"One of them coyotes, he made love to my skull. You know what that practice is commonly called?"
"I do... and I certainly hope he got both eyes, Roy."
I was surprised by how much i actually enjoyed this film. I had no hopes for it after watching the trailer and saw that is was pretty much a bad Men In Black knock off, an it certainly is, but i have to say i kind of liked it. I know i'm in the minority here based on all the bad reviews and low scores it's been getting everywhere. I know it's bad too, but there is just something about Jeff Bridges in this film that i could not get enough of. He was great here. Everyone else was mediocre at best, but he really killed it here. I wish the entire movie was just about him. Ryan Reynolds was just on auto pilot here doing the same old shtick he always does. His endless quest for a bankable franchise is not going well. This movie is pretty much only worth seeing for Jeff Bridges. And also James Hong with a banana gun.
"My contract guarantees me final cut on all of my pictures."
"It also states that Paramount doesn't have to release anything that might cause the studio embarrassment!"
"As opposed to those last five Martin and Lewis pictures you're so proud of?"
I was very pleasantly surprised by this film. I was really looking forward to it before it came out, but after all the negative reviews it got i didn't really bother with it then and kind of forgot about it after that. But i really should have given it a shot back then because i really liked it. Anthony Hopkins absolutely kills it as Alfred Hitchcock. He was totally unrecognizable here. I'm really surprised he was snubbed for an Academy Award nomination. Helen Mirren was equally great as Alma Reville and also deserved a nomination. I'm a huge fan of Psycho so that also helped my enjoyment of this film a lot. It is one of my favorite movies. And i think this film did it justice. Especially when casting the actors from the film. They all looked and acted pretty much spot on. James D'Arcy as Anthony Perkins is one of the most perfect casting choices i have ever seen. This was a really underrated movie and should be watched by all fans of Psycho and Alfred Hitchcock.
"He's not dangerous."
"Sounds like a shitload of state troopers thinks differently."
This was a great movie. Matthew McConaughey really has done a 180 when it comes to his career. He went from a bad rom-com actor to a great character actor in just a couple of years. I can honestly say he is one of my favorite actors at the moment. This i think has to be his best performance and movie yet though. But it's not only him that was great here. Everyone was. Especially the main kid, Tye Sheridan. This is only his second movie to date, but damn he was good. This is definitely one of the best performances by a child actor i have seen. I really hope he get's an Academy Award nomination for his work here because he really deserves that. He was that good. This entire movie deserves a lot of Academy Award nominations. The only thing i guess i could complain a little about is that Michael Shannon's part was too small. He was barely in it and that is a shame when you got a great actor like him in a movie like this. But that is really the only flaw i can think of with this film. This was by far my favorite film of the year and i really regret not seeing it sooner.
"The things I've sacrificed are social. You kind of have to give up something to have something great."
I like all the games this movie is about, but this was one of the least interesting documentaries i have seen in a while. There was really nothing going on here that was worthy of a full length documentary. All three games eventually became successes so there really isn't any reason to care about the people here because you know it will turn out fine for them in the end anyway. So whatever small conflicts there are in the film is nothing to care about. And besides that it was just kind of boring. The people making these games were just regular boring people. I really don't understand all the great reviews this has been getting. It was just boring.
"I admire you so much. The stand you're taking. You didn't take the easy way out. Not setting up one of your friends. I couldn't do what you did."
This was a good movie, but it wasn't anything special. It was also good to see Dwayne Johnson in a mostly dramatic role. Even if he was very miscast. He is way too big and pumped up to play just the average suburban dad. That role did not fit him at all. It reminded me of when Arnold Schwarzenegger tried to play the average joe in some of his movies. He did a good job though. Dwayne Johnson id probably the best actor among the current group of action stars we have. He should do more dramatic work.
"I made this for you, Uncle Robbie."
"Aw, thanks, Freddy Kruger."
A very funny and sweet movie that still holds up today. One of the few romantic comedies i like. Sure there are a lot of awful and cringe worthy stuff in here like the rapping grandma, horribly stereotypical gay person and the tons of 80's references, but apart from that it's still a fun movie.
"Why don't you and I play a game of fuck off. You go first."
