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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles review

Posted : 1 month ago on 14 August 2014 11:11 (A review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

April O'Neil: What are you?
Leonardo: We're ninjas.
Raphael: We're mutants!
Donatello: Technically, we're turtles.
Michelangelo: And we're teenagers. But we can have adult conversations.
April O'Neil: So, you're... Ninja Mutant Turtle Teenagers?
Donatello: When you put it like that, it sounds ridiculous!

Alright so despite getting bad reviews all around and having Michael Bay's name attached to it a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie was something i had to watch just because i grew up watching the movies and TV show. The hate for this movie pretty much started once everyone saw Michael Bay's name attached to but it exploded when we they released the first trailer and we all saw just how horrible the turtles looked. Now i hated them just as much as everyone else but overtime it actually didn't seem to bother me as much i guess it was just the shock of them seeing them look completely different for the first time. Ill just say this though the movie isn't as bad as the critics make it out to be now sure its not a great movie but its not a bad one either its just a average, decent movie which honestly it could have been A WHOLE LOT WORSE if they had used the first script that had the turtles being aliens and a whole bunch of other lame stuff.

The movie follows April O'Neil (Megan Fox) a reporter for the Channel 6 news in New York, tired of doing low ball news stories she is looking to really make a name for herself. She has been doing some research on a local gang called the Foot Clan a bunch of thugs causing chaos across the city after getting some info on who to talk to about the Foot Clan she heads to the docks where she ends up seeing the Foot Clan unloading some cargo but before she can get closer to film them shooting starts to break out as we see dark turtle figures kicking the crap out of Foot Clan soldiers which was pretty cool as we see just how powerful the turtles as we see them throw huge cargo containers, she later tries to tell people about it but no one seems to believe her. After April and her camera man Vernon Fenwick (Will Arnett) get done with reporting at a event where she ends up meeting her dads old work partner Eric Sachs (William Fichtner) they noticed people running from the train station so she goes down there to investigate. She of course runs into the Foot Clan again but this time she is captured and put with a bunch of other hostages, this being the Foot Clans plan to take hostages to try to get the turtles to come out from hiding yet at this point both April and the Foot Clan think there is only one vigilante.

The turtles again come to save the day kicking the ass out of the Foot Clan but this time April was able to spot how they got out and was able to to find them on a roof top and while the turtles were boasting about how much ass kicking they did she takes a picture of them but before she can get away they catch her and she ends up passing out. When she wakes up the turtles have already erased the picture on her phone and tell her if she tell anyone about them they will find her. Later on when the turtles return back to their home in the sewers Master Splinter finds them sneaking back in and demands that they tell him what they did and after some hardcore punishment involving a pizza Michelangelo isn't able to hold out anymore and tells him what they did this is when we find that they its not them that is in trouble but rather April O'Neil. During this time April goes to see Eric to tell him that his and her dads work wasn't wasted and shows him the turtles she of course thinks he wants to do good so she doesn't think anything of it and he give her his business card little does she know that he is working with the Foot Clan.

Later on Donatello hacks into her laptop and tells her to meet them so she does and after having cover her face they bring her to their base where she finds out all about what happened that night in the lab when her dad died trying to destroy all the work they had done when he figured out what Eric really wanted to do with it. This is where we find out that it was April that saved them and put them in the sewer and once they got there they started to grow fast and learn the way of ninjutsu. Realizing that Eric is bad she remembers the card he gave her and just then alarms start to go off and the place is flooded with Foot Clam members but also Shredder who is NOT played by William Fichtner which many seem to still think and hate on but its actually Tohoru Masamune that is the one to play Shredder. This was actually pretty cool as i wasn't expecting to see Shredder so early on so that was cool and it was even better to see Master Splinter and Shredder go one on one and we see Splinter kick the crap out of Shredder before he is able to get the upper hand, during this time we see the turtles again kick the crap out of even more weak Foot Clan members before they become heavily out numbered and get taking hostage by the Foot Clan but only three of them as the Foot Clan think they killed Raphael during the big fight.

