Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Dexter - Get Gellar (2011)

Obviousness reveals itself

I know I haven't reviewed any other episodes from this season, but after seeing the latest episode, I felt I had to give my two cents on this episode and that twist, along with a few on this season.

Following on from the previous episode, Travis (Colin Hanks) has agreed to help Dexter get Professor Gellar (Edward James Olmos) in revenge for killing Travis' sister and using her as the 'Whore of Babylon'. Meanwhile, Debra's dealing with a rift she feels between her and Dexter, and something happens with Quinn.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

In the center of the image are the titles and credits. Above them, in front of a brown background with orange flames and "Evil never looked so good" in red letters, a man in a hooded white suit holding a sword, a woman wearing sunglasses and a leather suit holding two guns, a masked man in battle fatigues holding a rifle, and a scarred man wearing a mask that covers his face below the eye. Below, against a blue background and blue flames, with "When all else fails, they don't" in blue letters, a man in a black bodysuit with a visor in his face holding a sword, and two men and women in leather suits holding guns.Cobra rising

An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

Before going into my review, I feel I have to say that I did not follow any of the G.I. Joe franchise as a child, due to the fact I lived in Britain, where we got Action Man instead, so I only know the bare basics of G.I. Joe thanks to pop-culture references used (My thanks go to Family Guy and Robot Chicken) I'm saying this to let you know that I'll be judging the film by it's merits alone, not as an adaptation of a beloved action figure franchise.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Psycho (1960)

The poster features a large image of a young woman in white underwear. The names of the main actors are featured down the right side of the poster. Smaller images of Anthony Perkins and John Gavin are above the words, written in large print, "Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho".We all go a little perfect sometimes

Secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) wants nothing more than to marry her lover, Sam Loomis (John Gavin), so after getting the chance, steals $40,000 from her boss' client and drives off. Along the way, she comes across the secluded Bates Motel, and meets the owner, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins).

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Blog: My Least Anticipated Films for 2012

2012 is a year with many movies we are looking forward to, be it the sequel to The Dark Knight, the latest Quentin Tarantino film or Ridley Scott's return to the Alien franchise (come on, you know it'll somehow be connected to Alien). But, the year can't just be filled with great films we look forward to, there also has to be the one's we curse studios for going ahead with, the one's we refuse to see. Here are the ten films I will not be at all anticipating next year.

Knowing (2009)

You'd be better off not knowing the ending

1958: A time capsule containing student drawings of the future is buried on the grounds and scheduled to be unearthed on the school's 50th anniversary. Instead of submitting a drawing, however, one little girl scribbles a series of seemingly random numbers on her paper before it is buried. Fifty years later, the time capsule is unearthed for a new generation of students to examine. Caleb Koestler (Chandler Canterbury) is one of those students. The mysterious sequence of numbers falling into his possession, Caleb takes the paper to his father, Professor John Koestler (Nicolas Cage), for examination. Studying the numbers, Professor Koestler soon discovers that they aren't random at all, but an encoded message containing the precise dates, death tolls, and coordinates of every major disaster since the time capsule was buried. Not only that, but the document also indicates that there will be three more such events.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Pulp Fiction (1994)

What's in the briefcase?

Pulp Fiction tells four stories of violence and redemption, detailing the intertwining lives of two mob hit men (John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson), a boxer (Bruce Willis), a gangster's wife (Uma Thurman), and a pair of diner bandits (Tim Roth & Amanda Plummer).

WARNING: Review contains spoilers!!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Panic Room (2002)

Fincher devotees, panic!

Recently divorced Meg Altman (Jodie Foster) and her 11-year-old daughter Sarah (Kristen Stewart) have just purchased a four-story brownstone on the upper west side of New York City. The house's previous owner, a reclusive millionaire, installed an isolated room used to protect the house's occupants from intruders. The panic room is protected by concrete and steel on all sides, a thick steel door, and an extensive security system with multiple surveillance cameras and a separate phone line. On the night the two move into the home, it is broken into by Junior (Jared Leto), the grandson of the previous owner; Burnham (Forrest Whitaker), an employee of the residence's security company; and Raoul (Dwight Yoakam), ski mask-wearing gunman recruited by Junior. The three are after $3 million in bearer bonds, which are locked inside a floor safe in the panic room.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

17 Again (2009)

Efron playing a high school basketball player? What a shock

In 1989, 17 year-old Mike O'Donnell (Zac Efron) learns from his girlfriend Scarlett that she is pregnant during the start of his high school championship basketball game. Moments after the game begins, he abandons the game and goes after Scarlett. Twenty years later, Mike (Matthew Perry) finds his life stalled. Scarlett (Leslie Mann) has separated from him due to his regrets about abandoning college, forcing him to move in with his geeky and wealthy best friend since high school, Ned Gold; he quits his job and his high school-age children Maggie and Alex want nothing to do with him. Later, while visiting his high school to reminisce, an encounter with a mysterious janitor transforms Mike into his 17 year-old self.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

