Movie of the Day – Sand Sharks

Well, I honestly feel like this movie and the upcoming Sy-Fy movie Sharknado will have essentially closed the book on possible Shark combination movies out there.  Lest they take this shit to space and then we get Space Sharks or OR they make a non-cartoon version of Street Sharks and really do it right.  Yeah, surprisingly enough I would think Sand Sharks would create the common misconception that actual Sand Sharks (also known as Grey Nurse or Sand Tiger Sharks) would lead people to fear them even more.  I hope people mistake these sharks for actual sharks that are capable of swimming through sand, they need to up their game with the Great White Sharks out there.

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Movie of the Day – Prometheus

Today I am pulling up an older review, again still busy at the film festival, but I want to at least have some content back on the site while I get to watch some killer movies tonight and intro Miami Connection again…for the 4th time in front of an audience.  I am really enjoying this new festival in KC and hope that it continues into next year as the line up of films is stellar and I will have reviews for the following movies; History of Future Folk, Save The Date, Greetings from Tim Buckley, A Band Called Death and I Declare War.  Give them a look up and see what I will be talking about.

Anyways, today’s post is bringing back the often conflicting film Prometheus.  I remember in my initial review, which will be linked, that I ended up giving this a 4 out of 5, even despite the waning of enjoyment upon a second viewing.  But I still come back to that movie again and again for the visual spectacle that unfolds and what could have been achieved once that initial awe of seeing a Ridley Scott sci-fi movie once again.  I still think that the movie is still great from an overall presentation and technical aspect.  The characters are what sink the movie a bit along with some plot issues that make you think “what the hell” instead of being immersed in the story and world.

It’s still an original property, something new that didn’t get the usual remake or re-imagined treatment that Hollywood is in love with, but Prometheus isn’t without its faults and the performance and Noomi and Fassbender are the crowning points on this flick.  The visuals are stellar and frankly, look amazing in 3D as well.  But I will still hold true to my initial review with some caveats and I still enjoy watching this movie from time to time.  So below is an excerpt of my review and the link to the full item.  Enjoy!

But all is not lost, as Rapace and Fassbender deliver the most compelling and intriguing acting in the film.  Rapace, who most people will know as the original Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish version of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, turns in a performance that is reminiscent of Sigourney Weaver as Ripley.  The marketing for the film downplays her involvement in the film, but she is truly the star of the show along with Fassbender.  Rapace plays the naive Dr. Shaw with a doe-eyed love for finding the truth in their existence, only to see it all stripped of humanity and knowing that all is lost.  Rapace is leading lady material, overshadowing her contemporaries in the film with an unbelievable chaotic energy.  Micahel Fassbender plays the robot David, an eerie, life-like human robot who is both calm stoic, but deftly capable of outsmarting everyone.  His motive are masked behind the expressionless veneer his character has.  Plotting and staying one step ahead of the crew, his plans for the discovery are slowly revealed through his manipulation and calm actions.  I could watch an entire film about David and his attempts to humanize himself further.  From his care taking of the crew, to his robotic, autonomic functions, Fassbender gave a bit of soul to a soulless robot.

Click here for the full review

Movie of the Day – Blade

So Wesley Snipes got out of prison this past week, which means a Blade 4 or whatever is probably going to be in the works as we speak.  Now I liked the first two Blade pics, not the last one with Ryan Reynolds and something about a super vampire or whatever, but the Blade series has always been this campy, fetish style horror, action flick that delivered on what it wanted and that is about all you can ask for.  I am not looking for something deep or prophetic, just Blade going around town, killing vampires, playing techno music and always betting on black.

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Movie of the Day – R.O.T.O.R

Robotic

Officer

Tactical

Operation

Research

R.O.T.O.R.

Nothing can stop this Robocop/Terminator knock-off with a sweet mustache from dispensing justice.  An unstoppable force of science gone wrong.

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Movie of the Day – G.I. Samurai

Sonny Chiba.

Time Travel.

Samurai, lots and lots of samurai.

Modern Military Technology versus Ancient Samurai Technology

Awesome battles.

G.I. Samurai.

Fuck yes.

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Movie of the Day – Aliens vs Predator: Requiem

I am a simple man folks, sometimes I don’t care if a movie has some sort of coherent plot, decent acting, compelling characters or even the bare minimum for critics to give it a passing grade without resorting to zero stars or whatever they use to say a movie is crap.  I like popcorn flicks as much as the next person and today, I got just the one for you all, specifically for those that are currently stuck in the midwest snowstorm of whatever dumbass name it is this time.  Let’s get chestbursty with Aliens vs Predator: Requiem.

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Movie of the Day – Inframan

Oh my god yes!  This is what cinema is for folks.  Movie like Inframan are the reason that I go to the movies, watch untold hours of movies and generally love everything about movies.  Infra-Man is basically something that a 10 year old version of me would make if given the opportunity to take my adolescent ramblings about robots and karate and turn them into a reality.  A completely off the wall action film the likes you have never seen before and I am going to talk a bit about this movie today in preparation for my chance to see it on the big screen next week at the Alamo Drafthouse.  This is the shit folks.

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Movie of the Day – Looper

For today’s post, we go back in time with the trippy sci-fi, action film Looper.

HA!  I always knew that time itself was cyclical and not linear.

Well I mean at least this latest sci-fi offering from Writer and Director Rian Johnson (Brick and The Brothers Bloom) lays out the rules of time travel and those that use it.  Looper is the third movie from Rian Johnson, a director who dabbles in straddling the creative line between brainy, think tank films and fun, creative twists on established genres.  In Brick, he injected a dark, hard boiled noir thriller in the setting of a high school.  The Brothers Bloom saw us following a playful and charming group of dapper looking grifters with a smart, sophisticated web of intrigue and cons.  And now Looper dabbles with the temporal complexity of time traveling, paired with the slam bang action sequences that create this continuous loop of constant feedback and excitement.

Click here for full review!

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Movie of the Day – Night of the Comet

I guess I am on a hybrid of horror and science fiction film kick as of late, but more so because the local Alamo is serving up some late night cult movie fixes.  I am certainly not complaining since I love consuming and watching any and everything out there.  So after watching Night of the Creeps, I went out in search of some movies that were similar in tone and style.  Sure enough, my search yielded this lovely treasure the other night with Night of the Comet, a science fiction horror movie that delivers some cheeky humor to the bleak, end of the world, zombie infected, kill or be killed film.

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Movie of the Day – Tammy and the T-Rex

Yes, this movie does exist.  Yes that is a young Paul Walker and Denise Richards in  that movie.  Yes that movie does star a large, animatronic T-Rex that apparently has the brain and feelings of Paul Walkers character.  Yes this movie is one of the most amazing things ever put to screen.  Yes I will continue to talk more about this movie.

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