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Movie Ratings and Reviews

Identity Thief

Good cast. Funny leads. Pretty entertaining even if script was pretty weak at times. Probably better suited for a rental.

Safe Haven
Safe Haven(2013)
½

Typical chick flick with dramatic story in the background. Cute girl meets cute guy with a little dose of suspense. Very effective.

Warm Bodies
Warm Bodies(2013)
½

Filmed in Montreal (old airport, Olympic stadium, etc.). Zombie flick with a twist. Nice mix of action, romance and comedy. Fun and entertaining.

The Impossible

Very touching film. Incredible performance by Naomi Watts. Very realistic. Based on true events. Will leave you shaken up.

Life of Pi
Life of Pi(2012)

I loved this movie. This film is based on a famous book and the story is well told right from the start. The movie is also stunning to look at and the 3D effect was nice. Must-see!

Zero Dark Thirty

This movie was long (2h45min), slow but very powerful. Jessica Chastain gives a stellar performance. Very important film. The last portion will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Jack Reacher
Jack Reacher(2012)
½

Good crime thriller. Better than the trailer made it seem. Intriguing storyline. This movie was a nice surprise.

Django Unchained
½

Tarantino at his best. The movie is long and slow but never felt boring. The dialogues are great and so is the cast. Almost as good as 'Inglorious Basterds' for me.

Les Misérables

If you like Musicals, you should love this movie. If you don't, stay away. 2h38min. of singing (barely any spoken words). As expected, Anne Hathaway gives a stellar performance. Amazing sets. Powerful film !

Silver Linings Playbook

This dramedy is brilliantly written and acted. Stellar performances from Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. The characters are all somewhat mentally unstable and feel very real. Heartwarming story. One of the best films of the year.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Cheezy as expected. The usual combination of romance, comedy and action. Least entertaining film of the series for me personally.

Flight
Flight(2012)
½

As usual, Denzel delivers an amazing performance in this compelling drama about a pilot who struggles with addiction. Don't expect too much action aside from the plane crash early on. The movie runs 2h18min long but never gets boring.

Skyfall
Skyfall(2012)

'Skyfall' is definitely one of the best James Bond flicks so far. Great action sequences. Javier Bardem plays an amazing and complicated villain. Awesome theme song by Adele. Lots of time focussed on the psychological depth of the characters. Purely entertaining !

Argo
Argo(2012)
½

Directed by Ben Affleck and based on True Events. I'm not usually interested in political movies but this one was quite good. Lots of Oscar potential. Great cast.

Alex Cross
Alex Cross(2012)
½

The Alex Cross character played by Morgan Freeman (Kiss The Girl in 1997 and Along Came a Spider in 2001) is back. This time, played by Tyler Perry. Good serial killer movie. No as good as previous films. Great performance by Matthew Fox who plays the creepy killer. Nothing very original but still pretty entertaining.

Looper
Looper(2012)

Twisted and very original sci-fi flick. Gordon-Levitt gives a stellar performance once again. You'll love it if you loved movies like 'Inception' and 'The Matrix' !

End of Watch
End of Watch(2012)
½

I must warn you, this cop thriller is intensely stressful, violent and tough. Incredible performances by the two leads Gyllenhaal and Pena. Best movie I have seen this year, hands down !

L'affaire Dumont

Film dur et lourd. Tres bonne realisation de Podz. Excellent performance de la part de Marc-Ande Grondin.

The Cold Light of Day
½

This movie bombed at the box office but I think the title is to blame. The movie itself isn't all that bad. It's a little predictable but features a decent cast and it is a non-stop action thrill ride 'à la bourne' ! I was entertained.

Bachelorette
Bachelorette(2012)

This crazy comedy features a cool cast including Rebel Wilson from Bridesmaids. This movie feels more like a female 'Hangover' than Bridesmaids. Light movie, some really funny moments. Pretty entertaining !

Premium Rush
Premium Rush(2012)

Light entertaining flick. Joseph G-L. is very good once again. Really cool editing but did not really enjoy Michael Shannon in the villain role.

The Amazing Spider-Man
½

This movie was pretty entertaining, cool cast, nice special effects but I still prefer the original with Tobey Maguire. Don't think this movie really brought anything new and it was too fast for a reboot only 5 years after 'Spider-Man 3' !

Savages
Savages(2012)

Outstanding drug thriller for director Oliver Stone. You will love it if you enjoyed movies like 'Traffic' and 'Blow'. Dark and violent. One of the best movies I've seen this year !

The Dark Knight Rises

Epic action flick. Amazing cast and very cool villains. Crazy action sequences but still enjoyed the second chapter with the Joker a little better. Nearly 3hrs long but very entertaining overall !

Omertà
Omertà(2012)
½

Superbe distribution. Bon thriller policier, excellente performance de Patrick Huard. Par contre, j'ai aimà (C) le film sauf les dernières 10-15 min.

Ted
Ted(2012)
½

You'll enjoy this gross-out comedy if you're already a fan of 'Family Guy'. The movie is very funny but lost me a bit when it got really absurd around the middle... also got a little long towards the end. Really enjoyed all the pop culture references :) Overall, still very funny !

What to Expect When You're Expecting

As expected, the movie was light, cute and funny. Lots of famous actors and a few fun cameos. The scenes with the group of dads were the funniest !

Men in Black III

Good summer entertainment. Interesting storyline and awesome special effects. Killer performance from Brolin playing a young Tommy Lee Jones. Definitely better than Men in Black 2.

Marvel's The Avengers
½

Great way to start the movie season. Awesome cast, special effects and good storyline. Really liked the way characters were brought in at the beginning of the film but a little too much fighting for my taste towards the end. Fun movie :)

The Hunger Games

Very good book adaptation. Nice balance of romance and action. Original storyline and cool cast. Extremely entertaining !

Project X
Project X(2012)

Mindless entertainment. Turn off your brain and enjoy this silly high school comedy documentary style. It reminded me of 'Weird Science' at times !

Wanderlust
Wanderlust(2012)

Awful title but very entertaining cast. The film is a strange comedy with a romantic twist. Rudd & Aniston have great chemistry. Probably perfect for a rental.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
½

Very touching story of a young boy who must cope with the death of his father after 9/11. Don't get to see much of Hanks or Bullock but the kid in the lead role is great !

Safe House
Safe House(2012)

Another great Denzel Washington flick. Another great performance. Awesome seeing him play a bad guy again. Non-stop action. So entertaining !

Chronicle
Chronicle(2012)

I didn't really know what to expect from this movie featuring a cast of unknowns and I was pleasantly surprised. This film is very original and plays out like a documentary filmed by the characters. It mixes many genres ; teen high school flick, superheroes, thriller, etc. Very entertaining !

Monsieur Lazhar
½

J'ai bien aimà (C) ce film qui est nominà (C) comme meilleur film à (C)tranger aux Oscars cet annà (C)e. Par contre, ce n'est pas un 'grand' film comme 'C.R.A.Z.Y.' ou 'Incendies'. C'est un bon film... bien à (C)crit et bien jouà (C) mais lent par moment.

Man on a Ledge
½

Efficient action thriller. Great cast. The middle part of the film is a little slow but very enjoyable overall.

Contraband
Contraband(2012)
½

Even better than I had imagined. Another solid Wahlberg acton flick. Good effective storyline, very stressful. Awesome creepy performance from Giovanni Ribisi !

Midnight in Paris
½

Original storyline, great cast but disappointing result. The movie was very unexciting. Much preferred recent Woody Allen films like 'Vicky Christina Barcelona' or 'Match Point' !

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Outstanding film (along the lines of movies like 'The Silence of the Lambs' or 'Se7en') ! Great book adaptation. Awesome visuals thanks to David Fincher (my favorite director!), amazing score from Trent Reznor, A breakthrough performance from actress Rooney Mara. Can't wait for Part II !

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol

Best action movie I've seen in quite some time. Will keep you on the edge of your seat. Incredible action sequences ... See it in IMAX if you have the chance. Great fun !

The Artist
The Artist(2011)

Maginfique film muet en noir et blanc. Original, captivant et les à (C)motions nous transportent. Jean Dujardin et son charisme crèvent l'à (C)cran... même chose pour Bà (C)rà (C)nice Bejo!

