The Great Gatsby

Movie Critic: Courtney     Movie title: The Great GatsbyMovie genre: Drama, RomanceOntario Movie Rating: PG-13Opening date: May 10th, 2013Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey MaguireDirector: Baz LuhrmannTobacco use: Yes Nick Carraway, a mid-western book-lover turned bond salesman, is lured into the lavish world of his rich neighbor, Jay Gatsby.Lured in by the extravagance of the trailer, I was excited to see The Great Gatsby and all the glamour that it had to offer; and offer it did. The spectacle of Gatsby’s parties are wonderfully entertaining, even if a bit over the top. The beginning of the movie was choppy and almost too quick to keep up with, and when the movie did begin to slow down it only allowed you to more clearly see the digitally created landscapes and mansions. The cast was amazing and the acting superb, however, Luhrmann (director) focused more on the extravagance of objects rather than the greatness of the story.There was smoking in the movie which I guess was meant to signify the time in which the story takes place, however it was completely unnecessary as the setting was clear by the use of speech, clothing and cars.

Iron Man 3

Movie Critic: Brad DeiterMovie title: Iron Man 3Movie genre: ActionOntario Movie Rating: PGOpening date: May 8th, 2013Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy PearceDirector: Shane Black
Tobacco use: NONE! In this third installment of the popular Iron Man franchise we find an obsessive Tony Stark trying to deal with his anxiety from the aftermath of what happened in “The Avengers”.

What happens after gods descend down onto earth and force the world’s most elite team of superheroes to stand together and fight the biggest battle of their lives? The result for Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr.) is devastating when he has to come to grips with what happened. Iron Man at his lowest point has to protect the one thing that he cannot live without, Pepper (played by Gwyneth Paltrow). The twists and turns are enough to keep you guessing the entire movie. The cinematography was breath taking and the final battle was action packed and left this reviewer on the edge of his seat. There was no smoking of tobacco in this film and I would highly recommend this film for anyone who has loved the first two and is looking for an exciting conclusion to this franchise years in the making. I’m glad to see superhero movies, which are eagerly awaited by kids and teens, are staying smoke-free!


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