Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"The House of the Devil" makes for good nostalgia

There was a time when horror films were much more subtle than they are today.  They relied heavily on tension than a bunch of jump scares.  In my opinion, jump scares can be fun but are way too easy.  A bunch of jump scares lumped together do not make a good horror movie.  There has to be that certain creep factor that oozes into your blood stream and creeps up your spine.  That feeling of dread that you know something bad could happen at any moment.  That feeling that makes you want to yell at the screen "Don't go in there!"  I feel this has been lost on many of today's gorefests that rely too heavily on CGI and torture instead of making a tension filled story.  If you are a fan of the old school scares like I am, "The House of the Devil" might be right up your ally.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"What's Your Number?" seems like it's right up my ally!

Ok so I have to admit I am in love with Anna Faris.  I also am a huge fan of Chris Evans.  So the two of them in the same movie along with a ton of others I enjoy sounds like it could be fun.  Check out the trailer below!!

An interesting concept

I got this off of a Tweet that Roger Ebert did.  He found a blog about a guy who thinks we should have a subscription service to movie theaters.  I was sceptical at first but the more I thought of it the more I think it could work.  I know I would do it!!  Check out THIS LINK to read the full article!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

"Another Earth" looks promising...or at least interesting

This film looks to be interesting.  Earth finds another Earth with another you on it.  What would you do if you had the opportunity to maybe save yourself from making the same mistakes you are making in this world.  Would you do it?  Check out the trailer below.  I think I'm going to see this one!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

"30 Mintues or Less" from the director of "Zombieland"

I loved Zombieland.  Mainly it was because my wife also enjoyed it so that makes for a fun time at the movies.  I also enjoy both Jessie and Aziz.  There is also Danny McBride.  To top it all off, this has Nick Swardson whom I used to play ComedySportz with.  There are many things going right for this movie before I even saw the trailer.  You must watch the red band trailer below.  I'm sold and I am super excited for this crazy movie.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Red band "The Change-Up" trailer looks to be funny!

I have been interested in this movie because of my love for both of these guys.  They make me laugh super hard and to know they are doing a movie together really had me excited.  Well the first official red band trailer is out and I laughed a lot.  It looks to be ridiculous but I am sure I'm going to love it.  Hit the jump for a peak!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"The Fast and The Furious" made for good late night movie watching

I have a very good friend who is absolutely in love with these movies.  Well three out of the current four that are released.  He is stoked for the 5th one to come out and was shocked that I had not seen a single one.  I love action movies and car chases so it was a wonder to him that I hadn't seen this.  My reasons?  Well every preview that I saw made this look so incredibly lame I wouldn't touch it.  My friend said it was fun.  He also enjoyed "The Number 25" but that is a different story.  Up late this weekend with Kiley I came across it to watch instantly.  Why not?  It's 12:00 in the morning.  What could be so bad about it?  Turns out not as much as I thought.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"Mr. Popper's Penguins" looks cute. And I will see it.

I have always enjoyed Jim Carrey.  This looks to be silly and fun and I really am excited to see it.  Hit the jump below for the new international trailer!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

"Antichrist" is a true WTF movie

I have previously stated on this blog how much I love Lars von Trier.  I think his movies are daring, offbeat and beautifully heartbreaking.  "Dancer in the Dark" is still one of my favorite movies to date.  I enjoy von Trier's take on the world and the look and feel of his movies are generally very interesting and cool.  I watched the first scene of "Antichrist" with high expectations and it didn't disappoint.  The music, camerawork and imagery were beautiful and disturbing.  Little did I know that beautiful and disturbing would be the two words that would resonate for the entire film...with an emphasis on disturbing.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Epic new trailer for "Cowboys & Aliens"!!!!

Holy crap!!!  I was expecting big things for this movie and every little thing they release makes it more and more interesting!!!!!  You absolutely MUST watch this official trailer for this highly anticipated movie.  Jon Favreau may be a dick, but he is an amazing movie director.  This has become one of the must see movies of 2011.  Check out the new trailer after the jump!!!

Touching video on Ebert

I found this over on  I have to say that I completely respect Ebert and his reviews.  We may not agree all the time, but for the most part he is the one reviewer that I trust.  This is totally worth your time to watch.  It is a video he recorded for TED and is truly great.  If you have ever read one of his reviews, you must watch this video.  Hit the jump and enjoy!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"Diary of a Whimpy Kid" fun and maybe too close to my young life

Weaseling free HBO out of Comcast has lead to me seeing a number of movies that I may not have rented.  My wife really wanted to see this and I was down so we set the DVR to record it.  When sitting down to watch it I had no idea what to expect.  I did learn that it was based off of a comic book (basically) so that piqued my interest a bit.  After watching the whole thing in one sitting (which never happens anymore) I am pleased to report a good rating.  Although it may have hit a bit too close to home for me.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Must watch trailer for "The Perfect Host"

If you haven't seen this yet, you have to check it out.  David Hyde Pierce plays a demented guy in this amazing looking dark comedy.  It is great to see him in a role like this.  It is something I could have totally seen him doing.  I always wanted him to just snap and get wild!!  Hit the jump for the preview below.

