Saturday, December 31, 2011

Star Wars video of the Week: Legoland Building the Star Wars Universe

I may actually have to go back to the underwhelming world of Legoland just for the Star Wars stuff

Thursday, December 29, 2011

John Carter of Mars vs Princess of Mars

John Carter of Mars 2012....
The first trailers for this film were underwhelming --but now it looks like it could be an epic movie.   I fear that it could be one of those really great movies that nobody goes and sees though.   It is supposed to be a series of movies yet--if no one goes to the first one the series could die really fast.  It is based on the  books of

Edgar Rice Burroughs  of Tarzan fame.  So here is hoping that this big budget film that so far has not been generating buzz can find it before it opens....

Let's hope that it is better than the  2009 Syfy channel movie starring Antonio Sabato Jr in some rented Gladiator outfit  and Traci Lords wearing a fake Princess Leia bikini costume....  This dull version was super cheesy...with bad monster masks and an extremely low budget.

Homemade Slave Leia outfit

Princess of Mars 2009 Cheesy Monster Makeup --Perfect for the Vasquez Rocks backdrop.....GORN....

Monday, December 26, 2011

Brad's top 10 movies for 2000

Coming in at number 10

Bedazzled 8 out of 10 fun Remake of the great 1960's movie with Peter O Toole and Dudley Moore....Elizabeth Hurley makes a great devil

Coming in at number 9

Fantasia 2000 8+ out of 10
An amazing animated treat for fans that loved the original.....The segment with the Flamingo is one of the best shorts ever

Coming in at number 8

The Sixth Day 9 out of 10
Arnold in an underrated cool sci-fi movie about Human Cloning.

Coming in at number 7

The Emperors New Groove 2000 9 out of 10
A really funny animated movie.... Patrick Warbuton shines as Kronk

Coming in at number 6

Best in Show 9 out of 10
 Amazing comedic look into the world of dog shows.... by the people that brought you Spinal Tap

Coming in at number 5

Titan AE 2000 9 out of 10
Good sci-fi with Don Bluth paint brush....Like Space Ace and Dragon's Lair in movie

Coming in at number 4

The Klumps 2000 9 out of 10
Eddie Murphy is back in fine form as his entire family in the Klumps.....Hilarious

Coming in at number 3

Dinosaur 2000 9 out of 10
Visually stunning Dinosaur movie that uses animation against real backgrounds.

Coming in at number 2

Gladiator 10 out of 10
Kick Ass Sword and Sandal flick...Russell Crowe at his best. Directed by Ridley Scott.

Number 1

The Patriot 10 out of 10
Mel Gibson at his kick ass best ....Sign me up for any war movie with Mel in it

Thursday, December 22, 2011

You tube Video of the week: The Elephant Guy : Steve Martin

I stumbled across this while looking for a certain Christmas clip.
Steve is a comedy god

When Christmas goes Wrong Part 5 :Santa Claus 1959

Santa Claus 1959 2 out of 10

You would think a movie about Santa Claus battling the devil would be more interesting. NOT SO MUCH. With the help of Merlin ?? (why not) Santa battles the Devil for childrens souls in this strange Christmas movie out of Mexico (I’m surprised it didn’t have people in Wrestling masks). The movie is filled with narration and is boring. It should have been more interesting–but it wasn’t

The Full list is here

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Brad's Top 10 Christmas Movie Countdown Number 1

And coming in at Number 1

Christmas Vacation 1989 10 out of 10
Also needs to be watched every year. Chevy Chase is at his best as Clark Griswald in this John Hughes written classic. It perfectly captures a large family christmas at home and every line is quotable

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The Must See movie for 2012 : The Hobbit

My most anticipated movie for 2012 by far

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

When Christmas goes Wrong Part 4 :Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Why wouldn’t he? I mean they did kidnap him and then try to force him to make toys for their kids instead of Earth’s .  He has to fight back at some point right? So Santa and the children take on some bad movie robots and some guys painted green with names like Voldar. You may remember this from when you were a kid and it is just as odd now and not terribly good.

