Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life. ~ IMDb
I loved this movie. It was full of action. I thought that Jamie Fox was good at playing Max Dillon, but I didn't like him as Electro. I think Andrew Garfield is a better Spider-Man than Tobey Maguire, but the Green Goblin was definitely uglier and scarier. I liked how they made it seem like the movie was over, but then kept it going like another movie started. It was a good way to keep everyone's attention. I really liked Richard Parker's secret lab hide out place. It was cool. I never read the comic books so I didn't know the story of Gwen Stacy. I found it really weird that a dead guy was stalking Peter Parker, especially since it was his girlfriend's dead father. I thought the way Max became Electro was similar to the way Peter became Spider-Man. That was interesting. I did like Harry before he became evil. Does OSCORP create all the villains? It is a big building of villains. I was confused why no one just went there to stop all the villains since it was an obvious building.
Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his careful cultivated existence. ~ IMDb
I was so confused. It was a guy in his car on the phone the whole time. There was only one actor in the movie. People were laughing so I think it could've possibly been funny, but I did not laugh at all. There were only three topics to his conversations and after a while they should have given Locke another topic. I also thought they should of had a few more actors, even if were to to show what the characters looked like on the other side of the phone line. There should have been more to the movie. I was bored watching only one person have phone calls from the same people about the same things. It is not a movie I will ever see again.
1 1/2 stars
A young man, separated from his family in WWII, disguises himself as a Nazi SS Officer and uncovers more than just his family whereabouts. ~ IMDb
I really liked this movie. It was powerful, sad, and happy all at once. Elek was a Jewish man who went out of his way to save as many Jewish families as he could. He dressed up as a Nazi SS officer and tried to stop other officers from killing the other Jews. He then hid them where they would be safe. Elek starts with the people of the yellow star houses and moves on to others getting killed. He lost some friends during this plan, but he still tried to save more people. Hannah is the girl he loved, and she even lost her sister Rachel. Elek did try to get her away from the Nazis. I liked Colonel Webber because he killed a Nazi and let the Jews go. I felt really bad for Elek because the Nazis took his family to a concentration camp and killed them in the gas showers. By the end of the movie I just wanted to cry because it hurts to see people getting murdered because of their religion or nationality. They were treated unfairly just because they were Jewish. I hate that.
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Sheltered by his grandparents, Luke, a young man with autism, is thrust into a world that doesn't expect anything from him. But Luke is on a quest for a job and true love. And he isn't taking no for an answer. ~ IMDb
I liked this movie. I thought it was sad because everyone was mean to him at first but the became nicer as the story kept going. I liked Luke and I felt bad for him because he was left with his aunt and uncle at a young age. He tries hard to do things a normal person would do even though he was different. I liked that he was teaching his aunt how to cook for her family and she was helping him try to get a job so he could get a girlfriend. My favorite part is when he meets another autistic man and they become friends even though they were completely different while being the same. Not everyone who is autistic is the same. I did not understand why the wanted to pretend to be normal. From my experience, it does not work at all. It bugged me that they said the "r word" a few times because I don't like it when people say it to people with disabilities. I liked that as they got to know how to handle an autistic kid/man they were helping him go for what he wanted. I did not like his mom at all. She was mean to walk away while he was talking to her and then wouldn't tell her other son he had an autistic brother. I also felt bad that he kept getting rejected by Maria even when he got her a present. Every time someone was mean I wanted to cry because no one should be mean to a kid/man with disabilities or to anyone at all. It hurts when people are mean just because you are different.
4 1/2 stars
The Story of Luke, a comedy about Luke, a young man with autism who is on a quest for a job and a girlfriend. Winner of over 20 film festival awards. Available oniTunes, Amazon and Hulu.
A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him. ~IMDb
I liked this movie, but I thought it was really sad. After everything that Eric went through during WWII, he was able to forgive Nagase who tormented him. I felt so bad for Eric and all the pain he went through. I did not like that they broke his ribs and arms in the Japanese labor camp. I did not know they went through so much suffering and torture. It hurt my heart very bad. I also didn't like that so many died a terrible death. I did like that the veterans all met together and were friends. It made me sad that they all went through terrible things and that's why they needed each other for support so many years after the war was over. The end of the movie made me very nervous. It was very tense. I liked at the end how Eric's wife Patti came with him to forgive Nagase.
4 1/2 stars
After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he's been cheating on. And when yet another affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on the three-timing SOB. ~ IMDb
I liked this movie. I thought it was like John Tucker Must Die. It was a funny movie but it also had a gross scene towards the the end. The things they did to him were kind of funny. I thought the wife's brother was cuter than the boyfriend/husband that cheated on them. I really liked the beach house that the wife's brother owned. The view of the water from the house was beautiful. I would live there all the time. I really liked that one of the girls was smart, one was dumb, and one was kind of in the middle. I think that made it funnier. I found the bloody nose scene really gross but the way he got it was very shocking and funny. I think this movie would be funnier with a group of people.
