After a hiatus, Cup of Joe is back. I’m sorry but I graduated from college and I’m now working seven days a week. Frankly, I haven’t had the energy to write these posts. However, I’m just being lazy and I have to get back into it because I love it. I also hope to recruit one of my good friends, who is a great writer. He will provide solid box office analysis. I’m going to go through all the movies I have seen since May (with the expection of The Avengers and Prometheus because I reviewed them) and say a little bit about them.
The Raven had an interesting premise, but it failed to deliver an interesting story. The movie wasn’t dark enough and because John Cusack portrayed Edgar Allan Poe some scenes were hilarious instead of the serious tone that was intended.
I’ll give it The Raven one and a half out of five cups.
Safe is a typical Jason Statham movie, but his other movies are better.
I’ll give Safe one and a half out of five cups.
As expected, this movie was terrible. It’s a shame Liam Neeson was in it because he’s better than this movie.
I’ll give Battleship one out of five cups.
Men in Black III
After this movie franchise had a small hiatus, it came back with a strong third installment. Men in Black III had a slow start, but it picked up and kept its humor from the original films. It wasn’t the best Men in Black movie, but it had an emotional touch to it not seen in the other films.
I’ll give Men in Black III three out of five cups.
Snow White and the Huntsman
I actually did enjoy this film even though it moved slowly. I thought the scenery was great and captured the emotional feel of certain scenes. Kristen Stewart had a shockingly flawless performance as Snow White.
I’ll give Snow White and the Huntsman two and a half out of five cups.
That’s My Boy
Adam Sandler came out with his first funny movie in years. It’s still not as good as Happy Gilmore and his other old movies, but it was definitely his funniest movie in at least five years.
I’ll give That’s My Boy three out of five cups.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
I knew this movie would be terrible, but I enjoy movies that take historical aspects and create fiction. I was entertained by this movie, but that doesn’t mean it was good.
I’ll give Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter one out of five cups.
This is the funniest movie of the year. 21Jump Street was great, but I think I’d give Ted a slight egde. Ted brings Family Guy humor into a movie setting and it worked perfectly.
I’ll give Ted four out of five cups.
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man was a solid movie with a better cast than the original film (with the expection of Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin). However, the franchise was rebooted too quickly and the movie was too similar to the original Spider-Man.
I’ll give The Amazing Spider-Man three and a half out of five cups.
I will stop there because I want to fully review The Dark Knight Rises, Total Recall and The Bourne Legacy. They will be complete with Rotten Tomatoes and Internet Movie Database ratings and box office stats from Box Office Mojo. I promise to have all of those by the end of the week. It’s good to be back!