Thursday, January 17, 2013

Character Spotlight: Clark Griswold

Clark W. Griswold lives in the windy city of Chicago, with his wife Ellen, son Rusty and daughter Audrey. He's a food additive designer, and a family man with the best of intentions. However this seemingly average man has very a short temper, and he may resist it for a little while. But if his buttons are pushed watch out because he will just about literally go berserk. He and his family have vacationed in such places as Las Vegas, Europe and Wally World Theme Park, but the experiences haven't gone as smooth as planned. Played by Chevy Chase in four hilarious National Lampoon movies, Clark Griswold is a character that even though he may say and do stupid things we can still relate to him when vacations go badly.

Friday, January 11, 2013

My Week with Marilyn (2011)

Colin Clark, a young man travels to London for his first job; landing the position in film production as Laurence Oliviers' assistant as the actor is filming his new picture, The Prince and the Showgirl, alongside the world's most famous actress, Marilyn Monroe. But being in the movies isn't easy, as Colin soon witnesses; her insecurities about herself and her work take a toll on everyone on set. Despite constant warnings not to, Colin strikes up a friendship with her and soon comes to realize that the Marilyn off screen is much different from her persona on screen. Michelle Williams is absolutely breathtaking to watch, giving a most beautiful performance of one of the world's most iconic sex symbols of all time. Starring Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Dominic Cooper, Eddie Red Mayne, Julia Ormond, Toby Jones, Judi Dench, Emma Watson, Dougray Scott 8/10 Rated R

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Film Quote of the Day

Caroline: You getting a headache?
Marion Crane: It'll pass. Headaches are like forget them soon as they stop hurting.

-Psycho, 1960