Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Iron Fists, Black Drunks, War for White Chicks



MAN WITH THE IRON FIST
ACTION

                Plot:  In feudal China, many warriors and killers hunt for the gold in Jungle Village.  The story is really not important as hip-hop artist Rza from the Wu-Tang Clan makes his directorial debut as well as stars in the feature.  He loves martial arts movies and it shows.  He is not that successful at it but it is full cheesy clich├ęs found these kinds of movies.  The cast also has Lucy Liu, Russell Crowe (don’t know why he is in this, some say he is a friend of Rza.) and who stands out for me is former wrestler of WWE Dave Bautista as Brass Body!!    He can change his body to  metal and nothing can pierce him. He is a villain and doesn’t say much but he is a character in need of a back story and story of his own.

FLIGHT
DRAMA

                Plot:  Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) is an airline pilot who saves lives by doing a stunt move with the plane but when they investigate they find out he is an addict.  I spoiled the story but you have to see Denzel at his very best!!  It is sympathy for the devil but he plays it beautifully.  All the other cast members are fantastic but Harling Mays (John Goodman) as a drug dealer is amazing!!  He is funny and frightening.  I see two Oscars buzz and nominations for Washington and Goodman.

TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN 2
ROMANCE/ACTION/FANTASY

                Plot:  Bella gives birth to Renesmee and now she is a vampire with  super powers but now she must protect her daughter from the evil Volturi.  The teen phenomenal is finally over!!  It doesn’t stop the twihards but may stop others.  The good stuff is that Kristen Stewart looks very beautiful and she strong and aggressive, there is a lot of action this time.  The bad is some of the special effects and it drags before the violent climax.  It is the best of the series. Honestly, I don’t know why it makes so much money or has a devoted following.  It is Star Wars for white chicks!!

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Fall Thrillers ROCK in 2012



ALEX CROSS
CRIME DRAMA THRILLER
   
                Tyler Perry (writer, director of Madea movies) stars as Alex Cross, homicide detective psychologist must find a psycho, lonely assassin named Picasso (Matthew Fox).  If you can believe that Tyler Perry can be Sherlock Holmes for most of the movie and Shaft near the end you will enjoy it.  Give Perry an A for effort for trying to be an actor other than in his movies. Matthew Fox is good as the killer.  Do you know any happy, social assassins?  The movie is not doing well in the theaters but it will do much better on video.  

ARGO
DRAMA/THRILLER

                This movie is based on a real story of six American diplomatic personnel rescued from Iran by Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) by pretending they are making a fantasy film. It makes you wonder how close Hollywood and the CIA really are. Sounds like a comedy and there are very funny moments in it but it is very serious and at times intense!!!  The cast is great including Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), John Goodman and Alan Arkin.  Ben Affleck was born to direct and he does an excellent job.  An Oscar nomination is in his future.  There is not a lot of action but much suspense.  Recommended!

SKYFALL
ACTION/THRILLER

                The movie is the 23rd Bond movie and it delivers like the others.  Daniel Craig is James Bond for the third time.  The plot is about a vengeful former MI6 agent called Silva played Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men won an Oscar) who wants to get M played Judi Dench.  Judi Dench is great as M, tough with a tender side very rarely shown. Mr. Bardem’s Silva a bad guy and there is a scene where he flirts with Bond!!  He is not an average adversary.

The opening sequence is spectacular!!  The two new Bond women are Naomie Harris as Eve and Berenice Marolohe as Serverine. Craig’s Bond is more like James Bourne than the traditional James Bond, the superhero guy who slaughters the villains and sleeps with the ladies.  When you see the film the title is explained.  It is better than the last movie Quantum of Solace.

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