“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” Movie Details
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl tagline: Prepare to be blown out of the water.
|Directors: Gore Verbinski
|IMDB Rating: 8.0/10 out of 216,356 votes
“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” Movie Review
“P.O.T.C.” Plot Summary
Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate “Captain” Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor’s daughter, from Jack’s former pirate allies, who are now undead.
A tale of love, war and power
Oh and what a movie this is. There is something for everyone in the family with this movie, romance, action, drama, horror, adventure and fantasy. A quality of acting rivaling no other movie in recent times, except for the Rings trilogy, but that’s another thing altogether. I have watched this movies so many times that I can’t even keep track. This movie never gets boring. Johnny Depp is at the top of this career with this film!! A must see, many times over. A true classic! The cursed tale of a pirate ship’s captain, marooned by his mutineering mates and left for dead on a desert isle. He returns with another ship, this time stolen from the Royal Navy, in order to reclaim his rightful command of the infamous Black Pearl, a ship so evil that hell itself spat back her dead. He is joined by the son of a murdered pirate ship’s mate, a swordsman who’s skill and craft are equal to that of Robin Hood himself. The boy is motivated by love for a woman, herself of royal blood and captured by those mutineering pirates of ill repute in order to release a curse cast upon them from the captured gold of the famous Spanish explorer and conquistador, Hernando Cortez. With the Royal Navy in hot pursuit of their stolen ship, the captain and the boy, along with another crew of pirates, make haste for the Black Pearl, execute a cunning plan, and live happily ever after. Well, not exactly like that but almost. This film is destined a classic because of the dry, witty comments, superb acting of the entire cast, outstanding writing and special effects, and it’s about time someone put this swashbuckling story to film. Rated PG-13, which is the number of times you should see this movie.
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“Bicentennial Man” Movie Details
Bicentennial Man tagline: One robot’s 200 year journey to become an ordinary man.
“Bicentennial Man” Movie Review
“Bicentennial Man” Plot Summary
An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions.
Very entertaining and heart warming movie.
Chris Columbus has another hit on his hands. Robin Williams gives his usual first rate performance, along with Sam Neil and Embeth Davidtz. They highlight a well cast movie that will pull at your heart strings more than once, in a tale written by Isaac Asimov that brings a lot of human emotion to this science fiction piece.
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“Dogma” Movie Details
Dogma tagline: Get ‘touched’ by an angel.
|Directors: Kevin Smith
|IMDB Rating: 7.3/10 out of 96,206 votes
“Dogma” Movie Review
“Dogma” Plot Summary
An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loophole and re-enter Heaven.
Great film, not up to the standard of Smith’s previous work
Those of you who are fans of Kevin Smith’s previous works (Clerks, Mallrats & Chasing Amy)may find this area familiar in some parts and unnerving and perhaps even commercial by comparison. Dogma sees fallen angels Bartleby and Loki (Ben Affleck and Matt Damon)attempting to make their way back into heaven via a newly instituted catholic dogma. The problem with this lies in the fact that if they are successful, they would have overturned a ruling by God, hence God is always right and if proven wrong would result in the undoing of existence. The familiar presence of Jay and Silent Bob is comforting and ensures that some of the essence Smith’s earlier work stays put, however at times this film dissents into areas that seem out of Smith’s depth. There are some surprisingly touching moments which implies that Smith gave a great deal of thought, similar to that of Chasing Amy. In general it is a great all round cast, (Linda Fiorentino,Chris Rock, Alan Rickman) and it is obvious that whilst writing this Smith had his tongue firmly in cheek.
