Saturday, February 25, 2012

Act of Valor, Dedicated to Our Serivce Men and Women

Act of Valor was a very good movie. If you like movies that are like this, then this is one for you. There were explosions like every five seconds and shoot outs and awesomeness all over. The cool thing is that the actors are real active duty Navy SEALs. When I went, there was approximately 5 women to about 40 men. Haha.
The movie is about a team of Navy SEALs that have to go after a terrorist who wants to bomb America. It starts with a CIA operative getting captured and tourtured to give up the information that she knows. The SEALs are called in to go and get her back out and find out any information that she had. They go into Costa Rica to get her and have huge shoot outs. They find out that the bad guys are working with a terrorist who is going to bombs in the the US. The bombs are ceramic ball bearings that are hidden in vests that explode and do a ton of damage. They follow these terrorists to the town of Mexicali and have to take out the terrorists and the Mexican cartels that are hiding them in the city.
The movie is very fast paced and loud with some sad parts. At the movie, there were a bunch of guys from different brances of the military, including the Navy, and it sounded like they didn't like it so much. So if you are in the armed services, I kind of don't suggest it for you, but if you are a civilian like me who likes war movies, I highly recommend it. I will say that the movie is rated R for war violence, war gore, and language, so if you have a adversion to a lot of blood don't see it.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

This Means War, Funny

This Means War is really good. I was laughing so hard. There was a lot of action and comedy and hot dudes. What would you do if you had two hot guys fighting over you? Well this is what the movie is about.
FDR (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy) are two best friends who work for the CIA. They are assigned to take down a man named Heinrich, but fail to capture him. So they are sent home to wait for him to turn up. Tuck then decides that he needs to start dating again and so he goes online and puts his profile up. Meanwhile, Lauren (Reese Witherspoon) is a single, working woman who constantly keeps running into her old boyfriend, Steve (Warren Christie, the guy from Apollo 18). So her friend, Trish (Chelsea Handler) decides that she needs to put Lauren up on the internet too. Well Lauren finds Tuck and they go out on a date. They hit if off and have a wonderful time.  After the date, Lauren runs into FDR and he gets her to go on a date with him. This puts Lauren in a dilemma because she likes both of the guys. She goes on a bunch of dates to try to determine which she likes more. Tuck and FDR find out that they are dating the same girl and decide that they need to let her pick. That doesn't mean that they are not going to try to sway her vote. They bug her house and track her to find out what she likes and all these covert things. They also try to ruin each other's dates by hilarious means. All the while Heinrich is looking for them to make them pay.
This movie is really funny and awesome. There are some cute parts in it for the girls to enjoy. When I was in the theater, all I could hear was guys laughing super hard, so this also a good movie for any guy. It was fun to try to figure out who Lauren would choose and see if you guess right in the end. If it were me, I would have a hard time choosing, too. I would probably have to choose Chris Pine so I could say that I accomplished a life goal and got with Captain Kirk. Haha.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Chronical, I Wish I Had Telokenisis

Chronical was pretty darn good. What would you do if you suddenly had the power to move things with your mind? I would probably do a bunch of stupid things, then become a superhero ("with great power..."). This movie is simple in its special effects, but still looks very real.
This movie is about Andrew (Dane DeHaan), a kid who buys a video camera to document his life and show what is happening to him in his home (his mom is dying and his dad beats him). Andrew goes to school with his cousin, Matt (Alex Russell), who tells him that he needs to be more cool and go to a party. Andrew goes to the party with Matt and ends up out in the woods with Matt and the cool kid, Steve (Michael B. Jordan). There is a huge hole in the ground and they decided to go down and find out what is in it. In the hole, there is a strange looking, glowing, crystal-like thing. Then the ground starts shaking and the screen goes black. The story then rejoins some days later where they are practicing their new powers in the backyard. They had the ability to control objects with the power of their minds. The more they use their power, the stronger they get, eventually getting to the point where they can fly. One day when they are all driving in the car, a truck pulls up behind and is honking at them. Well Andrew uses his powers on the car and ends up pushing the car over the road and into a pond. The man is the car is injured and they decide that they need to have rules on their powers so they don't hurt people. The boys continue to get stronger and some problems arise.
This movie was great and kind of funny. It makes you think of what you would do if you were in the same spot as these boys. What would you do if you came across great power like this? I suggest you check this movie out. Rate PG-13 for intense action and violence, thematic material, some language, sexual content and teen drinking.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

7500 (10/31/2012)

Screw snakes on a plane, this movie has ghosts!!!

This is the first trailer for the movie 7500. I decided that I want to see it cause the main guy is kind of attractive and it's a ghost movie. Super cool looking. I love scary movies!