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Posted: January 12, 2014 by Noccie in Movies, Noccie
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Her (2013)
Release date: Now!
Directed by Spike Jonez

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Theodore Twombly makes a living as a writer, of sorts. He writes emotionally touching letters for other people. At the end of a relationship he finds himself heartbroken and purchases a new operating system for his phone. The interface actually grows and changes with his needs and reacts to the owner.

In other words, Joaquin Phoenix plays a man in love with his operating system. At first, I thought that maybe the movie was going to be one giant Apple Odyssey commercials. ( Hey it’s my I-Movie!) After researching the movie and watching more trailers, Her actually looks fascinating. The trailers make it look very touching… I keep waiting for something horrible to happen though. The last movie I watched with a self-aware operating system was 2001: A Space Odyssey.  That movie didn’t end very well. The director is amazing. Spike Jonez  was the brain behind “Where the Wild Things Are” and the writer behind Jackass. He has a great sense of timing and story. I think the movie is his way of reaching out and talking about our growing dependancy on technology. Everyone is a little scared we are going to fall in love with our computers and stop falling in love with each other. Well, we have more people on Earth now than we know what to do with. If we fall in love with our computers a little bit, it might not be a bad thing. Also, the movie has a way of consoling us, reminding us to find solace with each other. Every experience is important, even not traditional ones.

I plan on seeing this movie later this month. I will let you know what I think.

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The Lego Movie
Release Date: February 7
Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

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Emmet, an Every Man,  has been accidentally identified as the hero who will save the world. He’s brought in to a secret society that has banded together to over throw an evil tyrant.

The voice of Emmet is performed by Chris Pratt and the President is Will Farrell. A ton of celebrities have banded together to do voices. They have Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum, Elizabeth Banks and Liam Neeson all doing voices for characters in the movie. The animation looks hilarious. I really just want to see it because all the sets in the movie are made from actual, existing Lego parts. This movie has models and figures that are coming out at the same time. It will be a big tie in with merchandise but I hope the movie will be worth watching. There is more to say about the Lego sets coming out to support the movie than things to say about the movie. It’s pretty much just a fun kids movie they are using to sell toys. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be bad. I am sure it’s going to be great with good gags and likeable characters.

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Noah
Release date: March 28th
Director: Darren Aronofsky

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A modern retelling of the Noah flood story.

What a crap fest… The movie is flooded with famous faces. Noah is played by Russel Crowe. Naameh is played by Jennifer Connelly. Noah’s daughter in law is played by Emma Watson. Methuselah is played by Anthony Hopkins. All these famous actors and actress can not save this movie the way the Ark saved life on the planet. Nothing can keep this thing afloat. From the trailer, all I see is over acting with way to many special effects. It’s like Mel Gibson’s The Passion of Christ. There were lots of familiar faces but over all it wasn’t very good and neither the story or the actors could save it. Believe it or not, 98% of people on Rotten Tomatoes want to see this movie. Well here’s a spoiler, Noah lives and his family makes it through the flood. Sorry, I read the book. The director actually has a really good resume, he is responsible for Pi, Black Swan, The Wrestler and Requiem for a Dream. I’m not Christian but I actually love the Noah story. The story is much older than the “written” Bible and traces back to Mesopotamia and Babylon.  I really hope the movie isn’t as bad as the trailers make it look. Will I go see it… probably not. I am going to wait till it comes out on NetFlixx.

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