Thursday, June 15, 2006


  • Movie Title: Stay
  • Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ryan Gosling, Naomi Watts and Kate Burton. Directed by Marc Forster ("Finding Neverland" and "Monster's Ball")
  • Genre: Drama/Thriller

My comments:

This film is based upon a surrealistic story about psychiatrist Sam Foster and his patient, an art student, Henry Letham. Inspired by his idol, a famous painter, Henry announces him that he plans to commit suicide in three days, on his 21th birthday. The desperate attempts of Sam to help his new patient took him trough the city on a trip to the place between life and death, where all the confusing events make sense. Lila Culpepper, Sam’s girlfriend, plays an important part trying to maintain Sam’s own grip on reality while fighting with her old demons. Her artistic skills and suicidal past are a bond between Henry and she. The three of them will finally understand that between the worlds of the living and the dead there is a place you're not supposed to stay.
I really enjoyed watching this movie. Although the masterful visual style was partly the best of the film, the surrealistic genre kept me thinking all night because most of the enjoyment is learning which path the story will choose. Ewan McGregor’s performance is admirable and also Ryan Gosling, Kate Burton and Naomi Watts show off their drama abilities successfully.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Around the World in 80 Days

  • Book or Movie Title: Around the world in 80 days
  • Written By / Starring: Jules Verne
  • Type of book/ Kind of movie: Adventure

My comments:
The action takes place by the year 1870. Mr. Phileas Fogg, a member of the Rotary Club, bets his fellows from the club that he would go round the world in 80 days, which was thought to be impossible. Immediately, he and Jean Passepartout, his new servant, start their trip round the world followed closely by Mr Fix, a police detective. He thinks Mr. Fogg is a burglar trying to scape from the police and will follow him all over the world to catch him. Phileas and his servant have to face different difficulties and challenges in order to complete their journey successfully so as not to lose the 20000 pounds bet. During it, they make some new friends that will join them.
I think it's a very interesting story, which includes a lot of variety and turnarounds to make it even more interesting. I recommend it to those who like adventure stories and would like to go, even though reading, round the world .