Monthly Archives: February 2010

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

My Rating: 2.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Didn’t live up to the expectations, I personally didnot like the plot!”

Pop sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore end up in the care of Dave Seville’s twenty-something nephew Toby. The boys must put aside music super stardom to return to school, and are tasked with saving the school’s music program by winning the $25,000 prize in a battle of the bands.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The SqueakquelBut the Chipmunks unexpectedly meet their match in three singing chipmunks known as The Chipettes -– Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette. Romantic and musical sparks are ignited when the Chipmunks and Chipettes square off.


Dread (2009)

My Rating: 3.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Psycho, Bloody disgusting and a supreme form of fear study exposed!”

The outcast cinema student, Stephen Grace, does not drive cars due to the trauma of losing his brother in a car accident. He befriends, Quaid, who since the age of 6 has experienced dreadful nightmares and daydreams about the death of his parents. Quaid proposes they research about each one’s innermost fear.

Dread Stephen sees the chance of developing an original thesis for college and invites his friend, Cheryl, to work with them. Among the interviewees, Stephen talks to his colleague, Abby who works with him in the library. Abby has a complex about the way she looks. When the work is almost complete, Quaid has an outburst at one interviewee’s and ends up destroying the camera and editing equipment. Stephen begins to re-evaluate the situation.


Don’t Look Back (2009)

My Rating: 3/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Engaging, Thrilling and Complex!”

P.S – Ne te retourne pas (2009) in French

Jeanne a writer, married, with two children – starts to see unsettling changes in her home. Her body is beginning to change. No one around her seems to notice.

Don't Look BackHer family dismisses these fears as the result of the stress of having to finish her next book, but Jeanne realizes that something far deeper, far more disturbing is taking place.

Don't Look BackA photograph at her mother’s house sends her in search of a woman in Italy. Here, transformed into another woman, RosaMaria, she will discover the strange secret of her true identity.

The Collector (2009)

My Rating: 2.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Gory, bloodbath, torture and hell lot of pain – but I’ve a lot of unsolved questions!”

THE COLLECTOR follows the story of handyman and ex-con Arkin, who aims to repay a debt to his ex-wife by robbing his new employer’s country home. Unfortunately for Arkin, a far worse enemy has… THE COLLECTOR follows the story of handyman and ex-con Arkin, who aims to repay a debt to his ex-wife by robbing his new employer’s country home. Unfortunately for Arkin, a far worse enemy has already laid claim to the property – and the family.

The CollectorAs the seconds tick down to midnight, Arkin becomes a reluctant hero trapped by a masked “Collector” in a maze of lethal invention – the Spanish Inquisition as imagined by Rube Goldberg – while trying to rescue the very family he came to rob. The project, produced by Fortress Features’ Brett Forbes and Patrick Rizzotti and Imaginarium Entertainment Group’s Julie Richardson, stars Josh Stewart (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Criminal Minds), Daniella Alonso (Friday Night Lights, The Hills Have Eyes 2), Michael Reilly Burke (Lincoln Heights, 24), Andrea Roth (Rescue Me, War), Madeline Zima (Californication, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle), Karley Scott-Collins (Pulse 2, The Class), Robert Wisdom (The Wire, The Forgotten) and Juan Fernandez (The Lost City, A Man Apart).

Creation (2010)

My Rating: 3.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Started as a great story, but lacked audience attention after a while!”

CREATION is the powerful and true-life tale of Charles Darwin and the most explosive idea in history. A world-renowned scientist, and a dedicated family man struggling to accept his daughter’s… CREATION is the powerful and true-life tale of Charles Darwin and the most explosive idea in history. A world-renowned scientist, and a dedicated family man struggling to accept his daughter’s death, Darwin is torn between his love for his deeply religious wife and his own growing belief in a world where God has no place.

Creation He finds himself caught in a battle between faith and reason, love and truth. This is the extraordinary story of Charles Darwin and how his master-work “The Origin of Species” came to light. It tells of a global revolution played out in the confines of a small English village; a passionate marriage torn apart by the most provocative idea in history – evolution; and a theory saved from extinction by the logic of a child.

