BRIE LARSON WEEK! LET’S FRAKKING DO THIS!
Movie 15: Monday, June 27th
Short Term 12
Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton
Starring: Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr., Rami Malek
Brie Larson is one of my favorite working actors at the moment. This movie is so sincere and emotionally driven that I can not ever turn it down when it is offered to be watched. Luckily it is streaming and I get to be captivated by the amazing performances of all the actors. Without fail, this movie makes me tear up every revisit. It makes me really happy that Larson’s career is growing so quickly and I really hope she becomes Captain Marvel.
Movie 16: Tuesday, June 28th
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieren Culkin, Ellen Wong
My favorite movie of all time. Hands down. Can’t say anything negative. I saw it 8 times in theaters and 3 of the times parts or most of the cast was in the crowd. I have almost any merchandise that is made for or from the film. Easily one of the best casted films as well. AHHHHHHHH!
Movie 17: Wednesday, June 29th
Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson
Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson
Holy crap. What a powerful movie. Larson definitely deserved the award for this film and man was that kid phenomenal. This was my first time viewing the film and it was definitely something different and special. It’s like everything “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” was supposed to be.
Movie 18: Thursday, June 30th
Digging for Fire
Directed by: Joe Swanberg
Starring: Jake Johnson, Rosemarie Dewitt, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson
So, I am mixed on Joe Swanberg. I like Drinking Buddies, but I know it isn’t a well made movie. He always has a great cast that are always charismatic, but I feel like that is the only reason why I like his films. It has always been hard to explain whenever Joe Swanberg is brought up (which never happens anyway). The sad thing is that this is the best cast so far and it’s only an hour and 23 minutes long, but the movie is just so boring. Maybe I just disagree with his constant “improve-driven” films. With no set dialogue, every scene is just so sloppy and the characters seem so uncomfortable…. I really wanted to like this one too…
Movie 19: Friday, July 1st
Directed by: Michael A. Nickels
Starring: Keir Gilchrist, Marcia Cross, Adam Arkin, Brie Larson
This is pretty much one of those high school movies that really don’t need to be seen. It doesn’t offer anything new, the characters are more like caricatures, and there is way too much going on. I will have to say the acting is great and I really like Keir Gilchrist and Brie Larson in this film a lot. If someone asked me about the movie (extremely unlikely), I would tell them just to watch it for those two actors. The movie to me is really fantastical, which if you haven’t seen it (like everyone hasn’t) you wouldn’t understand. I love how the law doesn’t apply to anyone in the movie and the principal is the head of a high school 1984 setting. That has nothing to do with the movie just an observation.
Movie 20: Saturday, July 2nd
Directed by: Noah Baumbach
Starring: Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rhys Ifans, Brie Larson
Honestly, I heard a lot of great things about this movie, but I didn’t enjoy it. The casting was phenomenal though, I have to give it that. Written by Jennifer Jason Leigh and Noah Baumbach, the story loses itself as the movie goes along. Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, and Rhys Ifans are all spectacular in this movie. They really, really make the movie watchable. It sucks that I felt empty at the end because I wanted to enjoy the movie. One thing that scares me is how much I am like Ben Stiller, except not as unapologetic.
Movie 21: Sunday, July 3rd
21 Jump Street
Directed by: Phil Lord and Chris Miller
Starring: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Brie Larson
Phil Lord and Chris Miller are among some of the people in the film industry that I don’t think can do wrong. They are amazing in person and what they do. This and the sequel are so hilarious, well made, and unforgettable. Every performance is great, the high school setting is fresh, and Ice Cube is Ice Cube. The perfect way to end this week and this is the role that really pushed Brie Larson’s career.