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#1. Iron Man 3
I know this movie got a lot of crap because of its twists and stuff, but I was ok with it! I am a fan of the comics, but not invested enough in the characters to really care too much what they did with the story. Again, RDJ killed it as Tony Stark and Guy Pearce too was awesome in it. I liked the story, thought the action was pretty fantastic, and I really liked that for once, Iron Man didn't fight a variation of one of his suits at the end.
#2. Gangster Squad
Overall I thought this movie was bland. Based on who is in it, and the director, I expected much more from this movie. The story was ok, but the pace was slow and the only actors that I enjoyed were Ryan Gosling and Sean Penn. Other then that, just blah. I was really let down by this movie.
#3. Ice Age: Continental Drift
I'm a fan of the Ice Age movies. I think they're good for kids, and funny. This latest installment fell flat though. I really didn't think it was all the funny and seemed like they were relying to much on past gags to make this movie work. Also, hearing Jennifer Lopez talk really annoyed me and made me not want to watch. God she's awful, in every way.
#4. Jack Reacher
Jack Reacher was a big surprise to me. It didn't look too interesting to me from the trailers, but decided to give it a shot anyways. I ended up liking it quite a bit and thinking Cruise as Reacher could be a great series of movies. I liked the story, liked the action and overall had a great time with the movie. People should check it out, it's worth a watch!
$5. Hit and Run
This movie was a real surprise for me though. It looked bad from the trailers, but since it was on Netflix I decided to give it a shot. It ended up being a pretty funny movie that held my attention long enough to get to the end. The best part was Tom Arnold. His bumbling witness protection agent was hilarious. In my opinion he stole every scene he was in. The rest of the cast was fine, nothing to write home about, they did manage to get some laughs out of me though, so in the end it was an enjoyable film. Worth checking out if you have some time and have Netflix.
#6. Lay the Favorite
So this movie flew under my radar, and only discovered it searching around Netflix. I figured I would check it out because I like Bruce Willis. That simple. It was a pretty decent movie, but not because of Willis who seemed to just phone in another performance. Rebecca Hall was great in this movie as an ex dancer looking for new work, and stumbling upon a legal gambling ring led by Willis and crew. She does a good job taking the lead here and really carried the movie. Vince Vaughn played his typical character type, but made me laugh and also, Laura Prepon from That 70s Show is topless. Good movie, some good laughs, worth a watch.
Another Cruise flick that I didn't know what to expect out of it because of the word of mouth I heard about it. Mostly, what I heard was the negative side of the movie and how it steals a lot of elements from other films. I myself didn't see what everyone was talking about while watching the film. I thought the film looked great, Cruise did a good job, and the story was pretty awesome. There are twists and turns in the story that I really liked and for me made me more engaged. For a 2nd movie, director Joseph Kosinski is on a hell of a roll in my opinion. He has a great eye for these sci-fi epics and I can't wait to see what he does next. Hell of a movie I had a lot of fun with!
#8. Texas Chainsaw
So to begin with, I have to say that I am a huge Texas Chainsaw Massacre/Leatherface fan. I have him tattooed on my leg for gods sake! So I had to watch this movie. The series overall has been pretty successful in my opinion. With the exception of The Next Generation, i've enjoyed every movie in the series, including this one. This movie was a little bland though being that the direction was kind of shitty and I didn't really like the look of Leatherface. There also wasn't enough blood and gore in my opinion, but nothing that takes away from the movie. What I did appreciate was that they did a few new things regarding this franchise. SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN IT.
For once, Leatherface is running through a crowd of people brandishing his chainsaw. I liked that. That was a new element. Also, Leatherface was not the only bad guy in the film. The townspeople were the real monsters here depending on how you look at it. Also, the family element of Leatherface was different. It showed him taking care of family and caring for them in a different light. Overall not a bad entry. Check it out.
