This is the most touching Toy Story ever made to date. While true that the others were heart warming and fun to watch, this one truly and genuinely pulls at the heart strings several times. This one was definitely made for those that had been watching the films, shorts and specials since Pixar first made Toy Story. You see some of the old jokes and skits from the first 2, you even get “The Claw” make an appearance to help save the day.
Don’t get me wrong, this movie does stand on its own and you do not have to have seen the other 2 to appreciate and understand this film. This film is a real gem and would stand up even if the other 2 had never been released. Seeing this one will make you want to go and see the other 2 again and if you don’t have them find a way to get them. Read more...(295 words, 1 image, estimated 1:11 mins reading time)
Herbie Fully Loaded is one of those fun family films that you will want to keep and cherish for years to come. Lindsay Lohan does a wonderful job as the new driver for Herbie the wonderful bug that we all have come to love and adore. It makes a perfect addition to all of the Herbie films and TV episodes that you may have already collected or want to collect.
Herbie is down on his luck and has lost another owner and has been carted off to the junkyard. Herbie seeing that this might be the end tries to escape but is stopped by the owner of the scrapyard and his wheel removed so he can’t try it again. The scrapyard owner is determined to make sure that the car will never be a bother ever again by crushing him and selling Herbie for scrap. That is where Lindsay Lohan finds Herbie or rather Herbie finds her. Read more...(325 words, 9 images, estimated 1:18 mins reading time)
This film stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Don Cheadle as Rhodey and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts. All were in the first film and are even better in their roles in this one. Samuel Jackson also returns as Nick Fury, the commander of S.H.I.E.L.D, the organization that eventually sets up the Avengers in the Marvel Universe. As a matter of fact this film setup for the next Avenger film Thor. Can’t wait to see that on. Anyway, enough about the back facts and on with the review of Iron Man 2.
In this film Tony, aka Iron Man, is slowly dieing because of blood poisoning from the chest implant that is keeping him alive. We learn that he has tried so many different elements to power it that he thinks he has tried everything. Later on in the film Nick Fury shows up and tells him that there is an answer but it is buried someplace in the stuff left behind by his father. It is the molecular diagram of a molecule that has yet to be discovered. A new element entirely. They never say what the element is, at least I don’t remember a name given to it, but it is just the thing to fix Tony’s problem with power as well as the poison in his blood. Read more...(562 words, 1 image, estimated 2:15 mins reading time)
Jackie Chan starred in the Walt Disney classic Around The World In 80 Days. This is by far one of the best Around The World In 80 Days films to date. At least that is what I feel. It gives so much more to the characters and they are not dry or dull like in previous incarnations of films with the same name. If Jules Verne saw this version I think that he would instantly fall in love with it. This one is definitely a family classic that will be enjoyed by generations to come.
With that said, I would have to rate Arnold Schwarzenegger’s portrayal of Prince Hapi as a scene that would have been better off left on the cutting room floor. The guy is a great actor in his own right, but as this one character it just didn’t work right. It seemed forced and thrown in at the last minute to boost ratings or something. Remember, that is my opinion and may not be what actually happened, it just feels that way. Read more...(578 words, 1 image, estimated 2:19 mins reading time)
Just watched this film and it was great seeing the game that I originally saw played on the Apple II. I could have swore there was a Commodore64 version but couldn’t find a reference to it but that was over 20 years ago, but I did play the game before. It was a fun game then and from what I have seen of my son playing some of the newer versions, it is still a fun game. But this review is about the movie and not the game, just giving a pit of insight is all.
Any way, the film is great. It has Destan being played Jake Gyllenhaal who was the real lead of The Day After Tomorrow in my opinion as he was the one stuck in NY City. This is a film about how the prince came to be and his humble origins. You see he was not born a prince but was made a prince by the king of Persia just for standing up and doing what was right. The king saw it and after finding out that he was an orphan the king adopted him as his own. That is how he came to be a prince of Persia and as he had no royal blood, a safe son as he would not have designs on the throne. Read more...(602 words, 1 image, estimated 2:24 mins reading time)