Saturday, September 22, 2012

My Review of Trouble with the Curve

"Trouble with the Curve" is Clint Eastwood's first movie that he just acted in and didn't direct since 1993's "In the Line of Fire", therefore I was actually really excited to see this movie! Sadly, in the end, I was pretty letdown.

The movie follows Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood), a longtime baseball scout for the Atlanta Braves who's starting to get old and lose his vision. He doesn't want to tell anyone so he can contiunue his job. But Gus' longtime friend and Boss, Pete (John Goodman) can tell Gus isn't doing so well. So Pete calls Mickey (Amy Adams) to help Gus out.

The story and the plot in this movie honestly just doesn't work and they throw in unnecessary side plots, like the little relationship between Mickey and Johnny (Justin Timberlake), I think it would have been better if they just stuck to the Father-Daughter Story and then it might not have been so cliched. (Dont get me wrong though, I still would want Justin Timberlake in the movie because I really liked his character and his just an overall good actor, I just didn't want him to have a releationship with Amy Adams in the movie!).

The performances in this movie are great, and in a way they save this movie. You have great performances by Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, and John Goodman. Also Matthew Lillard is great in a small role as a member of the scouting department. My favorite performances would have to be Clint Eastwood's and Amy Adams, they just have great Father-Daughter chemistry and it made the movie somewhat watchable!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

FilmFanMan Movie Reviews Has Recieved The Liebster Award!!

Thanks so much to for honoring my blog with the Liebster Blog Award! I'm so honored and excited!

When you receive a Liebster, there are a couple of steps to follow:
1-The person receiving the award must write eleven things about he/she/them.
2-Answer the eleven questions from the award givers.
3-Create eleven questions for those receiving the award.
4-Make your selection for the next award recipients.
5-Announce the next line of winners.
Eleven Things about Myself!
1. I am a DIE HARD Arrested Development fan! It's my All-Time favorite show, and I can't wait for it's return next year!
2. I think Tim Burton is a Genius!
3. I actually don't like to eat anything while I watch movies.
4. I love Entertainment Weekly Magazine!
5. I'm addicted to Strawberry Applesauce.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The FilmFanMan Summer 2012 Movie Awards!

Well Summer is officially coming to close, and we've had some great movie and some really bad ones! So Here's my the breakdown! Some categories may be missing because I haven't seen enough of the category or haven't come to a conclusion yet. So some more categories might be added in a month or two, when I get to see some more movies!

Best Sci-Fi Movie- "Prometheus", Really loved this movie! Another amazing Ridley Scott movie! Plus Great performances and action!

Best Performance- Charlize Theron from "Snow White & the Huntsman, incredible performance! She was just pure EVIL, unlike Julia Roberts from the awful "Mirror Mirror"

Summer 2012 MVP's- Joesph Gordon-Levitt and Charlize Theron, He was in the "The Dark Knight Rises", which was obviously great and "Premium Rush", which was an OK action movie! Next up he's going to be in "Looper" and "Lincoln", both I'm really looking forward too! As for Charlize Theron, she was in two of my favorites of the Summer ("Snow White", and "Prometheus"), and she gave two amazing performances in both those films! I'd say they both deserve to be the Summer MVP's!!

Best Hero- Batman from "The Dark Knight Rises", need I explain?

Best Villain- Bane from "The Dark Knight Rises", makes a really creepy and pretty weird Villain!! But  he made the movie even better then it already was!!