Friday, March 28, 2008

The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)


8.5/10

Sex isn’t love; that is what I think the theme of this film is! So very,very funny! This film has a few brilliant moments, a bunch of very funny moments and is generally funny through out. Gets a little “Hollywood” at a few points but each time it does, boom they hit you with one of those thigh slapping moments to bring you back!
The idea alone gave me brain knots, I mean how can anyone go so long without even having, lets say bad sex or severely awkward sex? "40 Year Old Virgin" brought the concept around and made it seem plausible!
This film also has something that is rarely seen in films of this genre, a genuine heart. Between the guys at work becoming a lonely man’s confidants and friends and his search for real love, “The 40 Year Old Virgin” delivers on all fronts.

Steve Carell was perfectly cast in this role, a geek with a good heart. A man desperate to fit in, but so shy that he doesn’t try until pushed.

If you like situation comedy, you will flat out love “The 40 Year Old Virgin”!


The Plot:

40-year-old Andy Stitzer has done quite a few things in his life. He's got a cushy job stamping invoices at an electronics superstore, a nice apartment with a proud collection of action figures and comic books, good friends, a nice attitude. But there's just one little thing he hasn't quite gotten around to doing yet--something most people have done by his age. Done a lot. Andy's never, ever, ever had sex--not even by accident. So is that such a big deal? Well, for Andy's buds at the store, it sure is. Although they think he's a bit of an oddball, there's certainly a planet full of stranger (and homelier) guys who've at least had one go at having a go. They consider it their duty to help Andy out of his dire situation and go to great lengths to help him. But nothing proves effective enough to lure their friend out of lifelong chastity until he meets Trish (Catherine Keener), a 40-year-old mother of three. Andy's friends are psyched by the possibility that "it" may finally happen...until they hear that Andy and Trish have begun their relationship based on a mutual no-sex policy.





























Cast:

Steve Carell...Andy Stitzer

Catherine Keener...Trish

Paul Rudd...David

Romany Malco...Jay

Seth Rogen...Cal

Elizabeth Banks...Beth

Leslie Mann...Nicky

Jane Lynch...Paula

Gerry Bednob...Mooj

Shelley Malil...Haziz

Kat Dennings...Marla

Jordy Masterson...Mark (as Jordan Masterson)

Chelsea Smith...Julia

Jonah Hill...eBay Customer

Erica Vittina Phillips...Jill

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The Movie:

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

X2 (2003)


9/10

The saga continues! This time the X-men are faced with a new foe, a foe that hates mutants with  a hate fueled by a personal vendetta. A foe with all the resources of the government and a very unique insight into the mutant world at his disposal! Rarely does a sequel surpass the original for me, but this one totally does. The characters are more defined, the relationships between them more entangled and the action is way more intense!
Once again Hugh Jackman steals the show in this film, immortalizing the iconic character of Wolverine even further, with more ferocity and intensity than in the original X-men movie!
If you liked X-men, then you are going to love X2!

The Plot:


Several months had passed since The X-Men defeated Magneto and imprisoned him in a plastic chamber. One day, a mutant going by the name of "Nightcrawler" infiltrates The White House and attempts to assassinate The President. Meanwhile, Logan is trying to discover his past, and wonder why he became a mutant. However, the friction between the humans and mutants is grinding much harder. As a scientist named William Stryker is assigned to discover about Professor X's secret school and his chamber called "Cerebro". Meanwhile, Magneto's partner, Mystique, is planning to break her leader out of prison. Then, Professor X's school is attacked by Stryker's forces. Logan, Rougue, Iceman and others escaped. The rest of The X-Men meet in Boston along with Magneto, who escaped from prison. They must work together to stop Stryker and rescue Professor X.























Cast:

Patrick Stewart...Professor Charles Xavier

Hugh Jackman...Logan / Wolverine

Ian McKellen...Eric Lensherr / Magneto

Halle Berry...Storm / Ororo Munroe

Famke Janssen...Jean Grey

James Marsden...Scott Summers / Cyclops

Anna Paquin...Rogue / Marie D'Ancanto

Rebecca Romijn...Mystique / Grace (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos)

Brian Cox...William Stryker

Alan Cumming...Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler

Bruce Davison...Senator Kelly

Aaron Stanford...John Allerdyce / Pyro

Shawn Ashmore...Bobby Drake / Iceman

Kelly Hu...Yuriko Oyama / Deathstrike

Katie Stuart...Kitty Pryde

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Men At Work (1990)


7.5/10

Funny at times, silly through out, with some classic moments thrown in! “Men at Work” is everything that you expect from an 80’s comedy, even if it was released in the 90’s. Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez work well in this film, the chemistry the have as siblings translates well into their roles as best friends in this film.
A situation based, comedy of errors type of film, that is very entertaining through out. But watching it all these years later so many things seem just a little too silly!
I think they could have done without the surfer theme, as it is very clear that neither brother has a clue about surf and surf culture!

The Plot:

Carl and James are two pleasant but unambitious garbage men. Carl passes his time as a voyeur observing his neighbors and more specifically a beautiful women you lives in the building opposite his. One night he spies a man roughing up his would be girlfriend and decided to teach him a lesson by shooting him in the ass with a pellet gun. The next day while on their route, they discover the body of the man Carl shot in a trash can, and fear that they will be implicated in his death and decide to hang onto the body, until they can figure out what happened. Trying to crack the case, they spy on the woman, join up with a completely crazed Vietnam vet, kidnap a pizza man and help to protect the environment.




















Cast:

Charlie Sheen...Carl Taylor

Emilio Estevez...James St. James

Leslie Hope...Susan Wilkins, Berger's Campaign Manager

Keith David...Louis Fedders

Dean Cameron...Pizza Man

John Getz...Maxwell Potterdam III

Hawk Wolinski...Biff

John Lavachielli...Mario

Geoffrey Blake...Frost

Cameron Dye...Luzinski

John Putch...Mike, Cop

Tommy Hinkley...Jeff, Cop

Darrell Larson...Jack Berger

Sy Richardson...Walt Richardson

Kari Whitman...Judy

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The Movie:

Part 1


Part 2

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Rock Star (2001)


8/10

I love this movie, and I think anyone who was into the 80’s glam metal scene would also love it! Take it as you want, be it a parody or a trip down memory lane, to a time where decadence was a virtue in the music industry. Rock star has all the trimming of that era, big hair, crazy parties, hotel trashing, groupies,drugs and slammin’ tunes!
Mark Wahlberg was excellent in his role as the fanatic fan that becomes a star!
Jennifer Aniston, while one of my favorite stars, was not total suited for her role in this film, she came through with an air of maturity that seemed beyond the years of the character. Still stunning to look at though.
The star of the show for me though if you will pardon the pun, was Timothy Spall,as Mats, the bands road manager, he nailed this role in my opinion like no one else before him.
If you wore tight pants in the 80’s then this is a must see!

