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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Flicka Trailer

A young woman pins her hopes and dreams on a maverick horse in this drama based on the classic novel by Mary O'Hara. Katy (Alison Lohman) is the teenage daughter of a horse rancher (Tim McGraw) who is grooming his son to take over the family business, while Katie is sent to an exclusive private school where she feels like a misfit. One day, while out riding, Katie finds a wild horse, a beautiful black mustang, and she feels an emotional connection with the animal. While her father is convinced having a mustang around his herd will be bad for both his thoroughbred ponies and the wild horse, Katie is certain she can break the strong-willed steed and make him a champion, and she even gives the horse a name -- Flicka. As Katie struggles to tame the headstrong Flicka, she also tries to prove to her father that she knows horses as well as he does, and that she's every bit as capable of running the ranch as her brother. Also starring Maria Bello and Ryan Kwantan, Flicka was previously adapted for the screen as My Friend Flicka in 1943.

American Dreamz Movie Review


American Dreamz
The President of the United States (Dennis Quaid) seems to be having a nervous breakdown after picking up a newspaper for the first time in four years, and when his Chief of Staff (Willem Dafoe) determines to get the Commander in Chief out of his pajamas and back into the spotlight, the stage is set for a talent contest that the nation will never forget. With concern about the President's mental health soon taking precedence over all other issues in the White House, his nervous Chief of Staff attempts to get the Commander in Chief back in the public eye by booking him as a guest judge on television's top-rated talent show, "American Dreamz." A weekly ratings juggernaut hosted by self-loathing celebrity Martin Tweed (Hugh Grant), "American Dreamz" cashes in on the dominant culture of celebrity by affording everyday Americans the opportunity to be catapulted into stardom.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Willem Dafoe, Hugh Grant, Mandy Moore, Sam Golzari

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual references.

DVD Release 10/17/2006

Chance Review
This movie is possibly the worse movie that Dennis Quaid, William Dafoe, & Hugh Grant ever played in. It not only was bad it was unwatchable. Unless you are having trouble sleeping I would not see this film.
RATING: 1/2 *

Saturday, October 21, 2006

New DVD Movie Releases for October 24, 2006.




October 24, 2006 New DVD Movie Releases

There are some great New on DVD Movie releases for October 24th, Including the Jack Black comedy Nacho Libre. The scary new horror film An American Haunting & the scary children's animation Monster House great for that Halloween scare. Plus, two more movies that sound good, but had no theater life Mini's First Time & The Reading Room.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Request a Chance Review of any movie.

That's right, now you can request a Chance Review of any movie. Want to know if a movie is good for the whole family? Should you go see that movie at the theater or wait for it on DVD? To find out about any movie or DVD just simply request it in comments or email it to us.

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Illusionist

In theaters everywhere August 18th, THE ILLUSIONIST is a supernatural mystery combining romance, politics and magic. From the producers of "Crash" and "Sideways", THE ILLUSIONIST stars Academy Award nomineees Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti, and Jessica Biel.

In Theaters Everywhere August 18th

Movies I always watch if they're on TV, even if I've seen it 100's of times.

Movies I always watch if they're on TV, even if I've seen it 100's of times.

For some reason unknown to me, certain movies if there on TV & I come across them while channel surfing I have to watch & won't change the channel till it's over. It doesn't matter how many times I've watched it or when I watched it last.

What draws me to the movie, to watch it for the hundredth time. It's not like all of a sudden they're going to change the ending. Who knows, but everyone has that movie they've watched a hundred times & will watch it another.

For me the movie is Braveheart, I've seen it over & over again & still enjoy watching each & every time. Another one that I've watched over & over again is Forest Gump, not greatest movie ever made, but it probably has the best soundtrack ever made. It's the only soundtrack to a movie that I've ever bought & probably ever will.

Best & Worse Football Movies Review

Best & Worse Football Movies Review

What better time of the year, than now to take a look at the best & worse football movies ever made. Not only has football become the #1 sport in America, but it also is a great subject for movies. Playing in theaters now are two football movies, both of them look very good & are sure to be favorites. It doesn't matter if the movie involves High School, College, or NFL football, just as long as the story is good, football fans are love football movies.

Best Football Movies
#1. Remember the Titans
#2. Brian's Song
#3. Everybody's All American
#4. Friday Night Lights
#5. The Longest Yard(Burt Reynolds)

Worst Football Movies
#1. Johnny Be Good
#2. Necessary Roughness
#3. Best of Times
#4. Lucas
#5. The Longest Yard(Adam Sandler)

Check out these other football movies that any football or movie fan would enjoy.
All the Right Moves, Radio, Any Given Sunday?, & Varsity Blues.