From here we follow Raphael and April as they try to go free the other turtles and save the town from being turned into one big quarantine zone as Shredder and Eric want to rule the city by holding it hostage with the cure to the poison fluid they have made. The story was bland and is nothing new taking a page from The Amazing Spider-Man and Batman Begins with the villain trying to use a poison against the city. I didn't care for the useless Foot Clan which was a complete joke in this movie also i hated how we needed to have April involved with the story once Raphael goes to save his brothers you would think since they want to keep her safe they would leave her behind and not lead her into danger but i guess not. It wouldn't be so bad if the villains were intriguing but they aren't one is a money hungry douche bag and the other is a power hungry dick i mean at least in 1990 version Shredder isn't some forgetful nobody like he is in this.

Now lets get onto some parts i did like, one being that the overall humor for the movie was great it had me laughing quite a bit another good part was the turtles as they are all great but i would have to say Michelangelo was my favorite as he has plenty of great scenes he also liked to hit on April a lot which was also pretty funny. The action was actually not that bad like i said before the fight between Splinter and Shredder was awesome also the fight at the end with the four turtles and Shredder was pretty kick ass and even the fight between just Raphael and Shredder was cool despite raph getting his ass kicked. Will Arnett as Vernon Fenwick was good but i felt like he could have been even funnier favorite scene was with him staring at Aprils butt while she tires to record the turtles fighting with the Foot Clan. Megan Fox as April O'Neil was okay but largely forgettable i really didn't care for her character but i think her having proper red hair would have helped also im sure she would have looked dropped dead gorgeous.

Overall i give it a 6.0 While some will think this movie is garbage its better than A LOT of other movies i have seen this year and im sure if people actually gave it a chanch rather then just seeing Bay's and Liebesman's name attached to it and automatically think its crap they might be surprised.

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Need for Speed review

Posted : 1 month, 1 week ago on 7 August 2014 10:16 (A review of Need for Speed)

Alright so i knew this movie was going to be bad right from the start as it made no sense for Need For Speed game to be adapted into a movie. After watching the trailer i was right to think to movie was going to be crap the only real reason i gave it a watch was that because all the racing and stunts in the movie are real and not CGI like most movies nowadays so you have to give them that also that Aaron Paul was in it and after the ending of Breaking Bad it was something a lot of people were wanting to see him in. Ill just say this movie was about 30 minutes longer than it needed to be and for it being a two hour movie it felt like it was 3 hours i seriously got board half way through it. The movie wasn't funny i chuckled at a couple parts but nothing more also the racing was decent but nothing new and not enough to keep me entertained. Pretty much everything about this movie is cliched and bland but nothing was more cliched than Dominic Cooper as the movies bad guy. I will say though that i thought Imogen Poots was going to be annoying but actually she wasn't that bad pretty much the only character that i liked.

Overall i give it a 5.0 this movie was completely forgettable don't waste your time on it

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Guardians of the Galaxy review

Posted : 1 month, 1 week ago on 7 August 2014 09:17 (A review of Guardians of the Galaxy)

We're the fricking Guardians of the Galaxy!

A spoiler filled review ahead so be cautious

Guardians of the Galaxy is a hilarious, fast paced, action packed, fun filled ride set to thrill any film goer ready to watch a excellent summer blockbuster. Now it seems a lot of people are calling this Marvels best movie yet but i can't quite call it that myself. Don't get me wrong i absolutely loved the movie it was freaking awesome to say the least and i have it tied with Captain America: The Winter Solider as my favorite comic book movie of the year but i just can't call it the best one yet as it didn't give me that uncontrollable rush of excitement while i was watching it at the theater like i got with Iron Man, The Avengers, and Captain America 2. When the first trailer hit it seemed like i was one of the few that wasn't impressed by it and i wasn't going to judge it until i got to see more but once the second trailer hit and it was freaking amazing i was all in for this movie and all the other trailers and TV spots that came out after that only added to my hype for the movie.

