Saturday, March 15, 2008

Never Back Down Movie Review

I went into this movie expecting it to be terrible and it actually not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. If you are fan of MMA they don't use a whole lot of terms but they do show some real moves. Like a triangle choke, guillotine, kamora, rear naked choke and so on. The most annoying thing about the movie is that they always call it brawling.

If you know a lot about MMA and the Internet it doesn't take long to figure this movie is all about fight websites and MMA. This being the case it is kind of sad that a movie would further popularize these sites with kids beating the crap out of each other. I personally, am not very concerned because most of the kids in these Internet videos couldn't fight their way out of a wet bag.

My overall recommendation is to see this movie only if you want to waste a bit of time over the weekend. It is entertaining but it is also the same corny stuff you get in similar movies. It is just a modern day version of the Karate Kid. As a matter of fact the producer's even acknowledge that during the film. It also, has a few twists and turn so it is slightly smarter than most films in this genre as well.

It has been a tough few weeks at the movies. I plan to see Doomsday tomorrow or Sunday. If you get out on St. Patrick's Day, which is Monday, have a green beer for me. While your at it eat some corn beef as well, I'll miss out this year due to my vegetarian diet.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Bank Job Movie Review

This movie is apparently based off of a true story. At first I thought it was a really bad movie. There is so much nudity in the beginning it is ridiculous and trust me I like viewing a nice rack as much as the next guy. It is just that is all you see for about the first fifteen minutes. It really caught me off guard. In the end it all makes sense.

This movie is all about blackmail and sex really. A bank heist goes awry leads a misfit bunch of amateur criminals into a world of trouble. Now they run into the dilemma of how to get themselves out of trouble.

The movie is surprisingly realistic. From watching it you should really be able to tell that the bumbling going on can't be entirely dreamt up. Anyway the all the sex and nudity at the beginning really does end up making a point in an artisitic sort of way. The movie was better than I thought but I didn't realize it until it was over. This to me is a sign of a movie that a lot of people are going to really love.

The Other Boleyn Girl Movie Review

Well this movie was pretty good. Mainly, because it didn't get real swept up on everyone being prim and proper. A lot of the characters were really evil. It is crazy to think that these were real events. The good news is that we got away from all the imbreeding and insanity taking place in Great Britian.

I recommend seeing this movie but only if you don't have a lot of other options. I am still putting movie like Semi Pro and the Bank Job above this one. By the way there is not nudity in The Other Boleyn Girl and a ton of it in the Bank Job. I don't recommend one of the other even though I thought the Bank Job was a really good movie. Funny now that I think about it there are two movies out about British royal scandals.

This movie mainly points out how much of dick King Henry was and that the Boleyn family were a bunch of crazies. The movie is almost disgusting.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Movie Review Love on a Diet

This movie won't be for most of you but it is my favorite comedy. It was produced in Japan but the language spoken throughout most of the film is Cantonese. I speak very little Cantonese and I completely rely on subtitles liek the rest of you. This movie actually tops my list of comedys. I think that not knowing the language makes me pay attention to the actors more, and I associate with them more somehow.

This movie is about a morbidly obese women who is in love with her favorite musician. She attends all of his concerts and decides to commit suicide but fails. If she had succeeded this movie would have been all of two minutes. She meets a fellow Hong Kongese who is also a tub of lard. At first he doesn't take interest in her but after learning of her particlarly good sales skills; he decides to help her lose the weight and gain the love of the pianist.

This movie is absolutely hillarious. I know the plot doesn't sound like much, but I promise you this is a great foreign film. By the way I know it is obvious they are in body suits. I will also warn you that this movie almost make me cry. It is also a really great love story. Asian film makers are getting one up on Hollywood. The evidence is that more and more of our films are remakes of Asian movies.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sean of the Dead Movie Review

This is a movie that gave me mixed opinions. By saying that I mean I had to see it a few times before I liked the film. The first time I saw it I absolutely hated and thought it was a waste of money. The second time I saw it I thought it was a little funny and after the third time I had seen it I bought the DVD. I have seen it twice sense and my family has watched it when they've been over.

Now this is about a group of brits who are attacked by zombies and are fighting for their survival. Meanwhile, one of them is chasing after his recently parted ex-girlfriend. The movie takes a few twists and turns and some completely hilarious sitautions arise. After, he gains the confidence of his girl. He swings by for his parents.

All of the personal issues are falling out all over the place at the same time the group is trying to avoid being eaten alive by the zombies. Well this movie also end a bit differently than most zombie flicks, but I leave that for you to view.

This film has really bland comedy and that is why I don't think I thought it was funny the first time through. At the end of the day I still highly recommend checking this film out. Throw it on your list at Blockbuster or something.

I also liked hot fuzz and I am really anticipating the release of Run Fat Boy Run. I can't for the life of me remember the names of any of the actors in this film, but the main character is the same as in Sean of the Dead. If you want Google the actor for me, I am sorry I just don't have the time lately.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

10,000 BC Movie Review

Wow, this movie really promised a lot of bang, but delivered a little bang for your buck. The movie was really just slow. Everytime the movie started to go anywhere it haulted and just slowed right back down. This definitely isn't an epic movie. Undoubtedly they will make a big deal about it coming out on DVD and everything.

I can't say I hated the movie though. There was something I like about it, and I'd probably pin that down as the storyline. I think it was a pretty good story. At the end of the day I think the previews lead the audience to believe this movie is something that it is not.

I will say there are a lot of really sappy scenes in this movie. They did setup the movie in a way so that everything made sense. It seem very realistic. I will say that before going to see this movie I thought the director was trying to give his own spin on Exodus. Yeah, that's right the book in the bible.

I think the main character was supposed to be Moses. The sad thing is that I don't think most movie goers will catch on. The movie makes this parallel with all these prophecies that the people have. There is more to this but you know me. I don't ruin the ending unless I really really hated the movie. Like with Into the Wild.