Busy weekend for yours truly – this is the first time in a long while (probably in the last six months or so) where I was actually able to pull off seeing TWO movies in one weekend. How about that, eh? And it only gets better – I already have plans this Friday night to see Green Lantern, so make that THREE films in one week. Not too shabby, if I may say so.
But I’ll save the Green Lantern and DC Comics chatter for this weekend. Right now, it’s all about X-Men and Marvel, and I figured I’d start my pair of reviews with the film that I saw SECOND, not for any particular reason, mainly because it came out before the other film (Super 8) did, so I decided that I’d post this one first. Plus, what do X-Men: First Class and Super 8 have in common? There are already great reviews for these films that can be found on this site (FK99 did X-Men, while Adolfo tackled Super 8). Then again, you know what they say – it’s never official unless I, SportsGuy515, review it (hahaha, just kidding).
SO, without further adieu, let’s get on with my take on X-Men: First Class…
After two weeks, I, SportsGuy515, have returned with yet another movie review – a review that, for all intents and purposes, should have been up about two weeks ago. However, the weekend that this film came out, I was away on a camping trip with my friends, and the 2 other times I made the attempt to see it with my buddies, they ended up cancelling for whatever reason.
But after all that, yesterday, I was (finally) able to make the time to check out the film that I, personally, have been looking forward to since it was announced TWO YEARS AGO – The Hangover, Part II, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and Ken Jeong. Does this sequel live up to the “EPIC-NESS” that was the original? Well, click the link and find out… More →
Megan (while shitting in the sink): “It’s coming out like lava!”
Hmph…would you look at that. Here I thought I would start the 2011 Summer Movie Season with something like Fast Five or Thor, but here I am, with my first review of the season, and it’s…Bridesmaids?
I dunno if I’ve made this statement in any review/column yet, but if I haven’t, here it is – I ALWAYS check out ANY FILM associated with JUDD APATOW, because 9 times out of 10, it delivers on the laughs, and then some. Can I add Bridesmaids to the list of such Apatow classics as The 40-Year Virgin, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Superbad, or does it belong on the short list of rare Apatow duds such as Drillbit Taylor, Year One, and You Don’t Mess With the Zohan?
Ah, April. While the 2011 Summer Movie Season is not OFFICIALLY underway yet, April is always known as the month that gets moviegoers geared for the summer to come, as it sees the release of many of the year’s most anticipated films. Which brings me to my review for today (and my first official film review since the Oscars), Scream 4, directed by Wes Craven, and starring Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courtney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, and Rory Culkin. Does Scream 4 live up to the hype? Does it even live up to the legacy of the original Scream trilogy? Find out, AFTER THE JUMP!
Alas, we arrived at my final Oscar film review. After 10 Best Picture nominees and 4 other films nominated for acting only, we have this extraordinary tale of a couple dealing with the untimely loss of their son. Starring Nicole Kidman (nominated for Best Actress), Aaron Eckhart, and Dianne Wiest, this is Rabbit Hole.
And who said the only good thing to come out of Australia was Elle MacPherson? Now we can add Animal Kingdom. Starring Ben Mendelsohn, James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, and Jacki Weaver (who’s up for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars this Sunday), check out my review of this Australian masterpiece at the link below.
Tonight, I finish up my Oscar film reviews (just in time for tomorrow’s Epitome of Randomness: Oscar Preview Edition) by starting with Javier Bardem (nominated for Best Actor) in the Mexican film Biutiful.
My final movie review of the day (and my last one until Friday) begins my series of reviews on films that JUST didn’t make the cut for Best Picture at the Oscars this year, but did manage to find a saving grace in being nominated in one of the acting categories (The Town actually falls into this category – luckily I was able to review the film in December, check it out HERE). To begin this series (or continue – however you want to look at it), I’ll be reviewing Blue Valentine, starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams.
At last, I wrap up the 2010 Best Picture Oscar nominees with this little doozy – also up for Oscars in the categories of Best Director (Tom Hooper), Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Actress (Helena Bonham Carter), and Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush) – here is The King’s Speech.
SportsGuy here, back with more movie reviews as I wrap up the Best Picture Oscar nominees tonight, starting with The Fighter, directed by David O. Russell, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Melissa Leo.