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THE CALL

26 Jun

The Call movie

Note: The following post contains no significant advances of the plot or the end of the film.

 

The Call is a 2013 thriller directed by Brad Anderson known for his work in The Machinist and the television series Fringe. The film shows a moment in the life of Jordan Turner an operator of the 911 line that faces one of the biggest challenges of her career, that’s all, can’t say more…this synopsis is not going to become a spoiler.

The story is good, well-structured and very entertaining, has peak moments of emotion, it’s of those movies where the viewer feels the need to tell the characters what they should do. Another interesting point is to see how it works a 911 call center, people call but never imagine all the machinery that moves on after dialing the saviors numbers, at the same time shows a reality on the callers and the issues that motivate them to do so.

 Halle Berry

Halle Berry has the main role, thumbs up for her interpretation of Jordan Turner: another role that consolidates her position as a master to transmit any type of emotion, from joy to absolute despair, excellent. Abigail Breslin shines as well with her performance, if you stop to think about it after seeing the film shouldn’t have been a bed of roses perform the role of Casey Welson due the character circumstances.

The photography is good, isn’t shocking but very pleasant, to highlight several panoramic views of the city.

 Abigail Breslin

Zerorojo recommends it! Especially because it’s very entertaining, keeps the audience attentive and the end isn’t predictable. It’s not a story that will go down to posterity, but offers a good time of entertainment. The Call a good mix of action, drama and suspense. Not suitable for people who are looking to find the meaning of life in a movie.

THE CALL

26 Jun

The Call movie

Nota: El siguiente post no contiene avances significativos de la trama ni del final de la película.

 

The Call es un thriller de 2013 dirigido por Brad Anderson conocido por trabajos como The Machinist y la serie de televisión Fringe. La película narra un momento en la vida de Jordan Turner una operadora de la línea 911 que debe enfrentar uno de los mayores retos de su carrera, punto, no se puede decir más…esta sinopsis no ha de convertirse en un spoiler.

La historia es buena, bien estructurada y muy entretenida, tiene álgidos momentos de emoción, es de esas películas en las que el espectador siente la necesidad de decirle a los personajes lo que deben hacer. Otro punto interesante es ver como funciona una central de llamadas 911, las personas piensan en llamar más nunca imaginan toda la maquinaria que se mueve tras marcar los salvadores números, así mismo enseña una realidad sobre las personas que llaman y los temas que los motivan a hacerlo.

 Halle Berry

The Call es protagonizada por Halle Berry, pulgares arriba para su interpretación de Jordan Turner: un papel más que la consolida como una maestra para transmitir cualquier tipo de emoción, desde la alegría a la desesperación más absoluta, excelente. Abigail Breslin también se luce con su actuación, si uno se detiene a pensar después de ver el film no debe haber sido un lecho de rosas interpretar a Casey Welson dadas las circunstancias del personaje.

La fotografía es buena, no impactante pero si muy agradable, de destacar varias panorámicas de la ciudad.

 Abigail Breslin

Zerorojo la recomienda! Sobretodo porque es muy entretenida, mantiene al espectador atento y el final no es predecible. No es una historia que pasará a la posteridad, pero si una que ofrece un buen rato de entretenimiento. The Call una buena mezcla de acción, drama y suspenso. No apta para personas que buscan encontrar el sentido de la vida en una película.

OPEN ROAD

5 Jun

Open Road 2012 MOVIE

Nota: El siguiente post no contiene avances significativos de la trama ni del final de la película.

 

Open Road es un film de 2012, dirigido por el brasilero Márcio Garcia , también destacado como actor, productor y director en su país. Narra la historia de Angie, una joven artista que va por las carreteras de Estados Unidos sin echar raíces en ningún lugar, en su vida nómada conoce a David un policía que le brinda su amistad y la hace reconsiderar su vida errante, el problema es que Angie está buscando a alguien desde hace mucho tiempo y no quiere apegarse a nada ni nadie hasta encontrarlo.

La historia es poco común, no es corriente encontrar historias de mujeres que vagan solas por el mundo, no obstante aún con su aura de misterio la trama se resuelve excesivamente fácil, de una manera muy rosa, la película es rosa.

Las actuaciones no descrestan…los personajes son muy planos, les falta emoción, sostienen conversaciones muy normales, nada que induzca a una reflexión. Deja mucho que desear el papel de Andy García este es excesivamente cliché, por su parte,  la protagonista Camilla Belle confunde el ser reservado con ser plano e inexpresivo, este error le resta atractivo a su papel.

