Saturday, June 27, 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The IMAX Experience

The galactic ass-kinking robots are finally back and look awesome on the IMAX screen. Optimus Prime is still the coolest autobot on the planet while Megatron gets relegated to the role of flunky in this outing. The move is fun, action-packed and pure eye-candy in every sense. The whole opening sequence with the family could have been cut down dramatically and would have made for a tighter and better film. Megan Fox's role is demoted to the slutty, hot girlfriend in daisy duke cut-offs but that was fine by me - oink oink!

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

King Lear @ Sidney Harman Hall

Stacy Keach bare-assed on the Sidney Harman Hall stage was not what I expected but hey that's theater. The play was definitely for mature audiences and a must see for all Shakespeare fans. I forgot that everyone dies in this play even though it is a tragedy. This is the last production of the 2008-2009 season and it was a great season finale. I may not have been able to renew my season tickets this year but I will definitely still be hitting next season's shows as often as I can.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

The Proposal

Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds have great comedic chemistry in this new romantic comedy from director Anne Fletcher. I have always been a fan of Ryan's films and it is great to see him making a bigger splash in this film then his previous summer release as Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Sandra Bullock seems to be back on track as well after a two year hiatus if The Internet Movie Database is correct. Betty White, my favorite Golden Girl, is wonderful as the eccentric grandmother and always brings great impish moments of hilarity to all her roles. A good date movie for both men and women here with a bit of partial nudity for both sexes to enjoy.

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Year One

It ain't no History of the World: Part I by any stretch. As you see in the trailer, Jack Black is unfortunately just being himself in this film and it just does not hit any funny bones for me and Michael Cera is ok and scores the only slightly amusing moments in the film. Even with Harold Ramis directing and the cast filled out with comedic staples David Cross, Paul Rudd, Hank Azaria and Oliver Platt the film falls flatter then manna from heaven. The best thing about this film is the beautiful Olivia Wilde as Princess Inanna better know as Thirteen on House M.D. Skip this film and watch in on a rainy afternoon on Comedy Central next year if a rerun of any of the three Blue Collar Comedy Tour movies is not airing for the nth time.

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Hangover

Being a fan of the movies Bachelor Party and Very Bad Things I had high expectations for this film and man did it deliver! The premise is that three friends wake up in their Las Vegas suite and try to piece together and remember how their suite got destroyed, where did the baby in the closet come from, how did a tiger get in the bathroom and where is the bachelor himself. This movie is crazy fun and Bradely Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and yes, Mike Tyson, delivery hilarious performances. The best part of the film is the ending montage of what actually happened that night from a recovered camera. This is the best comedy I have seen in a while and a must see for man out there who is thinking about a Vegas bachelor party!

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Land of the Lost

Being a kid in the 70s and growing up on Sid and Marty Krofft's Land of the Lost Saturday morning show, there was no chance I would not be seeing this movie. Even after watching the SciFi channel marathon reruns and my childhood wonder dampened, I still had to see the film and ultimately enjoyed it. Being older now I enjoyed the older sexier Holly and the "ugly and hairless" paku females. This movie suffers from the same mentality that hurt the Grindhouse film in that why spend 200 million on a remake of a film genre or TV series that was low budget to start with and was loved for it? I would have been just as happy with a man in a rubber dinosaur suit playing Grumpy and stomping a scale model set of the cave.

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