Fanboys Assemble!!!

If you haven’t seen the trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers stop reading, shut your mouth, scroll down and watch!!! We can discuss after!!!


Side Note: This is the trailer released in the UK so it may vary slightly from the one you see in the states. But same AWESOME concept.

SO!?!? What did you think!?! How many times did you watch it? At the time of this post I’ve seen it like 9 times. LOL. I think that it is going to be an EPIC movie! You can tell they are pulling out all the stops! Who are you excited to see up on the big screen? I am such a comic book fan and I love Marvel! Can no longer complete thoughts! Must do something else to take this off my mind! UGH! Can’t wait to see this movie!!!  Will you be watching?


Movie Review: Abduction



Starring: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, and Sigourney Weaver

Abduction is Lautner’s only movie where he is the main character of the movie. In the Twilight series, Valentine’s Day, and even Shark Boy and Lava Girl Lautner was part of an ensemble cast, where he had the support of other stars to lean on. Here, he has to stand alone. But unfortunately, he didn’t stand very tall at all. The script isn’t anything that hasn’t been seen before. There aren’t really any unexpected turns or surprises. It flows very much the way you would expect it to. Lautner even appears shirtless (nice… but expected lol). In my opinion, Lautner should just wait until the Twilight series has ended to start making other movies. At least movies that he is expected to carry on his own. I feel after that he will be able to be taken as a serious actor. I mean the kid can act. He has a little depth and range in his emotion so I don’t think it’s his ability as an actor that is holding him back.

I’m not gonna hate on the movie. I enjoyed it. But I don’t think you will be heartbroken if you wait until its video release. Sorry Lautner, I’m Team Jacob you know that, but if you are gonna do something before your major franchise has finished make sure that it is going to be memorable… for a good reason. Check it out for yourself and let me know if you agree or disagree!


Philosopher’s Rating: out of 5 Phoenixes

Long Live the King…

In 1994 The Lion King by Disney made its way into theaters. I was 8 years old… 17 years later I’m almost 25 and the movie is still so moving. Maybe even more so now that I can truly appreciate it in its entirety. So when I heard the movie was returning to theaters in 3D I knew I wouldn’t be passing up this opportunity. I could certainly have watched The Lion King in the comfort of my own home but there is something about watching a movie in the theater that has always appealed to me. It’s the experience, the atmosphere. It makes it THAT much better. I wasn’t really going for the 3D format as I haven’t really been sold on it yet. There hasn’t been a movie yet where 3D made the experience, and this was no exception, but I digress.

There was a surprising turnout of movie goers that night. All ages. All races. Parents with their kids. And Couples. Which just goes to show you how Disney’s movie magic brings us together. Right before the movie started there was complete silence… a static like anticipation that could be felt by everyone… and then….

“NNNNNAAAAAANTS INGONYAMA BAGITHI BABA!!!!!” (Yes those are the actually lyrics, I had to look them up!)

And everyone came alive. It was amazing! One of my favorite parts were the younger kids sitting on one side of me. Even though I don’t really like sitting next to anyone I don’t know (especially kids) it was an added treat to see them enjoying a classic movie that I had fell in love with almost 2 decades ago! When the movie ended it received thunderous applause. I recommend going to see this masterpiece in the theaters for its limited 2 WEEK run. Take your kids to see it, ESPECIALLY if they have never seen The Lion King before. Don’t deny them this magical movie!

Movie Review: The Help


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The Help


Directed and Screenplay By: Tate Taylor

Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer

The Help is set in the 1960’s in Jackson, Mississippi against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement. The main character Skeeter (Stone) is fresh from college and bent on becoming a writer. In order to get some experience she takes a cleaning column for a local paper. In seeking some advice from Aibileen (Davis) she comes up with the idea for the book, The Help.

Incredible doesn’t even begin to describe this movie for me!!! The actors do an incredibly convincing job of portraying the people of the times. Stone’s performance show’s her true versatility and she is certainly at the top of her game. The cast in its entirety goes above and beyond to not only make you understand and aware of the civil situation of the time but they make you feel it. There were many times during the film where tears would well up in my eyes because this movie is just filled with so many emotions. Struggles. And situations which can be vary relatable. There are also a few times when I feel uncomfortable for the characters. The set and props are very convincing and help give the film a true authenticity.


I could go on and on about how wonderful the movie is but I’m instead going to do a second post based on what The Help made me feel (no spoilers). Go and see this gripping moving, bring  a box of tissues, tell your friends all about it, and then see it again when it comes to video!!!


Tell me why you decided to see the help and what you thought about it below!!!

Movie Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes


Starring: James Franco, Andy Serkis, and Freida Pinto.


Having never seen the original Planet of the Apes’s movies I was able to go into this one with out any preconceptions. The only knowledge I had of the prior movies was from the bits I seen from Tim Burton’s 2001 remake. This movie, to me, was done exceptionally well. There were quality actors, a well written story line, and the CGI was believable. Interesting from beginning to end, always keeping me entertained and wanting to know what was going to happen next, RotPotA included a factor that many movies don’t have. Feeling. I felt for the characters and the various struggles they faced. I felt their pain. I felt their joy. There were so many emotions running throughout the film and I felt them all. This was one of the best movies I have seen all year and I would definitely recommend it. There were a few things in the cinematography and writing that I think could have been tweaked a little differently which are the only things holding this movie back from a perfect rating. If you haven’t seen Rise of the Planet of the Apes yet I suggest you do!


Philosopher’s Ratingout of 5 Phoenixes


First Movie Post: Review of COWBOYS AND ALIENS

For my first movie post I’m going to review the most recent movie I seen:

Cowboys and Aliens

Starring: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Adam Beach

Set in the year 1873, the movie takes place in a Wild West Arizona. The premise is aliens are here for Earth and a rag tag posse of Cowboys are the only things that stand in the way. An arm band and a mysterious girl might be the key to liberating Earth from these Goldrushing Aliens.

The movie in the beginning was, I felt, a little too slow moving for my taste. Once the action started it picked up pace but never really evolved into a full on action movie. The movie also contains thriller, drama, and obviously sci-fi elements. The plot line could have been more solid, since it wasn’t full on action I felt it should have contained stronger writing elements. But that having been said it did hold my interest for a reasonable about of time, and considering that I’m not a big fan of  the “Western” genre that does hold some weight. Overall I did fell like I was completely cheated out of my Cinema money, but I think it’s ok if you wait for it to come to a video store of Redbox near you…

Philosopher’s Rating: 3 out of 5 Phoenixes


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