Tag Archive for 'Tom Hooper'

Cats Is Far From Puuurfect (Movie Review)

Tom Hooper’s loud, bombastic adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long-running loud bombastic 80s  musical should have been much weirder and wilder. The internet had plenty of jeers and OMGs when the trailer dropped in July. Being skeptical and as curious as a well, you know, I assumed Cats would either be a triumph or a so-bad-it’s-good-to-watch […]


Les Misérables (iTunes HD Digital Download Review)

Being the Blu-ray snob I have been ever since the fall of 2006, I’d never thought I would ever hear myself mutter the following words.  It didn’t dawn on me until my move from Cleveland, OH to Austin, TX just how much cheaper it would have been to transport my 500 HD movies in the […]


‘Les Miserables’ Is Bombastic, But Sure To Please Audiences (Movie Review)

Right off the bat, I should say that between the novel by Victor Hugo, the stage play, and previous film adaptations, I am quite familiar with the story of Les Miserables.  The idea of a big-budget film musical, with an A-list set of actors, and an Oscar-winning director certainly sounds like a success story in […]


Les Miserables Movie Review – Just Seen It

Sean, Liz and Rachel want to sing their reviews (well, at least Sean does) but fortunately, they just talk about the movie instead. Enjoy! Starring Liz Manashil, Rachel Appelbaum and Sean Wright. Directed by Matt Breault. Synopsis: After breaking parole, Jean Valjean is tracked by the ruthless policeman Javert. Valjean finds redemption in his love and care […]


The King’s Speech Speaks Volumes

Normally, we here at Why So Blu deliver up-to-date reviews and information the day of or after a film hits theaters.  It’s not typical that we discuss a film that is a few weeks old.  Take for instance The King’s Speech.  This film was released in late November, but after seeing it today, it was just […]


A Lot of Great Talent Helps to Deliver ‘The King’s Speech’

A film like this, with a title like The King’s Speech is one that may suggest something it isn’t. Due to the awards buzz that a prestige film, such as this, is receiving, it seems like some may just write this film off as another stuffy, period film, which may be very good, but doesn’t have much appeal. I would really like to emphasize that this should not be the case. The King’s Speech is a fantastic film, which features great performances by its lead actors, tells a very good (true) story about a man overcoming adversity, and is also very funny. Essentially, this is the story of how a stiff Brit with a disability learned how to loosen up and help lead a nation.