It’s the wild west on CC today as Scooby-Doo! Shaggy’s Showdown is wanted by nobody. ENJOY
The Jedi Order has existed for millennia. For time without end, it seems, they have been the bringers of light to a chaotic universe. When I first watched the movies I saw them as the good guys. There could be problems within the Order but the flaws could always be fixed. Right?
I am not sure where the origins of the Jedi Order are in the new canon and I don’t want to accidentally give out some now defunct canon information. It’s been awhile since I’ve kept up with the Expanded Universe (EU) as all the information overwhelmed me. Need to catch up but with my never ending ‘to read list’…might be awhile.
So if anything new has been revealed in the EU and I don’t mention it, that’s why. Read more
Enjoy this older review as a preview for what’s come to next month with A Look at Disney Investigates
— Synopsis: 0:03
— Positives: 3:08
— Negatives: 14:50
— Final Verdict: 16:19
I’d like to start by talking about a little movie called Shoot ‘Em Up. Speaking as one of the two dozen people who first saw that movie on the big screen in 2007, I say without a trace of sarcasm that it’s not only one of my all-time favorite guilty pleasure movies — it’s my all-time favorite action film. I don’t just love that movie for its shameless sense of humor, its subtle commentary on fascination with guns, its endless supply of groan-worthy one-liners, or its utterly brainless plot. Read more
Nacho Vigalondo is perhaps still best known for his feature directorial debut, a weird little time travel romp called Timecrimes. In the time since that little picture in 2007, he’s been busy with Extraterrestrial and Open Windows, though he appears to be much more partial to the short film format (see: his contribution to the massive The ABCs of Death anthology). Far more importantly, Vigalondo has developed quite a reputation for himself as a particularly bold visionary in the realm of sci-fi cinema.
So here’s Colossal, which features a giant monster unwittingly controlled by exec producer Anne Hathaway. Given a premise like that in the hands of a filmmaker like this, no way was I going to pass up the chance to review this one. So let’s take it from the top. Read more
A review of the horror/black comedy, The Belko Experiment.
Starring John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona and Melonie Diaz.
Written by James Gunn and Directed by Greg McLean
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Direct-to-video features are to cinema what shovelware is to video games. Low-quality family fare that exists solely for companies to get enough money to pay for a cheeseburger. D2V films, especially those in the family-friendly category have become far more prevalent since the start of the 2010s, and as of late, they’ve yet to go down. Why am I starting off with this? Well, the following has the makings of a D2V disaster. Let’s count the ways
- This has no reason to exist. This was long after the heyday of the book, the Gene Wilder version and even the Tim Burton version while we’re at it. This isn’t going to be released on the anniversary of any of the aforementioned films so it’s just something that exists for the sake of existing. For the characters, it’s doubtful the license was in danger. Warner Bros. practically owns the film they’re basing it on, so it’s not like there’s a sense of urgency, like we really need to keep these properties alive.
- Families could just as easily let their kids watch the aforementioned two movies since they have the right appeal for them, I doubt anyone needed that Tom and Jerry edge to make things more interesting.
- The film does little to differentiate itself from the original film. It’s just a shot-for shot re-working with Tom and Jerry thrown in for some reason. By the way…
- Even the trailer exposes how little Tom and Jerry would have to do in the film. The main story plays out while Tom and Jerry appear in the background doing their own thing. They’re also aided by an Oompa-Loompa mouse that’s nearly the same character as the Munchkin Mouse that appeared in the Tom and Jerry/Wizard of Oz crossover (and it’s not just a coincidence, it’s nearly the same mouse only with a different outfit, even the same voice actress who’s probably wishing she ducked out of the acting industry ala Peter Ostrum (get it?))
- The animation is unappealing, sufficed to say. It resembles the quality of the animation in earlier WB animated films like Space Jam, Looney Tunes Back in Action and the Iron Giant. I’m not talking about the quality of the films themselves, my point is that the animation shows a lack of evolution. This looks like something from the mid-late 90s that has been polished half-heartedly, and no, “stylistic choice” won’t be the film’s savior.
- It just goes to show you how over-glorified the original film is. WB probably assumed people would enjoy this one because it follows that one film people worship, but it actually backfired.
Six’s not much, but let that show just how little substance the film will have. When you could tell what the film will be like from the trailer alone, shit’s a’brewing. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to promote the good word of the superior 2001 adaptation.
Madhog has a thought and decides to share it with his podcasting cohorts… Much one-sided ranting ensues.
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This is the first video where I’ve recorded my audio from the new home I’m living in. In this episode I’ve decided to sort of return an old root premise of mine and take a look at the trailer for the upcoming Syfy series Krypton, which is a prequel series to Man of Steel, so let’s just say that I’m already excited!
Madhog and the Wonder Twins (Devar and Dantan) get impressed by Braun Strowman’s mastery over hospital vehicles before spending the next hour or so yelling at cartoons – and that’s pretty much it. This episode discusses: the newest season of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”, last week’s “Samurai Jack” episode, “Atom: The Beginning”, “School for Little Vampires” and “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.”
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I’ve been out of the anime loop for way too long. Granted, my peak fandom days came back when I was a teenager, too stupid to know how much I didn’t know. Still, when a poster proudly claims that an anime film is from a “visionary director” named Makoto Shinkai, who’s previously made a whole bunch of stuff I’ve never even heard of, I can’t help flashing back to all those eons ago when I was collecting DVDs of “Outlaw Star” and “Cowboy Bebop” and other staples of Toonami. God, I feel old.
Anyway, Your Name. caught me entirely by surprise for many reasons. For an anime film to get a stateside theatrical release is rare enough, and for one to hit screens with subtitles instead of an English dub is practically unheard of. What’s more, it’s a movie with a “body swap” premise between two teenaged leads of opposite genders, which should be iffy for a whole bunch of reasons that I hope are self-evident. Yet this movie — with virtually no press and nobody in the cast or crew that anybody would’ve heard of — currently holds a near-perfect Tomatometer. Just what was I in for with this one?
A seriously goddamn great movie, as it turns out. Read more
When Dominic Torretto and his crew started out sixteen years ago, they were pulling off convoluted automotive stunts to rob trucks full of DVD players. Now they’re doing the same to commandeer a goddamn nuclear submarine. It’s not that the franchise has gotten any more or less ludicrous, we’ve just gone from one extreme to another.
The Fate of the Furious is my least favorite kind of film to review because there’s really not much to talk about. You know what you’re getting, you know who’s involved, and you’re either on board with the franchise or you’re not. This is the eighth entry in the franchise, after all — if you don’t know what’s going on, it’s most likely because you just don’t care. Read more