The Plot:

Chris Cole was born to rock. His longtime girlfriend Emily believes his talent could take him all the way - but Chris worships at the altar of Bobby Beers, the fiery frontman for heavy metal legends Steel Dragon. By day, Chris still lives at home with his parents and spends his days repairing copy machines. But when Chris takes the stage, fronting Pennsylvania's premiere Steel Dragon tribute band, all of that disappears. Chris Cole is Bobby Beers - mesmerizing audiences with his perfect imitation of Beers' electrifying vocals. The night his bandmates boot him out of the group, Chris is devastated - until an unexpected phone call changes his life forever: He, Chris Cole, has been tapped to replace Bobby Beers as the lead singer of Steel Dragon. In an instant, Chris rockets to the dizzying heights of sudden stardom, rising from devotee to icon, from rock fan to rock god - the wanna-be who got to be. So what happens when an average guy gets everything he wants - and discovers it's not enough?

Cast:

Mark Wahlberg...Chris 'Izzy' Cole

Jennifer Aniston...Emily Poule

Jason Flemyng...Bobby Beers, Steel Dragon Lead Singer

Dominic West...Kirk Cuddy, Steel Dragon Guitarist

Jason Bonham...A.C., Steel Dragon Drummer

Jeff Pilson...Jorgen, Steel Dragon Bassist

Zakk Wylde...Ghode, Steel Dragon Guitarist

Timothy Spall...Mats, Steel Dragon Road Manager

Timothy Olyphant...Rob Malcolm, Blood Pollution Guitarist

Blas Elias...Donny Johnson, Blood Pollution Drummer

Nick Catanese...Xander Cummins, Blood Pollution Guitarist

Brian Vander Ark...Ricki Bell, Blood Pollution Bassist

Dagmara Dominczyk...Tania Asher, Steel Dragon Public Relations

Matthew Glave...Joe Cole

Michael Shamus Wiles...Mr. Cole

Trailer




Monday, March 24, 2008

Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)


7/10

Very entertaining and with an all star cast, every one had a role to play and they all played it very well! That said this is still another Ocean’s movie and as usual they have a plan where everything seems like it is going to fall apart at every turn, but somehow comes off exactly as they intended it too! When I see on of the Ocean’s film I get the feeling that this is more of an “In” movie, than one for the fans.
Still very cool, very slick and plenty fun to watch!

The Plot:

The last time we saw Danny Ocean's crew, they were paying back ruthless casino mogul Terry Benedict after stealing millions from him. However, it's been a while since they've come back together, which is all about to change. When one of their own, Reuben Tishkoff builds a hotel with known casino owner Willy Banks, the last thing he ever wanted was to get cut out of the deal personally by the loathsome Banks. Banks' attitude even goes so far as to finding the amusement in Tishkoff's misfortune when the double crossing lands Reuben in the hospital because of a heart attack. However, Danny and his crew won't stand for Banks and what he's done to a friend. Uniting with their old enemy Benedict, who himself has a vendetta against Banks, the crew is out to pull off a major plan. One that will unfold on the night Banks' newest hot spot opens up, when the crew is out to bankrupt one of the city's most despised businessmen. But they're not in this for the money, but for the revenge.

Cast:

Brad Pitt...Rusty Ryan

George Clooney...Danny Ocean

Matt Damon...Linus Caldwell / Lenny Pepperidge

Michael Mantell...Dr. Stan

Elliott Gould...Reuben Tishkoff

Ray Xifo...Reuben's Butler

Al Pacino...Willy Bank

Adam Lazarre-White...Bank's Junior Executive

Eddie Jemison...Livingston Dell

Don Cheadle...Basher Tarr / Fender Roads

Shaobo Qin...Yen / Mr. Weng

Casey Affleck...Virgil Malloy

Scott Caan...Turk Malloy

Bernie Mac...Frank Catton

Carl Reiner...Saul Bloom / Kensington Chubb

Trailer

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Hot Fuzz (2007)


3/10

I had a hard time liking this movie, it was funny at times, and super dumb at others. It was one of those films that I wanted to turn off many, many times, but decided to see it through to the twists that are thrown in and the outright ridiculous moments in the end that would go well with some herbal refreshments! Don’t get too excited!

The Plot:

Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. And to stop the rest of his team looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford. He is paired with Danny Butterman, who countlessly questions him on the action lifestyle. Everything seems quiet for Angel, until two actors are found decapitated. It is address to as an accident, but Angel isn't going to accept that, especially when more and more people turn up dead. Angel and Danny clash with everyone, whilst trying to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the apparent "acidents".

Cast:

Simon Pegg...Sgt. Nicholas Angel

Nick Frost...PC Danny Butterman

Jim Broadbent...Inspector Frank Butterman

Paddy Considine...DS Andy Wainwright

Timothy Dalton...Simon Skinner

Bill Nighy...Met Chief Inspector

Billie Whitelaw...Joyce Cooper

Edward Woodward...Tom Weaver

Bill Bailey...Sergeant Turner

David Bradley...Arthur Webley

Adam Buxton...Tim Messenger

Olivia Colman...PC Doris Thatcher

Ron Cook...George Merchant

Kenneth Cranham...James Reaper

Julia Deakin...Mary Porter

Trailer


Rambo (2008)


7.5/10

I liked it, this is the first installment of the “Rambo” franchise that I have liked since “First Blood”. While this one was no where near the film that the original was, it at least had a plausible story line. The reason I decided to watch it was that a friend of mine told me that the premise of this film is actually based on a real American living in or near Burma (I have not verified that). Regardless, This film is packed with action, tension and is working at creating awareness over a real issue.
However the film makers still stuck to the same old crap that made me dislike parts 2 & 3, why is it that a gun in Rambo’s hands will split a bad guy in half, while a similar weapon will merely give Rambo a flesh wound? Also the film had moments that reminded me of Weird Al Yankovich’s classic parody of Rambo, in “The Vidiot from UHF” or that of “Hot Shots 2” when Rambo fires his gun, every body goes down!

Plenty of blood and guts in this film!

