MY TOP ELEVEN MOVIES OF 2012, YES TOP ELEVEN, FOR FUN AND MORE WRITING OF COURSE!

Another year has come and gone and this year has been an extra special year for film. I said in one of my previous posts that 2012 was the best year for film in the last five years. I hope what I have to say is not too long but I really have a lot […]

Movie Review: Dark Shadows

INTRODUCTION Director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp have teamed up once again and this time they are tackling one of the most popular movie genres of recent years, this of course being vampires.  This marks the eighth time that this duo has teamed up. Dark Shadows is based on the 1966 soap opera of […]

MY TOP ELEVEN MOVIES OF THE YEAR (YES ELEVEN, I THOUGHT I WOULD SPICE IT UP A LITTLE)

Well another year has come and gone and has been a great year in film for the more independent films. I will admit that several of the movies that I loved are not wide released films. I also want to thank everyone for the constant support and encouragement. I have rewritten this list several times […]

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

INTRODUCTION As the summer season for movies comes to a close it is worth noting how good of a summer it has been for films. Now that, that statement is out of the way let me turn to the film at hand. This movie does present an interesting discussion over its classification, depending on your […]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

INTRODUCTION We have now reached the end of the Harry Potter saga with the eighth and final film. As most of the fans are well aware of only seven Harry Potter books have been written but the studio decided to break the last book up into two parts. Returning to direct is David Yates who […]

Horrible Bosses

INTRODUCTION We all have had those bosses that we hate. Those bosses who always seem to abuse their position to benefit themselves. Horrible Bosses is directed by Seth Gordon. Gordon’s other directorial work include Four Christmases. Can an intriguing premise be executed in a way that does not go over the top? PLOT The film […]

The Tree of Life

INTRODUCTION Every year a film comes out that you cannot help but to respect, even if you do not like it all that much and this year that film is Terrence Malik’s The Tree of Life. Malik’s other directorial credits include The Thin Red Line, and The New World. Can a film that is more […]

Movie Review: Bad Teacher

INTRODUCTION Growing up we all had that one teacher, that teacher that really could care less if his or her class actually learned anything. That teacher who looked out to lunch either because they were intoxicated or they were thinking of what they were going to do when school ended. In a nutshell that is […]

Movie Review, Super 8

INTRODUCTION Back in 2009 film director J.J. Abrams was able to give audiences a successful Star Trek prequel. Two years later Abrams returns and this time he has teamed up with legendary director Steven Spielberg (although Spielberg is credited as just a producer, you will see why I mentioned it later on in my review). […]

Movie Review: X-Men, First Class

INTRODUCTION X-Men, First Class is the second of four big comic book summer movies set to hit theatres this summer. Matthew Vaughn takes over this falling franchise as director. Following the poor reception of X-Men, The Last Stand, and Wolverine Vaughn had a daunting task to bring this once credible franchise back to the forefront. […]

Movie Review: The Hangover, Part 2

INTRODUCTION A sequel is now upon us, the sequel to the 2009 hit The Hangover. Todd Phillips returns to direct the sequel. Phillips other directorial credits include Due Date, Starsky & Hutch, and Old School. Is it possible for the sequel to live up to the original? PLOT  Stu (Ed Helms) is getting married. Stu […]

Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean, On Stranger Tides

INTRODUCTION We now have a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film on our hands. Rob Marshall takes over as the director in the franchises newest installment. Marshall’s previous directorial credits include Chicago and Nine. What can a new director bring to a franchise that is on the verge of wearing out its welcome? PLOT Pirates […]

Movie Review: Priest

INTRODUCTION Despite what many people think of priests, apparently than can fight and save the world. That is the general idea behind the film Priest that hit theatres yesterday. Priest is based off of a Korean comic book of the same name. The author of the comic is Min-Woo Hyung. Priest is directed by Scott […]

Movie Review: Thor

INTRODUCTION The summer of comic book movies is officially upon us. Thor kicks off the first of four comic book films set to hit theatres this summer. Thor is directed by Kenneth Branagh who’s known for his screen adaptations of famous Shakespearian plays. These adaptations include Hamlet (1996) and As You Like It (2006). Can […]

Movie Review: Water for Elephants

INTRODUCTION Hollywood turns to adapting yet another bestselling novel. This time they have set their sights on Sara Gruen’s literary brilliance Water for Elephants. Directed by Francis Lawrence, whose best known directorial credits include Constantine and I Am Legend. As a fanatic fan of the novel I was anxious to see how the book would […]

Movie Review: Scream 4

INTRODUCTION Ladies and gentlemen we have another Scream film on our hands. Scream 4 is directed by Wes Craven, the same director as the previous three Scream films. It has been eleven years since the last Scream film was released. Will Scream 4 add anything new or inventive to the franchise?  PLOT Sidney Prescott (Neve […]

My List of the Best Movies of 2010

The top eleven movies of the year, in my humble opinion of course. I know most people have top ten lists but I figured I would do something different and go for a top eleven list. This was yet another great year at the movies and I would like to thank all of you for […]

My Attempt at predicting Oscars.

Alright so we have just past the half way point of the film year and we have been treated to some great films so far and some great performances. I will attempt to predict some Oscar categories here for the major categories of Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress, and Best Director. Feel free to give […]