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Brad's Top 10 Christmas Movie Countdown Number 2

Coming in at number 2 (The top 2 are interchangable)

A Christmas Story 1983 10 out of 10
A movie that has to be watched once a year. This movie which is driven by its story and narrated by its writer is an all-time holiday classic. Every scene is memorable.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

brad's Top 10 Christmas Movie Countdown Number 3

Coming in at number 3

Nightmare Before Christmas 1993 10 out of 10
A masterpiece of stop-motion. When Halloween meets Christmas. Tim Burton and Danny Elfman created an absolute treasure with this movie. The songs and visuals are an absolute treat to be savored around the holidays.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Nerd Item of the Week : Tron Cologne

Energerize your scent!

Available on

Marmaduke 2010 7 out 10

Owen Wilson is great as Marmaduke
my thoughts on the movie are here on Miceage.

The Changeup 2011 8 out of 10

The Changeup 2011   8 out of 10
The body switch movie is definitely not a new concept by any means.  So what makes this different from say  Freaky Friday or Big or 17 Again  or 13 going on 30 or Like Father Like Son or Vice Versa or 18 Again or Switch?    Well this time we are in for a much more Adult version of the body switch movie.  This body switch movie stars Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds as 2 friends with very different lives that switch while peeing in a magical fountain.   The single guy with no responsibility learns to grow up a little and the married guy that takes life to seriously learns to lighten up and enjoy life a little again.   What makes it special is the fact that the character lessons are heart felt and the story is strong which is a surprise when you consider all of the dirty jokes in this R Rated movie.  The movie is R rated funny without losing the message of its story.  Jason Bateman is great playing Ryan Reynolds character (a departure from his typical character which he plays at the beginning).  All in all a solid film.

The Good Humor Man 1950

The Good Humor Man 1950   7 out of 10

The Good Humor Man is delivering more than ice cream treats in this 1950's movie starring Jack Carson.  It is all about slapstick goofy cartoon like fun.   The Good Humor Man  gets caught up in more that he bargained for while on his daily route.  He ends up being accused of a theft and must bumble and stumble his way too prove he is innocent.   It has some funny slapstick gags and ends with a old time  Pie assault.   Good times and good humor if you like old school slapstick comedy this one is a treat.

When Christmas goes Wrong Part 3 :Snowmageddon 2011

Snowmageddon 2011

Snowmageddon 2011 6 out of 10 (it should be a 2 out of 10 but turned into a so bad it was good movie by how bad it was)
I can’t find a poster for this Christmas disaster film that was on Syfy channel last week. In the town of Normal (of course it is ) things aren’t quite what they seem. This could have been a cool old school Twilight Zone episode if the twist wasn’t revealed 5 minutes into the movie. Instead it is a bad disaster film with a mystical twist. Instead of revealing that everything that happens in this Snow globe that arrived at the door step of this family happens to the actual town at the end of the movie–we know right off the bat. The plot is silly and the effects just as silly… Like the guy driving the car when a giant spike comes out of the ground to kill him. They eventually decide the answer to all their problems is to throw the snowglobe into the volcano. (of course they do said my friend when I texted him what was happening in the movie). Could have been a cool concept but instead was a really silly film.

Brad's Top 10 Christmas Movie Countdown Number 4

Coming in at number 4

Bridget Jones Diary 2001 10 out of 10
My favorite Romantic Comedy of all-time. Starting with the dreadful christmas sweater worn by Collin Firth and including the worst ever man fight in the snow. A great British comedy.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Brad's Top 10 Christmas Movie Countdown Number 5

Coming in at number 5

Love Actually 2003 9 out of 10
The best of the the mutliple characer love story films I’ve seen that has pretty much everyone from England in it. And almost all of the stories are great. Taking place around Christmas this movie is a treasure.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Nerd Link of the week : Last minute shopping for Star Wars Fans

Saw some cool stuff posted over on the Official Star Wars Blog.
My favorite item the Han in Chocolate Carbonite bar......Yum!
He wouldn't have lasted a second at Jabba's Palace in this state .

For more fun stuff like Teas and Hot Cocco  go to the link

When Christmas goes Wrong Part 2 :Santa's Slay

Santa's Slay   
In 2005′s Santa’s Slay 7 out of 10 (because it is so bad that it is good on purpose) Bill Goldberg of wrestling fame is an evil Santa that kills people. You see the real story of Santa Claus has been kept from us for hundreds of years and now Santa is back and out for blood. This movie features Santa killing people in a strip club as he reigns terror on a small town. 
They should call it Kill Santa Kill.

