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Added by Sploich on December 14, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
At a going-away party for Rob Hawkins (Michael Stahl-David), a group of 20-somethings witness an attack on New York City by a monstrous creature of unknown origin. The faux "found footage" film chronicles their night as Rob, Hud (T.J. Miller), Marlena (Lizzy Caplan) and Lily (Jessica Lucas) try to make their way across NYC to save a friend, but may already be too late.
If you weren't paying attention in 2007 or…
Added by Sploich on August 20, 2012 at 12:24am — No Comments
Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and his team of Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) (and yes, I hate the puns too) are mercenaries hired to stop General Garza (David Zayas), a leader corrupted by a rogue CIA operative named James Munroe (Eric Roberts). They have to fly to an island in the Gulf of Mexico and take out their army in order to get their money.
I don't know if…
Added by Sploich on August 19, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is a young kid with a special ability: He sees dead people. His family and the people of his town fear and hate him for this, all except for a chubby, dim-witted kid named Neil (Tucker Albrizzi). After the passing of Norman's uncle (John Goodman), he comes back to warn Norman that a local legend about a witch's curse is true and that he must stop her from wreaking havoc.
This movie is, in…
Added by Sploich on August 18, 2012 at 1:33am — No Comments
In a southern delta community, a girl named Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) and her father Wink (Dwight Henry) live in separate homes made of pretty much whatever was lying around. As her father's health declines, the two live through a storm and a flood together as Wink tries to teach his daughter how to care for herself while she sets out to find her long-lost mother.
I don't really know where to start with this…
Added by Sploich on July 25, 2012 at 2:49pm — No Comments
In a far off galaxy on a planet known as Krypton, a baby named Kal-El (Christopher Reeve) is sent from his home just before the planet comes to its untimely demise. The child lands on Earth with superhuman abilities and is taken in by a farmer and his wife. Once he grows up, he sets out to discover his true identity and become the hero that he is destined to become: Superman.
Being the first superhero film ever…
Added by Sploich on July 24, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments
In the final chapter of the Back to the Future trilogy, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) finds himself traveling back to 1885 to once again rescue the life of Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd). The culture shock is even greater, as are the laughs and the action, as Marty and Doc Brown battle love, time and wild west outlaws.
Talk about going out on a high note. Back to the Future Part III takes what really worked…
Added by Sploich on July 23, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Starting off immediately after the first film, we find Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Jennifer (Elisabeth Shue) traveling forward in time to the far-off date of 2015. There, Marty buys a sports almanac with the prospects of bringing it back with him and making a fortune, but the Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson) of the future gets the same idea and steals the time machine. Marty has to undo…
Added by Sploich on July 23, 2012 at 7:32am — No Comments
Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) has built possibly the greatest invention known to man: A time machine. But when he goes to test it for the first time, a group of terrorists guns him down in cold blood, and it's up to young Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) to go back in time to save the inventor. While there, however, he finds himself accidentally altering the time line, and must then find a way to stop the present from…
Added by Sploich on July 23, 2012 at 4:24am — No Comments
Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) thought he was an ordinary man when he was recruited into an alien defense force known as the Green Lanterns. With the help of his friends Carol (Blake Lively) and Tom (Taika Waititi), he has to overcome his fear to stop a monstrous creature known as Parallax (Clancy Brown) and a telekinetic scientist named Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard).
There is nothing spectacular about this movie. In…
Added by Sploich on July 20, 2012 at 11:51pm — No Comments
In the third and final chapter of director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, we find Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, now a recluse. Batman has been absent and the streets of Gotham have been assumed clean thanks to the spirit of the late Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart). But a new villain, Bane (Tom Hardy), has come to Gotham in the hopes of fulfilling the destiny of Ra's Al…
Added by Sploich on July 20, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
In the second pairing of director Christopher Nolan and the titular Dark Knight, Batman (Christian Bale), we find the caped crusader battling a new foe: The Joker (Heath Ledger). In contrast to his previous task of bringing down an elite team of highly skilled killers trained to follow very specific rules, Joker has no rules and works as a force of nature against Gotham City. While Batman and the new District Attorney…
Added by Sploich on July 19, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
***THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS***
Director Christopher Nolan decided in taking on the Batman franchise to not only try and base the hero more in reality than his past screen incarnations but to humanize him in a more modern way than the 1989 Batman film attempted. The result is a movie that feels like it's trying a little too hard to resurrect a franchise, but is able to balance things at least modestly…
Added by Sploich on July 19, 2012 at 8:52am — No Comments
The Amazing Spider-Man has been released and now that I've seen it, I'm getting very excited about the next one. But it'll probably be at least a year before we know who is going to be in it, and I have a few ideas of what I'd love to see in the future of this new Spidey series.
Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is an average kid in high school with an above average I.Q. He finds himself helping Dr. Curtis Connors (Rhys Ifans), an old friend of his father's, on a regeneration chemical that could bring back Connor's arm. But things go awry as Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider and gains super strength and agility. He, as any kid would, uses this power to goof off until Connor's chemical…
Added by Sploich on July 5, 2012 at 11:58pm — No Comments
It's a short time later and Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) are together and happy. But as Mary Jane's career begins to fall apart and Peter's alter ego of Spider-Man is more popular than ever, their love begins to falter. Peter's head begins to swell and lack of communication between the two draws them further apart. To make matters worse, an alien symbiote has found its way to Earth and…
Added by Sploich on July 5, 2012 at 1:51pm — No Comments
We catch up with Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) again two years after the previous film at a rough place in his life. He's jobless, friendless and hopeless, and his alter-ego is suffering due to his depression. He begins to question the ability to be happy having both worlds and if he will ever find happiness as Spider-Man. Meanwhile, the brilliant professor Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) has become a raging monster and is…
Added by Sploich on July 5, 2012 at 12:39am — No Comments
Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is looked down upon by most of if not all of his peers. One day he finds himself getting superpowers that allow him to climb up walls and shoot spiderwebs, thus becoming Spider-Man. But a foe by the name of the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe (pun not intended)) is out to stop him.
I have an interesting history with this movie. I had heard of Spider-Man before I saw it in 2002, but I had…
Added by Sploich on July 4, 2012 at 4:01pm — No Comments
Princess Merida (Kelly Macdonald) spent her entire life wanting adventure and excitement, but her mother Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson) forbid such nonsense as being unqueenly. One day Merida finds a way to change her fate forever, but it comes at a price that she is unwilling to pay and she has to put a stop to what she began.
I absolutely love the premise of this movie. The first act of the film sets things up…
Added by Sploich on June 24, 2012 at 11:02am — No Comments