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‘Public Enemies’: The Official Movie Trailer

Hitting theatres July 1st, Public Enemies tells the fascinating story of John Dillinger, the famous bank robber from the 1930’s.

The Michael Mann (he’s pretty frickin’ good) film will star Johnny Depp and Christian Bale and the trailer does a fine job of attracting viewers, in my opinion.

It’s tough to judge a movie by it’s trailer, the list of those is endless, but Public Enemies could end up being a classic.

…::Check..It..Out::…

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June 23, 2009 at 2:32 am 1 comment

‘2012’: The Official Movie Trailer

December 21, 2012.

Never before has a date in history been so significant to so many cultures, so many religions, scientists, and governments.

The trailer for this film looks absolutely …:..CrAzY..::..

From the creator of Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow, Roland Emmerich now brings a film that documents the end of the world. Obviously this guy likes mass destruction, but this trailer looks like his best work yet. I’m not saying the movie will win an Oscar, but you can’t deny the special effects.

 

June 23, 2009 at 1:54 am Leave a comment

Minute Of A Movie Critic: The Hangover

The Hangover

I returned from a first-time trip to lovely Las Vegas and I went to see this film within hours of my plane landing. Needless to say, it was dead-on.

The Hangover stars Bradley Cooper (Wedding Crashers), Ed Helms (The Office), and Zach Galifianakis as three groomsman who take their friend, Justin Bartha, out to Vegas just days before his wedding for his bacehlor party. What happens in Sin City while on their trip is a belligerent mystery that unfolds right before your eyes. The three hilarious groomsmen lose their soon-to-be married friend and the guys have to retrace their steps to try and find him.

Honestly, this film had me laughing out loud every 30 – 45 seconds and I would gladly pay $10 to see it in theatres one more time. I try to go to the theatres at least once every month and this film is the funniest I’ve seen since Stepbrothers. I know classic comedies when I see them (Dumb & Dumber, Wedding Crashers, Stepbrothers, etc.) and The Hangover could easily be a classic in the making.

You MUST see this and be prepared to laugh.

June 7, 2009 at 5:32 am Leave a comment

Minute Of A Movie Critic: Seven Pounds

seven-pounds

Thanks to ridiculous movie theatre prices, I have to wait to see the “best” movies until they are released at the local video rental store. With that, I apologize if you think that this pathetic attempt at a movie review is entirely too late. However, I gotta do it!

I can not tell you a single thing about the movie ‘Seven Pounds’ except for the fact that it stars Will Smith and Rosario Dawson. It was also directed by the same guy that directed ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’. And, I found the movie to be absolutely great. After reading a few dozen reviews on the web, I have found that many people and critics did NOT enjoy this movie. I would say they’re wrong.

Do not believe what you read on the internet. In fact, don’t even read the reviews because I don’t want you to accidentally see any spoilers or giveaways. Just pick up the movie, bring it home, and put it directly into your DVD player without even reading the back of the box.

‘Seven Pounds’ is a moving film that keeps you thinking even after you’ve finished watching it. I think Will Smith gives an absolute stellar performance and I have developed an entirely new admiration for Rosario Dawson. Not only is she beautiful, but she can flat-out act. Unbelievable performances by both of them.

Bottom Line: Don’t believe what you read. Don’t believe what you hear. Watch the movie ‘Seven Pounds’.

April 6, 2009 at 4:12 am 2 comments

Minute of a Movie Critic: “Taken”

taken(There are no spoilers in the following writings)

After watching the newly released film “Taken”, I can honestly say that I left the theatre pleased and pleasently surprised. I don’t want to say that I went into the theatre thinking it was going to be bad, but I didn’t believe the hype. Some had said it was awful and others had said it rivals the Bourne-series, I don’t agree with either.

The movie has a pretty basic premise, a storyline that we have all seen before. Bryan Mills, portrayed brilliantly by Liam Neeson, goes on a twisted rampage in Europe to rescue and recover his kidnapped daughter. Same ol’ deal, right? Acutally, Neeson does such a good job playing a bad-ass with the typical dull personality, the plot didn’t seem played-out at all.

It’s a little hard to rate the casting for this film. Again, Neeson was terrific, otherwise the casting was either mediocre or dominated by European extras (or so it seemed). Maggie Grace, who played the daughter of Neeson’s character, was not the least bit impressive. Her character was suppose to be 17-year-old but she portrayed the girl as a 12-year-old with bad fashion taste and a few less brain cells than the other girls in class.

The action throughout the film was consistent and certainly entertaining. Some may feel that the film starts out a little slow, but it’s a sufficient amount of time to set up the remaining points in the film. To my surprise, there were only a few times where I muttered, “Oh yea right, that’s bullsh*t”, to myself. In fact, I can count the number of typical action movie “yea-right’s” on one hand. The director, Pierre Morel, did a good job of keeping the bullcrap to a minimum while drawing the viewer to the edge of the seat.

In conclusion, I think the movie is worth the time and money. Is it worth the pretzel, soda, and large popcorn? That depends on how hungry you are. Looking back, I think a Tony Scott in the director’s chair would have put this movie over the top. I’m not bashing Morel’s directing ability, just simply stating how much I like Scott’s. “Taken” may not be up on the award-winning stage with “Slumdog Millionaire” and “The Wrestler” but it is still worth a lonely Tuesday night.

January 31, 2009 at 1:34 pm 2 comments

‘Notorious’ coming in January ’09

It was only a matter of time before a docu-movie was made about the East Coast v. West Coast rap game of the late 90’s. What comes first? A movie entitled ‘Notorious’ directed by George Tillman Jr. is do to release in January of 2009, documenting Christopher Wallace’s life and chase at the dream. Judging by the trailer I would have to say that the casting could use an upgrade. Derek Luke as Puff Daddy? C’mon! And Anthony Mackie as Tupac equals no resemblence. Are movies like books – can’t judge a movie by its trailer? I guess we can only wait and see.

December 6, 2008 at 8:38 am Leave a comment


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