The movie starts out on earth we see a young Peter Quill in a hospital visiting his sick mother and after a brief scene of her talking to peter she dies, Peter runs out of the hospital into a nearby field and falls on the ground. While crying in the field we see a bunch of flying ships come from out of nowhere and abduct Peter. Now the film picks up 26 years later we see a older Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) out on the abandoned planet of Morag searching for something we soon see him find a mysterious orb but just as hes about to leave he encounters Korath (Djimon Hounsou) a servant of Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) and he demands Peter give him the orb but of course that can't happen and we see Peter get into a small fight with Korath and other lackeys as he tries to make a getaway. After a exciting space chase that was reminiscent of "Star Wars" Peter was able to out run Korath but in the process screwing over his partner Yondu (Michael Rooker) leader of The Ravagers the people who kidnapped him from earth.

Peter attempts to sell the orb on the planet of Xandar, the Nova Corps home world but after finding out that Ronan also wants the orb the buyer backs out saying he wants nothing to do with it and quickly backs Peter out of his shop. Just as Peter is back outside he runs into Gamora (Zoe Saldana) another servant of Ronan she ambushes him trying to steal the orb and a fight ensues it's not till later that we find out that she was never going to return it to Ronan but another buyer. While her and Peter are fighting we see Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel) two bounty hunters lock in on Peter so they can capture him and return him to Yondu who had put a bounty on his head but in the process they also get caught up in the fight and soon they are all captured by the Nova Corps and sent to prison. From here we get a little back story on each of the three new characters and it adds another new character Drax (Dave Bautista) who has a serious problem with Gamora and wants to kill her because she serves Ronan and it was Ronan that killed his family right in front of him but Peter convinces him that Ronan will come after her and that will be the time to fight him.

After breaking out of the prison they head over to the criminal outpost of "Knowhere" thats built inside the massive head of a "celestial" to see The Collector (Benicio Del Toro) as he might know something about the orb that Ronan so badly wants. Once at the Collectors place we are gifted to many eastereggs such as Adams Warlock's cocoon that was first seen at the end credit scene of Thor: The Dark World, and we got to see a dark elf also from Thor 2, there are a few other eastereggs in this part but i don't want to give them away. Anyways after The Collector tells them that what they have is an Infinity Stone/Gem capable of bringing death to anyone not powerful enough to held the power it gives if they touch it. They send off for Xandar as its one of the best places to keep it safe but before they can leave Ronan is able to find them because a drunken Drax sent a message to him so he can finally get his revenge while the rest were meeting with The Collector. After a awesome action sequence involving a one on one with Drax and Ronan and a spaceship battle the guardians find themselves beaten with the orb in the hands of the enemy.

Now with the orb in the hands of the enemy Peter comes up with a plane to get it back but it requires the help of his ex-partner Yondu and his crew and after some convincing Yondu agrees to help the guardians out but with the stipulation that if they get the orb back he gets to keep it. Now at the end of the movie which for me seemed to come way too soon as i thought to myself whoa i can't believe we are already at the end battle we happen to get two more short encounters with The Guardians fighting Ronan before they are able to beat him which was a let down as it was SO short i mean there is no real fight between the two its actually one of the reasons why i cant say its the best marvel movie yet. Alright i guess ill say a few problems i had with the film because the film did have its faults, a minor one being that Drax the character from the movie is nothing like the Drax from the comic books that being said i did like the film character so its wasn't that bad, another thing i had a problem with is that Gamora is supposed to be brutal and ruthless but at times they made her feel too timid and i didn't like that, but i guess my biggest problem with the film is that i just didn't care for the villain Ronan or his cause for destroying Xandar he was just so underdeveloped that it seemed like his whole story was an afterthought despite being a major part of the movie, Karen Gillan as Nebula was decent though i didn't like that she just left during the battle at the end with no resolution as to what happened to her or where she went.

Overall i thought the main cast was great but could have been a little better, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill was fantastic don't think they could have got a better actor for the part, Bradley Cooper as Rocket was simply amazing as he was absolutely hilarious a couple of the gags he does had me crying from laughter, Vin Diesel as Groot had the most heartfelt moment of whole movie but he also has a couple funny parts despite him only being able to say "I AM GROOT" my favorite being with baby Groot at the end of the movie dancing behind Drax that was freaking hilarious, Drax and Gamora each had their moments but nothing really all that rememberable. A part that stood out to me even before i had seen the movie just the trailers was that marvel sure knows how do make GORGEOUS space backgrounds, i mean both Thor movies looked great but this movie since its mainly based in space we get to see loads more backgrounds some that were just amazing looking, i seriously can't wait to see how great it looks on Blu Ray. Another great thing about the movie was not only just its amazing soundtrack but also its score which for most people don't even seem to notice but im telling you its awesome just watch the scene when Groot is lighting up the room with fireflies listen to the background music and i'm telling you it will blow your mind.

