The Warrior’s Way

An assassin sent to kill his enemies is now being targeted by the clan he was once apart of for refusing to finish the job; to kill an infant baby who parents have been killed by the hands of the same assassin. He and the baby flee to what seems to be a small town in the wild west that is being run by carnies.

The Warrior’s Way is an over-the-top action movie with visual effects that feels very similar to 300. Don’t expect too much from this movie. The samurai action is sparse, the character development and plot is a little weak to keep you constantly intrigued.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Paranormal Activity 2

Paranormal Activity 2 is more of a prequel than a sequel. This movie takes place about a month before the first film but ends a couple of days after it.

PA2 is more of the same, but without the novelty and creepiness of the first film. The big difference this time around is that there are static surveillance cameras that records the majority of the movie which I prefer as the shaky cam can be a bit annoying. Similar to the first movie, PA2 starts off slowly and builds up to a tense climax. Unfortunately the ending isn’t has strong and ironically there isn’t enough paranormal activity. Though there is some intense scenes, there were too few to keep you on edge. In all PA2, is not as scary as the first film, but the story is more palpable and the static cam is easier on your equilibrium.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆


M. Night Shyamalan writes this supernatural thriller about five people who are trapped in an elevator. Each person systematically gets killed during brief moments of darkness as the power flickers and turns off and on.

Devil is a decent thriller with plot twists that’ll keep you guessing till the end. These twists aren’t as powerful and shocking as The Sixth Sense or The Village, but it’s very much a solid and entertaining Shyamalan film that has been lacking from his last couple of movies.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Resident Evil: Afterlife

This fourth installment of the Resident Evil franchise tries to spice it up with it’s 3-D features. In all honesty the 3-D mania that all these producers and TV manufactures are touting is a bunch of hot air. I’ve seen some 3-D movies and so far none of them add any kind of enhancement to the movie-goer experience. Anyways, back to the movie, the latest installment of the the Resident Evil movie is much like its predecessors. It’s full of mind numbing action that takes the basic laws of physics and chucks it out the window.

Alice finds a small group of survivors who have barricaded themselves in a large prison. They receive a radio call of a safe haven located on a large ship near by, but they are unable to get to it because they are surrounded by thousands of flesh eating zombies. They are soon forced to abandon the prison as it becomes over run by those monsters. It sounds interesting but unfortunately the entire movie didn’t pan out that way.

The movie is filled with plot holes and inconsistencies (Geez what a surprise). Spoiler Alert: Alice and a few others swim down several stories underneath the flooded creepy prison to an armory all while being chased by zombies. They lock themselves in the armory and their escape was through a vent in the ceiling that leads them to back to safety. How convenient.

RE: Afterlife doesn’t offer much in a thoughtful plot. Instead it tries to fancy itself with Matrix-like slow motion action.

Rating: ★★★★★½☆☆☆☆

Piranha 3D

In short, Piranha is Girls Gone Wild with killer fish that eats everyone. It’s a typical guy movie with lots of well-endowed girls swimming and dancing around on Spring Break. This B movie is somewhat a sequel to the movie of the same name, Piranha (1978) and Piranha II (1981). It also pays homage (or parody depending how you look at it) to the classic Jaws (1975).

The plot is simple.  An earthquake releases ancient killer piranhas from an underground lake located under another lake and starts eating the spring break party goers. It’s very much like the movie 8 Legged Freaks, but with fish and scantily dressed girls to say the least.

Rating: ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆

The Switch

Kassie, played by Jennifer Aniston, wants to have a baby as a single mother. She seeks a sperm doner to fulfil her task. All while her best friend Wally, Jason Bateman, despises her decision. During Kassie’s pregnancy party Wally drukenly and unknowingly switches the donor’s sperm with his own.

The story revolves more about Wally than Kassie. Fortunately because Bateman really steals the show, it also doesn’t hurt that the kid in the movie is adorable. Overall The switch is a decent romantic-comedy that has little romance and some comedy.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

The Other Guys

Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are partner detectives trying to become city heroes when two of their city’s finest dies on duty. This comedy duo pits Ferrell, a silly and awkward cop, against Wahlberg, a serious and high strung cop that is tired of being cooped up at his desk, to solve a case of corruption and fraud only to be fall short because of mishaps and mistakes.

This cop comedy film is funny all around but the plot of the movie isn’t as entertaining as the interaction of Ferrell and Wahlberg.

Rating: ★★★★★★★½☆☆


DiCaprio plays Dom Cobb who is an “extractor”, one who enters a person’s dream to find hidden information and secrets. This time Cobb gets contracted for a job far different than what he normally does, called inception. Instead of finding information Cobb must plant an idea in the mind of a man who will be inheriting a corporation from his father. Where the idea would manifest itself to have the son believe that dissolving the corporation is what his father always wanted.

Inception is an intricate and complex film about espionage of the mind. The premise has been done a few times in the past but Inception nails it spot on twisting and bending the mind of its viewers. As a viewer you’ll have to pay close attention to every facet of the movie and using some of your imagination to understand complex concepts of dreams and how the mind works.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★½

Knight and Day

Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz join up again, this time in a Romantic-Action movie. Cruise plays charming, funny, and well trained Jason Borne-style spy/assassin/Federal Agent who is being chased down by the government agency he works for and an international Black Arms dealer. Diaz is the unsuspecting girls that  gets caught up in the mix and is forced to tag along with Cruise in order to stay alive.

Cruise and Diaz are fun to watch and their chemistry plays out well on screen. Though a little over the top in some scenes this is a fun summer action flick you would expect from a Tom Cruise movie, but I must say that Knight and Day is not as polished as his previous films.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Iron Man 2

Tony Stark and his suit of armor is back. This time he’s fighting more than just a villain who possess the same technology he does. Stark fights to stay alive from his arc reactor that keeps him going. The palladium poisoning is the side effect of that arc reactor and until he finds an alternative fuel source Stark gives up control of his company to his assistant and lives his life recklessly.

Iron Man 2 is not as polished as the first movie, but it’s fun and exciting with a few indirect cameos of other hero’s in the Marvel universe. We all know the Avengers movie is coming and it can’t come soon enough.

Rating: ★★★★★★★½☆☆