Archive for September, 2007

Atreyu / Haste the Day / It Dies Today / So They Say

Posted in Concert Reviews on September 24, 2007 by coryangennet

Bands:  Atreyu / Haste the Day / It Dies Today / So They Say

Date/Time:  Wednesday, September 12th @ 7:00 PM

Venue:  The Venue @ Playmaker’s Pavilion, Fargo, ND

Genre:  Metal

Summary:  Probably one of the better concerts I’ve been to.  The reason for that being that every band was just as hard as the other.  There weren’t any bands that really sucked, or made people not want to get into the music.

So They Say:  This is a relatively new band, and they weren’t bad.  Though they didn’t seem to fit the best with the rest.  They weren’t bad, but I could see them fitting better with another group of bands.  I didn’t know much of their stuff, so I didn’t get a lot of motivation to move when they played, but I listened and it wasn’t bad.

It Dies Today:  This band was a little more heavy than the first.  I knew some of their stuff, and it was fun to get some movement going.  I moved up a lot from the stuff going on in front of me, so I got a good view and it was pretty fun.

Haste The Day:  Another band that I knew a little more from.  They were kind of the same as It Dies Today for me.  A little too much the same, actually.  When I can’t really tell the difference between songs, I get kind of bored.  That’s kind of how these bands were.

Atreyu:  Now this was what I was waiting for.  I’ve been a big fan of Atreyu since their sophomore album The Curse so I knew quite a bit of their stuff (even some of their older stuff) so this one was really fun.  We were right up there and it made it pretty cool.  I kind of wish I would’ve gotten more into the mosh pit, instead of being crushed up in front, but it was still a great time.

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Good Luck Chuck

Posted in Movie Reviews with tags , , on September 24, 2007 by coryangennet

Title: Good Luck Chuck

Starring Actor(s)/Actress(es): Dane Cook, Jessica Alba, Dan Fogler

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Status: In Theaters Now

Plot Summary: After being hexed in middle school, Chuck (Cook) is doomed to go through life unhappy. Every woman he goes out with eventually meets the man of their dreams right after their break-up. But now Chuck finds Cam (Alba), a girl he really cares about, and he can’t let this curse ruin it.

Review: As much as I love Dane Cook’s comedy (and Jessica Alba’s looks) I have to say that this one was nothing special. It was pretty much like every “chick flick” I’ve ever seen, except the two friends are guys, so their conversations are a little more ‘male oriented’, we’ll say. There were a few times I laughed quite hard, but other than that it was just a few chuckles here and there and that was about it. This one would be good to take your girlfriend too, maybe, but not one that I would recommend if you’re looking to laugh really hard.

Rating: 2.5/5

Halloween

Posted in Movie Reviews on September 3, 2007 by coryangennet

Title: Halloween

Starring Actor(s)/Actress(es): Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Daeg Faerch, Scout Taylor-Compton, Danielle Harris

Genre: Suspense/Horror

Status: In Theaters Now

Plot Summary: After being locked up for 17 years for the gruesome murders of his family, Michael Myers (Mane) returns to his home town in search of his sister Laurie (Taylor-Compton), taking out whoever gets in his way.

Review: Though I could never match the original, this version added some interesting detail left out by the original. This one focuses more on the story of Michael’s childhood. There’s a motive, and a predetermined reason that is left out in the original. I was happy to see some homage to the first, such as in the way a few of the murders are done, as well as bringing Danielle Harris back (who was in Halloween 4 and 5). Though I wish the ending was a bit more like the original. It was a good ending, but not what I was expecting. I’d say it’s a worthy companion to the first, but not anywhere near a replacement.

Rating: 4/5

Superbad

Posted in Movie Reviews on September 3, 2007 by coryangennet

Title: Superbad

Starring Actor(s)/Actress(es): Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader, Seth Rogen, Martha MacIsaac, Emma Stone

Genre: Comedy

Status: In Theaters Now

Plot Summary: There’s two weeks left of school and Seth (Hill) and Evan (Cera) are about to graduate. There’s one more big party and it’s up to them to get the alcohol. But their attempt sends them into a much longer, weirder quest.

Review: Many people think this one is going to be somewhat of a classic. I wouldn’t go that far, but it’s pretty damn good. The use of the ‘f-word’ is quite profound, and a little unnecessary at times, but if you were to listen to most 17- or 18-year old guys’ conversations, it was pretty much dead on. The run-ins were hilarious and most of what happened wasn’t like you average teen comedies. It was a movie that I was almost laughing the whole way through. Sometimes just a little and other times a lot and out-loud. I’ve also heard both sides to this one, and I can kind of understand. It’s a movie that, I would say, has a specific target audience. I mean that both by age, and by taste. I don’t think my parents would think it’s very funny, nor would I bring a young child to it. However, for the 16- to (around)21-year olds, it’s quite a good time.

Rating: 4.5/5

The Bourne Ultimatum

Posted in Movie Reviews on September 3, 2007 by coryangennet

Title: The Bourne Ultimatum

Starring Actor(s)/Actress(es): Matt Damon, Julia Styles, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, Joan Allen

Genre: Action/Adventure

Status: In Theaters Now

Plot Summary: When his new life is interrupted, Jason Bourne is off to find out who is out to kill him and for what reason. The adventure leads him to where it all began, and the holes in his memory start to fill in.

Review: This is a great ending to a very well put together series. Their was the same action sequences that the first were known for, as well as the odd “what the hell is going on” feeling throughout. It left me with a feeling of having closure for the first two. The acting was better than the first, and the fighting was a bit more precise, I thought, so it made it an overall great movie. Though the very end was a bit predictable, everything that lead up to it was just the opposite.

Rating: 4/5