Saturday, November 27, 2010
Since I don't think the latest Harry Potter movies have been that great. Namely the first 3 were good, but then not after that. I was happily surprised when this one was the best out of all of them! I don't know if its because their splitting up the book into two part movies so they can do more or if its because they've learned to actually make a good Harry Potter movie. But, there was no dead moment; it was very enjoyable and scary. The actor line up is great and the actors are older and so it is for more of an adult audience. I think its too scary for little kids.
So, I would suggest to you to watch it either now or later, but watch it. If you are already a big Harry Potter fan I don't think you'll be disappointed. Its good. Not perfect, but good!
I won't talk about it because if you've read the books you already know. If you haven't then you should :P
A few years ago soon after Pixar had been bought by Disney, they go to Pixar and tell them they want a 3rd Toy Story. Pixar refuses. Then Disney threatens them that if they don't do a Toy Story 3 then Disney Studios would. And Pixar couldn't have that, it would be like creating a work of art and having an immature teenager try to copy it, it just wouldn't be good and Pixar is all about the art, so yeah.
It was a good ending to Toy Story, the movie seemed a little forced but the worst was the ending, it just wouldn't end! Yes, Andy is going to college, yes he was going to keep them, but for some reason Woody thought it would be best to be passed on to a random neighbor girl instead of stuck in the Attic or go to College with Andy. And I think Pixar wanted it to be a dragged out ending to send a message to Disney. "Toy Story is DONE, there is nothing else to be done with it! Leave it alone before you run it into the ground!" At least, that the message I got.
I recommend seeing it, cause you might, I did; I cried a lot. It was a good, sad, ending, like I said. And if you, like me, had any toys that you just loved you will cry too.
Okay, so this movie was boring. It was interesting at first, but just got bad. It brings up all the Hollywood favorites of: "don't try to play God." "Where are the boundaries." blah blah. So, yeah, they make life from DNA and these two married scientists are so obsessed and the husband can't learn to say "no" and the wife is crazy and deals with "mother control" issues, its just bad. I was hoping for a good sci fi, but it was just bad. I wouldn't recommend it, if you want a good sci fi thriller just watch Predator or something.
That is all I'm going to say about that, I already wasted time watching the movie so...yeah
Monday, October 25, 2010
My husband took me to this movie. The previews looked good. Yeah, I need to read the books, cause all the movie did was get me interested in the books. It was well done, very pretty colors and etc. But, they seemed to want to crowd a lot of things into it and it didn't help that the beginning was so slow! The story is kind of same old, there are owls that have legends of these good and bad owls, etc. And these two brothers get kidnapped by the bad owls to become their slaves or warriors what have you. The brother that believes the legends is nice and gets sent to be a slave, the mean brother becomes a warrior for the bad owls. The good owl escapes and finds the Ga'hoole, the mighty good owls, yata yata. If the movie just flowed better and had good writing and stuff it would've been better. I like it, wouldn't watch it again, i'll probably read the books though.
The whole time when they say "Ga'hoole" It makes me think of Stargate and the snake aliens, Goa'uld. Ha ha
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
He was actually really good! He's as good an actor as anybody! I blame the writing for Titanic like we blame the writing for the newest Star Wars movies. The actors in Star Wars are actually really good, except Hadyn Christensen who has yet to prove to me that he can actually act.
Anywho. Like all of Nolan's movies he likes to play with your mind and make crazy movies that just question everything. This movie was just that. You never know what your actually witnessing. Its full of suspense, action, its just so balanced with everything. The characters-awesome, the actors-awesome. You notice there are some repeat actors that Nolan likes to use-Watanabe, Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy, which is fine because they are all very good at what they do!
I was on the edge of my seat the whole time! And you leave still pondering and questioning everything. Very well done, very entertaining, unique, fun, and just all around AWESOME! I suggest seeing nothing else this month except this movie...because its the only good one out there. True, I haven't seen Toy Story 3, which I hear is good, or Despicable Me. But, for a not cartoon movie go see this one for sure!!
