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March 7, 2011 Leave a comment

127 Hours

3 guys Reviewed 127 Hours and here are the results:

Scotty:

  

Klash:

 

Griff:

  

Consensus:

  

Three guys agree this one is worth checking out!

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127 Hours

March 6, 2011 Leave a comment

127 Hours

Starring: James Franco

Writers: Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy

Director: Danny Boyle

Review by: Klash

A film based on true events climber Aron Ralston endured for five days while trapped and alone in a desolate canyon in Wayne county, Utah after his arm is crushed between a large boulder and a canyon wall.  Taking into consideration I already knew the outcome of this film and compared to other films that try to work on the premise of being based on true events and end up failing miserably this film was worth a viewing.  The film does a good job at conveying the importance of life and the extreme measures someone will endure whether it be for themselves or someone else. 

Normally not a big fan of James Franco or his previous work his performance in this film was very well done and is definitely a huge step above anything else I have seen him in.  Director Danny Boyle also did a good job of not turning this film into another typical Hollywood piece of garbage ‘based on true events’.  By the end of this film I didn’t find myself asking what I just watched unlike a previously reviewed movie named Unstoppable.  Finally the cinematography was great with its ability to capture the vast stretching landscapes and give a sense of total openness before transforming that into a feeling of doom and despair once inside the narrow confines of the canyon.  Overall opinion the best film we have reviewed to this point.

Rating: Two Guys

 

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127 Hours

Director:

Danny Boyle

Writers:

Danny Boyle (screenplay), Simon Beaufoy (screenplay)

Stars:

James Franco, Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara

REVIEW BY SCOTTY

Based on a true story, this movie is a perfect blend of chaos and serenity as you take a journey with Aron Ralston (James Franco), an adrenaline seeking, selfish thrill seeker. On a normal day and a normal trip, Aron finds himself trapped in an isolated canyon, his arm trapped between a large boulder and the canyon. With minimal supplies Aron begins the fight of his life, or should I say fight for his life with minimal water, a little food, and a dull knife.

Throughout this journey, Aron has many recollections of friends, family, and lovers as he tries by any means necessary to free himself. Through those recollections he finds a piece of himself that has been forgotten.  Aron has hallucinations and premonitions while stuck in the narrow canyon in Utah that paint a picture of his life.

This movie is not for those with a weak stomach; at times this movie is graphic and nauseating. For those of you that have anxiety and a fear of tight quarters, this film will be hard to sit through. Danny Boyle did such a great job directing this film and leading its cinematography that at times you feel trapped and may find yourself catching your own breath.

James Franco, star of Howl, Milk, and General Hospital, yes the soap, was very convincing and sincere in this role and continues to impress critics and moviegoers alike. He does not disappoint here as he is basically a one-man show. I thought this movie was great all around and was certainly impressed with the look and feel of this film.

I give this movie 2 ½ guys

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127 Hours

March 6, 2011 Leave a comment

127 Hours

Director: Danny Boyle
Writer: Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy
Stars: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara

Reviewed by:
Griff

“Those who have a “why” to live, can bear with almost any “how.”
-Viktor Frankl

127 Hours is based on the true story of Aron Ralston, a climber who was trapped by a boulder in a remote section of the Utah desert and eventually had to amputate his own arm in order to survive.

I knew about this story going in and I hadn’t seen it up until now because well, I knew the guy was going to cut his own arm off. It is hard to work up the motivation to want to watch a man remove an appendage.

Now that I have seen it, I can tell you it is definitely worth a watch. Yes, he cuts his arm off, and it is disturbing. The image of him cutting through a last section of his arm is still haunting me a few days later but please don’t let that stop you from checking this film out.

What this film really is really about is a celebration of life.  It is about the will to live and what drives us to survive in incredible circumstances.

James Franco portrayal of Aron Ralston is hands down the best performance I have seen in recent memory. The fact that he did not win the Oscar for this role and Colin Firth did for talking with a stutter is absolutely shameful. He is gritty, raw, and real, and I was blown away by how good he was.

The cinematography was outstanding. The film should be viewed on the largest screen possible to really appreciate some of the scenes and feeling of isolation that it captures.  

Boyle is one of the best directors working today and he proves it again with this film. He was able to take a premise that on the surface seems almost impossible to make into a movie and creates a moving and compelling film.

This is my favorite of the movies that we have reviewed so far and it is my first three guy worthy film. Don’t miss it!

Some side notes,

  • I watched the blu ray and it has some great extras including an alternate ending that is worth checking out.
  • If you enjoyed this film you should also check out the movie Touching the Void.

  

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This Weeks Movie: 127 Hours

March 2, 2011 Leave a comment

This week 3 guys review 127 Hours.
Starring: James Franco
Director: Danny Boyle

Check the site on Sunday for the reviews!

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