Sunday, March 2, 2014

Favs of 2013

The World's End The Conjuring The Wolf of Wall Street American Hustle The Kings of Summer The Way Way Back The Place Beyond the Pines Anchorman 2 Insidious Chapter 2 This Is the End Thor 2 Iron Man 3 Inside Llewyn Davis Kick Ass 2 Her THe Wolverine The Dallas Buyers Club The Hunger Games Catching Fire Gravity The Lords of Salem Ellysium We're the Millers Nebraska Oz The Great & Powerfull Mud Manborg You're Next Spring Breakers Man of Steel The HObbit

Saturday, April 20, 2013

2012 My Favorite Films

Little late but oh well, it's just a reminder for me as my top 30 of 2012. 1. The Perks of Being A Wallflower 2. The Avengers 3. Argo 4. John Dies at the End 5. Seven Psychopaths 6. The Dark Knight Rises 7. Django Unchained 8. Moonrise Kingdom 9. Thor at the Bus Stop 10. Wreck It Ralph 11. Cabin in the Woods 12. The Revenant 13. 11. Video Diary of a Lost Girl 14. God Bless America 15. 24. Silver Linings Playbook 16. Hunger Games 17. Looper 18. Prometheus 19. Goon 20. Paranorman 21. Father's Day 22. The Master 23. Detention 24. My Sucky Teen Romance 25. The Hole 26 Cloud Atlas 27. Holy Motors 28. Ted 29. Hobbit 30. This is 40

Saturday, February 11, 2012

2011 My Favorites!

1. Drive

Here is a film i did not pay attention to until the fall, i loved the trailer & the reviews were amazing. I saw this film expecting it to be a action flick but was surprised at the great story...and even more surprised at the violence. Albert Brooks was snubbed and Nicolas Refn has become a favorite of mine with this & Bronson!

2. Insidious
Hate to beat a dead horse but James Wan made his best film aswell, a unique twist on the ghost/possession story!

3. Chillerama
Maybe i have this on here for nostalgia purposes since i saw it at Comic Con, but i had a blast with this...except Werebear(which i still enjoyed)

4. X Men
Easily the best X Men film there is. Sure there is choppy cgi but the film had a perfect balance of seriousness & camp.

5. Thor
Much like X Men had a perfect balance of camp & seriousness, and is the best of the Avengers series thus far.

6.  Captain America
I didn't care for it upon a first viewing but i loved it the second & third time. Perfect fit for a WW2 era idealism of a patriot!

7.. The Innkeepers
Wait this is a 2012 film, well theatrically yes but it was released on video on demand in 2011. Ti West made his best film aswell, and there wasn't a gimmick like in the Roost or a retro vibe like in House of the Devil, just a great film!

8. Super 8
Is this JJ Abrams best? Maybe! Is this another film about film making? Yes it is! One of the funnest films of the year by far!

9. Attack the Block
it is like John Carpenter directed critters. It is a fun film from top to bottom that never quits, the shit hits the fan early on and it keeps running!

10. Kaboom
I love Gregg Araki, i love his film style, and this may be his oddest, Thomas Decker continues to prove he is an awesome actor aswell with this flick!

11. Bellflower
Gem of a film for 2011, tragic love story with an apocalyptic twist

12. Sucker Punch
Why was this film so hated? It is a geeks wet dream, robots, nazis, samurais, steampunk, hot chicks! What was not to love? Sure i get that it may have felt like a video game, and granted i hate watching people play video games, but fuck it, this was Snyder doing what he does best

13. Super
It wasn't as good as Kick Ass but i had a great time with this flick, and it was alot closer to how a real super hero would be!

14. Harry Potter
The best of the Potter saga and a great film in general, fantastic climax to the Potter series!

15. The Artist
Easily the best film of 2011, beautifully made, and a tribute to film in general.

16. Hugo
It is not Martin Scorsese's best yet it is a great film. Much like the Artist a great tribute to film and a very niche tribute at that to Georges Méliès!