4 Stars good!!
The premise is just this btw: Dicaprio is a genius and going into others' minds and extracting their secrets to sell to whoever will pay the most. He is hired to actually not extract this time, but to put an idea in a high up business mans head so that they won't rule the world or whatever. So, he gets a team together and does just that. But, throughout the movie you witness Cobb's past, his wife, how he is hunted because people believe he murdered his wife. Which he, in a way did, because while they were in Limbo he convinced her to die in order to leave that dream world. The whole putting a thought in someone's head. Anyway, the whole time you are questioning whether Cobb himself is still dreaming, lots of debate on that. And, I think I believe that he is still dreaming and that he's been in this dream state so long that it all makes sense to him. He can remember how he got places, etc. So, that is that. None of this will make sense until you see the movie though.
Friday, July 16, 2010
This kid can kick Noah Ringer's butt and he's not even real.
Two weeks ago, I saw The Last Airbender with my wife. I think I’ve fully mulched through my feelings and am now ready to talk about the experience.
I’m an admirer of the cartoon that spurred this movie (see also: all the pictures I include in this post). I’m not quite to the level of shaving my head and painting a blue arrow on it w/glow-in-the-dark paint but I imagine if I ever took up drinking, that’d be the first thing I tried while in my inebriated stupor.
Seeing this movie caused me to reflect upon the works of the writer/director. Today, it struck me that Shyamalan’s career mirrored something that we’d been discussing in Sunday School for the past little while.
Most people, even non-religious people, are familiar with the Old Testament story of David and how he defeated the giant Goliath. It’s an inspirational tale and evokes powerful imagery even for those who don’t really buy into the notion of faith and deity: A lone boy, armed with ingenuity, skill, and cajones, faces a threat that the rest of his nation’s freaking army was too busy pants-wetting to confront. From out of nowhere, this kid does the impossible and everyone’s impressed.
It’s kind of like Sixth Sense. Seeing it was like watching Goliath go toppling down. “Holy crap! That’s awesometastic! Where'd this Shyamalan guy come from? He r0z0rz mah b0x0rz!"
But there’s more to David’s story than the part everyone knows. David then goes on to serve the king as a general. He’s a mighty leader, apt warrior and the ancient Israelite equivalent of a rock star. Eventually, David’s countless victories and popularity get King Saul nervous.
The king’s afraid that David will use the army and his fame to stage a coup d’etat. He does what any government official would do if his job were at stake: He tries to kill David. Several times. Yet in the face of all this, David keeps his cool and shows a miraculous amount of empathy. Though the king had made several attempts on David’s life, he never really held it against his ruler. Even when presented with several of his own opportunities to kill Saul, David passed them by as if obvious murderous intent was no biggie.
All the while, he never let his fame or his power get the better of him. He showed that slaying Goliath was not all he had to offer. He kept his country intact, he served it well, and was an all-around cool guy along the way. It seems only natural that you crown this guy king. It’d be criminal not to! Even the prince is totally cool with the idea of David, instead of himself, being the successor to the throne.
You could say Unbreakable was Shyamaln staying humble, serving well, and doing the right thing. It’s even more respectable than a one-time show of spiffiness. It’s a lasting reflection of good character and aptitude. We declare him the rightful heir to the throne of entertainment. That’s how awesome David and Shyamalan were.
So what do you do when you demonstrate your awesomeness with resounding success so consistently that the entire country’s pretty much obligated to laud you as the best ruler ever?
Azula just heard about the movie and she's pissed. Then again, when isn't she?
It’s hard to really fault David for noticing Bethsheba taking a bath. Guys are like that. We have this Sixth Sense, if you will, for boobs. We hone in on them instinctively. But after
noticing, every man’s faced with a choice: David made the choice to look twice. He’s a dude and so it’s understandable. We may forgive him of this with how spectacularly nifty he’d been to this point.
You might call Signs and The Village Shyamalan’s “looking once” and “looking twice” respectively. Not horrifically wrong but not nearly as impressive as killing Goliath, winning pretty much every battle, and being a decent guy even to tyrannical douche bags who want your head on a pike.
It’s not like David was desperate for some … affection. He’d already had his fair share of wives and concubines. Those women weren’t enough for King David. He had to have that woman. The one he’d seen naked at a distance.
