Thursday, November 27, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Helena Bonham Carter as Ms. Lovett with Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd
The greatest thing about this movie is that it is able to bring horror and musical together in a way that few films can. The only other horror musicals that I can think of is The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Repo! Although I feel that the storyline is good enough without the musical aspect but it does add a nice kick to it.
As for the singing I feel that most of the actors did a good job but not a wow job. However I did enjoy Ed Sanders (Toby).
I feel that the strongest point of the movie was the end because it gives you this depressing feeling that grows on you.
Sweeney Todd is a film that I'd recommend watching because the cast does do a really good job and surprisingly Sacha Baron Cohen does a pretty good job as the wacky barber.
Singing: C+ I felt that it was a good enough job but not as good as some other musicals.
Performances: B This took some strong character acting and everyone did a great job.
Setting: A It sets the mood completely. I'm glad it won for best art-direction.
Overall: B+ It has definitely earned it's right as a new classic.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Special Thanks to Dragon Ball The Movie Blog.
Just to let everyone know, I am disappointed that they chose not to get an Asian actor for Goku.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
There was another strange title I saw on IMDB. It was The Sims Movie. I love the Sims and I think it's a great game but I'm a little bit worried how the movie will turn out. It will be written by Brian Lynch (who is also writing the script for the Shrek spin-off Puss in Boots). Cross your fingers!
Lastly the champion of the weirdest video game turn movie is Dance Dance Revolution. That's right that's what I said. DDR is going to be a movie. I have no information on it at the moment but I will definitely be keeping an eye on it.
So there you have it some weird movies coming out. I can't wait to see how they turn out.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
May 12 1937 - June 22 2008
It just sickens me how people could be so cold.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Having shared one extraordinary night, cellist Lyla Novacek (Keri Russel) and rock sing Louis Connelly (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) were a fairytale couple that was broken up by unfortunate circumstances. Eleven years later, both are miserable and share a feeling of incompleteness. Evan (Freddie Highmore) is the son that both of them never knew they had. He too feels incomplete. Evan knows that he can find his parents through the power of music, one day he stops and listens and follows the music.
This movie has a sort of magic to it. For me, Robin Williams really stands out in this movie playing the villainous "Wizard". He was creepy and malicious with all the kids and should have been nominated for at least a Golden Globe. As for the rest of the cast, Freddie Highmore is cute and definitely shows his passion for music throughout the film. There is once scene with Freddie Highmore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers that was really nice and well executed.
As for the music, it was wondrous. The songs had so much passion and emotion in it, even the orchestra music seemed to have voice in it. Jamia Simone Nash hopefully one day will release a record of her own one day (hopefully RnB and not a pop one).
This movie was definetly one of the better ones of 2008 and is definetly worth renting or even buying. August Rush reminds you that it's not impossible to reach your dreams. Your dreams can become a reality if you work hard for it.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I found Toy Story 1 and 2 both equally good. The first one had great moments with Sid, he was a great start to the Toy Story villians. Then of course you get the sweet mellow sounds of "You've Got a Friend in Me" by Randy Newman. How many times have your kids sang that song. Then you get Toy Story 2 with the feisty cowgirl, Jessie, who is the main reason that Toy Story 2 did so well. When she sang "When She Loved Me", I'm pretty damn sure that everyone that watches that scene is filled up with tears or at least gets a lump in their throat. So those are my two picks for number seven. I really couldn't pick one as better film because they're just so great.
Just to let fans know, it is confirmed that there will be a Toy Story 3. Hopefully it can live up to both these films.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
She is beautiful and talented. Her performance in Thirteen was outstanding, she should have been nominated for that one. I mean if Abigail Breslin could get nominated for Little Miss Sunshine, Wood could definitely win one for that role. Then we get her in Across the Universe. Her character, which is not that hard to portray, is still enjoyable to watch. I still have to see Running With Scissors and The Life Before Her Eyes but just those two performances on their own have already won me over.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
This is an amazing tale by Walt Disney. Robin Williams helps make this film a classic. The song "I Can Show You the World" will now be used continuously by American Idol contestants. Not only was this an amazing movie but then later on became a very successful musical.
It's the only Disney female who knows how to kick some hunny buns. I mean come on the beautiful music and the great battles. This is definitely going to be one Disney classic you wont forget. With beautiful music from the young Christina and the hilarious comments by Eddie Murphy.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Finally it's something we haven't seen in a long time. A horror movie that's actually good. The Descent (Directed by Neil Marshall) is a horror movie that could probably be included with the classics. I'm not joking it's that good. The cast, although not famous, did a good job at portraying their characters.
The Descent is about six girls that accidently go into an unknown cave and find themselves battling with fear, past grudges and demonic beings. The one thing that I really liked about this film was that the creatures weren't the most scariest part of the film. Personally I found that the most creepiest part of the film was being trapped in complete darkness. Of course, there are so many other fears that were captured here such as claustrophobia, heights and (of course) the monsters.
The coolest part of the film is that it could be interpreted in so many different ways. I won't give any spoilers but I do suggest that you watch the U.K. ending because it's so much better than the North American one.
As for the cast, they all did a great job. The characters that stood out of my mind were Holly, portrayed by Nora Jane Noone, and Juno, portrayed by Natalie Jackson Mendoza. Holly, the athletic arrogant character, added some fun to the cast and Juno was perfect at being two-faced.
The Descent is one fun thrill ride that will surely be able to creep you out whenever you're in the dark.
Cast= B+ Really good by everyone
Creepy Monsters= A Definetly creepy enough for me
Overall= A- One of the few scary modern movies out there. Definetly check it out.
Q: How do you give a lemon an orgasm?
A: You tickle it's citrus
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets a mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, that whisks Lewis away in a time machine and together they team up to track down the Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate. The lines are cheesy. Nothing in this film was really that memorable. The only part that I kind of liked was the T-Rex squealing "'I can't. Cause I have a big head and little arms."
This film was ok. They tried to throw in a few twists but they were completely obvious. If you want to see some really great Disney 3D animations watch Finding Nemo or Monster's Inc.
Twists: C+ Nothing that great
Overall: C A few moments here and there but overall not that great.
Enchanted is a cute film that is fun for children and people of all ages. The story of Enchanted is about how an innocent and bubbly princess, Giselle (Amy Adams), falls in to a world that is far more dangerous and obscure than any other universe. NEW YORK! Giselle must somehow find her way back to her kingdom to marry her Prince Edward (James Marsden). Of course having no home to go to, she finds herself staying with a single father and his daughter.
The Movie Enchanted has a lot of parodies from past Disney princess films (Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, etc.) but somehow finds it way to create an original story. Some jokes though are age appropriate and may offend some parents but overall stays very close to its PG rating. The jokes mostly consist of the weirdness of fairy tale characters blending in with New York which works well for the movie.
Once again Alan Menken was able to produce some excellent original scores plus three Oscar Nominations. The songs are catchy and probably will get your kids to beg you to buy the soundtracks.
Overall, I found Enchanted to be quite enjoyable. At first I thought it'd be Disney trying to rip-off its past success with all the other Disney films but it has it's own way to add its own flavour. Amy Adams performance as the typical Disney princess was absolutely wonderful. I think we can all agree that we will see great things from her in the future.
All did a good job.
Come on it is Disney.
Fun enjoyable to watch and great for a family night.