May Movies

Friday, May 14, 2010 0 Comments A+ a-

Lets take a look at what's showing at the movies this month....well what's left of it!

I Love you too is shaping up to be the 'next best' Aussie film. A romantic buddy film written by comic Peter Helliar (Rove). A film about the 'courage to pursue' the one you love...from a man's perspective. About time the Aussie film industry does a romantic comedy. Also stars sexy 'Chuck' spy actress Yvone Strahosvski. It really annoyed me when Yvone was mentioned in the Aussie media, she kept being refered to as known for her role in 'an American' TV series'! It's not just any series, it's Chuck the best spy-comedy show on TV! Show some respect people!

Iron Man 2 da da dum dum da dadadada da da dum (attempt at humming the theme motif). The man....being Robert Downey Jr. dons the suit again in this Blockbuster Marvel epic. Iron Man is on an ego boost but Mickey Rourke, who nails the part as Russian Iron Man nemesis 'Whiplash', pulls him down a few pegs. His side-kick, a cockatoo, also did a great job!! If you think that Scarlett Johansson's character 'Black widow' is there to cause a love triangle between Pepper Potts (Gwenyth Paltrow) and Iron Man, you will be mistaken. The Black Widow fighting scene towards the end of the movie is one of the best and unique action fights I have seen in a long time! Tthis is a movie to go and see at the cinemas! worth the crunching $17.50 Just don't count on being able to hear at the end of it....the action was so loud my ears were ringing by the end. (nothing a few ear drops can't fix).

Robin Hood Russell Crowe takes a stab at playing the legendary hero, supported by Cate Blanchett as Lady Marion. The film centres on Robin Hood's humble beginnings, confronting corruption and rising up against the crown that will alter the balance of power forever. Expect lots of sloppy mud, archery, grunts from Russell Crowe and justice. A Ridley Scott production means we won't be disappointed....hmm I think I would love this movie more if Sam Worthington was in the lead! Stinky critics, I loved Clash!

The Back-Up Plan a case of real- life imitating movies in this J-Lo rom-com. Worried about not finding the man of her dreams, 'Jenny from the block' looks to artificial insemination which leads to her conceiving twins (Note: J-Lo has twins in real life....this the imitating life part). On the same day she meets the man of her dreams, played by vampire 'Moonlight' actor Alex O'Loughlin. The Wedding Planner and Maid in Manhattan are some of my fave rom-coms, so I'm curious to see how this one goes.

Letters to Juliet Amanda Seyfried must be the 'girl' of the moment; Jennifer's Body, Dear John, appearing on every Aussie mag cover; Cleo, Girlfriend...
Seyfried is able to pull off sincerity with finesse in her acting roles so this should not disappoint her fans. Seyfried describes Letters to Juliet as her rom-com 'fluff' piece. Ironically it was Claire Daines role as Juliet in Baz Luhrmanns Romeo + Juliet that inspired Amanda to become an actress. So there is no surprise in her taking up the role of Sophie a girl on a vacation to Italy, who finds unanswered letters to a girl named Juliet. Queue a quest to find the lovers referenced in the letters, re-uniting a long lost love.

Prince of Persia:The Sands of Time What does Prince of Persia and Clash of the Titans have in common? Both heroes embark on a perilous journey to stop an angry ruler, both feature UK beauty Gemma Arterton (St Trinian's, Quantum of Solace), Both based on something classic be it a video game or movie, Both set in Greece, Both fight mythological demons, Both need to find a special object to put an  end to evil ie. Medussa's head or for Prince of Persia 'The Dagger of time'. The main similarity to note is that they are; both MUST SEES!

Also coming to the movies in May; futuristic action-thriller remake Repo Man starring Jude Law, 3D dance drama Street Dance- I'd rather wait for Step-Up 3 in 3D though and a Nightmare on Elm Street horror remake.