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RELEASES! Quartet (2012); Coriolanus (2011); Hitchcock (2012); Beasts of the southern wild (2012); Silver linings playbook (2012)

January 31, 2013

I have to apologize for the delay of our cinema posts but I am here again. This is a special post because I need to rescue several interesting films and our regular releases. This weekend there are not basic classics.

RELEASES! Quartet (2012)

This is the debut of… Dustin Hoffman! As filmmaker… A curious story about a group of retired opera singers and one of the British productions on screens.

Quartet

Quartet [El Cuarteto, 2012]-Directed by Dustin Hoffman

Screenplay: Ronald Harwood (Play by Ronald Harwood)

Cast: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins…

Genre: Comedy | Drama

Nationality: United Kingdom

Length: 95 min.

Synopsis: At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.IMDb

 The Guardian has written: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/dec/27/quartet-review

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

RELEASES! Coriolanus (2011)

Another unexpected debut. Ralph Fiennes has decided to start as director with a difficult mission: To adapt Coriolanus by Shakespeare. He is also one of the meaning characters with Vanessa Redgrave and Gerard Butler.

Coriolanus

Coriolanus [Coriolanus, 2011]-Directed by Ralph Fiennes

Screenplay: John Logan (Theater play by William Shakespeare)

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox

Genre: Thriller | Theater

Nationality: USA

Length: 122 min.

Synopsis: A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.IMDb

New York Magazine has written: http://nymag.com/movies/reviews/coriolanus-hugo-edelstein-2011-12/

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

RELEASES! Hitchcock (2012)

If you like films about cinema this could be a good choice this weekend. Sasha Gervasi try to recreate how intense the filming of Psycho was. Another difficult mission with an excellent cast: Anthony Hopkins (as Alfred Hitchcock), Helen Mirren (as his wife Alma) and Scarlett Johansson (as Janet Leigh). Interesting if you had watched Psycho.

Hitchcock-poster

Hitchcock [Hitchcock, 2012]-Directed by Sasha Gervasi

Screenplay: ohn J. McLaughlin, Stephen Rebello (Novel by Stephen Rebello)

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Toni Colette…

Genre: Drama | Biographical

Nationality: USA

Length: 98 min.

Synopsis: A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959.IMDb

New York Daily News has written: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/movie-review-hitchcock-article-1.1205815

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

RELEASES! Beasts of the southern wild (2012)

This is one of the films nominated in Oscars 2013. An original drama with a touch of fantasy that is liked by critics. Its little star (Quvenzhané Wallis) is the youngest actress nominated for the Oscars of all time (9 years old). It looks original.

Beasts of the southern wild

Beasts of the southern wild [Bestias del sur salvaje, 2012]-Directed by Benh Zeitlin

Screenplay: Benh Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar (Novel by Lucy Alibar)

Cast: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Pamela Harper…

Genre: Drama | Indie

Nationality: USA

Length: 91 min.

Synopsis: Faced with both her hot-tempered father’s fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.IMDb

New York Post has written: http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/movies/one_of_the_year_beast_MLGSokyd0ZlAUJq8swR94I

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

RELEASES! Silver linings playbook (2012)

The film by David O. Russell is the movie with the most awards in the Billboard. A romantic drama that might go missing because of poor marketing campaign: a very bad title translation [El lado bueno de las cosas] and a wrong approach because this is not another simple comedy (as they seem to sell).

Silver linings playbook

Silver linings playbook [El lado bueno de las cosas, 2012]-Directed by David O. Russell

Screenplay: David O. Russell (Novel by Matthew Quick)

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert de Niro, Jacki Weaver…

Genre: Drama | Romance

Nationality: USA

Length: 120 min.

