Saturday, September 29, 2012

Looper Movie Review

Looper Movie Review (Lucas)

 Looper is new film from writer/director, Rian Johnson, who has directed The Brothers Bloom and Brick which also starred Joeseph Gordan Levitt. Looper has a very unique and interesting premise, as it follows  Joe (Joeseph Gordan Levitt) who is a looper. The reason we have these looper's is because in the the year 2072 time travel is outlawed and the only people that use it are the mob. Since forensics are so good in the future they acn't kill anybody without getting caught, so they send the target back to the year 2042, where time travel hasn't been invented and the looper waits for them and kills them on sight. Joe follows his usually routine while he waits for his target in a field. He then notices the target as his future self (Bruce Willis) and his future self gets the drop on him and Joe has to find him or the mob will kill both of them.

 This is just the basic plot for looper as there is many more layers and plotlines that can be easily spoiled and the trailers have done a great job of not spoiling any of the suprises. I loved looper and it was such a refreshing movie in a year of mediocre blandness. The performances by everyone are solid, but I really liked the two leads. JGL has a lot of make up to make himself resemble a younger Bruce Willis and his imiation is pretty spot on, while creating his own character at the same time. Bruce Willis had a much more emotional performance than one would expect, and it was so refreshing to see Bruce Willis really tap in to his dramtic side, while also being incredibly fucking badass. Emily Blunt also has a crucial role in the sotry but if I talk any more about her I will be heading into spoiler territory.

 Rian Johnson has written a very clever script and knows that the details of time travel get messy, so even characters in the movie tell others not to go into specifics about how it works. The film has a very stylish look and looks pretty amazing for a 30 million dollar budget. The movie has a good sense of humour and the comedic scenes between JGL and Willis are really fun to watch. The actors performances are so good here, especially from Willis to were near the end of the film, I got seriously emotionally invested and made some scenes very tense. The action delivers in spades and this movie had some incredibly violent scenes that reminded me when I first saw drive for the first time. that really don't want to spoil but one involves Willis wielding dual guns and puts them to DAMN good use.

 The only real problem I had with looper is the middle portion of the film slows down a lot, almost jarringly slow compared to the first act. Fortuantely,you do learn a lot about the film's characters during this portion that still makes it worth watching and some very important plot lines come into play in this middle portion. You will get over that though, because loopers 3rd act takes some HUGE risks (no one is safe in this movie not even little kids) and delivers some very high octane and character driving action.

 Overall, looper is a entertaining sci fi flick that is smart, has a lot of suprises, and a good amount of action. The film always keeps you guessing while getting you emotionally invested into your main characters and who could ask for more than that. I give looper 4.5 stars out of 5 and is one the best and original films of the year.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Very New myspace from Actor Justin Timberlake!

   Wow! Actor, Musician, Voice Actor, Restaurateur, Music Producer, Clothing Designer, and Jessica Biel's husband, Justin Timberlake, bought out Myspace recently and he made some major changes! I think myspace is on the road to a comeback! Looks very innovative. Watch the video to learn more about this whole new website. Good job JT, you've done it again. P.S, is there something he can't do?? Like, it's ridiculous!?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"Man of Steel" Trailer!


             You know when you can't really decribe something, and it takes you forever for the word to come to your head. Well this wasn't that, this was one word in caps that came up in thought and that is EPIC! It's produced by Super-hero legend Christopher Nolan, directed by Zack Snyder, and wait I'm not finished, it stars... Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, and huge supporting cast. Tell me that's not something to look forward to. It comes out June 14th, 2013.

Monday, September 17, 2012

"Arbitrage" Movie Review (Author: Editor)

      Before reading this review I want you to know this is not Lucas from Justme7388 on Youtube, this is his editor doing this review.

       Richard Gere, who was phenomenal in this particular film, portrays a businessman and financier named Robert Miller, who is in the ways of a multi-million dollar fraud, as well as in the mix of cheating on his wife, and to add even more on his case, he is trying to cover up the death of his mistress, who died in a car accident while Robert Miller was driving. He yet does not have a good relationship with any of his family, for example, his daughter who he made CFO of his empire, is now suing him along with many other of his associates, and as I said before, he is having an affair with another woman besides his wife. He is trying to handle all of this on one plate and basically this movie is set up for the audience to watch him make his way out of every situation.

In the beginning, Miller is in debt of about 400 million dollars, and attempts to hide it from all investors he has worked with, which can't be an easy thing to do. As you take a closer look and really get to know the character you find his mistakes, debts, frauds, and sorrows to make up who he is.

Later, comes along a chief detective (played by Tim Roth) who is in charge of investigating the accident and he is very skeptical, and by sudden surprise, he wants a questionaire with Miller, but no proof or factual evidence can really get Miller thrown under the bus. The character Jimmy Grant also shows up big time getting swirled into all of Miller's causes. The story then finishes out as the guilty men walk away empty handed, but free at last.

