Thor: The Dark World

One of the fun things in Marvel movies is that they are all connected. Thor: The Dark World is not the exception. The story in this movie happens after the Avengers saved New York. This time the threat was a group of dark elves that wanted to destroy the universe with an infinity gem called the Aether. They had already tried thousands of years ago, but they failed. With the Convergence, that is the alignment of the nine realms, they had another chance. As usual the superhero came to the rescue and saved everybody. The story is also linked to Jane Foster, who is Thor’s girlfriend. They are reunited after two years of being apart.

The movie is entertaining. I like entertaining movies so I did like this one. Even though it is really predictable, it achieves its goal, which is to entertain.

Director: Alan Taylor
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgard, Christopher
Eccleston, Rene Russo

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

Movie based on a book with the same name. It is a fantastic movie, with mythical creatures and magic. It follows the life of a girl called Clary, who finds out her mom isn’t really who she said she was. One day Clary received a phone call from her mom telling her that she shouldn’t come home. Clary heard her scared so she ran up to her house to discover her mom gone and her home completely destroyed. She made new acquaintances: Shadow hunters, whose job is to protect the world from demons. She eventually falls in love with one named Jace. The plot of the story is finding the mortal cup and only CLary knows where it is, only she doesn’t know that.

I have to say the movie wasn’t really great. I like those types of stories, it is the kind of topic I would like a book to have. The movie is mostly directed to teens, if you like fantastic things it wouldn’t be a waste of time to watch it. 

Director: Harald Zwart

Cast: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Jemima West, Aidan Turner, Jonathan Rhys Meyers


Inception (2010)

It is a movie about dreams. The main character Cobb can’t return to the United States because he is a fugitive. He lives on getting information of people through their dreams. He uses a device that makes him be in the person’s dream. When the person wakes up he or she doesn’t know that the conversations in the dream were actually somehow real. The plot in the story is that Cobb receives a job offer, he is supposed to get information from a certain man and if he succeeds he will no longer be a fugitive, and will be able to go to his children in the United States.

I really like this movie. It is really interesting, it keeps you focused in it. I recommend it to everyone, from teenagers to old people.

Director: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy


Ice Age (2002)

This is an animated movie. It is about three different animals, a mammoth called Manfred, a sloth called Sid and a sabertooth tiger called Diego who are in a journey looking for the father of a little kid they found out in a river shore near a human settlement that was attacked by tigers. The pack of tigers that attacked them was the one Diego belonged to. What Sid and Manfred didn’t know was that he was working undercover to bring the child to his pack so they could take revenge on what the humans had done to some tigers of their pack.

Ice Age is a very funny movie. It is sort of a classic movie for my family and me. We watch it together every now and then, and each time, we laugh at the jokes in the movie. We even have some inside jokes from the it. It also has three sequels but I think this one is the best.

Directors: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

Stars: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary


House at the End of the Street

Elissa is a girl who just moved in to a very pretty house with her mom. They could only afford it because of the murdered that had happened in the neighboring house. The people in the neighborhood said that four years ago a girl killed her parents with a hammer while they were sleeping. Now the only one that live their was the girl’s big brother Ryan. Elissa and Ryan started hanging out against Elissa’s mom better judgement. Ryan was always bullied because of what had happened and Elissa always defended him. Strange things started to happen around Elissa and she starts figuring out things on her own.

I watched this movie with my sister and cousin. We ended up all tangled in the edge of the couch, and my cousin almost left me deaf. It is not a terror movie, it is a suspense movie.

Director: Mark Tonderai

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thieriot, Gil Bellows, Elisabeth Shue


Stuck in Love (2012)

This movie follows the life of a divorced couple with two teeneage kids, Samantha and Rusty. At first it describes each character and their love lives. Bill, the father is a writer who is stuck loving his wife who left him three years ago. Erica the mother lives with another man. Samantha doesn´t believe in love and just goes through life pretending she is cold and without feelings. Rusty is a high school kid, who according to this father needs to get more experiences. Since the kids were little Bill introduced them to the art of writing so they both are writers. Samantha has one book published and Rusty writes stories once in a while. The story shows how each one of them is changed by love during one year.

I have only watched this movie once and I liked it. It isn´t the best movie but it keeps you entertained. I recommend this movie to people who like romantic comedies.


Director: Josh Boone

Cast: Lily Collins, Logan Lerman, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Nat Wolff


Les Miserables (2012)

This movie is about a man named Jean Valjean. He went to prison for robbing a piece of bread to feed his family. When he was free he broke his parole. He robbed a priest and was caught, but when the guards brought him to the priest he said he had given to him the stolen things. After that Valjean changed his name and became a man of respect between the people. Years later Javert, a police official who used to guard Valjean found him and started chasing him again. Valjean owned a textiles_miserables_ver11_xlgle factory and one day Fantine a woman who worked was fired by the supervisor. She ended up working as a prostitute and Valjean found her very sick. She told him she had a daughter and he promised to take care of her. She died after that. Javert founds Valjean and he escapes. He finds Cosette, Fantine’s daughter, and takes care of her for many years. Many things happen next but I’m not going to spoil it for you.

The movie is a musical and is based on a book with the same name by French writer Victor Hugo. As I have mentioned before I love musicals so this was a movie I enjoyed very much. I recommend this to everyone knowing that many won’t like it, but it is worth watching.

Director: Tom Hopper

Leading roles: Hugh Jackman, Russel Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks.