Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Snow White and the Huntsman [2012]

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Rating: 6.4/10

My Rating: 3/3

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

Director: Rupert Sanders
Writers: Evan Daugherty (screenplay & story), John Lee Hancock (screenplay), Hossein Amini (screenplay)

Stars: Kristen Stewart (Snow White), Chris Hemsworth (The Huntsman) and Charlize Theron (Ravenna)

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Being Flynn [2012]

Genre: Drama

Rating: 6.4/10

My Rating: 1/3

Working in a Boston homeless shelter, Nick Flynn re-encounters his father, a con man and self-proclaimed poet. Sensing trouble in his own life, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out yet again to his dad.

Director: Paul Weitz
Writers: Paul Weitz, Nick Flynn (book)

Stars: Paul Dano (Nick Flynn), Robert De Niro (Jonathan Flynn) and Julianne Moore (Jody Flynn)

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The Dictator [2012]

Genre: Comedy

Rating: 6.6/10

My Rating: 3/3

The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

Director: Larry Charles
Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer

Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen (Aladeen / Efawadh), Anna Faris (Zoey) 

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Green Street Hooligans [2005]

Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport

Rating: 7.5/10

My Rating: 3/3

A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism.

Director: Lexi Alexander
Writers: Lexi Alexander (story & screenplay), Dougie Brimson (story & screenplay), Josh Shelov (screenplay)

Stars: Elijah Wood (Matt Buckner), Charlie Hunnam (Pete Dunham) and Claire Forlani (Shannon Dunham)

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Veteran [2011]

Genre: Action, Thriller

Rating: 5.8/10

My Rating: 1.8/3

A soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan uncovers a conspiracy involving the intelligence services and a gang of drug dealers.

Director: Matthew Hope
Writers: Matthew Hope (screenplay & story), Robert Henry Craft (screenplay)

Stars: Toby Kebbell (Robert Miller), Adi Bielski (Alayna Wallace) and Tony Curran (Chris Turner)

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5 Days of War [2011]

Genre: Action, Drama, War

Rating: 5.7/10

My Rating: 2/3

A drama set centered around the war between Russia and Georgia, and focused on an American journalist, his cameraman, and a Georgian native who become caught in the crossfire.

Director: Renny Harlin
Writers: Mikko Alanne (screenplay)David Battle (based on a screenplay by)

Stars: Rupert Friend (Thomas Anders)Emmanuelle Chriqui (Tatia Meddevi) and Richard Coyle (Sebastian Ganz)

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The Sitter [2011]

Genre: Comedy

Rating: 5.6/10

My Rating: 1/3
Who the fuck finances movies like this? Awh

A college student on suspension is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door, though he is fully unprepared for the wild night ahead of him.

Director: David Gordon Green
Writers: Brian GatewoodAlessandro Tanaka

Stars:  Jonah Hill (Noah Griffith)Ari Graynor (Marisa Lewis) and Sam Rockwell (Karl)

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Green Lantern [2011]

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Rating: 5.9/10

My Rating: 1.5/3
Boring movie, but it's not a complete disaster.

A test pilot is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.

Director: Martin Campbell
Writers: Greg Berlanti (screenplay & story), Michael Green (screenplay & story), Marc Guggenheim (screenplay & story), Michael Goldenberg (screenplay)

Stars:  Ryan Reynolds (Hal Jordan / Green Lantern), Blake Lively (Carol Ferris) and Peter Sarsgaard (Hector Hammond)

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