Sunday, February 28, 2010

Law Abiding Citizen

Such a powerful issue to make a movie about. The failure of a new lawyer's morale responsibility within the strongest judicial system in the world. This thriller, Law Abiding Citizen really brings home the breakdown of what can happen when one man tries to make it to the top forgetting about the victims of heinous crimes. Cutting deals with criminals seems to be in the forefront of culture today.

Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butlers) is an electrical engineer who concocts a masterful plan avenging the murders of his wife and daughter. When two scumbag ruthless thieves break into his house break wielding a baseball bat. With a knife thrust into his back Clyde survives only to watch in horror as his wife is raped and murdered as well as his 5 year old daughter. Needless to say he's pissed! With all the guts and glory you would ever want to witness Clyde is going to get revenge while teaching a little lesson.

Nick rice (Jamie Foxx) is an up and coming lawyer flushing his morale fortitude down the drain to get ahead. He watches in utter disbelief as those around him are taken down like flies.

This flick is powerful in it's surprising girth of blood and guts. However, it holds a very unique insight. At the very least you have to think of how a judicial system which is supposed to seek justice, gets so far off track?

Main Characters
Jamie Foxx - Nick Rice
Gerard Butler - Clyde Shelton

Movie Rating - 7.5

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Proposal

Talk about comedic character chemistry, The Proposal is tops! Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds are simply fabulous in this movie together. The persona's and facial expressions Bullock pulls off in this flick are so outstanding I found myself watching over and over again just to catch glimpses of her performance ability. I have never seen an actress be able to provide so many impressions with believability. She has definitely come into her own as an actress giving me a little enthusiasm and anticipation to want to see more of her acting.

Margaret Tate, an editor at Colden books, who happens to be Canadian is about to be, "DE-PORTED?" Faced with finding a way to stay at her job in the U.S., she devises a scheme to get her trusted executive secretary (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her. This movie is one in which you will see all the beauty of an Alaskan landscape, and many little moments filled with hilarity. In order to catch them all you have to watch this movie more than once.

The Proposal is filled with many great one-liners and has a cast of characters guaranteed to entertain. Watch this movie!

Sandra Bullock - Magaret Tate
Ryan Reynolds - Andrew Paxton
Betty White - Annie
Mary Steenburgen - Ryan's Mother
Craig T. Nelson - Ryan's Father

Movie Rating - 9.8

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Simple and elegant. Precious to observe. When the romance flitters about it is a surreal scene of charming little mere moments. A wisp, the infallible imperfect passionate swoon enveloped in an overwhelming irresistible desire. Still and softened in the breeze of spring. Crushing love is so deep you can not breath.

On this wonderful, beloved Valentine's day, Bright Star could not have been more of a delightful screening. Touching on the later end of John Keats poetic life, this movie is beautifully elegant. Exquisitely cast, Abby Cornish and Ben Whishaw project sheer radiance on screen. Each enhanced sense reminds you of a love affair and the ever tender moments of romance which are nothing more than precious simplicity. There was one long winded developing scene which was worth the wait to feel the explicit romanticism of love's eternal grasp.

Keats' works are portrayed as basically being average in his life which never brought him fortune. Being a writer often brings a sense of daring loneliness. After all, how can a great writer be able to fully express without ever experiencing the entire spectrum of frail human emotion? This movie is one of the best kind, exuding the quixotic portion of sharing experiences of simple moments in love.

Main Characters:
Abby Cornish - Fanny Brawne
Ben Whishaw - John Keats

Movie Rating - 8.9

Bright Star - John Keats

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art--
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth's human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors--
No--yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever--or else swoon to death.

Inspired by Keats

Moments Of Simplicity - Thims

Simplicity, a blink of an eye
A lash falling graceful upon the floor
A wisp kisses wine stained lips
illuminating a pristine core.

Soft spring breeze lift a curtain dancing
roughly jest and twirl to captivate
ambient inciteful sense reveals
swollen vigor does intoxicate

The meadow streaking color
vibrant tones of just repose
Drink the soften sunlight drops
and swallow every dose

Crowning love
of broken sorrow
a tattered ribbon bow once tore
kindled tender heart is swelling
desire tarnished evermore...
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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Tell Tale

Heart filled rage! It's interesting how a sound can move one. The heartbeat has such a distinct rhythm it's immediately known to all who hear it. I should say feel it because this is what happens when you watch Tell Tale. Heart transplant patient, John Lucas (Terry) is haunted when his heartbeat picks up tempo each time he comes close to each person who was with a group of people who murder his donor. They killed just to extract the heart. Unfortunately, the bland thing about this movie is you can easily anticipate the scenes. Immediately you know what is going to transpire before it does. One little twist at the end doesn't even give the plot a surviving chance.

What is really frustrating about the theme of this movie is there really is no back story. You are left to guess what has happened and then you suddenly find the movie cluing you in at the most odd times. It's definitely a TOO LATE NOW moment!

If you've really have nothing else to do, watch this movie.

Main Characters:
John Lucas - Terry
Lena Heady - Doctor
Brian Cox - Dectective

Movie Rating - 4.5
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The Time Traveler's Wife

Dryly Quaint! It's amazing the special effects these artist are able to project these days. What is lacking is screenwriter's have cut back on the details of story content. It's shameful! The Time Traveler's Wife is one to watch, however it lacks in evolving information of each scenes story.

The details are what one needs to imagine. It's sad because it could have been so much better with the right mix of content. Rachel McAdams was cast very well in this movie she really knew how to play the part, but Eric Bana was mediocre. As the main character he did not fit his persona because he could not grasp what it meant to time travel and portray it on screen even with a hint of reality.

Overall, The Time Traveler's Wife was worth watching, in the vague end of the corner of your eye.
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