DD TV The Viewer February 2013

Aside the official and only Oscar’s ceremony held in LA, apart from the DD Oscars given by Nick and Katy off the official band’s site, this is the place where we post our feedback on the most impressive movies we have watched.

We use the following “rough” method to judge

*** (3 stars) good movie, but not excellent

**** (4 stars) great

***** (5 stars) don’t miss it, highly recommended

DONNIE DARKO

I managed to watch this odd movie,
My appreciation goes to actor Jake Jyllenhall, the absolute star in all of the movie, the brave character that since the beginning has to face it all.
The story is fascinating: surreal and so out of the ordinary levels of the average science-fiction motion pictures. It recalls the big white fluffy dog off “The Never Ending Story”.
The soundtrack was fantastic: all of the major hits of the 80s and it was odd to hear in 2001 over 20 years old hits.
This movie was a “special one” since the debut at the cinema.  

AMANDA KNOX THE MOVIE

Prior to say, RIP Meredith Kertcher and all of my best thoughts to her family, this is my feedback on one of the most critically acclaimed movies in recent times, I have to acknowledge that the movie is a well-done job and it shows all of the weak points of Italy in the story: the justice, the investigations. Amanda is seen as a lovely free- minded girl, using the typical approach of her age and of the “customs” of her original country; Meredith in the movie comes across like a gentle soul, a lovely girl, but apparently all of the protagonists were so.
Who wrote the storyboard was brave, because he had to tell the facts, taking care of not influencing the sentence of the trial, as it was shot before Amanda and Raffaele were declared innocent or less.
It was a good movie on a real example of shameful aspect of Italy: the justice.  

UP BY PIXAR

Amazing 3D cartoon-anime. At first I didn’t want to watch it, given my adult age, but the story (an “adult-style one, to me) helped me to change my mind.
The movie message is a strong one: it appears adults are better than young is (the boy scout is a lazy one, the boy’s approach is in contrast with the old man’s one): if only young people could positively take this message as a lesson to start acting to make something….
The message, also, is plenty of values that everybody should re-learn.

East of Eden with James Dean, From Here to Eternity with Burt Lancaster and Debora Kerr, Cat on a hot tin roof with Liz Taylor, Spartacus with Kirk Douglas are just few of the many classics I have had the chance to watch again during this past few days.

My feedback can be only one and it’s the same for all of the above mentioned: they never featured anything rude, the characters never spoke obscene language, the stories reflected the time they were shot in and finally they embodied values that today should be taken more seriously. Those values, those “themes” made those movies like classics. The main actors were the best ones in the first Hollywood generation and are today the “teachers” to the new young cinema stars.

Next update in July 2013.

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