Friday, November 26, 2010

Tangled Review and December Movies!


One word – Delightful!
Disney’s 50th animated film possesses all the aspects of a classic, complete with storybook tale and singing, modernized with 3D computer animation.
This Rapunzel tale boasts a sweet, innocent spirit, in both the storyline and the title character. The animation is stunning, the laughs genuine, and the songs Oscar worthy.
If you’re looking for the perfect holiday film, Tangled is your winner. You will leave the theater grinning!

December movie preview:


The Warrior's Way
The world's greatest swordsman abandons his warrior clan to start a new life in the American Badlands…
Starring: Dong-gun Jang, Kate Bosworth, Danny Huston, Geoffrey Rush
Director: Sngmoo Lee
Good cast and it just sounds kick-butt!

10th -

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea…
Starring: Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Will Poulter
Director: Michael Apted
The best of the seven books, it better be an improvement over the last movie. Or I’m taking Reepicheep hostage!

17th -

Tron Legacy
3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that's unlike anything ever captured on the big screen.
Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges, Beau Garrett, Bruce Boxleitner
Director: Joseph Kosinski
We’ve waited twenty-eight years for this sequel!

22nd -

True Grit
A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer.
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Hailee Steinfeld
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Always nervous when they remake a classic, but this one should rock.

31st -

Some cool foreign kung fu and ninja flicks:

14 Blades
A kung fu thriller set during the Ming Dynasty and centered on a secret service agent (Donnie Yen) in the emperor's court…
Starring: Kate Tsui, Chun Wu, Donnie Yen, Yuwu Qi
Director: Daniel Lee

Reign of Assassins (Jianyu)
Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical Buddhist monk's remains.
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Woo-sung Jung, Barbie Hsu, Shawn Yue
Director: Chao-Bin Su, John Woo

And from the director of Paranormal Activity. Hopefully this one is better:

Area 51
A group of teenagers stumble upon an area in the Nevada desert known for hosting an alien encounter.
Starring: Reid Warner, Darrin Bragg, Ben Rovner, Sandra Staggs
Director: Oren Peli

And don’t forget, I’m nominated for Best Sci-Fi Blog. Cast your vote at The Movie 411!


The Words Crafter said...

A friend of mine saw Tangled and said she loved it. I'll probably check it out on DVD.

I really hope Warrior's Way lives up to the hype because I want to see this one. And please, if you take Reepicheep hostage, can I have him? He's my favorite character!

I never saw Tron and I'm not sure about True Grit-not really into westerns. Warrior's Way doesn't count because it's atypical *wink*

Hope you're recovering from an enormously wonderful thanksgiving holiday and have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

We saw Tangled yesterday as we do a traditional family flick every Thanksgiving. I give this a Siskell and Ebert two thumbs up. I'm sure we'll go back and see it again, then hop over and watch MegaMind again.

Jai Joshi said...

I can't wait to see Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and The Warrior's Way. I'm not sure how Tron is going to turn out but I'm hoping for the best.

Tangled does sound like a lot of fun. I'm going to check it out.


Copyboy said...

I heard Tangled got like a perfect review from Rotten Tomatoes. Too early for Oscar buzz?

TS Hendrik said...

Dude, Reepicheep is played by Simon Pegg. His name already makes it a better film.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tangled was excellent! And Words, you may have Reepicheep, but I really hope I don't have to capture the mouse. Thanks for voting!

Stephen, it was great.

Copyboy, a couple sourpuses knocked it down to 89%. The animated Oscar category will be tough next year!

At least they found someone of quality to replace Izzard, TS.

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!! I am so seeing Tangled then!! Yay!!

Gosh these are some amazing films about to be shown. Why remake True Grit?!!? Oh dear. Hm. Oh we'll see. I'm all for kung fu and ninja films - my brother's crazy about them so I'll no doubt be hearing about these soon (or at least be able to borrow these films on dvd in the very near future...!!!).

Take care

Melissa Gill said...

I'm taking the kids to see Tangled tomorrow. It looks really good. Also can't wait for Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thanks, Alex, for your reviews and recommendations. Wish I had time to see more movies. We live 45 minutes from the nearest movie theater, so see mostly on TV!


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Glynis Peters said...

Tangled sounds my cup of tea! :)

Southpaw said...

