Total Recall (2012)

I am happy to report that after a long movie sabbatical; I finally got to go tonight. What did I see? Total Recall. First of all, boo. I am not sure who thought that Colin Farrell should be allowed to follow in the footsteps of a classic action hero like Arnold, but that person should be shot. This was a giant pile of plot holes and bad acting. I am not sure but I think they might have actually taken scenes from Kate Beckinsale in Underworld and just edited them in. Or maybe she just really thought that her fake…

Magic Mike

In a crowded theatre, full of crazed women in fact one was actually taking photos on her phone of the screen I saw the second movie of the day, Magic Mike. There was dancing. There was stripping. There was drugs. There was drinking…. Guess what there wasn’t? A plot. I know what you’re thinking, what did I except of a movie about male strippers. Still, I need to believe that someone else was sitting in that cinema was thinking, I paid five dollars for this? If you had included Paul Walker and Keanu Reeves in this film you would have really had the…

Moonrise Kingdom

I went to see a delightful movie this evening called Moonrise Kingdom. This is the type of movie that makes you reminisce about the hardships and wonders of first love and childhood. It had a wonderful cast, including Bill Murray, Bruce Willis and Edward Norton, each quirky and funny, but the true heart of the film lies with the two odd ball kids who you can’t help but open your heart to. Thanks to my G+ friends for the recommendation on this one!!!

Drive Angry

Just saw this for the first time! So good! Ben was not a fan, he told me he thought Hobo With A Shotgun was better. Movie salute of the day: Drive Angry Jonah King: I’ve changed my mind about you, Piper. You are too willful to be taught. I am going to kill you, and then I’m going to defile your corpse. Piper: Between now and then, I’m gonna fuck you up.

Savages

Went to see Savages tonight. We were expecting a little more action, but I still really liked it. Of course, Benicio Del Toro was a creeper. Even creepier than usual actually. I would def see it again!

Ted

Wish I could say I liked the movie but I was not a fan of Ted. I know I am in the minority here since everyone else seemed to like it. Grumpy, foul mouthed teddy bears are not my thing. Neither are dog murderers (Mark Wahlberg-Fear) or giant eyed Mila Kunis (they just stare into your soul and you can’t look away!). Boo. As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett’s teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John’s side ever since – a friendship that’s tested when Lori, John’s girlfriend of four years, wants more from…

Independence Day

Movie salute of the day: Independence Day Captain Steven Hiller: THAT’S RIGHT! Thats what you get! Look at you, ship all banged up! WHO’S THE MAN? HUH? WHO’S THE MAN? Wait until I get another plane! I am going to line all your friends RIGHT BESIDE YOU!

Quick Hello

Hello Everyone! My name is Balaiah (Bala) Haste, and I just wanted to post a quick hello to everyone regarding my addition to this site. I will be heading up the movie review department. Serin will still be helping out with the blurays and video selections here and there but hopefully I will have the more recent titles for your review… of my reviews? More like initial impressions and thoughts, but I’ll see how much I decide to elaborate on (no spoilers!) More to come soon, I hope you enjoy!

Review: Jurassic Park (2011)

Wow, it’s pretty impressive how lame they were able to make this game. If they made it a traditional first person puzzle / battle game that would have been ideal… but they didn’t. Everything is WASD on PC and I’m sure ABYX on XBOX. They turned a promising concept into a lame press the button at the right time, twitchy, too slow? die” lump of blech. I’m very disappointed in this title. I see a ton of blocky translucent vegitation, medium detail character models – blocky with giant eyes. The dinosaurs look good, until they move… which apparently the running…