Arlen (Suki Waterhouse) is released into the Texan desert, a wasteland where all of the undesirables are sent to and have to weather not only the harsh climate but also each other to survive. It doesn’t take long and Arlen is captured by cannibals led by Miami Man (Jason Momoa). But even though she doesn’t escape unharmed, Arlen does manage to escape and find her way in this cruel world.
Truman (Jim Carrey) is living an absolutely ordinary life as an insurance salesman in a small town. His wife Meryl (Laura Linney) is a nurse and they are reasonably happy together and may have children soon. So far, so good. What Truman doesn’t know is that Meryl’s name is actually Hannah Gill. She’s an actress and he is the star of a reality TV show that has been chronicling his life since birth. Everything around him is TV – everything but Truman. Bit by bit, though, things are falling apart and Truman is starting to doubt.
It’s been years, probably a decade, that I saw The Truman Show and while the technology has changed a lot in that time, the film is still remarkably current. Plus, it is simply a good film.
After the events in the last film, Hit-Girl aka Mindy (Chloe Moretz) now lives with her father’s best friend Marcus (Morris Chestnut) and pretends to be a normal high school girl. But instead, she’s fighting crime and training Dave aka Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). But Dave is dreaming of a superhero-team-up. And when Chris, formerly know as Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), decides to become the world’s first supervillain The Motherfucker, a team-up seems to become absolutely necessary.
I was really looking forward to this film. But I spent most of it in horror at the way they twisted the characters and the story and left the movie quite disappointed. It’s not that bad per se, but it rubbed me the wrong way in so many things.
The movie tells the story of con artist Steven Jay Russell (Jim Carrey). Steven was a police officer who had a wife (Leslie Mann), kids and was obsessed with finding his natural parents who gave him up for adoption. But when he actually does find his family, his world falls apart and he decides to live life to the fullest. So, he finally tells his wife that he’s gay and becomes a con artist to support his new lifestyle. Unfortunately that way, he ends up in prison, where he meets the man of his life: Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). And that’s only the beginning.
I Love You Phillip Morris is a great comedy, albeit not a perfect movie. One has to wonder why this story was never told before (probably due to TEH GAY!) – it lends itself wonderfully to the film format.
Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) is an old penny-pinching bastard who’d rather freeze to death than use one more coal than strictly necessary. He’s rude and joyless and treats everybody like shit. In the night before Christmas, he is visited by three ghosts – of the past, the present and the future (all three played by Jim Carrey) – who show him what an empty and lonely live – and death – he’ll have if he doesn’t change his ways.
I guess most people know the story, so onwards.
A Christmas Carol was a mixed bag of beans if ever I saw one. There were about as many good things as bad things about it and it depends on my day-to-day condition whether the scales tip favourably or not. Today, it’s pretty much in a neutral position.