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Iron Man 2

The new trailer was recently released.  Oh MAN!!! May 7th cannot come soon enough.

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2010 in Movies, Really Excited

 

Things Disney Has Taught Me (Part II)

If you outlaw spinning wheels, only evil witches will have spinning wheels.

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2010 in Disney Teachings, Movies

 

Things Disney Has Taught Me (Part 1 of a series)

A jealous female can be tricked into anything.

– Captain James Hook

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2010 in Disney Teachings, Movies

 

MST3K

In high school I was introduced to Mystery Science Theater 3000 and my life was permanently changed for the better.  From the fountain of truth, Wikipedia, we learn:

Mystery Science Theater 3000, often abbreviated MST3K, is an American cult television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc., that ran from 1988 to 1999.

The series features a man and his robot sidekicks who are trapped on a space station by an evil scientist and forced to watch a selection of bad movies, initially (but not especially limited to) science fiction B-movies. To keep sane, the man and his robots provide a running commentary on each film, making fun of its flaws and wisecracking (or “riffing”) their way through each reel in the style of a movie-theater peanut gallery. Each film is presented with a superimposition of the man and robots’ silhouettes along the bottom of the screen.

Series creator Hodgson originally played the stranded man, Joel Robinson, for six-and-a-half seasons. When Hodgson left in 1993, series head writer Michael J. Nelson replaced him as new victim Mike Nelson, and continued in the role for the rest of the show’s run.

During its eleven years, 198 episodes and one feature film, MST3K attained critical acclaim. The series won a Peabody Award in 1993, and was nominated for writing Emmys in 1994 and 1995, and nominated for a Cable ACE Award.

A few years ago, Mike Nelson started rifftrax.com.  Following the same premise as MST3K,

RiffTrax are comedic MP3 tracks that you play in-sync with your favorite movies. Written and performed by the stars of the award-winning TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000, RiffTrax brings the unique humor of “Satellite of Love” partners Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett to Hollywood’s hit movies.

Originally, rifftrax began with movies that were easy prey.  However, their catalog has expanded greatly and no movie is safe.  For a taste of what Mike is offering, check out the samples for Star Wars and if you really want to wet yourself, Twilight.

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2010 in Humor, Movies

 

The Greatest of Our Generation?

I keep seeing trailers for the upcoming film Brothers, starring Toby Maguire, Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal.  I really don’t have any interest in the film, but one of the trailers said something interesting – “Three of the greatest actors of our generation….” 

That made me stop.  Really?  These three are some of the greatest of our (my) generation?  Really?  Are all of the actors of my generation that bad?  Only one of the three of them has won a major award, Natalie Portman.  And no, it wasn’t for her fascinating work in the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. 

 
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Posted by on November 25, 2009 in Celebutards, Movies

 

An Open Letter

Dear Christopher Nolan,

Thank you for rebooting the Batman franchise. I have thoroughly enjoyed both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. I know that you must frequently receive letters from fans with suggestions as to what you should do next in the Batman series. Too often these people believe that they have the best idea, and it turns out to be miscalculated and unrealistic.

I hope that you do not feel that this is another one of those letters from one of those people. I was sitting at home thinking about the possibilities of the third installment of the new Batman series and I asked myself one question: “Where can the series possibly go?” After considering all of the possible villains I had an idea. The third movie could involve Catwoman.

The first thing that needs to be done is casting the right actor to play Catwoman. She needs to be smart, sophisticated, elegant, glamorous, feisty, physical and sexy without being slutty. Unfortunately, there are few American actors who comes to mind that fill all of these requirements. One that does come to mind is Cate Blanchett. My only concern with Ms. Blanchett, however, is the believability that she is the one actually doing the fighting. But I feel comfortable with your directing that you can make it believable. Ms. Balanchett offers a more traditional Catwoman type figure.

If you’re looking outside the box, I propose casting Zhang Ziyi. With Catwoman’s diverse historical backgrounds and multiple reinventions in comic books and pop culture, I offer you a new take on a character whose flexibility is limitless. Her draw to Gotham can be revenge for the abduction of Lau by Batman, and his death at the hands of the Joker and other gangsters – thus making her half villain, half heroine, while explaining her ethnicity (maybe she is Lau’s sister?). Or, if you wanted, you could make her a member of the League of Shadows, who is seeking revenge for the death of Raz Al Gul, but feels conflicted at fighting one of her own.

Whether or not she becomes Bruce Wayne’s new love interest is not my concern. If you have any questions or would like to talk about my ideas, I can be reached at the following: ———–

Thank you,

Reese ———–

 
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Posted by on June 9, 2009 in Movies

 

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Tammy and I decided that since we hadn’t been to a movie in what seems like years (and likely has been) that we’d get out last Friday and see X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  Now that I’ve had a week to process it (no, it wasn’t a deep film but I’ve had a lot going on) I figured that I’d do a short write up.

If you’re looking for a deep, meaningful, plot-rich movie like Iron Man or The Dark Knight – you will not find it with Wolverine.  If you are looking for a CGI-filled, violent action flick – you’ve found the right movie.  At one hour and fourty minutes, it’s over just as it begins to get really good, but it delivers on what the film is supposed to be – an explanation of where Wolverine came from.  
I enjoyed Liev Schreiber’s Sabertooth character much better than what was written for Tyler Mane in X-Men and X-Men 2.  Schreiber’s character was much, much more cunning and evil than Mane’s doof sidekick.  
All-in-all, I’ll give it a 6 out of 10.  
 
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Posted by on May 7, 2009 in Movies

 
 
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