Movie of the Day – The Avengers

Boy, my hat is off to Joss Whedon, the maestro behind this summers biggest blockbuster.  Yes, it is bigger than The Dark Knight Rises and pretty much everything else that came out at that time.  It was a giant collaboration and gamble on the part of Marvel Studios to inundate the movie going audience a myriad of of super hero movies that could have started to fatigue the public.  Spanned over 5 different movies from the Marvel Universe, the pieces were coming together and and stories were set in motion in each of the proceeding movies to build up to the team-up of the summer.  Marvel’s The Avengers was the epitome of the summer popcorn flick and it delivered everything I could have wanted in a super hero movie.

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Movie of the Day – The Cabin In The Woods

 

Man, I couldn’t even begin to tell you how floored I was by this movie when I saw it many months ago.  I am not the biggest horror movie fan out there, but what this movie managed to do was make a satire of horror movies while still delivering all  things we  have come to associate with the genre.  If you haven’t seen the movie, I suggest seeing this before reading my little musings and full linked review.  It works best when I don’t spoil the whole premise of the movie.  SO GO NOW!

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Movie Review – Marvel’s The Avengers

The Avengers is the culmination of years of work, numerous movies, lots of merchandise and advertising and ultimately, the collaboration of many actors to put aside their love of screen time to assemble together for a movie that is the grandest summer movie spectacle.  I have stated in past posts and review about the Marvel movies that were sacrificed at the altar for the greater good of getting us to The Avengers and it wasn’t wasted.  Thor was a weak movie with characterization just being there in order to fill the Thor role. Captain America was a solid movie from the origin aspect to the pathos that makes up the Captain.  Iron Man and it’s sequel was the catalyst for The Avengers, laying ground work in the first and then shoehorned all the elements into the second film, weakening it sadly.  Then there was The Incredible Hulk, a film that was left unscathed, but still tied in nicely to the idea of The Avengers.  So with all these films being used to set us up for largest superhero ensemble film of the summer, does it really come together?


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Summer Movie Spectacular: May Edition

Let’s be honest, summer movie season starts earlier every year much like Christmas shit is put up in stores in September.  Now I think it is because there is some sort of secret society that is forcing Christmas, X-Mas, Holiday whatever to start earlier and earlier as a consumer plot to rid of us our money.  Whatever, but Hollywood is taking a page out of their books  and starting to release big budget flicks in May to start the foaming of the rabid fanboy mouth early.  So I am here to give you the rundown what will be the good stuff you should come May, June, July and August.  And by good stuff, I mean the shit I think is worth seeing, also some picks that you should avoid.

This first go around, is the May flicks.  So prep your wallet for some movie watching.

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Movie Review – The Cabin in the Woods

It is the main staple of horror films, the seemingly innocuous setting of a secluded cabin nestled amongst the twisted trunks of trees that reach out with their spindly branches to menace you and your group of friends that all match a certain character type.  The dilapidated cabin, worn down by the elements and years offers an eerie setting for which the unknown and it’s effects are amplified, also the cabin in the woods is the titular, iconic image for horror fans.

The Cabin in the Woods takes the notion of horror films, tropes, scares and all the things that go bump into the night and creates one of the most meta horror films to come along in a, well, full moon maybe.  Given the old adage of imitation is the highest form of flattery, The Cabin in the Woods brings together everything you love about horror movies and gives it the viking funeral pyre treatment.  I will say that this is one of my favorite horror movies to date for what it manages to achieve, a full on meta axe to the faces of all things horror.

This review will be heavy on the spoilers, so take my advice and see the movie then come back to read the review.  You won’t find a funner, bloodier movie than The Cabin in the Woods.

Spoilers GO!

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Movie of the Day – Serenity

Calling all Browncoats, you know the words, sing along!

Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don’t care, I’m still free
You can’t take the sky from me
Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain’t comin’ back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can’t take the sky from me
There’s no place I can be
Since I found Serenity
But you can’t take the sky from me…

You know what’s coming, lets all rustle up some grub and I will tell the tale of a group of space cowboys and some young killing machine and  how they took on the Alliance!

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