Angels & Demons does not have as bad of reviews compared to its predecessor Da Vinci Code and I believe it is for two reasons. First, Tom Hanks no longer has stupid hair. Second, it stars Ewan McGregor. That movie should be ignored though because the trailer for Big Man Japan looks so completely awesome. Everyone should watch the trailer immediately because it has super goofy monsters in it!
Angels & Demons
Angels & Demons
Directed: Ron Howard
Starring: Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgard, Pierfrancsco Favino
Synopsis: It is a prequel to the Da Vinci Code, but being packaged as a sequel. I’m sure there is a plot to it too, but I didn’t care enough to pay attention.
My Take: I had no interest in the first one so I’ll skip this one. The only thing that’ll get me to watch it is Ewan McGregor.
RT Score: 40%
RT Consensus: Angels and Demons is a fast-paced thrill ride, and an improvement on the last Dan Brown adaptation, but the storyline too often wavers between implausible and ridiculous, and does not translate effectively to the big screen.
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Charlie Wilson’s War
Directed: Mike Nichols
Starring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman
So my family decided to go see this movie when we were all in Florida. This was me, my sister, my dad, my aunt and my grandmother. My brother in law, Terry Blueberry, wasn’t feeling well, so he stayed at the condo to “rest” (watch football and be away from his crazy in-laws!)
I liked this movie a lot, I thought the acting was very good and you could understand what was going on in the story, even though there was some political stuff. I loved Phillip Seymour Hoffman – “Gus Avacados!”, he is just incredible how he can totally be someone else and make them so real.
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For once, the nationwide releases look much better than the limited releases!
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Directed: Tim Burton
Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham-Carter, Alan Rickman
Synopsis: Based on Stephen Sondheim’s musical, a man seeks bloody revenge after being sent away to prison for a crime he didn’t commit so a rich guy could take his wife and daughter.
My Take: Even as a musical, it looks dark, funny and awesome, especially with Tim Burton and the cast involved.
RT Score: 87%
RT Consensus: Full of pith and Grand Guignol grossness, this macabre musical is perfectly helmed and highly entertaining.
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