Star Trek (2009)

Directed by J.J. Abrams
Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Simon Pegg

In this re launch of a franchise we learn how the team meet. After a mission looking for a ‘lightening storm’ in space kirks father sacrifices himself to save the crew of the Enterprise. We find out that this attack was by a Romulan mining ship lead by Captain nero. After hearing a distress call from Vulcan the Enterprise heads of to investergate and this is where the action starts.
 
Violence 5 out of 10 mainly space peril  

Story 9 out of 10 very well made story to recreate the story for the new generation

Special effects 10 out of 10 just brilliant

Acting 9 out of 10 strong cast of lesser-known stars stands out as one of the best this year

Stand out Performance Zachary Quinto play the young spook very well and has the looks to match what you would think a young spook would look like

Overall Movie Rating 10 out of 10 great sci-fi action thriller nearly everyone will enjoy this movie has something for everyone. A Must See

The Bone Collector (1999)

Directed by Phillip Noyce
Starring Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah and Michael Rooker

After an accident in a tunnel, a forensics expert is left as a quadriplegic who is able only to move his head and one finger. Setting his finger to a computer, he is able to manipulate his environment with the help of a loving nurse. Even so, fearing seizures that could leave him a vegetable, he plans his “transition” with the help of a hesitational doctor friend. That all changes when he is confronted with clues from a serial killer that obviously are pointed to forensics investigation. The case clearly re-invokes his interest in life. A sharp, young cop’s quick thinking saves the first crime scene. Recognizing her talent for forensics, he brings her unwillingly into forensics detection. Through radio contact, she becomes his eyes and legs on the scene.

Violence 8 out of 10 some very gruesome murders and terror situations

Story 8 out of 10 good story of cop hunting serial killer with a twist

Special effects 7 out 10 well done effects when need

Acting 8 out of 10 pretty routine acting each role is believable without any standing out that much more than another

Stand out Perfromance Denzel Washington play a quadriplegic must have been difficult but he pulls it of very well

Overall Movie Rating 8 out of 10 good for all action and thriller fans very well constructed and well played out keeps you guessing all the way to the end.

A.I Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Directed by Steven Spielberg
Starring Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, William Hurt and Frances O’Connor

The movie follows the tall of a young boy David looking to become a real boy, David taken in by a family who have lost their own child in a coma becomes part of the family. But when the child awakens from his coma is simple cast a side. So David and teddy go of in search of the blue fairy hoping she can make him a real boy. David and Joe go to a future New York one that is underwater to search for the answers.
Language 1 out of 10 very clean for all ages
Violence    4 out of 10 most future robot destruction but with a human face looks worse

Story 8 out of 10 very good story like Pinocchio of the future generation

Special effects 10 out of 10 very impressive all round

Acting 9 out of 10 top draw very believable all characters

Stand out Perfromance Haley Joel Osment one of his best performances

Overall Movie Rating 8 out of 10 very well made movie keeps you interested from start to finish and good performances all round a must watch for all sci-fi fans and fairy tale believers out there                                                                    

500 Days of Summer (2009)

Directed by Marc Webb
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Geoffrey Arend, Chloe Moretz, Matthew Gray-Gubler, Clark Gregg, Patricia Belcher, Rachel Boston 

This is not a love story. This is a story about love. The tag line sums of this movie perfectly. It’s a story of a boy Tom who meets a girl at work called Summer, He thinks she is ‘The One’ and after a little bit of a fling. Until Summer decides she doesn’t want anything serious, Tom goes on the roller coaster of emotions and we get to see how he gets though the 500 days of Summer. Tom gets help from his two best friends McKenzie, Paul and even his little sister Rachel who is surprisingly more adult than her age would show.

The Story is something a lot of people can relate to as it’s a dead-end job that Tom just filled even tho he dreamed of being something better. Can this doomed relationship give him the confidence to take the next step in his career? With some great chemistry between Tom and Summer that sparkles at the start but fizzles out as the relationship grew. Having great locations from an Ikea store to a hill-side park in the middle of the busy city. The music through out the movie are great classics from The Smiths, Morrissey and Beatles conversation keep the music lovers interested in the storyline.

Overall Movie Rating 93% it’s a rom-com that everyone will enjoy as it is a position everyone would have been in some when during their love life. Action junkies will not be interested that much but overall a very good romantic comedy that all will enjoy

Brick (2005)

Director: Rian Johnson

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nora Zehetner, Lukas Haas, Noah Fleiss, Matt O’Leary, Emilie de Ravin, Noah Segan, Richard Roundtree, Meagan Good, Brian White.

 This is Rian Johnson’s feature film debut and what a debut it is, winner of ‘The special jury award’ at Sundance.

 Our teen hero is Brendan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) get a mysterious phone call from his ex-girlfriend Emily (Emillie De Ravin) asking for help using unknown slang words ‘Pin’ ‘Tug’ ‘Brick’. using a connection at the school the Brain (Matt O’Leary) they try and work out the words leading them to discover that ‘Pin’ could be the Kingpin.

After a meeting and backing off plea from Emily Brendan finds a symbol. Eventually he learns it is a place around the Town leading him there he finds the body of Emily. With a flashback of what once was he decides to solve her murder himself by hiding the body.

 Brendan now enter the world of drug trafficking meeting Tugger or Tug the muscle of the Pin(Lukas Haas) and the mysterious Laura (Nora Zehetnar). Getting himself involved in the business he discovers the truth of what has happened to Emily.

 The love for Emily from Brendan is so strong with him only wanting the best for her even after seeing all her falls, This is summed up in a Strong Flashback in which Brendon says she is the only thing he cares about.

 Made on an estimated budget of $475,000 this is truly a remarkable piece of film noir full of exceptional performances from every single performer. Joseph Gordon-Levitt delivers one of his best performances of his young and ever growing career.

 This is one if not my all time favourite movie so of course i will give it a 10/10 but i would also say this isn’t for everyone as it a slow building story which some people may not be in favour off.

 So overall score would be 98%