Thursday, July 22, 2010

Inception Review

Inception is one of the best movies this year. Leonardo DiCaprio gets better looking every year. He looks fantastic and his acting is impeccable in this film. His role would be tough for anyone because the story and character are both so complicated. He pulls this off flawlessly though. We have come to expect nothing but the best from this actor and every film he is in is better for having him. This film is complicated and the story can be hard to follow if you have a short attention span but it is a fabulous and very unique story. Kudos to Christopher Nolan for having the guts and imagination to write and direct this movie. Also lighting up the screen in this spectacular creation is Lukas Haas. He was the little boy in "Witness" and now he is all grown up. Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe and Pete Postlethwaite are among the long list of great actors that make this movie interesting to watch. Don't go to the bathroom or concession stand or you will miss enough of the movie to confuse you. There is no deception about "Inception", it is a must see movie with lots of thrills.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Knight and Day Review

If you are looking for a movie to see this coming Fourth of July weekend, go see this one! It doesn't matter if you are going with a group of guy or girl friends or even a date night. This movie has something for everyone. It has adventure, comedy and romance wrapped up in one fun package. Tom Cruise (Roy Miller) and Cameron Diaz (June Havens) have never looked better. June's antics will drive you nuts. She is unnerved much of the movie and Roy Miller has to keep her safe and deal with the bad guys chasing him. She is a bit dingy but her muscle car, tomboy behavior saves her from herself. As a girl who appreciates a good muscle car, (my favorite being the'68 Camaro) I loved the car scenes in this movie. GO see this movie! You will enjoy the ride.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Get Him to the Greek

"Get Him to to the Greek" is the funniest movie I have seen since "The Hangover". The music is also part of the act in this movie with hilarious songs. The lyrics are a total riot! With songs like "The Clap", you'll know what I mean. Jonah Hill and Russell Brand star in the story of an unlikely friendship of a rock star and record company intern. Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) is trying to get Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) to his come-back concert in L.A. and they have many adventures on the way. Aldous is a drugged up, sexually charged mess and a constant handful for Aaron. Aldous' former lover, Jackie Q. (Rose Byrne) is just as crazy as Aldous and totally out of touch with reality but very funny and sexually promiscuous as you would expect a rock star/groupie to be. She has her own music career and her lyrics are both terribly wrong and funny. Sean combs plays Aaron's boss, Sergio Roma. He rips it up on screen with his character's focused and driven behavior. I don't want to say anything more because I don't want to ruin the movie for you. If you are in the mood for a comedy, go see "Get Him to the Greek". Put your seat belt on for this ride. You will need it to keep from laughing yourself into the theater floor.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sex and the CIty 2 Review

This movie is not what you have been reading in the other reviews. Other reviews are ripping this movie to shreds but I disagree. I thought it was entertaining and fun. It was as good as the first movie. Don't get me wrong, it isn't Oscar worthy but it is definitely worth seeing if you are a Sex and the City fan. If you aren't a fan and aren't familiar with the characters, you will still be entertained but you will not always understand what is going on since you don't have a history to work with. If you are a Sex in the City virgin, you definitly won't get the wedding at the beginning. Anyway, the fashion, which has gotten a lot of attention, is colorful but a little to 80's for me. Having lived through that fashion faux pas, I really don't need to go back there again. Old isn't always new again ladies! I am sure I won't be seeing the red sea urchin dress that Samantha (Kim Cantrall) was wearing on anyone else. I did enjoy the story line and the trouble Samantha gets herself into. The scenery was beautiful too! The Middle East is a gorgeous part of the world and filled the big screen with it's warm hues. The ladies looked gorgeous in the scarves and colors chosen for their Middle Eastern scenes. Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Big (Chris Noth) continue to be a great couple and continue to reinvent the rules of marriage. I am all about reinventing marriage ; ) Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) takes a big step int he right direction in this film and it is good to see! She also has aged better and looks the best out of all of our sexy friends. After years of watching her look frumpy on the TV show, she has finally come into her own and looks amazingly HOT! Speaking of HOT, Smith Jerrod (Jason Lewis) and Aidan (John Corbett) make an all too brief appearance. This movie has great flow to the story and you forget about time entirely. Strap on your Manolo Blahniks and go to the movies!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Robin Hood

The 2010 version of Robin Hood has an all-star cast of Russell Crow (Robin Longstride), Cate Blanchett (Marion Loxley), William Hurt (William Marshall) and of course the incredible Ridley Scott directing. All of this makes me wonder... how could this movie go so wrong? The answer isn't the acting since you can't get enough of William Hurt. They should have had him on the screen a lot more. The answer is that the story was not developed very well and fell short of the hype... far short. Theses actors deserve a better script to work with. The script tries to give you more of the real history of the legend of Robin Hood. The premise is to give you the background of the legend. This is a great and different approach to this movie but again Brian Helgeland, the scriptwriter, didn't make it happen. Sorry, Brian, I am really a huge fan of yours. Brian has written scripts like Green Zone and Mystic River, which totally hit the mark. I guess you can't win them all. If you want to go see an entertaining and fun version of Robin Hood, don't see this movie. Rent the 1991 version, Robin Hood: The Prince of Thieves, with Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman and Alan Rickman, who was a fantastic Sheriff of Nottingham. You'll enjoy this version a lot more.