Overall i give a 8.5 Seeing Thanos in the movie was awesome i think its funny that some fanboys are already finding things of him to bitch about. Now just 9 long miserable months until the ending of phase 2 with The Avengers: Age of Ultron "In Joss Whedon We Trust"

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Sex Tape review

Posted : 1 month, 3 weeks ago on 29 July 2014 12:42 (A review of Sex Tape)

I'm going to keep this review short as i really don't care to say all the much about "Lame Tape". Seriously this movie was straight up boring and a waste of my time and money i was thinking maybe it was going to be funny since it had Jason Segel in it and the premise had potential despite how simple it was but nope i was wrong the jokes were bland and failed to make me laugh for about 95% of the time also its completely wasteful of its "R" rating. Id just say just wait till this hits Netflix or Redbox to watch it but don't waste your money by watching it at the theaters. Sure Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz worked well with each other but it was still "meh" also how the hell does this movie have a budget of over 40 million honestly. I don't even want to rip on this movie all the much anymore but rather Sony for green-lighting one horrible movie after another that ends up bombing at the box office like The Monuments Men, Pompeii and Deliver Us From Evil just to name a few. I mean over half the trailers shown before the movie where Sony movie's and they looked like crap for the most part the only Sony i have liked this year was 22 Jump Street. My point is whoever is over at Sony thinking all these movies are good should be fired!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sony has no clue what they are doing when it comes to movies and the Spider-Man franchise proves me right on that.

Overall i give it a 4.0 Well this was more so a rant than a review but oh well.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes review

Posted : 1 month, 3 weeks ago on 29 July 2014 09:44 (A review of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes)

"We've been through hell together! We spent four years, FOUR YEARS fighting that virus, and then another four fighting each other! It was chaos!... But you all know what we're up against! And I want you to know, it's not just about power! It's about giving us the hope to rebuild, to reclaim the world we lost!"

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is absolutely phenomenal and one of the best summer blockbuster movies in recent years. I actually watched the movie during its initial release window but decided not to write a review for it as i was sick at the time so i never got around to it but seeing that some time has past now and i still find myself wanting to write a review for it so here i am. Well to start this movie was my most anticipated movie of the whole year over other films like Captain America 2, X-Men DOFP, Godzilla, and a few others, and i would have to say the film most definitely delivered on all my expectations. I wasn't a big fan of Matt Reeves previous films so i was a bit hesitant when i learned that he was going to be the director of this film that being said though i didn't really know that Rupert Wyatt the director of "Rise of the Plant of the Apes" was virtually a unknown director at the time when he did that film so i should have given Reeves more of a chance.

The film picks up 10 years after the film installment and the opens up with the apes hunting for food and right from the beginning the film blows you away with its amazing visuals which i was absolutely thrilled about because Weta Digital really dropped the ball with the visuals in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and its good to see them redeem themselves. It's been 2 years since the apes and humans had any contact with each other and Caesar isn't even sure if they are alive anymore which you can see makes him sad. Leading up to the events in this film the humans spent four years fighting the virus then the next four years fighting each other but it seems after all that the few remaining survivors live in peace in the ruins of San Francisco for the past two years. With fuel running low and the fear of returning back to darkness the main humans which consist of Gary Oldman as Dreyfus the leader, Jason Clarke as Malcolm a scientist, and Keri Russell as Ellie his girlfriend.

