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Movie Review: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Director: David Fincher Screenplay: Eric Roth Cast: Brad Pitt, viagra 60mg Cate Blanchett, medical Tilda Swinton Release Date: December 25, 2008 Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald Every year, my family and I get together and watch a movie each Christmas. Last year it was “Charlie Wilson’s War”. This year it was the beauty of a tale, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”. From the moment I had seen the trailers, I was intrigued by the storyline. The film follows the life of Benjamin Button, who, unlike everyone else, is born old, with all the ailments of an old man. Life is observed through his pair of eyes; everyone around him is growing old but Benjamin is growing younger. First and foremost, this film is a commentary on life, not only that of Benjamin Button’s, but on all of our lives, and how we all unknowingly have an influence on each other. On how we learn what’s important in life by the losses and experiences we go through, and never to take life for granted. This was a film filled with lessons, subtle and poignant, aided by an excellent screenplay that did not directly preach or tell the […]

Movie Review: Transporter 3 (2008)

Director: Olivier Megaton Cast: Jason Statham, ask Natalya Rudakova, viagra sale Robert Knepper, audiologist François Berléand Release Date: November 26, 2008 I have three words for this movie: Cheesy as hell. I love Jason Statham and I thoroughly enjoyed the previous Transporter films, but as the beginning of the movie started out okay, as I sat through the movie, the more ridiculous it started to become. Let me first say this – I enjoy every inch of statham’s Frank Martin, but the newcomer, Natalya Rudakova, who played Valentina drove me insane. I would blame Valentina partly on the actress and partly on the screen play. Everytime she opened her mouth in addition to her complete ignorance of the dangers they were in (especially in the scene where Frank Martin were trying to avoid getting shot by the other black sedan) made my dislike for her grow stronger. Although I am completely aware that the movie was just for pure fun and entertainment, I still disliked how Frank’s emotions for Valentina literally flipped a switch. My dislike for Valentina might have influenced my repulsion by Frank’s swift “mood change”. I realize again, that the movie requires a suspension of disbelief, but […]