After Brie Larson’s near-perfect performance in “Captain Marvel,” as well as her character’s exciting appearance in the new trailer for “Avengers: Endgame” which released last Thursday, I felt inspired to look into films that feature women in important or leading roles.
When I think of film scores, I automatically think of the iconic themes by John Williams, including those from the “Star Wars” films, Hedwig’s theme from the “Harry Potter” series and the music of “Indiana Jones.”
Over break I continued to think about my November column on feel-good movies. I decided to do a continuation of that week’s theme and, because anytime is a great time to watch those kinds of movies, I I am dedicating this week to the most touching movies I could think of.
After watching an interview with my favorite actor, Tom Hiddleston, where he spoke about his love for William Shakespeare and his involvement in the “Hollow Crown” television series, I decided to dedicate this week to plays that have been made into films.
When you think of a famous actor or director do you usually think of the movie they’re most well known for? Do you often respond with “Oh yeah, that actor was great in it,” or “That was that director’s best film,” when someone is talking about a specific film?
Yesterday, as I watched the 2013 remake of “Carrie,” I found the more modern take on the story to be interesting and because“Carrie” was the first Stephen King novel I read, it inspired me to dedicate this week to the best and worst Stephen King movie adaptations.
There are so many films that start off promising with a great plot, exciting characters and an encouraging story arc. Then, right at the end, any hope the audience had for the film is snatched away with the director’s less-than-impressive conclusion of the film; leaving audiences disappointed.
While watching the “Terminator” series’ newest installation, “Terminator: Genisys,” I began to think about all the films that manipulate time to add to the plot. This week, I will be looking at these films, especially the movies that contain time travel.