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Someone in my theater just vomited 5 minutes into "Leap Year". Shall we call it a sign?
Big love for Txt Critic. This film looks so odious, truly. I'm so disappointed in Amy Adams. Rom-coms are just getting worse and worse, right? Their focus has shifted from being about two individuals falling in/out/around love, to being about one woman being driven insane by not being married. It's as if the ring on the finger is more important than who put it there. That part in the trailer where her plane goes through turbulence, and she freaks out because she doesn't want to die unmarried...bish, plz. Also, it's neat the way the plane is also a timemachine; managed to land her not only in Ireland, but the Ireland of 1962. Yippie!
Matthew Goode is in it. I don't care. I will see it.
What was Amy Adams thinking?! She's been nominated for an Oscar twice and had a solo VF cover...she really needed to do this?
Can Txt Critic get his own guest column? He's hysterical.
not surprising given that i nearly lost my lunch just watching the teaser trailer a few moons back.
I don't give a damn how bad the movie is. Amy Adams is in it. That's ALL I need to know! :-D
I agree with people who may be a little annoyed at some choices that Amy Adams make, but you have to look at it from an actor's perspective. As an actor myself I would be incredibly grateful to become a type. That type means brand, and that brand becomes a security to keep your status within the acting world. When an actor (and they are usually white because of the fucking USA and their idea of beauty) becomes a "rom-com" thing, that's actually a really good thing. Doing these types of movies means you've made it. You are a name. Now casting directors, producers, or directors will say " we need an Amy Adams type."We all know what Amy Adams is capable of. I too was a little annoyed at her "Enchanted acting" in every single role, but what I want people to understand is that its a job. And just because they do shit work, doesn't mean they aren't capable of outstanding material again. And being this rom-com princess is going to allow her to touch challenging material that graduated non-working actor's like me would dream of having. I think Amy is thinking. I too want to see more of her Junebug/Drop Dead gorgeous acting again, just give her some time and give her some damn credit. She's also a woman which makes it difficult no matter which way you put it. And it's not like she does this work ALL the time, I mean the woman did receive an Oscar nomination last year yall!!!! (granted I thought that was undeserved, but she did really good)You guys all know that most movies that come out between January and March are usually uber crap, unless it's independent or at some damn festival that no regular working American could ever go to. Ok that's all...I go on too much
haha, thats hilarious, I like Amy Adams but I won't be seeing this in theaters.
Good news. Ebert has kind of started a camplaign for Tilda! http://www.slate.com/id/2240458/entry/2240462/He thinks she gave the best performance of the year and is he is going to write a blog entry about her. That helped Swank. If there is any justice in this world, it will help Tilda too.PS: Of course, if there is justice in this world, other things have to be done as well but this is a movie blog.
I heard about the Ebert thing but he's a little late. Most Oscar ballots went back already. It's good to see him use his powers for good for a change though.But if he had started this back in the fall instead of that constant harping on Michelle Monaghan, maybe we'd be talking. (sigh)
I'm getting a little annoyed that Adams is one of the few actors to be criticized for playing her characters in almost the exact same manner... especially in recent films. Junebug, Doubt, Miss Pettigrew, Sunshine Cleaning, etc. And now Leap Year looks/sounds exactly like her Enchanted character.
I'm not an actor, but I imagine it's quite difficult to find hugely diverse roles after a big breakthrough like Junebug... perhaps casting directors really latch onto one of her strengths, and eventually they can only imagine her as characters with sunny dispositions. However, some of it might be her fault: I read somewhere that she likes playing happy characters more than depressed ones, which won't exactly broaden your range, right? I mean, shouldn't she be super-excited to delve into other waters?I don't know. I still love her, but I won't be seeing this movie.
I honestly don't get why so many people are so enamoured with Amy Adams. She's playing it way too safe. I can only imagine how hard it must be for an actor to get a foot in the door much less stay there therefore I certainly don't mind the occasional brainless rom com or action movie. But Amy Adams seems to be stuck in that "wide-eyed, I'm to cute for my own good" type of role no matter the movie. Even when she has the chance to "dirty" it up a little bit she chooses to play it safe. Her character in Miss Pettigrew lives for a day could have been so much more than what she brought to it.I remember reading the interview Bryan mentioned and I thought back then how utterly boring must she be if she doesn't even want to stretch her range a little bit.
I might watch this just for Matthew Goode. He's become a new crush of mine. Let's just hope he's naked throughout the whole thing because I might not make it through otherwise.
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