Young Adult
Young Adult(2011)

Quirky little film from the writer of 'Juno'. Simple but effective script. Great performance from Charlize Theron who plays an old prom queen with a lot of issues.

The Descendants
½

This film (from the director of 'Sideways') is a slow-paced dysfunctional family drama in the same vein as 'Little Miss Sunshine' or 'The Kids Are All Right'. George Clooney gives a moving performance (which will for sure get him a Best Actor nod for the Oscars). Great job also from newcomer Shailene Woodley who plays the 17 year-old daughter !

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

As expected, just like the previous Twilight flicks, this one was light, cheezy and pretty entertaining overall. The end dragged on for way too long and this movie had more talking and less action than the previous ones. This film, once again, featured a fantastic soundtrack !

Immortals
Immortals(2011)
½

I had been looking forward to the release of this movie very much every since I worked as an extra on the set for two days back in April 2010. I am pleased to say I was not disappointed with the final result. The film is dark, tough, violent and sometimes gory. It features a great cast including future Superman Henry Cavill. The film is very well done, great special effects, visually captivating from start to finish.

In Time
In Time(2011)
½

I had been looking forward to this movie a lot since I saw the trailer. Stylish futuristic thriller where money is replaced with time. The movie had a fantastic premise and was pretty efficient. A lot of action and a lot of running... Could have been spectacular but was still very entertaining.

Moneyball
Moneyball(2011)
½

'Moneyball' is a very good sports movie. Even if I'm not a big baseball fan at all, with a running time of over 2 hrs, it kept my attention the whole way. Very strong performance from Brad Pitt and good performance from Jonah Hill (before he dropped all the weight) !

Drive
Drive(2011)

This movie is not for everyone. It's an edgy slow-paced action thriller featuring a riveting performance from Ryan Gosling. Be warned, it gets pretty violent at times. The movie also features a fantastic electro-pop soundtrack with an 80's vibe. Probably my favorite movie of the year so far !

Café de Flore
½

Je suis un grand fan de 'C.R.A.Z.Y.', le meilleur film Quà (C)bà (C)cois de tous les temps selon moi ... alors après avoir vu la bande-annonce pour ce nouveau film de Jean-Marc Vallà (C)e, mes attentes à (C)taient très hautes. Excellent jeu d'acteurs, images magnifiques, trame sonore captivante ... mais quelque chose manque au rà (C)sultat final. Je crois que ce qui clochait le plus selon moi, c'à (C)tait la façon malhabile de jongler entre les deux histoires. Quand même un bon film malgrà (C) tout...

The Ides of March
½

I am not a big fan of political movies at all... and it took me a good 30 min. to warm up to the story. In the end, it was a pretty good movie, got my attention and it features a stellar cast of actors.

50/50
50/50(2011)

This film was one of the best films of the year so far. Great cast, great script, felt very real. Brilliant performance once again from Joseph Gordon-Levitt. In my opinion, he's one of the most talented young actors out there. At times very funny and also sometimes quite emotional. Very touching film.

Contagion
Contagion(2011)
½

'Contagion' is a gripping drama that follows the evolution of a killing virus. The fillm features a phenomenal cast. It also feels very real and will make you a little more germaphobe.

Starbuck
Starbuck(2013)
½

Bon film Quà (C)bà (C)cois. Plus dramatique et moins drôle que prà (C)vu... concept original et efficace. Excellent divertissement !

Colombiana
Colombiana(2011)

Great new action/thriller from famous producer Luc Besson. Zoe Saldana is very convincing in the lead and can now join the very few famous action actresses able to headline their own film. This movie was action-packed, a little far fetched at times but one of the best action film of the year. Must see !

Le sens de l'humour

Bonne distribution, pas mal drôle par moment. Michel Côtà (C) hilarant dans le rôle de Roger... mais pas aussi drôle que 'De Père en Flic' ! Bon divertissement.

Final Destination 5

Sure, we've seen this story 4 times before. A group of young adults avoids death and are now killed off one by one. This movie, just like the other ones in the series is stupid at times, pretty gross but still pretty entertaining overall. Hopefully, this one was the 'FINAL' film !

The Help
The Help(2011)
½

'The Help' is a captivating film with a stellar cast of women. Probably the first real contender for next year's Academy Awards. It's running time is 2h15 but there is never really a dull moment. Great dramatic film with a hint of comedy.

Sur le rythme

Le film est un genre de 'Step Up' version Quà (C)bec... Le rà (C)sultat est quand même mieux que prà (C)vu. Bons acteurs, assez dramatique par moment même si le scà (C)nario se veut assez prà (C)visible.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.
½

This film was better than I had anticipated. Great cast, smart writing that balances humor and drama very well. Reminded me of other good flicks like 'Little Miss Sunshine', 'Love Actually' and 'The Kids Are All Right'. Nice suprise !

30 Minutes or Less

I was kinda funny overall. Half the really funny scenes were shown in the trailer. It runs only 80 min long but felt a little long. I did not dislike it but it's probably a better rental.

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
½

For any fan of the 'GLEE' tv show, this film will be very entertaining. The 3D aspect didn't add much and wasn't very necessary. You get to see them sing the best songs from the first two seasons of the show. Too bad this tour did not stop in Mtl (but did 4 shows in TO). This cast is very talented, great voices, they can dance and some even play instruments.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
½

Film was way better than my expectations. Solid cast, great storyline and outstanding special effects. You'll will for sure get attached to the ape. Much more interesting than Tim Burton 'Ape' flick 10 years ago. Two big thumbs up!

Friends With Benefits

Good light summer entertainment. Great job and chemistry between the two leads. Even funnier than the trailer makes it out to be. Slightly better than the similar flick 'No Strings Attached' !

Horrible Bosses
½

Was not expecting this movie to be so hilarious ! 2nd best comedy of the year after 'Bridesmaids' if you ask me. Had no idea who Charlie Day was before this but he steals the show. Awesome!

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

I prefered it to the 2nd, nice cast additions, same old mix of humor and action. Great special effects. At a running time of 2h30min, I found it a good 30 min. too long. Did not see it in 3D but heard 3D is the best since 'Avatar' !

Bad Teacher
Bad Teacher(2011)

'Bad Teacher' wasn't a great movie in any means but was still pretty entertaining even though the last 30 min. or so of the film were not too funny. Most funny parts were in the trailer but Cameron Diaz was pretty hilarious at times.

X-Men: First Class
½

Excellent new 'X-Men' film, way better than the 3rd one. Great cast, love the way the story was told, exciting special effects and action sequences. Great summer Fun !

Super 8
Super 8(2011)
½

Touching new film from master storyteller J.J. Abrams. Very talented young cast. Film reminded me of 80s classics like 'E.T.' and 'The Goonies'. Cast mostly unknown including Dakota Fanning's sister Elle. Intriguing and exciting.

The Hangover Part II
½

Same premise as the first film. Still very funny but they will have to change things a little for Part III already in the works. 'Bridesmaids' is still the best comedy of '11 so far but this one was lots of fun anyways.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
½

This 4th Pirates instalment was actually pretty entertaining... some Jack Sparrow comedy, some cool action sequences... The mermaids and Penelope Cruz were a nice addition, great use of 3D effects. I actually liked this one better than the 3rd film even if it felt a little long towards the end.

Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids(2011)

'Bridesmaids' is pretty much a female version of 'The Hangover'. Same type of humor and big surprise... it's almost as funny. The whole cast is hilarious. It's about time Kristen Wiig got a good leading role, she's awesome in this one. Melissa McCarthy (the female Zach G. of this movie that you might have seen on 'Samantha Who') is hilarious and often steals the show ! I recommend you see this one in a packed theater, lots of laughs !

Source Code
Source Code(2011)
½

Filmed in Montreal, 'Source Code' a complex thriller where a man must relive the same 8-min. over and over in a train in order to save the passengers from a bomb. The movie is entertaining and also quite confusing at times. Well done !

Priest
Priest(2011)

'Priest' was a pretty good movie. Nice special effects but the scenario wasn't that original. Reminded me of last year's 'Legion' also starring Paul Bettany and last year's 'The Book of Eli' !

Fast Five
Fast Five(2011)

Was expecting a little more. Script is even more ridiculous and far-fetched than the previous instalments. A lot of cheezy dialogue especially for the Rock's character. Good action sequences though. Mindless entertainment. Think I prefered F&F 4.

