Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Wolfman [2010]

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rating: 5,8/10
My Rating: 3,5/5
Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.

Director: Joe Johnston
Writers: Andrew Kevin Walker (screenplay), David Self (screenplay)

Stars:  Benicio Del Toro (Lawrence Talbot)Anthony Hopkins (Sir John Talbot)Emily Blunt (Gwen Conliffe)

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Source Code [2011]

Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Rating: 7.5/10

My Rating: 5/5
An action thriller centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train.

Director: Duncan Jones
Writer: Ben Ripley

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal (Colter Stevens)Michelle Monaghan (Christina Warren)Vera Farmiga (Colleen Goodwin)

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

American Reunion [2012]

Genre: Comedy

Rating: 6,8/10

My Rating: 4/5

Jim, Michelle, Stifler, and their friends reunite in East Great Falls, Michigan for their high school reunion.

Director: Jon HurwitzHayden Schlossberg
Writers: Jon Hurwitz (screenplay), Hayden Schlossberg(screenplay)

Stars: Jason Biggs (Jim Levenstein), Alyson Hannigan (Michelle), Chris Klein (Oz)

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Treasure Island [2012]

Genre: Adventure

Rating: 6,2/10

My Rating: 5/5
Great movie. Pirates all the way!

Young Jim Hawkins is the only one who can sucessfully get a schooner to a legendary Island known for buried Treasure. But aboard the ship is a mysterious cook named John Silver, whose true motivation on the journey challenges Jim's trust in the entire crew.

Director: Steve Barron

Writers: Stewart Harcourt (screenplay), Robert Louis Stevenson (novel)

Stars: Eddie Izzard (Long John Silver), Toby Regbo (Jim Hawkins), Rupert Penry-Jones (Squire Trelawney)

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Anna Karenina [2012]

Genre: Drama

Rating: 6,7/10

My Rating: 5/5

Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.

Director: Joe Wright

Writers: Tom Stoppard (screenplay), Leo Tolstoy (novel)

Stars: Keira Knightley (Anna Karenina), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Vronsky), Jude Law (Karenin)

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Friends with Kids [2011]

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Rating: 6,1/10

My Rating: 3/5

Two best friends decide to have a child together while keeping their relationship platonic, so they can avoid the toll kids can take on romantic relationships.

Director: Jennifer Westfeldt
Writers: Jennifer Westfeldt

Stars: Jennifer Westfeldt (Julie Keller), Adam Scott (Jason Fryman), Maya Rudolph (Leslie)

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Into the Wild [2007]

Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama

Rating: 8,2/10

My Rating: 5/5
I didn't think this movie will be this good. Really. It is fucking amazing.

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Director: Sean Penn
Writers: Sean Penn (screenplay), Jon Krakauer (book)

Stars: Emile Hirsch (Chris McCandless), Vince Vaughn (Wayne Westerberg), Catherine Keener (Jan Burres)

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Dark Shadows [2012]

Genre: Comedy, Fatasy

Rating: 6,3/10

My Rating: 5/5
I love Tim Burton, I love Johnny Depp, I love Helena Bonham Carter, I love this movie.

An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

Director: Tim Burton
Writers: Seth Grahame-Smith (screenplay), John August (story) (...)

Stars: Johnny Depp (Barnabas Collins)Michelle Pfeiffer (Elizabeth Collins Stoddard)Eva Green (Angelique Bouchard)

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island [2012]

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Rating: 5,7/10

My Rating: 4/5
I love Jules Verne and this is an okay movie. It is good for relaxing and all.

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

Director: Brad Peyton
Writers: Brian Gunn (screenplay), Mark Gunn (screenplay) (...)

Stars: Josh Hutcherson (Sean)Dwayne Johnson (Hank)Michael Caine (Alexander), Vanessa Hudgens (Kailani)

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Airplane! [1980]

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Rating: 7,8/10

My Rating: 5/5
Awesome movie and I LOVE Leslie Nielsen here. I was laughing really hard.

An airplane crew takes ill. Surely the only person capable of landing the plane is an ex-pilot afraid to fly. But don't call him Shirley.

Director: Jim AbrahamsDavid Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Writers: Jim Abrahams (screenplay), David Zucker (screenplay), Jerry Zucker (screenplay)

Stars: Robert Hays (Ted Striker)Julie Hagerty (Elaine Dickinson)Leslie Nielsen (Dr. Rumack)

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Friday, January 4, 2013

God Bless America [2011]

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Rating: 7.3/10

My Rating: 5/5
I love it. It is so true and... ahh. Just watch it.

On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy.

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait
Writer: Bobcat Goldthwait

Stars: Joel Murray (Frank)Tara Lynne Barr (Roxy )

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I Could Never Be Your Woman [2007]

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rating: 6/10

My Rating: 3/5
I saw it on TV and I think it is likable. I don't really like that crappy romance comedies, but this one is nice.

A mother falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates.

Director: Amy Heckerling
Writer: Amy Heckerling

Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer (Rosie), Paul Rudd (Adam) and Saoirse Ronan (Izzie) 

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Batman Begins [2005]

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama

Rating: 8.3/10

My Rating: 5/5

Bruce Wayne loses his philanthropic parents to a senseless crime, and years later becomes the Batman to save the crime-ridden Gotham City on the verge of destruction by an ancient order.

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Bob Kane (characters), David S. Goyer (story & screenplay), Christopher Nolan (screenplay)

Stars: Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne / Batman), Michael Caine (Alfred) and Cillian Murphy (Dr. Jonathan Crane)
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The Silence of the Lambs [1991]

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Rating: 8.7/10

My Rating: 4/5

A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme
Writers: Thomas Harris (novel), Ted Tally (screenplay)

Stars: Jodie Foster (Clarice Starling), Anthony Hopkins (Dr. Hannibal Lecter) and Lawrence A. Bonney (FBI Instructor)

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Get the Gringo [2012]

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Rating: 7.1/10

My Rating: 5/5

A career criminal nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a young boy.

Director: Adrian Grunberg

Writers: Mel Gibson, Stacy Perskie, Adrian Grunberg

Stars: Mel Gibson (Driver), Kevin Hernandez (Kid) and Daniel Giménez (Javi)

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