Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downy Jr. and Jude Law

Plenty of actors have played the master detective Sherlock Holmes over the years. When Robert Downey Jr. was cast to play Homes in 2009′s ‘Sherlock Holmes,” there was a lot of head scratching. Hot from playing Iron Man, fans were curious to see how he would do playing the Victorian sleuth. Well, it is safe to say, he did a fantastic job.

Playing off of, and bantering with, Jude Law’s Dr. Watson, Downey captures the manic energy of a man who never fails Read the rest…

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Our Take on The Blind Side

“The Blind Side” is a movie about a football player, but, it is far from a story about football. Sandra Bullock comes through for fans once again in her portrayal of Leigh Anne Tuohy. She plays the adoptive mother of Michael Oher, pro-football star for the Baltimore Ravens. Quinton Aaron plays the wayward boy with a troubled past and Tim McGraw pulls off a stellar performance as Oher’s father.

The movie does not disappoint as it leads viewers on one emotional roller coaster after another. Leigh Anne is fun to watch and she speaks Read the rest…

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a film that was split into two separate installments. The first installment was packed with emotional pain and political turmoil in the “wizarding” world while the second had high stakes with battles and torture scenes at every turn. If an individual considers the two installments to be one movie, reviewing such a movie would be quite simple. Five stars is inevitable for anything related to Harry Potter in the eyes of a fan, Read the rest…

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Is Avatar James Cameron’s Masterpiece or a Rip Off?

James Cameron’s “Avatar” was a breathtaking, large budget film that utilized new technologies to bring viewers into a vibrant, 3D foreign world. The film grossed over 2 billion worldwide and won 72 awards for various achievements.

However, despite Avatar’s stunning visual quality, many observant critics noticed that the plot behind Avatar was all too familiar; in fact, many declared it a blatant rip off of the 1992 animated Australian-American film FernGully: The Last Rainforest.

In FernGully, a human named Zak was working on a construction crew to tear down the forest of FernGully when he is accidentally shrunk.Is this new Read the rest…

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Why The Seventh Seal is Still Worth Watching

The Seventh Seal, directed by the Swedish master Ingmar Bergman, is a classic European film. The film was one
of Ingmar Bergman’s most accessible and popular movies, and was the beginning of his long career as Sweden’s most influential and artistic auteur. Ingmar Bergman, along with Jean-Luc Godard, Federico Fellini, and Akira Kurasowa, represented the classic European film directors of the 1960s.

These types of artistically minded European films are not as popular today and often only studied in film classes. Read the rest…

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The Coen Brother’s No Company for Old Men Reviewed

No Country for Old Men is a film directed by the Coen brothers and based on the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name. The movie came out in 2007 and quickly became a favorite of many film critics. With a cast of Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin, No Country for Old Men is well acted and good old fashion entertainment.

The movie is set in the early 1980′s and is centered on a drug deal gone Read the rest…

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The Incredible Animations of Pixar’s Up

Up is an incredible movie and is an intensely high quality featured film. The film makers of Up made the movie come to life from beginning to end. The creative brainpower behind the movie is amazing. It is a story that ignites your emotions in many different ways. It gives a lot of laughs, surprises and some feelings of sadness. That’s what makes the movie so very interesting.
The music was a perfect fit for each and every scene. I especially like the piano Read the rest…

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3 More Films: Our Reviews

Have you been scouring the direct tv channel lineup trying to decide which recent films to take a second look at? We’ve put together some reviews of the films we see airing most often for your viewing pleasure
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – Grade: B- We wanted to give this film a glowing review, we really did, but it just didn’t live up to all the hype. Shia Lebouf makes a great protg but the whole thing seemed stilted and dated.
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Is Inglorious Bastards Quinton Terentinos Masterpiece?

To call anything Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece shows a deeper appreciation for the work of this foul-mouthed film maker than the author has. A person who is looking for the film maker’s best work should not even consider Inglorious Bastards. While Inglorious Basterds is more of an actual Pulp Fiction piece than Tarantiono’s other film of the same name, it still does not qualify as fine cinema. The film maker does not really have any movie that can be considered to be a master piece. Much like Martin Scorsese, Tarantino confuses vulgarity with heroism. While there Read the rest…

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Is Hangover 2 As Good As the Original?

In the summer of 2008, the Hangover took over the movie industry. The film put many new stars on the map and when the idea of a sequel was thrown around, critics and fans went into a frenzy. With all of the main characters returning like Bradley Cooper, Ken Jeong, Ed Helms, Zak Galifinakis and Justin Bartha, most people assumed that the movie would indeed be another revelation. Well that is not quite how it panned out for director Todd Phillips. Most critics and fans agree that the sequel was not near the same level as Read the rest…

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