21st century girl

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Month: June, 2013

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio’s acting is distingushed and what is better about him, 38 years old and has been in films of famous directors, mostly Martin Scorcese, Baz Luhmann (however it’s spelt) James Cameron and even Quentin Tarantino, with his pipe and time- period appropriate beard. 

He has three things a true actor should have.These are:

  • Actual talent and realism in any role he does.
  • Good looks and can actually suit a good beard
  • Inspiration for actors 

He has had his fair share of teenage girls after him and a string of models that he has dated. He once revealed that he doesn’t mind getting older as he prefers that rather than going back to the Titanic phenomenon. 

He has been in films dating back to c. 1991, from Critters 3 to Who’s eating Gilbert Grape, he has presented every role with a spirit that he really throws himself into it and has had famous friends along the way, particuarly Tobey McGuire, the previous Spiderman. To date, he has not fallen into the Macualay Culkin trap, otherwise known as Child Star syndrome, where a child is famous for both their innocent looks and talent as an actor then gets less and less roles as they go into teenage and young adult years, but Leo DiCaprio has taken around three breaks from acting to pursue his other passion- an environmentalist in case of a fall in popularity.

I think that he is a good inspiration and shows people that an Oscar (an award he has been nominated for maybe ten times) can never prove your acting ability in such an individual way that he does it. His facial expressions are kept to a minimum, and does not take over the role, unless it really has to.


As well as that, he has proven to Robert Pattinson (not proven to Robert Pattinson, but rather shows any actor trying to shake off their embarrassing role) that a film done years ago can make you still be remembered by that, but can branch out and not drop into drugs from the aftermath of a phenomenon, as shown in DiCaprio’s movies The Aviator or even Marvin’s Room.

Of course, he’s done his share of Shakespeare and real- life roles, Howard Hughes, the famous yet OCD sufferer aviator/ director, J- Edgar Hoover in J.Edgar as well as the title male role in a modern take of Romeo+ Juliet. Some sources say he is up for a Rasputin role, one role which many hope the long hair and beard is not real.

The only downside to him is that he is a bit pelicular often, such as the eating pizza with a mask on but i suppose that is what makes him so amazing as both and actor and that he is after all a normal everyday man who wakes up everyday and goes down to the shops (not that I bothered to check or observed!) Oh, and his wig in The Man in The Iron mask is so realistic. 

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Epic by Izzie b AKA 21st century girl

Several weeks ago, I went along to a 3D showing of Epic, a film I had been waiting to see for ages and watched it with my older sister (yes, her and I have very similar film taste!) and my younger brother. I was amazed by the comedy of the film and how many charecters died considering it is mostly aimed at children. 

Epic is a 3D animated movie for all ages about a girl named Mary Katherine (generously voiced by Amanda Seyfriend, Mean Girls, Mamma MIA!) who is a normal sized teenage girl, with a scientist/ slightly eccentric father, however she stumbles into the forest and shrinks but meets  creatures called Leafmen who are fighting between themselves and the oppisite side, the Boggans, led by the ever evil leader named Mandrake (voiced by  Austrian actor Christoph  Waltz, who should be nominated for an award for this!) an eager villain and forest detroyer . Along the way, MK also meets Nod (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games), Bufo (voiced by Pitbull, king of the phrase Miss Worldwide), Mub, Grub and Ronin.

If you want to watch it, go ahead if it is still in cinema, it is a very good film and shows the actors slide out of their comfort zone. Epic also stars Beyonce and Colin Farrell. Overall, it should get several Kids’ or even Teen choice awards next award season despite it’s supposed low scores. However the only downside to it is that is was too predictable towards the middle- the end.

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The Illusionist

My sister and my Mum suggested I should watch this movie as the only films i tend to watch are Leo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks and comedy movies and I wanted to watch and explore a different movie, both with the plot and the choice of actors and I got round to watching it yesturday after homework, my goodness, it is brilliant.

It doesn’t follow any cliches and is a  Drama about a magician in Vienna around 1900 named Eisenheim who’s childhood- sweetheart relationship with a woman named Duchess Sophie Von Teschen, in which they spent most of their time trying to be together without being caught causes a threat on the closure of the theatre by the crown prince, played by Rufus Sewell. and her eventual murder, making him perform his biggest illusion ever.

It has a good cast of exceptional actors, including Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti (Giamatti was in Cosmopolis with Robert Pattinson last year) and cameos from a then 16 year old Aaron Johnson and Eleanor Tomlinson (who, may i add, is not related to 1D’s Louis Tomlinson) but the effects of the illusions are cleverly  done in a way that makes the hour and fifty minute film worth to watch. It is realistic  and there are no plot holes- the only downside of this film  is that it can be a bit too long at times, but other than that it is great for all ages, but mostly the over elevens if possible and fans of either a fan of Neil Burger (the director) or Edward Norton’s convincing fake beard and wig .

Thank you for reading, I throughly enjoyed watching and reviewing this film, i will write another review as soon as i can


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