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.