I was born on August 3, 1994. I am an Ontario native from the Niagara Region in Canada. I lived in Welland for most of my life, but then I moved to Wainfleet in December 2010. I loved movies my whole life, but when I was little, the only movies I loved were Disney movies. Ask me when what movie came out or coming out in the future and I'll give you the date. I am currently enrolling in Niagara College on the Welland Campus for Broadcasting (Radio, Television, and Film). I am hoping to become a successful screenwriter and hang out with my heroes, favorite actors and actresses, and my celebrity crushes. My heroes are Johnny Depp, Jerry Bruckheimer, Steven Spielberg, and Tim Burton. That's my life, so far!
You could argue that I started to express interest in this movie after I first watched the SOUTH PARK episode "Fatbeard". That wasn't the only reason! Though, I wasn't aware of the whole situation with the Somali pirates until I first watched that episode back in February 2013, I discovered the movie and the true story behind sometime after. Plus, Tom Hanks is back in the game! However, the crew members in the April 2009 hijacking have started a $50 million lawsuit and they all claim that the movie is "one big lie". Their lawyer, Deborah Waters, states "It is galling for them to see Captain Phillips set up as a hero. It is just horrendous and they're angry!" You know what I say? FUCK THEM! They are just a bunch of pussies who were scared and were jealous of their own captain because he is claimed to be a hero, he got to meet and was honored by the president, and he got his own movie. They didn't have any of that! Saying the movie is a lie is like saying all reality and game shows are fake. Some are, but most of them are legit! Aside from all that, the other flaws I had with the movie were the pirates attempting to hijack the ship twice (as some people like me were wondering "why are they turning around and when will they come back?"), taking a long time to kidnap the captain, and having a hard time understanding their language. Regardless, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS is an edge-of-your-seat and intense experience filled with surprises and emotion. It should've had a better and more emotional score, but the acting of Tom Hanks and newcomer actor Barkhad Abdi (who deserves the Best Supporting Actor award from the Oscars) were amazing and realistic. Overall, it is a much better Oscar-contender of 2013 than GRAVITY!
This has to be the best-reviewed and financially-successful space travel movie ever made, but it wasn't as good as I expected! The 3-D was pretty good and the production was well done. However, it would've been a lot better if there were aliens or space monsters in it (but not like the ones from those disgusting ALIEN and PREDATOR franchises) and if George Clooney's character made it out of the mission alive. The movie is set entirely in space except for the ending were Sandra Bullock's character comes back to Earth alive. Though, they should've explained what happens to her character next. I mean, does she and will she get rescued? If so, what will become of her life next? Regardless, it has great visuals, intense thrills, and a few random funny moments. But, since it was meant to be seen on a large 3-D format, I don't think it'll be that good on home video, though it might be good on a 3DTV! Overall, it isn't the best movie out there, but GRAVITY is a stunning and emotional Oscar-contending sci-fi drama!!!!
A lot of you won't agree with me on this, but not only is the sequel to CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS better than the original, it's even "my favorite animated movie of 2013"! While the first movie had disastrous food weather, the second movie has something even better: foodimals! Okay, the only foodimals in the first movie were just evil pizza, destructive gummy bears, and man-eating chickens. When it comes to the cast, only 7 of the 12 lead voice cast from the first movie reprised their roles, not counting Will Forte since he's voicing a different character. But, only 6 of those returning actors have the big roles obviously, while Al Roker's character only made a brief appearance. Fran Lockwood (Flint's dead mother voiced by Lauren Graham) and Joseph Towne (Will Forte's character from the first film) also returned without saying anything while the evil Mayor Shelbourne was nowhere to be seen. Terry Crews replaced the legendary Mr. T as Officer Earl and Khamani Griffin replaced Bobb'e J. Thompson as Cal, but ever since I watched the first trailer, I always knew Terry would do a great job replacing Mr. T. He said some funny lines, he stole the show, and he sounds kinda like he is Mr. T! The new characters include Chester V (Will Forte's new character) and his purple-faced talking orangutan with a human brain named Barb (voiced by the hilarious Kristen Schaal). Chester V is Flint's hero, but he is later revealed to be the villain, which kinda has me concerned if most of our own heroes are cruel bastards. Anyways, the morals of the first movie were to not give up and being yourself, and they were great morals. The morals of the second movie were about friendship and letting people help you, but despite being good morals, they're not as good as the ones from the original. Other than Officer Earl, the other big show-stealers were the foodimals themselves. I mean, how can you not like Barry the Strawberry, the pickles, the leek, etc.? Showing less of those annoying ratbirds, Brent wearing a diaper for just one scene, and everybody not hating Flint for once are just other reasons why this movie improves on the original. Plus, this movie shows the first part of the end credits in somewhat childish traditional animation like what the first movie did and they were kinda slow, but they also had some funny clay-animated and live-action moments that really made things up. Everything that I just said, hilarious and very clever food puns, and colorful animated visuals pretty much make the original look like an appetizer (uh oh, another food pun) compared to the second movie. Though, it's either as good or slightly not as good as Sony Pictures Animation's 2012 hit HOTEL TRANSLVANIA, which is also becoming a franchise. Overall, since 2013 isn't the best year for animation, this is "the best animated movie of the year"!
What do you get when you mix the king of the blockbuster with one of the worst Hollywood directors in this era of movies? A sci-fi thriller becoming a disaster to most, but okay for a few others like me! Obviously, the reason why critics hated this movie and it flopped at the box-office because it was a film directed by M. Night Shyamalan. But, it wasn't his idea to make the movie, it was an original story by Will Smith. I mean, come on, it what his passion project! Seriously guys, show some fucking respect for once! The only other obstacle I had in this movie other than Shyamalan when I first watched the trailers is one of Will's bratty kids, Jaden, having the lead and taking all the action away from his father. I'll admit that Jaden is a shitty actor, but the only good parts of his acting chops in this movie were saying some random funny lines and the "I'M NOT A COWARD!" scene. Let's also not forget that his old man had said some of the most wisest and symbolic quotes in the film that can also be heard in the trailers and TV spots, which were incredibly encouraging. This movie is also pretty emotional, which made me wonder why there was so much hate. The most dramatic scenes that will hit you the most are the scenes showing Senshi's death. I agree with people that there are boring moments in this film, but another problem I had was part of the beginning. The man who refuses to advance Katai into becoming a Ranger by telling him how he "confuses courage with recklessness" and the rock-climbing scene were edited out from the movie and were just used for the second trailer. However....the visual effects and the post-apocalyptic Earth settings are still breathtaking, the alien creatures are monstrous, the suspense is crazy, part of the score sounds kinda epic, and the disturbing scenes are insane. Though, the CGI animals are half-good and half-bad because you can actually tell when an animal species is realistic (ex. the baboons) and when an animal species is animated (ex. the warthogs). All that is why I believe that AFTER EARTH is a much better 2013 post-apocalyptic Earth movie than Tom Cruise's OBLIVION, especially since that this movie is much less of a thinker than said movie! It's not a great movie, but it's definitely a worth-seeing piece of summer eye candy!!!!
It may be slow and predictable at times....but TURBO has colorful animation, a big and talented voice cast (including Ken Jeong as an old Mexican lady), some funny moments, and that classic moral telling viewers like me to follow our dreams and never give up! Though, the 3-D didn't do any good! However, despite being one of DreamWorks Animation's lowest achievements, this animated underdog story is a "good enough" conclusion to my Summer 2013 movie season!!!!