Monday, March 12

"Get busy living, or get busy dying"

Since this is my blog site, I should probably share with all of you my all-time favorite movie!  Are you all ready?  Drumroll Please!  All right, thank you for the drumroll, anyways...the movie is "Shawshank Redemption." This movie is awesome for several reasons. First of all let's talk about the director a little bit, Frank Darabont.  He was born actually in a refugee camp in France.  And if you are like me and didn't know much about him before watching this movie, and maybe still don't, does "Green Mile" ring any bells?  Thought so :)   If that is not enough said, well then, I guess you will just have to watch  that movie too then.    Darabont received seven nominations from "Shawshank Redemption" and four nominations for "Green Mile."                                                                                                                       

"Shawshank Redemption" is also currently holding the 1st spot on the IMDB top movies list.  Now that has to be enough incentive for any one thinking whether they should or should not watch the movie.    This movie has received the most votes on IMDB at 760,891 votes.     IMDB voters are just regular, casual movie viewers for the most part which pretty much implies that the movie is loved by many movie lovers out there! Well if you are still deciding whether or not to get off the couch and run over to your local Blockbuster, maybe I should mention some of the actors in it. Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins, to mention a few, play complimenting roles in this movie.                                                                                                                     

Here is a short summary on the movie. Andy Dufresne(Robbins) and Ellis "Red" Redding(Freeman) meet up in prison, and this movie portrays them as they share what brought them there and establish a permanent relationship with each other.  Freeman(the inmate everyone knew and respected) had been there for several years for crimes he had committed in the past and Robbins(a successful banker, obviously now not in his comfort zone) had actually been put into jail because he was accused wrongfully of murdering his wife.  "Shawshank Redemption" colorfully shows these two different characters with opposite personalities as they are drawn emotionally to each other and construct an everlasting bond of friendship.                                                               

Throughout the whole movie the viewer gets the vibe that Dufresne wants to escape because deep down he knows he is a free man.  So does he escape, you may be wondering?  Well, I guess you will have to find out for yourself-----Go to Blockbuster now!  Does he escape?  To contain from "spoiler alerts" I will have to conceal that information unfortunately.  But, I will say that this movie pertains a lot to morals and ethics, and will make you think.  You will go through several emotions, as you roller coaster your through this movie, watching two men grow to love each other from completely different backgrounds.                                                                                                                                                            

If you have just visited my site, you are probably wondering what it is all about.  My name is Josh and I am using this blog as a site where readers can receive movie buzz and plugins for movies and share their opinion on those movies. I would love to hear your opinion on whether or not the director and actors did a good job and what could of made the movie better.
I will be tagging links at the end of my blogs that will bring you straight to IMDB, if you want to learn about the cast, or directive staff, plot summary, quotes, and even interesting trivia pertaining to each movie I blog about.