Movie Reviews (Backlog)

Morning Glory – Niagara Square Cinemas, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

Very cute. Bernie Pollack provided Harrison’s clothes (and presumably socks) – costume designer from Indy 4!!! Rachel McAdams is adorable as always.

Harry Potter 7.1 – Niagara Square Cinemas, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

AMAZING! Loved the sneaking into the ministry scene and the dance in the tent.

Unstoppable – Walden Galleria Cinemas, Cheektowaga, NY

Very intriguing film. Yay Captain Kirk (was that a vague reference to Kirk hanging off of stuff?)! Yay Ethan Suplee!

Tangled – AMC Rolling Hills 20, Torrance, CA

& ArcLight Beach Cities Cinemas, El Segundo, CA

So cute and beautiful and perfect! John Lasseter obliterates the 3D/2D line by declaring Tangled to be Walt Disney’s 50th full length feature animation. Zack Levi and Mandy Moore are perfect as the prince and princess. Intriguing to hear Jeffrey Tambor in “I’ve Got A Dream” – the timbre of his voice sounds higher than I remember from Hellboy which makes me doubt it’s him, but it’s so beautiful. Favorite Disney song ever! Or at least until the next one.

Hook Hand Thug: Go. Live your dream.
Flynn: I will.
Hook Hand Thug: Your dream stinks, I was talking to her.

Flynn: Frankly I’m too scared to ask about the frog.
Rapunzel: Chameleon.
Flynn: Nuance.

The Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader

ArcLight Beach Cities Cinemas, El Segundo, CA

Some intriguing compression of the islands for adaptation. Green mist a little overplayed as the primary villain, but the book kind of doesn’t really have a goal beyond that originally anyways – humans and Reepicheep (voice now provided by Shaun of the Dead…intriguing office politics?) to Aslan’s country where the sea meets the sky, right? Eustace was absolutely brilliant though – I look forward to watching him in the Silver Chair (I also love the reference at the end, that Jill from next door has come over to play). Was Andrew Adamson involved at all? Could have sworn I saw a credit reference to him…oh well. Weird to add the swords as the key to beat back the green mist, but it kind of makes sense from a studio standpoint. Total Ghostbusters moment at the final battle (don’t think of anything…uh oh). We’re not really in a territory where they need to finish the films before anyone else dies or grows up too much, so I guess I’ll just look forward to the next one.

Peter Pan The Show by Three-Sixty – Costa Mesa, CA

Scottish Smee! Silly ass! Tinkerbell thinks that Peter Pan is her man. Was the orgasmic death scene really necessary?!?!

Tron: Legacy – AMC Downtown Disney 12, Anaheim, CA

Love, love, LOVE what they did with the story here. Where is ENCOM HQ located (city/state/province)? It’s very pretty. When the movie started, the only title I ever saw was just Tron, not Tron: Legacy. Yay Cillian Murphy as the son of Ed Dillinger…kind of wish he could have played a bigger role, but the story went another, just as fun and exciting direction. Kevin Flynn as a hippy was a little weird and Dude-esque, but ok. I LOVE how they keep tweaking the Disney castle based on the film it is introducing, but this one was BY FAR my favorite yet. The music was brilliant – I hate to be such a hypocrite and have such enthusiasm about Daft Punk now that they’re mainstream but…oh well! 😉 While I would love to see a sequel, it would be interesting what story they chose to tell after this one. Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund were brilliant. I LOVE how well they integrated the universes of the original and this film. LOVE some of the costumes, especially the user cloaks with their light-up trim that reminded me of the cloaks worn by Jedi generals during the Clone Wars.

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