Monday, February 9, 2009

2008 Box Office Hits By Druti

By Derek Fisch

I have put together a short list of the more popular movies put up on the big screen in 2008. I have chosen a few of the films that I think you might like. Hopefully you will see a couple of movies that you will enjoy.

ROLE MODELS: Danny and Wheeler, a couple of energy drink promoters, might be seeing some hard jail time after destroying the company vehicle while binging. The way they can avoid going to prison is to work in community service for 150 hours. They will have to mentor some kids in a big brother type situation. The stage is set for some good comedy.

TWENTY ONE: The basis for this film is the actual tale of young college kids who created a team of blackjack players that beat the casinos. These college kids planned, trained, and executed an assault on the casinos. To play in Las Vegas, where players can be banned for winning with card counting skills, they had to change casinos often, and disguise themselves, so the wouldn't get caught. Twenty One is based on the book that tells how the M.I.T. teams took it to the casinos.

WANTED: Wesley, an office worker going nowhere in life, learns that the father he never knew, is a contract killer. When his father is killed, Wesley is basically forced into the secret society of killers that his dad was a member of. He is transformed from a nobody office worker into the killing expert that is in his blood. From there, things get very complex and twisted. Enjoy this roller coaster ride.

10,000 B.C.: This film will take you back almost 12,000 years. When mysterious warlords from another tribe attack the Yaghai's, they kidnap the beautiful Evolet. A strong young hunter, D'Leh, who is in love with her, leads a group of hunters to pursue the warlords, and rescue Evolet and the others.

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH: Trying to find his lost brother, professor Trevor Anderson explores caves in Iceland, and that puts him on a journey to the center of earth. This is a newer edition of the 1959 production, that was created from the brilliant book by celbrated writer Jules Verne. Cast includes Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutchinson, Anita Briem, and Seth Myers.

MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA: This is obviously the next in the sequence to the hugely successful movie Madagascar. The four animal heroes, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippo are ready to go back to New York's famous Central Park Zoo, which is home for them all. As oppossed to going home, thanks to those wacky Penguins again, they are off to Africa, for more adventures.

GET SMART: Maxwell Smart (agent 86) is here again, and everything is under "CONTROL". The classic James Bond spy spoof, the shoe phone, and the cone of silence. It is fun to have another glimpse back at the 1960's spy spoof series.

ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO: The bills are piling up and Zack and Miri, roomates and good friends, need to come up with some cash soon. What's their solution? Easy, make a dirty movie. As you can imagine this is a perfect enviornment for a great comedy.

STEP BROTHERS: When two 40 year olds, who still live with their single parents, are going to share a room because their parents marry, we see that they are bound to have problems. Put Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as the key players, and the table is set for a very fun film. This movie is a sure fire bet for comedy lovers.

These days just about everyone buys or rents these movies, and watch them at home. A new way people are aquiring movies is through downloads from online sources. The internet has many websites that offer downloading of tons of different movies. - 16651

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