Friday, August 29, 2008

Not Available In My Reviews

When Not Available shows up in my reviews that means either one or two things. I beat the critic in watching the movie and posting a review or that critic didn't watch that movie. So when you see Not Available don't worry I will update this information as soon as passable. I will do this by writing a post called UPDATE: What Critic's Say.

REVIEW: Disaster Movie

The Synopsis

IMDb: Over the course of one evening, an unsuspecting group of twenty-somethings find themselves bombarded by a series of natural disasters and catastrophic events.


Other Reviews


Main Critics:

Roger Ebert: Not Available
Richard Roeper: Not Available
Michael Phillips: Not Available
EW: Owen Gleiberman C+
A. O. Scott: Not Available

Other Sites:

At The Movies: Not Available
Thumbs Summary: Not Available
Fandango: 99 Oh No, 29 No, 35 So-So, 38 Go, 48 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 00% (Rotten), Top Critics: 00% (Rotten), RT Community: 03% (Rotten)
Metacritic: Critics: 21 out of 100, Users: 1.4 out of 10
Yahoo Movies: Critics: Not Available Users: C-

My Review

Source Material: “Original Comedy” (Spoof) with inspiration from everything pop culture from the past year including the movies.

Action: Defective: sucky spoof

Acting and Dialogue: Defective: sucky spoof, with a very slight gap of one-liners that are funny.

Direction: Defective: sucky spoof, but I do give props to find cast members that portray the spoofs perfectly…the Superbad guys, the prince from Enchanted (he looks like him), Juno

Sound: Defective: sucky spoof, nothing impressive.

Special and Visual FX: Defective: sucky spoof, nothing of quality.

Overall: D, the preteens will love it and it will make coin but it is a crap movie.

REVIEW: College

The Synopsis

IMDb: A wild weekend is in store for three high school seniors who visit a local college campus as prospective freshmen.

Other Reviews

Main Critics:

Roger Ebert: Not Available
Richard Roeper: Not Available
Michael Phillips: Not Available
EW: Owen Gleiberman C-
A. O. Scott: Not Available


Other Sites:

At The Movies: Not Available
Thumbs Summary: Not Available
Fandango: 77 Oh No, 55 No, 95 So-So, 54 Go, 33 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 14% (Rotten), Top Critics: NA% (Rotten), RT Community: 66% (Fresh)
Metacritic: Critics: 33 out of 100, Users: NA out of 10
Yahoo Movies: Critics: Not Available Users: B

My Review

Source Material: Original Comedy with inspiration from 80’s comedies like Porky's and Animal House..

Action: Common: Most of it was slapstick and made for laughing action

Acting and Dialogue: Common: Par at best. The cast is made up of Drake Bell (Nickelodeon Star), Kevin Covais (American Idol), and New Comers. Don’t get me wrong I did laugh at some of the lines.

Direction: Common: A first time director. This director achieved her goal. It was a Porky's and Animal House type movie with today’s raunchiness.

Sound: Common: A comedy with a decent sound track.

Special and Visual FX: Common: Very little to none. It a comedy that takes place at a frat house

Overall: C

REVIEW: Babylon A.D.

The Synopsis

IMDb: Veteran-turned-mercenary Thoorop takes the high-risk job of escorting a woman from Russia to America. Little does he know that she is host to an organism that a cult wants to harvest in order to produce a genetically modified Messiah.

Other Reviews

Main Critics:

Roger Ebert: Not Available
Richard Roeper: Not Available
Michael Phillips: Not Available
EW: Adam Markovitz: D+
A. O. Scott: Not Available

Other Sites:

At The Movies: Not Available
Thumbs Summary: Not Available
Fandango: 18 Oh No, 9 No, 21 So-So, 28 Go, 27 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 06% (Rotten), Top Critics: NA% (Rotten), RT Community: 54% (Rotten)
Metacritic: Critics: 27 out of 100, Users: 6.0 out of 10
Yahoo Movies: Critics: Not Available Users: B

My Review

Source Material: Base of the novel written by Maurice Georges Dantec called Babylon Babies. Minority Report + Paycheck + The Da Vinci Code = Babylon A.D.

Action: Brilliant: This movie has some pretty good explosions. There are also some small chase scene that are half way decent. Everything else was less than perfect.

Acting and Dialogue: Common: It’s Vin Diesel his crowning achievement was The Fast and the Furious. In my opinion his best role is in Boiler Room. MĂ©lanie Thierry Russian accent seemed to fade slightly.

