The Hangover a reviewThe Hangover Review
Theres always a higher stake with R rated comedies. Unlike so many PG-13 comedies that Hollywood churns out every year, R rated comedies are something of a different caliber. They have references to sex, drugs, and adult situations, because thats what theyre designed to do. So, if a comedy is too tame or doesnt offend far enough, it wont entertain the audience. The Hanger is such a film in the category of offensive humor.
Luckily, the film boasts enough male nudity, drug references, party antics and enough filthy situations to keep the audience entertained for its length.
Doug is getting married. As tradition states, he is to have a bachelor party with his closest friends, the party-ready Phil, the underdog dentist under his girlfriends chain Stu, and the chubby and completely unaware Alan. Together, they have an experience that they will never forget in Las Vegas.
Or at least that what they fo
Up, a reviewUp Review
Given- n. Something assumed or taken for granted
I.E. Its a given that most films released by Pixar/Disney will have all the critics approval, will take Best Animated Category in the Academy Awards and will make boatloads of money.
Short review: Up is great. Go see it.
Long review: You still here? Fine, Ill explain why.
People, in the last 10 years, Pixar has continued to release hit after hit after hit. Do you honestly believe the people who made Toy Story, Bugs Life, the Incredibles, Cars and numerous other hits will fail? Unlikely.
As such, Up is one of those films which will give you your moneys worth.
Carl Fredrickson, since he was a young boy, dreamed of high adventure. While idolizing famous aviator Charles Muntz, he meets Elsie, a even more rambunctious youth and eventual wife. After their first meeting, they presume to fall in love and live their lives until Elsies death of old age. You might be turned o
Night at the Museum 2 a reviewNight at the Museum 2 review
Ill be one to admit that Ive never been much a Ben Stiller fan. I always found his strand of humor more annoying than entertaining. Nonetheless, he is the human character whom the audience follows through Night at the Museum, where he plays a nightguard to a museum that comes to life. After a quick visit to Hollywood video, I saw a somewhat bland family comedy where a dad tries to regain the trust of his son.
Now, we have a sequel to an essential family film released against the gritty Terminator: Salvation.
Larry Daley used to be a loser. Of course, being a night watch at a living museum has not only taught him a few tricks, but also taught him to invent lots of As seen on TV products. Thus for the past few years, hes been living the rich life in his brand new Lincoln. At the mean time, however, his museum has undergone several renovations and thus is moved to the Federal Reserve. There, however, a devious pharaoh by th
Terminator Salvation, a reviewTerminator: Salvation Review
The Terminator Franchise has been a long running juggernaut when it comes to Science Fiction. The original 80s film by James Cameron spawned sequels, a TV spin-off and made Arnold Schwarzeneggers movie career. Unlike Star Wars or Star Trek, it didnt take place in a technology based world where everything was clean and shiny. Rather it showed a dark gloomy future and most of the fighting took place in the city streets. It is followed by a spectacular sequel where the Terminator redeems himself and dies all for the sake of John Conner.
But as with many things, times change. James Cameron went off to direct Titanic and got a lap full of Academy Awards while Arnold Schwarzenegger runs and wins the position of Californian governor. Twice. As such, when the third sequel came out, it felt a little disappointing, to lose some of the original charm of the old Terminator.
Now, we have Terminator: Salvation, the fourth in the franchise. While
Angels and Demons a reviewAngels and Demons: Review
Prequels, prequels, prequels. It seems the beginning of May has nothing but origin stories for its audience. X-Men Origins: Wolverine showed us how to do prequels wrong (cliché plot, little to no development, Will.i.am) while Star Trek showed us how to do prequels right (Spectacular plot, rewriting of series and characters, Leonard Nimoy). Now we have another prequel for the Da Vinci code thusly named: Angels and Deomons.
Robert Langdon is a symbologist who is called on by the Vatican in order to investigate a terrorist threat against the Catholic Church. Since the old pope died, the usual elections to pick a new pope have been blocked since the Cardinals most likely to be elected were kidnapped by a society called the Illuminati (I think. Forgive me if I butcher Latin). They have stolen an anti-matter bomb from a Swiss laboratory which is essentially a god particle. If the anti-matter runs out of batte
Star Trek A reviewStar Trek: Review
Space, the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its mission: to explore strange, new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no man has gone before.
To say that Star Trek is a popular franchise would never do it justice to its legacy. Since 1966, this franchise has set the framework for generations and generations of science fiction to come. The format was essentially the misadventures of a military vessel as they discover strange planets, each different than the last. On the ship, we met the heroic and admirable Kirk, the know-it-all Dr. McCoy and the ever logical Mr. Spock, as well as others.
Ever since then, the franchise has spawned an animated series, several spin-offs and at least a dozen motion pictures. With that in mind, people have found it quite difficult to adapt the TV format to make an effective film. On one level, you have to cater to the uninitiated, those unfamiliar wit
Wolverine Movie reviewX-men Origins: Wolverine
What better way to start off the summer than with a film adaptation of a Marvel Franchise? Its no surprise that Marvel Entertainment is one of the reasons that superheroes have been back to mainstream is because Marvel has released million dollar blockbusters which people have absolutely dug up. From X-men to Spider-man to The Incredible Hulk and to finally Iron Man, Marvel has pushed the standard on what summer movies are supposed to be about. Not only have these films been great, theyve been spectacular.
The reason these films do so well (with the exception of Daredevil, Elecktra and the Fantastic Four) isnt the special effects or the explosions. Rather its the power pathos and humanity that makes these characters basically human. As Peter Parker once said, Punch me; I bleed. Thus, we do expect something fantastic from these movies.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is essentially a prequel to the X-men franchise where we fin
W.I.T.C.H. a reviewDisclaimer: I do not own or claim to own W.I.T.C.H. W.I.T.C.H. is copyrighted to Elisabetta Gnone, and the Disney Corporation. Please support the official release.
Theres a reason I usually dont review any show aimed towards preteen girls, and thats because they usually depict girls as stereotypes while re-emphasizing the clichés of school life which never usually resembles anything like real life and the fantasy of bishounen boys. W.I.T.C.H. somehow falls into this trap, but is somehow watchable if certain things are noted about its limitations.
Synopsis: Will Vandom is the new girl in town who makes a nice group of friends, all of which who seem to come from one ethnic or social tree of life: the brainy black girl, the rich blond girl, the goofy orange haired girl and the ditzy Asian. As they go home with Hay Lin, whose family happens to own an Asian restaurant (Ahem), her grandmother tells of her of an alternate dimension
Static Shock, a reviewDisclaimer: I do not own or claim to own Static Shock. Static Shock is an animated series owned by Dwayne McDuffie, Milestone comics and DC comics. Please support the official release.
Static Shock, a Review
Let’s go back: It’s the year 2000. You’re a kid on the sofa, looking for Saturday morning cartoons. You turn on to the WB and find a superhero. Only, there’s one thing different about him: He’s black. He wasn’t a sidekick. He wasn’t a side character. He wasn’t part of a team. He was the main character and the star of his own show.
Static Shock was a superhero Saturday morning cartoon that somehow became a cult hit among fans. Many people reference the good days when Static Shock was on the air, and they were right. Static Shock deserves praise because it did things so well.
Synopsis: Virgil Hawkins is an African-American living in the city of Dakota. Living with his father, a social worker, and his sister, he attends sch