By Andrew Marini ’13 THE ROUNDUP “Ted” – Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Joel McHale 8.5 out of 10 “Ted” puts a new spin on comedy, and delivers with a film full of awkwardness and utter hilarity. The power of a wish seems to be more significant than ever when John Bennett (Wahlberg), [...]
By Jackson Santy ’13
“The Change-Up” – Starring: Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds
The comedic “switch-up” movie subgenre has been around for decades. Films such as “Big” and “Freaky Friday” have always attracted viewers across multiple generations.
However, this month’s release of “The Change-Up” takes the switch-up comedy to a whole new level of humor and vulgarity.
By Ian C. Beck ’12
Vampires have been a hot topic in Hollywood over the last few years, but not this kind of vampires.
“Priest,” directed by Scott Stewart, pits a group of warrior priests against a horde of slimy, Golem-esque vampires.
These priests had been used as a human killing machine in a war with the vampires that left both races near extinction.
By Sean Harris ’11
Marvel studios certainly has been busy lately.
After the shocking reveal of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in the post-credits scene of “Iron Man” back in 2008 it became clear that what they were attempting to do might be the most ambitious and risky Hollywood moves in recent memory.
By Brett Mejia ’13
2nd Lt. William Martinez (Ramón Rodríguez) and his platoon of Marines will travel to the location of the mysterious meteorites that crashed all over the world in the new movie “Battle: LA.”
Although “Battle: LA” was full of enough action and explosions to keep me entertained, it seemed too long because I could already guess the outcome.
By Chase Stevens ’12
Nine-foot tall aliens with superior technology are attacking Earth, and a super-powered mysterious person must defeat them and save mankind.
While this may be the plot of about a quarter of all modern movies, it is also the story behind “I Am Number Four.”
“I Am Number Four” is based off of a book of the same title. It tells the story of John Smith, played by Alex Pettyfer, who is the fourth of nine alien children blessed with superpowers from the destroyed planet of Lorien.
By Sean Harris ’11
Another summer movie season has come and gone, and now that it’s over it could be classified with a gigantic “eh.”
It’s still better than last summer, a summer that offered “Star Trek”—and not much else. This summer gave us monumentally epic movies such as “Inception” and “Toy Story 3.” Beyond the obvious two, what else was there?
“Iron Man 2” was great, but fell short of expectations. “Scott Pilgrim” was a gem but unfortunately went up against Stallone and Co. in “The Expendables.”
‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ Movie Review: Oozing with originality, ‘Scott Pilgrim’ earns +5000 points
Within the first minute, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” proves it won’t be like any other movie.
The Universal logo appears, but pixilated, and a retro NES version of the theme starts to play.
This was the best way to introduce this alternate universe, where video-game logic reigns supreme, and the characters who inhabit it settle their differences by breaking into duels. The loser gets turned into a pile of coins.
If an explosion inside an explosion inside another explosion could have a son with knives and guns, their offspring would be known as “The Expendables.”
“The Expendables”-a film directed, written and starring the action star from back in the day, Sylvester Stallone-serves as a tribute to the machismo, testosterone-filled action movies of yesterday and today.
Stallone has accomplished this feat by bringing in the recognizable faces of action: Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, and adding to his tribute to action stars are Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger who surprise fans with cameos.
As a super team of Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade and LeBron James was busy assembling in Miami, a super team of comedy actors had already come together as part of Happy Madison Production’s “Grown Ups.”
Directed by Dennis Dugan, known best for his other comedies like “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan,” “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry” and “The Benchwarmers,” “Grown Ups” brought together some of the elite funny men in Hollywood: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider.
A group of childhood friends who have grown apart over the years, Sandler and Co. reunite after their childhood basketball coach passes away.