Friday, June 18, 2010

My Bloody Valentine 3D

This is another one of those movies that you should never waste your time on. If your looking for a horror please do not rent this movie its quite awful and it left me wanting my money back. I regret seeing it in the theaters and don't make the same mistake.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

West Side Story

West Side Story was directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise and was released in 1961. The movie is a musical adaptation to the classic story of Romeo and Juliet. It takes place in the Bronx and there is a rivalry between to Gangs The Jets and The Sharks. The Jets leader Tony has a love affair with Shark leader Bernardo's sister and the plot unfolds from there. The movie won the academy award for best picture and is full of love as well as violence so if you like Romeo and Juliet you will surly love West Side Story.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Natural

The Natural was directed by Barry Levinson and was released in 1984. The Natural is a movie about an average middle aged baseball player named Roy Hobbs ( Robert Redford). Roy Hobbs had a mysterious past in his younger years but regardless he takes his newly joined team to the top of the league with a bat made from a tree that was hit by lighting. The movie is full of action and drama as well as baseball. SO if your looking for a good sports movie to entertain you go out and rent The Natural because i guarantee you will enjoy it. The movie currently has a rating of 83% on Rotten Tomatoes and was nominated for 4 Oscars. I hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Bucket List

The Bucket List, released in 2007, was directed by Rob Reiner. The movie stars Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, both who play characters who are terminally ill and both given little time to live. Knowing that they are terminally ill, they decide to make a "Bucket List", a list of all the things they hope to do in their lives before they die, and together, they set out to accomplish everything on the list. The movie's full of adventure but catches the hearts of many as it sets out to teach a lesson about appreciation for life and all it has to offer. I hope you enjoy this movie.

Monday, June 14, 2010

From Here To Eternity

I chose the movie From Here to Eternity for today's post. The movie was directed by Fred Zinneman and was released in 1953. The movie has an all-star cast including Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr and Montgomery Cliff. The movie takes place in 1941 before and during Pearl Harbor and follows a couple of different characters on a military base. It's actioned packed, and full of drama and romance as well. This movie won 8 Oscars and will surely keep you entertained for a night. This undoubtedly is a must see movie and I hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Epic Movie

..for some reason my computer wont let me type in the compose so Im just going to say this is quite possibly the worst movie ever. Its a stupid spoof movie that ties in a random group of movies from the era. Please do not watch this movie, it's a waste of an hour an a half that you wont be able to get back.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Deliverance was directed by John Boorman and was released in 1972. The movie stars John Voight and Burt Reynolds. The movie is about 4 guys who decide to go on a weekend canoe trip down a river. As they make their way down the river they run into trouble with the locals and things get very heated. The men fear for their lives and continue down the river with no other choice but to get to the end. The movie is full of suspense and adventure. The movie currently has a rating of 94% on Rotten Tomatoes and was nominated for 3 Oscars. I hope you enjoy the film.

Friday, June 11, 2010


I chose to write about the movie Victory today because it's a soccer movie and the world cup started today so I thought it would be a good fit. Victory was directed by John Houston and was released in 1981. The movie stars many soccer players such as a Pele and Bobby Moore but also features Sylvester Stallone and Michael Caine. The movie is set in a prison camp in Germany during WWII. Many of the prisoners play soccer and they decide to put together a team to play the Germans. The movie is all about the preparation before the big game and the movie has a huge twist. This movie is one of my all-time favorites because I love soccer so I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Walk The Line

Walk the line was directed by James Mangold and was released in 2005. The movie is about the singer and song writer Johnny Cash, and the hard times he went through as he became a legendary artist. Joaquin Phoenix plays Johnny Cash and Reese Witherspoon plays the sensational June Carter. The movie starts at the beginning of Johnny's life before he becomes a star and goes all the way till he fights through all of his drug addiction. The movie to me was very informative about Johnny's life and I learned a lot of things about pop culture that I didn't previously know. The movie currently has a rating of 82% on Rotten Tomatoes and won one Oscar. I hope you enjoy this Dramatic Biography of Johnny Cash's life.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Juno was directed by Jason Reitman and was released in 2007. The movie stars Ellen Page as a pregnant teenager who has family problems as well as boyfriend issues. The movie shows the difficulties that she must face while carrying the baby through high school. She eventually contemplates abortion but decides on giving it up through adoption. She goes on with the adoption and the movie follows her through that process as well. The movie was brilliantly directed and I know you will enjoy this dramatic comedy. The movie currently has a rating of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and won an Oscar for best screenplay.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


