Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Dilemma (2011)

My Rating : 3.5/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “After a long time, Vince looks convincing!”

Vince Vaughn and Kevin James headline an all-star comedy from director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer about a man who finds out that what you don’t say to a friend is just as important as what you do. Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum and Queen Latifah join them in The Dilemma, a story of how far you can bend a brotherly bond before it snaps.

The Dilemma

Since college, confirmed bachelor Ronny (Vaughn) and happily married Nick (James) have been through thick and thin. Now partners in an auto design firm, the two pals are vying to land a dream project that would launch their company. With Ronny’s girlfriend, Beth (Connelly), and Nick’s wife, Geneva (Ryder), by their sides, they’re unbeatable. But Ronny’s world is turned upside down when he inadvertently sees Geneva out with another man and makes it his mission to get answers.

The Dilemma

As the amateur investigation dissolves his world into comic mayhem, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. Now, with the clock ticking and pressure mounting on the biggest presentation of their careers, Ronny must decide how and when he will reveal the truth to his best friend.

The Roommate (2011)

My Rating : 3/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “A thriller gone wrong with casting, but had a good plot and sound tracks!”

Sarah’s first year in college and she get’s a roommate named Rebeca who seems really nice at first. Sarah has a few other friends at her college so far and she hangs out with them a lot which makes Rebeca jealous so she scares them away. Sarah soon has a new boyfriend although her ex boyfriend, Jason, is still calling her all the time to make it right. Rebeca soon becomes extremely overprotective always getting mad when Sarah is gone for a long time or doesnt call her to tell her where she is. Overtime Sarah realizes that somethings different about Rebeca but doesnt find out what until she goes to Rebeca’s house for Thanksgiving.

The Roommate

Rebeca’s parents are really scared of Rebeca and also very concerned, constantly asking Sarah how she is doing and if she is taking her medicine. Sarah has no idea what medicine she is talking about until she goes back to there room and finds a full bottle of pills for bi-polar disorders. Then she really gets mad when Rebeka gets the same tattoo as she has which is the name ‘Emily’ above her chest which is her dead sister’s name. Rebeca get’s this tattoo because she tells Sarah she can be Sarah’s dead sister, replacing her.

The Roommate

This makes her so mad so she decides to move out and into her friend’s house and while she’s here Rebeka kills Jayson and trys to kill the friend she’s living with but Sarah comes to save her. They get in a huge fight involving Sarah, Rebeca, Sarah’s new boyfriend, and Sarah’s friend she’s living with ending up with Rebeca dying.

Battle: Los Angeles (2010)

My Rating : 3.5/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “It’s more about battle than aliens, but it’s realistic and engaging till the end!”

For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world – Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China.

Battle: Los Angeles

But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world’s great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected.

Battle: Los Angeles

It’s up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they’ve ever encountered before.

How Do You Know (2010)

My Rating : 2/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “Mediocre comedy, slow flowing and poor plot!”

Director James L. Brooks returns to the helm for this ensemble comedy starring Reese Witherspoon, Jack Nicholson, Paul Rudd, and Owen Wilson, which centers on the story of a passionate athlete who finds herself romantically torn between a narcissistic baseball star and a straight-laced businessman. As far back as Lisa (Witherspoon) can remember, her life has been defined by sports.

How Do You Know

Then, in the blink of an eye, she’s cut from the team. With her identity in crisis as she attempts to regain her footing in life, Lisa begins dating Matty (Wilson), a Major League Baseball pitcher and notorious womanizer. Meanwhile, terminally honest businessman George (Rudd) finds himself on the road to financial ruin or worse after being wrongly implicated in a financial crime.

How Do You Know

As George struggles to clear his name and reconcile his turbulent relationship with his father, Charles (Nicholson), a chance meeting with Lisa at the lowest point in both of their lives leaves him optimistic that things may work out after all. Meanwhile, Lisa and George both realize that the only thing that’s certain about the future is that we never know what fate has in store for us.

Rabbit Hole (2010)

My Rating : 3/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “Nicole sports a fabulous performance after so long, but the flick is slow!”

RABBIT HOLE is a vivid, hopeful, honest and unexpectedly witty portrait of a family searching for what remains possible in the most impossible of all situations. Becca and Howie Corbett (NICOLE KIDMAN and AARON ECKHART) are returning to their everyday existence in the wake of a shocking, sudden loss.

Rabbit Hole

Just eight months ago, they were a happy suburban family with everything they wanted. Now, they are caught in a maze of memory, longing, guilt, recrimination, sarcasm and tightly controlled rage from which they cannot escape. While Becca finds pain in the familiar, Howie finds comfort.

The shifts come in abrupt, unforeseen moments. Becca hesitantly opens up to her opinionated, loving mother (DIANNE WIEST) and secretly reaches out to the teenager involved in the accident that changed everything (MILES TELLER); while Howie lashes out and imagines solace with another woman (SANDRA OH).

Rabbit Hole

Yet, as off track as they are, the couple keeps trying to find their way back to a life that still holds the potential for beauty, laughter and happiness. The resulting journey is an intimate glimpse into two people learning to re-engage with each other and a world that has been tilted off its axis.

Rabbit Hole

RABBIT HOLE is directed by John Cameron Mitchell (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH) from a script by acclaimed playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, adapted from his Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The cast, led by Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman (THE HOURS, Actress in a Leading Role, 2002) and Golden Globe nominee Aaron Eckhart, includes two-time Oscar winner Dianne Wiest (HANNAH AND HER SISTERS, Actress in a Supporting Role, 1986; BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, Actress in a Supporting Role, 1994), Tammy Blanchard, Miles Teller, Giancarlo Esposito, Jon Tenney and Sandra Oh.