Sunday, August 22, 2010

"The Other Guys"

... comedy with Will Ferrell and Mark Walberg as two "not so great" NYPD Cops.  Will is a transfer from the Accounting Department; Mark is the cop who shot a certain New York Yankee Baseball Player.  As partners, they are not in the same league as the dynamic duo played by Samuel Jackson and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.  However, things will changes once they solve a high-profile case that involves Wall Street, the SEC, and "foreign investors"!
Funny movie.... If you liked "Talladega Nights", then you will like this one.  Hold as a first date movie mainly for the reference to Will's side job that he had in college - a pimp!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

"Kick Ass"

... movie about a high school nerd who yearns to be a superhero. He has no super powers, he is not a genius, he just wants to be one.  As fate has it, he gets his chance when he is injured in attempt to be a superhero.  The injury heals but leaves him unable to feel pain - something about damaged nerve endings.  With this inability to feel pain, he uses it to fight villains.  That is, he keeps fighting relentlessly....
Funny moments, lots of cussing, would not consider a first date movie.  But, still liked it.  Really liked "Hit Girl" and "Red Mist".  Also, good to see Nicholas Cage as "Big Daddy".  For more details, check out IMDB.

"The Runaways"

... movie with Kristin Stewart and Dakota Fanning as female rock star Joan Jett and vocalist Cherie Currie, respectively.  Joan wants to be a rock star but has a hard time breaking in to the industry as a female.  However, when opportunity finds her way, she seizes it by convincing a local music producer/agent on an idea - an all girl rock band!
Good movie, did not know that Joan Jett started in the industry in her teens. Glad to see the she learned from "The Runaways" to launch the "Blackhearts"!  Read more at IMDB!

"The Hangover"

... comedy with a number of recognizable actors.  Sort of a Tom Hank's "Bachelor Party" movie with a twist...  Four good buddies head to Vegas for a last hurrah before one of them gets married.  Everything starts out well enough except they lose the groom, they cannot remember what they did last night, and a lot of strangers seem to have met them, partied with them, and even married one of them!
Funny movie, hold as a first date movie.  Don't want to give the wrong impression especially on a first date.  Read more about the movie at IMDB!

"Clash of the Titans"

Remake of the 1981 movie of the same name.  Storyline relates to Greek mythology and the anger of the Gods towards Man. So-so first date movie that builds on the original through current movie special effects, else glad to have waited to see this one till it came out on DVD.  For more details, check out the link to IMDB.

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