Monday, December 12, 2011
Is All The Press Right About How Wrong NYE Is?
It was a cold and downright chilly Sunday in NYC this weekend, and like many I chose to stay nestled in my apartment rather than brave the windy streets to venture out to see a few notable films. The Artist? Saw it last week and LOVED this film--must, must see! Beautifully shot, wonderfully written and terrific actors providing unparalleled performances!
Young Adult with Charlize Theron? Must see...and will see when it opens wide. Note my earlier post on how I J'Adore her...but being a New Yorker, I played the neighborhood game and didn't want to head downtown or across town to the only two theaters showing it...I'll wait.
...and then there's New Year's Eve...which appears to be a thoughtful fluff of film that who couldn't love? With a cast of millions, surely there was a thread or two that my icy (read: cold, chilly) heart could love on a Sunday, right? But no, apparently not....at least not according to the vile reviews this opus was getting online. I had the opportunity to attend the fabulous wrap party at Brooklyn Bowl in NYC for this one, and have a video clip I'll add later of Abigail Breslin knocking out the crowd with her singing and guitar skills (video was banned on during the wrap-film set to Alicia Key's Empire State part II they played, which was quite cute and perhaps the behind the scenes was better than the film itself?). I even had the chance to provide luxe makeup for two principles in the film from a client (but can't mention names due to product contracts with competing brands).
Sadly, apparently this one is not even worthy of guilty-pleasure viewing on a Sunday on TBS according to the Daily Beast’s Ramin Setoodeh and Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers in this video review...