Fox and the Hound [25th Anniversary Edition] Movie Review


Fox and the Hound [25th Anniversary Edition]

The Disney animated feature The Fox and the Hound tells the story of a friendship between traditional enemies. Tod is a fox whose parents have died. His best friend is a hunting dog named Copper. As Copper grows up, he learns that it is his job to hunt foxes. Tod's caretaker Widow Tweed takes Tod to live in a game preserve where he falls madly in love with Vixey. Copper and his owner eventually enter the preserve to hunt Tod, and eventually Copper must decide between duty and friendship.


DVD Release: 10/10/2006

Chance Review
One of the best classic Disney animation of all time. Don't miss out on this limited time edition DVD. This is one for the whole family to enjoy, for a long time. I highly suggest you go out & buy it today.
Rating: ****

Last Holiday Movie Review


Last Holiday
A woman learns to love life when she finds out she won't be around long in this comedy. Georgia Byrd lives in New Orleans, where she works in the cookware department of an upscale gourmet supply shop. While Georgia carries a torch for Sean, one of her co-workers, she doesn't have the nerve to tell him, and despite her estimable skills in the kitchen, she lives frugally and doesn't put her talent to use. Georgia's good friend Rochelle often tells her that life is short and she needs to live a little, but she doesn't pay her much mind until a visit to the doctor reveals that Georgia has a very rare medical condition, and only has three weeks to live. Throwing caution to the wind, Georgia cashes out her life savings and heads to Europe for a last bit of revelry. She checks into a four-star hotel, trades her drab clothes for haute couture, finds herself flirting with a handsome and powerful politician, convinces the head of a cooking supplies firm that she's a high-powered executive from a rival company, and makes friends with a four-star chef. But when Sean learns the truth about Georgia's condition, he sets out to find her before their chance at romance has passed.
Starring: Queen Latifah, Timothy Hutton, LL Cool J, Jane Adams, Gerard Depardieu
PG13 Adult Situations, Adult Language, Adult Humor
DVD Release: 05/02/2006
Chance Review
This was a good movie, that was funny, romatic, and it made you appreciate life. It was also classy and family orientated. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the film it was light-hearted & breath a fresh air.
Rating:***

Invincible - Trailer # 1

When the coach of Vince Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public consensus was that it was a waste of time--no one good enough to play professional football was going to be found this way. Certainly no one like Papale--a down-on-his-luck, 30 year-old, substitute teacher and part-time bartender who never even played college football. But against these odds, Papale made the team and soon found himself living every fan's fantasy--moving from his cheap seats in the upper deck to standing on the field as a professional football player. In theaters August 25, 2006.

Nanny McPhee Movie DVD Review


Nanny McPhee
A nanny reveals ways of making children behave that are much more effective than a time-out in this fantasy comedy based on the "Nurse Matilda" books for children by Christianna Brand. Near the dawn of the twentieth century, Mr. Brown is a widower who must tend to his business as an undertaker while looking after his brood of seven children. Brown's offspring are a singularly ill-mannered lot who have managed to drive away 17 different nannies when their father arranges for one Nanny McPhee to help out with the children. McPhee is an strange looking woman with a large nose, protruding teeth, and pock-marked skin, but it isn't long before the kids realize she has magical powers and isn't afraid to use them to help keep them in line. While the children aren't taken with McPhee's insistence on such things as saying "please" and listening to their elders, it becomes clear everyone has bigger things to worry about. Aunt Adelaide has insisted that if Mr. Brown cannot find a new wife within a month, she'll take custody of one of the children and cut off Brown's inheritance, and while Brown and the widow Mrs. Quickly seem fond of one another, his ineptitude in courtship seems to insure he'll never get her to the altar. But while the Brown Children realize Nanny McPhee is a formidable opponent, she can also be a valuable ally as they learn to make use of her talents by being better children; they also discover that as they behave better, she begins to look less frightening.
Starring: Colin Firth, Angela Landsbury, Emma Thompson, Celia Imrie,
PG Adult Language, Adult Situations, Adult Humor
DVD Release: 05/09/2006
Chance Review
Very good movie that the whole family can enjoy together. A more modern day Mary Poppins is what I thought, a little more action & magic for today's kids.
Rating: ****

The Covenant Trailer

In 1692, in the Ipswich Colony of Massachusetts, five families with untold power formed a covenant of silence. One family, lusting for more, was banished - their bloodline disappearing without a trace. Until now.

Directed by Renny Harlin and written by J.S. Cardone, The Covenant tells the story of the Sons of Ipswich, four young students at the elite Spencer Academy who are bound by their sacred ancestry. As descendants of the original families who settled in Ipswich Colony in the 1600’s, the boys have all been born with special powers. When the body of a dead student is discovered after a party, secrets begin to unravel which threaten to break the covenant of silence that has protected their families for hundreds of years. In theaters September 8th.

