Monday, December 30, 2013

Movie Review: American Hustle- Worth your $20 at the movies

If you want to see all movies up for awards this year see American Hustle. Acting is Oscar worthy or at 

least a Golden Globe. Christian Bale is convincing with that come-over and pot belly he has you rolling the entire movie. Amy Addams is amazing witty and charming with her necklines reaching her belly button the entire movie; Bradley Cooper plays a great know it all jerry curl ass, and Jeremy Renner has you rooting for him the entire time. There is even a cameo by Robert De Niro what’s not to love?.

A Scorsese/Goodfellas vibe with the time period and cinematography but with constant laughs and less

blood. This movie has you rooting for the con artist from day one and has a screwed up love story under it all. For being 2 hours long I felt like some things just jumped from 0-100 and other parts dragged a bit they probably could have done this movie in an hour and 40 minutes.

Over all Great costumes, great soundtrack, great acting, great entertainment. See it in theaters. Don’t agree? Share your comments at www.yourmediaworld.com.  

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Move Review: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug- Better than the first or not?

Bringing in $31.3 million on Friday in North America is a 16% drop from the first Hobbits opening in December of last year. Sounds like the second installment of the Hobbit Trilogy is already on a downward slope. However, The Desolation of Smaug is far better than the first. If you were bored by the first installment you won't be in this one: Elves, Giant Spiders, barrel rides in roaring rapids, and finally a digital masterpiece of a terrifying slithering fire breathing Dragon.

If you are a Tolkienite this movie is not for you, it is not for the purist. There are entire sections of the movie that are pure Hollywood creation, Legolas (Orland Bloom) pops up and he wasn’t put there by Tolkien, and even an entirely new character an elf warrior, Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) that is created for just this movie.  

Putting all that aside the movie is pure entertainment value, visually stunning, and Tolkein fan or not you will enjoy the entire 2 hours and 40 minutes. Don’t agree? Share your thoughts and www.yourmediaworld.com

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Move Review: Frozen Disney's New Fairy Tale

Great family holiday movie! Disney has gone back to its original roots and made this into a musical; in

fact it’s a lot like a Broadway musical. I felt that it was a lot like Wicked the songs, the voice, even a little of the story line a magical girl goes a little wrong but in the end is truly good. Of course after the movie I found out why it felt so much like Wicked because the voice of Elsa is Idina Menzla the Tony award winner who played Elfaba in Wicked. The main star voice is Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) who is the voice of Anna the main princess in the movie.

If you have little ones there are a few things to be aware of: the parents die early in the movie you meet them and get to see their love for their daughters and then you see their ship sink in the ocean, the other possible issue is Elsa turns sort of evil for a little while and throws ice at people almost killing them and creates a scary snow creature that chases her sister Anna. Of course in the end Elsa is good and everyone is happy because it’s Disney.  

I saw this in 3-D, which was fun because of all snow and snowflakes falling at you, this 3-D was well done and worth the extra few $$. There is also a cute talking snowman and I found myself laughing out loud a few times and enjoyed myself but I am a Disney fan so take this review with a grain of salt. Share your thoughts and Reviews at www.yourmediaworld.com.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Movie Review: Catching Fire…is of course on Fire

If you liked the book you will like the movie! For once Hollywood got it right and kept the movie
exactly like the book. No random changes for no reason, no leaving out important parts, and no adding in useless scenes. I have never seen a movie be as close to the book as this, one so the movie is 2 ½ hours long but it has no slow points so you won’t notice.

This one is better than the first, for so many reasons: this book was better than the first, the acting is better, you see the true nature of the government, and the love triangle gets more tangled. It also helps
that it is chock full of top actors besides the ones the series made famous (Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutchinson, & Liam Hemsworth) Woody Harrelson,  Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Phillip Seymmore Hoffman, and the list goes on.

A lot of parents are worried about the violence in this movie and of course it’s there it’s a game of killing but its not gory or outlandish. If you think about it this is nothing a younger audience hasn’t seen before and not just in movies. In school a lot of elementary kids read Lord of the Flies, which is another premise of kids killing other kids not for survival but domination.

If you’re a Hunger Games fan you won’t be disappointed get to the theaters now. Agree or don’t agree share your reviews at www.yourmediaworld.com.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Man of Steel out for rent this week

Not in the mood for romance or romantic comedies this week? Me neither and all the new release seem to be that Best Man Holiday or About time or is it just freezing outside all the more reason I say stay home and curl up with whatever is the latest streaming rental.  And that latest streaming or on DVD would be Man of Steel. Some of you super Superman fanatics may have seen it but not me the review on www.yourmediaworld.com convinced me to wait until its was available for rent.

Man of Steel has an all-star cast Henry Cavill as Super Man and Amy Addams as Lois Lane. Not to mention Super Man has two infamous fathers Kevin Costner and Russel Crowe.  Even with this remarkable cast the movie is just so-so. The movie develops a new side of Super Man one we didn’t see with the original Christopher Reeves version. Also builds a new Lois Lane story where she is more involved and Super Man’s real father plays a bigger role. The problem with everything being more elaborate and everyone having a bigger part makes the movie longer and more drawn out. While there was action throughout it just tended to drag on. For the girls that watch the action movies for the eyecandy and romance only 1 of these is delivered. Henry Cavill looks amazing but the romance between Superman and Lois Lane is just not there.  So if you want some action for 143 minutes (although it seems like more) and you want to see the new take on Superman you will be mildly entertained just don’t have such high expectations.

This movie didn’t live up to what Warner Brothers was trying to do, build a new franchise as they did with Batman/Dark Knight but they  are already working on a another movie with this Man of Steel this one is Batman vs Superman. Unfortunately, they cast Ben Affleck as Batman…you would think he would know better from his previous superhero attempt.  I guess that will be another rental.

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