Direction: Defective: The director, Mathieu Kassovitz personally disgusted with the film Quote: "pure violence and stupidity" and that "parts of the movie are like a bad episode of 24." This type of attitude is reflected in the film.

Sound: Common: The trailer music was better that the whole movie put together. Most of the sound is a refection of the action.

Special and Visual FX: Common: There is a very small amount of “future toys” and gadgets that lends itself to Special FX realm. For a post-apocalyptic futuristic film there were a lot of things missing. I mean in the future we still use gun that shoot bullets and use traditional transportation like plane trains and automobiles. With that being said there were some upgrades like a paper map that functions like a GPS system.

Overall: C

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

AWARD SEASON

Besides In Contention I will also use other blog site that focus on the Oscars and who is in the runnings for winning one in the future. Links brought to you by In Contention

REVIEW: The Rocker

The Synopsis

IMDb: The Rocker tells the story of a failed drummer who is given a second chance at fame. Robert "Fish" Fishman is the extremely dedicated and astoundingly passionate drummer for the eighties hair band Vesuvius, who is living the rock n' roll dream until he is unceremoniously kicked out of the band. Twenty years after his rock star fantasies are destroyed, just when Fish has finally given up all hope, he hears that his nephew's high school rock band A.D.D. is looking for a new drummer. They reluctantly make him the newest member of the band, giving him a chance to reclaim the rock God throne he's always thought he deserved, and taking the young band along for the ride of their lives.

Other Reviews

Main Critics:

Roger Ebert: NA
Richard Roeper: Thumb UP
Michael Phillips: 3 Stars
EW: Owen Gleiberman:
C-
A. O. Scott: NA

Other Sites:

At The Movies: Two Thumbs Up
Thumbs Summary: Two Thumbs Up
Fandango: 96 Oh No, 44 No, 84 So-So, 70 Go, 65 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 37% (Rotten), Top Critics: 39% (Rotten), RT Community: 77% (Fresh)
Metacritic: Critics: 53 out of 100, Users: 6.2 out of 10
Yahoo Movies: Critics: C+ Users: B

My Review

Source Material: An original comedy making fun of the lifestyle of rockers. This movie asks many questions one of them being: what kind of life would an original band member of the hottest band during their hay-day be like if he was replaced i.e. Pete Best and the Beatles?

Action: Common: The real action in this film was slapstick that was made to be funny. I have scene funnier slapstick. Over all the “action” wasn’t that impressive.

Acting and Dialogue: Common: The only comedies that do it for me usually are satires and black comedy especially in the acting and dialogue category. Don’t get me wrong I have scene comedic actor do awesome in non- satires and black comedies but The Rocker wasn’t one of them. With that being said I still give props to Rainn Wilson and Christina Applegate.

Direction: Common: Peter Cattaneo could maybe be part of the greats. He dose have some history at the Oscars with two films: 1990 Best Live-Action Short Dear Rosie, 1997 Best Director the Full Monty. As far as The Rocker goes, “you win some and you loose some.” This film in my opinion would be counted as lose.

Sound: Common: The sound track was decent especially if you are into classic rock n’ roll

Special and Visual FX: Common: No need for big effects in this movie. There were some but nothing to impressive.

Overall: C

Sunday, August 24, 2008

REVIEW: Death Race

The Synopsis

IMDb: Ex-con Jensen Ames (Statham) is forced by the warden of a notorious prison (Allen) to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.

Other Reviews

Main Critics:

Roger Ebert: ½ Stars
Richard Roeper: Not Available Yet
Michael Phillips: 3 Stars (Good)
Lisa Schwarzbaum (EW): B-
A. O. Scott: Not Available Yet

Other Sites:

At The Movies: Not Available Yet
Thumbs Summary: Not Available Yet
Fandango: 26 Oh No, 12 No, 50 So-So, 50 Go, 70 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 39% (Rotten), Top Critics: 43% (Rotten), RT Community: 69% (Fresh)
Metacritic: Critics: 41 out of 100, Users: 5.4 out of 10
Yahoo Movies: Critics: C Users: B+

My Review

Source Material: Death Race is loosely based on Death Race 2000, a movie that is the love child of the cartoon “Wacky Races” and the video game “Spy Hunter”. As a remake Death Race has become more like video game “Twisted Metal”

Action: Amazing: This movie is very action packed. It will keep your attention for the whole hour and half. There is a lot of explosions and carnage. Death Race is very much a guy movie.

