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The X-Files: I Want to Believe

October 30, 2009

Well, hmm. I must admit I was a little underwhelmed and I do hope that they would have went with the conspiracy storyline instead of the stand alone. I was open to the idea before, but now that I have seen it, I just don’t think it was on a big enough scale for a […]

The Dark Knight

October 30, 2009

The Dark Knight; the biggest movie of recent years. It was well worth the wait and well worth living through all the crazy hype.  It was fantastic. Nolan took what worked with Batman Betgins (which was pretty much everything) and added new layers, creating a solid, brilliant piece of work.  Ledger steals the show of […]

Wall*E

October 29, 2009

When I finally saw Pixar’s 2008 hit WallE, I was blown away. It seems like such a simple film at first, with a little robot filled with curiosity in an empty planet. But the arrival of Eve changes his world, and he eventually finds the last of the human race in outer space, who are […]

Get Smart

October 29, 2009

I really liked this movie. It was funny and really enjoyable. I thought Steve Carrell was excellent and has proven once again that he can definitely carry a big hollywood movie. The rest of the main four actors are also good, though the supporting cast (namely the techs and analysts of Control) were out of […]

Kung Fu Panda

October 29, 2009

Dreamworks’ animation department usually isn’t quite up to par with the Pixar releases on any given year.  However, after seeing Kung Fu Panda, I have to say I loved it! For one thing, the film looked amazing. The characters were full and vibrant, the settings were detailed yet with an epic scope, it was fantastic. […]

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

October 28, 2009

Aliens?? Seriously?? Yeah, I really didn’t know what to think about this movie when i got out of it, but it didn’t take me long to conclude that I didn’t like it. There were some parts where it felt like an Indiana Jones film, and others where it didn’t, but i can tell you that […]

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

October 28, 2009

I was not expecting great things from this movie, but it was surprisingly better than I hoped for. My biggest problem with it was the same problem I had with Lion, With, Wardrobe and that was that Narnia seems to have lost some of its innocent magic and whimsy from the translation. I almost wonder […]

Iron Man

October 28, 2009

Awesome. This movie was just really awesome. Robert Downey Jr really owned his role. He was Tony Stark and he truly made the movie work with his performance. And the chemistry with him and Paltrow really worked for me as well. The story was pretty solid and well-told, and lets face it all of the […]

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

October 28, 2009

I found this movie to be quite enjoyable. I think this jason segel guy is not very likable, judging from the other things ive seen him in, but he was alright here. The british rocker was hilarious though and mila kunis was also very captivating. There were a few laugh out loud moments, but it […]

Smart People

October 28, 2009

This was a very pretentious film, but that was kind of the point, which is a hard formula to work with. It wasn’t unenjoyable, but it was certainly nothing special. I liked most of the actors in it (with the exception of sarah jessica parker), though they almost played their characters a little too bland […]

The Bank Job

October 27, 2009

As far as caper films go, this is a good one. It’s not really a complex heist plan, like the Ocean’s 11 movies, but its more about the political intrigue surrounding it and the mess the robbers get themselves in afterward and how they constantly have to stay on their toes to get out of […]

Be Kind Rewind

October 27, 2009

This was an odd film, and I’m not entirely sure I liked it. A lot of things about it just seemed… awkward. That’s about the best way to describe it. Not natural, not quirky, just awkward, more notably that girl that joins them in the movie shooting and mia farrow’s character. And the weird old-timey […]

Rambo

October 27, 2009

Violent. That pretty much sums it up. I wont say its a good movie, i wont say its a bad movie. Violent. That word is pretty much the only thing that can describe it. That’s all. Done. Review over. 6/10

Cloverfield

October 26, 2009

Well, I am all caught up on the movies I have seen so far this year.  So I thought I would take a look back at the movies I saw last year and post up some of those reviews.  The first movie for my look back is one of the first to come out in […]