Thursday, March 24, 2005

Spring Break

Out for spring break and so I'm putting my blogs on hiatus. Update when I come back. Promise!

Monday, March 21, 2005

Van Helsing

Van Helsing seems like your typical vampire horror movie in the previews, but really there's a lot more to it. The plot is fluffy and barely there, so you can get pretty involved in the impossible action moves that are what hold this movie together.

I, normally hating any horror movie at all, braved the vampire scenes to realize, this movie isn't scary. The worst it has is the same as any other movie, people popping out where you don't expect them is pretty much as far as it goes.

The best thing about this movie is probably that it's more comedy than anything else, and most of it is accidental. One of the main characters, Carl, a friar who lives in the Vatican, will have you giggling the whole movie through. Half the movie is also cliched and cheesy, but that makes it worth seeing as well, with a romance subplot that goes from "What are you doing in my city" to "I love you, be careful."

But of course, what kind of action movie would this be without the beautful female co-star, who can jump through windows in stiletto heels and a corset and land on her feet every time, swing on a rope across huge gaps, and has an entire room in her castle devoted to weapons.

So lastly and finally I enjoyed this movie to no end. I can say that it is worth going to a theatre to see it, but beware of the speakers playing it RIDICULOUSLY loud. That in itself makes it worth renting it a lot more. The movie is rated PG-13 by the people who rate movies, and this time I'd have to agree, just for major violence, and men in scantily ripped clothing. In my own rating I give this movie

for all around good comedy!

Tuesday, March 01, 2005


Thriller/Suspense movies by title.

Inside Man
The Village


Sci-fi/Fantasy films by title.

Ella Enchanted
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers


Action/Adventure films by title.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Van Helsing


War movies by title.

Hotel Rwanda
Pearl Harbor


Drama movies by title.

Inside Man
Dead Man Walking
Hotel Rwanda
Oceans 11
Pump up the Volume
The Interpreter
The Passion of the Christ
The Stepford Wives


Comedy movies by title.

Ella Enchanted
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Oceans 11
Shrek 2
Mean Girls
Starsky and Hutch