Steve Carell grinning maniacally stares from over Paul Rudd's shoulderThe real schmucks were behind making this film

An ambitious executive, Tim (Paul Rudd), has just landed his company an extremely wealthy Swiss client when his boss, Lance (Bruce Greenwood), invites him to an exclusive, yet unusually mean-spirited dinner party where each of the high-powered executives brings a guest to make fun of. Recognizing that his long-awaited promotion is finally within reach, Tim begins to have second thoughts about participating in the elaborate charade when his longtime girlfriend, Julie (Stephanie Szostak), the successful curator at a local art gallery, voices intense disdain for the idea. The following day, Tim is looking for a way out of the dinner when fate throws the perfect guest right in front of his luxury car. Barry (Steve Carell) is a sweet but dim-witted IRS agent with an unusual hobby: he creates elaborate dioramas featuring stuffed mice

Monday, 14 November 2011

Blog: In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night, DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH, MOTHERF*CKER?

I came across something interesting as I was traversing my way across the web.

Apparently, Quentin Tarantino was once offered to direct the Green Lantern film.

So why didn't he do it?

Family Guy - Back to the Pilot (2011)

A cartoon drawing of an anthropomorphic white dog and a baby wearing red overalls looking up at a blimp with the words "Forgive Me Lois" written on it.Let's do the timewarp, again

After four weak episodes, Family Guy bounced back in spectacular form with an episode that rewarded long time fans of the show. The plot was Brian and Stewie went back in time to find a ball Brian once dug away back in January 31st 1999, which, coincidentally, is the day the first ever episode of Family Guy, known as "Death Has A Shadow", aired on television.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

X-Men: First Class (2011)

First Class Entertainment

Before Professor X and Magneto were fighting one another on opposing sides, they were University Graduate Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Nazi Hunter Erik Lensherr (Michael Fassbender), drawn together by their mutations, in order to stop a face from Erik's past from creating World War III, and destroying humankind.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

The Golden Child (1986)

Doesn't get a gold star

Chandler Jarrell (Eddie Murphy) is a social worker who's looking for a missing young girl. While searching for her, he is confronted by a woman (Charlotte Lewis) who tells him that he is the chosen one, who is destined to save The Golden Child, the savior of all mankind, from the clutches of the demon Sardo Numpsa (Charles Dance).

Daybreakers (2009)

Not the Coen's, but far from the Strauss'

The year is 2019. A plague has turned nearly all of the world's humans into vampires. A vampiric corporation sets out to capture the remaining humans and farm them while they search for a blood substitute to replace the ever-lessening amount of blood left in the world. Lead vampire hematologist Edward's (Ethan Hawke) work is interrupted by a band of human survivors, led by former vampire "Elvis" (Willem Dafoe), who has a cure that could save the human species from extinction.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

Indiana Jones and the Quiffed Belgian with a dog

Based upon the well loved comic books, Tintin is an intrepid young reporter who will go to far lengths with his dog Snowy for a good story, coming upon high adventure along the way.

Directed by Steven Spielberg, who co-produces with Peter Jackson in a script originally written by Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat, which was then rewritten by Edgar Wright and Attack The Block's Joe Cornish. With talent like this, how could The Adventures of Tintin not be brilliant?

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Max Payne (2008)

A Max Payne in the arse

Detective Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg) is consumed with nothing more than finding the man responsible for murdering his wife and child, and in his quest for revenge, comes across a string of killings supposedly involving winged demons.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Bowfinger (1999)

Giving Hollywood the Bowfinger

Bobby Bowfinger (Steve Martin) is an aspiring film maker, who has struggled for years to make it in Hollywood, resulting to no real success. Bobby has a script and a cast and crew of friends who are ready to go to work, so takes his script to a movie executive (Robert Downey Jr), who agrees to make the movie, provided that Bowfinger can secure action movie star Kit Ramsey (Eddie Murphy) to star in it. When Kit refuses to star in the movie, Bobby doesn't have the heart to tell his friends that Ramsey said No to the movie, so lies to them, and with the help of a young associate named Dave, they come up with a plan to follow Kit and film the movie around him without him knowing about it, whilst letting everyone else believe that Kit is method acting.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

When there's no room in Development Hell, the Remake shall run on our screens

Ana (Sarah Polley) returns home after finishing a shift at the hospital, only to wake up the next day to the zombie apocalypse. Meeting Kenneth (Ving Rhames) and a number of other survivors, they make their way to hide out into a shopping mall, which soon becomes surrounded outside by swarms of zombies.