Monthly Archives: August 2010

London (2005)

My Rating : 2.5/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “A compelling star cast all over a simple break-up conversation. Could have been better!”

When Syd learns that his ex-girlfriend London is leaving New York without telling him, he responds by impulsively crashing her going away party. Once there, rather than confront her, he holes up in the bathroom with a pile of cocaine and Bateman, an enigmatic Englishman he barely knows.

London

As the two engage in a drug-fueled conversation that runs the gamut from entropy to S&M to the meaning of life, Syd struggles to work up the nerve to talk to London before it’s too late.

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Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

My Rating : 3.5/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “A refreshing love story. Except for some plot failures, performance of the actors is a winner!”

Adrienne Willis (Diane Lane), a woman with her life in chaos, retreats to the tiny coastal town of Rodanthe, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, to tend to a friend’s inn for the weekend. Here she hopes to find the tranquility she so desperately needs to rethink the conflicts surrounding her—a wayward husband who has asked to come home, and a teenaged daughter who resents her every decision.

Nights in Rodanthe

Almost as soon as Adrienne gets to Rodanthe, a major storm is forecast and Dr. Paul Flanner (Richard Gere) arrives. The only guest at the inn, Flanner is not on a weekend escape but rather is there to face his own crisis of conscience. Now, with the storm closing in, the two turn to each other for comfort and, in one magical weekend, set in motion a life-changing romance that will resonate throughout the rest of their lives.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

My Rating : 4/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “I liked the SFX and the storyline, the best video game adaptation I’ve seen so far!”

From the team that brought the “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy to the big screen, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films present PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME, an epic action-adventure set in the mystical lands of Persia.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

A rogue prince (JAKE GYLLENHAAL) reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess (GEMMA ARTERTON) and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time – a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Directed by Mike Newell (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”) with a cast that includes SIR BEN KINGSLEY and ALFRED MOLINA, and a screenplay by Doug Miro & Carlo Bernard from a screen story by Jordan Mechner and Boaz Yakin, PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME hits theaters Memorial Day Weekend, 2010.

A Prophet (Un prophete) (2009)

My Rating : 5/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “Pitch Perfect! Tahar is brilliance in every shot. Very realistic and violent!”

Condemned to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena, part Arab, part Corsican, cannot read or write. Arriving at the jail entirely alone, he appears younger and more fragile than the other convicts. He is 19 years old.

A Prophet

Cornered by the leader of the Corsican gang currently ruling the prison, he is given a number of “missions” to carry out, toughening him up and gaining the gang leader’s confidence in the process.

A Prophet

Malik is a fast learner and rises up the prison ranks, all the while secretly devising his own plans.

Ong Bak 3 (2010)

My Rating : 3.5/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “Sadly Tony wasn’t so satisfying in this edition, but the cinematography rocked!”

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The legend of Ong Bak 3 begins after Tien (Tony Jaa) has lost his fighting skills and his beloved step-father at the Garuda’s Wing cliff from the raid led by Jom Rachan (Saranyu Wonggrajang).

Ong Bak 3

Tien is brought back to life with the help from Pim (Primrata Dechudom) as well as Mhen (Petchai Wongkamlao) and the Kana Khone villagers.

Ong Bak 3

Deep into the meditation taught by Phra Bua (Nirutti Sirijanya), Tien finally is able to achieve ‘Nathayut’. His talents are put to the test again when his rivals including the Golden-Armored King’s Guard (Supakorn ‘Tok’ Kijusuwan),

Ong Bak 3

the mysterious killers in black, and Bhuti Sangkha (Dan Chupong) return for the final massive showdown.


Valhalla Rising (2009)

My Rating: 4.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Sensational. A religious and violent step towards mankind. Mikkelsen rocks!”

For years, the fearsome figure known only as One Eye (Mads Mikkelsen – PUSHER, FLAME & CITRON, CASINO ROYALE) has defeated everyone he’s encountered, but he’s treated more like an animal than a warrior.

Valhalla Rising

The only person he has any relationship with is the young boy who brings him food and water daily. Constantly caged and shackled, One Eye has drawn the attention of a new force now sweeping the countryside and displacing the society’s leaders: Christians.

Furry Vengeance (2010)

My Rating: 2/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “A total disaster. Animation sucks, plot sucks and stars suck!”

FURRY VENGEANCE is a live action family comedy in which an ambitious young real estate developer, Dan Sanders, faces off with a band of angry animals when his new housing subdivision pushes too far into a pristine part of the wilderness.

Furry Vengeance

Led by an incredibly clever raccoon, the animals stymie the development and teach our hero about the environmental consequences of man’s encroachment on nature.

Operation: Endgame (2010)

My Rating: 2/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Frankly, I did not know where the movie was heading!”

A satirical workplace comedy with a slick action twist, Fouad Mikati’s OPERATION: ENDGAME explores the violence that erupts when the organization charged with protecting America implodes, and the employees turn their guns on each other instead of their enemies. Somewhere beneath Washington, D.C., an intense rivalry is heating up between two opposing teams of government assassins.

Operation: Endgame

The hired killers in the organizations take their names from Tarot cards. The Fool (Joe Anderson) is the latest recruit. Reporting for his first day on the job, The Fool is shocked to find that his boss is dead, and the office is on lockdown. To make matters worse, the building has been rigged with explosives, and it’s going to blow soon. Now, in order to get out alive, The Fool will have to root out the killer in his midst, and make a quick escape before his co-workers catch him in their crosshairs. Ellen Barkin, Zack Galifianakis, Rob Corddry, and Jeffrey Tambor star.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

My Rating: 3.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “A seriously funny childhood diary, the realms of middle school!”

To Greg Heffley, middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. It’s a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are morons, wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment to the cafeteria floor – and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

To survive the never-ending ordeal and attain the recognition and status he feels he so richly deserves, Greg devises an endless series of can’t-miss schemes, all of which, of course, go awry. And he’s getting it all down on paper, via a diary – “it’s NOT a diary, it’s a journal!” Greg insists, preferring the less-sissyfied designation – filled with his opinions, thoughts, tales of family trials and tribulations, and (would-be) schoolyard triumphs.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

“One day when I’m famous,” writes Greg, “I’ll have better things to do than answer peoples’ stupid questions all day.” So was born the Wimpy Kid’s diary.

Wendy and Lucy (2008)

My Rating: 4.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “On the long road, friendship is everything – Loved it!”

Wendy Carroll is driving to Ketchikan, Alaska, in hopes of a summer of lucrative work at the Northwestern Fish cannery and the start of a new life with her dog, Lucy.

Wendy and LucyWendy and Lucy

When her car breaks down in Oregon, however, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she confronts a series of increasingly dire economic decisions, with far-ranging repercussions for herself and Lucy.