17. Another Earth
I wish this film had gotten more attention, but the mixed reviews probably hurt that. I don't know if it will even achieve cult status, but i loved it!

18. The Muppets
A love letter to the muppets, a last hurrah for the Muppets, this could be seen as many things but it truly felt magical!

19.50 50
What an emotional flick! JGL was great in it and i cried a couple times, some of the film at the beginning may have fell flat but it found it's stride later in the film!

20. A Horrible Way to Die
I love AJ Bowen and this is one of my favorite serial killer films in recent memory.

21. Hanna
It is like Hit Girl got her own solo film!

22. Cowboys & Aliens
Much like Sucker Punch, a film that got alot of hate, alot said it went wrong when the aliens showed up. What did you expect!

23. Stake Land
A John Carpenter esque vampire film

24. Midnight in Paris
One of Woody Allen's best and i loved the alternate time world with classic authors, his screenplay is likely to win come oscars!

25.   A Dangerous Method
David Cronenberg's Viggo films have all been good but this one was great, and it is the most Cronenbergish of all of them too!

26. Melancholia
Possibly the most visually amazing film of the year, and the most snubbed, and Lars Von Triers best aswell!

27. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
is it better than the original? It very well may be. Hard to say but i am siding with that thought. I love that a studio funded such a hard flick for a christmas release!

28. The last Circus
A batshit crazy look as circus clowns with no love lost, it isn't hokey and it plays it straight but in such an odd way.

29. Sint
Visually it is a great christmas film that shows a real menacing christmas look!

30.  Tiny Furniture
Such a charming little debut film.

Honorable mentions!
Tree of Life
Shame
Amer
War Horse
The Woman
Rare Exports
Stake Land
Mission Impossible
Tin Tin
I saw the Devil
Red State
The Rum Diary
Elektra Luxx
Our Idiot Brother
The Descendants
Young Adult
A Perfect Host
The BEaver
Everything Must Go
Apes
Hobo With a Shotgun
Cedar Rapids
Bridesmaids
Rubber
Rango
30 Minutes or Less
Warrior
Moneyball
Ides of March
troll hunter
the future
Hesher

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012: Most anticipated films

1. The Dark Knight Rises
When i was in elementary school i always went nuts for Batman movies. In high school it was Batman Begins. Though who remember 4 years ago, remember how much i fell for the Dark Knight. I think Nolan has changed the face of the superhero film, his films are leap & bounds above the rest, and for good reason. I love Batman, but i hope he dies....or do a thing where Batman lives and Bruce Wayne dies....will make for an epic film!



2. DJANGO UNCHAINED
Quentin Tarantino is a god...all there is to it. Sure the cast is odd, but QT can do wonders with a cast like this, and make this plot really in his own universe.

3. Lords of Salem
Rob Zombie after the Devil's Rejects was quite the darling in the horror world, he then let alot of folks down with his remake of Halloween, then raped us with Halloween 2. Now he is back, and better than ever, this cast is amazing, the face that he shot an entire second feature for the film within the film is amazing. I am stoked to say the least!

4. Moonrise Kingdom
Wes Anderson is alot of things, and among them is one of my favorite filmmakers of all time! His films are in fact Wes Anderson films, and much like Zombie, has a hell of a cast. I can not wait to see how Norton, Keitel & Willis work in his mind!

5. JOHN DIES AT THE END
A trippy horror film from Don Coscarelli and starring Paul Giamatti! That is all you need to know!

6. ONLY GOD FORGIVES
Just watch Bronson & my favorite film of 2011 Drive, and you will see why this is on the list!

7. The Avengers
Marvel has done an amazing thing with their universe films, and both the teaser & t he trailer were amazing! It will be different to see how this one turns out with the ensemble but it will truly be an event film!

8.INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
Erm Coen's!

9.Gravity
Alfonso Cuaron's first feature since Children of Men....if it is half as amazing as that, then we are in for a great film!

10.The Master
PT Anderson is back, and after a 5 year hiatus i hope for great things!

