Friday, August 31, 2012

Fall Movies Preview & Most Anticipated

Before we start I did see Lawless and I would give it "B" and a "3.5/5"

Ok now during the fall most of the time the movies are corney, but this fall looks really awesome. We have some book transformed into movies, time travel and more. Last fall we had Drive (A), Moneyball (B+), A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas (A-), Tower Heist (B), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (B+), M:I-GP (A-) and so much more. But this fall looks even better. So let's get started with some Honarable Mentions for Most anticipated for the fall.

Honarable Mentions- Red Dawn, Seven Psychopaths, and Wreck It-Ralph

10: This is 40-  I love Judd Apatow he is one of my favorite writers and directors he's responcable for Anchorman "A" and "5/5", The 40 Year Old Vergin (Didn't See), Knocked Up "A" and "5/5", Superbad which is my #1 fav movie of ALL TIME, Forgetting Sarah Marshall "A" and "5/5", Pineapple Express "B+" and "4/5", Funny People (Haven't seen in about three years) but "B+" and "4/5", Bridesmaids "A-" and "4.5/5", The Five-Year Engagment "B+" and "4/5" and so much more and this looks hilarious. 

9: Skyfall-  The 23 James Bond thriller with Daniel Craig.... It's another James Bond movie and no other words to say about it
8: Killing Them Softly-  Brad Pitt who will also be in World War Z which I will not see and was in Moneyball "B+" and "4/5". This looks to be violent (In a cool way) with really cool action scenes and looks very well shot, so I can't wait for Killing Them Softly.

7: Argo-  Casey Affleck's brother Ben Affleck did 2010's The Town which I suprisingly was really interested in cause it lookes corney (Sorry...) but this looks well made, really cool and fun. But hopefully I will see The Town before the October 12 release for this.

6: Looper-  JGL is my 4th favorite actor of all time and he's is with Bruce Willis makes me wanna yell yes! And it resently got rated R and I can't belive that, But it's a JGL and BW time travel action thriller is so awesome. It might be as good as Drive which happens to be My favorite film of last year.

5: The Silver Linings Playbook-  The fact that it has The Hunger Games Jennifer Lawerence and The Hangover's Bradley Cooper makes me wanna die, It's so, so awesome that they're teaming up for a Dramedy. Can't wait. 

4: Cloud Atlas-  This will probally be this years The Tree of Life (Haven't seen but heard it's great) or Midnight in Paris (Great Film). It's well casted it looks like it will have a strong story with no unlikeable charecters. And hopefully great peformances.

3: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey-  J.R.R Toilken's The Hobbit will be split into 3 parts, and the first comes out December 14, 2012 and don't kill me but I haven't seen The Lord of the Ring's trilogy and I think I will before The Hobbit Part I comes out but I think it will be epic, awesome and very clever also a fun time at the movie's.

2: The Master-  I don't know for sure when this comes out cause they're is mayhem about it and it either comes out September 14 or September 21. But IDN to tell people why this will be great, Paul Thomas Anderson is one of my favorite directors and it has one of the best cast's sence July 27th's The Watch which was not that funny and I would give it "C" and "2.5/5". So I can't freakin wait for The Master

1: Django Unchained-  I don't have to say why I'm dieing to see this. Once The Dark Knight Rises came out this was my most anticipated film for rest of 2012. I mean it's a Christmas Day Quentin Tarantino film, with Leonardo Dicaprio and Jamie Foxx.... So yah Django Unchained is most for sure my most anticipated for the rest of the year. 

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Expendables 2 Brief Written Review

The Expendables 2 has all maybe some of those awesome and great action stars that stared in Rocky and Transporter also alot others. I did se the first Expendables movie I was not dissapointed by it I just thought the trailer was corney and the movie was I would give the first movie C- and 2/5. But suprisingly I was really anticipating Expendables 2 it looked very fun and I thought it could be a whole lot of fun. And it was....

The Expendables 2 follows the violent group of assassains this time they get a new member on the team named Billy (Liam Hemsworth) and he get's murdered so the expendables go out for revenge on them. The Expendables 2 is not only have more action in 10 minutes then the whole first movie but it's way better than the first. It has a whole bunch of violent action and cool kills.

This action is al styleized and fun to watch it's also very well shot and camera held and I didn't notice any shakey camera. Also this action was just very great and clever and never got anonymous like this years lackluster Battleship or the popular but boring trilogy Transformers. It's very awesome and never let down like the first. I actully finaly care about these charecters and I think the stand outs are Liam Hemsworth, Jet Li, and Jason Statham. They all showed the right atitude and actioness sence of action. Also they were just the best. I also suprisingly thought Sylvester Stallone was pretty good.

Also I thought the plot was ok It was kinda interesting. I thought some of the peformances did interupt with the plot and some of the action. Also I did laugh a few times but when I think about it and I ask my self why I laughed at it. Some of the peformances were terrible like I just hated Chuck Norris in this movie IDK why but he was annoying.

I also thought some of the dialog was uninteresting but some of it was very interesting. The action is the best action of the year not including The Avengers. Except The Avengers is better than this.
And it was a huge improvement on the action, charecters, and not lacking fun.

Overall I really enjoyed The Expendables 2 it's very entertaining, action packed fun.
Final Grade= B+
Star Grade= 4/5 Stars

Brief Written Review for ParaNorman

Let's start of with my favorite of the two movies ParaNorman. ParaNorman is the newest Laikia animated film and it brings back the memories from claymation. ParaNorman follows Norman, everyone including his parents think he is strange cause he has a gift which is he can talk to the dead. When his crazy uncle tells him about the which who gave there town a zombie invasion he is the only who can save his town. I  went in with hight expectations cause this movie looked really funny.

Laikia is my third favorite animation stuio behind Pixar and Aardman. They pretty much do claymated style animation. It's very unique and beautiful and rarley done anymore. The last one we had was The Pirates! Band of Misfit's which I did see and I would give it a 3.5/5 Stars and B. The styleized and unique animation is very rare in are time but what ParaNorman used it very great and very beautifully and managed to make it look like stop motion that Coraline which plese dont kill me but I haven't seen.

But ParaNorman has a plot that is very clever and mature that also has a kinda creepy side to it that refreshes the whole charecters situlations they get into. The plot had some jokes that fell flat for sure but most of them weren't nailed into the ground. It also has very likeable and managable charecters that are very fun to follow

These charecters were very well hand made developed that looked real. The background clay they used was great and the zombies in this movie was very well done. Also these visuals were awesome and very well done and they just looked fantastic. This story never felt disjointed or weird it always worked. 

The facial epressions were great in this movie. Also this voice cast is a to the mazing. They felt lke they wanted to be there and I liked that about the movie. Also this dialog was suprisingly very mature and wasn't as childish as expected. This movie has some nitpickit's to do with it though. This is my favorite animated movie of the year, if I had to pick honarable mentions they would be Brave and The Secret World of Arriety.

Overall I really enjoyed ParaNorman and it's the best kid related movie of August. I didn't see The Odd Life of Timothy Green and I don't plan onto see it but I did see Wimpy Kid: Dog Day's and I hated it.

Final Rating for ParaNorman= A-
Final Star Rating= 4.5/5 Stars