Archive for April, 2007

Stranger Than Fiction

Posted in Movie Reviews on April 22, 2007 by coryangennet

Title: Stranger Than Fiction

Starring Actor(s)/Actress(es): Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhall, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifa

Genre: Drama/Comedy

Status: Out on DVD

DVDPlot Summary: Harold Crick (Ferrell) is an IRS agent. He does everything the same, everyday. But one day he starts to hear a voice that influences what he does and thinks. With the help of a literary professor (Hoffman), he realizes that it’s the voice of the author Karen Eiffel (Thompson). Now he has to find Eiffel before he ends up like everyone else in her books . . . dead.

Review: Great movie. It wasn’t what I was expecting, being a Will Ferrell movie, but I really liked it. The story is great, and even as a serious role, Will Ferrell is an amazing actor. I liked it, but I feel that some might find it a bit boring. It was a tad slow moving at times, but never too dull. Anybody who likes romantic comedies, but is willing to have a few twists thrown in the mix, will like this one.

Rating: 4.5/5

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New Site/Blog (MySpace/YouTube) Layout!

Posted in Miscellaneous on April 21, 2007 by coryangennet

If you couldn’t already tell, I changed the look of my site and blog (and if you happen to check out my MySpace or my YouTube pages). All of the graphics were made by me. The color was somewhat taken from Astheria.com, the personal portfolio site of a friend of mine Kyle Meyers. I believe that this re-vamp is the sixth in the history of my site (dating back to the cornlordgraphics.tk or whatever days). I’m happy with this one, but we’ll see for how long.

–Cory

Children of Men

Posted in Movie Reviews on April 18, 2007 by coryangennet

Title: Children of Men

Starring Actor(s)/Actress(es): Clive Owen, Juilanne Moore, Michael Caine, Claire-Hope Ashitey

Genre: Adventure/Dramam

Status: Out on DVD

DVDPlot Summary: By the year 2027 human women are infertile, and the youngest human has just died. Now an activist, Julian (Moore), gets her ex-husband, Theo (Owen), to assist her and her activist group to transport a special woman, Kee (Ashitey), to the coast to catch a boat. However, this mission is going to be a lot more hazardous than he thought. Kee is pregnant.

Review: I was a bit disappointed with this one. The story sounded awesome, but it was really slow. For the moments of action, however, they were quite riveting. I personally think that it was the ending that kind of put it away for me. I had a discussion with a friend about how I thought there should’ve been more detail in the end, and he thought that it was a perfect ending. I guess it’s just up to however is watching (because I thought 300 ended perfectly, and he thought it was bad.) Overall, I’d say it was good, but not anything epic like I was expecting.

Rating: 3/5