Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mini Movie Review: The Debt: ★★★

'The Debt' is a Jewish espionage movie in the same vein as 'Munich.' A mission during the 60s doesn't go as well as planned, and the much older team has to clean up the mess they created 30 years later. Although I don't think this film will garner much critical acclaim, I did enjoy it. Wait to rent this one.

3 out of 5

Monday, August 29, 2011

Mini Movie Review: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes: ★★★½

Surprisingly decent prequel/reboot of the classic scifi franchise. It took some convincing for me to see this one as I assumed it would be a typical bust that most remakes are. But I'm happy to say I was proven wrong. See this one in theaters or rent it when it comes out on DVD. 3D isn't necessary.

(3.5 out of 5)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mini Movie Review: The Troll Hunter : ★★★★½

A brilliant modern-day take on ancient Norwegian fairy-tales. 'The Troll Hunter' is already my favorite foreign film of the year. Shot in the style of 'The Blair Witch Project,' the movie was so well received in Norway that it was called "THE cultural event of 2010." Go see this as soon as you can. TROLL!

'The Troll Hunter' is out on BluRay/DVD August 23, 2011

(4.5 out of 5)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mini Movie Review: Attack The Block : ★★★★

WOW. Attack the Block is what Super 8 should have been! A band of trouble-making teens, a more dangerous version of the Goonies, battle a horrific alien enemy in the slums of South London. The chemistry among the boys feels natural and gives the film some unique charm. Its all glued together with funny-man Nick Frost and one of the best soundtracks I've heard in years. It's not often you find yourself head-nodding to the score of a Sci-fi movie. BRAVO! If you get the chance go see this in theaters....NOW!

"Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy!"

(4 out of 5)

Mini Movie Review: The Help : ★★★★

THE feel-good movie of 2011! Oscar-worthy performances by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Bryce Dallas Howard. "The Help" is packed with comedy and emotion and will have you talking about it days after you see it. Don't wait any longer, take the whole family and see this one in theaters.

(4 out of 5)

Mini Movie Review: 30 Minutes or less : ★½

Huge disappointment. I expected a lot more innovation from director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland). Mediocre comedy with very few big laughs. Wait to watch this on Netflix or Cable.

(1.5 out of 5)