The Adventures of Tintin Exceeds Expectations!

Movie Review: The Adventures of Tintin

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, marketed simply as The Adventures of Tintin, is a 2011 3D film based on a series of comic book created by Belgian artist Hergé (Georges Remi). The film is directed by Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg and produced by Lord of the Rings producer/director Peter Jackson.  The film is based on three of the original comic books: The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret Unicorn and Red Rackham’s Treasure.

Personally when I found out that there was a Tintin movie being made, I wasn’t all that excited about it and thought it was a waste. Was I ever wrong, I recently watched the trailer and was blown away. The voices that were chosen for each character are perfect, they suit them very well. The thing that caught my eye the most was the animation, simply beautiful work – it looked very realistic, it actually shocked me. In the end I’m very excited to see this film, I’ll see it the day it releases in theaters.

The movie is set to be released in North America  on December 21st, 2011. Although, lucky people in Belgium have already seen the movie as it was released there in October.

Independent Sci-Fi ‘Chronicle’ is a MUST SEE

Chronicle 2012Chronicle is an upcoming independent Sci-Fi film where three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over.

At first I thought the trailer looked stupid, but when I watched it through, it actually became the most anticipated movie so far this year for me. The trailer is just simply amazing when three main characters each develop some sort of telekinesis power. The thing I’m most excited about is how the two friends are going to deal with Andrew, since it seems that this power brings out a darker side of him. Definitely a thumbs up and a must see!

American Reunion: It’s Very Crude, But HEY It’s American Pie!

american reunion aka America Pie 4

It’s been 12 years since the first Pie and now Jim (Jason Biggs), Michelle (Alyson Hannigan), Stifler (Seann William Scott) and their friends reunite in East Great Falls, Michigan for their high school reunion.

American Reunion a.k.a. American Pie 4 is the eight installment in the American Pie franchise. My Reaction to this trailer was “No Way”. I’m a HUGE fan of the american pie franchise especially the first three, the other movies that came out after those weren’t all that great.

The trailer was very crude, but hey it’s American Pie! It’s a comedy movie full of hilarious crude humour which I love. I’m very excited for this movie, all the actors are very good and hilarious especially Sean William Scott as Stifler.

Stifler would have to be in my top 10 most funniest characters in any movie. This movie looks like it’s going to be very funny, I hope it’s going to be a lot funnier than the first three.

Below is the brand new trailer for American Reunion, but I warn you that it is NSFW.

The Avengers 2012: Can Scarlett Johansson do Black Widow justice?

The Avengers 2012

The Avengers is an upcoming superhero film produced by Marvel Studios which features an amazing cast; Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson. In the movie, Nick Fury, director of the peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D., recruits Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America to save the world from destruction.

I watched the trailer  and I just thought that it looked awesome because I’m a big fan of Super Hero movies in general. One thing that bothered me at first was Mark Ruffalo playing the Hulk, but when I think about it, it’s not a bad choice. I’m just glad that they didn’t get the last guy who played Hulk he looked like a complete pansy. Chris Hemsworth did a good job as Thor and the same with Chris Evans, he did a good job as Captain America. The best is Robert Downey Jr., I find he plays Tony Stark perfectly and when I saw Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow all I could say was “hot hot hottie hot hot” but unfortunately looks aren’t everything, I hope she does a good job acting as Black Widow, the movies is set to be released April 5th, 2012 – I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

‘The Raven’ Starring “John Cusack is Thrilling

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After looking at the trailer, The Raven is a film that I must say looks worth a watch. One thing I like is the plot, it makes it interesting, a serial killer challenging an author to solve the murders based on stories he’s written is quite thrilling if you ask me. Another thing that makes this movie look good is the fact that the lead role of Edgar Allen Poe is played by John Cusack, he is great actor, enough said.

Synopsis: In this gritty thriller, Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack, Being John Malkovich) joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans, Immortals) to hunt down a mad serial killer who’s using Poe’s own works as the basis in a string of brutal murders. Directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Ninja Assassin), the film also stars Alice Eve (Sex and the City 2), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Faster).

Movie Review: The Amazing Spider-Man has potential

Spider-Man The Amazing Spider-Man is an upcoming super hero movie that is still in production. Now as most could tell from the trailer, it’s not a sequel but a reboot of the movie. The movie is about Peter Parker, an average high school student who’s been given super powers by being bitten by a spider. The movie is going to be released on July 3, 2012.

I’ve heard from a lot of people that they think this movie is going to be a failure. In my opinion I’m kinda thinking the same and not. Based on the trailer it doesn’t look all that bad of a movie, but some people say it follows the comic book better than the first three.

There is one thing that bothers me, Toby Maguire who played Spider-man in the first three movies, looked perfect as Spider-man, where Andrew Garfield doesn’t really. I actually find he looks kinda stupid. Hey, it could just be that I’m used to Toby playing Spider-man, or maybe not. In the end will I see this movie? ehhhhhh… maybe or I might just wait for it to come out on dvd.

New York Film Festival Review: ‘Melencholia’


The opening scene in Melancholia’  is adorably playful. Newlyweds Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) try to get their limo unstuck and blissfully chuckle at their inability to do so.  It’s two beautiful people, who are clearly in love, enjoying their wedding day. What could possibly go wrong? The answer is; absolutely everything. ‘Melancholia’ is a rousing metaphor for depression. It is perhaps the greatest cinematic  illustration of mental illness to date. The film starts with a portrayal of romance and loveliness and steadily falls into gloom and catastrophe.  The film’s timeline may be likened to that of a fatal sickness.

Justine is seemingly floating through a fairy tale existence. She is the blushing bride in a lavish wedding, planned meticulously by her sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and paid for by her stern brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland).  During the reception her boss Jack (Stellan Skarsgård) announces that she has been promoted to Art Director while her new husband declares himself the “luckiest man in the world”.  Yet as the night progresses, it seems that something just isn’t right about Justine. She seems exhausted and  disheartened. When Michael takes her aside and shows her a plot of land he has found for her, with trees for whenever she “feels sad”, Justine is largely uninterested.

She tries desperately to communicate with someone in her family. Claire has exhausted every in her power to make her sister happy and when she sees that it hasn’t worked, she informs her “I hate you so much sometimes”. Her mother (Charlotte Rampling) provides marital advice in the form of “enjoy it while it lasts” while her father (John Hurt) drunkenly avoids her. By the end of the evening she is alone with only her thoughts. This proves disastrous during the second portion of the film dedicated to Claire and the impending destruction of earth.

Act II of ‘Melancholia’ focuses on a panicked Claire and skeptical John as they react to

the threat of a mysterious ‘fly-by” planet.  They do so while taking care of a now incapacitated Justine.  Gainsbourg’s powerful acting is no surprise but Sutherland, demonstrates greater range. John puts up a severe façade while tolerating his wife’s unyielding devotion to her sister. He’s a major reason why the final act will not be easily forgotten.

The film is a grand achievement and arguably Von Trier’s best. When the film premiered at Cannes this year, Dunst was rightly awarded Best Actress and Von Trier’s achievement was clouded by his statements about Nazis. This tarnished the breathtaking film’s reception and led the famously reclusive director to  release a statement that he world no longer release statements.  Yet the massively positive reception that the film has received should cause the controversy to dissipate.

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