I saw a preview for True Grit and it actually looks pretty good. I’m worried about the Naria flick too. The last one was a disappointment.

Golden Eagle said...

Tangled sounds like a great movie--I've read a lot of positive things about it!

I actually like the last Narnia movie--I thought they did a pretty good job on it. :P

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I did vote for you. I heard True Grit is truer to the book than the first one. John Wayne is tough to live up to though.
I have high hopes for 'Dawn Trader' also. My daughter and I are going to see Tangled soon.

Colene Murphy said...

Oh! Can't wait to see Tangled!!
December movies look great too!

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

Tangled, Tron and Warrior's Way all sound excellent and am looking forward to seeing them. A bit iffy on Narnia (even though I liked the books). voted! :)

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm thinking it's Tangled and True Grit for me. Now...think about the Coen Brothers and Rapunzel!

Mason Canyon said...

I'd heard Tangled was a good movie. Always good to get a second opinion. I'm not sure about True Grit. When they remake a classic they usually mess it up badly. Hard to see anyone else playing John Wayne's role.

Thoughts in Progress


A good detailed review of the films,I enjoyed the post very much.

Gave a good week-end.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kitty, I cringed as well, but the remake does have quality names attached. We'll hope for the best!

Melissa, you and your kids will enjoy it!

Holly, it was, but hopefully they learned from that experience!

Golden, it wasn't bad, but unlike the first movie, they didn't follow the book very well.

Thank you, Susan and Lynda!

Mason, we'll see if Jeff Bridges can pull it off!

DEZMOND said...

glad you enjoyed TANGLED.
It seems this December doesn't have a huge huge film like we're used to :( No AVATAR this year.

Univarn said...

The top 2 films on my too see list for December are 127 Hours and The King's Speech, both of which I just hope find their way to NC before I go insane with waiting. I'd also love to catch Black Swan if I can.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Area 51 looks good. I'm fascinated by this topic. Thanks for the reviews as we head into the big movie season! said...

Sounds like I need to see Tangled. It's gotten rave reviews. xo

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Unfortunately, I won't be able to see Tangled till next Thursday, and I'm burning with anticipation!:) 'Delightful' is what I thought while I was watching the trailer ;)

I'm also excited for both - Narnia and Warrior's Way, especially the latter, since as you know, I'm a huge martial are geek.

As for Tron:L... Well, I hated the previews and the super silly trailers, so I'm still not sure I want to see it.

Have seen both - 14 Blades and Reign of Assassins, as the latter being my second favorite movie of 2010. You should give it a shot, Alex. Great post!:)

Unknown said...

OH, exciting. Some really great movies.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Dezz, I think Disney is really hoping Tron Legacy fills those shoes.

Univarn, it's NC! Don't hold your breath.

Nebular, if either comes near here, I'll catch them. If not, well, there's always NetFlix.

Jules said...

I plan on seeing both "Tangled and Tron Legacy." The first for laughs, the latter because I remember Tron. :)

Now I'm off to watch Toy Story 3.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Walter Knight said...

Have you heard about rhe "Cowboys and Aliens" movie starring Harrison Ford coming out next year? Aliens attack an old west town of the 1870's. It's based on a book of the same name.

Pat Tillett said...

My granddaughter has already informed me that I'm taking her to see Tangled. I feel better now that I've read your review.

True Grit, I'm gonna have to see. Also Tron...

I'v off to vote!

dolorah said...

My granddaughter got to see Tangled for her birthday a couple days ago, and she hasn't stopped talking about it yet. Thanks goodness she lives an hours away :)

I think I'd like to see Area 51, and Tron, and True Grit. And Warrior. Hmm, maybe I'm just bored with cable.


Jemi Fraser said...

I've loved the trailers for Tangled - so glad to hear it lives up to the billing! :)

Abby Minard said...

I want to take my daughter to see Tangled- can't wait! (On a side note, it's funny that Shannon Hale has a book called Tangled she came out with several years ago- a take on rapunzel, I think- I never read it). I kind of liked Prince Caspian- does Dawn Treader have the same actor that played him?

Anonymous said...

Lots of buzz about Tangled here. I honestly wasn't considering it but now have second thoughts!

Arlee Bird said...