This is one of the dumbest action movies i have ever seen, yet it took itself way too seriously. There was not a single fun moment in this. Oh, they did try to trow some jokes in there. It's just that Gerard Butler is such a fucking boring actor that when you give him John McClane like dialogue, he just completely butchers it. I don't think that man has ever told a joke in his life. And it's not just him. Everyone in this film threats it like it's their chance to win an Oscar. Melissa Leo was especially painful to watch here. And i usually love her. She tried so hard for a movie that didn't deserve it at all. It also had some of the most over-the-top evil villains and actually played them off as a serious threat to America. This movie also has the most obvious plot twist ever where a certain guy who works for the president turns out to actually be working for the bad guys. And you can guess who it is the second he appears on screen just from the actor they cast in the role alone. This movie was just hilariously dumb in all the wrong ways. Absolute garbage.
"Tampered evidence is wasted evidence."
"Yeah... You realize it's not actually evidence until someone gives a fuck about this?"
This was just a really bland and forgettable cop drama. There was not a single original or new idea here. It's all been done before. I don't really have a lot to say about this because there is really nothing more to say. It's not a bad film, but it's far from a good one.
"Say hello to my little friend!"
"That's real fuckin' original. What are you, a fuckin' cartoon?"
In honor of Paul Walker i decided to watch this underrated little gem again. This was definitely Paul Walker's best film and by far his best performance. He was never a great actor, but here he really did give a great performance. Now i am gonna admit i was never the biggest fan of Paul Walker, be he always seemed like a really cool and nice guy. One of the few leading men in Hollywood that never let his fame go to his head. He was just a regular guy that got to star in movies. He always seemed to me like this generations Keanu Reeves. I also have to admit that i have always had a guilty pleasure for the Fast and the Furious movies. Those were always fun. Fast 7 is gonna be tough to watch now. I don't really know what else to say. Rest in peace Mr. Walker. You will be missed.
"Most people don't believe something can happen until it already has. That's not stupidity or weakness, that's just human nature."
I'm getting really tired of zombies now. In movies, video games and TV shows. It's just way too much these days. It's just getting boring now. This was really no exception. I liked that it didn't go the usual zombie movie route of a small group of people trying to survive. It is some of that in this film, but the main story is about Brad Pitt trying to find patient zero and trying to get a cure. It was a little more interesting, but not much. I really didn't like the over-the-top CG zombie waves. It looked really ridicules. If they had kept this movie small and just focused on Brad Pitt trying to find a cure i think i would have liked it better. All the big action sequences just kind of felt tacked on in order to compete with the other big summer blockbusters. There was a sequence near the end of the film at a hospital that was very quiet and tense. That was by far the best part of the film. If the movie had more of that it could have been a great film, but in the end it just pretty much turned in to another bland and boring zombie film. Also, why was Matthew Fox basically just an extra in this film? He had liturally a blink and you'll miss him moment with no lines or anything. Is his career that bad now?
"Hey! I'm the guy with the gun!"
"And i'm the guy with the guy."
I'm a little disappointed with this film. After seeing the trailer i was really looking forward to it. Van Damme looked absolutely insane as the villain and i loved that. The only problem is that almost all of his good stuff was already in the trailer. The rest of the cast also did nothing. Tom Everett Scott, the main good guy, was one of the blandest actors i have ever seen. He was sleepwalking through the entire film. He was just awful. The one girl in the movie, Linzey Cocker, was not much better. Those two were supposed to have some kind of romantic connection, but they had some of the worst chemistry together i have ever seen. The girl also has one of the most obvious plot twist in movie history. If you have seen one movie like this before you know exactly where her character is going from the second she appears.
The only actor besides Van Damme that actually looked like he tried to do a good job was Orlando Jones. He did a good job. I also really didn't like the story. It's the same old cliche story we have seen a million times. This was pretty much Cliffhanger in the woods. Only with the added story of Orlando Jones wanting to kill Tom Everett Scott that went absolutely nowhere. Seriously, the second Van Damme get's taken out the movie ends. We get no conclusion for their story at all. I guess the director realized that people would lose all interest in the film after he was gone.
The movie was also way too dark. One rule of film making is don't set the entire film in the woods at night. It's impossible to see what the hell is going on a lot of the time. There was also no reason for this to take place at night. They already established at the beginning of the film that it takes place at a remote island that only get's visitors during the weekends. They could have easily set it during the day on a regular week day and not change the story one bit. But the movie is not all bad. It still has some pretty cool fight scenes. When you can see them at least. And it is kind of worth watching just for Van Damme's over the top performance alone. I did like his bad guy performance in The Expendables 2 better though. I was hoping for better when Van Damme finally worked with Peter Hyams, the director of Timecop and Sudden Death, again.
