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14 August 2011

End of the Week Quickie Reviews 1#

This is something new I thought I'd do for films I have watched in the week, but have not written a full review. Seeing I watch a lot of films, I feel writing two reviews a day is crazy and I want to stay more unique with them. Therefore, to avoid commenting on the same things each time, and not to spend hours reviewing everyday, I will post this every Sunday with short reviews for films.

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Rating: 8/10
Starring the famous Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is a wonderful comedy romance film that will certainly keep you entertained. The story is great and the romance relationship between Hepburn and Peppard’s characters were enthralling let alone the film’s whimsical comedy. Hepburn plays Holly Golightly, a young woman who lives alone in a nearly bare apartment. She meets her neighbour, aspiring writer Paul (George Peppard), who is suffering from writer's block while being kept by a wealthy woman (Patricia Neal). Just when Holly and Paul are developing their sweet romance, Doc (Buddy Ebsen) appears on the scene and complicates matters, revealing the truth about Holly's past. The performances were great, the comedy was nice and the overall romance is wholesome and entertaining in a heartfelt way.

Horse Feathers (1932)

Rating: 7/10
Although I feel this is one of the Marx brothers weaker comedies it still has some fun antics in it. The slapstick was hilarious and to my surprise, the director was Adolph Zukor, who in the past worked in the silent era. The film had a few pop songs of the time, that didn't fit in very well but Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zippo are funny as usual here. The plot is a little bit dull and feels like an excuse for gags, but the Marx Brothers manage to pull off a fun piece of slapstick cinema.

The Social Network (2010)

Rating: 8/10 
It is certainly a terrific drama of the almighty story of the rise of 'Facebook', but I did not like it as much as most critics have acclaimed it. Regardless of that, the film is very special from its very first moments alongside its solid performances and director David Fincher’s touch of flashback structure. Facebook is something that has become overwhelmingly popular. Few people today with access to the internet do not have an account.  In fact, everyone in my household has an account, and that includes my cat (of course for getting gifts on the games it has). "The Social Network" is a solid drama film that is worth every minute.


2 comments:

  1. Not a fan of Breakfast at Tiffany's but I liked The Social Network.

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  2. I think that's a great idea cause you wouldn't want to feel too much pressure about reviewing something, and by doing this weekly Sunday blog the "problem" is solved. I don't know about the middle one but I should see Marx brothers comedies at some point. The other two I know and I really like! Awesome quickie reviews ;)

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