Tuesday, May 24, 2011

John's DVD Pick of the week (May 24h 2011)

It's Tuesday therefore it's my column on this week's dvds. This week my pick is...

Gnomeo And Juliet.
That's right the animated take on this film is my pick for the week. The only other big release out is the awful alien flick I Am Number Four.

My vintage pick is in honor of this weeks release of The Tree Of Life I am recommending a previous Terrance Malick film, it's the esambled war flick The Thin Red Line.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Review: Bridesmaids (***1/2)

Bridesmaids is the new movie from Producer Judd Apatow. It's about Annie (Kristin Wiig) who after her bakery fails is now living with her siblings. But then her best friend since childhood Lillian (Maya Rudolph) gets engaged she asks her to be her maid of honor. At her engagement party we meet the rest of her bridal party. Helen (Rose Byrne) is married to Lillian's fiance's boss. Megan (Melissa McCarthy) Dougie's sister, Becca (Ellie Kemper) Lillian's co worker, and Rita (Wendi McLendon-Covey) Lillian's cousin. After that the shenanigans begin.

My say is Bridesmaids is one of the funniest movies of the year. I may not even see another one this year because I was dying from laughter.

List of 2011 Cannes winners

Palme d’Or: The Tree of Life
Grand Prix (tie): Le Gaumin au Velo and Once Upon a Time in Anataolia
Honorable Mention: Polisse
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia)
Best Director: Nicholas Winding Refn (Drive)
Best Screenplay: Hearat Shulayim (Joseph Cedar)
Camera d’Or (Best First Film): Las Acacias (Pablo Giorgelli)
Best Short Film: Cross Country
Runner-up Short Film:

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Review: Thor (**1/2)

Thor is the most recent Marvel superhero to get his own movie. It follows the hero (Chris Hemsworth). who after a battle in the underworld gets outlashed into the real world by his father (Anthony Hopkins). There he meets Jane (Natalie Portman), Darcy (Kat Dennings), and Erik (Stellan Skarsgard). We find out it was Jane's dream to discover something like this. But then SHIELD a private detective agency confiscates all of their stuff. Meanwhile in Thor's world his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleson) makes an attempt to kill his father making Thor return.

In the end this was Marvels weakest film however there is a scene after the credits that sets up the plot to The Avengers film out next year.

Review: Fast Five (***)

Fast Five is the latest installment in The Fast And The Furious film series. It takes place right where the last movie ended. It starts with Brian (Paul Walker) and Mia (Jordanna Brewster) attempting to save Dominic (Vin Diesel) from a prison bus. it's a success and they pack their bags and go to Rio De Janiero, Brazil. Their plan is to steal 100 million dollars from the country's biggest druglord. They go and bring back multiple characters from previous films such as Taj (Ludacris), Roman (Tyrese Gibson), and Han (Sung Kang). Meanwhile a FBI agent named Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and his assistant (Elsa Palsky) are on the hunt after the gang.

In conclusion this was the best in the film series. There was a scene I think can make a perfect senior prank. Plus a bonus credits scene you'll not want to miss.

John's DVD Pick of the week (May 17th 2011)

Well it's Tuesday again that means it's my dvd pick of the week this week its

The Mechanic
That's right Jason Statham's take on the 1972 Charles Bronson film is my pick.  It's not he best pick but it's better than the other two releases. The other two releases this week are the thrillers The Rite and The Roomate, I did not see either nor do I plan to see them.

My vintage pick is: In honor of this weeks release of Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, I'm recommending The original film The Curse Of The Black Pearl. It was # 8 on my best films of 2003 so check it out as well as the other two films before you check this one out.

TinTin HD Trailer


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bill Hader to play Andy Warhol in Men In Black III

  via The Hollywood Reporter

Bill Hader will portray pop art superstar Andy Warhol in Columbia’s Men In Black 3, which is currently shooting in New York.
Will Smith and Josh Brolin lead the cast of the third installment of the sci-fi comedy being directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.
The studio isn’t revealing too many details about the film, although it is known to feature a time travel element, allowing Brolin to play a young Tommy Lee Jones and Alice Eve, a young Emma Thompson, as the MIB agents try to save the world in 1969.
Several iconic personalities from the time period are expected to be seen in the movie, paving the way for a series of cameos.
SNL star Hader, repped by UTA and Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, was last seen on the big-screen in Paul.

John's two cents: I think its good casting thoughts?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Some non movie news

OAK PARK (CBS) — A west suburban boy was arrested Monday for allegedly devising and circulating a list ranking 50 female Oak Park-River Forest High School girls by their sexual characteristics and alleged sexual behaviors.
“The subject was found to be responsible for an offensive list” that was circulated at the school, Oak Park police detective Cmdr. LaDon Reynolds said. “Based on the evidence, the juvenile offender was charged with disorderly conduct and referred to (juvenile) court.”
The father of one girl targeted by the list confirmed the arrest. His wife, he told Pioneer Press, was contacted by Oak Park police Tuesday morning.
The list emerged in January and described the girls by explicit, derogatory nicknames and assessed their physical appearance, sexual desirability, sexual activity and other characteristics. It was posted on Facebook and hundreds of copies were printed and distributed at the school during lunch period, before the administration intervened.
Reynolds said police worked closely with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office to build the case. The boy was processed and turned over to his legal guardian.
In February, the boy was expelled and sent to an Alternative High School in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, according to sources. The school did not immediately return a call Tuesday morning seeking comment.
Dale Jones, father of one of the girls, said while he welcomed the arrest, he was concerned that a disorderly conduct charge was not serious enough of a response for a “very serious offense that affected many people.”
Still, he said, “I’m gratified that the investigation continued, and that charges are being filed. I’m hopeful they consider additional charges as they gather more evidence.”