This was another good Norwegian thriller. Aksel Hennie shows again that he is one of Norway's best leading men in movies here. This reminded me a lot of Headhunters as well. Maybe a little too much at times. This movie also had a few American actors in for the American roles it like Stephen Lang and Wes Bentley. That was very smart casting because most Norwegians are awful at speaking English. Especially when trying to do an American accent. I really hope this get's released in more countries because it was really good. It had me hooked from start to finish.
"I only feel alone around other people. Couldn't be truer."
This was a good movie. Michael Shannon really deserves more big roles like this. He is a great actor and really nailed this role. I was also very happy to see Winona Ryder in a big role in a movie again. Even if it was just the generic wife role. I wished she had more to do. Most of the cast was good, but i have to say David Schwimmer was very miscast. It is impossible to take him seriously as a mobster. I just could not do anything but laugh every time he was trying to act tough. He will always be Ross from Friends to me. I also don't know why James Franco was one of the top billed people on the poster. He is in the film for one small scene. It's barely even a cameo. That character really could have been played by anyone. I liked the story of the film as well, but it was kind of predictable. I guess since it's based on a true story they could not change it up too much. It was a very bland and usual mobster movie. The only thing that really saved it and the reason i will remember it is Michael Shannon.
I really liked this film. It's been a while since i have seen a good thriller like this. Colin Farrell did a fine job in the lead, but he was nothing memorable. Noomi Rapace is who really kept me interested in the film. She was really good and i liked her character. However there is one part of her character i didn't really get. I really think they should have done a little more with her scar on her face. Everyone of the film comments on it and she is getting called a monster by kids and talks about how it has ruined her life, but you can barely see the scar. Even in close ups on her face it's barely visible. They really should have done more with it. But i guess the producers of the film didn't want to ruin Noomi Rapace's sex appeal. It's a small thing, but it really bugged me throughout the film. But other than that it really is a solid thriller and worth a watch.
"The point is ladies and gentlemen that greed, for lack of a better word, is good."
What happened to Charlie Sheen? He was never a great actor, but he was very good when he wanted to. He was kind of like a low-grade Tom Cruise. Now he's just a lunatic that does nothing but terrible sit-coms. It's a shame.
"Well, Bernie was so nice, so accommodating, so willing to keep from hurting other people's feelings, he just couldn't tell anybody to piss off."
This was a good, but a bit boring movie. Jack Black probably gives his best performance so far here. Usually he just plays himself, but here he was an actual character. I hope we see more roles like this from him because he was good at it. Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey were also both very good. But that was really all this movie had going for it. The story was not really interesting enough for a movie. It had it's funny moments, but for the most of it i was just bored. It's worth watching to see Jack Black do something new, but that's really it.
"I didn't have to go easy on you. A different binding agent, a stronger mix... I want you to remember that. I wanted to remind you to stay out of my way. In all the years to come, in your most private moments, I want you to remember the one man who beat you!"
While not as good as the first part, this was still a great Batman movie. Michael Emerson was perfect as The Joker. Probably my favorite Joker performance to date. Most people that play The Joker just goes all out all the time. That can get very tedious. Emerson however kept it much calmer for the most of it before going full out at the end. That made his Joker much creepier and scarier than most other Jokers. I really hope he get's the chance to play him again. This movie would have gotten a perfect score from me if it had ended when Joker's story line ended, but it didn't. For some reason they added this entire extra sub plot with Superman. I never really liked Superman. He is just too fantastic and perfect. The only thing good about that tacked on ending was the chance to get to see Batman pretty much beat the crap out of Superman. Even though it didn't really make sense. Superman wont even flinch when someone fires a machine gun at him, but getting electrocuted by a street lamp takes him out? Sure. Anyway, together these two film are definitely my favorite Batman film so far. I really doubt the upcoming Batman vs Superman movie is gonna live up to this. Especially after the incredibly boring Man of Steel movie.
"That a tickle?"
"That was a nerve bundle in your deltoid. Might not hurt, but you won't be moving that arm for a while."
