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Top Critics Gave Disney’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ Movie Pretty Good Reviews

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Top critics gave Disney’s “A Christmas Carol” movie pretty good reviews. Some of the world’s top movie critics have given Disney’s “A Christmas Carol” some pretty darn good reviews,with mostly As and Bs across the board. There were a few Cs,but even those sounded ok.

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun Times gave it an “A” rating, saying it was “…An exhilarating visual experience.”

Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune gave it a “C+”. He said, “Even if you don’t personally respond to the style, you admire the dogged craftsman behind it.”

E! online’s Matt Stevens gave it a “B”. He stated, “The pic remains mostly faithful to the novel, while only occasionally devolving into spectacle.” Read more »

‘The Box’ Movie Delivered Major,Unique Weirdness And It Was Kinda Good

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“The Box” movie delivered major,unique,weirdness,and it was kinda good. Yes, the new Warner Bros. Pictures movie really outdid itself in the weirdness department. However,it was very unique and kept me intrigued,the entire time. It stars: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, and Frank Langella .

“The Box” focused around characters, Norma Lewis (Cameron Diaz) and Arthur Lewis (James Marsden) who get offered a mysterious box from a weird old guy named Arlington Steward.

Oh,yeah,and half his face was burned off,to give him some extra weirdness. I could barely pay attention too what he was saying as I gazed at the outline of his teeth and jaw from his burnt off face. But,anyways, I digress.

Okay,so he offers them the strange box,and tells them, if they push the button, someone somewhere in the world, that they don’t know will die. However,they will receive a payment of a million dollars. Read more »

‘The Fourth Kind’ Movie Showed Shocking,Crazy,Real Footage

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“The Fourth Kind” movie showed shocking,crazy,real footage,or what appeared to be real,anyways. Universal Pictures new thriller flick hit theaters this weekend,and I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed. It was way more interesting and crazier than I thought it would be.

The movie is based on a true story that happened over in Alaska,back in the fall of 2000.It starred Milla Jovovich as Doctor Abbey Tyler who claims that she recalls her husband’s murder as an abduction and stabbing.

She did studies on other people in the same town who say they experienced strange phenomena or abductions.She used hypnosis on them.

What’s so interesting, is all this footage is captured live on tape,and they used the actual footage side by side in various scenes of the film. Read more »

Michael Jackson ‘This Is It’ Delivered A Great, Up Close Look At MJ

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Michael Jackson “This Is It” movie delivered a great,up close look at MJ. Columbia Pictures released the new Michael Jackson documentary/film earlier this week. Along with Michael Jackson, it starred: Kenny Ortega, Travis Payne, Michael Bearden, Dorian Holley, Judith Hill, Orianthi, Tommy Organ, and, Bashiri Johnson.

The film showed up close, behind the scenes, footage, that was taken from over 100 hours of rehearsal footage. The rehearsal footage was from between March and June of this year. It showed interviews with the background dancers that were chosen to perform with Michael,and showed footage of their whole audition process.

It showed Michael performing some of his greatest hits like: Billy Jean,Thriller,Human Nature, Beat It, Smooth Criminal, and The Way You Make Me feel, to name a few. It showed how Michael is a perfectionist,wanting to practice everything until he got it right. It showed him working with a musician on a particular note,making sure he got it right. Read more »

‘Paranormal Activity’ Movie Thrillingly Spooked With A Great Twist

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“Paranormal Activity” movie thrillingly spooked with a great twist at the end. It was very interesting. Paramount Pictures released this drama/supernatural thriller movie, nationwide last weekend,and I totally missed the debut. I don’t know how that happened because this film was awesome and very interesting. It stars: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Friedrichs, Amber Armstrong, and Ashley Palmer.

“Paranormal Activity,” was shot in documentary style and focused on a middle class couple, Katie and Micah who have moved in together. However, Katie has a spiritual being that has followed her everywhere she goes her whole life,and now it’s haunting her and Micah.

