Teen Spirit is the story of a shy teenager who who dreams of leaving behind her small town life in exchange for pop stardom. Her chance finally arrives in the shape of an unlikely mentor and a talent, integrity and ambition testing international singing competition.
Directed by Max Minghella; Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall and Millie Brady star…
I’m curious about Elle Fanning’s British accent and I want to find out how much Teen Spirit will remind me of Beyond The Lights (2014), if at all.
Elizabeth Berrington, Zlatko Buric, Jordan Atephens and Archie Madekwe also star.
The 9th Life of Louis Drax is a new thriller starring Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul and Sarah Gadon. Directed by Alexandre Aja and based on the novel by Liz Jensen, a young boy’s mysterious near fatal fall and what happens to the psychologist that works with him is at the centre of the story…
After watching the trailer, I really want to know if the boy was pushed or not. I’d also like to know who the bad guy really is – Aaron Paul’s character or Jamie Dornan’s? Or the mother played by Sarah Gadon?
The actual Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook had zero involvement in the making of The Social Network. Still, considering how well publicised the legal drama around Facebook was at the time, one can imagine that there’s likely more truth in the movie than fabrication.
With reputable names like screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher attached to the project, as a fan of great writing, not seeing The Social Network would have been, to put it inoffensively, most ill-advised. Sorkin’s dialogue is absolutely my favourite thing about this film, particularly everything that Jesse Eisenberg gets to say in his role as Zuckerberg. The words, rhythm and pace are really a thing to experience.
A reason to watch is the example of what good screenwriting can look like. Another reason is curiosity about the movie version of the Facebook story. As I watched The Social Network, I found myself thinking about how much truth there is in the idea that often, many high achievers tend not to be the most likeable people, personality-wise. Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs are two impressive people that come to mind.
Andrew Garfield, Max Minghella, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer and Rooney Mara feature as the more than competent supporting cast. Looking at the picture above, I can’t help but agree with the line in the movie that refers to the ‘niceness’ of the face of Erica Albright /Rooney Mara. It is quite the work of art.
Starring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and several other known comic actors, I found The Internship to be good light-hearted fun – which also happens to highlight the importance of effective team work and being good with people.
The Internship is a movie that’ll speak to anyone who has ever had to start over as well as any underdog.
If all that still hasn’t convinced you, how about the fact that the setting is Google’s US Headquarters? Also the character played by Josh Gad was a pleasant surprise. However unsettling his facial hair.