I love the premise of Area 51, but is it some teen flick--I'll look I guess.

True Grit? I never even saw the first one.

Tossing It Out

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jules, and it's a stretch to remember Tron!

Walter, you bet! Saw the trailer last week. Looks awesome.

Pat, Tangled will surprise you. Enjoy!

Donna, then it's time to venture out to the movies!

Abby, you'll have a great time! And yes, Ben Barnes returns to play Caspian.

Lynn, let the kid in you out and go enjoy!

Arlee, that surprises me!

Sarah Ahiers said...

we're seeing Tangled today, and i can't wait for Tron and True Grit

baygirl32 said...

I'm with you on the Dawn Treader! I was disappointed with the 2nd movie too

Laura Eno said...

I'm going to see Tangled next week and I can't wait for Tron!

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Thanks for the overview, Alex! My daughter and I just finished "Dawn Treader", the book, and we're looking forward to the movie! I always loved the idea in the book of going to the edge of the world.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Falen, you'll have a great time!

Elizabeth, really hope they do that one right.

Sugar said...

sugar was here..;)

Charles Gramlich said...

I'll probably watch Tangled. And I'm looking forward to True Grit.

DL Curran said...

I so want to see Tangled! Sounds great! And I've been waiting for Tron - the hubs wants to see that one and since he took me to HP... thanks for the reviews and head's up on the films as always, Alex! :D

PK HREZO said...

I saw Tangled this past week and we loved it! So cute!
I can't wait for Tron at the Imax... it will be every reason to visit the Imax next month.
ANd have you seen the previews for Cowboys and Aliens??? Looks outstanding!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Debbie, that only sounds fair!

Pk, it was a sweet movie. And yes, Cowboys and Aliens looks awesome!

Helen Ginger said...

Just got home from seeing The Next Three Days. Started slow, but got faster. DH and I both liked it. We saw the preview for True Grit. I don't know about that one. May go see it.

Velvet Over Steel said...

Great reviews again, Alex! I so want to see Tangled & Narnia!

Hope you're having a GREAT long weekend!! ~ Coreen

Ellie Garratt said...

There's only one movie I'm looking forward to this month and it's Tron. I'm like a child waiting for Christmas!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Helen, it's difficult to follow in Wayne's shoes, isn't it?

Coreen, I am!

Less than three weeks to go, Ellie!

Unknown said...

I;m waiting on Tron, check my blog for HD trailers

TerryLynnJohnson said...

yeah for Tangled! Can't wait to go see it! I also just saw Cowboys and Aliens trailer and I'm very intrigued!

Classically Trained Nub said...

I'm going to see Tangled this week! Nice blog, I'll definitely be following.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks Mack - following now!

Terry, you'll love it.

Thanks, Nub! Following yours now as well.

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Ella said...

Thanks for the movie info! Tangled does look cute~ I am interested in True Grit; reminds me of those days
Dad would let me stay up late and watch the Sunday night movie with him. I was a night owl...I still am, but can play morning lark when needed ;~D

Anonymous said...

Voyage of the Dawn Treader was my favorite of the series too!

Sean Grey Hanson said...

Visuals used in this classic fairytale were gorgeous. It's really a huge step up in Disney's triumphant.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I can't wait to see the new True Grit. I loved the John Wayne version, but I'll bet Jeff Bridges does a great job, too.

WritingNut said...

I can't wait to see Tangled.. it's second on my list after Harry Potter ;)

Unknown said...

you saw tangled already.. was it boy enough.. I heard it was.. How often do you go to the movies?

Jamie Gibbs said...

I'm looking forward to seeing Tangled. I didn't realise it was the 50th movie already? Damn, that's a lotta movies!

Warrior's Way looks suitably silly so I may give that a go in the cinema too.

Maurice Mitchell said...

The Tangled trailer looks okay, but considering this is Disney's last fairy tale adaptation I wish they had done a more epic tale. Maybe Rumpelstiltskin?

Anonymous said...

Catching up on your blog... we *just* watched Prince Caspian... well, most of it, as I got so annoyed I just quit watching (to be fair, our DVD player was messing up too... still, I don't have any desire to go back and finish watching it). It has me wondering if I want to pay to see Dawn Treader... think I'll wait to see the reviews.