Movie Review: Paul (2011)

After visiting the pop culture melting pot of the San Diego Comic-Con, England natives Graeme Willy (Simon Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Nick Frost) decide to travel across the U.S. and hit all the major UFO hotspots. Their vacation proceeds as planned until they pick up Paul (Seth Rogen), a hitch-hiker who just happens to be an otherworldly visitor, complete with shocking healing powers, invisibility, and oversized head. Agreeing to help Paul outrun the government agent (Jason Bateman) hot on his trail, Graeme and Clive embark on an out-of-this-world journey across the desert where kidnapped RV park employees, shotgun-toting Christians, inept men in black, and vengeful rednecks are the least of their troubles.

Movie Review: Hisss (2011)

The curse of the fertility goddess, Nagin, states that anytime man desecrates or violates the cobra, they are doomed to suffer the petrifying curse of the snake woman, involving death and infertility. Respect is the only cure. Over 4000 years ago the inhabitants of the Indus Valley in the Far East sculpted the image of the shape-shifting, half-human, half-cobra creatures residing in mysterious temples deep within the legendary spice forests off the Malabar Coast. George States (Jeff Doucette) isn’t afraid of the legend, and journeys into the jungle to snag the mate of the Nagin, hoping the goddess will take human form, chase after him, and grant him immortality. Thanks to stage 3 brain cancer, he’s delusional, homicidal, and makes as little sense as the movie does trying to explain the premise.

Movie Review: The Hit List (2011)

In Seattle, Washington, professional killer Jonas Arbor (Cuba Gooding Jr.) is suddenly struck by traumatic flashbacks, worsened by the fact that he’s recently discovered his health is waning. Instead of proceeding with the assassination he’s been assigned, he turns to vigilantism and strikes a different target, a controversial talk show host. Before any of the details are revealed, the opening scene merely shows Arbor crawling out of bed in his underwear, and a following shot with an agent claiming the hitman has gone missing. No action, no explosions, no killing – just a man in black announcing Arbor’s status. Then it cuts to the title sequence, complete with James Bond graphics and a theme song, also reminiscent of 007 – “47 Ways to Die,” by Lillian Axe. It’s incredibly anticlimactic, and one of the worst openings to any action movie.

Movie Review: Disney Nature’s African Cats (2011)

Following the courageous spirits and actions of two feline mothers, African Cats tracks Sita, a cheetah with a litter of five cubs, and Leila, a lioness with a sole daughter, Mara, as they selflessly defend their children from the constant perils present in the lawless wilds of Kenya. As a single parent, Sita must train her cubs to become independent while protecting them from vicious hyenas, hungry lions, and even others of her kind. Though momentarily protected as a member of a pride of lions led by broken-toothed Fang, Leila must nurture Mara and also plan for her daughter’s future when she becomes injured and knows the pack cannot support an old lioness unable to aid in the hunt. But the dangers of territorial predators and pressures from a migrating food supply pale in comparison to the threat of an impending invasion by calculating lion Kali who ceaselessly attempts to usurp the pride from Fang with his entourage of four sizeable sons.

Movie Review – “TRON” (The Original)

The Disney original classic “TRON” is now available in Blu-Ray DVD. The following is a movie review for “TRON.”

Eight Movies for the Easter Season

It may not have the song selection of Christmas or the dress-up potential of Halloween but the Easter season is undeniably special for its own reasons. And it’s back, with both its moments of sober reflection and celebration. Here are eight extra ways to enjoy the holiday with your loved ones, cinema style.

Hanna: What Do I Think About It?

Even though I did not enjoy the movie, I must give credit to the previews. They really drew me in.

Movie Review: Sucker Punch (2011)

The film begins with a string of non-stop slow-motion sequences that results in a surprisingly polished introduction to young Baby Doll’s (Emily Browning) predicament. When her mother dies and leaves her estate to her two daughters rather than their scheming stepfather, Baby Doll’s attempt to save her younger sister from the abusive man ends in tragedy. Sent to the grimy grey Lennox House for mentally insane girls, Baby Doll has a mere five days before she is scheduled to be lobotomized thanks to the underhanded dealings of her stepfather and a crooked orderly. Unable to cope with the tortuous horrors of reality, she substitutes her true surroundings with that of a nightclub run by Blue Jones (Oscar Isaac) and Madame Gorski (Carla Gugino).

Top Movies You Should Not Miss

Box office films have produced quite a buzz from both movie critics and fans around the world. From romantic stories to actions to science fiction themes, we have all witnessed what Hollywood can offer and we can all expect to get more in the coming years. Among the popular movies that everyone has been talking about is the Twilight Saga.

Gwynnie Should Forget Glee and Star in the Bio-Pic of Grace Kelly

Gwyneth Paltrow has just a few years left to play the movie role she was born for – the lead in the bio-pic of Grace Kelly, the American actress who quit Hollywood to marry Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956. I watched the Alfred Hitchcock-directed To Catch A Thief on television recently, which stars Kelly and Cary Grant, for the umpteenth time. The witty, double-entendre laden script and the pleasing images of the South of France in the 1950s returned like an old friend.

Wes Craven’s Freddy Krueger

The fictional character, Freddy Krueger, played by Robert England, was a reputed child murderer who, by the time the story took place, had already killed in excess of twenty children over the previous ten years. He was caught, tried and sent to prison, but was released on a technicality and left prison to live in a hideout inside a boiler room.

Discovery Channel’s Best Science Entertainment Show

Still going strong after several years, MythBusters delivers outstanding entertainment while educating viewers. Combining comedy with science proves to be a perfect combination of learning and fun. If you haven’t caught the show you can watch past episodes on new on cable television. Whether you enjoy science or not, you’re likely to find something you enjoy in MythBusters.