Archive Page 2

16
Mar
10

Bronson (2008)

Regardless of the fact they drink too much tea and we made them weep during the Revolutionary War, England has some really cool qualities to it, especially when it comes to films. They have their own style down there, and occasionally films such as Fish Tank or anything Guy Ritchie directs will come to the States and remind us of this. Bronson, the 2008 film starring Tom Hardy (Handsome Bob from RocknRolla), is another one of these English imports and although it got a small release in October of 2009, it wasn’t widely seen by the public…that is, till now (because I’m the public)!

Continue reading ‘Bronson (2008)’

Advertisements
11
Mar
10

Wrong Side of Town (2010)

Being a slave to your fandom can be a horrible, horrible thing. If you have ever read anything I’ve written on my other sites, you know that I am a wrestling fan. Because of this, I tend to watch movies that feature wrestlers. Everything WWE Films produces, crappy straight to DVD movies, guest spots, whatever. I’ve already watched one this year (the Steve Austin straight to DVD crapfest Damage), and the latest in this line is Wrong Side of Town, a movie starring wrestler Rob Van Dam, and featuring Batista and Viscera in supporting cameo-ish roles (despite what the DVD cover tells you, he appears in three scenes). To put it bluntly…this movie sucks out loud.

Continue reading ‘Wrong Side of Town (2010)’

03
Mar
10

Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

Disney, as far as I’m concerned, can suck it. Growing up, I was a Looney Tunes guy, spending my cartoon watching days plopped on the sofa watching Bugs, Daffy, and the host of other (and many potentially racist) characters have crazy adventures and inflict violence on each other that would have been horrific to view in real life. Hell, I’ll even tune into Space Jam whenever it’s on, because of the untapped comedy potential that is Charles Barkley as an actor. In 2003, the Looney Tunes property made its return to the silver screen with the film Looney Tunes: Back in Action and I avoided it like the plague because I wanted to know what vaginas felt like (I was still a few years off…you’re welcome for that knowledge). Now, it is 2010 and technology hath bringith to me another chance to watch this film…and all in all, I kind of regret it.

Continue reading ‘Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)’

23
Feb
10

Second Skin (2008)

The internet is one of the most important inventions in human history, and since it went worldwide in the late 1990’s, it has become so ingrained into all of our lives that imagining life before it is not only absurd, it is impossible. Everything you could ever want, both legitimately and porn-wise, is at your fingertips, and it has opened humanity up to one another. People who could not previously communicate with each other can now do it with the greatest of ease, and with the internet, everyone can voice their opinion in an open world environment (like, say, a guy who watches a lot of Netflix Watch Instantly stuff and wants to tell people about it…). At the same time, the internet is creating adverse effects as well, especially in the way of person to person communication. Simply put, leaving the house to meet people has become almost obsolete, with Facebook and other such networking sites telling everything you want people to know in one convenient profile.

With this has also come the rise of the massively multiplayer roleplaying game, or MMORPG for short. In these games, people create an “avatar” (character) and join up with other characters to slay demons, go on quests, or even just hang out (such is the case with the social simulator/creepshow that is Second Life). Second Skin, the 2008 documentary directed by Juan Carlos Piniero Escoriaza (say that three times fast), examines the life of a gamer and how their in-game antics affect their “real world” life. The results are startling, disturbing…and at the same time, sweet.

Continue reading ‘Second Skin (2008)’

19
Feb
10

District B13 (2004)

Who knew the French were so damn good at action films? Co-written by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) and the first film directed by Pierre Morel (Taken), District B13 is 85 minutes of pure mayhem. Set in the future of 2010, Paris has become full of crime and corruption and because of this, the Government has begun sectioning off the more troublesome areas of the city in an effort to keep crime down and to let the gangs destroy themselves. Cyril Raffaelli stars as Capt. Damien Tomaso who is sent into District B13 to disable a bomb that has been stolen by criminal mastermind Taha (Bibi Naceri), head of the biggest gang in the area. To get in, Tomaso enlists the help of prisoner Leito (David Belle), who has a vandetta against Taha for kidnapping his sister Lola (Dany Verissimo) and turning her into his drug-addicted slave. Together, the two attempt to find the bomb, disarm it, and stop Taha from selling it off…but is everything really what it seems?

Continue reading ‘District B13 (2004)’

16
Feb
10

Ira and Abby (2006)

Marriage, to me, is an absolutely insane idea. It may be because I am young, but the idea of two people deciding to be together for the rest of their lives? That goes against evolution as a whole and what our natural instincts are (natural instincts being “bang as many people as humanly possible with little to no discretion”). Ira and Abby, a 2006 independent romantic comedy, seems to be in agreement:  marriage, as an institution, isn’t the best idea.

Continue reading ‘Ira and Abby (2006)’

19
Jan
10

The Specials (2000)

The Specials, a 2000 straight to DVD comedy written by James Gunn (Slither) and directed by Craig Mazin (Superhero Movie), is a lot like the film Mystery Men which came out around the same time (and got a theatrical run). They are both about superhero teams that are not as high up on the food chain as say a Justice League or The Avengers. These teams have rosters of people with abilities that are considered lackluster. But unlike Mystery Men, The Specials is a low budget comedy about the life of a third-rate superhero team and what it lacks in effects and action, it makes up for in hilarity and creativity.

Continue reading ‘The Specials (2000)’




Calendar

October 2017
S M T W T F S
« May    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Categories

Review Archive