The Plot:

Vietnam veteran John Rambo has survived many harrowing ordeals in his lifetime and has since withdrawn into a simple and secluded existence in Thailand, where he spends his time capturing snakes for local entertainers, and chauffeuring locals in his old PT boat. Even though he is looking to avoid trouble, trouble has a way of finding him: a group of Christian human rights missionaries, led by Michael Burnett and Sarah Miller, approach Rambo with the desire to rent his boat to travel up the river to Burma. For over fifty years, Burma has been a war zone. The Karen people of the region, who consist of peasants and farmers, have endured brutally oppressive rule from the murderous Burmese military and have been struggling for survival every single day. After some inner contemplation, Rambo accepts the offer and takes Michael, Sarah, and the rest of the missionaries up the river. When the missionaries finally arrive at the Karen village, they find themselves part of a raid by the sadistic Major Pa Tee Tint and a slew of Burmese army men. A portion of the villagers and missionaries are tortured and viciously murdered, while Tint and his men hold the remainder captive. Concerned by their disappearance, the minister in charge of the mission gathers a group of mercenaries and pleas Rambo transport them with his boat, since he knows their last exact location. But Rambo can't stay behind: he joins the team where he belongs, to liberate the survivors from the clutches of Major Tint in what may be one of his deadliest missions.

Cast:

Sylvester Stallone...John Rambo

Julie Benz...Sarah

Matthew Marsden...School Boy

Graham McTavish...Lewis

Reynaldo Gallegos...Diaz (as Rey Gallegos)

Jake La Botz...Reese

Tim Kang...En-Joo

Maung Maung Khin...Major Pa Tee Tint

Paul Schulze...Michael Burnett

Cameron Pearson...Jeff - Missionary #4

Thomas Peterson...Dentist - Missionary #2

Tony Skarberg...Videographer - Missionary #3

James With...Preacher - Missionary #5 (as James Wearing Smith)

Kasikorn Niyompattana...Snake Hunter #2

Shaliew Manrungbun...Snake Hunter #1

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The Movie:

Hitman (2007)


6.5/10 (too many cliché's killed it)

While I did enjoy this movie, I also found it hard to get into, difficult to find a place of suspended disbelief. When confronted with any movie of this genre I find myself instantly comparing it to “Leon” which is a very high standard to be held to. The action is great, the story is okay, the cliche agent on the ghost hitmans tail is quite annoying. The idea that a man trained to do nothing but kill his entire life, a man who seems to have no issues killing, would some how find it within his soul to watch over a girl, who is caught up in his world quite by chance, well that is just too hollywood for my liking! to sum up, great action, but seen it before in a bunch of other films.
I have played the game and as such I was very impressed by Timothy Olyphants performance, he had the character “47” down and did a great job!

The Plot:

A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 (Timothy Olyphant) is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian FSB (The successor of the KGB). After one of his assassinations is botched, 47 sets out to find out who set him up. Along the way he encounters numerous other hitmen assigned to take him out.



Cast:

Timothy Olyphant...Agent 47

Dougray Scott...Mike Whittier

Olga Kurylenko...Nika Boronina

Robert Knepper...Yuri Marklov

Ulrich Thomsen...President Mikhail Belicoff

Henry Ian Cusick...Udre Belicoff

Michael Offei...Jenkins

Christian Erickson...General Kormarov

Eriq Ebouaney...Bwana Ovie

Joe Sheridan...Captain Gudnayev

James Faulkner...Smith Jamison

Jean-Marc Bellu...Hitman #2

Nicky Naude...Hitman #3

Abdou Sagna...Hitman #4

Ilya Nikitenko...Hitman #5

Trailer

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Super Troopers (2001)



9.5/10

“Super Troopers” is a classic. Every scene in this film is funny, and I do mean every scene! This movie almost makes you like cops, or at least wanna join the highway patrol.
“Super Troopers” mixes practical jokes, one liners, situation comedy and prop humor into every part of this film, resulting in a laughfest, the likes of which is rarely seen these days.
If you like FUNNY, you will Love “Super Troopers!”

The Plot:

Thorny, Mac, Rabbit, Foster and Farva are Vermont state troopers out to have a good time. Stationed in a remote area near the Canadian border, the troopers, avid pranksters with an affinity for syrup, have a knack for screwing up on the job. But when budget cuts in the town of Spurbury threaten their livelihood and pit them against arch-rival Spurbury P.D., the five friends try to straighten up and fly right. That is, until a dead body is discovered and a possible drug ring is unearthed. The super troopers spring into action attempting to solve the crime, save their jobs, and outdo the local police department.








Cast:

André Vippolis...College Boy 1

Joey Kern...College Boy 2

Geoffrey Arend...College Boy 3

Erik Stolhanske...State Trooper Robert 'Rabbit' Roto

Jay Chandrasekhar...State Trooper Arcot 'Thorny' Ramathorn

Steve Lemme...State Trooper MacIntyre 'Mac' Womack

Kevin Heffernan...State Trooper Rodney Farva

Paul Soter...State Trooper Jeff Foster

Camille Hickman...Thin Queen Bartender

Marisa Coughlan...Officer Ursula Hanson

Aria Alpert...Waitress

Daniel von Bargen...Police Chief Bruce Grady

James Grace...Local Officer Rando

Michael Weaver...Local Officer Smy

Dan Fey...Local Officer Burton

Trailer

Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)



9/10

This film has more pure heart than I have seen in a long time, it is not a love story between a man and a woman, but rather that between a father and a son. “The pursuit of happyness” is a total must see movie!
This is the first time I have seen Will Smith portray the underdog, casting off the cocky, arrogant, super cool, super slick character tat he is so over prone to portraying. Instead Will Smith plays a father; at the end of his rope, desperate and destitute, only the love of his son, and his need to provide for his son, driving him to find his place in the world and provide the life that we wishes for his son and for himself.
I really recommend this film to anybody and everybody, though I feel that it will most appreciated by parents or people who have hit bottom and fought their way back.

The Plot:

Chris Gardner has big dreams for him and his family but it doesn't seem to come together for him. Chris has an opportunity to be a stock broker but first he has to go through a grueling internship which means no pay. Chris decides to do it but when his wife leaves and he is evicted, he has to take care of his son on his own. So they find themselves sometimes living on the street and struggling to get by. But Chris is determined to make it.

