Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D

The big July 4th weekend movie event is now here and it is definitely the biggest of the three films to date with more Transformers and scenery damage but not necessarily any real character development. Everyone makes it back for this outing except Megan Fox who is replaced by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who trumps Fox's blue jean cut-offs with a partly buttoned man's long sleeve shirt. Like most sequels this film suffers from the addition of more non-essential characters who serve no purpose but to provide comic relief and do that poorly. Can anyone tell me what the point of John Malkovich's character is please? This is a popcorn muncher of a movie so turn off your brain and enjoy.

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Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Trailer

Not sure I am happy there is another IM movie coming out or the fact it has
Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg in it.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Extended Edition for one night only

It is the Blu-Ray premiere of the Oscar-winning third film of the Ring trilogy and Peter Jackson tells us about his childhood desire to see a 6,000 cavalry charge on screen. And yes there are 6,000 Rohan mounted horsemen at the Battle of Pelennor Fields. It has been a few years since I watched my extended edition DVDs but I could swear there are more added scenes in this cut of the film. This viewing was the fastest four hours I have ever spend in the theater. Tonight was the last night of the screenings so if you missed them and are a Peter Jackson or J.R.R. Tolkien fan, shame on you for missing the chance to see these great films on the big screen again.

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Batmare Begins

Another awesome video.

My Little Serenity

I was just sent this link by my good friend Reesa and I just had to share. I would see this movie.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo remake trailer

This trailer for the remake is awesome and I look forward to David Fincher's take...

.. but let's not forget the original film is a f*#king fantastic thriller already.

If you have not seen them already, I suggest hitting NetFlix and adding the entire trilogy to your instant watch queue.

Latest Smurfs Movie Trailer

I liked watching the Smurfs on Saturday as a child when Saturday morning TV was still predominately cartoons at least until noon. Like everyone else, there is only so much blue you can take even as a child but there are two things that will require me to see this movie: Neil Patrick Harris - hilarious - and Hank Azaria as Gargamel. And let's forget the smokin' hot Sofia Vergara so I guess that makes three.

New Trailer for Apollo 18

This movie makes me think of Paranormal Activity on the moon. That is a good thing. You up for seeing this with me E? We have not been to a good fright flick in awhile.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Jim Carry is back with a new family friendly comedy that turns out to be quite good. Mr Popper receives a gift from his ever-absent father that disrupts his life but gives it the kick it needs to repair his relationship with his ex-wife and his two children. The penguins are fun to watch and the CGI is good though not perfect but it does not detract from the story. Other cast notables are Carla Gugino, who has come along way since Son In Law, the wonderful Angela Lansbury, and Clark Gregg, last seen as Agent Coulson in Thor.  If you want a fun family film to see this one will not disappoint.

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Bad Teacher

Carmen Diaz stars as Elizabeth Halsey a teacher who is trying to find the money for a boob job so she can land a financially well-endowed husband to get out of teaching and tries to win the state bonus for having the class with the best standardized test scores to cover the rest of her deposit on the surgery. Although not as funny as Bad Santa, the comedy is good and the supporting cast includes Jason Segel as the gym teacher, Phyllis Smith from The Office as a fellow teacher who has the best one liners, and Lucy Punch as Elizabeth's nemesis that is keeping her away from the new hot sub played by Justine Timberlake. The car wash scene is good and Cameron is hot covered in water and suds but the "dry humping" scene with Timberlake is by far the most hilarious. Not Shakespeare by any stretch but the film is funny and worth a watch.