After a brief encounter with two young apes in the woods where one of them ends up getting shot in the arm we see Caesar and a huge group of apes march on San Francisco to show power but only to say that humans must stay in the cities and the apes will stay in the forest, this happens to one of the more iconic parts of the movie as it was so freaking awesome to see the apes ride on horse back. Malcolm convinces Dreyfus to give him three days to go talk to the apes to see if they cant just gain access to the hydro dam in the forest so they can fix it so they can have electricity all over the city and they wont have any need to enter the forest. Caesar agrees which leads to one of the fellow apes starting to question his actions. From here we see things escalate in both the human and ape groups which ends up leading to a all out war between the two.

While i was watching the film i would see something happen and i would think to myself and be like okay so this is going to happen but to my surprise it didn't and that happened to me a couple time throughout the movie which i loved because few movies can do that consistently and prove me wrong each time. I was never really a fan of Jason Clarke and i wasn't sure how i was going to like him being in this film seeing that he was going to be a major part of it but he actually did a solid performance which i was surprised about it also actually made me think that he wont be all that bad in Terminator: Genesis. Gary Oldman again was fantastic but of course that's nothing new, he has this one really emotional scene that ends up being one of the more memorable parts of the film. Toby Kebbell as Koba was great he was strong and fearful he also did a really good job for his first motion capture film but i'm sure Mr. Serkis had something to do with that.

Speaking of which lets get to Andy Serkis as the mighty ape Caesar honestly there really isn't anything to say other than we already know he wont win a Oscar for this which is just a absolute shame. His performance in this blows every other motion capture performance of his out of the water its really not even all that close id go as far and say that this is his best performance to date period. The motion capture for the apes was seriously stunning some of the apes like Caesar, Koba, and Maurice, look just as if you were looking at real apes, there are a couple parts where you get to see close ups of Caesar's eyes and you seriously can not tell that its CGI. Only thing i wasn't really expecting was to be reading subtitles so much don't get me wrong i had no problem with it but i figured since ten years had passed the apes would be able to talk but i see that its all just a evolution thing also they didn't interact with humans all that much so they didn't pick up speaking our language fast either way maybe the third film will have the apes speaking full time but i doubt it as i don't think it will be taking place that much further in the future after the events that place in this film.

Overall i give it a 9.0 Best movie I've seen this year and probably going to be my most liked film of the year regardless with only two movies left that could take its place those being The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Interstellar but it will be hard for them to do so.

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Bedazzled review

Posted : 2 months, 2 weeks ago on 4 July 2014 09:22 (A review of Bedazzled)

While this remake may not on the same level of its original its still a decent enough comedy and not as bad as others make it out to be. I know by this time a lot of people had already grown tired of Brendan Fraser but honestly i didn't think he is all that bad in this. While the film can be funny in parts it can also be completely bland in others which makes the movie seem a bit longer then its 90 minute running time. Of course i would have to say the best part of the whole movie was Elizabeth Hurley as "The Devil" her acting was undoubtedly sexy and she looked absolutely stunning especially with all the different outfits she was in. When it comes down to it though id say just skip over this and watch the original as its way better and the only real reason to watch this is for Elizabeth Hurley.

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Her review

Posted : 2 months, 2 weeks ago on 3 July 2014 11:44 (A review of Her)

"Sometimes I think I have felt everything I'm ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I'm not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I've already felt."

Well I've seen a lot of Director Spike Jones work but i would honestly have to say that Her is now my favorite film of his also his best work to date. Coming off his rather underwhelming 2009 adaptation of Maurice Sendak children's book "Where the Wild Things Are" Spike Jones shows that he can still make a wonderful movie despite the long breaks between making films but at least he keeps busy with shorts films and documentaries. I would to say the movie is a mix of four genres its part, Sci-fi, Romance, Drama, and Comedy, though the comedy aspect of the movie is more so in the first half while the second half tends to more drama driven. Many of the the scenes were beautifully shot and it only added to how immersed you get wrapped up into the characters lives.

The movie follows Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) a quiet, lonely man working as writer for a company that writes personal letters/poems for people that cannot. After sometime of being unhappy because of his unfinished divorce Theodore decides to purchase a new type of operating system for his computer that basically turns it into a artificial intelligence that has its own personal name Samantha (Scarlett Johansson). We see Theodore and Samantha grow a pretty normal relationship together except for the fact that she isn't really there which happens linger on her mind a lot. Theodore finally signs the divorce papers and meets with his ex-wife Catherine (Rooney Mara) which doesn't go so well and after this part Theodore and Samantha's relationship is never really the same as we see them grow apart.