Friday, May 14, 2010

See my review of Iron Man 2 here:

Iron Man 2 Review

I saw Iron Man this week and it was awesome! The cast is great and extensive with stars like Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Jon Favreau, Garry Shandling and Mickey Rourke. The scriptwriting is very witty. The bantering back and forth between Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) is a fast-paced volley that is both entertaining and engaging. The verbal road race between those two is as good as the action scenes which were incredible. A new enemy was introduced in this movie, Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke). Mickey Rourke is fabulous in this role. His character is large and imposing but strangely likable. This movie is entertaining and exciting. This sequel is every bit as good as the first movie and leaves you wanting more. Don't leave right away when the movie is over. My advice is to wait until after the credits are finished. More is delivered!

See this movie on the big screen and in IMAX if possible!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Silver Spot Movie Theater in Naples, Florida

WOW! is about all I can say for this state-of-the-art movie theater. I loved it! Jimmy and I went while we were on location in Naples last week and it was a real treat to go to such a plush theater. You can tell that there was no design budget. They spared no expense at this theater. The seats were all leather and the floors were dark wood. Beautiful and contemporary design throughout. The bathrooms were exquisite with glass stalls and gorgeous tile. I really enjoyed the fabulous selections of unusually adult concessions like Wasabi Peas and alcoholic beverages. They had a restaurant there but you could also bring your own food into the theater. Silver Spot is the coolest theater for a movie experience and not just because it has a cool name ; )

How To Train Your Dragon

What a great movie! This was a fun and entertaining movie even for adults. The 3-D effects were cool and not overdone or pointless. At times I forgot the Dragon wasn't real. You really fall in love with the dragon in this movie. The animation is so good that the emotions come through in his eyes. Animation has come such a long way! The story is sweet and of course there are some good lessons for the viewers as well.

The story is about a young Viking (Hiccup - yes that is really his name) that wants to win his father's acceptance and woo the heart Astrid, another dragon hunter-in-the-making, by fighting and killing dragons. He learns a lot about the dragons he is getting ready to slaughter and in the end his friends and father learn a lot of valuable lessons too. Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson and America Ferrara are a few of the voices that bring the characters to life.

A must see at an IMAX theater near you! A word of caution, if your children are easily frightened you may want to skip this movie.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

See my review of Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief -

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

"The Lightning Thief" is an entertaining movie with a good story line and fabulous special effects. If you go, don't take little children. The movie may be rated PG but with characters like Medusa, (Uma Thurman - with real snakes in her hair) it is too scary for children. It is similar to Harry Potter movies in many ways so if you like Harry, you'll probably like Percy (Logan Lerman). Percy Jackson is the demigod son of Poseidon and better looking than Harry Potter. Peirce Brosnan is the half man half horse, Chiron. This is a different role for Brosnan, with long hair and scruffy look, he looks very different but still yummy! I couldn't help but to imagine myself riding that horse ; ) The best character is Steve Coogan as Hades. He isn't on the screen very long so you are left wanting to a longer dance with the devil. This movie ends leaving things wide open for a sequel so maybe Coogan will have a bigger role in the next movie. In short, this movie was good just not great.

Friday, February 19, 2010


2010 – Directed by Joe Johnston
Review by Jimmy King

Benicio Del Toro, is Lawrence Talbot, an actor who goes home for his brothers funeral and becomes the hunter of his brothers killer. While tracking the killer he is attacked and finds himself under the curse of the wolfman. Anthony Hopkins plays the father and offers experience and guidance for dealing with the curse/gift of being able to kill at will when the moon is full because he too is under the same curse. Lawrence finds out that father is the killer of the brother and the revenge struggle begins. The look and feel of the movie are gorgeous and the special effects help take this classic story into the current century. This story doesn’t recreate the wheel but it’s a great escape and a fun scary movie.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Crazy Heart - Movie review - 2-4-2010 by Jimmy King

Jeff Bridges (Bad Blake) a has been country music songwriter. This is a very simple movie a basic snapshot of an aging country musicians life who finds himself: broke, alone and without many options. He travels in his own truck going hundreds of miles between show's to play at bowling alleys or restaurants which are constant reminders of his rank in the music industry as well as excuses for him to continue being an alcoholic/honkeytonker. Bad Blake is country old school and change is not a priority, but once he meets a writer (Jean) played by Maggie Gyllenhaal he finds himself with a purpose. Their relationship happens very quickly and (Bad) develops a relationship with (Jean's) little boy in part because the little boy is adorable and because (Bad) has a son that he never got to know after leaving his wife when his son was 4 years old. (Bad) also has a thorn in his side by a country music young gun (Tommy) played by Collin Farell who plays arenas and sell's millions of albums. (Tommy) was brought into the music business by (Bad) but broke off and became all the success that (Bad) hoped for. Director Scott Cooper does a nice job of letting Jeff Bridges do what he does best. Jeff Bridges doesn't act in this movie; he is the movie and is deserving of all the buzz. YES!
Read my Review of Crazy Heart:

Review of Crazy Heart

Finally, a really good movie! I have seen a lot of average flicks lately. Jeff Bridges deserves the Oscar nod he got this week! Go see it!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

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Monday, January 25, 2010

The Book of Eli Review

Denzel makes a great good guy and Gary Oldman delivers as a bad guy - as usual - but The Book of Eli is best left on the nightstand because it will put you to sleep. It is a shame to waste such talent in a movie that doesn't have much else to deliver. If you have to go see it, grab a cup of coffee on the way to the theater. This movie is mediocre at best.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnasssus - Imagine yourself not seeing it. This movie had potentially 2 big things going for it, a unique story and a dreamy, hot cast (Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and the late, great Heath Ledger) but it didn't deliver the story very well at all. This movie was as confusing of a mess as many of my dreams at night and those are free! Save your money and take a nap instead!