Honestly, what do you do when the supreme ruler of the land calls you to his court? Say “no, your Majesty, I’m too busy struttin’ my stuff in my backyard bath tub!” Uriah, her husband, was in the service, fightin’ a war at the time. She was probably lonely and possibly afraid to ever say “no” to the sovereign who’d killed more people than he had hairs on his head. Whatever the case, seduction ensues.
Even if you disregard God’s opinion on the matter, it seems rather jerkish of David, in his palace that’s loaded with women at his beck and call, to insist on seducing some other guy’s wife. Bearing in mind, also, that adultery was very, very illegal in that country and David, as head of the government, was supposed to regard the law as something more than fairy tales and nice ideas.
She's blind and even she can see this is a painful thing to watch.
David fell to his Lady in the Water when he couldn’t keep his eyes off Bethsheba while she washed herself. Shyamalan’s certifiable fall began there as well.
If word got out that Bethsheba shacked up with the king, the law/culture would’a had her killed by persistent application of fast-moving rocks. It makes perfect sense why she kept her mouth shut. But even before the invention of CNN, public officials have had a hard time keeping their day-to-day lives a secret. This goes double when your own little “hike of the Appalachian” results in a pregnancy. You used official stationery to summon a lady – whose husband is out of town – and she ends up pregnant a little while later? How could this not end badly?
Rather than man up face the consequences of what he did, though, David does like any government official: Leaps straight for a cover-up campaign. He has Uriah recalled from the battlefield in a desperate attempt to get him home and alleviate suspicion. But this guy has some crazy sense of honor. Perhaps he was inspired by the previous demonstrations of honor of his very king. He refuses to take comfort and enjoy himself – going so far as to sleep outside, on the door step of his house. This turns David’s attempt at a cover-up into an even more suspicious situation.
They say power corrupts. I say The Happening was a monumental cor
ruption: the film-making equivalent of using a public office and public treasury to go ladying the countryside (and ladying the peasants) and then trying to pretend like it never happened in ways that insult the intelligence of the public and God.
Which brings us to the movie in question. I know it seems like there’s a lot of not-Airbender material in this review of The Last Airbender. But I wanted to set the scene here to make this as poignant as possible.
When it becomes obvious to David that his cover-up isn’t going to work, he, like any good strategist, follows-up with a great contingency plan. David, the guy who could have easily gotten away with killing the king but chose not to, decides that murder is his best option. He wanted to be politician-level sneaky-like so a sling-shot duel was out of the question this time around.
Kiyoshi warriors were going to be in the film but when they saw how badly the show sucked, they demanded they be cut from the show on pain of death.
He decides to use his power as supreme ruler of a country to save his image in a way that’s notably more sketchy than anything else he’d done to this point… but he’d kind of painted himself into a corner so there was no going back. He sends Bethsheba’s husband on a suicide mission – guaranteeing the soldier’s demise – and adds Bethsheba to his collection of wives.
The Last Airbender is just that low. The Last Airbender is murdering someone who works hard for you, is loyal to you, and whose only crime is that his loyalty and life might make you look bad. The Last Airbender is waking up one day, realizing that having just about everything isn’t good enough and that you’ll never be happy unless you can ruin someone’s family or franchise.
What do I think of the movie, The Last Airbender? Utah Jazz can’t get to the playoffs to save their lives. The Jonas Brothers are still touring. There’s a $1.42trillion deficit in the United States. 440,000 people still die from smoking every year. Pretty much the entire continent of Africa is starving as always. So I guess, when you put it in context, it’s not so bad.
Monday, July 5, 2010
I was hoping this movie would be awesome, the trailers all made it look awesome, but alas it was not. I suggest just watching the Avatar:Last Airbender Nickelodeon cartoon instead.
Although the graphics were good, the martial arts were awesome the acting was horrible, I didn't like any of the actors they chose for their roles. The writing and story was horrible. M. Knight Shyamalan is getting worse with his movies, I really wish someone else had done this movie.
He tried to squish too much of the first season into a hour and half movie. Not only that but the bending drove me crazy, it took like 5 earth benders to move one rock. I'm sorry but it was way more awesome in the cartoon. There was more humor and less talk overs-in the cartoon. Oh, and they pronounced almost every single name wrong.