#9. Star Trek Into Darkness
Wow. What a movie. My favorite of the year so far, no question about it. J.J. Abrams did it again, made a great movie that was so much fun and had a lot of heart too. In a way. The cast works so well together and I felt that every one of the main characters got a good amount of screen time and got to shine. Pegg especially had a bigger part in this movie and I loved that! The best part of the movie you ask...Benedict Cumberbatch. Fuck...he stole the show. He was terrifying and I couldn't take my eyes off of him while he was on screen. His performance was amazing. I really hope he gets to play the villain more because he scared the shit out of me! Brilliant. I loved this film. The action was amazing, the acting was great, the story was good and it just hit every note for me. Can't wait to see what Abrams does with Star Wars.
I didn't want to see this movie. It didn't look good, but when the girlfriend wants to actually watch a movie, I go with it haha. The movie started off in a good way though, to my surprise. I liked the direction it was going and was hoping that it would prove my initial thoughts wrong. But it didn't. Not in the least. I was with the movie up until the end and then...it was ruined by a shitty ending that made no sense. Totally ruined the whole movie for me. Also, Chastain was bad. Didn't like her character and it wasn't believable at all. I still don't see the appeal to her at all. The character should have been recast. Overall, a shit film.
|Directed by:||Brett Ratner|
|Written by:||Ted Tally|
|Cast:||Anthony Hopkins, Ed Norton, Emily Watson, Harvey Keitel, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ralph Fiennes, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Heald, Tyler Patrick-Jones|
Red Dragon is based on the same book as Manhunter, so this is basically Hopkins version of Brian Cox's take.
The movie does a lot of things differently (and better) than Manhunter. I feel like Hopkins has a much bigger role an his relationship with Ed Norton's Will Graham is much better defined. Norton's thoughts spoken out loud sound slightly more natural and less hammy than Peterson's. The killer they are looking for, Dollarhyde, also gets much more screentime and much more character development, specifically the how and why he is so sick. Ralph Fiennes is really excellent as Dollarhyde, but Noonan gets damn close to being better.
That said, this movie is never as tense as Manhunter is. Ed Norton looks lost in thought in the quiet moments, not obsessively focused like Peterson. Dollarhyde is more theatrical, which makes him less creepy or at least less sad. This is basically a bland cop procedural version of Manhunter.
It still works just not as good as it could.
TastetheW0ng turned the knife slowly against WalkAway stomach, the cold metal against her bare skin brought shivers to her, she knew that at any moment he could push the knife in and kill her, but it was the waiting, the anticipation that was worse.
TastetheW0ng: You know what I did before I came here. I was studying biology, specifically human anatomy. Such a fascinating piece of equipment, we can survive so much pain, so much hurt and yet still survive. We are great creatures aren’t we?
W0ng ran the knife WalkAway’s navel, not enough to cut her but still close enough to make her wince. But still she never cried, never showed fear.
TastetheW0ng: My studies helped me find a way to safely remove the womb from a human female and keep her alive afterwards. Of course that took a lot of practise and there were some, slight mishaps, but I got it right in the end. Do you have any idea why I would want to cut out a womb?
WalkAway shook her head, W0ng chuckled as the movement of her head shook her body, giving him glimpses of her chest from behind her hands, still valiantly covering her modesty.
TastetheW0ng: No womb means no children, no womb means no little accidents when I have my fun.
W0ng quickly brings the knife up to WalkAway’s face, pushing it lightly against her cheek, the blade looking massive so close to her eye.
TastetheW0ng: I’ve not had any fun in a while, you look like a nice replacement, of course I’ll have to make sure you don’t have any little accidents but it’s not been that long since I did the surgery.
WalkAway: I won’t tell you anything.
TastetheW0ng: You misunderstand, I couldn’t care less if you tell me anything or not, quite frankly I hope you don’t, means I can play with you longer. But even if you tell me everything, where you’re from, who you’re with, what little Jimmy did to you in the back of his car on your 16th birthday, I’ll still keep you here. You’re mine now and I’m not letting you go that easily.
