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Thursday, December 31, 2009

REVIEW: Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

MOVIE
Alvin & The Chipmunks:
The Squeakquel

CAST
Zachary Levi, David Cross

RELEASE
December 23, 2009

RATING
PG

DIRECTOR
Betty Thomas

STUDIO
20th Century Fox

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 30 minutes





GRADE
B+






STARS
***








REVIEW:

Yes, everyone: the Chipmunks are back and better than ever. In the "Squeakquel" to the original box office smash, we find the Chipmunks having to go to school for the first time after an accident involving Dave. Also, Dave's nephew has to watch over the Chipmunks until Dave recovers. Meanwhile, Ian Hawk, the villain from the first film finds female Chipmunks that call themselves the Chipettes who can sing just as good as our heroes. Now, Ian uses the Chipettes to try to take revenge on the Chipmunks once and for all. All I can say about this movie is that it is what I call "cute." It is a harmlees, kid-friendly film filled with heart and laughs the kids will get a major kick out of. Some parents will enjoy this movie but not as much as their kids will. This isn't exactly the kind of film to see in theaters. This can really be considered to be a rental when this comes out on DVD and PPV. Either way, it'll be a fun treat for the whole family. I probably won't buy this film on DVD or Blu Ray, but I can assure you I will be waiting for the next Alvin & The Chipmunks film that I hope comes out really soon. So, if you have kids who desperately want to see this film, I strongly recommend this film. It'll be a special treat for the whole family for years to come.




PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE:


Marmaduke


The Spy Next Door


Percy Jackson & The Olympians:
The Lightning Thief


Alice In Wonderland


How To Train Your Dragon


Furry Vengeance


Despicable Me

Friday, December 25, 2009

REVIEW: Four Christmases

MOVIE
Four Christmases

CAST
Vince Vaughn,
Reese Witherspoon

RELEASE
November 26, 2008

RATING
PG-13

DIRECTOR
Seth Gordon

STUDIO
New Line Cinema

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 28 minutes





GRADE
A-





STARS
***1/4







REVIEW:

What do you know: even a Christmas film can be a raunchy comedy and still funny. Four Christmases is about a happy, unmarried couple who go on a vacation every Christmas instead of spending time with their families. Unfortunately for them, heavy fog occurs on the day of their flight and they can't go anywhere out of San Fransisco, CA. But that's not all: their families see them on the news at the airport and want the couple on Christmas. Four parents, four locations, holy cow!!! This film was surprisingly funnier than I expected it to be. Vince Vaughn & Reese Witherspoon make a great team together. I can compare these two to John Travolta & Kristie Alley in the Look Who's Talking series. I'm glad I didn't see this in theaters since you wouldn't have had to see it in theaters because it's not a movie theater experience, like Avatar or 2012. But still, it's a funny Christmas movie that people will for sure enjoy into the new decades to come. It's a great rental to watch when there's nothing to do during the Christmas season and I recommend you taking the chance of seeing this. But be warned, this is PG-13 because of the language and sexual humor that families might not find appropriate. So, leave this as a rental for kids 13-14+. You won't regret it.


REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes

MOVIE
Sherlock Holmes

CAST
Robert Downey Jr.,
Jude Law

RELEASE
December 25, 2009

RATING
PG-13

DIRECTOR
Guy Ritchie

STUDIO
Warner Bros. Pictures

RUNNING TIME
2 hours 14 minutes




GRADE
A







STARS
***1/2











REVIEW:




Robert Downey Jr. has once again outdone himself as the famous detective known as Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes tells the story of Mr. Holmes and his loyal partner Dr. Watson as they try to uncover the mystery of a man known for using black magic who has come back from the dead to try to wipe out the entire population of England. Now, Holmes, Watson, and Holmes' mysterious lover Irene Adler must stop the magic man before he succeeds with his evil plan. This film is very entertaining with action, comedy, romance, and suspence as we see Sherlock and Watson's mystery unfolding with the talents of Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. I especially give kudos to director Guy Ritchie for taking on a hard challenge of bringing the detective onto the silver screen with the help of some of the biggest names in hollywood. He could've easily made a crappy movie with good actors and a terrible story, but luckily he was very smart to actually take his time. Anyway, this was a very smart and fun movie that I will surely want to see again. I really recommend anyone 13+ going to see this film since it is indeed a very violent film with a lot of fist and blood thrown in. So, don't miss out on one of the must see movies of the holiday season, behind Avatar of course. Anyway, just go and see Sherlock Holmes if your looking for a fun and good time at the movies.




PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE:


Inception

Hot Tub Time Machine

Iron Man 2

Date Night

Cop Out

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

The Wolfman

Clash Of The Titans

Sunday, December 20, 2009

REVIEW: Avatar: The IMAX 3D Experience

MOVIE
Avatar

CAST
Sam Worthington,
Zoë Saldaña

RATING
PG-13

RELEASE
December 18, 2009

DIRECTOR
James Cameron

STUDIO
20th Century Fox

RUNNING TIME
2 hours 41 minutes




GRADE
A+++



STARS
*******






REVIEW:



James Cameron retains his title as "king of the world" as he has made a movie that is better than Titanic, the best movie of 2009, and possibly THE BEST MOVIE EVER MADE!!!!!!! Avatar tells the riveting story of a paralyzed ex Marine who decides to take the position of his dead twin brother on the distant moon 4.4 light years away called Pandora. On the moon, he will become an Avatar, a genetically engineered version of the moon's natives known to the humans as the Na'Vi, who are very hard to make contact with. So the marine, now his mind in an Avatar body learns from the natives and follows there methods. But, as the marine gets closer to the Na'Vi, he gets farther from the humans. Now, the marine must decide which side he's on: The humans or the Na'Vi. This movie is a crazy and fun 3D adventure that certainlly tops Titanic by far. What was so revolutionary about Avatar were the special effects of the movie and the story.
The special effects were so revolutionary, that it looked as if humans were really on Pandora. Also, the special effects were a better kind of motion capture filming than the Robert Zemekis films made during this decade. (excluding Monster House; that was a pretty good film) The story was also very original as I've never seen or heard anything like this. The running length of Avatar may be very long in today's standards, (161 minutes) but the film never feels long until you get off your seat when the screen reads "Directed By James Cameron" since you're butt will be very, very, very, etc. numb. Other than that, Avatar is a genuine film that captures your imagination and changes the way you'll ever see films again. Some may even consider it perfect. I am one of those people. I'm not asking you to see Avatar, I'm saying it is a film experience you will never ever forget. Also, the IMAX screen really made you feel as if you went to Pandora with Sam Worthington & James Cameron. What I'm trying to say is, GO SEE AVATAR IN 3D OR IMAX 3D. You will thank me for telling you this now than in 2 years when this film probably won't be in theaters anymore, dudes.




PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE:


Percy Jackson & The Olympians:
The Lightning Thief (Not In IMAX)


Alice In Wonderland


Hubble 3D


How To Train Your Dragon


Shrek Forever After

REVIEW: Silent Movie

MOVIE
Silent Movie

CAST
Mel Brooks,
Marty Feldman,
Dom DeLUISE

RATING
PG

RELEASE
June 17, 1976

DIRECTOR
Mel Brooks

STUDIO
20th Century Fox

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 32 minutes



GRADE
A+



STARS
***3/4








REVIEW:


If you love classic Mel Brooks films like Blazing Saddles & Young Frankenstein, (No, Spaceballs is considered a cult favorite, not a classic) then Silent Movie follows up to all of Mel Brooks' original favorites. Silent Movie tells the "silent" story about a on and off director who must make a silent film to save a studio from another studio that wants to take over the 1st studio. This film is typical Mel Brooks comedy with his partners, the late Marty Feldman & Dom DeLUISE (R.I.P.) who were always funny with Brooks when they collaborated. It also continues being one of the golden parody movies, which in this case of course spoofs the silent film genre. With many jokes involving the genre being spoofed and all of the celebrity appearances from such actors & actresses like James Caan and Anne Bancroft, Silent Movie makes a great comedy for the older teens with no words at all. (Except for the word "NO!!") Anyway, if you love Mel Brooks or any kind of comedy form, then watch a Mel Brooks classic, Silent Movie.

REVIEW: Year One

MOVIE
Year One

CAST
Jack Black,
Michael Cera

RATING
PG-13

RELEASE
June 19, 2009

DIRECTOR
Harold Ramis

STUDIO
Columbia Pictures

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 39 minutes




GRADE
A-





STARS
***1/4






REVIEW:


If your looking for raunchy comedies filled with religious facts, cavemen, and strange settings, then Year One is your movie. Year One tells the story of two lazy hunters who get kicked out of there village after breaking one of the most important laws in there tribe. Now, they must discover the world that they never knew and have each others backs if one gets into some serious trouble. This movie was surprisingly funny as it did have its good moments and its bad moments. It's not something to rush out to rent or buy, but it is worth to watch with a couple of friends. Also, this film did have some things that really happened according to the Bible or Torah if any of you guys go to Synagogue or Church. But anyway, if there's nothing at redbox or Blockbuster for you to get, rent this one 'cause it'll give you a few laughs to share with your friends and some bottles of beer.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

REVIEW: Fantastic Mr. Fox

MOVIE
Fantastic Mr. Fox

CAST
George Clooney, Meryl Streep

RELEASE
November 25, 2009

RATING
PG

DIRECTOR
Wes Anderson

STUDIO(S)
20th Century Fox,
Indian Paintbrush,
Regency Enterprises

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 28 minutes




GRADE
A+





STARS
****






REVIEW:



Fantastic Mr. Fox is a well done, brilliant film that really is quote on quote, "Fantastic." This film is about a married fox with a loving family that must save his friends, his wife, his son, and his nephew from three nasty farmers that he steals food from. This movie was by far the best animated film of the year, surpassing Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and the Pixar smash, Up. What made it brilliant was how it was done. The stop motion in this film makes it look almost as if it really was happening in the real world. And I love how director Wes Anderson, who directed films like The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou has outdone himself as this is his first animated film. Also, the voices of such characters such as Mr. Fox, played by academy award winner George Clooney and the Badger, played by funnyman Bill Murray fit perfectly into this film. This film also proves that not even Pixar can be the best at animation. Kudos to you, Fox. You guys made a smart move distributing this movie. Yes, this film won't be that sucessful, but whoever gets to see this will absolutely love it. Plus, this film does have changes from the Roald Dahl book, but the movie is still loveable and I bet Roald Dahl would've loved how Wes Anderson brought one of his creations to life. But anyway, you should see Fantastic Mr. Fox anyway possibe. I can absolutly assure you that you will be surprised by how much you will like this movie. As it is said in the title, Fantastic Mr. Fox really is quote on quote "Fantastic."






PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE:





Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel



Tooth Fairy



Alice In Wonderland



Babies

Saturday, November 28, 2009

REVIEW: The Blind Side

MOVIE
The Blind Side

CAST
Sandra Bullock,
Quinton Aaron

RELEASE
November 20, 2009

RATING
PG-13

DIRECTOR
John Lee Hancock

STUDIO
Warner Bros. Pictures

RUNNING TIME
2 hours 6 minutes






GRADE
A+




STARS
***3/4





REVIEW:

If you enjoy sports dramas filled with action and light hearted comedy, The Blind Side is the perfect film for you. The Blind Side tells the extraordinary true story about a homeless black boy named Michael Oher, who is taken in by Leigh Anne Tuohy and her husband, Sean, who change his life forever. With help from his new family, his coach, and his teachers, Michael realizes his potential to become an educated student and a football star. This movie was even better than I expected it to be. Director John Lee Hancock, who directed The Rookie and the 2004 flop The Alamo really makes on of the best films of the year. It is also somewhat hard to believe that this is a true story. Sandra Bullock makes one of the best performances of her career as Mike's adoptive mother. Also, Quinton Aaron, who plays Michael Oher is the perfect choice for the role he played. This movie also is the feel good film of the holiday season. It keeps a smile stapled onto your face for the duration of the movie. Anyway, this isn't a movie that has to be seen in theaters and can be better as a rental than seeing it on the big screen. Either way, just see The Blind Side in any format possible. Trust me, you won't regret seeing it. Hut, Hut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE:



Brothers


Invictus


It's Complicated





Grown Ups





Valentine's Day





Up In The Air

Friday, November 20, 2009

REVIEW: The Twilight Saga: New Moon

MOVIE
The Twilight Saga:
New Moon

CAST
Kristen Stewart,
Robert Pattinson

RELEASE
November 20, 2009

RATING
PG-13

DIRECTOR
Chris Weitz

STUDIO
Summit Entertainment

RUNNING TIME
2 hours 25 minutes







GRADE
A+







STARS
***3/4









REVIEW:


If you enjoyed the first Twilight film, you will enjoy this much much much better. New Moon is about Bella, the girl who is madly in love with the gorgeous Edward Cullen, a vampire. But after the abrupt departure of her lover, Bella falls into a close and bonding relationship with her friend Jacob Black, who is actually not what he seems to be. Now, Bella is caught in a giant love triangle and must choose to be with either Edward or Jacob. This movie is by far one of the most entertaining films of the year. What made it so unique was that director Chris Weitz (director of The Golden Compass) stepped up the notch on this movie that the director of "Twilight" didn't do at all. He added more humor, better special effects, and better action sequences that looked more realistic than in the first film. Girls will appreciate this movie very very much once they get glimpses of Jacob and Edward's tight abs (AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!) and how fit and muscular they are. Thank goodness that they didn't replace Taylor Lautner as Jacob, who had to gain 30 pounds of muscle to return from the first movie. I am very positive that fans won't be disappointed when they see this. But be warned, the ending (which I won't give away to you) will leave you wanting more, which is why Eclipse is coming out in June. Anyway, just go see New Moon and I can guarantee you that if you're a Twilight fan, then this is the movie of the year for you. But for everyone else, rent Twilight and if you like that, see New Moon in theaters, otherwise just wait for it to come out on dvd or blu ray and for rental. Otherwise, just see or watch The Twilight Saga: New Moon.







PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE:


Percy Jackson And The Olympians:
The Lightning Theif



Remember Me



The Lovely Bones



Sherlock Holmes



Dear John



Letters To Juliet

Sunday, November 15, 2009

REVIEW: 2012

MOVIE
2012

CAST
John Cusack, Amanda Peet

RELEASE
November 13, 2009

RATING
PG-13

DIRECTOR
Roland Emmerich

STUDIO
Columbia Pictures

RUNNING TIME
2 hours 38 minutes




GRADE
A+



STARS
****



REVIEW:

With great special effects, great casting, and the mother of all disaster stories, this movie makes it the best apocalyptic movie I've ever seen. 2012 is about a science fiction writer who finds out that the world will end on December 21, 2012 and the government is selling secret tickets for humans who are to be saved and kept on ships built secretly by the U.S. governments. Now, this writer must find a way to get to the ships with his family and save them in what could be the last year for humanity before they all die: 2012. This movie was very entertaining and full of suspence, action, and with a dash of comedy thrown into the pot. Plus, this is one of those movies that can only be enjoyed on the big screen or on a home theater system. I do want to warn you that this movie can be very loud and awsome all at the same time, so be prepared when going to see this movie. This movie's also scary because it's hard to think that the world could end someday, especially if that someday could be in 3 years from now. What also made the movie teriffic were the special effects. They looked as if they really happened all over the world. Unlike some other movie where the special effects were cheesey and lame, like Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen. Plus, the movie had some great casting, like John Cusack, Danny Glover, and Woody Harrelson, whom I won't mention whothe last two actors play since I think that if I say their roles, it might spoil the movie for all of my readers out there. So, anyone who really wants to see this movie, they should see what I think is Roland Emmerich's masterpiece. Either way, check out what could be the best and mother of all disaster flicks that is known as 2012.

PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE:

Kick-Ass
Salt
Invictus
Avatar
The Wolfman
Did You Hear About The Morgans?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

REVIEW: A Christmas Carol (IN 2D)

MOVIE
A Christmas Carol

CAST
Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman

RELEASE
November 6, 2009

RATING
PG

DIRECTOR
Robert Zemekis

STUDIO(S)
Walt Disney Pictures,
Image Movers Digital

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 36 minutes





GRADE
A-



STARS
***1/4





REVIEW:

This movie is not the most perfect Robert Zemekis movie like Back To The Future or Forrest Gump, but it's still a good movie to see at least. A Christmas Carol tells the story of a bitter old man named Ebenezer Scrooge, who gets a second chance at life when 3 ghosts visit him to give him the lesson that needs to be taught. This movie was great on visuals, but not good on the story. Like, it was good, but missed the Robert Zemekis charm, like what he had in Back To The Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Forrest Gump. But this was better than The Polar Express, which I didn't like at all. This was an interesting movie to see, but you don't have to see it in 3D, though. There are a few pop out moments, but it wasn't necessary. Either way, this movie would scare the pants off anyone under the age of 10, as the story is indeed haunting. So, if you want to see A Christmas Carol you should, but I'd prefer it as a rental more than a 3D or IMAX 3D experience. But still, see it, you might like it if you're a die hard Zemekis fan.



PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE (In 2D):


Planet 51



Old Dogs



The Princess And The Frog



Despicable Me



How To Train Your Dragon



Sherlock Holmes



Alice In Wonderland



Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time



Toy Story 3

REVIEW: Imagine That

MOVIE
Imagine That

CAST
Eddie Murphy,
Thomas Haden Church

RATING
PG

RELEASE
June 12, 2009

DIRECTOR
Karey Kirkpatrick

STUDIO(S)
Paramount Pictures,
Nickelodeon Movies

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 47 minutes



GRADE
A



STARS
***1/2








REVIEW:


When I started watching this movie, I thought it was going to be another Hotel For Dogs since Nickelodeon Movies released that movie back in January. I am still amazed of how much I liked watching this. Imagine That is about a father who pays more attention to work than his daughter. His daughter has a blanket that she calls the Goo-Ga that she always keeps with her and does nothing but listen to her imaginary friends under her blanket. Then one day, the father's work life gets turned upside down when his daughter's imaginary friends have information for companies that can help save his job. This movie is a delight to watch with the whole family. Eddie Murphy is a treat to watch in this as he has finally succeded in making a family movie (aside from the Shrek series). Even though this was rated PG, this could've been passed off as G, like how Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs could've been G. Either way, you and your family should watch this movie. You will have a splendid time with your family. I'm very surprised this was a box office flop. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

REVIEW: Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

MOVIE
The Vampire's Assistant

CAST
John C. Reilly, Chris Massoglia

RATING
PG-13

RELEASE
October 23, 2009

DIRECTOR
Paul Weitz

STUDIO
Universal Pictures

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 49 minutes





GRADE
A-




STARS
***1/4








REVIEW:




I half expected The Vampire's Assistant to be a bad movie when I first entered the theater, but when I came out I was surpried yet not surprised of how much I enjoyed it. The Vampire's Assistant tells the story about a sixteen year old boy named Darren Shan. One night he and his best friend Steve stumble upon a traveling freak show filled with wonderous and disturbing creatures unlike anything you've ever seen or heard of. Steve then realizes that the leader of the show, played by John C. Reilly is a vampire. Now, Darren and the vampires that a war will soon begin between the Vampires and the Vampeneze, who I will not describe since I think it could spoil some of the movie. Now, Darren chooses to become a half vampire to save a beloved person from death. Now, Darren must train a master his new found powers to harness the power of a vampire and prevent this predicted war from ever happening. This film was good on special effects and casting, but I think they could've added a few more scenes to make it a solid 2 hour movie. Though you probably read reviews from newspapers like The Philadelphia Inquirer or critics like Roger Ebert that this was a bad movie, I can see why they wouldn't have enjoyed this movie since this is mainly targeted at 12-15 year olds. So, if you're a 12-15 year old who wants to see this movie, rent it when it comes out on DVD and give your parents a break so they won't have to sit through 2 hours of what they'd probably consider boredom. But still, watch this movie with a couple of friends at either a party or a sleepover, or watch it by yourself, on a widescreen TV somewhere in your house in the dark. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!









PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE:


The Box


The Twilight Saga: New Moon


Avatar


The Spy Next Door


Despicable Me

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

REVIEW: Astro Boy

MOVIE
Astro Boy

CAST
Freddie Highmore,
Kristen Bell

RATING
PG

RELEASE
October 23, 2009

DIRECTOR
David Bowers

STUDIO(S)
Summit Entertainment,
Imagi Animation Studios

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 35 minutes




GRADE
A



STARS
***1/2





REVIEW:


I was very surprised of how much I enjoyed Astro Boy. With its storyline, cast, and great animation Astro Boy is the perfect family film of the 2009 fall season. Astro Boy is about a robot boy who is built for love by a mad scientist. But, as the president of Metro City wants to capture and take the robot's power, Astro must stop the president and the negative supply awaiting to destroy anything, including Astro. This movie was spellbinding as it was distributed by rookie studio Summit Entertainment, the studio that has brought us the Twilight series. Despite being a family film, it's also a dark and sad film. Not as dark and sad as Where The Wild Things Are, but is sad for reasons I can't explain. Young children might also get scared by the evil robots that try to destroy Metro City and Astro Boy, so kids over the age of 6 may enjoy this film as much as I did. This film also features A list stars such as Nicolas Cage, Bill Nighy, and Nathan Lane. Furthermore, this movie should be seen at any cost with the family, or if you're just a fan of the original Japanese manga from the 50's. Either way, just see or rent Astro Boy and enjoy it with yourself, your friends, or your family. I can almost guarantee you'll enjoy it alot.



PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE:


Old Dogs


The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus


The Spy Next Door

Sunday, November 1, 2009

REVIEW: Apollo 13

MOVIE
Apollo 13

CAST
Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon

RATING
PG

RELEASE
June 30, 1995

DIRECTOR
Ron Howard

STUDIO
Universal Pictures

RUNNING TIME
2 hours 20 minutes





GRADE
A-



STARS
***1/4





REVIEW:


If you like suspenseful films that were nominated for Oscars? Then this is the film for you. Apollo 13 tells the story of astronauts who go onto the Apollo 13 misson to the moon. But what they didn't expect was to be saying "Houston, we have a problem." Now this crew must get back to Earth before they die and float in the coldness of space for the rest of eternity. This film has a brilliant cast and a brilliant story. But what made me iffy about this film were the special effects of the ship taking off and the ship in space. But anyway, this was a great movie that did deserve Oscars for Tom Hanks and the film itself, which must've been scary for the incident to actually happen in real life. So, if it's a rainy day and everyone's busy, rent this movie for the afternoon's entertainment. I'm pretty sure you'll like it. I wonder how this would've looked on an IMAX screen?

Saturday, October 31, 2009

REVIEW: Michael Jackson's This Is It: The IMAX Experience

MOVIE
Michael Jackson's This Is It

CAST
Michael Jackson

RATING
PG

RELEASE
October 28, 2009

DIRECTOR
Kenny Ortega

STUDIO
Columbia Pictures

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 51 minutes





GRADE
A+



STARS
****




REVIEW:
I wish that the whole world could have saw The King Of Pop's final performance on stage. Wait a minute, thanks to Sony and The Michael Jackson Company, we finally can see his work come to life on the big screen. This Is It reveals never before seen footage of the last concert Michael was ever going to do in London. But on June 25, 2009, MJ suffered a cardiac arrest and died that day at age 50. This film sahows the rehersal footage of what would've been the biggest concert of the decade. This movie was a brilliant preformance as we got to witness Michael for the last time in his life. The special effects would've been terrific on stage. I just wish that Mr. Jackson could've been here to see his final creation. Yes, he lived a strange life, but this would've made the worst but perfect ending to his life. And seeing the movie on an IMAX screen made you feel you were at an actual Michael Jackson concert. Anyway, even if you don't like MIchael Jackson as a singer or a preson, you should see This Is It, for the memory of Sir Michael Joseph Jackson, The King Of Pop; 1958-2009. Goodbye, Mr. Jackson. The world still loves you and will love you forever.



PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE:



The Princess And The Frog


Avatar


Alice In Wonderland


A Christmas Carol

Sunday, October 25, 2009

REVIEW: The Day After Tomorrow

MOVIE
The Day After Tomorrow

CAST
Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal

RATING
PG-13

RELEASE
May 28, 2004

DIRECTOR
Roland Emmerich

STUDIO
20th Century Fox

RUNNING TIME
2 hours 3 minutes





GRADE
A-



STARS
***1/4







REVIEW:


You might think this is another Independance Day, but it isn't: It's Independence Day with global warming instead of aliens, but that's just the way we like it. The Day After Tomorrow is about the earth's climate changing when soon becoming a second Ice Age. Now a colony of human survivors must survive the colde whether otherwise they'll die and most of the human race could become extinct. This film was great on story, special effects, and creativity. Bu the one thing it lacked was acting from Dennis Quaid. Sure he has talent, but he's terrible in some films. This happens to be one of them.. Either way, Roland Emmerich, who has previously directed Independence Day and the soon to be hit 2012 does a brilliant job on making a second ice age. Surely people of ages 11 and older will love this movie for decades to come. So, if you don't have anything to do in your spare time, rent this film for some 2 hour entertainment. I'm sure you'll get a thrill out of it.

Friday, October 23, 2009

REVIEW: Where The Wild Things Are The IMAX Experience

MOVIE
Where The Wild Things Are

CAST
Max Records, Catherine Keener

RATING
PG

RELEASE
October 16, 2009

DIRECTOR
Spike Jonze

STUDIO
Warner Bros. Pictures

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 41 minutes




GRADE
A+



STARS
****





REVIEW:


Though based on a children's book, this movie is not for kids, it's a film about childhood and that's just why it's so perfect. This film is about a young boy who travels to the land of mysterious creatures after he has a fight with his divorced mom. This movie is quite possibly the best film of the year. What made this film so great was the visuals. It's amazing how director Spike Jonze could make the wild things come to life on the big screen. Especially their faces were so realistic, that you couldn't tell they were even animated. I also liked the storyline alot. It is really spectacular that they could add so much more to the story and keep it original. Also, this movie is PG for a good reason. This film is not for kids under age 9, even if they're fans of the book and read it every night. This movie is very dark and can creep out alot of kids and upset them. This film is also very sad, unexpecting and heartfelt that deals with reality and life. Either way, if your 9 or older, check out this magnificent triumph of a film in theaters or IMAX if you're lucky enough. Either way, watch Where The Wild Things Are!!!!!!




PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE:


Michael Jackson's This Is It


A Christmas Carol


Avatar


Alice In Wonderland


Inception


Saturday, October 10, 2009

REVIEW: Toy Story/Toy Story 2 Double Feature In 3D (My 100th Post!!!!)

