The acting was good with some pretty big names. Olivia Wilde looked great like she always does. Jim Carrey's character was a typical Jim Carrey type of character. Steve Carrell and Steve Buscemi played their roles perfect. Unfortunately this movie wasn't overly funny except for the scene with the children who need clean water and food and instead get magic. LMFAO! You'll have to see it to understand. Who needs clean water and food when you have magic? 5.5/10
An alright movie. The sniping scene which was the best part looked a little fake. Getting hit with a rifle round would have did some damage. When the people got hit they just fell over without a puff of red or anything. Very disappointing. Some action, enough that it kept your attention for the most part. 5.5/10
Much over rated movie about the end of Lincolns presidency. Yes, he was a great man and president but the movie was not. Plot dragged out forever. Should have ended 1 hour after it started. Poor writing, acting, directing and editing. I had much anticipated seeing this one only to be disappointed. History buffs will claim that only people interested in history will enjoy this but I am a history buff and still didn't like it. I am even from Illinois and like Lincoln but this movie makes you wish you never sat down to see it. So dull and boring. Also frustrating what the actors poor attempt at speaking in the accent of that time. Oh so bad and hard to understand. You may miss a good part of the movie just from not understanding the dialog. Really don't bother and take a pass on this sleeper.
Iron Man 3 is a great movie. Action, humor, and a large dose of sarcasm. It is just as good as the first and second Iron Man movies. But that is also it's problem. When doing a sequel you have to make it better than the last, start a new story arc, or doing something different. More of the same is still great when it comes to Iron Man. But you leave the movie wishing there was more. The final battle itself was a bit of a let down. Suddenly the bad guy has 100's of soldiers, and now Tony has 100's of Iron Men. But everything happens so fast, and the battle is so evenly matched it took away from the awesomeness of having so many Iron Men in one spot. And the bad guys start as just hard to kill and change to impossible for one Iron Man alone.
Without getting into detail the finale of that battle was the saving grace. It's just the battle as a whole seemed rushed and done without much thought, but lots of destruction.
Despite my disappointments you will still want to go see this movie. And wait for after the credits, it's good for a laugh.
Maniac is a remake of the 1980 film and stars Elijah Wood. It's easily one of the best horror films in recent memory, executed with a unique POV lense that adds so much weight to the films already high-elevated intensity. With a great leading performance by Wood and truly hypnotic style, it's a transcendent modern horror film every horror junkie should see immediately.
Rob Zombie's new feature film is him at his most unrestrained, and that's usually a good and bad thing. The Lords of Salem is beautifully filmed and has plenty of promising moments which are too often cut short by the films inconsistent, half-baked plot events and dreary sense of detachment. It never reaches greatness, although you can appreciate the effort enough to say it's a passable watch.
Oblivion is a new sci-fi/action film brought to you by Tron: Legacy helmer, Joseph Kosinski. It's a unique sci-fi film with stunning visual flare at times, a cool score by M83, and a headstrong performance from Tom Cruise who easily carries the film. However, it does take a while to really get interesting, and when it does, it has you engaged thoroughly. Apart from the jarring pace of the first half and a few script issues, it's generally a good film but amounts to nothing bigger.
I've been anticipating Iron Man 3 for quite some time now, mainly because I was hoping the change in talent behind the scenes in the form of Shane Black could help breathe fresh new air on this beloved superhero. For the most part, Iron Man 3 is a worthy sequel as it delivers on a charismatic performance from Robert Downey, Jr. as always, and a wickedly funny script. However, it does stumble when certain "revelations" are brought to light concerning the films primary villain, The Mandarin. It is quite a dividing plot twist that won't sit well with some, and personally I thought took a lot out of what the film had going for it. There's also a surprising lack of action sequences, but they are impressive enough when in effect. Ultimately, it's a funny, good time at the cinema, but go in with caution because chances are it's not the film you'll be expecting.