Minggu, 02 November 2014

"Non Stop" Movie Review


Not that this movie was great, but it was definitely better than I expected. I didn't think there would be much a story that could be had on one plane, but I was wrong. This movie was kind of fun, and entertaining. The story wasn't the best, but it also wasn't as see through as I thought it would be. It took me a while to figure out the culprits, actually, it took the culprits to actually show themselves...lol. This movie has so many interesting characters that you think you have an idea of what's going on, and then you don't. I enjoyed this the most about the story. The movie fell off a little at the end, but for most of the movie it was a pretty exciting journey. Not bad at all.

Liam Neeson thriller with a March release date...hmmmmm...that sounds like a disaster...lol. As thriller as the trailer was supposed to look, it did nothing to spark my interest. It actually looked kind of corny, and I was sad to see Neeson in another one of these films. I was this close to not seeing this one, but instead chose to miss Son of God instead.
This isn't an award winner, but the movie was pretty decent to watch. There is excitement, action, entertainment, everything you need to make you feel like you didn't just waste 2hrs of your time. If this means anything, I'm actually looking forward to seeing it again when it comes on TV.
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Sabtu, 01 November 2014

"Into the Storm" Movie Review

 "Into the Storm" (2014)

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTD2aKY9p0CIqvHXTMXBhglI7RpLBvkxcEdSZzvstR6bIG7jMLPhttp://static1.businessinsider.com/image/53334855eab8ea9167527812-2048-1152/into-the-storm%20.jpghttp://images.kdramastars.com/data/images/full/68778/storm-3.jpgUuuggghhhh! So pissed I paid money to see this movie, even when I knew it was going to be awful. This movie made it on my do not see list after watching the trailer, but because I had time to waste and it was showing at a workable time, I paid for a ticket...smh. Now I'm not really mad I went to see it, I'm more pissed because I paid to see it...Uuuggghhh! I am still SMH now, just as I did when I walked out after watching it.

This review is going to be short, because the movie had nothing to it. It was a movie about a storm with characters sprinkled in it to give some "story", but there really wasn't any. This movie was seriously about a storm that came from nowhere, in a town that probably doesn't exist on a map. Ummmmm...sooooo...what was the reason behind the storm...weird. The storyline was so weak, I'm having a hard time saying that their actually was one. To make things worse, the storm scenes were beautifully done and exciting, but everything else about the movie fell flat.

If you are interested in seeing a storm on the big screen, then this movie is for you.

Rabu, 26 Desember 2007

Hunt in National Treasure: Book of Secrets

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

: Action, Adventure
: Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Ed Harris, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Bruce Greenwood, Helen Mirren

"National Treasure: Book of Secrets" is much like its 2004 predecessor and I will be one of the few critics to say that I don't think that's a bad thing. This time, treasure hunter Ben Gates (Nicholas Cage) is presented with a torn-out page from the diary of John Wilkes Booth which implicates his great grandfather as being a co-conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. To prove his ancestors innocence, he and his treasure hunting team of Riley (Justin Bartha), his tech expert, and Abigail (Diane Kruger), his ex-girlfriend must travel from London to Paris to Washington in order to find clues that will lead them to a lost city of gold. Helping him as well is his historian father (Jon Voight) and college professor mother (Helen Mirren). And hot on his heels is Mitch Wilkinson (Ed Harris), who desperately wants to become a memorable part of history himself.
The story was pretty good I like the idea of the film as well I like these types of films.

http://www.themagazine.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/National-Treasure-Book-of-Secrets.jpgWith Indiana Jones coming out next year it nice to see a film that uses the same style and grace like the classic film. The film was about 2 hr and 5 mins and it held my attention from start to finish. It did not get boring at all and was just as good as the first one but the first one was a better film overall. Overall I think this is a great film to check out of the Christmas holiday which is a very crowed season with 5 films coming out this week and 4 coming out next week. Make sure you put this film high on your list to check out you will not be disappointed.
National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a fun ride. It has all the action and twists you need to keep the grown-ups interested, and it fills things out with some strong action and adventure that will keep the kids happy as well. This film is utterly unbelievable, sometimes silly and totally predictable, but it's loads of fun and an adventure ride for the whole family.

Selasa, 25 Desember 2007

I Am Legend Movie Review

 I Am Legend (2007)

Genres: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Thriller, Adaptation and Remake
Starring: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Willow Smith, Charlie Tahan

Robert Neville (Will Smith) is a brilliant scientist, but even he could not contain the terrible virus that was unstoppable, incurable...and manmade. Somehow immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City...and maybe the world. But he is not alone. He is surrounded by "the Infected"--victims of the plague who have mutated into carnivorous beings who can only exist in the dark and who will devour or infect anyone or anything in their path. For three years, Neville has spent his days scavenging for food and supplies and faithfully sending out radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. All the while, the Infected lurk in the shadows, watching Neville's every move, waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But his blood is also what The Infected hunt, and Neville knows he is outnumbered and quickly running out of time.
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSlFiJLnWGUzNhuCUX38e9NuMAMjJpBmMR1QFrr-vLGNfo0IIikI really Enjoy watching this film. It was the third cinematic adaptation of Richard Matheson's novel with the same title, has been in development for a very long time. Will Smith also is good as Robert Neville. The role requires a lot of him and he delivers on all fronts. He's reasonably believable as a research scientist. He's believable as a concerned father in the flashbacks. He's believable as a man on the brink of insanity. And as past films have shown, he can handle the action well. All this together, with a touch of his trademark humor here and there, make it one of his more memorable performances.

