Friday, March 25, 2011

Sucker Punch

Zack Snyder, the director of 300 and Watchmen, knows how to deliver highly stylized imagery with an interesting story and this time out the ladies get their turn. Emily Browning, last seen in The Uninvited, is Baby Doll who must cope with being locked away in an insane asylum by her abusive stepfather and find a means of escape and empowerment within her own fantasies. The movie has plenty of hot girls, big guns, anime style creatures and a dragon no less that make for just plan old fun movie watching. The story has a nice twist at the end that leaves you questioning where the really story ends and the fantasies begin. A film that must be seen and is ever so hard to explain - enjoy!

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Lincoln Lawyer

Matthew McConaughey is lawyer Mick Haller who practices law from the back of his Lincoln town car for those who are willing to pay. This is a fun little lawyer film that has a great cast that includes William H. Macy, Josh Lucas, Marisa Tomei, John Leguizamo and finally a worthwhile roll for Ryan Phillippe as Haller's latest client that does not seems as innocent as he protests. The revenge and payback make this film worth seeing but nothing to make a special to the theater to see it. Check it out when it hits Netflix for a good night in.

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The Butcher, The Chef, and the Swordsman

I saw this movie because it fit in perfectly between two other films I wanted to see. This movie is bizarre. An enchanted meat cleaver connects the stories and that is about all I can explain. You have to see this to believe it.

Red Riding Hood

A re-imagining of the story of Red Riding Hood that deals with coming of age and sexual maturity but then there is no sex. What gives? I like Amanda Seyfried and she is the only thing that got me in to see this film. How did they get Gary Oldman to participate in this? Definitely worth skipping unless you are happy with sexless quasi-horror films like Twilight.

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Mars Needs Moms

I tend to like most Disney family films but this one just did not pull me in. Since Joan Cusack and Seth Green were providing the principal voices that was good enough to get me into the theater but that was the best it could do. The plot was OK but nothing that tugged at any heart strings as you would expect from a Disney film and the animation was nothing special compared to any of the other animated releases currently out. Your children might get a laugh from it even if you do not but is that good enough? Save your money and watch this on cable when it comes out.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011


The premise is what would you do or who would you become if you could take a drug that let you realize all of your brain's mental capacity. This is a good little movie and it's about time that Bradley Cooper got to carry a movie on his own. Robert De Niro is along in one of his better supporting roles in a while and not just there to be a name in the film. The plot is interesting and Cooper's evolution on screen is a selfish little pleasure to watch. I suspect this will be a sleeper hit at the box office and worth checking out.

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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the comedy duo from Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, are back and this time they are best friends on their way to see America's famous UFO sites and happen to run in to an actual alien voiced by Seth Rogen. It is good to see that buddy comedies are making a comeback and Pegg & Frost really know how to make great genre parodies. Other cast notables include Jason Bateman, Jane Lynch, Kristen Wiig and Sigourney Weaver that round out the ensemble. The alien effects are good and isn't it interesting that Rogen's funniest performances are usually when he is actually not on the screen but voicing a character. A lot of good solid laughs are to be had here so you will want to see this film.

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