Category Archives: Movies

Movie Review: Spectre (2015)

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In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

CAST:

Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, David Bautista with Monica Bellucci and Ralph Fiennes as ‘M’

DIRECTED BY:

Sam Mendes  – Official Movie Site

Review: Now I know that it has been out for a little while now. I saw it on opening night but haven’t had the opportunity to review it yet so here it is. I was really excited to go see Spectre. I love action movies; some of my favorites are the Transporter series with Jason Statham and I love the other James Bond movies as well. The movie started off amazing. The opening scene was greatly done. The action was superb and I have to say that it was probably one of two of the biggest scenes of the movie.

All throughout the movie, Daniel Craig was great. The movie was mostly a story/plot that was pretty predictable. I was disappointed. You could tell right away who the bad guy/guys is/are after the opening scene almost because Bond looks at it basically. The interesting part of the movie was that it basically went through his life and also we find out who the love of his life is and Vesper apparently.

For me, as I stated previously, I was there for the action that I was expecting of a James Bond movie. It was not that interesting to me overall, however, for a person that really likes the James Bond movies and is not very intersted in action and more of a story/plot then this is perfect for you. It makes Bond more rounded as it build up his past/history. So built him into a more believeable character however some of the characteristics were not believable. The love story was pretty interesting. I have to say that the “Bond Girl” this time was super intereting and as I believe the bad guy says something to the effect of “this is the perfect girl for yoy, that could understand you.” And from what I understood of the movie, they all knew each other when they were younger.

Something that I was disappointed was that the gadgets… were almost nonexistent and also. The biggest was the car… and a watch. I think we (those who have seen the movie) can agree that this James Bond is an absolute alcoholic. Anytime he had a breakthrough, he had a drink in his hand. Something that was however amazing was the visuals. We see some amazing views of the Swiz Alps and… let me just say breath taking.

Overall: The movie was good, just not $10.50 worth of good. I would wait to see it at home when it comes out on Blu-Ray/DVD.

3.5/5 stars

Some more reviews: Rotten Tomatoes : Metacritic

Movie Review: The Duff

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The Duff is directed by Ari Sandel and is based on the novel by Kody Keplinger of the same title with the screenplay written by Josh A. Cagan. I reviewed it last week,(review can be found HERE). It stars Mae Whitman as Bianca and Robbie Amell as Wesley.

A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF – Designated Ugly Fat Friend – by her prettier, more popular counterparts. – IMDB

My opinion: This was funny, really funny. I really enjoyed it. I watched it when it was in the theaters and I just re-watched it again on DVD and it was still as funny as the first time. There are some differences from the book to the movie. One of which was the parents of Bianca, Bianca’s father is absent and she lives with her mother who is still a motivational speaker/self-help book author. Her friends are still pretty cool and she and Wesley live next door to each other, which is different.

Another difference is that they do not have sex all the time, as it is in the book. Another major difference is Bella Thorn’s character, Madison, she isn’t in the book, however, the role that she had was really nice and it added to the story a little more I feel like. It created an adversary like character to her protagonist.

There were so many funny moments. Mr. Arthur was hilarious, I loved him. I feel like he made the movie. I also really liked the shopping trip Bianca and Wes had. It started off Pretty Woman and then went from funny to funnier to hilarious.

The progression of the plot points was similar to that of the book and the movie was overall very good and funny.

4 out of 5

Some good things… tv documentary… Hardcover Mysteries.

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Hey guys! So I have recently been watching a lot of Netflix documentary crime shows and I found one that I think is actually pretty cool and I wanted to share it with you.  The show is called Hardcover Mysteries and what it is about is real crimes that have inspired authors to write their books. And the authors are interviewed along with the police investigators and crime scene technicians. It is really cool. I love how the authors give their take on the murders and how they researched it or how they were apart of the investigations. On Netflix they have the first season available (I don’t think they made more) and there are eight episodes. Some of the authors are David Baldacci, whose murder mystery is a based on the Mary Meyer murder which connects with JFK and that was pretty cool. Other authors are Kathy Reichs, Sandra Brown, Harlen Coben and more.