http://images.morris.com/images/lubbock/mdControlled/cms/2007/12/21/227531210.jpg"I Am Legend" also does a great job of building up suspense. The film goes for long stretches where very little happens, then it builds up to incredibly intense confrontations between Robert and the creatures. His first encounter with them in a dark building is quite disturbing and certainly sets the audience on edge. They manage to keep this suspense going with every other following confrontation.
All in all, this movie was very fun to watch. Im sure that those interested in post-apocalyptic sci-fi adventure will satisfy them in watching "I Am Legend".

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Senin, 19 November 2007

Ice Age: The Melt Down Movie Review

http://www.impawards.com/ Ice Age II The Melt Down

The sequel Ice Age: The Meltdown is a rousing and a good follow-up to the 2002 hit Ice Age. It features fun new characters, some great gags, and more antics by Scrat. However, some scary moments and profanity jokes make it more appropriate for older kids than younger ones. Unlike the original movie, Meltdown setting aside tedious heartwarming material and lectures on life, Meltdown charges full ahead with bright gags and snappy action, making for an unexpectedly satisfying sequel.
The sequel picks up in the midst of global warming when all of the animals of the Arctic valley are forced to leave before the ice turns into a huge body of water. The trio from the first film, Manny the Mammoth (Romano), Sid the Sloth (Leguizamo), and Diego the Tiger (Leary), find themselves in a virtual water park along with their fellow beasts. However, they soon come to the realization that disaster is looming. The ice dam that keeps their valley dry is melting and threatens to wipe them all out in a flood. (I guess it's a prehistoric New Orleans.) All of the creatures head towards the other end of the valley where they have heard that there is an ark, of sorts, that can save them from the flood.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_2n9G8hS3AbI/TUtkc613p-I/AAAAAAAACAw/pRjM_KycixI/s1600/Ice+Age+2+-+The+Meltdown+New+Wallpaper.jpgManny's situation is particularly unique in that everyone believes he's the last of his mammoth species. Manny may be ready to start a family, but nobody has seen another mammoth for a long time. That is, until he miraculously finds Ellie, the only female mammoth left in the world. There's one little hitch  they can't stand each other and Ellie somehow thinks she's a possum! Accompanied by her two possum brothers Eddie and Crash, she refuses to believe that she's a mammoth but she joins our heroic trio for protection.
Meantime, Manny, Sid and Diego quickly learn that the warming climate has one major drawback: A huge glacial dam holding off oceans of water is about to break, threatening the entire valley. The only chance of survival lies at the other end of the valley. So our three heroes, along with Ellie, Crash and Eddie, form the most unlikely family in any "Age" as they embark on a mission across an ever-changing, increasingly dangerous landscape towards their salvation. Will they be wiped out or will there be an "Ice Age 3"? And how will Scrat inevitably save the day?
http://www.dan-dare.org/FreeFun/Images/CartoonsMoviesTV/IceAge2Wallpaper800.jpghttp://covermyfb.com/media/covers/thumb/9850-ice-age-2-the-meltdown.jpgI enjoyed "Ice Age: The Meltdown" quite a bit. The film is wackier than its predecessor and features a lot less drama. This really increases the pacing of the story and allows more time for the characters to play up their strengths. While the characters from the original return true to form, a few new characters are added that fit in perfectly with the cast. Leading them is Queen Latifah as Ellie. She's funny and charming as a mammoth that thinks she's a possum. She hangs from trees and creeps around with amusing results. Accompanying her are Seann William Scott as Crash and Josh Peck as Eddie. They're kind of annoying at first, but they grow on you as the film progresses. They end up delivering some of the funnier moments of the movie.
"Ice Age: The Meltdown" has a number of great moments. Scrat returns to deliver most of them as he continues his never-ending quest for acorns. Scrat's physical comedy bits of him trying to secure acorns are some of the funniest of any animated film. Besides the antics of the possums, there's a surreal musical number where a group of vultures sing "Food, Glorious Food". It's so delightful you'll never think of the song in the same way again.
From the animation point of view, it's almost identical to its predecessor. There's little change in the characters or environments. However, they do some impressive tricks with matted, wet hair on Manny and hair floating underwater. Those pieces of animation were very well done.
Al in all, i can say that Ice Age: The Meltdown is more better than the original movie in almost all aspects. It offer us a complete movie experience as the suspense is raised with vultures, killer fish, and treacherous terrain, but there is also a sweet romance and laughs for moviegoers of all ages.

