Film review: “Deadpool”

Be prepared for the most unusual super hero film that you’ll ever see. Deadpool is far from conventional, with heavy sequences and language.

The plot itself isn’t really different from what we’re used to see: a sick mercenary gets a risky treatment and his body is fully transformed for worse. A while later, his ex-girlfriend is kidnapped and he does everything he can to find her. Simple, right? But what makes Deadpool Deadpool are the character, really well played by Ryan Reynolds, and the script, with many references to the outside world.

With dirty language and morbid jokes, Deadpool gets the public even with his lack of empathy with different people and situations. The X-Men characters, Colossus and Negasonic, are all the time mocked by him. There’s one sequence when Pool says that the film production couldn’t afford other X-Men heroes. I giggled at this!

So, be prepared for heavy sequences with a lot of blood, the actor talking to the camera and a very different language from what we’re used to in super hero films.

Film review: “Sex and the City”

Can you believe that I had never seen this movie? Yeah. Now I understand many fashion references that people talk aboud, such as Carrie’s Manolo Blahnik shoes.

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Sex and the City is a sequel of the American series, which aired from 1998 to 2004, and is about four friends in New York. But even those who have never seen the series can understand the plot, which is explained by Carrie at the beginning of the film. The four main characters are Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha Jones (Kim Cattral), Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) and Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon).

The main character and narrator is Carrie. She is a writer and narrates the film as her new book, and the language is quite simple. Sex and the City revolves around the friends in their relationships. After Carrie finds her ideal man, whom she calls Mr. Big, she prepares her dream wedding, but things don’t happen exactly the way she wants. Meanwhile her friends live their personal dramas and family.

The film is very long, it seems it will never end and the script is stretching all the time. The story is kind of silly, but it’s good to distract your head, admire the looks, accessories and shoes, and dream of visiting New York. And the film lives up to the title “Sex”, there are very hot sequences! And now I can understand why the people like Sarah Jessica Parker so much, she is very charismatic, even more as Carrie.

Costume Design

Aside from the four friends, the film is alll about Fashion – there’s even a sequence where they go to New York Fashion Week. The characters are super stylish, each style defining the personality of each one of them. Costume designer Patricia Field was responsible for the characters’ looks. We can see she well understands fashion because she also signed the costumes of Confessions of a Shopaholic and The Devil Wears Prada – two fashion films that I love.

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If you – like me – haven’t seen the film yet take a look at the trailer.

Now I want to see the second part of the story!

XO, Helena.

Film review: “The Intern”

Last Wednesday was a holiday in Brazil, so I enjoyed it watching The Intern (2015), with Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. I was dying to see this movie because I had seen that the character of Anne Hathaway would wear cool outfits like she did in The Devil Wears Prada, but did not expect anything from the plot. And what a cute movie! It’s like a romantic comedy – but without much romance.

The script develops around Ben (De Niro), a retired widower who, in search of something to fill the emptiness in his life, has applied to a senior intern program at Jules’ (Anne Hathaway) company. The company is a clothing e-commerce that has grown incredibly in one year and a half. There, he is assigned to work with Jules, who does not give him much attention because she’s a very private person. He soon gets everyone’s respect until Jules notices him and his experience.

The plot is well assembled, the secondary characters are great – I wanted to see more of them actually – and the main character is such a lovely person! It is a light film, unpretentious, that you can watch anytime you want.

In addition, a The Intern talks about an important issue: the difficulty of the elderly to adapt to retirement. Many end up falling into depression when they don’t find what to do in their free time, or are not considered fit for work again. And Ben proves that it is not like this, that experience has a lot of value in the working environment.

Costume design

Jules’ costumes are pure inspiration for stylish work outfits. Check them out:

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So, what do you think? I loved the ideas.

And here’s the trailer for you to take a look:

Have a good weekend guys!

XO, Helena.

 

Film review: “The Big Lebowski”

If you like nonsense humor films, you’ll probably like this one. The Big Lebowski (1998) is a film from directors – and brothers – Ethan and Joel Cohen. The cast is great, with Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore and Steve Buscemi, among others.

When “The Dude” Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire with the same last name, some guys come into his home and threaten him to pay a debt that is not his by peeing on his carpet. He then goes to the millionaire Lebowski to recover its loss / carpet and gets involved in a lot of trouble with his crazy bowling friends. And then there’s a series of bizarre and nonsense events until the end.

I thought that in some moments the film loses its rythm and gets tiring – I think it’s not my kind of movie actually. In the overall I liked it, especially the performances – which are brilliant. It’s amazing how Julianne Moore is always wonderful – even playing such a bizarre role!

I think if you want to see something different from the standard Hollywood film, The Big Lebowski‘s a good choice!

XO, Helena.