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#1 Movie of All-Time
#1 Romantic Comedy
|Directed by:||Peter Hewitt|
|Written by:||David Berenbaum|
|Cast:||Tim Allen, Spencer Breslin, Chevy Chase, Courteney Cox|
Sky High was an entertaining new take on the superhero movie, but did it really need a hastily made ripoff? Still, Zoom can't be so terrible- oh, who am I kidding?
There's so many problems with this movie that it's hard to tell where to begin. The characters are poorly written, with Jack being a downright villainous asshole who abuses the kids repeatedly. The plot takes about a million shortcuts to get the hastily written story out of the way as quickly as possible, not helped by long drawn out scenes that serve no purpose to the story. The film glances over what could've been the most interesting parts of the movie, most notably the villain Concussion(Kevin Zegers), who earned my interest when he was onscreen and was built up pretty good, but got tossed to the side like a Barbie doll. The atrocious opening zooms(No pun intended) through crucial backstory that, once again, could've been interesting.
Believe it or not, I wanted to like this movie. It could've been just dumb entertainment for kids, but only they will appreciate it. Anyone older then five won't like it and even if you haven't seen Sky High, it's inferior.
P.S. Yes, Kate Mara's in this movie.
Evil Dead may not be the most revolutionary horror film out there, but it does prove that horror remakes are not always a lost cause.
The main plot, even if you're not aware of the film's background, isn't novel, but to be fair, a horror movie the year after The Cabin in the Woods must be tough. The characters make the same dumb decisions that plague every horror film and the inevitable never ending conclusion gets old fast.
All that being said, the film does have lot going for it. Genuine scares are racked up here and there, helped by the overabundance of gore that is gladly welcome, and the script manages to go for decent drama once or twice. The acting is top notch, opting for new faces rather then the same two people- also appreciated- and the direction is well handled, along with some great cinematography. It's not a game changer, but I don't think it's supposed to be. It's time well spent, especially if you're a genre fan, and it stands alone as a cool horror flick.
Evil Dead isn't perfect, but it's effective in that it accomplishes what it set out to do. It's a decent horror film- a rare find these days- and for that, we are obligated to appreciate it.
Plot: After everyone on Earth simultaneously blacks out and experiences a vision of their future, the FBI attempt to unravel the mystery.
Review: You know the only reason this show exists was because ABC needed another Lost. Still, surely they'd put effort into the ridiculously built up show with an interesting premise, right?
The pilot was strong, asked a lot of good questions and set up the series rather effectively. One problem: THE GODDAMN SHOW HAD NO FUCKING DIRECTION. Not one question ever asked in the show ever got answered. They just kept teasing us with mystery after mystery, forcing you to come back week after week with the promise of answers. Lost managed to not only answer a FEW questions, but they had good characters and genuine drama to keep the viewers interested. FlashForward had neither. The characters were forgettable and the plot was drama free.
There's also plot holes galore. In one episode, an FBI agent discovers that his young daughter had a vision that relates to a case he's working. Now of course, any father in this situation would be very concerned and would want to make sure that their daughter is okay. Not this one, oh no. He drops it completely and forgets it ever happened, leaving his young daughter scarred for life. Not to mention a woman has a vision that she is pregnant only we later discover that she is a lesbian.
The one good thing I can say about the show is that it was mercifully short lived. It's just an awful, awful show and it proves that David S. Goyer has no luck when he's not writing Batman. Whatever you do, do not watch this piss stain on television.
|Directed by:||Tim Hill|
|Written by:||Jon Vitti, Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi|
|Cast:||Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron Richardson, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jessie McCartney|
Alvin and the Chipmunks is one of the most pathetically forgettable films I've seen in a long while.
I never watched the cartoon, but I was vaguely aware of the concept. Even with that in mind, this film suffers severely. It's just not good. Dave is easily Jason Lee's worst acting job ever. So bad that in the slight improvement of a squeakquel, he was sidelined for the entire running time. He's an unsympathetic dope and I hated him. But surely the chipmunks are entertaining, right? Wrong. They're annoying and unenjoyable characters that can't carry a movie.
Not a lot happens in the course of it and the music will make you wan to blow your brains out. The worst part of the whole thing is how forgettable it is. By default, a movie about talking chipmunks should at least be interesting. But it's not and this film is living proof. Skip.