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It is no longer Megan's Movie Reviews. I tried finding a URL that was but... it was unavailable. So, I chose something else! I am a Harry Potter nut/fan/nerd and I thought this was rather catchy. Please go to this new URL for all of my updated posts and that is where you can leave movie reviews. Thanks for all of your fun support and reviews!

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X-Men: The Last Stand

4 stars

Take a Stand.

It has been several months since The X-Men stopped William Stryker, but that victory came at a price, they have lost Jean Gray when she tried to save them from the collapsed reservoir. Scott Summers (Cyclops) is still grieving about her loss. One day, he came out to the place which is where Jean Gray sacrificed herself. Then, Jean Gray appeared right in front of him. Though, it seemed that after that, Scott had disappeared. Meanwhille, the rift between humans and mutants had finally reached the boiling point. When humans discovered what causes humans to mutate, they have found a cure for the mutation. The X-Men were appalled at this idea. It was not long at all until the news about the cure came to Magneto. He decides to organize an army of mutants and wage his war against the humans. Then, it became clear that Jean Gray evolved into the Pheonix, her new mutant powers are so strong that she can not control her own body... (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Famke Janssen
Released: 2006

Megan's Movie Review:
I really liked this movie. It was pretty intense and there were some things in this movie that I didn't expect to happen when I first saw it. For instance, *Spoiler* that the Professor died pretty early in the movie, and also Scott. I had never watched the cartoons so I didn't know that Jean was evil or that she was alive. I had hoped that she was alive, but I didn't expect her to turn crazy evil. I felt so bad for Angel when he was a child (the kid with the wings). How sad that he felt like he needed to try and cut off his wings. It was horrible. Maybe I'm more sympathetic towards kids now because I now have a child of my own. I just can't imagine my child having to say sorry for something they can't control. (This is how you know I get way too into my movies lol). Wolverine is my favorite, of course, but I really liked Beast. He was awesome and super cool! So at the end of the movie, do you think that Magneto still had his powers or that they were coming back to him? I kind of think that the cure eventually wears off and that they can get their powers back. Like I said, I never watched the cartoons so I have no idea if this even happened in the cartoons. The fight scenes in the movie were great and I loved the battle at the end. Very good movie.

What do you all think about it?

The Switch

3 3/4 stars

The most unexpected comedy ever conceived.

Kassie (Jennifer Aniston) and Wally (Jason Bateman) are best friends. Being unlucky in love, Kassie has decided to have a child using artificial insemination. Wally doesn't like this idea, but he isn't capable of admitting to himself, let alone to Kassie, that he's in love with her. At Kassie's artificial insemination party, Wally gets very drunk and spies the sperm donor's sample in the bathroom. Wally was way too drunk to know what he did that night, and Kassie has moved away because she doesn't feel that New York City is a place to raise a child. Now 7 years later, Kassie has moved back with her son Sebastian. While she is looking to get Roland (the sperm donor) more involved in their lives, Wally can't help but notice the many striking similarities that he and Sebastian share. (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman
Released: 2010

Megan's Movie Review:
Okay. So this movie was interesting. I didn't appreciate the sexual comments in the movie or how he donated his sperm to her. It was weird and dumb and we ended up fast forwarding through that part of the movie. I would say that this isn't for kids and adults only. Anyways, so the kid in this movie was so adorable. I just loved him! I know that you might think this is crazy, but my favorite part of the movie was when he had to take care of the boy and help him get rid of his lice. It sounds gross, but it was really sweet in the movie. He knew it was his son, but he hadn't told her yet, and he was being a real dad. It was just so cute. It did make me sad when the boy got beat up by these kids at school. But I really liked how he showed up at Wally's house. And I did like the part where they went to the zoo and they were looking at the penguins. Their conversation was cute. The ending was almost perfect. I was hoping that she would be pregnant again.

Comments please.


The Next Three Days

3 3/4 stars

Lose who you are to save what you love.

Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on the murder weapon. Her husband, John would spend the next few years trying to get her released, but there's no evidence that negates the evidence against her. And when the strain of being separated from her family, especially her son, gets to her, John decides to break her out. So he does a lot of research to find a way. (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks
Released: 2010

Megan's Movie Review:
Stress Fest. Intense. At times in the movie I couldn't keep watching because it stressed me out so much. I felt so bad for the husband & son because the wife was in prison. But I couldn't believe that he would murder, lie, and steal for his wife just to get her out of prison? Didn't he think about his child?! And then making his child a part of his crimes.. What if they got caught? There were so many moments in the movie that were close calls. He was pretty thorough in his research and making sure that his plan was successful. Ugh it stressed me out so much. And it wasn't a scary kind of stressed, it was just plain stressful. "Is he going to get away?" "Everything seems to be going wrong." Those were my thoughts. In the end, it was good and (*Spoiler*) she was innocent. I thought for sure she had done it but she really didn't. Well, I would recommend watching this movie. It was intense.

What'd you think of this exciting movie?


Wild Target

3 1/4 stars

They said 'Take her out'. He got the wrong idea.

Victor Maynard is a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother, despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose. He spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring in the process a young apprentice, Tony. Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client. (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint
Released: 2010

Megan's Movie Review:
The reason why I put this movie on my Netflix list was because Rupert Grint was in it. I am a Harry Potter fan and I think he is a good actor. I love his humor. So this movie.. It was pretty good. It did have some sexual comments in it that I didn't like and we did fast forward through a scene in the movie. It didn't show anything but it was inappropriate. I laughed a lot at Rupert Grint, especially when he kept shooting this guy and apologizing for it. He shot his ear off and it was rather funny. It had some dry humor in it and it also had some British humor in it that I didn't understand. If I was British maybe it would've been funnier. I couldn't believe that she fell in love with the guy because he was not attractive. Overall though, it was entertaining.



You Again

3 3/4 stars

What doesn't kill you... is going to marry your brother.

As a teenager Marni was the kind of girl no guy would go near and would be tormented by the mean girls, and no one was meaner to her than Joana the head cheerleader. Years later, she's a successful woman with a good job. When she goes home for her brother's wedding she discovers that her brother is marrying Joana. When they meet she wants Joana to apologize for the way she treated her but Joana feigns ignorance. When Marni tells her mother, Gail about her and Joana, Gail tells her to try and put it behind her. But when Gail learns that her aunt Mona is her old friend Ramona who was her friend in high school whom she had confrontation with years ago, Gail feels like Mona is trying to thumb her success in her nose. When Marni learns that Joana does remember her she sets to expose her to her brother. (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Kristen Bell, Jaime Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Annable, Betty White
Released: 2010

Megan's Movie Review:
Fun, funny, entertaining movie! It was a predictable movie yet I liked it. I appreciated how it was only PG and it didn't have tons of sex comments in it, which it could have because it was a comedy/romance movie. I love Kristen Bell! I think she is pretty funny and whenever she comes out in a movie I want to see it. This movie was kind of cheesy at some parts but then again it was pretty funny. I can't say it is something that I want as part of my DVD collection, but it is a fun movie to rent if you don't know what else to watch. Some of the acting was not good, such as her older brother in the movie. One thing I didn't understand was at the very end when the girl got exposed about being a bully/brat to Marni (played by Kristen Bell), Marni got in trouble because she ruined the wedding. Hello?!!!! If I found out someone was rude to my child, my child would come first. But it was fun and I liked it overall.

Opinions please.

Did You Hear About the Morgans?

2 3/4 stars

We're not in Manhattan anymore.

Meryl and Paul Morgan have separated since his infidelity. He's a Manhattan lawyer, seeking forgiveness. She's moved on, focusing on real estate sales. As he walks her to an appointment one evening, pleading his case, they witness a murder; the murderer sees them. The FBI wants them in witness protection until the killer is caught. He's already hunting them. The FBI sends them to Ray, Wyoming, a tiny ranch town, where they stay with the aging sheriff and his gun-toting wife (who's his deputy). Meryl and Paul must sort out their relationship while their New York ways bump up against those of the West. Meantime, Meryl knows two things that Paul doesn't. (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker
Released: 2009

Megan's Movie Review:
Boring. This movie for the most part was boring. During the middle of the movie it did have some funny parts, such as the bear part, but overall I was bored. I thought it would be funnier than what it was. I think part of the reason I wasn't really interested in it too was I don't like Sarah Jessica Parker. Her voice bothers me, I don't think she is very pretty (I know that's mean), and she just bugs me. I like Hugh Grant though. I like his dry humor. It's catchy and funny. When the preview did come out for this I thought it seemed rather funny but it's really not. Lame. I know. Pretty poor acting too in this movie. I don't think it is worth seeing. Also, in the end when you find out that she cheated on him while they were separated and he was all upset about it, well.. he cheated on her in the first place. Not that I am saying what either of them did was right because it's not but, now he knows how she felt.