Big Momma's House 2 Movie Review


Big Momma's House 2
An FBI agent finds himself crossing the gender line again in the name of national security in this sequel to the comedy hit Big Momma's House. Tom Fuller is a computer whiz who is under investigation by the FBI, who suspect he may be the man behind a dangerous piece of underground software that would allow terrorists and criminals to access secured intelligence files online. The Bureau is looking for a way to get inside Fuller's home to find out what he's doing when a golden opportunity presents itself -- Fuller and his wife, Leah, are in the market for a nanny to help look after their three children. The FBI sends in Malcolm Turner, who will once again impersonate feisty septuagenarian Hattie Mae Pierce, better known as "Big Momma." "Big Momma" gets the job, but while trying to dig up the truth about Fuller's possible criminal connections, Malcolm also finds himself developing a close relationship with the suspect's wife and kids.
Starring: Martin Lawrence, Mark Moses, Emily Proctor, Nia Long
PG13 Drug Content, Adult Language
DVD Release: 05/09/2006
Chance Review
Another needless sequel that should've never been made. There were a few funny moments, but mainly it just reused humor from the first one.
Rating:**

Ultraviolet Movie Review


Ultraviolet
In the late 21st a disease called Hemophagia has genetically modified nearly an entire race of people, leaving them with such enhanced speed, intelligence, and strength that they resemble vampires in nearly every way. Fear begins to breed within the power elite as the disease continues to spread and those infected prove to be truly superhuman, and now, a civil war is brewing between uninfected humans and those altered by Hemophagia. Caught dead in the center of it is an infected woman called Violet,who is bent on vengeance and has little left to lose. Provoked beyond reason by powers that will not rest until she and her people are dead, she will become everything her persecutors feared her to be.
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Cameron Bright, Nick Chinlund
NR Profanity, Brief Nudity, Violence
DVD Release: 06/27/2006
Chance Review
This movie wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, & it did have a couple neat futuristic scenes. Plus a couple of decent fight action scenes too. I would watch something else, before this, save this for when your really bored.
Rating: *

Top Jennifer Aniston Movies


Jennifer Aniston Movies
The Break-Up starring Jennier Aniston & Vince Vaughn comes out on DVD October 17, 2006. So, we decided to take a look at some other movies starring the beautiful "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston. We will list what we believe to be her best top 5 movies & her worst top five movies.
Top 5 Best Jennifer Aniston Movies
#1. Derailed
#2. Office Space
#3. Rumor has It
#4. Bruce Almighty
#5. Along Came Polly
Top 5 Worst Jennifer Aniston Movies
#1. Dream fo an Insomniac
#2. The Good Girl
#3. Camp Cucamonga
#4. Leprechaun
#5. 'Til There was You

Flyboys

"Flyboys," the first World War I aviation film in over 40 years, is inspired by the epic, courageous tale of the American young men who would become known as the legendary Lafayette Escadrille. They were ordinary boys who volunteered for the first World War looking for adventure, and in the process, they became heroes. Never before has a movie so accurately portrayed the thrill and danger of the aerial dogfights that played such an integral role in the Allied resistance.

In 1917, prior to the official entry into the war by the United States, the Allied powers of France, England and Italy were on the ropes against the German juggernaut. Some altruistic young Americans volunteered to fight alongside their counterparts in France. Some joined the infantry, others chose the Ambulance Corps. But 38 young men had a different idea: they decided to learn how to fly.

Their motivations for enlisting may have been different: Blaine Rawlings (James Franco) is searching for his purpose following the bank's foreclosure of his family ranch, Briggs Lowry (Tyler Labine) is shamed into joining by his disciplinarian father, while African-American expatriate boxer Eugene Skinner (Abdul Salis) vows to repay his debt to his adopted, racially-tolerant country. But under the command of French Captain Thenault (Jean Reno) and the leadership of American veteran Reed Cassidy (Martin Henderson), these young American men took to the air with honor everyday as they risked their lives, not just in facing the formidable German aggressors, but also in boarding their newly-invented, mechanically-imperfect aircraft, which were being used in combat for the first time.

Inspired by the true story of the legendary Lafayette Escadrille, "Flyboys" is directed by Academy Award-winner Tony Bill ("The Sting") and produced by Dean Devlin ("The Patriot," "Independence Day," "Stargate") and Marc Frydman (ABC's "Commander in Chief"). James Franco ("Spiderman," "Spiderman 2") stars with Marin Henderson ("The Ring") and Jean Reno ("The Da Vinci Code").

CRANK - Theatrical Trailer

IN THEATERS EVERYWHERE SEPTEMBER 1ST. VISIT: CRANKFILM.COM Jason Statham, Amy Smart.
Chev Chelios is about to begin his morning with an unexpected wake-up call. Groggy, practically unable to move and with a heart that’s barely beating, Chev answers his cell phone and hears the voice of thug Ricky Verona, who reveals Chev has been poisoned in his sleep and has only an hour to live.

