18 May, 2011

Hereafter


I'm going to start by giving you some film stats, about the plot, then go into my review. *WARNING - THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*

Rating: PG13 for, "mature thematic elements including disturbing disaster and accident images, and for brief strong language."
Staring: C├ęcile De France and Matt Damon
Released: 22nd of October, 2010.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy.

Plot:
George (Matt Damon) Lonegan can speak to the dead, some would say it's a gift, he would say it's a curse. He tries to escape this "Gift" but every where he goes people seem to find him. Will he ever get his normal life?

My Review:
I quite liked it. Matt Damon was great as usual. I liked how the movie was put together, jumping from scene to scene, but not too much. It had an interesting story, and was well made. So often people think because the story is good, it's going to make the movie good, that is not so. This movie was interesting and over all really good. Clint Eastwood is a fabulous director.

To sum it up, I liked it allot.

17 May, 2011

The Green Hornet


I'm going to start by giving you some film stats, about the plot, then go into my review. *WARNING - THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*

Rating: PG13 for, "sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content."
Staring: Seth Rogen and Jay Chou.
Released: 14Th of January, 2011.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime.

Plot:
After the death of his successful business man dad, Brett (Seth Rogen) Reid is left with the family newspaper company, knowing nothing about running a business. But with an idea and the help of his fathers mechanic Kato (Jay Chou), he may just find a way to run this paper.

My Review:
It was good, not the best super hero movie, but certainly not the worst. I had heard some terrible reviews about the lame action, boring dialogue, and bad acting. I will say now, I disagree, sure it wasn't the most fantastic movie, but I thought it was funny, in the beginning the acting was a little campy, but it got better as the movie went on. The action was what should be expected, and yes though you could say it was unrealistic, it is a super hero movie, sometimes their stunts are a little over the top. There was more language than I think people were expecting, so that was probably one of the reasons some people didn't like it. Over all I thought it was pretty good, not necessarily for younguns, but pretty funny.

To sum it up, I enjoyed it.

15 May, 2011

It's Kind of a Funny Story


I'm going to start by giving you some film stats, about the plot, then go into my review. *WARNING - THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*

Rating: PG13 for, "mature thematic issues, sexual content, drug material and language."
Staring: Keir Gilchrist and Zach Galifianakis.
Released: 7Th of January, 2011.
Genre: Comedy, Drama.

Plot:
Craig (Keir Gilchrist) is feeling depressed, he checks himself into a hospital, minimum stay, 5 days. Is he as crazy as all the other patients, are the patients really as crazy as he thinks?

Review:
I will tell you ahead of time, I believe the PG13 rating is appropriate, though only by comparison. But it is different then the majority of PG13 movies, it is similar to a movie like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World if you were looking for kind of the reason it was rated that. It sort of reminded me of a mix of Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and then you add a hospital. It was quite funny. The cast was great. I love how the movie was put together, high five to all who helped with the editing.

To sum it up, it had it's downfalls, but I liked it.

12 May, 2011

How Do You Know?


I'm going to start by giving you some film stats, about the plot, then go into my review. *WARNING - THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*

Rating: PG13 for, "sexual content and some strong language." (on appeal/re-edit); Originally rated R for, "some language"
Staring: Reese Witherspoon and Paul Rudd.
Released: 17Th of December, 2010.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance.

Plot:
Lisa (Reese Witherspoon) is a great softball player, but is she good enough to make it in next years team? It's started becoming serious with her baseball boyfriend Matty (Owen Wilson), that is as serious as he could get. But when some one new came along, would she stay or go? After all "We are all just one small adjustment away from making our lives work."

Review:
It was okay, not the best written movie, and that was kind of sad because it has such a hilarious cast, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, Reese Witherspoon. So in that way I was disappointed, but it was okay. The trailers built up this really funny film, it was funny, but not really funny. Basically all the good parts were showed in the trailer. Jack Nicholson gave his usual boring performance, and Kathryn Hahn gave her usual hilarious performance. If you don't know Kathryn Hahn you should, because one day she will get a role that shows just how great she is, and you will want to know who she is. The "R" rating it was originally given was in my opinion inaccurate, not because I think it necessarily should be PG13, but because if you did a comparison to other movies that are rated R and PG13, I think it should go into the PG13 category. It had "The F Word" twice, but I mean honestly, lots of PG13 movies say much worse things.

To sum it up, it was alright.

07 May, 2011

And Then There Were None


*This may contain spoilers*


Rating: Not Rated
Staring: Barry Fitzgerald and Walter Huston
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Released: 31st of October, 1945

My Review:
This is really and truly one of my very favourite movies of all time. It is the perfect suspense film. There's nothing like 10 people on an island, in black and white. This is a wonderful adaption to film by Rene Clair of Agatha Christie's beautiful book. I would recommend this to anyone. This was from the time of true suspense films, none of this slasher, or paranormal stuff. This was the real deal. This is one of the best movies ever made.

To sum it up, it's phenomenal. Everyone should watch it.