Category Archives: Caterina’s Reviews

Why it Matters: Disney’s Frozen

Screen Shot 2014-04-25 at 2.06.14 PMEveryone I’ve encountered has adored Disney’s latest animation, Frozen. Frozen is a non-antagonist Disney animation about Anna, a princess of Arendelle, who teams up with ice dealer Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and Olaf a living, breathing snowman. While everyone should be excited about Frozen because it’s Disney’s latest animated musical about two amazing Princesses, we should also be extremely excited about man ‘behind the scenes’ aspects about this movie!

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Elysium (2013)

images-14I would normally take more time to introduce characters, directors, and give a short summary before forcing my opinion down your throats; but that day is not today. When I saw the Elysium trailer I was intrigued by the world Neill Blomkamp, director/writer, had created. I loved the rough look of Earth and the ephameral beauty of Elysium, the production design caught my eye and the music pulled me in. Upon seeing Matt Damon (Bourne Identity), Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs), Alice Braga (City of  God) and Sharlto Copley (Europa Report) in the trailer I knew the acting would be good, I also had faith that the story/screen play would be written well because of Blomkamp’s  film, District 9’s, success.  Sadly, I went into viewing the film with high expectations.

(caution spoilers ahead)

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Blowout (1981)

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John Travolta stars with Nancy Allen in one of Brian de Palma’s best films. John Travolta plays Jack Terry, an unsuccessful (but busy) sound man for the movies. One fateful night Jack accidentally records a car crash; but there is something strange about his recording. There is a loud bang before the car crashes into the river. Jack believes he accidentally recorded an assassination of the next President of the United States.

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