Jun 152013
 
Movie Review: Identity Thief

My [Rating: 3] Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Bateman Synopsis: Sandy Patterson (Bateman) is great at his job, married, two kids, one on the way. He leads a perfect life. His world is turned upside down when his identity is stolen from someone (McCarthy) on the other side of the country. If he wants to keep his job and get his life back, he will need to bring the thief in himself. Unfortunately he’s not the only one that’s out to get her. Biggs’ Review: Unfortunately this was one of those movies where most of the funny scenes were shown in the trailer. Perhaps my expectations [… Click to Continue …]

Jun 112013
 
Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

My [rating: 5] Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch Synopsis: As a result of Kirk’s decision to violate the prime directive to save Spock’s life, he is disciplined and demoted (in true James T Kirk fashion). However a vengeful “super soldier” seeks retribution against Star Fleet which throws the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise into a tumult of scandal that brings Star Fleet to the brink of war. Their actions and decisions will test their resolve, their friendships and the lengths they are willing to go for the “needs of the many”. Biggs’ Review: I had to watch the first movie a couple times [… Click to Continue …]

Apr 222013
 
Movie Review: The Hobbit (Part I)

My [rating: 3] Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen Synopsis: Based on the actual first book of the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit tells the story of Bilbo Baggins’ fateful journey that took him across Middle Earth with a band of misplaced dwarves to retake The Lonely Mountain. This is the journey that explains how the One Ring came into Bilbo’s possession. The One Ring, that changed the face of Middle Earth 60 years later. Biggs’ Review: I didn’t venture out into the theaters to see this movie mainly because I couldn’t fathom how Peter Jackson managed to turn one book into three movies. I [… Click to Continue …]

Jul 212012
 
Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises

[rating: 5] Starring: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman Synopsis: It has been 8 years since Batman took the blame for Harvey Dent’s evil indiscretions and in that time nobody has seen or heard from Batman or Bruce Wayne. Now a new evil emerges connected to Bruce Wayne’s past, Bane. Now Batman must learn to accept the past tragedies and save Gotham once again but he isn’t alone as some new allies come to his aid. Biggs’ Review:The previous Batman franchise began degrading after the second film, when Tim Burton was no longer involved with the movie and Michael Keaton was no longer Batman. This was [… Click to Continue …]

May 302011
 
Movie Review: Thor

[rating: 3] Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Sir Anthony Hopkins Synopsis: Thor , the Norse god of thunder, is headstrong and powerful, but he is also arrogant and a war monger. After leading an assault against his father’s wishes and causing a rift in a truce, Thor is cast out of Azgard. While in exile, Odin falls ill and Loki becomes king of Azgard but his jealously of Thor threatens Azgard and the 9 realms. Biggs’ Review: In my opinion you can’t be too harsh on movies that are based off of a popular comic. The harshest reviews will come from the fans of the comic books [… Click to Continue …]

May 032011
 
Movie Review: The King's Speech

[rating:5] Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush Synopsis: Grace and elegance are required characteristics for any King of England and that was no exception for King George VI. Unfortunately King George VI, who was most famously known as Prince Albert, suffered from a debilitating stammer. This is the story of his rise to the throne and the man that helped him to deliver one of the most important speech’s in England’s history. Biggs’ Review: This movie won the four of the top five major awards at the Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director (Tom Hooper), Best Actor (Colin Firth) and Best Original Screenplay and it deserved every one of [… Click to Continue …]