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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
Terrific, 15 August 2011
9/10

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This is this years best sci/fi movie and one of this years best movies overall. The plot is completely believable, the Source Code that is. It is where a person is implanted into the thoughts of an already dead person for the last 8 minutes of their life in order to find out something of critical importance. In this case, it is to find an explosives expert who bombed a train killing everyone on board before they bomb another area in the epicenter of Chicago where millions of people reside.

Jake Gyllenhaal is terrific as Capt. Colter Stevens, who's the man inside the Source Code trying to figure out who the killer is before he kills again. Michelle Monaghan is lovable as her character plays the 'love interest' in a way of Gyllenhaal. The rest of the cast is terrific as well as they all come together to make this story as believable as possible.

Twists and turns throughout make you guess what could possibly happen next and most of the time, you guess wrong. Like who is the killer, where is the Source Code located, and is this even a legal or ethical process. The last one being a judgment call where the majority of movie watchers come to a one sided agreement.

The only reason for the 9/10 instead of the 10/10 is because I didn't care for the ending. What transpired for me wasn't believable at all and kind-of deflated the process the movie took from believable sci/fi to fantasy. Usually I would drop a score tremendously for this but the rest of the movie was just too good to do it. Others loved the ending and you may as well.

Give it a go and make the decision for yourself.

The Roommate (2011/I)
9 out of 15 people found the following review useful:
Hard to Watch, 15 August 2011
1/10

Within the first 15 minutes into this movie, I could tell this was going to be awful but I stuck to and and I'm upset that I did. This movie is an utter disaster in every way, shape, and form.

When a movie is classified as a Horror/Thriller, I expect to be on the edge of my seat waiting for something spectacular to happen; unfortunately, that wasn't the case. The only thing I received was terrible acting from every character with dialogue that makes you shake your head in disgust. This fault goes to the director for not evoking any chills and especially to the actors. Either they have no acting talent (which most likely is the case) or they just didn't give any effort whatsoever. This truly is a terrible film and should be avoided at all costs.

I gave 'The Roommate' a 2/10 because Minka Kelly and Leighton Meester are gorgeous so they slightly distract the horrible film you're watching with some eye candy relief. Derek Jeter is one lucky man. His girlfriend needs to take some acting lessons, however.

Fast Five (2011)
2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
Fast 5 Certainly is Fast, 5 July 2011
9/10

With the exception of Paul Walker's (as usual) terrible acting, Fast 5 has everything an action movie strives for; believable acting, humor (mostly from Tyrese), explosions, sexy women (and men for the ladies out there), exotic cars, destruction, and most importantly, full-throttled action that its predecessors couldn't come close to matching.

The setting in Rio really showcases how beautiful the city is with spectacular aerial views thrown in on occasion to highlight it.

Fast 5 is definitely the best of the Fast and Furious franchise, and it really isn't even close.

Bridesmaids (2011/I)
11 out of 20 people found the following review useful:
Expected Many Laughs and Received None., 4 July 2011
2/10

Cast with possibly the two funniest actresses in the business today (Kristen Wiig and Rose Byrne)I expected nothing less than 'The Hangover' if not better with this all female cast. What I received was a flurry of burp, fart, vomit, diarrhea and semen jokes with no originality involved whatsoever which, most importantly, produced no laughs.

Instead of laughing along with Wiig's character as the movie progresses, you undeniably can't. Almost everything she says just makes you cringe with awkwardness and sometimes even disgust as you eventually wonder if you're missing something funny that was just said or done. You didn't.

If you're expecting to laugh as much as 'The Hangover' get ready to be sorely disappointed.

Still Waiting... (2009) (V)
4 out of 8 people found the following review useful:
Still Waiting for a good joke., 4 June 2011
1/10

This movie is compromised of nothing but racist and sexist jokes that do nothing except make you cringe at the abnormality of it all. The only returning characters from its predecessor are all the unwelcome ones that never got a laugh the first time around. It seems that these actors had had no other options since their talent was so limited in the first place that they just had to take what was given to them. That was a talentless, worthless, and laughter-less script.

The only part that was worthy of laughter was in the final thirty minutes of the film where a funny and accomplished actor decided (for whatever reason) to come back for the sequel and give the only laughs of the movie. When his cameo was over, so was the movie.

This goes to show that Hollywood will do whatever it takes to make a sequel out of a movie that really didn't need one just to see if any money could be made out of it, which has been done many times before. This one shows that without the correct cast and script that nothing could be made well.