Posts Tagged ‘movies’

How’d This Happen?

9 April, 2009



I guess Fast and Furious is the number one movie right now? Don’t get me wrong, cool cars and hot chicks are awesome, but this movie is defying all convention. Well, to be honest, convention has gone out the window. So, this movie defies nothing… good for it.

Hmmm…

16 March, 2009

watchmen

Well, I’ll be honest. I’ve read The Watchmen. Honestly, its been so long since I have that I don’t remember anything past the plot anyway (I was in college) and I can say, however, that I do like it as a graphic novel.

When I heard they were making it into a film I thought that it would be cool, if done well. I immediately thought that Alex Proyas would be a great choice but then Zach Snyder came along snatched it up. 300 was ok, so whatever.

I’ve heard so many goddamn mixed reviews about this thing that I don’t even think I want to see it anymore. Its good, its not good. It does the book justice, it doesn’t…

Its not a superhero movie, ok? Its like taking Dark Knight a step further and making it almost completely a social commentary. Why do people not do some research before viewing this thing?

For example:

Good Review, Bad Review

Hell. Yes.

6 March, 2009



This looks absolutely wonderful…

21 February, 2009

Swiss Family Robinson is a film that definitely affected my childhood. In fact its one of my earlier memories, watching the movie with my parents and older brother (I don’t think my other two siblings were even born yet).

This movie really has it all, for 1960 at least, its got Christian values; see when the family first lands on the island, the firs thing they do is not find food or build a tent, they pray (Seriously…). It’s got action, its got sex appeal (eh, kind of…) its got adventure, comedy. Its good stuff.

Underrated Performances…

17 February, 2009

Talking about underrated performances from Robin Hood got me thinking, what other performances are legendary but don’t have a lot of recognition? So, I decided to dig some up. The first that came to mind was Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday in Tombstone. I don’t know anyone that has seen this movie who wouldn’t agree…

Good Memories…

17 February, 2009



I just recently watched Robin Hood Prince of Thieves: Two Disc Special Extended Version and, boy, was it extended. I mean, this was a completely different movie than the one I remember from when I was a kid. There were completely different plot twists, character arcs and stories. Usually I hate extended versions, there’s a reason some scenes end up on the cutting room floor after all, but, seriously, this one kicked ass. For example, instead of the “Witch” actually being a witch, she was just an effed up mom with issues and some peep-holes. There are plenty of other examples but it would just be better if you got this bad boy for yourself.

Another thing this movie got me thinking about was all of the underrated performances in here. There were three or four that stood out:



Morgan Freeman as Azeem



Michael McShane as Friar Tuck



Alan Rickman as The Sheriff (obviously)


And Kevin Costner’s mullet…

Well, I’ll be…

9 February, 2009



This is pretty cool:

closequoteWilder and Brackett were nervous about a major screening in Hollywood and decided to have the film preview in Evanston, Illinois. The original edit opened with a scene inside a morgue, with the assembled corpses discussing how they had come to be there. Joe Gillis was one of the corpses and began telling about his murder. The audience reacted with laughter and seemed unsure whether to view the rest of the film as a drama or a comedy. After a similar reaction during its second screening the opening scene was deleted. The new edit was well-received in Poughkeepsie, New York.closequote

May I say that you smell real special?
Must be my new shampoo!

Let me Get Artfaggy for a Moment…

3 February, 2009



This is German Expressionism at its best. Seriously. Rent this movie. The Allegory of the Cave meets Dr. Caligari (only way, way, way better than Caligari). One of the few Expressionist films from that era to still have precedent today. Kicks ass…

Oy, another…

20 January, 2009



Another post from Perez, that’s pretty interesting, I guess…

closequoteA horror movie night turned into a real-life slasher after a teenager was stabbed by a security guard in Long Island after a screening of the remade gore-fest let out.

A scuffle arose between the security guard and the moviegoer after the kid refused to leave the Sunrise Multiplex while he waited for his ride home. 24-year-old Ricardo Singh then stabbed the 16-year-old in the upper stomach area.
closequote

This may top Franklyn…

13 January, 2009

This may be the only trailer this week to top Franklyn, notice I said may be

Dolph is directing, starring, doing his own stunts and drumming. For reals…

I think I just peed a little…

12 January, 2009

Out of excitement after seeing this awesome trailer:



I heart Eva Green…

I May Cry…

30 December, 2008

Its literally liked they reached into my dreams and made a movie with the stuff they found in them… British people, Vampires, Comedy and Lesbians, I may cry…