Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Movie Links # Post 2

The wonderful Monday Movie Links is back for more awesome movie links. If you didn't read the first post, it is basically about trying that will be interesting for the viewers at home to read about. Let's start the extra fun link for this Monday.


Frank Pierson Dead: Dog Day Afternoon Screenwriter Dies at 87

It is a sad week for all the movie fans who have seen Dog Days Afternoon and many other famous movies from Frank Pierson made. RIP Frank.


Air Force One: 25 Things You Don't Know About the Harrison Ford Classic
Air Force One has been fifteen years old for about a week. Here are some fun facts about Air Force One for it's 15th anniversary.



Sunday, July 29, 2012

End of the Week: July 23 - July 29, 2012

Here's some of the main movies I saw for this week. Of course some of the movies I have seen are really bad, but it is worth all the time in the world to see all the movie you can before you die.

                                                                       Prom
You can easily tell what the movie is about just by the name. How predictable.
Who doesn't love the fun memories that involves your last prom? This basically about girls and guys asking people to their last prom of High School.. The movie was really bland and predictable. Avoid this movie at all cost and be thankful that I had to watch this awful movie for all you movie fans.
Rating 3/10

Godzilla (1998 film)

Godzilla had tons of potential to be a great monster movie like Jurassic Park, but it completely ruined their chances to be a good movie. In the movie they showed the monster way too early in the movie and made the movie less suspenseful. The only good part of the movie is the action. I'm pretty sure that Roland Emmerich can make a better film than Godzilla.
Rating 4/10

The Spanish Main


If you want to read my review of this go to The Spanish Main review that I wrote.

Rating 7/10











Friday, July 27, 2012

Top Five Favorite Sports Movies

Sport movies are really a good way to spend a summer which a relative who loves sports. Today, I will list my favorite sports movies of all time the first Top Five edition.


1. Rocky


Rocky is one of the greatest sports movie of all time and it is the first sports movie that has won Best Picture in the Academy Awards. The underdog Rocky Balboa is very inspiring. No one expect to make this far except for Rocky's girlfriend Adriane. The ending was great proof that you can always succeed in your dreams no matter what happens.

2. Hoosiers

 
Hoosiers has it all . A underdog story, an alcoholic father, and a story that has heart. I really couldn't decide if Hoosiers should number two or number one. Both of movies are some the best sports movies all time. Every non sports fan should see this.



3. Rudy
 
 Rudy is about a Norte Dame guy who wants to be in a game for the Norte Dame team back when it is best college football team in the nation. Rudy never give up for a chance to play as a Norte Dame football player and his dream finally came true. This movie is based on a true story about the life of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger and learning more about his life is worth seeing for any sports fan.

4. Remember the Titans
 
 Remember of the Titans is movie that involve a black coach named Herman Boone who gets hired as coach instead of the former coach Bill Yoast. Herman Boone tries to create a team with a bunch of white and black people, so they can get along with each other.  Bill Yoast was a vice coach for the main part of the movie, but still tries to motivate people to get along with each other. The story can be really tragic at times, but this movie shows that teamwork can impact any sport team. Anyone who is an sport fan should see this movie

5. The Blind Side

The Blind Side is a true story about a guy named Michael Orr who was currently homeless and needs to get to college very soon if he wants to play football. This is the most modern film that I found very inspiring and the shows a lot of character development. A modern sport that anyone could enjoy.



Honorable Mentions: A League of Their Own, The Karate Kid, and many more sports movie I've seen.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Movie Confessions Blogathon

I thought it would be fun to do a simple blogathan that doesn't take too long from Nostra over My Film Views.  All you do for this movie blogathan is admit your movie sins. Some the questions were really difficult to answer, but I had a blast doing this blogathan.


Which classic movie don't you like/can't enjoy and why? 


The Magnificent Seven (1960)  I tried watching the film three times in my life, but still don't like it for some reason. I really don't enjoy the movie because I thought the movie was too slow and I find the film really overrated.


Name ten classic movie you haven't seen yet
  1. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
  3. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
  4. The Great Escape (1963)
  5. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
  6. Marty (1955)
  7. The Birds (1963)
  8. On the Waterfront (1954)
  9. Casablanca (1942)
  10. Cool Hand Luke  (1967)
Have you ever sneaked into another movie in the cinema?