New DVD Movie Releases for October 17, 2006




New DVD Movie Releases for October 17, 2006

This week there are several great new DVD movie releases availiable. Starting with the Vince Vaughn & Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy "The Break-Up". Then there is the new animation family comedy "Over the Hedge". Plus the spoof of American Idol movie "American Dreamz". Along with a couple others The Omen, Rent Control, & Behind Enemy Lines II.

Trailer of Over the Hedge

Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe Movie Review


The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Four siblings -- Edmund (Skandar Keynes), Lucy (Georgie Henley), Peter (William Moseley), and Susan (Anna Popplewell) -- are sent from their London home to the country estate of an eccentric professor in order to ensure their safety during World War II. The house is very dull, except for a large, ornate wardrobe discovered by young Lucy during a game of hide-and-seek. Venturing inside of it in the hopes of finding a hiding place, Lucy is transported to a snowy alternate universe: a magical world called Narnia.

Starring: Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Liam Neeson

PG Suitable for Children, Violence, Mild Violence

Chance Review
A very good movie that did justice to the classic beloved series by C.S. Lewis. As usual the book was still better than the movie, but this was a great attempt. My children enjoyed this movie alot.. I highly recomend it.
Rating: ****

Monday, October 09, 2006

Marie Antoinette, starring Kirsten Dunst opens October 20, 2006.





Marie Antoinette

When betrothed to King Louis XVI, the naïve and beautiful, Austrian-born Marie Antoinette enters the opulent French court, which is steeped in conspiracy and scandal. Without guidance, adrift in a dangerous world, the young girl rebels against the isolated atmosphere of Versailles and becomes France's most misunderstood monarch. Stripped of her riches and finery, imprisoned, and ultimately beheaded by her own subjects, the Queen of France became a toxic symbol for the wanton extravagance of the 18th century monarchy that incited to the French Revolution.


Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Genres: Drama, Adaptation and Biopic
Running Time: 2 hrs. 3 min.
Release Date: October 20th, 2006 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity and innuendo.


Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Asia Argento, Rip Torn, Molly Shannon & more

Directed by: Sofia Coppola

Produced by: Fred Roos, Francis Ford Coppola, Paul Rassam





Marie Antoinette Full Trailer

From the imagination of Oscar®-winning writer/director Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) comes a vibrant retelling of the classic story of Marie Antoinette, the naïve Austrian princess, who is thrown into the scandal-ridden world of the French aristocracy when she is betrothed to King Louis XVI. While still a teenager, Marie Antoinette conquers her fears and becomes France’s iconic queen. Marie Antoinette stars Kirsten Dunst in the title role with Jason Schwartzman as King Louis XVI.

Other members of the ensemble portraying various members of the elitist court at Versailles include King Louis XV (Rip Torn) the Comtesse de Noailles (Judy Davis), Mercy (Steve Coogan), the Comtesse du Barry (Asia Argento), Joseph (Danny Huston), Polignac (Rose Byrne), Aunt Victoire (Molly Shannon) and Aunt Sophie (Shirley Henderson).

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Failure to Launch Movie Review


Failure to Launch
A overgrown mama's boy who hasn't found the courage to take flight from the nest gets a little help from the girl of his dreams in the one comedy that proves it's never to late to strike out on your own.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Terry Bradshaw, Kathy Bates

PG13 Profanity, Adult Humor, Adult Situations, Sexual Situations, Brief Nudity

DVD Release: 06/27/2006

Chance Review

The entire cast is terrific and helped make this movie a cut above most romantic comedy's. Terry Bradshaw and Kathy Bates are hilarious as Matthew McConaughey's parents. A date/chick movie that both men & woman can enjoy.

RATING: ***





Johnny Depp in The Libertine Movie Review


The Libertine
A man who lives for pleasure finds his hedonism betrays him in time in this film adaptation of the play by Stephen Jeffreys. The second Earl of Rochester, John Wilmot, was a notorious figure in 17th century Europe; well-respected as a poet and author, Wilmot also earned no small degree of gossip for his freewheeling sex life and appetite for decadence. Wilmot was close friends with Charles II the powerful and Machiavellian ruler of England, and enjoyed a passionate romance with Elizabeth Barry an actress of note. But Wilmot's seemingly charmed life took a turn for the worse when he wrote a satirical play lampooning his friend Charles II; the monarch failed to see the humor, and exiled the author from Britain. Wilmot found little solace in his relationship with Barry, especially after he contracted syphilis and began drinking heavily as the disease tore away at his body and his mind.
Starring: Johnny Depp, John Malkovich, Samantha Morton, & more
Rated R Substance Abuse (Alcohol, Drugs), Adult Situations, Profanity, Adult Humor, Strong Sexual Content, Nudity

DVD Release: 07/04/2006
Chance Review
Even though Johnny Depp delivers a great performance in this film. The movie itself was not worth watching with no action, no adventure and the few sexual escapades were also dull and dreary.What it did have was a lot of long drawn out oratory. The movie moves along at a snails pace.
Rating: **

She's the Man Movie Review


She's the Man
A girl disguises herself as her twin brother, moves into his prep school dorm, and falls for his roommate.
Starring: Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey
Rated PG-13 for some sexual material.

DVD Release: 07/18/2006
Chance Review
A sweet laughable movie, with a slight new twist on the familiar girl pretending to be a boy plot. The movie is rated PG13 for a reason though so keep those younger kids away.
RATING: **

The Pink Panther Movie Review

The Pink Panther
The world's most inept detective returns to the screen in this modern slapstick comedy. France's come-from-behind victory in the World Cup soccer championships turns tragic when the team's coach, Yves Gulant, is murdered during a post-game celebration. Gulant's girlfriend, pop star Xania was standing by his side as he was felled by a poisoned dart, and in the chaos that followed a diamond ring he gave her was stolen, which held one of the world's largest and most valuable jewels, known as "the Pink Panther." The media and the public demand that the killer be found out and brought to justice, and Chief Inspector Dreyfus of the Paris Police pledges to put his best man on the case. However, somehow the astoundingly clumsy but consistently lucky Inspector Jacques Clouseau gets the assignment instead, and with his assistant, Gendarme Gilbert Ponton in tow, Clouseau follows a dizzying trail of clues from Paris to New York City as he attempts to recover the rare diamond and find the villains who killed Gulant.
Starring: Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Jason Statham, Beyoncé Knowles, Jean Reno
PG Adult Humor, Adult Language

DVD Release: 06/13/2006
Chance Review
I was hesitant about the remake of this great comedy classic, how could anyone replace Peter Sellers as Clouseau? Well if anyone could do a better a job than Steve Martin, I would highly doubt it. He genuinely has redone the role so very well. This movie is very funny filled with new & classic Pink Panther schick.
Rating:***

Annapolis Movie Review


Annapolis
A poor but ambitious young man strives to make good in one of the most competitive institutions on Earth in this military drama. Jake Huard is a young man from a small Maryland town who grew up in a blue-collar family with few opportunities. Wanting to make something of himself after completing high school, Jake set his sights on attending the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, where he narrowly makes the cut and becomes one of the 1,200 applicants selected for the freshman class. Jake finds that life as a "plebe" is intellectually challenging and physically punishing, and he soon develops a powerful adversary in Midshipman Lt. Cole his training commander, who pushes Jake to the limit to see if he has what it takes. Standing on the razor's edge of failing as both a student and a soldier, Jake makes a brave but dangerous gesture toward proving himself by entering the Brigade Championships, a Naval boxing competition where he'll go into the ring against the best fighters in the Navy -- including Lt. Cole.
Starring: James Franco, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Donnie Wahlberg
PG13 Sexual Situations, Profanity, Violence
DVD Release: 06/27/2006
Chance Review
A Officer & A Gentleman meets Rocky, it tries to be, but fails in delivering a believable plot. This is supposed to be inspiring and a glimpse of our brave men and women, it fails on so many levels. No self respecting military officer would behave in those pathetic ways. You have to sacrifice and struggle. Insubordination, defying direct orders, inappropriate contact, lying, and oh so much more. Not a single character deserved to be in that school.
RATING: **

The Matador Movie Review


The Matador
A chance meeting between two middle-aged men leads one into a life of crime in this offbeat comedy. Danny, an American businessman whose life has been going through a sour patch after he and his wife, Carolyn, lost their young son. During a business trip to Mexico City, Danny strikes up a conversation in a hotel bar with fellow out-of-towner Julian Noble, and while Julian's loud and brassy manner initially puts Danny off, in time the two become friends, and Julian feels comfortable enough with Danny to tell him what he does for a living. It seems Julian is a hired killer working under the auspices of underworld kingpins Lovell and Mr. Randy, and Julian tries to persuade Danny to help him with his latest assignment. Danny refuses, but a few months later a distraught Julian appears unannounced on Danny's doorstep. It seems Julian has blown his two most recent assignments due to a variety of psychosomatic illnesses, and now Lovell and Mr. Randy want him dead. Julian has also done something to put Danny in his debt, and the previously non-criminal businessman is forced to help his friend stage a hit, with Julian's presence in his home upsetting the precarious balance of Danny and Carolyn's marriage.
Starring: Pierce Bronson, Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis, Dylan Baker, Philip Baker Hall
Rated R: Violence, Adult Humor, Adult Situations, Profanity, Strong Sexual Content
DVD Release: 07/04/2006
Chance Review
Pierce Bronson did anexcellent job, his character made the whole movie. He played an anti-James Bond, his character is a drunk, selfish, immoral, lout. Making a shockingly good, bizarre buddy movie, a set-up is as improbable yet believable as you could want, due to the great chemistry between Brosnan and Kinnear, but the most interesting thing about THE MATADOR is that, yes, it's amoral & disturbing, but because it deals with friendship, death and the possibility of change & growth, it offers much more than your typical black comedy.
RATING: ****

Friday, October 06, 2006

Jack Nicholson Movies Reviews



Jack Nicholson Movie Reviews

One of my favorite all time actors. He has made lots of movies, some great, some good, & a couple of stinkers. Yet he will always be known as a great actor to me. I will list the top worst, funniest, scariest, classic & my personal 5 favorite Jack Nicholson Movies according to my taste.

Top 5 Worst Jack Nicholson Movies
About Schmidt, Mars Attack, Batman, Broadcast News, & Witches of Eastwick

Top 5 Funniest Jack Nicholson Movies
Anger Management, Goin' South, As Good As It Gets, Something's Gotta Give, & One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Top 5 Scariest Jack Nicholson Movies
Wolf, Shining, The Terror, Little Shop of Horrors, & Witches of Eastwick

Top 5 Classic Jack Nicholson Movies
Easy Rider, Few Good Men, Hoffa, Chinatown, & The Two Jakes

My personal 5 Favorite Jack Nicholson Movies
Chinatown, Goin' South, As Good As It Gets, Anger Management, & One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

See the preview to Jack Nicholson Newest Movie Departed------> Departed TRAILER

Cars - Trailer # 2

Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. McQueen gets to know the town's offbeat characters--including Sally, a snazzy 2002 Porsche, Doc Hudson, a 1951 Hudson Hornet with a mysterious past, and Mater, a rusty but trusty tow truck who help him realize that there are more important things than trophies, fame and sponsorship. CARS opens nationwide June 9, 2006.

Nacho Libre

Only in theaters June 16th - From the director of Napoleon Dynamite. Starring Jack Black.

The Benchwarmers Movie Review


The Benchwarmers
Three guys with little athletic ability strike a blow for everyone chosen last at recess in this comedy. These three geeky guys who have spent most of their lives being humiliated by bullies and taunted by people with greater hand-eye coordination than they possess (which is nearly everyone). While the three guys love baseball, they've been treated like losers on the diamond ever since their days riding the pine in Little League. One day they stop by a softball field at a local park and a bunch of kids practicing for Little League tryouts try to heckle them into going home. They challenge the kids to a game -- three against nine -- and miraculously don't entirely humiliate themselves.
  • Starring: Rob Schneider, David Spade, Jon Heder, Jon Lovitz, Craig Kilborn, Tim Meadows, Max Prado, James Earl Jones, & more
  • Rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, and for language.
  • DVD Release: 07/25/2006

Chance Review

If you like nose picking, fart humor then you will love this movie. Exactly what you would expect from Adam Sandler & company. It does have its moments though & if your looking for a good laugh this movie will deliver.

RATING:***

The Sentinel Movie Review


The Sentinel
A Secret Service agent is framed for an assassination attempt on the President of the United States. He tries to clear his name—and save the president's life.
  • Starring: Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, David Rasche, Eva Longoria, Kim Basinger
  • PG13 Sexual Situations, Violence

  • DVD Release: 08/29/2006
Chance Review
I enjoyed this movie it had little action, some drama, dab of love, a touch of politics, with a bunch of suspense & twists thrown in.
Rating:****

ATL Movie Review


ATL Movie Review
Standing at a crossroads after high school graduation, a tight-knit quartet of friends is poised to head in different directions. But no matter how far they stray, their neighborhood roller rink -- Jellybeans -- will always hold the group together. Rappers Big Boi and Bone Crusher star in this coming-of-age drama based loosely on the real-life experiences of producer Dallas Austin and TLC's Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins.
  • Starring: Big Boi, Bone Crusher, Keith David, Tip "T.I." Harris, Mykelti Williamson
  • Rated PG-13 for drug content, language, sexual material and some violence.
  • DVD Release: 07/18/06

Chance Review

A good movie with some great rollerskating scenes. Some dramatic twists & turns slow the story down, but with a great cast of characters that you can't help cheer for it works out. I would've liked to have seen the skating contest though.

Rating: ***

10th & Wolf Movie Review

10th & Wolf

A man is forced to go against his family and his principles in the name of serving his country in this drama inspired by actual events. Tommy Santoro (James Marsden) was just a boy when his father was murdered, and young Tommy quickly discovered his dad was a high-ranking member of the Philadelphia Mafia. Tommy grew up determined to stay on the right side of the law, but his brother Vincent (Brad Renfro) and cousin Joey (Giovanni Ribisi) had other ideas and ended up joining "the family business." Tommy enlisted in the Army and served in Operation Desert Storm, but when he impulsively stole a jeep, he was arrested by the military police. However, Tommy finds he's not questioned by MP's, but by Horvath (Brian Dennehy), an FBI agent who knows all about his past and family history. Horvath has learned that Sicilian mobsters have been taking over the Philly rackets, and persuades Tommy to join up with Vincent and Joey in order to infiltrate the Mafia and serve as an informant to the FBI. Tommy grudgingly agrees, but he's uneasy about betraying his family and following the path that killed his father -- especially when he discovers his actions have put Vincent and Joey in grave danger.
  • Starring: James Marsden, Brad Renfro, Giovanni Ribisi, Brian Dennehy, Dennis Hopper, Piper Perabo, and Lesley Ann Warren
  • Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some drug content and sexuality/nudity.
  • DVD Release: 09/19/2006

