Saturday, April 21, 2018

Dude




Ah April 20th, 420, the day Super Troopers 2 is released, i am not a big Super Troopers fan so i didn't see it April 19th(i always go the night before) but on the 20th of April i watched a different "stoner film", and i use that term lightly. I myself did not smoke, but perhaps if i did.....no, i still wouldn't have enjoyed this. It is not a terrible film, it just feels like a poor mans Kids, except the characters aren't total pieces of shit, for the record, i'm not even a fan of Kids. It seems inspired by Kids and Dazed & Confused, now I LOVE, Dazed & Confused, but this is no Dazed & Confused. It's about popular girls being the stoner leads, and lets face it, that is how it is these days, but i found nothing to connect to with these millennials. Decent script but not a tight one, solid looking film but not a great one. Cute girls that are depressed, i get it, cute & depressed girls that smoke pot, i get it, however these characters and their situations just bored me.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Isle of Dogs




Wes Anderson does it again. In 2009 he did his first animated feature, The Fantastic Mr.. Fox, then  his next two films were very much Oscar favorites. Now he returns with a new animated film, Isle of Dogs, and much like his last few it pours Anderson in every frame. This might be a film about dogs helping a kid find his missing pet, but the dialogue, the shots & the overall layout with the narrative are pure Wes. The voice cast is phenomenal, the art direction is deserving of awards attention(8 months from now), in fact everything about this film needs attention. I'm not a big pixar fan, so this here is more up my alley. Wes Anderson is a magical storyteller, and this is a perfect addition to his amazing filmography. 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Lost in Space




Usually if the pilot is just so so i give up on a series. The pilot here was indeed so so but it had a decent ending. We had shitty weather in Omaha, so i decided to watch the rest of the series. It isn't a perfect show by any means, but it is a good show. The cast is good, the effects are good, the plot is decent, maybe not enough for an entire season but they make it work. I found most of the show was too colonized however the finale course corrected everything and truly made the crew lost in space.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Truth Or Dare




We've all played Truth or Dare, it is a concept that should have lent itself to horror a long time ago. Supposedly the film was sold to Jason Blum simply by pitching the opening scene and the title of the film. The film has your basic douche characters getting offed one by one, slasher style, this is a slasher film without a slasher.The acting from the cast isn't very good, the script is dumb, but the film itself is pretty fun! It isn't particularly gory, but it is dumb fun and that is all i wanted,

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Rampage




The video game, Rampage i was a fan of growing up, the new film looked like a blast, i men i love the Rock, Jeffery Dean Morgan & kaijus. All i really wanted was a fun flick, that is exactly what i got. The Rock & JDM have great chemistry, the kaiju battles are alot of fun, it is a film i except. I didn't expect to love it, i had hopes not expectations, and it was fun enough for me. If they do a sequel, i'd gladly see it.

Blockers





Seeing Blockers in New Orleans, Wrestlemania weekend was a must for me. The film could have gone either way, and while it is not a GREAT film, it is a hilarious one. The cast all does a great job in their comedic performances, the teens are all good, but as usual,  the Doctor of Thuganomics steals the show. It is gross out humor, but it is carried through with great chemistry. Stuff like this could be dated, but Leslie Mann doesn't want her daughter to make the same mistakes, Ike Barinholtz doesn't want his lesbian daughter to fuck a boy for no reason, and John Cena.....okay Cena is a the dated strict man, but it works for him, that's the point. Not all the jokes work, but when they do, they are nailed! If you want a dumb, funny one time viewing, check it out! 

A Quiet Place




This is one of the most gripping, tense, and best films i have seen in a while. Fantastic acting from all involved, great creature designs, and a brilliant concept. I feared this would be a Cloverfield flick, i was out of town when it came out, but i knew if it was i would have heard, hell i would have heard out of SXSW, but being a stand alone film, makes it even better. I hope it doesn't get a sequel, even though i would still go see it, it is a perfect film on it's own legs. You legit feel fear for the characters, and you begin to connect with them through sign language and learn about their disconnect through guilt from the past. There is definitely heart in this film, not just that but it is thoughtful too. The real meat & potatoes comes from the tension though, this film knows how to build tension. The ending I loved, sacrifice & heroes dying is a thing i love in film.