Movie Review and Clip: Ponyo

From the Academy Award®-winning director and world-renowned Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki comes PONYO, a story inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Little Mermaid." Already a box-office success in Japan, the story of a young and overeager goldfish named Ponyo (voiced by Noah Cyrus) and her quest to become human features an outstanding roster of voice talent, including CATE BLANCHETT, MATT DAMON, TINA FEY, FRANKIE JONAS, CLORIS LEACHMAN, LIAM NEESON, LILY TOMLIN and BETTY WHITE.

 

In this clip, we meet Ponyo.  Watch the scene.

 

Ponyo (Walt Disney Pictures)

 

Release: 08/14/2009

 

Genres:  Action/Adventure, Art/Foreign, Kids/Family And Animation

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Noah Cyrus, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Frankie Jonas, Cloris Leachman, Liam Neeson, Lily Tomlin, Betty White

Directed By: Hayao Miyazaki

Produced By: Hayao Miyazaki

 

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Valkyrie Movie Clip and Film Reviews

In a country in the grips of evil, in a police state where every move is being watched, in a world where justice and honor have been subverted, a group of men hidden inside the highest reaches of power decide to take action. Based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg and the daring and ingenious plot to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known.

Armed with a cunning strategy to use Hitler's own emergency plan - known as Operation Valkyrie - these men plot to assassinate the dictator and overthrow his Nazi government from the inside.  In "Not All Like Him" movie clip above, Von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) argues with Colonel-General von Tresckow (Kenneth Branagh) about the assassination.

 

Studio:

  

MGM

Genres:

  

Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Biopic And War

Release Date:

  

December 25, 2008

MPAA Rating:

  

PG-13

Starring:

  

Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy

Directed By:

  

Bryan Singer

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Movie Reviews and Trailer: G-Force

G-FORCE in Disney Digital 3-D™

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer brings his first 3-D film to the big screen with G-FORCE, a comedy adventure about the latest evolution of a covert government program to train animals to work in espionage. Armed with the latest high-tech spy equipment, these highly trained guinea pigs discover that the fate of the world is in their paws. Tapped for the G-FORCE are guinea pigs Darwin (voice of SAM ROCKWELL), the squad leader determined to succeed at all costs; Blaster (voice of TRACY MORGAN), an outrageous weapons expert with tons of attitude and a love for all things extreme; and Juarez (voice of PENELOPE CRUZ), a sexy martial arts pro; plus the literal fly-on-the-wall reconnaissance expert, Mooch, and a star-nosed mole, Speckles (voice of NICOLAS CAGE), the computer and information specialist.                      Watch the red carpet premiere

Directed by Academy Award®-winning visual effects master Hoyt Yeatman—G-FORCE takes audiences on a high-octane thrill ride, proving once and for all that size really doesn't matter.

CAST: Bill Nighy, Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, with the voices of Nicolas Cage, Sam
Rockwell, Jon Favreau, Penelope Cruz, Steve Buscemi, Tracy Morgan
DIRECTOR: Hoyt Yeatman
SCREENPLAY BY: The Wibberleys and Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Tim Firth, based on
a story by Hoyt Yeatman (credits not final)
PRODUCER: Jerry Bruckheimer
GENRE: Comedy-Adventure
RATING: TBD
RELEASE DATE: July 24, 2009

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The Unborn Film Clip and Movie Reviews

THE UNBORN ON DVD

Nineteen-year old Casey Bell is haunted by a dybbuk--the soul of a dead person barred from heaven--in the form of a young boy who perished in Auschwitz.  In this clip from The Unborn, Casey's boyfriend is possessed by dybbuk.   

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Studio:

  

Rogue Pictures

Genres:

  

Suspense/Horror And Thriller

Release Date:

  

July 7 on DVD

MPAA Rating:

  

PG-13


Starring:

  

Gary Oldman, Odette Yustman, Cam Gigandet, Jane Alexander, Meagan Good

Directed By:

  

David S. Goyer

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Movie Clips & Reviews: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE

In theatres on July 15

Harry Potter is back in the sixth installment of the boy wizard based on the J.K Rowling's books.  In this film clip (I Killed Sirius Black) from HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE, Harry takes on Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter) who killed Harry's uncle Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) in HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX.    

 

Movie Synopsis: 

Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching.

Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is the one for her, only she hadn't counted on Romilda Vane's chocolates! And then there's Hermione, simmering with jealousy but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms, one student remains aloof. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.


This film has been rated PG for scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality.


Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis, Julie Walters, David Bradley, Jessie Cave, Frank Dillane, Tom Felton, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, Helen McCrory, Natalia Tena, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Bonnie Wright


Director: David Yates Writers: Screenplay by Steve Kloves
Based on the novel by J.K. Rowling
Producers: David Heyman, David Barron
Executive Producer: Lionel Wigram

Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Warner Bros. Pictures

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Seven Pounds Trailer and Movie Reviews

Academy Award® nominee Will Smith stars in the drama Seven Pounds, re-teaming with the director and producers of The Pursuit of Happyness for the emotional story of a man who will change the lives of seven strangers.

