Sunday, November 04, 2012

Movie Reviews

Movie Reviews:

“Argo”, *****, This is an excellent five star movie and should win some Academy awards.  Ben Affleck’s winning streak as director continues, with a story that would strike one as preposterous if it were not based on fact.  The story is about a secret bond between the CIA and Hollywood that results in the extraction of six Americans hiding in Tehran during the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis.  A fictional movie was created called “Argo” and the idea was to move the filming crew into Iran, use the hostages(they were in hiding inside the Canadian Embassy) as actors and then rescue them out of the country.  John Goodman, Ben Affleck do a great job of acting and the idea of this rescue was very unique. Makes for an interesting movie and it does not disappoint.  Rated R for language and some violent images. 

“Seven Psychopaths”, **, This is a black crime comedy with some good actors, but is so weird that you will wonder why you are there.  So, I am warning you about this one, so if you go, it is all on you.  The actors are Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, and Woody Harrelson as they play out this seemingly stupid plot, all having to do with stolen dogs taken for ransom.  Colin Farrell plays a writer who just cannot complete his book and is looking for inspirations to do this.  So, he becomes teamed up with these criminal psycho’s and the story does from there to the bitter, bloody ending.  Weak hearts and stomachs should not go see this.  Rated R for strong violence, bloody images, pervasive language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use.  

“Here Comes the Boom”, ***, This is a very harmless feel good movie that produces postive end results.  Any time you save a failing school system you can’t go wrong.  Kevin James stars as a devoted high school biology teach who subjects himself to a series of beatings as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter in an effort to raise the $48,000.00 needed to save the school’s music program.  Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler(the Fonz) also star and do a great job.  This is a matinee type movie at discounted prices.  Rated PG for bout of Mixed Martial Arts sports violence, some rude humor and language.  

“Alex Cross”, **, An American crime thriller staring Tyler Perry as the police detective/psychologist character.  A sinister serial type killer is stalking the city and Perry’s character, Alex Cross, goes after him.  Along the way there is much violence, death and destruction.  But, in the end Perry gets his man and lays him to rest.  This movie is just one notch above a B movie and will probably end up in some kind of series since the Alex Cross character comes from a popular crime novel series.  Perry is a good actor and usually plays in comedy roles, so I do give him credit for making the cross over. Rated PG-13 for violence including disturbing images, sexual content, language, drug references and nudity.   

EA, SH........:)



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