Un punto interesante de la película es su fotografía: no sólo tiene una buena composición y locaciones acertadas si no que hace un bello uso de colores naturales se percibe poco uso de filtros e iluminación espontánea. No podemos decir lo mismo de la banda sonora, como audiencia se espera escuchar una música que recuerde o evoque la carretera, el típico folk americano no estas baladas tan desgarradoras que no generan una atmósfera acorde a la situación y si muy apropiadas para cantar en la ducha.

Zerorojo no descarta esta película porque tiene buenas imágenes y vale la pena dar un vistazo! Pero de la historia hay poco que recomendar no espere más allá de un novelón lleno de clichés! Es drama puro. A su consideración!

A LATE QUARTET

23 Apr

A Late Quartet

Note: The following post contains no significant advances of the plot or the end of the film.

A Late Quartet is a 2012 drama written and directed by Yaron Zilberman, is the first film of the Israeli-american creator of the documentary Watermarks based on the story of the Jewish female swim team in 1930. The film  shows the story of a string quartet that in the frame of its 25th anniversary must break through hard trances that will test its stability as a quartet and as friends of life.

 A Late Quartet Scene

The story is quite good: we have a house of cards that scene to scene falls to pieces, but, what makes really significant the story is the elaborated conception of each character, all are so well structured that the spectator has no other choice but to connect with them and simultaneously feel the pain, powerlessness and anxieties that reflects the quartet as a whole and individually.

To highlight the art direction that is reflected in the interior design all the spaces are very specific to each character, lifestyles and personalities translated in objects.

Philip Seymour Hoffman A Late Quartet Scene

The strong point of this movie is without a doubt the performance: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener and Mark Ivanir, interpret the quartet that for 25 years has shared life and work, each and every one are moving, improve the script and make it compelling, for the viewer is totally impossible to remain indifferent to the personal story that exposes each actor; added to this is the musical aspect, in acting terms is a 10, they seem to play and seem to feel what they are playing, is simply breathtaking.

 A Late Quarte Christopher Walken

As is to be expected the soundtrack plays an important role, not only in the plot also setting situations, voltage, sadness or momentum. The conception that the characters have about the musicians who perform makes the viewer enter in harmony with the world of chamber music and appreciate the value of it in this and other forms.

In summary, Zerorojo recommends it! Excellent performances that charge the script with an impressive force. Clarification: is pure drama, DRAMA!

A LATE QUARTET

23 Apr

A Late Quartet

Nota: El siguiente post no contiene avances significativos de la trama ni del final de la película.

 

A Late Quartet es un drama de 2012 escrito y dirigido por Yaron Zilberman, es el primer film del israelí-americano creador del documental Watermarks  basado en la historia del equipo judío femenino de nado en 1930. A Late Quartet muestra la historia de un cuarteto de cuerdas que a la llegada de su 25º aniversario debe atravesar duros trances que pondrán a prueba su estabilidad como cuarteto y como amigos de vida.

A Late Quartet Scene

La historia es muy buena: tenemos un castillo de naipes que escena a escena se cae a pedazos, pero, lo que hace realmente significativa a esta historia es la elaborada concepción de cada personaje, todos están tan bien estructurados que el espectador no tiene otra opción que conectarse con cada uno y sentir simultáneamente los dolores, impotencias y angustias que refleja el cuarteto en conjunto e individualmente.

A resaltar la dirección de arte que se ve reflejada en el diseño de interiores todos los espacios son muy característicos a cada personaje, estilos de vida y personalidades reflejadas en objetos.

 Philip Seymour Hoffman A Late Quartet Scene

El punto fuerte de esta película es sin duda alguna la actuación: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener y Mark Ivanir, interpretan al cuarteto que por 25 años ha compartido vida y trabajo, todos y cada uno son conmovedores, mejoran el guión y lo hacen convincente, para el espectador es totalmente imposible permanecer indiferente a la historia personal que expone cada actor; sumado a eso está el aspecto musical que, en cuanto a actuación se lleva un 10, ellos parecen tocar y parecen sentir lo que tocan es simplemente impresionante.

A Late Quarte Christopher Walken

La banda sonora como es de esperarse juega un papel importante, no sólo en la trama si no en establecer situaciones, de tensión, tristeza o ímpetu. La concepción que tienen los personajes sobre los músicos que interpretan hace entrar en sintonía con el mundo de la música de cámara y apreciar el valor de la misma en esa y otras formas.

