Friday, February 29, 2008

Is That Movie Good?

I visit this site the other day and saw how helpful it was when it came to "How good a film is". It is a site that has shared blogs from bunches of different people all about movies

Here is a list of movie site I use regularly:

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Late Review for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Synopsis: After being sent away by Judge Turpin, Sweeney Todd a.k.a Benjamin Barker returns to London with the help of a sailor, Anthony Hope. He opens a barber shop above Mrs. Lovett's Meat Pie Shop, where she sells "the worst pies in London." With the help of Mrs. Lovett, Todd means to rid London of the corrupt aristocracy, and hopes to be reunited with his daughter, Johanna, who is now Judge Turpin's ward.

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: Two Thumbs Up
Fandango: 133 Oh No, 1338 No, 261 So-So, 1038 Go, 2078 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 86% Fresh, Top Critics: 83% Fresh, RT Community: 89% Fresh
Yahoo Movies: Critic: B+, Users: B+

My Review: I want to say first of all I am sorry I didn’t get this review to you sooner. The theater I work at just got it and but it will be leaving on Thursday February 28, 2008. So I watched and here is what I think. Tim Burton is one of my favorite directors so I liked it just because of that fact. You will only like this film if and only if you’re into the following: Musicals, Artistic Films, and Blood (Slasher Films). Those three elements are what make up the whole film. If you haven’t seen it yet and waiting to don’t, see right away, because I don’t know how much longer it will be in theaters in smaller cities.

Monday, February 25, 2008

AWARD SEASON: Oscar Winners

This will be the last award season update being the Oscars are the last of the year. So here is who won. As for my prediction I got 14 out of 24 but I could have gotten 16 out of 24 if I would have stick with my original prediction for the sound categories. The Boure Ultimatum was my first choice for both categories.

This will be the last award season update being the Oscars are the last of the year. So here is who won. As for my prediction I got 14 out of 24 but I could have gotten 16 out of 24 if I would have stick with my original prediction for the sound categories. The Boure Ultimatum was my first choice for both categories.

Best Picture: No Country for Old Men
Best Actor:
Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
Best Supporting Actor:
Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men)
Best Actress:
Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose)
Best Supporting Actress:
Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)
Best Director:
No Country for Old Men
Best Screenplay (Adapted):
No Country for Old Men
Best Screenplay (Original):
Best Documentary (Full):
Taxi to the Dark Side
Documentary (Short):
Best Animated Film (Full):
Best Animated Film (Short):
Peter & the Wolf
Best Foreign Film:
Die Fälscher (The Counterfeiters) (Austria)
Best Live Action Short Film:
Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)
Best Costume Design:
The Golden Age
Best Makeup:
La Vie En Rose
Best Art Direction:
Sweeny Tood: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Best Visual Effects:
The Golen Compass
Best Cinematography:
There Will Be Blood
Best Editing:
The Boure Ultimatum
Best Original Score:
Dario Marianelli (Atonement)
Best Original Song:
"Falling Slowly" (Once)
Best Sound Editing:
The Boure Ultimatum
Best Sound Mixing:
The Boure Ultimatum

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

UPDATE: Movies I Recommend To See In 2008

A new list of movies I recommend to see in 2008 (Mar-June). The July-Dec list is still TBA (in the works) more info go to or

Number Ones for March:
National: 10,000 B.C. or 21
Indies: Under the Same Moon,
Never Back Down, or Pride and Glory
Comedy: Run, Fat Boy, Run (Indies)
Family: Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who

Number Ones for April:
National: Leatherheads
Indies: Smart People (Comedy)
Comedy: Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo
Family: Nim's Island

Number Ones for May:
National: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Iron Man, or Speed Racer
Indies: None
Comedy: What Happens in Vegas
Family: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Number Ones for June:
National: The Happening, The Incredible Hulk, or
Indies: None
Comedy: Get Smart
Family: WALL•E,
Kung Fu Panda

Review The Spiderwick Chronicles

Synopsis: Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: NA
Fandango: 8 Oh No, 8 No, 37 So-So, 259 Go, 227 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 79% Fresh, Top Critics: 70% Fresh, RT Community: 68% Fresh
Yahoo Movies: Critic: B-, Users: B

My Review: All around good. I am a sucker when it comes to fantasy especially ones based on children novels. I might reed the book just to see if all 5 or 6 books where place together into one movie or is there other to come after this. Will it be the next Harry Potter or Narnia? If you know feel free to let me know. Well for a kids film it’s not to bad, I say see.

