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October Sky
October Sky(1999)

I'm in middle school and my lazy teachers show a lot of movies (because they don't want to teach), and 90% of them are crap beyond belief, but October sky was an exception. It was quite predicitable, formuliac and a bit cheesy at times, but it was still well made, and man, was I surprised when I saw that it was directed by Joe Johnston. I was amazed that he could go from directing a movie as mature as this, to a complety immature film - Jurassic Park 3. The Acting was pretty decent, and I thought Laura Dern in particular was great, she kind of reminded me of Sandra Bullock's character from The Blind Side. The main thing in the film that I found annoying was Homer's (the main character) relationship with his dad. We've seen this "Dad-wants-his-son-to-follow-in his-footsteps-and son-wants-to-be-independent" relationship so many times, I got bored with the father-son scenes, instead of being entertained. But, all that being said, it was still a good movie, and if you haven't seen it and have got the time, I recommend checking it out.

Tomorrow Never Dies

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The Bourne Identity
½

Wow. I was left speechless after seeing this film. I really wasn't expecting anything out of this movie, as I really don't like agent/government flicks, they all run together and are pretty much are the same to me, but this was an exception. I've always liked Matt Damon, and his performance in this film was magnificent, in my opinion probably his best ever. I haven't seen the other two films in the series, but I can't wait to, they are at the top of my "to watch" list. I thought the action scenes and stunts were amazing, and the cinematography, was fantastic. The score and was great, and the plot was very original, the script was inspired and well-delivered by all the great actors and actresses in The Bourne Identity. I loved the way the film ended, and I'm very excited to see how the sequels lay out. This really is one of the greatest action movies ever made.

The Mask of Zorro
½

The Mask Of Zorro - this is entertainment at it's finest. The acting is great all around each actor/actress giving an energetic performance. The choreography of the fight scenes was amazing, and all the action scenes were amazing and featured awesome stunts. The only bad thing I can think of is that the plot was a bit weak, but hey, it's Zorro, what it's all about is the action, and this movie sure excels there. The other main thing I loved about this movie was the soundtrack, James Horner does a fantastic job, creating one of the most complex and memorable film scores I've ever heard. The mask of Zorro is a must see for any of you guys out there who haven't yet.

Batman Returns

Awesome movie with a great atmosphere, great acting, fantastic visuals and awesome set direction. Danny Devito is unbelievable as The Penguin, Pfeiffer is great as Catwomen and of course Keaton is fantastic. I loved the first Batman film (1989) but I think this one's even better. I love the dark atmosphere that Burton set, that was then ruined by joel schumacher. I think this is the best batman film there is. The score by Danny Elfman is chilling. Very entertaining, it never gets boring and I can watch it over and over again.
10/10, two thumbs up, fresh tomatoes.

My YouTube review of Batman Returns: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lYFqEL6ykI

Rango
Rango(2011)

Rango was one of my favorite movie of 2011. So as you can see, I really like Rango. I'll start of with the voice acting. Johnny Depp is awesome in the title role and his vocal performance brings life to his character while still having emotion and hilarity to spare. Isla Fisher is perfect as Beans, she brings just the right amount of sincerity and comedy to her character that is necessary for the role. Also, Ray Winstone, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighly, and Ned Beatty are all fantastic. I'd have to say that the animation in this movie is the best I've ever seen. Rango really is a treat for the eyes. The plot is awesome, and the dialog is hilarious and just plain wicked. The script is smart and clever, and the screen play is one of the best ever. My favorite scene is the canyon battle where there being chased by the bad guys riding on bats with machine guns and dynamite. I just picked up Rango on DVD at Best Buy the other day, and I would highly recommend making this purchase. Not only does the DVD include a wealth of bonus material, but it also includes an all new extended version with an all new ending! All in all, Rango has the comedy, action, creativity, animation, epicness and cleverness to make an A++ movie.
10/10

The Tooth Fairy

Wow, here's probably the stupidest movie that I've EVER seen. I mean come on people, The Rock in a tutu??? That's just plain weird, not funny in the slightest. First off, let me talk about the script. One of the worst ever, I mean the dialog was just pitiful - The Rock tells his girlfriend's daughter "I'm the Tooth fairy" and she replies "No you're not". What kind of garbage is that? Also, the screenplay - awful. For example The Rock tells his girlfriend's son that he's too tired to practice with him and that the kid will never be a rock star, how does the kid respond? By having an emotional breakdown and smashing his guitar on the driveway. Again, what kind of garbage is that mess? The acting was awful, and the relationships between the characters felt very unrealistic, and really unnatural. The characters were all very stereotyped and one-note, and they felt very rushed and had literally no development. The worst thing about this movie was the plot, it borrowed obviously, and way too much, and the "jokes" along the way were very clichéd, unoriginal, and just not at all funny. Also, what was up with that dumb rivalry between The Rock and that other, younger hockey player that kept showing him up? Seriously, if somebody is your rival, do you turn invisible, go out on the hockey rank, beat him up, (and in the process prevent your own team from scoring), and make him bark like a dog by putting a pill in his mouth? Wow, I don't think so. So really, if you're looking for a great "family film" please avoid this garbage at all cost, as it's just a cliché ridden, badly-made, unfunny, piece of crap.

Blade Runner
Blade Runner(1982)

Blade Runner is hands down the greatest sci-fi film ever made.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

A really cool movie with a wicked premise and entertaining story. Scott Pilgrim vs the World is funny, fast paced, and sure has some awesome effects! Some argue that Michael Cera isn't very good in this, but for me he really works and he plays his part well. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Ellen Wong, and all the rest of cast are really good as well. I'm not a huge video game person, but I thought all the references to them were great and I really just loved the unique way that this film is. Another thing I really enjoy about Scott Pilgrim vs the World is the camera work. I thought that the cinematography was fantastic, and one again all these little things come together to give the film a really unique artsy style that I personally really loved. The plot was definitely one of the movie's highlights, it's fun, inventive and has some awesome scenes. My favorite part of the film has to be the battle between Scott and Exe #3, where Scott tricks him into drinking coffee with half and half in it. Exe #3 gets his powers from being a vegan but when he drinks the coffee the vegan police show up and take away his powers. It's just one of the many scenes from the movie that are funny, quirky and creative, and that give the film it's cool atmosphere. I also thought that the dialog was great, it was witty and just awesome. So if you haven't, check out Scott Pilgrim vs the World!