En resumen, Zerorojo la recomienda! Excelentes actuaciones que hacen cobrar al guión una fuerza impresionante. Aclaración es drama, DRAMA!

SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN

12 Mar

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

Note: The following post contains no significant advances of the plot or the end of the film.

Lasse Hallström the film director from Stockholm known for works as ¿What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? and Dear John, in 2011 brought to the screen the dramatic romantic comedy Salmon Fishing In The Yemen adapted from the eponymous book written by Paul Torday, It tells the story of Alfred Jones and Harriet Chetwode-Talbot characters that meet when an amateur fishing sheikh decides to carry salmon to the rivers of Yemen in order to be able to fish and at the same time to  benefit to his community, Jones will be responsible for making possible the feat and Chetwode-Talbot of all the logistics, in the course of the days Alfred and Harriet unwittingly built a very particular relationship, however, both are committed.

SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN

As a spectator it is difficult to imagine what can be expected of a title as this, it’s a little confusing, but if there’s people making golf movies ¿why not of fishing? However, in this film the fishing is not the main subject, is a common thread and the main characters are hanging from it, in reality, well viewed is a beautiful story about how you construct love and friendship, how the people meet and also about love towards a project, idea or dream that you want to become a reality.

Emily Blunt Ewan McGregor

The performances are very delicate, Ewan Mc Gregor and Emily Blunt are the main roles. McGregor seems to be the same as ever, but no, his role of Alfred Jones is well-calculated: The scientific attitude mixed with Asperger syndrome leads him to build a complex character but highly practical and credible, perhaps one of the great qualities of the scottish is that never exaggerates or oversteps his roles. By the side of Blunt we are faced with something similar to what she always does, not because the actress missing versatility, perhaps the subject is situated in the roles she chooses or for which she is selected, is a great actress and in this case is very moving, but she needs more projects that exploit her talent like her participation in the Devil Wears Prada. Kristin Scott Thomas is responsible for the humorous part of the film excellent challenge for the actress to make comedy from the coldness of her character.

Kristin Scott Thomas Salmon Fishing In TheYemen

Zerorojo Recommends it! Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, does not have the ever-present issue, is entertaining, it also has a very nice photography and quite emotive, reflexive and solid scripts.

JIM CARREY: LAUGHTER AND DRAMA IN A SINGLE PACKAGE

8 Mar

90116 #18

Jim Carrey is an actor that generates divided opinions, some love him, others hate him and so many don’t give value to his work labeling it as  a clown, the truth is he began his career from down and today is a global level superstar .

You can’t be lightweight of opinion with Carrey, is an actor who has assumed enormous challenges  and took them forward in both the comedy and drama. Even though he began his career doing stand up comedy and of course the gender opened many doors for him, it cannot be denied that in the drama can be totally exciting and interesting, in other words: many actors can make drama but do not have the humorous vein and vice versa, this is not the case of the Canadian who has shown that no matter what the gender is he can play it with confidence.

Make humor requires a special charisma and intelligence, also to choose projects, this may explain the rise of the actor, who has made part of projects that have left an indelible mark within seventh art lovers: the characters played by Jim Carrey are unforgettable and his films can be seen once and again throughout the course of life, the best of al lis that this movies always will be enjoyed.

The characters that the actor embodies are very intense in the extent of what he wants to demonstrate: the madness of the Mask, the melancholy of Joel Barish, the stupidity of Lloyd Christmas, the innocence of Truman Burbank, the intransigence of Ace Ventura, the darkness of the Detective fingerling, the evil of Count Olaf, the resentment of the Grinch, among his many characters leads us to believe that for Carrey is not sufficient to interpret a script, these characters really live and they do because they have a deep structure that makes them almost real a proof of this is that persist in our minds.

Seeing him give an interview, present an Oscar, pay homage to his colleagues or receive an MTV Movie Award will always be loaded with surprises and displays of an acute imagination, the same that makes us be outstanding of his upcoming projects.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone will be released in March 15 (U.S.A)

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone will be released in March 15 (U.S.A)

Jim Carrey In Ciphers

 

  • He was Born on January 17 1962.
  • He has been nominated 6 times for the Golden Globes and won 2 of them by Man On The Moon and the Truman Show.
  • He has been nominated 1 time for the BAFTA Best Actor category.
  • He has been nominated 23 times in the MTV Music Awards and winner of 10 of them.
  • He has 1 daughter: Jane Erin Carrey.
  • He acted in around 38 films.
  • According to the famous page Rotten Tomatoes his best scored movie is The Truman Show with a 95%.