Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dolphin Tale

If you are not out in the theater to see the re-release of The Lion King in 3D this weekend then you may want to check out this family friendly movie. The story is about a dolphin who loses her tail and overcomes the disability to learn how to swim again but her troubles do not end just there. The cast includes Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd as the caring animal rescue worker, the prosthetic specialist, and the understanding mother of the boy who found the dolphin who go to extraordinary lengths to save Winter. The best part is that Winter is played by herself and the movie will bring a tear to your eye. If you want to see how Winter is doing, be sure to see her at her live web cam located here.

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Shark Night 3D

Bikini clad babes, 3D sharks and blood almost abound in this Shark Week inspired film. PG-13 horror movies always leave something to be desired like nudity and more visceral kills but this was a fun if all be it short film. The cast includes some returning horror newbies like Sara Paxton from The Last House on the Left, Joel David Moore from Hatchet, and Donal Logue from Blade. The sharks are the real stars of this film with the 3D making them leap of the screen and giving them some really cool close ups. If you like surface breaking leaps by the killers of the deep then this movie is for you.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Apollo 18

I went in to this film with a Paranormal Activity like mind set but set in space. Though not as good, this SyFy channel cast of who's who stars does have a few creepy moments and some pretty good acting. The special effects are excellent and make for a very believable lunar set piece. I am surprised this got a widescreen release but smaller genre films have been getting a break lately at the cinema. A matinee screening at best but worth a look.

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Smurfs 3D

I could not convince any of my friends to see this movie with me but the little West Virginia boy inside of me who was bombarded with the Smurfs every Saturday morning had to see this film to satisfy my need for nostalgia. I am happy to say the film was much more fun than the original cartoon series. Hank Azaria is perfectly cast as Gargamel with your favorite Smurfs like Papa, Smurfette, Brainy, Grouchy, Clumsy, and Handy voiced by Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin, and Jeff Foxworthy respectively. Other casting notable is the always hot and hilarious Sofia Vergara who steals the scene when on the screen. I am not looking forward to a resurgence of Smurf mania and speak but I did enjoy this film - all three apples worth.

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