If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’ll enjoy Sightseers. Sightseers is so many different things, but the sum of it’s parts equals out to a terrific horror comedy. This isn’t something like Shaun of the Dead, however, where our heroes are falling in love whilst enduring the horror around them. In this flick, our main characters are providing the horror. It’s all sickly twisted, and if you haven’t seen it, you really need to.
If that doesn’t convince you, I’m not sure what else to say, but I’ll try my best to convince you otherwise after the break.
My level of excitement is officially off the charts.
Wright’s editing has always been incredible, and its great to see that continued here. Honestly, this looks exactly like I expected it to, meaning it’ll probably be my favorite movie of the year and the perfect way to end the Blood & Ice Cream Trilogy.
I love how in depth Del Toro gets here. This could have easily just been a film about generic giant robots fighting monsters and it still would have kicked all sorts of ass. But no, Del Toro has to continue to be the biggest badass in the business and give us this connectivity concept. It’s so simple, yet so cool.
I can’t wait to see what else Guillermo has up his sleeve when Pacific Rim hits theaters on July 12th.
American Mary may be one of the downright weirdest horror movies I’ve seen in a long time. It’s got more tonal shifts than an anthology film, yet it still manages to feel cohesive. One part exploitation flick, one part body-modification nightmare, all parts hilarious, American Mary is a film that becomes more rewarding the longer you stick with it. Is this film for you? Read on to find out!
Hello, readers. Travis here. Earlier today, we released Episode 32 of our podcast. While I’m very proud of the episode, there’s one thing we need to discuss further. This week, we spoke about a further development in Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here, his sort-of-follow-up to 2004’s Garden State.
As I’m sure you know by now, the project is being partially funded through Kickstarter. Garden State was an important film for me, and I was feeling generous, so I donated twenty dollars to the project last month. I’ve been a staunch supporter of Braff’s campaign, until today, after we released the episode. Click ‘Read More’ to find out why I’m starting to get worried.
This week, Adam and Travis are reviewing Upstream Color and The Great Gatsby. Also, they discuss the role of critics. Featured Beers: Stone Russian Imperial Stout, Shipyard Melonhead, and Shiner Ruby Redbird.
A Good Day to Die Hard is not a good film. In fact, it’s kind of shitty. Sure, it’s got explosions and one liners and hot chicks and dastardly villains and a grinning Bruce Willis and all of the nonsense that makes for a good time at the cinema. However, none of these things mean much when there isn’t any passion behind the project. AGood Day to Die Hard is a film made simply because MONEY. No one involved has any respect for the Die Hard films or what made them so great in the first place.
This looks genuinely funny. Surprisingly, the best parts of the film seem to be when the three teens are alone in the woods, not back home when the film uses its insanely large cast of people we know and love. When Nick Offerman is in your movie and still isn’t the best thing about it, chances are you’ve got a winner.
Check this one out when it hits theaters this summer.
It’s exciting to think that we live in a world where the movie adaptation of Catching Fire could actually be above average. The second book is my personal favorite in the series, and just about the only one that had me excited for a movie adaptation. The trailers have mainly shown off the first half of the film, and it looks fantastically moody (something I feel the first film got entirely wrong), but what I’m really excited for is the second half of the film that takes place during the games. I won’t spoil anything, but if you’re at all interested you should go look it up. It’s cool.
This is the first bit of advertising that’s managed to get me excited about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The upcoming TV show set within the Marvel universe finally feels as though it takes place alongside the other Phase 2 productions. If hero’s from the show end up in future films as well, this may be the biggest cross-platform collaboration I’ve ever witnessed. Whether or not the show works, I’m still excited to see Marvel stepping up and really going all the way with their expanded universe.
Check out Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. when it comes to ABC this fall.
Pain & Gain presents a convincing argument for Michael Bay. All this time I assumed his films were big and dumb simply because that’s what sells. After seeing Pain & Gain, I’m not so sure that Bay hasn’t had a master plan all along. It’s as if every one of his films hasn’t simply been practice for this one. Whatever the case may be, Pain & Gain embraces what makes Michael Bay Michael Bay, and by doing so creates a compelling film that completely surpassed all of my expectations. Click ‘Read More’ to find out why!
Kickstarter-financed films are getting a ton of press lately, mostly thanks to Zach Braff’s controversial decision to partially finance his next film using the Kickstarter platform. It’s a hot-button issue, and I have some very strong opinions about it. Click “Read More” to find out how I feel about millionaires asking us to finance their films.
It may be 7 AM, but I’m already having a damn good day.
I know it isn’t much, but this trailer has officially bumped this up to most anticipated status. It looks to have the same feel as the two previous Blood & Ice Cream films, which is to say it looks fucking great.
I’ll let you all watch the trailer for yourselves and save any discussion for the podcast. This ones too good to spoil.
The World’s End hits theaters earlier than expected on August 23rd, 2013.