Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My Favorite Movies 2008 By Clyde: Transporter

By Kerri Climbes

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 I enjoyed watching this year. Hopefully you will see some films here that you will enjoy.

WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS: Wild and crazy nights in Las Vegas are normal. Barely remembering what had happened, Jack and Joy get up the next day and find out that they are married. When they win a $3 million jackpot, each thinks they deserve the prize, so they ask a judge for a decision. It is decided 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 get the money for themselves.

FORGETTING SAHRAH MARSHALL: Grief stricken from a break up with Sarah, a TV sitcom actress, Peter decides to go on a trip to the Hawaiian Islands to get past the break up. As you might guess, when he checks into the resort hotel, the first thing he sees is his ex girlfriend and her new lover, who's bigger than life. This film is a classic romantic comedy.

TROPIC THUNDER: With an abundance of acting talent this outrageous flick is a claasic parody of popular war films. To get a realistic performance from his crew to make a true epic masterpiece, the now venturesome director into the middle of nowhere, and leaves them on thier own. The object is to overwhelm them into producing a war classic, which hidden cameras will capture. Incredibly, because the director walks over a land mine and is blown apart, the spoiled actors are on their own, and they are covinced everything is just an act, but the bullets flying are actually real. Great cast with incredible make up for Robert Downey Jr.and Tom Cruise.

IRON MAN: Super stud, engineering expert, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is captured by insurgent fighters in Afghanastan. They try to force him to make missiles for the insurgent group. He was hurt while he was being captured, and has shrapnel stuck in his chest. To save his life from this injury, and break away from his enemies, he creates a suit made of armor, which protects and strengthens him. Iron Man is born.

THE DARK KNIGHT: In this film Batman, and law enforcement officials, have been taking down the criminal elements of the city. This has effectively reduced crime, that is until the Joker shows up, and things get a lot worse. Batman has his work cut out him now, as the Joker is dispensing an overwhelming assault on Gotham City.

MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA: As the title suggests, this is the continuation to the animated smash hit Madagascar. Our cast of lost animals, Alex (Lion), Marty (Zebra), Glorial (Hippo), and Melman (Giraffe) want to return to New York's famous Central Park Zoo, and go back to the lives they know. Instead, due to the Penguins, they find themselves going to have more adventures first.

GET SMART: Maxwell Smart (agent 86) is here again, "and loving it". KAOS vs CONTROL, agents hidden in plants, and all the great one liners. It is worth the look back at the antics of Maxwell Smart.

BOLT: Bolt: This movie is a movie for the whole family. Bolt, is a dog who is an actor, who in his TV show, has superpowers. His problem is that he honestly believes he has superpowers. After he is unexpectedly thrown into the real world, he discovers that he is just a dog. Now, trying to get back home, he is aided by a cat named Mittens, and an overweight hampster named Rhino.

STEP BROTHERS: When two 40 year olds, who each live with their single parents, will now have to share a bedroom because their parents marry, you can only imagine the mess. With Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in those roles, and this seems to be a great recipe for a funny movie. This movie is a best bet for a good time this year.

Many people will buy films when the come out on DVD, and views them on their home entertainment system. A new way people are aquiring movies is by downloading them directly off websites. Online providers have websites that will download virtually any movie ever made. - 16651

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