Monday, April 11, 2011

You have been Buscemezed!!

If you haven't yet seen the "Chicks with Buscemeyes" Tumblr page yet, you must.  It is a whole list of ladies who have had there eyes replaced with Steve Buscemi's.  It is awesome and creepy all at the same time.  I personally think the picture of Ke$ha (pictured) is kind of how I picture her anyways.  Check it out!!

Movie was less than "Shutter" inducing

Asian horror films are a passion of mine.  I will freely admit that about 85% of them are really bad.  There are a handful of them that are quite rewarding like "Ringu", "The Eye" or "A Tale of Two Sisters".  Many of these movies have been remade here in the states where they are destroyed.  There is a select few that are as good or even better than the original, but for the most part they are utter crap.  The remake of "Shutter" was ok, but not very great.  So I was hoping the original was decent at least.  Unfortunately, this was not to be.

Friday, April 08, 2011

What are you excited to see this weekend?

If I didn't have a baby I would be running out to see "The Source Code", "Hannah", or "Your Highness".  I know "Your Highness" hasn't been getting great reviews, but I still feel compelled to see it.  I think "Hannah" is the one I'm most excited about!!  What about you?  What are going to see this weekend?

Ok so this one came out of nowhere...

How did I miss learning about this?  Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, and Ryan Gosling in a comedy that looks AWESOME!!!  So it was directed by the guys who brought such gems as "Bad Santa" and "The Bad News Bears" but they also brought us "I Love You, Phillip Morris" which I hear is also great.  Hit the jump below to see the trailer.  It has made my list of films I'm excited for this year.

New Lars Von Trier!!

Over at I found the preview for "Melancholia".  It is a beautiful looking movie surrounding a wedding and rogue planet that may or may not run into the Earth.  It is weird and intriguing and I wouldn't expect anything less from this director.  His "Dancer in the Dark" and "Dogville" are way up on my list of films I love.  "Dancer in the Dark" is one of my top five.  It is heart breaking!  Anyways, hit the jump to watch the preview.

"Ong Bak 2" is a lot of kicking ass with not an interesting story

If you have yet to experience Tony Jaa in a movie you are missing out.  He brings new meaning to pain and suffering when it comes to martial arts action films.  Some of the stunts he pulls off are even more crazy and painful looking than Jackie Chan at his best.  Many of the fight scenes in his movies are so full of bone crunching moves that I find myself wincing and moaning at the sight of it.  That is actually a good thing.  It is pretty awesome to see him in action.  You still don't entirely believe he can take on the onslaught of foes that get sent at him, but he is the closest to date.  Now if we could just get him to be in movies with interesting stories...

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

"The Box" is an ok movie for one that I didn't quite get

What would you do if a stranger showed up at your door and offered you an option: Press a a button and someone you didn't know would die and you would make one million dollars in cash.  Or else you can choose not to and the button would be passed on to someone else.  This is the question brought forth at the beginning of this dizzying "thriller" from writter/director Richard Kelly.  If you have seen "Donnie Darko" you will have some idea about what kind of head trip you are in for if you sit down to watch this one.  I just left feeling a bit underwhelmed.  And confused.

Due to the complicated nature of the movie, there may be spoilers below.  It may not give anything away, but I don't want to ruin it for you if you intend to see it!!  Therefore, let me give you my raiting upfront and you can read on if you want an explanation :)

6 out of 10 stars

Friday, April 01, 2011

"Monsters" is your artsy monster movie

There was a ton of indie buzz around "Monsters", the low budget movie about aliens that are living on our planet.  I was very happy to learn that I could watch this film on Netflix watch instantly, and in HD no less!  I had my daughter in my arms and sat down to dig in and sat in relative awe for the entire film.  It wasn't always the good awe, but it was awe nonetheless.

Full trailer for "The Hangover, Part II"

I was completely taken by surprise with how much I loved the first movie.  It was funny, silly, and kind of clever.  It actually was a guy movie that women liked!!  Well it seems that the new movie is going to be more of the same awesomeness that we all have come to love.  The new trailer was released yesterday.  Hit the jump to check it out!!