<b>John Lambrix:</b> <font size="1">(Before Jace's match with T-Rex Turner)</font> <i>How you feelin'?</i>
<b>Jace:</b> <i>Like a dinosaur snack.</i>
Going to the Mate, a Disney Channel Original Movie, stars Andrew Lawrence as Jason "Jace" Newfield, a blind popular New York City teenager who plays drums in the band and playing baseball with his friends. His family decides to move to a small Utah town where his peers begin to treat him differently, and he soon finds out that it is because people think that he is a snob, and not because he is blind. Desperate to fit in, he finds out that if he wants to be accepted, he must join a sport. He decides to try his luck with wrestling.
A very entertaining and inspirational film. This film shows us you can do anything you set your mind to whether you have a disability or not.
Andrew Lawrence is a talented young actor and he gave a very realistic performance as a blind teen. D.B. Sweeney, Wayne Brady, and Khleo Thomas performances stood out as well. An over all great film not to be missed.
In Stockholm, Mikael Blomkvist is a leftist journalist who's lost a libel case brought by a right-wing industrialist who set Blomkvist up. While he awaits his jail sentence, a fading CEO hires him to find out who murdered his niece - she disappeared 40 years ago. It happened on an island with few suspects, almost all members of the magnate's family. Mikael combs through files and news photos, interviews the investigator, and gets unanticipated help from Lisbeth Salander, a computer hacker with few social skills, a checkered childhood, and an abusive court-appointed guardian, the first of several men we meet who hate women. The investigation puts them in danger.
First off, thank goodness for English subtitles! If not for those, I don't think I would've finished watching.
I had no idea what The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was about or even heard of it until my good friend Daryl (bigdaddydaryl) send me his review. I'm glad he did. I wished I'd had the chance to read the book prior to watching the film though. I'm not sure if the film stuck with the book or not but I enjoyed the it either way. There was drama, vengeance, murder, mystery, tattooing, and even a wee bit of romance in the film. I also have to point out what a great performance Noomi Rapace (Lisbeth Salander) gave, she was brilliant! I'd like to read The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest before giving those films a watch.
Thanks for sending your review Daryl (bigdaddydaryl) , even thou you did rate it poorly lol, I still want to see it for myself just because of the young, talented actress Ellen Page has the starring role.
Frank, Joe, Marvin, and Victoria used to be the CIA's top agents -- but the secrets they know just made them the Agency's top targets. Now framed for assassination, they must use all of their collective cunning, experience and teamwork to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers and stay alive. To stop the operation, the team embarks on an impossible, cross-country mission to break into the top-secret CIA headquarters, where they will uncover one of the biggest conspiracies and cover-ups in government history.
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A definite must see film.
With a superb cast and plot, what's not to love!
It's Date Night
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That very bruised and beaten girl in the background is Jennifer Hills (Sarah Butler), who wasn?t so damaged when she decided to rent a cabin in the woods for a little R&R so that she could work on her novel in the peace and quiet of nature. But Jennifer?s arrival sparked the curiosity of a few locals, whose inquisitiveness soon turns into grotesque violence as they repeatedly rape and brutalize her just for the fun of it. Unfortunately for these boys, they messed with the wrong girl, as Jennifer methodically hunts them down one by one in her own efforts to show them a little justice. Eye for an eye. Tooth for a tooth. Snip for snip.
A remake of the controversial 1979 cult classic, I Spit on Your Grave retells the horrific tale of writer Jennifer Hills, who takes a retreat from the city to a charming cabin in the woods to start on her next book. But Jennifer?s presence in the small town attracts the attention of a few morally deprived locals who set out one night to teach this city girl a lesson. They break into her cabin to scare her. However, what starts out as terrifying acts of humiliation and intimidation, quickly and uncontrollably escalates into a night of physical abuse and torturous assault. But before they can kill her, Jennifer sacrifices her broken and beaten body to a raging river that washes her away. As time passes, the men slowly stop searching for her body and try to go back to life as usual. But that isn?t about to happen. Against all odds, Jennifer Hills survived her ordeal. Now, with hell bent vengeance, Jennifer?s sole purpose is to turn the tables on these animals and to inflict upon them every horrifying and torturous moment they carried out on her? only much, much worse.
For pervasive strong sadistic brutal violence, rape and torture, nudity and language.
If you haven't seen the original film, Day of the Woman (1978) aka "I Spit on Your Grave", then the remake may not be for everyone. Especially the squeamish at heart and tummy's.
A murder. A suspect. A shadow of a doubt.
Before and After stars Liam Neeson and Meryl Streep as Ben and Carolyn Ryan, parents of Jacob played by Edward Furlong. Jacob is a teenager accused of murdering his girlfriend and immediately flees, not knowing it was an accident, his father destroys all evidence to protect his son, no matter what the cost.
I really enjoyed this film. Liam Neeson and Meryl Streep played their roles wonderfully, with such emotion.
It was intriguing to see how every member of the family were effected in different ways and how they all reacted to this terrible ordeal and I thought the outcome turned out perfect, even though they were all scared from this one accident it brought them all together as a family.
Milo Boyd, a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter, gets his dream job when he is assigned to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife, reporter Nicole Hurly. He thinks all that's ahead is an easy payday, but when Nicole gives him the slip so she can chase a lead on a murder cover-up, Milo realizes that nothing ever goes simply with him and Nicole. The exes continually one-up each other - until they find themselves on the run for their lives. They thought their promise to love, honor and obey was tough - staying alive is going to be a whole lot tougher.
