Archive for August, 2011

“The Debt” is excellent

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

“The Debt”,

5 out of 5 stars.

Big fan of Helen Mirren.
Previews looked good.
Lots of action, top notch CGI, interesting storyline, fine performances.
Helen Mirren is excellent.
Suspenseful, totally unexpected ending.
Recommended

“Colombiana” is excellent

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

“Colombiana”

5 out 5 stars

Movie is excellent
Storyline very interesting, performances excellent, CGI top notch, time flew.
Constant action, kept you very interested, and guessing what next.
Actresses playing young, and adult Cataleya were superb.
Highly recommended.

“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” is very good for its genre

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”

4 out of 5 stars.

Not my favorite genre, it seems quite a few horror genre movies being released recently.
For its genre, movie was very good.
A bit slow at the beginning, but increased paced significantly at about the halfway point.
Performances were all fine for this genre.
Girl playing 10 year old was excellent.
If you like this genre, or want a good jolt, see this movie.

“Our Idiot Brother” is very good

Friday, August 26th, 2011

“Our Idiot Brother”

4 out of 5 stars.

Previews looked good, and a comedy would be good change with Hurricane Irene due to pay a visit over the weekend.
I enjoyed the major cast members in previous movies.
Movie was about an hour, and a half which is an appropriate length for a comedy.
Overall, the movie was very good.
Excellent casting, very interesting storyline, plenty of laughs throughout, and fine performances by all.
Paul Rudd is excellent.
If you like comedies, see this movie.

“Attack The Block” is a bit off beat, but good

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

“Attack The Block”

3 1/2 out of 5 stars.

Not really a fan of alien movies, but was near the movie theater.
For its genre, the movie is good.
Different twist set in South London.
Performances fine for genre.
Although an alien movie, there are quite a few laughs.
First time I can remember aliens with no eyes, and “glow in the dark” teeth.
If you are into this genre, you should enjoy, and will have a few laughs as well.

“Spy Kids: All The Time In The World” is good for its genre

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

“Spy Kids: All The Time In The World”

3 1/2 out of 5 stars.

Certainly not the target audience for this movie, but had a convenient start time.
Story was entertaining, performances geared to the target audience, and the CGI quite good.
Time passed quickly.
See this movie with your kids, you won’t be bored.

“One Day” is good for its genre, of course, I am not the target audience

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

“One Day”

3 1/2 out of 5 stars.

I am definitely not the target audience for this movie, but for its genre, it was good.
The target audience in the theater seemed to enjoy the movie quite a bit.
Story was interesting, but a bit too long, boredom came close to setting in a few times.
The performances were fine for this genre.
Sad ending, handled as well as could be expected.
If you like this genre, or are the target audience, you should enjoy this movie.

“Conan The Barbarian 3D” is OK

Friday, August 19th, 2011

“Conan The Barbarian 3D”

3 out of 5 stars.

Seems too many movies are being released in 3D, but decided to see this movie anyway.
Overall, movie was OK.
CGI was very good, 3D not a distraction, and performances satisfactory for this genre.
Storyline was interesting, but bordered on entering the boring category a few times.

“Fright Night 3D” is very good (for its genre)

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

“Fright Night 3D”

4 out of 5 stars.

Attended an early 9pm showing Thursday evening.
Not really into this genre, but thought I would give it a whirl.
Usually enjoy movies with Colin Farrell.
Certainly a different twist on the vampire genre.
Overall, movie was very good for its genre.
Colin Farrell is excellent as the evil vampire.
Story was very interesting, performances fine, CGI top notch, and time pased quickly.
Recommended if you are into this genre, or want to try something different.

“Warrior” is excellent

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

“Warrior”

5 out of 5 stars.

Not really into fight themed movies;  however this movie is excellent.
Movie is as much, if not more about the human story among a father, and two brothers.
Nick Nolte, and the two actors playing the brothers all gave excellent performances.
Very interesting story, top notch performances, time passed quickly, and a great ending.
Recommended