Friday, March 30, 2007

Movie Review - "Goal"

... movie about a kid from the barrio and his struggle to be a proefessional soccer player.  It has an expected ending that speaks of success and dreams coming true.  Regardless it is a good movie that leaves you satisfied.  Watch this one!
- JM

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Movie Review - "Shooter"

... action-drama based on the book "Point Of Impact" by Stephen Hunter. A modernized version of the story about a Marine sniper that is duped into planning an assassination. There are differences between the book and the movie, but it is still worth a look.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Movie Review - "Stranger Than Fiction"

… comedy with Will Farrell as an IRS auditor who keeps hearing a voice tell a story about him.  The voice is narrating his life as it happens and it is driving him crazy.

Great story-line with a happy ending.  Another first-date movie that leaves you unscathed in your relationship.

- JM

Friday, March 16, 2007

Movie Review - "Departed"

… cops and robbers movie worth watching.  Great performances all around for Jack Nicholson, Leonardo Decaprio, and Matt Damon.  And, kudos to Mark Wahlberg playing the "Southie" street-wise cop.  Watch this one you get a chance.

- JM

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Movie Review - "Casino Royale"

The Bond franchise continues with Casino Royale.  I expected the standard spy-movie stuff and am not a big Bond fan.  Luckily I did not see that. 

The new Bond did a great job of being a James Bond.  Not the playboy Bond but a military special forces type ready to strike at a moments notice.

Don't miss this one.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Movie Review - "Breach"

… drama based on true events about an FBI Agent turned spy.  Long movie but enough intrigue to keep you watching.

- JM

Movie Review - "The Prestige"

… a movie about magic and illusion.  Two magicians compete for the ultimate performance. Who will win the audience's attention.

Enjoyed the movie with great acting from Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, and Scarlett Johansson.  Check it out some time.

- JM

Movie Review - "The Gridiron Gang"

… story based on true events about a Juvenile Detention Center Counselor and his efforts to start a football team in order to motivate kids to leave a life of drugs, crime, and gangs.

Motivational to watch.  A harmless first-date movie that shows you can care.

- JM

Movie Review - "300"

… the story about Leonidus, the King of Sparta, and his small group of warriors battling two million Persians led by the God-King Circes.

Blood, gore, and guts abound.  Great fighting scenes but may be too brutal for a first-date movie.  Skip it for the first-date but get away and watch this one when you can.

I am Spartacus!

- JM

Movie Review - "Music and Lyrics"

… a first-date movie with Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore.  Singer and recording artist from the 80's meets aspiring writer.  They team up to write a hit song and grow to become more than co-workers.

Ending is expected, events to get there are expected, and everything is expected to go well.  But, who cares….  It is a first-date movie that is harmless to any new relationship.

- JM

Movie Review - "Babel"

… a movie with some big name actors/actresses.  However, I could not provide a recommendation.  Too slow a beginning that I opted to watch something else.

- JM

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