The front door knocked, W0ng is obviously pissed but he goes and answers it anyway, he sees MrsData out front.
TastetheW0ng: What is it doc?
MrsData: I need to take the prisoner over to the Medical Centre.
TastetheW0ng: And why’s that?
MrsData: Blood test, need to take some samples, make sure she’s healthy and then took store some in case of emergencies.
TastetheW0ng: Can’t it wait?
MrsData: No, it’s late and I’d rather get it done before curfew, you can have her back when I’m done in the morning.
TastetheW0ng: You’re fucking with me here doc, fine, take her. But I want her back to me as soon as ok.
MrsData made her way inside where she finds WalkAway, still topless, covering herself as best she could.
TastetheW0ng: Don’t worry doc, I didn’t touch her, you got in just in time to ruin the fun didn’t you.
MrsData: Get out, let her get dressed.
TastetheW0ng: Nothing I ain’t seen before.
MrsData: I said out.
Chuckling to himself, W0ng leaves the room, allowing MrsData to help WalkAway get dressed.
WalkAway: Thank you.
MrsData: Don’t thank me, believe it or not we share friends in this town. A fine officer and a gentleman.
MrsData: Keep your voice down, we’re trying to help you here, just follow my lead.
MrsData took some rope out her pocket and tied WalkAway’s hands behind her back, she led her out of the house, past a smiling TastetheW0ng, and outside where she was push towards the Medical centre. From across the road WalkAway could see Chris hurrying Critical along towards the same building. Chris and Critical got there first and quickly went inside followed by WalkAway and MrsData. Once inside the rope on their hands were cut allowing Critical and WalkAway and hold each other again.
Critical: I’m sorry, I should’ve stayed with you.
WalkAway: It’s fine, I didn’t say anything, I didn’t let him get me, I didn’t…
Critical: It’s ok, I’ve got you.
WalkAway: No, I’ve got you.
Terminal: You’ve got each other.
The couple turned to see Terminal, the look on his face like he hadn’t smiled in months but struggled through to show his appreciation for the couple. Ignoring the question about his missing hand the two of them embraced Terminal.
Critical: It’s good to see you man.
Terminal: You too, sorry you got caught up in this, we’re trying to find a way out of this place, all of us.
Chris: We’re fed up of Nite Owl’s rule, we only stayed because this is the only place that was safe. Then Terminal told us about the prison.
WalkAway: What? Why the hell did you do that?
Terminal: Walks, this man saved my life, I trust him ok, so should you.
Critical: We do, both of us. If you trust him, we trust him. But here’s the thing Terminal, I know it might not look like it, but we’re actually in the middle of rescuing you right now.
cerealkiller quickly made his way towards the arena, hoping he wasn’t too late to save his brother. Turning the corner he saw Movieman watching the Walkers close in on John.
Grabbing his attention, Movieman freaked when he saw cerealkiller and runs away, cerealkiller gives chase but not for long, he allows Moveman to escape so that he can save John. Seeing that the gate is locked cerealkiller tries to break the lock with his knife but to no avail, desperate to get in he starts kicking down the gate, a thin, wire fence it goes down with little difficulty and allows cerealkiller to get inside.
John is running around the arena floor, hands still tied behind him, as he tries to avoid the 15, 20 Walkers that were put in there to kill him. He barely notices cerealkiller until he hears a familiar yell and turns to see his brother thrust his knife hand into the head of one of the Walkers, cerealkiller then turns to kill another Walker, and another, he kicks down a forth one down and sweeps his knife down to stab the Walker through the chin, the force of the impact rips the Walker’s head right off. Getting the severed head off his knife cerealkiller spins round once more and slices the head off a fifth Walker, leaving a path open for John.
cerealkiller: Come on.
Not questioning his brother, John quickly ran towards him and followed him out of the arena, away from the Walkers. cerealkiller cuts the rope tying John’s hands together.
cerealkiller: That motherfucker, I told him you weren’t to be touched, I told him to keep you safe. That son-of-a-bitch. I’m gonna kill him.
