Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Predator the Musical...believe it!!

Over at SlashFilm, they have been posting these amazing musicals made of old Arnie movies.  This one is great.  I think someone needs to make this.  Just for the fun of it.  Hit the jump for all the singing action!!

I really wish this was real

Anyone ever wonder what would happen if Michael Bay and Roland Emmerich where to make a sequel to "E.T."? These guys did.  After the jump you will see a trailer for a movie that really should be made.  It uses footage from other movies spliced together to make a really funny idea for a part 2.  It is a bit on the long side, but well worth it.  Great job guys!!

Thanks to I Watch Stuff for making me aware of this.

"Dark City" still good after all these years

I remember the first time I saw "Dark City" in the theaters way back in 1998.  I was really getting into movies by then and I remember being awestruck by how different this movie was.  Here was a movie that wasn't afraid to be smart.  It wasn't afraid to take interesting chances.  Most importantly, it was highly entertaining on a visual and a mental level.  I watched it again last night with my wife who hadn't seen it yet.  I am very pleased to say it is still an amazing movie.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy President's Day!!

As a special treat I have included a clip from one of my favorite "presidential" movies.  It was called "Dave" and stars Kevin Kline as an actor who impersonates the president.  Sigourney Weaver plays the wife and this move always make me smile.  Hit the jump for one of the best clips.  Sorry about the wierd aspect ratio!!

The reason we never went back...

It has a creepy tag line.  That's for sure.  I had heard about "Apollo 18" awhile ago and have been wondering when we would see what this movie was all about.  I'm not entirely sold on it from the trailer that is embedded below the jump.  Sure it looks kind of creepy, but it isn't anything remarkably new.  Sure it's in space and I HAVE demanded that we make another space movie, but I'm not too sure on this one.  Check out the trailer and let me know what you think.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fantasy Film Friday #1, Part 2

First off, I want to say that I had to edit my post this morning because for some reason I added Jurassic Park 5 instead of the next logical sequel which would be 4.  So we are officially talking about Jurassic Park 4.  Ms. Mellen, I apologize for switching this on you!!  Anyway, this is the post you comment on to let me know all the reasons JP4 should not be made.  My reasons are after the jump!

This movie just looks better and better!!

The new trailer for the "Thor" movie coming out in May was released on Yahoo! Movies yesterday.  It stars Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman (who is my secret wife) and directed by Kenneth Branagh.  How weird is that?!  It looks like it could be really amazing.  I have high hopes for this one.  I will let you all know more as things come out.  Hit the jump to see the trailer!!

Fantasy Film Friday #1

I was thinking of something I could get people to have a discussion about on this blog.  I think I thought of something fun, but I want to see how it goes.  Every Friday I will propose a question about a movie that may be made.  Or even a movie that should be made.  No it doesn't have to be within the fantasy realm.  I just want to have a discussion about why or why not a movie I propose should be made.  We will dedicate a different post for each side: one for why it should, one for why it shouldn't.  I would really like the why it should to be what would make it successful.  For instance, this weeks movie will be Jurassic Park 4.  There are many reasons why it shouldn't be made, but I am interested know what would need to happen to make it good.  Click the jump to see my thoughts and then comment for yourselves.  Then watch for the con side later!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Another horror film I want to see

There are literally tons of cool looking horror films coming out this year.  I'm particularly excited for "Red State" written and directed by Kevin Smith.  He is distributing it all by himself, which is cool on its own, but the trailer looks good as well.  I am also interested in James Wan's new movie "Insidious".  Not only does it have a strong cast, but the trailer below looks really cool.  Yes, ok, I get that it is a story that has been done a ton of times before.  I just really like what James Wan has done in the past and I'm sure this one will have some good chills and visuals.  Check out the trailer below and tell me what you think!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I want to feel spaced out

Is it just me or has there been a lack of quality space movies over the past few years?  I can only recall a handful of them right now.  Sure, there may be way more than I can recollect, but they must not have been too memorable if I forgot them, right?  I want another Star Trek.  I want another Sunshine.  There have been a number of aliens-invade-earth stories lately.  What about aliens in space?  I watched the trailer for "Mars Needs Moms!" today and I'm unsure with what to think.  It is a kids movie so I shouldn't be too angry at the lame jokes.  But I want a good adult sci-fi outer space thriller or action or horror movie.  Every time I pass the BluRay Alien Quadrilogy I want to buy it so bad.  I can't believe we have to wait until next year to catch a glimpse of "Prometheus" from Ridley Scott.  For those not in the know, this is a movie he is making in the world of "Alien".  That has been all he has said.  *sigh* I want to know now!!!