Scream 4
Scream 4(2011)
½

I'd been looking forward to this film for quite a while, big fan of the franchise, especially the original. Really liked the new flick, never takes itself too seriously... lots of murders, many laughs and a few cool twists. Will please most 'Scream' fans !

Rio
Rio(2011)

'Rio' is a cute animation flick geared towards kids... more then most recent animated films I've seen. Not a big fan of characters that break into songs, too many songs in this one. Many interesting celebrity voices ! Nice animation...

Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch(2011)

This fantasy film is a feast for the eyes. The film is greatly edited, the way the story is told is incredibly original. Great use of music (some very interesting covers and remixes of famous songs). The action sequences were very well done (fantasy world within fantasy) but felt more like a video game to me, I enjoyed the rest of the film a lot better.

Limitless
Limitless(2011)

The trailer was amazing and I was worried the movie wouldn't deliver... but it totally does. Interesting and original concept, great scenario, cool editing and lots of action. One of my favorite movies of the year so far.

Just Go with It
½

Not one of Sandler's best but also not one of his worst ! Some funny moments and some not-so-funny moments ! The kids are hilarious and Nicole Kidman and Dave Matthews have a few funny scenes.

Unknown
Unknown(2011)
½

Very good thriller 'à la bourne' ! Good cast. Well written. Great car chase scenes. Keeps you guessing with Neeson's character the whole time.

I Am Number Four

Pretty entertaining action sci-fi flick. Great soundtrack. Fast paced. Laser gun fights were a little weird and reminded me of Star Wars. Should have seen more of 'Number 6' and her funny one liners.

The King's Speech

I can say the acting is very very good but unfortunately, I did not find the story all that exciting. Was very underwhelmed by the trailer but with all the great reviews I was expecting a little more.

True Grit
True Grit(2010)

I'm not a big fan of Western flicks but this one was pretty good. Very good cast. The young Hailee Steinfeld is incredible and totally deserves her Oscar nod.

The Kids Are All Right
½

Very good movie that centers around an unconventional family. Two lesbian mothers, two kids and the sperm donor dad. Solid ensemble cast.

Funkytown
Funkytown(2011)

Life in Montreal during the disco era. Good soundtrack. Good acting but horrible dubbing for the Italian characters. Also ran a little too long.

No Strings Attached

Good entertainment even if predictable. Perfect date flick with Valentine's day coming up. Likable leads. Natalie Portman looks stunning ! Supporting characters are way over the top but still pretty funny ...

The Green Hornet

First Superhero flick out of many to come this year... Green Hornet was very enjoyable. Better than expected. Cool gadgets, fun action sequences and many laughs. Unfortunately, 3D not worth it for this one.

Tron Legacy
Tron Legacy(2010)

'Tron : Legacy', sequel to the 1982 flick 'Tron' is a good science-fiction movie... but with outstanding visual effects and a fantastic musical score by Daft Punk (who make a cameo in the film). This film is worth seeing on the big screen and in 3D (and even IMAX if you have the chance). Won't be the same on a TV screen !

The Fighter
The Fighter(2010)
½

Great movie inspired by the true story of boxer Micky Ward. Great acting in this film... especially from supporting actors Christian Bale (who lost lots of weight for the role), Melissa Leo and Amy Adams (in a totally different role we are use to see her in). Definitely worth checking out sometime before the Oscars in late February!

Black Swan
Black Swan(2010)

'Black Swan' is a dark,twisted and creepy psychological thriller. Great job from the whole cast (Portman, Kunis, Cassel, Hershey and Ryder!) Natalie Portman's performance is riveting and will, without a doubt, earn her an Oscar nod... she may even take home the Oscar! Beautifully directed by Darren Aronofsky.

Love and Other Drugs

'Love and Other Drugs' stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway, two very good young actors that pull off a great performance once again. You expect this film to be a light romantic comedy ... but it's not ! A big part of the storyline isn't revealed in the trailers and commercials... Good movie !

127 Hours
127 Hours(2010)
½

'127 Hours' is a very good movie and James Franco gives a solid performance. He has to carry the story by himself for more than half the film. The movie is based on true events. Once again, Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) did an amazing job directing.

Megamind
Megamind(2010)

'Megamind' is another enjoyable 3D animated flick. The storyline is quite different than you would expect from the trailer. Not as good as last summer's 'Despicable Me' but still fun !

Due Date
Due Date(2010)
½

'Due Date' was even more enjoyable than expected. I am a big fan of Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis is hilarious. At times, it reminded me of the classic comedy 'Plane, Trains and Automobiles'. Interesting supporting cast also including Jamie Foxx and Juliette Lewis.

Jackass 3
Jackass 3(2010)

Warning : Turn off your brain before you watch this movie ! The movie is crazy, insane, disgusting, sick, gross, funny and very entertaining at times. If you saw the 1st or 2nd film and didn't like it, don't see this one ... more of the same !

Splice
Splice(2010)

Good sci-fi horror/thriller with Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley. Very well done, kept me entertained and intrigued the whole time. A little disappointed with the last 15 minutes or so.

Let Me In
Let Me In(2010)
½

Another Asian remake of a horror movie, the film had some potential, but ... nothing hapenned. Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) did a pretty good job, but overall... boring !

The Town
The Town(2010)
½

Very strong heist flick. Great ensemble cast. Awesome work from Ben Affleck who co-wrote, directed and starred in the film. The film features action scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The Social Network

Another great film from director David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club). Great musical score by Trent Reznor (NIN). Awesome cast and outstanding performance by Jesse Eisenberg. Best film I've seen this year aside from 'Inception' and 'Incendies' but it ends a little abruptly.

Easy A
Easy A(2010)

Not as funny as expected, but pretty funny overall... witty writing, cool cast, interesting and weird supporting characters, good music. 'Mean Girls' was a similar film but with better writing...

The Other Guys
½

Sort of funny near the beginning, and then... not so much ! Some scenes are so ridiculous that they are not funny one bit. Mark Whalberg not very believable as the 'loser' cop. Ferrell sometimes funny, sometimes not ! Okay overall I guess, nothing special.

Incendies
Incendies(2011)

Meilleur film que j'ai vu cette année (à part 'Inception')... Dans le top 3 des meilleurs films Québécois à vie ! Film lent et dur ... mais boulversant et percutant. Un scénario incroyable! Mérite d'être nominé comme meilleur film étranger au prochains Oscars !

Dinner for Schmucks

'Dinner for Schmucks' was pretty funny at times but not as funny as the original French film it was based on 'Le Dîner de Cons'. With it's amazing cast, it should have been completely hilarious but it wasn't. Some scenes were very funny but other ones were just plain ridiculous. Much weaker script than the original.

The Back-up Plan

J Lo returns to what she usually does, romantic comedies. I saw this on my flight back from Lisbon and it was pretty cheezy as expected. The story is full of clichés and the 'funny' parts are way to caricatured ... they actually become completely ridiculous ! Not so great ...

Killers
Killers(2010)
½

'Killers' reminded me of movies like 'Mr & Mrs Smith' and the more recent 'Knight & Day' ... but those 2 movies were actually better. This one was cheezy but kind of entertaining in the beginning. The last 30 min, the script becomes very weak. So-so ...

The Expendables

I saw this film in Portugal,,, Interesting experience. The movie had a 15 min. intermission right in the middle LOL! Crazy cast ... unfortunately, Shwarzenegger and Willis are only in it for about 2 min. I gave the film a borderline 3 stars. You have to expect a totally cheezy over-the-top action flick ... and it's exactly what this is !

The Bounty Hunter

I saw this on my flight from Mtl to Lisbon. Jennifer Aniston is always cute and entertaining... but also always plays the same role. There was only so much she could do with such a bad script. The 2nd half is even worse than the 1st. One of the worst movies of 2010.

Step Up 3
Step Up 3(2010)

After seeing the first two 'Step Up' films, I was obviously expecting cheesiness with this one... but wow ! The 'slush and kissing scene' can be summed up in one word : Fromage! The 3D effects were cool. I gave it a borderline 3 stars based on some pretty cool dance choreographies.

