Sunday, June 01, 2008
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
June 1, 2008
From the writer of Superbad, and some other movies.. Comes... a really good movie. Once again, with the predictable? YES... But, it was really good, and that chick from Heroes is in it, so it's all good!
5 out of 5 stars -- Really good actually. I recommend!
What Happens in Vegas
June 1, 2008
Ashton + Cameron = good times at the movies. What a funny movie that you don't have to think about ... AT ALL... You should go and see "WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS," then... ha. It has some funny parts, but if you at all any good at calling what will happen in a movie, then this one you should be able to call from the title alone.
5 out of 5 stars for a fun night out with a movie that involved no thinking! YAY!
June 8, 2008
WOW! What a great movie. Seeing as how I don't really care for the alcoholic, Robert Downey Jr. I have to say, he did a really good job portraying "himself?" HA Seriously though, the graphics, dialogue, everything was in it's place. The studios finally got a really good superhero movie down. A +++++
5 out of 5 stars! YOU HAVE TO SEE IT!
June 1, 2008
Indy 4 "Blah Crystal Skull." Too many words. So, the first three Indiana Jones were amazing, right? They were somewhat corky, and had a young Harrison Ford. This one has a way older one, and stepped over the "Corky" line... WAY OVER. It wasn't Shia's performance that ruined the movie for me. It wasn't Ford's either. It wasn't the story line, even though the end was a bit "Out of this World." (JOKE! HA!) What ruined it for me? Could it have been the first twenty minutes, when they jump onto a moving vehicle thing, that has 30 seconds to blast off? Could it have been the Atomic Bomb that goes off? Could it have been the set designs that a movie having way too much money could have done so much more? PERHAPS! I honestly felt like Spielberg was trying so hard to please me, to go over the top with the movie that he lost focus of it. . .
3 out of 5 stars EH
June 1, 2008
When I heard Tina Fey and Amy Poheler were teaming up for this movie, I had to see it. Then after seeing it, I was a little bit disappointed. It had its moments. But, overall, I guess I was just hoping for a "Mean Girls 2." Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I saw it, but it was a droopy-chick-flick. And I love chick-flicks, but when they are boring... Sigh...
3 out of 5 stars
Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian
June 1, 2008
When the first movie came out I was blown away! If you loved the first one, you are truly going to love this one! It has so much more of a story it's crazy. If anything, you might feel the graphics aren't as impressive, because you've seen it, but the story really does the sequel justice. Everything was dead on about this movie. I won't ruin it, but... My favorite part is when the White Witch makes an appearance, that it was such a good twist to introduce her back! CHECK IT OUT!
5 out of 5 stars
June 1, 2008
So, I got to see the "MTV PRESENTS..." GET SMART, yes, 21 days early! And the best part? Q & A with Steve Carell! He is so funny! Very witty, and just an overall nice guy! So what did I think about the movie? Well, not seeing the T.V. show, I must say it was very good! Hilarious! I would pay to see it again, and when you do get to see it on June 20th, my favorite part is when Anne Hathaway tells Steve, his "servant," to go and get himself a drink... You'll understand what I mean when you see it ;) (Below is my MTV CAMERA MOMENT!, When they go over the crowd, at the arclight, outside, I'm wearing a White/Red stripped shirt, giving two thumbs up!)
5 out of 5 stars!
Sex and the City
June 1, 2008
Sex. Sex. Sex. . . And the City... Yes, this movie had a lot of sexual content in it. Hence, the "SEX" part. However, not being a fan of the show, and seeing only an episode on TBS (and quickly flipping the channel, no joke), I love the movie! The opening credits alone set the tone for the movie. They tell you everything you need to know, and do it with the help of a new Fergie song, that I really enjoyed. The one drawback to the movie, as I did love it, it was a bit long. Yes, seeing it opening night, at 1 a.m. was not the smartest idea, and we were all really tired, but it definitely needed a re-write! 2.5 hours is a bit too long for a movie, in my opinion. Good Plot/Story, and of course, good characters! Had some amazingly funny parts as well! Which is why I gave it 4/5 stars - If it was 30-60 minutes shorter, I would have given it 5.