Rear Window
Rear Window(1954)

Hitchcock's Rear Window really is a masterpiece. This movie features undeniable edge-of-your-seat suspense, with tons of great acting, dialog, set pieces, and music thrown in the mix. Rear Window is entertainment at it's best. This is the first Hitchcock film I saw. James Stewart and Grace Kelly have genuine screen chemistry, and they both show true acting charisma. Great movie, a classic. My favorite Hitchcock film is Vertigo though.

Batman
Batman(1989)

Batman has got to be one of my all-time favorite films. Yes, I even like it a little bit more than The Dark Knight, which is also a masterpiece and one of my favorites. While I do like Heath Ledger better as the Joker than Jack Nicholson (I love them both in the role though), I still feel that Michael Keaton is definitely the best as Batman, and Bruce Wayne. I love the movie's story, and how it all unfolds. Another thing that I think that Batman does better than The Dark Knight is Gotham City, in the 1989 version, Gotham is presented as a dark, crime-infested city with chaos and villainy, while in The Dark Knight it's just kind of a regular city. In other words, Batman has a better atmosphere than The Dark Knight, no disrespect to the latter, I love it, but I just love Batman more.
100%

Minority Report

I love the movies of Steven Spielberg. Each and every one i really like (except maybe Hook..) and I think Spielberg demonstrates his creativity in no better example than Minority Report. Tom Cruise, as always, gives a lot of bang for his buck, and really throws himself into the role of John Anderton. The story in the movie is very original and unique, and the special effects are also awesome. It's great science fiction entertainment with a thought provoking plot. Definitely see, you will enjoy!

The Prestige
The Prestige(2006)

The Prestige is one of my all-time favorite movies. I absolutely love it. Jackman and Bale are both fantastic in their roles as magicians who start out as friends, then rivals. Their rivalry escalates into a full-scale battle, and wicked twists and turns ensue, nothing is as it seems. At the beginning of the film, Michael Caine tells the audience that every magic trick consists of 3 parts, or acts; The Pledge, The Turn, and The Prestige. Upon the first viewing of this movie, you may not see this, but while watching The Prestige, you may realize that it very cleverly works upon these three acts, and in the movie's Prestige, every thing is revealed, over Jackman's character's death.
Christopher Nolan is one of my favorite directors, I love the two Dark Knight films (even though 'Begins' is slightly overrated), Inception is absolutely perfect and amazing, and though I haven't gotten around to it yet, I very much look to viewing Memento.
I'd go as far as to say that The Prestige is my favorite Nolan movie; I like it even more than The Dark Knight, and Inception, films which I would also score 100%.
This is a film that blends action, drama, mystery and even a bit of sci-fi to steely perfection. It is definitely worth seeing at least twice, and on a side note, Hugh Jackman completely got snubbed an Oscar nomination for best actor, as did Nolan for best director, and the film itself for best picture.
The Prestige is an interesting, mind-boggling, dazzling, and very entertaining and visceral film with bravura acting, direction, set direction, art direction, atmosphere acting and script. As far as supporting cast, Michael Caine and Scarlett Johansson both shine in their roles. This is a must see film that you'll still be thinking about days after you view it, traces of it visual style, elements of the rich story, and especially the shocking, and unexpected ending will never cease to linger in your mind.
10/10

The Other Guys

The Other guys is a freak'n hilarious movie. Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg have great comic chemistry, and both their characters were funny. For a comedy, The Other Guys has surprisingly good plot, and the action scenes and set direction were both fantastic. Every joke was original and extremely funny I was laughing really hard during the whole movie. The first time I saw this movie was in the theaters, but I recently bough the DVD and enjoyed it even more the second time around! So over all, it's a well done and side splittingly funny comedy definitely see The Other Guys.

The Eagle
The Eagle(2011)
½

The Eagle is a decent action/adventure flick. Though story lines and acting are thin, it succeeds in being traditional sword fighting entertainment. I'm also really glad that there was no CGI involved. While there were a couple unnecessary "gross out" scenes, there where some awesome parts. There was also some great landscape.

Rio
Rio(2011)

Rio was an awesome film. It was hilarious, beautifully animated, epic, colorful, and just plain awesome! I could seriously keep going on. I loved every voice and thought that Eisenberg was perfect as Blu. it's definitely "best animated feature" material, and it totally deserves to at least get nominated when the time comes. The story, though a bit straight forward, was heartwarming, a tale of friendship and adventure. Elements of Rio also reminded me of Happy Feet. So if you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend it, you'll walk away, laughing, and wishing the experience had never ended. Another thing I really loved was the great musical numbers and dancing!

X-Men: First Class

X-Men First class didn't have quite as much action as the previous X-Men movies did, but I walked out thoroughly satisfied - in my opinion, First Class is the best one so far. I thought the script was really good, and the cinematography and editing were both fantastic to. I'm usually not a big fan of prequels, but for me, this was an exception. I really thought it was cool to see how all of our favorite mutants began. I also thought that the cameo with Hugh Jackman as wolverine was awesome. The part with Hank McCoy (Nicholas Hoult)turning into that Chewbacca looking thing was a bit unnecessary, but didn't take away much from the movie. The casting was great as well.

Alice in Wonderland
½

I know that I'm in the vast minority, but I actually really enjoyed Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. I think that it's very underrated. It features great acting (Johnny Depp delivers again), a great plot based of timeless material, AMAZING art direction and visual effects (it definitely deserved those Oscars!), and once a again, a masterpiece that demonstrates Tim Burton's incredible and odd creativity. It is true that the casting of Anne Hathaway as the White Queen was a mistake, but on the other hand Helena Bonham Carter was perfect as the Red Queen. I think that this film was a very interesting take on the story of Alice in Wonderland, and also combined the books sequel, Through the Looking glass. I hope there is a sequel, because a film this good deserves one!

