Monday, January 30, 2012

Walking Dead Season 2 Promo Begins again Feb 12th

Someone needs to just put a bullet in Shane's head.  Seriously why do they keep that guy around he is the definition of a loose canon.

Army of Darkness a Screening (from several years ago....

Sam Raimi's   EVIL Dead.   10 out of 10.   This extremely low budget movie launched Sam Raimi's career and established his own unique style of camera work that made us fall in love with his earlier films. Crazy closeups---the forest is alive --camera chasing you style --that  obviously influenced LOST  --Island monster (until they turned it into digital smoke???)
Which reminded me that Army Of Darkness   8 out of 10 was playing the next night at Edwards as a part of the Flashback movie series.  Army of Darkness is all camp humor and fun --with some cheesy effects that really stood out again on the big screen----But BRUCE CAMPBELL  Rocks  I could watch him kicking skeletons on sticks into pieces all day...     If I was ever lucky (lottery lucky ) to get the Pineappleman turned into a Movie --I always envisioned him as Bruce Campbell.
"Give me some Sugar Baby"  
Ash: Now listen up, you primitive screwheads. See this? This... is my boomstick! The 12-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about $109.95. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That's right. Shop smart. Shop S-Mart. You *got* that?
So many cheesy classic lines
Sheila: But what of all those sweet words you spoke in private?
Ash: Oh that's just what we call pillow talk, baby, that's all.
Ash: [to the Witch] Yo, she-bitch! Let's go! 
[Upon getting the powered glove in place of his right hand]
Ash: Groovy.
Old Woman: I'll swallow your soul!
Ash: Come get some.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Steve Martin Month: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988 9 out of 10

"I've got culture coming out of my ass"

A battle of con men.   One a small time thief from American played be Steve Martin the other a big time con man played by Michael Caine.   They battle at first then Michael Caine takes Martin under his wing in an attempt to get rid of him.   When  Steve Martin doesn't leave the eventually make a bet to see who can get 50,000 grand out of this one woman and the loser has to leave.  The plot is great.  The twists are fun and funny.   Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is classic.   Michael Caine is great as the sophisticated con man and Steve shines as Freddy Benson as the battle with scheme after scheme.    Especially Steve as Ruprect a character used as a part of their schemes.


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sex on ice--A Blades of Glory Review 8 out of 10

Will Ferrell is the most manly guy to ever hit the ice.  "Sex on Ice" as he calls himself. Come on girls you know you want some?   I enjoyed this movie a lot more than expected.  After recently being letdown by Talladega Nights my expectations for an ice skating comedy were not very high.   But I love Will Ferrell—who shined even in bad SNL sketches.    Blades of Glory (unlike Talladega Nights –which had good individual moments but was plot-wise a mess)  was a complete story from beginning to end.   A rare thing in many of today's lackluster  comedies.  Will Ferrell was in top form as Chaz Michael Michael's  a sex addict rock n roll god of ice skating.    
The movie was a quality reluctant buddy comedy –with the graceful and peacock like Jimmy MacElroy  (Jon Heder) having to team up with the reckless bad boy of  skating Chaz (Ferrell).  My one complaint would be Jon Heder's acting  --unlike Dumb and Dumber where Jeff Daniels was able to hold his own and complement Jim Carrey's brilliance---Heder seemed pale in comparison to the genius that is Ferrell.   Heder keeps falling in and out of a half impersonation of his own overrated  Napoleon (not so Dynamite character).  Ferrell is clearly the star of this movie.  From his drunken  throwing up in his own  Wizard  costume in a road show  Grublets on Ice after hitting  on the woodland  elves  backstage.  To the montage of him trying to call Jimmy after giving his romantic interest played by the sexy, cute and funny  Jenna Fischer a "Boob Handshake"   and his great ice chase with Will Arnett—that has them stumbling across concrete and an escalator.   The rest of the cast was great –Craig T Nelson as the skating coach.  Amy Poehler and Will Arnett as the villainous pairs skating champions –.    (Damn Jenna --The Office's Pam is sexy)
The movie really shines on the Ice---from the opening solo skating performances to their first pair  performance "Fire and Ice"- (picture below an argument against men's pairs ice skating --ouch)

--and then their great finale where they pull off the unthinkable  death defying  "Iron Lotus"  move while dressed like a cross between Tron and Captain EO.

Brad's Top 10 movies of 2003

Coming in at number 10

American Wedding 2003 8+ out of 10
This movie was all about the Stiffler. The dance off was great --Probably my favorite of the Pie movies

Number 9

Jungle Book 2 2003 9 out of 10
My favorite animated bear is back in a surprisingly good sequel to the original 
Jungle Book.

Number 8

The Rundown 2003 9 out of 10
The Rock vs Stiffler......with a little Christopher Walken thrown in for fun. A great mix of action and comedy

Number 7
Elf 2003 9 out of 10
Will Ferrell is "MAGICAL" in this christmas movie as a human raised by Elves. This movie has definitely grown on me

Number 6

Bruce Almighty 2003 9 out of 10
What happens when you give Jim Carrey the powers of god. = a lot of fun

Number 5

Brother Bear 2003 9+ out of 10
Beautiful animation.....Great music by Phil Collins and The Mackenzie Brothers as Moose = Great animated film

Number 4

Number 3

Love Actually 2003 9+ out of 10
A nearly perfect cast of practically everyone from England that isn't a Python....A great mix of Love stories

Number 2
Return of the King 2003 10+ Out of 10
The epic finally to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy....was well epic.....This series is why I just like Harry Potter and don't love it.....Because I'm forced to compare to this epic trilogy....

Number 1
Pirates of the Caribean : Curse of the Black Pearl 10_+ out of 10
I wasn't a Johnny Depp fan before this movie and had no real expectations when it came out that it would become my Number 3 movie of all-time...It is everything I would every want in a pirate movie

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