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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Movie Review’

African Cats

Awwww…. By Thomas N. Disneynature is an independent film label of The Disney Corporation and they produce nature films. Go figure. They have released four movies since their conception, the most famous are Earth and Oceans. Earth, the movie, not the planet, was originally released in the United Kingdom and then in the United States on Earth Day 2009. Oceans was also released first in the UK and in the US on Earth Day 2010. This matters because April 22 is Earth Day 2011, and ... Full Story

Movie Review: Rango

Movie Review: Rango

A Unique Movie By Thomas N. Computer-generated imagery (CGI) movies are quite common in the theaters now. Pixar releases a film annually, DreamWorks Animation releases an average of three CGI movies a year, and there are many other movies released by smaller production companies. It is difficult for a CGI film to standout in the crowd. While Rango tries admirably to be unique, with stunning visuals, and interesting cinematography, the movie still comes up short due to a generic story line and ... Full Story

The Green Hornet: Review

The Green Hornet: Review

Don’t let Seth Rogan near The Shadow By Thomas N. Superhero movies are doing quite well at the box office in recent years. In the last five years there have been Batman, Iron Man, Spider Man,  Superman, and recurring X-Man movies just to name a few. Still, this year may be the year of the hero, with Green Lantern, Captain America, and Thor all having 2011 release dates. The first of the many hero movies of 2011 is The Green Hornet The Green Hornet started as a radio series in ... Full Story

Little Fockers, forgettable

Little Fockers, forgettable

A Comedy with No Identity By Thomas N. Meet the Parents, the first film in this series, was a funny movie. It was an original comedy about a male nurse with the hilarious name of Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Ben Stiller) and his girlfriend Pam (Teri Polo). The story encompassed Greg's meeting his future in-laws Jack Burns (Robert De Niro), an uptight, overly protective ex- CIA agent, and his wife Dina (Blythe Danner). The film's comedy was fresh and its style was unique and witty. The ... Full Story

True Grit: A review

True Grit: A review

Rooster Cogburn Rides Again By Thomas N. The Coen Brothers’ True Grit was one of the last films to be released in 2010; it is also one of the best. This adaptation of Charles Portis’ classic book, set in Arkansas and Oklahoma in 1877, is full of realistic acting, interesting characters and some intense but brief action scenes. The first adaptation of True Grit was released in 1969 starring John Wayne. This film might be best remembered for The Duke winning an Academy Award for ... Full Story

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I

A Movie Witch should please Harry Potter fans By Thomas N. The dilemma in reviewing a Harry Potter film is that most people will know before seeing the movie whether or not hey will like it. If you have read all the Harry Potter books and have seen all the previous Harry Potter movies, you will like this one as well. However, if you do not like Harry Potter, this movie probably will not change your mind. Viewing this movie as a stand-alone film, it is slightly above average for ... Full Story

The Tourist, Movie Review

The Tourist, Movie Review

A Nice Trip to Italy By Thomas N. Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie star in The Tourist a fun thriller, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. While the movie most likely will not win many awards, The Tourist has acceptable acting, an intriguing story, and a beautiful setting which makes for an enjoyable movie to see over the holiday season. Depp plays character Frank Tupelo, a math teacher from Wisconsin who is vacationing in Europe. Jolie’s character is Elise Ward, a ... Full Story

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