Tuesday, June 29, 2010

There's a Blog in my boots!

I'll tell you flat out, Toy Story 3 is a masterpiece. I don't just mean among animated films, it will hold its own among any film out there. I saw it in 3D, which was nice, but if you don't have the extra couple bucks, don't sweat it: the 3D is not necessary.

The story and the setting of the story were brilliant. Anyone who was a kid when the first two Toy Story films came out and is in college or around college-aged will really relate to this film. On second thought, anyone who was a kid, played with toys, and grew up will relate to it.

Andy's off to college and is forced to reckon with the decision of what to do with all his old stuff, including Woody, Buzz, and the other toys. They are constantly disappointed when Andy is busy playing with his cell phone, laptop, and other gadgets, but still long for his attention. -Anti-Spoiler-Alert- (Details you can gather from the trailer) They end up getting donated to a day care, to find out that the little kids there are devil-children who don't know how to play. Mishaps happen and they all live happily ever after...or do they? You'll just have to see for yourself. (You really should.)

Toy Story 3 is my favorite of the trio of films, somehow Pixar does not disappoint, even with sequels. 3 is really funny (and not just little kid funny), emotional, and just really cool.

Toy Story 3 runs 103 minutes and is rated G. Yes folks, G. EVERYONE and their mother should see this film. I give it 10 ramheads out of 10. Bloody brilliant.P.S. The Pixar animated short Day & Night is amazingly original. I don't know how they do it. It was best one since Geri's Game (chess game before Bug's Life).


Friday, June 25, 2010

Clever Clooney Clearly Cleans (CL)House

The Golden Globe house-cleaning film Up in the Air, starring George Clooney has no plot, no action, and no special effects. I. t also deserved the awards it won.

Up in the Air is a story about a man who fires people for a living. He travels across the country, living out of a suitcase--and loving every minute of it. He even speaks to professionals about letting go of everything. Then stuff happens.

This film makes one think about priorities and life. Pretty good for a film without a plot, eh?

George Clooney is brilliant. Anna Kendrick and Vera Farmiga are great supporting actresses. The music is sufficient, but not memorable.

Up in the Air runs 108 and is rated R. Do not show this to your kids, the language gets bad at times, there is some sexuality (they don't show too much) and any kids really won't get it or appreciate it. I give Up in the Air 10 ramheads out of 10.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Great Scott!...time really flies...

It has been a long time since my last review. Time happens to be the main idea of the next series that I'm going to review. Back to the Future parts 1-3 are classics (according to me) and deserve to be watched by everyone, if for no other reason than to allow references to the movie to be made.

Back to the Future (1985)
This 80s classic Stephen Spielberg-produced film franchise is one of my all-time favorites. The concept is brilliant and the concept-to-screen transition was near-perfect. Michael J. Fox is spectacular Christopher Lloyd is perfect. The only thing that could take away from this film is some of the aging makeup, but I think it makes the film even more authentic and fun.

Back to the Future: Part II (1989)

This sequel is not as good as the first, and delves more into time travel as Marty and Dr. Brown travel to 30 years in the future. The acting is good, the story is interesting, and it definitely is a classic. It is a little too cheesy at times (even for me) but all in all it a as good addition to the series. It is definitely worth watching.

Back to the Future: Part III (1990)

The third and final film of the series is the most likable film in the Back to the Future Trilogy. It is based in the 1800s wild west and it really a fun film. It is a good, warm close to the series and my favorite.

This classic trilogy is all rated PG. There is some language that may not be good for younger kids. I give it a heavy 10 ramheads out of 10.