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Friday, January 11, 2013

Movie Trailer - To the Wonder

Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams
Release: April 12th, 2013

Don't see this movie!  Whatever you do, don't get sucked in.  If you are like me, Malick has burned you before: The Thin Red Line, The New World, The Tree of Life.  All of these movies are beyond beautiful, and deep, yes, and stunning, sure.  But they are unwatchable.  Art in a gallery is MEANT to be these things, so that we can look, think, and feel.  A film needs to be something more.  It needs a personal connection, a story, a character, a life of its own that is breathed into it by the director and actors.  Movies are not paintings, they are something completely different, and that is how we can love both.


  1. Now I want to see this film. 1)Because you told me not to ;); 2) Because Javier Bardem is fantastic; and 3) I love Rachel McAdams.

    1. A) I kinda wanna see it too, even though I know I'll regret it. 2) Yes he is, I agree. Blue) She may be the second worst actress in history, right behind Zooey Deschanel.