Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lindsay Lohan

"Are you not entertained?!?"
-Maximus (Russell Crowe, Gladiator) speaking to the
crowd watching the gladiator spectacle.

Saturday, February 16, 2008


I liked everything about this movie, I liked the concept, the story, the characters, the special effects and the cinematography. I liked everything...everything except the dialog. It was very weak.

The film stars Hayden Christensen (David Rice) Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars, Rachel Bilson (Millie), and Samuel Jackson (Roland). The story involves a boy learning that he has a special power to "teleport" himself anywhere that he has seen before. (Cool huh? I wish I could teleport to Baskin Robbins for a chocolate shake and then back to the TV room in time to catch the next episode of LOST.)

But unfortunately, his fun and games come to an end when he learns that there is a religious sect that calls themselves Paladins. They hunt down and kill Jumpers, because they feel they are an abomination and all turn into bad people. (What? Come on, would Hayden Christensen turn into someone evil? No way!)

David Rice gets his girl friend, Millie involved in the battle and he also finds another Jumper to reluctantly help him fight the Paladins. There is also a small sub-plot involving his mother who left him when he was five.

As I mentioned, this was a pretty good story, and didn't have many problems with it other than the character dialog was sub-par.

So if you're looking for a night of light entertainment, Jump over to the theater and check out Jumper!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Fool's Gold

A fool and his money are soon parted. Was that the case when I purchased a ticket to Fool's Gold? My honest answer is...Maybe. I mean on one hand it's Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, the cute and funny couple from How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days. Could they recapture the chemistry for this movie? They try and succeed mostly, but overall the film never really takes off. At first I was onboard, hoping McConaughey would channel his character from Sahara and it would be an entertaining and exciting adventure. But at several points in the movie, I lose interest. Even with a supporting powerhouse actor like Donald Sutherland (Nigel Honeycutt), he didn't bring his "A" game as a dottering old rich man.
Benjamin (McConaughey) and Tess (Hudson) Finnegan are married treasure hunters on the brink of divorce, but they can stay together if they find one last famous treasure that they have been searching for the past few years.
They are out of money, but find an friend in Nigel Honeycutt and his pop tart daughter. The film tries to build a backstory with Nigel and his daughter's tenuous relationship. Meanwhile a rapper/gangster (Kevin Hart) provides the suspense and comic relief as he races to find or take the hidden treasure from the Finnegan's.

The movie had it's fun moment's but I have to recommend you check out Fool's Gold on cable some lazy Sunday or Saturday afternoon!