Movies

RED brings an enjoyable action-comedy to the silver screen

Frank Moses, a former black-ops agent, is placed on a death list when he is classified as RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous). Bruce Willis portrays Frank Moses and he lives a simple life as a retired citizen, doing activities that any retired person would do (namely call young women and live off of government pension checks). This lifestyle is great until a death squad arrives at his front door, guns blazing. Fortunately for him, he survives and is able to reassemble his old black-ops team that features fellow retirees portrayed by Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, and Helen Mirren. Simply put, RED is about Frank Moses attempting to get his life back to normal and win the heart of Sarah Ross, a government pension telephone assistant.

Emma Stone Goes All the Way in “Easy A”

Emma Stone shines in “Easy A” as Olive Penderghast, a high school girl with absolutely no reputation until a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out. When Olive’s pushy friend pries for details about what happened over the weekend, Olive appeases her by making up an elaborate story about losing her virginity to a college boy from a nearby school. In reality, Olive spent the weekend at home singing and dancing to Natasha Bedingfield’s hit-single “Pocketful of Sunshine.” Unfortunately for Olive, her fake story is overheard by the catty Marianne, and the rumor spreads like wildfire.

Movie Review: The Town ranks high in new movies

Bank robberies are taken to a new extreme in “The Town.” “The Town”, directed by Ben Affleck, sports an amazing cast including Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, and Jeremy Renner. Set in Georgetown, a project near Boston, Massachusetts, Doug Macray, played by Ben Affleck, is a bank robber who wants to get out of the business. But as any movie-goer knows, it is easier to get in than it is to get out. Unfortunately for Doug, he falls in love with a manager at a bank that he holds up. This complicates events as she is the only person who can identify the people who robbed her bank.

MacGruber’s on-screen explosion doesn’t wow audiences

MacGruber, a movie based on the Saturday Night Live skit about a handy soldier who is constantly fighting against the clock to stop an imminent explosion was recently released to blu-ray and DVD on September 7. The skits often featured guest stars such as Betty White, Shia LeBoeuf, Charles Barkley, and the original McGyver, Richard Dean Anderson. While the movie is just a prolonged version of the Saturday Night Live short, it is great for hardcore followers of MacGruber. However, the movie may seem very simplistic and just not funny for people looking for a more serious comedy.

Kick-Ass redefines the superhero

With all the excitement due to the upcoming release of Iron Man 2 in May, many superhero fanatics find themselves craving a movie to wet their appetite for adventure and over the top action, a movie such as Kick-Ass.

From the beginning of Kick-Ass, the main character Dave Lizewski, (Aaron Johnson), defines himself as the socially awkward high school outcast. He goes on to explain that his life is rather average in the fact that he is neither extremely smart nor is he extremely athletic. The girl of his dreams doesn’t notice him, even when she looks directly at him.

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