John: Don’t. Let’s just get our friends and get out of here.
cerealkiller: Fuck that, you wanna run go ahead. I’m not letting that bastard get away with this.
With cerealkiller off on a rampage and John trying to stop him, neither of them noticed the remaining Walkers had found the hole left in the gate.
|Directed by:||Ridley Scott|
|Written by:||David Mamet, Stevn Zailian|
|Cast:||Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta, Frankie R. Faison, Giancarlo Giannini|
Based on the premise alone, Hannibal kind of does everything wrong. Its 10 years after Starling caught Buffalo Bill and Hannibal escapes. Starling is now a trigger happy field agent for the FBI, and Hannibal is nursing a massive crush on Starling that makes him seem very stalkerish. It kind of ruins all of what made their relationship great in the last one. I suppose is an attempt to show how much their lives were affected by their first encounter, but I feel like they changed the characters too much too quick. It should have been more gradual.
This time around Starling is bait for Hannibal by a former victim of Hannibal's. Mason Verger. Verger was a wealthy child molester, an Lector was his court appointed therapist. Lector attacked Verger leaving him disfigured and paralyzed. Verger is played by Gary Oldman who does his best to act through all the make-up and physical limitations. Verger is pulling all the strings trying to get Hannibal to show himself so that he can have his vengeance.
All the movie is really good for in my opinion is a really memorable scene with Ray Liotta that I don't want to spoil.
LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, CBS
Mo 5/20: Will Smith, the National
Tu 5/21: Piedmont Bird Callers, Jason Bateman, John Fogerty
We 5/22: Woody Harrelson, Tommy Johnagin, John Fogerty with Dawes
Th 5/23: Harrison Ford, Rita Wilson, Jake Bugg (R 4/10/13)
Fr 5/24: Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Lochte, Steve Earle & the Dukes (R 4/22/13)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, NBC
Mo 5/20: Bradley Cooper, Heidi Klum, The Dream & Kelly Rowland
Tu 5/21: Eric Stonestreet, Jeremy Wade, Thompson Square
We 5/22: Vin Diesel, Jeff Foxworthy, the Lone Bellow
Th 5/23: Tyler Perry, Isla Fisher, Shout Out Louds
Fr 5/24: Howie Mandel, Sal Basille & Francis Garcia, Sigur Ros
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, ABC
Mo 5/20: Ed Helms, Jewel
Tu 5/21: Ethan Hawke, Desiree Hartsock, Thirty Seconds to Mars
We 5/22: Alyssa Milano, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Darius Rucker
Th 5/23: Mark Ruffalo, Scrabble Champions, Reggie Watts
LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON, CBS
Mo 5/20: Heather Graham, David Benioff
Tu 5/21: Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough
We 5/22: Stephen Fry
Th 5/23: Zach Braff, Gillian Jacobs (R 3/7/13)
Fr 5/24: Morgan Freeman, Vera Farmiga (R 3/25/13
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, NBC
Mo 5/20: Colin Farrell, Jaden Smith, the latest "Celebrity Apprentice" castoff, Ahmir
Tu 5/21: Aziz Ansari, Gillian Anderson, J. Cole, PJ Morton
We 5/22: Dana Carvey, Elisabeth Moss, Bobby McFerrin
Th 5/23: Julianne Moore, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Danny Bowien, Boz Scaggs
Fr 5/24: Paul Walker, Joss Whedon, They Might Be Giants
LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY, NBC
Mo 5/20: Matthew Cooke, Johnny Tergo, Grape St.
