The Brothers Bloom is writer-director Rian Johnson’s follow-up his surprisingly fantastic 2005 film, Brick starring Joseph Gordon Levitt. But often sophomore efforts after promising starts tend to greatly disappoint but Johnson’s latest once again surprised me as it wasn’t your typical con genre flick.
[…] from the very beginning I felt there was something ‘off’ about The Time Traveler’s Wife. It wasn’t the performances because the main three (McAdams, Bana, Livingston) all do respectable work, yet the story never gelled well enough to make the journey.
I was absolutely enthralled with 2006’s Paris, I Love You as it beautifully showcased the City of Love, Lights, Dreams, Art, et cetera while also giving us stories that made use of each precious minute allotted; and I had high hopes for the follow-up, New York, I Love You where we get to see the City That Never Sleeps. Unfortunately even though the directors try their best to showcase New York, the stories never quite hit the emotional levels (be it for comedy or drama) that I felt with Paris.
The movie wasn’t all bad though, as maybe I’m just being a little too critical. I had fun watching the movie, as usual, since Seagal just runs around for 90 minutes basically killing everyone he meets.
Spinning off a movie into a TV show is not an easy task. Sometimes it works (“MASH”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), but many times they fail (“Fast Times at Ridgemont High”, “Ferris Bueller” among many others). But here’s the thing – when you opt to try and make a successful movie and turn it into a TV Series it’s best to do so at the height of its fame – and this case it would be 1999/2000.
I don’t even know where to begin with Triangle. The movie’s premise is completely different than what the flick turns out to be, which aggravated me right off the bat. You figure out shortly into the film that the killer is one of the group and then the movie turns out to be nothing of what it really should have been.
I went on opening day to see The Lovely Bones, hoping to see a film that was advertised as a mystery/thriller type of flick. Instead, what several others and myself witnessed was a giant mess of a film that was two-plus hours long that took forever to start, forever to end, and left us wondering what the heck was going on.
I’m not sure what it was about The Stepfather, but I didn’t overly enjoy nor dislike the movie. There were some decent movies, mostly amounting to Amber Heard, and then stop stupid moments mostly relating to the crappy plot with tons of plot holes confined within.
I like how the film started off with a song that states “I wanna die… I wanna die.” In all honesty, that’s how I felt after having to watch this so-called “film,” having wasted nearly two hours going through the movie and all of the crappy extras provided.
In Hollywood what was old is new as the remakes keep churning off the production line. 2009 saw plenty of remakes like Land of the Lost, The Last House on the Left, My Bloody Valentine and Taking of Pelham 123. The remakes range from utterly awful to mediocre. And now we can add Fame to that list.
Chalk this up to yet another disappointing film of many disappointments. Surrogates never had the air of originality as it looked like a lighter and even cheaper version of I, Robot meets Terminator, but I still thought it could’ve been one hell of an entertaining movie. Well, I was partially satisfied yet at the end was left wanting more.
Surrogates, his latest action/thriller flick, under-performed at the theaters and has caused me to wonder if his appeal as an actor is truly gone from audiences. I can say that after watching the movie I heard nothing good about that his appeal really is gone.
I’m going to come right out and say it: I actually jumped a few times while watching Pandorum. There are literally scares, upon scares, upon Dennis Quaid trying to act throughout the whole movie. Yes, that was a clever zinger I put in there, don’t hate on me. Let’s get onto the box-office bomb Pandorum, although in my opinion the film should have been more successful during its brief theatrical run.
I’ve never really been a fan of “The Office”, either the British or the American version. I just never really “got” the show and the advertisements never appealed to me. Everyone I know says how great the show is, but I just don’t have the free time to watch the show in whatever season it’s in at this current time. Ricky Gervais tries yet again to break into American audience’s hearts with his latest farce, The Invention of Lying. Sadly though, like his past films, the movie isn’t funny […]
I’m going to stand behind my review of Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) – I liked it. […] Zombie took what was a very stale franchise and started over giving us his unique vision of Michael Myers. And I enjoyed it. But… that asshole. Oh, that asshole. He decided to make a sequel!
I’m going to go a bit nuts here and say this season was perfect television. Anything that hampered it in season one was changed, and season two really turns everything up. This is probably one of the best Season of TV I have ever seen.