Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
I ask you, the reader, what are you looking for in a review of a film you might be considering on attending this weekend or any other day for that matter. You might even be deadlocked on a certain new release but teetering back on forth on an imaginary line trying to decide whether or not to spend the $9.50, $12.50 if it's in 3-D which everything seems to be nowadays, per person on a Hollywood production that might not even be worth it.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
thank you for your sometimes
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As an aspiring film critic, I realize that I can’t solely see movies that I would normally be interested in or even excited about. I also realize that I can’t be biased, positive or negative, toward a certain film based off of whether or not it’s my kind of movie. Thus far, I have also realized that I haven’t really seen any movies that I wouldn’t normally see unless I was with someone else. Namely, the ever so popular sub-genre of “chick flicks”. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve see plenty of girlie movies in my time but it was always with an actual girl. Since I don’t have that luxury at this current moment, I really haven’t taken an interest in them.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
There are some film series' that feel like they go on forever. Producers and production companies try to milk any and everything that they possibly can out of it. New plot lines and characters are created, attempts at different twists are entered, budgets are increased and even state of the art special effects are created to attract as many members of different audiences as possible. Star Wars is not one of those, but then again it is not a horror franchise. Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Nightmare on Elm Street however are but may or may not be placed in this category depending on your own opinion. But love them or not, they did yield some timeless classics. Another horror franchise that seems to have a split decision in fans is the blood fueled Saw series. Now at a super high number of 6, it has got to be the longest running film series of present time. Whether you like it or not, it has never failed at producing some of the most stomach turning horror scenes of all time.
Friday, June 18, 2010
1. I have a severe loathing for a certain team who I won't respect enough to call the group by name but whom I will only refer to as the band of henchman in purple and gold.
2. Althoug I am conditioned to dislike the sports world of Boston from growing up a Yankee fan in New York City, I like and resepct Kevin Garnett and through his consistent spectacular play in the playoffs, I have come to feel the same way about Rajon Rondo and wanted to see their team win another championship. But along with the rest of America I didn't think they would reach as far as they did.
3. The ever great Patrick Ewing is the assistant coach and mentor for the rising superstar that is Dwight Howard and I am still yearning for the day that he acheives that elusive championship ring that he never got a chance to wear during his days with my beloved New York Knicks.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Ron Livingston plays Peter Gibbons, an employee of Initech, a pretty disgruntled employee to say the least. His job is to prepare the company’s software system for the Y2K conversion.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
There’s no Nancy in this one, as this film profiles Heather Langenkamp in her everyday life.
Denzel Washington plays Walter Garber, a NYC transit official who is in charge of running the subways beneath the streets of the city.
Selleck Motors is on the way down, pretty fast and pretty hard. The sales personnel can’t make a sale to save their life and are at their wits end, literally.
The fourth film in the blockbuster franchise, entitled The Final Destination, starts off with four friends;
Posted in Category: Thriller
We are taken back in time to the year 1954 where U.S. Marshall and
World War II vet Teddy Daniels has been assigned to find an escaped prisoner/patient, Rachel Solando (Emily Mortimer), who disappeared from Ashecliff Hospital. The hospital is an institution for
Posted in Category: Documentary
The Allan Smith documentary, Rescue Men, tells this tale about Pea Island, which was the first lifesaving station that was run completely
Katie and Micah have been dating for three years and have recently moved into this suburban home. If I do say so myself, it’s a rather nice home, lovely decorated and well kept. Peli actually repainted some of the walls, added furniture, and added the staircase to his
Posted in Category: Action
Dr. Rick Marshall (Will Ferrell) is a scientist/inventor type who has a theory that an alternate universe exists somewhere out there in the
The story written and directed by Franc Reyes starts off in none other than the borough of the Bronx in New York City which wasn’t surprising at all due to this is a Puerto Rican driven film. The Bronx is basically little Puerto Rico so it was quite fitting. Wilson DeLeon (Manny Perez) is a drug dealer who works for mob boss Javier Cordero (Gary Perez) and is also trying to support a family consisting of his pregnant girlfriend. During a deal in which he was set-up, he gets
Sandler plays George Simmons, an established comedian/movie star who although is very successful seems to also be very lonely in his life. Very early in the movie, like at the start of it, the audience gets to see some of Sandler’s early amateur work prank calling a number of unsuspecting businesses “Jerky Boy” style with his friends. This not only sets up a look into the character, George, but more so shows us Sandler at the very beginning of his tenure in comedy. After a visit with his doctor, George learns he has contracted a form of leukemia
Like many sports films, this one revolves around the coach and the teams major players. Billy Bob Thorton plays Coach Gary Gaines who is under a lot of pressure to lead a team of mixed high school personalities which consist of mainly seniors who have one last
Expert martial artist Jason Statham plays Jensen Ames, an ex-gang member with a decent rap sheet who has turned his life around and settled down to raise a family. A loving wife, brand new baby girl, house, job which he hates, the whole nine and a half yards of every working class man’s life. Joan Allen plays Hennessey, yeah like the cognac, who is the antagonist warden at this correctional facility.