Synopsis: After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.IMDb

Time has written: http://entertainment.time.com/2012/09/11/silver-linings-playbook-bradley-and-jennifer-go-dancing-on-the-edge/

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

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8 comments

  1. Waow, Antonio, thanks for this fantastic blog!
    I have seen Lincoln and Quartet. I have liked them both though in different ways.
    Lincoln is a very good film, and Daniel Day-Lewis´performance is very good, though I have not seen it in English. It doesn´t say much, if you see what I mean, but it conveys the difficult relationship that the couple had, owing to the fact that one of their children died and she blames him. How unhappy married couples can be. However they brave the storm, not like now when we take the easy way out and divorce. The inside of politics is also plainly seen…democracy, yes, but there is lying, cheating, to obtain objectives, or rather using strings to get what is wanted…funny that being the best option…I wonder… It has struck me very much that it is the Republican party that fights to erase slavery…
    quartet is nice, sad in that sad is the end of anything, a love affair, childhood, or life, however it shows a ray of sunshine in the reconciliation of the two main characters.
    I am very interested in Coriolanus…one of Shakespeare´s masterpieces (aren´t they all?), it looks great.
    Great is Antonio, too, thanks again, Antonio, you are a treasure for the school….


  2. I have heard many positive commentaries about the Lincoln film. I am curious about that. They say Daniel Day Lewis totally rules as Lincoln. The only film about Lincoln that I have watched is a very old one, made by D.W. Griffith, and I think that with Raymond Massey as the titular character. It was good, but it didn’t go deep into the personalities of the characters, the relationships between them. It was more like a sort of series of pictures about Lincoln’s life.


  3. I have seen two films lately and they are Quartet ans 2 Days in New York.
    The first I found it pretty and you can see how older musician live in a nice house and they enjoy together, and doing what they love playing music, until a new member will come and starts conflicts.
    I went to see 2 Days in New York thinking that I was going to enjoy and explore N Y, but the truth is that when you see the city, is through very quick camera planes.
    The movi is good if you are looking for some fun.The actors are very good especially the director who is also the main protagonist.
    Thanks Antonio for the information you give to as about the movies.


  4. I have liked “silver lining” quite a bit, it is not a masterpiece, but the plot is different, the acting good, the rythm fast and the story interesting. I supose I´ve liked it because it it shows that if we try we can better our lives. Most of us, all of us have had shitty moments in or existence, mostly through our own incapacity to do things well, or because we allowed the passionate in us to rule our actions, thus we ended in hell? this film comes to say that with resolution and strength we may move on, admit, change and that we will be rewarded for our pains…though in real life our reward may be just that we improve our character. in any case, go and watch it, you will like it.
    And Antonio, thanks!


  5. I have seen “Hitchcock” as well. unfortunately I´ve seen it is Spanish so i have missed the words, the real words, at which English are so good, but I recommend it, in English, of course.
    It shows that even those who are above humanity (in that we believe them to be problem-absent), have them, and all sorts of difficulties, which they have, like us, poor mortals, to surmount.


  6. “2 Days in New” York is directed by Julie Delpy, this is a french vision of this great metropolis. She is very nice and I supose that the film will be funny. New York City has been filmed in several movies and there are a lot of good examples of how beatiful a city can be (in cinema). I love NYC in “Manhattan” by Woody Allen or San Francisco in “Vertigo” by Alfred Hitchcock.

    Thanks, María, for your comment!


  7. I went to see the movie Blue Valentine and I liked the interpretation of Ryan Gosling very much. I was very impressed by the way they fall in love because they are very different. Loving is always beautiful but often carry suffering. I recomend going to see it.


  8. Haven’t watched Hitchcock yet…, but I have seen Helen Mirren on stage!!!!!!! Is she not an amazing actress? She plays again the Queen in a play that is clever and hilarious, The Audience. It will be on until June, I believe, so if you happen to go to London, don’t miss it!

    I did watch Quartet and I thought it was a nice film, although a bit boring some times… and also sad. I remember I found myself longing to see Maggie Smith sing and how disappointing…….. Anyway, I would have expected a better film by Dustin Hoffman…, at least more memorable… The Hotel Marigold last year was better, in my opinion, more jolly and entertaining.



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