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|Studio:||Anchor Bay Films|
|Directed by:||Charles E. Sellier Jr.|
|Written by:||Michael Hickey|
|Cast:||Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson|
There's something so cool about Christmas horror movies. Perhaps it's already a bit creepy to think about some big fat guy walking around your house when you're asleep, watching you masturbate, judging you to see if you qualify for his "Nice" list. Or maybe it's just nice to take a little break from all the Christmas cheer, stressful shopping and the constant carols...[more]...
|Directed by:||Peter Ramsey, William Joyce|
|Written by:||David Lindsay-Abaire|
|Cast:||Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law|
It certainly looks like a Christmas movie, and you could call it a Christmas movie in a way due to Santa and Jack Frost. But it isn't strictly a Christmas movie. What's cool about this flick is that it applies the current dirty dozen trend and creates an Avengers team out of holiday/fairy tale icons. It suggests that these childhood legends are not only here to deal presents and Lunesta, but protection and justice as well...[more]...
|Directed by:||Matt Piedmont|
|Written by:||Andrew Steele|
|Cast:||Will Ferrell, Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal, Efren Ramirez, Genesis Rodriguez|
|Genre:||Comedy, Foreign Film|
Bueno, esto es un raro grado, ya que realmente no se siente como una pelĂcula real. Es como una pelĂcula falsa. Usted sabe que en pelĂculas como Tropic Thunder o Funny People en la que se muestran una serie de clips o trailers de pelĂculas falsas que un personaje ha estado en darnos una breve historia de su carrera? Eso es lo que esta pelĂcula se siente...[more]...
I know a lot of people hate Will Ferrell. Some of my best friends hate him and I can understand why but Iâ€™m a fan. I canâ€™t help it, the guy makes me laugh. At was skeptical of this because Iâ€™m usually not into political movies. Political satires especially, theyâ€™re just not my thing. But this isnâ€™t the kind of political romp that you need to be familiar with CNN slang to appreciate. As long as you get the gist of how elections go, youâ€™ll be fine...[more]...
|Genre:||Horror, Mystery, Thriller|
One of the most appealing factors of this movie was how it seemed to be Burton return to his signature "fish out of water" kind of deals like Edward Scissorhands and Pee Wee's Big Adventure, throwing an oddball character into the unfamiliar settings of what we consider ordinary life. It seemed like there would be a lot of that ironic humor of Depp's vampire trying to adjust to the times. And there is some of that...[more]...
|Directed by:||Andrew Stanton|
|Written by:||Andrew Stanton, Mark Andrews|
|Cast:||Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Hayden Church, Willem Dafoe|
|Studio:||Walt Disney Pictures|
This starts off well with this John Carter guy in the 1800s, running from the law and fighting Apaches, then mysteriously transported to Mars where the alien inhabitants are raging their own civil war. Carterâ€™s bone density and his bodyâ€™s response to the planetâ€™s gravity grant him Hulk-like powers of super strength. Throw in some intergalactic battles, some four-armed yetis, that adorable little Jabba-dog and a princess played by hot as hell Lynn Collins...[more]...
|Written by:||David Caspe, David Wain, Ken Marino|
|Cast:||Adam Sandler, Adam Samberg|
Adam Sandler is done ladies and gentlemen. DONE! I do have to give this one credit, I did find it to be a little more tolerable than most of these Happy Madison monstrosities. It does seem like it tries a little harder to get its laughs and does have a little bit more of a storyline, but I just didnâ€™t find this movie to be all that funny at all...[more]...
First of all, calm down about the title. I know it's a pretty controversial title and some may be offended by it but let's be mature about it. There's a quote from Fred Williamson shown before the movie starts on the DVD released in 2008 (re-titled as just plain Boss) where he acknowledges the title and expresses his approval. Hell, the guy produced the friggin' film under that title so let's all just calm down.
This is the first movie that came to mind when I learned the details of Tarantino's upcoming Django Unchained, because it too is a blaxploitation western. I mean how can you go wrong with Fred "The Hammer" Williamson, Black Caesar himself in a fucking western movie? Spaghetti-style violence mixed with jive talking and a groovy soundtrack. It's quite a treat for a movielover like myself.
The story is pretty cool because The Hammer and his fat woman-loving bounty hunter partner mozy into a town with no Sheriff, prompting him to take the job. As you can imagine, this creates a lot of racial tension. There is a lot of comedy that comes with a black Sheriff in charge of a town full of white bigots, like how these guys set up rules like not being allowed to use "the N word" in public.
Overall, it's a pretty cool little blaxploitation movie mix with some fun racial humor, a funky soundtrack, cheerful violence and the motherfucking Hammer. I'm sure it had to be a great inspiration to Django Unchained.
(In anticipation for the Tarantinoâ€™s upcoming spaghetti western/blaxploitation flick, Iâ€™m revisiting some of my genre favorites.)
Often considered Sergio Corbucciâ€™s best work, this bloody buddy western definitely plays on the lighter side and features a lot more humor that his previous flicks, but still offers up a decent amount of violence. One thing that makes it so fun is the chemistry between Franco Nero (Django) and Tomas Milian, whose characters are completely different and practically hate each other, even to the point where they get into fist fights. Thereâ€™s also a secret that Nero keeps throughout the movie that plays well.
I love a good villain, and this one is a pot tokin, bird loving psycho with a heavy wooden hand. This memorable fiend is played by western villain veteran Jack Palance. You know, the guy who played Napierâ€™s boss in Burtonâ€™s Batman. I heard in an interview that he was really smoking the ganja on the set, and it isnâ€™t hard to believe when you see him on screen just as happy as ever, stumbling around and laughing. Milian asked Corbucci if he his character could smoke weed too, but was turned down.
The setup is just splendid. Weâ€™re introduced to our antagonists and the tragic parallel paths that eventually intersect and bring these two together to form an unlikely relationship that neither of them knew they wanted, but a relationship both realize that neither one could literally live without. The inciting incidents are daunting, the conflict is clear and weâ€™re undoubtedly convinced that these trigger-happy villains are not fucking around...[more]...
|Directed by:||Mark Andrews|
|Written by:||Brenda Chapman|
|Cast:||Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane|
What I love about this movie is what I love about all Wes Anderson movies. These storybook worlds he creates, full of lovable, quirky characters, considerably content with their odd behavior and communicate with each other through that distinctive brand of side-splitting dry humor. There's just something about his movies that keep a constant smile on my face the whole time I watch it, and this one was absolutely no exception...[more]...
This isn't your typical exercise in "person pretends to be someone else and forms a relationship with an opposing side that inevitably causes conflict" tales. It doesn't follow that basic formula and there are those certain predictabilities that come with the plot. You know she's going to fall in love with him. You know there will be that guilt trip when he tells her that he trusts her, and you know he'll eventually find out her true motives that will result in a sobby confession...[more]...