Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Orphan

The married couple, John and Kate, decide to adopt a child after a marriage crisis. At the orphanage, the couple falls in love with a lovely Estonian girl called Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman) and decide to take her home. Daniel, the older child, is hostile towards his new sister causing some family issues, while Max likes her. At first, Esther seems to be a normal, educated, talented and bright girl until weird happenings take place in the house and little Esther becomes something no one expected. While Kate tries to deal with problems that spook her for years, she also has to deal with a "new" and mysterious Esther that is about to change everyone's life.

Director: Jaume Collet- Serra
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Orphan is a very good movie. I have to admit that the plot did surprise me in the end and surpassed my expectations. I was frustrated with how naive John would be throughout the film which made me some how mad at his character. I have to admit that Isabelle Fuhrman played her character really well and has impressive acting skills and I look forward in seeing her in other movies. Overall, I liked the film because of its plot and for being a horror movie. I recommend it to people who enjoy this type of movie, adults and teenagers mainly. The film has some inappropriate content and frightening scenes.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Favorite Post (Entertainment): The Proposal

Renowned editor in chief, Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock), is about to be deported back to Canada due to her Visa expire. In order to continue her life in America, she forces her assistant Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her under the condition to promote him to editor. To prove the immigration officer the marriage is "true", Margaret and Andrew head to Alaska to meet his family and spend a weekend. During the days spent there, Margaret remembers what is like to have a loving and caring family since her parents died when she was only 16. She realizes this and faces her fears before she hurts such a good family more than she already did. Nomiated for the Golden Globe, 2 other wins and 7 nominations. Watch trailer here.

Director: Anne Fletcher
Genre: Comedy, Romance

Although being released in 2009, after watching this film I realized why it was nominated so many times. It is the perfect combination of comedy and romance that engages the viewer completely. The plot is incredibly well made and the movie was above my expectations. Sandra Bullock is a awesome actress that contributed to the movie's success. In my opinion, my favorite character would be Andrew. Although never seeing Ryan Reynolds in many movies, he is an amazing actor that fits perfectly with his role. I loved the film and recommend it to all individuals who like a good comedy.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Dear John

Based on Nicholas Spark's novel, Dear John ia a romantic drama in which John (Channing Tatum), a soldier visiting his home before leaving for the special forces, and Savannah (Amanda Seyfried), a college girl during her spring break, fall deeply in love during the two weeks they spend together. They promise each other, when leaving, that they would still be together and write letters to each other telling everything. Their love continues to live despite the distance, until John feels the duty to re-enlist himself on the army due to the World Trade Center attacks. Savannah cannot bear the distance and both have to take difficult decisions that'll lead them to an unknown destiny. Watch trailer here.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Genre: Drama, Romance

In my opinion, this is a beautiful movie that portrays a couple's love that mirrors persistence, faith, and an incredible will to continue with this romace. I have never cried as much while watching a movie as in this one; it can make anyone emotional. It is has a charming and touching plot with great actors such as Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried. It is recommended mostly for individuals who enjoy a romantic movie.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

Alice (Mia Wasikowska), a 19-year-old girl from England, returns to a magical world that she has already been before as a child, but can't quite remember at first. She re-meets her old friends, and with their help she discovers her true destiny: to kill the Jabberwocky and end with the Red Queen's (Helena Bonham Carter) reign, where all animals are mistreated and terror is aloft. Watch trailer here.

Director: Tim Burton
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Personally, I was very anxious to watch this film. I think it was a wonderful movie with a creative and beautiful plot, characters, and scenery. I loved the effects and the overall movie. The Red Queen was a hilariously well made character that indeed made me laugh, as well as the Hater (Johnny Depp), which had a beautiful and perfectly made makeup for the movie and character. My favorite charaters were the twin brothers, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, who were extremely cute and funny. There is the White Queen as well, played by Anne Hathaway, a exceptional actress, whom I personally admire. I recommend it to all ages and genders. People will not regret watching it.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sherlock Holmes

As told in books, the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.), has come to life in this new released movie. The legendary detective is now after Lord Blackwood, a murderous sorcerer that has mysteriously returned from his grave. Holmes and his faithful assistant, Dr. Watson, find themselves in a twisted web or adventure, danger and romance in which they must solve to keep England from a terrible destiny. Watch trailer here.

Director: Guy Ritchie
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

In my opinion, this is the best detective movie ever. It has awesome effects and the plot is extremely intriguing and interesting. I loved the film and recommend it to all. The film turned out to be more than I expected and waiting. In addition, Robert Downey Jr. is a funny and overall great actor which made the film even better.


Fame, portrays the lives from certain students from the New York Academy of Performing Arts who are fighting for a place in the performing arts career. Throughout the film, the students have to face several difficulties, including non-supportive family and other issues they have to overcome. The film presents numerous examples of persistence, overcoming obstacles, faith and hope. Watch trailer here.

Director: Kevin Tancharoen
Genre: Drama, Musical, Comedy

Personally, after watching this film, I was quite disappointed. I expected much more from this film then what was presented. It lacked some focus in a certain character, which made it confusing as well as rushed. Despite some factors, the film really made me feel encouraged to persist with things I believe I can achieve, which was a positive effect that might have influenced others as well. I recommend this film for all ages but mostly teenagers who enjoy musicals.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Date Night

Date Night is a movie that portrays a couple's boring life, Phil and Claire Foster (Steve Carell and Tina Fey), where they follow the same routine every day. Afraid of loosing their marriage and continuing with their dull life, Phil and Claire decide to have a night out at a popular restaurant in the city. The restaurant is full and reservations are impossible, so the couple decides to take the reservation from another couple that does not show up. The night seems to be going perfectly when the couple is confused with the other couple whom they took the reservations. A adventurous comedy takes place while the couple tries to run away and prove their innocence and their real identity. Watch trailer here.

