Twilight: Eclipse

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Edward and Bella

By Edward to Bella

I’ll be back so soon you won’t have time to miss me. Look after my heart – I’ve left it with you.

I was that boy, who would have gotten down on one knee and endeavored to secure your hand. I would have wanted you for eternity, even when the word didn’t have quite the same connotations.

How could you not love this guy?

Cast: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, Edi Gathegi



Remember Me

Once in a Blue Moon (not to be confused with New Moon) a film comes along that knocks me on my arse.  Remember Me is such a film.

~Shelli Carlisle, Living Life…Boomer Style Magazine

Cast: Robert Pattinson, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, Ruby Jerins, Pierce Brosnan, Emille de Ravin

Revolutionary Road

He said, She said

To have her there was kind of reassuring and nice. To have the three of us (including Kathy Bates) together it was kind of like a neat coming of age party. It’s been 12 years since Titanic. ~Leonardo DeCaprio (On working with Kate Winslet on Revolutionary Road 12 years after Titanic.)

He’s probably the world’s most beautiful looking man [Leonardo DiCaprio], yet he doesn’t think he’s that gorgeous. And to me, he’s just smelly, farty Leo. ~Kate Winslet

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Michael Shannon, Kathryn  Hann

Righteous Kill

Dr. Prosky: How do you feel when you’ve fired your weapon?

Turk: Dirty Harry said there’s nothing wrong with a little shooting, as long as the right people get shot.

Dr. Prosky: And when the wrong people get shot?

Turk: It sucks… but I’d rather be in than out.

Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Donnie Wahlberg, Carla Gugino, Curtis Jackson, John Leguizamo, Brian Dennehy


RocknRolla

What else can we say?

He’s flippin’ hot and he’s all man. He seems to love women of all shapes, sizes and colors. ~ Gabrielle Union on Gerard Butler

Cast: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Lenny Cole, Thandie Newton, Mark Strong, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Tony Kebbell, Johnny Quid, Jeremy Priven


The Secret Life of Bees

“I have more mothers than any three girls off the street. They are the moons shinin’ over me.”  ~Lily

Great Lines

Zach Taylor: Miss August told me about you being here helping out. She didn’t mention anything about you being white.

Lily Owens: Maybe she didn’t notice.

Cast: Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okenedo

Seven Pounds

I was attracted to Seven Pounds because there were ideas. There were emotions. There were parts of this character that I was hiding myself from. I took Seven Pounds almost as self-examination — as a self-exploration. ~Will Smith

Cast: Will Smith, Woody Harrelson, Rosario Dawson, Michael Ealy, Barry Pepper


Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

Sisterhood Trivia

The final scene of the movie in which the girls jumped off the cliff was requested by Amber, America and Blake. While in Greece they had seen two teenage boys jump off the cliff; the boys were fans and convinced them to do it too, and the girls asked the director that this be a scene in the movie.

Cast: Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Rachel Nichols, Tom Wisdom

Slumdog Millionaire

Seeing this movie on the heels of India’s latest tragedy in present-day Mumbai gave me pause to reflect on not only the senselessness of the terrorists’ motives in killing innocent victims, but also on the senselessness of the poverty that surrounds those same posh 5-star hotels.  I cannot equate the murder of guiltless persons with the destitution of poverty-stricken individuals as portrayed in the film, but there seems to be a paradox about the cruelty humans inflict on one another—in one case deliberately and in the other as a result of being born into the lower echelons of a society. ~Nilda Andrews, Living Life…Boomer Style Magazine

Cast: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal, Anil Kapoor, Ifran Khan, Tanay Chheda, Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, Ashutosh Lobo Gagiwala, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Rubina Ali, Azaruddin Mohammed Ismail

Stop-Loss

Stop-Loss: A provision in all military service contracts that says a service member can be involuntarily extended beyond their discharge (from active duty) date, and at times beyond their final discharge from service date, according to the needs of the service.

Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rob Brown, Channing Tatum, Victor Rausk

Street Kings

I was intrigued by the level of violence surrounding the character and the dramatic consequences of that,” explains Keanu Reeves. “He can be viewed as either someone who kills in the name of the law or someone who delivers justice. Dramatically, there’s a high price to pay and I was interested in how it would all play out.”

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Cedric the Entertainer, Jay Mohr, Terry Crews, Naomie Harris

Synecdoche, New York

Image courtesy Philip Seymour Hoffman Fanclub

Memorable Dialogue

Caden Cotard: My father died. They said his body was riddled with cancer and that he didn’t know, he went in because his finger hurt. They said he suffered horribly, and that he called out for me before he died. They said that he said he regretted his life. They said he said a lot of things, too many to recount, and they said it was the longest and the saddest deathbed speech any of them had ever heard.

Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener, Emily Watson, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hope Davis, Madeleine Gravis, Tom Noonan

Taken

Memorable Dialogue

Brian Mills: I don’t know you who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you’re looking for a ransom, I can tell you, I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills acquired over a very long career in the shadows, skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that will be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you. And I will kill you.

Cast: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Leland Orse, John Gries

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Haunting, Touching, Unforgettable

A deeply touching film. The director’s artistry in unfolding a fragment of unbelievable cruelty where the audience member feels he or she is experiencing the same event is a tribute to his understanding of human emotion without being manipulative.  I recommend this movie with the caveat that the twist of fate you will experience will leave its mark on you. ~Nilda Andrews, Living Life…Boomer Style Magazine

Cast: Asa Butterfield, Zac Mattoon O’Brien, Domonkos Nemeth, Henry Kingsmill, Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis

The Wrestler

  • Kim Basinger once called him “The Human Ashtray”.
  • Arrested by the LAPD and charged with spousal abuse. [July   1994]
  • Used to own a gym in West Hollywood called Shapiro.
  • Walked off the set of Luck Of The Draw (2000) when the producers refused to let him include his pet Chihuahua in the movie. [August 1999]
  • Was rushed to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in L.A. His reps said it was for an allergic reaction to cough syrup he was taking to battle the flu. Rourke was released a few hours later. [19 April 1999]
  • Grew up in the tough Miami area known as Liberty City.
  • As an amateur boxer, put together a knockout streak of 12 straight.
  • Used to co-own a very tiny soda fountain/ice cream/magazine stand in Beverly Hills with his hairdresser pal Giuseppe Franco called Mickey & Joey’s

Cast: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood

Transporter 3

From Transporter 3

Valentina: “Do you ever kiss like you mean it Frank? I’m thinking it may be nice. I’m thinking you live alone. Inside and outside. I think it’s not dying you’re afraid of, it’s living. Live with me. just this once, just this moment, live with me…”

Cast: Jason Statham, Francois Berlande, Natalya Rudakova, Robert Knepper and Jeroen Krabbe

Valkyrie

“We have to show the world that not all of us are like him. Otherwise, this will always be Hitler’s Germany. God promised Abraham that he would not destroy Sodom if he could find ten righteous men… I have a feeling that for Germany it may come down to one.” ~ Henning von Tresckow

“We have to kill Hitler.” ~Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg .

Cast:  Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Thomas Kretschmann, Terence Stamp, Rddie Izzard

Wanted

Wanted may be the most absolutely stone bonkers, crazy-good movie of the century. Or it may be a gargantuan piece of trash. Chances are it’s a combination of the two. But man, does it rock. … The level of invention and energy in this movie makes your typical Hollywood blockbuster action flick look like little girls in pink dresses petting fuzzy bunnies in slow motion. …”Wanted” takes a leap of faith — actually, it takes about 10 leaps — and it certainly isn’t for everyone. It’s bloody, far-fetched, loud, leering and half-mad. But if you’re into hardcore action, it doesn’t get any better than this, reports Tom Long,  The Detroit News

Cast: Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman