‘Best Pictures’ That Just Aren’t – The 2000’s

The Oscar Statue

The most prestigious award that any movie can receive is the “Academy Award For Best Motion Picture” — The Oscar.  Once a movie has this distinction it goes down in history as the “best” movie of that year.  The red carpet at the Oscars is a huge evening every year where all the stars turn out for the event.  The Academy goes through some sort of review process and determines which picture is truly “the … Continue reading

‘Saw’ – Horror Hasn’t Looked So Good In Years

Saw (2004)

Now before you get all on my case about this movie review being 5 years too late let me give you a bit of background… I don’t watch nearly as many movies as I used to.  At least I don’t watch them right when they come out.  The wife and I haven’t seen a movie in the last 15 years that we both like so it’s very rare that we rent anything.  My kids are … Continue reading

Chewie’s Review of ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’

X3 - X-Men The Last Stand

I’ll preface this review by stating that I’m a huge X-Men fan and have been for quite a while.  This movie originally came out in 2006 and was directed by Brett Ratner.  The flick was written by Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn.  I also want to preface this by saying that I’m writing this after my second viewing of the movie.  I saw it once right as it came out and I just watched it … Continue reading

Chewie’s Review of ‘Transformers’

Transformers (2007)

OK…  I will take this step by step and keep this mostly spoiler free (in case you haven’t seen this flick yet).  Please keep in mind that I saw this in a DLP theater so it was essentially like watching a high definition version of the movie. First off… This is NOT a kids movie.  Yeah yeah yeah, I know that it’s based on the kids toys from the early 80’s but this is a … Continue reading

Chewie’s Review of ‘The Dark Knight’

The Dark Knight

Wow.  Just wow.  Pip had been on my ass for quite a while to see The Dark Knight and I have to say that for the first time in a long time a movie finally lived up to the expectations that I had for it.  I went to see this late one Monday evening.  I stuck around the house long enough to put G down for the night so Amanda would be stuck with both of … Continue reading

A Movie That Did Not Disappoint – ‘Vantage Point’

Vantage Point

When I first saw this flick back in February of 08 I said that it very well may end up being the “best movie of the year” in my opinion.  Well it didn’t quite get there (as The Dark Knight definitely stole that show) but it was DAMN close in the end. This was an absolutely incredible movie!  A great way of telling the story with some great actors turning in outstanding performances.  While this … Continue reading

Great Movie With a Terrible Ending – ‘No Country For Old Men’

No Country For Old Men

Before I start this review, I need to inform you that I’m a bit biased… I’m a person that needs the END of a movie to be good in order for me to deem the movie a success.  I’m not saying it needs to be a happy ending by any stretch, but the ending needs to tie the movie up. That being said, this movie was great (so great in fact that it won an … Continue reading

The 4th Installment of a Great Franchise – RAMBO

Rambo 4

Went to see the latest installment of Rambo this afternoon and though I’d fill you folks in. For an action movie this was pretty damn good.  It was ultra violent even by Rambo standards (which if you remember the first couple in the series is saying quite a bit.)  Big explosions, TONS of blood and gore and some great kills. I completely forget the storyline of Rambo III (this may be my brain’s way of … Continue reading