Saturday, August 23, 2008

Juno...NOT the city in Alaska

I recently watch Juno for the second time, and I figured I'd write a review. After all, it did win an Oscar and was nominated for 3 more along with winning many miscellaneous other awards...

Anyway, Juno is an unorthodox girl with an unorthodox story. She was named after Zeus' wife. She had sex and got pregnant at 16. After the baby they (Juno and the father) started dating. Yeah. Juno is 16 and is in high school, so we get a glimce of the typical high school attitude toward some who's "preggo" (as Rainn Wilson calls her).
This movie is definitely a comedy, but it still makes meaningful points here and there. It comments on the problems of American society in respect to marriage, sex, and love. It really makes some good points. (I'm not going to tell you what they are, you'll have to watch it yourself to see.)

It features Rainn Wilson (Dwight from The Office), co-stars the guy who played J.J. Jameson in the Spiderman Trilogy, and also co-stars Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman (Alias, Daredevil, more...; Arrested Developement).
This film runs 96 minutes and is rated PG-13. It has a little language and one suggestive scene (it is right at the beginning) so it is up to the parent as to let their kids watch it. I wouldn't suggest it because they would probably be bored because they wouldn't get the jokes...

I give it 8 ramheads out of 10:

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Harry Potter & the Half-blood Prince Teaser

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This is the teaser they released before they pushed the movie to July 09...so it says "November" at the end...

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Do YOU Recycle? The Eco-Friendly Film Wall·E

Going in to see Wall·E, I didn't know what to expect. I'd seen the previews (about a million times...) and was hoping it would be better that they advertised it. I was actually quite annoyed with the previews, but was pleasantly surprised with the film.

The CG in the film was flawless. It seems that they (Disney/Pixar especially) are perfecting the art of the computer animated film. [Although Disney vowed that the 2D animated cartoons were dead after 2004, I heard that they were developing another classic cartoon :)]

Here's a quick (not detailed) summary of the movie. People don't recycle. The earth gets too garbaged up. The movie's equivilant of Wal-Mart builds a space home for everyone on earth. They ship the people to space and give them technology that makes everyone fat, while robots clean the garbage. The robot die off. One robot survives. His name is Wall-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class). He meets EVE (a new robot). They go to space. Mishaps happen. Happily ever after. Moral of story is recycle or get fat in space. The end.

This movie (rated G) is obviously a family film. Don't expect a lot of swearing, sex, violence...but you can expect to enjoy yourself. It runs 97 minutes.

8 ramheads out of 10



Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Caped Crusader Does It (Again)

Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer (that guy from Top Gun), George Clooney, and now Christian Bale. Batman live-action TV and movies have graced this pleasant world for decades. If you haven't heard, this summer the newest installment of the Batman series, The Dark Knight was released. It was greatly hyped, it shattered its expectations and it STILL remains #1 in the box office.

Heath Ledger produced the performance of a lifetime (then he died...) as the infamous Joker. Christian Bale did a fine job as Bruce Wayne/Batman: he gave Wayne more depth. In Batman Begins, I was impressed with the background and depth they gave us with Bruce's life and feelings and thoughts as a young man. The Dark Knight gives us a glimpse of Bruce's emotions toward Rachel as well as how he reacts to the the choice between love and duty. Once again, Ledger's performance was phenomenal: the Joker is everything you want and need him to be. He is funny. Really funny. Oh yeah, and he is also dangerous, resourceful, intelligent and a SUPER supervillian.

Special effects in The Dark Knight were excellent. No noticeable glitches or anything. Music was good, pretty unnoticed, so it does its job. It enhances the film without taking over the scenes.
The film is rated PG-13, so you probably shouldn't bring young children to see it (unless they are desensitized already...). It runs 152 minutes of awesomeness.

Overall The Dark Knight is a must-see:

9 ramheads out of 10

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Well, this is the first of (hopefully) many random reviews, thoughts and other crap...

I've decided to make a blog. It just came to me today, at work, when I was thinking. Thinking about being back at school with the one I love and my friends and yeah. I'm almost there. I can't wait. I decided that I should combine my interest in movies and books and random stuff with a little bit of internet. This is the monster-of-Frankenstein-like product: A BLOG!