Sunday, May 24, 2009

"Terminator - Salvation"

Another movie in the Terminator franchise.  This one has Christian Bale as John Connor fighting it out with the "Machines".  In this case, a new kind of cyborg that is both man and machine. A lot of action and shoot'em up scenes. A sequel that ends with the likelihood of another episode in the franchise. Enjoyed the action but could have waited for the DVD to rent. Given the choice between "Night at the Museum - Battle of the Smithsonian" and "Terminator - Salvation", would choose Ben Stiller over Christian Bale this round.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

"Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian"

Sequel to the "Night at the Museum" movie with Ben Stiller. Entertaining movie that does a great job at bringing the original cast and the new characters together. A definite first date movie. Just be careful as the red-headed Amelia Earhart is a hottie!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

"Benjamin Button"

Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett play lovers in this sad tale. Brad is Benjamin Button. Cate is his one true love Daisy. The two were meant to be save for one problem - Brad grows younger with age and Cate is like us who get older as we grow.

Long movie that some may find too slow. Safe first date movie but be prepared for almost 3 hours for the story to be told.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

"Star Trek"

Prequel to the Star Trek franchise that is a "must see" for movie goers. Lots of action. Does a great job at introducing the main characters into the story. A first date movie that non-Trekkies will enjoy.

Monday, May 11, 2009

"Bedtime Stories"

Disney movie that adults will enjoy. Easily rated a first-date movie. Checkout Adam Sandler as a hotel maintenance man named Skeeter.

When he agrees to watch his sister's kids for a week, Skeeter relives his childhood memories of telling bedtime stories like his father did when he was a child.

Except there is a twist. When Skeeter tells a story, it is just a story. When his nephew and niece make changes to them, the stories become real!

Nice work Disney and Happy Madison Productions.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Prequel to the X-Men franchise that brings viewers up to speed on Logan's beginnings. Lots of action with a little love mixed in. Not a bad first date movie for the action-fan. Check it out when you get a chance!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

"Rescue Dawn"

Christian Bale plays Dieter Dengler, a pilot shot down in Laos and taken prisoner in Vietnam. He fights to stay alive and evetually escapes. A "B" grade movie that manages to keep you watching to see its ending. Why? It is based on a true story that really happened. Not a first date movie but one to rent on a rainy day. -JM

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