MOVIE(S)
Toy Story/Toy Story 2

CAST
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen

RATING
G

RELEASE
October 2, 2009

DIRECTOR
John Lasseter

STUDIO(S)
Walt Disney Pictures,
Pixar Animation Studios

RUNNING TIME
2 hours 53 minutes




GRADE
A+




STARS
****






REVIEW:


Though I've already seen these Pixar classics, I got to relive them, but this time on the big screen and in 3D! The films tell the stories of a group of toys that end up on a series of adventures that lead into trouble, from getting lost to being stolen. Since I am 12, I never got to see these movies in theaters. Now, thanks to Disney and Pixar I could. These movie were even better on the big screen and in 3D. But 3D or not, these movies really groundbreak history with CGI animation. Any age would be able to handle and love these classics. Plus, with this all star cast including Acadamy Award winning Tom Hanks, this series can't go wrong. So, even if it's not in 3D, plop down with your family, grab some snacks, and watch the classic pixar films that are Toy Story and Toy Story 2!




PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE:




Where The Wild Things Are



A Christmas Carol



Despicable Me



Toy Story 3

Sunday, October 4, 2009

REVIEW: The Producers (2005 Remake)

MOVIE
The Producers

CAST
Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick

RATING
PG-13

RELEASE
December 16, 2005 (Limited)
December 25, 2005 (Wide)

DIRECTOR
Susan Stroman

STUDIO(S)
Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures

RUNNING TIME
2 hours 15 minutes





GRADE
A



STARS
***1/2









REVIEW:





This has got to be the funniest and smartest musical ever made. The Producers is about two men. One man is a producer who has had the worst of luck daily. The other is an accountant who wants to do something else with his life. Now, the two come up with an idea so devious, that it just might work. This movie literally takes the word musical and morphs it nto something spectacular and funny. I should of guess this since this is based on the Mel Brooks movie. It just makes a new vocabulary for something this original and clever. The director of the movie is so smart, that all of the sets literally look like they're on a stage in Manhatten. But it isn't a musical like Grease or High School Musical, I can tell ya that. This is a musical directly toward teenagers and adults, not kids 10 and under. But anyway, you should still see this movie because it has a sense of originality put into it. So, see this movie and the original if you can find it at a local Redbox or Blockbuster, or even off Netflix. Still, watch it!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

REVIEW: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs: The IMAX 3D Experience

MOVIE
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

CAST
Bill Hader, Anna Farris

RATING
PG

RELEASE
September 18, 2009

DIRECTOR(S)
Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

STUDIO
Columbia Pictures

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 21 minutes





GRADE
A+



STARS
****







REVIEW:


Visually appealing, great story, and a great load of laughs in this heartfelt and tasty comedy that both kids and adults will love. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs tells the story of a small town that can only afford to eat sardines for all three meals. In this town is a lonely inventor named Flint Lockwood, who one day creates a machine that converts water into food. What could go wrong???? This is by far the funniest animated or 3D flick I have seen this year. Also, kids and teenagers can relate to Flint and his series of mistakes he makes. This is also something you HAVE to see in 3D, like Monsters VS Aliens. Visually is is astounding! One scene, which I won't spoil at all was something very beautiful to imagine, better yet see in IMAX 3D!!!! I've said it before and I'll say it again, this movie is hilarious. Laughs will sneak in at every corner and come out right at your face (literally!). Plus, the PG rating isn't really nescesarry. They just say "crap" one time and it's a PG movie. Therefore, for all you family's out there who are looking for something to go see, go see this one in regular 3D, or even in IMAX 3D if you're lucky and rich enough. Either way, just go see this wonderful piece of a movie that i call a tasty treat even the parents will love (except for Ebert and other heartless people. (no offense, Ebert))



PREVIEWS YOU WILL SEE:



Michael Jackson's This Is It



Alice In Wonderland



Where The Wild Things Are



A Christmas Carol




Wednesday, September 9, 2009

REVIEW: 9

MOVIE
9

CAST
Elijah Wood, Christopher Plummer

RELEASE
September 9, 2009 (09/09/09)

RATING
PG-13

DIRECTOR
Shane Acker

STUDIO
Focus Features

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 19 minutes






GRADE
A





STARS
***1/2











REVIEW:



If you think that just because it's animated it's a kids movie? Well guess what... YOU'RE WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 9 is about a team of rag dolls who must defeat evil robots from taking over the world for good after all of the humans became extinct. But what they don't know is that a secret beholds in the ruins and they must find out what that is to. This movie has a very stunning setting of the future and a great story. But even though this is short doesn't mean you shouldn't see it in theaters. Also, this is PG-13 for a good reason. EXCESSIVE VIOLENCE!!! Kids under 12 would be very frightened by the movie and its robots. Therefore, if you think that this is a sort of futuristic version of Coraline since it's from the same studio, trust the rating, people!!! Otherwise, go see 9 in theaters or rent it on blu ray whenever it comes out.





PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE:



Fantastic Mr. Fox



Toy Story/ Toy Story 2 3D Double Feature



Where The Wild Things Are



A Serious Man



Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

REVIEW: The Ten Commandments

MOVIE
The Ten Commandments

CAST
Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner

RELEASE
October 5, 1956

RATING
G

DIRECTOR
Cecil B. DeMille

STUDIO
Paramount Pictures

RUNNING TIME
3 hours 40 minutes




GRADE
A+



STARS
****





REVIEW:

This has got to be the best religious movie I've ever seen. It's also the longest movie I've ever seen. If you read the bible or the torah then you'll already know what this is about. This is basically the life of Moses, who is destined to save the Jews from the Egyptians. Although very long, it is a very moving picture filled with action, romance, drama, and especially adventure. Don't worry, though about the length because it is seperated into 2 discs if you watch it with the family. So if you love stories of religion and courage, then watch the ORIGINAL The Ten Commandments.



Saturday, September 5, 2009

REVIEW: Fiddler On The Roof

MOVIE
Fiddler On The Roof

CAST
Topol, Norma Crane

RELEASE
November 3, 1971

RATING
G

DIRECTOR
Norman Jewison

STUDIO
MGM (United Artists)

RUNNING TIME
3 hours 1 minute






GRADE
A-


STARS
***1/4







REVIEW:


TRADITION!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's what this movie carries as one of the best movie musicals I've ever seen. Fiddler On The Roof tells the story of a poor, jewish milkman named Tevye who helps himself face facts through living with russian soliders in the next neighborhood. He also has to face his daughters marrying, mainly falling in love which makes him furious. Despite being jewish myself, this movie is very fun, entertaining, and powerful with dashes of comedy and drama put into it. I would totally recommend seeing this movie with the ENTIRE family, though you should watch it in the two parts it has on the dvd. Don't worry, you'll know when part 1 ends. But seriously, watch this old, yet fun musical.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

REVIEW: Ghostbusters

MOVIE
Ghostbusters

CAST
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd

RATING
PG

RELEASE
June 17, 1984

DIRECTOR
Ivan Reitman

STUDIO
Columbia Pictures

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 45 minutes





GRADE
A+


STARS
****








REVIEW:


Get ready to laugh and scream with this 80s sci fi comedy that defies a generation of movies. Ghostbusters is about a group of scientists who start hunting and battling ghosts. But, as the end of the world is quickly approaching, the Ghostbusters must save the world or all hell will break loose. This movie may be a fun fun fun comedy, but I'd recommend this movie for ages 10+ because it has language and sexuality in it. Otherwise, look for Ghostbusters on demand or rent it. I can guarantee you will have a good time.

