Connor Macgregor Reviews Thread

→ in

Connor Macgregor Reviews...Monsters.Inc

After going through The Two Toy Story films, i felt that I should explore the house for more Pixar Films. i only found one and it was Monsters Inc.

In the world behind our closet doors, monsters like Mike and Sulley work hard for their income. To be exact, the monster world depends on our children's screams: It is their energy that makes lightbulbs glow and cars drive. Big companies like Monsters, Inc. collect the scream energy, and many monsters work there in shifts. In these times, it is getting harder and harder to shock the kids properly, since they're so spoiled by television, so that there's an energy shortage in the monster world.

Sulley, the number one frightener, one day accidentally lets a human child into the monster world. Since kids are supposed to be poisonous and carry loads of diseases, pandemonium ensues. After Mike and Sulley discover that the girl they named Boo actually seems quite harmless, they decide to bring her back through her door into her room. But Boo's presence is more than just a mere accident. Now, Mike and Sulley have to face an enemy within their own ranks.

While in my eyes it is nowhere near Toy Story, Monsters Inc is a very very enjoyable film. It takes a very simple concept or idea and turns it into its own world which The Writers of Pixar never dissapoint. The two leads Mike & Sully are a excellent double act and really are the stars of the show.

Billy Crystal`s voice work as Mike is just laugh out loud clever. John Goodman is great as Sully and you do feel for the character when she has to take up Boo and take care of it in this unknown world. I also love the fact that The Monsters are scared of the Children, that is just a great gag.

Overall not the best pixar movie, but certainly one to check out.

Rating - 76% - B+

Connor Macgregor Reviews...Inception

I always knew this film would be special...and my god it is. Its in my opinion...Nolan`s best work.

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible-inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.

This film is by far The Best Film Of The Year. Its an ideas film and its one that Nolan does so well in his films. Dreams are something in film that can be difficult to do and even more difficult to be done well. Here its done really well by Nolan`s amazing directing and the wonderful effects that are just awe inspiring. The story is just so original and very tricky to follow.

With all these dreams they enter and the demons of Cobb`s past, it makes the story interesting and wanting the audience member wanting more. I won`t spoil anything else but its entertaining and very thought provoking.

The acting is great. Leo Di Caprio pretty much steals the show because his the character is the one in which the story is most invested in. Its the demons of his past and the demons of his present that make him go through this journey of mystery and fear that will rid him of his demons. Ellen Page is incredible too. She is basically the audience. The person who is new to The Inception and slowly sucks herself into the wonders of the dream world. I do love her role in this as any of the viewer could put themselves in her shoes. Other performances that are great are Joseph Gordan Levett and Marion Cortlandt in roles i will not reveal until you see the film.

Overall Film of the year by a mile. Great acting, Story, Directing and Effects. See IT!

Rating - 95% - A

Connor Macgregor Reviews...Appleseed

I felt anime tonight and so picked out Appleseed to give it a watch...and boy i was dissapointed.

In a utopian society created at the end of the third world war, a female warrior who has been plucked from the badlands begins to see cracks in this new facade. And what does this community have planned for the rest of humankind?

Yeah i was sadly dissapointed with this. Not much to say just that the story is same old same old with most Jap Anime i have seen, characters are flat and dont have any chemistry and while the effects are impressive, that is the only thing keeping the film from flopping.

So Overall dull, not very interesting and after a great day, ended on a downer.

Rating - 35% - C

Connor Macgregor (On Vacation) Reviews...Some Like It Hot

A timeless classic, a special film to me and contains some of the most memorable scenes in all of comedy. And now i will review Some Like It Hot.

Joe, the saxophone player, is Josephine in the all girls band that he joined with Jerry, the bass violin player, to be one step ahead of the mob after witnessing the 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago. After a train ride that sets a record for number of people in an upper berth, they are In Miami. Joe decides to be the man of Sugar Kane's dreams and invites her out to a yacht he doesn't have. But he can use Osgood Fielding's yacht if Jerry -- as Daphne -- will keep Osgood dancing. The pace gets even giddier when the Chicago mob arrives in Miami for a convention.

