Friday, March 21, 2008

Other films of 2007.

"300" **1/2
Directed by Zac Snyder
Starring Gerard Butler
It's damn stupid, but the over top style make you remember it.

Rescue Dawn ***1/2
Directed by Werner Herzog
Starring Christian Bale and Steve Zahn
German Directing legend Werner Herzog makes a splash on Hollywood with this captivating look at the marvelous escape of Deiter Dengler. Christian Bale is amazing again and so is Steve Zahn who give an unexpectedly great performance. There are thrills at every turn in this great adventure.

The Simpsons Movie **1/2
Directed by David Silverman
Voices by Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardly Smith, Harry Shearer and Hank Azaria
It's better than the new Simpsons episodes but worse than the old Simpsons episodes. Too short and no love for the other character. Except Ned Flanders.

The Bourne Supremacy ***
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Starring Matt Damon, David Strathairn and Julia Stiles
A tense thriller that may be the end to brilliant Bourne series. Strathairn is awesome as the evil government agent. The end.... not so much though.

SuperBad ***1/2
Directed by Greg Mottola
Starring Jonah Hill, Micheal Cera, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader and Christopher Mintz-Plasse
One the best comedies of the 2000's. Funny jokes every which way. Great chemistry and this generation's voice, McLovin.

Ratatouille ****
Directed by Brad Bird
Vioces by Patton Oswald, Brad Garrett and Peter O' Toole
Pixar probably make their best film to date with "Ratatouille". It's also has the most complex plot for any kids movie. The animation is at it's best and Pixar finally fixed their problem with animating humans. Gotta say that the violence was a bit too much for the kids. Peter O'Toole was hilariously evil as Anton Ego, the other evil Anton of 2007.

Hot Fuzz ***1/2
Directed by Edgar Wright
Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Timothy Dalton
One of the funniest comedies of the year as the Pegg and Frost duo continue their malarkey in England. This time Pegg is a cop too good for London and is sent to a sleepy town in South West England. He's paired up with a the constable's son (Frost) and then a series of gruesome murders happen. The film is comedic genius and has one of the kookiest endings of all year.

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