Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Kung Fu Panda 2 3D

I am a huge fan of the first movie and was stoked to get advanced screening passes for the new film. The Dragon Warrior and the Furious Five are back to face a new enemy that could spell the end of kung fu and our lovable panda. All the voice actors are back with new voices provided by Gary Oldman as the evil Lord Shen who takes down kung fu masters Thundering Rhino, Oxen and Croc voiced by Victor Garber, Dennis Haysbert and Jean-Claude Van Damme. I enjoyed this story much more than the first film because it was more adult- themed and did not need to spend time introducing the main characters. Definitely check this film out with the family this holiday weekend for a great time at the movies.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides An IMAX 3D Experience

Our favorite pirate is back this weekend with the full IMAX treatment and 3D just to add some flare. This time out we have a few new faces with Ian McShane as the villainous Blackbeard, Penelope Cruz as the new femme fatale and Geoffrey Rush back as a peg-leg Barbossa racing to find the legendary Fountain of Youth. The effects are good along with a solid story but as these movies tend to be just a bit too long. The mermaids were a sight to behold - both beautiful and deadly. As franchises go this movie is still worth seeing and the fifth one is just around the corner.

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Hobo With A Shotgun - Original 2007 Teaser Trailer

Here is the original teaser trailer that lead to the awesome film I saw earlier tonight. It is playing for only one week at the West End Cinema in Washington, DC so be sure to get your tickets now. This is not to be missed. Enjoy my fellow cinephiles!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Hobo With A Shotgun

Just like with Snakes On A Plane this title cuts right to the point and does this movie ever deliver. It's violent, bloody, gory, offensive, exploitive and friggin' hilarious. Rutger Hauer and Jason Eisner put the smoking barrel of the gun to the audience's face and just unload with grindhouse abandon. The lines in this movie will have you rolling in the aisles while insuring it cult film status and a must see attraction for fans of midnight movie madness. This is grindhouse at its best and you are doing yourself a serious disservice if you do not check this out ASAP!

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Priest 3D

I like a good futuristic vampire thriller like the next guy but unfortunately this is not one. The 3D keeps the creatures to cartoony and the bloody deaths are not done practically to give them any real kick. It is funny that Stephen Moyer of True Blood plays a bit part as a farmer fending of the vampire hordes. Paul Bettany seems to be channeling an even more restrained performance then he did in Legion which was a far superior film. Unless you are an ardent fan of Bettany then you have seen all you need to about this film from the trailer.

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Friday, May 13, 2011


This movie is being promoted as a female version of The Hangover but that is really an injustice to this incredibly awesome film that can stand on its own as the comedy hit of the summer. The cast is awesome and the scene where the bridesmaids are trying on their dresses will have you rolling in the aisles unable to breath from laughing so hard. The standout cast member is Melissa McCarthy who plays the sister of the groom who steals every scene with her steam heat. Kudos to writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo and director Paul Feig for hitting a grand slam with this film. A must see for everyone!

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Of the many things to do on a Friday the 13th, going to the AFI Silver Theatre to see a screening of an Alfred Hitchock 1945 film with friends is one hard to beat. I have not seen all of Hitchcock's films and I can say this is not one of my favorites but it does have some very good stuff going on. The Salvador Dali dream sequence is an effects standout for the time and just creepy. It was great seeing a young Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman even if their acting was far from riveting and I was hard pressed to see any chemistry. But hey it's a Hitchcock film so it gets a pass in my book and gets checked off as a film I needed to see on the big screen.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Something Borrowed

As date movies go most get a bum rap but I am kinda hard pressed to see were this one does not deserve it. Ginnfer Goodwin from Big Love stars as Rachel whose supposed best friend played by Kate Hudson steps in and takes the man she is in love with. Once you get past the tears and emotion baggage that doesn't jive the only interesting performance is given by John Krasinski in the friend zone. The move is a skip but if you still want to see it go during a matinee so you don't waste too mch money. Better yet go see Thor again instead.

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Thor IMAX 3D

This movie was a must see for me being a long time comic fan and it was a pleasure to see Chris Hemsworth make the transition from the father of James T. Kirk to the brash and arrogant son of Odin. The movie gives us Thor's fall from grace and the reclaiming of Mjolnir as he overcomes his own shortfalls to be the god he is destined to be. Outside of the expected cameo of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury to tie the movie in to next year's The Avengers film we have a dream cast of Sir Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Colm Feore as the King of the Frost Giants, Ray Stevenson as Volstagg and Tom Hiddleston as the delicious trickster Loki. I don't believe this movie would have been nearly as good as it is under any other director then Kenneth Branagh whose track record with Shakespeare's works is second to none. Outside of the signature Thor fighting poses from the comic page, the best images to be realized are those of the glorious Asgard which must be seen in IMAX 3D and so worth the surcharge.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night

Like many others I have been missing Buffy The Vampire Slayer so it was nice to see another monster ass-kicker hit the big screen. Brandon Routh is a New Orleans private eye who specializes in keeping the peace within the supernatural underworld but has been off the radar due to a tragic loss but gets pulled back in when a local businessman is found murdered by a werewolf. The cast includes Sam Huntington as Dylan's newly turned zombie side kick, Peter Stormare as the head of the local wolf pack, and Taye Diggs as the new devious vampire leader. Routh has hit his stride in smaller film projects and turns out to be a fine actor that has finally moved on from Superman Returns. A fun little movie for horror fans that is worth a trip to the local matinée showing.

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