John's two cents: I know this kid FREE HIM this list was hilarious.

John's DVD Pick of the week (May 10th 2011)

Hey folks it's Tuesday therefore it's my time to pick my film. This week is a film that cracked my top 20 of 2010 it's

 That's right Derek Cianfrance's romantic drama about a couple who's marriage is about to fall is m y pick this week. Other films out this week are The Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman romantic comedy No Strings Attached, and the horrid concert flick Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (which does not come out until Friday)

My vintage pick is: In honor of this weeks release of Bridesmaids I'm recommending two wedding flicks they are My Best Friends Wedding and 27 Dresses. Both are not great flicks but are worth seeing in your spare time.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Will Smith to star in Tarintino's next?

 via comingsoon.net

Will Smith may be up for the lead in Quentin Tarintino's Django Uncharted, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter.

The script for the film was confirmed by Tarantino to have been completed last week and is said to be a spaghetti Western style story of Django, a freed American slave who teams with a German bounty hunter (a part rumored to have been written for Christoph Waltz) to save his wife from an evil plantation owner.

Smith, who hasn't appeared in a film since 2008's Seven Pounds, is currently in production on Men In Black III. Whether he makes Django Uncharted his next role remains to be seen, but regardless, the movie is expected to start production this year.

John's two cents: I'm a fan of Tarintino's I'm in thoughts

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Glee Concert film coming this summer

via: comingsoon.net

20th Century Fox announced today that Glee Live! 3D!, based on the hit TV show's concert tour, will hit theaters on August 12. Here's the full announcement:

Twentieth Century Fox Television and Twentieth Century Fox Film have partnered with GLEE creator Ryan Murphy to produce GLEE LIVE! 3D!, a film of the blockbuster “Glee Live! In Concert!” North American tour. Twentieth Century Fox will release the film – for a special limited two-week engagement -- in theaters everywhere on August 12, 2011.

GLEE LIVE! 3D! will enable fans – or, “Gleeks” -- who were unable to obtain tickets to the sold-out shows, or who live in markets not included in the tour, or who just want to see it again, to experience the concert in the immersive magic of a 3D theatrical event.

Starring 14 members of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning television show’s cast and shot live during the summer concerts, the movie will capture the unique concert experience along with special moments involving the characters themselves.

“This tour was all about going out and performing for our amazing fans who have supported our show from the beginning, but due to the limited time we had to travel during our hiatus, there were only so many cities we could get to before we had to resume work on the television series,” commented Murphy. “We knew that not every fan who wanted to attend a concert would get that opportunity. Now, thanks to our friends at Twentieth Century Fox Film, we’ll be able to bring the concert experience to movie theaters across the country in full three dimensional glory. We promise every passionate ‘Gleek’ a cinematic experience that will have them singing and dancing in the aisles.”

Kevin Tancharoen (“Fame,” “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” series) will direct the film.

GLEE LIVE! 3D! will include live performances of some of the show’s most memorable musical numbers, including “I’m a Slave 4 U,” “Raise Your Glass,” “Teenage Dream,” and “Lucky,” as well as the original songs that became chart-toppers such as “Loser Like Me,” “Hell to the No!” and “Get it Right,” and of course, the show’s anthem, “Don’t Stop Believin’.” The first “Glee” concert tour in 2010 was described by the Los Angeles Times as “triumphant,” while USA Today called the concerts “equal parts musical theater, giddy pop culture phenomenon and Journey-loving rock show.”

John's two cents: I'm a fan of the show but I don't know if I'll see this. Thoughts

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

John's DVD Pick of the week (May 3rd 2011)

It's Tuesday and it's time for a dvd article and my pick this week is the first official 2011 release I saw It's...

The Green Hornet 

That's right Seth Rogen's action comedy based on the 1930's radio show is my pick. It's not the best film of the year but you should give it a rent.

Other releases this week include The negative reviewed The Dilemma, and the Mexican American romantic comedy From Prada To Nada. Also 9 of my 10 best of 2010 (127 Hours, Black Swan, Despicable Me, The Fighter, I Love You Phillip Morris, Inception, Never Let Me Go, The Social Network, and Toy Story 3. True Grit comes out next month) so check those out.

My Vintage pick is: In honor of this weeks release of Thor I am recommending The original Iron Man. It was #8 on my best films of 2008 and think you should check it out sometime before the new Avengers movie comes out next year.  

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