No. I wouldn't risk being trouble with my parents by seeing a rated R movie for the first time.

Which Actor/Actress Do You Think is Overrated?



I think Adam Sandler is overrated. The only film that I enjoyed was Happy Gilmore. Also, I noticed he does the same type of roles almost all of time. Also, I find Kristen Stewart very overrated. I only seen her do like two facial expressions in her movies.  I don't why she is a movie star in the first place.

From Which Big Directors Have You Never Seen Any Movie (And Why)


I really want to hide under a blanket for the question, but I have to answer it. I wonder if I can use the Shame Cone that Doug uses in the film Up about right now.  The film directors movies I have not have seen are David Lynch, Stanley Kurbrick, and many others. The reason why I haven't seen most of the movies because my parents do not allow me to see any rated R movie until I get to be mature enough to see those movies.


Which Movies Do You Love, But Is Generally Hated?

I re love the  bad Roger Moore movies that involve James Bond.  Those movies are just major guilty pleasure for me because I love the action in those movies.

Have you ever been one of those annoying people at the cinema?

No. I hope I didn't annoy anyone in the movie theaters.


Did you ever watch a movie, which  you knew in advance would be bad, just because a specific actor/actress was in it   Why?


I did watch Godzilla just because I love watching Matthew Broderick act. The main reason I did because there were no good movies on yesterday, so I decided to watch this terrible movie in the first place.  I might watch the movie again just because of the action in the movie.

Did you ever not watch a specific movie it had subtitles?
Never

Are there any movies in your collection that you have had for more than five years and never watched?
Not really since I don't own that much movies in my collection anyways.

Which are the worst movies in your collection and why do you still own them?
I really do not have any bad movies in my collection. Maybe as I get older I will get terrible movies and explain why I own them.

Do you have any confessions about your movie watching setup at home?
My movie confessions setup at home is usually watching movie on a TV screen. That's all usually.

Any other confessions you want to make?
 Join this blogathan if you want admit some your movie sins. 












Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Spanish Main review

Rating of the movie: 7/10


 Who doesn't love a swashbuckler with tons of action and romance in one movie combined? If you wanted to see a film that no one barley remembers on the swashbuckler genre this film would be the one you want to see. The Spanish Man would be the one to see if you want to see a swashbuckler film.


 This plot is very simple. It is about an guy named Laurent Van Horn (Paul Henreid) who was in .Don Juan Alvado's (Walter Slezak) prison for saying something he should say to the king. Five years later, Laurent Van Horn was free from Don Juan Alvado and now is a captain of a pirate's ship that is trying to destroy. After that Laurent Van Horn falls in love with a lady named Contessa Francesca (Maureen O' Hara). Contessa Francesca was taken away from Laurent since she was supposed to marry Don Juan Alvado.

 The plot was very similar to most of the swashbuckler movies have in their story anyways. It was basically save the girl that a guy loves and a lot of action as well Also, I was very confused on why someone was called Barracuda until of the end of the movie. Barracuda is a nickname that all the pirates say instead of Laurent for most of the movie. I hope this help you out on not being confused like I was in the plot.

 The good news about this movie is acting was wonderful in the movie. Paul Henreid and Maureen O'Hara chemistry was amazing. The way they care about each other when they were alone were  really romantic. Let's talk about the supporting cast.   Binnie Barnes did an excellent job as playing Annie Barton. Annie Barton was the most important supporting characters  in the movie besides Don Juan Alvado. I wish I can explain why, but that would be a major spoiler in the movie. Also, every time Walter Slezak was in the movie he clearly stole the scene from all the actors in the movie.


 I had a great time watching The Spanish Main besides it major flaws in the movie. The movie was not like the movies Errol Flinn that made this genre famous, but it decent enough for someone to see on TCM. This film rarely airs on TCM so make sure to find the movie quickly as possible or get it on DVD.





Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Movie Links Post #1

Monday Movie Links is where I post anything I find on the Internet related to movies that I find interesting for the week before Monday. I will post opinions about some of this links I find in the Internet as well. You never know how interesting movie links can be until you find some.



