The Last Stand
One of the most dangerous cartel leaders needs to get transferred to a maximum security prison and he uses all his resources to escape while on the run from the F.B.I. He has a hostage and one of the world's fastest cars. On his route to Mexico, he has to go through one last town armed only with a small law enforcement and that's where a big stand off takes place.
What looks like a cheap pay day for Arnold is surprisingly a very entertaining movie. The cast is decent with Arnold playing an aging war veteran sheriff, Luiz Guzman and Johnny Knoxville providing the comedy, and a little bit of Forrest Whitaker, but the strength of the movie is actually the fast paced action. There's never a dull moment. It's basically a modern western.
Despite how it looks, it's worth a watch.
Watchmen (The Ultimate Cut)
I really liked the Watchmen film, didn't love it. I started watching it again recently and really liked it, again. I decided to finally watch the uncut and extended edition.
Once you watch the ultimate cut, I don't think you can go back and watch the theatrical release. They wove in the actual Black Freighter storyline in animated form voiced by Gerard Butler and it's fantastic. In the actual storyline, they added lots of interesting extra and extended scenes that really make the film much more interesting, including all the scenes between the news stand guy and kid reading the comics, and tons of extra interactions between the characters that explain why they react the way they do around each other.
I think this is a fine piece of work by Snyder when watching the entire thing. Unlike 300, he had to take a lot more liberties with the source material, but I think he pulled it off. I would have given Jackie Earle Haley an Oscar nom for his performance. Extremely memorable. Ozymandius could have been portrayed a bit better, but the ending he chose to change worked really well.
This takes place in the zombie apocalypse. A plague broke out and turned humans into zombies. One military leader built a giant wall to separate what's left of the human race into a quarantined area.
The movie takes a different approach to the whole genre. It's from the point of view of the zombies, one unique zombie in particular who still has some shred of humanity left. After he meets a human he likes, his humanity slowly starts to creep back and it's a catalyst for change between zombies and humans. There are also two types of zombies. The regular ones who have a shred of humanity left, but are dying and the skeletal looking ones who are dead and just animals who want to feed on the human race.
Despite looking like another Twilight, the movie is surprisingly good and funny. It's sort of a zombie Wall-E meets Romeo and Juliette. It's a fresh and unique take on the genre and I recommend it.