Alright today is a good day in the Kick Ass World, with the intro of a new trailer for Kick Ass 2. This awesome flick will be in the movies on August 16th. This movie trailer has me hyped. I’ve seen the original, well, just about every time it’s on TV. When you look at what’s on TV these days, Kick Ass is an improvement on most everything. Even with all the editing they have to do to show it on TV.
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I’m sitting here watching the new Spiderman movie on Starz. I’m actively looking for the differences between these movies. It’s apparent this new movie is darker, but is it better than Sam Raimi’s Multiple attempts?
Finally Hollywood is getting it right with their movie posters. Last year was a run of posters with the hero’s back to the camera facing some giant obstacle. It’s bleeding over into this year with the Star Trek poster. But here comes Iron Man with 4 awesome posters each telling a story and looking damn awesome.
Jimmy Kimmel’s after Oscar extravaganza is killer yet again. I love how he got all these actors together to do these trailers. This is Movie the Movie 1 and 2V. It comes from the Jimmy Kimmel show. I love this show, because he doesn’t follow the normal late night talk show format. And tends to go off the deep end. His guests are always game to play along. And judging by the amount of actors he got for these, there has to be a drinking game in here somewhere.
Well I tend to the browse the internet daily, and every now and then I spot a trend. I see a bunch of stories and I think to myself that’s how a movie would start. Something so simple that could potentially spiral out of control. Whether it be a Flu, Zombie Apocalypse, or what I’m commenting on now, Alien Invasion. I’m not some crazy nut living in my fallout shelter wrapped in tin foil, just someone who finds humor in life. So this article dives into the 5 signs we are being invaded. If this is real or not I could care less but it is hella cool to look at.
How awesome is this going to be, I am dragging my fiancée with me. She is a die-hard anti Twilight watcher, She has never seen the Twilight movies, believing them to be the downfall of American cinema. But with the help of Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Doug Benson, and Friends. I hope to change her perspective. How would you like to watch your worst movie you have ever seen. In a movie theater, with 5 of the best comedians ever, heckling it, I see no better way. Let the comedy begin.
The Facebook Buildup of the Boondocks had me hoping for a new season, or quite possibly a movie. But I didn’t expect this, See More
Are Archer and Bob the same person? How ****ing amazing was this episode, I’m a fan of both shows, and this episode was great, from the beginning till the end.. Bob’s Burgers in a crossover on Archer, complete with family.. By the way Jon Benjamin is comedy..
Wow, Tarantino killed it yet again. This movie starts off by showing the pain of Django, played by Jamie Foxx, in a progressive role which has him subdued in the beginning and by the end a showboating battle tested hero. He has been beaten down, whipped to pieces and taken from his wife, who also has some vicious things done to her throughout the movie. Some of the visuals were hard to take. Kerry Washington plays the wife, Broomhilda, brilliantly. In this movie she has 2 versions of the same character. The first being the beautiful glimpses of her Django sees, how he remembers her, passing visions he knows are only in his mind. The second is the brutal reality of her life in 1858. Let me tell you, she can sell torture really well.
The language is over the top; Tarantino had to break some records with his use of the N-word. Some of the conversations in the movie are downright comical. The scene with the KKK riding in to mob our heroes and then breaking off on a 10 minute conversation about how their hoods don’t fit (with a cameo by Jonah Hill) was hilarious.
Leonardo DiCaprio played the villain of the movie, Monsieur Calvin Candy, a truly evil slave trader who happens to be in possession of Django’s wife. He also instigates a pretty brutal scene of sending his dogs onto a runaway slave, cringe worthy to say the least.
Two best characters in the movie were Christoph Waltz playing Dr. King Schultz, a bounty hunter roaming through the south who rescues Django and eventually partners up with him to save Broomhilda. He plays an educated man whose vocabulary is more than the south can handle. No matter the situation he calmly uses his large words to diffuse the dumber crowds. Another awesome character is Samuel L. Jackson playing Stephen, Candy’s house slave, who is reminiscent of The Boondocks Uncle Ruckus. Sorry for the Boondocks reference but it is spot on. If you don’t know what Boondocks is then you’re missing out. Look that up as well. Moving on. Stephen has such a high post at the ranch, feeling superior to all the other slaves. His villain is on par with DiCaprio’s Candy. His character brought a lot of laughs to the crowd. Some though his pro slavery views, and some through the fact Candy kept him around because of his over the top comments.
Tarantino had some truly great shots in this movie. Visually for a western it was impressive. I did expect the amount of blood to be excessive and was not surprised when the first shot was fired and the man turned into a gallon of blood exploding in every direction. As usual his music selection was great. He mixed it up well with your truly western songs, some throw backs from the 80′s, and some new music. But I loved how he used Rick Ross’s ’100 Black Coffins’ in the scene panning along their convoy. The main shootout flows with an impressive soundtrack that will have your head bobbing along with Django’s impressive gun play. This movie was 2 hours and 45 minutes long but I would have never even noticed it if not for all people taking bathroom breaks. This movie flowed well right up to the end. I have read reviews saying this movie had way too much dialogue, but I disagree. This is a Tarantino movie; to expect anything less than the witty dialogue that was presented would have been surprising. In the end this movie was awesome, but if you can’t take some brutal violence or excessive use of the N-word, then maybe this isn’t for you. Everyone else enjoy, this was worth it. Between the scenery, music, and action this movie was brilliant.
Hello all. Well this is my second review actually, The first one I wrote after watching the movie, and sadly realizing they left most of the book on the cutting room floor. This movie would have been highly enjoyable had I not read the book first. Still enjoyable nonetheless. The main character is David Wong, a slacker, along with his twisted friend John who both share a slightly odd view of the world. That odd view is only magnified exponentially when introduced to the drug Soy Sauce, a living drug, alien and from another dimension.
I love how they filmed this movie, at one point in time my wife looked over and said it looks like a film student project. Which for this story, was exactly the tone they should have been trying for. The special effects seemed campy, almost with an Evil Dead feel. But then again, this is from the director who also did Phantasm. I still get creeped out by the Tall Man, decades later. I’m not knocking the special effects, they fit the scheme of the movie. For the first 45 minutes this movie stayed pretty true to the book. The second half though, is where most of the book started disappearing. I really only have 2 main complaints. Why would you change the dog’s name when it has absolutely no bearing on the story? Molly is quite possibly, the best dog ever in a book. She can drive, talk, and is remarkably good at not dieing. And also being a fan of the superior follow up book ‘This Book Is Full Of Spiders’, I was wondering why there was no attempt to give any development to Amy, no back story, no brother. It seems her only role in this movie is to open the hidden door with her ghost hand. So she is basically a glorified set piece.
They attempted to fit this movie into an hour and a half. So it is not really surprising a lot was left out. The director kept a good pace with such a chaotic story. It does feel a little rushed in the end. Surprisingly they were able to get Paul Giamatti in this film, he adds a hint of respectability with his role as a reporter doing a story on the main protagonist. Throwing out heaps of skepticism to the outlandish tale he is hearing from David. Clearly this film was made with a tight budget. But where else will you see a movie with a meat monster, other dimensions, dick jokes, and the stuff that lives on edge of our peripheral vision making us think, did I really just see that? I can already tell this movie will get a cult following and be around for a long time. But then again, a book this good deserves no less. Actually, I take that back, a book this good deserved a longer movie.