At first glance you would think that this film would be rather boring if you had not seen the trailers but it is anything but boring. You have strong believable visuals with a blending of the real and CGI to give you an experience like none other. You can almost feel the battles that you see on the screen and almost smell the oil and metal that is being pulverized by these metal giants. The film draws you in and leave you in tears at the end as you cheer for the little junk yard ‘bot. Read more...(993 words, 220 images, estimated 3:58 mins reading time)
“You have to understand. They’re the most dangerous waves on the planet. Out here, you don’t just get crushed…you die,” was what the main character of the surfer girl film Blue Crush said to her new man when she took him to see the Pipeline on the North Shore. Anne Marie Chadwick (Kate Bosworth) knows exactly what she is talking about. In a junior Pipeline competition a few years before, she near lost her life to a to a crushing wave and a brutal coral reef. Now, she is just trying to get by, but still competing. She shares her home and her passion for surfing with her two best friends and co-workers, Eden (Michelle Rodriguez) and Lena (Sanoe Lake). Her mother is a flighty woman whom tends to take off on a whim with rich men, leaving the three girls to look after Penny (Mika Boorem), Anne’s young teen sister. The three surfers work at a posh resort as maids, and when a football club comes to the beach for their vacation, Anne Marie has even a harder time focusing on her true dream, taking on the Pipeline once again. She still fears the reef that almost ended her once, and she even though she is very close to getting taking that perfect ride down the Pipe, her focus gets taken away by all those outside factors. Read more...(592 words, 101 images, estimated 2:22 mins reading time)
All his life all Happy Gilmore (Adam Sandler) ever wanted to be was a hockey player. He couldn’t skate all that well, not could he steal or control the puck, but he had a slapshot that could kill, possibly literally. He had many jobs when he grew up, in many different kinds of fields, but all they pretty much did was pay the bills. The only thing Happy loves more than hockey is his grandmother (Frances Bay). Happy’s Grandma raised him after his parents split up, but now Happy is on his own, still chasing his dream of become one of the Boston Bruins, but due to his lack of discipline, things are about to change, in a big way.
Happy has been cut from the try-outs for who knows how many times now, and things are looking grim for Grandma, as she has not been able to pay her taxes in a very long time. The IRS is taking everything, and will be auctioning off the lovely house her husband built from the ground up decades ago. Happy’s girlfriend, Terry (Nancy McClure) has dumped him. Things just can’t seem to get much worse. Read more...(842 words, 102 images, estimated 3:22 mins reading time)