Director: Shawn Levy
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller

Date Night seems a pretty, fun comedy movie although I still didn't have the chance to watch it. I am willing to watch it as soon as possible because there are many positive comments about the film. I also saw the trailer, which really caught my attention to the film and I expect a lot from it since the main character is played by Steve Carell, one of the most hilarious actors.

TRON The Legacy

Tron is a scientific fiction movie in which Sam Flynn's dad, a famous video game developer, has been missing for a long time. Mysteriously, when looking for his father in his old arcade he discovers a signal. Later he finds himself in a virtual world of video games where his father has been trapped in for years. Both, son and father start their journey through a cyber universe where dangerous things may happen at all times, a universe that Kevin, Sam's dad, has created himself but has become more advanced than expected. Watch trailer here.

Director: Joseph Kosinski
Genre: Action, Scientific Fiction, Adventure, Thriller

I still did not have the chance to watch this film but by the comments made and the advertisement, it seems to be an awesome movie. In addition, it is a Disney production, mostly known for producing breath taking films which makes me want to watch this one as well. All the special effects seem pretty amazing and viewers have high expectations in relation to Tron.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Eagle Eye

Eagle Eye is a an action movie in which two strangers with completely different lives, receive a phone call. Both, Jerry (Shia LaBeouf) and Rachel (Michel Monoghan), commence a adventure being guided by a computer, Aria, that contains all type of information and control over the nation. Watch trailer here.

Director: D.J. Caruso
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller

Even though the film was released in 2008, I only had the opportunity to watch it this year. I thought it was a great movie, with an awesome plot which engages the viewer at all times and makes them want to watch more since it's about a super technological computer that controls everything. It is recommended for teenagers and adults, men and women. In addition, Shia LaBeouf is a great actor that has a history in action movies such as Disturbia, Transformers, and Eagle Eye, all awesome movies.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

It's Complicated

It's Complicated is a romantic comedy in which Jane (Meryl Streep), who's been separated due to the fact that her partner was cheating on her, falls back in love with her ex husband when staying at the same hotel at their son's graduation. The problem is that he is re-married and she is falling for two guys at the same time. At first her ex-husband sees it just as an affair while Jane is falling passionately in love, but as time goes by the situation changes. She started hating the other woman but at the end she became the other woman. Watch trailer here.

Director: Nancy Meyers

In my opinion the film is great, it had the right mixture of comedy and romance. It was nominated for three Golden Globes as well as being commented by millions of people, especially women. Personally, I love Maryl Streep since her part in The Devil Wears Prada, and this made me expect much more from the movie.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Edge of Darkness

Detective Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson) has his daughter, Emma, killed on his front porch. At first everyone thinks he is the actual target until he discovers secrets that his own daughter hid about her life as an activist. It is then that the story takes a direction. Thomas is determined to find his daughter's killer and as he tries to find out about her secrets more people become targets and end up dying. Watch the trailer here.

Director: Martin Campbell
Genre: Action, Drama, and Thriller

An exciting and dramatic movie that contains a lot of action and death. I expected more from this movie and thought is was a little confusing. I recommend it to teenagers and adults who like action. I didn't appreciate it as much as the other movies that were released this year but it is a good movie with one of the most renowned actor, Mel Gibson.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

From the same creators of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson is a normal high school student until he is accused of stealing Zeus' lightning. He then discovers his origins and a whole new world in order to find the lightning thief and his mom who was captured by Hades. Watch the trailer here.

Director: Chris Colombus
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

In my opinion this is a great movie. It has good effects and it reminds me of different movies together, X-Men, Harry Potter, and Narnia. It's mythology theme is also a great one that many enjoy and makes it entertaining and at the same time educational. It is a fascinating movie with a lot of action and surprises and is recommended for all ages. I was not expecting this movie to be as good as it is and I was caught by surprise. I expect the continuation and the creation of a second movie that'll be as good as this one.

Friday, February 12, 2010

500 Days of Summer

A romantic comedy where Tom Hansen falls in love for Summer Finn who doesn't believe in love or boyfriends. Throughout the movie, their story is portraied for 500 days where they face many ups and downs during their relationship. Watch the trailer here.

Director: Marc Webb
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

In my opinion it's a touching story that portrays a realistic romance, different from other romantic movies that always finish with happy endings and cause false expectations and illusions for the individuals who watched it. It does not create romance stereotypes which is a difference between other romantic films. It's definetley an awesome film that's recomended for all individuals but mostly women.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Avatar 3D

From the same creators of "Titanic", "Avatar" introduces the story of a paraplegic marine that is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission but becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. Watch the trailer here.

Director: James Cameron
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In my opinion, "Avatar" is a great movie with beautiful and breath-taking computer effects that grasps the audience's attention throughout the whole movie. It's a fantastic production payed off by being nominated for 9 oscars. James Cameron is considered such an exceptional director because of his creativity to direct such a wonderful movie that has brought so much attention to.