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Film Freak Movie Report 5.17.2012

Leo heads down to the Four Seasons to talk about the latest in movies!

Movie Review: Battleship **NO SPOILERS**

Battleship is getting torpedoed by movie critics. It’s what they do.  The movie is far from perfect, and is a lot better than I thought.  I’m fully aware the dialogue in the movie had challenges.  But here’s one of my pet peeves: Rudeness in movie theaters.  When a lousy line is uttered, I just kinda roll my eyes & think to myself, “That was so cheesy.”  But again, this is me, thinking to myself.

I can’t stand when someone, who gets to see these movies for FREE has the tenacity to outwardly laugh at bad dialogue. It’s the most selfish thing you can do in a movie.  It serves 2 purposes: (1) You’re attempting to show everyone how smart you are & you know a bad line when you hear it. (2) It pulls anyone out of the film who’s enjoying it.

Regular movie going folks with enjoy Battleship. Based on the 1931 Hasbro game,  it has less to do with real strategic war at sea & more to do with aliens taking over Earth.  I will say the sound design was perfect.  On the other hand, it feels like whole scenes were lifted from other movies like, “Officer & A Gentlemen,” “Independence Day,” and of course, “Transformers.”

Battleship is a long journey from perfection, but I still had fun.  My favorite thing about the movie were the ‘Old Salts,’ World War II vets who actually served on the battleship USS Missouri was very cool.  Rated PG-13.  You can follow me on Twitter @leoquinones


The Greatest Movie Ever Sold Film Freak Movie Review

Morgan Spurlock has tapped into the fascinating subject of product placement in movies.  I’m always looking for a familiar brand of car, or a food chain or what brand name watch 007 happens to be wearing.  “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold” doesn’t just dive in, it bellyflops into this world.  The cool thing here is, filmmakers really don’t want you to know too much about this hush hush revenue stream.  The premise here:  To create a movie solely based on advertising & marketing partnerships.

Spurlock turns out to be quite the sales hound.  In a rough economy, he roped in over 20 major sponsorships.  You’re walking into an infomercial & that’s exactly what Morgan Spurlock is promising.  The movie even contains (3) separate commercials.  I guarantee after seeing this movie, if you never noticed ads flung in your face, you’ll notice them now. Man, writing this up has made me thirsty.  I could sure go for some POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice.

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