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Night of the Living Dead
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Being the original does not always make it the best. This was a movie I had been wanting to see because, like so many others, I love zombies. So, I figured I should watch the zombie flick that got the whole genre going, Night of the Living Dead.

I can say that my rating is a little biased. I have been spoiled with seeing movies like the Dawn of the Dead remake, Zombieland and 28 Weeks Later in which the zombies look pretty legit. In this 1960's classic the special effects certainly look a little dated, but that is to be expected.

Once I got past the fact that I could create better special effects than the ones used I started looking at the story and the influences the film had. The film kept things interesting throughout by adding in a couple characters here and there and killing off others. The movie is filled with social and political references which makes it more than just people hiding from zombies. It is also very easy to see how the different zombie films coming out today got some of their ideas. There are even scenes in the film that may look a little familiar if you have watched other zombie movies.

Overall, I enjoyed being able to watch a classic film that has influenced so many films today. That being said, I can honestly say I prefer the modern day zombies over the 1960's zombies. Definitely check it out though if you have a love for the genre.

"Don't you know what's goin' on out there? This is no Sunday School picnic!"- Ben

50/50
50/50 (2011)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

What a combination of drama and comedy into one movie. This film takes you on the journey of Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and his best friend Kyle (Seth Rogen) as Adam battles cancer. The movie delivered many memorable jokes while still being sensitive towards the subject at hand. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a very convincing role, especially at the end when the final battle with cancer is coming.

The movie is going to have its sad parts that may bring some tears, but the movie will come right back to cheer you up with a light-hearted joke. I would say that 50/50 has to be one of the best comedies I have seen in years. It seemed like more of a clever comedy rather than a comedy filled with dumb joke after dumb joke. The movie really gets the viewers attention and sucks you in to the point where you feel as if you are right there helping your friend through their problem.

I can see why some people might be a little weary about the film since cancer can be such a sensitive subject for people, but make no mistake, after viewing this film and as the ending credits scroll on the screen you will have a very positive feeling about 50/50.

"See, but... that's bullshit. That's what everyone has been telling me since the beginning. "Oh, you're gonna be okay," and "Oh, everything's fine," and like, it's not... It makes it worse... that no one will just come out and say it. Like, hey man, you're gonna die."- Adam

Captain America: The First Avenger
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

I love seeing all of the different comic book films, even though some of them end up being pretty bad (Green Lanturn), they are usually a fun ride. Captain America: The First Avenger is exactly that, a fun ride. The movie is not going to blow you out of the water and make you into a die-hard Captain America fan, but the film delivers an entertaining, action packed experience for the viewer.

The action sequences make you sit on the edge of your seat with all of the excitment and different stunts the Captain does. These scenes are well balanced with the whole origin story of Captain America which is setting up next summer's blockbuster The Avengers. Since the movie was made as a stepping stone, it causes the movie to stand in the shadows of the upcoming movie The Avengers.

Overall it was a good movie worth checking out, but watching it just made me even more excited for The Avengers.

"General Patton has said that wars are fought with weapons but are won by men. Our goal is to create the greatest army in history. But every army begins with one man. He will be the first in a new breed of super-soldier. We are going to win this war because we have the best men. And they, personally, will escort Adolf Hitler to the gates of Hell."- Col. Chester Phillips