So now season 3 ends. Game of Thrones has thrown more information at us then I ever thought possible. Of course, the biggest story happened late in the season. The deaths of Robb and Catelyn were not something I could have ever guessed as a non-book reader. Sure within the episode there were clues. But not enough for me to catch it until the very end. I do not think I have ever seen something as brutal as The Red Wedding on television. HBO definitely did not pull their punches.
Of course many other things happened! Dany has put together quite the army and at this point, if anyone could take the Iron Throne it would be her. Dany has become such a strong character to the point where I really like her now. I am glad she ended the season. It seems as though it is tradition.
Arya Stark, though still relying on the Hound to pull her out of the fire, so to speak, is becoming quite the character. I have really enjoyed her since season 2 but this season she shows off how reckless, yet calculating she can be. Odd choice of words I know but how else would you describe her first kill? If she lives, I can picture her becoming quite the assassin.
Besides The Red Wedding, we had an actual wedding as well! Though not as exciting, for anyone involved. Tyrion and Sansa make the most unusual couple of the show which I find funny because that list includes a brother and sister. As horrible as it sounds, when Joffrey pulled away the stool, it got a chuckle out of me. I felt terrible after because I am a HUGE Tyrion fan, but still very funny. I actually felt that there was not enough Tyrion in this season.
Of course many other things happened such as Theon being broken down completely and all of the events surrounding Jamie. This is one of the richest television shows I have ever watched. There is so much lore behind everything and I really need to start reading the books until I get to where the show finishes. Even with the amazing visuals and the fantastic story, the real winner is the acting. Everyone was cast perfectly and the part of the first book I have read, each actor and actress works well as their book double. I cannot wait for the new season. Game of Thrones season 3 gets an A-. Winter is here.
Hey everyone. Are you all ready for the season finale of Game of Thrones?! I know I am. Cannot wait. And of course, maybe tomorrow, I will be doing a full season review. There is so much to cover. Today though, I wanted to quickly review this great movie. I happened to find the Blu-Ray for 5.99 at FYE. I always wanted to own this but the price was never right, and at that low price it was a steal.
I am sure everyone is familiar with this 1997 classic. It stars Jason Lee, Ben Affleck and Joey Lauren Adams. Of course, the writer and director is Kevin Smith. A lot of people really like him, and a lot more hate him. I enjoy quite a few of his movies and this one happens to be my favorite, although it is very close with Clerks and Dogma. The acting is not bad but I do think Ben Affleck has a few awkward moments that could have easily been re-shot.
It is kind of funny. I do not remember the language being as bad as it was, though it was acceptable. Also, I think I appreciate the storyline more as an adult. Even today it is still something that stands out with brutal honesty and a strangely sincere tone.
The extras are not bad, more than you would expect from a minimum release. Check it out if you can, 5.99 for a great movie is nothing. And I promise you will watch it again. B+ for Chasing Amy.
Like I said, just a short review. Be sure to keep an eye out for my Game of Thrones write-up. I expect a season ending to remember tonight.
I wanted to do a quick entry. I hope this finds everyone well. I was not sure about this move at first glance. When it was in theatres I went back and forth on possibly seeing it. After it won so many awards, and wanting to see Jennifer Lawrence’s acting spectrum, I decided to buy it. I previously told the story of wanting to get the Blu-Ray but only finding the DVDs in Barnes and Nobles (still annoyed about that) but I finally got my hands on a copy.
The acting was really well done by everyone involved. Like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, most of the dialogue felt very organic. And, for a film such as this, that works a lot better in setting tone and pacing. Lawrence won for best actress but, after watching this movie, I feel as though Bradley Cooper should have won for best actor. He plays his role perfectly and definitely is on equal, if not higher ground compared to his co-star. The best surprise for me was Chris Tucker. Not only does he do a great job, the audience gets to see him in a role he normally doesn’t play. His subtlety and wit are truly wonderful and I can only hope he can get more acting roles such as this one. So overall, the casting was great, so was the dialogue and the actual story. I actually had no idea this was previously a book but the author should definitely be quite proud.
So like I said, just a quick review of this great movie. Definitely go see it. I am going to give it a solid B+. Without a doubt worth a watch, and for me, worth owning it. I hope everyone has a great week. Take care.