First official trailer for the final installments of the Harry Potter series. Get ready for some COLD CHILLS.
Which in the world of most critics will mean that I’m a sell-out and have no taste whatsoever, but I’m getting to the age where I don’t care anymore. I like what I like, I hate what I hate, and I’ll tell you why. But no apologies anymore. I hated, “Sex and the City”, “Couples Retreat” and lots of other movies. So I’m not a studio plant and I don’t “love everything”, as I get accused of so often when I admit liking a movie that bombs with other critics from my community. So, defense over, now I want to talk about the movie.
For starters, “Knight and Day” did a lot of things very right. To begin with, the casting. We all think Tom Cruise is a little bit crazy in real life and whether you believe any of the hype or not, whether that's fair or not, that’s what the accepted public image of him has become. "Scientologist weirdo, angry man at large." But here’s the thing about actors. They’re acting and their personal beliefs shouldn't be a factor. So whatever you think of them in reality, you have to be able to let that go at the theater. Sometimes you can’t, and I understand that. It's a problem that's plagued Woody Allen lovers for decades now. But I felt like this movie, for the first time in years and years, made me like Tom Cruise onscreen again. Made me forget that he’s said some down right bizarre things pertaining to his secret religion and just allowed me to watch the movie...
Speaking of Kevin James, you can sense in the film that he's sort of the replacement for what would've been the Chris Farley character. But he has his own unique brand of comedy that I hope will help critics stop making those comparisons once and for all. If you don't know much about him, I would highly recommend renting some, "King of Queens" or some of his stand-up to get a feel for his style.
First of all, I’m happy to report that I genuinely liked the movie...
Another look at Williams conducting in addition to the Frog Choir and Opening Fireworks ceremony...it's so incredible to see him working.
It's the music of John Williams, it gets me EVERY SINGLE TIME. Oh to have been there...to actually see John Williams conducting an orchestra! If you want to see this videos on their site, please visit Inside The Magic's YouTube page HERE.
Having just had my wisdom teeth extracted a few days ago, I have to admit right away to being ever so slightly doped. Making this blog just a touch more vulnerable than my usual fare. That being said, I've been thinking about writing on this subject for a good long while. So the liberating feeling of intense pain reliever has sponsored my throwing caution to the wind in talking about a subject I try to be really careful about. Faith...
There are plenty of movies that show characters dealing with monetary setbacks, career problems and complete life overhauls. These are just a few I’d like to recommend. The next time you're feeling fatalistic or overworked, take a lesson from the following films that give the ultimate example of, "When life hands you lemons..."