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123movies Inception (2010)
Films about dreams and the subconscious are usually not very straightforward and almost always weird. "Inception" is no exception to that rule, but like its cinematic predecessors who have explored the contrast between and the questions of what is real and what is illusion (i.e. "The Matrix" (1999), "The Cell" (2000), "Abre Los Ojos" (1997) & its American remake "Vanilla Sky" (2001)), you really can't look away, nor should you. "Inception" is an excellent and breathtaking movie that may be one of the only films released so far during the Summer of 2010 that lives up to its hype. It is a nearly perfect and highly original film that holds your attention until the credits roll. The less you know about this movie going in, the more you will be entranced by seeing it. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Dom Cobb, a world class criminal who, with the help of a team of sleep experts, works his way into people's subconscious and steals what people value most: ideas directly from their minds. In his last assignment to possibly clear his name, he is assigned not to steal an idea from someone, but to plant one inside that person's mind. The difficulty comes when certain people are trained to block their ideas from being taken. That plot summary only covers the basics of this pretty complicated story, but to describe every plot detail would take away the magic of this film you must see yourself to believe. DiCaprio is good in his role, but unlike many other films he has starred in, this is perhaps his only role where his character alone does not carry the weight of the movie on his shoulders or share it equally with one other co-star. Instead, this great ensemble cast teams together to make this movie work, just as their characters collaborate to pull off such a unique heist. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, and Tom Hardy are especially good in their roles. The special effects in this film were also very good, which is amazing considering their simplicity compared to the "Matrix" movies. There are slow-motion shots, but no impossible kung fu fighting sequences. It's especially interesting when the film gets into the architecture of certain dreams, and impossible sequences are filmed in a way I've never seen other than in drawings. However, the special effects would mean nothing if the story wasn't good. For this reason, even something as simple as a spinning top holds your attention in a way you would never think it would when seeing it in this film. The credit here can be given to writer and director Christopher Nolan, who has not made a bad film yet. There are many twists and turns in this film, but Nolan never loses his focus in the process of telling the story. If Nolan does not get nominated for Best Director and/or Best Original Screenplay next Oscar season, there is something terribly wrong with the Academy. That being said, there was still a lot about this film I still don't get, and may require multiple viewings to better understand. However, some of the best films I've seen are confusing at first. "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) is a film I've seen a couple of times, and still don't understand completely. It still has a major following, though, as I'm positive this movie will. It's an incredibly entertaining movie, but it also makes you think and continues to do so after you leave the theater.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page
123movies No Strings Attached (2011)
A guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it's not long before they learn that they want something more. What is most fascinating about this movie is that it's a raunchy rom-com from the female perspective. Knowing that the film was written by a woman prior to my viewing it made the nuances jump out to me. It's those nuances and that perspective that make the film enjoyable. No one scene or moment merits more then a minor chuckle but the characters themselves expand and grow as the story unfolds. It's hard to care about the leads at first because there's no set up or real establishment of character. Then, they kind of grow on you even though neither really rang true for me in any real world sense. Natalie Portman is great as many would expect but Ashton Kutcher did a fine job as well. I've seen others criticizing his performance but I think that's based on a pre-determined hatred of him rather than on his work. The supporting characters were VERY weak and useless save for the father character played by the wonderful Kevin Kline. Overall, better than I was expecting it to be.
Director: Ivan Reitman
Cast: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Kline
Release: March 28, 2012
123movies The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
After years of humiliation and failed attempts to win the coveted Pirate of the Year Award, Pirate Captain and his oddball crew take on the cream of the pirating crop - Black Bellamy, Peg Leg Hastings and Cutlass Liz - in a race to pillage the most booty. They soon cross paths with lovelorn scientist Charles Darwin, who persuades the Captain that the crew's prized 'parrot', Polly, could be the answer to the 'untold riches' they are searching for. Their adventure takes them to Victorian London where they meet Darwin's sidekick 'man-panzee' Mister Bobo, and the notorious pirate-hating Queen Victoria herself. It soon unfolds that Darwin's motives for helping the crew are not what they seem, and the Queen has an evil hidden agenda of her own. The Pirate Captain must choose between basking in the glory of being crowned Pirate of the Year, or staying faithful to his trusted crew.
Director: Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt
Cast: Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek and Jeremy Piven
123movies Grown Ups (2010)
In 1978, five 12-year-olds win a CYO basketball championship. Thirty years later, they gather with their families for their coach's funeral and a weekend at a house on a lake where they used to party. By now, each is a grownup with problems and challenges: Marcus is alone and drinks too much. Rob, with three daughters he rarely sees, is always deeply in love until he turns on his next ex-wife. Eric is overweight and out of work. Kurt is a househusband, henpecked by wife and mother-in-law. Lenny is a successful Hollywood agent married to a fashion designer; their kids take privilege for granted. Can the outdoors help these grownups rediscover connections or is this chaos in the making?
Director: Dennis Dugan
Cast: Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek and Kevin James
123movies Jack and Jill (2011)
Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler) is a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife (Katie Holmes) and kids, who dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister Jill (also Adam Sandler). Jill's neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, turning his normally tranquil life upside down.
Director: Dennis Dugan
Cast: Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino
123movies Good Deeds (2012)
Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.
Director: Tyler Perry
Cast: Tyler Perry, Gabrielle Union, Thandie Newton
123movies Footloose (2011)
City kid Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock 'n' roll and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. Review: The original "Footloose" is one of those "time capsule" movies that captures the MTV pop culture of 1984 in such a dynamic way. It was a huge box office success, with the help of its multi-platinum soundtrack (which knocked Michael Jackson's "Thriller" off the top of the Billboard charts). It made Kevin Bacon a star, it spawned a Broadway musical... and now, 27 years later, a remake... which is best described as a passionate love letter to the original classic. It treats the 1984 version with much respect... and includes numerous homages that true fans will recognize and appreciate. All of the studios doing remakes of these classic movies should take a lesson from this one. Basically, if you want to feel good... see this movie!
