Archive for the ‘Movie Reviews’ Category

Walking with Cavemen (BBC)

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

The BBC has a rich history of quality documentaries that involve science and history. From the creators of the popular Walking with Dinosaurs and Walking with Beasts come the 2003 television documentary Walking with Cavemen. This series focused on human evolution and attempted to put the viewer in the shoes of our most ancient ancestors.

It’s first worth noting that I’m a huge science geek. Studying evolution is a hobby of mind and I usually soak up anything that can be found on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, or the new Science Channel that are related to evolution.

Lord of War

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

One in every 12 people worldwide own a firearm. Uri Orlov would like to find a way to arm the other 11.

Beginning in the early 1980’s, Uri Orlov (Nicholas Cage) is a Russian born immigrant struggling to get by in New York. He’s working at his parent’s deli and staring off at billboards of his dreamgirl who has busted out of Little Odessa and become a supermodel. Life isn’t going according to plan, until a solution pops into his head. Guns. There is always someone who needs a gun.

How’s Your News?

Friday, June 13th, 2008

So I have this friend and he told me he had an interesting movie to watch called How’s Your News. When we put this in the DVD player I really did not know what to expect. Soon after it started I was wondering why exactly he brought this over. After a few minutes I started to see why. How’s Your News is a great movie that can you change the way you see the world.

Down By Law

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

I am not sure how I stumbled onto Down By Law but I was so happy I that I did. Down By Law is a film by Jim Jarmusch, and was recently released as a part of the Criterion Collection.

Down By Law is a movie about 3 strange characters who wind up getting locked away in a New Orleans. 2 were framed and one committed an unlikely murder. Tom Waits, John Lurie and Roberto Benigni play the 3 felons.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Monday, June 9th, 2008

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is a western movie that I say would be considered more good then great.

This movie is about Robert Ford and Jesse James and the strange relationship that they have that leads to murder of Jesse James. If you are looking for an action movie, this is not it. I would classify it more as a drama.

American Beer

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

American Beer is a documentary about 5 “beer lovers” who travel to 38 brewers in 40 days across the USA. They stay away from the big breweries like Budweiser and such, and only tour craft beer breweries, or microbreweries.

This movie is not really exciting, but it does have some funny parts. I think it is more informative and gives you a better look at the explosion of craft beer in the USA. There are some excellent interviews with some of the “brewmasters” and owners of these breweries and some amazing stats on beer consumption in the USA. Here are just a few:


Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Hitman movie was launched on November 21, 2007. Almost all people know that Hitman movie is based on Hitman Game series developed by IO interactive and published by Eidos Interactive. The game got market appreciation it deserved and was sold in millions of copies. The story of Hitman Game is based on a dedicated killer-for-hire, who is trained to kill by an organization known as The Agency. Hitman himself is known as Agent 47, and sometimes 47, with a bar code on the back of his head.


Friday, June 6th, 2008

So I decided to finally see what all the hype was about and wasted a few hours of my life watching the POS that is JUNO. For some reason this movie was nominated for numerous awards and I believe it actually won them.

Juno is a 16 year girl who boinks some dude she does love, gets knocked up, pussies out on getting an abortion and decides to give the sweet new born away to a family that is better fit to handle a baby, and then decides to fall in love with the dude that knocked her up. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, keep reading, hopefully I can persuade you from seeing this movie…

Two For The Money

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

The world of sports gambling is a dark one, filled with desperate men betting their paychecks on the hopes of a team covering a spread. The men behind those men are sports handicappers, a quasi-legitimate business where they provide gamblers their winning picks for a nominal fee. These men rely on their success, but more importantly, they’re salesmen who will sell their clients the chance at success for simply taking their supposedly spot-on predictions. Two For The Money is a film that delves into that world of sports handicapping that claims to be based on a true story (although elements in the storyline make that hard to believe).

Bloody Sunday

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Bloody Sunday is the retelling of a civil rights march which occurred in the northern Irish town of Derry, in 1972. Unfortunately, what was intended to be a non-violent demonstration resulted in the unjustified slaughter of thirteen people on the day of the march and one more, four and a half months later as a result of injuries sustained from the incident.