The story is simplistic yet beautiful and the performance by Joaquin Phoenix was just absolutely phenomenal. I do have a few problems with the film though, since its based in the future you would think Samantha's operating system would have at least been able to render a face for her on the little phone thing Theodore has also for having a awesome concept the story sadly stays safe and doesn't really add anything new. The whole first half of the movie was really funny especially the little guy in the video game Theodore was playing as he was flipping hilarious. It seems the company Theodore worked at liked having people that had mustaches and wore their pants high on their waist which was just completely hilarious but only gets more funny when you see Chris Pratt who plays one of his co-worker i think anyways he too has a big mustache and wears his pants the same.

Overall i give it a 8.0 I would have to say my favorite part of the whole movie was the cinematography it was just stunning to say the least. The beach scene was so beautiful and the music that plays in the background only made it more beautiful. I also loved all the flashbacks the movie has and they were blended in at just the right times for it make to make a more meaningful impact on the story. Olivia Wilde had a small part in the film witched sucked as i was hoping for her to have a bigger part but she was still amazing nonetheless she also looked simply gorgeous as always so that was nothing new.

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Tremors review

Posted : 2 months, 2 weeks ago on 2 July 2014 11:05 (A review of Tremors)

"We decided to leave town just one damn day to late!"

Tremors is such an awesome 90's monster movie that has a great blend of action, horror, and humor, its also without a doubt one of my favorite films of all time. It being a horror is actually pretty funny because i used to watch it all the time growing up but never really saw it as a horror movie as the comedy in it subdues any horror feeling the movie has but watching it nowadays i can totally see the movie as a horror. Ron Underwood made is big screen directorial debut with Tremors but sadly went on to do nothing else that was this good and now he is a TV director working on multiple shows. Seeing the 6.2 rating here on Listal is an absolute shame, i see so many people giving it a 1 now that is a complete joke anybody that gives the movie a rating of less than a 7 should honestly stop watching movies and reevaluate on how they view cinema.

The movie follows two hard working handymen Val (Kevin Bacon) and Earl (Fred Ward) finding little work in the small town of Perfection, Nevada, and after finally deciding to leave for the nearest town of Bixby for better work they come across one of the fellow resident's dead on top a electrical tower. After a couple more deaths and the towns only road getting blocked we see the few remaining resident's of Perfection fight to survive against a threat they can't see coming. The chemistry Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward have together was surprisingly good, im not sure if these two had worked together before this but after watching this you would think they did. I would have to say that Michael Gross as Burt Gummer was my favorite character of the whole movie the guy was an absolute blast literally also Reba McEntire who played his wife was pretty awesome.

Overall i give it a 8.0 The 2 sequels may not be as good as the first but at least they are better then the god awful prequel they made.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel review

Posted : 2 months, 3 weeks ago on 29 June 2014 02:27 (A review of The Grand Budapest Hotel)

"There are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity..."

The Grand Budapest Hotel is pure brilliancy and with out a doubt the best Wes Anderson film to date. I think it's rather amazing that Wes can make one exceptional film after another as there are only a few directors nowadays that can be held on the same level as him. Of course If you have not seen any Wes Anderson Film before this than you might not be able to appreciate all the fine details he is able to incorporate into this. I was thinking only a few movies had the chance of being my favorite movie of the year and this was nowhere near it yet surprisingly now after watching this i have it as my top movie of the year beating out Captain America: The Winter Soldier by quite a few points.

The films narration is beautiful done and tells the wonderful story of Gustave (Ralph Fiennes) the lead concierge at The Grand Budapest Hotel in the fictional country of Zubrowka and the hotels new lobby boy Zero (Tony Revolori). After Madame D. (Tilda Swinton) one of Gustave's lovers pasts away he and Zero immediately head to her wake upon arriving they stumble upon the reading of her will in which Gustave finds out that she has left him "Boy with Apple" which happens to be a very valuable painting. This makes Madame's son Dmitri (Adrien Brody) very angry and he tries to get Gustave thrown out of his house despite him not being the actual owner of it yet. After showing Zero the painting Gustave and Zero steal the painting and hastaly leave the area set to sell it off and lay low for awhile although before they can do this Gustave is accused of murdering Madame D. and is thrown in prison.