REVIEW: I, Robot

MOVIE
I, Robot

CAST
Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan

RATING
PG-13

RELEASE
July 16, 2009

DIRECTOR
Alex Proyas

STUDIO
20th Century Fox

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 55 minutes





GRADE
A-





STARS
***1/4






REVIEW:


What a mind blowing, action packed sci-fi thriller this is. I, Robot is about a man in Chicago 2035 who is investigating the murder of the man who created robots in the future. The investigator thinks that one of the robots murdered the man, but everyone else thinks oppisately because they know robots are programed with laws. Now, the investigator must find the killer before time runs out and all humans die. This is a great movie that any male teen could handle and enjoy. Do not show this to kids under 11 or be warned. What made the movie good was its plot and cast. So next time this movie's on TV, watch it or you will be missing out on something really good.

Monday, August 31, 2009

REVIEW: Shorts

MOVIE
Shorts

CAST
Jimmy Bennett, Kat Dennings

RATING
PG

RELEASE
August 21, 2009

DIRECTOR
Robert Rodriguez

STUDIO
Warner Bros. Pictures

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 29 minutes





GRADE
A


STARS
***1/2




REVIEW:


Well bust my buttons and call me a 12 year old kid named Zach (seriously), but I have witnessed one of the most original, funny, and entertaining kid flicks of the year. Shorts is mainly a series of stories telling the stories of kids and adults who each find a magical rock that grants wishes. Eventually, they all come together to stop an evil boss of a large company before he takes over the world. Cheesey? Yes! Entertaining? Yes! Awful? NO!!!!!!!!! It may sound stupid, but if you have kids or friends, go see this because it is entertaining, interesting, and very funny! Although, I'd suggest waiting for it on DVD mainly because you don't have to see it in theaters and you could be more comfertable on your sofa with your family. Otherwise, just try to see or rent Shorts if you have kids between 5 and 13.



PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE:


Where The Wild Things Are

Astro Boy

The Blind Side

Planet 51

Despicable Me

REVIEW: The Wedding Singer

MOVIE
The Wedding Singer

CAST
Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore

RATING
PG-13

RELEASE
February 13, 1998

DIRECTOR
Frank Coraci

STUDIO
New Line Cinema

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 33 minutes





GRADE
A+


STARS
****





REVIEW:


Get ready for tear dropping laughs as I, the KID of MOVIES declares this Adam Sandler's funniest and best movie ever made. The Wedding Singer is about a man and a woman in the year 1985. The man's name is Robbie Hart. Robbie is a wedding singer who just got dumped by his soon-to-be wife. The woman's name is Julia. Julia is a waitess at most of the weddings Robbie does. Although, Julia is about to get married. Together, they become really good friends. But, as Robbie starts to develop romantic feelings for Julia, he must sweap her off her feet before the preist says I do. I have never laughed harder in my life. But, do not show this movie to kids under 11. Otherwise, sit back, heat up some popcorn, and watch The Wedding Singer.

REVIEW: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

MOVIE
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

CAST
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

RELEASE
December 25, 2009

RATING
PG-13

DIRECTOR
David Fincher

STUDIO(S)
Paramount Pictures,
Warner Bros.

RUNNING TIME
2 hours 45 minutes





GRADE
A-



STARS
***1/4






REVIEW:


I think of this movie as a more dramatic, longer, oppisate version of Forrest Gump. By the way, that's a good thing in case you were wondering. Benjamin Button is about a man named Benjamin who was born at the age of 80 and is aging backwards. Therefore, we see an entire movie about the life of this unusual man. Along the way, he meets a girl named Daisy who helps Benjamin through his life. This movie is very slow in the first half, but picks your heads up in the second. But, if you get sleepy veeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrry quickly, then watch this on a rainey day. Also, do not let kids under 13 see this. Any way, this was a very intresting and dratmatic motion picture that will capture the hearts of people for many decades and centuries to come.

Friday, August 14, 2009

REVIEW: G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra

MOVIE
G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra

CAST
Channing Tatum,
Dennis Quaid

RELEASE
August 7, 2009

RATING
PG-13

DIRECTOR
Steven Sommers

STUDIO
Paramount Pictures

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 58 minutes





GRADE
B+




STARS
***








REVIEW:


Corection: This has bigger and better explosions than Terminator AND is better than Terminator, too. G.I. Joe is about a secret team of people called the G.I. Joe who take in two surviving soilders from a big accident. Now, this team must capture and destroy a mysterious villan named The Doctor and his evil plan to destroy every living soul on planet Earth. When all elase fails, they don't. GO JOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????!!!!! This movie was very entertaining and lives up to its name, but it just isn't the same kind of movies as Star Trek, Transformers 2, Up, and Harry Potter 6 were. This movie is veeerry similar to Transformers, but it just has some of the cheesiest special effects I've ever seen. I would recommend you to go see G.I. Joe in theaters or on Blu Ray once, but after that just go and get on with your lives. Also, if you're deciding whether to see this or District 9, you should probably see District 9 because I've heard really positive thing about it, while G.I. Joe is just in a luke-warm with the critics.



PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE:


The Book Of Eli

Shutter Island

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

Old Dogs

Armored

The Last Airbender



Sunday, August 9, 2009

REVIEW: Aliens In The Attic

MOVIE
Aliens In The Attic

CAST
Carter Jenkins, Ashley Tisdale

RELEASE
July 31, 2009

RATING
PG

DIRECTOR
John Schultz

STUDIO
20th Century Fox

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 26 minutes






GRADE
B




STARS
***





REVIEW:






Going with very low expectations, I surprisingly enjoyed this what should've been a dumb, cheesy, sci-fi kids flick. Aliens In The Attic is about a family that takes a trip up to a vacation house along with their cousins. But as it turns out, there are aliens there to take over Earth. Now, it's up to the kids to save the world before the aliens become our rulers. This movie is very funny that the whole family would enjoy. The only criticisms I have are the aliens and one scene that was too childish for me. The deal with the aliens is that even though they look menacing, they are very clumsy and kind of funny. The aliens kind of reminded me of Fearless Leaders' assistants in 2000's flop The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle. Sure it may have had a few laughs, but I would've waited on DVD for this one.





PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE:

Shorts

Bandslam

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Percy Jackson And The Olympians: The Lightning Thief


Saturday, August 8, 2009

REVIEW: Fast And Furious

MOVIE
Fast And Furious

CAST
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker

RELEASE
April 3, 2009

RATING
PG-13

DIRECTOR
Justin Lin

STUDIO
Universal Pictures

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 47 minutes








GRADE
A-






STARS
***1/4











REVIEW:


This movie really follows up to the original and made up to my expectations. That was actually pretty obvious because they usually drive really really fast in this action flick. This sequal takes place 5 years after the original where we find Dominic Toretto returning to Los Angeles to avenge a loved ones death. But this reignites his feud with agent Brian O’Conner. But, as they race through crowded city streets and across international lines, they must test their friendship by teaming together to bring down a shared enemy. This movie is now tied with Terminator Salvation for the most explosions and action in a 2009 movie. But, this was by far better than T4 in every way. My suggection is for you to see the first movie The Fast And The Furious first. 2 Fast 2 Furious and Tokyo Drift don't mean anything in the series. They're just backstories to the series. Therefore, rent Fast And Furious as soon as your done watching The Fast And The Furious. AS SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

R.I.P John Hughes

When a movie director like John Hughes comes into the industry, movies that are made become American classics. These classics include The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and my 2nd favorite movie of all time, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. He also produced such hits like National Lampoon's Vacation and Home Alone. To show my appreciation for this movie hero, I made a sculpture for him with this post. And John, I mean Mr Hughes, may you let g-d rest in peace. We'll miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

REVIEW: A.I. Artificial Intelligence

MOVIE
A.I. Artificial Intellegence

CAST
Haley Joel Osment,
Jude Law

RELEASE
June 29, 2001

RATING
PG-13

DIRECTOR
Steven Speildberg

STUDIO(S)
Dreamworks Pictures,
Warner Brothers Pictures

RUNNING TIME
2 hours 26 minutes






GRADE
B+




STARS
***





REVIEW:



This movie is probably now the weirdest movie I ever saw. Then again, it is a Steven Speildberg movie, not that ALL of his movies are weird. A.I. is about a couple in the mid 22nd Century who's child is placed in suspended animation until they can find a cure for him. During their sons' absence, the father gets a robot that has love for the parents it's taken care of. When the son comes suddenly gets cured, the robot needs to find his true self in the world. This movie is very unique in its own way. But, it was find of freaky for me and also, toooooooooooooooooooooooooooo science fiction, even though Mr. Speildberg has great taste in story and special effects. Also, I would not recommend this for younger kids because it is way over their heads and they'll have nightmares!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Either way, adults should try to enjoy this very interesting sci-fi flick.

Monday, August 3, 2009

REVIEW: Titanic

MOVIE
Titanic

CAST
Leonardo Dicaprio,
Kate Winslet

RELEASE
December 19, 1997

RATING
PG-13

DIRECTOR
James Cameron

STUDIO(S)
20th Century Fox,
Paramount Pictures

RUNNING TIME
3 hours 14 minutes




GRADE
A++


STARS
******








REVIEW:




This movie, with its brilliant cast, visuals, and story is now my favorite movie of ALL time. Titanic tells the story of two complete strangers who meet on what was known as the "unsinkable" ship; a rich girl with an awful life named Rose and a tomboy who won tickets onto the ship named Jack. Together they create a close relationship that ends up becoming a forbidden love. But, when the ship collides with an iceberg in the North Atlantic, their passionate love affair becomes a thrilling race of survival. Director James Cameron, who has created the first two Terminator films and Aliens has made a beautifully crafted film filled with action, drama, comedy, romance, and heart that will live in everyone who sees this movie. Parents, I'd reccomend this movie for ages 12-14+ because there is some sexuality between the main leads in this movie. Also, the movie gets pretty sad in the last hour of the movie so have tissues near you at all times. Also, for people who can't stand sitting around for over 3 hours, then don't watch this. For me, it just flew by if you ask me. So to come clear, GET YOUR BUTT OR BUTTS UP AND SEE TITANIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

REVIEW: The Fast And The Furious

MOVIE
The Fast And The Furious

CAST
Paul Walker, Vin Diesel

RELEASE
June 18, 2001

RATING
PG-13

DIRECTOR
Rob Cohen

STUDIO
Universal Pictures

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 47 minutes


GRADE
A-

STARS
***1/4



REVIEW:
I've never had a better time watching a movie as cool as this. This movie is about Brian O' Conner, an undercover FBI agent investigating in a series of car hijackings by going undercover with a street gang led by charismatic Dominic Toretto. While Brian is caught up in the middle of streetracing, he falls for Dominic's younger sister, Mia. Now, he must defeat the mysterious hiijacker before the time runs out. This movie is fun, fun, fun for anyone 12 and older. Also, people will have a great time watching this street racing action flick!! What I'm trying to say is, go to the nearest video store as fast and possible and rent The Fast And The Furious.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

REVIEW: G-Force In Disney Digital 3D

MOVIE
G-Force

CAST
Nicholas Cage,
Sam Rockwell

RELEASE
July 24, 2009

RATING
PG

DIRECTOR
Hoyt Yeatman

STUDIO
Walt Disney Pictures

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 29 minutes




GRADE
B+

STARS
***



REVIEW:


With lots of action, plenty of comedy, and talking guinia pigs, you got yourself a pretty fun 3D adventure that can entertain most kids (like me), and some adults. G-Force follows the adventures of specially trained animals known as the G-Force. On their mission, they try to find out what world famous coffee maker macinest Lenaord Sabor is secretly planning behind the government. Unfortunately before they can get the proof, they are secretly taken to a pet store to stay in captivity. Now, our heroes, Darwin, Blaster, Juarez, Speckles, Mooch, and the new trainee Hurley must break out and save the world before Mr. Saber takes control of it. The only critique I have to say about this movie is how they set up the 3D version. You see, what Disney does to try to get a good 3D experience out of everyone is they have it in a sort of widescreen DVD format, which means you see black bars at the top and bottom of the screen. You're probably thinking, what's so wrong about that? Well, what's wrong with that is the characters or object pop out of the picture we see and into the bars, which is ort of a pop up book that's not necessary. Otherwise, I really enjoyed its style of action, comedy, and suspense. Parents, if you didn't enjoy recent Disney movies such as The Shaggy Dog or Beverly Hills Chihuahua and have kids who want to see this might want to take their sleeping pills unless they see it in 3D, which I totally recommend for any age over 5 years. So, try to go and enjoy yourself when you witness the heroic acts of the G-Force.





PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE:

Toy Story/Toy Story 2 3D Double Feature

Alice In Wonderland

A Christmas Carol

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

Despicable Me

G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra

Alvin And The Chipmunks The Squeakquel

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

REVIEW: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince

MOVIE
Harry Potter
And The Half Blood Prince

CAST
Daniel Radcliffe,
Michael Gambon

RELEASE
July 15, 2009

RATING
PG

DIRECTOR
David Yates

STUDIO
Warner Brothers

RUNNING TIME
2 hours 33 minutes




GRADE
A+



STARS
****




REVIEW:


Move over, Batman 'cause you might be in some trouble, popularity trouble as our favorite boy wizard finally comes back to the big screen after being postponed by nearly 8 months. Harry Potter 6 is about Harry's 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. At the same time, Professer Severous Snape must do what so ever to make Draco Malfoy, Harry's enemy a death eater. (A cheerleader for Lord Voldemort) Also, Professer Dumbldore wants Harry to find out from newly hired Potions teacher Horace Slughorn how to destroy Voldemort once and for all. To do this, Harry needs to get a certain memory from Horace in order to find out. This movie was by far the best film in the Potter series, and possibly of 2009. But parents and fans beware, this movie is much darker and scarier then the other films; and some important parts of the book were cut out of the movie so don't expect everything from the book to be in the movie. Otherwise, go and see why critics and fans are loving Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince.




PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE:


Shorts
Sherlock Holmes
Where The Wild Things Are
Percy Jackson And The Olympians: The Lightning Theif
Despicable Me
The Princess And The Frog
2012

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

REVIEW: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (The IMAX Experience)

MOVIE
Transformers
Revenge Of The Fallen

CAST
Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox

RELEASE
June 24, 2009

RATING
PG-13

STUDIO(S)
Dreamworks Pictures,
Paramount Pictures

DIRECTOR
Michael Bay

RUNNING TIME
2 hours 29 minutes



STARS
****


GRADE
A+




REVIEW:

Talk about your daily dose of "Boom, Boom, POW!!!!" That's what I got out of the sickest (coolest) movie/IMAX experience of the summer, and possibly even 2009. In the latest installment to the Transformers franchise, it takes place 2 years after the first movie where we find the Autobots working with the United States to find and destroy possible Desepticons on Earth. While that's happening, Sam Witwitcky, the human boy from #1 going to college. But, while he's looking at the sweatshirt he wore at the climax of the 1st movie, a remaining piece of the allspark falls out. Sam picks it up and when he looks at it, he starts seeing symbols. One of the incidents it occurs in is when he's in an Astronamy class. This movie is the biggest action movie I've ever seen. Also, if your deciding to see it in IMAX or not, take my advice; go to the nearest science museum that's showing Transformers in IMAX and see it there!!!!!!! I personally think this is tied as my favorite movie of the year with Star Trek and Up. MY suggestion, GO SEE TRANSFORMERS IN IMAX OR ELSE YOUR NOT GOING TO GET THE FULL EXPERIENCE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE (IN IMAX):

Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince

A Christmas Carol (VERY SMALL CHANCE)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

REVIEW: Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs In 3D

MOVIE
Ice Age:
Dawn Of The Dinosaurs

CAST
Ray Romano, Dennis Leary

RELEASE
July 1, 2009

RATING
PG

STUDIO
20th Century Fox

DIRECTOR
Carlos Saldanha

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 34 minutes


GRADE
A-

STARS
***1/4






REVIEW:





Get ready for the coolest comedy of the summer as everyone's favorite sub zeros return to the big screen, but this time in 3D. In the latest Ice Age installment, Sid the sloth is jelaous of Manny and Elliot, the mammoths because they are expecting a baby. One day, Sid finds eggs that were supposedly abandoned. Sid therefore, takes the eggs as his own. The next day, the eggs hatch into baby dinosaurs which think Sid is his their mother. But, when the real mother of the babies comes to reclain them, it's up to the rest of the gang to get him. Meanwhile, Scrat the squirell is still trying to reclaim his acorn, but finds a girl squirell with the same disire as him. This film is chock full of laughter and will entertain the whole family. Everyone will especially enjoy the new characters appearing. Plus, I reccomend seeing it in 3D otherwise, you'll just looking at the "flat" picture instead of the "pop-up" picture. Either way, try to see this movie as soon as possible.


PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE:

Fame
Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakuel
Aliens In The Attic
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
G-Force

Friday, June 26, 2009

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Every time the kind of person like Michael Jackson comes along, the world turns upside down. Unfortunately, he had a heart attack and was pronaunced dead on June 25, 2009. This man changed the face of the music industry ever since he was in the Jackson 5 with his other brothers. With songs like "ABC" and "I'll Be There", he became an instant sensation. But, at the age of 16, he became a solo artist. Then, in 1982 he changed the world with one album: THRILLER. I would appereciate it if whoever reads this take a moment of their time and think about the king of pop. Jackson's, try to feel better and think about the good times your family member has had during his life. Rest In Peace, Michael Jackson and good luck Jackson's.

Monday, June 15, 2009

REVIEW: Land Of The Lost

MOVIE
Land Of The Lost

CAST
Will Ferrell,
Danny McBride


RELEASE
June 5, 2009

RATING
PG-13

STUDIO
Universal Pictures

DIRECTOR
Brad Silberling

RUNNING TIME
1 hour 41 minutes




GRADE
A-



STARS
***1/4








REVIEW:
It may be based on a 1970's children's show, but I tell you the following: IT'S NOT FOR KIDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Land Of The Lost is about Dr. Rick Marshall, a paleontologist who created a theory of "time warps". But after his appearance on The Today Show with Matt Lauer (see the previews), he pretty much became a loser. Three years later, he's teaching an elementary class about an invention he calls The Tackion Amplifier, which allows him to travel sideways in time, which means alternate versions of our world. After his presentation, he meets Holly, a young scientist who has followed Rick's theory ever since the Matt Lauer incident, which has since then become a YouTube icon. Rick then finishes the invention and travels with Holly to this big mountain cave where she found magor seismic readings. There they meet a guy who works there, who will travel with them to the other world. So what happens is they start finding strong readings in the cave. Then the machine gets the readings and they travel into the Land Of The Lost. This film was laugh out loud funny non-stop. But, as I said before, this isn't a kid's movie. You're probably asking why, right? Well, I'll tell ya: There is alot of vulgar language like @$$, $#*^, and @@#%, U. There is also alot of sexual references to male and female body parts which I cannot explain. But trust a 12 year old kid, DON'T TAKE A KID 11 OR UNDER TO THIS FILM. ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


PREVIEWS YOU MAY SEE:
Year One
G-Force
Aliens In The Attic
Funny People
G.I. Joe Rise Of The Cobra
9