Wednesday, December 29, 2010
There's not much I can say about this movie (because I don't want to give anything away) other than the fact that its brillant. It's not scary, you might tense up, but I DON'T do scary, I hate them and I can't even watch CSI or Law and Order, and this isn't scary, its just suspensful, so know that part because I didnt want to watch it for the longest time because I thought it was scary. the acting is brillant, the directing, of course, is brillant. Its nothing that your expecting from start to finish. definitley watch it.
"Comedy superstars Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, David Spade and Kevin James team up for a story of five childhood pals who reunite after 30 years to mourn the loss of their old basketball coach. Gathering at a July 4th celebration where their families meet for the first time, the friends find themselves acting a bit inappropriate for their age. Director Dennis Dugan pairs with frequent collaborator Sandler, who co-wrote the screenplay." courtesy of netflix
I laughed throughout this movie, but it was nothing amazing or brillant, its a very common Adam Sandler movie, I thought. You enjoy watching it but then its kinda lame and cheap. Its also one of those movies they oversell in the previews by basically showing you all the funny parts in the preview and thats about it. I wouldn't actively watch it again by choice, but if it was on cable and I was flipping through channels I'd probably watch it. I'm actually not a big Adam Sandler fan, I think his humour is kind of cheap and immature.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
anyways, its corny, its really horrible acting (apart from Greg Kinnear of course), its annoying in its juvenillity (is that a word?) its almost like they tried really hard to make Miley a "good" girl and it was kind of annoying and of course its always annoying when teenagers say "i love you" after a week, especially in movies, it tells the real teenagers thats its okay and it happens.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
I have to word this "review" properly. I will start off by saying I did enjoy the movie and really liked it. However, I was disappointed. The movie was originally written for Tom Cruise and he turned it down because he said it was too similar to his Mission Impossible character -- while watching the movie I felt like I was watching Mission Impossible. I thought I was gonna be really excited about this bad ass girl kicking ass, but I was that impressed or shocked. Its not the first time they've done a movie with a bad ass girl and I thought her role in 'Wanted' was way more bad-ass than this one.
I thought the biggest problem was actually the directing/camera angles. So many times I found myself thinking "that could have been a really amazing shot" she did some amazing kick or something but the camera angle didnt really capture it that well
its definitley not predictable, its shocking, its interesting, its intriguing...when you think your bored or that you have it figured out. you don't. I remember sitting there like "well yeah, this movie thinks its soo clever, I know exactly what happened and whats gonna happen.." and then you don't. haha. definitley worth seeing!
Friday, July 16, 2010
Its overly "relateable" charlotte is stressed from being a mother worried about having a hot nannie, the lawyer miranda is being treated unfair at work and of course as usually carrie has relationship problems while samantha just fucks everything. they go to abu dhabi, which could be really cool but there are alot of scenes where they try to play powerful music and use camera pans to try and tell you "this is an amazing view/building your looking at" but it actually wasnt, it was dull and it wouldnt have been annoying if they didnt try and act like it was grander than it was. the cinematography is really cheap and the storyline is really dull and i loved the whole series and the first movie but this was just, it was childish, they are all married with families (besides miranda) and the show didnt progress from when the series first started. the girls dress the same, except their older, and they look older.
i thought it was also a cheap and sleezy explote on the middle east and their customs, they make fun of their culture and they disrespect their culture, (especially samantha) and although it is funny and you do laugh occasionally theres a very cheap and guilty aspect to it.
i didnt think they needed a second movie, alot of people after seeing this movie claimed it was "to wrap up" to create closure, but i dont think they needed that after the first movie. charlotte had a baby, carrie and big got married, miranda and steve got back together and samantha got back to being samantha, that was closure. they didnt need to move on, they should know most movies dont do a succesful second, especially not a movie that was originally a succesful tv show.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I think it was no surprise that this was a movie everyone wanted to see. Its a long movie, obviously with so many big name actors there is a lot going on, some of it is hard to keep up with mainly because so many of the actors look so similar. (jennifer garner, anne hathway, jessica biel. bradley cooper and mr. mcsteamy) i think its easily relateable and although its a long movie and can start feeling like a droan, do watch it till the end because it not as predictable as you would think. its definitley worth watching just because its such a big deal with so many big actors. (thers so many more that arent even listed the opening credit titles, of all big names, are over 20 actors.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
OMG! I LOVED THIS MOVIE! I never watched it because the poster she kind of looks creepy and I thought it was a scary movie and it was my hair stylist who told me about it and said its a great story.
