Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Super, Fantastic, Terrific Podcast #14 In this Podcast we discuss Spectre, We Rank the Bonds and the Breaking Indy News

Our Latest Podcast is now up.  In this episode we take a look at James Bond.   We discuss the latest movie Spectre and then rank our favorite Bonds.  It may be "controversial" as we like to say.  Also we discuss the breaking news about Indy 5 and our Star Wars minute covering recent Star Wars news.   We even have a "Special Guest" that  calls into the show.

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

3 Movies Trailers that don't have me rushing out to the theaters

3 Movie trailers that I was underwhelmed by and although I'm not going to saw that I won't see these movies.   I will say that I'm not rushing to the theaters or waiting for them to come out.

1. Ghostbusters  July 15th

I'm just not feeling it and I'm wondering if this commercial isn't misleading.   From everything I've heard these Ghostbusters is a Reboot of the classic original.  I hate Reboots of classic films. 
You are always better off just watching the original  (For Example Psycho, Poltergeist and Halloween).   I just don't remakes  of classic movies.   This Ghostbusters movie just looks like a remake with different people in the title roles. I don't see anything new or interesting while watching this trailer and in fact I'd rather just watch another Scooby Doo movie.    It would be better if it was a sequel to the original Ghostbusters.  (These are the Ghostbusters)

In a sequel you could still have your all women cast --but instead of rebooting the franchise have them as a Ghostbusters Franchise in the different city.  I really don't want to see the entire original movie redone with new people---when I can just watch it already.

Yet with all the talk of it being a Reboot it the trailer mentions the original movie????? Is it a reboot or not?   I'll skip this in the theaters and find out on Netflix.

2. Batman Vs Superman  March 25th

To  qoute Adam West from a recent episode of the Big Bang Theory.  "I never had to say I'm Batman. I showed up. People knew I was Batman. Everywhere I went. On the TV show, mall openings, Julie Newmar's bungalow."   and "What's an Affleck".    

I'll be honest I haven't been excited about this movie since it was announced.   I grew up with Batman and Superman as probably the 2 most iconic Comic Book characters.  
I watched the Super Friends cartoon.  That is my Batman and Superman.

I went to Superman and Batman movies before I knew Marvel even existed.   I fondly remember re-runs of the Adam West Batman.....
I don't want to see Batman and Superman fight and I realize I'm probably in the miniority and this film will make a Billion dollars.

It is weird because I'm totally on board with Captain America: Civil War which pits good guys against each I can't explain it other than maybe I didn't grow up watching the Avengers fighting side by side.   Maybe my Nostalgia for Batman and Superman taint my ability to even think of them not being friends.   I'm just not interested in seeing grumpy Ben Affleck Batman and Superman fighting and unless Batman is wearing a suit of Kryptonite Superman would crush him. There was a recent TV spot showing Batman blocking Superman's punch---and I was just not buying it.

3. Pete's Dragon  August 12th

I was 6 years old when the original Pete's Dragon came out and I saw it in the theaters.  I loved this silly, funny, fun Disney musical.
So unlike Batman Vs Superman I was excited when a remake was announced --Especially with all the advancements in special effects since 1977.  

This movie was prime for a remake...Because although the original was great you could do so much more with a new version and it didn't really need to be a remake .  I always pictured Elliot the Dragon as kind of a Mary Poppins type character that would come into different kids lives to help them out.  They should take advantage of this theme.

This new trailer though had me just confused.....I don't know if I'm still excited anymore.   It looks more like a Tarzan boy storyline with the child character having grown up in the forest.   This may not be the Pete's Dragon movie I was hoping for.  

I guess there is a Theme here......Stop Remaking classics.   If you want to do sequels like Tron Legacy and the Force Awakens I'm all in.....Just stop remaking my childhood.

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Neighbors 2014 7 out of 10

Neighbors  2014 7 out of 10

If you are a Seth Rogen fan than you are probably going to like this movie.  He basically plays the exact same character that he plays in all his other films.   His characters have the range of a toaster with one setting.  Maybe all his movies take place in a shared universe where he was cloned.  He is the stoner that now has a kid and his party days are in his past and yet he still wishes he was cool.  Instead the necessities of life are slowly turning him into the old guy that wants to yell at the kids to get off his lawn.   The silly plot of the movie is that the house next door to Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne has been sold and a wild party crazy frat has moved in.   They try to make piece with the frat when they move in but end up having to call the cops on them after a party keeps them and their baby up all night.   This doesn't go over well and it turns into a War or Roses situation with their new crazy neighbors.  The vengeful between the frat and the couple are the entire plot of the movie.   If you have seen the trailer (see below) that is exactly what you get in the movie.   The couple and the frat play pranks on each other that slowly escalate into all out war.  One of the best examples is when the frat puts air bags in his chairs at home and work. 

I found this debauchery entertaining as Seth Rogen and his wife struggle to the battle Zac Efron frat boys.   The humor is raunchy and immature, but again it is a Seth Rogen movie.   For fans of this film it will be getting a sequel--that will probably be more of the same expect in the next one they join with Zac Efron to battle a Sorority.

If you have not been a fan of Seth Rogen's films than I would say avoid it.

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Martian 2015 7+ out of 10

The Martian 2015  7+ out of 10

You had me at Ridley Scott directing a Sci-Fi film.    After Spielberg and George Lucas:  Ridley Scott is one of the few directors that I’ll see a movie by no matter what the subject matter.   I didn’t see the Martian on the big screen (I probably should have), but I did finally get around to seeing it last week.   
The film centers on an Astronaut getting left behind on Mars after an evacuation in which his crew mates leave the planet after thinking he was was dead.   It is a story of survival and as such has many obstacles along the way.   Matt Damon does an excellent job as the stranded Astronaut.  He is finally able to make contact with NASA to let them know he is still alive and then must stay alive long enough for them to send someone to bring him back.   It is a tough role since he spends most of the movie alone and has to convey his story by basically talking to himself with no one to play off of.

The movie looks incredible (as do all of Ridley’s films) and the story is interesting.   My only problem with the film is the ending.   Let’s just say that I was invested in the movie until the rescue attempt at the end.  The ending just seemed so  far fetched an cartoonish that it let me down.  I know they were trying to be dramatic –but I wanted to keep the believability that I had sustained for the rest of the film.

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