Friday, April 30, 2010


No trips to the theater are planned for this weekend. I'm not really a horror movie guy so I don't have much interest in the new remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

I caught Kick-Ass this week and had a blast with it. I still really want to see The Losers -- I'll check it out next week after work one night.

It feels like forever since I last wrote any formal movie reviews so I'd like to comment on the few titles I've seen so far this year. Hopefully soon.

Next weeks brings Iron Man 2 -- very much looking forward.

Nothing from Netflix this weekend as I just sent a disc back -- The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. As always with a film from Terry Giliam, it was a visual delight.

Maybe I'll get Sherlock Holmes on demand this weekend...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010


From Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). Starring Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Anthony Mackie, and Zoe Kazan. We're in the 4th row. I can't f'ing wait until tomorrow at 2pm.


Kick-Ass and The Losers are two priorities for me over the next week -- I imagine I'll see 'em both next week after work one night. They look like good matinees.

Just sent back Mammoth (a damn fine film with tremendous performances from the entire cast) to Netflix; Steven Soderbergh's Bubble is next up. I've seen it once but a while back and want to check it out again.


Monday, April 19, 2010


The music of jam-band Phish was my choice of tunes for most of my college years. I haven't listened to them in a long time. This new 3-D concert film sounds groovy.


I am still extremely interested in Repo Men. One thing's for sure -- this film had some of the best one-sheets in years.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


An amazing head of hair on top of that man's noggin. This is a picture from Your Highness, an apparently raunchy, Princess Bride-esque miedeval adventure. That's director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Snow Angels) next to him. I love these two guys. Their brilliantly idiotic HBO show Eastbound and Down returns to HBO later this year for a second season. Your Highness hits screens in early October.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Kick-Ass opens today. I plan on seeing it. Not rushing out, but I will definitely see it on the big screen.

I've got Bright Star from Netflix. Have heard nothing but terrific things about it.

I can't stop watching bits and pieces of The Informant! and Public Enemies. Those are two immensely enjoyable films.

Because I've had so much going on through the begining portion of 2010, I've only seen a handful of films this year: Shutter Island (loved it, can't wait to watch it again), Green Zone (a masterpiece as far as I'm concerned), and Alice in Wonderland (OK, nothing great, but glad I saw it in Real D 3-D).

Movies I haven't seen yet in the theaters (or missed) and that I plan to catch up on are: The Ghost Writer (really want to see this), Greenberg (never opened in my area), Clash of the Titans (only a vague interest at this point), How to Train Your Dragon (I fear that if I miss this in 3-D it'll suffer in comparison, even in the Blu Ray format...), The Book of Eli, Edge of Darkness, The Wolfman, Cop Out, The Crazies, Brooklyn's Finest, Mother, Repo Men, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Chloe, and Hot Tub Time Machine.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I've been reading nothing but fantastic stuff about the new dark comedy Cyrus. This could be one of the great "indie" films of the summer...


The 200th episode of the brilliant television series South Park airs tonight. I can only imagine what will happen...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


My buddy out in Hell-A had some free time at work last night...what a clown...!

Friday, April 9, 2010


Date Night looks amusing but beware -- it's been directed by ultra-hack Shawn Levy (Just Married, Cheaper by the Dozen, Night at the Museum)'t go in expecting a masterpiece...I'll see it at some point as I love Carrell and Fey.

Still have interest in Clash of the Titans (the 2-D version) and How to Train Your Dragon (the 3-D version).

I've still got Alexander the Last from's been a busy week.

On Monday I start a new job and my wife and I are now in the process of buying our first house...all very intense.

I'd like to try and rent Sherlock Holmes soon...

Friday, April 2, 2010


Nothing in the theaters this weekend. Family in town and looking at houses to buy...

Clash of the Titans looks silly and potentially entertaining. However, I've heard that the 3-D conversion resulted in a muddy, awful looking film, so if/when I see it theatrically, I'll see it in good old-fashioned 2-D. Unless a movie has been shot for 3-D, converting just seems like a gimmick to make more money at the box office.

I'm still waiting for Greenberg to open in my area...

From Netflix I have Alexander the Last.

Arriving any day is Collateral Blu Ray from Amazon -- big-time right there...