La Vie En Rose

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

 I think deep down even the most pessimistic of us out there would like to believe there's some magic left in the world. The important question is, how far are you willing to go to let yourself be completely immersed in it. In the latest Woody Allen film, he explores how love can affect even the most cynical of us. Colin Firth plays a famous magician with the speciality of debunking fake mystics. When he is asked by a close friend to help him debunk a young American girl (played by Emma Stone) who is about to swindle a wealthy family of their fortune, he agrees to prove that there is no such thing as real magic in the world. His interactions with the young, beautiful American makes him question his dark view of the world and makes him wonder whether there is some magic in the world after all.

Metascore- 54/100
Rotten Tomatoes- Critics- 50% Audience- 56%
Yong's Rating- 3/5 Stars.


Bright Eyes playlist.

I've been meaning to write up reviews for 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Magic in the Moonlight' but I've been lazy. I'm sure they'll get done eventually. In the meantime, I tried to pick my top 10 favorite Bright Eyes/ Conor Oberst songs, but it was too hard. So, here's my list, slightly over 10 songs in no particular order.
'First Day of My Life', 'Let's Not Shit Ourselves', 'Trees get wheeled away', 'We are nowhere and it's now', 'Bowl of Oranges', 'The Happiest Place on Earth', 'An Attempt to Tip the Scale', 'Take it easy', 'Loose Leaves', 'False Advertising', 'The Calendar Hung Itself', 'Hit the Switch', 'Zigzagging Towards the Light'.
For all the Conor fans, did I miss any of your favorites?