That is where Couples Retreat comes in. Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, and Faizon Love take a trip to a couples resort with their better halves, Malin Ackerman, Kristen Bell, Kristin Davis and Kali Hawk. Filmed in paradise heaven, Bora Bora, this film gives some insight on how far some couples will go to save their relationship and sometimes therapy can cause more damage than good. With already seasoned comedic actors in this film, it kind of
In this film, Arnold is joined by Elias Koteas (Zodiac, Shutter Island) who plays an FBI agent who is hell bent on destroying terrorism against the United States at all costs, Cliff Curtis (10,000 BC, Live Free or Die Hard) as Claudio Perrini aka “The Wolf” along with John Leguizamo (Gamer, Ice Age trilogy). Arnold plays Gordy Brewer, a Los Angeles firefighter, who loses his wife and son to the terrorist attack of The Wolf which was meant for a different target. In acts of war, as Brewer is told in the film, deaths of the innocent are known
So far I have lost count on just how many remakes the last couple of years has brought us and the several more on the way will only add to my number keeping dilemma. I can, however, keep track of how many good remakes there have been this year. Thus far I have seen two: The Crazies and the visual epic Clash of the Titans. I made it my duty as a serious movie goer to go back and watch the original before I ventured to the theater to see the made over installment. An undertaking I haven’t done since I was a child when I watched it with my father and really didn’t understand what was going on except that some guy was battling some very wild and “not real” creatures.
The original released back in 1981, a good year if I do say myself because I was also born that year, stars Laurence Olivier as Zeus, Maggie Smith as Thetis (better known as Professor McGonagall from Harry Potter) and Harry Hamlin as our hero Perseus.
Having already brought us action thrillers like The Replacement Killers and Shooter along with classic stories like Tears of the Sun and the highly acclaimed Training Day, director Antoine Fuqua reloads his chamber for another police drama with Brooklyn’s Finest. What caught my attention immediately from the advertisements was that this film, which Fuqua also helped produce, took place completely within the borough of Brooklyn where as the norm has been to use the island of Manhattan as the backdrop whenever it came to portraying New York City. The well written story by Michael C. Martin revolves around three New York City Police officers, each with their own role in the film and in the department.
This is Famke Janssen’s dilemma as Marnie Watson in the 2008 horror film 100 Feet. Marnie has just been allowed to return home after serving part of her jail sentence for murdering her abusive husband, Mike (Michael Pare), who was a NYC police officer. She’s not completely free however; she has to finish out her sentence under house arrest. She’s escorted back to her home and kept under a very close
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
As a pre teen, I will put it out there that I watched a rather good number of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. I will also put it out there that before that, as a kid I watched a decent number of episodes of Clarissa Explains it All. I only checked out the latter because I thought Clarissa was pretty. I only checked out the witch series quite frankly because there was nothing else on television and I kind of felt like it was dishonoring ABC’s then famed TGIF lineup if I didn’t watch every show within the two hours. Now that I look back at them, I really don’t think I ever laughed once at either show. Maybe a couple of times at Salem the cat in Sabrina but that was it. Besides some big screen projects, I actually don’t know why anyone ever thought Melissa Joan Hart could actually play anything but a teenager. To her credit, she did play those roles really well and was a famed child star and has been a writer/director/producer/singer and owns a candy shop. She will probably never go broke. But I can’t say I’ve ever seen her in anything memorable. I haven’t caught many of her adult roles, and I eventually will, but her film, Nine Dead, falls a little short.
I have not played any of the original Prince of Persia video games with the first one having been released in November of 2003 by Ubisoft but I am a little familiar with them. Combining state of the art graphics, great action, the ability to turn back time and a pretty good story line, the original games released on Playstation 2, Xbox and Gamecube at the time were met with rave reviews. Now Disney has chosen to bring us the big screen adaptation of one of the best selling games in this generation. With Jerry Bruckheimer producing, you have to expect this project to be quite exciting, especially after the success of Pirates of the Caribbean which he also had his producing hand in.