2010 Academy Award Results

For a complete list of the Winners: http://oscar.go.com/oscar-night/winners From NPH‘s opening song and dance to Tom Hanks’ hurried announcement of the final award of the evening, the Oscars last night were fairly low-key and understated.  Yes, there were the wisecracks by co-hosts Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, several of the presenters were just excitedly nervous […]

Alice in Wonderland

In Tim Burton’s re-imagining of  Alice in Wonderland, 19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror. Vic’s Review: Having seen the movie in 2D, there was moments where the focus was […]

Vic’s Picks – The 2010 Academy Awards

With the 2010 Academy Awards right around the corner, here are my picks to win the Oscar: Best Picture There are 2 major favorites in this category, the world’s highest grossing film of all time: Avatar, and one of last year’s lowest grossing films: The Hurt Locker.  This match up looks to be a daunting […]

Vic’s Top 13 Movies of 2009

2009 was a year filled with some great blockbusters including the now #1 highest grossing film of all time, Avatar.  You can see a full list of the top 10 highest-grossing films of 2009 and their worldwide grosses on Wikipedia.   Of that list, only 2 films made my list of the Top 13 movies of […]

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Flint Lockwood thinks he’s a genius. But none of the things he invented are things that make sense or are useful. However, he has the support of his mother but when she dies, he’s left alone with his father who thinks he should give it up. When the community that he lives in, is in […]

From Paris With Love

A personal aide to U.S. Ambassador in France, James Reece (Jonathan Rhys Meyers – August Rush, The Tudors) has an enviable life in Paris and a beautiful French girlfriend, but his real passion is his side job as a low-level operative for the CIA. All James wants is to become a bona fide agent and […]

The Wolfman

A remake of the 1941 horror film and set in Victorian-era Great Britain, The Wolfman is the story of Lawrence Talbot (Benicio Del Toro – Che, The Usual Suspects)  a Shakespearean actor and nobleman, who is lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes.  Reunited with his estranged father (Anthony Hopkins – The […]

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

The first film in a series of adventure and fantasy books authored by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief tells the story of  Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman, Gamer), a twelve year old boy diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) who finds out that he is the son of the Greek god of the […]

Bitch Slap

Film number 18 in my 365 Film Challenge is perhaps the least likely to win any awards at any time in the near future, except perhaps a Razzie.  In short, here’s the plot: Three bad girls travel to a remote desert hideaway to steal $200 million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin.  That’s it.  […]

Fantatastic Mr. Fox

Based on the children’s story by Roald Dahl, this stop-motion film is unmistakeably styled in Wes Anderson’s dry yet illustrative aesthetic. I remember having read the story as a child and enjoying the hijinx that ensued between all the animals and the farmers. And having enjoyed most of Anderson’s films including Rushmore and the Royal […]