So no posts in a month… this was due to non-stop apartment hunting and an overload of editing projects. But the sun is rising and ho! I finally have free time again! I can be myself and see people. And on the bright side, I found this! The Pains of Being Pure At Heart have a new single! OMG!!! It’s about the pigeons in this one.
So last week the fine people of Time Warner Cable cut my internet off because their own installation guy forgot to tag my cable and they disconnected me. At least now I’m back! So there have been TONS of movies I’ve seen since I last posted, two in particular that I quite enjoyed enough to write about. First was Cyrus, starring John C. Riley, Marisa Tomei and Jonah Hill.
It was directed by Mark and Jay Duplass, who directed the enjoyable mumblecore flick The Puffy Chair.
Coming from the indie scene, Cyrus marked their first step into mainstream film and the results were fantastic. Mixing a studio budget, A-list actors and their unique camera work, the movie felt exactly what it looks like: a mainstream mumblecore film. And all three of the leads put on great performances as well. With the basic plot being John C. Riley’s character starting to go out with Tomei’s character with her over-attached son (Hill) getting in the way, I was extremely surprised on how serious and emotional the film was considering it starred Riley and Hill. And though there was tons of humor, the movie had a lot more warmth and heart to it then I thought it would. Definitely worth seeing.
The Puffy Chair trailer
But Cyrus was not the film of June. There is only one movie that can fill that spot in my heart.
Toy Story 3. This is it. Probably the last film from my childhood. And wow… what a film it was. I’ve never cried through a movie before. But this one did it. From the opening sequence of Andy’s classic play sequence and the You’ve Got A Friend In Me montage to the final scenes of the film, I was an emotional wreck through this film. And I could not stop crying at all or stop feeling sentimental as I was watching this (I feel it still… right now as I’m typing this.) The plot is amazing and wraps up the trilogy perfectly. It might just be my favorite Pixar movie. With beautiful animation, great voice acting, powerful themes of letting go and friendship, everything about this film is PERFECT! Kudos, kudos, kudos! I’ve already seen it twice and want to see it again.
I had been waiting all year for this movie and it was well worth it. Now… there is just one more movie that I am waiting for like crazy and I am set. It is…