category: movies

25
JUL
2009

I wish I could go to Comic-Con every year, but it is on the WRONG side of the country. ‘Iron Man 2’ sneak peak was shown and it would have been great to see it live with the actors in the room.

It comes out May 2010. The usual time for movies that I want to see comes in May close to or after my birthday.

Movies coming out that I want to see very badly (even if I have to go to the midnight showing):

(No order…)

  1. Iron Man 2
  2. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  3. A Christmas Carol
  4. Sherlock Holmes

Source: Fans get first peek at ‘Iron Man 2’ at Comic-Con – San Jose Mercury News.

01
JUL
2009

Benjamin Button is another movie I just watched. After bashing the movie on the Battlestar Forum and since my sister had to watch it for a class, I watched it at the same time. The first movie that I thought of that compares to this is Big Fish. Where the son of a dying old man tells his story of his adventures as the movies flashes back to his life on his adventures.

So what compares with this on is that Brad Pitt character goes from older in a young mans body to and old person in a young body while the girl he met is on her death bed with her grand daughter. The girl in the death bed is played by her “younger” self in the flashbacks. The movie explorers the dynamics between how people view people at an old age vs. young age.

I truly doubted the movies characteristics. This movie was really good. Very moving.

Rating: 9 out of 10.

13
MAY
2009

I have now seen the new Star Trek movie not once, but twice. The first time I saw it in an IMAX Theater. The video and sound quality was much better than on a normal screen where I saw it a second time.

While I was never a fan of the Original Series Star Trek with William Shatter, this reboot of the series is fantastic.

Though we are now in the 21st century, the graphics, technology, and special effects allow this movie to have rich detail while still preserving the essence of Trek lore.

(If you haven’t seen the movie yet be prepared to be spoiled. Highlight to see the spoilers part.)

While the plot was excellent, this movie did introduced the most common Star Trek “paradox”: Time Travel. Bad guys come from the future… try to take out the past. Past guys figure out how to beat future guys, everything is good.

(End of Spoilers)

Star Trek Movie Logo

Star Trek Movie Logo

With that said the acting was the best I have ever seen in a Star Trek movie. Practically everything was the best I have ever seen in a Star Trek movie. This movie is worth seeing at least 3 times, if not more once it comes out on BluRay.

Rating: 11 out of 10!

08
APR
2009
26
MAR
2009

So I just finished watching James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace. I have to say I am loving this new style of Bond movies that star Daniel Craig.

This movie has it all the usual refinements.

  • Girls: Check
  • Cars: Check
  • Guns: Check
  • Action: Check
  • Tech: Semi-Check

The only real tech in this movie was from while we were inside MI6. Something we haven’t seen really much of in the previous bond movies. Q is sadly missing from this movie, however, I don’t know how he could have provided support to Bond in this movie.

Other than that, this movie was really well done!

Rating: 8.5 out of 10 stars.

23
OCT
2008

Iron Man

Posted by Shane

So who hasn’t seen Iron Man? This movie is one of the two marvel movies I enjoy. The other being X-Men I, II, and III. I wasn’t really a fan of the The Incredible Hulk, other than I like to see the Cameo that Stark plays in the film. I hear it’s very minor. I know this review is way late. I saw this movie 3 times in the theater when it was out and I already rented it once from Blockbuster. I plan on getting the Blu-Ray version of this movie along with The Dark Knight Blu-Ray release in December.

Rating: 9.5 out of 10.