They find Aang, Zuko shows up takes Aang, he's rescued they fly around to different kingdoms, showing short scenes of them fighting fire benders, they show Zuko and Commander Zhou sometimes, Aang gets caught again, saved by the blue spirit, blah blah, Northern water tribe battle, Oh look! Sokka is in love with the princess FYI. They win, Aang saves the day, the end.
Seriously, now I have to watch the cartoon just to get all that crap out of my head!
The Director needs to have watched the first season. I would have chosen for director: Christopher Nolan, or Joss Whedon, or Guy Richie. It could still be a kids movie, just not stupid.
For part of Aang: Zach Tyler with blue eyes and bald, and the tattoos can stay, those were cool.
Katara: Anna Kendrick (with blue eyes)
Sokka: Jack De Sena with a pony tail and shave.
Zuko: Dante Basco
Admiral Zhao: Jason Isaacs
Princess Yue: Johanna Braddy (with white hair, then dark) Obviously, a little tweaking with hair or eye color would have to do for any of these actors.
I would have had Haru in it also, maybe, but he's be older and be Michael Dow
Uncle Iroh: Jackie Chan...I think. Looking older and fatter, etc.
I wouldn't have shown Ozai or Azula at all, maybe just their voices or silhouettes.
And I would have had Mark Hamill do the voices of Appa and Momo, or any other extra animal or whatever.
So, that is my list, if you can think of someone better let me know.
If you are going to watch it wait till it comes out on the dollar theater.
I wouldn't watch this again, or buy it. I could write it better than Shyamalan did. Give me the money! I'd do it better!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I hated the gore, it was silly gore, like Starship Troopers, but I hate it! I have to cover my eyes cause it makes me want to throw up and never eat again.
But, besides that, and the "longer than it should've been" scene in Bill Murray's mansion it was a hilarious movie! Bill Murray does make an appearance actually, not as a zombie, but yeah, anyway.
The humor is just awesome, its not gross, stupid, etc. Its witty and just leg slapping hilarious! You don't get good humor like this very much these days.
The characters are lovable, well, only two of them really. Columbus and Tallahassee are my favorite. Ha ha, their just so funny! The girls, eh, their your typical girls really, not very interesting at all.
I really enjoyed this movie, I think if you edit the gore out, it would be more awesome! Or, maybe the gore just adds to the funniness, eh.
I'd see it again, later, but I'd see it again. It was one worth watching more than once.
But, about the story: Its nice because they don't really care too much about the apocalypse or whatever, and its funny to see that the first Zombie Columbus comes across is this hot girl that he tries to help. And he's a total WOW nerd, which makes it more funny that he survived. He has these lists of rules that he follows and that is why he has stayed alive. He runs into Tallahassee, and they drive together, then they meet up with these girls who trick them out of their vehicles and guns (more than once) Anyway, they all end up together, helping each other, etc.
Its funny at Bill Murray's home he says he survives because he dresses and acts like a zombie. He goes in to trick Columbus and ends up getting shot, its so funny.
And Columbus is afraid of clowns (who isn't) And at the end, well, I won't say.
The story is simple, old, whatever, but it was just done right and I like movies that can make me laugh. Hooray for them!
The 21 rules of Zombieland:
2. Beware of Bathrooms
3. Seat belts
4. Double Tap
5. No Attachments
6. Travel in a Group
7. Keep the Dumb dumbs close at hand.
8. Kill with Efficiency
9. Guns are for hunting, not for zombie killing
10. Be Quiet
11. Know your way out
12. Don't be a hero
13. Limber up
14. Blend in
15. Find the right shelter
16. Zombies can't climb
17. Be ruthless
18. God bless rednecks
19. No drinking
20. Check the backseat
21. Enjoy the little things
Friday, May 7, 2010
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Sunday, January 31, 2010
I'm not going to go into any real details since this movie is just full of too many things to explain or talk about. Just go see it, or wait for it to come out, but see it!
Monday, January 25, 2010
So, yes Mutant Chronicles was never in theaters, it never made millions, etc. But it was original, steam punk, which was cool, a different reality, and I actually cared about every single person even if that person was only alive for 2 minutes! And Thomas Jane was the main bad ass, he's awesome! And it made me want to watch Punisher again, that's a good show!
