Precious: based on the novel Push by Sapphire

[singlepic id=173 w=240 h=320 float=left]In one word: wow.

The critics of this movie are all shining about Mo’Nique as the evil, selfish, lazy mother to Clareece (Precious) Jones; as well they should.

Mo’Nique is unrecognizable as the abusive mother of Precious, played by newcomer Gabourey Sidibe. You can barely associate her with the sassy/sexy/humorious comedienne that we’re all used to.

You want to throw her ignorant mother down a few flights of stairs after she just got done being chased around in a fish tank by a hungry, angry great white shark!  Yes, Mo’Nique makes you hate her. But it’s Mary, Precious’ mother, who you want to see burn on a stake while medievil prayers are chanted to save her soul. Mary’s very ignorance of life and need to “stay on the welfare” will have you saying “Oh no!” all throughout the film. When she plays nice for a visiting social worker, it’s quite humorous.

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Star Trek on DVD

[singlepic id=172 w=240 h=320 float=left]Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana & John Cho. They are only a part of the group that make 2009’s Star Trek a wonderful success. Everyone played their parts so well that, even though a couple of characters were obvious, you KNEW who the rest of them were.

Chris Pine is great as James T. Kirk: he has the flirtatiousness, arrogance and egotistical charm that William Shatner gave the character so many years ago.

Zachary Quinto is a perfect Spock:  he brings the seriousness, intelligence & stern need for duty that Leonard Nimoy brought to Spock’s character in the 60’s.

Zoe Saldana plays a very young, upbeat Uhura. Sexy, smart & energetic sides of Uhura that we rarely saw in Nichelle Nichols are portrayed as a playful, but serious Zoe as the communications specialist.

There’s nothing that’s cheesy about this movie; you don’t roll your eyes in your head at any lines and no uncomfortable moments with sexy scenes.  The humor is there, but only in the right moments.

I was grateful enough to see this movie at an IMAX theater, so it was no surprise that I’d invest in the DVD…even if buying it for my mother was a good excuse.

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Yakkin’ At the Movies ~ DVD Review ~ Transformers:Revenge of the Fallen

Thanks to LittleMama, our very own Movie Special Correspondent, we have a preview of what’s to come. She’ll be making her debut soon! Read on below to see her take and see how many Yaks she gave the movie! Don’t forget to come share your thoughts here!

Hello Yakkity Yaksters! As your movie correspondent, I’ve decided to give you all my honest opinion of some movies that are on DVD. Maybe I haven’t seen them in the theater, maybe I have.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

One word: sucked.

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‘Red Dawn’ To Be Remade, Casting News!!!

Yes, yes, YES, the 1984 drama ‘Red Dawn”, a story about a group of high school students who take refuge in the Colorado mountains after being invaded by Russian and Cuban forces and then rebel…”WOLVERINES!!!”…..will be remade! This should be interesting!

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The movie, which originally starred Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Charlie Sheen, C. Thomas Howell amongst others, will tell the story but in a different setting. In this turn, the “Wolverines” will be yes, led by Jed Eckert, who is a Marine at home on leave in Spokane WA, when the country is invaded by Chinese and Russian forces.

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And The Best Movie Of All Time According To Yakkity Yaks Is……

It started just under a month ago here at Yakkity Yaks. One hundred movies were paired up against each other, tourney style, to see which one our devoted Yakksters would decide to be the best movie of all time. It was a hard fought battle, with a lot of blood, sweat and tears shed along the way. Comedy? Drama? Action? Sci Fi? Horror? Classic? Which one would it be?

Eventually it was narrowed down to our final two, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest vs. The Godfather Part II and then the Yakksters were given a week to vote on which one they thought was the best. And now we have a winner!! The best movie of all time, according to Yakkity Yaks is………….may I have the envelope please?

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Terminator: Salvation – A Must See For Any Terminator Fan

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So, today was the day I was finally able to see the new summer blockbuster, “Terminator: Salvation”. I.LOVED.IT. I’ve been a fan of all the other Terminator movies, seeing the first one as a child. This story picks up awhile after the last one left off, but it opened in an unusual way. At first, during opening credits, I was getting upset b/c any fan is used to, and WANTS to hear the classic anthem that we first heard in the first Terminator movie. But if you listen close, you realize that it is, only “futurized” and thank god, ends with the boom boom boom boom boom metallic beat.

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Best Movie Of All Time According To YakkityYaks!!!

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Just over two weeks ago we here at YakkityYaks started the Best Movie Of All Time Showdown. We started with 100 movies, paired them up and voted between each pair which one was better………and now we’re FINALLY down to our FINAL TWO MOVIES!!!! So now it’s time to decide which of these two, according to YakkityYaks, are the best movies of all time. I have to tell you too, I haven’t voted yet because they’re both great! So what are the two movies??? Well, it’s come down to One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest Vs. The Godfather, Part II!!!

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