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Well, the big thing about me is that I'm a huge movie buff. I watch movies everyday at the theater & especially home. I also have a whole dvd oollection of movies. I will watch just about anything that's fun & entertaining. In the end, I will always enjoy watching movies for the rest of my life. I'm also a real nice person who is easy to get along & make friends with. I'm proud to be a christian. I'm good to talk with bout anything. I like to play sports which are Tennis & Basketball. I also like to hangout with friends, listen to music, explore new places, & play video games. I'm just a guy who enjoys life.
Ben Affleck directs & stars with an A list cast featuring Jeremy Renner & Jon Hamm in this engaging crime/drama called "The Town". "The Town" takes places in Boston about a group of professional bank robbers who pull off a number of heists. They have always been a head of the Boston State Police Department. That all changes when one of the bank robbers named "Doug", (Ben Affleck) gets involved with a female hostage named "Claire", (Rebecca Hall) that him & his crew kidnapped. Later on, Doug & Claire start developing a relationship that leads Doug down a dark road that puts his life on the line with the cops & his gang. Now Doug must figure out what is more important to him before everything that he cares about is gone.
Seeing the "The Town" for the first time, my expectations were a little above average. After it was over, it exceeded my expectations beyond belief. I couldn't get over of how exciting & thrilling "The Town" ended up being. From the very beginning to the explosive conclusion I was hooked on the edge of my seat with exhilarating suspense & drama. Ben Affleck is on his way of being a great director. I found it amazing how Ben could star, direct & write at the same time. Affleck did it exceptionally well. I loved the way Affleck captured the gritty realism in this world that he created. He made you feel for everything that you were watching. Affleck knows how to shoot a film with style. One of the things that he knows how to shoot is a action set piece. When there is a shootout taking place in the film, you can feel the impact of the bullets making it seem that it actually feels like its happening around you. The shootouts are shot so well that the camera is steady where you can see what all is going on. The heist that involves robbing an armored truck is my favorite scene in the film & probably the most intense shootout I've seen since "Heat". When the assault rifiles go off, its like fire works going off. Even though this isn't exactly an action film, it features some of the most breathtaking shootouts in movie history. In my opinion, "The Town" is more of a character drama more than anything else. I think Affleck wanted the audience to feel for the characters in the film showing us how well he can work with actors. All the performances here shine. Ben Affleck has always been one of my favorites. Pretty much everything he is in, I'll watch. Affleck does a great job carrying his role. Jeremy Renner stole the show for me. He was just so into his character bringing his role to life. I didn't know nothing about Jeremy until I saw him in this film. Jeremy proved that he can outclass other actors that has been around longer than him. Rebecca Hall is another I wasn't fond of. I thought she was very good with her part. Rebecca brought so much emotion & fear making it believable enough for you to root for her character. Last & for most, the incredible Jon Hamm who plays the cop on Affleck's tail. I didn't know nothing about this actor either other than that he has been in a TV show. Jon can act just as well as Renner. They are my two top actors that have hit my top. Jon brings so much charisma & control with his character making him a blast to watch on screen. Overall, If you like crime drama's with a little great action thrown in, then "The Town" is up your alley. Expect to witness astonishing performances, great script & some heart pounding action sequences that's not to be missed. "The Town" is an expertly directed & acted sensational experience which makes it the best film of 2010.
Officer John McClane (Bruce Willis) is back in this fast paced action packed adrenaline rushed fourth installment, Live Free or Die Hard. John is now a Detective with a daughter all grown up thats not too fond of him. One night, John gets assigned to pick up a computer hacker named Matthew Farrell, (Justin Long). As soon as John gets to Farrell, heavily armored bad guys tear Farrells place apart with huge amount of gunfire. John & Farrell barely escape. With Farrell's life on the line, John is trying to figure out why someone would want Farrell dead, Later on, John finds out that a psychotic mastermind named Thomas Gabriel, (Timothy Olyphant) is holding the world for ransom. As John gets closer & closer to Gabriel, things become more dangerous and personal for him.
Live free or Die Hard is my favorite out of the Die Hard franchise. It is very entertaining filled with alot of high voltage action sequences that never let up. The action stunts were so real which made this movie even better to watch. My favorite sequence was when John McClane blew up a hellicopter with a car & he said he was out of bullets. That was the best memorable scene of the movie. Even though this one was PG-13, I still found it kinda of violent. You don't see blood when someone gets shot but it damn sure is intense. I don't see why everyone is complaining about the rating. I mean if all they want is McClane to say the F word every second, then sure. I have to admit that I was a little disappointed hearing this one was being toned down unlike the previous three at first. After I finished watching it, I realized the rating fit perfect. So with the PG-13 rating, that still doesn't make this one the least out of the franchise. I still think this was the best one where it had so much more exciting & thrilling moments. There will be some that won't buy the unbelievible script. It works for a film like this. It was still a hell lot of fun to watch. If yall say that the third Die Hard is better than this one only for the language, then you all are retarded. These movies were not made for the language. They were made specifically for the gritty action/violence. Overall, Live Free or Die Hard still continues to be my #1 film of all time. I recommend this one if your fan of the franchise or just if your all into action flicks.