Who can`t love this film. its a classic film with a wonderful cast that make me laugh so hard. Jack Lemon and Tony Curtis are easily one of the all time great double acts because of this film. I don`t know what they did after or before, but in this film they work so well off each other and that is why the film works so well. Marilyn Monroe is very good as Sugar in this film. A girl who wants to experience life to the fullest. The best part of the film is when Jack & Tony are dressed up as the women. They sell it completely and they always end up in amazing awkward positions. I also have to love gold old innocent Osgood Fielding III played brilliantly by Joe E Brown. Its just a very charming performance and i love how he just keeps trying to charm Tony Curtis`s character. Its just great.

I also love the infamous quote at the end. Its just a classic ending and a classic quote.

"I`m a Man" "Well...Nobody`s Perfect"

Overall SEE This film. it may be from the 50s but it is just a hiliarious film. It was also the film in which i was born to. My Family were watching it in the hospital while I was being born.

Rating - 100% - A+

Connor Macgregor (On Vacation) Reviews...Jaws

What i am about to review is a film that changed the business forever. It introduced something that had never been introduced in movies before. That is The Blockbuster and Jaws was the father of it.

Martin Brody is the new police chief of Amity, an island resort town somewhere in New England. He has a wife named Ellen, and two sons named Michael and Sean. On a Summer morning, Brody is called to the beach, where the mangled body of Summer vacationer Chrissie Watkins has washed ashore. The medical examiner tells Brody that it could have been a shark that killed Watkins. Mayor Larry Vaughn, who is desperate to not lose the money that will be brought in by 4th of July tourists, wants Brody to say Watkins's death was caused by a motorboat propeller instead of a shark, because the thought of a shark in Amity's waters would drive tourists away from Amity. It looks like Vaughn is a mayor who puts money ahead of people's lives. Shark expert Matt Hooper believes Watkins was killed by a shark. Hooper is proven right a few days later, when Alex Kintner is killed by the shark that killed Watkins. Looking for the quickest solution, Vaughn tells all of the local fishermen to let him know if they see the shark. A shark hunter named Quint offers to find the shark and kill it, but Vaughn thinks Quint's price of $10,000 is too high. When a tiger shark is killed and hauled in by a couple of boaters, Vaughn hastily says that the shark crisis is over, but Hooper says the shark that's been killing people a huge great white shark is still in Amity's waters, but Vaughn leaves the beaches opened because all he cares about is the 4th of July tourist money. On the 4th of July, Vaughn encourages people to swim at the beach, and Hooper is proven right again when the shark kills a man, biting the man's leg off. Michael, who was in the water at the time of the attack, is taken to the hospital, where he's treated for shock after watching the shark kill the guy. Brody asks Vaughn to hire Quint to find the shark. Because his own kids were at that beach too, Vaughn agrees to hire Quint to find the shark. Quint, Hooper, and Brody are sent out to sea in Quint's boat, the Orca, ready to do whatever it takes to find the shark.

This film is a cinematic classic. The theme from John Williams is one of the most infamous themes in all of cinema. Only two rythams are needed to create the classic theme. John Williams is just quite simply one of the greatest if not the greatest film composers ever lived.

The acting is incredible. The standout for me was Robert Shaw as Quint. he brings so much character to that role and he is the most interesting out of the three. His story of The Indianapollis is just bone chilling and opens up Prequel Possibilites. Although i would only like to see it if directed by someone that knows how to direct good chillers. Other acting that is great is Richard Dreyfuss as The Ocean Expert and Murray Hamilton as the money greedy Mayor. Roy Scheider is also very good in this as Chief Brody who has to struggle to keep the town falling to peices.

One of the most memorable things about the film is the fact that the shark isn`t seen through most of the movie. It helps create suspence throughout the film until we see it for the first time and are swept out of our seats (plus the shark didn`t work). I truely do love the shark. It just never stops. It will keep going and going and going until its too fat to

Overall its a classic film and gave birth to blockbusters. I truely bless you Peter Blenchy for writing a spectacular novel and Speilberg for directing it.

Rating - 100% - A+

Connor Macgregor (On Vacation) Reviews...Night Of The Living Dead

Apparantly this is one of the films that changed the face of horror...hmmm well for me i thought slightly differently on that.

