Summer at the Movies

Posted in Uncategorized on April 23, 2009 by maria9002

I hope you have all enjoyed reading my blog. It has been a pleasure to write for you all about everything movies. Unfortunately, for the summer, I will be taking some time off from blogging. However, that does not mean I will not be blogging at all. I still keep a blog called 10friends.wordpress.com that I update frequently. 

I will post a blog every now and then in the summer here on Moviephile, just not as frequent as I used to. This summer, I plan on bogging once a month, so come back once a month for new content.  Come September, I will be back to blogging once a week and keeping all my readers informed on upcoming movies, reviews, and the latest to come. 

I hope you all have a great summer at the movies. Remember, there is a lot to see this summer, so make sure you ask for those Friday or Saturday nights off to watch some of the best films to come. 

Wolverine, Star Trek, The Proposal, Terminator Salvation, G.I Joe,  Transformers, Public Enemies, are just some of my recommendations to watch this summer. 

I know I will be spending a lot of time at the movies. One of my favorite actors is coming out with a movie this summer. Can you guess what actor and movie he  is coming out in?

 

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Twilight Sequel “New Moon” Wolf Pack

Posted in Uncategorized on April 23, 2009 by maria9002

The much anticipated sequel to the Twilight phenomenon, New Moon, is set to be released November 20, 2009. However, there is already a lot of buzz going on in the interenet about the newly released pictures of the wolf pack. 

Just weeks ago there was a lot of buzz going around because of some of the new cast members that were added, they include: Dakota Fanning from War of the Worlds, Michael Sheen from Frost/Nixon, Jamie Campbell Bower from Sweeney Todd and more. For a complete list of confirmed actors click here

However, what has been circulating the internet this week, is the much anticipated picture of the wolf pack that the character Jacob is a part of. Below is a picture of the wolf pack; however, it excludes the character Jacob. The wolves in the film appear to be the opposite of the vampires. In the film the vampires are portrayed as pale looking creatures; however, these wolves appear to be tanned and have abs of steel. 

Here is the picture of the wolf cast for New Moon. This must make a lot of the female fans happy and their significant others a little jealous. 

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Moviephile Podcast: 17 Again

Posted in Uncategorized on April 16, 2009 by maria9002

Wolverine film Leaked!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 7, 2009 by maria9002

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Just a month before the official theatrical movie release of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, the film was leaked. As the announcement was made public earlier this week, it caused a stir online with fans and the law.

According to online sources, the FBI is doing everything possible to trace back where the leak came from. I have been looking forward to this film ever since I heard the film was in production. I only hope that the leaked video online will not hurt the box office sales come next month.

I predicted this film to open well above $70 million opening weekend. Who knows? It might succeed regardless of the leak; however, I can’t help but wonder what effect this will have on the movies success in the box office. Come opening weekend, I will be looking out to see how the film performs in theatres. To read the full story click here

Fast and Furious Movie Review

Posted in Uncategorized on April 7, 2009 by maria9002

 

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The fourth installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise was all it promised it would be. The film’s original cast is all back from the first film, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, and Michelle Rodriguez. However, the film does not deliver anything other than fast cars, and mediocre acting.

If you love action films, I do not see why you would not love this movie. I think the film has a loyal set of fans that will follow the characters wherever they go, even if the storyline is not as good as we might want it to be.

The film definitely proved to have a wide fan base as it grossed $70,950,500 million opening weekend, making it the highest grossing movie opening this year to date.

To read a full review of the film, click here

To read what acclaimed critic Roger Ebert had to say about the film, click here

Alice in Wonderland for 2010

Posted in Uncategorized on March 26, 2009 by maria9002

If there is one person I think can remake Alice in Wonderland and make it memorable is none other than Tim Burton, an American film director, actor, and writer. He is responsible and has worked on the following films: Beetle Juice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Begins, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Planet of the Apes, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street along with many others. His upcoming projects include, as mentioned:  Alice in Wonderland, Frankenweenie remake and Dark Shadows.

Alice in Wonderland is based off of the novels by Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.  The film is rumored to utilize a technique featuring live action, motion capture technique and stop motion. The film is set to be released on March 19, 2010.

On board for the film is a cast of well-known, talented actors. They include:

Mia Wasikowska as Alice

Johnny Depp as Mad Hatter

Helena Bonham Carter as  Red Queen

Anne Hathaway as White Queen

Michael Sheen as White Rabbit

Alan Rickman as Caterpillar

Stephen Fry as Cheshire Cat

Matt Lucas as Tweedledum and Tweedledee

Crispin Glover as Knave of Hearts

Can’t wait to see the film? Here are a few pictures I was able to find from the set of the movie.

 

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New on DVD this Month

Posted in Uncategorized on March 25, 2009 by maria9002

With the recession hitting American families hard this year, there is still some need of some good, quality information. This month, March, is a good month to go off and spend some money on DVD’s. Looking through Roger Ebert’s website, an accomplished critic from the Chicago-Sun Times, here is a list of some of the movies he reviewed with high remarks and worth going off to buy this month.

March 3, 2009

Australia

3 out of 4 stars

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After viewing this film in theater, there is no doubt this movie has something for every movie buff. This film had action, romance, violence, and humor. It is a movie for the everyday person and although “cheesy” at times, Hugh Jackman portrays his role charming and believable. As for Nicole Kidman, is there any movie she does not act well in? Kidman is a stunner in this film; the chemistry between her and Jackman is as romantic and worthwhile as teens would say Twilight was. Australia will not disappoint and is worth watching at least once.

 

March 10, 2009

Role Models

3 out of 4 stars

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Role Models is a funny film; however, it is filled with very crude humor. If you are a movie buff who loves to watch funny men, including Paul Rudd, a very funny actor and most women would agree, dreamy, then this is a film to watch. This film is not a “chick-flick,” but it does appeal to women because of the actors in the film. If you are a person who loves to laugh and is not offended by crude humor and language, then this film might work for you. I would recommend this film to those typical “guys” out there and their significant others who love them.

Rachel Getting Married

4 out of 4 stars

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Rachel Getting Married is a film about a young woman by the name of Kim, played by Anne Hathaway, who returns home for the wedding of her sister, Rachel. At a time when everything should be about joy, fun, laughter, and love, Kim brings problems to the table that cause a lot of commotion during this family reunion. Anne Hathaway received her first Academy Award nomination for lead actress for her performance as Kim in this film. 

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

3 1/2 stars out of 4

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This film is about a young boy by the name of Bruno, a young and naive eight-year old. The film takes place during the Holocaust. His father is a Nazi officer, and the family relocates to a farm in Berlin. There, his father is assigned to commandeer a prison camp. Outside of his farmhouse, Bruno can see out from his window farm fields. He asks his parents why the farmers are wearing stripped pajamas, only to receive an evasive answer. Bruno goes out into the field and befriends a young boy names Shmuel, who lives behind an electrified fence. Bruno will find out the hard way that he is not permitted to be friends with Shmuel because he is a Jew, and the fields and yard is actually a concentration camp for Jews.