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 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.
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.
Requiem is an older film, released in 2000, but is more than worth a review. It is one of the most powerful and life changing films ever made. But be warned, for it is not for the faint of heart due to its graphic nature. The emotions this movie causes are scary, sad, and revealing….
Gore and outrageous action scenes flood every nook of the new Resident Evil movie. Dubbed “Afterlife,” the movie picks up right after Alice left Nevada in the previous movie, Resident Evil: Extinction. Assisted by Claire and Chris Redfield, Alice searches for Arcadia, a place where the infection is rumored to not exist.
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.
Flashing lights, loud noises, and amazing music all describe Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World. Released on August 13, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World went mostly unheard of for the first few weeks after its release. Despite its the general approval by critics, the movie has only grossed about $26 million compared to box office hits, such as Toy Story 3, which took in over $400 million.
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.