Monthly Archives: September 2011

Source Code (2011)

My Rating : 5/5 STAR
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“Explosive mind blowing thriller! You can’t just sit back and go through it, you will need to think a lot!”

When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train.

Source Code

In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the Source Code, a program that enables him to cross over into another man’s identity in the last 8 minutes of his life.

Source Code

With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack.

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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

My Rating : 4.5/5 STAR
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“This movie features a lot of cuteness even though it’s about dragons. The textures are awesomely cool, animation rocks and the story is not bad either!”

Adapted from the Cressida Cowell book by screenwriter Will Davies and directors Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders, How to Train Your Dragon follows Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel), a Viking teenager who lives on a desolate island where fighting dragons is what separates the men from the boys. And as the scrawny, ne’er-do-well son of the Vikings’ chieftain, Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler), Hiccup is definitely still a boy. However, he’s now reached the age where he must face the rite of passage of slaying a dragon.

How to Train Your Dragon

The problem is that Hiccup lacks the both the nerve and physical ability to do it. As the village’s unluckiest and most accident-prone citizen, Hiccup has no real friends save for maybe the blacksmith Gobber (Craig Ferguson), who also serves as the dragon training instructor. Hiccup soon finds himself at a crossroads when he begins dragon training with the other youths in his tribe — Astrid (America Ferrera), Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), Snotlout (Jonah Hill), and twins Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig) and Tuffnut (TJ Miller) — even as he secretly befriends and cares for a wounded dragon which he names Toothless.

How to Train Your Dragon

In Viking culture, there’s nothing more treacherous or dangerous than consorting with the enemy — especially when it’s a dragon. But Hiccup discovers that maybe the dragons fear the humans as much as they fear them. Will Hiccup finally become the man his father wants him to be by slaying a dragon, or will he honor his newfound friendship with Toothless?

Thor (2011)

My Rating : 3/5 STAR
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“A effects studded entertainment, but the plot is weary with a lot of unwanted emotions and spoofs!”

The epic adventure Thor spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the mystical realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war.

Thor

As a result, Thor is banished to Earth where he is forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade Earth, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero.

Fast Five (2011)

My Rating : 5/5 STAR
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“Too many cars, explosions, heists and pursuits – it’s a lot fun in HD!”

Former cop Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) partners with ex-con Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) on the opposite side of the law. Dwayne Johnson joins returning favorites Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Matt Schulze, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Tego Calderon and Don Omar for this ultimate high-stakes race.

Fast Five

Since Brian and Mia Toretto (Brewster) broke Dom out of custody, they’ve blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom.

Fast Five

As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he’s not the only one on their tail. Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) never misses his target.

X-Men: First Class (2011)

My Rating : 5/5 STAR
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“One of the best X-Men movies so far. James and Fassbender make a great team!”

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time.

X-Men: First Class

Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.  The film also stars Rose Byrne, January Jones, Oliver Platt, and Kevin Bacon.

Stake Land (2011)

My Rating : 4/5 STAR
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“Stake Land is scary, engaging and adventurous. This is my first Nick Damici flick and I liked him!”

America is a lost nation. When an epidemic of vampirism strikes, humans find themselves on the run from vicious, feral beasts. Cities are tombs and survivors cling together in rural pockets, fearful of nightfall. When his family is slaughtered, young Martin (“Gossip Girl’s” Connor Paolo) is taken under the wing of a grizzled, wayward hunter (Nick Damici) whose new prey is the Undead.

Stake Land

Simply known as Mister, the vampire stalker takes Martin on a journey through the locked-down towns of America’s heartland, searching for a better place while taking down any bloodsuckers that cross their path. Along the way they recruit fellow travellers, including a nun (Kelly McGillis) who is caught in a crisis of faith when her followers turn into ravenous beasts. This ragtag family unit cautiously moves north, avoiding major thoroughfares that have been seized by The Brethren, a fundamentalist militia headed by Jebedia Loven (Michael Cerveris) that interprets the plague as the Lord’s work.

Stake Land

Director Jim Mickle first grabbed the attention of horror film fans with his zombie-rat thriller Mulberry Street, in which Damici also starred and served as co-writer. They have teamed up again to deliver an even darker and bloodier shocker. Drawing on the post-apocalyptic frenzy described by Richard Matheson (author of the novel I Am Legend) and George Romero, STAKE LAND is a road movie with fangs and a phantasmagorical journey.

Hanna (2011)

My Rating : 3.5/5 STAR
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“Saoirse has worked quite uniquely for the flick which is packed with a lot of fast paced action!”

Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is 16 years old. She is bright, inquisitive, and a devoted daughter. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a soldier; these come from being raised by her widowed father Erik (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of North Finland.

Hanna

Erik has taught Hanna to hunt, put her through extreme self-defense workouts, and home-schooled her with only an encyclopedia and a book of fairy tales. Hanna has been living a life unlike any other teenager; her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. But out in the world there is unfinished business for Hanna’s family, and it is with a combination of pride and apprehension that Erik realizes his daughter can no longer be held back.