Chance Review

The story seems familiar & tries to resembles some of the great mob movies. It only achieves in being second rate. The main characters lack charisma, its filled with too many standard mob movie clichés and a lot of one-note characters. If your looking to kill a couple of hours or have nothing better to do than this is the movie for you.

Rating: **

New DVD Movie Releases for October 10, 2006.






On October 10, 2006 the #1 new dvd movie release will be the Adam Sandler comedy Click (To view trailer). A Prairie Home Companion starring Lindsay Lohan, everyone's favorite cat Carfield: A Tale of Two Kitties, Plus Art School Confidential & Push, The King, & Waist Deep. Also this week Save the Last Dance 2 & The Butterfly Effect 2.











Thank You for Smoking Movie Review

Thank You for Smoking
The directorial debut from Jason Reitman, the media satire Thank You for Smoking stars Aaron Eckhart as Nick, a man who has turned spinning news and information into a successful career for the tobacco lobby. He plots strategies with his colleagues on how to make other dangerous products more appealing to the American public. Nick ends up going to Hollywood with his young son in order to get a movie producer to include characters smoking in his newest film. Nick is kidnapped by a vigilante group concerned about the harmful nature of his product. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Christopher Buckley.
  • Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Robert Duvall, Rob Lowe, William H. Macy, David Koechner, Maria Bello, Cameron Bright, & more
  • Rated R for language and some sexual content.
  • DVD RELEASE: 10/03/2006
Chance Review
An excellent movie, that will make you laugh. Great lead character who is both naughty & nice, & succeeds in being both.
Rating:****

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Meet the Robinsons

Lewis is a brilliant twelve-year-old with a surprising number of clever inventions to his credit. His latest and most ambitious project is the Memory Scanner, a machine that will help him find his birth mother so they can become a family. But before he can find her, his invention is stolen by the dastardly Bowler Hat Guy and his diabolical hat - and constant companion - Doris.
Lewis has all but given up hope in his future when a mysterious boy named Wilbur Robinson whisks our bewildered hero away in a time machine and the two travel forward in time to spend a day with Wilbur’s eccentric family. In a world filled with flying cars and floating cities, they hunt down Bowler Hat Guy, save the future and uncover the amazing secret of the Robinson family.

Based upon the book “A Day with Wilbur Robinson” by William Joyce.

TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) Teaser Trailer

After the defeat of their old arch nemesis, The Shredder, the Turtles have grown apart as a family. Struggling to keep them together, their rat sensei, Master Splinter, becomes worried when strange things begin to brew in New York City. Tech-industrialist Max Winters is amassing an army of ancient monsters to apparently take over the world.

The Departed Trailer

The Departed is set in South Boston, where the state police force is waging war on organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Costello (Jack Nicholson). While Billy is quickly gaining Costello’s confidence, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that there’s a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy – and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Charlotte's Web - TV Spot

This Christmas, help is coming from above.

FLUSHED AWAY

From the creators of Shrek and Madagascar.

Plumming Soon - November 3rd

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH - Theatrical Trailer

In Theaters Everywhere Soon. Dane Cook, Jessica Simpson, Dax Shephard. For customers of Super Club, the largest high-volume, bulk-discount retailer in the country, membership has its privileges. For workers at the cavernous store, the most coveted honor is the “Employee of the Month” award, and having one’s photo immortalized on the wall of fame in the staff lounge.

Click Trailer

In Columbia Pictures/Revolution Studios’ comedy Click, Adam Sandler portrays Michael Newman, a family man whose busy career as an architect doesn’t leave much time for his wife, Donna (Kate Beckinsale), and two kids. Unable to figure out which of his many remotes turns on the television, he goes shopping for a universal remote and finds the perfect device through Morty (Christopher Walken), who gives him a one-of-a-kind remote with magical powers. With each click, Michael is able to control his career and personal life. But complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.

