~Movie Tuesday~

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Today I shall share with you a movie a watched a few months ago that I absolutely loved.

The Way, Way Back.

I went into this movie with almost zero expectations which made it all the better. This movie had me laughing so hard my abs hurt in one second and tearing up the next. Not to mention the extreme sympathetic embarrassment I felt for the main character when he took the word AWKWARD to a whole new level.

Seriously, if you haven’t seen this film I definitely think you should check it out.

Hope your day has been full of wonders!

-Sheradyn

~1 Week in 1 Post~

GEEZ Sheradyn! Is it really that hard to keep to a simple schedule?! You haven’t posted in over a week!

Well alternate Sheradyn who is pretending to be her own readers, as you may know I’ve been sick this past week. Quite disastrously so. Seriously I couldn’t possibly count how many pieces of tissue I used in this past hellish week.

On the plus side I was able to lounge on the couch and binge watch lots of shows on Netflix!

So to make it up to you my oh so loyal readers I shall write each post I missed starting with last Monday!

MONDAY ♫~Stuck on Repeat~♫

Do I Wanna Know by the Arctic Monkeys (GREAT BAND!)

TUESDAY ~Movie Tuesday~

After my extensive relationship with the couch and Netflix this week I have new arsenal of mediocre movies but one film I watch was absolutely tremendous!

A Long Way Down.

This movie takes you on a journey of depression and suicide without making you feel depressed. It has the perfect blend of quirky, feel-good, sad, and heart-warming. I definitely recommend this movie! It’s on instant streaming on Netflix!

WEDNESDAY ~Hey Sheradyn, How’s Life?~

I was sick.

nuff said.

THURSDAY~Currently Reading~

I am/was currently reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

A little late on the bandwagon, eh?

Actually, it’s not really my choice to read it since it’s required reading for my English class (It never really interested me).

FRIDAY~Miscellaneous Friday~

Well, I enjoyed this quote quite thoroughly.

I’m gonna do my movie review in a separate post. Easier for me to organize. As it is, I have no clue how sort this post…

I hope this makes up for my lack of posting the past week. :)

Have a marvelous day!

-Sheradyn

~Movie Tuesday~

What do you get when Brad Pitt, Shia labeouf, and Logan Lerman make a move?

A WHOLE LOTTA AWESOME!

Well, at least I’m hoping its a whole lotta awesome considering it isn’t even out yet…But that’s besides the point.

These three beauties are in a movie together and we will be able to admire their faces on the big screen!

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I cannot wait to see this film!

Hope your day is fantastic!

-Sheradyn

~Movie Review: Out of the Furnace~

Out of the Furnace directed by Scott Cooper

★★/★★★★★

I absolutely did not enjoy this movie.

It was incredibly slow paced and the plot went almost nowhere.

I usually try to review movies based on their level of entertainment but Out of the Furnace was completely lacking in the entertainment department. I found it hard to stay focused on the movie rather than playing on my phone or taking a nap.

Christian Bale, you let me down.

I have no more words for this film. I don’t really want to waste another second thinking about Out of the Furnace and it’s slow pacing and horrible plot. It had SO much potential and Scott Cooper seemed to just throw it all down the drain.

I definitely don’t recommend this film. Not at all.

So there. Take that Scott Cooper.

I hope everyone has a nice day and stays away from the garbage that is Out of the Furnace.

-Sheradyn

~Movie Tuesday~

So I was in Dimples records the other day( and if you don’t know what that is, it’s an amazing store that sells literally any type of entertainment you can think of, it’s great) and my main goal was to find a Charlie Chaplin film for some dumb presentation in english. As I was perusing the shelves a site to behold caught my eyes.

These beauties:

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The full extended version of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy in beautiful cases and unbelievable covers.

Of course my excitement was held back because anything this great must be extremely pricy.

TEN DOLLARS!

I swear to you, tears of joy sprung to my eyes and continue to fill my eyes with wetness as I write this. That’s how excited I was/am.

Anyway, the point of this story is to tell you that I have now added these films to my “reserved for all things awesome” bookshelf and intend to watch them all over Thanksgiving Break. I’m very excited.

If you haven’t seen the LOTR trilogy then just leave. You’re missing out.

Just kidding! Go watch them! You never know unless you try, right?!

Anyway, I hope your Tuesday has been phenomenal!

-Sheradyn

~Movie Tuesday~

GAH! I’m posting so late!
I just got back from my astronomy lab and realized that I didn’t post today!

I’m totally slacking!

So! For today’s movie Tuesday I bring forth The Boxtrolls!

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This film opens in theaters on Friday and I’m very excited to go see it!

The idea that these people spent so much time and effort putting together clay characters to make an hour and half long movie amazes me! Their attention to detail in every movie they’ve made (like Coraline an,d I believe, paranorman) is so concise and just outright brilliant.

Here are a couple scene grabs from the film:

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I’m definitely looking forward to seeing this movie

I hope everyone had a great day and I’ll see you all tomorrow!

-Sheradyn

~Movie Review: The Rover~

The Rover directed by  David Michôd

~Blurb~

10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves’ brother, and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey.

★★★/★★★★★

This is one of those movies that critics just absolutely eat up.

The Rover has a prestigious cast, great cinematography,

and a story that leaves you thinking.

That’s why I had a problem with this film. NOTHING was explained! From the beginning you get dropped right in the action and are forced to try and connect the dots, the only problem being that there aren’t enough dots to connect. I can understand where Michôd was trying to go with this film wanting to leave the reasoning up to the viewer but there was a chunk of plot missing that would have allowed us to reason through the actions of the characters. Normally I’m absolutely okay with open-ended films. In fact, I love movies that can be interpreted in a variety of ways but The Rover felt like the beginning of an idea that wasn’t fully developed.

However! Though the actions of the characters weren’t always explainable, the actors themselves playing the characters were phenomenal.

I always have to grit my teeth whenever people say that actors have no talent. Though in some cases it is true that the actors in films cannot convey convincing emotions, in most cases it’s not. If an actor takes their role seriously there is SO much preparation that goes into playing a character, especially one outside of their normal realm.

The actors in The Rover are a great example of the intensity that can come with acting.

I’ve been on the Guy Pearce bandwagon ever since I saw Momento. So there was no surprise that Guy did a great job in this film.

Robert Pattinson, however, really surprised me most. He’s dropped his sparkling skin and the title of “Teenage Heart-Throb” and entered the gritty apocalypse genre. Pattinson in this film plays a helpless man who seems quite slow in the head and the only way you’re able to understand this character is through the mannerisms that Pattinson portrays since he has very little dialogue.

Before watching the Rover, if you had mentioned Robert Pattinson I would have scoffed and called him a glittering man-child. In fact, that is exactly what I said when my friend recommended this movie but I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt and I was definitely not disappointed.

The only reason I give this film 3 stars is because of the acting and the tone throughout. Without them, the story alone would have landed only 2 stars.

Now I know you’re wondering whether or not it’s worth it to even watch this film and to that I say a resounding YES.

If you’ve seen and liked movies such as The Road or The Book of Eli, then I believe you’ll enjoy The Rover. The dramatic apocalyptic films like these are more of an acquired taste that I just don’t have yet. So I guess what I’m trying to say is that you shouldn’t take my word for it, if the blurb sounds interesting give The Rover a try and then maybe comment what you thought below!

I hope everyone is having a tremendous Saturday and I’ll be back Monday!

-Sheradyn