Your Highness stars Danny McBride as Thadeous, James Franco as Fabious, and Natalie Portman as Isabel. Fabious is the prince and the heir in line to the throne of the kingdom and Thadious is his ne’er do well brother who spends most of his time getting into trouble. When Fabious goes on adventures as a brave knight, Thadeious is content to stay behind and out of danger. However, when Fabious has his bride kidnapped by an evil sorcerer, both brothers go on a mission to find her and bring her back home to the castle. Along the way, they meet Isabel who is has her own mission to accomplish which happens to be the same as theirs. There is adventure and also comedy along the way. I enjoyed this movie and I recommend it to others. I give it 4 paws up, a tail wag, and a sloppy doggy kiss. According to Jeff’s silly human system, I would give it a 9 out of 10.
This is a movie starring Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, and Abbie Cornish. It was directed by Zach Snyder. This movie starts out showing a young girl, who after the death of her mother and sister is put into a mental hospital by her abusive stepfather. Facing a lobotomy at the hospital, the young girl (Baby Doll) goes into an alternate reality to as a means to “escape”. Personally, this dog did not enjoy the movie much. However, I’m sure that many of the humans will like it particularly if they like movies that question reality. For example, Baby Doll would start dancing, and then the movie would go to a battle type scene which didn’t interest me much since we dogs don’t tend to be fond of that sort of thing. Therefore, I have to rate it from my opinion which was 4 paws walking out of the theatre which would be a 2 out of 10 by Jeff’s stupid human movie scale. There were no dogs to redeem the movie in any way, and there was no tail wagging from this theatre patron. I do give the movie candy a 10 out of 10.
I went to see Transformers: Dark of the Moon earlier this week. So far, this movie has done very well at the box office, but I can only say that, as far as I’m concerned, it was money that was not well spent. Shia LaBeouf reprised his role as Sam Witwicky. The story line wasn’t particularly good. I didn’t mind some of the historical footage at the beginning of the movie, but after that it was all downhill as far as this dog is concerned. However, if your idea of an enjoyable movie is to see things blown up, this is definitely the movie for you. By the time the movie got to the last battle scene, I didn’t really care which side won as long as the movie ended so I could go to McDonalds and get myself a couple of cheeseburgers. Several dogs had cameos in the movie, and even the dogs couldn’t make it a good movie. When a dog can’t save a movie, you know it isn’t good. I have no idea why so many people rushed to see this movie, but I was one of them. I do have one good thing to say about the theatre. It was free popcorn day at our local theatre (which was a pleasant surprise), and that made the popcorn good because it was warm. Sometimes the theatres make it ahead of time and it gets kind of cold, but on free popcorn day, it is usually warm. It didn’t make the movie any better, but it did make the snacking during the movie better. I give the movie a slap of the paw. I give the popcorn 4 paws up and a tail wag. As you know, I have to use Jeff’s stupid human movie rating system so I give the movie a 3 out of 10. The popcorn gets a 10 out of 10.
Thor is the story of the Norse god Thor played by Chris Helmsworth. His father, Odin, played by Anthony Hopkins, was the king of Asgard, and Thor was set to take over the throne. As Odin was about to make Thor king, there was a problem with an old enemy. Thor, being a warrior, thought that the only way to protect Asgard would be to attack the enemy. He and a group of his warriors did that against direct orders from Odin and Thor was exiled to the planet Earth. Meanwhile, his brother, Loki played by Tom Hiddleston was planning to take over the throne of Asgard. While on Earth, Thor had to learn to live without his powers which, of course, was very frustrating for god who was used to being very powerful. His trials on Earth finally helped him learn the many lessons that his dad had tried to teach him about being a good ruler. It also taught him humility. He fell in love with Jane Foster played by Natalie Portman. He also learned to like the humans on Earth. The story was good and the acting was also good. I enjoyed the movie. I give it 4 paws up and a tail wag which is an 8 out of 10 on Jeff’s stupid human movie scale.
Johnny Depp returns to the screen as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Personally, I think Depp should have demanded the name be changed to something less annoying like Captain Jack Schnauzer Of course, this dog hates birds so being called Sparrow would be very annoying to me. Maybe it doesn’t bother Depp as much since he is a human. Anyway, back to the subject at paw-a movie review.
