Feb 122008
 

In Bruges Movie review:
Starting Colin Farrell (Ray), Brendan Gleeson (Ken), Ralph Fiennes (Harry)

Bruges a quiet little town in Belgium gets a visit from two hired hit men, to cool off and take a holiday. Only to find out that ther are on the ‘job’ and the job being that Ray is the mark and Ken to carry out the job as directed by their boss Harry.

Although this movie is slated as a comedy and you get some of that from the previews. This movie is DARK and depression with some comedy elements thrown in. A barrage of F*bombs, sarcasm and British does not make up for the message behind this movie. Don’t go to Bruges for holiday, you are just going to get bumped off by your partner (Ken) or your boss.

Bruges looks like a beautiful town and Harry refers to the town as something out of a dream, or a fairy-tale, when he is just wanting to kill Ray for a mistake on his first job.

In Bruges gets 1.5 stars and is rated R: for violence , language, gore, nudity, drug use.

Feb 122008
 

John Rambo. Aka Rambo 4, aka The guy getting too old to keep doing this crap.

Starring Sylvester ‘Rocky’ Stallone and a body count that numbered in the 100s.

John Rambo looks like crap, he is just too old, pudgy but still able to kick some ass. He is back in Asia (Thailand) living as a loner with bandits and the like in the jungles that he just could care less that they exited. He is hired by a group of missionaries to take them up river to save villagers that are being killed in games of death by a group of miltary wana-bes that are only there to kill.

Of course what Rambo movie would it be if we didn’t have heads blow off, limbs removed and guts spilling. With Rambo you get it all and some. This movie is overly violent, and blood flows free in in Thailand when it comes to Rambo. I would not expect anything less from Rambo, and although Stallone directed and co-wrote this movie , his dialog is non Rambo. He is like a silent killer with a big head, dude his head looks two times the size of normal humans!

John Rambo gets 2 stars and is Rated R: for you guessed it . Gore, violence , explosions, torture, rape, language .

Feb 122008
 

CLOVERFIELD MOVIE REVIEW

A bunch of 20somethings in New York throw a going away party for Rob ( Michaael Stahl-David ). During the party all hell breaks loose in the city from a loud bang, the head of the Statue of Liberity flying down the road to several other events that may just bring the city to its knees.

The movie is told through a video camera that was found in Cloverfield aka New York’s Central Park. The opening scene in the movies give you the images from the camera that was ‘found’ near the incident area of Cloverfield , as if we were watching what the government found first time. Be warned since this movie was filmed with handheld camera, just like your home movie, the shaking of the camera, the closeup to wide angle changes will give you a bad case of veritgo or even flu like symptoms. I suggest sitting at least 10 rows back, if not up higher in a theater that offers stadium seating.

Our heroes of this movie, is mankind. We do not know where this creature came from, but we know through the eyes of the camera, its just scary as hell to be in New York. This creature eats building, people, tanks and only gets more aggressive when the military comes after it. With the wild camera movement, you see what looks like smaller versions of the creature that are akin to Starship Troopers bugs, or spideras from 8 Legged Freaks. Either way, they will bit you and you will die with massive hemorrhages , well who wouldn’t after getting bit by a critter 80% you body size.

The hype this movie got was so similar to 1989’s Batman, and I give the PR company and the production company and A+ on their marketing of this film. For months we asked ourself what the heck is Cloverfield. No after the movie I’m still asking myself that!

I would epected this movie to fair well aside from the sea-sickness you might get. When this movie hits the home market on DVD, HdDVD/Blueray it should fair well , since the handheld camera should translate well to the home market.

Overall I give this movie 2.5 stars. Wish we had move time to address some of the relationship issues in this film, or to see another retrospective of this film e.g. photo’s or footage from other witnesses.

Cloverfield is Rated pg-13. For scenes of mayhem, language, violence, terror, disturbing images.

Nov 152006
 

Deja Vu (2006/II) From IMDB dot com

from imdb.com ::
Directed by
Tony Scott
Writing credits
Bill Marsilii (written by) &
Terry Rossio (written by)
Staring:
Denzel Washington
Paula Patton
Val Kilmer
James Caviezel
Tagline: If you thought it was just a trick of the mind, prepare yourself for the truth.

Plot Outline: An ATF agent travels back in time to save a woman from being murdered, falling in love with her during the process. (view trailer)

Review: Yes I saw this at a screening in SLC on 09-Nov-2006

If you are a person easily confused with flash backs or have had Deja Vu, yourself, then this movie will be a familiar site. Our hero Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington) is an ATF agent investigating a terrorist style event on Fat Tuesday. During his investigation he hears and see things that are just too familiar, Has he really seen or done things all ready that have effectively put himself right in the middle of the terror plot to kill hundreds?

He meets Agent Pryzwarra (Val Kilmer), who looks terrible in this movie he looks like he had a stroke and put on 100 pounds. However Pryzwarra shows Doug that the government has the ability to spy in 3D and the computer system used can predict the image so they literrly can walk through the events leading up to the events of Fat Tuesday, however Doug doesn’t believe it, and find out that in reality the governments ‘device’ can look back in the future only 4 days and 6 hours. Doug feels he can change the future or at least the future where the terriost has killed so many. Doug thinks he can jump BACK into the past to stop the events or change their course. Well does he? You will have to go see this movie for yourself.

This movie has some great explosion scene never before scene, its looks just too real. It also have a bit of a political undertone related to Hurricane Katerina, since the movie takes place in the same area as the devastation path of Katerina. We revisit some of the damage. Although it was a very sad event caused by none other than mother nature, Hollywood is using a movie to show us what we all ready know. I can say that it’s a Tony Scott movie, akin to Man on Fire (Denzel again, hmm), SPy Game, Enemy of the State. All of which showcase the government as being all knowing yet clueless to whats standing in front of us. Then again it is a movie, it is Hollywood and it is fiction.

The movie and the paradox is either I am my own grandpa, or Denzel is a time shifting expert. You decide on your own.

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, disturbing images, and some sensuality.)

Mr hnack rating : 3 TV’s of a scale of 1-5.