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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Review: GOMORRAH





Organized crime is not a job; it is a lifestyle. It is also not the glamorized, conformable style that Hollywood has romanticized for years. No… it is a grim, dangerous and unhappy way to live. And most of the time the people involved have no other choice but to follow such lifestyle. Gomorrah is the work of Italian filmmakers trying to show what life in the criminal world is really like. The film is based on fact.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Hot Tub Time Machine Teaser Trailer surfaces



I'm not sure if this movie looks ridiculously stupid or just plain ridiculous. I'm a sucker for Animotion, especially in trailers, so I remain cautiously optimistic...

Friday, July 17, 2009

Film Review: PUSH


So it might be a bit late for a review because Push came out in theaters a few months ago but it just came out on the iTunes store & rentals; so I think a late review is fair game in this case.
As a super-powered hero movie Push is not the best. But as a thriller it rocks… big time! Remember Minority Report? That movie kept you hooked because there was know way to know what was going on at any point. Yet at the end everything came together through a very neat and clever twist. Push plays very similarly to that other SciFi thriller… but with a big difference: this time the characters are actually interesting.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Review: HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE



I realize this may get me avada kedavrad, but I almost wish I had gone to see I Love You Beth Cooper instead, so unsatisfying is this movie. The last time I felt this...bland...after a film was after seeing The Golden Compass in 2007, a film that Half-Blood Prince's problems bear a striking resemblance to.

Despicable Me




Well... if this trailer told you anything. I missed it.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Pandorum Trailer



This looks to me like an offshoot of a zombie movie. On Serenity.

In other words, it looks awesome.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Old Dogs

Fine. It's a Disney Family Comedy. I know. But I did giggle a lot while watching this trailer. And I love Robin Williams - and face it- he looks hillarious in this.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Review: I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER


I love you, Beth Cooper.

I love you because you made this movie bearable to watch.

This movie so desperately wants to be great. It's got all the ingredients; a decently likable cast, good direction, a fun soundtrack, and even some truly heartwarming moments. The only problem is that it never really finds its own voice or style. It's got some great stuff going on throughout but when the credits role, all you can think of is how you just wanted a little more.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Review: ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS


Third time IS the charm.
As a small practically independent studio Blue Sky has learned a lot in the last few years. They began with Ice Age, an entertaining and somewhat whimsy film about friendship. It was a noble attempt but Toy Story, another “road film” about friendship it was not. Next they came up with Robots, which sadly was a step down from Ice Age. But last year they came up with Horton Hears a Who, which delivered genuine entertainment, was rendered beautifully, and did not shy away from deeper meaning. The whole family could enjoy it at an equal level. Ice Age: Dawn of The Dinosaurs s stands more or less at the same place Horton Hears a Who did, though a little less deep and a little more whimsy, but certainly above all the previous installments of the franchise. What makes this film so effective is that it knows what comedy is about and how animated worlds, such as those made by Disney in its earlier years and Pixar, work.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

District 9 Full Trailer

I can't even find the words necessary to describe this movie.

Sorry I can't embed.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Surrogates

It's hard for me to express how good I think this movie is going to be.

SURROGATES trailer in HD
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