Monday, June 16, 2014

The LEGO Movie Blu-Ray Giveaway


Everything is Awesome!
The instant family classic, The Lego Movie arrives on Blu-ray June 17th!

The LEGO® Movie, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller is an original 3D computer animated story that follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Film Scores/Catch-Up

Sadly, I have not had time to review any films for a while. However, I have still had time to go see them. Here are the ratings for all the films I have seen in theaters since my last review, Gravity. In the future I hope to start writing full reviews again.

The Wolf of Wall Street - 5 out of 5
Frozen - 4 out of 5
American Hustle - 4 out of 5
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - 4 out of 5
Saving Mr. Banks - 4.5 out of 5
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug - 3.5 out of 5
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - 4.5 out of 5
Thor: The Dark World - 3 out of 5

To read my mini reviews for all these films, follow me on letterboxd, where I post very frequently: Also check out my "Watched: 2013" section, which I just updated, to see my ratings for every film I've seen this year so far.

I hope to post a "Best and Worst of the Year" list, but it won't be up for a while because I still have lots to see.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

My Review of Gravity

Gravity was my most anticipated film for this fall. Ever since I heard about it I have been really intrigued, mainly because I am a huge fan of the director, Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban). I think he is an amazing filmmaker. Gravity is just another one of Cuarón 's amazing cinematic achievements and I can say Gravity is my new favorite Cuarón film, it's absolutely incredible.

I really don't want to give much away about the plot because the less you know, the better. However, in a quick nutshell, Gravity is about a medical engineer (Sandra Bullock) and an astronaut (George Clooney). They are both on a routine space mission, until disaster strikes and they are left floating in space and trying to survive. That's the very simple way of putting it, you will find much more out if you go see the movie. Because there are several surprising twists in Gravity.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

My Review of Pacific Rim

Note: See Pacific Rim in 2D. I have heard mixed things about the 3D. Some people have said the 3D is too dark, and others have said it adds to the movie. I hear IMAX is the way to see it if you can though. I'd also like to say, stay during the credits for a bonus scene. At the very end of the credits there's also one last bit of audio.

I have always been very curious about Pacific Rim, ever since I heard about it last year. As the film got closer I got even more curious. So, of course, when the film came out, I went out to the cinema to check it out. It turns out, Pacific Rim is the definition of an awesome Summer Movie Escapism.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

My Review of Despicable Me 2

I was a pretty big fan of the first Despicable Me movie. I thought it was clever and actually pretty funny, and of course I loved the Minions. Since the first film made so much money it was a given that there was going to be a sequel. However, Despicable Me 2 was not nearly as good as the first film. In fact, I can only call Despicable Me 2 mediocre.

In the first film, we were introduced to the super-villain, Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), whose life was changed by the three orphan girls he adopted (Margo, Edith, and Agnes.) The second film begins with a look at how there life is now. Gru is no longer a villain, he's actually a good guy. However, there are still bad guys in the world. Gru is then visited by agent Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig) from the Anti-Villain League. It turns out Lucy and the Anti-Villain League need assistance in stopping a criminal. Gru accepts the offer, and goes undercover with Lucy at the mall to try to find the bad guy.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

My Review of Monsters University

Note: Pixar almost always has animated shorts before there feature films. In Monsters University there was a very clever short called The Blue Umbrella. I really enjoyed it, especially the score that went with it. So make sure you are not late to the movie so you can see it. Also, stay for the end credits because there is a scene at the end of them. Lastly, I'd like to say that I saw this film in 2D.

I absolutely loved the movie, Monsters Inc., it's definitely one of my favorite Pixar films. So of course I was super stoked for the prequel to the movie, Monsters University. Although it's not an original Pixar film (like many are wanting), Monsters University is still Pixar's best movie since Toy Story 3.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

My Review of Man of Steel

Note: I saw this film in 2D, so I can tell you if I liked or didn't like the 3D. But I have heard from different people that the 3D is not good because it was converted. So if I were you I would see it in 2D like I did. This is a Spoiler-Free Review.

Man of Steel was my most anticipated movie of the Summer. Mainly, because I have been wanting to see a REALLY good Superman movie for a long time. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed "Superman Returns", I just didn't love it. When I found out Zach Snyder (Director of 300 and Watchmen) would be directing Man of Steel and Christopher Nolan (Director of the Batman trilogy) was producing it, I got even more excited. I am a big fan of Christopher Nolan and occasionally a fan of Zach Snyder. I knew the movie would have lots of potential as long as Zach Snyder wasn't writing it, and he didn't, David S. Goyer wrote the screenplay, and I must say he did a great job. I can say that, Man of Steel is yet another great Summer movie, and a Superman movie I have been waiting for a long time to see.