Monday, March 30, 2009

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The Best Movies for the Month of April

National: State of Play
Indies: The Soloist
Comedy: Adventureland
Sci-Fi/ Fantasy: Mutant Chronicles
Family: Earth
Animated: No Recommendation
Spring Break: Crank: High Voltage

Movies I Recommend to See in May

National: Star Trek or Angels and Demons
Indies: Brothers Bloom
Comedy: No Recommendation
Sci-Fi/ Fantasy: X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Family: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Animated: UP
Memorial Day Weekend: Terminator Salvation

Keep In Mind for the Month of June

National: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Indies: No Recommendation Yet
Comedy: The Proposal or Year One
Sci-Fi/ Fantasy: Moon
Family: No Recommendation Yet
Animated: No Recommendation Yet
Summer: No Recommendation Yet



Alice in Wonderland
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
Iron Man 2
The Last Airbender
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time


The Avengers
The First Avenger: Captain America
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
The Hobbit
Spider-Man 4

Review: Knowing

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Title: Knowing
Distributor: Summit Entertainment
Director: Alex Proyas
Writer(s): Ryne Douglas Pearson (screenplay) and Juliet Snowden (screenplay)
Staring: Nicolas Cage
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for disaster sequences, disturbing images and brief strong language.
Running Time: 130 min (2 hrs and 10min)
Synopsis: A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.

Other Reviews


Roger Ebert: 4 Stars
Michael Phillips: NA
EW: Owen Gleiberman: D+

Other Sites:

At The Movies: Ben Mankiewicz: Skip It, Ben Lyons: Skip It
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 32% (rotten), Top Critics: 14% (Rotten), RT Community: 63% (Fresh)
Metacritic: Critics: 41 out of 100, Users: 7.3 out of 10
Yahoo Movies: Critics: C Users: B

My Review

Source Material: Original: Ryne Douglas Pearson and Juliet Snowden.

Acting and Dialogue: C-, not that great at all…Nicolas Cage isn’t that great in most of anything he does. The other characters were just as bad except the children actors.

Art Direction: B+, I look pretty decent, there was more in the VFX department that shined.

Cinematography: C, VFX driven not the greatest.

Direction: B, the pace of the movie was good but I am not going to lie it was dry in the middle.

Sound and Music: C, I really not remember it all that well, so I guess it is a bad thing.

VFX: A-, for the budget it was really good but there is some dumb stuff like animals on fire.

Overall: B-, it is a flawed movie but It works for the over all movie experience. I also love the religious themes near the end of the movie. As for themes go I also love the science themes.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Review: Watchmen

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Title: Watchmen
Distributor: Legendary Pictures (Warner Bros.)
Director: Zack Snyder
Writer(s): David Hayter (screenplay) and Alex Tse (screenplay)
Staring: Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson
MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language.
Running Time: 162 min (2 hrs and 42min)
Synopsis: "Watchmen" is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock" - which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union - is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion - a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers - Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity... but who is watching the Watchmen?"

Other Reviews


Roger Ebert: 4 Stars
Michael Phillips: 1 ½ Stars
EW: Owen Gleiberman: B-

Other Sites:

At The Movies:
Ben Mankiewicz: See It, Ben Lyons: See It
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 64% (Fresh), Top Critics: 43% (Rotten), RT Community: 77% (Fresh)
Metacritic: Critics: 56 out of 100, Users: 7.6 out of 10
Yahoo Movies: Critics: NA Users: B-

My Review

Source Material: Based on the 1986-1987 comic book limited series Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, adaptation by David Hayter and Alex Tse

Acting and Dialogue: A-, I love the cast, they did a good job.

Art Direction: B+, the production design was good.

Cinematography: B+, it has some quality for a comic book movie.

Direction: B+, it’s defiantly Zack Snyder style. Not awesome but not horrible either. I also like that he stay true to the novel.

Sound and Music: B, the music fit the time period, but sometimes I thought it was strange.

VFX: B, Decent, This film had a good mix of booth real and fake.

Overall: B+, it’s a great “geek” movie but for the general audience I don’t think they will like it. I have heard it been described as a superhero soap opera. Most comic book movies have a lot of action but the Watchmen have more drama. Because it is a more drama driven film it has boring after taste. The other negative thing about the film is the constant use of male nudity via Doctor Manhattan, but what do you expect. It is a graphic novel and Doctor Manhattan did run around in the nude.

Monday, March 2, 2009

None Movie Related Topic: Amendments to "My Ideal Wife"

This post is to show the amendments that I am going to make to “My Ideal Wife


Amendment: Granted I would like a non-denominational Christian but any denomination as long as they are a “devoted” Christian. Yes, I will even except Catholic- Christians even thought we may disagree on some doctrine.


Amendment: I try my best to be as pure as possible and that is what I would like to see in “my ideal wife”. I have a straight edge attitude toward life meaning, I don’t drink, do drugs (including tobacco products) or participate in premarital sex. These would also be the three traits I would like for a future wife to have. I do understand if you like to drink once in while or even smoke but premarital sex could be a separating issue. Leading me to…


Amendment: The Hierarchy of Sexual Purity. (In order from most preferred to lest preferred)

Virgin: Someone who has never had sex, ever.
“Pure”: Someone who had sex once or twice but regrets ever having sex in the first place claiming, “I should have waited. God will you forgive me.”
Sexual Monogamy: Someone that participates in “safe sex” with one partner and doesn’t cheat on them during the entire duration of the relationship. This person may decide that there partner isn’t “the one” and moves onto another partner repeating that same sexual monogamy process until “the one” is found. Once “the one” is found then the two of them vowel a life of monogamy and never sleep with anyone else except their partner.
Random Play: Someone who has a promiscuous aura but tries to achieve monogamy in their relationships and has a not being “tied down” attitude toward life.
Damaged Goods: Someone who has sex one to many time and has a reputation of being a “slut” or “man-whore”

To see my full perceptive on premarital sex and purity read my note on Facebook called “Should Christians Seek Out Virgins?


Amendment: This is simple and needs no real amendment just love on your little brother or sister or even niece and nephew. Show to me that you can be a “good mother” and actually love and want kids some day.


Amendment: Let your beauty shine and be yourself. I want a “pretty-good personality-over all genuine” girl. I know it is going to be hard to come by but a guy can dream can’t he.


Amendment: Even with being number five this one is very important. This one I simply want someone who has a healthy relationship with Jesus. By having this relationship they can grow in unity with me as a Christian and as couple. If we both focus on Jesus and showcase his love then he will do the same for us, it’s called blessings.