I liked this much better than Under the Red Hood. Honestly, i think this is the best Batman film i have seen so far. Animated or live action. I never read the comic this is based on, but i heard it is pretty much the same word for word so i guess that is why this is so good. Frank Miller can be an excellent writer when he wants to. This has to be some of his best work next to Sin City. I'm gonna have to watch part 2 of this right away.
"He used to say, sometimes you need to do something bad to stop you from doing something worse."
This was a very good movie. This is Chan-wook Park's first american movie and he did a damn good job. He is a brilliant visual director and that really showed here. This was a beautiful, but also very dark movie. All the actors were also great. Mia Wasikowska got a great career ahead of her if she keeps this up. This was an award worthy performance by her. Nicole Kidman was also very good, but they didn't really give her much to do i felt. There was one point in the film actually forgot she was in it. I wished they had fleshed her character out more and given her more to do. Matthew Goode stole the entire movie though. From the second he steps on screen he just captivates you. He gave a very creepy, yet charming performance and did it to perfection. This is definitely his best role to date.
I'm amazed there is no Oscar buzz for him. I guess it's just the same old story about it being released to early in the year. The Academy really needs to get some new members that can remember a movie that was released more than three months ago. It's all just a bunch of old guys payed off by the producers of the latest theatrical tear jerkers. It's the most predictable, yet still most recognizable award show for movies for some reason. Just because they are the oldest does not mean they are the best. I'm sorry that this review turned in to yet another rant about the Academy Awards, but i just can't help it. Anyway, this was a great psychological thriller and worth watching for Matthew Goode alone.
"I'm so nervous. What if I forget the words?"
"You're gonna go straight to hell."
This was on TV while i was working last night and i didn't feel like changing the channel. Even though i wasn't paying that much attention i still managed to get the entire story. It's not that hard when half the film is just montages.
"You'll be as quiet as possible or I'll put one in your lap first."
"Party pooper. No cake for you."
I'm gonna try to watch some more of the animated Batman films now. I have been wanting to for a while, but never really got around to it, but a lot of them are on netfix i noticed so i thought i'd give those a shot at least. A lot of people have told me that this was a great one so i decided to check it out, and it was good. I would not go as far as to say it was great. The story was really good, but there were a lot of silly moments in the film that they could have gone without. The tone of the film would go from very serious to very goofy at the drop of a hat. The voice acting was very good all around as well. Bruce Greenwood was perfect as the voice of Batman. He has a very gruff and intimidating voice. No need to sound like a rabid dog to be intimidating, Mr. Bale. John DiMaggio was also good as The Joker. Even if he did slip in to Bender from Futurama a few times. Anyway, this was overall a good movie, but as usual with Batman films, not as good as everyone wants it to be.
"How do you get a concussion when you don't got any fucking brains?"
This was a great movie! I loved it. Patton Oswalt really shows of his acting skills here in a perfect performance. The fact that he was not even nominated for an Academy Award shows how fucking out of touch those guys are. He really deserves more roles like this. The rest of the cast was also great. I loved that Kevin Corrigan, one of my favorite 'that guy' actors, had a big role in the film. He usually never get more than a couple of scenes in most movies. Michael Rapaport also nailed his part. Especially in a very tense scenes near the end of the film. This is definitely one of the most underrated movies i have ever seen. It deserves a lot more recognition than it is getting and i really regret not seeing it when it came out.
"Should I be worried we're opening in a town where nobody lives?"
I love Conan O'Brien. He is probably my favorite late night host. So i was very upset when he was fired from his job at NBC and replaced by that old hack Jay Leno. They didn't even give him a chance. But his new show now is way better than whet he did at NBC so in the long run i guess it was a good thing. I'm also really sad that i didn't get to see his The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour. Watching this documentary thought i does not look like i missed that much to be honest. From the looks of it here it mostly looked like bad musical numbers. I'm not a big fan of musical numbers in comedy shows to begin with. But maybe they just wanted to leave the best parts of it for the people that actually went to see it. This documentary didn't really seem all that necessary. It felt more like an extra material documentary from a DVD than an actually theatrically released documentary. Not a lot happened here and it was not very interesting for the most of it. Conan was still very funny in it, but that was really all it had going for it. This is definitely just for die hard fans of him.
"I wanna see my lawyer!"
