Stories Tagged with 'Movies'

My Impressions of Ender's Game


Ender’s Game is a book I meant to read. Everyone I know has read it and just loved it. When I heard the movie was coming out, I decided it was time to read it in time to see the movie.

"300" - MiniReview


I saw "300" today.  While I certainly enjoyed it as it was spectacularly beautiful...I was left with a bit of an empty feeling.  I was hoping this movie would be a bit more of...well, I don't know. Just more.

King Kong...A Brief Review (No Spoilers)


Trish and I went to see King Kong this evening.  And I really liked it.  Unlike LOTR trilogy, I scarcely noticed the three hour length as almost every scene was well paced and felt necessary.  The special effects were simply spectacular (with very few exceptions).  Everything from Time Square circa 1930 to Skull Island looked really good.  It never felt like Peter was trying to wow us (unlike George Lucas' city-scapes in the Star Wars Prequels), but wanted us to marvel in this new world of his.

New Wachowski Brothers' movie Trailer


War of the Worlds Review (No Spoilers)


Batman Begins Review


I went to see the new Batman movie and really liked it.  I have been a fan of Christian Bale since "Empire of the Sun" and I am glad to see him nail this role.  The whole look and feel of the movie is very fresh and generally the director did a great job (I loved his "Memento" a couple of years back).  My only complaint was that the combat scenes were a little muddied and hard to follow.  Great job casting an exceptional cast; Michael Caine (Alfred), Liam Neeson, Gary Oldman as "Commissioner Gordon", Rutger Hauer (!), and the exceptional Morgan Freeman.

Star Wars-Revelations


Episode 3: No Spoilers

Just came back from "Sin City"!


I just saw "Sin City" and I loved it.  A bit violent, but that's never stopped me.  The over-the-top dialog and story just worked with the amazing visuals.  Kudos to Robert Rodriguez on a fabulous film and soundtrack.

Constantine - A Review (No Spoilers Here)


I just got back from seeing Constantine.  The first movie I've went out to see on the opening weekend in quite a while.  Overall, it was a fun ride.  I do recommend it, but just don't expect a new "Matrix" or anything.  There are some theological inconsistencies, but in general great performances all around (even Reeves, but don't quote me on that).  Terrific visuals too. 

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trailer is out!


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