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Friday, January 24, 2014

Movie Reviews: Her & Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor
This film is based on a true story about the Navy SEALs who were a part of Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan. If you've seen the commercials, read the book or just know the true story, then you know that four men go in but only one returns. Mark Wahlberg plays the role of Marcus Luttrell, the lone survivor, who spent a day battling against Taliban members in a very grueling and dangerous fight where his team was out-manned and out-gunned.

A very straightforward movie, Lone Survivor simply gives a visual to a very compelling and intense true story. It makes you realize just how tough it is to be a member of the military. Total kudos to everyone involved.

So although the movie isn't quite thought-provoking, it's very compassionate.

Rating: ♥
This is probably one of the most original screenplays out there--a movie about a lonely guy who falls in love with his operating system. But it's also so much more than that, and it shows in the emotion of Joaquin Phoenix and the voice of Scarlett Johansson.

This film has an existential feel to it--probably because the main character is constantly talking to a computer, but it also hits deep with the human need to connect.

Once you get past the awkwardness of sexual interaction, futuristic technologies and unfashionable high-waisted pants, the movie is actually pretty good.

Rating: ♥

Have you seen either of these movies?


  1. Will love to see "Her"! Sounds like a great one!
    Have a lovely weekend doll!

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  3. I want to see 'Her' that sounds interesting!! I hope you have a great weekend xx

  4. I've been dying to see HER because of it's directed by SJ. Good to know it's actually pretty good.

  5. These are both films that I wanted to see, so I'm glad that I read your review. Thanks so much! :) /Madison

  6. I saw Her a few weeks ago and really loved the movie. Mostly because it was original as you said but also because everything that was happening was relatable and debatable. It's such a good movie to talk about afterwards. Plus, everyone in the film did a great job.

    I haven't seen Lone Survivor...but mostly because I don't know if I can get through it. I'm such a sensitive person that I may be able to handle the extreme of the story. I know what will end up happening but it's such a tragic, sad tale that it breaks my heart just knowing about it. Sappy much?

    Can't wait to catch up with more films. This time last year my husband and I were so much more caught up but this year we have been slacking. On a happier note, I hear Frozen is such a good film! haha


  7. Love your blog! I haven't seen these movies, but I really want to see Her. I've heard so many great things!!

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

  8. Great review! I'll be watching both! ;)

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  9. I want to se Lone Survivor! I really like Taylor Kitsch ^^

  10. Uh! Now you made me really curious!! Gonna watch it!! Thank you for the great comment.


  11. I am so interested to watch Her, it does seem rather unusual and compelling. Thanks for the review, I tried to vote but I am not a member of FB so its not giving me access. Have an enjoyable weekend dear

  12. I wanted to see Her, haven't seen it yet, but I love the movies, last film I saw was yesterday, The wolf of Wall Street and it was pretty good. Maybe you saw it also, some time ago ? Often films don't come out at the same time in the USA and in Europe ! Kisses

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  13. I haven't seen either of these movies. I might end up seeing Her eventually but I probably won't see Lone Survivor because I already know the story and it's pretty depressing.


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