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Up! (2009)

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Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Delroy Lindo, Jordan Nagai

An old man decides to make the journey of his lifetime by making his house air born with balloons. He have an 8 year old stowaway and he will meet new people only to find out that the biggest journey is life itself.

Pixar never seems to disappoint me in. After much consideration I decided that I love it. I say that because the story is not really a child’s story. It is about a grandpa who promised his wife to take her to a journey to South America and when he finally made the arrangements and bought the tickets she died. So he filled his house with balloons just before a mega-corporation could demolish it and send him to a retirement home. Isn’t that sad? Also the is the stowaway is kid who has it’s own sad story and they meet an explorer who has his own story and the story ends bitter happy.

If I were 10 years old I wouldn’t understant that, but kids are kids and they see things in theis bubble so they will enjoy it as much as I did.

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June 18, 2009 Posted by | Movies from 2000-2009, Movies We Love, Trailers | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bolt (2008)

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John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman, Mark Walton, Malcolm McDowell, James Lipton, Greg Germann

Bolt is the star of a tv-series that never left the set and believes he has super-powers. One day he will leave in order to save his best friend Penny, but on the way he will realize that all that he thought of himself was a lie. A stray cat and a hamster will help him and he will finally discover what it means to be a real dog.

While I was watching this movie I wanted to squeeze all the characters. They look so adorable. And the story is going so well that I have nothing negative to say.

April 4, 2009 Posted by | Movies from 2000-2009, Movies We Love, Trailers | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword (2009)

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Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Kelly Hu, Kevin Michael Richardson, Sab Shimono, George Takei, Gedde Watanabe, Keone Young, Brian Cox

The team visits Japan when Daphne participates in a fighting championship. There they find themselves against the mystery of the Black Samurai who seeks to return to life and take revenge. They will travel in various places in order to solve it and as always they succeed.

The story of Scooby Doo and his friends is the same over and over again, yet I cannot stop liking it. It is like watching something new and the fun is all the same.

April 4, 2009 Posted by | Movies from 2000-2009, Movies We Love, Trailers | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coraline (2009)

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Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Keith David, Ian McShane

A girl who feels neglected by her parents finds a secret door that leads to a world similar to the real one, only there everything is perfect. Soon she will realize that this world hides a terrible secret and she will have to find a way to get away to save herself and her family.

I watched this movie with 3D glasses, supposed to enhance the movie, but who needs 3D glasses for such an excellent movie. I cannot think of anything negative to say.

I was so sad when it was over.

I have a small video of how the movie was made after the trailer and you really have to see it to realize how talented the people who have worked in this movie are.

March 30, 2009 Posted by | Movies from 2000-2009, Movies We Love, Trailers | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Watchmen (2009)

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Malin Akerman, Malin Akerman, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino

The time is 1985 and people are afraid of a nuclear holocaust. The superheroes are banned from their duties at these difficult times, but the death of one of their own reunites them in pursuit of the awful truth.

The movie almost 3 hours long and the problem with that is that at some point you have to visit the… washroom.Besides this I do not see any other problem with the movie. The time past so fast that I didn’t realize it.

I had an excellent time during this movie. The superheroes are just ordinary people with super-karate skills, super-strength and a super-imaginative costume and gadget designer. They are not about saving the world, because mama likes it that way. It is about having a good time while saving the world. They smoke, they swear, they hate and they are having sex. The exception is Dr. Manhattan who does not have feelings anymore so he saves the world because he remembers it is a good thing.

The cast is almost people I almost never heard before with the exception of Carla Gugino who I always find juicy beautiful, but they fit like glove in their parts.

There is nudity to the point that some will find it very informative – Yeah, Dr. Manhattan is the new sex symbol – so I would recommend parents not to allow their children to watch it until the age of 18. Of course they already know about that stuff and there is nothing you can do, but whatever.

