Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mini Movie Review: The Thing : ★★★½

'The Thing' (2011) is not as unforgettable as the 1982 John Carpenter classic, but this sci-fi horror does compliment its predecessor very well. Its obvious first time director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. took notes as this ultra-violent prequel does well in setting up all the pieces for the 1982 hit. Its full of easter eggs and nods to Carpenter's 'The Thing' which makes this a lot of fun for fans. Heijningen deserves credit for his great attention to detail. Don't take your kids, but don't waste any time getting to a theater to see this instant classic. I already can't wait to see it again! "Den er ikkje en bikkje!"

3.5 out of 5

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Mini Movie Review: 50/50: ★★★★

50/50 is what you would call a "feel good comedy." Touching performance by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen does well in bringing the comic relief. Cancer sucks and this movie reminds us just how unexpectedly it can come and flip our world upside down. If you can't see this in theaters, definitely rent it