Movie Review of A Thousand Words

There was a time—many, MANY years ago—when putting Eddie Murphy in a movie was guaranteed to equal a big box office return and lots of laughs. Lately, however, it’s hit or miss, and—let’s be honest—quite a bit more miss than hit. Years after the fact, I am still trying to scrub the images of “Norbit” from my brain. However, I still find myself holding out hope that he will redeem himself from the long list of stinkers that have plagued the theaters since the mid ’90’s. And despite my ever present sarcasm, I am an optimist at heart, and chose to give Mr. Murphy another shot at things by seeing his new film, “A Thousand Words”.

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Movie Review – Reuniting the Rubins (2012) (PG)

The fascinating thing about Reuniting the Rubins is that it goes through a myriad of unexpected twists and turns before arriving at the ending we expect. Even more fascinating is the fact that the happy ending comes after a sequence of events that run the gamut from absurd to serious, both of which are the result of circumstances many would call exasperating, unwarranted, and even unpleasant. I’m not saying this to suggest that the film is confused or meandering; it’s simply unique in its approach to sentiment. After what we watch, which is at times mentally and emotionally exhausting, the ending comes at us like a cool, refreshing drink at the end of brisk jog. Who gives a hang how likely or unlikely it happens to be? Endings like the one in Reuniting the Rubins are half the reason we go to the movies in the first place.

Movie Review – The Deep Blue Sea (2012) (R)

As well made as I found The Deep Blue Sea, I’m amazed that it took ninety-four minutes to say what could easily have been said in as little as fifteen or twenty. Adapted from the stage play by Terence Rattigan, it tells the incredibly simple story of a woman who leaves behind a secure but sexless marriage for a passionate but reckless affair. With neither relationship able to give her all of what she wants, she must make a choice between going on living or dying alone. Plot wise, there really is nothing more to the film than that. I have not seen or read the original play, although on the basis of what I’ve read about it, it seems like one of the characters, an ex-doctor, had a much more prominent role than he had in the film. I can’t help but wonder if his inclusion would have made the story seem more substantive and less dragged out.

Movie Review – Brake (2012) (Not Rated)

Brake is an infuriating exercise in cheating. We’re led to think the experience will be rewarding, simply because it’s packed with excitement and suspense. Alas, all that waits at the end of the line is disillusionment. That’s because each thrill, we eventually learn, stems from a profoundly implausible and hopelessly transparent premise. For the filmmakers to have built a plot on it is to assume that audiences possess not a shred of intelligence. Once we navigate through its pulse-pounding scenes, we’re punched straight in the gut with not one but two plot twists, which collectively adding up to the single worst ending since that of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village. To call it an anticlimax would be a massive understatement. I cannot recall the last time a movie has made me feel so swindled.

Movie Review – Detachment (2012) (Not Rated)

I had no idea how ill prepared I was to experience Detachment. Here is a film that plunges headfirst into the depths of disillusionment, despair, and failure and almost never resurfaces for air. You will experience emotions normally repressed during movie watching. You will be saddened, shocked, and above all, angered. You will see things you wouldn’t ever want to see and hear things that should never be heard. You will wade through a sea of bleakness, desperately searching for some small shred of hope to cling on to. At the end of it all, you will be so psychologically drained that, for a time, it may seem as if you will never be happy again. At the same time, you will also get to thinking, and that’s exactly why I’m recommending this movie so highly.

Movie Review – The Hunger Games (2012) (PG-13)

That The Hunger Games is so timely and intelligent is precisely the reason why it’s also so frightening. It depicts a time and place in which the failures of mass society are exploited for the entertainment of the privileged few. In this case, it’s in the form of an annual competition to the death, one that’s captured via hidden cameras and aired for the rest of the world to see. Whatever they call it in this alternate reality, it would be called reality TV in ours. Thank God, we have not devolved to the point of watching people kill each other. We have, however, sunk to some pretty low depths. We celebrate people like Simon Cowell and Gordon Ramsay, who achieve notoriety by being bullies. We watch as groups of men or women vie for a marriage proposal from a woman or man they know nothing about. We witness Kim Kardashian earn millions for doing nothing, apart from looking beautiful.

Top Five Dark Movies

Movies filmed on plots from the dark can be a real source of entertainment. You may choose to watch these movies alone with a bowl full of popcorn in front of you but I’d say you get friend or two to watch these with you. These are beyond the human imagination and tell tales from the dark side. I also watch dark movies and I dare watch them alone only during the day!

Qubo Television an Alternative for LDS Parents and Children

As an LDS parent, I want to make sure that what my family watches keeps a good spirit in my home. I place LDS art around my home, pictures of temples and prophets however, is that enough to keep my children from the evils of the world?

Comparing Satellite And Cable Providers Isn’t As Difficult As It Sounds

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The Top 10 Zombie Movies of the Last 50 Years

Whether you are a new zombie fan yourself or simply trying to introduce someone to this genre, here are the ten best zombie movies of the last 50 years: Night of the Living Dead: This is THE classic zombie movie. Although it was made all the way back in 1968, it is still just as scary as it was when it shocked audiences during its initial run. Dawn of the Dead: Released a decade after Night of the Living Dead, this 1978 horror flick will keep you and anyone else watching on the…

Building Your Network – Winning Follow Up Strategies

If they know you, like you, and trust you…They hire you! Once you build a NETWORK of Industry Pro’s you’ve met and who have SEEN your work, the next step is FOLLOWING UP. How do you do that? Easy. You need to think of your product, YOU as a very active and “about -to- be- on- the- A- list” celebrity. You may not have a high-paid publicist but you can create a BUZZ about yourself through” announcements, press releases…