Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – Movie Review

Rating: 4/5 There is a new movie called Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, and Spy which is an excellent spy movie.  So first thing first is that this is a spy movie, not like James Bond but more a slow mystery movie that you just have to watch. The first thing about this movie is that they are not repetitive about key plot points. They only mention some key points of the movie (they are mentioned in Helping Plot Points without spoiling things). I missed or wasn’t paying key attention to one or two scenes and that made me vey confused in the movie when scenes relying on me knowing that was important. The opening is also very boring and I kind of fell asleep. Helping Plot PointsSo a few important plot points you should know are the basic premise of the movie is that Control and Smiley are kicked out of ...(Read More)

The Blues Brothers – Movie Review

Rating: 3/5 StarsThe Blues Brothers are a pair of brothers played by the late John Belushi (Animal House) and Dan Akryod (Ghostbusters), they are criminals who are also the head singers for a band known as the “Blue Brothers”. The movie is about their redemption, it’s a fairly basic comedy. So the best thing about this movie is the song, they have Ray Charles, James Brown, Arethra Franklin and Cab Colloway all do songs in the movie, which are all great songs with awesome dance numbers. They also do quite a few good covers including one of the theme for Rawhide. Watch it. The humor in the movie is on and off, some of the jokes are great and hilarious but then others fall flat especially a lot of the chase scenes and police involvement humor. The best jokes are the ones that are subtle lesser jokes or a few ...(Read More)

Amadeus – Movie Review

Rating: 4/5 StarsWatch it! It was good but not the most amazing film ever.Amadeus is a film about two composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salerie. The movie is basically about Salerie who has worked hard and sacrificed much to God in order to perform music, even a vow of chastity. Mozart though is the young and crazy genius, arrogant, rude but brilliant. So this of course clashes with the self-sacrificial view of Salerie. The movie is 3 hours long and the most interesting thing about the movie that it never has boring drama,  there is always something interesting and relevant to the post going on. The characters and the clashing between Mozart’s wild life and Salerie’s quiet brooding and plotting of Mozart’s fall alternate well so you don’t really see and get a passage of time. I wasn’t really sure where 2 hours of the plot really went, it seems ...(Read More)

Event Horizon – Movie Review

Rating 3/5Worth watching but don’t go out of your way to see it. I would say Event Horizon is Sphere meets Doom/Alien. Combine sphere’s creepiness and aspects of fear and crazy shit happening with Doom’s space opera all in a high tech ship / area and you get Event Horizon. The fact that they all came around the same time is an interesting fact. The movie has some proper creepy moments and some aspects of real terror but then combines that with terrible graphic effects and just bad scenes with giant explosions that remove the creepiness. Combine that with some just terrible imagery that isn’t just to gross you out and you get a movie that while has great parts, also has quite terrible parts. If it had stuck with the creepy vibe and just kinda played on the fear aspect instead of creating this Hellraiser like villan it would ...(Read More)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Movie Review

Rating: 4/5Watch it at least once! Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a prequel movie to the famous Planet of the Apes. It’s actually a pretty decent science fiction psuedo action movie. The entire story starts out a bit slowly, but gradually around midway it gets substantially better with Cesar the main ape having to start become the leader of the apes. It’s gradual and interesting development of Cesar from just pet ape to full grown adult. The characters in the story were typical characters, the sympathetic hulk man gorilla, the wise looking Orangutan (a nod to the original I believe). The only thing that was annoying was FAR too much foreshadowing that was too obvious, not even simple red herring foreshadow, just blinding obvious nods to previous films and future developments in the movie. You can garner a bit from the trailer, but there is so much ...(Read More)