Little Fockers (Review)

      Just in time for the Christmas holidays, the long-awaited 2nd sequel to “Meet The Parents” entitled, “Little Fockers” arrived. In this chapter, we see Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) struggling to bring in money for his family, with his father in law Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) still not trusting him as husband to his daughter, Pam (Teri Polo), aswell as father to Jacks grandchildren who are introduced in this film.

     If you have seen the first two movies in the series, then you can see from my mini-description above that not too much has changed plot-wise. But I think that is in a way a good thing because the story with Jack not trusting Greg is what creates the humour in the movie (and the previous ones) due to Greg’s nervousness and insecurity with his father in law, a situation which is vice versa for Jack. Adding Greg and Pam’s kids into the story did little difference in most cases. This film was just as inappropriate as the first two.

    As for Robert De Niro’s appearance in the film, I would have to say that I am extremely unimpressed. Ever since the first film came out, I always said to myself “Why on earth is he in this film, he is such a good actor and I think that he is wasting his time being in this”. I personally think that De Niro is the best in dramatic roles. But yet, he has/had the toughness, and seriousness in him to play Jack Byrnes for three movies, and he wasn’t terrible, I just think that he should’ve been working on something more intense and serious perhaps.

   Overall, I found that this movie wasn’t nearly as good as the other two, but still pretty funny. I think that “Little Fockers” should wrap up this trilogy once and for all.

Verdict: 6.5

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127 Hours (Review)

Here we go again! As promised, another review. I am so happy to be back doing this again!

127 Hours is the true story of Aaron Ralston (portrayed by James Franco), a man who gets his hand caught in a boulder while hiking one day near Moab, Utah.

I do not want to say much more because if I do, it will probably spoil the movie for you all. But I think that James Franco’s portayl in this film is excellent. I really felt for him and all the pain that his character was going through. He deserves at least an Oscar nominee, maybe even an award depending how well some of the other nominees do, if he gets a nomination that is!

Just a heads up, there is a very graphic scene. I heard on the radio a report about how some people fainted during the scene. For those of you who know what it is, it isn’t too gruesome, but still a bit harsh. I bet I must really be teasing the people that have no clue about the scene!

Overall, I think that is was a very enjoyable movie. And although it is a drama, it had some very suitable comedic moments. I see some Oscar noms’ in this films future

Verdict:
8.5

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I’m Back!

   No, I didn’t go on a long vacation. No, I did not get the flu. In fact, only one problem was stopping me  from writing another review; My Laziness.

    It all started about a month ago. I had to do a quick writing assignment, so I said to myself, “Why not do a review?”. I started to write it, but then I thought “Maybe I should just leave it for the blog”. Which is what I did. I tore the review out of my notebook and threw it away, promising myself that I would post a review to the movie later that week. But I never did.

   Sorry I have been away so long, but I’m back now. I promise you all a review soon. Since I have been away, I have seen 2 films, “Unstoppable” (which I was going to write for my class assignment) and “127 Hours” starring James Franco of “General Hospital”. Also, I’m going to the “TRON: Legacy” premiere tonight, so you all could expect a review on that. Well, that is all for now! Until next time,

Keep on reading!

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Due Date (Review)

           This fall, Robert Downey Jr. returned to the comedy field with his new film, Due Date. The film is about a Peter Highman (Downey Jr.) that is forced to take a road trip to Los Angeles with the lucrative Ethan Tremblay (played by Zach Galifinakis) in order to witness the birth of his daughter.

           I was happy to see Robert Downey Jr. doing another comedy after I found that he was a riot in Tropic Thunder. Jamie Foxx got back to his comedic routes too which I appriciated. I also found it kind of ironic that Downey Jr’s character says that he has never touched drugs (sorry for the little spoiler) but in real life, Downey Jr. has had lots of drug problems.

          The plot of the movie is similar in many ways to The Hangover in the sense that there is a road trip that involves drugs at one point. I really think that Zach Galifinakis needs to do another sort of movie before the media stereotypes him as “The Road Trip Guy” because I have seen his less populor work with more different/original plots and I find that he is laugh out loud in this, not to say he was bad in this though!

