Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Gravity-review


My friend bragged about his experience watching this film on an IMAX screen. I'm certain that was the best way to watch the film even though I only watched it on DVD which I picked up at the library.

The story is about Dr. Ryan Stone(Sandra Bullock)  lost in space after a crash leaves her to find a way home.

A lot of the film is like the image above a whole lot of Sandra Bullock flying and spinning in space enough to make you dizzy. Someone said it's like Cast Away in space. However, Cast Away has more back story to the film for you to cheer on the main character (like him having a wife). Gravity makes you invest based on the idea that if you were in the characters shoes( in such an unknown place to most of us) how scared and hopeless would you feel. Cast Away was at least humorous. I actually enjoyed this film and can see why it won best picture. Simple scenes, great effects, great cinematography, to tell a heroic story. I'm going to give it 4 1/2 STARS

Trying to think

I've watched a few movies that I need to review, lego movie, nut job, rio 2, 12 years a Slave, Gravity, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Hunger Games, Free Birds, Blackfish... Okay let me get to it

Grand Budapest Hotel-review

Had it not been for Ralph Fiennes in the lead of this film I'm not sure I could have gotten through it. With all the countless cameos from many talented actors throughout the film. 

One of those stories about a story. 

"The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend."-IMDB

That doesn't describe the film well enough. The film turns into an adventure near the hour mark and you can become more invested in the story yet just when you  think they are giving you a plot. They really don't and you just have to enjoy it for what it is. Not a big fan other films from Wes Anderson but I can appreciate his style. Giving it 3 stars. 

Monday, April 07, 2014

Ride Along-review


Fast-talking security guard Ben joins his cop brother-in-law James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta in order to prove himself worthy of marrying Angela, James' sister.-IMDB

You know I'm not on the Kevin Hart bandwagon. I actually like his humor when he isn't trying so hard. However, he is hot right now hot on fire. Get it Kevin get it! You too Will Packer you too. 
This film takes you on a mildly humorous adventure. The scenario is cute and Hart's child like demeanor throughout the.film keeps you invested in his character hoping he triumphs in the end. Like the spill.com people would say this is a rental skip the theater. I can see it being in a DVD collection for people that also enjoyed the Friday movies. .I'm giving it 3 stars.