Archive for January, 2010

Edge of Darkness

Review by Peter Ricci – Flix|Critic

It’s about time Mel Gibson (Thomas Craven) got back in front of the camera, because this movie makes you realize Mel has been missed.  Gibson is excellent as Martin Craven, a devoted dad who watches in horror the death of adult daughter (Bojana Novakovic) as she is killed in front of him.

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When In Rome

Review by Peter Ricci – Flix|Critic

Let’s start off like this – Can someone take the garbage out! This movie really sucked the big one.  ‘When In Rome’ stars Josh Duhamel, Kristen Bell, Angelica Houston and Danny De Vito and is supposed to be the buzz romantic comedy. NOT, the idea of the movie had potential, but lacked almost everything to make this comedy a smash.

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Legion

Review by Peter Ricci – Flix|Critic

Talk about a huge let down when you run out to the movies. Not much to say about this movie at all. In fact, we can say it in one word, PREDICTABLE! The movie was a complete let down. Let’s break the movie down in the most simple way, God’s mad. Humans are doomed. Only solution: Saving the unborn child, archangel Michael (Paul Bettany) comes to the rescue of a waitress (Adrianne Palicki) in the middle-of-nowhere, the perfect place for angels to have a war, determining the world’s outcome. All at a little diner named, Paradise Falls. This movie could have been the shit if the symbolism and cliché’ storyline was written better.

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The Tooth Fairy

Review by Peter Ricci – Flix|Critic

First off, Why Dwayne Johnson, – Why did you do this film? This is what ‘The Rock’ should have asked himself when reading this flop in the making. I was so disappointed, especially after so many hits have come our way on-screen with Dwayne Johnson. This movie is another let down for the box office, so stop the madness and wait till DVD, this one is NOT worth a penny of your time.

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The Book of Eli

Review by Peter Ricci – Flix|Critic

Let’s just start from the top. This is one of Denzel’s best all around performances. The movie is filled with religious under –tones, insightful metaphors, true and relative scriptures. The Hughes Brothers are amazing. Though, “The Book of Eli” may slightly predictable, the movie makes its point. It’s strong, forceful and really makes you think of what if. It shows you what society has become. And depicts society’s inner-creature, the ugly truth of western civilizations fall continued after a post –apocalyptic war. A war over religion is what is said in the beginning, briefly touched upon. This movie focuses on the aftermath; it’s a grim vision of the world, after the apocalypse. The movie is superb and the performance top notch.

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SPOILER: Spiderman 4 Gets Trashed – Back to the beginning Again? Why?

Peter Ricci – Flix|Critic/CinemaBlend

No offence Sony, but this is utterly ridiculous! We are going to be BLUNT about all points of this.  Get Toby and Raimi back and keep with Spiderman 4. We the people don’t want a new Spiderman nor do we want to go back to the early days. Pay Toby what he needs and make it his last film. It’s so frustrating that Hollywood can’t keep a good thing going – instead when an actor says no – they need to pay him (bribe) whatever he wants to get him to do one more. It’s just NOT going to be the same. Bottom line is if Tobey and Raimi are NOT on board than trash the franchise completely and let fans fall in love with another super-hero, besides Spiderman. Dunst and Mcguire have a chemistry that can’t be touched and the fact that Hollywood isn’t fighting for number four proves Hollywood is lacking integrity.

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Leap Year

Review by Peter Ricci – Flix|Critic

Ok, let’s just sum up the movie real quick – girl is in relationship and wants more –boy moves away, girl follows. In a twist-of-fate she meets the perfect guy along the way and realizes the man she thought she was in love with wasn’t for her after all. Now the Hollywood way, Amy Adams She plays Anna, one of those uptight, over-prepared yuppies whose goals amount to engagement rings and real estate. It’s interesting how unbelievable Adams is at portraying a snobby, blind determined, and materialism female. Amy’s deploys are aggravating since they have nothing to do with the Amy Adams we’ve come to love since Enchanted.

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