Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby

The-Great-Gatsby-Baz-Luhrmann-myLusciousLife.com-Carey-Mulligan-Leonardo-DiCaprioMost of you already know that F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is my favorite novel. I’ve made a custom out of reading it once a year, so I just had to go see the movie on the night it premiered here in Constanta.

And I wasn’t dissapointed.

Baz Luhrmann managed to produce a movie with strange qualities, most of which will appeal only to those who have read and loved Fitzgerald’s novel. When it comes to book to movie adaptations, most producers are maybe too keen to leave their own mark, to change things and show us what they see. Luhrmann shows us how this decade sees this classic novel, how our decade sees decadence and opulence and slowly peels off all the greedy, dark layers of human nature in this modern world. Continue reading

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Movies about writers

I’m not trying to write a top of the best movies about writers. I’m just making a list of the ones that I really enjoyed – for various reasons of course.

Finding Forrester (2000)

In a way, I just couldn’t start with any other  movie, simply because Finding Forrester was so cute and sweet and sincere that I almost cried at the end.

Starring Sean Connery and his manly voice in the role of William Forrester, a very successful and yet reclusive writer, this movie actually has some pretty good advice on writing. Continue reading

Mr. Nobody

How difficult is it to take a decision? One you’ll never take back? What if you’d know where that decision is going to take you?

Mr. Nobody ( as opposed to my short story) is a 2009 movie starring Jared Leto as Nemo Nobody,  a 118 years old man telling a reporter all about the labyrinth of decisions that is his life. Continue reading

Match Point

I have to admit that I’m not Woody Allen’s biggest fan. He’s extremely talented and has produced and directed a lot of movies, but even when I did like his stuff, movies like Deconstructing Harry or Vicky Cristina Barcelona, I still got the impression that there was something missing – one more ingredient to make them perfect. And I felt as if Allen carefully builds his characters to a certain point, after which he just gives up and abandons his character to find their own way toward the end. Continue reading

Les Miserables – Official Trailer

Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Hellena Bonham Carter, and Tom Hooper, the director of The King’s Speech. Honestly, what more can you ask? Continue reading

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Perry: Talking money…
Harry: A talking monkey?
Perry: Talking monkey, yeah, yeah. Came here from the future, ugly sucker, only says “ficus.”

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Project X Review

The best way to describe Project X is by using the following analogy: Cloverfield with lots of alcohol, music, and less blood.

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