Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Carlin's Films To Watch, 2008: Free Online Movies

By Gerry Twinks

I have made a short list of the movies released last year (2008). These are some of the movies I enjoyed watching this year. I'm sure that you can find a couple of movies that you will enjoy.

Jumper: During a near death experience, David Rice (Hayden Christensen) learns an amazing thing. He can actually teleport himself to anywhere he desires to be, anytime he wants. He then comes to learn that he is not alone in having this capability. Unfortunately, after a few years of fun, he learns that there are people that are trying to rid the world of jumpers. He now must battle for his life, as those people believe he should die.

BOLT: Bolt: This film is a fun animation. The star is dog actor Bolt, who in his role on television, has superpowers. His problem is that he really thinks he has superpowers. When he is accidently thrown into the real world, he realizes that he is just a dog. Now, trying to get back home, he finds help, in the form of Rhino and Mittens, his newly found hampster and cat friends.

THE CHRONICALS OF NARNIA, PRINCE CASPIAN: It's only about one down the road in their normal lives when, the four saviors of Narnia, Lucy, Susan, Peter, and Edmund magically reappear in Narnia. Running for his life, Prince Caspian has blown the magin horn, in a desparate plea for help. 100's of years have passed since they left Narnia, but they now return to save Narnia from the evil Telmarines. With the support of the best fighters in the Narnia, including a very brave mouse, they conquer their foes and free Narnia.

WANTED: Wesley Gibson is about to learn that his father, who he never really knew, is an assasin. His father has been murdered, now Wesley is asked to join into the secret society of killers that his dad was a member of. He is transformed from a nobody office worker into the professional killer that he was meant to be. After that, everything becomes complicated, and many twist and turns follow. Enjoy this roller coaster ride.

THE DARK KNIGHT: This time Batman, and Lt. Gordon and D.A. Harvey Dent, are on a mission to clean up Gotham City. This has effectively reduced crime, that is until the Joker shows up, and things get a lot worse. Batman is in a battle now, as the Joker has unleashed his criminal insanity on Gotham City.

TWENTY ONE: The basis for this film is the true story of M.I.T. wiz kids who created a team of blackjack winners. These college kids learned to beat the game, and then performed an assault on the casinos. To be successfull in Las Vegas, where players can be banned for winning with card counting skills, they devised signals, disguises, and even fake drivers liscenses, to keep from being banned. This movie is based on the best selling book that tells how the M.I.T. teams made millions playing blackjack.

10,000 B.C.: This movie will take you back almost 12,000 years. When a warlike tribe attack the Yaghai's, they ride off with some of the people, including the lovely Evolet. D'Leh, a young hunter who deeply cares for Evolet, organizes a band of hunters to chase down these warmongers, and save her, and the rest of the captured tribe members.

WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS: I guess it was a typical night out in Vegas. Young partiers Joy and Jack wake up and soon realize that they had married each other the night before. They wind up winning a large jackpot at the slot machines, but there is a debate on who gets the money, so they try to settle it in court. The strange ruling is that for the next few months they must stay together, and give their marriage a chance. With lots of money at stake, they each try to get the other to give up, as both desire to have the cash for themselves.

WALL-E: This picture is a science fiction adventure in animation. Earth has been left behind, an uninhabitale wasteland. Waste removal robot, Wall-E, has been left to continue cleaning. Years later, when a robot namend Eve shows up searching for signs of life on Earth, Wall-E is finally not alone. When Eve is retrieved by the spaceship that sent her, Wall-E stows away, and starts an incredible adventure.

Most people buy or rent films when the come out on DVD, and views them on their home entertainment system. An increasingly popular way to get movies is through downloads off websites. There are websites that offer downloading of almost any film you can think of. - 16651

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