Filmtastic Friday!

-Welcome to Friday! As promised we have a guest blogger! Whoop! Whoop! Thank you so much Troy for joining us, and if you all like what he has to write please show him some love and don’t forget to follow us for more of Troy!!- 

Hello out there Blog World, I’m this weeks Fun Friday guest blogger! Let me tell you a little bit about myself to kick us off. My name is Troy Juby, & I’m 22 years old, I own my own restaurant in my hometown, I have 3 beautiful golden retrievers & a lovely man to call my own 🙂 I love attending concerts and looking for the next BIG thrill like my little adventure skydiving last summer. Deeper than that, I love scripts, cinema, acting and fully submersing myself in the world of film. So what better to blog about then MOOOOOVIES!

I’m sure you’ve all heard about this little thing called the Academy Awards coming up February 22nd! In the spirit of awards season I’ve decided to review 3 films that have been nominated for their stunning leading ladies. Honestly if any one of these three ladies won I would be very happy!

Film #1: Still Alice

My Rating: 7/10 Julianne Moore’s Performance 10/10 *Top Pick for Best Actress*

Still Alice

This film is a very realistic, emotional story of a woman living with early onset Alzheimer’s. Julianne Moore successfully shows: anger, struggle, pain, isolation & confusion in her incredibly believable performance. This film is very well written, it’s raw and honest; with her interactions amongst family. I was even able to look past K-Stew in this film. Scenes in this movie had me in tears. I recommend you watch this film; if the movie doesn’t blow you away Moore’s performance will.

Film #2: Wild

My Rating: 7.5/10 Reese Witherspoon’s Performance: 9/10 *3rd Pick for Best Actress*


In this film, you will see a young woman’s fight to get herself back into the woman that her mother raised to her be. She chooses to go on an over 1000 mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. The premise had me bored at the thought but execution was amazing. The merging of flashbacks and Reese’s performance really pulled this movie along smoothly. I cried, I laughed and I was captivated from start to finish. I definitely recommend this film to anyone it’s very empowering.

Film #3: Gone Girl

My Rating: 9.5/10 Rosamund’s Performance 9.5/10 *2nd Pick for Best Actress*

Gone Girl Rosamund

With a character as complex as Amazing Amy herself Rosamund’s Performance brought to life a crazy, mysterious character from the book. This movie finds you on the hunt for Ben Affleck’s characters missing wife. Soon the city starts to turn on him because he’s not behaving how people think he should in the media. Did he kill his wife? Watch and find out. This movie was one of my favourites of the year and it’s still enjoyable watching it again and again. Rosamund will captivate and hook you along from the first line she speaks.

Others Nominated in Best Actress Category:

Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) & Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)

Other Great Noteworthy Performances:

Jennifer Anniston (Cake) & Essie Davis (The Babadook)

That’s all i’ve got for you today folks, I hope you enjoyed my Filmtastic Friday Blog. Please leave your comments, thoughts & predictions below, and maybe just maybe you’ll hear from me again.