Sunday, April 26, 2009
I loved the original Halloween by John Carpenter, but the sequel didn't compare to the first one. Now, the Rob Zombie version had a fresh idea with the history of Michael Myers, but lacked character development of the final girl-Laurie. Let's hope H2 has some better success.
If I could be 17 again and go back to high school with the knowledge I have now, then I would kick some butt. The movie starring Zac Efron is the typical "if I had another chance to change my life this is what I would do, but then you realize your life is perfect the way it is." It is a good feel good movie, but you can wait for DVD for this one. Here are my top five reasons to see 17 Again if you are willing to pay the money for it.
5) There is a lot of Star Wars memorabilia in the film.
4) Zac Efron shows us his High School Musical skills with basketball and dancing.
3) Zac Efron moves away from his innocent High School Muscial image by saying more mature words.....
2) Zac Efron is hot.
1) Yeah...did I mention that Zac Efron is the ONLY reason to see this movie in the theatre.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
USA Today has just released the first official picture of the wolf pack for The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
Here is a list of who will play who:
Paul (Alex Meraz), Sam (Chaske Spencer), Jared (Bronson Pelletier) and Embry (Kiowa Gordon).
Check out the article on USA Today.
Amazing. I have never seen a film like this before. Where was Will Smith on the Best Actor list for the Academy Awards?
The film follows Ben Thomas (Will Smith) who plays an IRS agent with a secret. He helps seven strangers change the course of their lives. All Ben wants to know is if they are a good people. The "gifts" that he gives to these seven strangers are life changing and he will never be forgotten.
This is one of those films that is hard to write about because if I mention one major detail the whole movie is ruined. All I ask is for everyone to check it out and give it a chance. I can see why it got mixed reviews because it is a movie where you have to be paying attention or you may miss a major detail.
So go check it out Lauren and everyone else!
Mickey Rourke really did make a comeback. The film follows the life of a former pro wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Rourke), whom is no longer living the glamorous life of a superstar. The film has a documentary feel as the camera follows behind Randy as it uncovers the life of a wrestler. The audience will see the stage performance of a pro wrestler, which is pretty much the same on the WWF. What is interesting is the lengths that Randy takes to try to stay in the mind set that he is still a wrestler. From tanning, bleaching his hair, weights, medications, women, drugs and pushing himself to the limit in the ring all adds up to his heart attack.
Randy tries to live a normal life without wrestling by trying to see his estranged daughter Stephanie (Evan Rachel Wood) and hoping for a relationship with a stripper Pam/Cassidy (Marisa Tomei). The film touches on topics such as aging. The revelation that Randy can no longer be a wrestler because his body does not work like it did twenty years ago. The same for Cassidy. The men treat her differently because she is not the twenty year old stripping on stage.
This is such a good film and different from the other sport "hero" movies out there.
I give it five stars.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I've never read the books, but the films seem to get more interesting as they come to a close. I'll probably check it out.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Monsters vs. Aliens is definitely worth the $24.50 that is required for a 3D film here in my hometown. Yes it's expensive, but the quality of seeing a 3D film is worth every dime. I have seen many 3D movies and I believe this is the best one so far. My reasons why are because the animation actually pops out of the screen. Some 3D films just look like they extend from the screen and nothing comes out at you. Well this one actually has the "reach out and grab" effect. This is probably one of DreamWorks best animated films since Shrek and Kung-Fu Panda.
The cast of Monsters vs. Aliens are very refreshing. Animated films allow for a diverse set of actors and actresses to come together. It's not very often when Seth Rogen and Hugh Laurie are in a film together. The monsters Susan Murphy aka Ginormica (Reese Witherspoon), B.O.B. (Seth Rogen), Dr. Cockroach Ph. D (Hugh Laurie), The Missing Link (Will Arnett) and Insectosaurus are given the opportunity to have their freedom if they defeat the alien, Gallaxhar (Rainn Wilson), from taking over the world.
This film allows children to have an imagination and for adults to laugh at the crude humor.
Monsters vs. Aliens receives four stars.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
First Transformers and now the G.I. Joe's are coming to the big screen. I don't know much about G.I. Joe except that my brother used to build forts with them when he was a kid. The movie looks pretty cool. I hope it is as successful as Transformers.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
My answer is yes. This film deserves every award it won. Danny Boyle's directing is phenomenal. The film begins in an unconventional way with flashbacks of Jamal (Dev Patel) being questioned for cheating on India's version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and how each question he answers reflects a moment in his life. Through vivid flashbacks and beautiful cinematography we see the life of a slumdog in India. It is not until late in the film does the classic Hollywood ending happen that is usually not portrayed in foreign films. It was all for love. Money didn't matter. Integrity matters. Saving the girl and living happily ever after whether rich or poor. Faith and destiny will take flight. Take time to see this film because it will change your prospective on everyday knowledge and how we answer questions.
If there is a film that you would like for me to review please leave me a comment under this post. There are so many films out there that I haven't seen yet and I know many of you may be wondering what I might say about them. So leave me a request and I will get on it!