Saturday, April 30, 2011

Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming-review

Gosh, this movie sucked. I was all over the first film mainly because of the men. The first one was actually a cute film though.  =)  First off Columbus Short is a better dancer than the lead in the sequel will ever be. The edits of him dancing doing the same move throughout the whole film were killing me. I really can go on and on about the lead actor in this film (whose name I don't feel like looking up). I first saw him in Fame (the remake). Just not feeling him and let's leave it at that.  Everything about this film was wrong. It was basically the same plot with different actors and dancers. Now, don't get me wrong there were some good-looking guys in this film but they were blurred out by the bad dialogue and bad dancing. No star for this one, none at all.

SN: I think we need to have a Sylvain White post on here eventually.

Coming up next....

I plan to watch Hanna and 127 hours.
I finished the Dragon Tattoo series still have to review that. I also have a bunch of films that I have watched and still need to review. I want to watch a foreign film.
Any suggestions?

Madea's Big Happy Family

The picture above is from the play with the same name. I never knew that he turned the play's into movies. Actually, I never watched any of the plays before. This movie couldn't compare to the play. I really enjoyed the play. The ending was the best part of this film because everything else was done or said in the play. I couldn't find any new humor in the film.  I'm just thinking how crazy that is he does the play and make money then he does the movie and makes money. What's really crazy is the same audience is usually seeing both. Okay 1 star really not worth the watch if you have seen the play.
My good remarks: I like Mr. Brown he makes me giggle. Bow Wow and Isaiah Mustafa are getting their chops up.

The Next Three Days-review

The Next Three Days- the story of a man who believes in his wife's innocence and devises a plan to break her out of jail.  

This should get no stars really.  As you can read in the review below, I was bored with this film. It's almost as bad as umh hmm let me think of one that Nicholas Cage film about the aliens and the time capsule. The name escapes me right now.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Stop that train!
Bleh. I'm currently watching The Next Three Days and I'm so bored I thought I would do my review for Unstoppable. I watched Unstoppable umh last month some time. A very easily forgettable film but this film reminded me of it for some reason. = /


Unstoppable- is an action packed film about an unmanned train that must be stopped. Denzel Denzel Denzel is this where you become a pancake? I swear this is the same character he has been playing in all these action movies. I don't know how they stretched this story into a feature film but they did. Okay, to me the movie was cute. I'm not telling you to rent it though. It was no Independence Day (one of my favs.) but still pretty much your basic film of this genre. I changed my rating for this one b/c it was better than The Next Three Days but not by much. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Black Swan -review

Oh my I skipped a few reviews that I said I would post.

Black Swan-This is a good film for you to watch the review. A ballerina wants to play the swan in Swan Lake and must connect with her evil side to dance both parts(white swan and black swan) well. This was a good film with a good aesthetic. There was a bit too much of intimate behavior for me. You can get a little lost dividing what was real and what is in the ballerina's head. I wasn't head over heels for it. It's a film I would say I know so-n-so would like. Natalie Portman deserved the award without a doubt. It deserves 4 stars but for my satisfaction I'd give it 2 stars.

Night Catches Us-review

My synop. of the film would be two former Black Panthers reconnect. One was forced to flee during those revolutionary times and returns to the old neighborhood. This felt more like an episode of a TV show than a film. That being said the acting was really good. I was impressed with Blackthought's (The Roots) performance the most. Jamie Hector (The Wire) was pretty good too. I'd like to see him more. I feel like the point of the film wasn't recognizable until a line was said at the end. The love story was a bit confusing but maybe I need another watch.  The film had a nice feel to it. I think if they stretched it two hours by slowing it down a little bit and giving you more of the back-story it would of been a better film.
Three 1/2 stars

Thursday, April 14, 2011