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Transformers

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Reviewed by tazman

I believe this Movie was good. I do remember the original Cartoon version of the movie. That my Dad took me to see over 25 Years Ago. The Robots in this one was a bit too slow transforming. But it left a big opening for more to come. Most movies that become more than one,the second one is usually better. So i look forward to more Transformers.

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Transformers

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Reviewed by darthfleenor

First of all, I'm a life-long fan of the original toys, cartoons and comic books. So, like many others who embrace all things Transformers, I was dying to see this film. Well, one dream came true, I got to see some of my favorite Transformers on the big screen, brought to life with magnificent special effects. That is all the kindness I can show this movie.
Just because I love the robots doesn't mean I don't care if the rest of the movie completely tanks. The story was drawn from the lore of the comics/cartoons, but it just felt thrown in there and barely treated as important, so when they did focus on the story line for 5 seconds it felt cheesy.
There were also many sub threads, it seemed to me they were going for the converging character threads as in the film Independence Day. But ID4 had interesting likable characters. I'm not sure why I could care so little for the humans in Transformers, they did a great job casting. But I felt no connection to anyone in the film. There was no need for one minor thread at all, concerning a blond British hacker girl... if the one saving grace of this movie could have been the exciting action scenes, there was always this girl popping up to SLOW the movie down TOO much.
And I realize they wanted kids to like this movie to sell more toys, but can't you be funny without making the whole feeling of a scene, or even a movie, be so STUPID? Giant robots hiding in some one's back yard... The CARTOONS took the subject matter, and therefore the audience, more seriously than this!!!
Cool robots... big CG baddies with cool futuristic weapons who change into awesome cars, tanks, jets... all of that good stuff. But that's all this movie had. I had better adventures with the toys in my backyard when I was 10.

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Hostel

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Reviewed by Horror_phreak

A SICK FLICK. It starts with 3 guys in a club (looking for girls) and they are after girls for about the first 20 minutes of the movie and then it starts to get thrilling. it is very bloody. but, when it starts to get good the scene switches over to something calmer. i gave it a three for the blood. not really scary although is a bit suspensfull in parts i reccomend renting and watching ounce or twice (make sure the little ones dont get ahold of this movie) my overall verdict is that this was alrite

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Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

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Reviewed by Horror_phreak

well, first of all this movie is not really scary...... i mean when it does get tense it is only for about 10 seconds and then it ends... it is REALLY boring until about an hour into the film and then like i said before when it gets even a little scary it ends in a matter of seconds. I almost put this movie in the drama section because it was soooo dramatic. with the female screaming and crying and just freaking out. i really reccomend that you dont go see this movie please save yourself a few bucks by not renting this.

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Sicko

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Reviewed by Moviegoes

Michael Moore's newest film SICKO is brilliant! He exposes how the greed of the insurance companies & drug companies put ALL our healths at risk. People have died so that insurance companies could thrive. THe government should be ashamed of itself AND held accountable for allowing this to happen.
THe research that went into the making of this film is extensive. The use of film clips from decades of movies is genious.
When the Republicans refused to allow Hillary Clinton's Health Care Reform Bill to pass, they did our citizens a huge disservice. SICKO has pointed out, more than ever, that this country is is desperate need of health care reform. If other countries have success with their free health care systems,, why can't the richest country in the world?

