If you were a fan of Two and a Half Men, the original Wall Street and know that Hot Shots I and part Deux are two of the best comedies ever ( add Top Secret and Airplane and you’re set), then you’ll definitely want to tune in tomorrow, June 28, to watch Anger Management’s premiere. Continue reading →
I decided to read this book after I saw the 5 stars reviews it got from almost every single person on GoodReads. I mean, sure, it was yet another YA supernatural/romance/fantasy novel, but I figured it couldn’t be worse than books like Hush Hush and Fallen.
Couldn’t be more happy I did!
Nikki Beckett, a 17-year-old girl, gets sucked into the underworld called Everneath, where the Everliving Cole feeds on her emotions for 100 years. When the Feeding ends, she chooses to Return – back on Earth, back to her family and friends, where only 6 months had passed since she went underground.
She only has 6 months on the surface to say her good-byes and to reconnect with her ex boyfriend Jack – the thing she wants the most – before she’s going to be dragged back to The Tunnels – a horrible place where humans are nothing more than energy/emotions batteries for the Everneath and it’s Queen. Nikki has a choice: go to the Tunnels or lose her heart, become an Everliving and return with Cole as his queen. She chooses to cheat Faith and try to remain on the Surface. Continue reading →
I’ve been wanting to see this movie since it came out in 2010, but either didn’t have the time or I forgot about it entirely (shame on me, I know). I am nothing if not a huge fan of Eli Roth’s work, be it as director, producer or actor. Say what you will, but his twisted, gory movies are good.
Having seen Cabin Fever, Hostel and it’s sequel, when I heard Roth was producing this I instantly thought of a gorefest/brutal horror movie. My, how wrong I was.
The Last Exorcism tells the story of minister Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian), a man who lost his faith in God. He routinely performs fake exorcisms on “possessed” people, operating on a simple belief: if said people think they need an exorcism, then he will act accordingly and eventually help them get better. After reading the story of a young boy who died during such an exorcism, he comes to realize the dangers the practice possesses. He agrees to have one last exorcism filmed as a documentary so he can expose it as nothing more than a fraud. Working with producer Iris Reisen (Iris Bahr) and cameraman Daniel Moskowitz (Adam Grimes), he heads for Louisiana where he’s supposed to exorcise Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell), a 16-year-old girl. Continue reading →
Whatever happened to the actor who played in Beverly Hills Cops or Trading Places or, hell, even Coming to America? It appears, over the years, Eddie Murphy has become another dime-a-dozen actor and is content with it. Just like Nicholas Cage or Adam Sandler. Shame. Money trumps quality, I s’ppose.
A thousand words are 998 too many for what I have to say about this movie: not funny. The movie is about a literary agent, Jack McCall (Eddie Murphy) who lies his way through closing a book deal with a guru, Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis). The next day, a bodhi tree grows on his patio and it seems every time Jack says something, leafs fall off the tree; one word, one leaf. When the last leaf falls, Jack will die.
A typical one-man’s-journey movie, really: from the busy, never home, hotshot agent to family man. Continue reading →
This is a new Amy Sherman-Palladino series that premiered on ABC Family yesterday. Being a huge fan of Palladino and her work as director/producer/writer on GG (i.e. Gilmore Girls) I decided to watch the pilot as soon as I heard about the project being in the works.
Having said that, I’m not sure this one is going to last. I have already read quite a handful of reviews saying it’s too much like GG, but will never be as good as the first show was and so far, I got to say I agree.
Bunheads is about Michelle (Sutton Foster), dance extraordinaire and current showgirl in Las Vegas who marries a man she barely knows, Hubbel, (her own personal stalker – Alan Ruck) and moves to his hometown to live with him. Continue reading →
Behold the magical powers of a good action movie! I did not find Kristen Stewart’s performance cringe worthy. Eh, don’t fret, I kid. Maybe. As the second Snow White movie adaptation this year (Mirror Mirror is the other one), Snow … Continue reading →
This movie is a so-called sequel for Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008). Hitting the screens in 3D, the movie’s based on yet another Verne story: The Mysterious Island.
I say so-called because the story is completely different and the only character from the first film to appear in this one is Sean Anderson, played by Josh Hutcherson. You don’t have to watch the 2008 film to understand this one.
Brendan Fraser didn’t reprise his role as Trevor Anderson, but got replaced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, as Sean’s stepfather. Jane Wheeler was also replaced, by Kristin Davis ( SAtC’s Charlotte) playing Sean’s mother, Liz.
The story is at times, if not all of the time, predictable. Sean gets a coded message from his grandfather (Michael Caine), telling him that “the island is real” and providing him with clues to find it. With the help of his stepfather, Hank, he sets out to find the Mysterious Island. They hire two guides to fly them to the island, Gabato (Luiz Guzman) and his daughter Kailani (Vanessa Hudgens). Continue reading →
Continuum is a tv show, created by Simon Barry, about time-travelling.
A police officer from 2077, Keira Cameron (Rachel Nichols) gets trapped in the past (2012-present day Vancouver) with a gang of convicted terrorists. After a failed attempt at getting back to her time and family, with the help of computer genius Alec Sadler (Erik Knudsen) and Vancouver’s PD agent Carlos Fonnegra ( Victor Webster), she starts hunting down the criminals.
With only two episodes aired so far, this is a really good show. The sci-fi is great and the main attraction of the show, the tech believable and a novelty. Her 2077 protector suit is a cool and nifty gadget, but I liked that they didn’t go over the top with it: it’s a gadget from the future, not a miracle worker.
The story about the freedom fighters trying to bring back democracy to a corporate ruled future world is interesting and has potential. Continue reading →