Saturday, September 18, 2010

DiCaprio: Inception, Shutter Island ~ Blog Days of Summer ~ Friday Flix

Friday Flix
By KM Wilsher

Last summer, Blog Days of Summer was full of goodies. This summer I’ve had some distractions, so I feel like Blog days of Summer has been a flop. 

But we will wrap it up in the next 6 days and pray for the HOLIDAY SEASON.

I do have to say that last summer, the summer movie list was outstanding. Fast And Furious, UP, Terminator Salvation, Star Trek, and Harry Potter. . .NOT so in 2010!

I looked through my cinema experience over this 2010 Reel to Reel season, and I am disappointed to say the least. I don’t even think I have a top, summer movie list this year.

However, if I did have a list, it would be dominated by Leonardo DiCaprio with:

Inception and Shutter Island

Leonardo Dicaprio Slam dunks the summer


IMDB INCEPTION Synopsis: In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job till date, Inception.

What to say about INCEPTION without giving anything away. A little Sci Fi and paranormal, in a futuristic type of way. Dream invasion? Many layers of invasion. Dreams within dreams.

The plot is clever and kept me glued to my seat. I wondered why my back started to ache . . .who knew I had sat there three hours? I didn’t! I was hanging on to every scene.

As in SALT the plot is fragile, I give one piece and the movie could be ruined. If you haven’t seen Inception, it is a must. If you have, you know that this is one you will watch over and over and always find something new.

Leonardo over acted a couple times, as he tends to do that from time to time, but outside of that, I enjoyed him immensely. It was a great surprise to see Ellen Page from Whip it, in Inception. I adored her in this. I’m not sure it was her acting, I think she was playing Ellen Page, but she’s cute nonetheless.


IMDB SHUTTER ISLAND Synopsis: Drama set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island.

I know this is on DVD, but I have to include it. DiCaprio, Ruffalo, Kingsley: a feast for the fan! This movie would get 5 stars from me if I gave stars.

Again, here is a smart thriller. I hadn’t watched it before last week because I was afraid it would be spooky, but not so. This is mystery-crime drama, psycho thriller, all rolled into one.

My heart was tied to Teddy Daniels heart as he searched for the missing patient. I breathed every breath with him as he combed through conspiracies and clues. I'd love to capture/create a character like this. Teddy, was well rounded, deep, likable. His own past entered in and complicated things, but endeared me to him even more. You have to rent this movie. Leonardo is at his best!

What were your favorite movies for 2010?


Lori Lundquist said...

Hi! Yea! Movies!
I do have a top list for the summer... in no particular order...
Prince of Persia, Robin Hood, Toy Story 3, Karate Kid, yes Inception absolutely, and Iron Man 2. I also liked Despicable Me, Salt, Eclipse (only b/c I'm a fan), and The Expendables (purely for popcorn entertainment's sake.)
Yea, they didn't measure up to last summer's, but I enjoyed these quite a bit.
Miss you, KM! Be blessed!

michelle said...

Gonna watch Shutter Island tonight. I'll let you know how it goes. And I loved Inception and would give that one 4.5 stars, if I were giving them out. ;)

Anonymous said...

I didn't really enjoy Shutter Island a ton...but it wasn't bad.

My fave this summer was SALT! Yep. Totally can't wait til it's out on DVD so I can go buy it and watch it over and over and over! Woot!!