"There are no lawyers, dumb fuck! It's just me and you, and I am in your shit for the duration!"
This is one of the movies i have wanted to watch for a long time but never got around to, and i really regret that now. This was a great film. Jason Patric and Ray Liotta were fantastic here. This was one of Liotta's best performances and by far Patric's best. I have never really liked him outside of The Lost Boys, but here he knocked it out of the park. This movie really reminded me of Training Day. Just without the humor. This was a very dark movie. Not something you want to put on to feel better. This was a great and gritty cop movie and far too underrated.
This was a really dumb, but fun action movie. It had Patrick Swayze as the cool, tough guy action hero who talks about himself in the third person and Meat Loaf as the way too over the top villain. It was crazy. Man, i miss Swayze. He had some really cool and fun movies.
"Pain. Love. Fear. Happiness. You choose to feel each of them. So choose to be happy, Franklin. Choose to be happy! Cause happiness is a state of mind."
This was an alright movie. The story was nothing special, but it had a great cast that really saved the film. Matt Lucas did a very good job in the lead role as a creepy and weird guy. Billy Crystal was the best part of the film though. He really has not done any good movies in a long time besides the Monsters Inc movies, so it was fun too see him in a good live action role again. I was a little disappointed that Dolph Lundgren and Peter Stormare had such small roles though. It would have been fun to see more of them. Especially Dolph since it's very rare to see him in something besides an action movie. So overall this was a good film, but nothing that special. I doubt i will remember it in a few weeks.
"Got a kid? You wanna provide for that kid? You want to edge out your competition? You gotta do that using your skill set. And your skill set? Very unique."
This was a great movie. It was not what i was expecting at all. There was a few twists and turns i didn't see coming. It was almost like three different movies in one. Ryan Gosling was great as usual, but the stand out performance for me was Bradley Cooper. He definitely gives the best performance of his career so far here. He was good in Silver Linings Playbook, but he was great here. This is the one he deserves an Academy Award nomination for. Dane DeHaan was also great and shows again that he really is a future movie star here. This is definitely another instance of a great movie released too early in the year that will be forgotten once award season comes around, and that really is a shame. This has been the best movie i have seen so far this year and a great surprise as i didn't really have any expectations for it.
"Today we face the monsters that are at our door and bring the fight to them. Today, we are cancelling the apocalypse!"
This was a very fun movie. It gives you exactly what it advertises, giant robots vs giant monsters. Those fight scenes were all great, but i have to admit they got a bit repetitive by the end. It felt a little long for a movies with such a simple concept as well. They could have cut a good 20 minutes out of the film and it would have been perfect. The actors were also mostly good. Especially for a movie like this. Idris Elba, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman gave the stand out performances. Charlie Hunnam however, who i really like on Sons of Anarchy, was really boring and bland as the lead. If i didn't already know his from SoA, i'm sure i never would have remembered him after this. That was disappointing. But who watches this film for the acting anyway. This was a fun monster movie, but nothing more than that.
"Hey Dirk! Where are we headed?"
"Hell if I know... but we're making great time!"
This is what they wanted to be the new Indiana Jones type franchise? This was awful. Matthew McConaughey is a good actor (these days at least), but he is a terrible action hero. Watching him fight is like watching a hippie fight. It just does not feel right. Penélope Cruz was also terrible and probably the least believable doctor i have seen on film. She was also completely useless and was just in the film so McConaughey could have someone to save every fifteen minutes or so. The worst part of the movie though has to be Steve Zahn who thought he had to make a cringe worthy joke in every single fucking scene he was in. Way to go fucking overboard on your damn comic relief character. This was also just a really boring movie overall and was missing all the fun and excitement that made the Indiana Jones movies so good. Thank god this didn't become a franchise.
I liked this better than the first Machete film. It felt more fun and didn't try to shove some political message down your throat. This was just pure madness. I also loved the cast this time. Mel Gibson was great as the villain. Much better than the boring Steven Seagal villain we got in the first film. I also loved the El Camaleón character played by a lot of different actors that i won't spoil. It was hilarious every time he changed. Overall a very fun movie, but nothing more than that.
