Jan 032010
 

“Your worst fears are waiting…”

I can say, thankfully, that my own fears that this direct-to-video (well, it had a very limited release in December 09) suspense-drama wouldn’t deliver, be lost in the shuffle of the hundreds of others to come across my desk. Instead, I found Across the Hall to be a well made suspense yarn that, albeit predictable, still delivers the goods with a good cast including the late Brittany Murphy.

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Jan 012010
 

The Final Destination series has had a rough time since it started out nearly a decade ago. The first was met with a lukewarm reception at the box-office, the second didn’t do much either, and the third flick wasn’t exactly a money-maker for the studio. Then, an idea struck someone in the head, and said “why not put the movie in 3-D?” Well, whoever thought of that idea revived the ailing franchise, as the latest in the series, Final Destination 4 (or The Final Destination) is by far the best of the series to date. There are a few problems here and there, the short runtime being one of them, but this is definitely a 3-D feature you don’t want to miss out on.

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Jan 012010
 

Marking another territorial-stake in crappy movies, The Marine 2 is another flop from the WWE trying to market stars no one cares/knows about. There’s little action in here, and too unbelievable when there is, so this isn’t even worth renting. However I’m sure someone, somewhere will buy it, and if you have any interest just borrow it off of that person instead of paying to rent the flick.

 

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Jan 012010
 

It’s hard to believe that despite all the buzz that Jennifer’s Body received, mainly about this being Megan Fox’s big solo role away from those giant machines, it still flopped in theaters and performed well-below industry expectations. The flick managed to gross under $20 million worldwide its entire theatrical run, which caused concern not only for her career but also writer Diablo Cody’s as well. Thankfully, I’m here to tell you that this horror flick is actually more bite than bark and is a fun horror movie with violence. Oh, and Megan Fox is in it.

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Dec 292009
 

The film takes a dramatic shift in tone 45 minutes into it – what was once a comical romp now turns into a full-blown action film. Thankfully I was able to adjust to the dramatic shift but I can see how it might put off some people.

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I’m trying to figure out what went wrong with District 9. I’ve taken into consideration the fact that nearly everyone who’s seen it has told me how much they liked it. I’ve taken into consideration the fact that normally I hate everything everyone likes. I’ve even taken into consideration the fact that I’ve been on a hating streak of movies as of late.

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Dec 292009
 

It’s hard to believe that despite all the buzz that Jennifer’s Body received, mainly about this being Megan Fox’s big solo role away from those giant machines, it still flopped in theaters and performed well-below industry expectations. The flick managed to gross under $20 million worldwide its entire theatrical run, which caused concern not only for her career but also writer Diablo Cody’s as well. Thankfully, I’m here to tell you that this horror flick is actually more bite than bark and is a fun horror movie with violence. Oh, and Megan Fox is in it.

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Dec 282009
 

I’m being gracious by giving this film half a star, as though it was probably one of the worst movies I’ve seen in at least two days. The phenomenon that was Mike Judge is no more, as the last few of his flicks have tanked at the box-office and also with movie-goers all around. The characters suck, the jokes suck, and Ben Affleck’s character is slightly amusing.

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Dec 282009
 

A simple plot seemingly went a long way with this film since it made a ton of dough at the box office. And while some of it is clearly warranted, I really don’t see how this became the smash-hit with people calling it the best film of 2009.

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I vaguely remember a conversation with a friend of mine when The Hangover was released, and the conversation was about how I thought the movie would be a complete bomb. The fact that the cast was relatively unknown, the premise seemed ridiculous, and also it just didn’t appear to be funny to me from the trailers were the main reasons I considered it to flop. Little did I know that the film would go on to make more than $450,000,000 worldwide and spawn another sequel slated for 2011.

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Dec 262009
 

Here is the trailer for the Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz action/comedy, Knight and Day, coming July 2, 2010.

 

Well, apparently someone doesn’t want this trailer be to be embedded, I checked 4 or 5 others and those were disabled as well. Sorry about that, but at least you can click the link and view on YouTube.com

Dec 232009
 

I must have watched 10 Things I Hate About You 50+ times over the years and it never gets old. And of course with the passing of Heath Ledger it took on another angle seeing a great talent in his first Hollywood role, one that would catapult him into fame, a status he took seriously taking the road less traveled rather than going after the easy dollar doing more teen comedies. And that makes 10 Things even more special.

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