Monday, February 9, 2009

2008 Box Office Hits By Druti

By Derek Fisch

I have made a short list of the movies released this year (2008). I have chosen a few of the films I found entertaining in this years crop. I'm sure that you can find a picture or two that are a good viewing.

WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS: Wild and crazy nights in Las Vegas are normal. Joy and Jack, who had just met, wake up and soon realize that they had married each other the night before. After winning a huge jackpot, each thinks they deserve the prize, so they ask a judge for a decision. The strange ruling is that the two must stay married for a few months, and see if they can settle their differences. With $3 million on the line, they each try to get the other to give up, as both desire to get the money for themselves.

HAMLET 2: Failed actor Mr. Marshz has found himself teaching theater classes at the high school to uninterested students. When they lose a building at the campus, the school administation feels that the useless theater coarses must be eliminated. With a challenge now in front of him, he sets out to save the theater classes by producing Hamlet 2, a sequel to the original work, which he creates.

WANTED: A young, bored, office worker named Wesley discovers that his father, who he never really knew, is a contract killer. His father is killed, and now he is being recruited into the secret society of killers that his father was a part of. He is transformed from a nobody office worker into the professional killer that that he was destined to become. From there, things get complicated, and many twist and turns follow. Hang on to your seat.

10,000 B.C.: This film will take you back 1,000's of years. When mysterious warlords from another tribe attack the Yaghai's, they capture, among others, Evolet. A young hunter named D'Leh, who is in love with her, organizes a band of hunters to chase down these warmongers, and save her, and the rest of the captured tribe members.

THE DARK KNIGHT: In this film Batman, along with Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, are taking the major criminals off the streets. This has effectively reduced crime, until a new criminal mastermind shows up, and attacks the city. Batman has his work cut out him now, as the Joker is dispensing an overwhelming assault on Gotham City.

Jumper: While almost drowning, David Rice (Hayden Christensen) learns he has an unbelievable ability. He has the ability to actually teleport himself to any place he wants to go, at any time. Eventually, he discovers that he is not alone in having this capability. After years of "jumping" around the planet, he is exposed to hunters that think jumpers are a threat, and need to be eliminated. He must fight for his life, as these paladins try to track him down.

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.

INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL: Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) returns to action, after a long break. This is the most recent movie in the Indiana Jones movies. In this, the latest adventure, an older Indiana takes on the Russians. The Soviets are looking for ancient relics called the Crystal Skulls, which are thought to have secret powers.

STEP BROTHERS: When two child like older men, who both live at home with one parent, find themselves having to live in the same bedroom because their mom and dad get married, you have one crazy situation. Put Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly acting as these two idiots, and the conditions are right for a very fun film. This comedy looks like a best 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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