Friday, April 30, 2010
Movies watched in the past two weeks
Date Night (2010)
Starring Tina Fey and Steve Carell
About this couple, Phil and Claire Foster from New Jersey who are worried about the mundaneness of their marriage. They get even more worried after knowing that their best friends, also a married couple, are splitting up. To spice things up, they decide to have dinner at a trendy restaurant in Manhattan. Since they did not make a table reservation, they decided to 'steal' a table which was earlier reserved by the 'Tripplehorns'. Little did they know that the Tripplehorns are wanted by a gang of mobsters!
So instead of a romantic dinner, they spend the night running away from corrupted policemen and trying to find the flash drive which holds important pictures. Knowing that the main actors are funny people Tina Fey and Steve Carell, you can expect a few laughs here and there. Oh, and watch out for the appearance of the Amazon Kindle too!
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Starring Sam Worthington, Mads Mikkelsen, Alexa Davalos, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson
This movie reminded me of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief where there's a demigod involved. Anyway, this is a remake of the 1981 film version of the same name. So the people are unhappy with the gods and being rebellious. Then this demigod guy named Perseus is determined to fight with the people against the gods who are believed to be manipulating their lives. Perseus' reason for fighting the gods is because they killed his adopted family. Even though he finds out that his father is the great Zeus, he still doesn't care to stop the fight.
I fell asleep during parts of the movie.
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway
I love Tim Burton's movies. I love the film score in his movies especially in Edward Scissorhands. The actress playing Alice in this movie is fantastic. She's certainly a defiant 19-year-old Alice who doesn't quite remember her first trip to Wonderland. On her second trip there, she meets the same characters like before: the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Mad Hatter, and the Red Queen. Ooh, I enjoyed watching Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen. She's brilliantly evil!
The costumes worn by Alice, wow, simply fab. Do check out the scene where the Mad Hatter makes a tiny dress for her. He sure has style. :)
When in Rome (2010)
Starring Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel
Just watching this movie for Josh is enough even though the plot is a little bit weak. Art curator Beth is not lucky in love. Her younger sister's getting married before her. So she goes to Rome to attend her sister's wedding. Drunk and miserable, she climbs in the fountain of love and picks up five coins. Voila, the guys who threw the coins in the fountain are then fixated on Beth and keep declaring their undying love for her.
Among them is Nick (played by Josh). But Beth believes that Nick was just one of the guys under the spell. Even though she has feelings for Nick, she has to either return the coins to the fountain or give them back to their rightful owners. Quite a funny movie. Ending could be unpredictable.
Shutter Island (2010)
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams
What an eerie island! I knew the ending so it was fun following the movie and finding out how it ended the way it ended. U.S. Marshal, Teddy and his new partner, Chuck set off to a mental hospital on Shutter Island to investigate the case of a missing patient. But as the investigations go deeper, the questions getting difficult, the hospital staff being uncooperative, it's a tough task for Teddy and his partner. Besides, Teddy has his own inner sufferings to deal with too.
Watch out for some gory scenes!
The Crazies (2010)
Starring Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Joe Anderson, Danielle Panabaker
Definitely not for the faint-hearted but perfect for thrill-seekers. I really have to credit the excellent timing of the sound effects in this movie. Most of the time I found myself hiding my eyes behind my hands. I even considered covering my ears too but then I wouldn't be able to listen to what's being said.
The folks in Iowa are drinking water which have been contaminated by toxins. The side effects? They go stark crazy. But their kind of madness does not limit them to sitting around and rambling nonsense. They go on killing sprees! Scary huh? The disease has become so serious that the military team ambushed the town and tied up those who were suspected of being sick. But town sheriff David cannot rest until he has rescued his doctor wife, Judy who has a fever and thus, taken away by the soldiers to be quarantined.
A pretty exciting movie and get ready to jump or scream at certain scenes. It's a terrifying ride with the crazies.