           Overall, I find that Due Date is one of the best comedies of the year. Not the best, but up there. If you liked The Hangover, then you’ll probably enjoy this

Verdict: 8.5

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New Theme

For all that have been on this blog before, you may have noticed that I’ve changed the site’s theme from a brown background to a gray. I just thought it was time for a change. If you had been on my site before the change, let me know which theme you enjoy better bellow in the comments.

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NBA TV Canada (Review)

Last month, the NBA launched a TV station in Canada titled “NBA TV Canada”. I thought it was launched on Thursday because when I was watching, it said something about it being the beginning and the first day, but I guess it was just a rerun!

The channel focuses on one thing, Basketball. And almost always about Raptors. Raptors this, Raptors that, Raptors games, Raptors interviews, classic Raptors, following the Raptors tour. UUUGH! They aren’t even that great! I mean, can’t they at least talk about some of the teams close to Toronto like the Knicks or the Celtics? It gets tiring after a while.

In my opinion, the only reason they changed the name from Raptors TV (the original name of the channel) was so that they can get more of a ‘all of Canada appeal’ as opposed to just the Ontario area.

Overall, I found that this channel was extremely unimpressive in the improvemnt area, and that there’s still room for alot of it.

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Top 5 Albums that I’m looking forward to before the end of the year

   Its November already! The year has gone by pretty fast. And as it comes to the end, lots of artists are putting their albums out. And there are many. There was a similar situation last year with 50 Cent, Weezer, Jay Sean, Britney Spears, Bon Jovi and others all releasing their albums around the same time. It’s an exciting time for the music industry. And it’s already back! Here the ones that I’ll defiantly be tuning into.

5. Nelly – Nelly 5.0

 It has been two years since rapper Nelly released his 5th album “Brass Knuckles”. But now he’s back, and it’s like he never left. From the tracks that have been released so far, we can see that Nelly 5.0 has more of a pop appeal than any of the other albums that Nelly’s made, and he is still able to do his “singing-rap” technique that everyone loves.

Guests: Diddy, Birdman, DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Plies, T.I., T-Pain, Akon, Yo Gotti, Sophie Green, Keri Hilson, and the one I’m looking most forward to… Kelly Rowland, who previously collaborated with Nelly on the smash hit “Dilemma”

4. Rihanna – Loud

 The title gives it all away. Yes, supposedly Rihanna’s new album, “Loud, will have a very loud and partying vibe to it. With the newly released song “S&M”, can truly see that RiRi is a “Good Girl Gone Bad”! This is a new girl, a Rihanna that we’ve never seen before

Guests: Drake, Nicki Minaj & Eminem

3. Akon – Stadium

    Although the title was thought to be called “Akonic”, it isn’t (actually, nobody knows the true title)! “Stadium”, like Rihanna’s “Loud” has a title that describes the album content. Otherwise, Akon has kept the album content and details very low key, but there is a supposed mix of “Pop and Street” music on it.

Guests: Conformed – Rick Ross, Big Meech & David Guetta. Rumored – Lady Gaga, Andre 3000 & Eminem

2. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

   Kanye West 5th album gets the number 2 spot on the list. His so called “Return to Rap” album after a very Auto-Tuned “808s And Heartbreak” is jam packed with guests. I think its fair to call this a concept album because only two songs weren’t used in his short film “Runaway” (check post bellow for review), thus saying that the concept of the album is the plot of “Runaway”.

Guests : Too Many :P! Kid Cudi, Raekwon, Dwele, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Bon Iver, Pusha T, Cyhe tha Pynce, RZA, Swizz Beatz, John Legend, Fergie, Alicia Keys, Elton John, Charlie Wilson, The-Dream, Elly Jackson, Ryan Leslie & Tony Williams

And the number 1 album I’m looking forward to before the year ends is…

1. Michael Jackson – Michael

  It’s been almost a year and a half since the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson died. Now, following in the footsteps of Tupac, Biggie & Johnny Cash, MJ will release a posthumous album, with songs recorded as early as 2001, up untill ’09, the year he died. The 1st song to be released is called “Breaking News”, which comes out on November 8th.

Guests: Although the guests on the album currently remain unknown, it has been said that between the time period of 2001-2009, that Jackson worked with many artist such as Akon, will.i.am, Pharrell & more.

And that wraps up my 1st countdown. Expect a new review soon.

Bellow, a preview to Jackson’s new song, “Breaking News”

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