Due Date Blu-ray Review

Posted 3 years ago by Movies

Due Date

Due Date is almost a modern remake of the classic John Hughes film Planes, Trains & Automobiles; a buddy comedy about the straight man (Robert Downey Jr.) being forced to travel across country with the annoying, fat slob (Zach Galifianakis) in order to get home to his family. In this case, he’s trying to get home to his wife who is about to give birth, rather than wanting to get home in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

Robert Downey Jr.’s character is a hell of a lot meaner than Steve Martin’s in PT&A, however. He often “sees red” and makes poor life decisions that result in someone being punched, something being broken, and dogs being spit on. Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) is an aspiring actor who desperately wants to appear on Two and a Half Men and spread his father’s ashes along the way. The two bump into each other and after they’re both kicked off their plane, hilarity ensues.

It’s not the most ground-breaking comedy ever, but I enjoyed it. It had a good blend of wackiness, Robert Downey Jr. being himself (awesome), and even heart.
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Bambi Blu-ray Review

Posted 3 years ago by Movies

Bambi

I always had a hard time deciding how I felt about Walt Disney’s 1942 film Bambi. I remembered watching it as a kid, but that’s not always the best judge of how good something is, so a few years ago I rewatched it. Even though I was in the middle of a geeking-out-about-animation-history phase I went through, I wrote Bambi off as boring.

It’s still not a Disney movie I can watch as often as others, but at least I’ve come to a better understanding of it as a work of art. I lump Bambi in the same category as Fantasia, more on the poetic side; something to sit and ponder while I’m wearing my smoking jacket and puffing my bubble pipe until I give up and decide to play Nintendo.
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New ‘Super 8′ Trailer Brings Amblin Back

Posted 3 years ago by Movies

Even though this film will be lost on the the average Johnny-loves-Transformers this summer movie season, Super 8 looks like it’s on track to be the best genre film of the year. The J.J. Abrams directed, Spielberg influenced and produced movie appears to channel the classic 80′s Amblin movies we all grew up with.

If so, that means we can expect a great character-driven story taking place in Everytown, USA, and most importantly, children casually swearing, which I think we can all agree has been lacking in the cinema of late.

This trailer is showing before Battle: Los Angeles tonight (which I hope is good), and I can’t wait to see it on a big screen.

 

Great New Photo of Red Skull From Captain America

Posted 3 years ago by Movies

Red Skull

Entertainment Weekly has the scoop on this new image of Hugo Weaving as Red Skull in the upcoming Captain America movie. I love that it still looks like Hugo Weaving, and can’t wait to see/hear him in action.

What do you think?

Via Ain’t It Cool News

 

Help Fund a Minecraft Documentary Film

Posted 3 years ago by Games, Movies

Surely you know what Minecraft is. The game maintains a fascinating position as global cultural phenomenon while simultaneously keeping its underground status.

For the uninitiated, Minecraft is a game where you build things. It’s also a game where you are preyed upon by zombies and scary spiders. Part Lego, part horror film, it’s an addictive “little” indie game that has over 4.6 million registered users. Over one million of these users have paid about $20 each to participate. Oh yeah, and it’s existed as a playable Alpha for most of its life.

Filmmakers at 2 Player Productions have begun work on a documentary about Mojang, the Minecraft: The Story of Mojangcompany Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson formed to further development of the game. They’ve released a 20-minute proof-of-concept to help fund the film’s completion.

There’s a Kickstarter campaign to raise the $150,000 necessary to complete the documentary. At the time of this writing, they’re over half way to being fully funded. It’s inevitable that they’ll get there before the Mar. 26 deadline but if you act now, you can be a part of this special project. There are special rewards available to backers at different contribution levels.

Check out their Kickstarter page for more info. If their sample video is any indication, this is going to be a very compelling film worthy of your time—and contribution.