127 Hours
127 Hours(2010)

From director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) comes an inspiring true story, and a film I truly couldn't take my eyes off - 127 hours. The acting is all around great, and James Franco was unbelievable. The editing and cinematography were also both magnificent. The film score was a bit odd, but fit the film perfectly. There's really nothing bad I can say about 127 Hours. I really was absorbed in the film, finding my self cringing, and feeling the pain of the main character as he went through all the hardships and excruciating pain to free himself from the rock that held him captive. The film's moral is never to give up, even in the worst circumstances, you have the power to succeed all odds. In my opinion, from what I've seen so far, it's definitely one of the best films of 2010, and a must see for any movie fan.

Cars 2
Cars 2(2011)
½

When I went in to Cars 2 I wasn't expecting much because all the negative reviews it got, but I actually really enjoyed it! I thought the voice acting was brilliant, and I really enjoyed spending some more time with these characters, and also liked the two spy's Holly and Finn, I just thought that they should have been developed more, as they were kind of undeveloped. I really liked the plot and agent idea, I thought it gave the story a cool twist. The spy technology was really awesome and there were lots of awesome explosions and other awesome chases and stuff like that. There was also lots of funny parts of the movie, and Matter was hilarious. In my opinion it was better than the first Cars, certainly not Pixar's finest, but still good. It also had a sly political undercut that I thought was very clever and which I enjoyed.
My score: 7 stars out of 10

Halloween
Halloween(1978)

Halloween is my favorite horror movie of all time. It's very suspenseful, and while compared to modern day horror movies, it's pretty tame, Halloween is still a pretty scary film. The acting is excellent, Jamie Lee Curtis is really good, and so is Donald Pleasence. The thing I love so much about Halloween is that is doesn't rely on just blood and gore, but suspense and atmosphere. That's something we see less and less in the horror genre. Halloween is a classic. Also I'd like to note that I never saw any of the sequels or the remake. I think watching them would ruin the original some what for me.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

I love all the Pirates of the Caribbean films, and in my opinion, Dead Man's Chest is the best. It's a fast-paced, action packed adventure with tons of spectacular action scenes and epic fights and battles. The plot was brilliant and very original, and the it was very well acted, even if the romance between Will Turner and Elizabeth Swan gets a bit annoying and dragged on. Johnny Depp was awesome as usual and was still very funny and unpredictable. The visual effects were unbelievable, Davy Jones and his crew were amazingly real looking. My favorite part in this masterpiece is the huge battle on the island were Jack, Will, and Norrington were fighting on the top of that ancient temple, and then on that huge spinning wheel. That scene is so awesome i could watch it 1000000 times. The cinematography and editing were amazing, and once again, Hans Zimmer delivers a another fantastic and complex score. Definitely see this movie if you haven't it's really good and you'll love it, the Kraken is also wicked awesome!

X-Men Origins - Wolverine

First off, I want to say, I'm a huge fan of comic book movies, and a die hard fan of X-Men. I really enjoyed the first two films in the series, as well as the latest installment, X-Men First Class. I think is goes for everyone that Wolverine is the favorite character, his mutation is the coolest, he's relatable, and Hugh Jackman always pulls off the role really well. And also, I will say, despite the dullness of the rest of this film, Jackman OWNS the role, he is Wolverine! Unfortunately, X-Men Origins sufferers in most other categories-the script is so offensively bad and clichéd, sometimes it's just painful to watch. besides Jackman, the rest of the acting in is pretty so-so, and there are some characters who are kind of unnecessary. At times the special effects are OK, but other times they're just laughable. I also found the narrative to be pretty cliché and at times, the pacing seems a bit off and inconsistent. A few of the action scenes are really good, and seeing our favorite mutant dominate never gets old. Some people say that they butcher the lore, but I don't think it was too bad in terms of getting the point across. Sure, 75% of the movie was completely unmemorable and I've forgotten, but that's not really the point.
Bottom Line - X-Men Origins-Wolverine is dull and has a bad script, but what it lacks there, it make up for in action. Is it a great movie? No, but was I entertained? Yes. I cant really recommend this film, but for what it is it's alright and if you're a really hard core X-Men fan, or if you're really bored and it's on TV or something, I'd say check it out.
My Rating: 57%

Transformers
Transformers(2007)
½

When I popped Transformers in to my DVD player, I thought I would love it for sure, because a lot of people recommended it to me. It's not that I didn't enjoy it, but it was so confusing! I couldn't keep track of any robots, because, they all looked the same, except for one particularly stupid looking one named "bumblebee" (what a dumb name for a robot!) and that was only because he was bright yellow and had a weird looking face. There wasn't much of a story line, and what there was didn't feel important. The acting was passable, but the characters, just, weren't there. The special effects were really good though, and in a way, barley saved the movie. At the end of the film, after two hours and twenty minutes, I was catching my breath. I think they should have made the film a little shorter, because near the end, I really didn't want to see what happened, and I really didn't care! So to conclude, I give Transformers 50% for the effects, and if you like "popcorn movies" you'll probably enjoy this film.

Romancing the Stone

Romancing The Stone will always be one of my favorite movies. I love the story, and it's not just any average Raiders knock-off. Douglas and Turner both give enjoyable and memorable performances, but it's Danny DeVito as Ralph that really steals the show. Pretty much this whole movie is well executed, and it's very original, with no cliches. the dialog was well written and there were many a quotable lines like one of my favorites: "Now move it, before Batman comes home", or "Hey Ira, the kid's here with the broad. They're taking her out to the boat". The screenplay is excellent and so is the editing. See Romancing the Stone if you haven't.

