CSO–Valentine’s Day Style….

Okay, so for Cinema Sound Off today we’re doing something different. Usually we head into the wonderful Harkins Theatres to review a new release to let you know if it’s worth your while…

But today, for Valentine’s Day we watched a blast from the past sweetheart movie.

SIXTEEN CANDLES

**le sigh**

I tell you, it has to be one of my faves out there, you know? Such innocence. Awkward teen moments. Sweet, Sweet love.

**le sigh**

Yes, I sighed again. Might be overkill, but that’s okay, I just think this movie is so cute.

Here are some fun parts

First, the trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EiYcg7yDnE

And then some fun parts:

What’s your favorite part?

So, any Valentine’s Day plans?

Head on over to KM Wilsher’s blog to see what she has to say about Sixteen Candles.

 

Cinema Sound Off…MI 4

My good friend, KM Wilsher, and I are heading out to Harkins Theatres each month to watch a choice movie.

We’ll let you know if it’s worth you spending your hard-earned money or not.

CLICK HERE for our rating system

Now…onto the movie.

 

Synopsis from IMDB

The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization’s name.

My Review

Wow! I felt like I’d run a marathon after watching that movie. Then again, I LOVE ACTION.  This nearly bordered on too much, but not quite. I have a HIGH level (from anyone who’s read my writing can attest…I love action!!!)

Every turn there was something blowing up, or falling, or just….something happening. It was awesome.

There were a couple of times I lost track of who was who and what was happening…in part because of the overwhelming action…but that’s okay. It wasn’t too bad at all.

Loved this.

So…as you might guess my rating is ….

5 tickets — A must see. Buy a ticket for everyone.

Have any of you guys seen it? What are your thoughts?

Okay, head over to KM Wilsher‘s blog and see what she has to say. . .

PS:  Here’s the trailer if you want to check it out:


 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0LQnQSrC-g

Cinema Sound Off…Breaking Dawn

Okay, I finally did it! Went and saw Breaking Dawn. And what a great movie to celebrate the return of Cinema Sound Off.

So, here goes…..

My good friend, KM Wilsher, and I are heading out to Harkins Theatres each month to watch a choice movie.

We’ll let you know if it’s worth you spending your hard-earned money or not.

CLICK HERE for our rating system

Now…onto the movie.

Synopsis from IMDB:

The Quileute’s close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks

 

My Review:

Oh wow. I really liked this. When the movie release was nearing, I started wondering where they’d cut it off…and I had an idea.

I guessed it. I won’t say where in case you haven’t seen it, but it was totally predictable–BUT TOTALLY good. They ended the movie RIGHT where they needed to. Got me all ready for the next one.

This first part was really just a set up to the second part as far as I was concerned. I really got the sense of their love story, which is cool with me (I mean, I am a romance writer, you know–LOL).

This one seemed to follow the book more in my opinion.  I remember while reading the book how she jumped into Jake’s POV and I was like, wait, huh? And I could kinda tell that here in the movie, too. Smile

Compared to the other movies, the action scenes seemed better as well as the special effects.  And, wow, how they did the birth scene and stuff. Right on. I’m so excited for the next part to come out to see how they wrap everything together compared to the books.

I’ll have to give Breaking Dawn Five Tickets:

 

 

The Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uycOpnYnd5g

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Now head over to KM Wilsher‘s blog and see what she has to say about it.

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Cinema Sound Off…Transformers 3

My good friend, KM Wilsher, and I are heading out to Harkins Theatres each month to watch a choice movie.

We’ll let you know if it’s worth you spending your hard-earned money or not.

CLICK HERE for our rating system

Now…onto the movie.

Synopsis from IMDB:

The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.

My review:

Okay, so, the action ROCKED. Kind of expected that, though, right? I came into the movie hearing, “There’s no plot” and “Not sure what I just saw, but it was good.”

I’m pretty sure of what I saw, and I didn’t really like it. I found a bit of a plot, but again, I didn’t like it.

We have the main character, Shia LaBeouf, who is a fine actor, just not one of my favorites. In the beginning he’s screaming his head off like a little girl but then magically morphs into this amazing super-dude who can catch falling women with a quick snatch of his hand, skid under cars and kick the crap out of dudes twice his size.

We have the heroine, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, walking around in skimpy outfits that left little to the imagination as to what was beneath the flimsy fabric. What was her role in the movie again? Other than to be a beauty on Shia’s arm….I’m not quite sure.

I thought the humor was distracting again as I did with the last movie. Really, the only thing that rocked was the action, and it flirted with being over done. It just went on and on and on.

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE special effects, kick-butt action scenes, but a girl can only take so many in a movie. Jeepers.

Sorry guys, I have to give the movie Two Tickets:

2 tickets — See it, but by yourself on dvd

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Now, head on over to KM’s blog to see what she thought about it:   KM Wilsher

What’d you guys think of it? Was I too harsh?

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