Monday, May 24, 2010

The Countess-review

I'm gonna post the trailer since I'm sure most f you have not heard of this film. I picked it up because I like the cover. The film is about a feared Countess who grows into a vain murderous woman after losing someone she loves. It is a love story and a tale of what one will do for beauty. I think it is a good story that would be a better read instead of a film. I think as a book it could be a classic novel. I didn't see anything indicating this as a best-seller turned film. Anyways, if you are looking for a period piece and something different from perhaps your normal movie selections, I say give it a watch. Medium star worth the watch to see a different kind of love story.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Get Him to the Greek-review

Hmm I wonder if I can write a review of this one yet. The film centers around a young guy working for a music company with Diddy as his boss. He comes up with an idea to hold a concert for his favorite Rockstar. He is assigned to get the rockstar from London to the concert venue in LA. Of course his mission is not easy.  I know many people don't like Diddy so I know he won't be the real reason why anyone takes a trip to the theater for this film. I did enjoy the film. It made me laugh a few times which is good because it's hard to make me laugh during a movie. Only old comedy flicks usually make me laugh out loud. There are moments that bring out the prude in me, throughout the film. Jonah Hill is a funny guy and I see many more good comedies coming starring him. I even enjoyed the music in the film. The music is catchy and suits the film perfectly.  I think this film is going to get great reviews and folks are really going to like it. Medium Star

Blackout- Review

Do you remember that film Blackout that came on BET a few years ago, about the famous blackout in New York? I picked this as the fifth choice in my friend's five for ten dvd deal. (wink wink) The film stars Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Saldana, Prodigy, and more. I picked the above still b/c this was one of the most interesting moments in the film. Jeffrey Wright in a gangster type confrontation. The start of the film has a slow pace and a lack of cool but once the blackout happens the film get's better. It is def. not a great film but it isn't half-bad. There is one emotional scene that got me. I just felt the pain of a young black man. Maybe you will know what I'm talking about. There is a lot of dialogue that almost makes it feel like Do the Right Thing or a play. I'm gonna give it a small star for just okay.

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