Acting and Dialogue: Common: It has great one-liners but besides that the dialogue is very poor, but what do you expect from a testosterone driven film: hot chicks, fast cars, guns a blazing, explosions.

Direction: Common: Paul W.S. Anderson is known for his video game adaptation. Even thought this isn’t based off a video game it comes off like a video game. It kind of reminded me of the video game Twisted Metal.”

Sound: Brilliant: The sound not only helps the effects in the film but holds it own as a separate element.

Special and Visual FX: Brilliant: The effects are what brings the action and sound together. There is a lot of realism that when into the making of Death Race

Overall: C+

My Review Section

In the My Review section of the movie reviews will look like this:

Source Material:
Action:
Acting and Dialogue:
Direction:
Sound:

In each section besides Source Material there will be one of the following grades:

Oscar Worthy: The best review. This is for movies that in my opinion should be nominated for an Oscar.

Amazing: This is an A class review. This is for movies that in my opinion have some from of greatness.

Brilliant: This is a B class review. This is for movies that in my opinion have some from of goodness.

Common: This is a C class review. This is for movies that in my opinion have some from of fairness.

Defective: This is a D class review. This is for movies that in my opinion have some from of poorness.

Failure: This is an F class review. This is for movies that in my opinion have some from of crappiness.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

NEW: My Movie Review Format

The Synopsis

IMDb: The IMDb synopsis will appear here...

Other Reviews

Main Critics:

Roger Ebert:
Richard Roeper:
Michael Phillips:
Lisa Schwarzbaum:
A. O. Scott:

Other Sites:

At The Movies:
Thumbs Summary:
Fandango: XX Oh No, XX No, XX So-So, XX Go, XX Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: XX% (Rotten), Top Critics: XX% (Rotten), RT Community: XX% (Rotten)
Metacritic: Critics: XX out of 100, Users: X out of 10
Yahoo Movies: Critics: X Users: X

My Review

What I thought of a film will appear here…

The Best Movies for This Month

For the Month of August:

National: Death Race
Indies: Henry Poole Is Here
Comedy: Tropic Thunder
Family: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Reminder for September: Movies I Recommend To See In 2008

Number Ones for September:
National: Eagle Eye
Indies: The Duchess
Comedy: Burn After Reading
Family: Igor


UPDATE: Movies I Recommend To See In 2008

Number Ones for October:
National: Max Pyane
Indies: The Changeling
Comedy: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Family: City of Ember
Halloween: Saw V

Number Ones for November:
National: Quantum of Solace or Twilight
Indies: Milk
Comedy: TBA
Family: Bolt

Number Ones for December:
National: Curious Case of Benjamin Button or Will Eisner's The Spirit
Indies: Defiance or Youth in Revolt
Comedy: Yes Man
Family: Tale of Despereaux

THE FUTURE

2009

Inkheart
Watchmen
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Star Trek
Angels and Demons
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

2010

Alice in Wonderland
Iron Man 2
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Thor
M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

2011

The First Avenger: Captain America
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
The Avengers
The Hobbit

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ebert & Roeper Review

Here is what Ebert (Phillips) & Roeper say about the movies. For other reviews check them out here http://kplusb.org/ebertroeper/ or http://bventertainment.go.com/tv/buenavista/ebertandroeper/

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Two Thumbs Down

Tropic Thunder

Two Thumbs Up

The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2

Two Thumbs Up

Monday, August 18, 2008

REVIEW: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Synopsis: The Clone Wars are raging between the Separatists and the Galactic Republic. When Jabba the Hutt's son is taken by a group of renegades, two Jedi are summoned to investigate. Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi depart in search of answers: where is the Hutt's son, and who is controlling this mysterious renegade group? Yoda sends Ahsoka Tano along as Anakin's apprentice, Obi-Wan duels Asajj Ventress, and Anakin finds himself dueling Count Dooku once more. Meanwhile, the Sith plan to instigate a three-way war, including the Hutts. http://www.imdb.com

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: Not yet http://bventertainment.go.com/tv/buenavista/ebertandroeper/
Fandango: 120 Oh No, 76 No, 212 So-So, 328 Go, 281 Must Go http://www.fandango.com
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 18% (Rotten), Top Critics: 5% (Rotten), RT Community: 54% (Rotten) http://www.rottentomatoes.com
Metacritic: Critics: 35 out of 100, Users: 5.1 out of 10 http://www.metacritic.com
Yahoo Movies: Critics: C- Users: B- http://movies.yahoo.com