The Karate Kid

Wow. This movie is terrible. I love the original Karate Kid. It's a fantastic movie that's very inspirational and very entertaining. So this raises the question - why remake it? Why would you mess with a perfect film??? It's like if Citizen Kane of Casablanca was remade - it would be more insulting than anything. So, on to new one. The main characters name is Dre. he's played by Jaden Smith. I'm sorry - Jaden Smith is terrible. It's pitiful enough that the only reason he's in the acting business is because he's Will Smith's son, but he's just an awful actor! The script is terrible and all the punch lines that Smith says are just plain bad. They don't seem natural and all these stupid jokes this kid makes really gets annoying. By the end of the movie you really don't care if Dre wins the tournament, gets the girl, gets beat up, etc etc etc. In the original movie, Pat Morita played Mr. Miyagi and it was a great performance and created a very iconic character. He was funny but also had a tragic back story - you really felt for his character. The one thing I do respect the 2010 Karate Kid for is not trying to recapture that. They play it safe and cast Jackie Chan as Dre's mentor, now named "Mr. Han". Chan is a great actor, but there's just something so incredibly bland about his character in this film! I can't really put my finger on it but I just really just didn't care about this guy. For example lets take the scene were he's smashing his car and weeping about his dead wife and son. Instead of feeling emotional, it just feels really forced to me and over-dramatic. Another thing that annoying me about this movie - Dre is having all these issues with some girl and dating problems etc and your just like - "Really? The kid's like ten years old!" In the original, Daniel was in high school, so it made sense - but this is just really unbelievable. Seeing some of the Chinese architechure and scenery was ok, and the I guess the fight at the end was ok. Ish.
Bottom Line: The Karate Kid is boring, way too long and feels very forced. The acting is pretty bad and the dialog is hopeless. Your much better off watching the original 1984 version - please save yourself from having to watch this!

The Iron Giant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6huLJd0nog

Batman Begins

As I've stated before in my reviews, I'm a huge fan of the world of Batman, and I've enjoyed most every film that the franchise has produced. I'll list the 3 pros and 3 cons for this one:
Pros - 1. Probably the most realistic of the Batman movies, but in some ways thats a con too because it feels less like a superhero movie and more like a crime/action flick. 2. Great script that wasn't cheesy in the slightest, after Schumacher's Batman and Robin, this was sweet relief! 3. Cool Bat-mobile. I know that some people criticize the Tumbler, but I think it rocked!
Cons - 1. Poorly executed villains. Don't get me wrong, The Scarecrow is one of my favorite Batman baddies ever, he doesn't have half the screen time he should, and what there is felt rushed and weak. Also, the whole "Ra's al Ghul" thing was just kind of dumb and confusing. 2. Do we really need to know every singal detail about Batman's origins? We've already had numerous flashbacks explaining, and in my opinion, a superhero is a superhero, end of story. 3. Tries to be to complicated. The villain's grand scheme was somewhat confusing and I wasn't sure why all those "shadow" dudes wanted to kill everybody anyway.
I liked this movie, and think it's definitely the most sophisticated Batman movie out there (besides the dark knight). another reason I love it, is because it produced the awesome sequel, and best Batman movie there is, the Dark Knight. So yes, Batman Begins is a bit overrated, but still see it, I can promise that you'll enjoy it and there will be something in it for you.
8/10

Cowboys & Aliens
½

Citizen Kane? No. Great summer entertainment? Yes. That just about sums up Cowboys and Aliens. I don't think that anyone went in to this movie searching for the meaning of life, and of course that you will not find while viewing this film - but that's not it's point. You can take one look at the movie's trailer - or for that matter just the title, and chances are you'll probably know whether or not you will enjoy Cowboys and Aliens. Harrison Ford, like always was outstanding, and Daniel Craig was fantastic as well. Though he had a minor role, I also thought that Sam Rockwell did a great job. Olivia Wilde was very good (and not just at being hot). The western part of the movie was great, and I think the alien part was too. The action scenes are very well done and lots of great eye candy (special effects AND Olivia Wilde). The characters are all great and I was actually quite surprised by their depth. Jon Favreau was perfect as the director, I think he blended the two genres really well together. Another thing I thought was really cool about this movie is that instead of the aliens looking like the stereotypical "big headed" average aliens, I thought they were really unique and the CGI on them was amazing.
Bottom Line: Cowboys and Aliens is a fine summer action flick with great performances and awesome effects (and Olivia Wilde).
My Rating: 95%

Jaws
Jaws(1975)

Jaws is a good movie. The acting is all great, the plot is decent, the screenplay is good, the film score is obviously one of the best ever written, Spielberg's effort and persistence is unbelievable, and of course there's plenty of jump scenes to go around. In other words Jaws is a perfectly substantial horror flick, but for some reason I just can't help but think that it's overrated. The plot - the whole point of the movie is way too black and white! I mean sure the characters are complex and so are their relationships, but that's not what I'm talking about. Sharks do not go out of their way to "terrorize" humans and viciously kill for the heck of it! They are not Michael Myers in shark form for god's sake, their perfectly peaceful creatures! Now maybe I'm thinking about this way too much, but I just can't see why this movie is so incredibly acclaimed, I mean, a good movie? Yes. 100% and one of the best films ever made? No. I know that every single person on the face of the earth loves Jaws so I'm sorry if I offended you but their just my thoughts. Thanks for reading.
8/10

Quantum of Solace

Quantum of Solace will always be my favorite James Bond movie. It's the first one I saw and I just can't help but really enjoy it. Some people disliked this movie, well I thought it was epic. Daniel Craig is awesome as 007, Olga Kurylenko is fantastic, and so is all the rest of this movie's cast. I loved Casino Royale as well, but Quantum is mush faster-paced, and it amps up the action which of course I love. Another thing that I liked more about Quantum of Solace than Casino Royale was the running time. Quantum's time is perfect, while Casino I thought was just a tad too long. So overall, it's a epic and VERY enjoyable movie, it has a great plot, great acting, and spectacular action!!!
10/10
My YouTube review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKUHIVihpzs

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

First off, I know there is going to lots of conterversy and dissagreement over this review, but, hey we all have our own tastes, right? So feel free to argue about how much you hate it, but please keep it clean.

