Books, Movies

Ophelia Leads to a Hamlet Reread

Ophelia

Ophelia

Directed By: Claire McCarthy

A couple of weeks ago I watched Ophelia- which is basically Hamlet through Ophelia’s eyes. She’s one of my favorite Shakespeare characters a truly tragic character (unlike those impetuous dumbasses Romeo and Juliet.) And I thought with Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts it seemed like it was a good bet.

It also drove me to reread Hamlet for the first time since high-school which I found surprisingly enjoyable!

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Movies

MY 2015 MOVIE ROUND-UP

MY 2015 MOVIE ROUND-UP

(Yea, this movie is definitely on it!)

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I had a couple picks for bad first like how Batsheba Everdene might have been the stupidest character it’s movie thought was smart, that Pan might have been the biggest what the hell movie (which really shouldn’t have been).

That Age of Ultron was the most disappointing but Pixels had to be the worst movie I saw this year…

And that I honestly think Monica Belluci in Spectre was the biggest waste of a character and actor. (Seriously, if the two actresses had just switched roles!) Second only to Pixels having a Sean Bean cameo and not having the alien video games kill him off.

Rant Over!

Now onto what I thought was great this year:

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Movies

Star Wars The Force Awakens

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Star Wars The Force Awakens

Grade A+

When The Phantom Menace came out a couple of years ago my friends and I did twelve hours in line to see the movie at midnight.

Not something I did this time though I have to admit my expectations were still sky high.

But I was for once amazingly unspoiled and yeah, the movie messed with my head a bit but I really, really don’t want to spoil it for anyone else or even take that chance. Even though there’s so much I want to say about the movie!

So what I will say is that it lived up to my high expectations (even with some faults). Seeing the old cast was wonderful and it really did feel like seeing old friends again. I also really liked the young cast. Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Adam Driver proved that could carry this new trilogy for me and Domhall Gleeson was someone, who I don’t think got a lot of press, but was absolutely excellent.

The music was beautiful and the locations were just gorgeous. I already want a toy version of the little droid BB-8!

I actually went with my brother who has amazingly, considering we grew up together, never seen a Star Wars movie (and was quite fine with that) but now he wants to watch the originals. So good job movie! And yep, I’m already anticipating the sequel.

Recommend: Yes.