Directed by: Gabriele Muccino

Written by: Grant Nieporte

Produced by: Todd Black
James Lassiter
Jason Blumenthal
Steve Tisch
Will Smith

Executive Producers: David Crockett
Domenico Procacci

Cast: Will Smith

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Movie Reviews & Clip: The Ugly Truth

Grey's Anatomy's Katherine Heigl is a romantically challenged morning show producer who takes advice from Gerard Butler, a chauvinistic correspondent, on how to hook a guy.  

In this clip (watch above) from THE UGLY TRUTH (Babes Wrestling in Jello), Heigl watches Butler in action with two sexy clad bikini girls.  

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CineMovie sent a movie fan Angela O'Brien to see an early screening of THE UGLY TRUTH and this is what she had to say about the movie.

 

Film critics across the country are giving poor reviews to "The Ugly Truth", saying that it's misogynistic content is degrading to women and intent on setting back the progress of the women's movement. However, the truth of the matter is if you have a sense of humor and want to have a good time, this movie is really funny and enjoyable.
 
Abby (Katherine Heigl) is a tightly wound producer of a miserably failing Sacramento newscast. In an attempt to boost ratings, the station manager hires Mike (Gerard Butler), a the host of a cable access program telling me the "ugly truth" about women and relationships. Soon the 9am newscast, anchored by a married couple whose spark has fizzled out, is spiced up with Jell-o wresting twins and tips on the sex lives of monkeys and why they fare better with the opposite sex than humans. Abby, who is also miserably failing in the dating world, goes to Mike with a bet.  If he helps her land the man of her dreams, Colin (Eric Winter), who just moved in next-door, she will start giving him respect and credit in the newsroom. And if he fails, Mike will resign from his position at the news station. 

As the movie continues, Mike helps Abby court Colin, giving her tips on how to win him over. On each of Abby's dates, Mike wires her with an earpiece and tells her things to do and say while trying to impress him. The comic highlight of the movie is a scene where Abby wears a pair of remote control panties to a company dinner. Without saying any more, this is definitely the best "at the table orgasm" scene since When Harry Met Sally. 

I can definitely see how someone without a funny bone in their body might think this film was degrading to women or vulgarly offensive due to all the sexual references, but it is well written and fantastically acted. Butler lights up the screen with his good looks and charm and makes it easy to overlook the douche-bag he is portraying. Heigl is equally charming, although she has been cast into yet another role that is interchangeable with her character Izzie Stevens on "Grey's Anatomy". She is taking a step up in this film, however, co-executive producing "The Ugly Truth" with her mother Betty. 

Overall, I would recommend this movie to both men and women who aren't easily offended and really enjoy films of the Judd Apatow-type genre. This is truthfully one of the funniest movies I have seen in a very long time.

 

More user reviews below (watch their video blog)

 

Genres:    Comedy Romance
Release Date:    July 24, 2009 (wide)
MPAA Rating:    R
Starring:    Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Cheryl Hines, Nathan Corddry, Bree Turner
Directed By:    Robert Luketic
Produced By:    Deborah Jelin Newmyer, Kimberly di Bonaventura, Steven Reuther

 

 

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Meet Dave

20th Century Fox's Meet Dave

A massive fireball from space hits New York's Central Park and an ordinary man played  by Eddie Murphy X 2 emerges unscathed. The man turns out to be a spaceship operated by 100 human-looking aliens who are one-quarter inch tall and seeking a way to save their planet; complications ensue when their captain falls in love with an Earth woman (Gabrielle Union) who's always picked losers for previous romances.

 

 

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Nothing Like The Holidays Movie Reviews

If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it’s that family time isn’t always a walk in the park. In Nothing Like the Holidays, two of today’s most talented actors, John Leguizamo (The Happening, The Take) and Freddy Rodriguez (“Six Feet Under,” Bobby), join Debra Messing (“Will & Grace,” “The Starter Wife”), Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Spider-Man 2), and director Alfredo de Villa (the award-winning Washington Heights) to tell the humorous and heartwarming story of one unforgettable family holiday.

Release Date:  December 12th

 

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Revolutionary Road Film Clip and Movie Reviews

The story of a young couple trying to find fulfillment in an age of conformity. Trapped in a world of encoded convention, they dream without faith, as lies and self-deceptions build to explosive consequences.

 

Studio:

  

Paramount Vantage

Genres:

  

Drama And Adaptation

Release Date:

  

December 26, 2008

MPAA Rating:

  

R for language and some sexual content/nudity.

Starring:

  

Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, David Harbour, Michael Shannon

Directed By:

  

Sam Mendes

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