11. The Hobbit
Now i love the Rings movies but i prefer the Hobbit book to the Rings books, so this one is a must see!

12. Cabin in the Woods
Odd looking flick, and it took long enough to come out!

13. The Amazing Spider-Man
Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker is perfect casting, plus he is in fact a HUGE fan of the comic!

14. tie Frankenweenie/Dark Shadows
A Passion project for Johnny Depp, and a remake of Burton's early shorts.

15. Prometheus
Ridley Scott returning to the ALIEN universe!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Film News Roundup 6-25-2011

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/woody-allens-next-gets-a-title-and-full-cast-
Strike gold again sir! Midnight in Paris was amazing!

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/warren-beattys-upcoming-film-will-be-about-howard-hughes
Cool

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/james-wan-sticking-with-haunted-houses-for-the-conjuring
Insidious is still my favorite film of 2011.

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/megan-fox-and-john-c-reilly-join-sacha-baron-cohens-the-dictator
Reilly & Cohen again?!?! Excited!

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/emma-stone-is-still-fighting-zombies-now-with-pride-and-prejudice
Her & zombies again?!?! Excited part 2.

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/super-8s-joel-courtney-will-be-tom-sawyer
Good young actor

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/wouldnt-it-be-niceto-have-a-brian-wilson-biopic
This needs to be pulled off right.

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/jay-z-wants-emma-thompson-for-his-hip-hop-annie-remake
Eek, wtf

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/ron-howard-continues-to-fill-out-his-dance-card-becomes-attached-to-spy-vs-spy
Meh

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/watchmen-screenwriter-alex-tse-to-write-crow-reboot

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/james-mcavoy-could-replace-michael-fassbender-in-danny-boyles-trance
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHH viral marketing for the next X Men...oh wait.

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/yep-jamie-foxx-is-quentin-tarantinos-django-unchained
Gotta think on this one.

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/25097 Year Zero
Baddass!

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/25074 Blood Wars
As is that!


Love me some Owen!


Looks great but we need the new flesh!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Film News Roundup 6-16-11

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/24969 Fun Size
Her star is rising so i'm sure this will add press!

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/steven-spielberg-looking-to-reboot-jurassic-park
Great, this again.

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/kate-winslet-and-josh-brolin-will-relax-with-jason-reitman-for-labor-day
Fine cast!

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/hbos-hobgoblin-gets-director-darren-aronofsky
Could be an awesome show!


Nice!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Film News Roundup 6-15-11

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/martin-scorseses-george-harrison-documentary-living-in-the-material-world-will-be-seen-this-year
YES, the best Beatle will be showcased!

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/snikt-the-wolverine-will-be-directed-by-james-mangold
Possible second great X Men film, back to back?

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/want-a-potential-spoiler-for-the-dark-knight-rises-warning-spoiler
I'll assume it to be a flashback, but who know, he might have lived....

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/con-air-director-simon-west-will-handle-the-expendables-2
Con Air, what a fun, guilty pleasure!

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/will-jon-hamm-and-melissa-mccarthy-take-the-lead-in-the-untitled-comedy-from-paul-feig-
Awesome!

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/will-sean-penn-be-directing-robert-de-niro-in-the-comedian
Nice!

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/ben-affleck-to-direct-a-new-version-of-harlen-cobens-tell-no-one

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/man-of-steel-might-enlist-russell-crowe-to-be-its-jor-el
I don't know how i feel about this.

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/david-o-russell-attached-to-yet-another-project-this-time-angelina-jolies-malificent
Or that

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/robert-zemeckis-might-reteam-with-tom-hanks-for-major-matt-mason

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/shane-black-gets-some-help-from-jon-favreau-for-iron-man-3
Hrm

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/tom-cruise-is-novelist-lee-childs-tough-guy-jack-reacher

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/will-jamie-foxx-take-the-lead-in-django-unchained-
Meh

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/matthew-fox-signs-up-for-zombie-killing-in-world-war-z
Awesome

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/tj-miller-lands-a-leading-role-in-road-trip-comedy-road-to-nardo

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/darren-aronofsky-in-talks-with-christian-bale-for-noah