Knight & Day
Knight & Day(2010)

'Knight and Day' was pretty good. Entertaining leads, cool action sequences, some humor and a pretty weak title. The movie is way over the top and ridiculous... but doesn't take itself seriously. You shouldn't take it seriously either in order to enjoy it !

Inception
Inception(2010)
½

Best movie I've seen since last summer's 'Inglorious Basterds'. Incredible cast. Very original and complex storyline. Amazing special effects. Don't go see this movie tired, you must be 100% focussed. Go see it... NOW :)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Was not expecting too much. The film got pretty bad reviews and bombed at the box office. I can say I was pleasantly surprised. The film was very enjoyable. Nicolas Cage looked kind of silly with the hair and the costume. Jay Baruchel was very entertaining as always. Pretty cool special effects. Fun film !

Salt
Salt(2010)
½

'Salt' in an awesome action-packed thrill ride ! You won't see the time pass... the film will keep you guessing and will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time... Non-stop kick-ass Angelina action. Exactly what you need from a summer action Blockbuster !!

Despicable Me
½

Even better than I anticipated from watching the trailer. One of the funnest animated movies I've seen in the last few years. Great animation and 3D. Clever concept and jokes. The minions are hilarious ! Stay at the end... and watch the credits :D

Grown Ups
Grown Ups(2010)
½

Grown Ups was alright. Entertaining Cast (aside from David Spade... not a fan !) A so-so scenario that includes lots of not-so-funny toilet humor and some not-so-subtle life lessons (à la 'Full House'). Not one of Sandler's best (The Wedding Singer, Click, etc.) Probably an okay rental on a rainy Sunday.

The A-Team
The A-Team(2010)
½

Turn off your brain ... and enjoy this fun summer popcorn flick. Tons of over the top action à la 'Charlie's Angels'. Fast Paced explosive fun ! The A-Team is also quite funny at times. Two Thumbs Up :)

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3(2010)

All our favorite characters are back... One more outstanding movie to come out of Pixar. Brilliant storytelling. Great animation. Funny new characters (including Barbie and Ken). Must See Movie.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Starts off really really slow, most of the action only at the end (just like 'New Moon'). Good special effects (probably best ones of the 3 films) and pretty entertaining. Overall, one big teen soap opera with many cheezy moments.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Pretty good summer entertainment. Very similar to 'The Mummy' adventure flicks. Interesting storyline, nice action scenes and pretty good special effects.

Robin Hood
Robin Hood(2010)

Pretty good movie but not as entertaining as the 90s Kevin Costner film. The film is too long (2h20min.) but the acting is good.

Shrek Forever After

Overall, fun and entertaining. Better storyline than the trailer suggested. Fun and cool 3D animation. Better than 'Shrek The Third' !

MacGruber
MacGruber(2010)
½

Somewhat funny and entertaining at times, very stupid as expected, lots of repetitve jokes and 'toilet humor' ... Kristen Wiig very funny as usual. Really feels like they stretched it out to be 90 min. instead of the usual 60 sec. skits.

Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2(2010)
½

'Iron Man 2' was very very good, almost as good as the original. The new cast additions are great ; Scarlett looks 'hot', Mickey Rourke gives the best villain performance in a superhero movie of all-time after 'The Joker' in 'The Dark Knight'. Great effects, fun ride, great way to start the 2010 movie season !

A Nightmare on Elm Street

I vaguely remember the original released in the 80s. Jackie Earle Haley (Little Chlidren) was the perfect choice to take on the role of Freddy Kruegger this time around. The movie is entertaining and contains some cool & creepy visuals.

The Losers
The Losers(2010)

Another comic book based film (after Kick Ass and Iron Man 2 soon). The characters are somewhat likeable, the acting is 'alright' and the plot is nothing very original. Mindless entertainment ... If you haven't seen 'Kick Ass' yet, go see that instead !

Kick-Ass
Kick-Ass(2010)

There's a lot of buzz surrounding this flick and it deserves all of it ... The movie is fun, fast-paced, hilarious at times and also quite violent. The story is really well told and some scenes even reminded me of Tarantino films. This movie definitely surpassed my expectations ! Very cool :)

Date Night
Date Night(2010)
½

This movie was tons of fun. I'm a big fan of Fey and Carrell... The supporting cast was also very entertaining (Leighton Meester, Mark Whalberg, James Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Common, etc.). The movie was very funny and entertaining right from the start... before all the action. Very smart and witty dialogue. Two thumbs way up !

How to Train Your Dragon

I unfortunately did not have the chance to see it in 3D but really enjoyed the animation. The movie is full of action ... comedy and is also very cute. Montreal's Jay Baruchel does the voice for the main character 'Hiccup' ! Very fun movie !

Clash of the Titans
½

Exactly what I expected, pretty good storyline, nice special effects and very cool action scenes. I'm a big fan of Big Epic films and am looking forward to "Robin Hood" and "Prince of Persia" coming soon. "Clash of the Titans" was not filmed in 3D, it was added afterwards and you can tell, the 3D is not that great and probably not worth your extra 3 bucks, if you can see it in 2D, do it !

Hot Tub Time Machine
½

Funniest movie since last summer's "The Hangover" ! A lot of crazy, over the top and gross-out humor ! Funny cast and a few disturbingly funny scenes. A lot of fun. Rob Corddry is hilarious !!!

The Runaways
The Runaways(2010)

Pretty good biopic about the 70s all-girl rock band "The Runaways". Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart do their own singing which is pretty cool. It's interesting to find out about this band I had never heard of that opened many doors for other female rockers out there.

She's Out of My League

She's Out of My League is fun, light entertainment. At times, it will remind you of many movies of the same genre (American Pie series, The Girl Next Door, etc.). The best thing about the movie is Montreal's own Jay Baruchel. He's got it ... very funny guy :)

Green Zone
Green Zone(2010)
½

Very strong action political war thriller directed by Paul Greengrass, director of the Bourne movies. Matt Damon plays Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and once again, his performance is very good and believable. The film will keep you on the edge of your seat !

Alice in Wonderland
½

Alice in Wonderland is a fun fantasy film with great visual effects. It's the first 3D film to be released since Avatar. Newcomer Mia Wasikowska is great in the title role. Helena Bonham Carter (Red Queen) and Johnny Depp (Mad Hatter) give fantastic performances. Very well done... I enjoyed this WAY better than the other similar Burton/Depp collaboration for "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory".

The Crazies
The Crazies(2010)

They marketed this movie very well... and you get exactly what you expect. People in a small town go nuts and start killing people. Simple enough horror movie premise... The action scenes are very well done and very effective. Pretty entertaining overall.

Cop Out
Cop Out(2010)

Decent movie, but not amazing. Some very funny scenes and some not so much. Most of the movie is very unbelievable and over the top. Seann William Scott is hilarious once again but not seen enough in the film. Overall, entertaining... a little long towards the end. Could be a good rental.

Shutter Island
½

I had been looking forward to this movie since last Spring when I first saw the trailer. The movie is beautifully shot and Leo is outstanding once again. Unfortunately, I was slightly disappointed... the twisted intrigue doesn't work as well as they would have liked it to. You will leave the theater with a few questions...

From Paris with Love
½

One of the worst films of the year so far. The recipe used for this movie : 2 movie stars, some violence and action, horrible plot and super cheezy lines... thank God the last 30 min. gets a little better.

The Wolfman
The Wolfman(2010)
½

Another Hollywood remake. Very predictable storyline. Interesting Cast. Special effects are very good until the man has fully transformed into a wolfman... at that point, it just looks like some goofball with a Halloween rubber mask ... Had more potential !

When in Rome
When in Rome(2010)
½

When in Rome is a typical romantic comedy with a ridiculous premise. It features a pretty funny cast and some funny scenes but also many cheezy ones... Harmless entertainment, could have been a little better !

Valentine's Day

Obviously, what attracts people to this movie is the insane cast (approx. 20 famous actors). The many intertwined storylines are sometimes funny, sometimes a little dramatic and sometimes cheezy. This movie is light, bubblegum entertainment. Not boring but kinda forgettable !

District 9
District 9(2009)
½

This film is definitely not what I expected. It starts off as a weird documentary and during the first 20 min. or so, you have no idea where the film is taking you. The movie is very original, intense and actually makes you feel for the aliens. Very good !