Chaos descends upon the world as the brains of the recently deceased become inexplicably reanimated, causing the dead to rise and feed on human flesh. Speculation rests on a radiation-covered NASA satellite returning from Venus, but it only remains a speculation. Anyone who dies during the crisis of causes unrelated to brain trauma will return as a flesh-eating zombie, including anyone who has been bitten by a zombie. The only way to destroy the zombies is to destroy the brain. As the catastrophe unfolds, a young woman visiting her father's grave takes refuge in a nearby farmhouse, where she is met by a man who protects her and barricades them inside. They both later discover people hiding in the basement, and they each attempt to cope with the situation. Their only hope rests on getting some gasoline from a nearby pump into a truck that is running on empty, but this requires braving the hordes of ravenous walking corpses outside. When they finally put their plans into action, panic and personal tensions only add to the terror as they try to survive.

I don`t love this film, but i did enjoy it. Why its good is because it is not just a zombie movie, its a movie about survival in the worse case scenario. The characters can not get along and end up argueing and backstabbing each other for their own personal goals. Duane Jones who plays Ben really carries the whole film and is the star of the show. He is doing all the work and fighting to survive the evil that lurks outside the house. Some of the other cast including Judith O Dea who plays Barbara who spends most of the film shocked that someone tried to kill her. Still a great performance though. One last mention will be to Kyra Schon who plays the girl Karen Cooper who when zombified has one of the most creeepiest looks in a film. Seriously watch that film and see that face and tell me that isn`t scary or creepy at all.

Overall its not a classic film but it is a good film. With powerful acting and a haunting story, Night Of The Living Dead doesn`t dissapoint.

Rating - 71% - B+

Connor Macgregor (On Vacation) Reviews...Toy Story 3

Today i am about to complete a series of reviews and then you will know that Toy Story is the greatest trilogy of all time.

Andy is now 17 and ready to head off to college, leaving Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and the rest of the toy-box gang to ponder their uncertain futures. When the toys are accidentally donated to the Sunnyside Daycare center they're initially overjoyed to once again be played with, but their enthusiasm quickly gives way to horror as they discover the true nature of the establishment under the rule of the deceptively welcoming "Lotso" Bear. Now, all of the toys must band together in one final, crazy scheme to escape their confines and return home to Andy.

The Toy Story Trilogy is very special to me and certainly to many other people around the world. The first Toy Story is a classic but The Second Toy Story is almost a masterpiece. But this film IS a masterpiece. The story is sad yet poignant. It tells us what we all know. Kids will grow out of toys and this film shows us what the toy`s greatest fears are. The story is so amazing and lures you in within the first few minutes. Like Toy Story 2 it starts off with this little fantasy in which Andy is playing with his toys. Like The Godfather, Toy Story centers around The character of Woody and his relationship with Andy and how important it is to him. After seeing this film I felt it was complete and that the story is complete.

I hear horrid rumours of a Toy Story 4 and for that i say NO THANK YOU.

The Ending was quite possibly one of the saddest endings ever in cinema. It was the first time i cried at a film. I AM SERIOUS. I never cried at a film until TS3. Its such a sad yet imminant moment in which Andy must pass his toys on to a new generation. The character Bonnie looks more fun than Andy was but i would like their relationship with Bonnie & The Toys to remain a mystery. Maybe they got on more than Andy. Oh and of course i must talk about Buzz & Jesse. I was a giggly little twilight fan when they held hands at the end. Its so right they should be together. Why I HAVE NO CLUE THEY JUST SHOULD! Shame that Woody & Bo never had a happy ending but i guess Woody`s true love was always Andy.

Overall Fantastic Film that makes The Toy Story Trilogy the Greatest Trilogy Of All Time. better Than Godfather (Although GF is still greatest film of all time) , Better Than The Colours Trilogy and The Dollars Trilogy. SEE THIS FILM RIGHT NOW!

Rating - 100% - A+

Some like it Hot Is one of my favourites glad you liked it
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

Connor Macgregor (On Vacation) Reviews ... A Fistful Of Dollars

Now i am going to review another classic trilogy. This time i am throwing on my hat , puffing my cigar , jumping my horse as i enter the world of the western as I review A Fistful Of Dollars. The First Of The Dollars Trilogy.