The movie Miracle was directed by Gavin O'Conner and was released in 2004. The movie follows the story of the US mens Olympic hockey team in 1980. The movie starts off with how the team got selected and shows the road they went through prior to the Olympics that year. The Americans were a long shot to win the Olympics over an amazing Russian team that never lost. None the less the Americans ended up beating the Russians and a miracle did happen. This is a great family film and also helped me learn alot about the game of Hockey. The movie currently has a rating of 79% on Rotten Tomatoes. I hope you enjoy the film.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Kung Pow

So I chose to write about a horrble movie today called Kung Pow. The movie is quite awful in every sense of the word. The directors and actors aren't notable and the plot is horrible. The movie originally was a real Hong Kong Kung Fu movie but it was dubbed over in English, with new scenes added and the director changed the plot to his liking. Usally I would describe the plot but it's not worth my time and I honestly regret wasting my time writing this blog post. I hope you don't enjoy.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Robin Hood was directed by Ridley Scott and was released in 2010. It stars Russell Crow as Robin Hood who is a soldier in King Richard's army. After Richard's death he takes the name of a knight to live a new life. Meanwhile, newly crowned king John gets betrayed and France is going to invade England. Robin Hood leads an army thats defeats the French but John outlaws him and that's where the Legend of Robin Hood begins.. I hope you enjoy the movie.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Get Him To The Greek

Get Him to the Greek is a hysterical comedy directed by Nicholas Stoller. The movie stars Jonah Hill as a music executive named Aaron Green who works for Pinnacle Record Company. He comes up with a brilliant idea to put on a show for a washed up rock'n roller named Aldous Snow (Russel Brand) . Aldous is druggie as well as an alcoholic and it's Aaron's job to get him to the Greek Theater in 3 days. Things don't go according to plan so Aaron must change his lifestyle to please the Rocker. This awesome comedy scored a 75% on Rotten Tomatoes and I guarantee it will make you laugh. Enjoy!

Friday, June 4, 2010

High Noon

High Noon was directed by Fred Zinnemann and was released in 1952. Gary cooper plays the lead role of a retired Marshal named Will Kane. Will recently got married and retired as the Marshal of his town to live a new life with his wife. On his way out of town he catches word that an old outlaw named Miller who he put in Jail is coming back to town to kill him. Will goes back to town to fight Miller but none of the townspeople will help him. Will decides to fight him on his own and it's only of matter of time before Miller comes to town. The cool part about this movie is that it runs on reel time so it only all takes place in a matter of about 2 hours. The movie currently has a rating of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes and won 4 Oscars. The movie has several remakes but I suggest only watching the Cary Cooper version. I hope you enjoy this dramatic western.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Gladiator was directed by Ridley Scott and was released in 2000. The movie stars Russell Crow as a war general named Maximus. Joaquin Phoenix plays Commodus who is the heir to the Roman Empire. After Commodus murders his father for the throne he exiles Maximus for not swearing his allegiance to him. Maximus eventually gets sold into slavery and becomes a gladiator. Now as a gladiator he must fight for his freedom so he can seek his revenge on Commodus.Gladiator is an exceptional film that won 5 Oscars, one being best film. The movie currently has a rating of 77% on Rotten Tomatoes and I hope you enjoy this action paced adventure.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mr. Lucky

Mr. Lucky was directed by H.C. Potter and was released in 1943. This romantic comedy stars Cary Grant and Laraine Day. Cary grant plays a gambler who owns his own casino boat which he intends to set sail on. Unfortunately he gets drafted to the military so he is forced to take on an alias of a former gangster to avoid the draft. In order to get his boat up in running he must round up $50,000. He plans on ripping off a war relief foundation until he falls in love with Lairane Day's character and then everything changes. The movie currently has no rating on Rotten Tomatoes so you will just have to judge it for yourself.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

An Education

An Education was directed by Lone Scherfig and was released in 2009. Carey Mulligan plays a teenage girl named Jenny who is coming of age in England. Peter Sarsgaard plays an older gentleman named David with a mysterious background which you don't find out about until later on in the movie. Jenny's school year is coming to an end and she has her eyes set on going to Cambridge. Her parents want the same for her too. One day David comes along and shows her the time of her life. She continues to see David and she puts her schoolwork aside and focuses solely on him. She finally gets to a point where she must make a choice whether she wants to stay with David or follow her dream of going to Cambridge. The movie has a great ending and I hope you enjoy this romantic drama. The movie currently has a rating of  98% on Rotten Tomatoes and was nominated for 3 Oscars.

Monday, May 31, 2010

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption was directed by Frank Darabont and was released in 1994. The movie stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Tim Robbins plays a Banker named Andy Dufresne who was wrongly convicted  for the death of his wife. In jail he meets a man named Red (Morgan Freeman). Red and Andy spend the years together because Andy has a life sentence and Red never makes parole. Since Andy was a banker the warden hires him to start cooking the books for him. The years pass on and finally Red makes parole, but Andy is still locked up. The movie has a a huge twist to end it but that's for you to watch. Currently on Rotten Tomatoes the movie has a 88% and it was nominated for 7 Oscars. I hope you enjoy the film.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Footsteps In The Dark- 1941

The movie I chose today is Footsteps in the Dark. Footsteps in the Dark is a comedy as well as a mystery. It was directed by Lloyd Bacon and it stars Errol Flynn and Brenda Marshall.  Errol Flynn plays a high-Society gentleman who writes murder mysteries in his spare time under an alias. He tags along with the police to help solve crimes and to get his ideas for new books. The comedy comes in when his wife wonders where he goes every night and why he's always sneaking around. The Movie has no rating on Rotten Tomatoes probably because it's very old and there are not too many people who have seen it. I think this suspenseful comedy is a great movie and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Saturday, May 29, 2010


The movie Braveheart was directed by Mel Gibson and it stars Mel Gibson as well. Mel plays a charcter named William Wallace who lives in Scotland during the reign of Edward I of England. An English lord kills his wife whom he had just married, and he then sets out for revenge against England. His vendetta leads to a Scottish uprising that ultimately turns into them wanting their freedom from the English. The movie is epic from the start to the finish and is one of my all time favorites. The movie currently has a rating of 76% on RottenTomatoes and I hope you enjoy the film.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Strangers On A Train

For today's Movie I chose Strangers on a Train. The movie was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and was released in in 1951. It stars Farley Granger, Ruth Roman and Robert Walker. The movie starts with two strangers who meet on a train- Guy Haines and Bruno Anthony. The men talk for hours and finally its gets to the topic of murder. Bruno suggests that him and Guy should swap targets to create the perfect murder. Guy thinks it's outrageous, but Bruno is being serious. Bruno does commit the perfect murder and Guy wants nothing to do with it. The rest of the movie is full of twists and suspense. I really do recommend you watch this Hitchcock classic because it is one of his best. The movie currently has a rating of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and was nominated for one Oscar. I hope you enjoy the movie.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Law Abiding Citizen

I chose Law Abiding Citizen for today's post. Law Abiding Citizen was directed by F. Gary Gray and was released last year. The movie stars Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx. The movie starts with Gerard Butler's character witnessing the rape and murder of his wife and daughter. Two men were responsible for the murder, but one ultimately gets away with only 7 years to life. Butler's character then sets out his own vendetta against the court system because he feels that there wasn't justice with his wife and daughter's case. He takes matters into his own hands and ends up going to jail. After some well plotted murders by Butler's character, it's Jamie Foxx's role to figure how he's killing people while in jail. The movie is absolutely superb and it definitely will have your attention to the very end. Rotten Tomatoes has the movie rated at a 26% which is an absolute travesty. I guarantee if you're looking for a thriller this movie will definitely leave you satisfied.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Charade (1963)