it is a french movie so obviously the whole thing is subtitled which was a little shock at first but french is such a beautiful language I like hearing them speak it.
Its a great story, you're totally affected by the characters and they are so endearing the way the movie is shot, is brillant and fun and I dont think I've ever been so enamored with a movie and what was going to happen. its totally original, its totally unique its in NO way predictable
and hey, the travelocity commercials where the gnome is sending pictures from its "travels" is from this movie. haha.
"Having carefully calculated her professional life, African-American accounting exec Kenya McQueen (Sanaa Lathan) is concerned that her personal life doesn't measure up, so she agrees to go on a blind date with a sexy, free-spirited landscape architect (Simon Baker). Her new love interest turns out to be white, which isn't necessarily a deal-breaker -- until she meets a seemingly perfect black man (Blair Underwood)."
I really only rented this movie because i'm a fan of sanaa lathan and simon baker. The movie isnt bad, but its definitley catered to a black audience. A lot of the movie is situations where Simon Bakers character should be really uncomfortable and just watching it, as a white person, it makes me uncomfortable. I think its a great look into interracial relationships and how it is harder to be in that kind of relationship. there was a line when Simon Baker said "I'm not black. I'm never gonna be black" and it was such a great line because if thats the biggest problem in the relationship, its not something that can be fixed.
If you've ever dated someone outside your race I think you'll sympthazie with it a bit but it is a "black" movie which can be awkward for non-black viewers. especially when they talk about things like the "black tax" where black people have to work twice as hard to get through in a "white world"
I dont deny this "situations" completely but I dont like that they are "accepted" and honestly, although I am white and I may not know completely Washington is really pretty accepting of all races. its not the south, and i would think that most people are not racist here. everytime i say that a non-caucasian person they tell me its not something i would know and i'm not allowed to say that. so who knows. haha.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I heard this got bad reviews and I dont know why, I really enjoyed it. I am a big fan of Robert Downey Jr. and he didnt disappoint me in this movie. I thought it was a very interesting plot. I think the biggest thing is that its not what you expect. When I think of Sherlock Holmes I think of a detective like Monk and its really a lot more action packed and "superhero-esque" than detective.
This is a pretty funny movie surprisingly in a unique way, I thought it was going to be played out and pretty predictable but its really entertaining and I really enjoyed it. if you dont like Vince Vaughan you may not like it, he plays a similar character for what he's used to but he is a little bit more respectful and responsible in this movie. but he has a style that kind of controls the tone of the movie.
I loved this movie! I thought I wouldnt because I didnt have as much in common with VIP flying but there is a whole connection in the film with our current economy and people loosing their jobs and of course George Clooney is fabulous in it. Its funny, its real and I dont see how anyone couldnt like it. its very relateable on all levels.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
This movie was so intriguing. I think the first thing you should know is that its actually shot like a Documentary and all these people are telling the story. What I do love about this movie is that they actually showed the Aliens I hate when movies want to "leave it up to your imagination" I want to see what THEY think the Aliens look like and then I'm always amazed that "humans" always think of aliens to look like these monsters -who says the aliens don't look just like us?
I think this movie brings about more interesting thoughts and conversation than the actual viewing experience -- I found myself to be a little bored on occasion but I did want to find out what happened in the end so I kept watching. Its a movie that you're kind of iffy about while watching but gives you lots to think about when its over.
Although after watching this I always think of Stephen Hawkings when he made his big annoucement that he thinks Aliens are out there but that we shouldnt seek them out or try and find them and this movie is almost basic proof of that -- in what movie have aliens and humans (or for that matter any two civilizations) ever co-mingled succesfully?