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“Freaky Friday” Movie Details
Freaky Friday tagline: Mondays are manic. Wednesdays are wild. And Fridays are about to get a little freaky.
|Directors: Mark Waters
|IMDB Rating: 6.5/10 out of 27,427 votes
“Freaky Friday” Movie Review
“Freaky Friday” Plot Summary
An overworked mother and her daughter do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the others life for one freaky Friday. add synopsis
It was a remake and it delivered big time! Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan are an unstoppably funny team of mother and daughter that have just the right chemistry, the right dose of sarcasm and the right dose of whatever it takes to make you laugh and enjoy this film. No film this cheery and delightful would be complete with the dish! And the dish here is Chad Michael Murray with awesome hair, playing the love interest of Lohan’s character
The story is about this mother and daughter who don’t seem to appreciate each other’s lives, so one Freaky Friday, while having dinner at a Chinese restaurant, they both receive fortune cookies with a weird message in them. The next morning, they wake up to find out that they have switched bodies, whereby the mum’s character now has the daughter’s thinking and reasoning, while the daughter now had the mother’s thoughts and reasoning
The result is a pure riot! A must see for everyone who enjoys watching films that warm the heart and make you laugh.
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“Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” Movie Details
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi tagline: Coming May 25, 1983 to your galaxy. [Second Advance poster]
|Directors: Richard Marquand
|IMDB Rating: 8.3/10 out of 198,455 votes
“Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” Movie Review
“Return Of The Jedi” Plot Summary
After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels attempt to destroy the Second Death Star, while Luke Skywalker tries to bring his father back to the Light Side of the Force.
Greatest Cinematic Film Of All Time
Despite the feelings of most ‘Star Wars’ fans, in my opinion ‘Return Of The Jedi’ is the greatest cinematic film ever created. Ever since the first time I saw it, it’s depth, intensity, special effects, and moving story have overwhelmed me. The film was so well put together that it has been able to stand the test of time over the last 20 years. Filled with powerful action, as the climax of the original trilogy, George Lucas gives us a rousing finish of the ‘Star Wars’ saga in ‘Jedi’.Film Summary (Contains Spoilers For Those Who Have Not Seen It)After ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ left us hanging for 3 long years we finally find the end of the story in ‘Return Of The Jedi’. Darth Vader, in emotional turmoil makes a surprise visit to a new uncompleted Death Star to oversee it’s construction. The Emperor is first seen in this film as he has the ultimate plan to destroy the Rebel Alliance and bring young Luke Skywalker to the Dark Side. Luke, Lando, Leia, Chewie, and the droids all travel to Tatooine to rescue the frozen Han Solo from the crime Lord; Jabba The Hutt. After Han has been rescued, and Jabba defeated, Luke returns to Dagobah to find a dying Yoda where he learns the awful truth; Darth Vader is in fact his father. The rebel heroes regroup with the Rebel Fleet. Now joined by other species and races including the Mon Calamari the Rebels must make a all-or-nothing plan of attack to destroy the Death Star before it is completed. While Lando heads the space attack in the Millennium Falcon, the Rebel heroes must disable the Death Star’s shield generator on the Forest Moon Of Endor. It is here that the Rebels happen upon the furry, but mighty Ewoks. During the the two part intense battle, a third battle must take place as Luke willingly delivers himself to Vader in an attempt to convince him to leave the Dark Side. In emotionally charged sequences Luke must face his father as the Emperor lures out his dark emotions. As young Skywalker is about to face his death at the hands of Palpatine, Vader turns on his wicked master to save his son’s life. Filled with a deep timeless story of good vs. evil, ‘Return Of The Jedi’ is a spectacular, emotionally charged film that redeems the good in all of us.
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“Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life” Movie Details
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life tagline:
|Directors: Jan de Bont
|IMDB Rating: 5.2/10 out of 30,495 votes
“Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life” Movie Review
“Lara Croft Tomb Raider 2″ Plot Summary
Lara Croft is on a quest to save Pandoras box. add synopsis
It’s Great to see Angelina Jolie in the role of Lara Croft
I like Lara Croft. I like Angelina Jolie playing the role of Lara Croft and I liked all the special effects they used to make this movie. Movie is entertainingly good. I wished Jolie considered playing a third part, but she already declared she won’t do it again. ‘Two Tomb Raiders is enough’ I hope she changes her mind.
