Good review on Sucker Punch and Bad Lieutenant Kevin. I happened to give these two films just about the same rating, and from the format that RT now has with the community members' pages, it is quite a good change!
A religious man of sorts and his 72 followers have been frozen in capsules and placed in torpedoes. The leader of the radical religious group, Khan, is unthawed and displays an unbelievable amount of strength and intelligence. Based on his experiences, he has no stronger desire than to destroy the Star Fleet and unthaw his followers. It is up to Captain Kirk and his ship to chase down this crazy man and stop him at all costs...
"Mr. Spock. The mind of the Enterprise. The fearless genius who ensures a calm force of intelligence guides their every mission. But look deeper and you will see an outsider who does not belong, a man of two worlds. This tears him apart, the constant battle between what he thinks and what he feels. What does he do? Does he follow his head, embracing logic and the path of reason? Or does he follow his heart, knowing the emotions he cannot control may destroy him? I will help him decide..."
J.J. Abrams, director of Star Trek, Super 8, Mission Impossible III, Lost and Alias, delivers Star Trek: Into the Darkness. The storyline for this film is very good and the action scenes are intense and very well done. I loved the villain and the acting was very good. The cast includes Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, and Anton Yelchin.
"Well Kirk, it seems apt to return you to your crew. After all, no ship should go down without her captain."
I caught this at the drive-in this past weekend. I loved the original film and honestly thought this was equally good. Khan was a better villain than the villain in the original picture but the sub plots was slightly better in the original movie. Overall, this is another great installment in the series that is a must see!
A young couple adopts the children of the husband's recently haunted and killed brother. They did not know the children of the brother are also haunted. They set up surveillance cameras all over the house to try to ensure the children are safe. They discover all kinds of creepy stuff going on around their house that doesn't seem to be just tied to ghosts...
"I'm going to blow you across the room!" "Sounds awesome."
Malcolm D. Lee, director of Undercover Brother, Soul Men, Roll Bounce, and Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins, delivers Scare Movie 5. The storyline for this picture is on par with the previous pictures but the comedic content was pretty good. There was definitely some laugh at loud moments mixed with some corny scenes. The acting was as you would expect from this genre of picture with some nice cameos thrown in.
"Do me a favor. Promise me you won't drive." "That's sweet. You're worried about me driving?" "I'm worried about me. I'm a pedestrian."
I caught this movie at the drive-in this past weekend and actually liked it way more than I anticipated. It is far from a great film or comedic masterpiece; however, I definitely found myself laughing more than I anticipated. I wouldn't go out of my way to see this, but I wouldn't completely skip it either. This is definitely worth watching once when it airs on cable.
We will go home and kill your mother for making such a stupid girl.
Mei is a young Asian girl that has an amazing memory and unmatched ability to remember numbers. She is adopted by a gangster and taught to memorize safe combinations. When her attributes are discovered, she becomes a highly sought after child. During an attempt to kidnap her, she is saved by a down on his luck cage fighter that feels obligated to protect her. Can the cage fighter protect her from her adopted family and the family's competition?
"You come in here you go out feet first. I swear on my mother."
Boaz Yakin, director of Remember the Titans, Fresh, Uptown Girls, Death in Love, and A Price above Rubies, delivers Safe. The storyline for this picture is fairly straightforward but fun to watch unfold. I will say Jason Statham's character was fairly unpredictable and well presented. The acting was just okay and the cast includes Statham, Catherine Chan, Robert John Burke, James Hong, and Anson Mount.
"I never collected garbage. I disposed of it."
Safe was a movie I recently watched on vacation in Vegas (while getting a tattoo on my ribs...ouch). I can say I thoroughly enjoyed this picture. The action scenes were actually pretty awesome and on par with The Transporter. Yes, there are some cliché lines and fight sequences, but there were enough random acts of violence that at times I felt this was on par with the original Die Hard movie. I recommend giving this film a shot if you enjoy action pictures.
"Why beat him if you're going to kill him anyways?"
Jonathan and Sandy are best friends who work together in their efforts to attract and seduce women. As they grow older they encounter different issues with their love life. They try to work together but are often betrayed by their emotions and outlook on women. Will either ever find true love?
"I'll always be your friend." "Jesus, Susan, I hope not."
Michael Nichols, director of Charlie Wilson's War, Wolf, The Birdcage, Closer, Biloxi Blues, Regarding Henry, Working Girl, and The Graduate, delivers Carnal Knowledge. The storyline for this picture is very interesting and contains awesome characters. I found myself rooting for the characters one moment and against them the next. This movie is very well written and a must see.
"I don't feel anything anymore."
I DVR'd this picture because I am a huge Jack Nicholson fan and had never seen this picture. He delivered an awesome performance. The cast as a whole was awesome and includes Art Garfunkel, Ann-Margret, Candice Bergen, and Rita Moreno. This is definitely a must see picture and I would consider it worth adding to your DVD collection.
"What are you crying for it's not a Lassie movie?"
The world is full of fools. There comes a time when you have to decide to be a fool amongst fools or a fool alone.
Dolly Levi is a matchmaker assigned to a rich industrial man looking for his first wife. Dolli falls in love with him but the rich fella wants nothing to do with her. He goes on dates with a woman Dolli sets him up with that obviously is not going to work. There are also several of the rich man's employees running around on dates in the same area as the rich man. Dolli tries to manipulate several situations so the rich man has no option but to fall for her.
Gene Kelly, director of Singin in the Rain, The Tunnel of Love, Gigot, It's Always Fair Weather, The Happy Road, and Invitation to the Dance, delivers Hello, Dolly! The storyline for this picture contains a happy go-lucky plot that is stale at times but contains very good characters. The acting is pretty good and the cast contains Barbara Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Tommy Tune, and E.J. Peaker.
"You don't know anything about women." "Only that we can't afford them."
I DVR'd this picture off Turner Classic Movies (TCM) because I felt I should watch this film at least once. This was fairly interesting, about on par with Singing in the Rain but a little less interesting. I did feel like I had to watch the story unfold and the overall movie was better than average and worth watching once; however, I would not add this to your DVD collection.
"The things you're saying today are so awful." "Aren't they?"