DECEMBER 27, 2011 ARTS NEWS
From Lights, Camera, Action; Written by Katie Luce on 2011-11-29
The vampire phenomenon is back with the latest installment - Breaking Dawn Part 1. In it's first weekend it grossed $139.5 million and had the fifth best domestic opening of all time. Aside from it's US totals, the movie raked in $144 million in foreign markets. It is expected to gross at least $700 billion worldwide in total.
Personally, I was very excited for this movie to come out. Breaking Dawn was my favorite book of the series, so I wanted to see how the movie would depict things. The producers did an amazing job! The 4.7 rating on IMDb is not accurate in my opinion - it must have been rated by men.
The movie begins with the much anticipated wedding of Bella and Edward. The wedding scene was beautiful. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson did an amazing job acting the scene and playing the parts of two people very much in love.
Following the wedding, Edward wisks his bride...(Read More)
From Lights, Camera, Action; Written by Katie Luce on 2011-11-20
"The Help", directed by Tate Taylor, is a great movie based on the best selling book by Kathryn Stockett. It is set in the early 1960s in Jackson, Mississippi during the civil rights movement, and is about women that risk everything to stand up for what is right, even if though is against societal norms.
The movie stars Emma Stone as Skeeter, a strong-willed college grad aspiring to become a writer. Determined to make a name for herself, she decides to write about the injustices faced by black Southerners everyday. Skeeter begins by interviewing Aibileen. Aibileen, played by Viola Davis, is a third-generation maid that does what she can to help create change to better society.
Skeeter needs to interview more than Aibileen alone to make a story though, so she interviews Minny, play by Octavia Spencer. This character is the main comic relief in the movie with lots of spunk and sass....(Read More)