Monday, 31 October 2011

Halloween (1978)

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Not your standard trick or treating affair

On October 31st, 1963, Michael Myers murders his 15 years old sister, Judith. 15 years later, he escapes from a psychiatric hospital and returns home, stalking teenager Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her friends. Michael's psychiatrist, Dr Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence) suspects Michael's intentions, and follows him to Haddonfield to try and prevent him from killing.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)

Haunted by the ghosts of scripts past

Connor Mead (Matthew McConaughey), famous photographer and renowned womaniser, attends the wedding of his brother (Breckin Meyer), despite not believing in love or marriage, and comes across Jenny (Jennifer Garner), the only woman he ever actually loved. Later in the bathroom, Connor comes across the ghost of his Uncle Wayne (Michael Douglas), the man who Connor modeled himself after. Wayne tells him that three ghosts will appear throughout that night to show him his romantic past, present and future, in order to show him the error of his ways. Anyone else feel like this plot's familiar in some way?

Friday, 28 October 2011

The Evil Dead (1981)

The only evil here is Mary Whitehouse getting this film banned

Five college students, Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell), his sister Cheryl (Ellen Sandweiss), his girlfriend Linda (Betsy Baker), his college roommate Scotty (Hal Delrich) and Scotty's girlfriend Shelly (Theresa Tilly), all go for a vacation in a cabin that's isolated within the woods. Ash goes into the cellar and in there finds a horrific book (known in the sequels as the Necronomicon) and an audiotape. They play the tape, which is a recording of a man chanting an incantation, which unwittingly releases spirits and demons (known in the sequels as Deadites).

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The Last Exorcism (2010)

Perhaps it was the script that needed an Exorcism

Reverend Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian) has performed fake exorcisms for years, and now, with the help of a film crew, is going to film his final exorcism, to take part in a documentary to expose exorcisms as a fraud. Cotton receives a letter which takes him and the crew to a farm, where a young girl, Nell (Ashley Bell) has become possessed. The Reverend performs the fake exorcism, but that's far from the end of things...

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Green Lantern (2011)

When Van Wilder and a Gossip Girl went to space

The Green Lantern Corps are intergalactic space police who patrol galaxy, with their power coming from the green energy which is put into their power rings, which is powered by willpower. The Green Lantern Abin Sur encounters an ancient entity he imprisoned years ago, Parallax, who feeds upon fear, and is mortally wounded in the encounter and escapes in a spaceship, which crashes upon Earth. Knowing he won't survive, Abin Sur has his power ring select a replacement, which chooses Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) to take over and become the Green Lantern of Sector 2814 (Earth). Hal must overcome his fears and rise to the challenge of becoming a Green Lantern.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Breaking Bad - Pilot (2008)

Not your ordinary mid-life crisis

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) has just turned 50. He's living a mundane life as a high school chemistry teacher, whilst also working a second job at a Car Wash in order to support his pregnant wife (Anna Gunn) and his disabled son. After finding out he has lung cancer, Walter goes on a ride along with his DEA agent of a brother in law, where he witnesses a drug dealer get arrested, and notices Jesse (Aaron Paul), an ex-student of his, escaping from the scene. After tracking down Jesse, he proposes a partnership.

Before I give my review, allow me to explain my history with the show. I watched the first season back in 2009 when it aired over a week on 5USA, a channel that airs over here in England. I did not get to see the second season, as they did not air any promotion for the second series, and since then, no UK channel has bothered to rerun the show from the beginning or even pick up seasons 3 or 4. But having just watched the pilot episode, here's my review for it.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

Lifeless and unrealistic, yes, Megan Fox is back

Two years after saving the world with the Autobots, Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) is away at college when an ancient Decepticon named "The Fallen" returns to Earth on a mission of vengeance. With the Allspark destroyed, the Autobots lose all hope of returning to their home planet of Cybertron, and begin working with an elite military known as NEST to hunt down any remaining Decepticons. Meanwhile, a series of inexplicable visions leaves Sam convinced that the struggle between good and evil is far from over, especially since the Decepticons have just discovered that Sam is the one human who possesses the ability to tip the balance of power to the Autobots' advantage, and they're determined to gain the upper hand by dispensing with him once and for all. Now, as Sam and Mikaela unearth a secret about the Transformers that alters the entire course of human history, the Decepticon known as The Fallen prepares to return -- and reclaim the plant once and for all

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Cars (2006)

Pixar not at full throttle

Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is a hot shot rookie race car who cares about no-one but himself and reaching number one. He has a shot at becoming the winner of the Piston Cup, but has to go to California to compete in one more race against two other race cars he tied with. On the way, he gets seperated from his big rig, Mack, and in a frantic attempt to catch up, gets lost in the sleepy town of Radiator Springs on Route 66, and does some serious damage to the towns road. As a punishment, he is forced to re-tar the road. Whilst there, Lightning meets Sally the Porsche (Bonnie Hunt), Doc Hudson (the late great Paul Newman), and Mater the Tow Truck (Larry the Cable Guy), and the eager young racer learns that sometimes life is more about the voyage than the outcome of the race. 

Friday, 7 October 2011

Falling Down (1993)

As parodied on the Foo Fighters music video

It's just not William Foster's (Michael Douglas) day. Laid off from his defense job, Foster gets stuck in the middle on the mother of all traffic jams when he desperately just wants to attend his daughter's birthday party at the home of his ex-wife (Barbara Hershey). Foster abandons his car and begins walking, mentally unraveling along the way and striking out those who annoy him enough, including a Mcdonalds type restaurant who've stopped serving breakfast and a Korean store owner who charges too much for a can of Coke. Running amok with an arsenal of weapons at the ready Foster rapidly becomes a source of terror to some and a folk legend to  others. It's up to Prendergast (Robert Duvall), on the eve of his retirement, to bring down Foster.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Blog: Arrested Development Movie Wishlist

The feature of this blog wishlist is the Arrested Development movie, which has been proposed ever since 2008, but has recently been told it's returning with a mini-series to come before the film. Since we know the series would consist of showing where each of the Bluths is at since the last episode, I shall be doing the wishlist on the movie. So what would truly make an Arrested Development movie?

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Thor (2011)

A Hammering Success (Sorry)

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is the arrogant son of Odin (Anthony Hopkins), ruler of the mystical realm known as Asgard. After Thor's reckless actions threaten to reignite an ancient war, he is banished from Asgard with his power taken from him, forced to live amongst humans.