Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Amazing Race 19 Teams Announced

Ok guys as of today this blog will also cover The Amazing Race. So without further ado let's reveal the teams they are

Amani and Marcus. Married

Andy and Tommy. Friends/Snowboarders.

Bill and Cathi. Married 40 years/Grandparents.

Bill and Ron. Domestic Partners/Flight Attendants

Ernie and Cindi. Engaged.

Ethan and Jenna. Dating/Survivor Winners.

Jeremy and Sandi. Dating.

Justin and Jennifer. Siblings.

Kay and Lisa. Friends/Former Vegas Showgirls.

Lawrence and Zac. Father/Son.

Liz and Marie. Twins.

Who will you be cheering for?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

John's DVD Pick of the week (August 30th 2011)

Hey guys it's Tuesday. Once again I chose a little film from Sundance it's.
That's right the 80's coming of age drama is my pick of the week. Other picks include The Best Foreign Language oscar winner In A Better World, The Tyler Perry starer Madea's Big Happy Family, and the Disney film Prom.

My Vintage pick is, in honor of this weeks release of Shark Night 3D I'm recommending the mother of all shark movies it's Jaws, it's a top 50 movie in my opinion so check that out.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

John's DVD Pick of the week (August 23rd 2011)

Hey guys once again it's Tuesday, This week I chose a film that came out of Sundance it's

Win Win
That's right the Paul Giamatti comedy/drama about a teenager going into wrestling is my pick for the week. The only other major release this week is the Jodie Foster directed The Beaver. 

My vintage pick is.. In honor of this weeks release of Our Idiot Brother, I'm recommending a handful of Paul Rudd's films, they are The 40 Year Old Virgin, I Love You Man, Knocked Up and Role Models, so see them if you haven't.

Monday, August 22, 2011

1st oscar predictions

So in honor of my 100th post I decided to post my first oscar predictions

Bold determines predicted winner

Best Picture:
A Dangerous Method
The Descendants
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Ides Of March
J. Edgar
My Week With Marylin
The Tree Of Life
War Horse

Best Director
David Cronenberg - A Dangerous Method
George Clooney - The Ides Of March
Clint Eastwood - J. Edgar
Terrence Malick - The Tree Of Life
Steven Spielberg - War Horse

Best Actor
George Clooney - The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio - J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender - A Dangerous Method
Ryan Gosling - The Ides Of March
Gary Oldman - Tinker,Tailor,Solider,Spy

Best Actress
Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs
Elizabeth Olsen - Martha Marcy May Marlene
Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Emma Stone - The Help
Michelle Williams - My Week With Marylin

Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh - My Week With Marylin
Jim Broadbent  - The Iron Lady
Armie Hammer - J. Edgar
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Ides Of March
Viggo Mortensen - A Dangerous Method

Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain - The Tree Of Life
Viola Davis - The Help
Keira Knightley - A Dangerous Method
Octavia Spencer - The Help
Naomi Watts - J. Edgar

I'll  put up screenplay and technical nominations up at some later point.

Mini Bulk Reviews

Cowboys & Aliens (***)
A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.The movie was good, liked the twist at the halfway point. For some reason I did not like the ending.

The Change Up (***)
A comedy in which a married father (Jason Bateman) accidentally switches bodies with his best friend (Ryan Reynolds), leading to a series of wildly complex difficulties.This movie I really liked more than others, I found it to be one of the better comedies of 2011.

Spy Kids: All The Time In The World (*)
A retired spy (Jessica Alba) is called back into action, and to bond with her new step-children (Rowan Blanchard, Mason Cook), she invites them along for the adventure to stop the evil Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven) from taking over the world. Horrendous, avoid this movie at all costs.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

John's DVD Pick of the week (August 16th 2011)

Hey guys sorry for the delay. This week I chose a fun but scary film it's

That's right the vampire action horror is my pick of the week. Other big films out include, The Robert Redford directed thriller The Conspirator, The Austen tale Jane Eyre, the awful animated sequel Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil, and the Kate Hudson Romantic Comedy Something Borrowed, the first two you can pick up the other two I can care less about.

My vintage pick is: In honor of this weeks release of Fright Night I'm recommending the original 1985 version of Fright Night with Chris Sarandon and Roddy McDowell, a pure fun film that's all I gotta say.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

John's DVD Pick of the week (August 9th 2011)

Hey guys it's Tuesday therefore once again it's my dvd pick of the week. This week is a fun entertainment film it's


That's right the Alien Adventure comedy is my pick of the week, other films out this week include the wedding comedy Jumping The Broom, The box office bomb Mars Needs Moms, the medevil time comedy Your Highness, and the indie superhero comedy Super, the first two I have not and probably will not see, the other two I will check out despite the formers bad reviews.

My vintage pick is: in honor of this weeks release of 30 Minutes Or Less I'm recommending a previous  collaboration of Ruben Flesher and Jesse Eisenberg it's called Zombieland, it's nothing special but it's worth a watch.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Review: Midnight In Paris (***1/2)

Before I start my review I wanna say sorry for the lack of updates. I was on a vacation for a few weeks but I am back with a review.

Midnight in Paris is Woody Allen's new film it's about Gil (Owen Wilson) traveling to Paris with his fiance Inez (Rachel McAdams) and her parents (Mimi Kennedy, Kurt Fuller). One night Gil is walking on the streets of Paris where a vintage 1920's car pulls up and takes him to the 1920's where he meets F Scott Fitzgerald (Tom Hiddleston of Thor) and his wife Zelda (Alison Pill), the next day he returns to the real world but every time at midnight he would return back to the car. Over the course of the film he meets people that were famous such as Pablo Picasso (Marcial Di Fonzo Bo), Cole Porter (Yves Heck), Salvador Dali (Adrien Brody), and Ernest Hemingway (Corey Stoll). He also met some people that are not so famous such as a book editor named Gertrude Stein (Kathy Bates) and Adrianna (Marion Colitard).

Overall it's a great film but not a masterpiece but still very good. Owen Wilson gives his best performance, it's not Oscar worthy but deserves a Golden Globe nomination. I also liked the elements of Historical fiction.