IMDb: A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover.
I am trying to watch Penelope Cruz’s filmography and this is the second consecutive film of hers since the new year that I didn’t really like/enjoy with burning passion. Cheesy script, cheesy moments, a lot of dragging parts, and not so long after Julie Gianni crashed the car and sent it over a bridge did I realize I was already losing interest in the story. in fact, I found that the only sympathetic character there is here was Julie Gianni. The beautiful Cameron Diaz played the jilted lover-gone-mad so vibrantly, I felt soooo bad for her everytime she’s on screen I got a little bit melancholic. Her eyes speak ha pain! Sigh…the crazy things you do for love.
IMDb: Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life — which he indicates is a state of “emancipated manhood” — thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
IMDb: When a murder occurs on the train he’s travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.
I have yet to watch the original and was kinda dismayed by the RottenTomatoes score it got. I think it deserves higher but I really don’t care anymore. RT has certainly lost me when they gave Arrival a high score. Anyways, I was very much impressed by the movie from start to finish, it’s now one of my top favorites.
EVERYONE is fantastic, but these two are my favorite:
IMDb: A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man’s race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
So you’ve just seen the latest installment of Mission Impossible and has your Tom Cruise love fully restored, here’s a more personal and juicy piece about the actor’s life if you’re interested. At OhNoTheyDidn’t.
2. 25 Photos of Famous Authors in Uniform
Jack Kerouac in his Columbia University football uniform, c. 1940
EH 2723P Milan, 1918 Ernest Hemingway, American Red Cross volunteer. Portrait by Ermeni Studios, Milan, Italy. Please credit “Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston”.
J.R.R. Tolkien, age 24, in army uniform, 1916
A young Roald Dahl in his St. Peter’s school uniform, 1925
J.D. Salinger in uniform during WWII
Kurt Vonnegut in US Army uniform between 1943 and 1945
3. This fun and delightful video about the benefits of good posture.
4. An article worth reading if you’re a home-based worker or is aspiring to.
If you’re not excited about the prospects of our mobile and global economy, you’re missing out on a unique opportunity in our world’s history.
Not only are we going back to our roots as freelancers and entrepreneurs, but we are now a global race rather than merely local. Further, we are in an age of exponential change where innovation is exploding. Read the whole piece at Observer.
5. As part of the global commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, previously unseen photos of the carnage of World War II were recently published by the history website Argunners.
Warning: Some of images are distressing. You can find the whole article here in i09.
6. 6 of the wildest top secret spy missions of World War II. (A lot of awesome women on this list!)
Spy novels are filled with over-the-top missions and unlikely operations, but some of the wildest spy stories are the real ones. Read more at WeAreTheMighty.