Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ella Enchanted [2004]

Genre: comedy, family, fantasy, romance

Duration: 01:39

Rating: 6,3/10
My Rating: 8/10

Based on Gail Carson Levine's award winning novel, this is the story of Ella, a young woman who was given a "gift" of obedience by a fairy named Lucinda. She must obey anything anyone tells her to do. When her mother passes away, she is cared for by her thoughtless and greedy father who remarries a loathsome woman with two treacherous daughters. This modern-day, fantasy Cinderella story features fairies, ogres and well as a hero in the guise of Prince Charmont, whom Ella falls in love with. Unlike Cinderella though, she must depend on herself and her intelligence to get her through her troubles and find Lucinda in order for her "curse" to be broken!

Director: Tommy O'Haver
Stars: Anne HathawayHugh DancyCary Elwes

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King [2003]

Genre: action, adventure, fantasy

Duration: 4:23

Rating: 8,9/10
My Rating: 10/10

Gondor is overrun by the orcs of Mordor, and Gandalf rides to Minas Tirith to aid the humans in the war that is ahead. Aragorn must realize his true identity and purpose as the King of Men, and journey with Gimli and Legolas to summon the Army of the Dead so that the battle against evil can be won. Meanwhile, paranoia and suspicion rises between Frodo, Sam and Gollum as they continue their increasingly dark and dangerous travel to Mount Doom, the one place where The Ring can be destroyed once and for all.

Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Elijah WoodViggo MortensenIan McKellen

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Monday, June 9, 2014

The Host [2013]

Genre: adventure, romance, sci-fi

Duration: 02:10:37

Rating: 5,9/10
My Rating: 3/10
Read a book, it was okay, the movie is shit

A race of aliens who are non corporeal go from planet to planet looking for hosts. They come to Earth and basically take over human bodies. Now it's believed that once they take over a body all memories of the previous inhabitant are gone. And there are some humans who have remain hidden from them and are basically a resistance movement. So an alien charged with locating them known as the Seeker captures one of them a girl named Melanie and puts one of them who is known as Wanderer in her body, in hopes of finding out where the humans are. But Melanie for some reason is still there and she convinces Wanderer not to say anything to Seeker. Wanderer feels empathy for the humans. When Seeker is disappointed at her lack of progress, she informs Wanderer that she'll be removed and placed in a new host and she will be placed in Melanie. Melanie knowing she can't convince her the way she convinced Wanderer convinces Wanderer to run away and they can meet with the humans. Eventually they find...

Director: Andrew Niccol
Stars: Saoirse RonanMax IronsJake Abel

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Godfather: Part III [1990]

Genre: crime, drama, mystery, thriller

Duration: 02:50:25

Rating: 7,6/10
My Rating: 8/10

In the final instalment of the Godfather Trilogy, an aging Don Michael Corleone seeks to legitimize his crime family's interests and remove himself from the violent underworld but is kept back by the ambitions of the young. While he attempts to link the Corleone's finances with the Vatican, Michael must deal with the machinations of a hungrier gangster seeking to upset the existing Mafioso order and a young protoge's love affair with his daughter.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Al PacinoDiane KeatonAndy Garcia 

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