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Bring it Once at Stardust on Halloween with Balls of Fury and a Hatchet the Simpsons Underdog is in it to win it

Posted Tuesday, December 18, 2007, at 10:39 AM

What a title! There are so many movies released this week at Movie Gallery, it will be hard for anyone to pick just one. Take a peek at all the crazy films released.

The Simpsons

Already reviewed it in theaters and I still liked it on DVD. Review located at http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/12337....

Halloween

Didn't have the time to review it in theaters and didn't have the time to review it on DVD. This film is a remake of the original Halloween film by John Carpenter. The premise is the same. Micheal Myers kills some family members, goes to a psycho ward, escapes when he's much older and kills again. Its a slasher/thriller/horror flick and should be a decent watch.

Underdog

Another movie I didn't have time to watch. Movie is all about a dog who fights crime but has a momentary setback and is doused in chemicals that give him super strength. Now, Underdog is adopted by a family and helps save the day. It's a remake of a 1970's Saturday morning cartoon but in semi-live action.

Stardust

So this is another film I reviewed in theaters. Find the review at http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/12792.... Not much as changed in my opinions of the film, although I feel like the wait was forever and I was quite thrilled to watch it again on DVD. The DVD has some interesting documentaries and special features that are worth taking a peak at. I think a lot of people missed this flick in theaters and thats a shame as it is a well put together fantasy. You owe it to yourself to at least check it out once!

Balls of Fury

I missed this flick in theaters and really wanted to check it out on DVD. I did and was mildly disappointed. Lots of slapstick humor and loads of jokes, but a little slight on character development and overall story. Feels a bit rushed and unfinished. Overall, I am glad I watched it, but not a keeper. So don't buy this one, rent it!

Once

A mesmerizing tale that just starts and stops. Just a portrait of a cross section of life and it ends with unexpected results. What stands out most about this independent flick is the music. The film is not really a musical in the sense that the characters dance and sing to each other to get a point across, but they create music together and then sing the songs as if performing to a crowd or practicing. The music is all singer-songwriter style in the vein of folk. I really enjoyed the music and it is sung with such great passion by the actors that it keeps you enthralled, but as soon as they stop singing, the film gets boring again. Thus, I highly recommend the film for the music, not the story.

Bring it On: In it to Win It

I'll admit it. I watched the first Bring it On and I enjoyed it. It was funny, well-acted, story driven, and a decent guilty pleasure. They have made many 'sequels' that are really just completely different movies using the Bring it On name to get it more attention. This is the latest and is terribly acted, no story, not funny at all, and not a guilty pleasure. If you have kids in the house, they will probably enjoy this flick, but nobody else will.

Hatchet

Didn't get a chance to watch this one. Looks good and promises to be a throwback to the old slasher flicks like Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Nightmare on Elm Street. That alone is the whole reason I have any desire to watch it. I always enjoyed the old slasher films compared to today's torture films that have replaced them. The film promises little innovation as its the same old premise, a bunch of people are alone somewhere secluded and a killer starts knocking them off. The film has been called gruesome and funny as the acting can be campy at times, but it all works together to create a new/old type of slasher flick.

Movie Gallery in McCook is the place. They've got all the new movies including ones I didn't mention here like The Last Legion. Check it out and stock up on flicks for getting through Christmas as their is a new release for everyone.



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Cody Dame is the CEO and owner of three local McCook Businesses, Game On, Spotlight Studios and Divine Productions. He also manages to work for the McCook Daily Gazette.