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“Click” Movie Details
Click tagline: What If You Had A Universal Remote… That Controlled Your Universe?
|Directors: Frank Coraci
|IMDB Rating: 6.7/10 out of 71,932 votes
“Click” Movie Review
“Click” Plot Summary
A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices. add synopsis
Funny & Touching – A Good Combination
This was a funny and – near the end – a touching movie. That’s a nice combination to have. My only complaint is that it certainly isn’t ‘family fare’ for a nice story and should have been rated ‘R,’ not PG-13. There’s simply too much sexual material (and and f-word) for PG-13. With some editing, this could have been a great story for everyone
However, for us adults who like to laugh, there is plenty in here to do that. The jokes come pretty fast, right from the get-go. The premise would good: with a (television-like) remote control, you could control your life. You could fast-forward through all the unpleasant scenes in your life, or freeze frame something that is happening now, or you could go back into time with your life. It all sounds good, but as our main character ‘Michael Newman’ (Adam Sandler) found out, it’s not so cool. That’s a key message here, too, that avoiding the bad things is not necessarily what’s best for us. The major message, however, was that spending time with your family is more important than putting your job ahead of them, as far as priorities go. That theme leads to some touching scenes in the final 30 minutes of this comedy. As funny as this film is, you would be hard-pressed not to have some tears in your eyes at some point near the end of this film
Sandler plays a typical role for him, and utters some great lines and uses sight gags as well for plenty of his laughs. Kate Bekinsale, who plays his wife ‘Donna,’ looks absolutely beautiful, the prettiest I’ve seen her since ‘Pearl Harbor.’ She plays a nice lady in here, too. Their little kids – especially the girl (Tatum McCann) – are cute and funny at times. I won’t mention the dog. I can’t without being crude. Christopher Walken is here, and that usually means good news as he tends to play fun-and-interesting characters. Unfortunately – just a warning – this comedy, as so many modern-day ones are, has its share of crude moments, some language and the above-mentioned sexual material. Overall, it was extremely, entertaining, however.
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“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” Movie Details
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix tagline: Evil Must Be Confronted.
“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” Movie Review
“HP and the Order of the Phoenix” Plot Summary
With their warning about Lord Voldemort’s return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.
Great and emotional
Well, for me it was a pretty great movie. I am too, a huge book fan. But I know that cinema and literature are two well respected but totally different arts. The narrative in both has to be managed differently so the message can get to the spectators. So I understand the challenged it is to adapt a novel and turn it into a script. My solution is to enjoy the movie for what it is and what is made of. If I am going to compare it harshly I’ll do it in its own gender: with the rest of the Harry potter films. This is a movie that along with the goblet of fire helps us experience the evolution in the characters. The kids are growing and now they turned into teenagers, who have to deal with so many issues
The visuals: are great, but at times they seem to have changed effects that had been used in previous movies. To me that’s a mistake, as a movie spectator, no matter how the direction changes I always want to see certain connection between movies that will keep me believing that no matter who is behind it, this is always a Harry potter sequel. ***Spoilers*** Two effects that changed a lot were the dementors and Sirius talking to Harry through the fire in the chimney. Still, that final battle is really impressive.***spoilers** The actors: The old actors seem to be giving a lot and that’s great. The new actors showed quite potential for the characters. Dolores: is pretty convincing as a despicable just plain odious teacher. Tonks: is sweet in a way and funny in other, to me that said well about her. Bellatrix: I think she was my favorite. She had this crazy, detestable glow. Although her intervention was small, I don’t think anybody was left with doubts about her personality or her further importance in the story. Finally, Luna: sweet, strange, not comprehended, sometimes creepy. But her addition to the gang was progressive and well assumed. I think Voldemort is amazing! His intervention in the goblet of fire and now in this movie just makes me see that Ralph Fiennes couldn’t be more perfect. The music: ?Honestly? At times I almost hated the music. I just beg for john Williams to get back in the sequel. I’m sorry but the music in this movie was just plain, sometimes even dull. It was nothing compared to the previous four. If they are going to change Williams, they should do it for someone in the same high category. I have to admit that my favorite movies are goblet of fire and in second place Prisoner of Azkaban. But order of phoenix gave out great tools to continue to experience the wonders that come up ahead in the lives of these amazing characters. I loved the movie getting darker, and I always think that creativity and having the guts to dare to give new aspects into each of the movies are some of the qualities a Harry potter director should have to put it together. Don’t get me wrong, I adore the books, J.K Rowling is a genius. But separately I like to see a well assembled story that will make me experience something as amazing as the Harry potter world. Order of phoenix is great, impressive and emotional. Of course I found stuff I didn’t like, but I found stuff I loved, I’m looking forward to the next.
