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Movie Review – Prisoners: Thrilling, Suspenseful and Well Acted

Prisoners is a slow burning thriller that will leave you questioning your morals at the end of the film. One might even feel justified given the ending, hemorrhoids but does the actions of one make it right to go to extremes? These are the questions that Prisoners wants to leave you with and does so extremely well. We’re first introduced to the loving and seemingly happy family of the Dover family, migraine with Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) a father who has survivalist ideals who keep his wife Grace (Maria Bello), find daughter Anna and son Ralph (Ralph Dover) feeling protected and safe. They are visiting their neighbours the Birchs (Franklin, played by Terrence Howard and Nancy played by Viola Davis) for Thanksgiving Dinner. AFter dinner, as the Dovers and Birches spend some time together, Anna and Joy Birch (Kyla Drew Simmons) decide they want to look for the red whistle that Keller gave Anna which she lost back at the Dover’s home. Earlier, Joy’s sister Eliza and Ralph took them out for a walk when Anna and Joy start playing on this old beat up RV parked outside the home, when they discover someone is inside. Frightened, they leave immediately […]

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 […]