RED

11/22/2010

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When his idyllic life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive.


2010
Director: Robert Schwentke
Writers: Jon Hoeber (screenplay), Erich Hoeber (screenplay), and 2 more credits »
Stars:Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman

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RED stands for “Retired Extremely Dangerous.” Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich are definitely RED.

          RED drops you into a world of old CIA operatives who may know a little too much and now they are all “black-listed” and forced to fight for their lives. RED is a great film for the simple fact that its fun. The story centers around Bruce Willis who has been framed for assassination. In order to survive he must reassemble past friends and former CIA members to clear their names.

          Through-out the film the aged and highly decorated cast are pitted up against young and ruthless enemies in the form of FBI, CIA, and other anagrams that mean business. Coming out on top Helen Mirren wields twin SMGs and a huge Barret .50 Caliber sniper rifle that says how badass she really is. I believe Dame Judi Dench and Helen Mirren should play a round of fisticuffs.

Action, humour, and a good clean script make RED worth a view. Plus the fist fight with Bruce Willis and Karl Urban is a highlight of the film.

Stay Clear of this Movie if:

-You hate spy movies

-You don’t like guns and explosions

-You don’t like the cast

Watch this Movie if:

-You enjoy good clean action

-You think Helen Mirren looks foxy behind a .50 Caliber Sniper Rifle

-You a fan of classic Spy-driven story lines

Final Verdict- 4/5
 
 
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In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job till date, Inception.


2010
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Stars:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page

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          Inception is one of those movie you need to prepare for. Drain yourself in the bathroom, get a full stomach, make sure a beverage is close, and work out those “wtf spidey senses.”

          Inception is a tale of mind control and trickery set in the not-so-distant future. Con-artists Leonardo Dicaprio, Tom Hardy, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are the masters of a technique of mind-control that preys on the victims dreams. The premise of this film is massive and creative, but can confuse the pants off of many people. So pay close attention.

          Dialogue lacks because the characters have to explain the technology of “dream-weaving” in a way the viewers can understand. This can make for some boring moments in the film, but this monumental adventure captivates the imagination and hold your attention with suspense, fear, and suspicion.

          Dicaprio’s lead role resembles that of Shutter Island, but the real star in my opinion is Tom Hardy. Joseph Gordon-Levitt shined and really owned the role proving his acting talents. The action which included, car chases, back-stabbing, full-blown military combat, hand-to-hand fight scenes (the anti-gravity fight scene with Levitt), and gut-wrenching emotional tension, can leave you feeling ill and psyched when the credits start rolling.

          This movie cannot be summed up in a short review; it was hardly explained in 148 minutes. Inception is a must-see because Christopher Nolan outdid himself. The plot and story line is a benchmark in creative filmmaking and definitely a favorite on any real movie-goers list.

Stay Clear of this Movie if:

-You get confused easily

-You forget the beginning of the movie before the end happens

-You hate intellectual story

Watch this Movie if:

-You love hard-to-understand plots

-You like Character progression and Emotional discovery

-You’re a movie buff. Inception is a must-see.

Final Verdict- 4/5
 
 
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2010
Director:
Edgar Wright
Writers: Michael Bacall (screenplay), Edgar Wright (screenplay), and 1 more credit »
Stars:Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Kieran Culkin


Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.


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          Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World is a fantastic adventure. You follow Scott Pilgrim a bassist for a band of friends who just isn’t comfortable with his life at present until he meets “her.” Falling in love he finds out that his love interest has a difficult past and to gain her heart he must fight and defeat her seven evil exs. Based on the comic book of the same name Scott Pilgrim must overcome all for love and win the love of his soul mate.

          This film flowed seamlessly from beginning to end with spunk and joy. Video game references, parodied superheroes, romance, drama, comedy, and fight scenes made this movie enjoyable at every minute.

           Character portrayal was spot on and the awkwardness of Michael Cera hasn’t grown old yet. Supporting cast was perfect and the comic relief was nice. Dialogue was snappy, straight to the point, and fun to listen to. Visuals were bright and the film should win awards for the creativity of some of the scenes and how the story was completed with on-screen help; subtitles, video game-like HUD, and comic book style screenplay.

           This movie is re-watchable and definitely not a disappointment. Perfect date movie for gamers and overall a fun movie that brings smiles. Not to mention Michael Cera learned to play bass and actual plays within the movie.

Stay Clear of this movie if:

-you hate happy endings, video games, and Michael Cera

-Clichés

- you prefer realistic story and action

Watch this movie if:

-you loved the comic book

-enjoy great visual action and creative screenplay

-you need a good date movie and/or you’re feeling down

Final Verdict- 5/5
 
 
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2009
Director: Malcolm Venville
Writers: Louis Mellis, David Scinto
Stars:Ray Winstone, Ian McShane and John Hurt

A jealous husband and his friends plot the kidnapping of his wife's lover with the intention of restoring his wounded ego

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          44 Inch Chest stars some real acting talent in the colour of Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, and John Hurt. The depressing film starts off in a delirious daze and continues to confuse the mind until the last minutes before the credits role. Long story short Ray Winstone plays a betrayed husband alongside a cheating spouse whose actions have destroyed his world. His friends come to the rescue and kidnap his wife’s boy toy so that revenge can be had.

          A solid and believable premise captures the emotion of the plot, the dialogue is rich with coarse language and descriptive conversation, Britain’s famous black-humour brings relief in the darker parts of the film, and the characters, as aged gangsters, are top-notch.

         The setting was lacking with the majority of the movie taking place in a dilapidated apartment hideout and the actual action was less than what you were expecting. Overall the film is a throwback to classic British crime drama and mixes it with romance and betrayal.

Stay clear of this film if:

-you’re upset by the words “cunt” & “fuck.”

-British slang irritates and confuses you.

-more story and dialogue than action and explosions.

Watch this film if:

-you’re a fan of classic old-school gangster mentality

-you like John Hurt, Ian McShane, and Ray Winstone

-you prefer dark comedy, strong emotional story, and a lacking ending.

Final Verdict 3/5
 
 
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Akira

11/17/2010

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A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop.



Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Writers: Katsuhiro Ôtomo (graphic novel), Izô Hashimoto (screenplay), and 1 more credit »
Stars:
Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama and Mitsuo Iwata

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SAW 3D

11/17/2010

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As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.



Director: Kevin Greutert
Writers:
Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan
Stars:
Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor and Betsy Russell

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Machete

11/17/2010

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After being betrayed by the organization who hired him, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.



Directors: Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez
Writers:
Robert Rodriguez, Álvaro Rodríguez
Stars:
Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez and Robert De Niro

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Director: Jon Harris
Writers:
J Blakeson (screenplay), James McCarthy (screenplay), and 2 more credits »
Stars:
Shauna Macdonald, Douglas Hodge and Joshua Dallas

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