Sunday, May 22, 2011

Movie Trivia!!!

Mission Impossible 4 is set to come out December of 2011. Starring Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner!!! I am extremely excited about this, I cannot wait. So in honor of this comes my first trivia question. Tom Cruise has died in only one of his films that he has starred in. That is a lot of movies, begging in 1982 until today he has only died in one, you ask????? Yes it is true! So:

What is the only Film Starring Tom Cruise, where his character dies?

There will be a small prize for the first to answer correctly!!!

Also check out and vote on the new transformers movie coming out July 1st!!!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mini Reviews

It’s like the Lightning Round.

(Two Z's out of Five.) ZZ

Well Acted. Well made, with great effects! Although sometimes moviemakers take 2 hours to tell a story and they forget to put enough action to keep the viewer entertained. So this film comes off a little boring.

Street Kings
(Three and a Half Z's out of Five.) ZZZz

This is a very under rated cop movie. Dark and Gritty with a star studded cast! Some people don’t think Keanu Reeves can act to save his life, but one role that he is great at is a cop! A good plot with lots of notable actors makes this a great movie when you are in the mood for a ball busting cop movie!

Green Hornet
(Two Z's out of Five) ZZ

Great comic, good plot, and some great fight scenes does not make up for the cheesy fashion in which they made this movie. This could have been a very good film if it was slightly more realistic. Fun to watch but also slightly stupid and boring.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My First Review!!!!!!!!!

The Switch

Jennifer Aniston
Jason Bateman
Patrick Wilson

Rating 3 1/2 Z's out of 5!!!
(Instead of stars, I am using Z's as my ratings)

An unmarried 40-year-old woman turns to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant. Seven years later, she reunites with her best friend, who has been living with a secret: he replaced her preferred sperm sample with his own.

My first thought when I sat down to watch this movie was how excited I was to watch this comedy I had been waiting all year to see! I came to realize in the first 10 minutes that this is not a comedy. So after overcoming this, my wife and I continued watching and were wonderfully surprised! This drama is well made, very well acted and has a very warm heart. It is a little slow since it is a drama, but is a very realistic look at this type of experience in life, which I always appreciate in films. Realism!

Jason Bateman's character in this film later begins to connect and realize that Jennifer Aniston's son is also his son as well and not the sperm donors. I will not go into how, but while he is connecting and discovering his son, he starts to realize how much the boy is exactly like him in so many adorable ways. This part of the movie really captured my heart because there is an amazing connection and chemistry between Jason Bateman and Patrick Wilson that is seldom captured in film these days. Every time they are together it is absolutely adorable and heartwarming.

The reason this film captured my heart so much is because I am a father. My daughter is 16 months old. I love her so much more then I could ever have imagined I would love her before I became a dad. There are so many times throughout the day that I will watch my little girl do something and I immediately say in my head, "OMG she got that from me"! And it is the most amazing and terrifying feeling that I cannot explain. Jason Bateman's character has several moments like this in the movie and it captures exactly how I feel in those moments. What is also amazing that I love in this movie is that the son (Patrick Wilson) grows up becoming just like his father without his dad being around. His father’s characteristics were imbedded in him from birth! Which is just mind boggling for me to think and worry about as a father!!! There is such joy, excitement, and undiscovered adventures with becoming a parent that makes this movie such a joy to watch and reminds me so much of how my life is right now! This film also has so many things for people in all different situations in their lives to identify with, (for example; an older lady who has not been able to settle down and has longed for children since she was younger). 

So if you are in the mood for a warm, realistic, heartfelt film about a father discovering and falling in love with his son and a family being born.... This is for you. 

I love how realistic this movie is and not cheesy. I would definitely recommend this movie!

Now it’s your turn!!! I want to hear what you thought about this movie! Even if you didn’t like it! Tell me why!

Monday, May 16, 2011


First I wanted to point out that I added a list of movies I am excited for in 2011! Check it out and let me know what other movies you're excited for!!!

I want to talk about our perspectives when watching movies and my goal for reviewing movies. I am not going to talk like one of the experts and review and critique a film to see if it stalks up to my standards. I love sitting down and watching a movie so my ultimate determiner is whether or not I enjoyed sitting down watching the movie and how much I enjoyed it! When watching movies everyone has different perspectives on the movie. Everyone has different reasons for liking or disliking a movie. You and I may love the same film but for completely different reasons. I am not going to tell you if you are or are not going to like a movie. I am going to tell why I liked or disliked a movie, and I want to find out what you liked or disliked about it! Because thats what I love! Talking about movies. I am not going to tell you how you will like it but just how I felt, then I want to hear what you thought!!! I hope this leaves you with an idea of what to expect from my reviews.

Tune in tomorrow for my review of........

The Switch

Jennifer Aniston
Jason Bateman

Released August 20, 2010

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Movie Man's Mission!!!!


This is my first Post as Movie Man! For my first post I want to tell you a little about my mission as Movie Man! For anyone who knows me they know I LOVE movies! I love to sit back and get lost in a story! And for some reason anything having to do with movies gets stuck in my brain and I can remember crazy things and tiny details about any movie or TV Show I have seen! So why am I starting this Blog you might ask, well here are my goals:

1. TALK about Movies!
I love talking about movies - movies I have seen, movies I have not seen, and movies that are not even out yet!!!!

2.Review and critique!
I will be giving detailed reviews and my opinions on movies!

3. Feedback!
I want to hear from you! whether you agree or disagree and also point me in the direction of other films that are your favorites for me to check out! Again I love to talk about movies so I need your feedback in order to accomplish this!!!

4. Issues in the industry!
I will delve into things that are happening in the movie industry and our perceptions of whats going on.

Well hopefully this sounds exciting! You can follow my blog by link to the right! Talk to you soon!!!!