Tu 5/21: Adam DeVine, James Gulliver Hancock, Milo Greene
We 5/22: Tom Brokaw, Kevin Russ, the Coup
Th 5/23: Michelle Rodriguez, Hanni El Khatib, the Men
Fr 5/24: David Duchovny, Derek Cianfrance, Gold Fields (R 3/28/13)
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, Comedy Central
Mo 5/20: Ellen Page
Tu 5/21: Phil Jackson
We 5/22: Bill O'Reilly
Th 5/23: Morgan Freeman
THE COLBERT REPORT, Comedy Central
Mo 5/20: David Sassoon
Tu 5/21: Noah Feldman
We 5/22: The National
Th 5/23: C.J. Chivers
CHELSEA LATELY, E!
Mo 5/20: Natalie Maines, Fortune Feimster, April Richardson, Julian McCullough
Tu 5/21: Tyrese Gibson, Jeff Wild, Sarah Colonna, Jo Koy
We 5/22: Zach Galifianakis, Moshe Kasher, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Josh Wolf
Th 5/23: Ludacris, John Caparulo, Heather McDonald, Ryan Stout
Fr 5/24: Kate Bosworth, Chris Franjola, Natasha Leggero, Dov Davidoff (R 5/16/13)
Mo 5/20: Sarah Chalke, the Black Angels
Tu 5/21: Ed Helms, Alice Eve, the cast of "Workaholics"
We 5/22: Jesse Eisenberg, J.J. Abrams, 30 Seconds To Mars
Th 5/23: Vin Diesel, Steve Schirripa
LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL, syndicated
Mo 5/20: Colin Farrell, Elisabeth Moss, "American Idol" winner Candice Glover
Tu 5/21: Psy, the winner of "Celebrity Apprentice", "American Idol" runner-up Kree Harrison
We 5/22: Morgan Freeman, the winners of "Dancing with the Stars", "American Idol" castoff Angie Miller
Th 5/23: Ken Jeong, the winner of the National Spelling Bee, the second place couple from "Dancing with the Stars", guest co-host Carson Kressley
Fr 5/24: Ethan Hawke, the third and fourth place couples from "Dancing with the Stars"
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, syndicated
Mo 5/20: Ed Helms
Tu 5/21: Hayden Panettiere
We 5/22: Jennifer Aniston, Portia de Rossi, Ludacris
Th 5/23: Amanda Seyfried, Kevin Nealon, Michael Bolton
Fr 5/24: Steve Harvey, Dr. Neal Barnard, Grizzly Bear
As expected, the cast of The Hangover and Fast Six are hitting the talk show circuit. I would have preferred to see Joss Whedon on Conan because I think every famous person I like should be chatting it up with him. I'm a Modern Family fan but do they really need to promote the show? It's one of the top 3 comedies on TV right now according to the ratings.
|Directed by:||Jonathan Demme|
|Written by:||Ted Tally|
|Cast:||Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Anthony Heald|
Silence of the Lambs is based on a novel that is a sequel to the novel Red Dragon, which inspired Manhunter. BUt Silence of the Lambs isn't really a sequel to Manhunter. It would have been interesting to see what Brian Cox would do with a much meatier role, but Anthony Hopkins gets his chance...[more]...
|Directed by:||Michael Mann|
|Written by:||Michael Mann|
|Cast:||William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox|
|Genre:||Crime, Horror, Thriller|
William Peterson plays Will Graham, a FBI profiler who had a mental breakdown after being attacked by infamous cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecktor, played by Brian Cox. The character of Lector (spelled with a k in this one) has become pretty infamous thanks to Anthony Hopkins, but Brian Cox was the first actor to play the gig. He isn't really in it much, but he makes great use of what screentime he actually has...[more]...
|Directed by:||Troy Duffy|
|Written by:||Troy Duffy|
|Cast:||Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly, Willem Dafoe|
Boondock Saints is a decent movie, anyone who knows the backstory of this film knows it could have been a GREAT movie...[more]...
I know this one didn't do so well at the box office, but was still pretty excited to see it...[more]...
|Directed by:||Quentin Tarantino|
|Written by:||Quentin Tarantino|
|Cast:||Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz|
|Studio:||The Weinstein Company|
Finally got around to checking this one out...[more]...