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‘Jobs’ Review

Jobs is about how Steve Jobs, played by Ashton Kutcher, went from being a university dropout to co-founding and running Apple Inc. However, this isn’t a documentary or biographical film.

It’s also worth mentioning that despite the title of the film, the film is more focused on Apple than Steve Jobs. Continue reading

‘Up in the Air’ Review

Up in the Air follows the story of Ryan Bingham, played by George Clooney, who has the job of flying all around the USA to fire people. Spending 270 days per year travelling, he has become accustomed to, and even fond of, the life he lives travelling. This is questioned when Natalie Keener, the new girl at his company, tries to introduce some significant changes in how the company operates. This has some significant impacts for how Ryan’s work is done. Continue reading

‘Pitch Perfect’ Review

Pitch Perfect is about Beca, a university sophomore who wants to move to LA to work in music production, who ends up joining the universities’ female acapella group, the Bardem Bellas. The film follows the groups journey to the finals of a national acapella competition in hopes of winning it after a disastrous performance the previous year.

This film is in some ways similar to Glee, but there are some differences as well. For a film, Pitch Perfect is a fairly unique concept. I haven’t come across any similar films, though there are a few films around that do portray singing in some capacity (such as Country Strong). There’s even a shot taken at Glee early in this film, which is pulled off quite well. Continue reading

‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ Review

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is about a guy named Charlie, a high school freshman who has a mental condition, and the shenanigans he gets up to in his first year in high school. Charlie becomes friends with a group of social misfits which include a gay guy, Patrick, and a Buddhist Punk, Mary Elizabeth.  Continue reading

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Review

This is a very interesting film. Although this film is classified as a rom-com/drama, it doesn’t feel like a typical rom-com. That’s because it doesn’t adhere to the (more or less) same story that most rom-com’s adhere to quite closely, and there are none of the typical rom-com archetypes to be found anywhere in this film. This is very refreshing. It also helps to make this film very interesting.  Continue reading