Friday, November 11, 2011

Movie releases for 11,11,11

November usually is pretty lack luster as far as movies go. December usually has the Oscar pushes, October is all about the fright films, November however usually gets lost in the holiday fray, with that said lets talk about what opened this week. With all my movie reviews I will be going from Hate to Great.

Okay lets start with this Crap fest. Adam Sandler's newest "movie" Jack and Jill. Let me start out by saying I have never liked Adam Sandler because he is a one note actor. Everything he does is exactly the same. Let me describe every Adam Sandler movie. Plays a nice guy that is under appreciated then something completely off the wall happens to him (He inherits a fortune, a remote control blah blah blah) He meets a girl that thinks he is such a nice guy but isn't interested, Rob Schneider cameo, there is a misunderstanding, everything works out. And this movie IS EXACTLY THE SAME. Sandler plays a guy named Jack who directs TV Commercials, he has a twin sister named Jill (played by him) who comes for the holidays and oh boy she is so off the wall and Jewish and oh look there is a homeless guy. 0 sponges, this movie sucks.
Next we have the newest oddly colored, shirtless sandal wearing men with swords movie that isn't 300, The Immortals. Staring Henry Caville the Immortals centers around a Greek peasant named Thesius who sees his mother murdered in front of him and is forced into slavery. He is able to escape and begins his journey of revenge. This movie sets out exactly what it tries to be, it's a stylized bloody mess with a lot of action and some great kills. This for sure isn't high art but I think it is satisfying and is exactly what you expect from this sort of film. I give it 2 sponges.
Next we have the newest movie from director Clint Eastwood. J Edgar stars Leo Dicaprio (or L Caps as I call him) as J. Edgar Hoover in this bio pic about the out spoken creator of the FBI. This movie follows the rise of the FBI as told by J. Edgar himself to several agents he has hired to write his life, it leaves you wondering how accurate the story was as J. Edgar had the tendency to exaggerate the truth to make himself look better. Leo as Hoover is fantastic you can tell how much he researched the character and how passionate he was about getting him right. Unfortunately it doesn't seem anyone else in the movie did the same. With a great story with some mediocre make up to make the actors look old, J Edgar is okay at best, see it for Leo. 2 sponges.

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