The 2015 Oscar nominations were released last Thursday, and American Sniper
is up for Best Picture.
Don’t mistake me: American Sniper
a bad movie. It’s just not a great movie, either. This was equal parts surprising and disappointing, since the trailer and TV advertisements looked compelling, and Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood’s involvement in the film had as me as excited as I’d been in a long time to see any movie. I was expecting something iconic...!--more-->
Last week I went to see Jersey Boys
. I had my doubts about this film, but a friend said to me, "Jersey Boys
is my favorite musical. We have to go see this film." And so I humored him to go check it out. Luckily I wasn't expecting too great of a film or I would have been more disappointed than expected.
Well to start off, Jersey Boys
is not what I consider a musical. I have not seen the Broadway version of it, but I was thrown off by not seeing characters randomly break out in song, something I was looking forward to seeing. The film is officially described as being "based off"...!--more-->