed with H.I.V. He is given 30 days by his Doctor to ‘make his peace’ before he dies. Met with the harsh reality, Ron starts looking for ways to extend his life beyond medications offered by his Doctor in US.
A great acting, great cast and very engaging and unforgetful experience. This movie will make you appreciate your life, your real friends and the challenges that life gives you. You either give up, or you stand up tot the challenge and prove everyone wrong in your beliefs.
Hunger Games – Catching Fire: 9 out of 10
I don’t really know how to describe this series… I must admit, I’ve got a crush of Jennifer Lawrence since I saw her in the Winter’s Bone. She is one of my favorite actresses, I think she’s got a real talent and her choice of movies is quiet amazing.
This is a very entertaining movie, I would not call it an action movie, for some reason I felt it has a deeper meaning and has a strong vibe of the ‘Poor Against Rich’ and socialistic feel. I guess this is only a small thing that really bugs m, but I can deal with it as long as the stories continue.
Great watch, worth watching with your kids if you want your daughter or even son to take example from a strong female character Katniss Everdeen who embodies Resistance and Change.