reviewthat: (Movies: *gets popcorn*)
Movie: Gnomeo and Juliet
Starring: James McAvoy and Emily Blunt
Opened Nationwide: February 11, 2011
Stars: 3 1/2

This is an animated retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, where the characters are garden gnomes from neighboring yards.

Here there be spoilers )

This one is worth a check out, even if you don't have a kid to go along with you.

Unknown

Feb. 19th, 2011 04:15 pm
reviewthat: (Movies: I Love Movies)
Movie: Unknown
Starring: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones and Aiden Quinn
Opened Nationwide: February 18, 2011
Stars: 3 1/2

In this psychological thriller, Neeson stars as Dr. Martin Harris, a biologist in Berlin for a conference. While his wife is checking into their hotel after they arrive, he realizes that he has left his briefcase at the airport and goes back to locate it. On the way there, he is in an accident, where he receives head trauma and is in a coma for four days. When he awakes, his wife doesn't seem to know who he is, and there is another man claiming to be him. And so begins his attempt to prove who he is.

Here there be spoilers )
reviewthat: (Movies: Reel & Popcorn)
Movie: The Expendables
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, Terry Crews, and Mickey Rourke (with cameos by Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Opened Nationwide: August 13, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 23, 2010
Stars: 1

Sylvester Stallone is the leader of a group of mercenaries, who get an assignment to take out a South American dictator. Along the way, they find out that he is being controlled by a former CIA agent who is only interested in making money.

Here there be spoilers )

All-in-all, I'd say skip it entirely. But if you really feel like watching it, find it somewhere online, where you won't have to pay for it.

The Eagle

Feb. 13th, 2011 03:14 pm
reviewthat: (Movies: *gets popcorn*)
Movie: The Eagle
Starring: Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell
Opened Nationwide: February 11, 2011
Stars: 3

In 140 AD a young centurion travels through Hadrian's Wall into what is now Scotland to retrieve the standard of his father's legion, and regain his family's honor. Along with him, he takes his personal slave, a man whose father was the chief of their tribe in Briton, and whose whole family was killed during an attack by the Romans.

Here there be spoilers )

While it was ok, I'd say, don't bother paying full price for it. Watch it on a matinee, or wait for it to show up on DVD.
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Movie: The Runaways
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart and Michael Shannon
Released Nationwide: March 19, 2010
DVD Released: July 20, 2010
Stars: 2

This film is an adaptation of Cherie Currie's memoir Neon Angel and her time as part of the all-girl rock band The Runaways. It shows the rise of the band, and their susaquent self-distruction just as fame starts to come their way.

Here there be spoilers )

Overall, I'd say skip it. It wasn't worth the price for even a rental, or the two hours that you will lose by watching it.
reviewthat: (Movies: I Love Movies)
Movie: The King's Speech
Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter
Opened Nationwide: December 10, 2010
Stars: 4

This is the story of George VI (king of England from December 11, 1936 to February 6, 1952) and the process in which he began to really learn how to overcome a stutter. After he becomes frustrated with the doctors who have been no help to him, Elizabeth (the mother of the present Queen Elizabeth) goes to seek the help of Lionel Logue (a speech therapist from Australia). There is resistance from the prince in the beginning, and many unnecessary rules put on Logue in the manner in which he is allowed to help the prince. But along the way, the two men become friends, and there is a great deal of success in helping to relieve the stutter.

Here there be spoilers )

All in all, this is worth the price of admission (as well as the price of the DVD when it comes out).
reviewthat: (Movies: *gets popcorn*)
Movie: The Mechanic
Starring: Jason Statham and Ben Foster
Opened Nationwide: January 28, 2011
Stars: 3

Jason Statham stars as Arthur Bishop, a hitman who is the best one around at his job (because he can make things look like they were accidents). After being ordered to kill his mentor, he takes on his mentor's son and tries to teach him the "art" of being a hitman.

Here there be spoilers )

It's not necessarily something that I would pay full price to go see, but worth a matinee viewing.
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Movie: Season of the Witch
Starring: Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman
Opened Nationwide: January 7, 2011
Stars: 1

Season of the Witch is the story of a young girl who is accused (by the church) of being a witch. As a result of the "confession" in which she was "assisted" into giving (by a church representative), she is to be brought to a group of monks to decide her fate. Enlisted to assist in bringing her to the said monks are Behmen (played by Nicolas Cage) and Felson (played by Ron Perlman), who are military deserters during the Crusaides.

Here there be spoilers )

All in all, I'd say to skip it.
reviewthat: (Movies: Reel & Popcorn)
Movie: Gulliver's Travels
Starring: Jack Black, Jason Segel, Emily Blunt
Opened Nationwide: December 25, 2010
Stars: 2

In this big screen interpretation of the book Gulliver's Travels, we meet up with Gulliver, a mail room worker of a major corporation who has no ambition to go anywhere in his life. But in his attempt to try and impress the woman he has a crush on, he accepts an assignment to write a travel column about the Bermuda Triangle. While out trying to get information for the article, he finds himself in the land of the Liliputs, where he lies about who he is so that he can impress them.

Here there be spoilers )

I'd say either skip it, or wait until you can find it in Redbox.

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