So, in Mutant Chronicles there is this machine that came to the Earth and turns humans into mutants that are mindless killing machines. In the end the ship takes off, which pissed me off because Hunter blew it up! For crying out loud! And now its just gonna crash on another planet and do the same thing! That pissed me off, but anyway, the rest was awesome! I actually enjoyed it, bloody like Space Ship Troopers; so that I didn't like. But, yeah, not all the good shows are at the theaters! Hee.
I love Bruce Campbell! I grew up watching Brisco County Junior and he just cracks me up! I decided to rent the stupid silly movie My Name is Bruce, its about him, Bruce, the actor getting kidnapped to save this little town from a monster that protects tofu or something. I watched Army of Darkness which is so funny, so I saw this one, which wasn't quite as funny, but still made me laugh a lot. So corny-good times!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I guess this show is canceled. It was okay, I enjoyed it.
So the last episode has questions answered and what not, but this guy and his kid move into the house across from Kat. Well, in one scene the kid just walks into her house and finds her naked cause she just took a bath, Kat nicely tells him her kids aren't home, etc. etc. "Its okay.." If that were me, (this kid is 12) I would have screamed at him. "what are you doing just walking into my home?! Get out! If you ever do this again I'm calling the cops!"
Anyway, that's me. And at the end it hints to this dad and son being some kind of evil duo, the kid is the leader obviously. And Max has finally kissed Joanna! I was waiting for that. He's up to something to, that phone call he made after she left was suspicious. I hate when they cancel shows in the middle of something you want answers for. :P Stupid ABC.
Chipmunks just do not compare to dragons in her mind. I do like dragons myself and am looking forward to this movie, but at least I appreciate other works. Ha ha, we thought it was the funniest thing ever! We promised to take her to the dragon movie (to make up for our lack of giving her what she wanted or something.) Kids.
Tiana goes to Charlotte's big party to welcome the Prince, gets dressed up fancy. So the Prince thinks she's a princess or rich, but he approaches her. In the meantime the witch doctor had turned the Princes servant into the prince. He was pretty dumb, of course once Facilier got what he wanted he'd kill him, duh.
Anyway, Tiana gets turned into a frog, they go on an adventure in the Bayou to get to Mama Odie who can undue the spell. They end up falling in love, aaahhh. Course they don't know this till the very end. Tiana just wants money to open her restaurant, etc. Mama Odie tries to tell them that they will change when they figure out what they need instead of what they want.
Charlotte almost marries the wrong Prince, they defeat Facilier, they tell each other they love the other, but the kiss doesn't work. So, they decide to get married as frogs. When they kiss, they change back into humans and get married in the Church(where someone is actually ordained or whatever to marry them)
It was a really cute movie. I really liked it. But I was disappointed because I thought it was too short, and they could have added more to it. It just felt a little empty for me. The music was great, the characters were okay, I think they could have developed the characters better so that you actually cared about them. It felt like this movie was just a "filler" for Disney, an "here enjoy this short film while you wait for others." Type scenario. And I don't now if it was the theater or the movie but I could not understand a lot of the songs and such.
So, a lot of adults complained about taking their kids to this movie because of the witch craft, Facilier being dragged to Hell basically by shadows. And the firefly dude dying and them holding a funeral for him.
This is what I have to say about that:
YOU ARE STUPID! First of all, in stories and especially Disney movies throughout time the bad guy gets his just rewards. Second, I personally think that Lion King was way worse. I mean you have a Uncle killing his brother and basically just being evil. The witch craft and stuff was not bad at all.
And as for the funeral, if you have your kids trained so that their afraid of death then they won't know how to handle it when it happens, because dude, its gonna happen. Death is as natural as birth, at times it comes unexpected, but it is a part of life; so deal with it. And I thought the funeral was beautiful, and him showing up next to his love, Evangeline, the star-was cute. In the fight against Facilier, Ray sacrificed himself to help his friends out; I think that is very honorable, and I'm glad that Disney actually had someone die besides the bad guy because life isn't all roses and everyone goes home safe and happy.
This movie had good morals, good things to teach us and our children. I wish people would grow up and be mature about life.