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The Amazing Spider-Man: Trailer #1

I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this one.  On one hand, I think it would’ve been a little crazy to try and take a new director and new cast and insert them into the series that Sam Rami created.  On the other hand, I think it’s a little soon to reboot the franchise.

It’s also hard for me to be critical of the movie, what with the fact that it’s only 2 minutes in footage.  It looks almost like they’re making Peter look less like a nerd and more like a brooding teen.  I mean, look at that shot in the class room with his hood up while he’s drawing/writing something in a notebook.  I don’t know, looks kind of fishy to me.

I’ll reserve my judgement for the 2nd trailer or the film itself.

The Dark Knight Rises Trailer Review

It’s a new Batman movie.  This is the trailer for it.

http://www.thedarkknightrises.com/

It’s fucking awesome.  That is my review.

Movie Review: Red

John Malkovich in "Red"

Red was a fun movie, plain and simple.

I’ve been known to rather enjoy Bruce Willis movies in the past.  Big fan of the Die Hard flicks, loved Sin City and I even remember being OK with Hostage.  You’d be hard-pressed to get me to watch a Willis movie and say, “Wow, that was utter shit”.  Throw in a little John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman and you at least have a movie I’m willing to sit down and devote a few hours to.

So, when I finished Red, there was no surprise that I really enjoyed it.  I think Willis was given the lead role and the marketing was thrown behind him to tell the movie going audience, “Hey, this is a John McClane picture”.  I mean, why not?  The guy is a bankable screen presence.  The only problem was that John Malkovich stole the whole damn movie!  All the best and most memorable scenes where created by Malkovich’s character, Marvin Boggs.

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Movie Review: Bridesmaids

Kristin Wiig in Bridesmaids

I’ve never seen a movie like this before.  Well, let me elaborate that slightly.  I’ve never seen a movie with a predominately female cast like this before.  Judd Apatow produced and Kristen Wiig wrote a comedy that shatters the preconceptions of the “chick flick” category.  It proves that there is a place for talented and funny female ensembles that can achieve broad appeal across both sexes – and do it really, really well.

The film is about two childhood friends, Lillian & Annie, respectively played by Mya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig, living inChicago,Illinois.  Lillian becomes engaged and asks Annie to be her maid of honor, who immediately accepts.  While juggling her crumbling personal life, Annie is expected to bring together the wedding but is faced with some unexpected competition.  Helen, the wife of Lillian’s fiancé’s boss, is hijacking the wedding planning process right out from under Annie.  Annie’s jealousy kicks into high gear with hilarious results.

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Movie Review: 127 Hours

James Franco in "127 Hours"

Ash and I really didn’t plan to go see this movie. We were actually going to go see “No Strings Attached”, the Kutcher/Portman Rom-Com about friends with benefits. It wasn’t until we looked at the show times and noticed that 127 Hours was actually in our theatre that we changed our mind. I’m very happy that we did.

James Franco tells the true story of Aron Ralston as he hikes through the canyon filled landscape of Utah. After meeting up with two other hikers and guiding them to their destination, Ralston continues on his own only to come into contact with a life changing experience. While passing a small canyon, Ralston slips and falls wedging his arm under a rock. Unable to free himself, the film recounts his struggle for survival as time ticks away – leaving him pinned for over 5 days.

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