A drifter gunman arrives in the Mexican village of San Miguel at the border of United States of America, and befriends the owner of the local bar Silvanito. The stranger discovers that the town is dominated by two gangster lords: John Baxter and the cruel Ramón Rojo. When the stranger kills four men of the Baxter's gang, he is hired by Ramón's brother Esteban Rojo to join their gang. However, the stranger decides to work for both sides, playing one side off against the other.

This film is a classic. Clint Eastwood is just amazing in this role. This role is filled with mystery throughout the whole film and all we know is that he has come to help this city at civil war. Eastwood steals the show from the start. He is so mysterious and also so cool. The story is so brilliant. Two selfish groups of gunman who want full control of their town. And only The Man With No Name can resolve it...and he chooses to do it the hard way.

Other great actors in this film are Jose Calvo as Silvanito who reminds me a lot of Jon Pertwee in a way. But never the less he is excellent in the role. I also love the evil brothers in the film. They are just so down right evil including Ramon played by Gian Maria Volonte. He has some sort of evil in his performance which makes the film work.

Overall , The first film is a western classic. Eastwood`s performance changed the western genre overnight and cemented himself in film history.

Rating - 86% - A-

Connor Macgregor (On Vacation) Reviews...For A Few Dollars More

Just when i thought The First Dollars Film changed Western Genre...Out Comes For A Few Dollars More.

Monco is a bounty killer chasing El Indio and his gang. During his hunting, he meets Col. Douglas Mortimer, another bounty killer, and they decide to make a partnership, chase the bad guys together and split the reward. During their enterprise, there will be lots of bullets and funny situations. In the end, one of the bounty hunters shows the real intention of his hunting.

This film exceeds where Fistful Of Dollars started. The story goes beyond the town and into the unknown world of the western. Clint Eastwood once again shows how cool The Man With No Name is. All he cares about his money and will do anything to get it , even kill innocent lives. Another performance i have to mention is Lee Van Cleef who plays Douglas Mortimer. Its a great role to match with Eastwood`s Man With No Name. These two have great chemistry in the film right until the climax which is one of the best endings to a film ever.

The story is a great western story. Two Bounty Hunters after the same guy and its a race to see who can get to him first. The acting is marvellous in the film and the directing by Sergio Leone is remarkable.

Overall better than the first but do not need to see the first to enjoy it. But please see the first,this one and the third and possibly greatest western ever made.

Rating - 89% - A-

Connor Macgregor (On Vacation) Reviews...Terminator 3 : Rise Of The Machines

The First 2 Terminator Films are classic in the Sci Fi Genre....But What About The Third ?

More than 10 years after 'Terminator 2', John Connor now exists only as a drifter - living 'off the grid', so no more Terminators from the future can hunt him down. Unfortunately, SkyNet does send another one back - and this one is called the T-X, even more powerful & advanced than the dreaded T-1000. However, another CSM-101 Terminator is also sent back to protect John against the T-X. Now, Skynet is patiently assuming control of civilian computer systems, under the guise of a computer virus. John has also met his future wife, Kate Brewster, whose father - a U.S. Air Force General - is in charge of the military computer systems & is leery of up linking SkyNet. However, when the SkyNet virus infects the U.S military computers & leaves the country open to attack, the machines begin their horrific takeover. Soon a nuclear war will result - and the war against the machines will begin. Can the outdated CSM-101 Terminator eliminate the highly advanced T-X - or will a darker future await man following the nuclear attack?

I will admit that T3 isn`t as good as T1 & T2. But this is still a great movie. The plot is perfectly fine and there are no plot holes or missing links from the first two Terminator Films. Some people could consider this film Non Canon and that is fine but for me its apart of The Terminator Series despite the fact Cameron was never involved.

Arnie still has it and while this Terminator shows a lot more emotional sides than he did to 1 & 2 , Arnie still pulls off action really well. I guess he wanted to return to Terminator before retiring to Politics as this was the franchise that made his name. Also i must give credit to Nick Stahl for not letting The John Connor Character be a two dimensional character. He gives a convincing performance of someone who doesn`t want to be a hero and just wants to be left alone. Clare Danes also gives a great performance as Kate Brewster, someone leading a normal life until all of a sudden she is thrown into this battle for survial that leads into a dark and terrfying future.

Overall , its a good film but not on par with 1 Or 2. See it just for the sake of seeing it.

