Thursday, July 28, 2011

John's DVD Pick of the week (July 26th 2011)

Hey guys sorry for the two day delay. Technical problems happened and this week my pick may be overrated but its still better than anything I saw it's.
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That's right the Duncan Jones directed film is my pick of the week. The other pick is the dramatic thriller Trust.

My vintage pick is in honor of this weeks release of Cowboys And Aliens I'm recommending a handful of action/adventure films that were done by the cast and crew, they are Casino Royale, Iron Man, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, and Tron: Legacy. All four are worth a watch.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

John's DVD Pick of the week (July 19th 2011)

Hey guys it's Tuesday again therefore its time for my weekly dvd column. This week made me choose by flipping a coin it's

That's right the Bradley Cooper thriller is my pick for the week. The other big release is the Topher Grace dramedy Take Me Home Tonight.

My vintage pick is: In honor of this week's release of Friends With Benefits I'm recommending Will Gluck's previous film Easy A, it may not be anything special but it's still worth a watch.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Edward Norton in talks for Bourne Legacy

Casting on Universal Pictures' The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner with Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton) helming, seems to be moving forward with Variety reporting that actor Edward Norton is in talks to play the movie's main villain. Norton has played a villain before, most notably in Paramount's heist thriller The Italian Job. They also seem to be confirming that Rachel Weisz will be the female lead in the movie, previously reported as being in talks. We wonder what her new husband Daniel "James Bond" Craig feels about that.
John's two cents: Not bad casting thoughts?

Behold the trailer for Sherlock Holmes : A Game of Shadows


Poster Round Up


John's DVD Pick of the week (July 12th 2011)

Hey guys it's Tuesday again and therefore it's time for my dvd pick of the week. This week we had a surprising and shocking film from this year its.

That's right the indie horror film is my choice for the week. Other films out this week are The courtroom drama The Lincoln Lawyer, the animated flick Rango and the Russell Brand remake of Arthur, the last two don't come out until Friday.

My vintage pick is: In honor of this week's release of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 I recommend that you have a marathon of the first seven movies even if you are not a megafan of the franchise.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Review: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (**)

Transformers Dark of the Moon is the third installment in Michael Bay’s film series. It takes place a few years after the last film where Sam (Shia Labouf) is living jobless with his girlfriend Carly (Rosie Huntington-Whitely). She manages to get Sam a job in a mailroom. Bumblebee is working for the government and has a crappy old car. Carly’s boss (Patrick Dempsey) gives her a brand new nice car, but it isn’t what you expected.
The movie started good but went downhill when they destructed Chicago. Josh Duhamel, Tyrese, and John Turturro reprise their roles from the first two movies, new additions to the cast include John Malkovich as Sam’s boss, Frances McDormand as a CIA worker, and Ken Jeong of The Hangover fame as a worker for Sam’s company.

Review: Cars 2 (***)

Cars 2 is Disney/Pixar’s new film. It takes place a couple of years after for the first one, and Lightning Mcqueen (voice of Owen Wilson) won his third Piston Cup and plans to spend some time with Mater (Voice of Larry The Cable Guy). While relaxing at a bar a World Grand Prix would be going on Lighting chooses to compete in the competition. There are three races one in Japan, one in Italy, and the final one in England. During the first race Mater working for Lightning’s pit crew is targeted by a spy agency Finn Mcmissle (voice of Michael Caine) and Holley Shiftwell (voice of Emily Mortimer). They reveal that Mater is a spy therefore leaves Lightning’s crew.

In the end this movie was good however this was Pixar’s worst. But the filmmakers should not beat themselves up over this because everyone is entitled to a bad movie.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Review : Super 8 (***1/2)

Super 8 is the new movie from director J.J. Abrams, and Executive Producer Steven Spielberg. It’s about Joe (Joel Courtney) who lives with his widowed father (Kyle Chandler). His father wants him to hang out with normal kids instead of making monster movies with his friends Charles (Riley Griffiths), Alice (Elle Fanning), Cary (Ryan Lee), Martin (Gabriel Basso), and Preston (Zach Mills). One night they are shooting the movie at an abandoned  train station where a pick up truck and the train collide. They realize that there is an alien in one of the carboxes, the military is notified and evacuations are underway, the kids on the other hand try to find and defeat this thing.
              Overall there are twists and turns in this film some you may not even expect. Super 8 is nothing like ET but is still a great film. I recommend it.