Director: Craig Brewer
Cast: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough and Dennis Quaid
123movies Bad Teacher (2011)
A comedy centered around a foul-mouthed, junior high teacher who, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague -- a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher. You've probably seen the trailer so there's no need for me to describe the story. It's a foul-mouthed comedy with funny references and hilarious dialog. There's good chemistry between the actors and the characters are all amusing but in different ways. Cameron Diaz fits perfectly as the awful teacher and Jason Segel is amazing as usual. The supporting cast, especially Phyllis Smith and Thomas Lennon, is pitch-perfect and Justin Timberlake shows that he is more than just a pretty face. It's an easy and entertaining film that I'd be happy to watch again. Yes, it's unrealistic at times and a little predictable but how many movies these days aren't? If you like comedies such as The Hangover, Eurotrip, Forgetting Sarah Marshall or anything by Judd Apatow you'll probably enjoy this. Now go see it!
Director: Jake Kasdan
Cast: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake
123movies The Woman in Black (2012)
A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.
Director: James Watkins
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer, Ciarán Hinds
123movies Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
The best of the series from the hats of Michael Bay, Special hats off to him and Steven Spielberg for the amazing special visual effect. Inclusion of the human struggle for freedom against the new treat is an added stroy line tat supports the play. Sound effects awesome. 3D effects spellbound.And a special thanks to the writer Ehren Kruger for overcoming Revenge of the fallen with a superb script. The chase of the autobots from Earth to the moon for the Cybertronian spacecraft sets the plot with couple of twist (three in fact).Rosie Huntington-Whiteley she is damn nice compared to Mikaela who ditched our dear old "Messenger" or "Alien Badnews Magnet" boy Sam. Inclusion of Sams parents was quite unnecessary while concentrating on human-decepticon killing agent could was a new kind of plot missing in the previous flicks. And as always one person to stand in the way of Sam :Frances McDormand(Mearing) was good. John Malkovich's small cameo was interesting especially the embrassing part of Sam. The new ally of Sam is also does his part well (John Turturro) Former agent Simmons. Overall for those crazy action flick geeks and for first timers its a really a good movie to watch.
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Tyrese Gibson
123movies Thor (2011)
Thor is obviously the latest film in the Marvel Film Universe, directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring fellow Aussie Christ Hemsworth as the Titular character. The plot kind of cuts to the spoilers early on so as a spoiler-free review I shouldn't tell you the plot. Though Kenneth Branagh is a really weird choice to direct this he does make this (I am happy) to say Marvel's best work yet. He mixes a fan boy's wet dream and mixes it with suitable humor, dazzling FX and (probably the best part of the movie) the family's relationship to make this appeal to everybody. The acting is also good, Chris Hemsworth was probably the perfect choice for Thor, Anthony Hopkins played Odin good (as he could do in his sleep), Natalie Portman played Jane good, though the character doesn't have that much interesting, she does what she has too do, Kat Dennings was actually really good as Jane's annoying friend who freshens up the humor throughout the movie, Stellan Skarsgård is good, the supporting cast was generally good but Tom Hiddleston steals the show, as the envious of Thor and mischievous villain Loki. Kenneth Branagh did a really good job at this movie. Though it is at the start a bit hard to get into. But Thor is a great action film with strong acting, screenplay and direction. This is really the Superhero movie to beat this year.
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman
123movies Tangled (2010)
After receiving the healing powers from a magical flower, the baby Princess Rapunzel is kidnapped from the palace in the middle of the night by Mother Gothel. Mother Gothel knows that the flower's magical powers are now growing within the golden hair of Rapunzel, and to stay young, she must lock Rapunzel in her hidden tower. Rapunzel is now a teenager and her hair has grown to a length of 70-feet. The beautiful Rapunzel has been in the tower her entire life, and she is curious of the outside world. One day, the bandit Flynn Ryder scales the tower and is taken captive by Rapunzel. Rapunzel strikes a deal with the charming thief to act as her guide to travel to the place where the floating lights come from that she has seen every year on her birthday. Rapunzel is about to have the most exciting and magnificent journey of her life.
Director: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard
Cast: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi and Donna Murphy
Release: January 19, 2012
123movies Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Sean Anderson partners with his mom's boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.
Director: Brad Peyton
Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson and Michael Caine
123movies Iron Man 2 (2010)
With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, along with Pepper Potts, and James "Rhodey" Rhodes at his side, must forge new alliances - and confront powerful enemies.
Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke and Gwyneth Paltrow
Release: December 11, 2011
123movies Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)
As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form.
Director: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Ciarán Hinds, Idris Elba
123movies Fast Five (2011)
Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he's not the only one on their tail. Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can't separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey... before someone else runs them down first.
Director: Justin Lin
Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Gal Gadot, Elsa Pataky
123movies Chronicle (2012)
Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.
Director: Josh Trank
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Alex Russell
123movies Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Cal (Steve Carell) and Emily (Julianne Moore) have the perfect life together living the American dream... until Emily asks for a divorce. Now Cal, Mr Husband, has to navigate the single scene with a little help from his professional bachelor friend Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). Make that a lot of help...
Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Cast: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Julianne Moore
123movies Bridesmaids (2011)
Annie (Kristen Wiig), is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love.
Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne
Release: December 16, 2011
123movies Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)
Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.
Director: Mike Mitchell
Cast: Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney