Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street [2007]

Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller

Rating: 7.6/10

My Rating: 3/3

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.

Director: Tim Burton
Writers: John Logan (screenplay)Hugh Wheeler (musical), Christopher Bond (musical adaptation)

Stars: Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd)Helena Bonham Carter (Mrs. Lovett) and Alan Rickman (Judge Turpin)

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Ice Age 4 [2012]

Genre: Animation, Adveture, Comedy, Family

Rating: 6.9/10

My Rating: 3/3

Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.

Director: Steve MartinoMike Thurmeier
Writers: Michael Berg (screenplay)Jason Fuchs (screenplay)

Stars: Ray Romano (Manny (voice))Denis Leary (Diego (voice)) and John Leguizamo (Sid (voice))

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Change-Up [2011]

Genre: Comedy

Rating: 6.4/10

My Rating: 2/3

Dave is a married man with two kids and a loving wife , and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain when lightning strikes and they switch bodies.

Director: David Dobkin
Writers: Jon LucasScott Moore

Stars: Jason Bateman (Dave Lockwood)Ryan Reynolds (Mitch Planko) and Olivia Wilde (Sabrina McArdle)

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Dangerous Method [2011]

Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller

Rating: 6.6/10

My Rating: 2/3
It is a good movie, but I didn't enjoy it. Actors are marvelous, but action itself is not interesting. 

A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.

Director: David Cronenberg
Writers: Christopher Hampton (screenplay), John Kerr (book)

Stars: Michael Fassbender (Carl Jung), Keira Knightley (Sabina Spielrein) and Viggo Mortensen (Sigmund Freud)

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How To Train Your Dragon [2010]

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Rating: 8.2/10

My Rating: 3/3
Amazing cartoon, I love it soo much. 

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
Writers: William Davies (screenplay), Dean DeBlois (screenplay), Chris Sanders (screenplay), Cressida Cowell (book)

Stars: Jay Baruchel (Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III (voice)), Gerard Butler (Stoick the Vast (voice)) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Fishlegs (voice))

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Highschool of the Dead [2010]

Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller

Rating: 7.7/10

My Rating: 3/3
It is not a quality series, but I enjoyed it, I really did.

Highschool of the Dead is set in the present day, beginning as the world is struck by a deadly pandemic that turns humans into zombies.

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Bathory [2008]

Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History

Rating: 6/10

My Rating: 3/3
Awesome and really amazing movie about one of my favourite personalities in history.

Bathory is based on the legends surrounding the life and deeds of Countess Elizabeth Bathory known as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind. Contrary to popular belief, Elizabeth Bathory was a modern Renaissance woman who ultimately fell victim to mens aspirations for power and wealth.

Director: Juraj Jakubisko
Writers: John Paul Chapple (dialogue), Juraj Jakubisko (script), Ljubomir Feldek

Stars: Anna Friel (Erzsébet Báthory), Karel Roden (Juraj Thurzo) and Vincent Regan (Ferenc Nadasdy)

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Avalon High [2010]

Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy

Rating: 5.4/10

My Rating: 1/3

Completely stupid movie which makes no sense.

Allie Pennington (Britt Robertson) is transferred to a new school (Avalon High) where she discovers that her new classmates are reincarnations of King Arthur.

Director: Stuart Gillard
Writers: Julie Sherman Wolfe (teleplay), Amy Talkington (teleplay), Meg Cabot (novel)

Stars:  Britt Robertson (Allie Pennington), Gregg Sulkin (Will Wagner) and Joey Pollari (Miles)

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Fighter [2010]

Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport

Rating: 7.9/10

My rating: 3/3

Marvelous movie. I really love it. A LOT! Despite some biography errors.

A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.

Director: David O. Russell
Writers: Scott Silver (screenplay), Paul Tamasy (screenplay & story), Eric Johnson (screenplay & story), Keith Dorrington (story)

Stars: Mark Wahlberg (Micky Ward)Christian Bale (Dicky Eklund) and Amy Adams (Charlene Fleming)

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