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17
Jul

Ted (2012) Review


Are you a fan of Family Guy? I hope so. Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy who also voices Peter, has taken his talents to the big screen with his first full length movie – Ted. Ted is the story of a boy named John Bennett. Bennett wasn’t a popular little boy. He didn’t have any friends. When he got a teddy bear for Christmas, he wished it would come alive and become his actual best friend. John’s wish was granted, and so we have the premise for the movie. A Teddy bear comes to life, and grows up with John. Keeping him company, and growing with him, learning some bad habits along the way. Read moreRead more

20
Apr

Cabin in the Woods (2012) Review

Story telling takes place through many different forms. One can be submerged into a story through a book, a video game, or a movie. Books provide us with great detail and story line, while video games insert us into the story allows us to experience the story as one of the characters roaming free in the story teller’s world. Movies allow us to sit down and experience the story with a high budget spent on fantastic visuals and sound effects. Often people say that books never convert well to movies, and that video game movies just aren’t what they could have been. Cabin in the woods is a movie which feels like a video game but with the excellent detail and story telling of a book. Read moreRead more

9
Apr

American Reunion (2012) Review


I still remember seeing American Pie the very night it came out on July 9 of 1999 at the drive in.  Me and the people I was with laughed our asses off.  It was something miraculous to me that movie.  What I found really unbelievable, however, was that part two made me laugh even harder, and American Wedding even harder than that.  I love that trilogy.  It should have been left a trilogy, however.  Some producers simply shun the very notion of quitting while you’re ahead, so it seems.  You know the expression “squeezing a lemon?”  Well, unfortunately, the makers of the American Pie franchise tried to squeeze one for American Reunion and all that came out was pulp. SPOILERS AHEAD! Read moreRead more

25
Mar

Fright Night (2011) Movie Review

The first time I saw a horror movie I was four years old and it was The Shining on TV.  It was in the midst of a family gathering, with a lot of relatives in the room, but they were too wrapped up with each other to notice what I was watching.  For three years I had nightmares that those two girls were chasing me around that grand hotel.  The first horror movie I watched by purposeful choice, was the fifth installment of Nightmare on Elm Street, entitled, The Dream Child.  I was eight.  I went on a horror-movie-watching binge shortly after that up until I was 12.  I was obsessed, and I watched a lot of bizarre, poorly-made crap.  I became very desensitized, and it became very hard to scare me, especially since a lot of horror movies seemed to be spoofing and parodying themselves.  They quickly became a joke to me at a very young age. Read moreRead more

5
Dec

In Time (2011) Movie Review

Everybody knows the old adage “Time is Money”. What if time literally was money? In the new science fiction thriller “In Time”, humans are biologically to live until the age of 25. Once you reach 25, your clock starts ticking. Everyone gets a free year to live on, but for most people, you have to work to earn more time on the planet. Coffee, beer, food, rent, everything is purchased using time. The poor live day to day, literally. If you run out of time, you die. The rich can live forever, in their own wealthy “time zones”, while the poor die in the streets because they’ve spent their last few minutes on a meal or the rent. It is an extremely interesting premise, but one that was difficult to execute effectively. Read moreRead more

14
Aug

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) Movie Review

The original Planet of the Apes movies were done well before my time. Back in 1968, a young Charlton Heston traveled to post apocalyptic earth to discover it was now run by gorillas, chimps, and orangutans. That began a successful string of films leading up to the 2001 Tim Burton remake of Planet of the Apes starring Mark Wahlberg. Fast forward to 2011. Anyone who had seen the original movies wondered how the Apes had taken over earth. The new film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, answers all of those questions, and foreshadows more prologues to the original films. Read moreRead more

6
Mar

The Mechanic (2011) Review

Jason Statham has starred in a ton of action movies lately. Some have been great, others have been disappointing, but he always seems to put on a good show. When I heard about his new movie, “The Mechanic”, I figured it would be very similar to the others. Statham would play the typical hot headed killer who shoots first and asks questions later. I was totally shocked when I saw the movie. Read moreRead more

27
Dec

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010) Review

I’d like to begin this review by stating that I am not a Harry Potter fan, nor have I read any of the books. J.K. Rowling has somehow amassed a fortune with this series of books, and movies and she is now one of the richest women in all of Britain. Part of me cannot believe that this is true, but the other part of me that has enjoyed many of the Harry Potter movies understands why. The Harry Potter series has mass appeal, and at times can be quite captivating. After massive successes in both paperback and in the box offices, I am happy to say that the latest Harry Potter movie doesn’t disappoint. Read moreRead more

16
Oct

Jonah Hex (2010) Movie Review

I am a big fan of comic book to movie adaptations. Most comic book turned movies haven’t had good reviews, however I’ve enjoyed the Fantastic Four and Spider Man series. Batman, Watchmen and the Iron Man movies all did very well in the box offices. DC Comics’ relatively unknown comic series, Jonah Hex, follows the exploits of Jonah Hex, a scarred, left for dead bounty hunter who uses big weaponry and the ability to speak to the dead to hunt his nemesis, Turnbull. Read moreRead more

27
Sep

Predators (2010) Review

For those of you who are fans of the Predator franchise, in my opinion it has taken a hit recently.  The Alien vs Predator series wasn’t a true homage to the classic Predator movies from the 1980s.  When I found out that Robert Rodriguez had taken on the newest Predator movie, Predators, I was really excited.  Rodriguez is great at mixing the horror and action genres and creating a unique symbiosis which results in awesome movies.  Rodriguez did not disappoint and he brought a new twist which could revitalize the Predators franchise. Read moreRead more