The Latest Movies I’ve Seen


I went to the theater this weekend and I saw I Am Number Four and received The Town and 30 Days of Night from my Netflix account.

I Am Number Four

Three are dead. He is Number Four. D.J. Caruso (‘Eagle Eye’, ‘Disturbia’) helms an action-packed thriller about an extraordinary young man, John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), who is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events–his first love (Dianna Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny. – MovieFone.com

I had high hopes for this movie when it came out and I think it delivered. It was an action/sci-fi movie from producer Micheal Bay and like any Bay movie there was plenty action and a good story line. Personal, I think this movie should have been a TV show or they need to make a sequel.

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

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The Town

Boston bank robber Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) falls for a woman his gang had previously taken hostage after feigning a chance meeting with her to ensure that she can’t identify them in Affleck’s adaptation of author Chuck Hogan’s novel Prince of Thieves. The son of a tough Charlestown, MA thief, Doug passed on his chance to walk the straight and narrow in favor of becoming a career bank robber. Not only is Doug’s crew one of the most ruthless in Boston, but they’re also one of the best; they never leave a trace of evidence, and always make a clean break. Over the years, Doug’s fearless partners in crime have become something of a surrogate family to him; Jem (Jeremy Renner), the most dangerous of the bunch, is the closest thing Doug has ever had to a brother. But a divide begins to open between the two career criminals when Jem takes bank manager Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall) hostage during a particularly tense heist, and the group subsequently discovers that she hails from their own tight-knit suburb. When Jem proposes that the gang make an effort to find out just how much Claire recalls about the crime, Doug fears that his volatile partner may do more harm than good and volunteers himself for the job. Later, Doug turns on the charm while pretending to bump into Claire by chance, and becomes convinced that she doesn’t suspect him of being the same man who just robbed her bank. As the feds turn up the heat on the gang, Doug finds himself falling for Claire, and searching desperately for a means of cutting his ties to his criminal past. But with each passing day, Jem grows increasingly suspicious of Doug’s true motivations. Now caught between two worlds with no chance of turning back, Doug realizes that his only hope for finding a happy future is to betray the only family he’s ever known. -Jason Buchanan, Rovi

This movie was a first watch for me, as I missed it in theaters. It was a movie with an all star cast and a good storyline. The movie didn’t end the way I thought it would. Who doesn’t like a good bank robbery movie?

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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30 Days of Night

Hard Candy director David Slade took the helm for this adaptation of Steve Niles’ terrifying comic-book series of the same name. In Barrow, AK, one night can last an eternity. One month every year, this town is plunged into darkness for 30 days due to its location far north of the Arctic Circle. While extended periods of darkness are something that the locals have become accustomed to, this year something sinister is about to emerge from the long and unforgiving night. As a maniacal horde of vampires assumes control of the city streets and begins to feast freely upon the terrified citizens, the local sheriff (Josh Hartnett), his wife (Melissa George), and a small but resilient band of survivors will be forced to choose between saving themselves or helping the few remaining members of their community survive the blood-soaked siege. Original comic creator Niles collaborated with screenwriters Stuart Beattie and Brian Nelson to pen the film, which was produced under Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures banner. – Jason Buchanan, Rovi

This is one of my favorite horror movies. I have probably see it 10 times over the years and still enjoy it. Ben Foster’s character at the beginning of the movie is just spooky and I love it. If you have not seen this movie I highly recommend it.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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