The sixth and latest Harry Potter is set in the teenage years for Harry and friends.  When a movie involves teenagers, you know there are going to be hormones and relationships aplenty.  This installment works as a bridge to the end and final movies of the Harry Potter saga (Note: the last book will be split into two movies).  Harry is getting closer to learning the truth of Voldermort’s past and the Dark Lord is getting closer to the wizard himself.  As eluded to above, there is plenty of romance in this episode as well between Ron and Hermione, as well as Harry and the youngest of the Weasley clan.

The Good:

As a casual Harry Potter fan, I loved that the movie did not get to in depth in the wizard world and instead concentrated the story on the characters and building relationships.  The visuals were also stunning in making this world look so believable and majestic at the same time.


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2009 has brought yet another sequel/reboot of a classic movie series. Two weeks after the return of Star Trek, McG brings the fourth installment of Terminator to the big screen. This one takes place in the year 2018 with John Connor (Christian Bale) in full Viva la Resistance mode. Connor is on two missions this time around, to destroy SkyNet and to find the whereabouts of Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin), who he must save so he can travel back to become his father circa the original Terminator movie. Causing a problem in all this is the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), whose last memory is of being on death row in 2003.

The Good:

Marcus and Kyle were the real stars of the movie. Whether it was from the acting or just the fact that they seemed to have most of the good lines and plot, these main players stole the movie for me. Oh ya, and there were the massive action scenes that blew me away as well. McG sure knows how to set up sets and then blow them up.

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Nicolas Cage has had quite a strange run of movies lately (Bangkok Dangerous, Next, Ghost Rider, The Wicker Man,…).  I would not be surprised to hear he just threw a dart at a bunch of scripts and whatever it hit, BAM, that’s his next project.  Well, this time that dart landed on a science-fiction movie from Director Alex Proyas, who has had success directing this genre with The Crow, Dark City, and I, Robot.
This story is about a page full of numbers that describes some of the world’s most tragic disasters and predicts a few more that are about to happen.   Nicolas Cage plays a down on his luck, struggling, single father (shocking, I know) who happens upon this sequence of numbers and tries to stop what seems like the inevitable.

Title: Knowing


The Good:

Compared to other recent science-fiction movies, I found this plot to be a lot more captivating.  It isn’t ever going to be confused for a true story, but if you give it a chance, there is not many times you will be rolling your eyes at preposterous happenings.  Also, most of the special effects for this low-budget movie were above-average.     They seemed very realistic to how situations of tragedy might go. Read more..

Due to popular demand, we are now writing movie reviews for all your mid-core gamers out there, so you know which movies to spend your money on, and which ones not to.

As is the trend these days, legendary horror filmmaker Wes Craven decided to remake his 1972 movie “The Last House on the Left.”  This version stars Tony Goldwyn and Monica Potter as parents to a teenage girl that is attacked outside their house in a remote forest.  Sounds like a typical horror movie, but what makes this different is that after the attack, the villains need a place to go to get out of an incoming storm.  You guessed it, they show up on the front porch of the parent’s house, which help them recover and give them hospitality for the night, that is, until they find out exactly who these people are.

Title: The Last House on the Left


The Good:

This movie has a lot of good things going for it.  The first thing positive is the fact it is an R rated movie.  No horror movie should ever be PG13.  The whole point of horror movies is to be in your face, unapologetic horror (blood, violence, language, etc.)  Because of this rating, the filmmakers were allowed to make “Last House on the Left” more realistic and give it some stunning visuals.  The performances in the movie were also above average.  The actors playing the three villains were especially strong. Read more..