Saturday, April 24, 2010


Alrighty so as a fillm reviewer you must be open to all kinds of films. These films include those random gems you find in the old section of the video store. Sooo I decided to go on a Milo Ventimiglia kick and rent some of his movies! Soo I rented the film Pathology which was released in 2008. I don't think it was out in theaters but that should never stop someone from trying a movie out.

So I decided to watch this movie late last night and it left me so shocked I had to put another movie in! Good thing it was jsut me watching cause I'm sure people would have been shocked at me watching it! Okkk here we go!

Pathology is a film abotu Milo's character Ted and his dream to be a doctor. In the film he is working at a very amazing hospital in the city and he is working as a pathologist. He basically tries to figure out how people die, what killed them. Quickly you can tell that this is no regular group of people. Ted meets a group of students who try to get him to play The Game. The game is killing someone but making it look natural...hiding the truth. It's basically a way for them to decide who is a better, smarter, creeper doctor.

Along the way there is of corse tons and tons and tons of blood! The film does not shy away from the graphic images of human bloody bodies. It depends on the shock factor and leaves you with your jaw hanging open in shock. Now don't get me wrong....I love dark and twisted.....I love blood and gore. I think that if a film can make me look away...bravo. This film did just that!

Of corse no crazy movie about human dismemberment would be complete with out a few crazy sex scenes along the way. Be ready...this film does not shy away from crazy random sex scenes. Milo gets nude and that shocked me more than anything! I was like...PETER PETRELLI what are you doing!?!? Sorry...I'm a Heroes fan...ANYWAYS. Be ready for some crazy sex moments that are very dark. I'm talking knives and needles creeepy!

So over all it was a good film that I did's shocking, bloody

Action: Sort of
Adventure: SOme
Horror: Yes!
Blood: By the gallon!

Over all grade: B

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Bounty Hunter

Alrighty so to be perfectly honest, this was a very last minute pick for our Friday movie. We wanted to go see something with a little bit more action....or something with monsters and vampires. This however was one of the only ones we had not we figured, what the heck, let's give it a try.

Over all the film was witty and had a bit of humor. It was more about the drama between the two characters and more shocking than funny. There were moments where I had tears in my eyes...I'll give you a hint....Taser!

The film basically followers a roporter Jen and her ex hubby who is an ex cop who is now a soso bounty hunter. The whole point of the film is fairly predictable and you can guess how it goes. I give it credit for trying but it was alright.

Keep in mind I liked it...I normally am not a fan of Jen movies...she is not one of my favorites...I'm sorry I know that's like a mortal taboo. I think she is a talented actress but I feel like she is always playing the same roles... track!
Anyways! Yes the film is fun and witty and veyr enjoyable. I wouldn't say it was the comedy of the year but it was fun. Gerard and Jen had great chemistry and I now understand why people think they would make a good couple. veyr heart felt and trying to show that love can still survive in a world of business and work...check it out

Action: Some
Adventure: nope
Humor: Yeah
Thrilling: ish

Overall grade: B-/C+

Date Night

So tonight I went out and saw Date Night and I have to say it was better than I thought it was going to be. I mean don't get me was no Hangover but it was still very funny. It is a film that alot of married couples can relate to....well except for the running around New York bit. Steve is very witty as the working father who jsut wants to be a good father and husband. Tina, as always, is very funny and easily likable!

Of corse no film would be complete with a guest appearence by Markie Mark! hehe He was very sexy in his shirtless role! It gave the film that extra humor!

Over all I would say it's a good was funny....charming...cute.
I would say you could see it or it could be a fun one to rent later....either way would work. Cute film.

Action: Yeah
Adventure: ish
Thrilling: Nah
Worth Seeing: Yeah

Over all grade.....I'd give it a B-

How To Train Your Dragon

That's right I gave in and saw this charming children's film. Mind you I had good reason.....I had a five year old that wanted to go! Okay....You got me...I wanted to see it and I am so happy I did!

I saw the film in 3-D and as stated before I really don't think it added anything to it. It added a little element of magic for the kids but for me it was pretty much the same as seeing it normally...ok that's my two cents and I'll get off my soap box~

So let's get to the film...I really enjoyed it! It was fantastic family friendly fun! The whole idea of being able to train a dragon and have it be your friend is a dream we all had. It was filled with moments of humor and moments of magic. The graphic or animation...whatever you wanna call it! It was very well done. Nothing looked sloppy or too much like a computer animation. It looked as close to being real as a cartoon should!

The film really shows kids that it's ok to be different an dbeing different allows you to have moments of greatness! I know this sounds so chessey but it is the truth. I will not spoil the ending but it's very touching and allows you to be thankful for the people you have and the friends you keep!

Action: Yes!
Adventure: Tons!
Thrills: Some
Family Friendly: YES!!!