Hardcover Mysteries travels inside the minds of America’s most popular novelists to explore the crossover from fact to fiction. How much of today’s great mystery writing springs from the imagination… and how much of it is ripped from the headlines?

In this new series, top fiction crime writers share stories of real-life cases that inspired them to write, or captured their fascination.Hardcover Mysteries Website

If you want to watch the show for free, you can join Netflix for free for a month. If you want to see the show details on IMDB click here

Trailers!

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So there are TWO Snow White movies coming out. Personally I like the one that is with Charlize Theoron and Kristen Stewart. But tha’s my personal opinion because I like more actiony movies.

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and then of coarse there is The Hunger Games

Movie NEWS! One For the Money Trailer! LOOKS AWESOME!

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Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series is going to be a movie.

The first book’s trailer, One For The Money came out and it looks like a great movie. I haven’t read the book yet, but the movie trailer makes me want to go get it and dive into it! Check out the trailer: The Movie releases JANUARY 27th, 2012

Movie Review: Avalon High

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Avalon High (2010) based on the novel Avalon High by Meg Cabot

When Allie Pennington (Brittany Robertson) transfers to Avalon High, her new friends seem like typical teens with typical problems. But a class on the legacy of King Arthur leads Allie to a startling connection: Avalon is a modern Camelot, and even she’s a member. All the Knights of the Round Table are present, from quarterback Will (Gregg Sulkin) to best friend Lance (Christopher Tavarez), but it’s up to Allie to uncover the traitor in the group.

Cast:
Brittany Robertson, Gregg Sulkin, Joey Pollari, Devon Graye, Molly C. Quinn, Steve Valentine, Don Lake, Christopher Tavarez
My Opinion: I have to say that I am a little disappointed of this movie. The characters were a little weird, especially Allie, she seemed to have trouble running, considering she was supposed to be a track athlete, it just bugged me.
On top of that, they completely screwed up the ending of the book. This is movie is based on the book Avalon High by Meg Cabot.
Overall: 2.5 out of 5

Movie Review: I Am Number Four

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I Am Number Four stars Alex Pettyfer, Dianna Agron, and Timothy Olyphant. This movie was brilliant. I loved the action sequences and “John” discovering what he can do. I also loved the connection happening between himself and Sarah (Agron) and it was amazing. I will probably go see it again. 🙂 I also really love the dog. That was sooo cute. I don’t know how the movie is compared to the book, because I haven’t read it yet but now thanks to the movie its giving me a bigger incentive to go check it out and see what all the fuss is about. (I actually have it on my shelves, unopened.)

If you haven’t seen this yet. GO SEE IT!!!

 

Movie Review: Knight and Day (2010)

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Knight and Day (2010)

A woman is caught between a covert agent and those he claims set him up. As their globetrotting adventure erupts into a maze of double-crosses, close escapes, false identities, and head-spinning romantic snafus, they come to realize that all they can count on is each other.

Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance and Thriller

Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins

Release Date: June 23rd, 2010

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of action violence throughout and brief strong language

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard

My Opinion: I think that this is one of the best movies of 2010. It has a little bit of everything for everyone (except horror lovers). There is adventure and action and the mystery and the romance happening between June Havens (Diaz) and Roy Miller (Cruise) is amazing. These two actors have great chemistry together. This is I believe their second movie together, the first was Vanilla Sky. There were also comedic elements that worked so well with them. I also really enjoyed the plot. The whole thing just worked really well. LOVED IT!!!

Also if you get the DVD, there is some really awesome videos, such as the Viral Videos of Cam and Tom playing soccer (really cool) and Cam kicking Tom in the chest (pretty funny, his face that is), as well as the Black Eyed Peas’ Debut of Someday, the song playing as the credits are ending which is a pretty awesome song. I’m addicted to it at the moment. Hahaha! Enjoy!

Overall: 5 out of 5