Cast:

Will Smith...Chris Gardner

Jaden Smith...Christopher (as Jaden Christopher Syre Smith)

Thandie Newton...Linda

Brian Howe...Jay Twistle

James Karen...Martin Frohm

Dan Castellaneta...Alan Frakesh

Kurt Fuller...Walter Ribbon

Takayo Fischer...Mrs. Chu

Kevin West...World's Greatest Dad

George Cheung...Chinese Maintenance Worker (as George K. Cheung)

David Michael Silverman...Doctor at First Hospital

Domenic Bove...Tim Ribbon

Geoff Callan...Ferrari Owner

Joyful Raven...Hippie Girl

Scott Klace...Tim Brophy

Trailer



Night at the Museum (2006)



6.5/10

Interesting idea, well made, overall quite enjoyable. The reason I rated it kind of on the low side was that it is just a cute film, i think the idea behind this movie could have been better served up as an action/suspense film. However, all said, if you have kids they are gonna love this movie. Must say one thing though, this movie has an all time cast of great comedians!

The Plot:

In New York, the unemployed divorced Larry Daley is a complete loser. His son Nick is very disappointed with his father that is gong to be evicted, and Larry accepts the job of night watchman in the Museum of Natural History as the substituted for three old security guards that have just retired to raise some money and pay his bills. In his first nightshift, Larry realizes that everything at the museum comes to life at night. The Museum transforms in a complete chaos with the inexperienced Larry, and he learns that since an old Egyptian stone came to the Museum in 1950, the was statues comes to life until dawn. When Larry brings his son to spend a night with him, the three old guards break in the Museum to stole the magic stone. Larry organizes the historic characters to help him to arrest the criminals and save the museum.

Cast:

Ben Stiller...Larry Daley

Carla Gugino...Rebecca

Dick Van Dyke...Cecil

Mickey Rooney...Gus

Bill Cobbs...Reginald

Jake Cherry...Nick Daley

Ricky Gervais...Dr. McPhee

Robin Williams...Teddy Roosevelt

Kim Raver...Erica Daley

Patrick Gallagher...Attila the Hun

Rami Malek...Ahkmenrah

Pierfrancesco Favino...Christopher Columbus

Charles Q. Murphy...Taxi Driver (as Charlie Murphy)

Steve Coogan...Octavius

Mizuo Peck...Sacajawea

Trailer

Friday, March 14, 2008

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo (1999)



7/10

Funny film as usual with these guys, don;t look for any substance in “Duece Bigalo” there is none, just a straight up funny movie that borders on absurd, but somehow keeps you entertained. The usual suspects make their appearances as with all Happy Madison productions, and yet again prove they know how to entertain.

Rob Schneider is just plain funny, no matter what role he takes on, he is funny, would love to see him try a serious role.

The Plot:

Deuce Bigalow is a less than attractive, down on his luck aquarium cleaner. One day he runs into a male gigolo who asks him to look after his precious fish while he is away on business. However, he wrecks the house and needs quick money to repair it. The only way he can make it is to become a gigolo himself, taking on an unusual mix of female clients. He encounters a couple of problems, though. He falls in love with one of his unusual clients, and a sleazy police officer his hot on his trail.

Cast:

Rob Schneider...Deuce Bigalow

William Forsythe...Detective Chuck Fowler

Eddie Griffin...T.J. Hicks

Arija Bareikis...Kate

Oded Fehr...Antoine Laconte

Gail O'Grady...Claire

Richard Riehle...Bob Bigalow

Jacqueline Obradors...Elaine Fowler

Big Boy...Jabba

Amy Poehler...Ruth

Dina Platias...Bergita

Torsten Voges...Tina

Deborah Lemen...Carol

Bree Turner...Allison

Andrew Shaifer...Neil

Trailer

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Run Fatboy Run (2007)



8/10

Plenty of laughs, plenty of heart, the Brits have done it again! This movie is all about redefining who you are, by taking control of your life. The main character Dennis (Simon Pegg) discovers the man he wants to be and will do anything to get there!

If you like British films, then you will love “Run Fatboy Run”, Great one liners, situation comedy and lovable yet quirky characters.

The Plot:

Dennis is a clueless and slightly overweight guy, who left his pregnant fiancée five years earlier. Every day, Dennis tries to persuade the woman he loves to accept him back into his life, but everyday he fails. When he discovers that Libby has found a partner in the form of American Whit, frustration grows, and Dennis vows, that for once in his life, he will finish something. This something ends up being a Nike River-run in London. With his friends Gordon and Mr. Ghoshdashtidar by his side, Dennis begins training for the marathon he must finish.

Cast:


Simon Pegg...Dennis

Thandie Newton...Libby

Hank Azaria...Whit

Dylan Moran...Gordon

Harish Patel...Mr. Ghoshdashtidar

Ameet Chana...Taxi Driver

India de Beaufort...Maya

Matthew Fenton...Jake

David Gatt...Dennis' Fan

Iddo Goldberg...Reporter

Yaourou Konate...Bridesmaid

Stephen Merchant...Marathon Runner at Race Headquarters

Jade Ramsey...Athlete Twin

Nikita Ramsey...Athlete Twin

Ruth Sheen...Claudine

Deo Simcox...School Kid

Anna Tolputt...Receptionist

David Walliams...Customer #49

Trailer



Love in the time of Cholera (2007)



8/10

I read the novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez over 10 years ago, and was captured by its brilliance. While the story line is somewhat far fetched in today’s world, I can’t help but wonder if tales like this one took place in the world of the 1800’s. The story aside, it was Marquez’s characterization that really got a hold of me, his characters were real, their was no Romeo & Juliet in his work, but he wrote of a love and a passion that was well on par if not beyond Romeo's & Juliet's.
So when I heard it was finally making its way to film was stoked, and not at all disappointed! The saying goes, “The Film is never as good as the book” and i believe that is true, but as far as a film can take a story like this one, I think they did a great job.

This is a lovers film, it is all about the heart and forbidden love, you wont find any action here and only a touch of comedy. Plenty of nudity and sex, though neither is the focal point of this film.