I watched this movie solely for the fact that the trailer made it look really good. However, I got bored and found myself fast-forwarding through scenes and then eventually just turned the whole thing off. I think because its a musical thats where I was lost, I feel like the underlying story is good but there was a lack of urgency, a lack of "i have to find out what happens next" which is why I ended up turning it off. HOWEVER some of the songs/choreography was amazing, the cinematography is beautiful and the characters and the women are stunning and as much as I usually don't like Penelope Cruz - she was sexy in this movie, in a way that everyone could appreciate. If you like musicals, I would recommend it. I'm not completely against musicals, I have liked a few "musicals" (Moulin Rouge, Phantom of the Opera) but thats it.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
I really enjoyed this movie, I have always been a fan of Nia Vardalos and she looks great lately she has some gorgeous legs! haha but its a really good story and the scenery of greece is just amazing and would make anyone want to go there but its actually surprinsgly really funny. the tourist in her group "the tipsy australians" the ignorant americans, the old people, the divorcees that are done with men, the "funny" guy -- it totally describes tourist and its really pretty hilarious.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
if you are a big fan of SJP and Hugh Grant, then you should watch it, but even though I am a fan of both and even though I laughed and enjoyed the movie I found myself drifting off at times, its slightly predictable as most romantic comedies are but it was definitley fun to watch overall. SJP character is similar to that of Carrie Bradshaw -- but its not in a weird way like you think you're watching the same person, its really only when she's in New York that you get that sense.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
"Christopher Plummer and Heath Ledger star in this quirky fantasy from director Terry Gilliam. When a deal with the devil comes due, the immortal Doctor Parnassus (Plummer) must renegotiate the pact to save his daughter. Now, with the help of his mystical theater troupe and a mysterious stranger, Parnassus attempts to right the wrongs of his past. The Oscar-nominated film is Ledger's last, with Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law all completing his role." courtesy of netflix
I watched this movie solely for the reason that it was Heath's last role but I didnt know much about the movie; I had no idea Jude Law, Colin Farrell and Johnny Deppall played his role to complete it. It was amazing how it actually got pulled off, normally those 4 guys don't look that similar but in this movie it works out. It's a kind of slow movie, its a little boring, its not as crazy as it seems its going to be and Heath isn't in it that much so if you're a huge fan you're watching it because its his last movie but he really isn't in it that much.so if you have nothing else to watch, then maybe you should watch it, but don't move it to the top of your netflix queue, its not worth it.
Friday, April 30, 2010
'Disabled Marine Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) travels to planet Pandora to become an avatar, ingratiate himself with the natives and help Americans mine lucrative unobtainium. But he finds himself in an interstellar conflict after falling for Na'vi warrior Neytiri (Zoe Saldana). James Cameron writes and directs this Golden Globe-winning CGI odyssey that has broken box office records. Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang co-star." courtesy of netflix
I'm one of those people that usually retracts away when other people start to love something (its a bad habit of mine but it keeps me from being a follower!) So usually when movies come out and everyones all excited, I never see them (unless its an actor or story that i loveeee) so Avatar; not being in my relm of courtesy at all - I LOVED it. I watched it with my parents because they have a big screen TV and just bought a Blu-Ray so the High-Definition was amazingggg and the movie itself. James Cameron might be an asshole but how anyone ever invisions this movie is amazing, the detail that goes into the smallest things, the way of life, how they move, how they act, its outstanding and the CGI and the graphics - students should be studying it. My mom didnt like the movie so much but she did say that the graphics was amazing, and it definitley is a place you would want to go (despite the dangers) but its amazing because you look sigourney weavers avatar (she has a very distinct face) and you can see her face in it - as different as they look you can still see it. part of the movie does seem a little confusing, its fast and its long and theres alot of information (not that seems like it though) i think its something you'd have to watch more than once to really understand every detail but it was amazing - all my LOST fans out there, if you like LOST and the fantasy that comes with that, you will like Avatar.