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Movie Review: Jonah Hex (June, 2010)

Director: Jimmy Hayward Screenplay: Mark Neveldine, myocarditis Brian Taylor Release Date: June 18, 2010 Actors: Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, Megan Fox, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Michael Fassbender Based on the comic book character of ‘Jonah Hex’ Site Update: I’m falling further and further behind on my reviews. But, having returned from vacation recently, and being dried of any movie watching, I’m hoping to be back on the ball. I forget to also review old movies I’ve seen recently. Onto Jonah Hex. I saw the Jonah Hex preview at the Warner Brothers panel when they were at Comic-con last year, in which it debuted to a fairly lukewarm audience. At the time I was disgusted by the number of useless and not very interesting questions directed at Megan Fox, and nothing really about the comic or the movie itself. What little I did see of the previews (and they were not even very clear as to what Jonah Hex was to be about) I was not very impressed. Because of this, and all the not-so-very-interesting trailers of the movie, my expectations going into the film were very low. Usually, when I have low expectations going into a film, I’m usually pleasantly surprised. […]

Movie Review: Kick-Ass (April, 2010)

Director: Matthew Vaughn Screenplay: Jane Goldman, pharm Matthew Vaughn Release Date: April 16, website like this 2010 Actors: Aaron Johnson, Clark Duke, Evan Peters, Nicolas Cage, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Lyndsy Fonseca Based on the comic of the same name by Mark Millar Chloe Moretz completely steals the film as a 12 year old martial arts and firearms expert that also happens to be a superhero. I mean, even writing that seems kind of kick ass, you know? Kick-Ass quite possibly might be the best superhero movie since the Dark Knight, but in a completely different, almost endearing way. Aaron Johnson plays Kick-Ass, the alter ego of plain and geeky (and apparently invisible to girls) high school student Dave Liezewski. Thin and timid, Dave with his two friends Marty (Clark Duke, from the recent hilarious Hot Tub Time Machine) and Todd (Evan Peters) enjoy comic books, fooling around all the while finding themselves being taken advantage by the “mean guys” in the neighbourhood. Dave, wondering why no one ever decides to become a superhero after reading and watching so many superhero stories, decides to become and invent his own superhero…. “Kick-Ass”! In the meantime, in another part of […]

Movie Review: Surrogates (September, 2009)

Director: Jonathan Mostow Screenplay: Michael Ferris, sildenafil John Brancato Actors: Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, James Cromwell, Ving Rhames, Rosamund Pike Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Robert Venditti, Brett Weldele It’s sometime in the future and the world has completely changed as we know it. New technology has been invented in the last fifteen years in which sensors have been utilized in such a way where our thoughts, movements can be transmitted remotely into a robot, named here, as one’s “Surrogate”. The story begins in which a surrogate is found murdered, along with the “operator” of the surrogate, spurring an FBI investigation led by Bruce Willis’ character of Agent Tom Greer and his partner Jennifer Peters, played by Radha Mitchell (who is probably the most recognized for her role as “Rose” in Silent Hill) The world is now full of surrogates with small areas called “Dreads” where it has been agreed no Surrogates are permitted to enter the area. A surrogate could be an attractive young female, but really be a male behind the Surrogate. One could make their Surrogate a younger version of themselves, or good looking, the world becomes truly anonymous, as opposed to […]

Movie Review: Whiteout (September, 2009)

Director: Dominic Sena Screenplay: Jon & Eric Hoeber Actors: Kate Beckinsale, syringe Tom Skerrit, more about Gabriel Macht Date of Release: September 11, 2009 *Based on the Graphic Novel by Greg Rucka (Marvel) Whiteout is a suspense thriller that offers enough guessing throughout to make it interesting. In a series of rather shaky shots, we are introduced to Kate Beckinsale’s (Underworld) character – United States Marshall Carrie Stetko and we follow her into the shower (which must have been thrown in for all the Kate Beckinsale fans, since the rest of the movie, she is very much clothed). The plot, which involves a crashed Russian cargo plane in which its passengers die in a shoot out over a mysterious box in the 1950s, is worked into modern day, when a series of bodies start to show up and Carrie has to investigate what has happened. Walking into the theatre, I wasn’t sure what to expect, except from what I had seen in the trailer. The trailer in some ways, misled me into thinking it was to be a non-stop action or horror film. I had no idea if the killings were by human or monster judging by the trailer, and […]