March 14, 2009 Posted by | Movies from 2000-2009, Movies We Love, New Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Traitor (2008)

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Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Saïd Taghmaoui, Neal McDonough, Archie Panjabi, Jeff Daniels

Two FBI agents (Guy Pearce, Neal McDonough) are investigating a terrorist group. Their prime suspect is an ex-military American Muslim (Don Cheadle) who in reality is undercover.

The story is dealing with friendship, faith in ones religion, how people interpret their faith and sucrifices we made for our beliefs. The traitor in this film is not the ex-military who betrayed his country and fled to the terrorist group, but all of those who betray their beliefs in order to pursue their goals no matter what and who gets hurt. A traitor to one is the friend to the other. So in the end it doesn’t matter what others believe about you, but what you believe of yourself.

I give this movie top marks and I encourage you to see it.

P.S. Steve Martin is the co-writer of this film and it was surprising to learn that, because we are so used to see him in comedies where he has various accidents and misfortunes that are supposed to be funny.

November 10, 2008 Posted by | Movies from 2000-2009, Movies We Love, New Movies, Trailers | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Burn After Reading (2008)

George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, David Rasche, J.K. Simmons

Employers at a gym find a CD that contains some secret CIA data and want to take advantage of it.

The good thing about the brothers Coen is that they make films that everything can happen so you can never know what to expect. Also every single actor fits for their part like a hand in a glove.

You should definately see the film.

October 29, 2008 Posted by | Movies from 2000-2009, Movies We Love, New Movies, Trailers | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

El Laberinto del fauno (2006) Pan’s Labyrinth

Ivana Baquero, Sergi Lopez, Maribel Verdu, Doug Jones

In 1944 fascist Spain, a girl, fascinated with fairy-tales, is sent along with her pregnant mother to live with her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. During the night, she meets a fairy who takes her to an old faun in the center of the labyrinth. He tells her she’s a princess, but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks. If she fails, she will never prove herself to be the the true princess and will never see her real father, the king, again. (Story taken from www.imdb.com)

Guillermo Del Toro surelly knows how to awake feelings and senses in a film. Everything works perfect here: the actors, the costumes, the music, the scenes. I must admit this is not a story for children as it has some very cruel scenes even for me, but you will love it.

September 5, 2008 Posted by | Movies from 2000-2009, Movies We Love, Trailers | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Death Race (2008)

Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Ian McShane, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez

In the near future when the US economy collapses people relive the era of the Colosseum were the inmates of a private prison have a chance for pardon after they win five times a Death Race. Of course like any other story with prison the difference is made by the “new guy”.

I remember the game. It was the best race game ever. It was not just a simple and lame try to run fast and avoid obstacles and police to win. It had gun-fire, mines, sabotage, you name it and you had to stay alive or get your car destroyed. The film has the same philosophy only with a different plot, but who cares, you get the same excitement too. I had a great one hour and a half out of my life.

I hope they make a game out of this film. The old one is pretty old and has the graphics of its time. They don’t make good games like they used too anymore.

Oh, excuse me we were talking about the movie. It rocks! Every minute of it there is mayhem. Not like any other race film were the protagonist has issues with his parents, his girlfriend or God. He has a purpose here to win the race and that is just it.

P.S. Avoid to bring parents, love story lovers and movie spoilers to the theater with you

September 5, 2008 Posted by | Movies from 2000-2009, Movies We Love, New Movies, Trailers | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Bank Job (2008)

Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows and many many more

This film is based on a true story. Government officials need to get their hands on some frisky photos hidden in a bank vault without exposing their involvement to the situation. Therefore they arrange for some …opportunists to grab the chance and do the dirty work for them without them knowing. The job is successful, but things get really complicated afterward.

I liked watching this movie since you never knew how things would turn out and not all protagonists are bulletproof.

The only minus to the film is that there are a lot of characters to remember, but they were part of the story so we forgive you.

August 28, 2008 Posted by | Movies from 2000-2009, Movies We Love, Trailers | , , | Leave a comment