Movie Mania

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Trailer: Toy Story 3

Review: Couples Retreat

Four couples head to a resort in paradise that includes required couples therapy, in support of one couple's troubles.

Quite funny. Each couple has their own quirks and things get resolved which seems kind of old. But it was still a fun movie. I thought Favreau was hilarious. Vaughn was, well, himself. I loved Malin Ackerman as Vaughn's wife!

Vaughn and Favreau wrote and starred in the movie and Peter Billingsly (aka Ralphie from A Christmas Story) directed. They've all been pals for quite a while.

My favorite parts of the movie:

shark attack tale
the staff quarters
spirit animals

4 out of 5 stars.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Classic Movies Reimagined

These are great! Imagine Indiana Jones and Forrest Gump were made during the golden age of Hollywood.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

A little Sci Fi Short for you...

I especially enjoyed this after just having watched Alien and Aliens for the first time.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Trailer: Agora

This looks fresh and interesting, a period piece about intelligent woman.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Short Films into Features

There are two recent movies, one has been released, one will be in the next couple weeks, that have been made from short films. District 9 was an extension of Alive in Joburg and 9 was of 9. ;) I've embeded both shorts and the trailers for the features below if you would like to check them out. Hm, they both have 9's in them too.

Alive in Joburg

District 9

9 (Short) Pretty intriguing for no diologue. The style of the characters has been called "stitchpunk." ;)

9 Feature Trailer

Movies I've seen since UP

Wow. I have been so bad about updating this. I don't think anyone reads it anyway so no big loss. Let's see...

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen: Long, more of the same, definitely could pick up on the racial undertones, not as funny. Just ok. 3 out of 5 stars.
Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs: More of the same. Cute, enjoyable. Ethan was awake during this so I feel like I missed a lot trying to get him to sleep. 4 out of 5 stars.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Lots of fun. I hate how they changed the Harry/Ginny relationship. The other changes I didn't mind. Not my favorite, but I think I need to watch it again to make a better opinion. 4 out of 5 stars.
GI Joe Rise of the Cobra: Just ok. Nothing special but it wasn't awful. 3 out of 5 stars.
The Time Traveler's Wife: Good, not as good as the book but a fair representation. The minor characters got left out a lot. I enjoyed this one. 4 out of 5 stars.
District 9: Great Sci Fi. Go see it. 5 out of 5 stars.

Movies I will have to wait and see on DVD: The Hangover, Monsters Vs. Aliens, Moon, The Proposal, Public Enemies, The Ugly Truth, Ponyo, 500 Days of Summer...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Review: Up

Karl Fredrickson (voiced by Ed Asner) ties a bazillion balloons to his house to go on a long put off trip to South America and finds Russell, a Wilderness Explorer, has hitched along for the ride.

Excellent much more than a kid's movie. It made me bawl... Ah, but still so fun. I didn't see it in 3-D, but it was still awesome to look at. Very fun and cute.

My favorite parts of the movie:

Karl's life story montage
dysfunctional voice changer

5 out of 5 stars.