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Gnomeo & Juliet: The strength are in the voices

Director: Kelly Asbury Release Date: February 11, public health 2011 Screenplay: Kelly Asbury, Mark Burton, Kevin Cecil, Emily Cook, Kathy Greenberg, Steve Hamilton Shaw, John R. Smith, Rob Sprackling Cast: Emily Blunt, James McAvoy, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Ashley Jensen, Jason Statham, Matt Lucas, Jim Cummings, Ozzy Osbourne, Stephen Merchant, Julie Walters Based on the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare I thought Gnomeo and Juliet would either be a hit or a miss, but definitely better than the dreadful Sanctum earlier in the week. Gnomeo & Juliet is the same story written by William Shakespeare – the famous Romeo and Juliet story of course, without, as one might expect, a tragic ending. There is a feud that exists between the red and the blue gnomes, who tend to the gardens of the human beings whose last names are that of Montague and Capulet. No one knows how the feud began, but one exists anyhow. Tybalt (Jason Statham), a red gnome, loves to wreak havoc on the blue gnomes, but especially Gnomeo, due to their passion in racing each other on lawnmowers down the alleyway. However, no one really likes Tybalt, including his own as they simply just fear […]

Movie Review: Grownups (June, 2010)

Director: Dennis Dugan Screenplay: Adam Sandler, diagnosis Fred Wolf Release Date: June 25, 2010 Actors: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Rob Schneider, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph, Joyce Van Patten Several people asked me whether or not Grownups was very good after I had seen it. “It looks really dumb”, they claim. Weeelll, I’m not here to write that Grownups is any good or any better. It’s a silly comedy, with a variance of witty remarks to slapstick comedy that we are now very used to from the very popular comedians we have come to know and love (or hate, for a few). What I mean is that, every comedian has their own style of comedy. Rob Schneider has become known for his in your face, over the top silly comedy, such as in [ insert gigolo movie here], where his humor, is translated into Grownups, with his over-the-top singing and over-the-top hair. Kevin James (whom I adore), jokes about his weight and his love for eating (common in his comedy), using more physical comedy to deliver the laughs, and Adam Sandler jokes are more verbal and fairly unique. Because of those though, I felt the […]

Movie Review: The Green Hornet (January, 2011)

Director: Michel Gondry Screenplay: Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg Release Date: January 14, order 2011 Actors: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz The Green Hornet was not received well by fans at the San Diego Comic Con last summer. However, with the more recent trailers, a lot more people seem to be at least more interested and have more hope with the film. The Green Hornet comic and original television series were more serious than this new remake of the masked superhero, which seems to be making a lot of the hard core fans unhappy. I have never read the Green Hornet comic, nor have I seen the original series, so I can’t fairly compare to the source. This review will be purely from what I saw from this new film. As many people know, Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express, Superbad) is the lead actor in the Green Hornet and as Britt Reid and had to shed lots of pounds to play the title character. Rogen also wrote the screenplay along with Evan Goldberg, so he was quite invested in this project in various ways. Mega Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou (which I wrote a raving review for on […]

Movie Review: The Guardian

I loved this movie. I have to admit, angina I didn’t want to see it and had absolutely no expectations for the movie. The trailers, prescription at least to me, did not make it seem interesting at all. Needlessly to say, I was pleasantly surprised, and then some. Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher. Both actors do nothing to excite me. I look at Ashton and think “Pretty Boy” and I see Kevin Costner and think “weird roles, horrible movies”. So in addition of its lack of appeal due to the trailer, then throw these two to the mix, it was just “eh”. It might have been the low expectations that made me appreciate this film so much, or the interesting story the movie told about the process that Coast Guards must go through, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, and so did the people around me. They actually clapped when the movie was over. Yes, a movie about Coast Guards with Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher. People clapped. The story starts off with Ben Randall (Kevin Costner, Waterworld, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves), the legendary Coast Guard rescuer, losing his entire crew but managing to stay alive during one rescue. He is […]