Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I had to make this review for the 3rd trailer for Quentin Tarantino's newest film DJANGO UNCHAINED. Now I love Quentin Tarantino's work, Inglorious Basterds was a great movie and Pulp Fiction is also fantastic. I saw like 15 minutes of Reservior Dogs it was good nothing that great.

But I loved the first 2 trailers for DJANGO UNCHAINED. It had a consistent tone with some great and well shot scenes. When this new trailer isn't as good as the other 2 trailers it still does break alot of groud and kick major ass. The best thing about this new trailer is it's tone. It looks like it has the same dark gritty tone the whole way through out the trailer. There is some blood going all over the place which was very cool 

The movie has an all star cast. Jamie Foxx looks great here. He feels like the character he plays. Leonardo Dicaprio is playing the vilian of the film which I think is great. He is a great actor. Samuel L Jackson looks good here.

The movie has some good yet funny lines thrown at you (in a good way) it has it's funny moments. It looks like a usual Tarantino film with it's script, direction, cast, story and just everything I want from a Tarantino movie.

Trailer Grade- 9.5/10

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Taken 2 Written Review

I finally got a chance to see the new action movie with Liam Neeson Taken 2. Now before I saw this movie I had watched the 1st Taken the day before I saw Taken 2. I loved Taken. So I went it with medium expectations cause it had gotten really bad reviews from critics. But, Taken 2 came out October 5, I saw it last night and my showing for this movie was packed.
Taken 2 follows retired cop Brian Mills (Liam Neeson). In 2009 some people took his daughter (Maggie Grace) and he kicked ass and killed alot of these people. They want revenge so they take him and his wife. So it's up to his daughter to save them.
As I said I was really mixed about this cause of the bad reviews. But Liam Neeson is one of the best actors to date. I'm very glad to say, I had mindless fun with Taken 2. Now the thing holding it back from being as good as Taken is how it's written and directed. The first Taken had great directed action scenes. Here it's just mediocre. Also the first Taken had a great skript, funny lines, interesting dialogue. But Taken 2 doesn't. The skript is messey yet stupid.

Taken 2 also had cinematography flaws. It has shakey cam with is ok here. But what makes it hard is you can't tell who is hitting who. But you know cause Liam Neeson is always kicking ass. It also has a very inconsistent tone. It goes from a action movie to a slightly dark action thriller. It's kind of like Prometheushow you love it then hate it then love it then end of thinking it's ok except in Taken 2 it's a different aspect in which it's the very messey tone.

It also has some minor cliches involving characters. The vilian in this movie is very dumb. He isn't scary at ALL. He doesn't send anyone or doing anything that can scare you. Whoever play's him might be the blame cause he might not bring the charm or play the character like you usally would.

Liam Neeson owns Brian Mills just like Robert Downey Jr. owns Iron Man. No one could play Brian Mills like Liam Neeson. He has deph, affection, heart and he is believable as an action hero. He also just knows how to kick ass. I don't think there is one person in the world who could take down Neeson.
Maggie Grace also inproves on how she did in the first one. I mean in the firs Taken she overacted. All she did was cry or scream or be the typical kidnapped daughter. But here she plays the character with affection and deph. She is ok here.

Overall, Taken 2 isn't near as bad as critics say it is. It's mindless fun if you turn your brain off.
Final Grade- 6.5/10 (B)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Reviews: Wreck-It Ralph, Flight, Skyfall.

Hey guy's. ik I haven't posted anything on here in a couple of weeks. But my HUGE project I told you guy's (hopefully) about starts tomorrow so I won't be able to post anything untill atleast January 2013. So I've decided to give you guy's written reviews for the animated gem Wreck-It Ralph, the Denzel drama Flight and the 23 Bond film Skyfall. Let's start off with the biggest of the 3 Skyfall.

Skyfall is the new Bond film that is the 23 film. It stars Daniel Craig and it follows Bond on a mission, When his partner "kills" him his other agents find out he's not dead. When Silva comes to town, a computer hacker who will show people some agents idenities he must stop Silva. Now like everyone I was really wanting to see this film. I'm glad to say it's almost as good as Casino Royale. Skyfall has great cinematography, everywere they film is beautiful. They also get some shots most filmakers now a' days can't get. Some scenes are even mindblowing. The acting from everyone across the board is also very soild Daniel Craig is great as always. Also I admire how the film stats out great but then slows down to catch up on new stuff on Silva and James Bond, then the last 30-45 minutes is non stop explosions and gun fire. Must movies that have non stop explosions are bad (Bourne Legacy, Total Recall 2012) but here they are fasinating and fun. Also the movie has it's tipical Bond plot but here it's executed very well. The movie also has moments of laughter that worked. But overall I loved Skyfall it's fun and unforgettable.

Final Grade- A-
Now we have Wreck-It Ralph!

