Movies

A SINGLE MAN (2009)- from Tom Ford


George Falconer (Colin Firth) approaches a car accident in the middle of a snow-white scenery. There is a bloodied man there and he kisses him. He wakes up: he had dreamed the moment when his partner of 16 years, Jim (Mathew Goode), died. Jim was visiting alone his family. When the phone rings at George’s home, he remembers how a friend of Jim had phoned him to tell what happened, and he couldn’t even attend the funeral, as the family did not approve of Jim’s life. George opens his heart only to Charley (Julianne Moore), his once girlfriend, who may still attracted to him.

He has a shower and dresses himself up. It’s November 30, 1962. He is originally British, but now works as a professor of English at UCLA. He is sad and depressed, and when he leaves his glass house for work, he put a loaded gun inside his portfolio.

Then he says his cleaning lady Alva (Paulette Lamori) that she has always been wonderful – in spite of her having forgotten to take out the bread from the fridge-. George hugs her, which leaves her speechless.

George goes to campus, and he needs to do something at the office. On hsi way there, he notices a couple of students, chain-smoking Doris (Nicole Steinwedell) and a boy. One of the secretaries (Keri Lynn Pratt) tells him that she has given his address to some nice new student. The student is Kenny Potter, (Nicholas Hoult), who talks to him after class about the speech George has just given out in the classroom concerning minorities and fear, the use of drugs. The student tells him that George never talks too much, but that today, for some reason, he behaved differently. He buys George a pencil shaperner because of the trouble George has taken talking to him.

George phones Charley, who is dressing up. George gets into his car, and picks his gun after having cleaned up his office. However, Kenny appears once again, and invites him to go for a drink, as he sees George especially sad. George tells him it’ll have to be some other time, because now he is late. He goes to the bank to pick up all his things, and he remembers a conversation he had with Jim.

After buying some bullets, he steps into Carlos (Jon Kortajarena), breaking into pieces a pack of cigarettes and a bottle of gin. George pays up for another packet and a new bottle of Scotch and they talk. Then George leaves, saying that this is a serious day for him and that he’s trying to get over an old love.

The rest of the movie…You just have to wacth it!

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (2010)- from Tim Burton

It is due out on the 5th March.

Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway were greeted yesterday by fans and royalty alike as they graced the green carpet for Alice in Wonderland’s world premiere in London.

19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror. She has no memory of anything that happened in her youth, and is returning to Wonderland in a way not directly covered by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland or Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Based on Lewis Carroll.

THE LOVELY BONES (2009)- from Peter Jackson

It is the story of a teenage girl who, after being raped and murdered, watches from heaven as her family and friends go on with their lives, while she herself comes to terms with her own death.

The Lovely Bones is a 2002 novel by Alice Sebold, and which received a great deal of critical praise and became an instant bestseller.

Sebold’s novel was a surprise success when it was first published, mainly because it was written by a young author known only for one other book. Critics also helped the novel’s success by being generally positive, many noting that the story had more promise than the idea of a brutally murdered teenage girl going to heaven and following her family and friends as they get on with their lives would have suggested.

Because Susie’s character is narrating the story from her own personal heaven, there is some controversy over the depiction of the afterlife. Sebold has stated that the book is not intended to be religious, “but if people want to take things and interpret them, then I can’t do anything about that. It is a book that has faith and hope and giant universal themes in it, but it’s not meant to be”.

“A long and happy life” By Iñigo Ortiz de Guzmán

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