This was a very good movie. Every actor here gave a great performance. Especially Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. They gave some of the best performances of their careers. The story was really tense and kept me on the edge of my seat, guessing who did what through most of it. That being said, i didn't really like the ending. It felt very anticlimactic and rushed. I'm gonna have to go into spoiler territory here. First of all i didn't like that one of the little girls somehow got away for no reason just like that. It felt like a cheap way to get to the end. I also didn't like that moment when Hugh Jackman get's held hostage by Melissa Leo. That felt very out of place. There was also many moments where he could have taken her out. She is an old, weak lady and he is Wolverine. That part of the movie felt a little ridicules. But apart from that i really liked it. This is definitely a strong contender during awards season.
"Do you want to remember, or do you want to forget?"
Danny Boyle has done it again. Another great film from one of my favorite directors. Now this is not one of his best films. It's not up there with Trainspotting, 28 Days later and Sunshine, but it's still great. All of the main three cast members gives great performances. Rosario Dawson is not as good as James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel, but this is still one of her best performances to date. She also has one very special scene that i think will join the list of most paused movie moments. The story of the film is what really got me. There was a lot of twists and turns here, maybe a little too many, but i thought the film pulled it off in the end. It's a shame it was released so early in the year because i think it's gonna be forgotten during the award season now. That's a shame because it definitely deserves a best writing and directing nomination. At least of the movies i have seen so far this year.
Finally a good Wolverine movie again. Not counting his cameo in First Class, he has not been in a good movie since X2 in 2003. That is ten fucking years! I'm a huge fan of the character and i think Hugh Jackman is the perfect actor to play him so to finally see him in something good again was awesome. I loved that the movie took place in Japan. It is a such a beautiful country with very cool cities that look great on film. There was not a lot of other mutants in the film, but i think that was a good thing. They crammed so many useless mutants in to X-men 3 and X-men Origins that is just got ridicules. It was actually very refreshing to see so few in this one. This also has to be the most brutal X-men movie so far. I'm surprised they got away with a PG-13 rating here. There is some really bloody and brutal scenes in this film. This movie probably had the best fight scenes of any X-men movie so far as well. The scene where Wolverine was fighting the ninjas was really badass. Overall, this was a great movie and definitely a return to form for Wolverine.
"The first time I saw you, I thought you were... a dick."
This was a fun, but ridicules movie. I'm not a big fan of magic, but when the magician doing it is entertaining i can love it. Penn and Teller are two that i really enjoy. The magicians in this film though... not so much. They were all very obnoxious and annoying. Every time they were on screen i was just waiting for the movie to go back to Mark Ruffalo and Mélanie Laurent. Now they were fun to watch. Those two really were the saving point for the movie. Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine were also good, but their roles were not big. Especially Michael Caine's role. This movie also has one of the most ridicules plot twists i have ever seen. I joked remember making a joke prediction half way through the film, and that was exactly what happened. I could not believe it. This was an entertaining film, but nothing memorable.
Apart from the slow start this is a very good action movie. Scott Adkins really get's to show off his fighting skills here. The last 40 minutes or so is just him kicking ass non stop. The story makes little sense, but that is usual with these Universal Soldier movies. I also really liked the 3D here. It was surprisingly good. Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren have disappointingly little screen time though. They are just in it about 5 minutes total each. They are both very good in their little screen time though.
"I'll shut the door on you. You lay down here and put your head in the door. And I'll slam it about 157,000 times."
I'm a huge fan of buddy cop movies and i'm surprised there has not been a female buddy cop film yet, but now that we finally got one i'm glad it was as fun as this one. Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy were great together. They had perfect chemistry and were really funny. I'm impressed Sandra Bullock managed to keep up with Melissa McCarthy, but she is a pro. The supporting cast were also all good. The big problem with this film is the same as most of these modern day buddy cop films, and that is that the villains are boring and forgettable. Michael McDonald did a good job, but i wish they had given him more to do. He had potential to be a great movie villain. I have also seen a lot of people complain that the story is a cliche, but i'm fine with that. It's a buddy cop film. They don't make these for the great and original stories. This was just a really fun movie.
"I'm afraid I'm gonna have to ask you to leave!"
"You're having way to much fun. It's making everyone uncomfortable."
