chronicles of narnia

DVD Releases: December 2nd, 2008

  • Wanted:  I love this movie James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, and Morgan Freeman.  With tight action, mystery, and plot twists it’s a great example of what an SF Action film should be.  A definite owner.  You can read my full review at Exploring: Wanted
  • The X-Files: I Want to Believe: I want to believe is a good crime drama, thriller movie.  It is well written.  The beginning sets up a suspenseful mood and tension.  This is carried with an appropriate pace for this type of film through to a textbook ending that was nice but not extraordinary.  For Fans it would be a definite owner but for your first experience I would suggest renting it to make sure it fits your tastes.  Read my full review at Exploring X-Files: I want to believeThe X-Files: I Want to Believe (Special Edition)
  • Step Brothers:  The speculative aspect of this movie is weak at best, I find all of Will Ferral’s movies to be stupid yet having said that about 1/2 of them are hilarious and worth a great laugh and the other 1/2 are offensive and not worth wasting ones time on.  I heard bad things about it and had great concerns when it hit the theater.  I challenged the community to explain to me why this would be a great movie and no one could so far.  That is why I would not even recommend renting it.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian:  Based on the flawed book lacking imagination I have not even wasted my time on this one.

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Is Patience Princely?

Is Patience Princely? We will have to see after May 16th release of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. The director and co-writer Andrew Adamson told reporters that the film's six month delayed release was due to the complicated visual effects. After seeing the trailer this is very believable. I was very impressed with the visuals so much so that I would have to change my theater or renter position on this film and upgrade it from maybe not even renter to theater.

I still hold concerns over the story line and can only hope that Disney was able to improve it. Even if the story line still sucks as long as the visuals from the trailer continues to be as nice throughout the whole film it would be worth seeing on the big screen. Their patience by putting off the release date to work more on the visuals will pay off. Kudos to Walt Disney Co... now I feel dirty.

(via Sci Fi Wire)

May "Theater Or Renter?"

It's time once again for our favorite game "Theater Or Renter?" Rules of the Game: Watch the trailers. Rate the Trailer. Then Put in your comments below the trailer: does the trailer and buzz make you want to watch it in the theater, rent it, or not interested at all, and why?

For May we have four movies:

Iron Man: [Watch trailer here]

Release Date May 2nd. Official Site. Listed as Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi.

The story from the official site: Tony Stark a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build a devasting weapon. Instead he builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity. when he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications he puts on his powerful armor and vows to protect the word as the superhero Iron Man.

Other posts related to the movie: Iron Monger v Iron Man

Speed Racer: [Watch trailer here]

Release Date May 9nd. Official Site. Listed as Action, Family, Sport.

The story from the official site: Speed Racer is a natural behind the wheel. Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive and fearless. His only real competition is the memory of his brother Rex Racer who death in a race left behind a legacy that Speed is driven to fulfill. When Speed's family racing business is threatened he has to beat Royalton in the very same race that took his brother's life, a cross-country rally called The Crucible.

Prince_Caspian_movie_poster The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian: [Watch trailer here]

Release Date May 16th. Official Site. Listed as Adventure, Family, Fantasy.

The story via Wikipedia: 1941: a year has passed in our world since the first adventure ended, but in Narnia, almost 1,300 years have passed, and now it is time for the Pevensie children to return and make history. The villainous King Miraz prevents the rightful king, his young nephew Prince Caspian, from ruling the land of Narnia. Caspian uses Susan's magic horn that was left in Narnia to summon the four Pevensies to help him and a small army of Old Narnians reclaim his rightful throne.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: [Watch trailer here]

Release Date May 23rd. Official Site. Listed as Action, Adventure.

The story from the official site: It's been 18 years since the Last Crusade and Indiana gets pulled back into action chasing after the mythological Crystal Skull trying to keep the soviets from getting it first. His journey takes him from Connecticut, through New Mexico, the Jungles of Peru and Mexico City.