I just saw Turistas and was expecting a b-flick of sorts, but what I got was much more. Not that it wasn't lacking the Hollywood glamour of some of today's movies, but it was a lot better than I expected. If you like dark movies, then this one's right up your alley. I liken it to The Hills Have Eyes and Hostel ; more so the latter. If you liked either, then you should definitely check this one out. Of course, if you're debating an international trip, you might want to stay away from Hostel and Turistas.
If you liked Turistas, I'd recommend The Hills Have Eyes and Hostel.
I definitely enjoyed Transformers . I'm guessing a lot of the negativity about the movie probably comes from people expecting a lot out of it. Perhaps this is why I wasn't disappointed; I didn't expect much at all. I was annoyed at some of the pot shots they took at the government; I just thought it was fairly tasteless. There was a lot of product placement, but I wasn't worried much about that. I did leave the theater wanting a Chevy, tho. Talk about product placement, that was a very smart move for Chevy. To bring it back to the movie, I might add that the camera work was a bit too shaky for me. This is pretty much the same as in The Shield , which I find annoying. This has been getting more and more popular for some reason, but I have no idea why. Actioin movies are not the right place to do this type of camera work. I'm assuming they want you to feel like you're more involved, but it's just hard to follow what's going on. I also didn't like how overly complicated the transformers looked and the transformations were.
Watching Goodfellas was like watching a rerun... err, pre-run of Sopranos . I was surprised at how many people were in both. I have to admit that I don't see why this one was hyped up so much. Don't get me wrong, it was a good movie, but I've seen better. Perhaps it was more about when it came out. It was nice to see what others have been talking about, tho. Seeing it also made TechFellas, an IT spoof of Goodfellas, make a lot more sense... go figure. If you haven't seen it, check out TechFellas.
For any Batman fans out there, Batman Beyond
is a must see. The series didn't last too long and it comes with the typical children's cartoon twist, of course; but it's enjoyable nonetheless. As usual, I liked the comments that referred back to the old Batman -- kind of like the bits thrown into Smallville. I guess my only real complaint is with the villains. This isn't new with Batman and, arguably DC Comics as a whole, but there seems to be a lack of creativity when it comes to villains. All too often, you saw the same villains back again doing the same thing. Not that I expected a new villain every episode, but I guess I would've liked something more. Of course, this is a children's cartoon, so perhaps I'm looking for too much. That also comes into play when you consider the fact that there is very little that ties one episode to another. There are a few things that carry over, but not enough to make you want to come back to see what happens. This is where series really get their hooks into viewers, but cartoons rarely, if ever capitalize on.
Perhaps I should've known what was coming, but I didn't realize Becoming Jane was based on a true story until the last scene. Then again, it was an interesting surprise... which makes me think I shouldn't have ruined it for you. Oh well. Chances are, anyone considering watching this one will already know a bit about the basis of the movie.
I have to admit I'm not big on these types of movies. This one isn't going to make anyone a convert, that's for sure. The movie is very slow, yet the main couple seems to move very fast. Not sure what was up with that. The best part about this movie was, dare I say it, the end. No, no; I'm not saying it was that bad of a movie. I'm merely saying that the one part that I really enjoyed was the moment at which [spoiler level="medium"] the two lovers reunited and [spoiler level="medium-high"] Tom mentioned his daughter's name.[/spoiler][/spoiler] I thought that was very touching.
While I could swear that half the movie has been done before, I'd still recommend this one to anyone who likes these period pieces. I wouldn't run out to get this one, but I would ask a friend to borrow it or grab it if you're in the mood.
1408 was an interesting movie. The ending wasn't quite what I expected, tho. I'm not quite sure what to make of it, but I guess that's a good thing. If you're into horror/thriller movies, you should definitely give this one a chance. It's not your everyday horror, tho; I'd say it's more of a thriller than anything. Either way, it was good.
I didn't expect a whole lot when I went to go see I Know Who Killed Me
. Honestly, I figured it'd be pretty stupid, but there wasn't much out and I wanted to go see a movie. I was actually surprised. If you're not into gorey movies, there will be parts that you'll cringe at. I didn't expect that at all, which was nice. I always like when a movie surprises you. This one did just that... from two angles. I will say the movie was somewhat predictable, tho. Not horribly predictable, but enough to figure out what was going on. There were too many things that didn't fit together. Maybe I was analysing it a bit too much, but things just didn't make sense... like the stupid cat. What was up with that cat!? I wanted it to mean something, but it just didn't. I also wonder what was up with all the blue. Everything was blue. I guess that's my biggest complaint about the movie: so much was left unexplained. The ending was kind of aggravating for that reason. I just thought, "Is that it?" Apparently it was.
If you're a Die Hard
) fan, Live Free or Die Hard
is definitely something you should make a point to see. Hell, if you like action movies, you need to see it. This is the most action-packed movie I've ever seen. Sure, there were moments you wanted to roll your eyes at impossibilities, but I guess I've learned to live with that. If you've seen Transporter 2, you know exactly what I'm talking about. I wanted so much to hate Justin Long
character, but I couldn't. It was also nice to see Kevin Smith
in the movie. He always plays interesting characters. Bottom line is, if you haven't seen this one, see it.
I almost didn't watch Deja Vu because I thought I'd already seen it. Is it just me or are Denzel Washington's movies starting to run together? You're pretty hard-pressed to find two that don't have similar concepts. Anyway, I'm glad I watched the movie because it was quite interesting. The concept was that the government is funding a project that allows them to see what happened four days ago, if I remember correctly. I don't want to dig into it any more than that, tho, because it might give away some hints I feel like are nice surprises. Let me just say that there's a bit of a scifi twist in this one that I didn't expect. If you've avoided this one because of Denzel's past movies, but typically like scifi, I'd say give this one a chance.
I didn't expect much when I went to go see Sunshine ; the trailer didn't say a whole lot. The scifi nature of it is honestly what made me go see it. I was somewhat surprised to see four people I recognize from other movies. Granted, none are huge names, but they have all been in big movies. Despite all that, the movie was still somewhat slow. I kind of expected that for some reason, tho. I kind of got an Event Horizon meets Hellraiser feeling from the movie. You probably won't get that until the latter part of the movie, tho. Honestly, neither perception truly fits this one; but I have a feeling that if you liked them, you'll probably like this one. I felt like it was so-so; but I felt the same about those other movies.
Speaking of Hellraiser, looks like there's going to be a remake . As a huge Clive Barker fan, I'm definitely signing up for this. I just hope it's overly successful and that he follows that up with a Nightbreed remake. Nightbreed was based on the short story Cabal, which is my all-time favorite book.
If you liked Sunshine, I'd recommend Event Horizon.