Did you hear about this movie?..


Life As We Know It

4 stars

A comedy about taking it one step at a time.

Holly and Eric were set up on a blind date by their friends, Peter and Allison who are married. After Peter and Allison are killed in an accident, they learn that they have been named as the guardians to Peter and Allison's daughter, Sophie. So they move into their house and try their best to honor their friends' wishes. But raising a child puts a crimp on their style and they don't exactly get along. (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel
Released: 2010

Megan's Movie Review:
Well.. this movie was actually quite sad. It depressed me in the very beginning because of the couple dying and leaving their child to these two people. I don't know if it is because I am a mother now, but I just couldn't stop thinking about the child and how she would grow up not knowing her parents. It made me cry! I thought this movie was more sad then funny. Yes, there were some pretty funny parts in the movie but it was sad. I did like this movie and I think because it was rather emotional for me. The story was interesting and the ending was great. I loved it! One thing I didn't like was how you know that this guy had been sleeping around with tons of girls. It reminded me of Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, which I really hated that movie. But the neighbors in this movie were pretty hilarious and how they were all obsessed with him. It was funny watching him trying to learn how to take care of baby. Good, sad movie.


The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

4 1/2 stars

Take the voyage. Live the adventure. Discover Narnia like you've never seen it.

Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world. (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Ben Barnes, Will Poulter
Released: 2010

Megan's Movie Review:
I really liked this movie a lot! It is a great movie for children and it has lots of imagination. The book was a fun book to read and I was really excited when this was going to come out. Like I said, it has a lot of imagination and it seems very different from the other movies. My husband doesn't like the other Chronicles of Narnia because he said they just stand around and talk/argue too much. But this one he actually liked because he said they were actually doing something, and there were so many fun things going on. The only thing I don't like about the movie is Lucy... The actress Georgie Henley just bothers me. I don't think she is a great actress. She was cute in the first movie and I know you that you should stick with the same actress throughout the movies but I really don't like her. And Susan too. Anyways, I really liked Will Poulter in this movie as Eustace. I think he played a great Eustace because in the book he is supposed to be truly annoying. He played his part well and I loved it. The end of the movie is one of my favorite parts. I love the Christian symbolism it has in this and in all the books & movies. It's fantastic and I would totally recommend this to families.

What do you think?



5 stars

They're taking adventure to new lengths.

After receiving the healing powers from a magical flower, the baby Princess Rapunzel is kidnapped from the palace in the middle of the night by Mother Gothel. Mother Gothel knows that the flower's magical powers are now growing within the golden hair of Rapunzel, and to stay young, she must lock Rapunzel in her hidden tower. Rapunzel is now a teenager and her hair has grown to a length of 70-feet. The beautiful Rapunzel has been in the tower her entire life, and she is curious of the outside world. One day, the bandit Flynn Ryder scales the tower and is taken captive by Rapunzel. Rapunzel strikes a deal with the charming thief to act as her guide to travel to the place where the floating lights come from that she has seen every year on her birthday. Rapunzel is about to have the most exciting and magnificent journey of her life. (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi
Released: 2010

Megan's Movie Review:
OH my! I LOVED THIS MOVIE! This is totally a classic Disney movie but all animated instead of a cartoon. Ya know what I mean? Anyways, this movie was fabulous! I felt like a little girl again haha! I can't believe it's taken me this long to see it. It was funny, the romance was great, the storyline was awesome. The ending perfect. I loved the lantern thing. I just thought that was so cute! Rapunzel was beautiful and Flynn was handsome. lol My favorite character was the chameleon. He was adorable and I want one for myself! This movie is great for children, especially little girls and it's even funny for adults. The horse character was hilarious too. He was so funny acting all tough and cool. After I watched this movie I wanted to watch it again. It really was just your typical Disney Princess movie. But up to date and better!

5 stars right??!

It's Kind of a Funny Story

3 1/2 stars

Sometimes what's in your head isn't as crazy as you think.