500 Days of Summer

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel were perfect for this movie telling the story of the relationship between Tim and Summer, in mixed up order. The film is original, corky, funny and touching all at once. It also features a fantastic soundtrack. Great indie flick that never gets cheezy. Two big thumbs up !

Nine
Nine(2009)

I like musicals (i.e.: Moulin Rouge, Chicago, etc.) but this one fell a little flat for me. It features an incredible cast of talented women including Marion Cotillard in the role of Guido's wife. Daniel Day-Lewis is outstanding once again. Around the middle of the film, you realize this will not really go anywhere and I was a little bored. I gave it 3 stars due to some superb musical numbers. If you don't like musicals, avoid this one.

It's Complicated

Light, funny and entertaining movie. Would have liked to see Steve Martin a little more. John Krasinski is very funny. Meryl Streep is great once again wether she's doing comedy or something dramatic... and she's cooking in this one too ! Some cheezy moments but enjoyable overall !

Legion
Legion(2010)

This film had more potential and I left the theater a little disappointed. Some cool special effects. Became a little boring towards the middle. The evil creatures looked like aliens out of the Men in Black movies. Still somewhat entertaining.

The Lovely Bones

I did not have a chance to read the book before seeing it. The movie was slow but pretty good overall, nice visuals from Peter Jackson, good acting, especially from Stanley Tucci in the "creepy" murderer role. Not too sure what I think about the ending...

The Book of Eli

A very interesting post-apocalyptic tale about a man who travels West and protects a sacred book. A few flashy and violent action sequences. The pace of the film is slow but it's never boring. Gary Oldman perfect in the role of the 'bad guy'.

Daybreakers
Daybreakers(2010)

I was pleasantly surprised by this film. It's nice to see an "original" vampire story. So many vampire movies and TV shows these days... The concept was very compelling... Earth 2019... Only 5% of the population is human and the rest are vampires ... running low on human blood to feed on ! Good action sequences... so-so computer effects at times. Still pretty good entertainment for January (the time of year where a lot of so-so films are released).

Julie & Julia
½

I finally got a chance to see this movie after hearing many good things. Once again, Meryl Streep's performance is outstanding. Amy Adams is also very good. Unfortunately, I was pretty bored throughout... the premise was not very exciting to me.

Up in the Air
½

Good... simple... "little" movie that makes you think. Very good performance from Clooney, but in a typical Clooney role. Good Cast, clever script. One twist towards the end that you probably won't see coming !

Sherlock Holmes

Great entertainment, awesome Guy Ritchie visual, one more amazing Downey Jr performance, a funny cameo... good supporting cast and good ending !

Avatar
Avatar(2009)

It was about time James Cameron made another movie. Avatar has spectacular special effects. Everything feels pretty real. The 3D effects were great. The Na'vi characters are really well made. The movie is 2h40m but never felt long. Sam Worthington is one of the biggest new movie stars of 2009 after "Terminator" earlier this year & "Avatar". Next up "Clash of the Titans" in 2010. This movie will definitely win a bunch of technical awards at the Academy Awards. Also features a great environmental message.

Brothers
Brothers(2009)

This is a very powerful film featuring three of the most talented young actors out there. Tobey Maguire's performance is completely riveting ... so convincing. I probably haven't been this moved by a film since "Blood Diamond" a few years back !!

The Blind Side
½

Sandra Bullock is back in a more serious role this time around. This is a story based on true events. We've seen this type of movie before but thanks to the great acting job from newcomer Quinton Aaron and from Sandra Bullock... this feel-good movie works perfectly !

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

"Precious" is already one of the front runners for the Academy Awards (March 2010). The acting from Gabourey Sidibe and Mo'Nique is purely outstanding. The movie is extremely tough at times as it portrays physical and psychological abuse. Lenny Kravitz and Mariah Carey are also part of the cast and do a good job with their small roles. You Must see this movie (currently playing at AMC Forum 22).

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

25-30M more spent on this one and it shows, way more polished. Awesome soundtrack... film is obviously aimed at teenage girls but still entertaining even with a few very cheezy moments. A little bit more action this time around and good special effects.

The Men Who Stare at Goats

Great cast, weird premise (a completely insane secret unit within the US army)... the movie is not very funny or dramatic... completely misses the mark and gets more and more ridiculous towards the end.

2012
2012(2009)
½

"2012" is what you expect it to be ... a 2h38 min. special effects extravaganza ! The storyline if filled with clichés and the film includes a few very very cheezy lines. Overall, maybe a little too long but awesome effects and very entertaining ! To be seen on the big screen...

Couples Retreat

The movie feature an interesting and very funny cast. Unfortunately, most of the funny parts were already seen in the trailer. The movie becomes less and less funny as time goes on and drags on towards the end. Very disappointing.

Michael Jackson's This Is It

I was very excited to see this movie. Was expecting it to be a little more polished. Really does feel like a documentary. Humanizes MJ ... incredible soundtrack and features some amazing dancing. Two big thumbs up... makes you wanna dance :)

The Stepfather
½

This movie was exactly what I expected it to be. Typical, cheezy at times but never boring. It delivers a ridiculous storyline, some so-so acting, some scary scenes... somewhat entertaining and completely forgettable.

Paranormal Activity

I was curious to see what all the fuss was about ! They definitely did a very good job on a very slim 11,000$ budget. The pacing is really slow... but the mood in the theater is tense. I don't usually get freaked out by horror movies and didn't here either, I was just a little stressed towards the end. If horror movies freak you out, this should do the trick !

Zombieland
Zombieland(2009)
½

I finally got a chance to see the movie everyone was raving about. Awesome opening credits. Hilarious Dialogue. One of the best cameo ever. Very random cast ... but it works ! Insanely funny thrill ride ... don't miss it !

Law Abiding Citizen
½

3rd Gerard Butler movie in 4 months... I went to see it expecting another good but typical "loving father wants revenge" flick. The movie puts a new spin on the tired genre and takes it to a whole new level... even reminding us, at times, of movies like "Saw" and "Hannibal". The movie I was expecting to see took place in the 1st 15 min. Much better than anticipated, keeps you guessing what will happen next and what Gerard's character is thinking !

The Invention of Lying

Very original Premise... some very funny but also weird moments. Cool cast (Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe, Tina Fey, etc.) Look out for the Cop in the film, very funny cameo !

Surrogates
Surrogates(2009)

Half original concept. Parts of the movie and premise reminded me of better movies like "Minority Report" and "A.I.". The movie is short (not even 1h30) but action packed and overall pretty entertaining.

Fame
Fame(2009)
½

Fame 2009 : So-So acting from young actors at times, film filled with clichés ... completely predictable. Mildly entertaining !

Sorority Row
Sorority Row(2009)

Typical horror movie , stupid characters, bad acting, some gore... somewhat entertaining, totally forgettable !

All About Steve
½

The movie had an okay trailer, some funny bits (the only funny parts in the film), it received the worst reviews of the year... and it deserves it, that's too bad Bullock (The Proposal) and Cooper (The Hangover) have proven this summer they can be funny with the right script ! Don't waste your time !

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

The movie was better than expected. You just need to turn off your brain for 2 hours to enjoy this fast-paced action flick. Great special effects. Channing Tatum is perfect to play Duke with his not-so-great acting skills. I would have maybe cut out 15-20 min., a little too long but still entertaining !

The Final Destination

This movie is everything you expect it to be... They kill them in crazy and gory ways, the acting is not very good and the movie is completely predictable. The 3D factor adds some extra entertainment and I thought this 4th installment was a little better than the 3rd one...

Inglourious Basterds
½

Best movie of the year ! Tarantino proves once again he's one of the best filmmakers out there, he's daring and original. Great dialogue, big focus on music (mostly instrumental), great acting and awesome storyline ! !

The Hurt Locker

Straight-forward, gripping war movie. The film follows three men on a bomb disposal unit in 2004 Iraq. Intense, brutal, riveting ! Good shot at a academy nod for Best Picture next year...

The Ugly Truth
½

This is the 2nd big romantic comedy of the summer (after the Proposal). Katherine Heigl shines once again and proves she is now one of the biggest female movie stars out there. The plot and situations in the film are completely over the top but often very funny (the baseball date, the dinner date with the underwear, etc.) ! I still prefered "The Proposal" between the two.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

I've seen every Potter movie once and have never read the books. The latest film does not contain much action but is still pretty entertaining... a lot of time spent on the relationship between the teenagers in the film. Good but somewhat forgettable !

