Archive for July, 2006

Clerks II

Posted in Movie Reviews on July 31, 2006 by coryangennet

Title: Clerks II

Staring Actor(s)/Actress(es): Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Rosario Dawson, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Trevor Fehrman, Jennifer Schwalbach

Genre: Comedy

Status: In Theaters Now

Plot Summary: When the Quick Stop burns down, Dante (O’Halloran) and Randal (Anderson) need to find a new place to work, or not work. They find jobs at Mooby’s, a fast-food place, and meet a few new faces, as well as some old, to join them on another crazy, pointless and absurd series of events.

Review: Loved it. Kevin Smith has had a great run with his movies (excluding Jersey Girl…) and this is just another great installment. Though not as random as the first, Clerks II still has the crude, rude, and downright gross humor that we’ve all come to know and love. Jay and Silent Bob are back in this one, which is nice, they’ve been gone too long. The fact that it wasn’t as random is also a downgrade, in my eyes. I loved that half of the stuff that happened in the first one had no real reference to what happened two minutes prior. Also, there was a bit of a sappy feel to this one, that I feel could’ve been left out. But it was a great movie and I’ll definitely be picking this one up and finishing off my collection (just purchase Clerks X (Tenth Anniversary Edition) today!). If you’ve been a fan of Kevin Smith at all, or even a funny-ass movie, I suggest this one.

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Final Destination 3

Posted in Movie Reviews on July 31, 2006 by coryangennet

Title: Final Destination 3

Staring Actor(s)/Actress(es): Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, Kris Lemche, Amanda Crew

Genre: Action/Thriller

Status: Out on DVD/Video

Plot Summary: When Wendy (Winstead) has a vision that a rollercoaster is going to crash, and kill everyone on it, she freaks out and forces a few people off. To everyone’s horror, it really happens and the people that were supposed to die are slowing being knocked off. Now it’s up to Wendy and Kevin (Merriman) to warn those who were supposed to die, before it’s too late.

Review: It was a pretty good addition to the series, but nowhere near the quality of the first two. I, personally, loved the first two Final Destinations, but this one was just too predictable. You could always get a pretty good idea of how people were gonna die, and there were way too many hints in the first ten minutes about death and such. It just seemed as though they were trying too hard. The ending was a bit of a disappointment as well. The action was good and the deaths were gross, but it was just alright.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Posted in Movie Reviews on July 10, 2006 by coryangennet

Title: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Staring Actor(s)/Actress(es): Orlando Bloom, Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Tom Hollander

Genre: Action/Comedy

Status: In Theatres Now

Plot Summary: Elizabeth Swann (Knightley) and Will Turner (Bloom) are interrupted on their wedding day and arrested for assisting pirates, and their only way out is to find Capt. Jack Sparrow (Depp). But Jack has a blood debt to pay with Davey Jones, which leads them on a crazy adventure into pirates and monsters.

Review: HUGE disappointment. It had the action, it had the stars, but it wasn’t good. This movie would have been better had they cut off about an hour of the running time and made the story go by faster, yet more smoothly. Everything was happening all at once and it drug on, and on like it was never gonna end. I’m not sure whether or not to recommend this one. I’d say, if you’re a Pirates of the Caribbean fan, check it out for fun, but don’t get your hopes up.

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Underworld: Evolution

Posted in Movie Reviews on July 3, 2006 by coryangennet

Title: Underworld: Evolution

Staring Actor(s)/Actress(es): Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Tony Curran, Derek Jacobi

Genre: Action/Thriller

Status: Out on DVD/Video

Plot Summary: The secret world of vampires (Death Dealers) and werewolves (Lycans) has been a war ground for centuries. It’s Selene’s (Beckinsale) job to stop the most powerful vampire of all, Markus (Curran) from reuniting with his Lycan brother and forming an unstoppable team.

Review: This was a great movie. I’d never seen the first one so I really didn’t know what I was in for, but it was great. The action was amazing, along with the effects. The storyline is, a little predictable at times, but none-the-less a great one. I don’t think this movie would be a good one for everyone, as it is quite far-fetched but for anyone who likes a good action flick, check it out. I plan to rent the first one and, if it’s anything like the second, it will be a good watch.

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