Review: Looper (2012)

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The year is 2044. Joe is a Looper, an assassin paid to kill targets sent from the future – the year 2074 when time travel has already been invented. All’s well and dandy until Joe finds out the mob from the future is closing the loop on assassins, sending their future selves back in the present to be killed.

I love time travel movies, when they’re done well, and Rian Johnson (the director) didn’t disappoint me. Much.  Continue reading

Oh, Merlin!

BBC One’s season 5 premiere of Merlin was incendiary! Awesome! Amazeeeebaaaalllssssss!

From the looks of the first episode, it’s going to be a better, very interesting – maybe Merlin finally confesses to Arthur? – season. It’s darker, sexier and we get more of the Arthurian legends and mythology.  You can easily see that the characters are more grown up and there’s a slight change in the relationship between Merlin and Arthur, too.

Merlin’s no longer a mere servant who walks by Arthur’s horse, he’s a trusted friend. The way these two tease and mock each other is hilarious.

I noticed better special effects as well.

Morgana is to be feared, as always – she’s such a nasty, delicious, great villain, and Gwen looked positively gorgeous in that velvety red gown. So glad we’ll get to see more of her, what with being a queen now.  And Mordred! Ohh, isn’t he a creepy one? Lovely!

If it were possible, I’d watch all the episodes right now. Now, now, now.

 

Review: Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Yet another one of those. See, I really am one of the people who appreciate Mila Jovovich as a badass in a skin-tight suit, cracking zombie skulls. I am. I do expect more from the movies I watch though; say, a … Continue reading

Review: Brave (2012)

Brave is the latest Pixar computer-animated movie, directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman and released under the Disney Pictures banner.

The story is set in Scotland and follows the adventures of Princess Merida who’s determined to defy her parents wishes that she marry the firstborn of one of the other clans. Her refusal to do so starts a feud between the clans, while in the meantime Merida asks the help of a witch with a spell that’s supposed to persuade her mother to leave her be, but turns out to be more of a curse.  Continue reading

Review: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Aaaand..I’m finally writing it. See, I do this thing where I tell you guys the day I’m going to post a review, then post it 5 days later. Keep you on your toes, eh? Yeah, not buying it either. Master … Continue reading

Review: Total Recall (2012)

Total Recall is a remake of the 1990 movie of the same name starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the 2012 version Colin Farrell plays Douglas Quaid/Hauser and Jessica Biel is Melina.

I think it’s hard writing a review when it comes to a remake without mentioning the original piece and/or comparing the two, so that’s exactly what I’m going to do myself. But first let’s start with the things I enjoyed about this one. Continue reading

Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

The start of a new Spiderman trilogy, as it’s been heard through the grapevine, The Amazing Spider-Man is the best Marvel comics based movie of its kind so far. Also, one of my favorite superhero movies because..everybody loves their friendly neighborhood hero, right?

First of all, the casting was spot-on. If you thought Tobey Maguire did a good job as Peter Parker in the previous installments, then you’ll love Andrew Garfield.  He did an amazing job as the quirky, awkward, geeky Parker by day and funny, confident superhero by night. Continue reading

Review: Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

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