Archive for January, 2012

THE GREY

THE GREY – AS BLAND AS IT SOUNDS

You will feel grey if you spend big bucks this time. Catch it at the dollar show or on DVD.

After Taken and Unknown, we were excited to see Liam Neeson in this action-adventure film. Based on the trailers, we just knew it was going to be plenty of fighting scenes and man versus wolves throughout. Boy, were we wrong.

Ottway (Liam Neeson) is a hired gun whose job is to protect Alaskan oil workers from preying wolves as they work. As Ottway and the other workers begin their journey home, their plane crashes leaving Ottway and the other survivors to defend themselves from the very wolves he was hired to kill.

Director Joe Carnahan and the writers apparently must have titled this film after they watched it a few times, because we, along with the audience who screened this movie, left the theater feeling like we watched grey paint dry.

The first issue with this movie is that its pace is painfully slow. The beginning is slow and the slowness is carried all the way until the credits run. Secondly, the wolf fighting scenes were non existent. Third, you see very little action from the wolves outside of them chasing, growling and howling. The director more so expects you to imagine what is happening based on the sounds made by the wolves. We should have been seeing the wolves up close and personal fighting the characters as they tore through their flesh.  You know it’s bad when the audience is praying for the stars of the film to get violently eaten and torn apart by wild animals.

This movie could have been so much better, but instead it was an epic fail. The only good thing about the movie was that it was able to build anticipation.  Every scene you will find yourself hoping and wishing that the wolves catch someone and a good fighting sequence occurs. IT WON’T! Sorry.

Save your money and wait for this to hit the dollar show or DVD. Spend your green on something more colorful.

20 Jan

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THE GREY MOVIE PREMIERE PASS GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

COMINGREELSOON.com has 50 movie premiere passes to give away!!!

MOVIE: THE GREY

Date: Tues Jan 24, 2011

Time: 7pm

Where: IMAX 30 44681 Mound Rd, Sterling Heights MI

Giveaway Rules: To win passes, send an e-mail to info@comingreelsoon.com stating your interest in being a winner. If you don’t receive a response, please refer back to the site to determine if the contest has been closed.

Movie Synopsis: In Alaska, an oil drilling team struggle to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wild. Hunting the humans are a pack of wolves who see them as intruders. Starring Liam Nesson.

PINA MOVIE PREMIERE PASS GIVEAWAY

COMINGREELSOON.com has 50 movie premiere passes to give away!!!

MOVIE: PINA

Date: Thurs Jan 26, 2011

Time: 7pm

Where: Palladium in Birmingham, MI

Giveaway Rules: To win passes, send an e-mail to info@comingreelsoon.com stating your interest in being a winner. Each winner will receive one pass admitting two peolple.  If you don’t receive a response, please refer back to the site to determine if the contest has been closed.

Movie Synopsis: In This exhilarating new film, German master Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire, The Buena Vista Social Club) shoots in 3D to capture the brilliantly inventive dance world of legendary choreographer Pina Bausch. Wenders had conceived with Bausch a dance film like none seen before, one which would take the fullest advantage yet of new 3D technology to put the viewer deep inside Bausch’s playful, thrillingly unpredictable pieces. After her untimely death in 2009, Wenders continued with the project, turning it into the most exciting tribute he could imagine. Sensual and visually stunning, PINA uses 3D to remarkable effect, taking the audience into Bausch’s work in her imaginative sets (a gliding monorail, a bare stage covered with chairs, a towering man-made waterfall) and powerfully rendering the beauty and sheer physicality of the dances and dancers of her Tanztheater Wuppertal ensemble. (IFC FILMS) Not rated.

RED TAILS

RED TAILS – HISTORY TAKES FLIGHT

Grab your family and see this film. It’s worth a full price admission ticket.

There was plenty of press about this film before it came out. Enough to grab our attention and make us want to see what all the fuss was about. We are glad we paid attention, because this was educational and entertaining all at the same time.

If you don’t know the history behind the film, Red Tails is a story about the Tuskegee Airmen, an all black fighter pilot program who were discriminated against during World War II. They were prevented from flying combat missions and forced to fly mostly ground missions. All because of the color of their skin. Due to the persistance of Colonel A.J. Bullard (Terrence Howard), they were finally given an opportunity to prove themselves as legitimate fighter pilots and boy, did they.

Make no mistake – this is not a documentary. So don’t come expecting to see actual clips from the war or to see what the actual Tuskegee Airmen look like today. This story is told from a specific perspective to give the viewer insight around what these men dealt with during this era. Further, it highlighted some of the succesful missions they flew, which garnered the respect of their fellow white fighter pilots.

Now that we have set the stage, we can go on with the show.   As you watch this film you will find plenty of mini stories wrapped into one. There’s struggle, pain, love, humor and triumph all wrapped into one. Of course, there’s plenty of flying action and even some educational scenes to help you understand the struggle that these men faced.

Based on the educational factor alone, we believe that this is a film should be enjoyed by the entire family. Couple that with the action flying scenes and you have a film worthy of a full price admission ticket.  Tail your friends! You won’t be disappointed with this one.