Review Definitely, Maybe

Synopsis: Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds) has just received divorce papers from his wife to sign at his advertising office in New York City. He picks up his 11-year-old daughter, Maya (Abigail Breslin) at school where she has just been taught sex education. Will can't take these new sex questions that Maya is asking him. So when she asks him to tell the story about how he met her mother, and how they really fell in love, Will thought this would be easier to explain to her. Will decides to tell Maya a bedtime story in the form of a puzzle with the names changed so she must figure out which of the three loves of his life became his wife and her mother. His story begins in 1992 when Will moves to New York City from Madison, Wisconsin, to work on the Clinton presidential campaign. He must leave behind his first love Emily (Elizabeth Banks) who is his college sweetheart. In New York, he meets his second love, April (Isla Fisher) at the campaign office. His third love is Summer (Rachel Weisz) a journalist who writes for the 'New Yorker' magazine. Maya begins to understand that love is not so simple, but she is able to put all the pieces of his three love stories together and solves the puzzle. Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: NA
Fandango: 5 Oh No, 5 No, 9 So-So, 13 Go, 23 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 70% Fresh, Top Critics: 64% Fresh, RT Community: 75% Fresh
Yahoo Movies: Critic: B-, Users: B

My Review: It was a good movie. It is more of a date movie but it is good just by your self as well. It dose have many different demotions. It has comedy, drama, and tear jerker moments. The tear jerker moments are only there for the people who are a little gentler at heart. Part of the movie you will feel a little bit bad for Ryan Reynolds character. It is a good cutesy flick to take a date or see on your own.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Review Step Up 2: The Streets

Synopsis: When rebellious street dancer Andie (Briana Evigan) lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the schools hottest dancer (Chase) to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore's underground dance battle The Streets, she ultimately finds a way to live her dream while building a bridge between her two separate worlds.

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: NA
Fandango: 2 Oh No, 0 No, 2 So-So, 2 Go, 16 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes: NA
Yahoo Movies: Critics: C+ Users: B

My Review: It was alright. The same old dance hip-hop movie. Very much like a “sports underdog” movie. I mean it had a few good dance sequences (mainly at the end). Let’s face it the whole reasoning of going to watch it was to see the eye candy.

Review Jumper

Synopsis: A genetic anomaly allows a young man to teleport himself anywhere. He discovers this gift has existed for centuries and finds himself in a war that has been raging for thousands of years between "Jumpers" and those who have sworn to kill them.

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: NA
Fandango: 3 Oh No, 0 No, 2 So-So, 7 Go, 16 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes:NA
Yahoo Movies: Critics: C- Users: B-

My Review: It was So-So to me. I went two this movie because the trailer made it look good. But all you have to do is watch the trailer to see the whole movie. There are so many holes in the plot it is hard to fallow sometimes. The acting sucked. The FX were ok nothing to exciting, basically the same thing over and over again. I not recommending this one and I hope Ebert & Roeper say the same thing.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Review

Synopsis: NA on imdb.con yet

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: NA
Fandango: 4 Oh No, 6 No, 19 S0-So, 56 Go, 168 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 29% Rotten, Top Critics 38% Rotten, RT Community: 40% Rotten
Yahoo Movies: Critics: C, Users: C+

