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Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon (March, 2010)

Director: Dean DeBlois, ampoule Chris Sanders Screenplay: Dean DeBlois, more info Adam F. Goldberg, doctor Chris Sanders, Peter Tolan Release Date: March 26, 2010 Actors: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera Based on the kid’s book of the same name ( Book 1) by Cressida Cowell I’m still behind on publishing movie reviews that have, by now, left the theatre, or are currently in the theatre. I will get to it eventually, but I wanted to write this one since it is fresh and lovable in my eyes. How to Train a Dragon is the story of a young, seemingly weak and scrawny Viking named Hiccup, trying to fit in with the rest of the Viking clan. The Vikings are a group of huge, muscular people, making their own tools, growing their own food and making their own fires. Their main hobby is killing dragons, as the Vikings and the Dragons have been killing each other for centuries. The dragons have been taking their livestock and food, and the Vikings have been killing dragons to prevent them from taking what is theirs. There are many different kinds of dragons, with the most dangerous of all being the Night […]

Movie Review: She’s Out of My League (March, 2010)

Director: Jim Field Smith Screenplay: Sean Anders, page John Anders Release Date: March 12, 2010 Actors: Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, Lindsay Sloane, T.J. Miller, Mike Vogel, Nate Torrence, Krysten Ritter, Debra Jo Rupp I had no idea what to expect when I walked into the theatre, except for a comedy that was supposedly (heard from others) that it was very funny. Did it live up to that expectation? Yes, and then some. Meet Kirk (Jay Baruchel, from Knocked Up, FanBoys, Tropic Thunder ). An average guy. Skinny, timid, nice, respectful, not that attractive and works as a TSA officer at the Pittsburgh airport. Kirk wants to get back together with his ex girlfriend Marnie (Lindsay Sloane), and thinks it could never get possibly better than her, given his very average personality and looks. All of his friends (who also work at the airport) try to dissuade him from this as none of them approve of Marnie. Marnie lives with Kirk’s very dysfunctional family and is not impressed when Kirk asks to get back together with her. Meet Molly (Alice Eve). A perfect 10, from head to toe. She is beautiful, smart, sassy and incredibly nice while turning heads wherever she […]

Movie Review: Alice in Wonderland (March 5, 2010)

Director: Tim Burton Screenplay: Linda Woolverton Release Date: March 5, info 2010 Actors: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Stephen Fry, Alan Rickman, Michael Sheen Having just returned from vacation, and with two drafts still in my queue, I’ve decided to go ahead and just write up my review on Alice in Wonderland, so that it is fresh in my memory, and I don’t get any further behind! I went into this movie expecting very little, as I’m not normally a huge fan of Tim Burton‘s works, as it gets too strange or too quirky (which is what I thought of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which was one of my favorite childhood books). But the quirkiness really works for Alice in Wonderland here. How ridiculous can it get with the Queen of Hearts running around, a vanishing cat with a grossly huge grin, a mad hatter with his rabbit friends holding a tea party? This is what Tim Burton can only dream of. He took crazy characters and made them more wild, with the Queen of Hearts (played by the ever talented Helen Bonham Carter) and gave her a huge bobble like head. She […]