Check this movie out...have a night with the kids and go see a great film!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Alright the time has come to talk about Avatar. The reason I bring it up is because the film is being released on DVD in April. So now all the people who have not already seen it will see it and all the people who adored it will buy it.
Here is the deal with Avatar.....I like it. Visually it is stunning, the special effects are great and it's an overall good movie. I do have a few little problems with the film. Now don't worry I won't give anything away...I hate it when people spoil the ending of the movie!
So my problem with Avatar is the way the people and races are portrayed. Races you say? I thought they were alien blue people! Yes they are Alien blue people but let's be politically correct, they are the Na'vi. (pronounced NAh-Vee). They are a group of tribal creatures that live in this lush land of color and beauty. It is all about nature and being connected to the Earth.
So Amber what's the big deal....that sounds like a great thing....yes it SOUNDS nice. The movie itself is fine but the casting done my James Cameron is what got me. So the soldier and scientists are played by a predominately white cast. We have Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Giovanni Ribisi, and Stephen Lang. They are the main players for the humans in the film. Of course we have the one bad ass chick who is played by a Hispanic Michele Rodriguez and an Indian computer tech played by Dileep Rao. In the first place, it is very stereotypical to have the Indian guy play a tech guy. Why couldn't he have been apart of the military or one of the Na'vi. Nope he's the computer guy (Red Flag!)
Then we when take a deeper look at the Na'vi guess who is cast!? Predominantly African American actors. Now why would you try to make a film about equality and acceptance of difference but have all the Natives played by African Americans. That does not hit me as equality. How come there are no white people playing Na'vi? Why are all the humans that have Avatars white? I'm just making the claim that this film is putting itself in a very soft spot. James Cameron clearly had an image of what "type" of people the Na'vi would be. I just find it slightly racist and just politically incorrect.
The film itself is a good story filled with many great themes. It is really trying to shine light on acceptance and understanding. So I like the film for what it is but I hate that there are so many underlying stereotypes about race. If anything I hope that this just helps open your eyes to what the films you are watching are trying to tell you. Keep your eyes aware!
Overall I still give the film an A- because it is a well made movie I just have an issue with the hidden message being projected.

Action: Yes
Romance: Yes
Adventure: Tons!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Alice In Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland is a Tim Burton film....thus making it amazing even before I saw. All you should know that I have a deep passion for Tim Burton films! I think he is amazing, stunning, visually yummy! He uses colors and shapes to tell stories. He also just happens to work with some of the most AMAZING people in film making. Anyway...enough of me crushing on Tim Burton!
Lets get right down to is Alice in Wonderland....fantastic! The film takes the classic story that we know and love and evolves it into something new. We already know that Alice paints the roses red but what would she do if she got a second chance at Wonderland? This films takes us to an older Alice who has to deal with real life issues. Annoying things like family and marriage.
Once Alice falls down the rabbit hole we get a chance to see into the dark world that Wonderland really is. We see why the Hatter is so mad and even fairly creepy. We see a very stoned out Caterpillar trying to help Alice along.
The film is fun and exciting. I took my 5 yr old nephew to see it and he loved it. It kept his attention and he loved the cat.
I did not see the film in 3-D and I thought it was still fantastic. Personally as fun as 3D is, in the end i know I'll be watching it at home....with no 3D. SOOOO it's a fun gimmick but not a major selling point for me personally.
Over all the film is charming and intense....the ending is a bit corny but it is still a good film. Tim Burton shows the amazing woman that Alice turns out to be. A very fun and crazy cast....tons of fun!

Action: In a magical way YES
Adventure: Of course
Thrills: No

Over all I give it an A....but it's honestly not fair because I love anything that Tim Burton creates. So he always get an A in my book!

Hot Tub Time Machine

Hot Tub TIme Machine was a film that will have you laughing till you almost can't laugh anymore! It is filled with tons of fun 80's reference and it makes fun of itself the whole film. In fact the characters mock that the hot tub is the time machine. We don't know why it is there and neither do they. We are just suppose to accept it and go along with the fun ride. The film actually has some heart when dealing with getting older and growing apart. What are things that you wish you could change....this film gives you that chance!

Filled with funny humor and some sexual content (aka Boobs!) but still over all a good film. Some of the jokes reminded me a little bit of The it is no where near as good as The Hangover but it is that type of Humor. Great one liners and lots of fun times.

John Cusack is always charming and sexy but that's because I love anything that man touches. HE really is a gem! Craig Robinson AKA Darryl on the Office is fantastic. He really stands out in this movie and shows how big of a career he is going to have!

Sooo over all I'd give it a B-/C+

Funny: Yes
Action: Nope
Romance: In a weird sexual way
One Liners: Tons and tons!

Monday, April 5, 2010


Wolfman is a film that will literally have you on the edge of your seat! Blood and gore from start to finish! Anothony Hopkins brings back so many Lecter qualities that will really make you love his character. Del Torro is filled with emotion and personal torment as he tries to battle with the beast from within. A good film to watch if you are in the mood for suspense.
Action: Yes
Adventure: Yes
Love Story: Soso
Scarey: Intense

If you are looking for a new twist on a fantastic classic this is the film for you. Keeps you guessing and fighting until the very end

Shutter Island

Shutter Island is a film that keeps you guessing until the very last moment. An intense story about a man who tries to keep his life in order when all things seem lost. Filled with many Scorsese moments of high emotion and twisted stories. A little slow paced but the ending makes up for everything. I won't tell you the end but it certainly made my jaw drop! Leo once again proves that he is a brilliant actor who has grown and matured. This is no Jack Dawson, this is a man in pain. The film has so many beautiful scenic moments and so many confusing but great characters. A movie worth seeing!

Action: Some
Thrilling: Yes
Scary: Not at all
Romance: In a dark and twisted way yes!

If you are in the mood for a mystery than this film is one that you should seek out. Very good on a Friday night. Check it out.

Clash of the Titans!

The film Clash of the Titans tells the story of Perseus and his battle with the Gods. I saw the film in 3-D and it was alright. I honestly felt that the 3-D was more of a gimmick rather than a necessity for the film. It was fun to see Medusa fly at my face but it didn't make the moment any more eventful.
The film itself was about a B+ it had an AMAZING cast! Liam Neeson is the perfect Zeus and Sam Worthington was an energetic Perseus. The specials effects were intense and fun. The film itself had a rather grey element and it leaves you feeling sad. The film shows the battle between good and evil, Gods vs. man. Nothing new or original but still a fun movie.
If you are looking for action then this is the film for you!

Romance: Not really
Blood: Zero
Special effects: Good!

So if you are in the mood for some Greek Mythology than this is a film for you!