My Review: I am going to say there were funny parts and to see these funny parts you will have to watch it yourself. It was also made for the black demographic so a lot of the jokes were made only to be funny/ “said” only by a black person. There is nothing wrong with a movie made for these two purposes but I am just say it might not be your type of movie because of these two things. Happy movie watch and god bless.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Meet the Spartans Review

Synopsis: Not on yet but it is just like 300

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: N/A
Fandango: 220 Oh no, 75 No, 135 So-So, 92 Go, 107 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Metter Critic: 3% Rotten Top Critic 0% Rotten RT Community: 17% Rotten
Yahoo Movies: Critic: N/A, User: C-

My Review: To fully enjoy Meet the Spartans you have to see 300 and like it. It is basically the same movies but in parody form. The movie makes fun of the story, characters, and cinematic elements. This movie add other pop culture reference which will generate a laugh but only if you are up to speed on your pop culture current events. I am not a fan of parodies in general so I don’t know what to suggest for this movie. It is one of those where a lot will love it and just as many will hate it.

Atonement Review

Synopsis: Joe Wright, the BAFTA Award-winning director of Pride & Prejudice, has reunited with his filmmaking team and his Academy Award-nominated actress, Keira Knightley, for another classic British romance, starring James McAvoy (BAFTA Award nominee for The Last King of Scotland) opposite Ms. Knightley. Christopher Hampton (Academy Award winner for Dangerous Liaisons) has written the screenplay adaptation of Ian McEwans best-selling 2002 novel Atonement. Shot on location in the U.K., the films story spans several decades. In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Brionys vivid imagination. Robbie Turner (Mr. McAvoy), the educated son of the familys housekeeper, carries a torch for Brionys headstrong older sister Cecilia (Ms. Knightley). Cecilia, he hopes, has comparable feelings; all it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony who has a crush on Robbie is compelled to interfere, going so far as accusing Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but he is arrested and with Briony bearing false witness, the course of three lives is changed forever. Briony continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement, and to an understanding of the power of enduring love.

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: Thumb Down (Scott) Thumb Up (Roeper)
Fandango: 70 Oh no, 98 No, 249 So-So, 493 Go, 664 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Metter Critic: 82% Fresh, Top Critic 86% Fresh RT Community: 80% Fresh
Yahoo Movies: Critic: B+, User: B

My Review: If it doesn’t win best picture at the Oscars it will be a close second. It was one of most beautiful film I have seen in a long time. Before this film The Phantom of the Opera and Batman Begins where top of my list of best cinematography but now this one may top it. I am defiantly recommending this one.

There Will Be Blood Review

Synopsis: It is 1898. In the New Mexico wilderness, Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) works his silver mine. When he breaks his leg when he finally finds the silver ore, he drags himself to town to sell it. He hires a crew, including a man caring for an infant son. When the silver mine plays out, Plainview discovers oil in the mine. He builds a pump and recreates himself as an oil man. The young father dies in a drilling accident. Planview adopts the young boy as his own and names him H.W. Nine years later, Plainview is a successful if still somewhat minor oil man. He has several productive wells around New Mexico and, with H.W. (Dillon Freasier), travels the state to buy the drilling rights to private property…. Continue reading at

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: Two Thumbs Up
Fandango: 92 Oh no, 71 No, 114 So-So, 207 Go, 670 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Metter Critic: 91% Fresh, Top Critic 94% Fresh, RT Community: 81% Fresh
Yahoo Movies: Critic: A-, User: B

My Review: Daniel Day-Lewis was extreme good in this film. The way he plays a manipulative oil tycoon (mobster) was awesome. I only say mobster because he kill people who get in his way, make him angry, or is his compotation. There are positives and negatives. Positives: Daniel Day-Lewis acting, Directing was good but it looks a lot like No Country for Old Men manly visually though. Negatives: The story dose drags in spots, it seem like sometime they forgot to edit that part of the film. It is a three hour film and feels like a three and half to four hour film. It is a good film no dough, but it may not be for everybody.