Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Wolverine

The second installment of the Wolverine series starring the incredibly talented Hugh Jackman was pretty shallow but Jackman's performance is nothing short of brilliant as always. The first film was markedly better than the latest but the action sequences were worth watching. 2 and a half out of 4 stars.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Way, Way Back

A great coming of age film about a teenage boy looking to find his way in the world. Great cast that had chemistry on the screen. Especially chilling was the authenticity of the relationship between Toni Collette and her son in the film. 3 out of 4 stars. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Fruitvale Station

An urban drama that shows how sometimes power gets to people's heads. A sincere film with an emotionally powerful message. This film opened my eyes to how people really get treated even today for having a different skin color. 3 out of 4 stars.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Despicable Me 2

The second installment of Despicable was more entertaining than the first, mainly because this film was more light-hearted than the original. The minions were as cute as can be and without them there would clearly be no movie. Also, the soundtrack fit perfectly to the scenes in the movie. 2 and a half out of 4 stars.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Grown Ups 2

We all know that Adam Sandler makes movies to please his fans. However, some of the recent flicks like Jack & Jill and That's My Boy were awful. Sandler returns to what he is great at in the first sequel of his career. The plot is funnier and the jokes are less corny, probably because most of the children from the first film are now teens. I laughed the whole way through and at times had to keep it contained because it would just be too awkward during some moments. 3 out of 4 stars.

My Australia

The Polish film is certainly strange, but it had it's moments. The story never really takes off but the character development is noticeable. This is a film that you should watch just because of the acting. 2 and a half out of 4 stars.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

This was an HBO special that Kevin Hart decided to make into a movie in order to make more money. Aside from fifteen minutes of scripted material, the entire show was taped and put out to the public to make some money for the comedian. Nonetheless, the routine was funny, and I laughed out loud a handful of times. Wait for this one to come out on HBO, when you can watch in for free, and in the comfort of your own home. 1 and a half out of 4 stars.