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THE HOBBIT

THE HOBBIT – FULL OF ADVENTURES

Get your gold and shell it out for a prime time ticket

Due to the sheer title of the movie we expected a few adventures out of this film, but boy did we underestimate our prediction.

Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) is recruited by a Wizard and some driven Drawves to go on an unexpected journey, as they try to reclaim their mountain which was stolen by a dragon named Smaug.

This film, almost 3 hours of it, is filled with adventure after adventure and with every one of them, you get drawn in more and more just to see what is going to happen next.  Though the movie is long, each adventure has its own unique twist and character, so it will seem like a movie within a movie.

If you have Kids or are a fan of the Lord of the Rings series, your definitely going to enjoy this movie. Grab your closest dwarf and head to the theater and purchase your prime time tickets today.

 

SKYFALL

SKYFALL – BACK TO THE BASICS

Come on its James Bond. Pick Up The Full Price Ticket

We expected greatness and that’s exactly what we got.

James Bond is tested as he shows his allegiance to M who is under attack from a prior agent who is out to kill her.

In our eyes this Bond experience was different than prior versions and we liked it. Why might you ask? Well as we stated above, its as if writers Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Ian Fleming and John Logan decided to get back to the basics. There weren’t any fancy gadgets specially made for bond. The sexy bad girl wasn’t the focus of the film and they even brought back an oldy but goody. You will see what we are talking about when you check out the film.

Although all of this was stripped from the movie, this bond film was as good or better than previous versions. What’s not missing is his smooth style. He is still Bond, James Bond!

What are you waiting for. Get to the theater!

 

CLOUD ATLAS

CLOUD ATLAS – YOUR GONNA NEED ONE

If you read the book, prime ticket earner. If not, matinee ticket might be better.

When we review a film, we love to be taken on a journey. That’s definitely what we got with this film.

Halle Berry and Tom Hanks star in this movie as they chronicle the actions of individual lives, detailing the impact that they each have on one another through the journeys of past, present and future.

Directors  Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, and Lana Wachowski certainly took on a heck of a project, because this was not an easy film to create. If you read the novel, you already know what to expect, but if you didn’t, you just might be confused and possibly disappointed.

Why might you ask? We’ll they are trying to tell the story of many characters across many different settings and time periods. This can easily be done in a book, but when you try to cram it into a 3 hour movie, the task gets much more difficult.

As we have stated, if you read the book, you’re going to love this film. Don’t expect it to be an exact replica, but you will follow the points the directors were trying to present and enjoy it just the same. If you didn’t, well your in for a heck of a ride and you better get your Atlas out so you can follow.

 

 

The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy-A New Beginning!

Worth a Full Price Ticket

If you are a Bourne Legacy fan you were probably wondering how this fourth installment of the series would work without Matt Damon starring as Jason Bourne, or director Paul Greengrass at the helm: both opted not to return to the spy series. While most movies would have replaced Damon with another actor like we’ve seen with the James Bond series, this movie introduces us to a new character Aaron Cross.

Cross, played by Jeremy Renner and cast starring Rachel Weisz (Dr. Marta Shearing), Edward Norton (Ret. Col. Eric Byer), Stacy Keach (Ret. Adm. Mark Turso), Joan Allen (Pam Landy), Albert Finney (Dr. Albert Hirsch), David Strathairn (Noah Vosen) and Scott Glenn (Ezra Kramer) offer us a fresh start to a new Bourne franchise.

Playing double duty as director and co-writer with his brother Dan, Tony Gilroy set out to do the impossible-write and direct a movie without its main ingredient Matt Damon. The previous Bourne movies have collectively grossed over 1 billion, so the stakes are pretty high for this one to be successful.  Did he achieve his goal-yes he did. But not without some bumps along the way.

The movie starts out very SLOW. We are introduced to Aaron Cross in the beginning of the movie, but you don’t know who the heck he is or what the heck he’s doing. They show pictures of Jason Bourne and go back in time but its kind of hard for you to make the connection.  You don’t know if he’s an older Bourne or someone else. Perhaps this was done on purpose to get you  so confused that you are ready for the plot to make sense. About 30 minutes in you begin to see the plot emerge.

The Department of Defense is running a top-secret project that involves military heroes. The project abruptly ends and the DOD has to figure out a way to decommission the program participants. Aaron Cross, a project participant, is determined to exit to project on his own terms. The remainder of the movie is fast paced and more than makes up for the slow start!

After surviving the first half hour, the Gilroy brothers do an good job of giving you enough flare of the previous movies while at the same time creating a parallel storyline that can hold it’s own. The stunts are awesome and the acting is pretty decent.  As the action picks up you really begin to feel this flick come into its own; it definitely has its own identity and is a good setup for future story lines. They’ve left us with an open door to take this new storyline into a multitude of directions. Faithful fans will not feel short changed and moviegoers new to Bourne won’t feel lost.

We’re predicting this will be a box office hit opening weekend. You will not be disappointed!