Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ron's Movie Picks From 2008

By Ron Murphy

I have made a small selection of the more popular movies put up on the big screen in 2008. I have chosen a few of the motion pictures I found entertaining in this years crop. I hope you find a couple of movies that you will enjoy.

Jumper: During a near death experience, 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. He then comes to learn that he is not the only one that has this ability. After he becomes used to jumping around the world, he finds out that there are those that are trying to rid the world of jumpers. He must fight for his life, as the hunters want him dead.

BOLT: Bolt: This film is an animated comedy. The star is dog actor Bolt, who plays the role of a dog that is a super hero dog. His problem is that he honestly believes he is this super hero dog with superpowers. When he is accidently put into a real life situation, he realizes that he is only a normal dog. Now, trying to get back home, he finds help, in the form of a cat named Mittens, and an overweight hampster named Rhino.

THE CHRONICALS OF NARNIA, PRINCE CASPIAN: Just one year has passed in there "regular" lives, when Edmund, Peter, Susan, and Lucy are teleported back to Narnia. Prince Caspian has blownn Susan's magic horn, praying that he will be saved. In their one year at home, centuries have passed in Narnia, but they have been called back to rescue Narnia from an evil fate. With the aid of the the bravest in the forrest, including, a dwarf, the centaurs, and a very skilled mouse, they battle to free Narnia.

WANTED: A young, bored, office worker named Wesley discovers that the father he never knew, is a contract killer. His father has been murdered, now Wesley is asked to join into the group of assasins that his dad was a member of. He is asked to become the professional killer that is in his blood. From that point on, this movie gets extremely complicated. Hang on to your seat.

THE DARK KNIGHT: In this film Batman, and law enforcement officials, have been taking down the criminal elements of the city. Things are going very well, but now a new super criminal arrives on the scene, and attacks the city. Now, Batman really has his hands full, as criminal mastermind, the Joker, has released his criminal insanity on Gotham City.

TWENTY ONE: The basis for this film is the actual tale of young college kids who built a team of blackjack players that beat the casinos. These wiz kids prepared and then enacted a ruthless attack on the tables. To beat the games in 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 made millions playing blackjack.

10,000 B.C.: This movie sends us back almost 12,000 years. When mysterious warlords from another tribe attack the Yaghai's, they ride off with some of the people, including the lovely Evolet. D'Leh, a young hunter who loves Evolet, organizes a band of hunters to chase down these warmongers, and rescue Evolet and the others.

WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS: It was a wild night in Las Vegas. Barely remembering what had happened, Jack and Joy wake up to discover that they are married. After winning a huge jackpot, there is a debate on who gets the money, so they try to settle it in court. The judge decides that they must stay together for six months, and give their marriage a chance. With $3 million on the line, they each try to get the other to give up, as both desire to wind up with all the money.

WALL-E: This picture is an animation comedy. Everyone has been removed from Earth because it had become a big pile of trash. Wall-E, a trash collecting robot, is assigned to clean up the mess. When a recon bot (Eve) appears, checking for any signs of life, Wall-E finally has some company. When Eve is retrieved by the spaceship that sent her, Wall-E stows away, and starts an incredible adventure.

These days just about everyone buys or rents 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 from the internet. There are websites that with a membership, you can download tons of different movies. - 16651

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