I was about ten years old the first time I got to watch Silence of the Lambs. Was that wildly inappropriate for a child that age? Of course, but it helped in spawning a love for the charismatic villain who ate people! Here was this man, who for all intents and purposes, was perfectly sane, yet could give you nightmares just by talking.
This Week: Disney under scrutiny. It’s not all sunshine and bluebirds folks.
The visual effects pioneer passes away at 92.
This isn’t just mindless praise, Amy. Well, okay, it is praise, but it is not mindless. This the precursor to a desperate plea.
Let me train with you, Amy Poehler. Let me learn your ways.
May 4th saw multiple things this past weekend – Star Wars day, the Kentucky Derby, and this RIDICULOUS mashup. Because my ridiculousness knows no bounds.
In which I ruin another great science fiction sub-genre by turning it into a learning opportunity.
Mirror Mirror on The Wall, who subverts all the tropes with awe? Max reviews and discusses the movie Mirror Mirror now out on DVD and Bluray.
It wasn’t until Cosmopolis that I really appreciated who Robert Patterson seems to be. Considered “beautiful” by many young woman and paid out the ass for his Twilight films, he has been propelled to the top of the world extremely fast at such a young age. This creates a sense of isolation among his peers that distances him and his emotions and this is the perfect reason he was the perfect choice for Cosmopolis.
We/I/You often hear view points, many of them differing. One I feel we can all agree on is that many people feel books as a medium promote intellectualism in a more precise fashion than film/television/music (I will explain later why I include music with the visual mediums). Some people say that this is because books have a larger amount of material to present while film is restricted to a specific run time, forcing the exclusion of often inane, but colorful, details. These details create a unique palette that we all digest differently which paints a canvas of thought that each of us perceive in our own way.
Like Oz’s balloon this movie has lofty goals, but crash lands far short of reaching them.
Self explanatory and we hope you enjoy it while you can!
I just got around to watching Argo. Although terribly inaccurate Argo is a tense, oh-my-god-I-feel-nervous thriller. Ben Affleck is well on his way to becoming a great director (so far). He is similar to Clint Eastwood, although Eastwood is a good actor and a good director, Affleck is a meh actor and a great director. I suppose it all balances out.
An Easter egg craft ready for all your make-believe man-eating prehistoric beast cloning needs.
A completely scientific explanation for the rise in depression rates among young adults and also a chance to revisit what was potentially a traumatic movie moment from your childhood.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, starring Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey, and Olivia Wilde, may not be comedy gold…. or even comedy silver, but hell, it’s at least a strong comedy bronze. Is that a thing?
A few new demos, dlc, and surprising movie news have trickled out this week.
For this wet and dreary Oscars weekend, Max dusts off and reviews the 1958′s summery Cary Grant and Sophia Loren romantic-comedy Houseboat: no flotation devices or sunblock needed.
The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie now has an April O’Neil. Ashly puts on her responsible film critic hat and writes a witty and well-thought-out reaction to this news.
A secret song between two forbidden lovers helps keep this pairing on my mind, particularly when it comes up on my shuffled music library.
Moulin Rouge centers around the tale of a young writer who narrates his tragic love story in the year 1899-1900. Freshly arrived in Montmarte, France, Christian vows to become a writer of Bohemian ideals, particularly love, even though he has never experienced it.
Remember folks: if Cupid gets you on Valentine’s Day, there’s a chance Joss Whedon is right behind him with a pointy stick. It’s dangerous out there, you should probably not take a date.
Nerf launches a new line aimed at girls. Add a “bullseye” pun here and then read Ashly’s feelings on the topic.
Is it just me or does time travel always end in tragedy? Can we change time and still have things work out for the best?
Jenisaur spent her entire Tuesday mulling over her brand new Diamond Edition of Disney’s Peter Pan. Was it everything she imagined? Not really.
A look at some of geekdom’s best quotes for Valentine’s Day…and always
Tired of hearing about how black people always die first in horror movies? Well here are a few African Americans who survived.