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“Aladdin” Movie Details
Aladdin tagline: Wish granted! (DVD re-release)
|Directors: Ron Clements and John Musker
|IMDB Rating: 7.8/10 out of 64,884 votes
“Aladdin” Movie Review
“Aladdin” Plot Summary
Aladdin, a street urchin, accidentally meets Princess Jasmine, who is in the city undercover. They love each other, but she can only marry a prince.
Aladdin is my favorite movie of all time.
This is my favorite movie of all time. I have loved this movie since I saw it when it came out in 1992. I have watched it so many times, that I know all the words. I think this movie is great to watch with the kids. Or even if you don’t have kids. I own all three on DVD and VHS. It is the first movie my daughter saw. I think it is the best Disney movie ever made. I like all three, but the first is still my favorite one. it’s the original that sticks with you. the others may be good, but not as good as the first. I hope everyone can enjoy this movie. I think no matter how old you are, or no matter what you do, that there is always room for a good Disney movie.
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“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” Movie Details
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets tagline: Dobby Has Come To Warn You Sir.
|Directors: Chris Columbus
|IMDB Rating: 7.2/10 out of 113,450 votes
“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” Movie Review
“HP and the Chamber of Secrets” Plot Summary
Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him.
Worth the price of admission.
Warning to those who are avid fans of J.K. Rowling–I LOATHE the Harry Potter books. Yes, I have read them. I find her writing to be more than a little plagiaristic of the style of C.S. Lewis, but without the skill that he employed. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed both this and the first movie. Frankly, I don’t care if the scriptwriters left this bit or that bit out; it is simply impossible for all parts of any novel to be completely included in a film without turning it into an epic of a minimum of seven hours, which is ridiculous. That is the nature of a film; much over two-and-a-half hours and the theatres are only going to be able to show a limited number of screenings, which will, of necessity, limit the profit to be made on the film–and the bottom line of any film project is ‘How much of a profit will it make?’. (And, of course, how many people are going to be able to sit through it without multiple bathroom breaks? I had to run out myself once, cursing, just when they were about to ‘follow the spiders’…)I found the casting to be clever and appropriate; of special note is, of course, the late Richard Harris as Dumbledore (and I wonder if they will make the obvious choice to replace him in the next movie with Max von Sydow, who could be made to look and sound exactly the same?) as well as the return of Robbie Coltrane and Alan Rickman. Both of these actors can actually act, as opposed to simply being screen personalities. The visual effects are stunning, although just a little too obviously digital in more than a few cases. The story is easily followed, which is more than I could say for the original books. The pacing was almost perfect; I only looked at my watch twice–my measure for a movie in which I am immersed. Both times occurred, I might add, when I was distracted by Rupert Grint’s voice obviously cracking–they’re going to have to do something about the fact that their stars are definitely more than a few miles down the road of adolescence
This movie, of course, is raking in the cash. Deservedly so; it’s not by any stretch of the imagination a movie of any deep and lasting meaning, but it gives good value for one’s entertainment dollar, and at the scandalous prices that movie admissions are reaching now, that is certainly a ringing endorsement. It was able to take me away from the insanity of a stressful holiday season, and for that reason alone I was completely satisfied. See if it can do the same for you.
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