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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Movie Review : Prisoners



I just saw prisoners…. A week after opening weekend and the theatre is still packed.
The premise of the story is two young girls are kidnapped and one of their father’s, Hugh Jackman, takes the law into his own hands. The other girls father, Terrance Howard, goes along with it, though with some serious doubts. Jake Gyllenhaal plays the relentless cop that always get his man looking for the kidnapped girls.                                                            There seems to be some back story about thecop that Gyllenhaal plays but they don’t go into it that just makes you feel like you have missed something about his character.

The actors really make this movie. Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhall really make you feel the characters pain you connect with them.  This is another example of how dynamic an actor Hugh Jackman is. From x-men to les miserable to this every role he takes he is completely believable and I am not left thinking why is wolverine trying to act like a father.

The story line is good and leaves you on the edge of your seat cringing at every scene. I literally saw people cringing in their seats and covering their eyes in anticipation.  While I did think the bad guys in the movie were a bit obvious they add a few twists that you don’t expect and the ending leaves you with lots of questions and possibilities. So don’t go into this thinking the ending will be tied up with a bow and you have all your questions answered. I don’t want to give anything away but what I can tell you is I’m gonna go buy a red whistle…lol figure that one out without seeing the movie.
I would definitely say this movie is worth your time and your money. Share your P.O.V. at www.yourmediaworld.com.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Movie Review: The Family


The Family like most family gatherings is a bit of a mess. Deniro and Pfeiffer save an otherwise unremarkable dark comedy.(Share your review and compare with your friends reviews at www.yourmediaworld.com).

The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.

Before they even unpack, they’re already up to no good. Giovanni (Robert Deniro) has a body to bury, the local merchant that pissed him off, and Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer)  blows up a grocery store because the proprietor turned her request for peanut butter into a rant about American obesity. The son is running scams at school and Belle (Diana Argon) is the picture of beauty but with a psychotic violent streak beating up classmates left and right.  Their protection detail, Tommy Lee Jones, only makes small appearances to the point where I am asking why is he in the movie at all. While all this is slightly amusing it leaves a lot to be desired.
 
Of course as the movie unfolds the mob finds them in the most illogical random way and fighting ensues with the brunt of the killing coming from the kids. I was disappointed in Pfeifer’s character who comes off like such a badass throughout the entire movie and then essentially is cowering in the corner when attacked.

If it wasn’t for Deniro and Pfeifer the movie wouldn’t be worth your time luckily their skills bring this move to 2.5 stars.
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Sunday, September 8, 2013

‘Riddick’ Wins the Box Office This Weekend- film review ‘Riddick’


Riddick still a bad ass; what is left to say? This is the third installment in the Riddick series and has won the box office this weekend taking in over 18 million dollars.

Vin Diesel is back hotter than ever for a sequel no one expected given the results of previous installments, but it was enjoyable. This installment builds on the original Pitch Black Riddick movie, which not many people saw, and the story line is very similar. (Did you see PitchBlack share your review at www.yourmediaworld.com)


Two rival teams of bounty hunters (aka “mercs”) have landed on the planet in search of the man who remains the universe’s most wanted. One group is led by Santana (Jordi Molla) the other is captained by Johns (Matt Nable), who is not there for the bounty as much as for revenge and information on his son, from the first Riddick installment Pitch Black.
Of course they are not the only ones on the planet there are also aliens that come out in the dark and rain that will hunt them all. As Riddick invisibly takes the “mercs” out one by one the aliens get closer until of course they must work together with Riddick to survive the aliens and escape the planet.
Riddick delivers on the action and edge of your seat fear and excitement and it was evident from the cheers that erupted at the screening attended that I was not the only one who agreed. This is just my opinion...whats yours? Share it at www.yourmediaworld.com.