Sunday, April 22, 2012

On the lighter side-Movies-In time (2011)-Justine Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried

Justine Timberlake stars in this very intriguing and entertaining movie about a guy who saves a person who in terms gives him more than one hundreds of life. The story is about a futuristic society which is divided into different zones where the only source of purchase has been replaced with time remaining in your life. Even bus trips, groceries are bought on the basis of time instead of paper money. Justin becomes a rebel after mistakenly identified a time thief and murdered and kidnaps the daughter of a wealthy time loaner and together they rob time banks to distribute to the lower classes of society. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Shelter-Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Julianne Moore stars as a Forensic Psychiatrist who refuses to believe that a Killer (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) has multiple personality and has killed someone while being somebody else. And this leads her to super natural mumbo jumbo. Interesting premise ruined by ridiculous religious and magic stuff. Not that great to being with but not bad either. I let you be the judge of it. Recommended with reservations.

On the lighter side-Movies-Thor (2011)-Chris Harmsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins

Chris Harmsworth stars as the title character exiled to earth by his father Anthony Hopkins for being arrogant and hard headed. On earth he meets Natalie Portman as a scientist and tries to regain his signature Hammer. Very good movie with good story and action sequences. Recommended.

On the lighter side-Movies-Underworld Awakening-Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale stars in the continuing saga of this popular series about vampires and hybrid creatures trying to evade the onslaught of human invasion. Here she tries to protect her daughter from a rouge Hybrid. Lots of action but little purpose to this movie. I believe that the series should now be wrapped and the only way it will happen is that it losses big time at the box office. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-50/50-Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in this feel good movie about a radio guy who finds out he has cancer and has a 50/50 chance of survival rate. He tries to find humor in his situation and comes to terms with this mortality. Good movie especially Seth Rogen as his sincere friend with a dirty mouth who helps his friend along the way. With a good performance by Angelica Huston as Joseph mother who is coping with her husband's Alzheimer's disease. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Abduction-Taylor lautner, Alfred Molina, Sigourney Weaver

Taylor Lautner (of The twilight series fame) stars in this action packed movie where he is trying to stay one step ahead of the CIA and a rogue agent who are trying to get some information out of him . Sigourney Weaver stars as a CIA agent who defies her boss and helps Taylor along the way. Action packed and good. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Wrong Turn 4 Bloody Beginnings

Fourth in the bloody cannibal movies series, this one is the prequel to where it all started and it went straight to DVD. As usual some teens go to West Virginia on a skiing venture and get stuck in a snow storm which leads them to a vacant sanitarium where the cannibals live and after that all hell breaks loose as the teens try desperately to escape the place without being eaten. Gory and nudity make this one not for the kids. Not Recommended.

On the lighter side-Movies-Cowboys & Aliens (2011) -Daniel Craig, Harrison ford and Olivia Wilde

A good action movie starring an amnesiac Daniel Craig (of James Bond fame), Harrison ford as a ruthless cattle baron and Olivia wilde as a mysterious woman battling aliens in the late 19th century. I guess the aliens were here before the movie making business. Very good action but preposterous scenario. I will recommend it to action fans. Not a good mix of western and science fiction genre.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

On the lighter side-Movies-Conan The Barbarian (2011)

Jason Momoa stars as the title character in this updated 3D and very bloody remake of the same name made in the 80s. Nothing new here but extreme violence, nudity and pretty gory. If you enjoy sword and sorcery, this movie has tons of it otherwise, stay away from it. Not Recommended