Monday, July 31, 2006

I need a cape...

So I finally got around to seeing Superman Returns: An IMAX 3D Experience which is a fancy way of saying I paid more than most people to go see the new Superman movie.

First things first. It's a two and a half hour movie, of which, maybe 20 minutes is in 3D. Now, the 3D parts DID look pretty damn good, but I think it would have been better as an all or nothing kind of thing. The stupid glasses are so weird at first, and then as soon as you're used to them you take them off.

Second things second. Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor. Not a terrible choice. He certainly brought a certain Kevin Spacey-ness to the role, though personally, I missed the sort of over the top glee that Gene Hackman brought to the role. Which isn't to say that Spacey did a bad job, on the contrary, he was pretty good, it was just different, and inevitably, there is a comparison. It's like he's Sammy Hagar to Gene Hackman's David Lee Roth. I suppose the real question then is who is going to be Gary Cherone?

So, 3rd things 3rd. How was the movie? Well, it was...mostly enjoyable. I was never a huge Superman fan (my brother had all 4 dvds), in fact I'm not sure I ever even saw the 3rd or 4th movies. So where did that leave me with this? Well, I was ok, everything was pretty well laid out so that if this was your first ever Superman movie, you'd be able to follow along.

And as Superman movies go, this one was pretty cheesy. But, in a way, it's supposed to be. Superman is Truth, Justice and the American Way. He is an unflawed being. He is the ideal in every way. He's a goodie goodie. But he's supposed to be, and in that they succeeded. Who besides Superman can rescue you on a plane and then say "I hope this hasn't put you off of flying. Statistically speaking, it's still the safest way to travel."? No one! That's who. But Superman says it and all you can do is kind of smile because it's so cheesy, but it's so much who he is.

Don't bother seeing it at the imax unless you really really feel you have to, it's not worth the extra money for what you get, but it's not bad, and definitely worth the price of admission.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Stupid Stupid Stupid

Well, I had a real pretty little post about movies that I haven't seen all typed up and ready to go. Then I went and left it on my laptop at home. Why did I do that? Because I am a moron.

So, that will have to wait until I either get smatter, or am able to focus a little better (tomorrow probably).

In the mean time, lets go through some other dumb shit.

Apparently, Super Troopers 2 is a go. A prequel in which all the actors will play the parents of their characters from the first one. Great.

There will be no Shaun of the Dead 2. That makes me sad. Shaun of the Dead is easily one of my top five zombie movies.

I love some of the search terms that bring people here to my little corner of the interweb. For example, yesterday, someone did a yahoo search for "Chelan Simmons having sex clips". I've mentioned Chelan Simmons 3 times if you count the two times today. The other was back in February about the utterly forgettable movie Chupacabra Terror.

And I actually saw a commercial for Pulse last night. Set to open August 11th. Hopefully that means that it won't get pushed back again.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Buddy Cops

MSN put together a list of their Top 10 Odd Cop Couples. You know, one's a by-the-book, good cop and family man and the other is an unstable maverick. That's just always how it goes. I guess it's just not very interesting for both of them to be by-the-book or both mavericks. One has to be Jackie Chan or Danny Glover and the other is a Diet Pepsi or whatever/whoever is hip at the moment. I'm sure in Japan they make cop movies where Mothra is the good cop and Godzilla is the loose cannon and together they go up against King Ghidorah and his internatial dope smuggling/ art theft/ immigration ring.

So, let's look at the list:

10: Starsky and Hutch
This wouldn't make my list of things to do instead of going to the dentist. In fact, getting a tooth pulled is less painful than watching this Own Wilson/Ben Stiller piece of crap.

9: Lethal Weapon
It was no Lethal Weapon 4, but really, how many movies are? Just 1, baby. Just 1.

8: Rush Hour
In other news, Chris Tucker finds a way to annoy me even more!

7: The Untouchables
Before there was Waterworld, Kevin Costner did a little movie with Sean Connery. And no, it wasn't Silverado. (Though, Danny Glover WAS in Silverado with Kevin Costner for anyone looking to play Six Degrees of Joe Pesci)

6: The Enforcer
I think this was actually a hockey movie...

5: Men in Black
I have nothing to say. I liked it. It should be higher on the list.

4: Narc
Set in Detroit but shot in Toronto, which means that it's too clean to pass for Detroit (I can say that, I grew up in Detroit).

3: Internal Affairs
Never heard of it, next

2: The Big Easy
Another that I've never heard of, but with Ned Beatty and John Goodman, it has to be gold.

1: Rush
I didn't realize that anyone remembered this movie. I only vaguely do, and that's only because we carried it at the video store I worked at in high school. And how is it that Jason Patric made the list twice?

Monday, July 24, 2006

Running from the Rain

It's funny sometimes how life can make it a challenge to do the things you enjoy. Like updating this blog, or even just watching movies.

I promise, I will update again soon. I will not let this fall to the wayside only to be updated every other month, but for now, it's not where my head is at.

So, for at least a little while longer there is nothing going on, but fear not! For soon I shall return with something stupid to say about some movie you like or at least something to show that I spend way too much time thinking about Star Wars and zombies...

I would kill for a Star Wars zombie movie. That would be so awesome.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Everything is not going to be okay

Just a reminder, that movie you've been looking forward to all year? The one that looked like it would be more fun than all the other movies coming out before it, it's being released today.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

I have to. I can't help myself.

I've said in the past that baby penguins are the best thing ever invented. That said, it's hard to imagine why this this trailer would do anything but make me want to see Happy Feet.

Does one pitch a teepee or erect one?

If you took It's a Wonderful Life and combined it with A Christmas Carol, and then removed Christmas from it, you'd end up with something like Click.

It starts with the hardly original "Where's the Beyond section?" at Bed Bath and Beyond. I think I saw it in an episode of Family Guy like 4 years ago and I doubt it was all that original then.

So, Adam Sandler's character goes into the Beyond section where he meets a wierd old scientist type played by Christopher Walken. He's given a Universal Remote, as in it can control the universe. Cut to muting the dog barking, and fast forwarding through an argument with the wife. Ha ha! So funny! I can't believe it.

The remote eventually learns your preferences, so by accidently fast forwarding through sex one time, it starts to do it everytime!

Before seeing it, I'd kept seeing all over the interwebs, all the people talking about how funny it was and how it was Sandler's best movie. Well, here's the truth, they're a bunch of fucking liars! Liars I say! It was an okay movie that really only had a few bits that made it in any way entertaining. (Kate Beckinsale dressed as Pocahontas...that's oth the price of admission on it's own. Trust me, she's hot as an indian...makes you want to pitch a teepee right then and there..and you might). For the most part though, see it for free if you can, but I wouldn't spend more than $3-4 to see it.