Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

A mild dissapointment, but still worth the rent. Leonard Nimoy directs this film (I guess he'll have a major role in the movie-making process no matter what) about James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and his aging crew on the Enterprise. He goes against all rules to go get Spock, who in the last movie was dumped on Genesis after he died. (oops!) Then the planet goes crazy, and then Klingons attack. It was just too much. This movie really just did what Heroes on NBC did: they make an amazingly unbelievable story...and then carry it too far. It was just too unbelievable, even for Star Trek. Still worth your time, though. It wasn't a complete dissapointment.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

I know that I usually rat out drama films, but this movie was outstanding. This hit film, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, has heart, adventure, suspense, and a crime scene like no other. Number one for AFI's top ten courtroom films list, this film stars Gregory Peck as AFI's number one hero, Atticus Finch. It is a fabulous story, and defines right from wrong, and gives the truth that sonetimes people can't tell the difference. So get this film today and learn why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Elf (2003)

This is a great family funny flick for the holidays. This hit, starring Will Ferrel as Buddy, a human raised as an elf, is a comic gem that is also a good-messaged family film. It has love, life, and a lot of very predictable (but it's still funny when it happens) humor. I would rent this any holiday season. So go down to the movie shop and rent Elf.

2012 (2009)

It's not what it's hyped up to be. This movie is, in fact, a sheer dissapointment to the disaster genre. It's just not that good. It stars John Kusack as a divorced father of two kids, and the movie is his story trying to save his family. The special effects drive this movie on...for almost 3 hours! It's too long, the plot is empty, and the movie just isn't that great. So head down to the movies with a big bucket of tomatoes and throw them at 2012.