National Treasure (***)

Starring Nicolas Cage, Harvey Keitel, Jon Voight, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean, Justin Bartha, David Dayan Fisher, and Christopher Plummer. Nicholas Cage stars as the brilliant treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates in who discovers a secret from our nation’s past that will lead to the greatest adventure in history. (Disney)

Even thought I did not have super high expectations about this movie I was excited to go see it. The subject matter of treasure hunting has always been one of my favorites. Thanks Indiana Jones. Also the Illuminati undertone is always interesting, that being a very interesting subject to me.

The movie was paced just about right. There was a couple of scenes that did drag more than they needed to but it picked up again quick enough to keep me interested. Nothing too impressive on the special effects, what we did see fit the movie. It was overall very entertaining, really cool for kids. I give it 3 stars. It is not something you have to watch in the theater unless you have the money burning your pocket.

Logtar’s Rating System
* Don’t bother
**If there is nothing else in the video store
***Rent it for sure
****Go watch it in the theater today, or buy the DVD
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The Incredibles (****)

Starring Brad Bird, Spencer Fox, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee, Craig T. Nelson, Elizabeth Peña, John Ratzenberger, Wallace Shawn, and Sarah Vowell. From the creators of “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Finding Nemo,” comes this hilarious action-packed animated adventure about superheroes. (Disney Enterprises, Inc./Pixar Animation Studios) Read more…

Shrek 2 (****)

Starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese, Julie Andrews, Rupert Everett, and Jennifer Saunders. The fairy tale continues as everyone’s favorite ogre faces his greatest challenge of all — the inlaws! (DreamWorks) Read more…

Reservoir Dogs (****)

It is hard to think that this movie came out in 1992, wow time flies. The first time I saw this movie it was thanks to my friend Biggie. It was sometime in 1996 and I remember it changing a lot about what I think about movies. This movie kind of introduced me to dialogue that was witty and made a movie flow.

Starring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Randy Brooks, and Kirk Baltz. Quentin Tarantino’s debut cult classic chronicles a jewelry heist gone wrong. (Miramax Films)

If you have not watched this movie in a while rent it, is on DVD now and I have not laughed this hard in a while. The movie is just pure joy. I have liked Tarantino a lot more since he was instrumental in bringing Hero stateside. I hope that it keeps on opening the door for Asian films to get out here.

Besides the good dialogue, Reservoir dogs has a great story line and just awesome acting. Sometimes I wonder if Tarantino is just lucky that he can put that much talent in one room or if he is just that good of a director that he makes every actor seem that much better. So have you seen the movie? Do you enjoy it?

Logtar Rating System
* Don’t bother
**If there is nothing else in the video store
***Rent it for sure
****Go watch it in the theater today, or buy the DVD
—–

buy at Amazon.com

I, Robot (****)

Starring Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell, Bruce Greenwood, Adrian Ricard, Chi McBride, and Jerry Wasserman. In the year 2035, robots are an everyday household item, and everyone trusts them, except one, slightly paranoid detective (Smith) investigating what he alone believes is a crime perpetrated by a robot. The case leads him to discover a far more frightening threat to the human race. (20th Century Fox)
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