Captain America Trailer

Posted 3 years ago by Movies

After a whole day of being teases, Paramount and Marvel have finally released the full trailer for this summer’s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ and I’m totally stoked. Lets hope the script is solid and there’s plenty of ass-kicking after Cap gets his makeover. I don’t think that’s too much to ask, and if they can deliver on those two points with the style they’re showing in this trailer, we’re in for a swell time.

What do you think of the trailer? One gripe I have is that it looks like they went overboard with the skinny Steve. He looks like he’s about ten years old. Couldn’t he at least have been tall and skinny?

In other news…

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… we’re back! I was swamped with work but someone slapped me repeatedly, Daniel Plainview style, to make me realize I’d abandoned the blog. Well in the coming weeks we’ll be back in full force, with a couple new authors, an amazing new logo, and the official podcast, so hold tight.

Rain Man Blu-ray Review

Posted 3 years ago by Movies

Rain Man

I’m an excellant driver.

I’m sure you’ve all seen Rain Man. It was on TV constantly when I was growing up and I was always aware of it. You might own in on VHS or DVD. Luckily I didn’t because now I have the Blu-ray and can watch Dustin Hoffman talk about buying his suits at K-Mart in full 1080p HD.

Rain Man won an impressive 4 Oscars in 1988, including Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman), and Best Original Screenplay.

We definitely need more classic movies like Rain Man on Blu-ray, so I was pretty excited to hear it was being released. Here’s a quick review of of the Rain Man Blu-ray if you’re thinking about adding it to your collection.
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Due Date Blu-ray Review

Posted 3 years ago by Movies

Due Date

Due Date is almost a modern remake of the classic John Hughes film Planes, Trains & Automobiles; a buddy comedy about the straight man (Robert Downey Jr.) being forced to travel across country with the annoying, fat slob (Zach Galifianakis) in order to get home to his family. In this case, he’s trying to get home to his wife who is about to give birth, rather than wanting to get home in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

Robert Downey Jr.’s character is a hell of a lot meaner than Steve Martin’s in PT&A, however. He often “sees red” and makes poor life decisions that result in someone being punched, something being broken, and dogs being spit on. Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) is an aspiring actor who desperately wants to appear on Two and a Half Men and spread his father’s ashes along the way. The two bump into each other and after they’re both kicked off their plane, hilarity ensues.

It’s not the most ground-breaking comedy ever, but I enjoyed it. It had a good blend of wackiness, Robert Downey Jr. being himself (awesome), and even heart.
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Bambi Blu-ray Review

Posted 3 years ago by Movies

Bambi

I always had a hard time deciding how I felt about Walt Disney’s 1942 film Bambi. I remembered watching it as a kid, but that’s not always the best judge of how good something is, so a few years ago I rewatched it. Even though I was in the middle of a geeking-out-about-animation-history phase I went through, I wrote Bambi off as boring.

It’s still not a Disney movie I can watch as often as others, but at least I’ve come to a better understanding of it as a work of art. I lump Bambi in the same category as Fantasia, more on the poetic side; something to sit and ponder while I’m wearing my smoking jacket and puffing my bubble pipe until I give up and decide to play Nintendo.
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New ‘Super 8′ Trailer Brings Amblin Back

Posted 3 years ago by Movies

Even though this film will be lost on the the average Johnny-loves-Transformers this summer movie season, Super 8 looks like it’s on track to be the best genre film of the year. The J.J. Abrams directed, Spielberg influenced and produced movie appears to channel the classic 80’s Amblin movies we all grew up with.

If so, that means we can expect a great character-driven story taking place in Everytown, USA, and most importantly, children casually swearing, which I think we can all agree has been lacking in the cinema of late.

This trailer is showing before Battle: Los Angeles tonight (which I hope is good), and I can’t wait to see it on a big screen.