Preview: The Lucky One

This looks so good! I am so excited to see this. I do think she looks a little old for him, so we will see how it works out.

Releases: April 20, 2012

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X-Men: First Class

Stars:

4 and 1/4 stars

Before he was Professor X, he was Charles. Before he was Magneto, he was Erik. Before they were enemies, they were allies.

Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-MEN. (Source: IMDB)

Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon
Released: 2011

Megan’s Movie Review: When I first heard that they were doing another X-Men movie, I was like really? Isn’t there enough movies about X-Men?? BUT it was awesome! I do love all the older X-Men movies, but now they seem all cheesy compared to the last few that have come out recently. This movie was really cool, and I liked seeing how Professor X and Magneto came to be. I always wondered about their story and it was very interesting. If you haven’t seen the other X-Men, you should watch them and then watch this movie. Then you can piece together information and its quite interesting! X-Men: First Class was definitely full of action and the story was really good. Yes, I will admit, some corny parts in here, but not too bad. Loved this movie!

What’d ya’ll think??

Posted in 4.25 stars, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | 1 Comment

Just Go With It

Stars:

2 and 1/2 stars

Sometime you need a girl, to get the girl.

Danny (Adam Sandler) must engage Katherine (Jennifer Aniston), his faithful assistant, to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife. Danny must pretend that he is married, because he lied to his dream girl, Palmer (Brooklyn Decker) the most gorgeous woman in the world. To keep the woman he loves, covering up one lie soon turns into many lies. (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston
Released: 2011

Megan’s Movie Review: Adam Sandler is hilarious and always has been. But most of his movies have too much sexual context in them, and it bothers me. I will admit though, I liked this movie and I thought there were some hilarious parts in them (for instance the sheep part & the kid in the bathroom at night… oh my gosh I died laughing). I just don’t like how all the innuendos are mentioned around the kids in the movie like it’s not a big deal and then how there is so much said throughout the movie. It doesn’t have to be like that. Well Jennifer Aniston was great, she is so beautiful and one of my favorite actresses too! So I know I gave it a 2&1/2 stars because of the sexual content, but it really was quite funny. I wouldn’t recommend children seeing it.

What are you opinions on this?

Posted in 2.5 stars, Comedy, Romance | 1 Comment

Preview: The Big Year

Kind of looks good. What do you guys think?? I really like Jack Black and Owen Wilson. Steve Martin is okay.

Releases: October 14th, 2011

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Unknown

Stars:

3 and 1/2 stars

Take back your life.

A biochemist and his dishy wife arrive in Berlin for a conference at which a scientist and his controversial Arab funder will announce breakthrough research. While his wife checks into the hotel, he grabs a cab to return to the airport for his briefcase, left at the curb. En route, an auto accident puts him in a coma, from which he awakes four days later without identification and with gaps in his memory. He goes to the hotel: his wife refuses to recognize him and another man has claimed his identity. With help from a nurse, the cab driver, a retired Stasi agent, and an academic friend, he tries to unravel what’s going on. Is the answer in the briefcase? (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Liam Neeson
Released: 2011

Megan’s Movie Review: This was definitely not like the movie ‘Taken’ as most of you probably thought it would be. It was a different story and he wasn’t like this amazing fighter (*spoiler*) until the end when he started to remember who he was. The twist was good and I knew something was up with his wife and I knew she was in on it, but I couldn’t quite figure out what it was. One thing I didn’t like in this movie, most of his memories were about having sex with his wife! Really?! Come on.. They could have totally put in something else but whatever. There were a few sexual comments/innuendo in here and I didn’t like it. Good story though, but it wasn’t anything fantastic.

Thoughts?

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Beastly

Stars:

3 and 1/2 stars

It’s what’s underneath.

Kyle (Alex Pettyfer) thinks he is God’s gift at his high school. He plays a prank on a fellow high school student, Kendra (Mary-Kate Olsen) who, unbeknown to him is a witch. Kendra teaches him a lesson by putting a curse on him making him as beastly on the outside as he is on the inside. He has one year to find someone to fall in love with him or stay like that forever. (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen
Released: 2011

Megan’s Movie Review: This was a modern-day Beauty and the Beast and it was rather good. Yes, as usual there were some very corny parts in this, but the story was pretty good. Acting wasn’t amazing, but then again, there weren’t any huge actors/actresses in this. They followed the storyline pretty well compared to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. I love most romance stories even if they are cheesy. It had a good moral to the story and it is something I wouldn’t mind having as part of my DVD collection.

