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Staring: Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell
It’s got apes on horses… Enough said.. but seeing how I’ve never been a man of few words here is a few more. The movie actually has a good pace and finally a movie this summer that is under 3 hours. Coming in at 2 hours 10 minutes this movie was rather refreshing. Considering a majority of this movies would have to have CGI in some form the movie looks good. Took me a few minutes to adjust but once I did the movie was good. Also don’t have to see the other Planet of the Ape movies to enjoy this one. Which as I’ve never seen the other ones was nice.
Fairly cut and dry story line and plot. So I guess for some of you it may feel predictable. Although I still say its worth seeing. Once again for one of these reviews. I have nothing to input into the bad really.
I found this movie to be extremely watchable (whatever that means). In fact on its second day out in theaters I’m considering seeing it again. Why? apes on horses with guns. I can’t say for those who are a lover of the originals how you will feel about this one however go in not expecting much and you’ll be sure to enjoy this movie.
7.5 out of 10 Vogies
Today’s Blu Rays and other purchases
Looper - R - Review
Starring - Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Emily Blunt
This movie unlike other movies I actually bought it before I watched it. I had a friend say it was really good and it was in a used bin so I figured why not? Good thing he said something this movie is excellent. Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt make an awesome pairing and for once a film that was about time travel and didn’t have over the top CGI.
The cinematography in this movie was excellent. It was a movie that instead of using over done CGI or just using way more computers then necessary. They utilized an under used tool the camera and it was nice to see. Simple editing and camera shots maybe some of the simplest scenes more effective. Also the lack of dialogue in the beginning excellent beginning to the movie it shows you a scene you immediately start asking questions in your head and then your in and the answers start coming. The narration that comes in and out that,s being done by the characters is enough to let you know what there thinking and keep it moving forward.
Well once again I guess I have no use for this section.
Go see it. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea still its a well put together movie and keeps moving through the story. I don’t necessarily say you should just buy this then hope you like it like I did but rent it, watch it online, find away to at least give it a chance.
8.2 out of 10 vogies
Not much of a fan of Superman but this trailer and the first one give me chills every time I watch it so definitely have to go see it this year.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - R - Review
Starring - Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, and Christopher Plummer
I know my body reviewed this but since I just watched this I figured why not review it again. Once again a movie that I waited to long to see before watching it. Not to get confused with the other versions that are out there this is the US version of the film. At least I think don’t quote me on that. Enjoyed this movie although few things bothered me.
I enjoyed the story so far. Was nice to see Daniel Craig in a non Bond roll and acting as a journalist and not the super spy. Rooney Mara played an interesting character who oddly very intriguing and well naked most of the film so take your pick as to what about her character was likable. The movie had a good flow except for a few parts, which Ill get to in a second. Overall not bad.
It’s long… really long. Don’t get me wrong I’ve watched longer and I enjoyed it, but there was a few moments where I was like O ok thats the end.. No okay well maybe…. no well ok This is the end. That went on for quite some time towards the end of the film. Did I enjoy some of the scenes in the end? Yes. Did I feel that some of them were needed? No. For me this made the end of the movie drag on for me. Also ended on a bit of cliffhanger which is understandable being that it is the first within a trilogy but the second one isn’t until 2014 maybe. Just doesn’t feel as complete of a film and one that you have to watch the sequel to finish the first movie to move on. Well at least that’s what my feeling was at the end.
Look hate to say it, but definitely more of a movie for guys the girls. Not that the story would be interesting to woman but prepare yourself for some nudity and some.. well.. just out there stuff. Although some chicks might dig her put a dude in his place. So maybe there might be some parts in there for girls to enjoy.. o and shirtless Daniel Craig. Anyways find this movie watch it. Would not play well at a party but I guess you could always try.
7.5 out of 10 vogies
Silver Linings Playbook - R - Review
Starring - Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert De Niro
So I’ll be honest this movie was not on my radar at all as one that I wanted to see. Saw that it had received some nominations but didn’t spark much interest to look into. Week or two later my friends like lets go. Personally I wanted to see gangster squad but I figure why not she says its good. What do you know its great. Movie was your typical romance flick (you’ll see) but it was different enough that I was into it.
The movie had a good flow to it Bradley Cooper is likable in that off his rocker kind of a way and Jennifer Lawrence you fall for her character during this film as much as Cooper’s character does. I can’t go to far with out mentioned Robert De Niro. Well done for this guy. I don’t know what it is, but De Niro as a family man with a few quirks I’ll watch it. So overall well written enjoyed the story and the characters plus the fact that I’m an Eagles fan enjoyed it.
Never thought I’d say this but not enough Chris Tucker. He pops in and out throughout the film and you love his character so maybe little bit more Tucker.. just a smidge. Once again not much bad… moving on.
This movie is one that I watched it didn’t think much of it but the following day it did cross my mind and part of me did want to go see it again. Girls (Guys Also) will love Bradley Cooper and Guys (Girls not to be left out) will want Jennifer Lawrence also. This film is a safe couple flick for a date night movie. That is if you can trust a guy with no girlfriend on safe movie. Anyways go see it in a theater near you.
8 out of 10 vogies
Ya know I would of never gotten to a thought like that. Its an interesting thought but one I’d want to avoid considering how much I’ve enjoy Daniel Craig as Bond. My thoughts on it nothing against the writers but I just don’t think there that clever (not that I could do better) and considering he signed on for 2 more I don’t think that’s where there going. Not that I’d be disappointed if that’s where it went and your thoughts on it were correct.
Skyfall - PG13 - Review
This is the latest installment to the James Bond series and what a beautiful installment it was. Daniel Craig returns to the role of James Bond and I don’t know about you but he is turning into my favorite actor for Bond. Skyfall was one of my favorites for 2012 for a few reasons.
This film is absolutely gorgeous. It was nice to see some nominations for cinematography. Personally I’d really love to see this pick up a win. Story was very interesting. Javier Bardem plays an excellent villain and for once it was a villain that doesn’t completely fall into one stereotype. The integration of the history of bond and having this clash between the new ways of doing things and the old way of doing things was great to see. The introducing of new and old characters. I’m going to stop there because if I said more it spoil major parts of the movies.
Not that I’m against seeing it or have a problem with it but it is over 2 hours long. That doesn’t bother me but for some that might be a deal breaker. Well I can’t think of much of anything else and why be negative… moving on.
With 50 years of Bond just being passed this was an excellent addition to the Bond films and definitely, at least in my mind, did the hype justice. Few words of warning. As I said before very long movie, but does have a good flow so it may not bother you. Probably not be a couples movie although if you do find some one willing to go with there a keeper. Skyfall releases on February 18th on DVD/Blu-ray and is on my list to pick up the day it comes out.
9 out of 10 vogies