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I went into this movie with low expectations. I really did not think this movie would live up to my personal expectations... Nicolas Cage films in general do not live up to my expectations... usually. On the contrary, this movie was far better than I expected! The action sequences were filmed well, the acting was decent, the special effects were reasonably well done, and the writing was decent. Overall, I think this movie is a winner.
I really think that Alex Proyas at the helm saved this movie from utter disaster. He is a very good director and I respect him deeply for his work. I believe he was the driving force behind the greatness of this movie. After seeing "I,Robot," I was deeply intrigued by the fact that he had a new movie coming out.
I'll admit, I really enjoyed watching this movie, and if you're someone who is looking for some good, mindless movie-viewing, then I strongly suggest this movie. If you keep an open mind and just ignore the imperfections, this is a satisfying film.
A superb action epic, but a tad too long for my liking...
Don't get me wrong, I loved watching 'Watchmen.' In my opinion, it was a superior superhero flick. Over the top action, great dialogue, great effects, an interesting story, it had all the right elements for the making of a great movie. However, 'Watchmen' ran a lengthy 2 hours & 42 minutes. Unfortunately, many people cannot sit through a movie this long, and I believe the length hurts the greatness of this movie.
Aside from that, the movie was spectacular. Every single actor gave a worthy performance. An honorable mention to Billy Crudup who gave a truly memorable performance as Dr. Manhattan. You don't see this guy around a whole lot in the movie business, but when he does appear, he is always spectacular, and no exceptions here.
I also need to mention how the film was shot. Zack Snyder is a true visionary. He has a way of making films unnaturally dark and he took the movie, in comic book form, and turned it into a truly sinister movie. I truly respect Zack Snyder in this regard, and have always liked his style of filming, and this movie just makes my respect even stronger.
To end off, I would recommend this movie to all the superhero movie buffs out there. You're in for a real treat for the eyes. However, as mentioned before, the movie is lengthy (2 hours & 42 minutes) so just be aware of that when you go see it.
The Bucket List (2007)
A Very Touching Experience.
I've always been a fan of both Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson films, but I was quite surprised to learn that they would be starring side-by-side in a film. To be honest, it intrigued me, and not knowing what to expect, I decided to pick up 'The Bucket List' and see what all the hype was about. Let's just say that my expectations were met...
... and exceeded. What I experienced when watching this movie was a truly touching story about two men about to 'kick the bucket' with dreams still unrealized. The movie follows the happenings of these two men as they journey throughout the world, living the experiences they've only dreamed about.
Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson - both legends in the film industry. On-screen together, they have a certain chemistry that you can't help but love. I found myself being swept into their lives, living their experiences, feeling the pain that they felt. Freeman and Nicholson give two amazing performances. In the beginning, they were strangers, but in the end, they were friends. And that is perhaps the most touching part of the entire film: seeing their friendship build and prosper as the film goes on.
To conclude, see this film. Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman's performances are ones not to be missed. You will be moved by the incredible chemistry these two men exhibit on-screen, and discover the value of friendship.
Hard to believe, but it actually was better than the first!!
First of all, I gotta say that I have nothing against the first "Pirates" movie. I thought it was an instant classic. A very fun and enjoyable movie. One of the best movies of 2003 in my view. However, I believe that Dead Man's Chest was a better movie than the first, and I'll tell you why:
1) More action scenes - Sure, the first movie had quite a bit of action, but this movie was packed with it! It had me on my toes the entire 2 and a half hours!
2) Sword-fighting scenes - Again, in the first movie there were many and all were very well done. However, in Dead Man's Chest, there were a good amount and I must say, the choreography was excellent! There was so many things going on at once that it was difficult to keep up!
3) Special effects - The digital effects in this film were astonishing! Everything from the make-up effects (Davy Jones in particular) to the Krakken to the ships. An amazing job by the effects crew. They deserve more credit!
All in all, POTC: Dead Man's Chest was a truly great film. The absolute best movie of 2006 in my view. So obviously I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the "Pirates" series and also to non-fans alike. I know you will enjoy this movie and appreciate all the hard work the cast and crew put into it to make it the movie that it is. An amazing film.