The Plot:

Florentino, rejected by the beautiful Fermina at a young age by the will of her father, devotes much of his adult life to carnal affairs as a desperate attempt to heal his broken heart, while he waits patiently for the Husband of his Fermina to die

Cast:

Benjamin Bratt...Dr. Juvenal Urbino

Gina Bernard Forbes...Digna Pardo

Giovanna Mezzogiorno...Fermina Urbino

Javier Bardem...Florentino Ariza

Marcela Mar...America Vicuña

Juan Ángel...Marco Aurelio - 40's

Liliana Gonzalez...Marco Aurelio’s Wife (as Liliana Alvarez Gonzalez)

Catalina Botero...Ofelia Urbino - 40's

Miguel Angel Pazos Galindo...Ofelia’s Husband

Maria Cecilia Herrera...Urbino's Sweet Wife

Luis Fernando Hoyos...Urbino Urbino

Carlos Duplat...Mourner #1

Francisco Raul Linero...Mourner #2

Unax Ugalde...Florentino Ariza - Teen

Liev Schreiber...Lotario Thugut

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.45 (2006)



8/10

I loved this film! Great acting, brutal story line, nice use of the speak to the camera technique for character narraive. There was not much in the way of origionality in this film, in fact there are many other movies out, with almost identical stories and characters, so what made “.45” so great?  Simple, 2 things, great dialogue and great delivery.
This film can get a little rough with its portayal of domestic violence. so if that is not your cup of tea maybe better to skip this one.

Milla Jovovich is sexy as hell in this movie, quoting the line "Lips, Hips & Tits" in affirmation of the power of a woman's sexuality.

This is the first time I have seen Angus Macfadyen since his role in "Braveheart" and he doesn't disappoint, pulling off the hard ass, girl beating thug with amazing skill.

“.45” has it all, sex, guns, hot girls, tough guys and a whole mess of danger and deciet, a definate must see, for people who are fans of the fast, sexy and dangerous.

The Plot:

Kate and her brutish boyfriend Big Al sell handguns on the streets of New York. She's smart, stylish, and self-confident, but all that leaves her when Al, in a jealous and self-indulgent rage, beats her. Three friends encourage her recovery: Vic, a woman who would like to be Kate's lover; Reilly, who runs with Al but also is attracted to Kate and repulsed by Al's violence; and, Liz, the counselor assigned to Kate from a battered-women's program. Vic and Reilly talk about killing Al, Liz gives pep talks; Kate remains frightened. Will Al's menace and Kate's dependency hold sway?

Cast

Milla Jovovich... Kat

Angus Macfadyen... Big Al

Stephen Dorff... Reilly

Aisha Tyler... Liz

Sarah Strange... Vic

Vincent Laresca... Jose (as Vincent LaResca)

Tony Munch... Clancy

Kay Hawtrey... Marge

John Robinson ... Cop #1

Tim Eddis ... Cop #2

Hardee T. Lineham... Father Duffel (as Hardee Lineham)

Dawn Greenhalgh... Fran

Nola Augustson... Gertie (as Nola Auguston)

John Gordon... Danny

Shawn Campbell... Original Owner

Trailer


Jumper (2008)



7.5/10

Heard this film was pretty average before watching it, so expectations were well low. I must say though after seeing “ Jumper “ I was more than pleasantly surprised. As well as being a great action, with a whole new concept, “ Jumper “ is a real rice love story. I really loved the whole idea of the Jumpers and the Paladins that are hunting them,

Sameul L Jackson was brilliantly cast in this film, as the hunter with an extremist edge.

Hayden Christensen was also great in his lead role in this film, playing the loner with a secret he cant share. He is a good guy, but is still a guy, which was a nice twist to see in a film that is predominately a love story.

If you like action that has more than a healthy dose of heart, then check “ Jumper “ out!

The Plot:

genetic anomaly allows a young man to teleport himself anywhere. He discovers this gift has existed for centuries and finds himself in a war that has been raging for thousands of years between "Jumpers" and those who have sworn to kill them.

Cast:

Hayden Christensen...David Rice

Jamie Bell...Griffin

Samuel L. Jackson...Roland

Rachel Bilson...Millie Harris

Diane Lane...Mary Rice

Michael Rooker..,William Rice

AnnaSophia Robb...Young Millie

Max Thieriot...Young David

Jesse James...Young Mark

Tom Hulce...Mr. Bowker

Kristen Stewart...Sophie

Teddy Dunn...Mark Kobold

Barbara Garrick...Ellen

Michael Winther...Day Bank Manager

Massimiliano Pazzaglia...Italian Desk Cop

Trailer



The Movie:

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Across The Universe (2007)



9.5/10

An Incredible musical masterpiece, set in the turmoil that was the 1960’s. Infused through out this film are classic renditions of the beatles, in such a way that the lyrics not only compliment the story line, but seem to take on a whole new meaning. The choreography is phenomenal, unlike so many other films of this vein, the dance moves a completely integrated into the moment, rather than simply becoming the moment. With a great young cast, a brilliantly executed film comes alive on the screen! This is the first musical I have seen that isn’t whimsical, quirky or corny. “ Across the Universe.” is a film lovers musical, full of youth, vitality and true love, in a time of intense confusion and turmoil.

The likeness of the characters Sadie and JoJo to Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix was a great touch, I think it really helped encapsulate that part of the eras culture.

I only docked this amazing film .5points for being a little ambiguous at the start. Stick with it it gets more amazing as it progresses.

Keep an eye out for Joe Cockers cameo, during his awesome rendition of “Come Together”

Also Bono singing "I am the walrus" a very well placed song and a great job by Bono, didn't recognize him till he started singing!

Other Cameos: Eddy Izzard and Salma Hayek



The Plot:

A dock worker Jude travels to America in the 1960s to find his estranged father. There he falls in love with sheltered American teenager Lucy. When her brother Max is drafted to fight in the Vietnam War, they become involved in peace activism. The film title and main characters are named after various songs by The Beatles.

Cast:

Evan Rachel Wood ... Lucy Carrigan

Jim Sturgess...Jude

Joe Anderson... Max Carrigan

Dana Fuchs... Sadie

Martin Luther... JoJo (as Martin Luther McCoy)

T.V. Carpio... Prudence

Spencer Liff... Daniel

Lisa Hogg ... Jude's Liverpool Girlfriend

Nicholas Lumley... Cyril

Michael Ryan... Phil

Angela Mounsey... Martha - Jude's Mother

Dylan Baker... Max's Father

Erin Elliott ... Cheer Coach

Robert Clohessy... ude's Father

Curtis Holbrook ... Dorm Buddy

Trailer



The Movie:

I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry (2007)



7.5/10

Good laughs, great message and an unusual format to deliver it in. “Chuck and Larry” not only takes a look at sexual discrimination and gay marriage, but also at the inadequacies of government systems. On another side it delves into friendship and how we can all be there for each other, no matter what is needed.

As usual Adam Sandler is great, he plays the tough brooklyn firefighter, who forfits a life of being mister February and getting more girls than anyone on the planet, to being the spokesman for gay marriage.