My Review: I put this film into the Expanded Universe (EU) category, I am not a 100% sure of Lucas dose or not but, I do. I only canonize the six film (the nine original planed films and stories), and the things directly connected to the films and filmmaking process like the screenplays, notes, the novelizations, the deleted scenes, the added special edition scenes, the DVD extras, Like Lucas said, "The movies are Gospel, and everything else is Gossip". Yes this is a film but it was more or less an hour and half television pilot set on the big screen. The main point of this movie was to kick off/ continue the animated series on Cartoon Network. As for if it was good or not, it ranks with those awesome So-So films we have been getting as of late. Films that have many flaws but some how keep you entertained. This has a lot of the classic things that make it a Star Wars film missing. The music was butchered; it wasn’t classic John William, it was John William notes thrown into a blender. The classic Star Wars craw that sets up the story was replaced by a narration resembling a “fake news cast” One thing that was added that made it less of a Star Wars film was the new character named Ahsoka Tano. She is Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan learner. What makes here character bad is her annoyingness. One: attitude, she is the mixture of the younger version of Anakin Skywalker (reckless) plus a prom queen/princess/I gets what I want/daddy’s little girl: the stereotypically blond prom queen in every teen comedy. Two: nickname/pet name, she had a nickname/pet name for every one. Here are the nickname/pet names: Skywalker= Sky Guy, R2= Artooey, the baby Hutt = Stinky. I hate that Skywalker also t uses nickname/pet name he calls Ahsoka Snips, he also referees to the baby Hutt as Stinky. Beside these major flaws the film is entertaining and has amazing colors and action. The Great action comes from the clone battling the droid army and the two Jedi-Sith battles (which every Star Wars movie should have.). I agree with who ever first stated that Star Wars has the same color quality as Speed Racer. Speed Racer had vibrant, bold and flashy colors while Star Wars had vibrant, suddle, and beautiful colors. I am not saying that Speed Racer wasn’t beautiful I am saying it was more in your face were Star Wars utilize that same color techniques but made it more appealing. Both had a very beautiful color pallet but I enjoyed Star Wars more. If this opened as a two hour pilot episode I would give it higher marks but since it is a movie, and the fact that it is competing with its predecessors, it is only an awesome So-So film.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Movie Studio Websites

The Big Six:

Walt Disney
20th Century Fox
Paramount Motion Pictures Group

Sony Pictures
Warner Bros. Entertainment (WB)
Universal Pictures

Others:

Pixar Animation Studios
Lionsgate
Dreamworks
Metro-Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)
Legendary Pictures
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)

Independent:

Miramax Films
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Paramount Vantage
Sony Classics
Warner Independent Pictures
Focus Features

Magnolia Pictures
Think Film
Newmarket Films
Yari Film Group
Zeitgeist Films

AWARD SEASON

Now that the fall season is staring we as a movie audience will start to see more and more Oscar worthy films. Fall is one of my favorite times for movies because of the Oscar buzz and beginning of the award season. As the fall/ award seasons progress I will try my best to stay updated. I will be using the following links/ sites as reference: Boston, Broadcast Film Critics Association, Chicago, the Envelope (LA Times), In Contention, L.A. National Board of Review, New York, Oscar.com, Oscar.org, Washington D.C.

Review: Tropic Thunder

Synopsis: Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying. http://www.imdb.com

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: NA Yet http://bventertainment.go.com/tv/buenavista/ebertandroeper/
Fandango: 47 Oh No, 40 No, 77 So-So, 142 Go, 211 Must Go http://www.fandango.com
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 83% (Fresh), Top Critics: 84% (Fresh), RT Community: 83% (Fresh) http://www.rottentomatoes.com
Metacritic: Critics: 72 out of 100, Users: 7.0 out of 10 http://www.metacritic.com
Yahoo Movies: Critics: B Users: B+ http://movies.yahoo.com

My Review:This is a true action-comedy. I know the point of the movie was to make fun of action movies, war movies and the movie business in general but it had some cool explosions. I might add funny explosions. This movie was entertaining while at the same time “action packed” especially the end. Even with a full cast of comedian actors the funniest character in the movie is Robert Downey Jr’s character. Right now there are three “big” comedies out Step Brothers, Pineapple Express, and Tropic Thunder; out of those three I would recommend Tropic Thunder. I also like the cameos, not over used and equally as fun as the principal cast. This movie is a good one and one of the better comedies of this summer. I want to say good bye to the summer movie season and say hello to the fall movie season.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Review: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

