Monthly Archives: April, 2012

Movie Review: Terminator Salvation

Terminator Salvation

Title: Terminator SalvationYear: 2009

Runtime: 115 minutes

Genre: Action, Sci-fi

Cast: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin

Director: McG

Tagline: We Fight Back

Plot: In 2018, Skynet has destroyed most of humanity and survivors have been hiding underground from an army of machines, known as “Terminators”. After a failed attack on a Skynet base, John Connor, the man fated to lead the Resistance is the sole survivor. On the other hand, Marcus Wright, who only remembers being on death row, meets Kyle Reese and it is believed by Connor that he was sent from the future to kill him. Now Marcus and John must unlikely join forces in order to save Kyle Reese and the humans captured by the machines.

Disastrous
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Movie Review: Snatch

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Cover of Snatch (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition)

Title: Snatch

Year: 2000

Runtime: 104 minutes

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Jason Statham, Brad Pitt

Director: Guy Ritchie

Tagline: Stealin’ Stones and Breakin’ Bones

Plot: Turkish and his close friend/accomplice Tommy get pulled into the world of match fixing by the notorious Brick Top. Things get complicated when the boxer they had lined up gets the shit kicked out of him by Pitt, a ‘pikey’ ( slang for an Irish Gypsy)- who comes into the equation after Turkish, an unlicensed boxing promoter wants to buy a caravan off the Irish Gypsies. They then try to convince Pitt not only to fight for them, but to lose for them too. Whilst all this is going on, a huge diamond heist takes place, and a fistful of motley characters enter the story, including ‘Cousin Avi’, ‘Boris The Blade’, ‘Franky Four Fingers’ and ‘Bullet Tooth Tony‘. Things go from bad to worse as it all becomes about the money, the guns, and the damned dog!

Entertaining until the last!
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Movie Review: The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy (1983 film)

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Title: The King of Comedy

Year: 1983

Runtime: 109 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Cast: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott

Director: Martin Scorsese 

Tagline: It’s no laughing matter.

Plot: Rupert Pupkin is obsessed with becoming a comedy great. However, when he confronts his idol, talk show host Jerry Langford, with a plea to perform on the Jerry’s show, he is only given the run-around. He does not give up, however, but persists in stalking Jerry until he gets what he wants. Eventually he must team up with his psychotic Langford-obsessed friend Masha to kidnap the talk show host in hopes of finally getting to perform his stand-up routine.

…and at the end of it all, one of them won’t be laughing
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Movie Review: The Untouchables

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Title: The Untouchables

Year: 1987

Runtime: 119 minutes

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Cast: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro

Director: Brian De Palma

Tagline: AL CAPONE. He ruled Chicago with absolute power. No one could touch him. No one could stop him. – Until Eliot Ness and a small force of men swore they’d bring him down.

Plot: Federal agent Elliot Ness assembles a personal team of mob fighters to bring Chicago crime boss Al Capone to justice using unconventional means during the mob wars of the 1920s. This fictionalized account of the arrest of Al Capone is heavy on style and gunfire.

Stylish and fun
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Movie Review: Predators

Predators (film)

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Title: Predators

Year: 2010

Runtime: 94 minutes

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci fi

Cast: Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga

Director: Nimród Antal

Tagline: Fear is Reborn

Plot: The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Serra Leoa militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they discover that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive.

 Frustration is reborn
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Movie Review: A Fistful Of Dollars

A Fistful of Dollars

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Title: A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari)

Year: 1964

Runtime: 99 minutes

Genre: Western, Action, Adventure

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Marianne Koch, Gian Maria Volonté

Director: Sergio Leone

Tagline: A Fistful of Dollars is the first motion picture of its kind. It won’t be the last!

Plot: An anonymous, but deadly man rides into a town torn by war between two factions, the Baxters and the Rojo’s. Instead of fleeing or dying, as most other would do, the man schemes to play the two sides off each other, getting rich in the bargain.

Its worth more that a fistful of dollars! 
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Movie Review: AVPR: Aliens vs Predator – Requiem

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Title: AVPR: Aliens vs Predator – Requiem

Year: 2007

Runtime: 94 minutes

Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-fi

Cast: Reiko Aylesworth, Steven Pasquale and John Ortiz

Directors: Colin Strause, Greg Strause

Tagline: This Christmas there will be no peace on Earth.

Plot: In Gunnison County, a spacecraft crashes in the woods bringing a powerful hybrid Alien hosted inside the pilot Predator. A local, Buddy Benson, and his son, Sam, are hunting in the forest and witness the crash, but they are chased and killed by the Alien. Meanwhile another Predator lands on the spot seeking out the Alien and destroys evidence of their presence on Earth. The dwellers of the town find themselves in the middle of a battlefield between the two deadly extraterrestrial creatures, and the small group of survivors splits between the leadership of Sheriff Eddie Morales and the bad-boy Dallas Howard. Both have different opinions about the best means to escape from the beings.

Annoying kid: “Daddy, there’s a monster outside the window.”

Dad: “Honey, there’s no such things as monsters. Look.”

Monster jumps out and kills man.

Everybody involves in scene: “Aaaarrrgghh!”

Alien: “I only wanted to be loved!”

Annoying kid: “My master plan to kill my father and recreate a movie cliche has succeeded! Mwuhahaha!”

A Masterpiece of Modern Cinema
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