Before i watch Seven Psychopaths a film i wanted to see as well as being my first of english director Martin McDonagh's I was told to watch 'In Bruges' first as to which i did and was pleasantly surprised it was a pretty good dark comedy with some dramatic flares to it. Great casting that stars Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes. Farrell portrays Ray a newbie hitman who is wracked with guilt over botching up his first hit and killing a young boy. Along with best buddy also a hitman Brendan Gleeson (Ken) relocates to Bruges, Denmark due to orders to lay low from crime boss Harry Waters(Ralph Fiennes). Upon arriving at the historical city It's not long before Ray falls in love with a Belgium actress who is in town shooting a film that stars an american dwarf named Jimmy.
New orders from boss Water's arrive throwing everything array as all chaos ensues. Not a bad time waster as far as i was concerned however i have seen better. Great performances from Gleeson and Farrell.
Paranormal Activity 4 Not bad but want more info!!!! 2/4 stars
After seeing part 3 in this series, as it left us fans with a little cliffhanger, I couldnt wait to see this. If you havent seen this one yet and are anticipating a good story that answers lots of questions surrounding part 3, you will be somewhat let down as we get maybe a couple of glimpses of the witches coven storyline however that's it. This one takes place after the events of PA#2 (not 3) with the neighbors this time being the victims of the ghostly door banging and chandelier dropping apparitions.
Not much in the scare dept however i myself was more interested in finding out more of what we found out story wise in part 3. Well i have recently found out that Paranormal Activity 5 will be released by Halloween of 2013 so maybe we can get more of what's going on with Katie's families witchcraft coven?
Alex Cross Not as bad as everyone is making it! 2.5/4 stars
Being an avid reader of Patterson's novels, The Alex Cross charector is one of my faves, I however have always pictured Shemar Moore (Derek Morgan in Criminal Minds) as the movie version of Alex. So when Moore was once again not asked instead Tyler Perry (Madea) was i was very skeptical as i have only seen him in the Madea movies which are comical a far reach from what he would be expected to do in the Alex Cross film. Now having seen the film, i don't understand all the hullaballoo created by quite a few that have already seen the film? Some have stated the main reason they hated it was Tyler Perry's Alex Cross others have complained about the differences from the actual novel (No surprise there) I personally enjoyed this film and thought, although not my choice, he didnt do that bad a job, not bad at all. However i will state that Matthew Fox (Tv's Lost) did a phenemenol job as the lead antongonist in this film. His intensity surprised the hell out of me as i always found him to be a dull actor.
Good storyline across from being quite the cool lil action thriller makes me glad i dont listen to other reviewers and judge these films for myself.
Watched this with my daughter last night and was actually surprised at how well the message of being careful of who you allow into your cyberspace expecially here on FB is brought across (A discussion I personally am quite strict on...just ask my kids) Family channel cutie pie Emily Osment stars in this as teeny bopper Taylor Hilridge who after receiving her own laptop for her birthday, decides to open up an account on a social network aka FB (Although on film the site is not known as this) this amongst her close freinds causes a a supposed young 'hotty' boy named James to ask for her online friendship acceptance, seeing how cute he is it's not long at all before the two become quite chatty.
Unbeknowst to Taylor (Osment) the whole James account is a sham only to say nasty things about her online which in turns upsets her and ends up turning a majority of the school body at Hillredge High against her. Although this film may play out to some similar to an ABC After School Special of the week the message is brought across to teens nicely. Should be played in my mind as part of any regular school curriculum. Just maybe if this drilled into our young generation's heads enough it will maybe if not stop the school bullying issues or at least subside the amount of teen suicides that are occurring cause of this major problem?