Synopsis: In "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2," based on Ann Brashares' best-selling series of novels, four young women continue the journey toward adulthood that began with "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." Now three years later, these lifelong friends embark on separate paths for their first year of college and the summer beyond, but remain in touch by sharing their experiences with each other as they always have-with honesty and humor. Discovering their individual strengths, fears, talents and capacity for love through the choices they make, they come to value more than ever the bond they share and the immeasurable power of their friendship. http://www.imdb.com

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: NA http://bventertainment.go.com/tv/buenavista/ebertandroeper/
Fandango: 79 Oh No, 39 No, 85 So-So, 123 Go, 176 Must Go http://www.fandango.com
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 66% (Fresh), Top Critics: 77% (Fresh), RT Community: 64% (Fresh) http://www.rottentomatoes.com
Metacritic: Critics: 63 out of 100, Users: 6.2 out of 10 http://www.metacritic.com
Yahoo Movies: Critics: B- Users: A- http://movies.yahoo.com

My Review: For a chick flick it’s a pretty good movie. Don’t get me wrong I went to go see it for the eye candy. But as I left the theater I was saying to my self that it would have been a better movie if I had a girlfriend to enjoy it with. If a chick flick can or almost make a guy (who’s not gay) cry then in my opinion it is a very good chick flick. The same goes for “dick flicks” or guy films you know the testosterone driven movies. If a girl (who’s not butch) is like “kick ass” then it is a very good guy film. I am just say a single guy can watch a chick flick and enjoy it and if they want to call me gay go ahead because I know I am not. Hey chicks adore the sensitive guy. I say see it but bring your significant other it will make the experience better.

Review: Mamma Mia

Synopsis: 20 year old Sophie (Seyfried) is preparing to marry her boyfriend Sky (Cooper) at her mother's hotel on an island in Greece. She seemingly has it all -- a carefree life, a loving fiancé, and happy friends -- but one thing has been missing all her life: a father. Her only wish now is to be given away by her dad at her wedding. By reading her mother's diary she discovers that she has three possible fathers. Sophie then secretly invites all three men to the wedding in a desperate bid to discover which of them her father is before the wedding bells start to chime! But not all goes according to plan: old loves are re-kindled, new loves are formed, and Sophie risks everything to discover the true identity of her father. Featuring the songs of ABBA, and based on the world's number one musical comedy which has people dancing in the aisles every night, this movie is sure to be the hit of summer 2008! http://www.imdb.com

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: Phillips (Skip It) Roeper (See It) http://bventertainment.go.com/tv/buenavista/ebertandroeper/
Fandango: 365 Oh No, 188 No, 510 So-So, 1418 Go, 3236 Must Go http://www.fandango.com
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 54% (Rotten), Top Critics: 41% (Rotten), RT Community: 74% (Fresh) http://www.rottentomatoes.com
Metacritic: Critics: 51 out of 100, Users: 7.6 out of 10 http://www.metacritic.com
Yahoo Movies: Critics: B- Users: A- http://movies.yahoo.com

My Review: I have seen better musicals in my opinion. This one wasn’t bad but at the same time it was not my cup of tea. The music was toe tapping but its ABBA and from the 70’s so I don’t remember it. So I couldn’t sing along expect for Mamma Mia and Dancing Queen. Another thing that made this musical different from musicals that I like was the musical format: the whole break out in song and dance number then the whole town breaks out to the same song and step. It is a musical so it suppose to do that but in other musicals that I like it less noticeable. I compare this to The Phantom of the Opera and Moulin Rouge. I can’t wait for Wicked

Review: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Synopsis: The blockbuster global "Mummy" franchise takes a spellbinding turn as the action shifts to Asia for the next chapter in the adventure series, "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor." Brendan Fraser returns as explorer Rick O'Connell to combat the resurrected Han Emperor (Jet Li) in an epic that races from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas. Rick is joined in this all-new adventure by son Alex (newcomer Luke Ford), wife Evelyn (Maria Bello) and her brother, Jonathan (John Hannah). And this time, the O'Connells must stop a mummy awoken from a 2,000-year-old curse who threatens to plunge the world into his merciless, unending service. Doomed by a double-crossing sorceress (Michelle Yeoh) to spend eternity in suspended animation, China's ruthless Dragon Emperor and his 10,000 warriors have lain forgotten for eons, entombed in clay as a vast, silent terra cotta army. But when dashing adventurer Alex O'Connell is tricked into awakening the ruler from eternal slumber, the reckless young archaeologist must seek the help of the only people who know more than he does about taking down the undead: his parents. As the monarch roars back to life, our heroes find his quest for world domination has only intensified over the millennia. Striding the Far East with unimaginable supernatural powers, the Emperor Mummy will rouse his legion as an unstoppable, otherworldly force...unless the O'Connells can stop him first.http://www.imdb.com

