Films Watched in 2014: 41/xxx
Begin Again (2014) - John Carney (3/5)
The opening 20 minutes or so is repetitive and jarringly non-chronological
If Adam Levine has acting ability, he doesn’t try to show it
Keira Knightley’s singing isn’t as convincing as it needs to be to focus a film on it
There’s some forced relationship moments that end up going nowhere
The relationship that does happen in this movie shouldn’t (see Chef for another instance)
THE MOVIE ABRUPTLY ENDS WITHOUT PROPER RESOLUTION
Unsurprisingly, this film’s saving grace is Mark Ruffalo. He gives 150% to his performance, which makes up for the inadequacies elsewhere. If you aren’t on board with him this far in his career (Zodiac, Kids Are All Right, Avengers, to name a few), you may be dead.

Films Watched in 2014: 41/xxx

Begin Again (2014) - John Carney (3/5)

  • The opening 20 minutes or so is repetitive and jarringly non-chronological
  • If Adam Levine has acting ability, he doesn’t try to show it
  • Keira Knightley’s singing isn’t as convincing as it needs to be to focus a film on it
  • There’s some forced relationship moments that end up going nowhere
  • The relationship that does happen in this movie shouldn’t (see Chef for another instance)
  • THE MOVIE ABRUPTLY ENDS WITHOUT PROPER RESOLUTION

Unsurprisingly, this film’s saving grace is Mark Ruffalo. He gives 150% to his performance, which makes up for the inadequacies elsewhere. If you aren’t on board with him this far in his career (Zodiac, Kids Are All Right, Avengers, to name a few), you may be dead.

And The Winner Is…

markruffalo:

A GIANT thank you to everyone that helped support Water Defense. I am so pleased to announce that the winner of the trip to the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron is Richard Cunningham. 
Richard, I’m so looking forward to meeting you and your wife later this month!

And after I accidentally entered three times (due to my fraud detection flagging it thanks to an unknowingly overseas use of my card)! Oh, well. Maybe next time.

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fatgirlinohio:

Mark Harris is the best about constantly pointing out gender (and minority) discrimination in the language of film/TV criticism.

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