Ocean's 13

Ocean's 13I really enjoyed Ocean’s Eleven when it came out and thought Ocean’s Twelve was good too. So when I saw Ocean’s 13 was next in line I knew I’d have to see it.

Went last night with Tom because it was too damn hot to do anything else around the house or outside. We both enjoyed the movie and I’ll add it to my DVD collection when it comes out. The movie has the usual cast of characters played by George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, and Al Pacino to name a few. I was surprised to see Julia Roberts missing from the 3rd film.

Ocean’s 13 shares the same kind of film-making as the first two movies and tries to keep you guessing what exactly is going on. This movie was quite a bit easier to figure out than the previous two and I actually saw quite a few things coming. If you enjoyed the first two, you’ll enjoy this one as well though. Very good for the 3rd movie in a series. I give it a solid B+.

Review: 300

300I went to see 300 at an IMAX the week it came out. We drove from Saginaw all the way to Lansing one night after work, which put the total drive time around 3 hours. That’s a lot of driving to see a movie when I could have went 2 miles down the road from my house. Well…it was well worth it!

300 is one of the greatest movies I’ve ever seen, if not the greatest. That’s saying a lot. The whole drive home Casey, Maggie, and I couldn’t stop talking about how good it was and everything we liked. Seeing this movie in IMAX is worth the jacked up ticket price (we paid $12) because everything is just done so well. I seriously can’t think of anything I’d change about the movie right now. I really did like it that much.

I know this isn’t much of a review, but you have to see this movie for yourself in a theater and if you have access to an IMAX, pay the extra cash and make a trip. I will have an HD-DVD player by the time 300 comes out and if I don’t, I’m buying one just for this movie. Everything from the acting, lighting, cinematography, script, action, to special effects was well put together.

Definitely an A+.

Review: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

I enjoyed the original The Fast and the Furious, but thought 2 Fast 2 Furious was a bit far-fetched, especially the end scene with the boat landing on the yacht. So going into the third movie, Tokyo Drift, I wasn’t sure what to expect, which is exactly the reason I waited until the movie hit the cheap seats and I could see it for $2.25.

I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Walking into the theater I figured I was getting some cheap entertainment for 2 hours, but instead I saw a decent movie. As I sat back in my seat I felt the same enjoyment I did going to the very first movie in the F&F series. Tricked out cars and hot girls are two great ingredients to use for a good movie because they get your attention right away.

I really enjoyed all of the drifting which is a completely different type of racing than we saw in either of the previous two films. I wish I could drive like some of the stunt men who did the scenes for this movie. The end of the movie was a bit of a surprise and a nice touch to leave the door open for a fourth film.

Review: Superman Returns

I saw Superman Returns on opening night and am finally getting around to a review. The movie was up to my expectations going in. There was a good story and a lot of action. The length of the movie was a bit long and I thought a few parts could have been cut out to make it shorter without losing any of the plot.

The big secret that gets revealed towards the end didn’t come as much of a secret if you ask me. As soon as the character involved in the secret was revealed I knew what would end up happening.

The ending of the movie left it wide open for more to come in the future which seems to be the Hollywood thing to do lately. I enjoyed the movie and would watch any others to follow.

I'd Rather Be Home Playing WOW

Overheard on Friday night in the movie theater as The Da Vinci Code was about to begin…

I’m not even excited for this movie anymore. I should just go home and play WOW.

“Wow” is right. I hope I never get the urge to play the game.

By the way, I thought the movie was an excellent adaptation of the book. Big thumbs up to Ron Howard, Tom Hanks, and Dan Brown.