Bruce Willis does another outstanding job as our hero. I just love seeing him having fun with this character. When you think of John McClane, only one word comes to mind, badass! No other actor has talent like this guy does. Bruce was made for acting because he always makes his character's believible. He's great in everything that he's in which makes him a legend. Bruce still manages to b my #1 actor. Bruce is irreplaceable in that spot. Long live the great Bruce Willis. yippie kay yay!
Timothy Olyphant was very dark & full of anger as Thomas Gabriel. I thought Gabriel was John McClane's worst nemesis so far. The fact that Gabriel had the guts to take John's daughter & tried to kill him. From seeing Timothy's performance in this movie, he is now officially one of my favorite actors. Timothy has the right stuff to play any character he wants. Hope to see him take on more evil roles in the future because I think thats what he's best at.
What can I say about Justin Long, BRILLANT!!! Justin's acting ceases to improve everytime i see him star in a film. Justin almost stole his film by his intelligence. It was defenitly a shocker for me to see Justin take on a role of a computer hacker who has to have smarts into knowing what he's doing. He definitely pulled it off. Justin is a well gifted actor. I can't wait to see him take on more roles in the future. Justin is the most talented young adult actor yet!
The young a sexy Mary Elizabeth Winstead who played John's daughter, Lucy. All I can say is she's on her way to a great career. Mary has a big future ahead of her. She also looks like she could pass for a model as one of the sexiest young actresses. Mary played her role very well & made an impact in this installment by portraying McClane's daughter.
Maggie Q who was Olyphant's hot asian operator/assassin made her character believable enough. Maggie is the first asian actress that can actually act. I just loved watching her kick John's butt & listening to her sexy deep voice. Maggie should pass for a model too. Hope to see her in more films such as action like this one. Maggie is one my favorite actresses that has a bright future in the acting business. Hope she keeps up the good work showing her acting ability & her sexy self.
Whoever hasn't seen this film yet, go out & grab yourself a copy either on DVD or Bluray. I would recommend it more on bluray with the high rating picture/audio it received. The only thing that sucks about the Unrated copy that its only fit for DVD. The Unrated one is the best because it has alot of scenes that wern't shown in the original. Trust me this movie is worth buying & adding to your collection. It's the best Die Hard yet and action film ever!
John McClane: "Yippi-kay-ay, motherfu - "
John McClane: I'm going to go kill this guy & get my daughter or go get my daughter & kill this guy, kill all of them.
John McClane: Mai? Oh, yeah. Little Asian chick, likes to kick people? I don't think she's gonna be talkin' to anybody for a really long time. Last time I saw her she was at the bottom of a elevator shaft with an SUV rammed up her ass.
John McClane: Yeah, you had to dispatch all units for all the naked people walkin' around?
John McClane: I know I'm not as smart as you guys with all this computer shit. But, hey... I'm still alive, ain't I? I mean, you've *got* to be running out of bad guys by now, right? Huh? Gabriel? Honestly, you can tell me. I mean, how does that work? Got some kind of service or something? Some kind of 800 number? 1-800-HENCHMEN? Oh, you know what? I bet you're still on hold with, "Can I get another dead Asian hooker bitch over here right away?"
John McClane: I could come and find you, kick your ass and throw you out of your own party. What do you think about that, dickhead?
Resident Evil: Afterlife is the fourth entry in the video game movie franchise. After Alice's clones wreck the the umbrealla cooperation in Tokyo, the sinister Wesker ends up escaping by destroying Alice's clones along with Tokyo. The real Alice finds Wesker & ends up loosing gain of the T-Virus. Now, Alice must go on a journey to search for survivors who will help her take on the rest of the umbrealla cooperation & the undead before the infection keeps on spreading.
