Archive for November, 2012

That Guy- Bruce Greenwood

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , on 11/14/2012 by McCutcheon

I love this guy. He’s always playing figures of authority that, in many cases, turn out to be terrible people. That’s not necessarily something you want to be typecast as but he just does it so well.

You may recognize him in films like Disturbing Behavior (1999) where he play Dr. Edgar Caldicott; the man who was pretending to educate and change high-schoolers for the better while he was secretly brain washing them.

I, Robot (2004) where he played the CEO of the robot company. There’s a twist here however, because even though he’s suspected of controlling all the robots gone bad, they get to his office and he’s been strangled by one of them. Whups! Continue reading

Movie Review: Skyfall

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 11/09/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomi Harris, Bérénice Marlohe

Rated PG-13 for intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking, Running time 142 minutes, Action/Adventure

Compare to: Goldeneye (1995), Mission Impossible III (2006)

Well, ladies and gentlemen, here it is. The movie you’ve all been waiting for. Bond is back in his twenty-third movie at his fiftieth year. Though he only looks about forty-two or so. How will this compare to the last two? How will it compare to all others? In the hands of director Sam Mendes (Road to Perdition, Jarhead), there wasn’t really any doubt that it would have the drama a man of twenty-three films needs to keep things interesting. But the action, suspense, and the “Bond-ness…?” Is it all still here?

YES. Continue reading

Samurai Cop is the Greatest Movie of All Time

Posted in You've Gotta See This with tags , , , on 11/08/2012 by McCutcheon

You may think I’m joking but I’m not. If The Room plays the role of the stupid bully in class who eats glue, Samurai Cop is his annoying little brother who you still wouldn’t mind hanging out with if you had to.

It’s editing is shoddy, it’s acting is among the worst I’ve ever seen, and the point of it all is nowhere to be found. It may have showed up on a milk carton sometime in the early nineties to which all other filmmakers where saying “At least it’s not my movie.”

Also, it’s degrading to women in ways that are not so subtle. In fact, this movie is a baseball bat to subtlety’s face. Let’s dig in! Continue reading

Judge Dredd Is So Stupid It Hurts

Posted in This Movie SUUUCKS with tags , , , on 11/06/2012 by McCutcheon

I had a nightmare like this once.

I’m not kidding, this movie gave me a headache from every flaw, hole, stare and one liner this movie offers. I don’t understand how this movie was not only greenlit, but followed through and not trashed at some point in the creation process. At the very least, somebody, at some point, had to have looked over at their co-worker on set and said something along the lines of “Dude. This movie is going to be terrible.”

I can testify. Continue reading

Movie Review: Flight

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 11/05/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood, John Goodman

Rated R for drug and alcohol abuse, language, sexuality/nudity and an intense action sequence, Running time 138 minutes, Drama

Compare to: Blow (2001)

It’s always interesting to see what director Robert Zemeckis is up to. His more recent forays into motion capture CGI (Mars Needs Moms, Beowulf, The Polar Express) have been…lacking. But his other work is always worth the time and money spent (Back to the Future to Forest Gump and Castaway). So is Flight worth the same you may have put into the movies listed? Sure, if you’ve got two and half hours, a love for Denzel Washington, and don’t mind watching him abuse alcohol for the duration of said time.

Flight is a good movie. But when so much time of the film is spent on a singular aspect that the trailer hardly even hinted at, you may feel by the end of the film that you paid for a movie you didn’t end up watching. Continue reading

Movie Review: Wreck-It Ralph

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 11/02/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Jack McBrayer, Alan Tudyk,

Rated PG for some rude humor and mild action/violence, Running time 108 minutes, Animation/Comedy

Compare to: Toy Story (1995), Up (2009)

Of all the arcade games I’ve ever played growing up, Rampage! was my favorite. You picked your giant monster, be it a lizard, a gorilla or a wolf. Then you would proceed to destroy as much of the city as you could before the military destroyed. Reversing this concept is the in-film video game of Fix-It Felix Jr., where the player’s goal is to fix the apartment building that a over-sized hobo is destroying it. It’s one of the many aspects of the movie that will have viewers reminiscing of their days at the arcade while the smooth animation and usual kid-friendly adult joke combine to create a movie that’s not only fun, but gives a message that is normally the exact opposite of what we’re usually given in movies, especially animation.

I’ll get to that in a second. Continue reading

Movie review: The Man with the Iron Fists

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , on 11/02/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Russel Crowe, Lucy Lui, RZA, Rick Yune, Dave Bautista, Jamie Chung, Cung Le

Rated R for bloody violence, strong sexuality, language and brief drug use, Running time 96 minutes, Action/Adventure

Compare to: Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003), Kung fu Hustle (2004)

Taking a cue from old kung-fu films he’s been inspired by for years, rapper RZA has finally made his own. While no stranger to film, he’s mostly been onscreen in a supporting role and on a couple occasions, done the soundtrack. This time he’s not only starring, rapping and writing, he’s also directing. Regardless of how bad the movie might have been, I’ve got to give him credit based on those responsibilities alone.

Is it good though? Is a blatant ode to old school kung-fu movies good enough for your time and money? If you liked what you saw in the trailer at all, run to this one. Continue reading