Saturday, October 24, 2009

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

This sony pictures animation movie was inspired by a beloved children's book and is directed by Phil Lord and stars the voices of Bill Hader (Flint Lockwood), Anna Faris (Sam Sparks), James Caan (Tim Lockwood) and many others. The movie is about Flint a fellow who is great with inventions and he develops a machine that makes the clouds rain things like spaghetti and meatball and Las Vegas style buffets. I thought the film was creative, funny and a nice little story if your in a imaginative mood for animation, cartoon type of stuff. It may not win all the movie awards out there because I think that might be a little harder for animation movies, but I really enjoyed the creative wit in this movie as much as any other pixar, animation thing and would like everyone to know it I think it is el dente to watch.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

This movie directed by Stephen Sommers, stars Joseph Gordon Levitt (The Doctor/Rex Lewis), Dennis Quaid (General Hawk), Marlon Wayans (Ripcord) and others. The movie is about a special operations force known as G.I. Joe who are taking on an evil arms dealer along with a team of advanced bad dudes, evildoers, you know really very much the axis of evil as perhaps even how the former President George Bush would call it. But anyhow this movie did really hit the spot for me at the time as I was in search of some crazy fictional stuff on the big screen. However I can't say that I really felt like I wanted to recall much of it somehow after leaving the theater. It also seemed rather predictable at times kind of like a Rambo movie or something along those lines, however there was some matters related to some characters that are more hard to figure out until later on and when the story goes back in time. I think of all the movies it reminded me of I would have to say the movie The Rock would be the closest one. So to keep it more short and simple though I will just add that I think to really appreciate this movie you might just want to be in the mood for a Marvel movie, combined with a Rambo type movie and science fiction like war movie. So yeah in other words I liked it fine enough, but I think that might just have been because I had not seen a full blown action movie in a while.