Tuesday, July 14, 2009

50 Word Review: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

First let me say I wish I could give myself more than 50 words for this review...but hey if I'm going to stick with this silly 50 word thing, this will be the review challenge of all challenges.

Like great chocolate, the film is dark, rich and fulfilling. It’s a clear contender for best in the series with beautiful cinematography, dazzling special effects, heart-tugging emotion and laugh out loud moments. Readers will notice omissions from the book with great additions that broaden the Potter world outside of Hogwarts.

15 more words:
The film forgoes the importance of the title but you’ll be too intrigued to care.

out of four

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Jim Broadbent, Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon and Tom Felton

Directed by: David Yates

Cinematography: Bruno Delbonnel (Cinematographer for one of my favorite films "Amelie")

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Friday, July 10, 2009

50 Word Review: Blood:The Last Vampire

Blood is visually exciting with incredible fight choreography. The downside? The Americans. Whenever an American shows up, the film turns dim. When it’s just the Japanese characters, the beautiful photography and incredible fight scenes, things work very well. A great fight film unfortunately loyal to the source material.

Ten more words:

I prefer Japanese film like sushi, authentic with no Americans.

Out of four

Opens in selected cities today

Stars: Gianna Jun, Allison Miller, Koyuki
Director: Chris Nahon

Rated R

129 Minutes Action/Suspense/Horror/Thriller

Based on the popular Manga and Anime projects of the same name.