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Movies: Quarantine (2008)

Posted by JungleBoot on March 25, 2009

If you haven’t seen this movie, don’t.  You won’t be missing much.  It is a knock-off of The Blair Witch Project.  The story may be different, but the filming style is identical.  There is a reason these films don’t do well and hit the rental shelf quickly — they suck.  If you saw it at the theater, I’m sorry.  You wasted your money.

Is there anyone out there that has an original idea?  Anyone?  We’re waiting.

-JB

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Movie Review: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Posted by JungleBoot on May 18, 2008

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008 ****) takes us back to one of our favorite realms of fantasy.  This time the “Kings and Queens of Narnia” are called upon to aid young Prince Caspian in bringing peace to the land.  I give it four stars.  There are some things that  could be done better.  But overall, it’s a good film. 

The most delightful character is a mouse that fancies himself as a “knight of Narnia”.  It’s rare a secondary character stands out.   This one does.  He is full of whit and quite charming. 

Fair warning:  This movie really is for the kids.  They’ll love it.

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Movie Review: Iron Man (2008)

Posted by JungleBoot on May 3, 2008

Iron Man ( 2008 ***** ) stars Robert Downey Jr, Jeff Bridges, Terrence Howard, and Gwyneth Paltrow.  This movie gets 5 out of 5 stars for it’s amazing work with CGI.  The Iron Man sequences are out of this world.  I highly recommend this movie to everyone.  If you are a fan of Mavel movies (Spiderman, X-Men, Hulk), you will enjoy Iron Man.

Robert Downey Jr. will reprise the role of Tony Stark in The Incredible Hulk ( 2008 ).  This will be the first Marvel film to use an actor for one role in two separate films.  I expect it to be a minor role.

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Movie Review: Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (2007)

Posted by JungleBoot on May 2, 2008

Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium ( 2007 ***** ) stars Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Zach Mills, and Jason Bateman.  The story takes place in a magical toy store owned by an eccentric 243 year old man — Mr. Magorium (Hoffman).  His one employee, Molly Mahooney (Portman), feels stuck in life and doesn’t know if she wants to continue working in the store.  However, Mr. Magorium goes about his business of preparing to hand the store over to Molly and hires an accountant, Henry Weston (Bateman), to get his “financials” in order.  What follows is a magical journey of discovery and imagination that the whole family can enjoy.  This movie gets 5 stars out of 5.  I’ts an extremely clean movie and lots of fun to watch.  If your inner child doesn’t come out, then something is wrong with you.

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Movie Review – The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007)

Posted by JungleBoot on May 2, 2008

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007 **** ) stars Alex Etel, Ben Chaplin, Emily Watson, David Morrissey, and Brian Cox.  It is a delightful tale about a young boy who finds a strange rock near the loch during WWII.  The boy takes the rock home to later discover an odd creature has emerged from what was really a shell.  What follows is a series of antics and mishaps that leaves the viewer grinning from ear to ear.  I give this movie 4 stars out of 5.

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Movie Review: Lions for Lambs (2007)

Posted by JungleBoot on April 30, 2008

Lions for Lambs (2007 *****) brings together an ensemble of stars (Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Michael Pena, Derek Luke, Andrew Garfield, Peter Berg) to talk about an unpopular topic — the War on Terror.  I give this movie 5 stars out of 5 for attempting to be relevant and thought provoking.  The rhetoric delivered isn’t just one sided.  The writers and director worked really hard to illuminate the views of all parties concerned.  It also doesn’t attempt to cover too broad an area.  The conversations, as it is a conversation piece, are between a republican senator and a liberal journalist, a promising student and a liberal professor whose only agenda is to incite the student to action regardless of side chosen, and the unspoken dialog between a commander and his stranded men.  This movie may not be popular today, but someday it will.  It captures, in my opinion, the most prominent topics and problems we face today.  Even if you disagree, it’s worth watching.

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Movie Review: There Will Be Blood (2007)

Posted by JungleBoot on April 30, 2008

There Will Be Blood (2007 ****) stars Daniel Day Lewis in a turn-of-the-cetury story about family, religion, and the early days of oil prospecting.  It’s a delightful movie that I feel can be watched by the whole family; minus some scenes that may be inappropriate for children.  I give this movie 4 stars out of 5.  If you have been on the fence about watching this film as I was, you can stop worrying.  It’s actually good. 

This movie is currently available for rent.

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