I saw two movies this past weekend. Allow me to review these two flicks, won't you?
The Italian Job- Well, if you saw the trailers, you really did see most of the movie. What you didn't see were two great elongated action scenes. The boating around Italy was exciting to watch, but couldn't hold a candle to the Mini-Cooper scene. These two scenes are worth the price of admission alone, as long as that price is a matinee.
Because of the lack of real big twists (besides the twist you are shown in the trailers), you won't be missing too much on the story front. The acting is passable, with the secondary characters being much more interesting than the three main leads (Wahlberg, Theron and Norton). Seth Green gets to steal every scene, and makes the most of the opportunity. The dialogue is decent. Overall, it is worth $5.50 of a 10 dollar ticket.
Wrong Turn- I have to admit right off that I only saw this movie because of hottie Eliza Dushku and because of my affinity for bad horror movies.
To be a great horror movie, the deaths have to be interesting. That is why I have a soft spot for Final Destination 2. The killings in that movie were so bad that they were hilarious. I laughed my ass off at that movie.
Wrong Turn unfortunately tries to be a serious horror movie. Outside of a truly scary house scene (where two of the characters have to hide under a bed while the "monsters" finish off a victim), this movie just isn't scary. Outside of a long scene in the treetops (Chow Yun Fat is nowhere to be found), this movie just isn't interesting.
We don't care about any of the characters, because they are so underwritten. The actors try their best to inject emotions into their roles, but it comes off as just plain boring. Eliza is especially uninteresting. The only girl who succeeds in acting well is Emmanuelle Chriquri, playing the girlfriend of Jeremy Sisto's character.
This movie will make you laugh, but only for how dumb it is, including the always groan-inducing cliched horror ending. I can only think that the people who will see this movie are obsessed fans of Eliza (like me), or people looking to laugh at bad horror. This movie is ultimately worth 1.50 (for cleavage and a good chuckle at bad makeup on the evildoers).
The Hurricane main eventing a Raw show? See, the WWE is listening to the 'Net. Well, they're listening to me anyways. Look for the next push to go to Molly.
Easily the best episode of the year, and save the Bloater Brothers and Missy E skits it stands up with a lot of the episodes from the past couple years. Nia Vardalos is the best host they've had in a long time.