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Live Free or Die Hard

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Reviewed by darthfleenor

YIPPE KI YAE!!! John McLain is back in action, and he doesn't miss a beat... or a beating! This time out he's got a great new sidekick in the form of a young hacker who is every bit the smarmy, reluctant hero we've been missing since Die Harder. These wrong-place, wrong-time everyday folk make the perfect team of protagonists for the sequel to a series made famous for its top notch, bareknuckled action and more importantly, it's smart writing... with top notch blending of action-movie fantasy and gritty realism.
Who can forget the moment in the first Die Hard, when you realized just how smart this kick ass action franchise could be, when the villain Hans Gruber intones "You wanted a miracle... Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you... the F.B.I..." This series hasn't let up since, and just because it's been awhile, don't expect this film to falter.
The cyber terrorism plot is a perfect fit for McLains next gen return. The action may be all blissfully over the top, but the story is downright scary and convincing.
All key players are expertly cast. Once again you have a quintessential Die Hard villain, one of the franchises' most stand-apart traits. Timothy Olyphant plays a scathingly cool hacker extraordinaire, bent on bringing the country to its knees through it modems. He is assisted by the stunning Maggie Q, the beautiful bad ass who gives McLain his best fight yet!
Justin Long (You know...Mac Boy) is terrific as the uber geek turned action hero, equally balancing his sidekick duties with heroics of his own. The banter flies freely between the two, and it always rings true and genuine, and more importantly, damn funny. This kid could become a star...
And Bruce Willis is still box office gold, this may be his best action film yet. I say keep 'em coming!!!
Finally, the summer movie season of 2007 has begun! Live Free or Die Hard succeeds on every level; engaging story, superb writing, phenomenal acting, and the best darn roller coaster riding, fingernail biting, seat gripping action scenes of the summer!!!

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Evan Almighty

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Reviewed by Maggie

This film is quite refreshing. There was no sex, murder or foul language. The story, about a man who listens to God and does what God asks him to do, is something I would take my children, my mother and even my grandmother to see. I plan to see this movie again and plan to buy the DVD as soon as it is available.
By the way,after seeing the show tonight maybe the reviewers need to know that Christians are not the only ones who believe the story of Noah's Ark. The original story is in the Hebrew bible and was passed down to both Christians and Muslims.
TWO THUMBS UP!!
Maggie

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DOA: Dead or Alive

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Reviewed by darthfleenor

DOA certainly won't be winning any Academy Awards, but, then again, that's not what movies like this are meant for. They are meant to entertain, and I found DOA to be extremely entertaining. As far as movies based on video games, DOA actually stands high above most of the drek that's been cobbled together and marketed to it hardcore fan base... only to disappoint them.
In the same vein as the few standouts, in my opinion Mortal Kombat, Silent Hill, and the Resident Evil films, DOA does exactly what it set to do... Which is to bring all the cool stuff you love about a particular game to life... in all the full motion, 3D, live action glory you could realistically hope for.
First off, the game DOA is a fighting game, so the fights need to be good. And they're not just good, many of them stand out as great fight scenes. They're well choreographed, nicely filmed, good stunts and effects, good variety... and oh yeah, there's a heck of a lot of them. Way more fight scenes than even Mortal Kombat had.
Another plus of the game that translated well to the film, and that the marketing did not fail to capitalize on at all, is the roster of gorgeous female warriors. Sexy, hot, and bad ass, the gals of DOA do not disappoint. They even take it a step farther, often wearing outfits from the game (which are classic unlockables to fans of the game), and even pulling off signature fighting moves straight from the game's move list! Very cool.
For true fans of the DOA universe, there is even an awesome beach volleyball scene. It could have been disastrously ridiculous, but they pull it off so well, you can't help but love it.
But, there has to be a downside, I guess. And it's not the story. The story is just there to have a reason for all the fighting, but it actually isn't bad. Yes, you've seen this story before... All the world's greatest martial artists assembled for a top secret tournament on a mysterious island where there just might be an ulterior motive. But again, they pull it off with just enough tongue-in-cheek that it really works.
However, some of the hottie cast that they found to flesh out the DOA characters seem to have a real problem with the whole acting thing. Yeah, they look awesome flashing a katana and some cleavage, but when they speak... Not just the women, either. The dialogue for this movie passes rapidly between good, okay, and f'n cheesy... and it just seems all the worse when some of the actors seem to be reading it off of cue cards.
But then a fight breaks out, and you'll forget all about it. Fun movie.
Oh, and Helena is SO freakin' hot.

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The Pursuit of Happyness

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Reviewed by gage

Will smith has everthing in him. I thought Hitch was a bummer, but this movie gets the gold.

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The Pursuit of Happyness

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Reviewed by gage

Will smith has it in him. I thought Hitch was a bummer, but this movie takes the gold trophy.

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