This review is based on another review but since the other review is Blogspot, I decided to reblog this one instead. A great review, both of them.
So you know how yesterday I posted about going to a drive in movie theatre for our May date night? (Well, the double feature that we saw was The Avengers followed by Battleship. Now, I told you a few weeks back how much we loved The Avengers and I have to say, we didn’t mind sitting through it a second time in the least. I didn’t possess a really strong desire to see Battleship except that the Hubs is ex-Navy so the moment he heard about a movie showcasing the Navy he was super excited and I knew we were going to go.
The Hubs loved it, but I have to say I think he’s biased. I thought it was mostly a fail. Taylor Kitsch who plays the main character Lieutenant Alex Hopper is just sort of a putz. You want to slap him. A lot. Also when their…
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A very funny and straightforward review of The Dictator.
The Dictator is about a tyrannical…wait for it…dictator from the fictional North African, oil-rich country of Wadiya. He is the law, he loves oppressing his people, he’s developing a nuclear program for “research purposes only” – he’s like Putin, Gadaffi, and Ahmadinejad all rolled into one, only hairier. Aside from the loneliness that his doubles tennis partner Kim Jong-Il knew all too well, life is good for Admiral General Aladeen…until the UN threatens to take military action against him. So he heads off to New York City to address their concerns in person, but then gets kidnapped and stripped of his beard/power by his jealous uncle. With nowhere to go and no one to turn to, he gets taken under the wing of a tree-hugging health food store owner and slowly comes…
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A very funny and interesting review of Dark Shadows.
The movie world seemed to be all abuzz recently over The Avengers. I was more interested in another release—Dark Shadows, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. This is their eighth collaboration, and if you’re looking for something new, well…better find another movie. But if you want another ridiculous, campy, shadowy Tim Burton/Johnny Depp movie, you’re in luck.
The story is about Barnabas Collins, and the Hell-fury of a woman scorned. Barnabas makes the mistake of scorning a witch, who kills his parents, kills his true love, turns Barnabas into a vampire, has him buried alive, and spends the next two hundred years trying to destroy the Collins family fishing business. When Barnabas is finally dug up in 1972, he finds that the family has dwindled to just a few destitute members, though they have hung on to Collinswood, the enormous manor house. Uncle Barnabas resolves…
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This was one of the reviews for The Avengers that I like.
This is a good review of The Hunger Games that touches on flaws and strengths as well as the relevance as replacements to HP and Twilight.
The Hunger Games
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Elizabeth Banks,
Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz and Donald Sutherland
Directed by: Gary Ross
Like it or not, The Hunger Games is succeeding the popular and finishing franchises of Harry Potter and Twilight. Both franchises made oodles of bank in America and overseas and fooled a lot of teenagers. Now something has to take their place and what better than the best-selling young adult book “The Hunger Games.” It’s got a lot to please everyone, a futuristic setting, violence, a love story, and politics. Something for everyone in the family.
In the future, after a great war, the world is separated into 12 districts that look more or less like World War II concentration camps, if they had bakeries. Every year to keep the peace, the Capitol selects two “tributes,” a boy…
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What is Paul all about?
Paul tells the story of two British comic fans who decided to attend the San Diego Comic Con in America and embark on a road trip across the States to places famous for UFO activity. Along the way, the meet Paul, a crazy and rude alien who claims to have been living on Earth since his saucer crashed in the 50’s. He also claims that he has helped humanity (one instance is that he inspired ET) and that he his being chased for his stem cell in his brain.
What did you think of the film?
At first, I thought that this film was part of The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy but it turns out, it was not. Despite having the same main actors, it was missing some major things. One of them is the Cornetto itself and the other is the fast-paces scene cuts that was present in the previous two films.
Did you think the film was funny and enjoyable?
Funny? Yes. Hilarious? No. Enjoyable? Only when you’re alone but not when there were kids around. Unbelievably, there was a lot of cussing and sexual references that watching it with my brothers became… uncomfortable. The film comes across as being children-like but then, it ruined it by all the cussing and sexual references. Perhaps if they had gone through with making this a children’s film rather than deviate to a more adult theme, they would make quite a success because I bet there would be a lot of children who would want to see Paul the alien and his craziness.