Friday, August 31, 2012

Fall 2012 Movie Preview

Well Summer is officially over! But now were moving into Fall! Here are 15 Fall Movies that I'm Highly Anticapating! They are in no specific order!

"Argo"- Can't wait to see Ben Affleck's next film with him behind the  Director's Seat!

"Cloud Atlas"- Looks like a great movie with great visuals and good ideas.

"Django Unchained"- Has lots of potential to be an EPIC movie! And probably will end up being one!

"Les Miserables"- Looking forward to seeing the amazing cast unleashed on good material like this!

"Lincoln"- The only major Fall release without a trailer! But I still think it has lots of potential! And the poster of Daniel Day Lewis looks great! So it should be good!

"Life of Pi"- Really impressed by the trailer, and the movie looks like it will be visually STUNNING!

Friday, August 24, 2012

My Review of Premium Rush

"Premium Rush" is one of the last Summer movies of 2012, and usually the movies that come out around this time are NOT good, and "Premium Rush's" release date has been getting moved around a lot, so I wasn't sure how this movie was going to turn out. I can say "Premium Rush" is far from being a fantastic movie, but I can also say it's a good last minute Summer action movie!

The movie follows a bike messenger (Joesph Gordon-Levitt) who picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop (Michael Shannon), who pursues the cyclist throughout the city. The story structure in this film is a lot different then most movies. The whole movie takes place in a one day and cuts-back and forth from the present to a few hours earlier a couple of times. All those flashback's provided back story and told why some of these people want this ticket so badly. The technique was actually kind of clever and didn't really bug me, nor did the Clock and GPS navigation graphics on the screen at times.

Friday, August 10, 2012

My Review of The Bourne Legacy

I am huge fan of the "Bourne" Trilogy, and I loved all the previous movies! But when I found out that Matt Damon wasn't going to be in the next installment, and was being replaced by Jeremy Renner, I really wasn't sure what to think. After seeing the movie, I can say it's a pretty solid "Bourne" movie.

The movie picks up right after 2007's "The Bourne Ultimatum", but this time the movie is centered on Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films. Along with him is Dr. Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz), as well as Eric Byer (Edward Norton), who is trying to stop them along the way! I can't say anything else without giving away a lot of the movie. But the story does keep you interested throughout the film, but, like most "Bourne" movies, It's very confusing. So don't get up and go to the bathroom in the middle of the movie.

The whole cast did a pretty good job! I really liked Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross, and also really liked Rachel Weisz as Marta Shearing! To me though, the stand out performance was from Edward Norton, I think he played a great villain! Overall the cast did a very good job!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

My Review of Hope Springs

"Hope Springs" is one of those movies this year where I wasn't dying to see it, but I felt I definitely should see it! So going in my expectations were not the best, but also not the worst! After seeing the movie I can say It's no where near being my favorite movie of 2012. But I can say it is a well done movie!

The movie follows Kay (Meryl Streep), who is trying to rekindle her relationship with her husband, Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones). In order to do that she goes to a specialist, Dr. Feld (Steve Carell). The story actually works out pretty good, although as you probably noticed, It's been done about a thousand times, but I'll get to that later!

The cast does a pretty good job. Although, I didn't really think that their were any STAND OUT performances in the film! I mean the whole cast still did a good job. Just not a great job! I've seen a lot better from Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, and Steve Carell. I will say though, I don't think any other cast could have pulled this kind of movie off. So kudos to them!