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Cars 2

Pixar is back this weekend with a follow up to Cars. Cars was my least favorite of the Pixar films but was still saved because it had a good story and a heartwarming feel to it but I do not get that from this sequel. The animation is still great as expected and the scale is enormous but the tug on the heartstrings is just not there for me. The Toy Story short in front of the film was well worth the trip to the theater and had everything that the feature did not. I hope the film does well because I love Pixar and I am looking forward to their next feature film that was teased in the trailers, Brave.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

New Captain American Trailer

Movie looks better and better all the time. Not so worried about the re-shoots that were done any more.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Extended Edition for one night only

There is nothing like seeing the extended editions of these films because they include all of the little things that fans of the book wanted in the original theatrical release but alas would make the movie too long. Tonight we got a new intro from Peter Jackson and the fun thing we learned is that the infamous Gollum/Smeagol split-personality argument scene was actually written and then directed by Fran Walsh and not Peter Jackson due to time and scheduling deadlines. Two down and the Return of the King to Go. Good times.

Troll Hunter coming to The E Street Cinema in DC

This trailer looks great and I will definitely be checking it out with it hits E Street Cinema the week of July 1. Who else is up for this? Buy your tickets here.

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New Puss in Boots Trailer

Now we finally get to see some of the story. Anyone thinking Zorro besides me? Either way, Puss was one of the best characters from the Shrek series so I look forward to checking this out when it hits theaters later this year.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Muppets Trailer

I have loved the Muppets ever since I was a child and I have to go see their new movie. Here is the first real trailer for the film. Enjoy.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Green Lanten 3D

DC Comics finally makes its presence known on the big screen this weekend even though it is going to be the "Summer of Marvel". Ryan Reynolds is Hal Jordan, the newest emerald space cop on the block, who receives a power ring from a dying alien and must come to terms with the responsibility of being a ring slinger. All comic nerds know the origin story and this one is good enough for prime time with a few strands from other story plots thrown in to insure sequels if it does well. I enjoyed the film even it it was a bit rushed when on OA during Hal's training but Sinestro was introduced well and played excellently by Mark Strong who seems to be the industry's go to new to bad guy. A CGI fest which is what I expected and a good superhero film but I don't see it beating out Thor or Captain America at the box office.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Extended Edition for one night only.

I heard that the extended editions where finally getting the Blu-Ray treatment which did not mean anything to me at the time until I learned that all three films where going to be re-released to theaters for one night only as part of the promotion. Being a huge fan and participate in the original Trilogy Tuesday that lead up to the theatrical release of The Return of the King at the Uptown, there was no way I was going to miss this. Nothing beats seeing these films on the big screen and we get a personal introduction to the films from Peter Jackson. Awesomeness!

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Super 8: The IMAX Experience

J.J. Abrams' love letter to Steven Spielberg's E.T. and other films is finally here and my inner nostalgic child along with my older hardened horror fan just loved the movie. I am not going in to the details of the film but what stands out best is that the alien is smart but not cute and I will be damned if he does not actually kill and eat people. The plot moves you along quickly and does not have to explain anything unnecessarily and the child actors are good with Elle Fanning delivering an on-screen film test that is truly amazing to watch. The other standout is the lead, Joel Courtney, who has doe-like eyes that just suck you in to the emotions of the scene with no real dialogue needed. The film is a must see and do stick around through the credits to see a soon to be local award willing film.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Glee Live Tour 2011

Yes I bought tickets to see this concert/performance because I could not get the tickets to see it last year in New York. The production values were great and almost everyone from the cast and backup crew were there so every character had their moment on stage - Warblers and all. Britney, aka Heather Morris, was first and everything everything took off from there. The pre-show performance was by the LXD and they are just amazing. All in all a great show and if you were able to make it you got your money worth.

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Britney's signature performance

A sample of the LXD's opening performance.

Friday, June 3, 2011

X-Men: First Class

The X-Men are back and the new movie is great. Promoted as the origin of the X-Men this movie is really the staring vehicle of Magneto that delivers on the core of the character unlike X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Magneto gets his revenge and it is bloody delightful and fun to watch. The plot is all there in the trailer so nothing needs to be hashed out here and I have to say it is on par with the first X-Men film and may even be better. A rock solid story with great effects so let's see where Marvel can take their most popular franchise from here.

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