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April 2nd, 2012

Goon [2012]

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Peter (Goldschlager)

Movie Title: Goon (Dir.: Michael Dowse)
Ten Word Summary: Hockey, Blood, Fisticuffs, Teeth, Fighting, and a lot of Heart.
Rank: Watchable, wish it had been better.
Quotable?: Not really.
Good For How Many Viewings?: One, maybe two if you want.
Watch It For: Sean William Scott as a borderline retard.
Bonus!: Jay Baruchel & Evan Goldberg wrote it together, and Evan's got some good comedy writing chops (i.e.: Pineapple Express, Superbad, Da Ali G Show)
Recommend?: I suppose so.

March 26th, 2012


Movie Title: The Adventures Of Tintin (Dir.: Steven Spielberg)
Ten Word Summary: Adventure, Intrigue, Mystery, Animation, converge in this cute little movie.
Rank: Very beautiful to look at and enjoy.
Quotable?: Not really.
Good For How Many Viewings?: Two
Watch It For: The superbly done animation and story.
Bonus!: Simon Pegg & Nick Frost as themselves, sort of..
Recommend?: Yes.

Moneyball [2011]

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Movie Title: Moneyball (Dir.: Bennet Miller)
Ten Word Summary: Can't win by their rules, win by rethinking your strategy.
Rank: Well acted, well written.
Quotable?: Not really.
Good For How Many Viewings?: Two or Three.
Watch It For: Brad Pitt & Jonah Hill
Bonus!: Philip Seymour Hoffman as an almost likable ass.
Recommend?: Yes.

August 21st, 2011

First time views are bold
The Reef - Netflix Instant
I really had a lot of fun watching this; but then again, I have fun watching almost anything involving shark attacks so that really isn't high praise. The gist: after their boat capsizes, a foursome are stranded in the middle of the ocean. Two options; hang out on the overturned and sinking boat, or swim for land that they can't even see. All but one of them choose the latter. It's not long until a shark starts stalking them. If you liked "Open Water", it's worth a look.
Personally: 7-10 (with my shark bias)

Mega Shark vs. Crocosauras - Syfy
I admittedly didn't follow this one too closely. It was on, I needed to look at something. Hey, shark! (Oh, shhhh...I forgot, Jaleel 'Urkel' White was in it!)
Personally; 3-10 (prehistoric sharks don't get bias points)

Swamp Shark - Syfy
Sensing a theme? I really liked this one; up there with "The Reef", but a completely different kind of movie. Where "The Reef" was more of a it could happen to you! movie, this one is just an over-the-top ain't no way in hell! flick. As you could guess, a shark ends up wrecking havoc in a fresh water swamp. Kristy Swanson, as a gator-park owner, kicks ass. And Gary Sinise's daughter, Sophie, plays her younger sister. She's kinda cute!
Personally: 7-10 (more silly shark bias)

Twin Peaks - Netflix Instant
I finished watching the series today, and absolutely loved it. It makes me want to catch up on all of Lynch's work (and makes me crave a sequel; come on!) I was prepping myself to hate the way it ended, because so many people have told me how disappointed they were. Well, I'm disappointed that I only have the feature film "Fire Walk With Me" left to watch, but I loved how it ended! Not an ideal ending, but considering it was cancelled rather than allowed to run its course, I was happy.
Personally: 10/10 (there were a lot of storylines that couldn't be wrapped up, but I blame the network more than the show for that)

Super - DVD
NOT what I expected! Gorier, more violent and darker than I would have ever guessed from the little I knew about it. I almost shhhh when . Did NOT see that coming!
Personally; 9/10 (a helluva fun ride, check it out!)

July 19th, 2011

Christopher Nolan

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I just realized that with the exception of Christopher Nolan's "Doodlebug" short film, I've seen every single movie of his in the theatre, including "Following." Crazy. "Following" was also the first movie I saw of his. My friend Brandon and his buddy Karl went to the Central Florida Film Festival to see it, and proceeded to discuss it in the parking lot for 30min after it ended. It was excellent then and is still a great film. Nolan's only gotten better with time and seems to be poised to do whatever movie he wants to from now on once his Batman trilogy is finished next year. I can't wait to see how he ends it ............


I just wanted to express here that without realizing it, Christopher Nolan is probably my favorite Director, maybe not of all-time, but he's certainly climbing that list.

May 28th, 2011




I really want to see this for some reason .......

February 24th, 2011

Bad Teacher (2011)

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February 14th, 2011

November 21st, 2010

Thanks for all the kind words in regards to my Shelley Duvall interview.  She was so amazing to interview.  On that note, did you guys know about Kubrick's favorite films list?  Kubrick was a huge fan oddly enough of, White Men Can't Jump, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  And he hated The Wizard Of Oz.  Here's my article about, and the list of his favorites:
http://www.mondo-video.com/the-favorite-films-of-stanley-kubrick
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