Craig is a high-school junior, in the gifted program, infatuated with his best friend's girl. When he realizes he's suicidal, he checks himself into the psychiatric ward of a hospital, thinking they'll do an observation, help him, and send him home in time for school the next day. Once in, however, he must stay for a week; the juvenile ward is being renovated, so he's in with adults as well as a few youths. Bobby, a man with a young daughter, shows him around; Craig notices Noelle, about his age. He tries to keep his friends from finding out where he is. Little things: he draws, goes to therapy, sings, helps Bobby rehearse an interview. Is this the stuff of insight? (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts
Released: 2010

Megan's Movie Review:
Well.. I had never seen or heard of this movie but my husband put in on our Netflix list. It had a kind of a sweet, interesting story. It had my attention from the beginning. I didn't appreciate the sex content in this though. For reals, he is like 16 years old.. I just think it's stupid. But other than that, I liked the story. He just learns a lot about life within a few days of being in the hospital. It did have some funny things in it too. The boy had a kind of weird/interesting imagination. Yet it was funny (sometimes). But I just really liked the ending. It was great and I didn't think that Keir Gilchrist was too bad of an actor either.



1 star

If someone took the one you love... How far would you go to get him back?

Mary Walsh delivers boyfriend Kevin to a hospital for routine outpatient surgery. But when Mary returns to take him home, he's mysteriously vanished. An administrator can find no record of him, and a police search turns up nothing. Increasingly frantic, Mary's taken to staff psychiatrist Dr. Bensley, who pronounces her unstable. Now she must not only find her missing boyfriend, but prove her own sanity as well. When a stranger informs her he knows Kevin's whereabouts and demands a $10 billion ransom, she has one hour to comply... and her boyfriend's life hangs in the balance. Forced to embezzle the money from the bank where she works, Mary soon discovers the shocking truth behind the disappearance. Now time is running out and she must take matters into her own hands to save herself. (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Brittany Murphy, Dean Cain
Released: 2010

Megan's Movie Review:
This movie was absolutely horrible. I mean, I don't even know if that is even the right word. It sucked. I feel so bad because I don't know if this was her last movie that she filmed, but I'm sure it was one of the last ones, and it was terrible. Her hair in the movie looked awful! I don't know who their dresser was but whoever it was sucked. Brittany Murphy looked like her hair was constantly wet and gelled down. She needed highlights. Then her make-up artist sucked as well. They made her look like a clown. Her lipstick was like off of her lips. Anyways, her acting was probably the best compared to everyone else's but it was still not great. Dean Cain.. didn't he used to be Superman? What the heck happened? I could've been a better actor than him. This movie had the stupidest lines. It was just terrible. My husband and I just kept making fun of it and couldn't believe that we actually were watching this movie. I feel bad that this was one of Brittany Murphy's last movies.

I will be shocked if you liked it..



4 1/2 stars

Can you dig it?

"But if you forget to come back for Madame Zeroni, you and your family will be cursed for always and eternity." Those were the exact words spoken to young Elya Yelnats the day he forgot to repay the gypsy Madame Zeroni. From then on his family was cursed with bad luck. One hundred years later Stanley Yelnats IV is accused
of stealing a pair of cleats from a major league baseball player and sent to Camp Green Lake (a dry lake bed in the middle of the desert). It never rains at Camp Green Lake, it hasn't for one hundred years. The secretive and mysterious Warden has each inmate spend every day digging one hole to "build character." But when an artifact from the famous "Kissin' Kate" Barlow is found in a hole, the Warden forces the boys to work double time leading Stanley to deduce they're digging because the Warden is looking for something. But what? And how is the mystery of Camp Green Lake connected to Stanley's family curse? (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight

Released: 2003

Megan's Movie Reviews:
I just read the book for the first time and lets say it made me love this story even more. I had never read the book before I saw the movie, and so when I saw this movie I loved it. I think it has a great story and I truly enjoyed it. I especially loved the romance between Kate Barlow and Sam. :) Haha.. Of course I do! I love any kind of romance even when it's cheesy. "I can fix that." Love that part in the movie!!! So sweet! Anyways, this movie was great, and the story was awesome. It also followed the book extremely well and the reason is because the author wrote the screenplay for the movie! Incredible.. I appreciated how this movie that good things will happen to you if you are honest. It just might take some time or test your patience, but it will happen.



