Category: Moving Pictures

Label me “Fallen”

If I were president, I would enact a new law: A film director or actor/actress must face the same punishment (or reward) the viewer faces when watching one of their works. With that said, if I were to add up all of Michael Bay’s atrocities since Armageddon, I think, I think, I would easily be able to just walk up to him on the street and dump a sturdy crap on his head and have him thank me for it.


Up is Down

My wife’s sister visited us for about three weeks. In addition to some of the enjoyable activities that we engaged in such as roller coaster-riding, hiking, hanging out at restaurants and some picnicking, I thought we’d catch a nice movie at one of the better multiplexes. “Up” was out and everybody was raving about it….


X-Men Origins: Wolverine

I caught X-Men Origins: Wolverine this past weekend and, honestly, it was enjoyable. However, there were a couple of things that I couldn’t get past which made this movie worth renting only. It tried way too much to fit all the puzzle pieces together. Yes, it’s an X-men prequel focusing on one of the most…


Slumdog Millionaire

Filthy yet care-free and happy children are playing near an airfield. Jamal sees the ball shoot for the sky and quickly starts backing for it. As a plane whizzes by, dispersing the children, incapable policemen on motor bikes spot the kids and start chasing them. This is when we are introduced to a world we would have never…


Tropic Thunder

Oh, man. What can I say about Tropic Thunder? When I initially saw the preview of this movie, I thought it was a brand new direction for comedies; a big-budget funny parody of war movies with an all-star cast. I was wrong. It was more of a Zoolander-like parody of Hollywood than anything I would…


The X-Files: I Want To Shoot Myself

Ever since the new X-Files movie’s previews started surfacing on the small and big screens, I felt very nostalgic as I time-traveled back to the 1990’s when I used to tune to the awesome-in-a-geek-way television series. Sometimes it left me in pure wonderment, and other times it made me reach for a clean pair of…


Hancock

Hancock is one of those movies where if you look at its smooth, shiny surface from afar you will wonder “Hmmm, bizarre pornography?” But then if you scratch a little at it, you will find a mindless roller-coaster ride which defies all laws of physics. If you scratch further more, you will feel a pulse—a…


WALL-E

When I first saw the WALL-E trailer I thought “Great effects! But probably a crappy story…” I thought, after the Pixar dudes shined with progressive masterpieces like Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille, that they must hit a bump and come crashing down at some point… and this was it. I have never been so…


The Happening Isn’t Happening

What’s wrong with M. Night Shyamalan? He initially gives us gems for films which I don’t think I need to mention but I will anyways—The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs are reflections of a filmmaker who has so much depth and artistic vision. Well-crafted story lines with spectral characters burn unforgettable moments in our minds….


The Strangers

Every once in a while, a movie comes along which manages to change my perspective on life, reorganize my priorities and redefine my goals. Before I delve into my updated career objectives, imagine this: after some nobody-gives-a-crap-about wedding, you’re going to a desolate yet beautiful summer house with the woman you love. You start to…