This movie is about Captain Jack Sparrow’s search for the legendary Fountain of Youth. Of course, he isn’t the only one searching for the famous fountain. Angelica Malon, a girlfriend from Sparrow’s past is also searching for the fountain. Malon is played by Penelope Cruz. Barbossa is back played by Geoffrey Rush only this time he is working for the royal British Navy, and he wants to find the fountain also. Blackbeard, played by Ian McShane is also looking for the fountain. Blackbeard’s ship is called the Queen Anne’s Revenge. The actual ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, was found about a week after the movie opened. In my opinion, finding a historical ship that was featured in the movie was quite a feat for Disney.
The movie had mermaids and zombies. I will admit that the search for the fountain was kind of boring. I could have gotten a lot more involved in the story if they had been searching for a typical pirate treasure--dingo bones, bacon, etc. I have to admit that I wasn’t that excited about finding water. I have plenty of water in my water bowl so I thought it was kind of a silly thing to go after, but the humans seem to like the idea of being younger. I suppose being a puppy again might be nice, but I’d still rather have dingo bones and bacon.
Anyway, I can’t tell you whether they found the fountain or not because it would be a “spoiler”, and I know the humans can be picky about not eating things that are spoiled. I really enjoyed this movie, and I would give it 4 paws up, a tail wag a couple of tummy rubs, and a pigs ear. That is 10 out of 10 with Jeff’s silly human movie rating system.
I was really excited to see this movie because I am always very happy when a movie stars a dog. However, the name was deceiving so the film did not meet my expectations because it was a movie about humans. Other than my initial annoyance at the obvious false advertising in an attempt to get dogs into the theatre, it was a good movie. I will at least admit that the human upon which the movie was based had the good sense to be named “Dog”. It always makes us dogs feel good to see the humans try so hard to be dogs.
Dylan Dog is a private investigator who at one time investigated cases involving the supernatural, but due to a past event in his life, had left that business only to be drug back into it-albeit reluctantly. Brandon Routh played the part of Dylan Dog, and the movie takes place in a Louisiana bayou. Routh was the one who played Superman in Superman Returns, and this time instead of fighting evil villains, he was dealing with monsters and the undead when they cross the line and cause trouble. I think Routh did an excellent job of portraying Dylan Dog, and I also think that the studio should have let him continue to play Superman in the next Superman movie. However, portraying a superhero is not nearly as wonderful as portraying a dog. Maybe in his next movie, he can get a good part and play and actual dog. I think he would do a good job as a dog.
It is based on a comic book,. I have never read the comic book so I have no idea how well they did in representing the comic book, but I thought it was a good movie. I give it 4 paws up. This is a 7 out of 10 on Jeff’s stupid human movie scale.
Hop is a delightful movie starring James Marsden as Fred O’Hare, Hugh Laurie as the voice of the E. B.’s dad, and Russell Brand as the voice of E. B.
The movie is the story of E. B. (Easter Bunny) who, as the Easter Bunny’s teen-age son, is in line to inherit the title of Easter Bunny. E. B. has no desire to take over the family business and deliver Easter baskets every year. He wants to be a drummer in a rock and roll band. Meanwhile, Fred O’Hare is being pushed out of the house by his parents because he can’t find a fulfilling job. E. B. decides to leave his home and head for Hollywood, where he meets Fred O’Hare. He becomes Fred’s houseguest and the two have many adventures together much to Fred O’Hare’s dismay. There is a chicken who works for E. B.’s dad who tries to take Easter from the rabbits. Whenever there is evil in the world, you know a bird or “fowl” is behind it.
I’m glad to see bunny rabbits featured in a motion picture because I had a bunny friend named Flash. Flash wasn’t an Easter bunny, but he was a black and white Dutch bunny. Although he did not deliver baskets on Easter, he did leave little chocolate jelly beans which the humans told me not to eat. As usual, the humans are always trying to keep a dog from having fun!
I give this movie 4 paws up, a vigorous tail wag, a tummy rub, and a doggy kiss. If you have children, they will love this movie. Since I have to give it a rating by Jeff’s human movie rating system, I give it a 10 out of 10.
