Showing posts with label Movie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Movie. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Showtime You Tricked Me, Shame On You

A couple of days ago I was flipping channels (like any man ought to do without interference from the wife/girlfriend). I noticed The Hills Have Eyes 2 just started, it had 2007 as the year made. I found that a little bit strange but for all you know it was one of those straight to video releases. I checked it out on IMDB and it only got 5 stars. This is the plot outline according to IMDB: “A team of trainees of the National Guard brings supply to the New Mexico Desert for a group of soldiers and scientists that are installing a monitoring system in Sector 16. They do not find anybody in the camp, and they receive a blurred distress signal from the hills. Their sergeant gathers a rescue team, and they are attacked and trapped by deformed cannibals, having to fight to survive.”

I am thinking to myself “Okay I’ll bite and watch for 30 minutes, if it sucks I will turn it off”. I am watching this movie and the first thing I noticed is that it looks like it is taking place in the late 70s. One of these deformed freaks shows up and he looks like a puppet. How is the makeup in this movie so much worse than in the first movie? I watch for another 10 minutes and I turned it off. Next day I check IMDB again and what do I find? Yes there is a sequel of the original: The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1985). It has a 3.2 star rating. This movie doesn’t deserve more than 1 star. If you hate someone then buy this movie for that person because the person WILL suffer watching this garbage.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Have You Seen 300?

Tomorrow 300 is coming out on DVD. Have you seen 300? Are you going to buy it or rent it? I did not see it but I ordered the
Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition. I heard from several people I have talked to that they loved it when they saw in the movie theater and they can’t wait to watch it again.
I do have the special edition of Sin City which is Frank Miller’s first movie. I watched that several times. If you have that once make sure you watch the green screen fast forward version.
So what is 300 about? Spartan King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fight to the last man against Persian King Xerxes and his army of over one million soldiers, while in Sparta, Queen Gorgo attempts to rally support for her husband. The story is framed by a voice-over narrative by the Spartan soldier Dilios. Through this narrative technique, various fantastical creatures are introduced, placing 300 within the genre of historical fantasy.

So what are you going to do?
A) Buy the regular version
B) Buy the Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition
C) Buy the HD-DVD version
D) Buy the Blu-Ray version
E) Rent it
F) Wait for Cable
G) Wait for Network TV
H) Not watch it at all

Obviously my pick is B

Saturday, February 03, 2007

John Carpenter’s The Thing

I brought in John Carpenter’s The Thing to work only to discover that 80% of my co-workers never heard of this movie. This movie is probably one of the best in its genre. If you like Alien(s) then you will love this movie. The story is about a bunch of researchers on Antarctica, they discover a spaceship and take a dog in (bad idea) I won’t spoil the story but let’s just say that a lot of people die. I watched this movie at least 10 times since its release in 1982. even nowadays the special effects are still amazing.

IMDB lists this movie in the top 250 movies of all time with a rating of 8.0 and 29,153 votes. If you have problems picking out a movie at blockbuster with your significant other then consider this a favor because I know what it feels like spending 30 minutes in Blockbuster trying to agree on a movie. I even went home a couple of times without a movie because my wife and I couldn’t agree on a movie. So what are you waiting for it is Saturday afternoon (well it is in Princeton, NJ anyway)? Go to the movie rental store and watch this movie. Let me know what you thought of it after you watch it

If you are in doubt then just check out the comments on IMDB

And here is the trailer