Thursday, July 14, 2011

Zodiac (2007)

This movie is incredible. First of all, I would just like to say it was directed by David Fincher and if you don't know the name you should, he was involved in Fight Club, Seven, and a ton of other great movies (also the Social Network, which I have not yet scene). It starts out following two sides of the same story, the police and a newspaper. Both parties are working to figure out who is responsible for a series of killing in California that are being committed by a person that goes by the alias, the Zodiac. The movie spans a rather large time period but is very easy to understand. Originally it follows Robert Downey Jr., who works for the newspaper, and Mark Ruffalo, who works for the police. Both actor did amazing jobs in their roles, I can see why Robert has gotten a lot of work since then. The second part of the movie follows Jake Gyllenhaal who originally was a cartoonist working alongside Robert. This movie is GOOD, I could not miss a second of it. The music is really creepy and it's one big murder mystery/puzzle. I'm giving it a 4/5 and I really suggest you go out and find a copy of this for the weekend, you will not regret it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Super 8 (2011)

Super 8 may not have been super great, but it sure was pretty good. The movie started out fantastic, had a good deal of suspense, and great dialogue. The scenes were great and really showed what I imagine America during the late 1970s to look like. While watching the movie I couldn't help but think that it was a modern day Goonies. Super 8's cast was relatively child actors and no one really famous prior to the movie was featured in it from what I can recall. If you like sci-fi, thrillers this is one you should really go and see. Mind you it is relatively more of a thriller in the beginning and then shifts towards a hardcore sci-fi towards the end. Oh and if you get bored halfway through I understand, I kind of did too. However I did want to know how it ended and was kind of happy with the ending, not thrilled. J.J. Adams, the writer and director, was also involved with LOST and you can really tell. I'm giving it a 4/5, very pretty movie but it kind of lost me after a while, not the story, just was not really feeling it.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

I went into watching this movie very skeptical, mainly because I'm a big fan or war movies and did not think a movie about Marines fighting aliens could really be all that good. Saying that, I did not completely hate it. The idea was kind of out there, I think if this was to really happen the movie would have  ended after the first 20 minutes when they bombed the entire place. Aaron Eckhart did a pretty decent job with his role, but that's not really all his fault. I blame Christopher Bertolini, the writer, for failing to use Eckhart to his full potential. Though Bertolini wasn't all bad, he did manage to get down basic military jargon, which really made the movie what it is. Michelle Rodriguez was also in it, but to be honest I was not surprised, she plays being a bad ass woman very well and that is exactly what she was. Movie ends pretty decently and is action packed, but it's no Saving Private Ryan although it tries to be. I give it a 3/5, though that may be a little generous, if you haven't seen it yet it may not be worth seeing (unless you've seen everything else that is).

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Room (2003)

The Room, directed by Tommy Wiseau is one of the all time greatest movies I have ever seen. That first sentence is a blatant lie, the movie actually is reknowned as the worst movie ever created. Tommy Wiseau not only wrote it but: stars in it, produced it, created it, pleasures himself to it, and spent rought $2 million dollars on a piece of shit. I've watched it multiple times and will continue to watch it for the sole purpose of making fun of it. Be warned there are some sex scenes, and from what I've heard is they were the most awkward thing to film ever. From what I'm told no one really enjoyed acting in it and Tommy loves it. If you are bored on a rainy day I suggest call up some friend, download it, and prepare for a good laugh. It's a dramatic romance about something, I honestly could never really follow the story. It's just that bad. I'm giving it a 1/5, but really people watch it.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Dark Knight (2008)

First off this movie made more money than any other in box office sales in the first weekend of it being released. That should tell you something right there. Christian Bale returning to this incompleted trilogy as Batman was fantastic, even better than his first appearance as Batman. The movie also had Heath Ledger's final, and most believable role as the Joker. He actually passed away during production and there is a part in the film where he is replaced with a double from what I hear, but to be honest I cannot tell the difference. Besides these two amazing actors Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and, the legendary, Morgan Freeman all come together in this film to make it one of the greatest films in recent history. If you haven't seen the first Batman movie directed by Christopher Nolan you should, but it won't be necessary to completely understand the movie, at least if you've heard of Batman. I'm giving this movie a 5/5.

Is it too early to give a movie a perfect review? No, I just set the bar for all other movies.