There were many great action and adventure movies that came out in 2011. The biggest hit was the final installment in the Harry Potter saga called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, in which the final battle between good and evil ensues. Another big movie was X-Men: First Class which is actually a prequel to the X-Men Trilogy. The fifth installment in the highly successful car racing movies Fast Five with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and for the first time [...]
Remember a time before aliens were scary and it was more about the awe of discovery and the wonder of the unknown? Films like E.T. and Close Encounters of the Third Kind all managed to capture these feelings without going the way so many alien films tend to go these days with pitched battles and overly elaborate plots of invasion. In most of these stories, the protagonists were children and you, the audience, were able to identify with that stage in childhood where everything new and exciting was a discovery. If you have not seen these classics, I would highly recommend you check your movie channels if you get your television through places like http://www.cable.tv/compare-providers/.
Super 8 is a call back to those classics and feels very much like the kind of alien movie your parents might have grown up with. While the story follows the kind of formula you might expect, it also deviates by shifting the focus mostly on the lives of a group of friends growing up and going on adventures together. Super 8, in many ways, is less about an alien incursion and more about the struggles and trials and tribulations of young love and growing up – a modern classic.
In 2007, J. K. Rowling released “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the final book in her Harry Potter epic. For avid readers, this marked the end of the Harry Potter series. However, the movies, the first of which was released four years after the first book, quickly gained a faithful following, so loyal Harry Potter fans knew that there was still more to come.
It wasn’t the same as still having the excitement of not knowing what was [...]
Happy Gilmore (1996)
The movie is about a hockey player that was rejected and in order to save his grandmother-s home, he became a hockey player.
Originally a waterboy, the waterboy discovers his ability to tackle and so does the coach of the team and quickly becomes a member of the football team.
Billy Madison (1995)
A grown man must repeat grades from 12th grade down, in order to inherit he-s fathers hotel empire.
50 First Dates (2004)
A man falls in love [...]
2011 saw the release of four big-budget superhero movies. Which one takes the cape as the years best?
“Thor’: Newcomer Chris Hemsworth sold the title role, and the movie stayed true to its comic books origins. Director Kenneth Branagh gave the film a Shakespearean quality balanced with an agreeable mix of action and humor.
“X-men: First Class’: This film is both a franchise reboot and a prequel. The film-s Cold War storyline captured the imagination of audiences and critics, as did the quality of the cast and effects. It-s one of the best-reviewed films of 2011.
Here is a list of the top three best foreign films of 2011 in no particular order:
13 Assassins – Director Takashi Miike has crafted a story about a group of highly skilled samurai who have teamed up to kill a rival Lord who rapes and kills at will. No one is able to do anything about it, because the Lord is son to the current Shogun which makes him untouchable. These 13 Assassins team up to take on this Lord and his army at all costs. In the end, it’s more like 13 vs. 300. Saying [...]