September 28, 2012

Looper: Movie Review

In a system where remakes and sequels are the usual thing and original ideas are hard to come by, we are given Looper; a film that is all about the same old thing over and over.


September 21, 2012

Resident Evil: Retribution - Movie Review

    How do you bring back all the characters that you tried to love in all the other Resident Evil films and place them in one film that feels just like a video game? You create Resident Evil: Retribution.

   Before I get into this review, I will say that I was never a fan of the Resident Evil film franchise. I enjoyed the first because it tried, but then I lowered all expectations for the others. I still go into the theater with a clean slate and try to see why people by tickets for these films and then I found out why. I believe that everyone who buys tickets for these films are teenage boys taking a girl to a scary movie, couples who want to do it in the back of the theater, and film reviewers like me who spend the money and watch the film only to find out later that it was a waste of perfectly good cash that could have been spent going down to Los Angeles and watching The Master instead.

August 15, 2012

The Odd Life of Timothy Green: Movie Review

    This movie has a hard audience to please, because it is not really for kids. The story is about a married couple who cannot physically have children. So, when they come back home to their small town, they decide to create a list of what their son would have been; then, they place that list into a wooden box and bury it. A few hours later, magic is worked on by mother Earth, and Timothy Green (a boy from the garden) comes into the lives of many, many people.

July 20, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises: Movie Review

The Dark Knight Rises gives the audience everything they desire, from action, drama, romance, suspense, and evil in the farthest depths. It might have its mishaps and problems, but every movie does. At least, at the end of the film you don't really think about the mishaps and problems. You just know that you have seen one of the greatest trilogies of all time.

June 24, 2012

Brave: Movie Review

To be fair, this film beats Cars 2, but it still does not compare with any other Pixar heavy weight. As we have come to see, Pixar is losing steam. Next year, they are releasing Monsters University - which will most likely be a hit - and after that, The Good Dinosaur, for a 2014 release date. I am ready for the 2014 film, but not so ready for another Monsters film. It seems like, Pixar decides to challenge themselves every time they make a sequel (I'll get to this in another blog), but Brave was not a sequel. However, this film was put in front of the artists and challenged due to one reason - a female character.

June 12, 2012

Prometheus: Movie Review

I cannot review Prometheus without spoiling it. I cannot review any part of Prometheus without giving away so much. So, if you are coming into this review looking for a clean solid, non-spoiler low-down, then this is not for you.

May 7, 2012

The Avengers: Movie Review

I saw The Avengers during the midnight premiere and it was wild. It was more wild than the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows premiere. I can say that I was having high hopes for this film, but knew that it would not be as great as Dark Knight Rises. That thinking changed right after the film. Not even after the film, but more like in the middle of the film. Here's the scoop.

April 15, 2012

Cabin in the Woods: Movie Review

Cabin in the Woods is as tempting as free tickets to Disneyland. This movie started heavily marketing around last month with trailers sprouting everywhere, from television to film. It was a very great start since I only heard about this film a few months ago. What I knew was that it was written and directed by Drew Goddard, and written and produced by the incredible Joss Whedon.

April 7, 2012

Hunger Games: Movie Review

Can you believe the hype surrounding the Hunger Games and how everyone and their mother has gone to see it? Of course you can because you were probably the one who saw it. The readers who have seen the film and have read the books are experiencing Hunger Game/Great Adaptation Movie Goggles which, in reality, the film was a poor adaptation of what seemed to be a great book. People don't get it and complain to me when I tell them that I have not read The Hunger Games. Should I have?