This was a good movie, but not as good as i was expecting. I have been looking forward to this movie for a while now based on the cast and crew alone. Sam Rockwell and Steve Carell are two of my favorite actors at the moment. Sam Rockwell pretty much played himself, but Steve was not at all. He was playing the polar opposite of Michael Scott from The Office. A real asshole. And he really did a great job doing it. Liam James also did a good job playing the awkward teen stuck with all these adults and people he didn't know for the summer. He really reminded me of myself when i was that age and went through something very similar. What i didn't really like was the people at the water park that wasn't Sam Rockwell. They all kind of annoyed me. They did not feel like real people and i didn't think that fit the tone of the rest of the movie. But it's a good movie, just not as good as i would have hoped.
"Eloquent, Sheriff. You make us look like an inbred mining community."
"We are an inbred mining community, Ben."
Was this a good movie? Oh god no! But was it fun? Hell yeah. I had a blast watching this. Especially in 3D. I watched this with a couple of friends and some beers, and that is definitely the only way to watch it. We were laughing our asses off the whole time. When things flew at the screen it was hilarious. This film was obviously supposed to be a cheesy tribute to the bad 3D horror movies from the 80's and not a serious horror film and that is why i loved it. It reminded me of Piranha 3D and why i loved that film so much.
He and a couple of friends decided to have a double bill of hilarious 3D slashers today since it's Halloween so we watched this and My Bloody Valentine. Definitely a good time. This is a movie that has to be seen in 3D.
"Was it the boogeyman?"
"As a matter of fact, it was."
This is definitely one of my favorite horror movies and an obligatory watch around every Halloween. It's just perfect for it. I remember not liking it very much the first time i saw it. I thought it was kind of boring because it took so long before Michael Myers started killing people and when he finally did start, he just ends up killing 3 people and a dog on screen. But over the years i have started to appreciate the slow build up of the movie and the creepy atmosphere it creates. Every single shot of the movie is just really unnerving. Of course the music of the movie also really helps. This film has arguably one of the best movie themes of all time. Everyone knows it, even if they have not seen the movie. All the actors are great as well. Especially Jamie Lee Curtis in her feature film debut. That was truly a perfect casting moment. Donald Pleasence also brings out his A-game here. Even the two child actors are great in this film. That is something that rarely happens. Especially in horror films. This is definitely a master piece and the main reason i'll be a John Carpenter fan for the rest of my life.
This was a very fun and cheesy 80's slasher flick. Bruce Campbell and Tom Atkins are always a joy to watch in these types of movies. Bruce was not the scene stealer here that he usually is, his role was more down to earth here, but he still did a good job. I really liked Robert Z'Dar as the titular character as well. He was a good slasher movie villain. Now this is not up there with the classics like Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween and Friday the 13th, but like i said in the beginning, it was still a fun movie. I would recommend for any slasher movie fan.
"You know, this place makes me wonder."
"Yeah, what's that, boss?"
"Which would be worse - to live as a monster? Or to die as a good man?"
This is a great movie. This is the second time i have seen it, and i still found it just as interesting and creepy even though i remembered most of the twists and turns the story takes. All the actors are on the top of their game here. This is definitely one of Leonardo DiCaprio's best performances and i really think he was snubbed for a best actor nomination at the Academy Awards. Even actors like Elias Koteas, Emily Mortimer and Jackie Earle Haley who just get's one scene each still manages to steal the show in what limited time they have. Martin Scorsese really knows how to cast his movies even down to the smallest roles. I really want to watch this again right away to see if i missed something, and i'm sure i did. This is one of those movies i'm sure you will find something new every time you watch it. This is a great psychological thriller and another classic from master director Martin Scorsese.
"The devil exists. God exists. And for us, as people, our very destiny hinges on which we decide to follow."
This is the first horror movie in a very long time that has actually scared me. Lately most horror movies has just been either torture porn like the Saw and Hostel movies or boring found footage like Paranormal Activity. This however was a genuinely creepy and atmospheric ghost movie that really got to me in some scenes. I can't believe this is actually from the same guy who directed Saw and the utterly ridicules Dead Silence. James Wan really shows he has evolved as a director with this film. I don't really want to say too much about it because it's one of those movies you should start watching without really knowing much about it. That's how i saw it. I really doubt this is a true story though. It's a little too over the top for that. But it's still a great movie and perfect for Halloween.
"People are afraid of what they don't understand."