What ensues from here is one hell of a marvelous thrill ride set to entertain all who watch it. The film has a great balance of humor just like all Wes Anderson films yet i found myself laughing a lot more this time around and i absolutely lost it when Willem Dafoe's character Jopling threw Jeff Goldblum's characters cat out of the window especially when Goldblum looks out the window to see what has happened to it. Wes is the kind of director that like to work with the same actors over and over again if you have seen any of his other films it would be hard not to see a familiar face in this. Seeing so many movies nowadays with a all-star cast that end up being rather underwhelming its nice to see that a director can still put together such a masterful cast and make everyone brilliant it in.

Overall i give it a 9.0 It's going to be hard to beat out this movie as my favorite yet i thought the same thing with "12 Years A Slave" and now i have that as my fourth or fifth favorite film of the year so far. Still though i thoroughly enjoyed this movie more so than any other film this year and im seeing only two movies left with a chance to overtake it.

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Snowpiercer review

Posted : 2 months, 3 weeks ago on 28 June 2014 10:18 (A review of Snowpiercer)

On a weekend where the fourth haphazard installment of the Transformers franchise is released we are introduced to one of the best foreign films there has been in recent years. Director Joon-ho Bong's "Snowpiercer" is a visually stunning, jaw dropping masterful piece of post-apocalyptic dystopian science fiction cinema without a doubt. I actually didn't even know that this was based off a graphic novel until just a few days ago but now after seeing this i really want to check it out to see if its just as great this. Seeing the 6.9 rating here on Listal and the 7.0 on IMDb it just saddens me that people can't see just how beautiful and thought-provoking this film really is and it makes me question if the head guys at The Weinstein Company was right about thinking that this movie would be too smart for american audiences but at least it seems the critics got it right on this one.

In the year 2014 after a failed experiment to counteract the worlds global warming problem earth is soon sent into a deep freeze killing off almost all of mankind. The few who remain live on a massive non-stop state-of-the-art train that travels around the world once every year. The train runs on a class system in which the rich get to live happily near the front while the poor struggling to survive in the back. Now its the year 2031 and people who inhabit the tail end of the train gear up for another rebellious uprising this time led by Curtis (Chris Evans). From here we see them brutally overtake each section of the train starting with the prison section where they find the guy who built all the doors that divide each cart. Maybe the best part of the movie is the epic battle scene right before they overtake the water room in which turns out to be one of the most intense fighting scenes i have ever seen that only few films can match.

A cool thing we see is that the farther they go up the train the more they get to experience how the rich get to live with being able to take showers, eat fresh food, and even being able to see the outside and when they finally do they see that its still just a frozen land barren of all life. Of course the movie wasn't without flaws and i did have a few problems with it but they were nothing too serious that it took me out of my experience while watching it. Unlike several movies ive watched lately where the twists have been a bit underwhelming this movie had a great twist i didn't see coming so that was cool . I don't want to give too much away from the movie but all i have to say is that if your theater just so happens to be playing this id would HIGHLY recommend you go watch this rather than the tedious explosion filled Bayfest that is Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Overall i give it a 8.0 The whole cast was excellent and this is for sure the best we have yet to see of Chris Evans as his acting was absolutely phenomenal hopefully we get to more films like this whenever he decides to act again after he takes some time off after his contract with marvel expires and he kicks off his directing career. Seriously though im glad The Weinstein Company didn't cut the running time on this as i don't think it would have turned out as great as it did.

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there's a problem with my link for Grendizer there's 2 different link it's weird.
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thanx 4 all your votes Tim :) i'm sure you don't know the animated tv series Grendizer it's almost 40 y.o and you must be more a fan of the Transformers of the mid 80's but believe me Grendize it's a million times better then Transformers.
i bought the box set of Grendizer last year and even today at my age i found that tv series one of the greatest animated series of all time. :)
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