March 13, 2014

"The Lord of the Rings - triology" - by J.R.R.Tolkien (author of the books)

     Okay, so, the people chose "Lord of the rings", so here it is! Now, to be very honest, I really, really, dislike the movies and the books.
       Stop, the flames! I appreaciate the amazing work everyone working on the movies had to bring an antire world to life! It's no easy job and I understand that; from characterisation, to animation, the producers of the movies made an amazing job! 
      Still, what I don't like it's the plot itself. Having read the books, I have to say that I don't like Tolkien's writting. To me, it's too much fantasy! I'm a fantasy lover, but I think that enough is enough. Although I admire his mind for creating an entire world, new creatures and even new languages, the plot itself is not appealing to me. It's... too much. Even though it was an exit in the cinemas and has a great amount of fans, I'm not one of them.
       Perhaps, if Tolkien had toned down on the fantasy, I would give the plot a chance; like this, no way!

February 26, 2014

"About Time" by Richard Curtis

    "About Time" is a British romantic comedy film, brought to us by Richard Curtis, a well known name in the film industry.
     The movie tell us a story about a man who can travel through time (apparently all of the male members of his family can too). After some adventures and conflicted feelings, the protagonist finds his true love and then (after 3 kids) stops time travelling.
     Now, I think that Richard Curtis brought us another of his usual pieces, which although the main theme is love, there is also a subliminal lesson in it.
      In this one, I believe that he wanted to transmit how the choices we made on a daily basis can change our life completely and that happiness always finds its way to our lives in one way or another. No matter what, our fate will always be the same.
       Although I'm not a big fan of romantic comedies, this one brings a different concept to the genre and so, this one is worth 3 stars. (Sorry, this is as much I'll give for any romantic comedy.)

February 21, 2014

"Cigarette Burns" by John Carpenter

    I know the week is ending, but I decided to write about this wonderful short film. 
    "Cigarette Burns" is a short film included in the series "Masters of Horror" and it comes from the amazing mind of John Carpenter; a veteran in cinema history and a master of the horror genre.
     The story follows the search for an obscure film called "La Fin Absolue du Monde", a film that supposedly makes everyone who sees it to have a psychotic episode in which they commit homicide, suicide or both. As the main character conducts the search and gets closer and closer to the only remaining copy of the film, he begins to feel the effects and power of it.
        Now, this short film is highly recommendable for every Carpenter's fans, as it is another amazing work of his.
       I have to admit that I absolutely loved this short film! Beginning with the main character, who is struggling with the grief of loosing is lover and at the same time goes in search of this cursed film. He gives unsure but at the same time, determined steps in the search; even after suffering the effects of the film. 
       And then comes the very concept of  "La Fin Absolue du Monde". The mere possibility that a film can affect and alter someones mind so much that they commit such cruel actions is amazing! The idea of a movie like that is both thrilling and terifying!
       All in all, "Cigarette Burns" is an amazing work that could only come from John Carpenter's amazing mind!
        To me, it's worth 5 stars.


    Hello there! My name is Helena and I am a Portuguese, 19 year old girl, who simply loves movies! As a future Media student and a film lover, I decided that making a blog like this was both useful and fun.
    As said in the description, I will choose one film per week and then give my opinion about it. I will say what I like about it and what I don't; I know some people might disagree with me, but come on, not everyone can like the same stuff!
     I will refer several film types and I'll do my best to cover all of them.
     Sugestions of movies are accepted and gladly welcomed.

(Disclaimer: I do not own any of the images above.)