Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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By Erik Dungs

I have put together a small selection of movie hits for 2008. These are some of the films I found entertaining in this years crop. I'm sure that you can find a picture or two that you will enjoy.

THE DARK KNIGHT: In this film Batman, and Lt. Gordon and D.A. Harvey Dent, are on a mission to clean up Gotham City. This has effectively reduced crime, but now a new super criminal arrives on the scene, and attacks the city. Batman is in a battle now, as the Joker is dispensing his criminal plots on the big city.

Jumper: Nearing death by drowning, David Rice (Hayden Christensen) learns something incredible. He can transport himself anywhere, anytime. Later, he becomes aware that he is not alone in having this skill. After years of "jumping" around the planet, he finds out that there are those that think jumpers are a threat, and need to be eliminated. He must fight for his life, as the hunters try to track him down.

BOLT: Bolt: This movie is an animated family comedy. Bolt is a dog actor, who in his TV show, has superpowers. The thing about Bolt is that he really thinks he is this super hero dog with superpowers. After he is unexpectedly thrown into the real world, he realizes that he is just a dog. On a journey to get back home, he is helped by Mittens, the cat, and Rhino, the hamster.

THE CHRONICALS OF NARNIA, PRINCE CASPIAN: It is one year later, in there "regular" lives, when Edmund, Peter, Susan, and Lucymagically reappear in Narnia. Running for his life, Prince Caspian has blow the magic horn, praying that he will be saved. 100's of years have passed since they left Narnia, but the four legendary characters have be summoned back to save Narnia from the evil Telmarines. With the help of the bravest in the forest, including, a dwarf, the centaurs, and a very skilled mouse, they will fight for the future of Narnia.

WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS: It was a wild night in Las Vegas. Young partiers Joy and Jack 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 try to settle it in court. The strange ruling is that the two must stay married for a few months, and try to make their marriage work. With $3 million on the line, the battle is on as both want to wind up with all the money.

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 group of assassins that his dead father was involved with. He is asked to become the assassin that that he was destined to become. From there, things get extremely complicated. Enjoy the ride.

10,000 B.C.: This movie takes us 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 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.

TWENTY ONE: The basis for this film is the true story of young college kids who built a team of blackjack players that beat the casinos. This team of blackjack players planned, trained, and executed a brilliant run at the blackjack tables. To be successful in Las Vegas, where players can be banned for winning with card counting skills, they created false identities, and used complex signals to avoid detection. This movie is based on the best selling book that tells how the M.I.T. teams took it to the casinos.

WALL-E: This film is an animated, comedy, adventure, sci-fi. Mankind has left Earth, since it had become a pile of rubbish. Wall-E, a robot built to remove trash, has been left behind to continue cleaning. When Eve, another robot, arrives looking for any signs of life, Wall-E finally has some company. When Eve is retrieved by the spaceship that sent her, Wall-E somehow get on the ship, and starts an incredible adventure.

Most people buy or rent films, so they can see them in the comfort of their living rooms. A new way people are acquiring movies is by downloading them directly off websites. Online providers have websites that with a membership, you can download tons of different movies. - 16651

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