The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan gives us his final film of his trilogy of the Cape Crusader. Nolan has brought the Batman franchise back to life with Batman Begins. And he set the bar for other movies on how to make a sequel in The Dark Knight. With Dark Knight Rises Nolan gives us closure to his Batman series and it doesn’t disappoint.

I must say Nolan is a genius as he was able to balance the cast in this movie so well. There couldn’t be a better pick for Tom Hardy as Bane. And Anne Hathaway surprisingly played a great Selina Kyle. I can go on and on with the other actors but we already know how great they are.

If you haven’t already seen the previous two movies, go do it now. And when you are ready to watch the Dark Knight Rises make sure you hit the restroom before hand. This movie runs over 2 and a half hours.

Bane is one powerful and menacing villain. And in the comic he takes out Batman for good. In this movie, you’ll wonder if Batman will ever stop him and save Gotham.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★½☆

The Amazing Spiderman

This reboot brings new life to the stale franchise. It definitely helps as Andrew Garfield nailed it at portraying Peter Parker/Spiderman.

If you’re a big comic book reader of the web slinging hero then you’ll appreciate this movie more than it’s predecessors. The Toby McGuire version of Peter Parker was too lame and boring. Garfield’s version is much more resolve and he actually has some personality.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆


From the creators of Family Guy, Ted is a film about John Bennett (Mark Walberg) and his magic talking Teddy bear that came alive from a childhood wish.  John now must distance himself from Ted in order to move on with his life and amend his relationship with his long time girlfriend.

The humor is raunchy and crass, if you like the Family Guy tv show and its humor and pop culture references then you’ll love this movie.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆


Prometheus is a prequel to Ridley Scott’s Alien movie from 1979.  In this film, with ancient archaeological maps  the Weyland corporation enlists the USCSS Prometheus to the planet LV-223 to discover their human origins.  Once on the mysterious planet they soon find more than they bargained for. Instead they discover something that will threaten the existence of their kind.

In an effort not to reveal any spoilers I’m just going to say that Prometheus is a solid sci-fi movie that explains some of the questions from the original Alien movie, but it leaves more questions than it answers.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆

Men in Black 3

When I first heard MIB3 was coming out I was excited and worried at the same time.  The first MIB was fun and entertaining. Its sequel was dumb and boring, so I was hoping the third one will be better than the last one.

In Men in Black 3, Smith’s character, Agent J, travels back in time to 1969 to save his partner’s life, Agent K, played by Tommy Lee Jones.  The story is much more interesting and a bit more intricate, and seeing Josh Brolin play a young Tommy Lee Jones is the highlight of the movie.  Overall the movie is much more enjoyable than the last. Similar to the first, MIB3 is fun and entertaining again, but this time with an emotional ending that makes it all worth it for those who’ve seen the previous two movies.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

The Avengers

I got to see this movie on opening weekend. The lines were long and the reviews were raving.  I collected comics when I was a kid and the Avengers and each of the super heroes in it were all part of my childhood.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the Avengers movie is about super heroes such as Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the incredible Hulk teaming together and forming a team to battle a powerful villain trying to take over Earth.  Whether you were a comic collector or not or haven’t seen the previous Marvel films this movie is still fun to watch.  It has everything you want in a blockbuster summer movie; action, comedy, a great story, and a Hulk.  What more could you ask for?  If you haven’t seen this movie yet go out and check it out now.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆


Guy Pearce plays a cop or some type of  government agent named Snow that gets put in jail for a crime he didn’t commit.  But when a maximum security prison located in orbit around the Earth gets overrun by the inmates they happen to kidnap the President’s daughter, who happens to be on a  humanitarian mission to the space prison. The people that put Snow away now want his help.  Snow now much sneak into the prison and rescue the President’s daughter.

Seeing Guy Pearce playing a sci fi action hero was kind of weird. Almost as weird as seeing Adrien Brody in Predators. But Pierce plays it well and he can be pretty funny at times. There’s enough action in the movie to keep you entertained and some of the CG effects are just plain laughable.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

John Carter

John Carter is a sci fi fim that is based on a story that was written about a hundred years ago.  This movie depicts Mars as a planet on the brink of death with two factions in all out war.   On Earth the year is 1868 and John Carter, played by Taylor Kitsch, is a former US Calvary soldier who is magically teleported to Mars.  Carter then finds himself in the midst of the war and he must fight with one of the factions to save its people and to save the planet.

This film tries very much to be epic, but it falls short with poor delivery of its story. Since this story is about a hundred years old and many of the other recent sci fi movies such as the Matrix, Star Wars, and Avatar have been inspired from it makes John Carter a tale a little outdated for today’s audience.

Rating: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆

This Means War

Two best friends who happens to be CIA agents find themselves dating the same girl. They make it a game to see who can win her heart. They even use their high tech gadgets and surveillance skills to one-up each other. The game quickly becomes personal, and it affects their friendship.

This action romantic comedy is lacking in the action and romantic part, but this movie is still funny and entertaining.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn

The Twilight series is a saga for the ages, more so for the teeny boppers and a few of my adult friends.  The overall story of the series is interesting but the bland acting is what sucks the life out of it (Yes, pun intended).  In short,  Breaking Dawn is about Bella and Edward getting married, having sex, and getting knocked up.

This movie is drawn out too long without adding any value to the story.  And what really got me confused is that even though Bella and Edward are married Edward still allows Bella to keep her boy-toy, Jacob, at arms length.  In fact, in one of the scenes from the movie Edward gives Bella a wedding gift. It turns out that the gift is Jacob. Jacob waits for Bella by the woods so he can give her a dance.  How ridiculous is that?  Anyhow, I must say this movie does tone down the corny acting a bit, and it is better than the previous one.

Rating: ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