General notice

February 5, 2007

I’m sorry for the delay in posting some recent information due to “real life” taking up my free time as of late. Look forward to my reviews on “Night in the Museum,” “Cheaper by the Dozen 2,” and “Pan’s Labyrinth” in the near future among other things. Thanks for your understanding, and check back again soon.


Movies: Eragon

January 5, 2007

Eragon– Let me start off with stating that I haven’t read the book, so I cannot compare the movie against it.  With that said, I thought the movie was pretty good.  I personally was interested in seeing how they portrayed the dragon.  Being a fan of dragons, I enjoy seeing how different artists view what dragons should look like and how they move.  The computer graphics used in Eragon for the dragon is blended well with the real environment, even at the points were the character walks up to and mounts the dragon in a single shot.

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Movies page: Apocalypto

January 1, 2007

Apocalypto– Waiting a few weeks for the movie hype to die down some, I went to the theatres to see Apocalypto, and I must say I was a bit surprised.  For those who are not familiar with Mel Gibson’s new movie, Apocalypto is framed around a small Mayan tribe during the 1500s.  This tribe lives in the forest and is pretty much sheltered from other tribes or the large Mayan cities.  Due to hard times in the nearby city, raiding parties are sent out to capture men and women from these small tribes and bring them in to be sold as slaves or offered as sacrifices.  The tribe in this movie has been attacked, and the lead character is trying to escape from his captors to return back to his village to save his wife.

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Movies page: Casino Royale

November 26, 2006

Casino Royale – As I have said before, I will not spoil a movie that is currently in the theaters, so if you are looking for the inside scoop, you’ve come to the wrong place.  However, I will tell you that this movie is great!  If you have any reservations against the movie due to Daniel Craig playing James Bond, you better lose them.  He pulls off the role quite well, and I am looking forward to him becoming the franchise actor for some time to come. Read the rest of this entry »

Movies page: Serenity

November 20, 2006

Serenity – If you are not at all familiar with the short-lived television show Firefly which Fox mishandled and cancelled prematurely in their first season, then Serenity requires a little explanation to fully understand the shows back-story and character relationships.  Joss Whedon made a good attempt at quickly catching up the viewers on the back-story with the opening sequences of the movie.  For those of you who have not seen either the show or the movie, here is a quick summary. Read the rest of this entry »

Movies page: The Prestige

November 19, 2006

The PrestigeAbracadabra!  This is a great movie and I highly recommend it to anyone who has not see it yet.   The Prestige centers around two competing magicians played by Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale.  Read the rest of this entry »

Movies page: Happy Feet

November 19, 2006

Happy Feet:  Surprisingly, I thought this was a very good movie.  Dancing penguins might sound a bit silly, but when it is combined with the music of the movie, it brings everything together.  Read the rest of this entry »