Had a chance to preview a theatrical release of the First Independent Pictures April film Gigantic, which stars Zooey Deschanel and Paul Dano in a quirky romantic drama.
Not a straight-forward love story, but if you like odd, quirky and all over the place, it works!
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The Twilight DVD release is sure to excite fans of this saga. The movie has some script and acting deficiencies in a few spots but it offers a nice YA romantic drama for teens and Twilight fans, but it has a nice 'superhero' effect.
May not be an exact replica of the book, but movies never are. Still the naive romance and drama shine through with Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen and Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan!
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Beverly Hills Chihuahua was released on DVD and Blu-ray March 3rd. This story about a pampered Chihuahua who gets lost in Mexico while its owner is away, is both an educational less on Chihuahuas and a somewhat entertaining adventure. Animal lovers and anti-high fashionites will appreciate this film. It is a race to find the missing Chihuahua, Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore), and both people and four-legged friends are on the chase.
Piper Perabo and Jamie Lee Curtis star as niece and aunt.
Zodiac is a chilling and captivating tale of one of the most infamous serial killers in world history. Comparable in notoriety to London's Jack the Ripper, the Zodiac killer brought panic to the San Francisco area in the 1960s and 1970s. The Zodiac movie is based on the best-selling account of the events from Robert Graysmith, played by Jake Gyllenhaal in the film. Graysmith was a cartoonist at a newspaper who got involved in the investigation after the police department had backed off their to find him.
The Zodiac was never found, but the movie explores some of the key suspects and presents Graysmith's account of the horrendous story and delivers his thoughts on the killer.
Australia is an interesting epic action-adventure film that was shot in the beautifully scenic outback. Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman lead the cast and Director Baz Luhrmann heads up the project that tells a story about the stolen generations. An aboriginal boy names Nullah (Brandon Walters) is at the center of the story about the injustices and prejudice that was a part of the new Australia after it was settled.
The movie is a bit awkward at first with some unique elements of humor but soon becomes an interesting and visual stimulating dramatic saga.
Joy Ride 2 is another in a growing trend of horror sequels that uses a completely renovated cast. The original horror classic Joy Ride had a nice cast that included Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski.
Joy Ride 2 follows the same general premise as its predecessor. It presents an ensemble of four characters who encounter the psycho truck driver Rusty Nail and when a member of the group is kidnapped, the remaining characters must go through a series of tests to track him.
The follow up was decent on intensity and horror for a lower budget sequel. We are disappointed in the growing sensationalism in torture and violence that is taking over horror films these days. New levels of brutality and torture combined with advanced graphics, make it tougher even for the veteran horror fan to tolerate.
All told, we are mixed on the entertainment value of Joy Ride 2. If you like intensity and don't mind the brutal violence, it is probably for you.