I chose Charade for todays Movie of the Day. Charade was directed by Stanley Donen and stars Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn and Walter Matthau. This movie is set in Paris and is a romantic comedy, as well as a thriller. Audrey Hepburns character Regina is the wife of a very wealthy man who dies right away. Then right after his death a group of different man start chasing her around believing she has her husband's $250,000 that is missing. Cary Grant's character throughout the movie is always trying to help Regina stay away from the men chasing her but she is unsure of his real identity. She soon learn the real identities of all the men and becomes very confused. This romantic comedy/thriller will having on the edge of your seat to the very end wondering what is going to happen. The movie currently has a rating of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes and was nominated for one award which it sadly did not win. I hope you enjoy movie.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Hangover

The Hangover is a hilarious comedy directed by Todd Phillips and stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis. The movie is all about a bachelor party set in Vegas a couple days prior to Doug's (Justin Bartha) wedding. The first night gets really crazy and they all end up waking up in their hotel room the next morning not being able to remember anything. They soon realize they lost Doug, the groom, and they set out to find him. This hilarious movie is full of surprises and I guarantee you will not stop laughing. I wont tell you you the ending but make sure you watch the credits.The movie currently has a rating of 78% on RottenTomatoes and I know you will enjoying this laugh out loud comedy as much as I did.

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Greatest Show On Earth

The Greatest Show on Earth was film directed by the famous Cecil B. DeMille and has an all-star cast including Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Dorothy Lamour and even a young Jimmy Stewart. The movie won 2 Oscars, one being Best Picture of 1952. The movie is all about a circus that is failing and needs money desperately so they hire extra acts in order to make more profit. They hire the infamous "Great Sebastion" (Cornel Wilde) and he causes a lot of trouble among the circus folk. Stories keep unfolding through the movie about each character as the circus travels. Eventually the FBI starts chasing someone in the circus but you will have to watch the movie to find out who. The story is full of comedy and twists and I hope you enjoy it. Now Rotten Tomatoes currently rates it at a 41% which I think is an injustice towards the movie but I know once you watch it you will put in your all time favorites category.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Sting

I chose the movie The Sting for today's Movie of the Day. It was directed by George Roy Hill and it stars Robert Redford and Paul Newman. The movie was released in 1973 and won a total of 7 Oscars. The movie focuses around Robert Redford's character Johnny Hooker, who just happens to be a con man living in Chicago. Johnny Hooker and Partner Luther (Robert Earl Jones) steal from a big time Chicago mobster named Doyle Lonnegan and Luther gets killed. So in order to get back at Lonnegan, Hooker partners up with a fellow con man Henry Gondorff played by Paul Newman. They put together an elaborate scheme to get back at Lonnegan and also make a lot of money in the process. The movie is full of twists and surprises and this drama filled comedy will definitely keep you in your seat. The movie currently has a rating of 93% on Rottentomatoes and I would definitely rate it a 4 star on my chart. I hope you enjoy this movie as much as I do.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

First Ever Movie A Day Post- Rear Window

I decided to choose one of my all time favorite movies for my first movie a day post. I chose Rear Window, the Hitchcock film not the cheesy remakes made after it. The film was released in 1954. It's a romantic thriller and it stars Jimmy Stewart as well as Grace Kelly. Its about a Photographer (Jimmy Stewart) who is stuck in his wheelchair all day and has nothing better to do but watch his neighbors out his window. He sees something suspicious from one of his neighbors and suspects murder. The rest of the movie is about how him and his girlfriend (Grace Kelly) try to find out what really happened in his neighbors apartment. I wont tell you Hitchcock's thrilling ending so your just going to have to watch it for yourself and form your own opinion. The Movie has 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and I agree with it. There have been plenty of remakes of Rear Window such as the recent Disturbia, but I would only recommend watching the original. If your looking for a Romantic Thriller, Rear Window is the movie you're looking for.