Sunday, December 20, 2009
Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
Writers: James Cameron
Director: James Cameron
Producer: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Dune Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners
Tagline: Enter the World
Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Joel Moore, Giovanne Ribisi, Michelle Rodriguez, Laz Alonso and more.
An overview and review of the movie Avatar written and directed by James Cameron.
When his brother was killed, Jake Sully, a paraplegic war veteran, took his place and was brought to another planet called Pandora. Pandora is inhabited by the Na'vi, a different race with their own language and culture. Their mission was to mine for the precious material scattered throughout Pandora's rich woodland. Those from Earth find themselves at odds with each other and the local culture.
It's one great movie and was even the first of it's kind. There was much controversy about the $400 M budget of the film but you have to say it was an artistic feat. And to say it was an artistic feat could probably be an understatement. The World in Avatar was done in great detail and you have to commend the detail and attention they placed into it.
I also enjoyed the message of the movie. Although, a lot of people in the box would think this is some "anti-church" since there was "nature worship" involved. Also, it might be a predictable storyline.
But, come on guys. We are evolving back to the olden ways. :) It was mystical... and enchanting. The land of the Na'vi's. It even made people get the "PAD" or post avatar depression. It did not depress me though.. it showed me a world the Earth can be.... if we respect it. :)
Neytiri: Our great mother Eywa does not take sides, Jake; only protects the balance of life.
Jake Sully: It was worth a shot.
Moat: It is decided. My daughter will teach you our ways. Learn well, "Jakesully", and we will see if your insanity can be cured.
Jake Sully: Well, if I'm like a child, then maybe you should teach me.
Neytiri: Sky People can not learn, you do not see.
Jake Sully: Then teach me how to see.
Neytiri: No one can teach you to see.
Avatar is one beautiful, revolutionary, innovative, extraordinary film that would leave you imagining the glow-in-the dark, nature-filled world. :)
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Genre: Drama, History, Love, Infidelity, Kingdom,
Director: Justin Chadwick Writer: Peter Morgan / Philippa Gregory
Cast: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johannsen, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess, Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas, David Morrissey, Benedict Cumberbatch
Tagline: The only thing that could come between these sisters... is a kingdom.
Review and overview of The Other Boleyn Girl directed by Justin Chadwick and written by Peter Morgan based on the novel of Philippa Gregory.
Movie based on a historical novel by Philippa Gregory.
This is a European historical tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal. Two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.
Nice cinematography coupled with poignant acting delivered by the actors and actresses. :) The movie left me and all of my cousins silent and low energy because of the dramatic ending, though....
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: Roland Emmerich
Writer: Roland Emmerich / Harald Kloser
Producer: Columbia Pictures, Centropolis Entertainment, Farewell Productions
Cast: John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Eljofor, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Thomas McCarthy and more.
Tagline: We Were Warned.
Overview and Review of 2012 the movie directed by Roland Emmerich
Dr. Adrian Helmsley, learns that the earth's core is heating up, he is part of the geophysical team. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire human race is doomed.
Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world.
Well.. Debbie F. says this is not something you would want to watch with your kids because it can actually give them the creeps. and right now, we don't need anything that would make us think about doom and gloom.
Entertaining end-of-the-world movie. that's all. but, not for kids.. it can freak em out. Although, the visual effects were good. :)