I have always loved this movie, I really enjoy it , and I'll
probably never stop enjoying it. I don't see why everyone hates it so much. The acting is awesome (despite the loss of Rachel Weisz), it has bravura set pieces, quotable dialog, great special effects, cool stunts, lots of clever humor and jokes and an amazing film score by Randy Edelman . Almost a perfect movie in every sense. It's a non-stop action packed adventure, and that is my favorite kind of movie. I love the other films in the Mummy trilogy, but for some reason, this one has always been my favorite, regardless to what people say about it. My favorite scenes from the movie are the battle at the end, and the battle in the Himalayas. There both really cool, and have some really cool uses of special effects. I also loved when the emperor transformed in to various beasts / monsters (3 headed dragon, giant horned creature, etc.). Some of my favorite lines from the film were: "Welcome to the twentieth century!" and "Enough tricks! where's your honor? fight like a man!" I've watched this movie growing up and it never fails to enthrall me.
10/10
my YouTube review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWhvNf1v7Sk

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Great movie with everything you could ever possibly ever want in a movie. Perfect in every way. The Last Crusade is my favorite movie of all time tied with the other Indy movies.

Robin Hood
Robin Hood(2010)

When I sat down to watch Robin Hood, I was convinced that I would enjoy it. It looked like an fun, action packed adventure that might have the same freshness to it that 2009's Sherlock Holmes did. Oh was I wrong. Instead of being entertained, I was bored out of my skull due to the film's glacial and sluggish pacing. With an exception to Marion Loxley (Cate Blanchett), who I thought was alright, I found all the other characters to be boring and one-sided - don't get me wrong, i like Robin Hood, it's just this movie's awful take on the great character. I seriously don't remember "Robin Hood" being said once in the whole film! They took away his traditional garb, and he only used his bow and arrows a few times in the movie, mostly he just used a sword, or some hammer thing. In other words, to me it felt like the movie tried to put as least possible Robin Hood material into a movie and still market it as "Robin Hood". The film is much to long i wish it had been cut down at least twenty or so minutes. Ridley Scott fails to maintain a consistent tone and atmosphere, he just can't really figure out what he wants from it, the story is all over the place and it ends up feeling mishmashed and choppy. Russell Crowe gives it his all, but there's no hiding from the fact that he's ridiculously miscast and doesn't even begin to look anything like Robin Hood should. The fight at the end was the only part I enjoyed, but then like a second after it the whole film just screeched to a halt and tied it all together with a cheesy and dumb ending that sets up for a sequel that I prey never happens.
Bottom line: Robin Hood is a boring, lazy, and un-energetic failure of a movie that I certainly do not recommend.
3.7/10

Raiders of the Lost Ark

AMAZING! Indiana Jones is my FAVORITE character ever, and this movie is my second favorite film I've ever seen (after Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)! The acting is FANTASTIC, the directing (Steven Spielberg, oh yea!)is PHENOMENAL, and the special effects are stunning! Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rye-Davies, Denholm Elliot, Ronald Lacey, and all the rest of the all-star cast from this film, truly are SPECTACULAR! The plot of Raiders is the Lost Ark, is 110% brilliant, and Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas make the ideal team for Awesome, Great, original, and VERY fun film!

Mr. Popper's Penguins

When I went into Mr. Popper's Penguins, I went into be entertained, not from a critical perspective. It was a funny movie, and it obviously benefited from the charisma of Jimmy Carry - and the penguins. Sure, I guess you could say it was predictable, and the family that the movie was about was pretty stereotyped and often unrealistic, but it was super hot outside and yea, I really enjoyed going into the theater for a couple hours and watching a funny movie about ice, snow, and of course penguins. The penguins were great fun to watch and they had me always smiling and laughing as their various antics and mischief unraveled on the screen. I thought that none of the characters really stood out as that great (except Mr. Popper), but really, the penguins are the point of this movie, and of course they steal the show. Jim Carry, as I mentioned earlier, is great as Mr. Popper, he's funny, unpredictable and just gives an all around consistent performance, I really think they nailed the character. I read the book that the movie is based on, and loved it. While the film doesn't follow the book's story hardly at all, the film's story line stands on it's own. I still prefer the original material, but bottom line is that Mr. Popper's Penguins may have it's flaws, but it is a fun, relaxing, and very entertaining way to spend a few hours. I highly recommend this movie.
My rating: 6.5/10

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
½

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a Saturday B-movie. The plot is admittedly a bit of a let down, but the genuine fun feel of the film makes up for it. Theres not much character development, but it doesn't really matter, because the characters are entertaining, fun to follow, and unpredictable. The acting was all around passable, and Sean Connery was, as usual awesome. This film has tons of action, almost non-stop, and the action scenes are fantastic and filmed very well (especially all the Indiana Jones style fights and kills). The characters that the movie follows are: Alan Quatermaine (Connery), Captain Nemo, Mina Harker (a vampire), The Invisible Man, Tom Sawyer, Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde, Dorian Grey, and the villain, named "M". Most of the characters are from various books, including Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, Dracula, King Solomon's Mines, The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, The Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde, and The Picture Of Dorian Grey. Like I said before the plot isn't too great, at times it felt a bit silly, and at other time confusing. The Special effects were pretty good, but I have seen better. So, as a conclusion, see it for Sean Connery, and if you love action and adventure.
6.6 / 10

Little Miss Sunshine
½

Little Miss Sunshine is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. From the hilarious script and fantastic dialog to the all star cast, all I can say is that it's all around awesome. All the acting is amazing, some of the performances that really stand out are from Alan Arkin, Steve Carell and of course Abigail Breslin. The direction is superb and it's amazing that directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris were able to pull this off, because it was there first time ever directing. All the characters are great, and each one is hilarious and fun to watch. Little Miss Sunshine not only succeeds as being a road movie but also as a touching comedy.
9.5/10

