Archive for March, 2012

You Gotta See This: The Troll Hunter

Posted in You've Gotta See This with tags , , on 03/14/2012 by McCutcheon

Not Rated , Runtime 90 mins,  2010, Dark Fantasy/ Mockumentary

Compare to: District 9 (2009), Cloverfield (2008)

Now, here’s an interesting one that might turn you away if you’re not a fan of the “Found Footage” subgenre. I am, if done right. Sometimes they’re just cheap and lazy like the last couple exorcism films made in this style; but occasionally, this type of filmmaking is used to give you a thrill from just a different perspective than you normally see in movies: your own. That being said, if you’re also a fan of different cultures’ mythology, this is your movie. Continue reading

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This Movie Suuucks: Spider-Man 2

Posted in This Movie SUUUCKS with tags , , , , on 03/09/2012 by McCutcheon

I’m looking at you, wall.

I have to do it. I can’t hold it in anymore. I’m sorry. But this movie sucks. It hurts to say. On June 30, 2004, you can bet I was in line to watch this. On that same day, you can bet that not only did I watch it, but I also loved it. I compared it to the first one over and over again in my mind, trying to decide which was better.

Did I buy it the day it came out and have I watched it countless times since? Yep and yep. But the feeling’s been growing… And a couple weeks ago when I put it in the DVD player, hoping to get the same feeling as slipping on some old, broken-in shoes, what I got was something entirely different…and sucky (The shoe analogy is already over with, FYI). Continue reading

Movie Review: John Carter of Mars

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 03/08/2012 by McCutcheon

When I look back at all the movies that have come out over the years that people were comparing in some way to Star Wars, it really adds up. Especially if you’re counting all the movies people have specifically said, “It’s the Star Wars of our generation.” With John Carter coming out tomorrow, certain sources say that according to George Lucas himself, without John Carter, there would be no Star Wars. Well, I’ve seen John Carter and if you’re looking for a new Star Wars at all, you’ll still be looking. Not that it’s bad; it’s just not that good. Continue reading

You Gotta See This: The Good, the Bad, the Weird

Posted in You've Gotta See This with tags , , , on 03/01/2012 by McCutcheon

Rated R for Nonstop violence, some drug use/ Runtime 130 mins/ Western, Action, Comedy

Compare to: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966), The Quick and the Dead (1995)

I first became introduced to Korean cinema, if I remember correctly, in 2006 when I first watched Park Chan-Wook’s Oldboy. It pretty much disturbed me. I was thinking about it for days afterward and my 19 year old brain felt like it might collapse onto itself. I was confused about whether or not I could like it after seeing an ending that can easily be described as disturbing. So I just didn’t really watch any more Korean films for a while. That, along with the fact that Japanese Horror was for some reason, really popular at the time, and I couldn’t tell the difference between the culture’s films I was watching. Audition, Ichi the Killer, 3 Extremes: they were all just really messed up and I didn’t care to go into it any further. Now that I’m older, not only can I tell the difference, but I’m starting to think that American film makers need to start learning a thing or two from Koreans. And by “learn,” I don’t mean “remake” like Spike Lee will be doing to Oldboy in the next couple years. Continue reading

Movie Review: Project X

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , on 03/01/2012 by McCutcheon

Every once in a while, a movie comes along that I hate so much, I actually become annoyed that I wasted my time on it. Project X is this movie. While simultaneously causing one of the people I was with to leave because he grew sick, the other left because of how awful this movie is. And this is a FREE movie. I, on the other hand, was left alone to endure a film that, as far as I can tell, has no other purpose other than to…than to……Hm. Oh, right- there was no point. Continue reading