Friday, September 28, 2012

The Hobbit Trailer

Hello everyone.
As many of you might have seen, a new trailer for The Hobbit has been released about a week ago. Around January of this year a mystifying trailer came out that got me very excited. It looks very similar to the original trilogy, and has the same director, Peter Jackson.
The Lord of the Rings is one of my all time favorite book/movie trilogies, and The Hobbit is a prequel to it. If you haven't checked out my LotR reviews, here is The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King.
Anyways, I am extremely excited for this movie. Many of the wonderful cast from the LotR are returning, who I thought were awesome. I think this movie can also help people get into the world of Middle Earth better than the LotR trilogy. If you didn't know, when J.R.R. Tolkien wrote the Hobbit, he intended for it to become a children's book. However this fantastic novel is equally loved by children and adults. It will be separated into three movies. Some people have criticized this but I am glad it is happening. In my opinion, this will give the cast and producers more time to fine tune the movies and make it perfect.
Thank you for reading! I'm hoping to get a review out for next week, so stay tuned.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Super 8 - Disappointment

Hello my beloved readers.
Today I come to you with this movie, Super 8. Directed by Steven Spielberg and written by JJ Abrams, I had high hopes for this film.

This movie started out with a group of kids, desperately trying to make a movie about zombies. This was my first doubt, zombie movies do not turn out very well. However this did not linger in the plot other than the movie they were making. It started out very interesting, with an ominous atmosphere. I was relieved as the movie was going great. Wonderful cinematography and a very surprising aggregate of great child actors. Strange things are taking place around their home city, beginning with the train crash you might have seen in the trailers.
However, the last thirty minutes of the movie had such a degree of cliche plot lines that it ruined the rest of it for me. I won't get into it, but it really disappointed me. It was just like Lost, which  JJ Abrams also worked on. They both had a very interesting story and potential for an epic ending, however, the ends of them ruined them.
If the ending was better, I would have given this movie somewhere from an 8 to a 9/10. However, I will only give it a 6/10 because of the botched attempt at an ending. In other movies, the beginning and middle build up for a spectacular ending, which in truth is very difficult to pull off, but this movie was not acceptable. This movie was nothing more than a failed attempt at giving some nostalgia of earlier Spielberg films. I will not say it is horrible, but I expected way more from this.
Thank you for reading.
I have been getting numerous movies from the library, but I have been lazy at getting reviews out due to school beginning. I hope I get more out soon.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Blind Lemon Pledge - Awesome Acoustic Blues

I was walking around Half Moon Bay yesterday with my family, when I spotted a trio playing some awesome blues. These guys have class, and they probably have degrees in blues school. Check them out
I apologize for the weird format, I was recording with my new iPhone and I didn't know that it records strangely if you're holding it upright.
Check out their site here:
As always, thanks for reading.