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Archive for the ‘Film and Movie Reviews’ Category

Rio 3D is a Must See

Posted by OwnAFilmCompany.com on April 19, 2011

I absolutely give this particular 3D movie review an “A-” on the grading scale for 3d value.

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Setting the backdrop for you briefly: Rio is an animated flick coming from the pioneers of “Ice Age”. And yes, your little tots are able to enjoy a brief silly film involving “Scrat” and his nut at the beginning of Rio too. This kind of touching show is the standard fairytale storyline punched out for two rare macaw’s, Blu (tamed companion from Minnesota, ) and Jewel (free, yet captured to mate by scientist Tulio, in Rio de Janeiro). As they are brought together to mate and save their species, Blu and Jewel are stolen by smugglers, are chained alongside one another, then break free and then encounter countless challenges as a way to achieve their desired goals of Blu becoming reunited with his “companion” Linda and Jewel getting set free. Blu and Jewel are completely polar opposites. Having said that, somewhere in the midst of all the escaping the evil bad guys (a trio of brainless smugglers, a menacing cockatoo, along with a crew of crooked monkeys) along with attempting to achieve their primary target : the two macaw’s fall in love. In the end Blu is faced with saving the “damsel in distress” to accomplish his new dream of “living happily ever after” with Jewel. Rio happens to be an inspiring hilarious, yet enchanting flick.

Rio is a must see in 3d! Many other children’s films my spouse and I have seen in 3d simply have minimal special effects incorporating some depth to the flick, typically not enough so that you can feel as though you’re really getting your money’s worth watching it in 3d. However, with “Rio”, the movie director attracts the viewers into the flick right from the start with a beautiful jungle scene of wild birds flying, dancing and singing contemporary Salsa music. You not only feel the beat, you observe it as these vivid exotic birds hover straight from the screen and into the movie theater. The flight of these magnificent birds would be a motif that reoccurred several times through the entire film.

Another moment of “3D nirvana” happened in the middle of the flick as Blu and Jewel are in “flight” (or should i say attempting to make it to the ground safely) above the computer assimilated model of the fascinating city of Rio de Janeiro, South America. During this scene, the director takes you on a impressive ride overlooking the city, with an unbelievable close-up of the “Christ the Redeemer” statue. As they make their route to ground level, the scene finds the audience feeling as if they were the one openly hovering through the air.

Why give this 3D movie review of Rio an “A-” besides the “A”? To be honest, all good things have something that can be refined. Rio has a a small number of chasing scenes, one with Blu along with Jewel being chased by the brainless thieves and another with Linda(Blu’s companion) and Tulio (the researcher from South America) on a sport bike. These moments left us feeling somewhat spun with 3d glasses on. But nevertheless, I immediately recovered, and this may not happen for each person.

The movie again wrapped up in the way it started out…the exotic wild birds dancing, performing and hovering through the air, pulling the viewer back in for just one remaining free spirited instance of excitement in 3d.

If you have a choice between watching the 2D and the 3D version of Rio, I would definitely splurge on the 3D version.

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Littledebbie is a movie reviewer who provides 3D movie reviews for today’s movies. She can also be found on her blog at http://3dmoviereviewhq.com

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Film Review: Sunshine Cleaning

Posted by londonbill on August 2, 2009

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In this indie comedy(15) Amy Adams and Emily Blunt are two ladies who clean up bloody crime scenes!! – trying to put a positive spin on such work and more interesting sub-plots. Director Christine Jeffs did a great job with this film.

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Film Review: My Sister’s Keeper

Posted by londonbill on August 2, 2009

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A heavy social plot about a child with leukemia based on novel by Jodi Piccoult, is a moving tale. Take handkerchief to cinema.

Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Sofia Vassilieva

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Film Review: The Orphan

Posted by londonbill on July 19, 2009

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This horror thriller (rated R) would appeal to my sister who loves this type of thing. Its about a strange adopted daughter and all sorts of evils happen ewww. Revel in it if you want, I could not watch it all.

Writers: Screenplay by David Leslie Johnson Story by Alex Mace
Producers: Joel Silver, Susan Downey, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Leonardo DiCaprio
Executive Producers: Steve Richards, Don Carmody, Michael Ireland
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder, Jimmy Bennett

By LondonBill

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Film Review: Land of the Lost

Posted by londonbill on July 19, 2009

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A comedy where Dr. Rick Marshall (Will Ferrell) travels to a parallel universe with a caveman friend Chaka (Jorma Taccone). Well, I thought it was funny but a many did not. Probably best to look at a mini trailer before you decide to go. But, come on, quit whingeing, you can chat with your date through it if its not totally gripping.

By LondonBill

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Film Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Posted by londonbill on July 6, 2009

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Harry finds a book that belongs to a half-blood Prince, and starts uncovering terrible things about Lord Voldemort. See it in an iMax if you get the chance.

Harry Potter played by: Daniel Radcliffe
Dumbledore played by: Michael Gambon
Directed by: David Yates
Writers: J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves (screenplay)

By LondonBill

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Film Review: I Love You, Man

Posted by londonbill on June 27, 2009

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This is a humerous & social movie about a guy who must find a male friend to show his girlfriend that he is OK.
Starring Paul Rudd, Rashida Jones, and Jason Segel. Its a good no-awkwards dating movie for a pleasant night out.

By LondonBill

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Film Review: Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Posted by londonbill on June 24, 2009

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The 3rd computer animated story about hatching dinosaur eggs and what follows. Voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, and Queen Latifah. Can see it in 3D in certain cinemas (need special glasses) – Lots of excitement about this film. From July 2009. A must see – cute squirrel.

By LondonBill

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Film Review: Transformers 2

Posted by londonbill on June 23, 2009

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200 million spent on the box office smash film. Transformers go worldwide in this very exciting film. Sizzling Megan Fox and Megatron – a great film to see.

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Film Review: Public Enemies

Posted by londonbill on June 23, 2009

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By Micheal Mann, set in the 1930s and about the famous gangster John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) and the man sent to get him – Melvin Pervis (Christian Bale). The formation of the FBI is included and its a good, well made and well acted film.

By LondonBill

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