I saw two great movies this past weekend and wanted to share my thoughts on them.
The Soloist. I had been waiting many months to see this movie as it was originally supposed to come out last November, and started showing previews last summer. It's based on a true story of an L.A. newspaper columnist who befriends a homeless man suffering from schizophrenia. The tragedy of the story is that this man is a talented musician, having to drop out of Julliard because of his condition.
Both Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. do excellent jobs at portraying their characters. The movie not only addresses the illness of schizophrenia, but the homeless culture, at it's worst in Los Angeles. My only complaint is I wish they would have focused more on this man's musical genius. It was a little heavier than I thought it would be, but I still really liked it and thought it was well done. This movie is rated PG-13.
earth. Here was another movie that I had really looked forward to and I wasn't disappointed. earth is the Disney movie showcasing our incredible planet, from the animals to the landscapes. This documentary is marketed as following three animal families - the polar bears, humpback whales, and African elephants. But it is so much more, and the footage is incredible and awe-inspiring. This movie is rated G and I highly recommend it for everybody.