Wreck-It Ralph is the newest animated film featuring video game characters from games like Sonic, Bowser, Doctor Pippi and so much more. But Wreck-It Ralph follows Wreck-It Ralph, an arcade video game vilian who has worked as a bad guy for 30 years. But when he is tired of getting treated bad, he decides to try and get a metal too prove he can be a hero but when he meets a glitch named Vanellope who used to be a arcade racer. But soon he finds out the Mr Candy aka Turbo erased the memory of her. She must race to become a racer again. Now I was really excited for this.  didn't expect it to be my favorite animated film this year. I waned either The Pirates! or ParaNorman to be but I did love ParaNorman and I thought The Pirates was good not great. But Wreck-It Ralph is my favorite animated film of 2012 (so-far). It's also my 3rd favorite fim this year. Now my biggest problem going in was the story. It is weak but here is is translated so well here it doesn't bug you that it's iffy (Mixed). Also the voice cast is also strong. You have John C. Reily as Wreck-It Ralph he's great. He plays Wreck-It Ralph so affectivly and emotionally great. He has deph and he doesn't lack what Disney characters do today. Also the animation is very colorful and cute. It feels like The Lorax or Toy Story. It isn't as great as Toy Story, But it's a tons better than The Lorax. The movie also has mixed dialogue. Sometimes it's very un-selfaware and childish. I know it's for little kids but it went a little crazy at times. It also has a few points were it drags with uninteresting conversations. But overall Wreck-It Ralph is fun and very cool to watch

Final Grade- A
Flight is the newest Denzel Washington drama directed by Robert Zeveckis and stars     + name above the plus! Now I was dieing to see Flight. It was my second most anticipated film of November. Right behind Silver Lining's Playbook. But Flight is for a fact a disappointing film it's still really good not great. The thing holding it down from being it great is it's runtime. I was never bored but it draged alot during the film. There were about 45 minutes or careless aspects that could have been cut out. Also the drinking scenes which was about 1 hour 55 Minutes of the film were very forced. I enjoyed the scences but they felt contrived. It also ended poorly. It leaves you asking questions about what happend. SPOILER: I know he goes to jail but I wanted to know what happend next. But the cinematography was fantastic. The plane scene was hands down Oscar worthy. Also the acting from everyone was great. Also besides Argo this should atleast get nominated for Best Direction. But Overall, Flight is very disappointing but still good.
Final Grade- B+
I saw Killing Them Softly at an early screeining. I thought it came off as a contrived and unsatisfying crime drama/thriller that had a cliche story/characters. But it had really good direction and acting. With some really cool scenes and cinematography. But it was familier and felt forced as a whole.
Final Grade- C+ (2.75/5)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Written Review

Now I know I said I wouldn't have time to do this, but I'm gonna take a break from studying and give you a written review of my favorite film of all time, The Perks of Being a Wallflower...
The Perks of Being a Wallflower follows Charlie, a teen who is starting his first year of college, and he's still getting over his best friends death. But when he meet's new friends Patrick (Ezra Miller) and Sam (Emma Watson) he starts having a life but later he loses his friend's and has to live his past life.

I was dieing to see this. It had a great trailer. The cast was great. Also it looked like a great drama. So to no suprise, I loved the Perks of Being a Wallflower.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a clever, emotional, powerful, gripping, and sweet story. It's an underdog story, I love those. I'm funny! but if you have an underdog story You need likeable characters. Mission accomplished. I loved these characters. Charlie is a sweet, kind and cool teen. Sam is cute and funny. She just play's a character that is usually a cliche character, the love interest. But here, Emma Watson play's Sam so well, the cliche character isn't noticable. Ezra Miller play's an a gay student. He is for sure the main stand out. He act's like a gay. He does it so well, it's not even a peformance.
The movie also has such good drama. It doesn't feel like a film. It feels like real life. The situlations these chracters get into are very realistic and such well filmed. The direction it pitch perfect. It had no flaws. The director is great. There are also some scenes that were spechless, direction wise. The movie just has a great direction! Once again I funny!

The movie also has great dialog. It's very fresh, rich, ect. The dialog is realistic. It's what real high school student's talk about. It has the best dialog of the year. You see stuff that's happens at the age of these student's and you will/have lived it. Also I love the character of Charlie so much, cause he's just like me. He loves to write. That's my goal in life! He is also well acted by Logan Lerman. Logan Lerman should WIN an Oscar for his wondefully speechless peformance.

The reason why I was so pumped for this movie was cause it's related to high school. My two favorite films of all-time hafe to do with high school (This and Superbad) the reason why it is better than Superbad is cause it's more relistic. You never see teens like the ones in Superbad, if you do it's probablly not alot. But it has more relistic characters, dialog, sistulations.

But overall, It's my favorite film of all-time. If it is do I have to say anything else? no.

Final Grade- A (I adore this film very much!)