Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Surprise Package Arrives on Friday

Yeah, this will be one the stranger blog posts you will ever see from me, but here goes. A few days ago, a package arrived in the mail which I was not expecting and I had no idea what it might be. When I opened the box, I found something that was pretty freaking awesome...in a strangely hilarious and disturbing sort of way. What was the item, you ask?

Check out the video below and you will see.

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Grey - Movie Review

When I first sat down to watch The Grey, I honestly wasn't sure what to expect. The last movie I saw that was directed by Joe Carnahan was The A-Team which also had Liam Neeson in a starring role and was one of the best action movies I had seen in quite some time.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sheitan - Movie Review

"Sheitan" is a French horror comedy starring Vincent Cassel that goes all out in trying to creep out anyone that chooses to watch it.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Man of Steel - Trailer Debut

The first teaser trailer for next years Superman reboot has been showing in front of most screenings of "The Dark Knight Rises" and gives the Man of Steel a whole new look than what we've seen before.

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises - Movie Review

From the first few moments of "Batman Begins", it was very clear that writer/director Christopher Nolan was setting up his vision of the caped crusader to become a spectacular odyssey that would completely change how the world looks at super heroes. "The Dark Knight" expanded on that overall theme while showing how evil and chaos could bring ruin to what was thought to be a city's greatest hope. To complete the trilogy properly, Nolan would need to bring the hero back from the depths while showing him what it means to truly become a legend.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake (SIFF 2012) - Movie Review

Set in late 19th century China, "The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake" is based on the true story of Qui Jin who embodied the quest for equality between men and women during a time of political revolt and upheaval. Her determination to affect change in her people would become a catalyst for removing the idealogical status-quo of the Qing Dynasty.

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises Mondo Poster

You've heard of Mondo right?!

Oh, I forgot, you're not a total movie nerd like me. Well, these wonderful people are absolute masters at what they do and the description of what that is has been worded very eloquently on their website.

"Mondo creates limited edition screen printed posters for our favorite classic and contemporary films, in addition to vinyl movie soundtracks, VHS re-issues, and apparel. We also have a permanent gallery space in Austin, TX featuring a mix of original artwork and limited edition screen prints. Our gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe St. Austin TX 78751."

Oh, right, you wanted to see the super amazing poster they've made for "The Dark Knight Rises". Well go ahead and bask in the glory below!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Avengers Movies Update

Lots of new is coming out from the San Diego Comic Con regarding Marvel Studios' Avengers movies. Today some important info was released about sequels to the Thor and Captain America movies.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom - Movie Review

I'm going to be completely honest and tell you that this is the first Wes Anderson movie that I have watched in its entirety. The one other movie of his that I have watched is "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" which I enjoyed so much that I fell asleep three times and had no interest in going back to watch the parts I missed. Wes Anderson fans, you can stop looking shocked and insulted as here is my review of "Moonrise Kingdom".

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Halo: Forward Unto Dawn - Trailer Debut

This is something I've been wanting to see for a long time.
A live action movie set in the Halo universe!

Here's the teaser trailer.

Now check out the full trailer!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises Featurette by Christopher Nolan

As we get closed and closer to the release of "The Dark Knight Rises", the general public is being inundated with a non stop barrage of marketing and advertising. If you want to stay completely in the dark and 100% spoiler-free, you pretty much have to lock yourself in your very own bat cave for the next week and a half.

Recently, a 13 minute featurette produced by Christopher Nolan himself was released to the internet and, while it gives some insight as to the overall feel of the movie, it stays vague enough not to give away anything we haven't already seen in trailers or other articles. If you're OK with this, then by all means continue on and check out the video, but otherwise now is when you want to return to your cave of ignorant bliss.

The Amazing Spider Man - Movie Review

After watching "The Amazing Spider Man", the first thing I wanted to do was punch Sony in the face. No really, I even Tweeted about it.

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Right now you might be asking why I would say/Tweet something like that. Well, you know those movies that start out with some crazy scene that doesn't make a whole lot of sense in that moment, but then the movie takes you back in time and begins telling you how what you just saw is ultimately the culmination of the entire story?

Thus begins my review...

Thursday, July 5, 2012

2012 People's Choice - Favorites of the First Half

A recent poll posted on this blog's Facebook page was used to determined the most popular movies from the first six months of 2012 have been. The results are ranked top to bottom by number of votes received with some obvious choices and a few that may surprise you.

Yelp Seattle Review of the Day!

Yelp is a great website for reading and posting reviews of businesses and also offers a great social network with fun events hosted by Yelp and its community members. Each and every day, one user-written review receives the honor of being named as the 'Review of the Day' and is featured on the front page of the website.

Today, I have the good fortune of receiving my sixth Review of the Day and below is a screen shot of this glorious moment. Thank you Yelp!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Captain America: The First Avenger - Movie Review

"Captain America: The First Avenger" is the final installment of what is known as phase one in an ongoing series of movies created by Marvel Studios that are all filled with characters from their amazing roster of comic book super heroes. This buildup of cinematic awesomeness will lay the foundation for a perpetual universe creating opportunities for crossovers and combinations that audiences have never seen before.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Savages - Movie Review

"Savages" is yet another example of Oliver Stone's ability to generate that uniquely identifiable visual style and how he can draw out great performances from a star studded lineup of actors and actresses. This movie is overflowing with guns, drugs, sex, all kinds of attitude, and a cast of characters that is ready to kill each other at the drop of a hat.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Grassroots (SIFF 2012) - Movie Review

"Grassroots" is a movie that tells the true story of struggling Seattle resident Phil Campbell (Jason Biggs) who, after losing his job at the Stranger, decides to become his best friend Grant Cogswell's (Joel David Moore) campaign manager for an unlikely run at a seat on the Seattle City Council in 2001. The film was directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal with an independent spirit that matches its subject matter and manages to entertain on multiple levels.

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