Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mini Movie Review: The Grey: ★★★½

Liam Neeson
keeps the bad ass streak alive in this man vs. nature thriller. This movie pulls you in, much like how a pack of wolves would drag you into their den. You can't help but being completely enthralled. High tension from beginning to end, I loved every minute of it. Make sure you see this one while its still showing on the big screen. Oh, and word to the wise, stay for the stinger at the end of the credits, you'll enjoy the ending a lot more if you do.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mini Movie Review: The Artist: ★★★★

Don't let the fact that this is a silent movie scare you off. The Artist proves that if you strip down all the visual effects, digital sound and big name actors, a movie can still be a beautiful experience. This has become one of my favorite films and I'm sure it could be yours too. Go see it in theaters if you can.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mini Movie Review: Apollo 18: ★★½

I liked the originality of this "found footage" movie, set in space. We follow two NASA astronauts as they make an eerie discovery on the Moon. Keeps you on the edge of your seat, and the ending is not what you expect. This one is definitely worth renting.

Mini Movie Review: Conan the Barbarian: ½

Well that's an hour and 50 minutes of my life that I can never get back. This felt like it should have been a made for cable-TV movie with some extreme violence. Its not often I feel ripped off for renting a movie for $1, Skip this one completely!

This is officially the worst rated movie on my blog. 1/2 a star is all I give this steaming pile!

Mini Movie Review: The Adventures of Tintin: ★★★

Not as good as I had hoped, but Tin Tin is a fun movie for the whole family. Kids and adults alike should enjoy this one. Not sure if seeing this one in 3D is necessary, but definitely worth seeing.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Mini Movie Review: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol: ★★★

Good but not "great," doesn't live up to the hype. This 4th installment of the MI franchise meets the bar set by MI3, but doesn't raise it. High octane action blends with what feels to be, out of place comedy, makes it hard to decipher if Ghost Protocol is trying to be an action thriller peppered with slapstick comedy . MI4 is definitely worth seeing, but I would wait to rent it.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Mini Movie Review: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: ★★★

Better than the original, but drags at many points and feels a bit too long. Enjoyable characters and original, stylized action sequences, thanks to director Guy Ritchie. See this one in theaters if you can afford it, definitely worth seeing.