On Channing Tatum’s Hair and Tribal Tattoos…

If I was told to make a snap judgment about this movie by someone wanting to know if they should watch it, I would say, YES. Definitely yes. There are several reasons for this, none of which involve any fan girl swooning over Channing Tatum, who just happens to be the main character of the film.

Let’s take a look at the plot, shall we? The Eagle takes place during the time of the Roman empire. The film is so named after the eagle symbol of the 9th, a doomed Roman legion that became lost in northern Britain. Channing Tatum feels this loss more than most as Marcus, yada yada, Roman Nameicus. His father was the centurion of the 9th, that is to say, his father was the leader of the lost legion, which has left the family without honor.

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Soon to Come…

Hello everyone! This week I will be reviewing The Eagle, but the more exciting news would, of course, be coming next week. Not only will I be reviewing Unknown (LIAM!!!!), but I will also talk about the Academy Awards which are on this Sunday. Be sure to check out the site in the coming days. … Read more

The Mechanic, Statham’s Latest Venture…

One of these days you might find yourself in need of a mechanic and calling one of these guys would probably not be the best idea because “a mechanic” in this film’s world is a euphemism for an assassin. The movie starts with one of Jason Statham’s hits. In some Latin American country some drug lord needs to be offed and Statham’s the man to do it. He secretly drowns the man in a pool while he was going for a swim. One question that arises is why a drug lord would have a pool filled with such dark water that a man wearing all black can hid in it (perhaps after all the money spent on the drug operations and the mansion he couldn’t afford the chemicals for the pool?). This particular assassination is very reminiscent of the one Nicolas Cage executed (Ha! Get it? “Executed”? And you know, death and stuff? Anyway…) in his less than stellar Bangkok Dangerous.

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Should You Get Attached to No Strings Attached?

No Strings Attached is a romantic comedy that explores a more serious question than the typical “boy meets girl” venture. The central issue of the film is whether our two lovable main characters truly can have sex without all those prickly “relationship” issues.

Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) meet for the first time fifteen years ago in camp. Adam’s parents are going through a divorce and the emotionally awkward Emma offers him comfort. The movie then flashes forward through time and sees the dynamic duo meet up at various places and times. Finally, the film arrives in present day Los Angeles. Adam is frustrated at being a lowly TV producer’s assistant (whose writing no one in the ‘biz will read) and Emma spends lots and lots of time being a doctor at the hospital. Their friends with benefits relationship does not start until Adam’s girlfriend, Vanessa (Ophelia Lovibond), leaves Adam for his father (who just happens to be Kevin Kline), a famous actor of the olden days.

Distraught, Adam is encouraged by his manly friends to get over Vanessa by sleeping with someone else right then and there. Many alcoholic drinks later and Adam is still on the phone, calling every girl in his contacts list. He wakes up the next morning naked and hung over in the apartment that Emma shares with her friends from the hospital.

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