V for Vendetta (2005)
The best movie i've seen this year
'V For Vendetta' is truly an amazing film. I must say that I have never seen a better movie this year. Everything about this movie was incredible. The fight scenes, the explosions, the music, the acting and the costumes were all incredible. Special mention to Hugo Weaving for his amazing portrayal as V. He has never been better. Also, a special mention to Dario Marianelli for his incredible music score. A damn good movie. Couldn't have been better.
I would recommend this movie to just about anyone. It's a masterpiece in itself and is a must see. There are many plot twists in this movie which will have you guessing as to what will happen next, and which will most likely prove you wrong. All in all, one of the best movies i've ever seen.
The best pilot episode i've ever seen!!
After seeing the TV spots for this show on NBC for what I felt was months on end, I was really looking forward to watching this show. It finally came on, and immediately I was in shock. "Heroes" is by far, the most compelling and enjoyable TV show that I have ever seen in my life! I love the premise of the show as well. It's very mysterious, funny and even scary! It reminds me of "The Da Vinci Code" with its mysterious plot lines and such. It keeps you thinking throughout the entire 1 hour. Amazing show. A definite must see.
I really urge you to watch this show sometime. It's very very mysterious and well put together. It'll keep you on the edge of your seat and wondering what will happen next. I can't wait for the next episode!
The best new drama of 2006
"Jericho" is by far, the best new show of 2006. I watched the pilot episode on CBS and I was extremely impressed with it. The acting, storyline, and the whole premise of the show is fantastic! I even got teary eyed a few times through the show. That is a rare thing for me. I usually never get teary eyed during a show or a movie. However, "Jericho" is a whole different kind of show. It was actually suspenseful and even a little bit scary!
I would definitely recommend this show to fans of the drama/sci-fi genres. Actually, I would recommend it to just about anyone! If you're looking for a good time watching TV, then this is the show you should be watching. I definitely enjoyed it, and I know you will enjoy it too.
Rush in Rio (2003)
The best live concert DVD in existence
After searching for 6 months, I finally found this DVD. All I can say is it was damn well worth the wait! "Rush in Rio" may very well be the greatest rock DVD in existence. I'm not joking. It's incredible! All the fuss about the sound being crappy is true, however it doesn't make the concert unwatchable. I find it makes you feel like you're actually in Rio watching the concert from the audience. That's one of the reasons I love this DVD. It makes you feel like you're actually there. Also, Geddy, Alex and Neil have never been in better form! Geddy's vocals are flawless, Alex's guitar playing is still incredible, and Neil - absolutely no words to say. The camera work on this concert was very good I must say. They gave us a good look at everything that was going on on-stage, and in the audience. Kudos to the cameramen! Anyways, enough of my raving! Go watch "Rush in Rio" for yourself. You will be amazed. I guarantee it.
Trailer Park Boys (2001)
The greatest show to ever be produced for television!!
I'll admit... it took me a while to get into Trailer Park Boys. Now that i'm into it, I freakin love it!! This show is by far, the most entertaining, funny, and original show to ever come out of my home province of Nova Scotia. The first episode I saw was the episode entitled "The Green Bastard." I laughed so hard during those 30 minutes that I almost died! After the episode was over, I could barely walk because my sides hurt so much from laughing! So, to those of you who have not yet seen this masterpiece of a show, I really recommend you watch it soon. You will NOT be disappointed. I can guarantee it. In my opinion, Trailer Park Boys is the greatest show to ever be produced, and definitely the best show to ever come out of Nova Scotia.
Another Disney/Pixar Classic!
After watching the previews in theaters and watching the TV spots for what I felt was millions of times, I thought it was finally time for me to see this movie. So me and my whole family went to the drive-in and saw Cars and we all LOVED it! The movie was great. It had excellent dialogue, incredible animation, and a really good story. Put all these things together, and you get a really awesome movie! Watching Cars was one of the best times I have had at the movies in a VERY long time.
For those of you who have not seen this movie, I really recommend you see it. You will enjoy it very much. I can guarantee you will be really impressed with it. Take it from me, I had a grand ole time watching this movie and I know you will too.