Rating - 70% - B

Connor Macgregor (On Vacation) Reviews...The Mask Of Zorro

I saw this when i was a child...and loved every single minute of it.

In early 19th century California the masked swordsman hero Zorro was a champion of the people against the tyranny of Spanish rule, represented by the ruthless Governor Montero. Unfortunately, on the eve of his greatest triumph, the liberation of California, Montero learns of Zorro's secret identity as Don Diego de la Vega and attacks the rebel in his home leaving him imprisoned, his wife dead and his daughter abducted to be claimed as the child of Montero. Twenty years pass, and Montero returns to California intent on a foul plan to bring it under his total control. Upon learning of his return, Don Diego escapes from his long imprisonment and prepares for his revenge. Part of it involves the training of an orphan who helped him as a boy to become his successor. Together, the two must prepare to do battle with Montero and his American henchman to save California and reunite with Diego's lost daughter. So once again, the enemies of freedom and justice in California must fear of the man who leaves the mark of the Z.

For starters , I love the action in this film. Its not CGI by any means. Its done with stuntmen , real explosions and it feels like its been done with everyone doing their best work. Martin Campbell`s direction is great in all his films as he captures the 1800 feel and the characters emotions in the story.

The story is a great one. Its about two man`s personal revenge against people that took something that was so valuable from them and instead of being bloodthirsty killers , they train and ressurect the one hero that kills but kills for the right reasons...Zorro.

Anthony Hopkins is the clear standout in the film. A man that has lost everything but will do anything to get revenge on the person that took everything away from him. Then there is Antonio Banderas who is also amazing in this film. He suits The Zorro Costume perfectly and clearly deserves to cut The Z mark as the legendary hero.

I will give a shout out to two other people. Catherine Zeta Jones and Stuart Wilson who play Elena And Rafael Montero , two excellent characters especially Stuart Wilson`s character Rafael. But in my opinion , one of my favourite villians ever is Cpt Harrison Love played by Matt Letscher who is just fantastic at potraying the most evil character i have seen reviewing these films. He would be in my top 10 List of Favourite Villians.

Overall , A must see and recommended by any Zorro fan because i liked it and i am sure others will too. Plus its a special film to me because it was one of the first films i ever saw.

Rating - 96% - A

Connor Macgregor (On Vacation) Reviews...The Good,The Bad & The Ugly

"WAAAAAAAAAA...WA..WA.WA" The Infamous Western Cry that made the genre what it is today. This Is without a doubt The Greatest Western Film And One Of The Greatest Trilogies Of All Time.

Blondie (The Good) is a professional gunslinger who is out trying to earn a few dollars. Angel Eyes (The Bad) is a hit man who always commits to a task and sees it through, as long as he is payed to do so. And Tuco (The Ugly) is a wanted outlaw trying to take care of his own hide. Tuco and Blondie share a partnership together making money off Tuco's bounty, but when Blondie unties the partnership, Tuco tries to hunt down Blondie. When Blondie and Tuco comes across a horse carriage loaded with dead bodies, they soon learn from the only survivor (Bill Carson) that he and a few other men have buried a stash of gold in a cemetery. Unfortunately Carson dies and Tuco only finds out the name of the cemetery, while Blondie finds out the name on the grave. Now the two must keep each other alive in order to find the gold. Angel Eyes (who had been looking for Bill Carson) discovers that Tuco and Blondie meet with Carson and knows they know the location of the gold. All he needs is for the two to lead him to it. Now The Good, The Bad and The Ugly must all battle it out to get their hands on $200,000 worth of gold.

After seeing this film , I was stunned. Eastwood is GOD. Eastwood represents Cool like no other man or actor ever will. The Man With No Name is quite possibly the greatest character ever created in motion picuture history and i will not deny it. His sheer awesomeness and coolness when he holds the gun and the look of him. The Hat is just perfect Western Hat. The beard and facial hair is also great. He looks the part , he talks the part and deserves all the acclaim he will get while living and when dead. The Character is truely timeless.

I didn`t know that Lee Van Cleef was back in this film. I honestly thought it was a different actor playing the part. Never the less he is great as always. Another role which i thought was fantastic was Eli Wallach who played Tuco. At one point you hate his guts so much and another you love him too much. I won`t say what happens or why he is so hated and liked at the same time , but he is a truely memorable character.

