The movie on everyone's mind is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. I got the chance to check it out over the weekend and had a blast. I won't go into a review here, mostly because others on this site handle that better than I and will be filling you up with reviews soon enough, but I find that I can't stay entirely quiet about the movie. In a movie filled with great acting, a wonderful story, and several masterful moments, it's hard to pick one scene above all that conveyed the ideas and theme best. There is one, however, that really stands out.
Hollywood, and everyone else for that matter, was crazy for Harry as the latest installment of the "Harry Potter" series conjured up over $125 million in its opening weekend, well ahead of second place "Megamind." The only other new film in theaters, Russell Crowe's "The Next Three Days," barely cracked the weekend's top five.
Are the casting, creative choices an epic fail?
As we learn more about Sony's planned reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, the question must be asked: are we just setting ourselves up for more disappointment? Can this film possibly match the hype already surrounding it over a year and a half before it is even released?
Let's take into account where the film stands so far. That means grading each cast member announced so far, as well as a hard look at the filmmakers Sony is entrusting their comic book golden goose to.
TMP (in the form of myself) got the chance to attend the big special event known as TRON Night 2010. If you weren't aware of TRON night (shame on you!) then let me fill you in a little on what it was. All over the world Disney put on this event in IMAX 3D theaters in order to showcase 23 minutes of the film a full two months before it's actual release. Tickets for these pre-screenings went fast and if you blinked it was easy to miss them. But for the lucky few of us who nabbed them, we were in for a treat. I felt fortunate to be in attendance and am now going to bring you our rundown of the event a review of the footage.
Despite a good premise and some impressive visuals, Monsters never quite capitalizes on its own potential, leaving viewers underwhelmed and disappointed.
In the near future, an alien invasion has taken over much of Mexico, where two Americans are stranded near the alien "infected zone." In an effort to get home, the pair must take a dangerous journey through the jungles the aliens occupy. Along the way, the pair grow closer, even as they learn something about the visitors.
For those who may not have heard, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is the sequel to the 1987 hit film featuring corporate power house “Gordon Gekko”. In fact, the script opens with Gekko fresh out of jail from his insider trading charges with nothing to keep him warm at night but his never ending lust for money and power. It is at this point we skip seven years into the future, placing us just before the economy’s collapse in 2007. We are introduced to his daughter, Winnie, all grown up and her green energy financing guru boyfriend, Jake Moore.
The Last Exorcism is a film that leaves you wondering if it was severe psychosis, genuine possession, or is there just something missing?
Secretariat portrays much more than just the history of a legend but the ongoing behind the scene battles in the horse racing industry at its time. Words cannot describe the sheer story that owner, Penny Chenery-Tweedy had to undergo during a man’s world of horse business. After suffering from her mother’s loss, Chenery balances home life in Colorado while attempting to salvage a failing farm in Virginia.
You might think it's unfair to draw comparisons between two movies that don't seem to have much in common, aside from boasting the same leading man, but they have more in common than meets the eye, and although they both started out on a level playing field 'Inception' has blown 'Shutter Island' out of the water. DiCaprio has taken us on two psychological rides this year and while one has the fans screaming to climb back on, the other fizzled and more enjoyment was derived from the anticipation of the ride than the ride it self. In case you're wondering - Yes, there will be spoilers.