Stepping away from the plot and back to the reviewing, I want to say I was so impressed with the works of the debut director, and writer Nicholas Jarecki. What an astonishing performance we got. I had so much fun watching "Arbitrage", it is really so intriguing, suspenseful, convincing and entertaining, that you don't want to take your eyes away from the screen.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

"Bachelorette" Movie Review (Author: Editor)

        Before reading this review I want you to know this is not Lucas from Justme7388 on Youtube, this is his editor doing this review, because I just wanted to maybe share my thoughts on this film here.

    So, I had a free screening of "bachelorette" and I had watched it at home, and it might have been the biggest mistake ever, because this movie, this ridiculous, quirky, stupid, girly movie was so terrible, I mean just horrible! For one, I like Isla Fisher, not just for her attractiveness, but also she isn't a bad actor per say, she is pretty good, Kirsten Dunst I hate, I've hated her ever since I was little and I saw her in Spiderman, Lizzy Caplan, I hate to say this, but I've never seen her in anything...and then there is the supporting cast of James Marsden, who was in 27 Dresses and Hop (What a reputation he's got) and there is a bunch of others who's names aren't worth mentioning. The 3 main girls are really hot though, which you would think would make up for something, but no, it didn't. Let me just say, that if there is ever, ever, a movie that comes out as a release on Itunes or On Demand, before going to theatres, you know it's bad. I'm not really sure, what I was thinking to watch this, and I'm not quite sure what kept me watching it the whole way through, because it definitely was not entertaining, I think I was just so startled by how poor it was, and wasn't even paying attention to the fact this was on screen. Or my other hypothesis, is that I was trying to break a record, and that record is the only guy who has and will ever sit through this completely. One thing I did want to point out is that this movie is so not believable, you have three beautiful girls and one fatty, and the fatty marries first out of all of them, and it's to a guy that is I guess who girls would say is "alright", and it just didn't make sense. Watching this movie was such a huge mistake. To this point, I'm still trying to forget I ever saw it. Bachelorette: 1/5 stars.

"Lincoln" Trailer

                       Now that's a film! Still even crazy to me to see how much they made him look like Lincoln even in action! You can see the movie November 9th, which is just a short time to wait, and you will be able to see them again afterwards at any award shows that exist.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Weekend Box Office 9/7-9/9/12

       Not a great weekend for the movie business, as you can see... "The Possession" still leads at number one and made a solid nine million for the weekend, followed behind by "Lawless". The new film that actually did come out this weekend was "The Words" with Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Irons, and Dennis Quaid. It didn't hit what they were probably hoping for, but still made the top five list coming in at number 3. "The Expendables 2" and "Paranorman" are still keeping up with the rest of them, staying in the race at numbers four and five. Remember, for the most accurate results for the weekend box office check the FlickReport every monday! 'Til next time...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Blu-Ray Tuesday 9-4-12

Blu-Ray Tuesday 9-4-12

 Welcome back to Blu Ray Tuesday! I hope you guys liked this segment when I introduced it last week and if you didn't... sucks for you.  This week the new movies released were, Safe, The Five Year Engagement, Piranha 3DD, High School, and the HUGE Harry Potter Wizards Collection. In television we also have a lot of goodies for you, including, 2 Broke Girls, Bored to Death Complete 3rd Season, Hung The Complete 3rd Season, Fringe The Complete 4th Season, Person Of Interest Season 1, and The Office Season 8. Which one's will you add to your collection?

Monday, September 3, 2012

Michael Clarke Duncan Dead At 54

 Today, September 3rd, 2012, actor, Michael Clarke Duncan was found dead at the age of 54. The actor has been in such films as, Armageddon, Green Lantern, Kung Fu Panda, and most famously, The Green Mile for which he was nominated an Academy Award. For those who haven't seen Michael before you definitely have heard his voice in either television or film and his performance in The Green Mile is heartbreakingly great. RIP Mr. Duncan, and our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

The Weekend Box Office 8/31-9/2

Sunday, September 2, 2012

"TDKR" has Reached $1 Billion!

One of the biggest and most hyped movies of 2012, "The Dark Knight Rises", which is part of the legendary Christopher Nolan trilogy, has now reached over $1 Billion dollars in domestic gross, and has passed "The Dark Knight". This is a crucial point of the movie's being, and a huge deal for all of the cast and crew.

Production for "Motor City" has Shut Down

Just recently this summer we told you about how Gerard Butler was in tact and on board with the film for a star role in "Motor City", that would be directed by Albert Hughes, and Jake Gyllenhaal, Mickey Rourke, and Jeremy Renner would also appear on screen. That all has gone to waste, now that production for the movie has officially shut down and closed. Nothing has been confirmed on why production has come to an end, but it's believed to be because of conflicts behind the scenes. Leave a comment with your opinions on this story below!