Kevin James was great in his role as the widowed Firefighter who will do what ever it takes to ensure his kids have a future, if he gets hurt or dies on the job.

Check out “I now pronounce you Chuck and Larry” if you are in the mood for a bunch of laughs, that come with a great message.

The Plot:

Two straight, single Brooklyn firefighters (Sandler, James) pretend to be a gay couple in order to receive domestic partner benefits.

Cast:

Adam Sandler...Chuck Levine

Kevin James...Larry Valentine

Jessica Biel...Alex McDonough

Dan Aykroyd...Captain Tucker

Ving Rhames...Duncan

Steve Buscemi...Clint Fitzer

Nicholas Turturro...Renaldo Pinera

Allen Covert...Steve

Rachel Dratch...Benefits Supervisor

Richard Chamberlain...Councilman Banks

Nick Swardson...Kevin McDonough

Blake Clark...Crazy Homeless Man

Mary Pat Gleason...Teresa

Matt Winston...Glen Aldrich

Lance Bass...Band Leader

Trailer



The Movie:

Monday, March 10, 2008

40 Things That Only Happen In The Movies

Did you ever notice that certain things only happen in the movies, but never happen in real life? For example:

1. It is always possible to find a parking spot directly outside or opposite the building you are visiting.

2. When paying for a taxi, don’t look at your wallet as you take out a note. Just grab one out at random and hand it over. It will always be the exact fare.

3. Television news bulletins usually contain a story that affects you personally at the precise moment it’s aired.

4. Creepy music (or satanic chanting) coming from a graveyard should always be closely investigated.

5. Any lock can be picked with a credit card or paperclip in seconds. UNLESS it’s the door to a burning building with a child inside.

6. If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone you bump into will know all the steps.

7. All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large red digital displays so you know exactly when they are going to explode.

8. Should you wish to pass yourself off as a German officer, it will not be necessary to learn to speak German. Simply speaking English with a German accent will do. Similarly, when they are alone, all German soldiers prefer to speak English to each other.

9. Once applied, lipstick will never rub off. Even while scuba diving.

10. The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window of any building in Paris.

11. Any police officer about to retire from the force will more often than not die on their last day (especially if their family have planned a party). (Caveat: Detectives can only solve a case after they have been suspended from duty).

12. Getaway cars never start first go. But all cop cars do. (They will also slide to a dramatic stop in the midst of a crime scene).

13. If staying in a haunted house, women should investigate any strange noises wearing their most revealing underwear.

14. On a police stake-out, the action will only ever take place when food is being consumed and scalding hot coffees are perched precariously on the dashboard…

15. All grocery shopping involves the purchase of French loaves which will be placed in open brown paper bags (Caveat: when said bags break, only fruit will spill out).

16. Cars never need fuel (unless they’re involved in a pursuit).

17. If you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts, your opponents will wait patiently to attack you one by one by dancing around you in a threatening manner until you have defeated their predecessor.

18. If a microphone is turned on it will immediately feedback.

19. Guns are like disposable razors. If you run out of bullets, just throw the gun away. you will always find another one.

20. All single women have a cat.

21. Cars will explode instantly when struck by a single bullet.

22. No matter how savagely a spaceship is attacked, its internal gravity system is never damaged.

23. If being chased through a city you can usually take cover in a passing St Patrick’s Day parade - at any time of the year.

24. The ventilation system of any building is the perfect hiding place. Nobody will ever think of looking for you in there and you can travel to any other part of the building undetected.

25. You will survive any battle in any war UNLESS you show someone a picture of your sweetheart back home.

26. Prostitutes always look like Julia Roberts or Jamie Lee Curtis. They have expensive clothes and nice apartments but no pimps. They are friendly with the shopkeepers in their neighbourhood who don’t mind at all what the girl does for a living.

27. A single match is usually sufficient to light up a room the size of a football stadium.

28. It is not necessary to say “Hello” or “Goodbye” when beginning a telephone conversation. A disconnected call can always be restored by frantically beating the cradle and saying “Hello? Hello?” repeatedly.

29. One man shooting at 20 men has a better chance of killing them all than 20 men firing at once (this is known as Stallone’s Law).

30. When you turn out the light to go to bed, everything in you room will still be visible, just slightly bluish.

31. Plain or even ugly girls can become movie star pretty simply by removing their glasses and rearranging their hair.

32. Rather than wasting bullets, megalomaniacs prefer to kill their enemies with complicated devices incorporating fuses, pulleys, deadly gases, lasers and man-eating sharks.

33. All beds have special L-shaped sheets that reach to armpit level on a woman but only up to the waist of the man lying beside her.

34. Anyone can land a 747 as long as there is someone in the control tower to talk you down.

35. During all police investigations it will be necessary to visit a strip club at least once.

36. You can always find a chainsaw when you need one.

37. Most musical instruments (especially wind instruments and accordions) can be played without moving your fingers.

38. In Middle America, all gas station at tendants have red handkerchiefs hanging out of their back pockets.

39. All teen house parties have one of every stereotypical subculture present (even people who aren’t liked and would never get invited to parties).

40. Trucks use their horns at random (no hang on, that happens in real life too!).

Sunday, March 9, 2008

10,000 B.C (2008)


4/10

I had very high hopes for " 10,000 b.c " after watching the trailer, but in the end was less than impressed. Perhaps the graphics could have carried it, but it was such a done before plot that I couldn't get into it. Watch it by all means, but if you are chasing a good movie with basically the same plot then go and rent "The Last of the Mohicans". To sum up, seen it all before with different actors and in a different setting. Boring!

The Plot:

A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.

Cast:


Steven Strait...D'Leh

Camilla Belle...Evolet

Cliff Curtis...Tic'Tic

Joel Virgel...Nakudu

Affif Ben Badra...Warlord

Mo Zinal...Ka'Ren

Nathanael Baring...Baku

Mona Hammond...Old Mother

Marco Khan...One-Eye

Reece Ritchie...Moha

Joel Fry...Lu'kibu

Omar Sharif...Narrator

Kristian Beazley...D'Leh's Father

Junior Oliphant...Tudu

Louise Tu'u...Baku's Mother

Trailer:



Friday, March 7, 2008

Meet the Spartans (2008)



6.5/10

Silly, Stupid, ridiculous, but funny as well. I have long been a fan of parody films, the greats like “Airplane”, “Hot Shots” and “Top Secret” are amongst my favorite films of all time. Recent attempts at Parody has fallen well below par in my book though, “Films” like “Epic Movie” for example were so stupid and pointless that watching it for 20 minutes left me with a migraine! “Meet the Spartans” however delivers quite well, by opting to stick with one main film to parody (300) and infusing a mass amount of pop culture into it, they have hit the nail on the head in my book. While many parts of this film are just plain stupid, there are plenty of classic comedy moments to be found. Keep an eye out for the Britany Spears scene, had me in stitches!