Micah sets up a video camera to record what goes on when they sleep at night. They capture doors slamming,footstep sounds,lights turning on, and all sorts of other weird paranormal phenomena that just gets progressively more intense as the film rolled on. Read more »

‘Amelia’ Movie Showed A Good Depiction Of The Flying Legend

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“Amelia” movie showed a good depiction of the flying legend, Amelia Earhart,as far as I can tell,anyways. It was well before my time. This movie by Fox Searchlight pictures stars: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, and Mia Wasikowska. I thought Hilary Swank did an excellent job,especially with the voice and accent of Amelia Earhart.

The movie showed how Amelia first hooked up with her promoter, George Putnam so that she could become the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. It also showed how she later went on to fly across the Atlantic Ocean for a 2nd time,on a solo flight.

It showed how Amelia became an instant celebrity after she made her first trip across the Atlantic Ocean,and inspired more women flyers. She also ended up marrying George Putnam,and it showed her affair with pilot Gene Vidal. Read more »

‘Saw VI’ Movie Delivered More Guts Gore And Brutality

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Lionsgate’s new “Saw VI” movie delivered more guts, gore, and brutality,as they released the 6th installment of this ever-going franchise this weekend. It stars : Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Mark Rolston, Peter Outerbridge, Shawnee Smith, Samantha Lemole, Caroline Cave, George Newbern, Darius McCrary, Shauna MacDonald, Devon Bostick, and Tanedra Howard.

“Saw VI” continued where it left off in “Saw V,” with Hoffman watching Agent Peter Strahm get crushed after tricking him. However, it did start off with another vicious Jigsaw game that involved a guy cutting out his guts,and a woman chopping off her arm to save her life.

Detectives from the past were brought back to figure out the continuing Jigsaw murders.Unfortunately, they didn’t survive long,once Hoffman figured out they were on to him. Read more »

‘The StepFather’ Movie Brought Edgy Suspense & Thrills

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Screen Gems’ new horror movie, “The Stepfather” brought some very edgy suspense,drama,and thrills in its debut weekend. It stars Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley,along with: Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, Sherry Stringfield, Jon Tenney, Paige Turco, and Amber Heard.

This movie was a lot better than I thought it would be,and had a very good buildup, and story plot.

“The Stepfather” mostly focused on David Harris who is a serial killer that preys on divorced women and their families.He apparently looks for families that he can be apart of,without them finding out about his secret of being a serial murderer,but somehow the secret seems to always reveal itself ,and he has to kill the family to clear his trail.

The scenario was no different with the Harding family. Read more »

‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Movie Was Interesting & Unique

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Warner Bros. new “Where The Wild Things Are” movie was very interesting and unique. It made its nationwide debut this weekend and stars : Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O’Hara, and Forest Whitaker.

I really wasn’t that into the movie at first,as this is not usually my type of film,but as it went along,it started to pick up for me,and I found pretty entertaining.

“Where The Wild Things Are” centered around a young boy named Max who seemingly likes to get himself into troubled predicaments. He starts snowball fights with some kids,and ends up biting his mom really hard when she tries to discipline him. Read more »

‘Law Abiding Citizen’ Movie Brought Mystery & Suspense

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Overture Films’ new psychological, thriller, movie “Law Abiding Citizen” brought a lot of mystery and suspense,as it debuted nationwide,this weekend. It starred : Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, Bruce McGill, Colm Meaney, Leslie Bibb, Michael Irby, Regina Hall, and Viola Davis. I thought the movie was excellent,and that Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler, both did an excellent job in this movie.

“Law Abiding Citizen” focused around the two main characters, Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx) and Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler). Clyde’s family gets slaughtered by a guy named Clarence Darby and his accomplice. Clarence strikes a deal to walk free,by ratting out his accomplice.

Then the movie fast forwards ten years into the future. Clyde gruesomely takes out Clarence,and gets thrown in prison for it,but then something mysterious happens. Clyde is able to somehow commit more murders without leaving his prison cell,or so it would seem. Read more »