Author: mistah cole


Rango (voiced by Johnny Depp) is a pet lizard who gets stranded in the desert when his aquarium falls out of his owner’s car. Trying to get his bearing Rango meets Beans (Isla Fisher) who takes him back to her town called Dirt, which is inhabited by different animals. The citizens of Dirt are to not too drawn to Rango, the newcomer, initially. However when Rango begins to dazzle them thanks to his way with words, he soon becomes the sheriff of the town. Being sheriff would normally be a good deal for a newcomer, unfortunately the town of Dirt has got problems beyond Rango’s expectation including the absence of water in the community and the theft of the last reserve by outlaws. To get the water reserve back, Rango leaves the town with a number of animals and it is on this journey that Rango experiences the adventure of a lifetime. This cartoon is has got a likable plot, lots of funny characters and scenes which most people look forward to seeing in animated movies like this. I recommend this one for all lovers of animated movies for it is truly a great piece of...

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This movie is based on a science fiction novel by Pittacus Lore which was published in 2010. The movie follows the story of John Smith, played by Alex Pettyfer,  the fourth of nine teenage aliens from planet Loriena and his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant) as they try to escape from another race of aliens referred to as “The Mogadorians”. The Mogadorians wiped out the inhabitants of Lorien years earlier however nine teenagers with special powers, including John Smith, managed to escape to Earth. To finish what they started, the Mogadorians have arrived on Earth taking out each of the kids and now they’re coming for Number Four. I never got to read the novel “I am number four”, however seeing as D.J. Caruso didn’t get panned by readers of the novel, It would appropriate to assume he did a god job directing a movie adaptation. The movie is not one I would tag as being a total waste, however it would not make it to the list of movies I would want to see a couple of times afterwards and for good reasons to. For one the movie lacked proper dialogue and some build up scenes you would expect to be more intense where played down. Other than the movie being devoid of a considerable amount of scenes to make you scream whoa, giving the plot summary and the...

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Black Swan

Black Swan is a thriller whose plot is centered on a production of the classic ballet Swan Lake by a New York Company. The adaptation being conceived by the company requires a ballerina to portray both the tender, innocent Swan Queen and her sensual, evil twin the Black Swan. Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) who has been trying to score a major role as a ballerina at the company finally gets her opportunity when the position for the lead in the proposed ballet becomes available and she ultimately gets picked. Things don’t play out quite for Nina planned as she is unable convince the director, Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) of her ability to embody The Black Swan and it gets a little more difficult for her when competition arrives in form of Lily (Mila Kunis). Trying to satisfy an overbearing mother (Barbara Hershey) and ultimately secure the spot of prima ballerina despite all opposition, Nina embarks on a dark and twisted journey which holds the audience spellbound. Aronofsky whose last work “The Wrestler” raked in a number of accolades did a brilliant job in capturing the conflicting personalities of The Swan Queen and The Black Swan. The visuals and effects adopted in this movie made sure the scenes intended to make you gasp did not fall flat and you would come across a number of them while watching this Psychological...

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Fast Five Goes Extreme

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster Director: Justin Lin Genre: Action, Crime When I heard a new Fast and The Furious movie was being made, it crossed my mind that it would probably end up being another one of those sequels which should never have been made. However on getting into my seat at the cinema, the movie had me spellbound for the whole duration. For those who saw the last Fast & The Furious movie, the opening of this one would make a whole lot of sense. Then again if you’re one of those that don’t mind what they’ve missed, then you would equally be able make sense of this movie. After Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker) and Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) led a team to rescue Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel), who was being moved to prison for a number of crimes captured in the previous movies in the franchise, they moved to Rio De janeiro-Brazil to lay low. While in Rio, they get recruited for a job which involves stealing cars from a train and things go downhill from there. To secure a clean slate and start afresh, Dom calls in a couple of familiar faces to help pull off one final heist which would fetch the team $100million. However that won’t be a piece of cake as they’ve got renowned federal agent Luke Hobbs...

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Brooklyns finest

Antoine Fuqua who is most famous for his critically acclaimed movie Training Day returns with another spellbinding cop based movie. The movie follows the lives of three unconnected Brooklyn cops and how they manage their lives between upholding the law and breaking it. Sal, played by Hawke, is a dirty Narcotics officer bent on providing his family a better life (starting with a new apartment which his salary can’t afford), at all cost. Hawke, who worked with Fuqua on Training Day, received an Oscar nomination for his lovely portrayal as an innocent rookie. And it would no surprise if he gets another Oscar nod for delivering a real fine job in this movie. Eddie (Richard Gere) has served with the force for a while, and is only days away from retiring. Now he’s being assigned to babysit and keep in line trigger happy rookies at a time when civilians’ faith in the officers isn’t exactly high. Tango (Don Cheadle), is an undercover cop who has been living his undercover life so convincingly that he’s slowly getting sucked into the lie he’s living. He’s been seeking for a chance to get back to just having a desk job and when his opportunity finally comes, it comes with a price attached to it. He has to take down Caz (Wesley snipes) a criminal friend of his from the hood. Fuqua managed...

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