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
½

First off, let me begin by saying that I really enjoyed the first Night At The Museum movie, It was far from perfect, but It was hard to resist it's smooth charm and the blend of laid back entertainment with great (but not over the top) effects. And as much as I wanted to enjoy this sequel, Battle of the Smithsonian, It just didn't happen. There were some funny moments (notably the scene with "Brundan" the guard) but mostly it relied on "spectacular" CGI effects that weren't very spectacular, a dumb plot that made no sense, and an overly familiar narrative that got really old. In other words, instead of returning to it's fast-paced, light and comedic charm of the first film, this one is just plain boring. Ben Stiller is ok, but he's really no longer very believable or likable as Larry Daley, but he's still probably the best actor in this movie, MUCH better than Amy Adams, who gives an incredibly uninspired performance as Amelia Earhart, one of the worst character portrayals I've ever seen. Once again, though a couple of the jokes are funny, most of them are recycled and leave you thinking, "didn't they do that in the first one?". The dialog was very unmemorable, and the script was cheesy and stupid. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian may have it's moments, but it unfortunately lacks the fun and the other elements of what made the first movie a success. So should you see this? Probably not.
4.8/10

Unstoppable
Unstoppable(2010)

Unstoppable is, quite a bit like it's title. Unstoppable. It's a fast paced, non-stop action flick that stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. While Washington's performance often overshadows Pine's, Pine still does a great job. I look forward to seeing more of his work. Theres an abundance of suspense, and I was on the edge of my seat most of the movie, cheering for the good guys. While there's no villains in the film, the train becomes the bad-guy, and it has a certain presence that's really almost evil. I recommend Unstoppable to people who like thrilling, nail-bitting movies.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

A cool movie, my least favorite Pirates of the Caribbean, but I still really enjoy it. The plot is a bit too complicated, and some of the scenes don't that much sense, but the action is spectacular. My favorite scene is the final duel between Davy Jones and Captain Jack while the huge battle on the ships is raging around them. It's epic, just like all of this movie. Most 3rd movies in a series really drop the ball, but At Worlds End is actually surprisingly fresh and it's just a generally fun time. The special effects are top-notch and I think that this movie deserved being nominated for the best visuals Academy Award. Also, the classic Jack Sparrow humor returns, which is as awesome and hilarious as ever. Besides the confusing story line, my only other complaints are the overly long running time and the never ending Will and Elizabeth story. The 3 hour length is a bit tedious and by the end you sort of wish the time had been cut down 20 or 30 minutes. In the first movie, Will and Elizabeth were great and made a good screen couple, by the second movie, it was getting a tiny bit old but still nothing to bring up, but by the 3rd movie, it's really just tiresome and dragging, and I'm glad they weren't in the 4th film. So yea, this movie may have it's flaws but I would definitely recommend Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End to anyone who is a fan of action and epicness.
7.9/10

The Fugitive
The Fugitive(1993)

The Fugitive is one of the greatest movies ever made. Besides Indiana Jones, I think that it's Harrison Ford's best movie. All the acting is fantastic, Ford and Tommy Lee Jones are both amazing. The story is superb, and there's so many classic scenes from this movie. My favorite scene would have to be the St. Patrick's Day parade. The film score by James Newton Howard is awesome and very memorable. The screenplay is also really good and I love the dialog. The Fugitive is a must see for anybody.

Monsters, Inc.

Monster's Inc. is just pure brilliance. Not only is it my favorite animated film of all time, but it's one of my top 5 movies ever. In my opinion, it's Pixar's best, and why Shrek beat it for best animated feature at the Academy Awards - well I'll never understand that idiocy. The jokes are screamingly (no pun intended) funny, and the dialog is one of my favorite ever. I love every single character (Mike is my favorite), and all the voice acting is superb. The animation is fantastic and the cool twist on "the monster in the closet" is fun and very clever. One of my favorite scenes is when Mike and his girlfriend Celia are on a date at Harryhausens (a restaurant in Monstropolis) and Sully comes in with Boo and unintentionally crashes their date and Boo gets loose, it's hilarious havoc, and I love every minute, and of course every other minute in every other scene in Monster's Inc. Like I said before, I love this movie, it's hilarious, creative, original, featuring awesome characters, this is a great film that everyone can enjoy. Also it was one of the first movies I ever saw, so it has a special effect on me, and always will.
my rating: ********** 10/10 stars

Batman & Robin

Though Schumacher's Batman and Robin does have it's very few moments, and a couple cool (but overdone) stunts, it's mostly TONS of annoying and unnecessary and consistent cheesy dialog, bad plot lines and bad acting (Alicia Silverstone is now one of my least favorite actresses!). That being said, I am a huge fan of the Batman franchise, and up until this movie, I was satisfied with every installment. The biggest problem with the film was, Batman really wasn't there. Where was the dark, tormented knight that Tim Burton created? George Clooney is a good actor, but was not right for the role of Batman, and the character was hollow, and average. The biggest mistake in Batman and Robin was the introduction of Bat Girl. She was a dumb character, and as I said before, badly acted by Alicia Silverstone. There was little to none character development, and the plot behind Mr. Freeze was overused and boring. Also, one more thing, why does EVERYONE complain about the nipples on the Bat suit? Sure, it was kind of weird, but I don't even know if I would have noticed! Another thing I didn't like about the film, was that Batman acted like hurting people was something he did every day, care free, instead of something he had to do. The characters were very annoying, Batman's Bat credit card is one of the stupidest and worst ideas ever, and Alfred getting sick??? Come on people, this garbage already has enough stupid stuff do we really need to concern our selves with THE BUTLER? All Robin does is complain and just generally be annoying, and like I said before, the dialog is awful. I still to this day can not believe that Batman mentions Superman.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
½

In my opinion, the worst Harry Potter film. I like all the others a lot, with an exception of the 3rd, but Goblet of Fire I never really liked much. It's just stupid to me, I mean the whole plot about the tri-wizard tournament has nothing to do with what the Voldemort/Harry story is about, and with an exception of the last 20 minutes or so (which in my opinion should have somehow been added to the 3rd) it just feels to me like it's putting the whole real plot on hold for a bunch of special effects and fight scenes, in other words, for me, this whole movie is unnecessary - and completely unneeded. I guess the acting is alright and I can honestly say that I'm really glad the characters/actors have finally matured, I was kind of getting sick of Ron's whole scardy boy wimp gig. And all that I've complained about, it's still alright, and I really wasn't expecting much as I didn't like the book (the only potter book I didn't enjoy, the rest are brilliant).

