Posts Tagged ‘movies’

No matter what your taste in movies is, if you go see whatever is playing at the moment or if you only watch them if Rotten Tomatoes says so, I think we can all agree on one thing: 2013 was an amazing year for movies.  For every garbage put together, there was a well-done motion picture waiting right besides it.  This made my Top 10 of the year a particularly hard one, since it was almost impossible for me to choose what great movies I would have to leave out.  In the end, I was able to be fair with my decisions, and here it is for all of you to see!

Note: I’m a college student, which means the amount of money in my bank account is probably less than or equal to a 6-year-old’s piggy bank.  So basically, I can’t be going to the movies that often while I’m at school.  There are a lot of movies that have amazing ratings and that I know would probably make my top 10 list that I have yet to watch. (more…)

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Rating: 2/4

In this sudden urge for post-apocalyptic movies, comes yet another entry that will blow your mind away, literally.  Acclaimed director/screenwriter/producer Guillermo del Toro has put his hands to work once again, this time as director and co-writer of what was sold as the biggest summer blockbuster movie that would come out: Pacific Rim.  And what better way to sell such a movie than by having such a visionary director as del Toro taking part in it.  This is the guy that wrote and directed the Hellboy series and the classic that is Pan’s Labyrinth.  And let’s not forget, he is one of the writers in The Hobbit trilogy.  So, given these facts, what can be expected from Del Toro’s  Pacific Rim?  As much as you can get from a movie about robots fighting aliens.  In other words, you will get the most beautifully pacificrim_poster_otachi_kaiju_largeenvisioned movie of the year since Oblivion, but almost no story to help it go any further than just style.  What Guillermo del Toro has done here is create Oscar-worthy scenery and cinematography, but has left aside all the elements that make up for a good plot, which is probably what Guillermo del Toro is best known for, his storytelling and originality. (more…)

Rating: 0.5/4

I read an article once that talked about how this movie came to be.  Will Smith had an idea about making a movie that would put into test the chemistry between a father and his son, a chemistry that had been falling apart for years.  His first idea was that the movie would take them into some sort of a road trip in which the car crashes, and given that the father was badly injured in the accident, he was unable to move.  Therefore, it was up to the son to look for help in a remote place to be able to save his father and himself.  This would seem to be actually a brilliant idea for a movie, being both sentimental and shocking at the same time, given that it would be based on something that can actually happen any day.  And in a year full of post-apocalyptic movies, how great would it be to see a movie that goes far from this theme, while at the same time bringing into present time the idea of people that are alone in a remote place and in need of help?  Well, guess what.  Will Smith suddenly had the urge to be extremely original and move the time to 1,000 years later!  Oh, and of course, why wouldn’t he decide to give M. Night Shyamalan, one of the greatest directors in the present day, directing classics such as “The Happening” and “The Last Airbender”, a call?  Seriously, what could possibly go wrong? Everything. (more…)

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Wanna take a guess on whose birthday was it yesterday? You got it: Will Ferrell‘s!  The awesome actor, known mainly for his comedy roles, turned 45 yesterday, July 16.  In honor of his birthday, I have decided to put together a short list of his best and worst movies, along with a video with some of his greatest moments on screen! (more…)

Rating: 3/4

What would you expect from a third installment of a series about friends getting extremely wasted and drugged and ending in new places each time?  Well, a movie that does not have to do anything with what the series is known for.  Matter of fact, don’t even expect a party (except from Mr. Chow, he is a handful of a party himself).  The Hangover Part III is a darker, extremely more violent movie than its predecessors, and though it never reaches the potential of the first film, it does something that the second could not pull off: it keeps the audience laughing all throughout the movie.  And if you doubt that this is true, let me just say one thing.  The Hangover Part III revolves mainly around the character of Alan (Zach Galifianakis).  That is good enough for me, and for anyone who is looking for a good ass laugh this summer. (more…)

Let me start off by saying sorry for not writing in over a month.  As some of you might know, I was in Europe this semester studying abroad, and I did not finish finals until the last week of May.  But now, I’m back in Puerto Rico, and I am ready to write some more!  As of the moment, I am currently in the process of writing four reviews, which you might expect to be up any day in the next week or two!  However I am still not done writing them, so for now, I’ll leave you guys with a trailer for a movie I am extremely excited for, MACHETE KILLS!  The sequel to the 2010 Machete counts once again with Danny Trejo in the lead role as the ex-Federale with a taste for vengeance, Machete, along with recurring roles from Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez.  Also joining the cast will be Mel Gibson, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Antonio Banderas, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Mel Gibson, Lady Gaga in her first film role, and none other than Charlie Sheen, as the President of the United States.  Director Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills will be hitting theaters September 13, 2013.

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This morning, I woke up to wonderful news.  After the instant comedy classics Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, the British duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost join forces once again with director Edgar Wright in Wright’s next and last comedy in the “Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy“, The World’s End.  The World’s End will follow 5 best friends on a legendary pub crawl that they could not finish back in their teenager days. They must go to 12 pubs and have 12 pints, ending their run in The World’s End pub.  However, it seems like a lot has changed since they had last been to that little town where the pub crawl takes place.  It even feels like a different planet… (more…)