Sunday, February 24, 2008

It's a crossroads. A changing of the guard kind of thing, right?

Dear No Country for Old Men,



Maybe it's just not my kind of movie. Maybe I just 'don't get it.' This is possible. It doesn't change the fact that I found the movie to be boring and devoid of anything resembling a cohesive story.

Llewelen was the only character who's actions mostly made sense. And I wil admit to liking Tommy Lee Jones as Ed Tom Bell, though it was mostly because he reminded me of an old Ed Pardy.

Look, I don't need to have everything spelled out for me in a movie. I'm willing to sit back and thing about a movie for a while in order to try to piece things together. Hell, I even like that about some movies. The problem I had here is that it just never felt like I had all the pieces to put this puzzle together.

Not a bad movie, just not my kind of movie.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Monster Movie Poster Monday

It's snowing again. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am that spring will be here soon.

This week's poster is actually better known as Terror of Mechagodzilla. I like this poster though, even if the title isn't actually the title.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Color me cautiously optimistic

What color do you think 'cautiously optimistic' would be anyways? I imagine it wouldn't be anything bright like yellow or red. Maybe a deep orange hue. Something warm. Not blue or green. Not anything earthy or cold. Lets assume from now on that the color of cautious optimism is officially Pumpkin.

Which is good. The pumpkin is the lord of the gourds.

We learn so much here. For example, the other day we learned that I was giving Indiana Jones credit for exactly one thing, moving the franchise forward rather than moving into Prequel Land (though, didn't they technically do that with Temple of Doom? (What ever happened to Short Round anyways? Poor kid...)). Today, however, the trailer was unleashed upon us hapless mortals.

Hmm, so that's it? The way the interweb has been talking, you'd think that they put a dog on Mars or something. It looks good...a little more cartoony than the others, but it looks passable. It's hard to say since, you know, the trailer shows NOTHING about what the movie is actually about!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Probably not.

Aren't you all looking forward to the new Star Trek movie coming out this Christmas? Isn't it the coolest thing in the history of ever that we're going to go back and see Kirk and Spock: The Early Years? I mean, really, can you think of ANYTHING that would be better than that? Oh shit, I can.

Almost anything.

Come on, there has to be some better story out there. Some tale of adventure in space that doesn't go back and 'fill in the gaps'. Why do we have to keep mucking about in the 'history' of these franchises? Can't we move on? Can't we go forward?

Am I the only one out there who doesn't care about this? Am I the only one who just wants to be entertained, rather than shown the minutiae of how the story came to be? I really didn't care that much about Vader's fall to the dark side. To be honest, I'd rather that they took the aftermath of RotJ and dealt with the new republic a hundred or so years later. Luke, Leia and all them are gone, but think of the resurrected Jedi, now starting to go out and defend the Republic. Good god, how much cooler would THAT be for a tv series than going through the fucking Clone Wars again?

But no, we can only rehash the past. We can only go back in time and make a shit ass show like Enterprise, and then put the fucking BORG in it because we have no idea what to do. Why not make a show going into the future again? It's worked great with Next Generation. Lets look to the future for more ideas. Lets get away from the tired old characters. Lets get some fresh blood involved in it all. Why not have a new ship exploring the Beta quadrant? Like really exploring it, not just lost there or anything. You could have the Federation, Klingons and Romulans all in a time of peace with each other facing a new threat.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull may turn out to be the worst movie ever made, it may ruin the franchise, but at least they're moving forward. Maybe it's time the rest of us did too.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Maybe I'll review a movie tomorrow.

I'm not usually the one to comment on the passing of an actor or celebrity, but sometimes, an exception has to be made.

Roy Scheider passed away on Sunday. Roy may be best known for his work as Martin Brody in Jaws and Jaws 2. So, it's only fitting that as a tribute, I post the trailer...

Oh shit. That's the intro from Seaquest. It's actually his role as Captain Nathan Hale Bridger on Seaquest that introduced me to Scheider. I couldn't tell you much about Seaquest at this point, other than it had a dolphin and took place on what seemed like an underwater spaceship. I only really remember really looking forward to it every week and being very upset when football was on instead. I really should netflix the first season.

Ok, so here's the Jaws trailer for real this time.

And while we're at it, why not take a look at the end of the movie

Monday, February 11, 2008

Monster Movie Poster Monday

Hey there! Did you miss me? Did you notice I was gone? No? Oh. Well, I've returned anyways. Back from an actual vacation. That's right, I left the state for something other than work. Pretty neat, huh?

Might as well keep it simple as we launch back into our normal habits. This one is the American version of the original Gojira.