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Trespass Movie Review (DVD)

November 9, 2011

Trespass is the new crime thriller from director Joel Schumacher. Nicholas Cage and Nicole Kidman star as a wealthy married couple with a rebellious teenage daughter (Liana Liberato). One day their home gets invaded by a team of burglars who then hold the family for ransom.

Cage and Kidman definitely have some moments of decent acting. But when the time comes for them to act emotionally, they start to really overact. It gets pretty ridiculous and borderline silly.

The villains in this movie are not very threatening. Without spoiling anything, they make so many decisions that come off as really idiotic and it’s hard to take them seriously. I also had some trouble telling them apart sometimes. There wasn’t really much time taken to develop any of them on an individual level. I couldn’t even figure out who the main bad guy was.

There are times when the movie is very poorly shot and edited. At times it’s hard to see what’s going and therefore it’s difficult to get sucked into the story.

Throughout the film, the main characters are in constant danger yet I never was really concerned about them. We don’t really learn much about them. So they didn’t feel very real. There were a few moments where I kind of cared about them, but for the most part, I didn’t.

And this is just a small thing, but did anyone think that the way Nicholas Cage and Nicole Kidman were dressed in this movie seemed a little bit off? It looked they were in another decade or something. I don’t know, maybe that’s just me.

This isn’t like a movie that made me angry or I couldn’t handle watching or something like that, but it’s not good. I recommend that you don’t watch it, unless you want, I guess you can. But I’m warning you, you might not like it.

So my overall rating for Trespass is a 3.5/10.

By: John D’Amico


Just Go with It Movie Review (DVD)

July 25, 2011

Just Go with It is the latest Adam Sandler comedy. It hit theaters back in February and thankfully, I waited for DVD until I decided to see it.

Adam Sandler stars as Danny Maccabee, a single guy who uses a fake wedding ring to help get women? But one day he has a change of heart when he meets a beautiful woman named Palmer (Brooklyn Decker).

He wants to have a real relationship with her. But when she finds his fake wedding ring, he decides to cover for it with an extremely convoluted and near-impossible long-term lie. He tells her that he is married and has his friend Katherine (Jennifer Anniston) pose as his wife.

This movie is just awful. I really didn’t like it all. The plot is just not one bit believable. Why would Adam Sandler go through so much work to lie to a woman he supposedly cared about? Why did Jennifer Anniston go along with it for so long? Why did Brooklyn Decker believe every word he said? It makes no sense.

I’ll say some good things about.  Adam Sandler and Jennifer Anniston did okay in the movie. And I liked Bailee Madison who played Anniston’s daughter. She was pretty funny. I think that she could go somewhere after this.

I got a few laughs out of the, even a little more than I expected. But it wasn’t enough to save this movie. It just wasn’t funny for the most part. Most of the jokes are lame and they don’t work. It’s an Adam Sandler movie so you’re going to get a lot of gross-out humor and just plain stupid jokes. I’m sorry but that’s not funny to me.

Nicole Kidman pops up for part of the movie in a totally unnecessary side-plot that could have been totally cut out and it also would have made the movie shorter (it’s almost two hours).  But Nicole Kidman is really annoying.

So I don’t recommend at all. I kind of hated it. But at least it wasn’t as bad as Grown Ups.

I’ll give it a 3/10.

By: John D’Amico

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