Friday, March 14, 2008
The Bank Job
The Bank Job is a movie about... "robbing a bank." You've heard the story, you've seen the movies! So, you may ask yourself "What makes this one different?" The answer: NOTHING! Save your money! It was good, I personally just feel like I've seen this 100 times! Someone double-crosses someone else, etc. etc. Why did I personally have a problem with this movie? I'm a pretty diverse person, however, when I can't understand what the "bloody-wanker" is going on... I don't care to know. When the language is so caught up in itself, it makes it unwatchable. One minute you understand them, the next your asking the person next to you WHAT DID HE SAY?....Then.... WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? Save your money! 2 out of 5 stars. - Row.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Definitely, Maybe Review
March 12, 2008
Ryan Reynolds is at it again. In this latest edition to his acting roles, he plays a character that we haven't "really" seen yet... He got away with it in "Amityville Horror." His character in that movie really differed from "Van Wilder." However, in this movie, he plays a very laid-back, man who just wants to marry someone, anyone... The first person he meets? (So to speak) The movie was really good, and I enjoyed it. It's just as it's described in the trailer a "Love Story Mystery." There's someone he's still in love with, someone he loved, and someone who just kind of happened. I loved the book in the story, and you'll know right away, as it ties in the movie's ending -- trust me, I'm not ruining anything here -- They set you up for it, from the beginning. I almost thought they'd forgot about it at the end. That's why I'm giving this movie 4 out of 5 Stars.
Friday, January 11, 2008
This movie is very unique. When you think of a war movie, you think of the typical love story. Which, this is. However, it's told from a constantly evolving child's perspective. It has some really key features that makes the film stand apart from other war films. The coolest thing to me, was the score/beat. You hear a typwritier with the key's pounding. This dynamically different tone sets the picture. It sounds like the musical group "STOMP" had an impact in the film. Another stunning feature, is how you see one perspective of what's going on, and the movie stops, and rolls back to the same spot, only told from someone else's shoes. I know, I know, we've all seen this before! The difference with this movie, is finally! Someone got it right! It's not the same cutting back and forth, from scene to scene, that we've seen. Other than that, who doesn't love Kiera Knightly? ARGH!
Side Note: If you've heard my adaptation of a World War "2" movie, this is so similar, that's probably why I gave it 5 out of 5 stars. "This year's must see!"
Thursday, January 10, 2008
I haven't seen the original film this movie was based on, so I can't really compare the two. This review will only talk about the current 2007 version with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale.
If I didn't see the last 10 minutes of this film, I would declare this the best Western since "Unforgiven" and the best movie of 2007. Now, unfortunately, I did see the last ten minutes and it's so far out there...I was left speechless and in awe. To tell you about the ending would ruin the movie for you and that's not what I want to do. I do want you to see the movie and when the two main characters leave the hotel and make a dash for the train...leave! Trust me, leave.
What happens next is so absurd and asinine, you won't believe its the same movie. I had the same feeling when I saw Good Will Hunting but we won't get into that. I'll write a review of that movie if enough of you folks bug me, but let me say this...James Mangold did a hell of a job directing 90% of "3:10 to Yuma". If you don't remember him, he also directed "Walk the Line", "Heavy", "Cop Land with Sly Stallone" and "Identity".
"Identity" was another film where the ending comes out of left field and kicks you in the nuts.
Another thing about James Mangold...he surprises you with his work on this film. Based on his resume, I was taken back by what he did here. The handling of the two leads, and a scene stealing turn by Ben Foster as Russell Crowe's second in command bought a richness to the film that's not seldom seen in Westerns. The look and feel of the film was brilliant...award winning stuff. The acting was superb, picture looked great and I believed...if only for all of 10 minutes but I believed. 4 out of 5 stars.