Sunday, July 31, 2011


This is a funny movie. It definitely appears to have been done on the cheap, however the action scenes work in their 1980's comic book styling. The performances are also strong.
Rainn Wilson is funny as usual and Ellen Page is outstanding. She really never misses and bravely takes on projects that are different and memorable. In my opinion she is taking an admirable career approach by being uncompromising with the material she chooses. This will work out for her in the long run, guaranteed.

This movie will not be for everyone however as it is quite campy and steers as far as possible from the serious. I do not believe there is a message to be found in here, its just fun.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Quiet until now I thought that this (last) installment of the franchise should break my silence. I chose to embed this picture as I truly feel that this is finally the character driven episode lot that bridges the teenager barrier to an adult accessible story with good acting, dramatic story and memorable cinematic moments. Don't get me wrong I have enjoyed all of Potter movies but felt that with each passing edition there was a improvement in the value added qualities to both film making and overall appeal. With each the stories grew darker and more likable. I feel the series really took off after bringing Peter Yates in to direct. Peter took a monumental step away from a meager TV career and this gamble will pay off as this may have launched him into movie legend, as this picture may in the end hold the all time gross title.

In my opinion any great movie needs to have one or more memorable scenes. Although all of the Harry Potter movies had the high tech/special effects moments, it wasn't until the later movies that we could expect epic wizard battles and meaningful scenes of dialogue that will withstand the test of time.

So if you haven't watch any of the Potter films yet, I suggest you start from the beginning and experience the evolution of great film.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Michael Caine

This one is for my buddy Gary. Apparently I have to research this BBC series as well (The Trip).

Also quotes:

At 69, I got the girl! And it wasn't a 68-year-old girl, either.
Michael Caine

Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
Michael Caine

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Beastie Boys

For those nostalgic of the white boys breaking into the rap scene 25 years ago you will want to watch this homage and sequel to the Fight for Your Right video. The cameo appearances are mind blowing and there are many legitimate laughs in here as well. It checks in at 29 minutes, so be prepared. Check this out.