Here is the trailer

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Brad's Top 10 Christmas Movie Countdown Number 6

Coming in at number 6

Elf 2003 9 out of 10
I thought this movie was just okay the first time I saw it. Then it really grew on me. Will Ferrell is hilarious as the Man/Elf –his spirit and childlike wonder are infectious. “It’s magical” as Buddy the Elf would say. James Caan was a great casting choice.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

When Christmas goes Wrong Part 1 :Gremlins

Gremlins 1984  10 out of 10

Gremlins is a classic movie which I didn’t include in my greatest Christmas movie post since I felt it needed its own category and I wanted the best Christmas movie to be about Christmas. In Gremlins a small town at Christmas gets turned into rubble because Billy can’t follow a few simple rules about his cute little new pet. (I still think the Don’t feed them after midnight rule needs to be explained better). Gremlins terrorize the town in this classic 80′s movie–making for one of the worst Christmas’s that anyone can remember (With the exception of Billy’s love interest Kate–she had a worse one)

“Kate: Now I have another reason to hate Christmas.
Billy Peltzer: What are you talking about?
Kate: The worst thing that ever happened to me was on Christmas. Oh, God. It was so horrible. It was Christmas Eve. I was 9 years old. Me and Mom were decorating the tree, waiting for Dad to come home from work. A couple hours went by. Dad wasn’t home. So Mom called the office. No answer. Christmas Day came and went, and still nothing. So the police began a search. Four or five days went by. Neither one of us could eat or sleep. Everything was falling apart. It was snowing outside. The house was freezing, so I went to try to light up the fire. That’s when I noticed the smell. The firemen came and broke through the chimney top. And me and Mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird. And instead they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit. He’d been climbing down the chimney… his arms loaded with presents. He was gonna surprise us. He slipped and broke his neck. He died instantly. And that’s how I found out there was no Santa Claus. ”

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Brad's Top 10 Christmas Movie Countdown Number 7

Coming in at number 7

Scrooged 1988 9 out of 10
Of all the Christmas Carol movies that I have seen over the years….This one with Bill Murray as a ruthless tv exec is the best…It is totally captures the tradional Christmas Carol story but makes it funny as well. Bill Murray is the great Bill Murray of films like Stripes or Ghostbusters in this one perfectly using his sarcastic skills to perfection.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Classic you tube clip of the week: The Spielberg Face

Everybody knows this look.  Classic Spielberg moment that is in all his movies and the movies he has produced as well..... This is a great compilation of Spielberg look of wonder from a bunch of his movies

Brad's Top 10 Christmas Movie Countdown Number 8

Coming in at number 8

The Santa Clause 1994 8 out of 10
A classic Christmas movie which has spawned 2 good sequels as well. Santa Falls off the roof and Tim Allen takes over as the new Santa due to the Santa Clause….The North Pole is fun  and the plot is funny. Tim Allen is perfect in this role.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Brad's Top 10 Christmas Movie Countdown Number 9

Coming in at number 9

While You Were Sleeping 1995 8 out of 10
…..A great holiday movie with Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman –about a women who falls in love with a guy in a coma and pretends to be his girlfriend only to fall in love with her brother.  One of Sandra's best performances.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

The Men in Black are traveling thru Time this time (Men in Black 3 Trailer)

Time Travel: A staple of Sci-fi  and this Time around the Men in Black are traveling through it.    It should be interesting.

Check out the trailer...

NOT SO MUCH....Christmas shopping of the week...

An adult man in a Cookie Monster Adult Onesy is not hanging out with 3 at Spencers at a mall near you.

Anyone else find it creepy that Pac Man is pointing to the feel me hole???

Brad's Top 10 Christmas Movie Countdown Number 10

Coming in at number 10

Holiday Inn 1942 8
Holiday Inn  was a true holiday delight. Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire at the top of their games. You want singing at its best –I present to you Bing -singing the first version of the best selling song ever. White Christmas. You want dancing –Fred’s drunken New Year’s dance or the firecracker dance—f—ing brilliant. Good story with two great actors. I’ve always loved Bing mostly for his narration of the Disney Animated classic “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”—This movie and the accompanying commentary and features makes me want to see more on Bing’s work.

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

TV Show Theme Song of the Week #5

Every Thursday night----This theme song would come on and I would smile knowing I had only one more day of school for the week.   One of my all-time favorite TV shows....