Monthly Archives: November 2011

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)

My Rating : 5/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “Explosive, engaging and nerve racking 2nd part. Wagner is as awesome as he was in the captivating 1st part of the flick!”
Link to First Part : https://moviestudio.wordpress.com/2009/12/20/elite-squad-2008/
Also named : Tropa De Elite 2

The sprawling slum that towers over Rio de Janeiro is one of the most dangerous places on Earth, and as the head of Rio’s BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion), Captain Nascimento (Wagner Moura) has seen his share of intense situations. When a BOPE mission to stop a jail riot ends in violence, Nascimento finds his job on the line–and BOPE accused of a massacre by human rights activists.

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

But a public fed up with the violence and gangs that plague Rio loves it, and Nascimento finds himself embraced as a hero who gets results. With elections around the corner, he’s promoted to Sub-Secretary of Intelligence. In his powerful new post, Nascimento strengthens BOPE and brings the drug gangs that run the slum to their knees– only to come to the sobering realization that by doing so, he’s only made things easier for the corrupt cops and dirty politicians who are truly running the game.

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

After years in the trenches, Nascimento now finds that his new enemies are much more dangerous and, even worse, sitting at desks just down the hall.

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Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

My Rating : 5/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “This edition kept up to all the expectations, the animation and Kung Fu just got better!”

In Kung Fu Panda 2, Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five.

Kung Fu Panda 2

But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu.

Kung Fu Panda 2

Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.

Check the Trailer here:

Super 8 (2011)

My Rating : 4/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “There’s a lot of fun. thrill and child’s play in this flick, the overall verdict was great. Kids will love it!”

In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident.

Super 8

Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

 

Colombiana (2011)

My Rating : 2.5/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “Zoe packs an action punch, but the script is way too sloppy and impossible, it’s more like an MI franchisee!”

In the action film Colombiana, Zoe Saldana plays Cataleya, a young woman who has grown up to be an assassin after witnessing the murder of her parents as a child.

Colombiana

Turning herself into a professional killer and working for her uncle, she remains focused on her ultimate goal: to hunt down and get revenge on the mobster responsible for her parents’ deaths.

Conan the Barbarian (2011)

My Rating : 2/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “Conan is a visual effect showcase. Jason was not impressive!”

When a powerful force of supernatural evil threatens to destroy Hyboria, legendary Cimmerian warrior Conan (Jason Momoa) raises his sword against mythical monsters and treacherous enemies.

Conan the Barbarian

Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang, and Rachel Nichols co-star in a sweeping fantasy adventure based on the character created by Robert E. Howard, and directed by Marcus Nispel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th).

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

My Rating : 5/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “Mind blowing animation, unbelievable MoCap Expressions. Andy Serkis is the hero here!”

Will Rodman (James Franco), a scientist working in GenSys, a state-of-the-art laboratory, is desperate to find a cure for Alzheimers, since his father ( John Lithgow) is fast succumbing to it. He develops a wonder drug, ALZ 112 and tries it on chimpanzees. Everything seems to be going right until one of the chimps goes wild and needs to be put to rest. But before she dies, she gives birth to a baby which is smuggled home by Rodman for temporary care.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rodman soon discovers that Caesar (Andy Serkis), the little chimp, has all the super intellligence of its mother and soon becomes an important member of the family, even as Rodman experiments with the wonder drug on his father and sees a miraculous improvement in him. Things however go terribly wrong when he tries a superior version of the drug which sends Caesar to a prison-like institution where he leads a rebellion against the humans who betrayed his love and trust.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

“Rise of the Apes” is a completely new take on one of 20th Century Fox’s most beloved and successful franchises. Oscar®-winning visual effects house Weta Digital – employing certain of the groundbreaking technologies developed for “Avatar” – will render, for the first time ever in the film series, photo-realistic apes rather than costumed actors.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

“Rise of the Apes” is an origin story in the truest sense of the term. Set in present day San Francisco, the film is a reality-based cautionary tale, a science fiction/science fact blend, where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

HERE IS THE TRAILER FOR YOU FIRST LOOK :

The Devil’s Double (2011)

My Rating : 5/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “A daring attempt. The movie packs a lot of true events, unbelievable torture and a bold story. Dominic Cooper at his best!”

Summoned from the frontline to Saddam Hussein’s palace, Iraqi army lieutenant Latif Yahia (Dominic Cooper) is thrust into the highest echelons of the “royal family” when he’s ordered to become the ‘fiday’ – or body double – to Saddam’s son, the notorious “Black Prince” Uday Hussein (also Dominic Cooper), a reckless, sadistic party-boy with a rabid hunger for sex and brutality.

The Devil's Double

With his and his family’s lives at stake, Latif must surrender his former self forever as he learns to walk, talk and act like Uday. But nothing could have prepared him for the horror of the Black Prince’s psychotic, drug-addled life of fast cars, easy women and impulsive violence.

The Smurfs (2011)

My Rating : 2.5/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “The Smurfs packs great animation and cuteness, but again like any other 2011 animation flick, the story falls flat.”

The Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen in Columbia Pictures’/Sony Pictures Animation’s hybrid live-action and animated family comedy, The Smurfs.

The Smurfs

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village, they’re forced through a portal, out of their world and into ours, landing in the middle of New York’s Central Park.

The Smurfs

Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.