Monday, June 30, 2008

Movie Review - "Spiderwick Chronicles"

… fantasy movie about unseen creatures that movie about the world.  One scientist discovers them, studies them in great detail, and finally documents his findings in a book.  A book that holds the knowledge to control all others.
Not a big fantasy fan but did enjoy the movie.  Others noted that the movie did not follow the book, but it still entertained.  Easily a first date movie that leaves a budding relationship intact. -JM

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Movie Review - Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

... another movie in the Indiana Jones franchise. Indiana Jones continues as a College Professor but is pulled unexpectedly back into the field by circumstances beyond his control. His friend Oxley and old flame Mary are kidnapped by the KGB. Approached by Mary's son, played by Shia LeBouf, Indiana accepts and thus begins the adventures.

Good movie with action to keep you watching. A little twist with alien space beings, else still follows the Indiana Jones genre. Check it out some time. -JM

Movie Review - "Witless Protection"

... comedy with Larry the Cable Guy and Jenny McCarthy. Larry plays a small town deputy looking to advance his career and eventually join the FBI. Jenny is a sexy waitress and Larry's girlfriend.

Funny moments and inline with other Larry the Cable Guy movies. Not a bad rental but would not make a special trip to rent it. -JM

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Movie Review - "Jumper"

... action movie with Hayden Christensen and Samuel Jackson pitted against one another. Hayden plays a Jumper, a person who can teleport themselves anywhere in the world. Samuel is a "Palladin(?)", a fanatical group that seeks out Jumpers and kills them.

Diane Lane has a cameo but important role in the movie. She plays Hayden's mother who left him when he was 5 years old.

Good movie directed by Doug Linan; same Director that brought you "The Bourne Identity" and "Mr. and Mrs. Smith". -JM

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Movie Review - "Semi-Pro"

… comedy with Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson and an American Basketball Association basketball team's efforts to place fourth in the league.  Why fourth?  The top four teams will move to National Basketball Association, the remainder will dissolve.
Funny moments to keep you watching.  It is not an Oscar winner but makes you laugh.  If you like Will Ferrell's movies, then rent it some time. Else, give it a chance and check it out if no other movies are available. - JM

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Movie Review - "Hero Wanted"

… movie with Cuba Gooding Jr and Ray Liotta.  Cuba is a widower in mourning; Ray is a Police Detective.
Cuba is depressed over his wife's tragic death, living each day without direction.  That is, until he saves a young girl from a car crash, and then meets a woman who reminds him of his wife.  To impress the woman, Cuba puts a scheme in place to meet her.  Unfortunately, things do not go as planned.
Good movie with a few twists and turns to keep the story interesting.  Check it out some time.  - JM

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