“Paul” was written by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost who also star in the movie. My readers might remember these two from other movies they have done together: “Shaun of the Dead”, and “Hot Fuzz”. The movie starts out decades ago when Paul's spaceship crash lands on Earth. His ship killed a dog in the crash of which I personally did not approve. They could have killed a bird or even a cat, but not a dog! Then the movie moves on into the present time. Graeme Willy played by Simon Pegg and Clive Gollings played by Nick Frost are two friends attending the ComicCon as their "dream vacation". Both are big sci-fi fans, and Clive Gollings is an aspiring writer. After the ComicCon, the two rent an RV to tour the southwest area's famous UFO related locations: Area 51, and Roswell, New Mexico are part of the itinerary. Along the way, they meet up with a real space alien named Paul, whose voice is provided by Seth Rogan. They also "kidnap" a young woman at an RV park whose name is Ruth Buggs played by Kristen Wiig. They are being chased by federal agents led by Agent Zoil played by Jason Bateman. Paul is trying to get to the spot where he can take a spaceship back to his world. The movie is the story of what happened along the way. Will Paul make it to the spaceship or will the federal agents capture him first? I suggest you watch the movie to find out. It is a good movie except for the very beginning when the dog was killed. Being a dog myself, I did not care for that part!!! SPOILER ALERT: I did approve of Paul bringing a bird back to life and eating it--not the bringing it back part, but the eating it part. I think birds are evil!
I give the movie 4 paws up and a tail wag. If I have to grade this film based on my human Jeff’s stupid grading scale, I will give this film a rating of 8 out of 10.
The King’s Speech won the Oscar for best movie of 2010. I personally would not have given it the Oscar for best picture (that was an honor I would bestow on Marmaduke or several other movies made during 2010), However, it was a very, very good movie and well worth seeing.
The movie is the real life story of King George VI of Britain. He was the brother of King Edward VIII, who was the next in line for the throne. However, Edward VIII fell in love with a divorced American named Wallis Simpson. Since marrying a divorced “commoner” would have been scandalous at the time, he abdicated the throne so that he could marry her. Thus, his brother, George VI had to take over the throne. Edward the VI was a quiet man who never planned to ascend to the throne, and he had a speech problem that made it difficult for people to see him as a strong leader. All the doctors that he saw at the time had no idea how to help him with his problem with stammering so his wife found a “speech therapist”, Lionel Loque, to help him with his problem. Lionel was from Australia, and he had helped some of the soldiers there recover from battle, and he had a lot of new ideas about how to help. The movie is the story of how Lionel helped the King which was important since George VI took over during the beginning of World War II. He is the father of Elizabeth II, who is the reigning monarch of Britain now.
The movie stars Colin Firth as George VI, Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Loque, Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth, and Guy Pearce as Edward VIII. I recommend this movie because it is an excellent movie and it shows a very human side of the royal family which you don’t see most of the time. After all, the royal family members are human just like the rest of the humans. I would have liked a bit more emphasis on the royal dogs, but all in all, it was still excellent. Every movie can’t be Marmaduke.
For those of you who might really like this subject, there is another movie made in 2002 entitled “Bertie and Elizabeth” which was a “made for television” movie that deals with the same subject.
I give this movie 3 paws up and a tail wag which means that according to Jeff’s human movie rating system (which is not as good as my dog system in my opinion), I would give it an 8 out of 10.
The movie Yogi Bear, which was released in December, 2010, was a wonderful movie based on the exploits of Yogi Bear in the cartoons. Yogi Bear, played by Dan Aykroyd, happens to be smarter than than the average bear, and he lives in Jellystone Park. Yogi Bear, along with his sidekick, Boo Boo Bear, played by Justin Timberlake, spends most of his time trying to separate pic-a-nic baskets from the tourists who come there. This annoys Ranger Smith, played by Tom Cavanagh. For some reason, the tourists do not appreciate having their food stolen. Anna Faris plays Rachel who is at Jellystone Park to write a story about Yogi Bear because she said talking bears are rare creatures. I can’t argue with her there. I have never met a bear who could talk human. Of course, I have also never met a bear, and since some of them look kind of ferocious, I think I’d like to keep it that way.
Jellystone is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and attendence is down so the mayor wants to close it down so he can make money from the land. Since it is Yogi and Boo Boo’s home, they join forces with the ranger to try to make sure that does not happen. However, as usual, Yogi does cause a few problems along the way. I can’t tell you how it turns out because there are still those reading this who may not have seen the movie yet. One particularly cute scene has the ranger’s soda machine in Yogi’s den because he says it is “defective, every time a bear kicks it, it gives out a free can of soda”. Anyway, for those who are familiar with Yogi Bear and his exploits, I think you will agree that this movie stays very true to Yogi’s personality.
I found this movie very enjoyable, and I give it 3 paws up, a tail wag, and a tummy rub. That would be 8 out of 10 according to Jeff’s movie rating system.
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