In my opinion, Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston should have never been paired up together in this film, as a married or divorced couple. The two just didn't fit well on screen together, no chemistry at all. Sure they were a few laughs throughout the film, but nothing noteworthy. Aniston can stick with these kinds of films, comedy/romance and Gerard can go back to what he's best at, action/thriller flicks. Enough said.
The film tells the story of 3 characters from different walks of life, who all intersect with each other unknowingly. First off there is Parmie Tarzo a mob boss, played by Vincent D'Onofrio. He wants nothing more than to be famous. Next we have Sully a septic tank cleaner, played by Ethan Hawke. He wants his unborn child to be a genius. Then we have Jasper, a deaf mute butcher, played by Seymour Cassel. He works as the mobsters butcher, hacking people up. After we meet all the characters and see a small glimpse of their lives, the story unfolds to show how they eventually connect with each other.
I have to say this film was a bit strange and unusual, but in a good way. It's listed as a crime, drama film but I found it to be more comical than anything. The story line was interesting enough and all 3 actors played their characters very well. D'Onofrio's character was a bit off the wall but that seems to be the case in all the roles he plays.
<I>Downhill Racer becomes the best movie ever made about sports -- without really being about sports at all.</I> --Roger Ebert--
Robert Redford plays David Chappellet, a cocky, self centered ski racer. His only goal is winning and becoming a champion. He clashes with his coach and teammates. He seems incapable of friendships, relationships, and even communicating with anyone. In the end, Chappellet conquers his goal.
<I>"I'm warning you, I am a lethal killing machine. It was a secret government experiment. They did stuff to me. Spooky stuff. Anal stuff. It turned me into a dangerous telekinetic. In the words of Ancient Taoist masters, Don't start none. Won't be none."</I>
After being betrayed and left for dead, members of a CIA black ops team root out those who targeted them for assassination.
The Losers was a great kick ass action film with an awesome cast of characters and some hilarious comedy thrown in between. What more could you ask for?
I grew up watching Scooby-Doo and the gang, I've watched the other 2 films with Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Matthew Lillard, so I couldn't pass this one up when I came across it.
Not bad, considering I've never heard of the cast and the story stuck close to the original cartoons. The film just shows how the whole gang got together.
<font size="4"><b>Machete (2010)</b></font
September 3rd, 2010
Robert De Niro
Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez
Action, Crime, Thriller
The film focuses on Machete (Trejo), a renegade former "Mexican Federale". After a shakedown with a druglord (Seagal), Machete roams the towns and streets of Texas looking to do yard work in exchange for money. Michael Benz (Fahey), a local businessman and spin doctor, explains to Machete that McLaughlin (De Niro), a corrupt senator, is sending hundreds of illegal immigrants out of the country. In order to stop this, Benz offers Machete $150,000 to kill McLaughlin. Machete accepts the murder contract. As Machete attempts to assassinate McLaughlin during a rally, he is double-crossed and one of Benz's henchmen shoots him. It is revealed that Benz orchestrated the entire attempted assassination as part of a false flag operation to gain public support for McLaughlin's harsh anti-immigration laws. By setting up Machete as the patsy, the conspirators make it appear that an outlaw illegal Mexican immigrant has tried to assassinate the senator.
A wounded Machete is taken to a hospital to be treated for wounds, and escapes from the guards before he can be arrested. Agent Sartana (Alba), a persistent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, is sent by her superior, Lt. Stillman (Johnson), to go find and capture the injured Machete. Machete, with the help of Luz (Rodriguez), a saucy taco slinger, recruits Padre Benito del Toro (Marin), Machete's "holy" brother. To take revenge on Benz, Machete kidnaps Benz's wife and his daughter, April (Lohan), who has a penchant for guns. After encountering Machete, Sartana begins to have a special interest in the blade slinger. Machete rallies a group of illegal immigrants together, and begins to hunt the people who double crossed him.
<font size="3"><center><i>"They fucked with the wrong Mexican."</i></center></font>
Hell Yeah! I'm counting the days to see this film. The casting and plot is simply superb and the trailer was freakin awesome! GO TREJO!
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<I>"Don't lie to me! Love ain't done nothing for me! Love beat me down! Made me feel worthless!"</I>
Precious is constantly abused physically and mentally by her mother, raped and impregnated by her own father but that didn't keep her down, she was determined to fight and pull herself up and change her life for the better. In the end, she did just that.
Very emotional and heart wrenching film, with a very unforgettable story and outstanding performance from Gabourey Sidibe who plays Precious. Mo'Nique's performance as Precious's mother was amazing and down right scary. This film shows us how 'precious' our lives are compared to others.
This film is definitely not for the squeamish!
<I>This is not my family. You are not my Father. And the breath I take after I kill you will be the first breath of my life.</I>
Raizo is one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the merciless execution of his friend by the Clan, Raizo breaks free from them and vanishes. Now he waits, preparing to exact his revenge. Teaming up with Europol investigator Mika, Raizo steadily butchers his enemies while inching ever closer to the long-awaited bloody reunion with his former master.
Ninja Assassin has to be the best martial arts film I've seen in a very long time. The fight scenes were incredible and brutal, loads of bloodshed throughout the entire film, and the weapons used were way to cool not to mention. I also loved the flashback scenes of Raizo's training as a child, it gave his character more meaning to me and also crucial to his back story. Though Raizo doesn't show much emotion throughout the film, the flashbacks shows you exactly why.