Sean Maguire was absolutely brilliant in his parody of Leonidas, a few times I thought they had gotten Jerard Butler to parody himself!

And Nicole Parker deserves a shout out for her portrayal Britany/Paris/Ellen and Abdul in this film!

The Plot:

Um..plot...well think of “300” and then make it as stupid as you can!

Cast:

Sean Maguire...Leonidas

Carmen Electra...Queen Margo

Ken Davitian...Xerxes

Kevin Sorbo...Captain

Diedrich Bader...Traitoro

Method Man...Persian Emissary

Jareb Dauplaise...Dilio

Travis Van Winkle...Sonio

Phil Morris...Messenger

Jim Piddock...Loyalist / Simon Cowell

Nicole Parker...Britney Spears / Paris Hilton / Paula Abdul / Ellen DeGeneres / Hunchback Paris

Ike Barinholtz...Dane Cook / Bond Villain / Prophet

Crista Flanagan...Spartan Woman / Ugly Betty

Hunter Clary...Leo Jr.

Emily Wilson...Lindsay Lohan

Trailer


3:10 to Yuma (2007)



8/10

What great western! I mean the film had a few flaws for sure, but all in all it was a true western, the story of men, real men. Unlike many westerns this film is a character piece with just that little extra depth, I thought it stepped away from stereo types with the main two characters Ben Wade ( Russell Crowe) the bad assed cold blooded train robber and Dan Evans (Christian Bale) a man willing to give his life for his families prosperity and also to gain the respect of his son. The way they broke the stereo typing in my opinion was to look at the times and lifestyle these men were faced with, using that to help define how they became the men the are. It was this delve into character that separates “ 3:10 to Yuma ” from so many other westerns following a similar story line.
Had it not been for the characterization however, this film would have fallen short in my book, some of the encounters with the gang were too well timed in the story and the gang itself had a real 2 dimensional feel to them.
The end sequence of this film was classic western down the line, out gunned good guy doing what he has to do, by his word and his honor.
If you like Westerns then check the “ 3:10 to Yuma ” out for sure!

The Plot:

Rancher Dan Evans heads into Bisbee to clear up issues concerning the sake of his land when he witnesses the closing events of a stagecoach robbery led by famed outlaw Ben Wade. Shortly thereafter, Wade is captured by the law in Bisbee and Evans finds himself one of the escorts who will take Wade to the 3:10 to Yuma train in Contention for the reward of $200. Evans's effort to take Wade to the station is in part an effort to save his land but also part of an inner battle to determine whether he can be more than just a naive rancher in the eyes of his impetuous and gunslinging son William Evans. The transport to Contention is hazardous and filled with ambushes by Indians, pursuits by Wade's vengeful gang and Wade's own conniving and surreptitious demeanor that makes the ride all the more intense.

Cast:

Russell Crowe...Ben Wade

Christian Bale...Dan Evans

Logan Lerman...William Evans

Dallas Roberts...Grayson Butterfield

Ben Foster...Charlie Prince

Peter Fonda...Byron McElroy

Vinessa Shaw...Emmy Nelson

Alan Tudyk...Doc Potter

Luce Rains...Marshal Weathers

Gretchen Mol...Alice Evans

Lennie Loftin...Glen Hollander

Rio Alexander...Campos

Johnny Whitworth...Tommy Darden

Shawn Howell...Jackson (as Shawn D. Howell)

Pat Ricotti...Jorgensen

Trailer



The Movie:

Death Sentence (2007)



7.5/10

Now here is an action film with some flair the likes of which I haven’t seen in a while.
I really liked the film, though it was difficult to watch in many parts. The opening sequence was done so well, allowing you to see the family grow through home videos and bringing you into their lives, very nice touch! The films violence seems very justified while at the same time giving a very strong warning against the possible outcomes of vigilante justice and retribution killings.

Kevin Bacon was well cast in his role, sliding through each of his characters personality changes with seeming ease.

Garrett Hedlund was also very convincing in his portrayal of Billy Darley the leader of a street gang bent on revenge and bloodshed.

This film has a very distinct “Taxi Driver” feel to it, I was almost waiting for someone to ask..”Are you talking to me?”

The Plot:

Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.

Cast:

Kevin Bacon...Nick Hume

Garrett Hedlund...Billy Darley

Kelly Preston...Helen Hume

Jordan Garrett...Lucas Hume

Stuart Lafferty...Brendan Hume

Aisha Tyler...Det. Jessica Wallis

John Goodman...Bones Darley

Matt O'Leary...Joe Darley

Edi Gathegi...Bodie

Hector Atreyu Ruiz...Heco

Kanin J. Howell...Baggy (as Kanin Howell)

Dennis Keiffer...Jamie

Freddy Bouciegues...Tommy

Leigh Whannell...Spink

Casey Pieretti...Dog

Trailer



The Movie:

Into The Wild (2007)



10/10

I cannot begin to tell you all how great this movie is! I fear by telling you why i loved it so much I would be robbing you of the journey that this film is. It is such a pure story, of heart and love so real. It is the ultimate romance between one and all! It is a must see film!
Do not download this film, buy it! When art like this is created, the artists behind it deserve their merits, this is no cheap thrill ride or feel good film, this is a tale worthy of being told and shared and embraced!

The Plot:
Just watch it! You will not regret it!!!!!

