Brooklyn

Wow, Just wow. What a film. I was most impressed by the performances by all involved especially Saoirse Ronan’s who played Eilis. She has been tipped for Oscar 2016. Such powerful performances. Great well done. My number one pet peeve other than Music, which am delighted was wonderful and fantastic, BUT the plot, which I will outline in a mo. I was most impressed with the way they portrayed the 1950s. Highly recommended. When in particular the way they used to use the Boat from Cobh, Co. Cork. The film is set in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. So Eilis prob got the train over to Cobh or something. But the number one thing that got to me was the emotions. She showed true character as per Colm Tobin’s novel.

THe plot as I said above was most appreciative very simple. Eilis is currently living with her Mother and Rose(Glascott). She gets a hankering to move to Brooklyn, New York City whom she was helped by Fr. Flood(Broadbent) in terms of a Visa AND a Job. She got a job as a sales person in Balloci a jewellery or something. Says I to meself, my god you could just literally sale into a job, but these days, totally different. So she meets a sexy young Italian buck Tony(Cohen). It is with great sadness, of which I won’t bother getting into it, forces Eilis to return back to Ireland. So while back, her friend or neighbor Nancy(O’ Higgins) sets her up with a guy, with a very cute mmmmm guy Jim Farrell(Gleeson). Before Eilish returns to IReland, TOny marries Eilis so that EIlis “promises” to return back to him. Whilst in Ireland, she gets feelings for Ireland again AND my precious Jim. So M Kelly(Brennan) being the villain I take it, makes up her mind for EVERYTHING by revealing “how small this world is”, when she reveals that a “young girl from Enniscorthy”, married TOny an “Italian”. So on that note, I will leave you all to guess the rest. ahahah.

Hotel Transylvania 2

Quite a remarkable film. Totally enjoyable. Great laughs were had by all. hahaha. One word for this film was “Acceptance”. In the beginning, Dracula didn’t accepted Dennis being human and as such grew to him and accepted him in the end. hahaah

The plot was quite simple. heheheh. The film starts off with the wedding of Mavis(Gomez) and Jonathan(Samberg). Mavis finds out she’s pregnant. And Baby Dennis(Blinkoff) is born. Mavis wants to move to California with Jonathan’s HUMAN parents: Linda(Mullaly) and Mike(Offerman). However Dracula(Sandler) don’t want this. What with his overprotective mode. hahaah. So Dracula wants to bring out the Vampireness outta of Dennis. As always, Dracula has a plan. hahaah. If Dennis becomes a vampire then he’ll want to stay put. hehehe. However trouble further ensues when Mavis(Dracula’s Daughter) reveals that she invited Vlad(Brooks) Dracula’s father, to the party. Vlad is a very traditionalist ie against Humans full stop. He would even “suck out their souls“. Vlad wants to scare out the Vampire outta Dennis. So via a teddy bear at Dennis’ party, he is attempting to scare Dennis, but it don’t work as Dracula actually prevents it. And so Vlad finds out his son Dracula has actually changed and attempts to change. Vlad’s followers attempts to take down all humans etc., and Dennis’ REAL self comes to being ie a Vampire and attacks the followers.

 

 

Pan

Pan was very good. The music score I felt although at the beginning very good, however thou throughout the film, the music decreased. In my opinion, I think you should actually read up on the story of the Boy who never grew up. hahaah. I found the storyline a bit confusing in particular below relating to the fairies and the mother of Pan

The film, tells a story of a boy who is orphaned into an orphanage in a setting of World War 2. He is mistreated by the Matron or the Mother Superior. One particular night he is abducted by apparently pirates. Captain Blackbeard(Jackman) heads the pirates. He welcomes the boys “Welcome to NEVERLAND“. It is then made apparent that Pan(Miller) is actually “special”, ie to “fulfill the prophecy“. So he befriends James Hook(Garrett Hedlund) who “lies as he’s a Grownup“, ahahah. Great laugh that was. Then Hook and Pan actually escape into a fairyland. Now this bit I was COMPLETELY lost. All I know they’s the Goodies. hahaha. The Pirates then catch up. A war ensues. The now infamous Tinkerbell, says I to meself: “Oh she’s on her own now, ie she has her own movies”.

“Home is not where you’re from, but Home is what you make”

 

Solace

Well what a film it turned out to be. NOT what I had expected. You would do well to be VERY Mentally STABLE. or as the States put Emotionally Stable. There were plenny of mature themes, in IReland, they have it as 15+, I feel they should have it slightly higher, say about 16. They had all the usual of crime, shooting. etc., They actually showed a scene of self inflicting wounds. ie slicing wrists and the death occurring. Then you must certainly WOULD not want to have just eaten. THankfully I had finished my nachos when this scene appeared, whereby an Autopsy of a kid was occurring. They had taken the brain out of the skull and literally as I type this, I get a bit queasy sliced it in half like a cake or whatever. I felt there was no need for that for me personally. The plot was on the ball alrite. The main character clearly suffered from some form of Mental Health trauma. He was even asked what does he have. He himself couldn’t bring himself to reveal.

PLOT

The plot was self explanatory. We are treated to a crime scene. Joe(Dean Morgan) hires out John(Hopkins). Joe along with his partner Katherine(Cornish) help with John to solve very similar crimes who has physic visions. IN that the victim is of a dying nature, where they have an underlying issue. For e.g a kid ie the boy I referred to above, died of wounds to the neck, but then is later revealed that he actually had BRain Cancer. Likewise Joe the Detective. He was actually shot and later revealed that he was Stage 4 Cancer. So the killer Charles Abmorsie(Farrell). The film deals with whether someone should kill  out of “compassion” or “mercy”. However John RIGHTLY points out we “can’t play God”.