Tuesday, June 26, 2012

State of the Cinema: June 18 to June 25

Cinema Won Posts: 
- Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Review
- The Grey Review
- Monsters University Trailer
- Taken 2 Trailer

Extra News:
- The trailer for Alex Cross was released this week and, unsurprisingly, it looks awful. The movie itself does look too bad and I'm sure the story's fine, but the terrible idea to replace Idris Elba with Tyler Perry, who, not surprisingly, doesn't seem to have the whole "action star" thing down yet.

Extra Reviews:
- Gremlins- Over the past, week, I was planning on doing a full review of Gremlins, but time just got away from me. Anyway, this movie rocks. This is something many of you probably already knew, but this movie is really good. Gizmo may very well be one of the cutest things ever. And the Gremlins themselves are the right amount of funny and scary. A great movie all around. Gremlins gets 6 stars of of 6.

- Gremlins 2: The New Batch- Yes, once I saw the first one I did track the second one down. And, even though I have heard all the complaints that this one is toned down, I liked it. Admittedly the movie is much goofier then the first, but it's not like the first didn't have a sense of humor. It does get surprisingly meta sometimes (The Hulk Hogan scene is one of the best WTF moments I've ever seen). A solid, though inferior sequel. Gremlins 2: The New Batch gets 5 stars of of 6.

- Easy A- Regardless of how I feel about this movie, it will always be remembered as the movie that sent the fantastic Emma Stone to stardom. Emma Stone is a great actress, and for the most part she makes this movie. Without here, it's still a very funny movie, but with her it just gets better. She brings heart to a role that could have easily been overdone. However, the rest of the movie is predictable and gets a little too dramatic at the end. Easy A gets 5 stars out of 6.

Box Office Will Return Next Week (Sorry I'm really busy)

This Week's Posts:
- Brave Review
- Man on a Ledge Review

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