Sunday, June 14, 2009

Monday's Movie Meme 15 June 09

Watched a mixed bag of DVDs this week.


A group of psychics band together to bring down a dark Government agency that is conducting secret experiments.

The movie was a little too slow for my liking. While the plot was good it just got bogged down with scenes of people sitting around staring into space.

The fight scene right the end and the few scattered through out are impressive and almost make the slow parts worth watching. Also the movie is set in Hong Kong and is visually interesting with the locations.

This could have been so much better but was an ok movie.


Is the story of Coraline Jones a young girl who moves to Ashland Oregon with her family. She soon discovers an alternate world through a small door in the living room wall. Coraline quickly learns the perfect world beyond the small done is anything but, and she must unravel the secrets of this world to rescue her family.

This is based on Neil Gaimans book of the same name. I have to point out straight away I have not read the book so could not compare the two. The story though seems to have kept true to Neil Gaimans writing style which is dark, funny and off the wall.

This is not a Disney movie though. Everything is not cute with a dose of warm and fuzzy thrown in. It is dark with a smidgen of humor and strong message, appreciate what you have.

The animation on this was amazing. K & I spent most of the film trying to decide what sort of animation was being used (it is a stop-motion animation for those who are technical).

A family movie everyone can enjoy.

12 Rounds
New Orleans Police Detective Danny Fisher manges to capture an international arms dealer, Mike Jackson, after an FBI sting operation goes wrong. In the process Mike's girlfriend is killed. One year later Mike has escaped from prision and kidnapped Danny Fisher's fiance in revenge. Danny is put through 12 rounds of challenges that he must complete in order to gt his fiance back alive.

What a fun action film. There are lots of things going bang, lots of things that go vroom, and witty one liners. The main actor who plays Danny Fisher is a former wrestler and he does a fairly decent job.

Dont expect any fantastic acting or story telling. But if you want just a good brainless flick for a Sunday arvo then this is not a bad one to watch.

This meme is hosted by A Novel Menagerie


  1. Wow! 3 movies this week! I linked you up to the weekly post!

  2. I want to watch Coraline for sure!!

  3. A Novel Menagerie - Thanks. I was pretty tuckered last night so put this up and pretty much crashed into bed.

    Staci - I enjoyed Coraline. I dont think my review really did it justice.

  4. I haven't seen any of these, but I do hope to see Coraline once I read the book. I'm not sure when that will be though. LOL

    I've been curious about Push. I'm sorry to hear it turned out to be disappointing.

    I will have to look into the action flick you mention--I like those now and then :-)