I have never been a huge Superman fan, but i thought this could be good based on the people who made it and the first trailer for it. I like Zack Snyder's directing style in movies like Watchmen and 300, and i thought it would fit well with a Superman movie. This however was just a boring mess of a movie. Okay, it had some good moments, but for the most of it i was either cringing at the terrible dialogue or bored by the uninspired action sequences. It was fun to see Superman fly tackle Zod the first time, but when it turns out that is all he is going to do the entire last third of the movie it get's very tedious very fast. I'm also pretty sure he killed thousand of people during the climax of this movie the way he kept smashing in to buildings and tearing them down. No way they were all evacuated in the little time it took from the attack of the city to the all out brawl the had in the middle of it. Could he not have grabbed Zod and flied him somewhere less populated? It seemed like he did and unnecessary huge amount of damage to the city.
Anyway, let's movie on from that to the other thing i really didn't like about the film, the dialogue. It seemed like everything Johnathan Kent did was talk in monologues. You never get to know the character because every time he opens his mouth it's just to tell Clark how special he is and that he is going to change world and all that shit. We never see him have an actual conversation with anyone or just hang out with his son doing any normal father-son stuff. It's all about speeches with this guy. Same goes for most of Jor-El's screen time as well. I liked his character in the beginning of the movie. He was very preachy still, but at least he kicked some ass as well. But after he get's resurrected as a ghost or whatever it was it's back to saying the same mumbo jumbo all over again. I will admit i did like the scene where he helped out Lois Lane on the space ship though.
Speaking of Lois Lane, i really wish we had seen more of her because she was one of the few characters i liked in the movie. Maybe that was largely thanks to the fact that she was played by one of my favorite actresses, Amy Adams, but i thought that character had a lot of potential. She get's some very good scenes in the beginning of the movie, but near the end everything felt very rushed with her. I know she is Superman's girlfriend in the comics, but here it feels like their kiss just comes out of nowhere. They have had no romantic chemistry throughout this entire movie and now suddenly they are making out. In the middle of a destroyed city with probably thousands of dead and hurt people i might add. And what follows the kiss it also one of the most awkwardly forced jokes i have seen in a movie. Again, the city has just been destroyed and thousand of people are dead. What probably disappointed me the most about the movie was Michael Shannon was General Zod. I love Michael Shannon and was really happy to see him get a major bad guy role in a big budget super hero movie like this so he was definitely the biggest reason i decided to watch the movie. Sad to say, i felt he gave a very weak performance here. He just was so over the top sometimes i just could not take him seriously. Most of his scenes went from him talking very low to SCREAMING OUT LOUD! it was so ridicules to watch. He was just hamming it up too much.
And now i guess i should mention Henry Cavill as Superman as well. I have not said much about him yet because frankly there is not much to say about him. He was just very bland and forgettable. I guess it's not much you can do with a character like Superman, but even for that he was boring. This does not bode well for the upcoming Superman vs Batman movie, but i'm still looking forward to seeing what Ben Affleck will do with the Batman character. He has been very good lately, so maybe he can give Zack Snyder a few tips on how to make the movie better.
Monsters Inc is one of my favorite movies of all time so when i heard Pixar were making a sequel i got really excited. They did great work with the Toy Story sequels so i had faith in them. Sad to say i'm a little disappointed. It's not a bad film, but compared to Monsters Inc it's nothing special. The problem is that they decided to make it a prequel instead of continuing the story from the first movie. Prequels are usually never a good idea because you already know where the story is gonna go and what's gonna happen to the characters. They also decided on doing the very cliched and predictable collage dorm wars story that we have seen a million times before. Even The Internship had the same story line. It's so boring and overdone. The movie does however save itself a little bit by having really great and funny characters in it. My personal favorite of the new characters has to be Art voiced by Charlie Day. He is always hilarious. It also looks really gorgeous, but it's Pixar so that is no surprise. Overall, this was a good movie, but far from as good as Monsters Inc was.
"I'm gonna pray on them girls. Pray on them hard."
This was a pretty funny movie. I don't understand why it has such a low score on Imdb. Then again, i usually never agree with Imdb when it comes to this. June Diane Raphael and Casey Wilson are both hilarious women and this was a very good first movie from them. It was kind of like the female version of Dumb and Dumber. I really hope they will continue to make movies and/or TV shows together because Hollywood really needs more female comedies that aren't romantic comedy chick flicks. This was a funny film, and i hope it's a sign of even better things to come.