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: Phillips (Skip It) Roeper (Skip It) http://bventertainment.go.com/tv/buenavista/ebertandroeper/
Fandango: 250 Oh No, 210 No, 685 So-So, 896 Go, 787 Must Go http://www.fandango.com
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 12% (Rotten), Top Critics: 10% (Rotten), RT Community: 36% (Rotten) http://www.rottentomatoes.com
Metacritic: Critics: 31 out of 100, Users: 4.4 out of 10 http://www.metacritic.com
Yahoo Movies: Critics: C- Users: B- http://movies.yahoo.com

My Review: At first site of the trailer I was like “another Mummy really” I very much so a skeptic when came to a third mummy movie. I saw that Jet Li was going to be in the movie, that raised my hopes for the movie. I like the concept of him having power over the five elements. But when I saw Rachel Weisz wasn’t going to be in the film my hopes where brought down again. The new girl sucked compared to Weisz. The best part of the film for me was the opening scenes with Jet Li that told the back story of his character. The rest of the film was way to cheese and lame. I am not saying it was all bad just mostly. This was just a disappointment to the other two films, three if you want to count The Scorpion King side note: (The Scorpion King 2 : Rise of a Warrior looks like it’s going to suck also. What can you get out of a direct to DVD movie) any who, The Mummy 3 not a must see but you might want to see it if that’s the case save your money and rent it later.


Sunday, August 3, 2008

HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE

Want to watch HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE trailer well here are many links to the clip:


Video Detective

YouTube

The Trailer Site

The Movie Blog

IMAX: The Dark Knight

Six scenes from The Dark Knight were filmed with IMAX camera. So when you watch the movie on an IMAX screen only those six scenes will fill the entire screen. The other part of the movie is like watching a DVD in the widescreen format but ten times bigger and better. The biggest difference between regular and IMAX besides the giant screen is the experience factor that IMAX brings. Talk about surround sound your seat shakes with every explosion. See how much more you get with IMAX.

http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/07/14/how-the-dark-knight-went-imax/

REVIEW: The X-Files: I Want to Believe

Synopsis: When a group of women are abducted in the wintry hills of rural Virginia, the only clues to their disappearance are the grotesque human remains that begin to turn up in snow banks along the highway. With officials desperate for any lead, a disgraced priest's questionable visions send local police on a wild goose chase and straight to a bizarre secret medical experiment that may or may not be connected to the women's disappearance. Its a case right out of The X-Files. But the FBI closed down its investigations into the paranormal years ago. And the best team for the job is ex-agents Fox Mulder and Dr. Dana Scully, who have no desire to revisit their dark past. Still, the truth of these horrific crimes is out there somewhere...and it will take Mulder and Scully to find it! http://www.imdb.com

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: Phillips (Skip It) Roeper (See It) http://bventertainment.go.com/tv/buenavista/ebertandroeper/
Fandango: 276 Oh No, 208 No, 514 So-So, 600 Go, 638 Must Go http://www.fandango.com
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 32% (Rotten), Top Critics: 27% (Rotten), RT Community: 68% (Fresh) http://www.rottentomatoes.com
Metacritic: Critics: 47 out of 100, Users: 6.4 out of 10 http://www.metacritic.com
Yahoo Movies: Critics: C Users: B http://movies.yahoo.com

My Review: I am not a fan of the TV show and I vaguely remember the first movie. So I went into this movie with an open mind and no expectations but exited it with the same feelings as when I entered …nothing. It wasn’t a half bad movie but it didn’t do anything for me. If you are a fan you may like it more than I did. As a avoid movie fan and a partial movie buff I don’t recommended it. BUT fans of X-Files and “nerds” alike could have a good time and may enjoy it. Besides that small demographic I see this film not doing that great. This film fit into the So-So category of film with Handcock being near the top of the list and X-files near the bottom.