Click also stars David Hasselhoff as Michael’s boss, Henry Winkler and Julie Kavner as his parents and Sean Astin.
Read the Chance Movie Review of Click

Over the Hedge Trailer

Just whose backyard is it, anyway?
Spring has sprung, and Verne and his woodland friends awaken from their long winter’s nap to discover that a tall, green “thing” has mysteriously cropped up right through the middle of their home. Enter RJ, an opportunistic raccoon, who explains that the world beyond the hedge is the “gateway to the good life” where peculiar creatures called humans live to eat, rather than eat to live.
Suspicious and even a little jealous of RJ, the ever-cautious Verne wants to keep his blended family safely on their side of the hedge. But, proving the adage that one man’s garbage is another man’s—or rather animal’s—treasure, the manipulative RJ tries to convince the woodland band that there is little to fear and everything to gain from their over-indulgent new neighbors. Eventually, RJ and Verne form an unlikely friendship as they learn to co-exist with—and even exploit—this strange new world called suburbia.
Heading up an all-star voice cast, Bruce Willis (the “Die Hard” franchise, “Sixth Sense”) is the voice of the mischievous con-artist raccoon named RJ, and Emmy winner Garry Shandling (TV’s “The Larry Sanders Show,” “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show”) voices the over protective turtle named Verne.

The Lake House on DVD

THE LAKE HOUSE
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A Romantic Journey to Find True Love Starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock

Over the Hedge Movie Review

Over the Hedge
  • A group of feisty forest critters awaken following the winter freeze to discover that not only has a new neighborhood cropped up during the cold months, but living in close proximity to humans may have its benefits.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Thomas Haden Church, Gary Shandling, Steve Carell, & more

Rated PG for some rude humor and mild comic action.

DVD Release Date:10/17/2006

Chance Review

Another great job by Dreamworks. They use their great computer animation skills, with a good story line, filled funny, loveable characters, plus some very well casted voices & make a movie that not only children enjoy, but the parents do.

Rating:****

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Click Movie Review

Click
A workaholic architect, frustrated in his job but determined to make a better life for his family, is bestowed with a powerful universal remote that allows him more control over his life than he ever knew possible.
  • Starring: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, Henry Walken, Sean Astin, David Hasselhoff

PG13 Profanity, Drug Content, Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Adult Humor, Adult Situations

DVD Release: 10/10/06

Chance Review

Not your average Adam Sandler comedy. It is both hilarious and thought-provoking at the same time.

Rating: ****

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New DVD Movie Releases for October, 03, 2006.




October 03, 2006 New Movie DVD Releases

  • X-Men: The Last Stand, the close to the motion picture trilogy
  • Thank You for Smoking
  • 30 Days, Edmond, & See Jane Date
  • Plus the DVD release of HBO's comedy special Lewis Black: Red, White & Screwed

Beowulf & Grendel Movie Review


Beowulf & Grendel
One of the oldest epic poems in the English language gets a robust visual interpretation in this historical epic shot on location in Iceland. Hrothgar (Stellan Skarsgård) is a Danish king who murders a troll that has been terrorizing his countryside. But Hrothgar spares the life of the troll's strange young son, who with the passage of years grows to become Grendel (Ingvar Sigurdsson), a fearsome warrior intent upon avenging his father's death. As Grendel begins his slaughter of the king's closest confidants, Hrothgar realizes his life is in danger, and he calls upon the brave and fearless Beowulf (Gerard Butler) to track down and kill Grendel. As Beowulf and his band of warriors search for the vicious and elusive Grendel, he crosses paths with Selma (Sarah Polley), a beautiful and sensuous witch whose alliances are divided between Beowulf and his archenemy.
  • Starring: Stellan Skarsgård, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Gerard Butler, Sarah Polley
  • R Profanity, Adult Situations, Graphic Violence, Sexual Situations
  • DVD Release: 09/26/2006

Chance Review

Bringing to life one of the oldest epic poems in the English language was sure to be a difficult challenge. The director delivers incredible landscapes shots that capture both the beauty & bleakness of nature. The writer has skillfully expands the story to a featured length, though always being faithful to the source material. Though violent & bloody, filled with superstions & beliefs from that era, the movie is excellent. The hero is gallant, brave, & courageous with a heart, who completes his task & it becomes a super heroic deed with numerous embellished tellings.

Rating: ****

The Lake House Movie Review


The Lake House
Two people develop an unusual relationship that bends the boundaries of time and place in this romantic fantasy. Kate Forster (Sandra Bullock) is a doctor who lives in a beautiful home by a lake. Forced to move elsewhere, she requests that any correspondence that arrives at the lake house be passed on to her new address. To her surprise, she soon receives a romantic note from Alex Burnham (Keanu Reeves), an architect who lives in the cottage she once called home. However, a look at the postmark on the letter reveals that he lived at the home two years before she did, and that somehow they've come in contact with one another through a space in time.
  • Starring: Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Christopher Plummer

  • DVD Release: 09/26/2006 PG Adult Situations, Profanity
Chance Review
The reunion of Reeves & Bullock, a creative idea, & romance what more could you ask for. Well a lot more, the pace was slow, the story dragged on & on that you lose interest. By the time the movie ends you don't understand or care how it happened.
Rating: **
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