If you've seen the trailer for Dan in Real Life
, then you probably know exactly what to expect from the movie: a very funny, yet touching movie. Don't let that comment lead you to believe it's not worth seeing. On the contrary, I'd definitely suggest it. Steve Carell
has played some very oddball characters and I think he played this one excellently. I look forward to seeing Steve in more characters like this one. Dane Cook
also had a good performance and while I don't think I'd go writing home about this one, he's definitely one to watch out for. If you haven't seen this one, watch it; I'd recommend it to anyone who likes dramedies -- for the unitiated, that's drama-comedies
What the...? For some reason, I walked out of Saw 4
wondering what I was missing. The movie was great, but I'm not sure what happened when and where the heck the body in the beginning was from. I like how creative the writers have been in ensuring each sequel smoothly fits into the previous line, but this one seemed a bit complicated. Looks like we'll see another one, tho, so perhaps that will help clear it up. Nonetheless, if you liked the previous ones, you'll like this one. Just to prepare you, the second scene is almost over-the-top gory. Not the type of violent gore you've come to expect, tho. I didn't really have a problem with it, I just questioned why we were even seeing it; it eventually made sense, tho.
Umm... Don't bother watching Seraphim Falls
. Just skip it. The movie was way too slow. I felt like it dragged on the entire time, leaving me wondering what the point of it all was. The past eventually came to light -- I just didn't like how the movie progressed. On the other hand, I do have to say Liam Neeson
's performance surprised me. Not to devalue his acting skills, but I only recently realized his range. I've seen him in a number of movies before, but I guess it's this one in conjunction with Michael Collins
and Rob Roy
that opened my eyes. This still didn't make me a believer in the movie, tho. Like I said, skip this one.
Bridge to Terabithia wasn't quite what I expected. I was thinking it was going to be a bit more like The Chronicles of Narnia. Specifically, what I'm referring to was the fact that the fantasy world of Terabithia was all in their heads. I also didn't expect what happened to Leslie. All-in-all, the movie was good. I'd definitely recommend it.
If you liked Bridge to Terabithia, I'd recommend The Chronicles of Narnia.
When I first saw the trailer for Feast
, I was pretty excited about it. The tailer made the movie look like it would be quite horrific and suspenseful. Let me just say I found the movie lacking. I liked the general idea, but there seemed to be a few too many shortcomings. The worst of these was how horny the creatures were. I'm not sure where this came from, but it should've been left out. These scenes were not only useless, but somewhat grotesque... and not in the way you might expect with a horror film. If you're a die-hard horror fan, give this one a shot; otherwise, skip it. If you're even so-so, you'll probably feel the movie's a waste.
The first half of Feast of Love is exactly what I expected. If you've seen the trailer, you've seen the first half of the movie. At this point, I was starting to get annoyed that there were so few surprises. I hate trailers that give everything away. Luckily, that wasn't the case. The latter part of the movie was exactly what it needed to be. This one had the perfect ending. If you're into romances, you should definitely check this one out. Perhaps the greatest thing about this movie is it has something for everyone. For every stage in life we face, Feast of Love is there to extend a comforting hand, pulling us in. From young love and the power of love at first sight to the hesitating love amidst a cloud of lust and confusion to the hidden passion of two aged lovers who've loved and lost; and we can't forget the beautiful irony holding back the true romantic, which seemed to be the main story we were following. Perhaps the thing I liked the most was how Morgan Freeman's character seemed to see everything the others missed. I guess my only complaint aside fom the trailer issue is the movie still felt like it was missing something. I can't say what was missing, but there was something. Nonetheless, I'd still recommend it.