Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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Blade Runner 2049

 

Happy Sunday Everyone,

In an hour we are going to see Blade Runner 2049 in 3D.

The original Blade Runner is on my top 5 favorite movies list. I hope this new one won’t disappoint.

Have you seen it yet?

 

 

 

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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We have our tickets for the movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I remember standing in a line that went around the block for the first Star Wars movie way back when.

I’m glad we’re able to get tickets ahead of time and eliminate lines now days.

I found this site: http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/star-wars/feature/a567720/everything-you-need-to-know-about-star-wars-the-force-awakens-including-trailers-cast-release-date-and-spoilers/

Here is some info from that site:

“Four new things of note:-

  • That’s the ‘Imperial March’ soundtrack cue – could Darth Vader wind up being a bigger presence than we thought?
  • The electrified red sky above the First Order army… is the Starkiller Base weapon about to fire?
  • Andy Serkis’s Supreme Leader Snoke is heard giving orders to Kylo Ren. A Master and Apprentice?
  • Han definitely shoots first

“Rey, Finn and BB-8 run for their lives after coming under attack from a TIE fighter on the desert planes of Jakku.

“Where this fits into the film it’s hard to say, but judging from the previous trailers it looks like it’ll be just before the trio leap onto the Millennium Falcon and meet Han Solo.”

Bridge of Spies Movie

Bridge of spies adWe saw the movie, Bridge of Spies with Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, and Alan Alda among other actors, and directed by Steven Spielberg.

“A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan (Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.
official plot version from DreamWorksStudios.com”

Outstanding detailed, realistic scenes put us into the Cold War, 1957,  depict the Berlin Wall  being built, and East Berlin, still destroyed a decade after the end of World War II.  “Both courtroom drama and John le Carré espionage film, Bridge of Spies takes place in 1957, when a Soviet agent (Mark Rylance) is apprehended by the FBI. Insurance lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks) is tasked with providing his obligatory defense.” Hanks and Rylance give terrific performances worthy of Oscars.

http://www.thewesterner.com.au/?p=7111

Bridge of Spies Hanks with Russian spy Able

Mark Rylance and Tom Hanks in Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies with umbrellas

Johnny Depp Quotes

johnny depp photoJohnny Depp is in a new movie called Black Mass. He is best known for playing Jack Sparrow, the pirate Captain. I became a fan when I saw the 1990 movie Edward Scissorhands.

“I realized that Edward was all alone, and inside of all of us is this lonely little kid. Edward is a total outsider. I really know how that feels. And so, eventually I found him. And Edward – he just clicked.”
–Johnny Depp NY Times 1991

“I can remember when I finished Edward Scissorhands, looking in a mirror as the girl was doing my makeup for the last time, putting on the appliances and the prosthetics, and thinking, wow. This is it. I’m saying goodbye to this guy. I’m saying goodbye to Edward Scissorhands. It was funny, I was kind of sad. But in fact, I think they’re all still in there.”
–Johnny Depp  CombustibleCelluloid.com

 

“The idea of dancing is only thing that scares me.” Johnny Depp.
“People say I make strange choices, but they’re not strange for me. My sickness is that I’m fascinated by human behavior, by what’s underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people.” Johnny Depp.

In Black Mass, Depp plays Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

 

 

Benedict Cumberbatch, another one of my favorite actors,  is Bill Bulger, brother of Depp’s character.

Benedict Cumberbatch 2

 

 

 

What is your favorite Johnny Depp movie?

Movie “Ricki and the Flash”

Meryl Streep in Ricki and the FlashLabor Day weekend is a good time to go to the movie theaters. We saw Meryl Streep in “Ricki and the Flash.” As a writer while I’m watching the show, a part of me is analyzing the plot, the inciting incident, character development, the arcs, etc.

This movie has it all and does it well. Plus the performances by Streep and  Mamie Gummer are superb. No one can upstage Streep, but Mamie Gummer, who plays the distraught daughter, drew my attention. I wondered who she was since I had never seen her in a movie.  Her facial expressions, showing a range of emotions, made me an instant fan. When we returned home, I Googled Gummer and found she is Streep’s real life daughter. What a surprise, but not really since she’s related to one of the best acting role models. In the photo you can see a resemblance to Streep, but certainly not in the movie.  She wears little to no makeup, bathrobe with slippers, and has uncombed hair most of the time.

Meryl's daughter Mammie gummer

 

 

 

 

Rick Springfield plays Streep’s boyfriend and is a member of her band. Streep plays guitar and sings , displaying another talent and acing a different kind of character than she has played in the past.  In spite of some reviews, it’s worth seeing.

What is a recent movie you would recommend?