Charlie Chaplin's 11 Features
Who doesn't love it when people list their favorites Charlie Chaplin films of all time? That was Jake from Not Just Movies does for this July. Jake from Not Just Movies is precipitating in a Favorite Directors Blogathan which he will do for a whole year. The blogathan will start on July 2012 to June 2013, which will list Jake favorite directors.  I'm glad I am not doing this blogathan since I don't know who are my favorite twelve favorite directors in the first place.



James Homes: Who is Aurora Shooting Suspect
This is the murder who killed of these innocent people watching a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado. I feel very sorry for all the people who died because of his actions. RIP of all of those people who got killed in this terrible tragedy.



'Gone With The Wind' Projection Instructions: Rules to Screening The 1939 Classic

Do you ever wonder how to screening Gone with the Wind in your movie theaters? These step are the way how to screen this movie is your movie theaters is  use to watch classical films only.  The steps could be complicated, but it worth the struggle to put this in classical movie theaters for sure.




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Sunday, July 22, 2012

First Time Seeing an Christopher Nolan Movie in the Theaters: A Personal Story


Since the Dark Knight Rises is released in theaters I would love to share the first experience I had to see an Christopher Nolan film in the theaters. Here is the story on how I saw an Inception in the movie theaters.

At the time, I still remember the time I saw a TV ad about this movie on the TV screen. The first time I saw this ad I was very intrigued to see this movie and same with my identical twin brother . When   I saw the movie commerical  I asked our mom to go see the movie, but she wouldn't because mom is sometimes a wimp when it comes to movie that scare her to death.  Then, our Mom suggested my identical twin and I to see this movie with our Uncle R. I am just calling him Uncle R so I could not get in trouble for putting up information about my personal life. The more weeks that  I didn't see Inception the more excited I got when I about the movie.

About three weeks later, our Uncle  said that we can watch the movie with him and we both got into  red messy suburban. I didn't care about seeing all of the disgusting messes he has on his car at the time because I wanted to see this movie in the theaters for a while. We drove in his car to the movie theaters for about five minutes since this movie theater is really close to where I live. After the five minute drive, we grabbed all the concession goodies from the theaters. Then, we gave our tickets to the movie employee, but I did not known how this movie will impact my live what so ever.

When the movie was starting I was had no idea what I was getting into since I have not seen a noir film in my life before this movie. When the movie ended I knew that I will never forget seeing this movie in the movie theaters. This movie was shocking, thrilling, and the best part of the movie for me is figuring out what will happen while trying to think about it.  This movie was one the best movie I have ever saw in decade of 2010's so far and I started to enjoy having company Uncle R even more than I used to.  Also, this movie  is easily the best movie that my identical twin ever saw since he is a major sports fan and he rarely see an movie unless it is in a movie theater.  If I did not see Inception in the movie theaters I have no idea how this film will impact me as a film fan and all the memories I have for seeing this movie in the movie theaters with my loving family.







Thursday, July 19, 2012

End of the Week: June 11- June 17

I'd admit I've been really busy learning as much since I am still at school.  I promise that I will be more active in this blog. Here's the main films I've seen form these certain dates.


Vertigo


Vertigo one of those movies that everyone needs to see once in their lifetime. The plot is about a man named Scottie Ferguson (James Stewart) who suffers acrophobia which means Scottie is afraid of extreme or irrational fear of heights. Scottie Ferguson has to take care and watch  Madeline Elster (Kim Novak), since the husband Gavin Elster (Tom Helmore) is suspecting something bad to happen to her.

The movie is itself was itself a timeless classic  in it's ways that could be considered Hithcock's masterpiece film.  The acting in this movie was amazing. James Stewart did a great job of pretending to be afraid of extreme heights and being terrified at them as well. Kim Novak did a brilliant job acting like the complicated and insane Madeline Easter. Kim gets more and more insane as the movie goes on. That must be extremely difficult for Kim to act like this way since she seemed like an normal girl who is very polite. The movie had many twists and turns that no one would except. If you want to is a horror movie masterpiece from Alfred Hitchock you should see this one and see Psycho as well.