Monday, March 29, 2010

The Echo

This film is about a man named Bobby who is released from prison back into the real world. Sadly, his mother died while he was in prison, but luckily he gets to keep her apartment, so he has a place to stay.. His next door neighbour is a wife/daughter beating cop.. So Bobby tries to help which basically causes his apartment to be haunted. The movie was pretty terrible.. BUT.. It did have some neat creepy scenes with the daughter.. Think 'The Ring'.. I mean, this movie is just as bad as that one, but at least it is something to compare it with!

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Children

That is such a creepy photo. The DVD box photo isn't THAT creepy. I expected a pretty bad B- horror film.. But it was actually kind of awesome. Two families are meeting up and celebrating the New Year together (although somewhere in the film they said 'Thanksgiving'.. haha.. anyways..) Right at the beginning, we see one of the children is ill, probably the flu, no big deal.. Then all of the children kind of start showing flu-like symptoms.. And acting out, acting strangely, etc. But is it really the children? I watched this movie with the mother and the sister, and they both really enjoyed it. What can I say.. Despite their cuteness, children can really be evil.. Or maybe it is the teenagers that are the evil ones.. Who knows? Oh, and a bonus! English accents!!

Saw VI

After watching so many 'tame' films, it was finally time to crack back into my favourite genre: horror. Well, if you call the Saw franchise horror that is.. I basically only wanted to see this because I have seen all the others and I wanted to see how many other ways you could set up traps to kill someone. I think the opening scene was probably the worst gore-wise for the film. There isn't really too much to say.. If you've seen the others and didn't mind them, then you'll probably do ok with this bad boy as well. Although I admit, it is getting a bit tired.. The Saw franchise, that is.

The Blind Side

I think most people know what the film is about.. A wealthy family takes in an abandoned teenager and provides him with opportunities.. What I like is that it says it is a true story and it actually is! So refreshing! (stupid 'The Fourth Kind') I was nervous to see this film because I figured I would be sobbing through alot of it. Now, admittedly, my mother, sister and myself had "misty eyes" many a-times through the film, but I didn't actually full out bawl because it really was a nice and inspiring film. I loved the character that Sandra Bullock portrayed, that woman is obviously incredible (both Sandra and the real Leigh Ann) - I was hoping she would win the academy award, and after seeing this, I now know it was well deserved. See it!!

Did You Hear About The Morgans?

This film is about a separated couple that are the stereotypical super busy New York workers. They are trying to fit in times to see each other, let alone talk, so they are walking to meet with a client of hers that they see killed.. And now that they have been spotted by said killer, they are now possible victims. Enter Witness Relocation. Of course they have to placed together at first until the police can secure separate placement... It was... Ok. Nothing overly special. Throw in some random overly done comedic scene, Hugh Grant's usual dry humor followed by rapid eye blinking.. I can see why it is out on DVD already. It is worth seeing if nothing more than a time killer or just to spend some time with your female family members or friends.

Repo Men

I was super pumped to go see this gem on opening night. I think my best pal, Gordo, and I were pretty much the only girls there that weren't accompanied (re: dragged) to this film by their male SO.. But that is besides the point.. First, I have to say this, I have never really found Jude Law too appealing.. He definitely was in this movie.. I am not sure what it was, but in one scene, I think my jaw might have dropped a few inches. Phew! Ok, anyways.. Lots of gore, some pretty great fighting scenes, and some more gore. It is about a company that supplies organs that have been engineered to people so that they do not have to wait on long waiting lists. The one downside is how expensive it is. If you get behind on payments, you have 90 days to get back on track, otherwise you have to deal with the Repo Men, and it is not pretty. After a bit, I was like 'something doesn't make sense here..' then by the end of the film, it all did make sense. Then, as Gordo and I were heading to her car, she asked 'why did so many people need organs?' and I figured that maybe doctors were in on the take. I mean, they can falsify information, right? Especially when a heart costs over $600,000.. Who wouldn't want to get a cut of that kind of cash? I'm just saying..


I... didn't mind this movie... Yet I didn't think it was overly fantastic either. CGI was pretty good for the most part.. The idea is crazy.. Crazier that so many people seem to be buying it.. I won't get in to that though.. I like John Cusack, so having him in this super long gem was a very nice treat. Seriously, the movie was over 2 and a half hours long. And it felt like it too. I didn't buy the whole door blocking scenario.. I was happy with the world leaders show of compassion though, not very believable, but still, very nice. That is about it.

The Fourth Kind

Um, pretty disappointed in this film. I am not really a fan of alien films in general.. Unless it is a film like this where you know it is going to be an alien flick (unlike 'The Box'.. We just won't go there..) Anyways, I was really getting in to this film, thought it was neat how they would incorporate the real footage and real recordings and such.. Pretty great! Up until the crazy hypnotized 'events'. Even though they showed the "real" footage, it was a bit shaky.. I mean, I get it, if aliens came to Earth and were abducting people, they probably would mess with air waves so things are distorted, but really? I mean.. I could make claims that people I know are being abducted, set up some cameras, film it, they add in distorted sounds and scramble the image. Ugh. Even with all that being said, I was still like 'you know, I think I believe this..' ***SPOILER*** I was still sold up until Dr. Abigail Tyler gets hypnotized.. Then the distorted voice says 'I AM... GOD'. I wanted to shut off the movie. Um, thank you for tossing in that garbage. I'm sorry, but aliens probably wouldn't want anything to do with God.. So the fact that it stats it is God? BULL! I ended up watching the movie 3 times, and after the initial viewing, I would leave the room after that line. That ruined an almost believable movie. I believe she was crazy anyways.. I mean.. Come on.. She thought that her husband wa- actually, I don't want to spoil it any further. Scope it out if you haven't, see what you believe (or don't..)

Dear John

The main reason I had to go see this gem is because Channing 'Chan Crawford' Tatum is in it. My buddy Porter and I finally were able to set a date to go and see it.. And I really did enjoy it except it made me really angry! I don't really want to say why because it will be a serious spoiler and I don't want to spoil this gem!! It isn't anything you would expect though.. I did, but my mind is a bit warped anyways. I like how the story was told through letters, I thought that was cute.. I just don't want to say anything to wreck it - go see it! You'll probably enjoy it!!