Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
21 Jump Street – US Release March 16, 2012
Screened on February 15, 2012 at Regal Parkway Plaza
CHANNING TATUM. I think I start my movie reviews with my thoughts (or feelings) for the lead man. I think women everywhere will agree with me when I say he is a gorgeous man. He WILL draw crowds to the movie even if its crap…just for the 2 hours of eye candy.
Luckily, that’s not the case for this movie. Based on the late 1980’s television show that starred none other than Mr. Johnny Depp himself, 21 Jump Street is a very witty, clever, and action packed film. It’s penned by Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall (who co-wrote the screenplay of one of my faves, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’ with Edgar Wright).
The story revolves around 2 newly graduated police officers, Jenko and Schmidt, played by Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. One being a nerd and the other a jock, they forge a bond that started at the police academy to help each other with their strengths; Jenko’s being physicality and Schmidt’s being academics. After a snafu during their first arrest, they are sent to work on a revamped program from the ‘80’s and are to report to 21 Jump Street. Led by Captain Dickson, played by Ice Cube, they are assigned to go undercover at a local high school to infiltrate and bust a drug ring.21 Jump Street is filled with hilarious moments and pretty packed with action. It also includes a few surprising cameos. Overall, it’s a great movie. And it stars Channing Tatum. That may just be enough of a reason.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
This Means War – US Release February 14, 2012
Screened on January 26, 2012 at Regal Parkway Plaza
Reese Witherspoon. Tom Hardy. Chris Pine. Those 3 names alone should have you wanting to watch this movie. Reese is a great actress in (almost) everything she does. If you liked him in ‘Inception’ or ‘The Warrior’, then this will just add to your collection of Tom Hardy movies. I know a lot of people are just gaga over Chris Pine and his sparkling blue eyes or think he’s awesome because he was the young Captain Kirk, but personally, I just think he’s aiiight. I’m a Tom Hardy lady myself…those lips and that accent….sigh. But I digress…back to the movie review.
Tuck, played by Tom Hardy, and FDR, played by Chris Pine, are CIA operative partners and best friends. Tuck is a divorced father and FDR is a single playboy. One day Tuck decides he wants to get back into the dating world to find love. Along comes Reese Witherspoon who has managed to turn the heads of the best friends. In order to win her love, Tuck and FDR pull out all the stops (using the CIA resources).
I really enjoyed this movie. Not only did it have an ample dose of eye candy (for me, in the awesome form of Tom Hardy) but it was filled with a good amount of laughs. It also had enough action to keep that boyfriend you dragged to see a
Tom Hardy Reese Witherspoon movie entertained =D
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Screened on January 25, 2012 at UA Horton Plaza
I love the 2 main actors in this movie. Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum are one of the cutest paired couples I’ve seen in a really long time. Channing is just plain HOT and Rachel has been one of my faves since ‘The Notebook.'
Channing plays Leo a husband who desperately tries to help his wife deal with her memory loss after a severe head trauma due to a car accident they were both in. Rachel is his new bride that struggles to remember him and their life together.
Without giving too much away, this is a love story. It’s a story of love found, then lost, and found again. This movie will make you at least tear up, if not bawl your eyes out. Granted, it’s not a Nicholas Sparks movie so you are spared. (If you’re a Nicholas Sparks movie fan, you’ll know what I mean =p). Funny, how both Rachel and Channing are alums of Nicholas Sparks movies.
This movie was based on true events, which makes it pull at the heartstrings even more. If you’re a sucker for sappy movies that make you cry or want to drool at a 20ft tall Channing Tatum then SEE THIS MOVIE!
Friday, September 16, 2011
Real Steel – Screening, Mira Mesa Edwards Cinema 9/16/2011
Release Date: Friday October 7, 2011
I must start off by saying I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie. The premise of fighting robots (not even on their own) is a bit silly, yes, but it does give you 2 hours of heartwarming entertainment. It’s a great movie to bring your kids to or if you just want to stare at Hugh Jackman’s gorgeous face on the big screen.
Hugh Jackman is Charlie Kenton who is a former boxer that is a regular in the underground fighting robot world. He is a hotheaded, quick-tempered man and it shows in his fights with his robots. He learns early on in the movie that his former girlfriend had passed away, leaving behind their son Max to Charlie because he is his next of kin. Charlie’s been absent from Max’s life since birth so it makes for the tried and true, father/son broken relationship storyline.
They share a love for the fighting robots and you can see how their relationship develops. But it’s not just a story about father and son. The movie features awesome robots that FIGHT! It’s nerds that are at the controls of the robots in the World Robot Boxing league, which are big events. They are televised on ESPN and sponsored by such bigwigs such as XBox 720!
Hugh Jackman it!!!