Monday, August 29, 2011

September movie releases- part 1

September, 2 Apollo 18-*
September, 2 Shark Night-
September, 2 Love Crime-*   
September, 2 Detective Dee and The Mystery of the Phantom Flame-
September, 2 A Good Old Fashioned Orgy-*   
September, 2 InSight-    
September, 2 I'm Glad My Mother is Alive-
September, 2 Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles-  
September, 2 Saving Private Perez-*   
September, 2 Seven Days in Utopia-*     
September, 2 That Girl in The Yellow Boots-
September, 9 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star-*
September, 9 Warrior-*
September, 9 Contagion-*
September, 9 The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu-   
September, 9 Beware the Gonzo-*  
September, 9 The Black Power Mix Tape: 1967-1975-
September, 9 Burke & Hare-**    
September, 9 Creature-   
September, 9 Laugh at My Pain-  
September, 9 Love in Space-    
September, 9 Main Street- * 
September, 9 Mere Brother Ki Dulhan-   
September, 9 One Fall-*  
September, 9 Shaolin-   
September, 9 Tanner Hall-*   
September, 9 We Were Here-  
September, 9 Where Soldiers Come From-*    
September, 14 The Mill and the Cross- *    
September, 16 Straw Dogs-*    
September, 16 Drive-*    
September, 16 I Don't Know How She Does It-
September, 16 The Lion King 3D-
September, 16 Restless-*  
September, 16 3 (DREI)-*   
September, 16 Back Door Channels-
September, 16 Jane's Journey-*   
September, 16 My Afternoons with Margueritte-*    
September, 16 Silent Souls-  
September, 16 Prince of Swine-
September, 16 Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure-
September, 16 The Weird World of Blowfly-
September, 16 The Whale-*  
September, 20 Stay Cool-
September, 20 Pearl Jam Twenty-*  
September, 23 Abduction-*   
September, 23 Dolphin Tale-*   
September, 23 Killer Elite-*   
September, 23 Moneyball-*
September, 23 A Bird of the Air-*   

Monday, August 15, 2011

iCarly making fun of people with mental health illness?

In the recent episode of iCarly that aired on August 13th titled "iLost My Mind" that also guest starred Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) i was really bothered by how they  Portrayed people with Mental Health illness. It starts out with everyone trying to find Sam who has been missing for  3 days after she "kissed" Freddie .she checks herself in to a mental hospital because she is confused and crazy to have kissed Freddie.they use a cell phone tracking web service to locate Sam. they find out she is in the Troubled Waters Mental Hospital.The group goes to Troubled Waters to find Sam .and as i was watching this,(and i watch and enjoy iCarly with my 3 children ages 13,11,and 9) i was troubled myself as to see how they made fun of Sams problem and how they took what is a serious issue for many people and use it for a comedy sketch.

It was fun to watch Jim Parsons as Caleb who is a "guy from the future" but watching how the Hospital staff acted and how the iCarly gang had easy access to Sams room and also access to the patients in the Hospital, is not how it is in real life.i am sure many of  the young viewers have a family member who has Mental illness and what is that showing are children about the seriousness of Mental Illness? i guess this is a series of 4 episodes for this subject .

i hope that iCarly and Nickelodeon will take more caution in the future in how they show people with mental illness and how they will address it.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Green Lantern

 In brightest day, in blackest night / No evil shall escape my sight / Let all who worship evil's might / Beware my power, Green Lantern's light!

 Stars:Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard

I loved this movie! this is like a recipe,with the right ingrediants to make such a wonderful this case you have great acting,action,romance,great story,visual effects.It Starts out with the story of a hot shot pilot named Hal Jordan played by Ryan Reynolds (the Proposal,Paper Man,Buried)who is chosen by the green light and is taken to a crash site of an dying alien.he is told that he is chosen to wear the ring and to take the green lantern.soon after he finds out he has special powers and is also chosen to be apart of intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe. he has to learn to overcome his fear and to except his responsibility to be the green lantern.

What i Liked: Peter Sarsgaard (An Education)gave an outstanding performance as Hector Hammond,in fact he should be awarded outstanding performance for his role.i also enjoyed watching Blake Lively(The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,Gossip Girl) and her role as Carol Ferris (i prefer her as a blonde) I also really enjoyed Ryan Reynolds .plus the realistic Aliens from the main planet of the green lantern. and the mix of comedy and how Hal had to struggle with overcoming fear.

What I didn't like: probably the scene with the Green Lantern and his first use of his powers.but if i had powers like he does i guess my choices would be alittle weird also.

I look forward to much anticipation to the sequel!

Friday, August 5, 2011


i was excited to check out this movie.i read that it was a low budget film,that it had won a bunch of was an o.k. movie,the "monsters"looked like giant octopus,the story never went into depth about how they are on the planet,not much action as to fighting was more of a travel type story that i felt like i was along for the ride.the female lead "Sam" played by Whitney Able is very pretty along with "Andrew"played by Scoot McNairy  led you on a trek of them trying to get from Mexico to the United States also you are hoping for a big romance between them but this movie that could have been so much better fell short of being great to just O.k. if you are bored one night and want to watch a movie that has a OK story and some OK acting then this is for you.if you are wanting alien vs. human battles with alot of action then stay away,it will not be for you.