Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Expendables

"The Expendables" was a great action film. There was no real significant story, no amazing writing, but there were hilarious one-liners. The acting of Stallone and others was nothing short of fantastic, as usual. There isn't much that I can write about this movie. The explosions were amazing and the scenery was great. It was a great tough guy film that would be entertaining to even people that don't usually enjoy these types of movies. 2 and a half out of 4 stars.

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Kids Are All Right

Lesbian couple Jules (Julianne Moore) and Nic (Annette Bening) have been together for almost 20 years and have two teenage kids named Joni and Laser, who were conceived via artificial insemination. Without telling their moms, Joni and Laser seek out their biological father,  Paul (Mark Ruffalo). Complications arise when the teens bond with Paul and invite him into their lives.

My Review: This film was better than alright. It was one of the most touching and decently written comedy-dramas I have seen in some time. It was certainly different than watching the same rom-com garbage that comes out in theaters every week. It was a breath of fresh air, if you will. The acting was phenominal and the story was realistic and can be relatable to every family. It portrays the lives and love among family members and what happens when that pattern is interrupted. Just a quality film that is appealing to even the most conservative people who don't typically approve of the lifestyles that some live. It is more so a film about relationships in general and less about the "gay" relationship. I wouldn't have minded seeing more because the story captured my attention. 3 and a half out of 4 stars.