Monday, September 5, 2011

Don't Afraid Of The Dark Movie Review

  Well, Well. Dont Be Afraid Of The Dark is new the horror film produced by Guillermo Del Toro and stars Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, and Bailee Madison. It is about a couple played by Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce, who moved in to a old haunted house where Guy Pearce's daughter, played by Bailee Madison, discovers creatures living in the basement. From there a shitty movie unfolds! 

 Wow this movie is bad, it really is. I don't know what went wrong here maybe I've just seen to many haunted house movies but there is really nothing to recommend in this film. The story is boring, the characters are dumb, and the film is not scary or creepy at all... sounds like a horror movie failure. Now a  big problem with the film is that it is incredibly dull and boring. Seriously, I thought Straw Dogs was boring, this makes Straw Dogs look like Die Hard and the film feels painfully long because it is so damn boring! The plot is nothing new and is pretty cliched so there's no surprises along the way.

 The biggest problem though is that it is not creepy or scary. A lot of horror movies may not make me jump, but they still have a creepy or brooding atmosphere. This is just plain dull and a few lame jump scares. Everybody in the film is an idiot, especially Guy Pearce. He is a shit dad who only cares about selling his damn house and doesn't pay really any attention to his daughter. Bailee Madison, the girl, who was good in the movie, could've ended the movie 30 minutes in by telling everybody to leave the lights on because the creatures cant survive in light. But unfortunataly since everybody in this film is a moron you have to sit through this eternal lasting movie. The creatures are also laughable, Judi Dench is scarier looking than these gremlin look-a-likes!

 I could honestly spend days talking about how many things are wrong with Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark but honestly i get mad just typing about this movie. I'll just be quick and say the only good thing is the cinematography and the direction. Everything else is boring, dull, predictable, unscary, shit. No one is likable and I can say its in the top 3 worst of the year. The direction and Bailee Maidsons performance is the reason I'm not gonna give it 1 star. So i will give Don't Be Afraid Of the Dark 1 and a half stars out of 5... they didn't have a picture of that rating unfortunately. All in all, skip Don't Be Afraid Of the Dark unless you want to see a truly bad horror film and one of worst films of the year.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Our Idiot Brother Movie Review

Our Idiot Brother is the new dramedy starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and many more. The plot is Paul Rudd's character Ned, is a very naive and ignorant hippie. He goes to jail for selling marijuana to a police officer, actually a UNIFORMED police officer. When he goes back to his farm in New York, his hippie girlfriend who is a complete bitch, tells him while he was in jail she left him for a another guy (played by T.J. Miller.) After this series of unfortunate and dumb events, he ends up bouncing around to each of his sisters homes. The sisters are played by Emily Mortimor, Zooey Deschanel, and Elizabeth Banks. The sisters are acted very well and all have very distinct personalities and are developed very well. Paul Rudds character ends up ruining their lives because he accidentally reveals secrets about them where pretty much everybody hates him. The reason why Paul Rudd tells everybody everything is explained very well in the movie and makes Ned a likable character, in fact everybody in the movie is developed enough to like them in the end even if they did some nasty stuff. Our Idiot Brother is also one of the few comedies that genuinely are sweet but also can be just flat out funny. There many moments in the beginning of the film that made me laugh very hard and what was great was that it was subtle things about Paul Rudd's hippie persona, it is one the few comedies that has genuinely made me laugh out loud. Overall Our Idiot is a very solid comedy although during the middle of the movie it drags and can be very repetitive, and most of the big laughs for me are in the beginning of the film, but Our Idiot Brother has a solid cast and likable characters and at points hilarious moments. Its not a film you should rush to see at the theater though but it would make for the perfect dvd rental.

 Final rating: 3 and a half stars out of 5

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Favorite Summer Movie

Hey guys I want you to tell me what your favorite summer movie was of 2011. Personally I have a tie between X Men First Class and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. Write your favorite summer movie below!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Eddie Murphy Is... Hong Kong Phooey?

Oh god dammit. Hollywood is once again is making another cartoon adaptation and now its Hong Kong Phooey with Eddie Murphy to star as the voice of the title character. Now I didn't grow up with Hong Kong Phooey so I am not nearly as pissed off as fan of the show will be, I'm just pissed off about how hollywood is adapting everything nowadays. I mean we have a movie based on BATTLESHIP coming out... BATTLESHIP! Anyway Eddie Murphy actually looked like he could redeem his career with the upcoming tower heist even though I don't think it looks great, but then he comes right back with this crappy kids stuff. If you think this a bad idea comment below hopefully they will scrap the idea like they did with the Lone Ranger movie. If you want more info click here

Monday, August 15, 2011


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