Posts Tagged Limitless
When a drug called NZT enables a writer to kick-start his life, he quickly becomes addicted to the intense power it allows him. Once Eddie Morra [Bradley Cooper] takes one pill, he’s frenetically productive and accesses 100 percent of his brain. This gives him a photographic memory, the ability to pick up new languages within hours and amass all types of other knowledge. It’s addictive. How could it not be? It makes him a better, more interesting, more successful person than the struggling writer he used to be. He has idea after idea to make money and just can’t slow down. Eddie relies more and more on NZT and fails to consider what would happen if he runs out of the drug or stops taking it. When his drug connection gets killed, Eddie grapples with the startling side-effects of the unapproved super-drug.
Cooper excels as a smart guy who becomes brilliant, envied and unstoppable. You really root for him to succeed. He’s likable as a scraggly humble writer and with more confidence; his character only becomes that much more appealing. As the newbie and the seasoned executive, Cooper and Robert DeNiro trade plenty of snappy dialogue and provide plenty of twists. The delightful, talented Abbie Cornish turns in a refreshing performance as Eddie’s on-and-off-again editor girlfriend. And Anna Friel? Try to even recognize her. I didn’t. Neil Burger provides sharp direction that keeps the film tight and moving at a steady clip the entire time. Limitless is the best film I’ve seen this year.
The Adjustment Bureau
Based on a Phillip K. Dick story, an aspiring politician [Matt Damon] falls for a ballerina [Emily Blunt] but mysterious forces keep the would-be lovers apart.
Starring Melissa Leo and John Goodman.
Kevin Smith stirring up controversy among the conservative right. What he does really well already. After a group of teens accept an online invitation for group sex, though they soon encounter Pastor Abin Cooper [Michael Parks], his followers, and their sinister agenda.
Written and directed by Josh Radnor
Starring: Josh Radnor, Malin Akerman and Zoe Kazan
A glimpse into lives of six 20-somethings who face a true challenge when struggling [is there any other kind?] writer Sam [Radnor] becomes the guardian of a boy who becomes separated from his family in the subway.
starring Mia Wasikowska and Jamie Bell
If you don’t know one of the most famous stories about a Governess EVER, I don’t know what to say except go get the Bronte novel and read it.
Red Riding Hood
I’m going to forget that Catherine Hardwicke directed Twilight. Now there’s a medieval village haunted by a werewolf and Valerie [Amanda Seyfried] falls for an orphaned woodcutter [Lukas Haas].
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Anna Friel
A copywriter [Cooper] discovers a top-secret drug, MDT-48, that enhances intellect and other abilities. While his life changes, he also considers the drug’s questionable origins.