Afterlife is probably the best that has come close to the games. That being said, with the plot, acting & pacing, I can't say this is a good film. In my opinion, Its the worst in the series. Its not terrible but its far from good. Afterlife is decent at best & it should be glad that I'm giving it that. Afterlife opens up with a huge battle featuring Alice clones fighting against umbrella security in Tokyo. That just so happened to be the best scene in the film for me. After Tokyo gets destroyed, it begins to drag until 50 minutes into the film where the action picks up again. From there, the action is pretty much nonstop til the end. Its just not as thrilling like the opening sequence was. Still, the action sequences were fun while they lasted. Now for the plot. All I have to say is "Really? Alice looses all of her strength from the T-Virus but yet she still manages to act like she still has it being a human. yea, that makes sense. So I just went with the stupid plot and along for the ride, even though I felt awkward doing so. All your going to get from this entry is silly action that doesn't make any sense what so ever. I guess thats just the way video game movies are now days. No wonder they don't succeed. The first three entries were so much better & more exciting. This one just falls apart from what could have been the best one in the series if it hadn't been for so many holes. I don't know what Paul W.S. Anderson was thinking but that was not filmmaking. It seemed that Paul relied on effects & just forgot about everything else. I have to give him credit for some of the things he brought to this film. One, being the effects/make-up. The CGI was good with an infected zombie opening its mouth. Another was the zombie dogs. They looked disgustingly deadish. When they transformed, the CGI was amazing! Thats the way effects need to be done in every movie. So, Paul spent his money wisely throwing all of that in. I also have to give points for the 3D as well. Its possibly the best 3D I have seen. Everything was pretty much in your face. Now, thats what I call 3D. I think Paul also made a good decision bringing the character of Chris & some of the infected to life from the Resident Evil 5 game. That was probably his smartest move for this film. My biggest complaint about the film was the atrocious acting. It was so hard to watch these actors including Mila at times using these cliched lines. It seemed like they were rehersing for a play. Thats how bad it was. I can't really put the actors down for that since the director can't give them anything to work with. These actors have so much potential but yet the director won't give them a chance to bring out their star power. Overall, Afterlife is fun but still a fairly decent movie. I can just only hope the fifth one makes up for it by pacing, acting & plotting issues. Im still all into the Resident Evil series but if they keep turning out like this one, my feelings might change. I recommend Afterlife if your only a fan of the series and games. Afterlife is still watchable but nothing special. I'm giving Afterlife three stars only for the action and mildly entertaining experience.
Takers is a suspenseful heist thriller about a team of inconspicious crooks who are always one step ahead of the police force. After an ex-con mastermind named Ghost is loose from prison, he joins his band of thugs to bring down the biggest heist yet. When the heist goes down, the crooks come across betrayal & deception putting their lives on the line against everything they stand for.
Takers was a surpirsingly enjoyable crime/thriller thanks to the casting & direction of the film. The plot grips you from the get go & doesnt let up. The action hits hard when shown even though there isn't a whole lot. I still thought there was a fair amount thats really fun to watch. Takers is filled with exciting thrilling moments throughout the run-time of the film. There is one big action set piece in particular that involves an armored truck that I thought was absolutely flawless. Im not going to spoil it because its a excellent well shot scene that gets your blood pumping. There might be a few people that will complain about the shootout towards the end. You will either like or hate it. I'll just leave it at that. In my opinion, i liked it! It's different where it creates more intensity & grittiness without soundfield. You will see what i mean when you witness it. The acting isn't oscar worthy but its passable for a film like this. I was actually surprised by some of the new acting talent. My first one goes out to rapper artist T.I. Harris. Coming from a rapper, I thought he made his character believible. T.I makes a commanding presence throughout the film. T.I. actually passed for a criminal in my book. The second one is singer Chris Brown. Chris didn't really have much to work with where his character was undeveloped but when he had lines, he made them work. There is also a chase sequence featuring Chris doing his own stunts. It was a pretty jaw dropping moment where it was hard for me to believe that was Chris Brown doing all that. All I have to say is Wow! I think Chris has a career in acting just like T.I. does. Most people will disagree with me by trash talk saying thats kind of stupid. No matter what people might think, I will always stick to my opinions. Everyone else that is known to me like the incredible Idris Elba, entertaining Paul Walker & epic Matt Dillion held up their end. I do however think that sexy Zoe Saldana should have had more screen time. Zoe's character was just wasted. It seemed like the director only gave her a part for eye candy. I can't say I don't blame him since Zoe is extremely hott. As much as I find Zoe attractive, I still think there is more to her than her looks. Zoe will never get a shot to prove she's something more unless she can get bigger roles. The only complaint I had with the film was the conclusion. It leaves you wanting more wondering what happens next. It would be nice if they made a sequel. I think this is a start of what could be made into a franchise. Overall, Takers is far from great but it is a good show. I know there will be people saying that they have seen this all before. I can just say that this is one of the better heist thrillers. In the past, heist thrillers were not this entertaining. Takers is pretty much Heat meets The Town. I recommend Takers if you like crime/thrillers & the cast. Takers is an extremely fun gripping heart pounding action packed crime suspense thriller that will not be soon forgotten.