Sunday, August 29, 2010

Despicable Me

This animation, comedy, family movie directed by Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud stars the voices of Steve Carell (Gru), Jason Segel (Victor), Will Arnett (Mr. Perkins) and others. The movie is about the criminal master mind Gru who adopts three girls as part of a criminal heist, but finds having after made the adoption he becomes profoundly changed. What I love about animation movies is that they always have a way to be funny because the sky is the limit for the what characters will do! So not only was this animation funny, it was also in different ways a nice family movie as you see Gru develop in the story, and become less known as the worlds biggest criminal and even without any expert psychotherapy of a kind. So yeah I can't really think of anything despicable to say about the Despicable Me picture, cause it was adventurous, funny, and was a cute animation story for the audience, and in other words why not go see this movie if you are in a animation, road runner, daffy cartoon what have you sort of mood!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Piranha 3D

Wow boy, I believe this should be a quick and easy one to review, anywho this action, sci fi, horror, thriller directed by Alexandre Aja stars Ving Rhames (Deputy Fallon), Elisabeth Shue (Julie Forester), Jerry O'Connell (Derrick Jones) and others. The movie is about a large tremor in the earth that sets free hellish piranha that are people hungry at a beach area populated by vacation goers & lots of spring breakers. Well I think the actual story plot could in fact have been wrote by a spring break college student living a life equivalent to that of Kraft macaroni cheese dinner if that is possible. I also have to say that this movie would not be for children cause of the nudity and other sketchy behavior. Anyhow the movie in my opinion was far from awards, but I was able to survive the Piranha movie and enjoy it at times because it was in 3D and also because the chilling drama from time to time that was eye catching; so I would have to say I believe most movie goers would find this movie to be in the middle C range if it is in 3D and perhaps a bit lower in non 3-D because the story line I believe is a bit to much of a give away for viewers, or likely to be predicted, but atleast some scenes seemed to me to be like entertainment that are like interesting dramatic action chewing gum!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Other Guys

The Other Guys was directed by Adam McKay and stars Will Ferrell (Allen Gamble), Mark Wahlberg (Terry Hoitz), Samuel Jackson (P.K. Highsmith), Dwayne Johnson (Christopher Danson) and others. The story is that two desk office type of cops take it upon themselves to try and jump into the limelight shadow of the two superstar characters played by Samuel Jackson and The Rock (Dwayne Johnson). The movie had it's funny moments like most Will Ferrell movies do in my opinion, but there also were other moments when I thought the humor fell a bit short in the storyline. It seemed the climax & story lines were pretty common to most Ferrell slapstick comedy. So yes I am saying I think the movie was in the higher average range, but I have to say if you love Will Ferrell skits, or are overdue for Will Ferrell comedy goofs then whatever happened in the story anyhow would not matter and I wold recommend going to go see it now! So I would have to agree with the IMDB (Internet Movie Database) and say this movie was around in the C+ range for this years best comedies, but with the help of an all star line up this movie I believe also gets lots of bonus points!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Karate Kid

This action, drama, family, sport movie, directed by Harald Zwart stars Jaden Smith (Dre Parker), Jackie Chan (Mr. Han), Taraji P. Henson (Sherry Parker) and others. To be honest I have not seen enough of the first Karate Kid to compare the two so I won't try to do that. Any who I am quite sure this movie though did pretty good for itself being a remake. Yes you can probably guess what kind of ending will happen to the movie as you might not leave flabbergasted with plot climax surprises knowing how Hollywood can be; but I believe the movie is pretty awesome altogether; it is also almost two and a half hours long I got to add! I guess what I enjoyed about the movie was the characters from the bullies to the Karate Kid to Mr. Han they came together forging scenes that created excitement eventually. Other then that I should add that there were probably enough kung fu choppy scenes or what have you in here for the action junkies so, and I also liked how it was a family movie for kids to. So yeah in other more simple words finally, I would say I don't believe this movie will be that disappointing if you know about and are interested in seeing more of this legendary screen character known as the Karate Kid.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Knight and Day

A action, comedy, thriller Knight and Day was directed by James Mangold and stars Tom Cruise (Roy Miller), Cameron Diaz (June Havens), Paul Dano (Simon Feck) and others. The movie is about June Havens who becomes accidentally entangled romantically into the complicated life of a elite spy (Roy Miller), who is a bit of a character I should add. Well I think a movie like this was necessary because if you have seen a lot of action movies like yourself it is nice to see more elements of humor involved. I would have to recommend this movie as I believe it accomplished continuous scenes of unknowing action, was funny and the characters I think grow on the audience nicely. So yeah I think this movie was really good what is funny about it to is that it is hard to tell at times if Roy is fully crazy, bad, out of control or not! On a side note I have to say Tom Cruises role in movies lately certainly seem to be with characters with huge canolies from Les Grossman to Roy Miller, so I think that is pretty big.

Thursday, August 05, 2010


This action, thriller stars Angelina Jolie (Salt) Liev Schreiber (Ted Winter) and is directed by Phillip Noyce. The movie is about a CIA spy who goes on the run after being a accused of being an ex Russian Spy. Well I can't say this movie is not related to a whole lot of what I have seen before in movies like Mission Impossible, however I think what is clever of this movie is the dynamic character that is Salt. Salt's character is at times so mystifying she is like one big yin yang symbol, which makes for the development of mystery that accumulates. So to cut to the point here I am not sure if this movie is going to get the action movie award of the decade but I would be it probably could compete with the standards and presentation of other movies like Mission Impossible or Die Hard, so I thought it was decently entertaining; so be prepared for car explosions, angry dudes and a pretty lady with the potential for blowing stuff up. So yeah I would give this decent movie about a 7.5 but whatever the case I hope you really enjoy if you go see it!