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Alex Florez

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2008/07/17 at 12:00am

The Dark Knight

07.17.2008 | By |

Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and some menace.
Release Date: 2009-01-23
Starring: Bob Kane, Christopher Nolan
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Official Website: http://thedarkknight.warnerbros.com/

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The Dark Knight

WHERE IS THE OLD BATMOBILE WHEN YOU NEED IT?
 
At two and one half hours, “The Dark Knight” is a great muddle of equivocal morality masquerading as a superhero skein.  Helmer Christopher Nolan’s sequel to “Batman Begins” falls victim to a curse common to attempts to build a franchise:  It has no compelling story.
 
Instead, it throws a filmmaker’s bag of tricks at a screenplay that is too long by an hour.  The tricks come in the form of plot twists, largely incomprehensible because their visual clues are buried under special effects and their dialogue clues are buried under a pumped up soundtrack.  That is too bad, because stripped of its silly subplots, “The Dark Knight” has the germ of a satisfying comic book flick.
 
The first rule of superheroes is that the superhero is the guy with the super powers.  Civilians do not have super powers.  If they did, there would be no need for a superhero.  This is where “The Dark Knight” falls down.  Too many civilians survive explosions, car accidents, and assassination attempts that should have killed them because they don’t have super powers.
 
The plot is roughly this:  After cleaning up Gotham Batman (Christian Bale) is having second thoughts.  Using criminal tactics to catch criminals may turn him into one.  He also wants to marry his love interest, Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal, terribly miscast).  She won’t have him until he gives up the cape and mask.  Into this frittata toss The Joker (the late Heath Ledger) with a scheme to take over what is left of Gotham’s mob headed by Salvatore Maroni (convincingly played by Eric Roberts).  Add handsome crusading DA Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) who gains the confidence of Batman and alter ego Bruce Wayne, and you have the recipe for the end of the Batman saga.  Predictably The Joker is the fly in Batman’s retirement ointment.  Without Batman’s help, cops can’t prevent the agent of chaos from turning Gotham into a war zone – and from keeping Batman in costume.
 
Ledger’s Joker is totally competent, but in Jack Nicholson he has a tough act to follow.  He comes across more like Christian Slater in “Heathers” than the cinematic master of madness.  With the exceptions of veterans Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, performances fall victim to special effects, some of which are cheesy.  Even the once sleek Batmobile now looks like Hummer that has been sat on by an elephant.
 
With a PG-13 rating, nothing in “The Dark Knight” is objectionable to children, but it could bore them to death.

 

Mack Chico

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2008/07/10 at 12:00am

Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D

07.10.2008 | By |

Rated: PG for intense adventure action and some scary moments.; Rated PG-13 for some bloody sci-fi violence. (special edition)
Release Date: 2008-07-11
Starring: Michael Weiss, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin, Jules Verne (novela)
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Official Website: http://www.journey3dmovie.com/

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Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D

‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ is the first film live action film that uses the new digital three-dimensional technology. The film is an optical tour de force, but lamentably that visual experience does not manage to incorporate the same satisfaction to a story with a duration of an hour and a half. Based on a novel of Jules Bern that captivated the imagination of readers in 1864, ‘JTTCOTE’ feels more like a sequel of the novel and not a direct adaptation of original story.

 

The professor of geology Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser), and their 13 year old nephew (Josh Hutcherson), travel to Iceland in search of a volcano that is acting up in a very unusual way. With the aid of Hannah (Anita Briem), an attractive mountain climber, they find their objective, but accidentally fall in a hollow path that leaves them in center of the Earth. What ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ accentuates is how the technology ends up dictating the script. In this case, the three-dimensional sequences are the main attraction, and therefore, it debilitates the story. Don’t expect too much from the protagonists either. Usually, these type of films offer high doses of special effects and nothing else. The film’s stars are only a secondary feature to the already charged up VFX.

 

This type of film strictly is done for the entertainment of the public and not  for the Oscar committee. If you’re looking for a delightful time with the family, ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ will satisfy all your demands.

Alex Florez

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2008/07/10 at 12:00am

Meet Dave

07.10.2008 | By |

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Release Date: 2008-07-11
Starring: Rob Greenberg, Bill Corbett
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Meet Dave
Alex Florez

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2008/07/01 at 12:00am

Hancock

07.1.2008 | By |

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Release Date: 2008-07-04
Starring: Vincent Ngo, Vince Gilligan
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Official Website: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/hancock/

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Hancock


Mack Chico

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2008/06/25 at 12:00am

Wanted

06.25.2008 | By |

Rated: R for strong violence including some torture, and for language throughout.
Release Date: 2008-06-27
Starring: Michael Brandt, Dean Georgaris
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Official Website: http://www.wantedmovie.com/

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Wanted
Mack Chico

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2008/06/19 at 12:00am

Get Smart

06.19.2008 | By |

Rated: PG-13 for some rude humor, action violence and language.
Release Date: 2008-06-20
Starring: Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember
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Official Website: www.getsmartmovie.com

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Get Smart
Mack Chico

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2008/06/12 at 12:00am

John Leguizamo curses up a storm in Spanish

06.12.2008 | By |

John Leguizamo curses up a storm in Spanish

John Leguizamo is in 6 films this year alone (Paraiso Travel, The Take, The Babysitters, The Happening, Righteous Kill and Nothing Like the Holidays) and another 4 for ’09. We had the chance to converse with the indefatigable actor at the ‘The Happening’ in New York about his desire to work in another Colombian film (Love in the Time of Cholera, Paraiso Travel), and which Latino filmmaker he’d like to invest his efforts with in the future.

Alex Florez

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2008/06/11 at 12:00am

The Incredible Hulk

06.11.2008 | By |

Rated: PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence, some frightening sci-fi images, and brief suggestive content.
Release Date: 2008-06-13
Starring: Jack Kirby, Stan Lee
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Official Website: http://incrediblehulk.marvel.com/

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The Incredible Hulk
Mack Chico

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2008/06/11 at 12:00am

M. Night Shyamalan – "people think I’m Dominican"

06.11.2008 | By |

M. Night Shyamalan - "people think I'm Dominican"

El maestro del terror M. Night Shyamalan, regresa al séptimo arte después de su fracaso cinematográfico ‘Lady in the Water’ para intentar asustarnos nuevamente con su sexto largometraje ‘The Happening’. Entrevistamos  al cineasta, y a nuestro asombro, fue muy chistoso, jovial y placentero. Hablamos sobre sus raíces “latinas’, su poco esfuerzo para aprovecharse de su clasificación R, y la inclusión de comedia en su actual filme de terror.

‘The Happening’ gira entorno una familia que huye de misteriosos ataques que ocurren en varias ciudades sin ninguna explicación en particular y sin causa alguna. Esta semana le tendremos la reseña de la película y entrevistas con los protagonistas John Leguizamo y Mark Wahlberg.

Jack Rico

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2008/06/11 at 12:00am

Video: I ask Mark Wahlberg if he’ll ever return as Marky Mark!

06.11.2008 | By |

We recently spoke to tough guy actor Mark Wahlberg, and Oscar nominated thespian I might add, about his new film Max Payne (he fractured his thumb doing a stunt), and also about ‘The Happening’ (what happened? is right).

Finally, we managed to squeeze his thoughts on a potential comeback by the defunct “Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch”. Will he do it again? Play the video and find out!

 

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