Born To Be Wild

Born to Be wild is an amazing movie. I went to see it in Imax 3D and came out inspired and uplifted. The Film is based of an amazing true story of two real life fairy godmothers and how one adopts and raises orphaned orangutans (Dr. Birute Galdikas) and the other elephants (Daphne Sheldrick). The movie was very entertaining and funny, and Morgan Freeman did a great job (as always) narrating. I loved following the two story's and every day lives of the two women and of course the animals. The bond between the animals and humans is unbelievable, and I loved the scene were one of the orangutans started eating the noodles right of a women's plate! Like I mentioned before, this is a hilarious, touching and just plain good movie. Highly Recommended for anyone of any age! Born to be loved, Born to be free. Born To Be Wild.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The song "This Is Halloween" has been stuck in my head all week long as well as lots of other awesome musical numbers from The Nightmare Before Christmas. I love every song from this movie, there all brilliantly sung and have fantastic lyrics. But enough about the music, on to the movie! I loved it. After seeing some really bad movies lately (Owls of Ga'hoole, Tooth Fairy) this was a much needed breath of fresh air. The casting was perfect, and the voice acting was some of the most well done and energetic that I've ever seen, and the characters were fantastic, unpredictable, and each quirky and unique in their own way. This is a really great holiday movie and the best part is - you can watch it on Halloween, or Christmas! But, unlike some movies (cough cough the polar express cough) amazing in every way and it's watching isn't just restricted to holiday seasons, it's thoroughly enjoyable at any time of the year. I loved Tim Burton and Henry Selick's vision of Halloween Town, every thing Halloween related, you name it, is in this ghoulish place. There's Ghosts, monsters hiding under beds, witches, vampires, scary clowns, and of course, The Pumpkin King, one of my favorite characters ever. The plot and story elements are very original, don't expect some knock off of The Grinch (animated one), this is a story that will blow your mind, and it has tons of subplots and fun characters and setting to keep you on your feet, engaged in it, and laughing the whole way through. There's plenty of emotion to go around in this movie, and it's really just all around enjoyable and a great time, check it out if you haven't!

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

The only reason I watched "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hool" (stupid title in my opinion) is because EVERYONE I talked to say this film is entertaining. Entertaining. Entertaining. If fact "entertaining" seems to be the only word that comes up when I try and discuss this movie with somebody! So sorry to offend everyone one out there who was incredibly "entertained" by this, but I actually wasn't very entertained (that word is driving me nuts!) by it - in fact, "bored" would be a better word for what i felt while watching this. I mean, sure it was an undeniable visual smorgasbord, and the scenes of the owls fighting were definitely cool, but besides all that, it was nothing we haven't seen before. The plot felt very familiar and cliched and it borrowed so much it just was pretty lame, even the music felt reminiscent of other movies! I thought the characters were "one-note" and the part with the traitor owl, the main characters brother, was so obviously copied from other films, such as The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, it didn't fell important at all, just a minor distraction, with practically no emotion, that no one really cared about. And another one of my complaints was that stupid snake named "Mrs. Plithiver" first off, she was pinkish-purple, second, she looked like a rip-off rubber stretchy toy that you buy at the zoo! She added absolutely nothing to the film and since when are snakes friends with owls, let alone "nest maids"? So, all that being said, and despite all my gripping about this movie, it's not completely bad, and if you're really bored, and it's on TV and you nothing else to do, check it out, as you may get something out of it, hopefully more than me.

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump(1994)

Forrest Gump, I love this movie. It makes me laugh, cry and just feel good. Maybe it is a bit too sentimental, but the only thing I think they could have done better with was the character Bubba. He was a great character, very interesting to follow, but I just wish he'd gotten more development and screen time, it seemed too rushed. Tom Hanks was fantastic giving one of the best performances I've seen in a long time. Gary Sinise was also amazing, his character Lt. Dan was awesome, and my favorite scene in the whole movie is when Lt. Dan is up in the boat during the storm and he's screaming insults. It's so funny and he's just such a great character. I also enjoyed all the historical events the movie recreated, those scenes were great. The film score also was great.

Thor
Thor(2011)

I went to see Thor today in 3D, and it's definitely not an experience that I'll forget. Don't spend the money for 3D, because for this movie, it's not that spectacular. The film was definitely more heavy on atmosphere and visuals than plot and characters, but it didn't really matter, it was great fun and a top notch superhero flick. The acting was really good all around, and Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman were fantastic and had great screen chemistry. The visual effects were unbelievable, and the entire film was an undeniable treat for the eyes. It's a definite contender from the best visual effects academy award. Thor was also really funny at times, and had great amounts of wit. If all the summer movies are as good as Thor, then were in for a good time.

The Polar Express

The Polar Express is simply a BAD movie. I give it zero percent ROTTEN. Harsh? NO. I just really HATE this film, It ruins the classic kids book that it's "based" on, making a wonderful masterpiece into a loud, annoying, badly animated, piece of CRAP, and without an once of love or care for the material. There is no character or plot development, and you really don't care about the characters, in fact, just the opposite! Throughout the film I found my self wanting most of the characters (some more than others) to die a horrible painful death and for the credits to start rolling. I do not recommend this movie, please don't waste your time!