Overall , Best Western ever made. Without A Doubt. See It and The Dollars Trilogy. They are all Masterpieces in different ways.

Rating - 99% - A

Connor Macgregor Reviews...Knight & Day

One of the films i was most excited to see this summer...yeah i have just seen it....and it dissapointed me.

June Havens finds her everyday life tangled with that of a secret agent who has realized he isn't supposed to survive his latest mission. As their campaign to stay alive stretches across the globe, they soon learn that all they can count on is each other.

I saw this film with a friend and i think he enjoyed it more than I did. My dad also saw it himself and say he really enjoyed it. Me on the other hand , I wasn`t as thrilled. its a good summer film but that is pretty much it. Nothing stands out , Nothing extraordinary happens and no thrilling performances to show. Cruise`s character is very funny though when he seems very crazy but its the people around him that are the real sinister people.

The plot is very basic. Girl meets Spy and falls into his world. I like how a battery is what everyone is after and Cruise is the fugitive. Diaz is great at first potraying the damsel in distress and then playing the unsung hero.
Some things i didn`t like. The shaky cam in action sequences got on my nerves a lot and CGI Bulls were very obvious.

Overall its a good action movie that gives us the comedic value of Cruise and the hotness of Diaz. But nothing stands out what i wanted to. I wanted more and sadly never got more.

Rating - 64% - B

Connor Macgregor (On Vacation) Reviews...The Bourne Identity

I review a trilogy critics either love or detest...The Bourne Trilogy.

On a stormy night, a young man is pulled out of the Mediterranean Sea by the crew of a fishing boat. Thinking the young man is dead, a curious fisherman with a scalpel finds two bullets in his back and a miniature laser device in his hip. The laser reveals a Swiss bank account number. But our wet hero isn't dead, and soon finds himself in Zurich. In the bank vault the young man discovers his name, Jason Bourne. In addition, he finds a baffling pile of different passports, all with his picture, and a huge pile of cash. In the U.S. Embassy, Jason Bourne discovers his love interest and travel partner, Marie, along with the fact that someone wants to kill him. Armed with a bag of money and mysterious martial arts skills, with Marie by his side, Bourne scours Paris for clues about his identity and past life... and finds himself in the middle of two assassination plots masterminded by the CIA.

This is a very good action film. Action Films to me are quite difficult to review because some films may have too much action , yet some have too little action. Bourne has that length of action people could tollerate. I do love the plot in this film. You are Jason Bourne. You are trying to figure out the story and why these people want Bourne dead.

Matt Damon`s performance is good but not magnificent. In fact there aren`t that many standout performances in this film. Brian Cox is his great self as usual , but not many new talent is introduced here.

Overall its a great action film with good car chases,explosions and fight scenes. Do look for it.

Rating - 73% - B+

Connor Macgregor (On Vacation) Reviews...The Bourne Supremacy

I reviewed Bourne 1...Now its time for Bourne 2.

Two years ago, Jason Bourne thought he had walked away from his past. But now the past catches up to Jason Bourne when the CIA threatens to ruin his new life. Bourne and Marie have maintained their anonymous, underground existence at the cost of permanence. Fueled by splintered nightmares and haunted by the past he cannot remember, Bourne moves Marie from city to city, trying to remain one step ahead of the threat implicit in every unexplained stranger's glance, every "wrong number" phone call--that at any second, without any warning, he might get pulled back into the world he hopes he left behind.

Now the first Bourne film was great fun , sadly this one is more of a headache and in the end , you feel very woozy due to all the action you have seen. there are too much action scenes and less scenes that focus on the story.

Matt Damon once again gives a great performance as Jason Bourne, but i feel his performance is downplayed in this one. Brian Cox isn`t as good as he was in Bourne 1. I don`t know why but he just doesn`t give it his all like in other films like Troy , X2 and the first Bourne film.

The Directing is average but not something to shout about. Greengrass may be considered by others as a great action director , but in this he comes across as a nervous amateur doing his debut film. It just feels very average and not very special.

So Overall , Not a great sequel , just a solid sequel in terms of action and story. Watch it just to follow the trilogy , but to me its the weakest.