Bruno
Bruno(2009)
½

Sacha Baron Cohen is back with another one of his outrageous characters ! If you enjoyed Borat, you'll definitely appreciate this flick... it's funny, disturbing, crazy and hilarious !!!

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

This is a typical mindless summer blockbuster ! Crazy special effects, a hot girl and some silly humor... I think 2h30m is a little long for this type of flick... and think that some of the fast-paced robot fight sequences can make some viewers dizzy ! Fun but somewhat forgettable ...

Land of the Lost

The reviews were bad, it bombed at the box office ... so my expectations were pretty low. The most exciting stuff was shown in the trailer... With Will Ferrell, it's sort of a hit and miss... this one's a miss. Got very long towards the end... probably not even worth renting unless you're a major Ferrell fan.

Year One
Year One(2009)
½

This movie teams up Jack Black and Michael Cera... as cavemen. There are some interesting supporting characters. Overall, some funny moments but probably just worth a rental. A lot of it is not that funny, seems like a long sketch.

Angels & Demons

I probably would have enjoyed this movie if I hadn't read the book beforehand... When a book is adapted to the big screen, you expect certain elements to be left out. Unfortunately, in this movie adaptation, many plot points were altered which made the storyline a lot less compelling !

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

In this typical "hostage" flick, Travolta plays the bad guy and Denzel plays the usual normal guy / hero. The movie is predictable but entertaining. Pretty good but not very original.

Up
Up(2009)
½

The geniuses at Pixar did it once again... with their 10th picture. This story is sometimes hilarious (Russell, Doug & Kevin) and sometimes very touching (the love that Carl has for his wife). The instrumental score will stay in your head and move you. Near the beginning of the film, there is a short wordless montage that is probably one of the best moments in animation movie history!!! Just that part of the film is worth your trip to the multiplex !

Drag Me to Hell
½

The premise... a young woman works at a bank, refuses a loan for an old gypsy who curses her... The movie is completely crazy at times, will make you jump and laugh out loud. Ridiculous but somewhat entertaining !

The Hangover
The Hangover(2009)
½

I had been looking forward to this movie since I saw the trailer for the 1st time. 4 guys (including 1 weirdo brother-in-law) go to Vegas to celebrate a bachelor party and everything goes wrong... Funny, crazy and hilarious as expected ! !

Rudo y Cursi
Rudo y Cursi(2009)

The two stars of "Y Tu Mama Tambien" reunite in this film telling the story of two brothers from a poor neighborhood who make it in the world of professional soccer. The film switches back and forth from comedy to drama... sort of gets lost midway through but ends well. Fun to see these two together again !

Sin Nombre
Sin Nombre(2009)
½

A very powerful film telling the story of a young guy who is part of a street gang in South America... and what he must face when he goes against his leader. Intense, very intense... great acting and very good movie overall !

Terminator Salvation

The movie got some so-so comments from the public but I really enjoyed it. It was fast paced fun, lots of action, great special effects. It obviously wasn't anywhere near as good as T2 but still totally worth watching.

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian

Pretty entertaining summer family flick !! way better than the first one, some interesting ideas, great cast including Amy Adams !

The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
½

With this movie, they tried to transform "Scrooged" into a romantic comedy... with the cheezy Matthew "orange tanned" McConaughey , who's actually becoming a parody of himself. Thank God for the refreshing Jennifer Garner, the only positive thing about this movie. Boring, predictable and not very funny !

Fighting
Fighting(2009)

Sort of a mix between "Fight Club" and "Never Back Down"... As expected, Channing Tatum is not the greatest actor but is supported by the very good Terrence Howard. Typical but light and entertaining flick !

X-Men Origins - Wolverine

Everyone was so enthusiastic about this movie... I left the theater entertained but also a little disappointed ! It was better than the last X-Men installment but weaker than X1 & X2. The supporting cast was awesome but... underused ! And the movie contained some very cliché shots and dialog. Overall, a fun summer blockbuster !

Star Trek
Star Trek(2009)
½

I have never been a Star Trek fan, quite the opposite actually. I saw 2-3 Star Trek films and hated them. This time around, J.J. Abrams tries to reboot the franchise with a whole new cast with Chris Pine in the lead. The result is great, I was completely entertained. Great action, great special effects and many laughs !

Fifty Dead Men Walking

Based on true events and starring the rising star of "21" and "Across the Universe" Jim Sturgess. The film is a great drama that also packs a lot of action but becomes a little long towards the end. Good movie.

Crank 2: High Voltage

Wow. I can't believe how bad this movie was ! I was expecting over-the-top... but wtf !? Halfway through the movie, I felt my brain melt... it's crazy flashy quick music video style and insane storyline became unbearable towards the end. Avoid this film ! One of the 2 worst movies of the year with "Observe and Report".

17 Again
17 Again(2009)

I was completely entertained by this little "cutesy" film featuring the oh-so-annoying Zac Efron. Typical, predictable .... but funny, light and entertaining !

Observe and Report
½

Seth Rogen and Anna Faris are two of the funniest actors out there right now... It had a few funny parts. Suprisingly, It received some pretty good reviews, but this movie is a complete mess. Worst movie I saw since last summer's Love Guru & Zohan ! Painful to watch towards the end !

Fast & Furious

I liked the first one, the 2nd one was so-so and I skipped the 3rd. This time, all the original actors are back ! The film is so over the top and doesn't make much sense... the acting is not very good but I must say the actions scenes and special effects were really good !

Adventureland
½

Surprisingly, this was one of the best reviewed films of the year. I must say I was a little disappointed. It's a nice simple film, but nothing more. I even prefered last year's Nick & Norah !

Monsters vs. Aliens

Fun movie with great animation and cool 3D effects... it aslo features a very diverse cast of celebrities for voices. Very funny, especially Seth Rogen as the blue blob :)

Duplicity
Duplicity(2009)

First lead role for Julia Roberts since 2001's "Closer" also co-starring Clive Owen. The story of this film is intriguing but also confusing... without knowing who's being honest and only finding out about a central part of the storyline in the last 20 min. of the film. Still pretty enjoyable !

I Love You, Man

The film is fun, light and hilarious ! Paul Rudd is great in the dorky husband-to-be role... with lots of funny one-liners that don't make much sense. Jason Segel is once again hilarious in the just-too-honest friend role. Would have be nice to see the funny Andy Samberg a little more... oh well ! The film also features a cool soundtrack !!

Knowing
Knowing(2009)

Nicolas Cage is back in a way better film than his last one... the flop "Bangkok Dangerous". This film is exciting and intriguing all along... some great special effects... keeps you on the edge of your seat... until the so-so ending ! Still worth watching !

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Definitely a chick flick ... but a good one... Isla Fisher in the lead pulls it off brilliantly... sometimes over the top funny.. sometimes dramatic. Fluffy. Light. Predictable. Entertaining.

Fired Up
Fired Up(2009)
½

Mindless fun... similar (but not as funny) to the American Pie series... The premise : two football players go to cheerleading camp to pick up girls... some funny bits, some not so funny... only worth renting... maybe...

Watchmen
Watchmen(2009)

Here's the biggest movie of the year so far... but also a big disappointment ! FIrst, way too long .. nearly 3 hours... The action scenes were cool, but not enough of them... could have been way better !

Frozen River
Frozen River(2008)

Frozen River is a small low-budget film that got media attention after Melissa Leo was nominated for an Oscar for her perfomance as a mom who struggles to provide for her family and will go pretty far...

Frost/Nixon
Frost/Nixon(2008)

I had my doubts about this one, not being a big fan of political movies, but the film was actually pretty interesting. You'll get to learn a lot if like me you did not know much about President Nixon.

The Reader
The Reader(2008)
½

The Reader tell the story of a 15 year old kid who has an affair with an older woman in Germany in the 1950s ... their paths cross again later in life... and Kate Winslet delivers a very strong performance. Time to reward her with an Oscar !

Bolt
Bolt(2008)

Pretty smart and cute kiddy flick ! Very smart writing and funny references to the TV industry... but it doesn't stand a chance against "Wall*E" for best animated feature on Sunday.