Senin, 12 November 2007

Let's Play A Game in Saw III Movie Review

http://cinexl.net Let's Play A Game in Saw III (2006)

For the third installment of the Saw series, Jigsaw is back playing vicious games with his victims, placing them in elaborate death traps and giving them difficult choices if they hope to escape.
The Saw franchise is one of the hottest horror series out there. It really brings a very distinct psychological twist themes for which the genre is known, and yet also features the exciting "gorific" moments with the unique traps that lead "villain" Jigsaw creates. Saw III delivers a full on horrific excitement and energy from its very first scene to its jaw-dropping conclusion. It is undoubtedly shines with some of the most capable and incredible filmmaking ever seen from director Darren Lynn Bousman. IMO Saw III is the best horror film of 2006.
Saw III picks up immediately following Saw II at a very swift pace. Donnie Wahlberg's Detective Eric Walters is still chained up in the basement bathroom but taking extreme measures to escape, while his former partner (Dina Meyer) is trying to find him. Instead, she locates the scattered remains of Jigsaw's latest victim before falling herself as prey to one of his deathtraps. While on the otherhand Jigsaw is dying, his time is growing short, but there is still time enough for one more game.
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger2/8071/1647/400/Lynn_Amanda_Saw3.jpgThis game will be a little different though as it's not Jigsaw pulling the strings but Amanda, his young apprentice. Amanda sets things in play for one last go round but this one has the highest stakes of all. While city detectives scramble to locate Jigsaw, Dr. Lynn Denlon is unaware that she is about to become the latest pawn on his vicious chessboard. One night, after finishing a shift at her hospital, Lynn is kidnapped and taken to an abandoned warehouse where she meets Jigsaw, bedridden and on the verge of death. She is told that she must keep the madman alive for as long as it takes another one of his victims, Jeff, to complete a game of his own. Racing against the ticking clock of Jigsaw's own heartbeat, Lynn and Jeff struggle to make it through each of their vicious tests, unaware that he has a much bigger plan for both of them.
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSdI_Qygv51XzMfns6HCU5aUy0h8Hzz928N2-Q5SeVOKceCRi__CQSaw III is definitely the best of the three films. With tighter direction, a better story, and a rely less on clever murders and more on characters, this is strong film. The deathtraps and set pieces have gotten even more extravagant and gory than the last two movies with things that will make even those with the strongest stomachs wince, grimace or look away.
The best part about these franchise, and in Saw III especially, is Jigsaw. Jigsaw isn't some killer with no motive. He has a motive: appreciate your life. The fact that Jigsaw is a cancer patient on his deathbed, rather than some huge monstrous beast, he gives the audience psychological tension that we haven't seen before. Jigsaw has to be one of the most evil and morbid villains to appear on screen, but even with those factors taken into consideration it's hard not to feel some sympathy for him. How Bousman is able to turn the tables on us like that is a great achievement.

Selasa, 23 Oktober 2007

Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Movie Review

http://www.moviesonline.ca Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

From the maker of the Fast and the Furious and 2 Fast 2 Furious comes the highest-octane installment of the hit movie franchise, Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, offers you plenty of loud, spins its wheels , and fast and furious actions of the coolest cars in town. The movie also introduce a new and exciting specialized style of racing technique developed out of Japan:drifting. The film also features a new cast of explosive action in a different setting from the previous two films, Tokyo, Japan.

In "Tokyo Drift," Lucas Black plays Sean, a teenager who's hot-headed and define his self as an underdog street racer. Sean just can't stay away from illegal street racing, and so to straighten him out, his mom sends him to live with his dad (Brian Goodman), a career Navy man stationed in Tokyo. Now officially a gaijin (outsider/foreigner), Sean has to wear a uniform to school, where he's one of only a few non-Asians and has to get used to wearing funny slippers in class. But it doesn't take long for him to find some action when a fellow American buddy, Twinkie, introduces him to the underground world of drift racing. The secret to street racing in Tokyo is the drift, to let go and let gravity take control of balance of speeding and gliding through a heart-stopping course of hairpin turns. Mastery of the art of the drift is enough to elevate a person to king-like status, like it's done for the Yakuza wannabe DK (Brian Tee), the "Drift King." Sean's loss comes at a high price tag when he's forced to work off the debt under the thumb of ex-pat, Han. Han soon welcomes Sean into this family and introduces him to the real principles of drifting. Here Sean meets new friends and learns a new way to race, at the same time gaining a few enemies. Testing his patience and skill, he learns courage and gains respect from his friends and his father.

Tokyo Drift is about big cars with bigger engines and its more about drifting than speed racing. It also, among the franchise of The Fast and the Furious that offers the audience more hyped and exotic cars. There are many spectacular display of sequence in the film like a lovely night sequence in which a series of cars drift down a spiraling mountain road in a snaky line. Their movement is beautifully choreographed, and their headlights cut through the misty bluish light around them.

All in all, this sequel of the franchise does contain more mind-blowing stunts and heart-pounding racing sequences than ever, Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift puts you in the driver's seat. So you better strap yourself in for a blistering, super-charged ride of your life!.