Who wants to see this with me?!

Below is the red band trailer for a sweet looking Korean revenge movie.  It stars the guy from "Oldboy", one of my personal favorite revenge movies.  Take a look and tell me what you think!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Who else loves a great "B" movie?

I remember going to see "Tremors" in the theater.  At the time, I wasn't to big on liking a particular actor or the subtleties a movie could have.  I was only 13, how much could I know?  I thought fart jokes were hysterical.  Ok...I still think they are.  But who could have known that my love for this movie would mature along with my cinematic tastes?  For those of you who have seen this gem, you will agree with my following review.  For those have not seen this yet, go and rent it already!!!  Better yet, just go buy it.  You'll thank me later.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!

I will admit that I am not a fan of this day.  I think it is a silly holiday and I'm happy my wife mostly agrees with me :)  Since I spoke about it earlier, here is a scene from my favorite romantic comedy.  Not my favorite scene, but probably one of the most iconic.  Enjoy!!

This movie is "Definitely, Maybe" good

As far as RomComs go, my favorite is "When Harry Met Sally".  There have been many before and many since, but none of them really come close to the humor and real life awesomeness of this genre defining classic.  "Definitely, Maybe" tries really hard to be sophisticated and fresh, but ultimately falls a little short of wholly satisfying.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Want to see a sneak preview of "Unknown"?

I have two free passes to see a sneak preview of Unknown starring Liam Neeson!!  It is showing at AMC Rosedale on Tuesday, February 15th at 7:30 PM.  If you have never been to a preview before, you need to show up at least an hour before the showing to stand in line for seats.

If you want to go, please comment below!!  Tell me your favorite movie, the movie you are most excited for, and your twitter or facebook name.  I will let you know who responds first!!!

**Update** Congrats to Pete who responded to me personally.  Let me know how you enjoy the movie!!

Anyone else excited?!

There seems to be a ton of movies coming out this year that I must admit I am very excited to see.  All the new ads for "Battle: LA" look amazing.  I love disaster movies and alien movies.  When they come together it is usually some good times.  How about "Rango" or "Captain America"?  Or even "Green Lantern" this summer?  Than there is some like Fincher's Lisbeth Slander movies that won't be out till almost Christmas and I'm already excited for.  So many hopefully great movies.  What do you want to see this year?

"Legend of the Guardians" was chock full of people I didn't know were Australian

Some of you may be asking "Why did you watch a movie about armored owls?"  My answer would be "why would you NOT watch a movie about armored owls?!"  First of all, who knew that Zach Snyder of "300" and "Watchmen" fame made this animated movie?  And furthermore, who knew Anthony LaPaglia was from Australia?!  Or even Ryan Kwanten from True Blood?!  Ok I'll stop now.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

"The King's Speech" breaks into my top four

If you have ever seen the stand-up comedy of Eddie Izzard, you may be familiar with his description of British cinema.  He likens it to people arranging matchsticks for hours.  This isn't cinema for everyone, but often times it should be.  "The King's Speech" is a wonderful film that SHOULD be seen by everyone whether they want to or not.  If you are an actor, you need to see the film as a study on how it's done.  Never has a movie about two guys sitting around chatting been so compelling, so heart-warming, and darn right entertaining.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

I so do not want to be "Buried" alive...

"OK, wait...this is an entire movie that takes place in a wooden coffin?  With Ryan Reynolds and no other on screen actors?  And it all takes place in one, small, cramped location?  This movie is gonna suck."  That is literally what I said to myself when I first heard of this movie.  How could this possibly be good?  He sort of showed he could be a serious actor in "Adventureland" but not enough to show he could carry a movie literally by himself.  Then I started to hear buzz about this small indie film.  Could it possibly be true?  This is an effective thriller?  Reynolds actually pulls it off?  Well I finally got the BluRay from Netflix and watched it.  Turns out I shouldn't judge movies upfront.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

"127 Hours" made me squirm

Yeah, I know this movie came out in November.  I never got around to seeing it, so when they said it was going to be re released I was a happy camper.  I have heard all about this movie and how great it is.  I also was familiar with the original story so I was excited to see how this movie shook out.