Milk
Milk(2008)

This movie tells the story of Harvey Milk, first openly gay politician elected in the US and killed during the 70s. Sean Penn is brilliant once again in the title role. Powerful portrait of a man who dedicated his life to go against prejudice. Good movie.

Doubt
Doubt(2008)
½

The movie tells the story of a boy who might have been abused by a priest in a religious school. The film features stellar performances from Amy Adams, Viola Davis, Philip Seymour Hoffman... but mostly from Meryl Street. Much better film than I had anticipated !

Rachel Getting Married

Simple little indie film about a girl who get out of rehab and must deal with her family during her sister's wedding. Anne Hathaway proves here she can do something else than just comedies... and she is now an Academy Award nominee due to this role...

Push
Push(2009)

Cool concept, similar to TV's Heroes in parts... Overall, fun movie but ran a little too long. Dakota Fanning does a great job as the 13 year old who helps the hero in this story.

He's Just Not That Into You

Great ensemble cast, interesting concept... but completely predictable... Also, the movie is over two hours long, too long for a light comedy about relationship... and I also found the funniest bits were already seen in the trailer. Okay, but not great!

Taken
Taken(2009)

Overall, the movie was pretty entertaining.... Liam Neeson did a decent job playing the lead... The first part of the film was really cheezy, unbelievable and badly written (especially the Pop star storyline)... and the last 30 sec. was pretty cheezy also. The action in the middle was fun though...

Bride Wars
Bride Wars(2009)

This chick flick is light and predictable... as you would assume. The two lead actresses are pretty funny but the storyline is really far fetched. okay, cute, forgettable !

My Bloody Valentine 3-D
½

Typical horror movie.... blood, guts, stupid people, poor script, bad acting... but slight difference with this one, it's in 3D... the movie was not boring, it was pretty stupid, the 3D effect made it a bit more interesting.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven) does it again... this is a very original and magnificent story told... great special effects and makeup... awesome acting... it actually reminded me of "Forrest Gump" at times. 3hours and it did not feel long to me !

Revolutionary Road
½

Kate & Leo are back together 12 years after "Titanic"... with less romance ... and more fighting this time around. Good directing from Sam Mendes (American Beauty) and great acting from the 2 leads, two of the best actors from their generation. The film is quite sad and depressing at times but worth a look.

Gran Torino
Gran Torino(2009)
½

Once again, Clint Eastwood does it, directs and stars in an outsanding film... where he plays a grumpy old man (owner of a Gran Torino) who finally lets people in... the story will grab you and move you...

Marley & Me
Marley & Me(2008)

I did not expect much from this cute little film. Interesting cast (Aniston, Wilson) but was a little worried about the storyline being centered around a dog. It turned better than I thought, sometimes go pretty dramatic... but in my opinion, the film should have been 20-30 min. shorter... it really dragged during the last part.

Slumdog Millionaire

This is the new film directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, The Beach, etc.). It takes place in India where a young man wins big on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" and tells us how he got there. The premise is a little strange but the story is so well told. Best movie I've seen in quite a while !! Awesome !

The Wrestler
The Wrestler(2008)

Not a very exciting movie, very slow paced, but outstanding performance from Mickey Rourke playing an old Hulk Hogan-ish wrestler in the downfall of his career.

Seven Pounds
Seven Pounds(2008)

You must be patient with this film... it starts off very slow... without much information as to what is going on... and is quite depressing at times... The reviews were not too great but the public has been liking it much better... it all comes together and makes sense at one point... and features some very touching scenes...

Bedtime Stories
½

Adam Sandler is back... in a family friendly Disney flick this time around... Whoever is a fan of Sandler humor should enjoy it... even though some of it has been toned down for kids in the audience... cute, entertaining, but this film probably won't be remembered for too long...

Yes Man
Yes Man(2008)

The premise reminded me of "Liar Liar" but the movie is nowhere near as funny. Jim Carrey is back doing what he does best... and it works. The movie is light, cute and fun.. perfect holiday entertainment.

Australia
Australia(2008)
½

Running time is almost 3 hrs and it does drag a little during the last third... aside from that, the adventure/romance flick is very good and gripping. Great acting job from the two leads and great directing once again from Luhrmann.

The Day the Earth Stood Still
½

Okay for a sci-fi alien movie. I was worried the end would be crap, but it turned out okay. Entertaining flick... but nothing more...

Four Christmases

This romantic Holiday comedy was destroyed by critics. I wasn't bored watching it but a lot of the jokes fell flat.. The cast is too good for this not-so-great script. So-so !

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Just like the original, this one is a great and cute entertaining flick for everyone... and I love those penguins !! Very funny.

Role Models
Role Models(2008)

This is a simple funny movie... Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott make a great comedic pair... some crude and random jokes will take you by surprise... but only to make you laugh :)

Twilight
Twilight(2008)
½

Sometimes when a book is adapted to the big screen, the result is not that great (i.e. Da Vinci Code)... but I must say, I was pleased with the result. The movie is slow-paced at times (just like the book) but totally entertaining. This is the beginning of a new movie franchise...

Changeling
Changeling(2008)
½

Excellent movie from Mr. Eastwood once again... Very powerful but also very frustrating at times. Angelina is outstanding in the lead role as the mother to the missing boy and deserves an Oscar nomination for her performance !

Quantum of Solace
½

Like most critics, I agreed this movie was weaker than the last ''007'' flick... a wekaer storyline... but still very entertaining and action-packed ! looking forward to the next one...

Quarantine
Quarantine(2008)
½

Perfect time of year for this kind of movie... Unfortunately, not all horror movies are good.. far from that ! The shaky camera got annoying pretty fast... not much of a storyline... a waste of my time !

Body of Lies
Body of Lies(2008)

Another terrorist movie... but this time with Leo... once again outstanding in this role. The storyline can be a little hard to follow at times... but it is a good movie.... not great, but good.

Blindness
Blindness(2008)

This movie was completely brutal to watch. It will be hard for most people to handle... The acting is good but... the film is slow, painful and sometimes feels like a horror flick.

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Pretty simple but effective movie without much of a storyline... saved by some funny one-liners and a killer indie rock soundtrack !

Ghost Town
Ghost Town(2008)
½

Not worth 10 bucks or so.. okay film... funny during the 1st half... a little more dramatic near the end. Ricky Gervais is pretty funny as the weird jerk who happens to be dentist.

Eagle Eye
Eagle Eye(2008)

Crazy over the top... fast-paced action sequences... as long as you don't ask too many questions, you'll be entertained and on the edge of your seat.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
½

I use to hate Woody Allen movie... up until Match Point a few years back... also starring Scarlett. I enjoyed this film a lot... simple... great images... music... and a peculiar narrator.

Lakeview Terrace

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My Best Friend's Girl

Typical romantic comedy with some of Dane Cook's crude humor... predictable but entertaining.

Righteous Kill

De Niro and Pacino have been in a lot of so-so flicks over the last few years. It's nice to see them together again after so long... and the movie is actually pretty good too.

The Women
The Women(2008)
½

This remake of a 1939 movie can't even be saved by it's famous cast of ladies. The 1st half is tolerable in part due to sexy Eva Mendes. The 2nd half will bore you to death with it's lack of storyline.

Burn After Reading

After last year's No Country For Old Men, time for something completely different this time around from the Coen brothers. This dark comedic thriller is definitely not for everyone. I did enjoy it and I must say Brad Pitt is hilarious...

Bangkok Dangerous

The reviews were horrible... but the movie is actually alright. I thought 'Next' last year was better but this one is still entertaining with Nicolas Cage playing the usual hitman.

Death Race
Death Race(2008)

Jason Statham ... as a driver.... how original ! But this late summer action movie is still very fast-paced and entertaining !

Tropic Thunder

Great Hollywood Satire.. Funny Cast. Great hilarious supporting role for Tom Cruise... and a bunch of cameos.

Pineapple Express
½

Another funny Rogen flick. Nice to see Franco play a completely different role... Way funnier than I had anticipated.. Hilarious !

Step Brothers
½

Frist off, the premise is completely ridiculous... everyone in this movie seems mentally challenged. Some of it was funny and a lot of it was just plain dumb. My brain melted and the last portion of the film was exhausting to watch.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Very entertaining due to the cool 3D effects... not worth watching unless you put those 3D glasses on !