Battle: Los Angeles

4 1/2 stars

A Marine Staff Sergeant who has just had his retirement approved goes back into the line of duty in order to assist a 2nd Lieutenant and his platoon as they fight to reclaim the city of Los Angeles from alien invaders. (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Aaron Eckhart
Released: 2011

Megan's Movie Review:
I heard a few different things from people about this movie and it was mainly that everyone didn't like this movie. They said that there wasn't enough alien in the movie. Really? How much more freaking alien did you want?! I went into this movie expecting to not ever see the alien. But maybe it's because I saw skyline and you don't see the alien very much in that movie and then watching this movie you see them all the time. And by the way, this movie was cool! Super action packed alien war movie. Tons of fighting and the fighting scenes were good too! I really, really liked this movie. I don't know how people didn't like it or said that there wasn't enough "alien" in the movie. I also liked how this movie ended. Yes, they didn't save the world, they just saved their city, but at least it showed you how they would be able to save the world. I also liked how the aliens didn't die because of the oxygen like War of the Worlds. They actually had to kill the aliens. It makes it a challenge and they won! Well..they won Los Angeles. If you like aliens and if you like action packed movies, you most likely will like this.

Alien fans?


4 1/2 stars

His daughter was taken. He has 96 hours to get her back.

Seventeen year-old Kim is the pride and joy of her father Bryan Mills. Bryan is a retired agent who left the Central Intelligence Agency to be near Kim in California. Kim lives with her mother Lenore and her wealthy stepfather Stuart. Kim manages to convince her reluctant father to allow her to travel to Paris with her friend Amanda. When the girls arrive in Paris they share a cab with a stranger named Peter, and Amanda lets it slip that they are alone in Paris. Using this information an Albanian gang of human traffickers kidnaps the girls. Kim barely has time to call her father and give him information. Her father gets to speak briefly to one of the kidnappers and he promises to kill the kidnappers if they do not let his daughter go free. The kidnapper wishes him "good luck," so Bryan Mills travels to Paris to search for his daughter and her friend. (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Liam Neeson
Released: 2008

Megan's Movie Review:
Wow. This movie was pretty awesome! It is super intense and full of action. I loved Liam Neeson in this movie. He was phenomenal. Very cool! His fighting scenes were awesome, like Bourne Identity awesome. I loved how he was so determined to find his daughter. One thing I didn't like about this movie was how you see all the women being sexually abused. Well you don't actually see it, but you know what was happening to them. It bothered me because I hate to see that. You know it really does happen in this world and it makes me sick. I wish at the end of this movie he would have somehow saved all those other women from the torture they were in. But since the government knew about it and didn't care, I'm pretty sure he probably couldn't have done too much. And another thing that bothered me was how Maggie Grace (she plays the daughter) over acted all her parts. She always had to be running somewhere like she was 5 years old. It drove me crazy. But I loved this movie and how he was so smart and could just do anything.

You have to like this movie...


Surf's Up

4 1/2 stars

Birds Fly...Penguins Soar!

This story follows a teenage rock hopper penguin named Cody Maverick from his hometown of Shiverpool, Antarctica, where all of the other penguins think he's nothing but a surfing fool, to the "Big Z Memorial Surf Off" on Pen Gu Island. Young Cody is determined to win the most important competition in the world of penguin surfing in honor of "Big Z," a deceased surfing legend whom he has idolized since childhood. But the waves in Pen Gu are different than in Shiverpool, and the competition is steep. The current champ, egotistical Tank Evans, isn't just about to let this little penguin knock him from first place without a fight. When Cody wipes out and encounters Geek, a recluse aging former surfer, living in the jungle, he learns some important lessons about life and surfing, and even teaches Geek a thing or two. (Source: IMDB)

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader
Released: 2007

Megan's Movie Review:
Okay, so we bought this movie when it came out on dvd a while ago and watched it and all I can remember is that I didn't like it. I must have been in a bad mood or something, because we just watched it again last night and I absolutely LOVED it!! Shia LaBeouf is soo funny in this and I didn't realized how many big actors there were in this movie. There were so many funny parts in this movie and if you listen to everything, it really is quite a hoot. Some of the sayings I liked were "Pecker face?..." or "He's a dirty trash can filled with poo." I can't believe that I didn't enjoy it the first time. Great movie, loved it! I'm so glad that we have it haha and I think this will be a good movie for our kids. It's a good story about how to never give up and to follow your dreams. Have confidence in yourself!

You should see this if you haven't yet.