Rating - 61% - B

Connor Macgregor (On Vacation) Reviews...Cats & Dogs

With the release of the sequel (which i haven`t seen) i feel i should review the original Cats & Dogs and give you my very well thought out thoughts.

Cats and dogs, known to mankind only as cuddly pets and man's best friend, have engaged in a fierce and merciless battle: Mr. Tinkles, a ruthless cat, is plotting intensively to achieve nothing less than world domination. His main target is Professor Brody, who is working on a medicine to rid people from dog hair allergies. Yet Mr. Tinkles strives to get to the substance, analyze it and then have it turned into a means of rendering all humans of the world aggressively allergic to any kind of dog. Cats would rule, as dogs would then be exterminated. But Mr. Tinkles did not bother to waste any thoughts on little Lou, the Brody family's new puppy, who never before has heard of dog agents and the major protective mission they fulfill towards the unsuspecting Brody family. Together with Butch and a few other dog agents from the neighbourhood, Lou desperately tries to hinder Mr. Tinkles in his sinister plans to take over the world.

Despite the fact this film is cliche and unoriginal , its still a damn great film. The whole war between Cats & Dogs just makes me snigger every time. Alec Baldwin`s voice performance totally fits the part of Butch , the veteran dog agent who has to protect the lab that Jeff Goldblum`s character is doing his research on. Toby McGuire does the voice of Lou , the puppy dog who was looking for adventure and ends up getting adventure when he discovers the world of spies.

To me however , the true best performance is Sean Hayes doing the voice of Mr Tinkles. Quite possibly one of the funniest voice performances i have ever heard of in all the films i have watched. The character is unoriginal , but Sean Hayes makes it original with the great voice work and comedic value that he gives to Mr Tinkles. I also love the spanish maid who makes Mr Tinkles do all these humiliating things (Mostly wear these awful designed dresses). Never the less Sean Hayes makes Mr Tinkles and original and funny character.

Overall a great underrated kids movie that deserves you and your kid`s attention. Check it out.

Rating - 73% - B+

Connor Macgregor (On Vacation) Reviews...Pretty Woman

Finally i have seen a smart , funny romantic comedy that made me actually like characters and enjoy the story.

Vivian Ward has found a way of living by working as a prostitute on Hollywood Boulevard. When she runs into the prince of her dreams, who comes along on his wild horse, she first does not recognize him as her saviour. The prince, a ruthless and wealthy businessman by the name of Edward Lewis, does not know that she could be more than just a girl from the sidewalk, but he changes his decision after the first night with the beautiful stranger. Her being the first person in a long time who could surprise him, Edward can slowly feel the light at the end of the tunnel. He is on his way to become a better person, whereas Vivian has got a new chance to start over again.

Boy how i enjoyed watching this film. The chemistry between Richard Gere and Julia Roberts is just comedic gold. Gere`s character obviously has demons and Julia Robert`s character is a hooker who is just trying to survive the big city. When these two characters who are so different but yet similar meet each other , it is instant chemistry. Richard Gere is a likeable character who just wants to help this woman and stop her from being a hooker and make her a more respectable person. I don`t know if Julia Roberts is miserable but she does enjoy the rich lifestyle which makes her a different person , Physically and Emotionally.

The story is great. Its about two different characters who change each other in different ways. Richard Gere changes Julia Robert`s appearance to be a more respectable citizen. Julia changes how Richard should have more fun instead of working all the time. Jason Alexander who plays the lawyer is great at being likeable and unlikeable at the same time. I think this guy is terribly underrated.

Overall i do like this movie more than i thought i would. Go check it out and in my opinion so far , its the best romantic comedy movie i have seen...but i am bound to see better in the future.

Rating - 85% - A-

Indeed, the Toy Story saga is complete and should remain as it is. Three excellent movies telling one complete story. A fourth movie would ruin it. The rumors I've heard say Pixar realizes that and will not produce a fourth feature. They are not ruling out future shorts, however, featuring the, probably make-believe, adventures of the toys. Those I could live with. Good reviews on the Pixar films. If you haven't seen Up, I recommend that one also. Heck, I recommend all of them.
"I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries." - Frank Capra
Family DVD Collection | My Top 100 | My Movie Thoughts | Frank Capra