I'm Kazed, the Administrator/Co-Founder of Movieville.org. I love films, which was why I started this site, as an outlet to post reviews. From there, we began posting news bits, then trailers. I've got together a handful of good writers to give to you, the Citizens of Movieville, an interesting contrast of opinion. Want to write for the site? Send me along an email, or use the 'Contact us' form on the left. Kaz.
Kazed Reviews: The Fighter (2011)So when I finally got round to watching The Fighter, I wasn't sure what to expect. Everyone had been saying how great it was, and it was getting Oscar nominations n shit, and was being generally favoured by critics. So, naturally, I had to see what the big fuss was about. The film was basically about "Irish" Micky (Mickey?) Ward and his half brother Dicky something, and their rise to fame n shit. Clearly, Mark Wahlberg had undergone plenty of training in order to play this part, which is why he got his ass handed to him a billion times when he was fighting these guys. Anyway, that aside, Christian Bale once again had shined in a film full of great talent. Melissa Leo and Amy Adams had done great jobs playing their roles as mother and girlfriend, respectively, and really added another dimension to the film. On one side you had the struggle of Wahlberg's character trying to get on top, then Bale trying to make his 'comeback', but the relationship with Ward's mother was something which was great, I mean, the emotion that Leo literally spewed onto the screen was nothing short of amazing. Wahlberg, though...Damn. I mean, why? He was great in The Departed, but why all this Happening-type performance? Anyway, great film, deserved it's Oscar wins, and definitely wouldn't have been the same with a different cast. Wahlberg may have a few shit spells, but we know he's capable of more, and for that, I forgive him. 7/10 Kazed.
children dying (TOTALLY kidding) aliens exploding were all little elements that ultimately made an otherwise average film, a little above average.
Great effort from the rest of the cast, although not up to par with Eckhart's brilliant performance. The over-the-top (random)explosions and the stunning visuals saved Battle: Los Angeles from it's downfall, but unfortunately, it's downfall was its- uh....downfall.
EDIT: One thing I forgot to mention was it's handheld style camera-work. I loved this. I absolutely loved it. There aren't a lot of films doing this, but it was a brave move shooting it how it was. So, for this, It gets a:
Kazed Reviews: Battle: LA (2011)When I first saw the trailer for B:LA, I had mixed feelings about it, considering the shitfest that was Skyline had been released around the same time. No matter though, onto the review. So basically, this film was about a bunch of aliens, who invade Earth with no ACTUAL explanation as to where they came from, or why they were doing what they were doing. It was all just so...sudden. But whatever, i care not for this unexplained nonsense. B:LA was an enjoyable film, but the plot was a substandard piece of balls which tried way too hard to be something more epic than it actually was. This, couple with the atrocious one-liners and the 'aliens' ripped right out of a Transformers flick equaled to, well, a disappointment. Don't get this confused with anything else though, for it was only the blegh dialogue and the Decepticons which the brought the film's credibility a little down. Aaron Eckhart was an incredible addition to the film, and his performance overshadowed the rest of the cast without a doubt. One particular scene where he gave me braingasms was when he was in the F.O.B. talking to a fallen soldier's brother. That 3/4 minute monologue was brilliant. It was Eckhart's expression that made that scene. Although the plot was a little thin, and the dialogue was below average, it didn't detract from the otherwise incredible visuals used in the film. There were multiple scenes where there were overhead views of the war torn Los Angeles, and it was in these scenes that the visual effects looked superb. Granted, they weren't the best visuals I've ever seen, but it worked great with the context of the particular scenes. The destruction, the chaos, the blood, the
New trailer for Smurfs (2011)Behold. Could there be anything as bad as this? But wait- It could actually have potential here. Neil Patrick Harris in the mix could make this film into a lolocalypse. Now it doesn't look SO bad, there are a couple of moments in that trailer there are really cheesy and juvenile, but I can't be expecting adult humour here. But Smurf it, who gives a Smurf if this film sucks complete donkey smurf? Kazed.