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King is not only the best of the trilogy, but perhaps the best in the last decade. It was magical and enthralling, beautifully filmed and a great end to the series. It's just a great movie all around. It definitely deserved best picture, and the visuals, film score, directing, acting, and action scenes were all unbelievable. All the acting was phenomenal, and I thought that Sean Astin and Billy Boyd in particular really shined. The battles were truly EPIC, and some of the scenes (ex. Legolas on the elephant) were just jaw-dropping. Also, I don't understand why people complain about these film's length, in my opinion, the longer a movie, the more bang you get for your buck. My favorite part in the movie is the end when Frodo is about to cast The Ring in to Mount Doom. The whole movie was suspenseful, emotional, powerful and just plain awesome. if you haven't seen it, you have really missed out.

A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life(1998)

A Bug's Life was a very enjoyable movie, and though It does not rank among Pixar's best (Monsters Inc., Up, WALL-E) it still provided interesting plot lines, good animation, and a whole band of funny, bizarre, and expertly voice-acted characters! After seeing this, I've now seen every one of Pixar's films. (check out my imdb list of Pixar: from best to worst - http://www.imdb.com/list/kGAkAlU1RhM/) It was also quite obvious that this film was the main inspiration for the 2009 "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs", the main characters were almost exactly the same, even their names were a lot alike (Flik, Flint)! The Grasshoppers were cool and funny and made the perfect protagonists for the film. The plot of the film, was not as original as some of Pixar's, but it was still a fun ride and by no means did i not enjoy, quite the opposite in fact. My favorite characters were Tuck & Roll, they made a hilarious pill-bug duo, and with there fast-talking Hungarian, and their love of the phrase "your fired" they keep me laughing throughout the movie. So, though it may not be a animated classic, it's still definitely worth seeing, you'll have a great time!

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Simply AMAZING! The BEST film ever made, this is my all time favorite movie! Harrison Ford is fantastic, as well as Kate Capshaw, Amrish Puri,and all the rest of the all star cast! I'm a huge Indiana Jones fan, and this in my opinion is the best in the series. I think it's the most original, and has the best plot. There's character and plot development in plenty, and it also features cutting edge special effects, great acting, and highly quotable dialog. Very underrated, this movie will be with me my entire life.

Peter Pan
Peter Pan(2003)

Peter Pan, is well, rotten. The acting is bad, unconvincing, and wooden, most all the actors were ridiculously miscast (Tinker Bell and Wendy in particular), it was extremely predictable, and was actually quite boring. In fact, I didn't even make it through the whole film! If you want to watch a Peter Pan film, watch Hook or the old animated one, there one hundred times better. Also, some parts in the film were just laughable they were so dumb, like when the're flying to neverland and they fly right through the atmosphere and are about 5 yards away from each of the planets! They would burn up in the atmosphere before they even got close! The director must be really stupid. The script and dialog was uninspired, dull, and delivered horribly. The set/art direction was totally lame, as were the visual effects. So all in all, just a plain bad movie. End of Story.

Ratatouille
Ratatouille(2007)
½

Ratatouillie is another shining example of the awesomeness of Pixar. It has lovable and unique characters, charming animation, great voice talent, a creative plot, an amazing film score, and lots of hilarious comedy! Brad Bird delivers once again with Ratatouillie, and I can't wait to see some more of his movies. this film is highly re-watchable, and in my opinion Pixars second best. This movie really makes you want to eat, gourmet food, and I don't know if I'll ever be able of something average, like pizza or hot dogs again the same way. Must see film for not only animation lovers, but every person who wants a visually stunning, funny, and awesome movie!

The King's Speech

Tom Hooper's The King's Speech is truly film making at it's best. Colin Firth, Geoffery Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter all are unbelievable, and in my opinion give their best performances yet in this masterpiece. It totally deserved the win of best picture, and all the other Oscars it was awarded (especially Firth's best actor win). The story telling and scrip are both well thought out, inspired, and just plain amazing. I'm usually not a fan of dramas, so for me to give this an 100 is saying a lot. Another thing that I really enjoyed about the movie was the soundtrack. It fits the movie perfectly, and is a true work of art by composer Alexandre Desplat. If you haven't seen The Kings Speech, see it soon, for a wonderful and uplifting experience.

Air Force One

Air Force One is a non-stop action thrill ride. Harrison Ford delivers again, this time he's the president, and his plane gets hijacked by a gang of bad guys led by Gary Oldman. That's really all you need to know about the plot. This movie is suspenseful, has thrilling action scenes, and also has awesome dialog, like for example, "Get of my plane!" I definitely recommend this movie to anyone who is ready for two hours of solid non-stop thrills!

The Scorpion King 2

The Scorpion King is hands down one of the worst movies on earth. The acting is HORRIBLE; terrible, confusing plot; TERRIBLE special effects; annoying; a rotten film score, I could keep going on! This is just a BAD movie in EVERY sense! NOT RECOMMENDED!!!! I liked the first Scorpion King OK, and I wasn't expecting much from this, but it was worse than I could possibly imagine! Throughout the movie, I keep thinking, "was the budget for this rubbish 5$ ?" There's one part where there fighting a minotaur, and the minotaur looks like its made out of black duct tape and melted tootsie rolls! Like I said, the special effects are truly laughable, just like every thing else, in the scorpion king 2.

Up
Up(2009)

Up is a wonderful movie. In my opinion, it's Pixar's best (tied with monsters inc.).The animation is beautiful, the characters are likable and funny, the plot is original, creative, and not predictable in the slightest. Up is a awesome burst of imagination, great story telling, cool supporting characters, emotion, and genuine care and love for the material. I found my self caring a lot about all the characters (even the villain to some extent) and I was on the edge of seat every time one of them was in danger, just what a movie should do. Up is truly a masterpiece, in every sense.

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight is definitely one of my favorite movies ever made. It's a dark brooding, and haunting movie, masterfully directed by the great Christopher Nolan, and has legendary performances by such great actors such as, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart and of course, the best and most memorable performance of the late Heath Ledger, as The Joker. The Dark Knight is much more than any comic book movie, it's complex, has lots of sub plots, many deep messages, as well as a few thought-provoking messages about society. The Joker is my favorite character in the movie, and Ledger's interpretation of the character is original, unique, and very menacing. A must see for any movie fan, The Dark Knight is truly a masterpiece.