I have never known Roger Ebert before I entered the world of movie-blogging. And to be honest, among other modern movie critics, he is not my most favorite critic. (My fave? James Berardinelli from ReelViews. It’s not a lame choice, isn’t it?) But no man has ever win a Pulitzer Prize for film criticism before Roger Ebert and that is among other reasons to make him special. LIFE ITSELF captures the life of Roger Ebert, from the beginning of his career until the day he passed away.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Posted on Saturday, July 12, 2014 by Akbar Saputra | 2 replies
First question: why “Dawn”? I think they choose “dawn” not because it is a more poetic noun than “start” or “beginning” or any other nouns with similar meaning. “Dawn” implies timing rather than activity; something that is perfect to match “rise”. The planet of the intelligent apes has already risen (remember how the intelligent apes claimed their freedom in a spectacular and climactic RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES), and DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES implies they begin to do a big thing—either in this movie or the next one.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
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You haven’t seen the movie yet you’re talking about the reception towards it? Are you kidding, bar? No, I think I’m just over-obsessed to it. LOL. We’ve been talking about GONE GIRL in like two weeks, about the cast, the plot, and all things surrounding it. Now it’s time to talk about how GONE GIRL will be received in the market and, especially, in the award season next year.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by Akbar Saputra | 8 replies
This post contains spoilers. Read this post only if you have read the book “Gone Girl” entirely.
First of all, I’d like to say, “Happy Ramadhan, everyone!”. Happy fasting month for all muslim around the world.
Now, back to business. We’ve been in the middle of discussion about GONE GIRL, which we all anticipate so much this year. This post is a great treat for you who have read the novel, because we’re gonna talk about important parts of the book, if they should be changed or kept.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014 by Akbar Saputra | No replies
This post contains spoilers.
GONE GIRL has been in the year’s must-watch list of every movie blogger I know. There are many factors behind that fact, but the foremost would be the director. David Fincher, of course. One of the best living director, Fincher stands solidly in his ‘playground’—this mystery-thriller genre—so it’s no doubt that people are gonna see what else Fincher is gonna do in this brand new mystery movie. The ‘Fincher effect’, I might call it.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014 by Akbar Saputra | No replies
“Gone Girl” (by giving quote marks I refer to the book) is a unique presentation of a writing, although in my record the author, Gillian Flynn—I haven’t even heard of her before (or her earlier works, either)—wasn’t granted too many awards for this beautiful work. The least, I guess, is Goodreads’ Choice Awards in 2012. I’m not some avid book readers, but from the least that I know, her “Gone Girl” is very distinctive. Generally speaking, it’s unusual.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014 by Akbar Saputra | 6 replies
Guess what? I’VE JUST FINISHED READING “GONE GIRL”!
(Well I know it sounds too much but FYI I’m a very slow reader and this is the first American English-written novel I finish entirely—some applause won’t hurt!)
You know, I don’t usually read a novel. A fiction, to be exact. The last fictional novel I read is... umm... Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol”? Yeah, it’s back in my college years. So why suddenly reading “Gone Girl”? Most of my reason, I know you knew, is because it’s adapted to a movie directed by David Fincher. David Fincher. And you know how much I love Fincher and his works.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Have you ever slept, or at least felt sleepy, while watching a movie?
That's my biggest problem recently. I don't know if I was just too tired for a movie or the movie was just boring; sleepiness during movies sometimes is unavoidable. Yeah I know it's silly but I'm gonna write about it anyway, and it's great if you join me discussing this topic!