Cast:

Emile Hirsch...Christopher McCandless

Marcia Gay Harden...Billie McCandless

William Hurt...Walt McCandless

Jena Malone...Carine McCandless

Brian H. Dierker...Rainey (as Brian Dierker)

Catherine Keener...Jan Burres

Vince Vaughn...Wayne Westerberg

Kristen Stewart...Tracy

Hal Holbrook...Ron Franz

Bart the Bear...The Bear

Dan Burch...Passerby

Joe Dustin...The Beast

Zach Galifianakis...Kevin

Cheryl Francis Harrington...Social Worker

John Jabaley...Announcer

Thure Lindhardt...Mads

Robin Mathews...Gail Borah

Kathleen Mattice...College student

Parris Mosteller...Young boy (voice)

Signe Egholm Olsen...Sonja

Haley Ramm...Young Carine

J. Nathan Simmons...Tourist

Susan Spencer...Parent

Haley Sweet...Bank Teller

Bryce Walters...Chris McCandless at Age 4

Steven Wiig...Ranger Steve Koehler

Trailer

Thursday, March 6, 2008

War (2007)


2/10

What a terrible waste of great talent! Where do I start to explain how much this film sucked!
The plot was merely there to serve up action on, which in most parts was ridiculous and boring!
The Triad and Yakuza characters screamed Stereo type!
Devon Aoki spoke some of the worst Japanese I have seen since Sean Connery in Rising Sun. While Jason Statham spoke some of the best. (great actor bad movie)
Jet Li was good as usual but this film was well below him, as it was Statham
And the “Twist” thrown in at the end was beyond ridiculous it was almost like a mental fart the writer had when he realized the script sucked and needed to tie it all up some how!
BOOOOOOOOO!

The Plot:

After his partner Tom Wynne and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue, FBI agent Jack Crawford becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, setting off a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang of the Triad's and Yakuza boss Shiro. When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed.

Cast:

Jet Li...Rogue

Jason Statham...Special Agent Jack Crawford

John Lone...Li Chang

Devon Aoki...Kira Yanagawa

Luis Guzmán...Benny

Saul Rubinek...Dr. Sherman

Ryo Ishibashi...Shiro Yanagawa

Sung Kang...Special Agent Goi

Mathew St. Patrick...Special Agent Wick

Nadine Velazquez...Maria

Andrea Roth...Jenny Crawford

Kenneth Choi...Takada

Mark Cheng...Wu Ti

Kane Kosugi...Temple Garden Warrior

Kennedy Montano...Ana Chang

Trailer

Rocky Balboa (2006)



7/10

I refused to watch this film for quite sometime, but then while sitting at home a little bored I thought what the hey. I was pleasantly surprised, this does not mean i liked the film, but it also doesn’t mean i hated it. I remember the first time i saw rocky (the first one) and I thought no here is a great film, full of heart, determination, love. Essentially Rocky represented the underdog in all of us, the good guy that just wont quit till he gets where he wants to be. In this latest installment I felt that Stallone had finally returned to that guy, With his beloved wife Adrian now passed, his career over and his son off doing his own thing, Rocky for once has to face his darkest demon...His legacy and his pride.
Stallone does great in this, his most famous role, but the story line tends to wonder off a little into sentiment that is never fully explained. I get that he misses having Adrian by his side, and that he wants to be closer to his son, but would that really justify taking in a single mother and her teenage child after a brief encounter in a bar, and a momentary stroll down memory lane? Also the Boy goes from bad ass street kid to the perfect kid within 3 scenes.
I really loved the scene with Rocky and his son outside the restaurant, there was some hard truths laid bare in that scene that really need to be voiced, as we are faced with an ever more apathetic generation of twenty somethings. Any way well worth a watch if you are a fan of Rocky, the other movies are kind of a must see prior to this one, as they really create the mood of the film, and add depth to its sombre reminiscence.

The Plot:

widower of many years now Rocky has fallen into a routine of looking back to his past. A coincidental meeting with a girl that is now all grown up gets him back on track. Rocky always wanting to help those that he cares about lends a hand out for she and her son. Rocky now owns a small restaurant in the heart of Philly, he finds himself telling stories to those that ask about old fights and taking photos with his fans. Paulie, his wife's brother shows him an ESPN exclusive about a virtual fight between reigning undefeated heavy weight champion of the world Mason "The Line" Dixon. The virtual bout intrigues everyone with Rocky "the Italion Stallion" as the winner. Rocky feels like he needs to get back in the ring not for a title shot, but for some local fights that will satisfy his love of the game. When Rocky is approached by Dixon's managers Rocky can't turn the semi charity event down. After tying things back up with his son, Rocky, Duke (his former trainer), Paulie, and Rocky Jr. get to work training the still in shape former 2 time heavy weight champion of the world. You'll be inspired by the heart vs skill bout of ten amazing rounds.

Cast


Sylvester Stallone...Rocky Balboa

Burt Young...Paulie

Antonio Tarver...Mason 'The Line' Dixon

Geraldine Hughes...Marie

Milo Ventimiglia...Robert Jr.

Tony Burton...Duke

A.J. Benza...L.C.

James Francis Kelly III...Steps

Talia Shire...Adrian (archive footage)

Lou DiBella...Himself

Mike Tyson...Himself

Henry G. Sanders...Martin

Pedro Lovell...Spider Rico

Ana Gerena...Isabel

Angela Boyd...Angie

Trailer




The Movie:

Evan Almighty (2007)


6/10

I was a big fan of Bruce almighty, and so gave this one a look. To say the least it was a typical sequel, meaning that it lacked the appeal of the first and tried to reproduce the same ideas and jokes with a slightly new twist.
All that said “Evan Almighty” is an enjoyable watch, but it isn’t what I would call a good movie. As for laughs it is full of them, the animal work in it is incredible, CG is fairly impressive, however it really lacks substance in plot.

What's next, The Rock Almighty with a David and Goliath motif?

I got a laugh when I realised this modern day Noahs wife’s name was Joan, Made me think of “Bill and Teds Excellent adventure”




The Plot:

The last time we saw Evan Baxter, he was being tormented by rival Bruce Nolan on screen, live from their Buffalo TV station. But as time passed and Evan has made up with Bruce, he's gone onto bigger and better things. Newly elected to Washington D.C. as a congressman, Evan has left Buffalo, New York in pursuit of a greater calling. But that calling isn't serving in the illustrious ranks of America's politics, but being summoned by the Almighty himself, who has handed Evan the task of building a new ark, much as Noah did before. With time passing by and his family belittled by Evan's newfound realization, Evan will have to do the work that God has given him in what promises to be an unusual adventure for a man who just wanted to serve his country, might actually be serving humanity.

Cast:

Steve Carell...Evan Baxter

Morgan Freeman...God

Lauren Graham...Joan Baxter

Johnny Simmons...Dylan Baxter

Graham Phillips...Jordan Baxter

Jimmy Bennett...Ryan Baxter

John Goodman...Congressman Long

Wanda Sykes...Rita

John Michael Higgins...Marty

Jonah Hill...Eugene

Molly Shannon...Eve Adams

Harve Presnell...Congressman Burrows

P.J. Byrne...Evan's Staffer

Ralph Louis Harris...Evan's Staffer (as Ralph Harris)

Arden Myrin...Evan's Staffer

Trailer


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