The Dark Knight

Finally got to see the movie everyone is talking about.. including the must-see performance of the year. Incredible acting from Ledger.... much better than previous Batman flick.

Iron Man
Iron Man(2008)

This one defintely ranks as one of the best superhero movies.... Downey Jr. is awesome in the title role... the supporting cast is great, and it now looks like the gang will be back for Part II in April 2010.

The Strangers

It's nice to see an old school horror movie that's all about suspense and not all abour gore... I was stressed out, it worked. Edge of your seat fun !

WALL-E
WALL-E(2008)
½

Another great example of genius storytelling from the people of Pixar. Barely any spoken words... (aside from Wall*E and e-ve!) but it works !

U2 3D
U2 3D(2007)
½

Great 3D effect, makes me what to see them live again !!! 80 or so minutes from the last Vertigo tour... outdoor concert in Buenos Aires... Fun Fun !

Hancock
Hancock(2008)

Entertaining but definitely not one of the best Will Smith flicks.... the concept was interesting, cool special effects... but the plot became pretty weak in the 2nd half of the film...

The Love Guru

I couldn't believe how much of a disaster this movie was... no wonder it flopped so bad when it was released against "Get Smart" which is a much better movie.

After the first 20 min., it started getting painful to watch... the only funny thing about this movie is Justin Timberlake playing a hockey player from Quebec, but he's only in the movie for about 10 min.

Wanted
Wanted(2008)
½

This movie was off the chain ! Great plot, wicked stunts, awesome twists.... reminded me of a bunch of movies like "The Matrix", "Fight Club", etc... Still, best movie in a long while !!! gotta see it again ...

Get Smart
Get Smart(2008)
½

Really enjoyed this comedy, cool cast, clever humour... and Steve Carell is hilarious once again !

The Happening

I'm a big fan of Shyamalan movies and was looking forward to this one, it kept me intrigued the whole time... and was definitely better than "Lady in the Water"... hard to have a great ending with this kind of movie, the ending is "alright"...

You Don't Mess With the Zohan

It's nice to have a good time at a Sandler movie after the disappointment of last year's Chuck & Larry. Some jokes go to far or go on and on.. and on.. for too long. But still very funny overall.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

It was nice to see the 1st INDY movie in 19 years... started off pretty good and then.... it became more and more ridiculous and over the top... a little disappointed ! Iron Man is still the best summer movie so far ...

What Happens in Vegas

I was excepting much and was pleasantly surprised. Good chemistry between the two leads. Predictable but light and entertaining !

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

This movie had some hilarious moments (mostly in the 1st half)... The producers of 40 Year Old Virgin & Knocked Up do it all over again... great entertainment !

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
½

This sequel had its funny moments and some not-so funny... If you enjoyed the 1st one, you'll probably love this one...

Smart People
Smart People(2008)

Small corky flick ... nice to see Ellen Page again. interesting cast even if I'm no fan of Sarah Jessica Parker... pretty good overall !

The Ruins
The Ruins(2008)

Most horror movies lately have been total crap! but I actually enjoyed this one quite a bit... I'm not easily grossed out but this one is quite gory (should have received a 16+ rating in my opinion)... if you're looking to be stressed out and grossed out, check this movie out !

21
21(2008)
½

Fun good enterainment... nice to see Kevin Spacey back in a good movie... even more interesting than the trailer made it out to be...

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!

Kids love it and now I know why... best kids/animated movie I've seen in quite a while... funny stuff !

Never Back Down

The movie was 100% predictable and cheezy at times... but I was still entertained the whole way through... and enjoyed the soundtrack also !

La Ligne brisee
½

Could have been better, kind of disapointed ! The acting was pretty good but the scenario... not so much. One big coincidence in the scenario is completely ridiculous... at that last line at the end, should have been cut out !!!

10,000 B.C.
10,000 B.C.(2008)

I have been looking forward to this movie for months... and was a little disapointed... It's worth seeing it on the big screen for the stunning visual effects... I would have taken out 2-3 corny scenes... and the historical aspect does not make any sense.. but still was entertained.

Charlie Bartlett
½

Fun entertaining dramatic comedy... interesting storyline... the kid in the lead role (you may have seen him in last year's Alpha Dog) is actually pretty convincing... great soundtrack !

Vantage Point
½

I really liked it, great action packed thriller... interesting concept, good cast...

Jumper
Jumper(2008)
½

The reviews were horrible... but I really enjoyed it. The ending could have been a little better, but fun overall idea and concept and cool special effects...

Borderline
Borderline(2008)
½

Had the potential to be a lot better... good acting... but very slow and boring at times.

Atonement
Atonement(2007)
½

Very good movie even if it's really slow, especially at the beginning.... amazingly told with some twists with the timeline...

No Country for Old Men
½

A strange cop/killer movie with a western twist... Javier Bardem is great at playing the creepy killer... not sure what to make of the weird ending...

There Will Be Blood
½

There Will Be Blood is an intense and powerful film... and it's also a very strange one. Daniel Day-Lewis' performance is incredible and he deserves all the praise he's been receiving...

Untraceable
Untraceable(2008)

Pretty good serial killer film... a bit of a cross between "Seven" (my all-time favorite movie) and the "Saw" films... not crazy about the abrupt ending...

Fool's Gold
Fool's Gold(2008)

Worst movie I've seen in quite a while... not funny, the action is not great... neither is the acting !... Trust me, skip this one !

Cloverfield
Cloverfield(2008)
½

I liked it a lot, was original, simple in a way and completely intriguing...unfortunately, it made me feel quite sick after the 1st half hour... 1st time a movie ever makes me feel sick :(

Charlie Wilson's War

Not big on political movies, but this one had a great cast and very interesting storyline...

Juno
Juno(2007)
½

The best great indie hit since "Little Miss Sunshine"... Ellen Page is awesome as "Juno".. and deserves all the credit she is receiving.. don't miss this one !

The Golden Compass

Better than I expected ... enjoyed it more than "Narnia"... good special effects, interesting story...

I Am Legend
I Am Legend(2007)
½

Very good movie. Will Smith is great as usual... will keep you on the edge of your seat... great special effects !

L'Âge des ténèbres (The Age of Ignorance) (Days of Darkness)

We've been hearing about this film for over a year. Most reviews were horrible.. but the film is pretty good... the 1st half works really well and Marc Labrèche is outstanding!

Blade Runner
Blade Runner(1982)

With the director's cut now in theaters, I finally had a chance to see this classic sci-fi hit. The movie aged really well... but is very slow paced.

Enchanted
Enchanted(2007)
½

More entertaining than I expected... laughed quite a bit... perfect Disney flick for kds and families this time of year.

Awake
Awake(2007)
½

Very good twisted thriller... short but kept me completely entertained...

The Mist
The Mist(2007)

Good Stephen King movie, some not so great special effects in the beginning, and a weird ending, but still pretty good!

American Gangster

nice to seee Washington play something else than the perfect cop for a change... and he's brilliant.. what a movie... over 2 and a half hours of pure entertainment. One of the best movies of the year!

Bee Movie
Bee Movie(2007)

very smart and entertaining film... lots of pop culture references and jokes kids won't get, great animation... fun all around.

Dan in Real Life

better than I expected. Carrell proves once again (after 2006's Little Miss Sunshine) that he's more than just a goof ball... cute simple touching flick!

Eastern Promises

One of the best movies this fall... great film, brilliant performance from Viggo! and a few very violent scenes...

Saw IV
Saw IV(2007)

extremely gory again this time around... interesting script... a little confusing, but overall still good Halloween scary entertainment!

Into the Wild
½

slow film... but very good film overall... oustanding performance from Emile Hirsch in the lead role....

Good Luck Chuck

Alright... could have been better...

The Heartbreak Kid

Pretty funny but I'm sick of Ben Stiller always playing the same role... nowhere near as good as "There's Something About Mary".

30 Days of Night

Some scenes are very gory for this 13+ film... intersting movie, but a little too long and repetitive towards the end.

Across the Universe

Awesome movie, fantastic soundtrack, I'll have to see it again!

The Game Plan

Cute family film, more entertaining than I had imagined.

We Own the Night

Great movie especially due to Joaquin Pheonix phenomenal acting!

The Kingdom
The Kingdom(2007)

somewhat entertaining but some stuff did not make any sense...