Entries from May 2009 ↓

Britains Got Talent 2009 Final

Britains Got Talent 2009 Final took place last night. So, who won the competition? Susan Boyle or Aidan Davis? Or are they anyone else more talented? Watch the entire episode!

Monsters vs Aliens (2009) – Movie Review

Monsters vs Aliens is a 3D animated film featuring the voice of Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Rainn Wilson, Kiefer Sutherland, Stephen Colbert, and Paul Rudd.

SPOILER WARNING: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Susan and her Monsters friends in "Monsters vs Aliens"
Susan and her Monsters friends in "Monsters vs Aliens"

On the day Susan Murphy (Reese Witherspoon) is getting married to weatherman Derek Dietl (Paul Rudd), she is hit by meteorite. When she gets into the aisle, she grows into a giant Susan. The military arrive as they are alerted by the meteor and capture Susan. She is sent to a top-secret facility led by General W.R. Monger (Kiefer Sutherland) and given a nickname “Ginormica”. In the prison, she meets other monsters: B.O.B. (Seth Rogen), a brainless, gelatinous blob; Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. (Hugh Laurie), a mad scientist who turns into a cockroach; the Missing Link (Will Arnett), an amphibious fish-ape hybrid and Insectosaurus, a giant grub that is even larger than Susan. The monsters are contentedly locked in the facility for the past 50 years but Susan feels incredibly isolated and wishes to return to her old life.

An alien called Gallaxhar (Rainn Wilson) is in the search for quantonium, the most powerful source in the universe and he finds it in Earth and thus deploys a gigantic robot to find and extract from its source, Susan. As the robot refuses to make peace after an attempt from the US President (Stephen Colbert), the President of the United States orders an attack on the robot. As all the attack from the military proves useless, General Monger convinces the President to use his top-secret monsters to fight the robot instead. The monsters agree with the promise of freedom if they succeed. Susan and the monsters manage to defeat the robot on the Golden Gate Bridge with her new-found strength.

Susan returns to her hometown and introduces her family to the monsters, but the monsters are rejected after causing panics in the party. Meanwhile, Derek breaks up with Susan, claiming she overshadows his career. Susan is devastated but realizes that becoming a monster has changed her life and Derek is just a selfish jerk. Susan is abruptly abducted by Gallaxhar and along the way kills Insectosaurus when he tries to save Susan. On the ship, Susan manages to release herself from captive and chases Gallaxhar, only to end up in the machine which extracts the quantonium from her body, making her normal again. Gallaxhar continues to use the quantonium to clone himself into armies so he can invade Earth.

With the help from the General, B.O.B., Dr. Cockroach and the Missing Link invade Gallaxhar’s ship and rescue Susan, in the process, activate the ship’s self-destruct sequence. Susan is separated from her monsters friends who are trapped inside the ship. In an attempt to save her friends, Susan embraces the quantonium and transforms her into a giant again allowing her to save her friends. The monsters are rescued by General Monger on the back of the revived Insectosaurus, who had transformed into a giant butterfly.

Overall, the film is amazing and is definitely catered for children and maybe some adults. If you love good-humored fun and Nickelodeon’s cartoons, you will love this flick.

My ratings: 7 out of 10.

The Hunt for Gollum

The Hunt for Gollum is an unofficial and free 39-minute Lord of the Rings fan film, made for less than $5,000 by Independent Online Cinema. Based on parts of The Lord of the Rings, it tells of when Aragorn tracked down Gollum between The Hobbit & The Fellowship of the Ring. Enjoy!

Terminator Salvation (2009) – Movie Review

Terminator Salvation is an action-packed science fiction film and is the fourth Terminator film.

SPOILER WARNING: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Christian Bale as John Connor in "Terminator Salvation"
Christian Bale as John Connor in "Terminator Salvation"

The movie starts briefly in the year 2003 where Dr. Serena Kogan (Helena Bonham Carter) convinces death row inmate Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) to sign his body over for medical research following his execution by lethal injection. The year after, the Skynet system is activated and sees humans as a threat to its own existence, and eradicates much of humanity in the event known as Judgment Day.

Fast forward to the year 2018, John Connor (Christian Bale) leads an attack by the Resistance on a Skynet base. John discovers human prisoners in the underground but shortly after that the base is destroyed by a nuclear attack and John seems to be the only survivor. Marcus emerges from the wreckage of the base and walks to Los Angeles.

Marcus is saved from a T-600 Terminator by Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin) and his mute friend, Star (Jadagrace Berry) in the ruins of Los Angeles. The three leave Los Angeles in search of the Resistance upon hearing John Connor on the radio. Though they survive the attack by the machine, Kyle, Star, and several other humans are taken prisoner while two Resistance aircrafts are shot down. Marcus manages to locate the pilot Blair Williams (Moon Bloodgood). While they find their way to John’s base, Marcus is injured by a land mine. The Resistance discovers that Marcus is a cyborg with human organs and a mechanical endoskeleton when they try to save him and John orders to destroy the cyborg. However, Blair helps Marcus to escape from the base. During the pursuit of Marcus, John is saved from Skynet hydrobots by Marcus and they form an unwilling alliance where Marcus will help John gets into Skynet base to save Kyle Reese.

In the process of saving Kyle and the other human prisoners from Skynet base, John is critically injured by a T-800 Model 101 Terminator although Marcus manages to get rid of T-800 eventually. Although John manages to destroy Skynet base by rigging several Terminator nuclear power cells to form an explosive, his heart is damaged by a T-800. Marcus offers his heart for transplant as he thinks everyone deserves a second chance and thus sacrificing himself to save John.

Overall, Terminator Salvation is an action-packed film that is brilliant and lacks nothing except maybe it needs a little bit more romantic scenes. Sam Worthington definitely fares better than Christian Bale with his outstanding performance while Anton Yelchin (the Russian who acted in Star Trek) did exceptionally well although his duration on the screen is lesser.

My ratings: 8 out of 10.

Maxim’s 100 Hottest Girls

Gina Carano

Time to sit back and relax. Check out Maxim’s 100 Hottest Girls for 2009.

If you prefer to see everything, check out the full list here.