Comments please.

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Season of the Witch

Stars:

3 and 1/2 stars

Not all souls can be saved.

A 14th century Crusader returns to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, deeming sorcery the culprit of the plague, commands the two knights to transport an accused witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence. A priest, a grieving knight, a disgraced itinerant and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl. When the embattled party arrives at the abbey, a horrific discovery jeopardises the knight’s pledge to ensure the girl fair treatment, and pits them against an inexplicably powerful and destructive force. (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman
Released: 2011

Megan’s Movie Review: As part of the genres, I would probably like to put this under Thriller or Horror, but IMDB.com didn’t categorize it as that. It was kind of scary to me, because of all the ‘dark’ and ‘evil’ going on in their world. I don’t really like or care for movies like this. I mean, it was still a good movie, and interesting, but the woman who was possessed scared me. It also seemed rather violent to be a PG-13 movie. I feel like they are putting more and more violence in PG-13 movies. I did like the story and I actually enjoyed Nicolas Cage’s acting. I can’t say he is my favorite but he did pretty good. The ending kind of surprised me, I wasn’t expecting (*spoiler*) everyone to die except the young boy.

What did you think?

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Rango

Stars:

3 stars

Rango is a pet chameleon always on the lookout for action and adventure, except the fake kind, where he directs it and acts in it. After a car accident, he winds up in an old western town called Dirt. What this town needs the most is water, but they also need a hero and a sheriff. The thirsty Rango instantly takes on the role of both and selfishly agrees to take on the case of their missing water. (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Johnny Depp
Released: 2011

Megan’s Movie Review: Well.. this was an odd movie. I know they were probably trying to make the animals and creatures look as realistic as possible, but they were just far too ugly for me. I didn’t like looking at them during the movie. The story was alright, Johnny Depp has his funny humor in it (which I like and I enjoyed that), but overall it just wasn’t that great. I really don’t even want it for my kids to watch. It was strange.

Any Rango fans out there?

Posted in 3 stars, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Western | Leave a comment

Source Code

Stars:

4 stars

Make every second count.

Colter Stevens, a US Army helicopter pilot whose last memory is flying in Afghanistan, wakes up on a commuter train. However, he discovers that he has assumed the identity of another man. 8 minutes later, the train explodes and Stevens finds himself in some kind of pod. He then talks to someone named Goodwin, who tells him he has to go back and find out who the bomber is. He is sent back to go through the whole thing again and attempts to find who the bomber is but fails. The bomb goes off and Stevens finds himself in the pod again. He is sent back another time, yet still cannot find out anything. When he returns, he asks what is going on. Goodwin and Rutledge, the scientist in charge, tell him that he is part of a project that can put someone in another person’s consciousness during the last 8 minutes of their life. Stevens then asks why he cannot just stop the bomb. He is told that he is not going back in time but placed in the moment so he can find out who the bomber is and if there are any other targets. On the side, Stevens finds himself falling for the woman traveling with him while he is still in the other man’s consciousness. (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan
Released: 2011

Megan’s Movie Review: I really liked this movie and the story. It was so interesting and you weren’t quite sure what was going on or how it was happening. I loved it and like how it was so different. To be honest, I’m not sure if I really liked the ending of the movie. *Spoiler* I know that he was technically able to ‘live’ but it was in someone else’s body and as somebody else. To me that would be depressing and then the girl he fell in love with, she doesn’t even know what he really looks like. Anyways, it was still a good story, just the ending was a little weird to me. It was pretty suspenseful, and Jake Gyllenhaal can be quite a funny character with his comments he makes. I like him as an actor.

What did you think of the ending?

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Cowboys and Aliens

Stars:

4 and 3/4 stars

The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents-townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors-all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival. (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde
Released: 2011

Megan’s Movie Review: Now, I know what you’re thinking. “How can an alien movie be good when it is set back in the 1800’s during the cowboy era?! How can the cowboys’ even fight and beat the aliens?!” Trust me, it was pretty cool! I know that lately, we also set our alien movies in our present or future day because we think that we have to have the technology to beat them, but this movie proved different. Daniel Craig is awesome. He can just play such a cool, tough-guy character. I really liked the storyline in this movie too. I kind of predicted a little bit, but it was still awesome. Totally worth seeing in theaters.

You should like it if you don’t 🙂

Posted in 4.75 stars, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western | 1 Comment