3 1/2 stars
A terminally ill scientist uploads his mind to a computer. This grants him power beyond his wildest dreams, and soon he becomes unstoppable. ~ IMDb
It was okay, but I was confused by the story. I had someone explain the ending to me because I didn't understand that either. I thought Johnny Depp was good but I think he is better at playing a cool pirate named Captain Jack Sparrow than he was playing a scientist. It was weird how he controlled everything that had the strange nanobot thing he made. I thought his wife sort of looked like Scarlett Johansson and it took me a couple of looks at her face to see that it wasn't her. I really liked Morgan Freeman. He was really good at playing his character but I always think he portrays them well. My favorite character played by Morgan Freeman is GOD in Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty. I also liked when he was in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.
2 1/2 stars
In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disney nature's new True Life Adventure "Bears" showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life's most important lessons. ~ Walt Disney Studios
I loved this movie. The baby bears were so cute I wanted to cry. Disney has once again made a nature film that families will love. Bears is a story about how hard it can be for a bear to raise her cubs and the struggles she faces to make sure her they get the food they need to survive the winter ahead. Each summer the bears climb down the mountain to go to the salmon river to catch their food. If there is none the bears will go after bear cubs. For Skye to get any fish for her cubs she had to follow the salmon down the river but on that journey she had to find clams, mussels, and rock eels as substitutes so the cubs can get some food before winter. I liked how they gave the bears personification and said what the bears were probably thinking. I also liked the song Carry On by Olivia Holt. I thought it did go with the movie and how the bears had some hard times but fought to find the salmon. I thought it was really cute how the cubs tried to stand up for themselves when the wolf tried to attack them.
I am really happy that the movie is about bears because I carry one with me everywhere I go. Berry has been my berry best friend for a while and I thought it was cool that they made a movie about bears.
A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. ~ IMDb
This movie is so good, but there are parts where I cried. The little kids were so adorable in this movie. The fact that it was a true story made me wonder if this could actually happen. Is it possible that in a near death situation the person goes to Heaven? I don't want to be in a near death experience but I have had surgeries before on my brain. I don't remember what I thought during them but maybe that is because it was my brain. I thought the actors were very good. I felt the emotions they had. I felt so bad for the family because no one believed him and he was confused about it himself. They must have been so stressed and scared. I'm sorry they felt like that. I thought the picture at the end was kind of scary looking.
Carlos Saldanha (born July 20, 1968) is a Brazilian director of animated films. He was the director of Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) and Rio (2011), and the co-director of Ice Age (2002) and Robots (2005).
Saldanha was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He left his hometown in 1991 to follow his artistic instinct and passion for animation. With a background in computer science and a natural artistic sensibility, he found New York City the perfect locale to merge these skills and become an animator. He attended the MFA program at New York's School of Visual Arts, where he graduated with honors in 1993, after completing two animated shorts, The Adventures of Korky, the Corkscrew (1992) and Time For Love (1993). The shorts have been screened at animation festivals around the world. At SVA, Saldanha met Chris Wedge, one of the cofounders of Blue Sky Studios, who invited him to join their growing team of artists.
Maymay had the opportunity to meet Carlos Saldanha and ask him a few questions about the soon to be release Rio 2.
Maymay: What are the challenges in directing an animated movie?
CS: The most important thing is to let the story tell itself. You need to best represent the story. See, it starts with the idea. As you continue working on the story, you need to keep the idea growing and just allow it to become what it can be naturally. The challenge is the characters must be right. The actors and movie really defines itself. You just let it go with the flow, see where it takes you.
Maymay: Who is your favorite character?
CS: (laughing) Ah...all my children, I love them equally. You know . Blah, blah..(laughing) I do love them all, but Nigel and Gabby are special to me. Gabby makes me smile.
Maymay: Was it easier or harder to make the sequel to Rio?
CS: Both. It's easier because you already know the characters, and their personalities, but harder because they have become more complex and you need it to make sense.
Maymay: Where did you get the idea to make a movie about birds?
CS: I love nature. I grew up loving birds. I even tried raising birds out of the cages. I had parakeets and tried to raise them outside of the cages, and it went very well until it didn't. They flew away. So, I watched birds, took pictures. I grew up seeing beautiful birds in Rio, and have always loved them. I was always fortunate to see so many kinds of birds around the world. My dad was in the Army so we got to see so much.
Maymay: What's your favorite song from the movie?
CS: Each song is special, but Poisonous Love is beautiful and operatic. It holds a special place for me. As a matter of fact, one of the most special moments that happened was a group that did body percussion. There are 15 members and they use their bodies to make all the sounds. It's moving. We used layers of them playing and it made it incredibly special. (Carlos showed us a video of the Brazilian artists playing their homemade instruments and doing body percussion)
Maymay: Who was the most fun to work with?
CS: (laughing) Everyone was fun t work with in a different way. They all have different styles. Anne Hathaway was barefoot and dancing around having fun. Kristen Chenoweth is the sweetest person in the world. You instantly fall in love with her. Jemaine...Jemaine was hilarious! As a matter of fact...(Carlos jumped up, grabbed his phone and showed us a video of Jemaine recording a song dancing!)
Maymay: How long did it take to make the movie?
CS: It took three years. Most animated movies take between 3 and 3 1/2 years from start to finish.
Maymay: Did you feel an obligation to make the movie entertaining for adults as well as kids?
CS: Yes. I'm not only a director, I'm a parent. I don't like going to the movies and taking a nap because I'm so bored. I want there to be jokes that entertain the family. I write with family in mind.
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