Monday, December 12, 2011

Movie Monday - 12/12/2011

Slow week:

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 was a over two-hour set up of the final chapter in the Twilight story.  Bella and Edward get married…Bella becomes pregnant…Bella becomes a vampire.  All of this to get ready for the next part…when the Volturi will be coming after Renesmee.  The usual suspects starred in this film and they are either becoming better actors, or they are just growing on me.  It’s definitely fare for the Twilight Saga fans, but I really liked it.

Nowhere Boy is about the early John Lennon, before The Beatles.  John (Aaron Johnson) was raised by his Aunt Mimi (Kristen Scott Thomas) and Uncle George (David Threlfall).  His mother Julia (Anne-Marie Duff), lived only a few blocks away, but John didn’t meet her until after his uncle died.  We do meet the young Paul and George in the film too, but this movie is about how John became John Lennon.  He had a rather difficult early life, although his aunt and uncle loved him very much and tried to do right by him.  The movie is based on a memoir by Julia Baird, who happens to be Lennon’s half-sister.  Overall, the film is very good.  The acting is first rate.  I really liked it.

MK out.

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