Friday, August 31, 2012

What's Your Number? (2011)

Written by Gabrielle Allan, Jennifer Crittenden
Directed by Mark Mylod
Starring Anna Faris, Chris Evens, & Ari Graynor

How many men have you slept with? Well, this films is all about how many is too many? Apparently 20 is too many because that’s what Anna Faris is trying to stay under.

The film does a wonderful job of making Faris look fun and silly and adorable. She has cute idea, cute close, and cute everything. She is dead set on marring one of her ex boyfriends so that she stays under that horrible number 20.

The main complaint about this film would be that 20 is kind of a lot. Most guys don’t rack up that kind of number. I would say 12-15 is a lot. In any case the film blows by that with a short example. Faris takes a poll from her friends and finds out they all are under ten. This is embarrassing and helps puts the film back into reality.

No rating. There are lots of laughs and if you like the actors you'll enjoy the film. 

Total Recall (1990)

Coming soon

Fight Club (1999)

Written by Jim Uhls
Directed by David Fincher
Starring Brad Pitt Edward Norton & Helen Bonham Carter

The First Rule of Fight Club is…

The Second Rule of Fight Club IS...???

Top 5. This is by far one of the best movies I have ever seen. A must see! 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Total Recall (2012)

Written by Kurt Wimmer, Mark Bomback
Directed by Len Wiseman
Starring Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine Bryan Cranston & Jessica Biel

Good movie! At least its better then the original 1990 film with the same name.

From the get go the action in this movie is enough warrant a viewing. The special effects are breathtaking and well thought out. You won’t find much to be board with. Your eyes will dance across the screen with each bullet whizzing by and every explosion. You won’t be disappointed in the visuals.

Colin Farrell does a good job also. The acting is believable and the characters seem to be, for the most art, on the same agenda. Bryan Cranston plays the bad guy and is always impressive as the unlikable villain.

Unfortunately the movies falls a bit flat by the ending. Nothing seems to carry any wait and ultimately the character losses his motivation. The movies does a good job of making you want to see success but doesn’t deliver on that promise.

Bottom 5. Why remake a bad movie? 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

To Rome With Love (2012)

Written By Woody Allen
Directed By Woody Allen
Starring Woody Allen, Penelope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, & Ellen Page

If you love Rome, Comedy, Alec Baldwin or any of Woody Allen’s films you’ll love this one.

A lot of things can be said about Woody Allen; he’s a narcissist, a sexual deviant, a immoral liberalist, a genius, and such a cad. His political opinions and personal life aside Allen is more or less a wonderfully successful filmmaker. Allen has made such masterpieces as Manhattan, Crimes and misdemeanors & Annie Hall. Approaching the age of 78 Allen continuously tries to make contemporary movies like last years film Midnight in Paris.’

To Rome With Love is a feature film poking fun at celebrates, the paparazzi and the common man’s craving to be desired. (Common man meaning common person) It’s a breath of fresh air to see Allen having more fun with his storyline and less self-conscious preaching of a particular philosophy like we have seen in his past few films. Sex, lust, lies, embarrassment & general bad behavior fill the screen as the bulky cast of characters proceed to tangle up their lives in petty circumstances.

Wonderful irony of this film is that all of it is so enjoyable. Each character has very well thought out points of view and comes off as authentic and meaning full as the next. This truly is a testament to Woody Allen’s talent as a filmmaker. His story is not only superfluous but also becomes incredibly compelling. To be human is to be a person who makes juvenile blunders for irrational and all to obvious reasons.

Top 5 rating. A true masterpiece from a master of the human conundrum.