Thursday, 22 September 2011

Period Movies Box - Wuthering Heights (2011) - Trailer

Wuthering Heights (2011) - Trailer

The new version of the famous novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, I think its the sixth or seventh screen adaptation of the book and as I have read the reviews, its getting worse. Personally, Wuthering Heights is one of my least favorites (you see I am not Bella Swan from Twilight). Still, if you're a die hard fan of the book, you'll be able to digest this movie, in case you are looking for some really nice period movie to spend a pleasant evening with AVOID this one.

Do tell me about it if you have the guts to watch it.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Period Movies Box - Ballet Shoes (2007) - Reviewed

Ballet Shoes (2007) - Reviewed
My Overall Rating - 6/10
Ballet Shoes - Period Movies Box

I had to choose between Bright Star and Ballet Shoes and you know by now, I chose the latter. Its TV movie directed by Sandra Goldbacher, starring Emilia Fox, Emma Watson, Yasmin Paige, Lucy Boynton and Richard Griffiths among others. The movie is the second screen adaptation of the popular novel Ballet Shoes by Noel Streetfield.

I have had not-so-pleasant experiences with the movies made for TV (since Persuasion-2007) and that is why I wasn't expecting much from this one though I was keen to watch Emma Watson play a different character than Hermione. She was fine and so were the other two actors, Yasmin Paige and Lucy Boynton. Emilia Fox has done a nice work too. The bad thing is that the movie people have tried to cash in on Emma Watson's STAR status by showing more of her than was needed. Similarly, they have tried to spice up a children's tale just to win more viewers, very gross.

It was only just fine. All the actors have played their part well but there are some really annoying flaws with the screenplay I think. I haven't read the novel and I totally understand that its not possible to capture everything that is there in the book, some changes are fine to work with as far as they end up entertaining the audiences. Just in case you haven't read the book, like me, the movie would look better to you than the ones who have read it, there are some major changes and not all of them are very good.

I don't want to spill out the story but I can't stop myself from saying that the most stupid of all the scenes was the one in which Petrova Fossil (Yasmin Paige) is seen flying plane at the end of the movie with no training at all. Now what's that, some Magic perhaps!

IMDb Link - Ballet Shoes (2007)
Wikipedia Link - Ballet Shoes (2007)

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Thursday, 15 September 2011

Period Movies Box - Emma Thompson - Prominent Faces of Period Cinema

Emma Thompson
Period Movies Box - Emma Thompson

Born15 April 1959 (age 52)
Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom
OccupationActor, comedian, screenwriter
Years active1979–present
SpouseKenneth Branagh (1989–1995; divorced)
Greg Wise (2003–present; 2 children)
(Source - Wikipedia)

If you watch movies and call yourself a movie buff, I'm sure you know about Emma Thompson. She's one of the finest living actors in the world, I think so. Her presence on the screen or her name in the casting is a good enough reason for me to watch any movie. 

Not just that, she has also won Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published for Sense & Sensibility! She is one of those artists who are not bothered if they're going to look beautiful on screen, rather, they must look genuine and impressive. 

Her characters are just as true as her dedication, my favorite one is Elinor Dashwood, for sure! The list of her period movies-

If only I could continue writing, I wouldn't stop counting her merits. In short, if you get a chance to see any Emma Thompson, go for it, they offer more than entertainment!

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Friday, 9 September 2011

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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Period Movies Box - Sense and Sensibility (1995) - Reviewed

Sense and Sensibility (1995)
My Overall Rating - 7.5/10
Sense & Sensibility - Period Movies Box

This is one movie that I liked and loved, very sincerely! The movie stars Emma Thompson (Elinor Dashwood),Kate Winslet (Marianne Dashwood), Hugh Grant (Edward Ferrars), Allan Rickman, Gemma Jones and others.

The period piece is almost as charming as Jane Austen's novel. The best part according to me, it maintains originality and the sets, the costumes and characters are very genuine. Again, I must compliment the casting director(who ever that was).

There's no point writing the story of Sense and Sensibility here, we know it of course. Just a little thing to convey, watch it, devote your evening to this extremely well crafted period movie, with excellent performances by stage-trained artists and a witty and substantial screenplay, believe me you'll not be disappointed. ENJOY!

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IMDb Link - Sense and Sensibility
Wikipedia Link - Sense and Sensibility

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Saturday, 3 September 2011

Period Movies Box - The Young Victoria (2009) - Reviewed

The Young Victoria (2009)
My Overall Rating - 7.5/10
The Young Victoria - Period Movies Box
My Saturday evening was delightful and you know why. I just finished watching The Young Victoria, a movie by Jean Marc Vallee. The movie is about the early years of Queen Victoria or should I rather say HER MAJESTY!

The movie stars Emily Blunt (as Queen Victoria), Rupert Friend (as Prince Albert), Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent and others. I am impressed, definitely. This is what you can tag as comparatively a new cast with Blunt in the lead and the ensemble has worked very well.

The movie is very good, especially the furniture (and why not, it was the Victorian Era after all!). The performance of the young Victoria (Blunt) is controlled and decent. Also, Rupert Friend is very good, not overshadowed at all. And Paul Bettany is very charming (only second to Friend!)

Doesn't matter whether you're a regency era fan or a casual movie watcher, you'll like the movie I'm sure! Its a very well made period movie, just what you need to make a happy watching. So, I guess you might as decide upon watching it, this weekend and tell me about it!

IMDb Link - The Young Victoria
Wikipedia Link - The Young Victoria

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Thursday, 1 September 2011

Period Movies Box - A Dangerous Method - Upcoming Movie

A Dangerous Method 
Release Date - 23 November

I have been waiting for its trailer for a long time now. A Dangerous Method is based on the relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, two of the best psychiatrists of their time, set on the eve of the World War I. The movie has a fine star cast which I think would sufficiently good to pull off the plot nicely. It stars Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbander and Viggo Mortenson in the lead roles.

The plot line of the movie is,"A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.", as is written on IMDb.

I think it would be a good one looking at the storyline and the cast of the movie. Also, the screen play has been written by Christopher Hampton, an Academy Award winner. So, to sum up, I think it would be a great period movie to watch!

As Viggo Mortenson says, "I have simply opened the door. Its for a young man like yourself to walk through it."

IMDb Link - A Dangerous Method
Wikipedia Link - A Dangerous Method

Do tell me what do you think of it! I love comments!