CreationCharles Darwin is played by acclaimed British actor Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, A Beautiful Mind, Inkheart), and his wife Emma Darwin is played by his real-life wife, Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly (Blood Diamond, A Beautiful Mind, Requiem For a Dream, The Day the Earth Stood Still). Directed by Jon Amiel (Entrapment, Copycat, Sommersby, The Core,) from a screenplay by John Collee (Master and the Commander: The Far Side of the World, Happy Feet), CREATION is based upon Randal Keynes’ book, ‘Annie’s Box’, about the life of his great great grandfather, Charles Darwin.


Sherlock Holmes (2009)

My Rating: 4.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> Breathtaking performance by Downey Jr and Jude Law. Extraordinary cinematography!”

After finally catching serial killer and occult “sorcerer” Lord Blackwood, legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson can close yet another successful case.

Sherlock HolmesBut when Blackwood mysteriously returns from the grave and resumes his killing spree, Holmes must take up the hunt once again.

Sherlock Holmes Contending with his partner’s new fiancée and the dimwitted head of Scotland Yard, the dauntless detective must unravel the clues that will lead him into a twisted web of murder, deceit, and black magic – and the deadly embrace of temptress Irene Adler.


Daybreakers (2010)

My Rating: 3/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “A blood-filled horror action adventure!”

It’s 2017, and the undead far outnumber the living in this horror film starring Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke (TRAINING DAY).

Daybreakers A virus has spread across the earth, turning its inhabitants into vampires…. It’s 2017, and the undead far outnumber the living in this horror film starring Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke (TRAINING DAY).

Daybreakers A virus has spread across the earth, turning its inhabitants into vampires. With their blood supply dwindling, the vampires must find a way to sustain their source of food.

Avatar (2009)

My Rating: 6/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> If James was god of Movies, Avatar would be the Mecca of creativity!”

Avatar is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people.

Avatar More than ten years in the making, Avatar marks Cameron’s return to feature directing since helming 1997’s Titanic, the highest grossing film of all time and winner of eleven Oscars® including Best Picture.

Avatar WETA Digital, renowned for its work in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and King Kong, will incorporate new intuitive CGI technologies to transform the environments and characters into photorealistic 3D imagery that will transport the audience into the alien world rich with imaginative vistas, creatures and characters.

Ca$h (2010)

My Rating: 3.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> A stylish, killer professional way of taking a steal flick. Sean Bean is made for this!”

A stroke of good luck turns lethal for Sam Phelan (Chris Hemsworth) and his wife Leslie (Victoria Profeta) when they are faced with a life changing decision which brings strange and sinister Pyke Kubic ( Sean Bean ) to their doorstep.

Ca$hAs Pyke leads Sam and Leslie on a tumultuous adventure through the streets of Chicago, each are pulled deeper and deeper into a desperate spiral of deception and violence… All in the name of cash.

Pontypool (2009)

My Rating: 5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> WOW! Something I’ve never seen before, a new kind of horror with a real wicked plot!”

It’s not just the snow storm that’s chilling in this Canadian zombie movie from director Bruce McDonald (THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS). Stephen McHattie (WATCHMEN) stars as controversy-courting radio DJ… It’s not just the snow storm that’s chilling in this Canadian zombie movie from director Bruce McDonald (THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS).

Pontypool Stephen McHattie (WATCHMEN) stars as controversy-courting radio DJ Grant Mazzy, who can only find work in Pontypool, Ontario, where he broadcasts his show from the church basement. The monotony of relaying the small-town news of a blizzard is broken when Grant begins to report strange stories of violence to his listeners.

Pontypool It is soon revealed that there’s a virus infecting the whole town, and Grant and his coworkers barricade themselves in the office. But the virus doesn’t use the standard methods of blood or air for its transmission; instead, language is responsible for the disease, which leaves Grant wondering whether it is better to spread the news or keep quiet.