Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Repo Men..R rated

Jude Law and Forrest Whitaker star in this first rate science fiction film. It's reminiscent of Blade Runner as well as Minority Report, but it's completely unique and fast paced. No science fiction film works if it doesn't have a solid plot, there has to be a story and this has a very clever story that held my attention. I really don't want to say more because I wouldn't want to ruin it for you. It is graphic in many blood and guts scenes, these repo men deal in organs and they went for realism.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lone Star

I really enjoy the start of the new season. But I didn't think much of "Lone Star" It just didn't seem engaging. The main character is a con-man, married to two women and it just didn't grab me. I try to give each show a fair view, but they need to be fairly well executed. This had a fairly good cast, but the concept just wasn't engaging to me.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Losers

This is a movie based on a graphic novel that DC put out under the Vertigo label. It was loosely based on the old series that featured Sarge and Captain Johnny Cloud...quite old comics, who were killed off during DC's crisis on infinite earth's (a series that got rid of a lot of older, less popular characters). The new series is a different group of misfits who are a lot like the originals. I didn't know anything about the comic before seeing the movie and didn't need to before seeing it. It is a good solid action adventure. It doesn't seem at all "comic" like, since it's based in a gritty "reality". Seems some soldiers are double crossed by the CIA and they want to settle a score. I found it to be entertaining throughout the film. If you are an action fan, you'll probably like it as well.