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 – Jaws

Duuuuuuuuh, duh…


Duuuuuuuuh, duh…





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Movie of the Day – Jaws: The Revenge

The best thing about this blog is that I get to write about movies that I love.  I know I have said this statement before in other posts, but it doesn’t really sink in to me since I have been doing this for over a year now.  Sure, I should be writing about classic movies, timeless movies or critically acclaimed movies, but where the fun in writing about bad movies that are awesome?  I will at some point get around to reviewing or posting about classics like Jaws or Shawshank Redemption or 8 1/2, but for now, I want to talk about bad good movies.  Jaws 4 is the baddest of the bunch.  Jaws 3 was just shit and there was nothing enjoyable about that movie, but this one, oh it just throws its fins the air and says, “fuck it!”.  Prepare for some awesomely bad reasons why Jaws 4: The Revenge is the best worst movie of the Jaws franchise.

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Movie of the Day – Deep Blue Sea

Now that shark week is over and I have to wait until next year to get my fix of shark filled television specials, I will have to tide over my excitement with shark themed movies.  Thankfully, there are tons of good and bad shark movies for every discerning taste out there.  Good ones being, well, Jaws.  Which is really the only classic.  Then you got bad ones like Jersey Shore Shark Attack or that Shark Night 3D movie or any Sy-Fy original abomination.  But this movie, this movie is downright amazing.  Deep Blue Sea took nature’s oldest predator and made it smarter through genetics or whatever and unleashed them on a prison like laboratory with motherfucking Sam Jackson and a bunch of shark food cast members.  Oh yeah and LL Cool J is there for some reason.

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Movie of the Day – Sharktopus

Let’s be honest for a minute here, we all love trashy movies.  I don’t care what you say, we all have our vice when it comes to our version of a trashy movie.  For me I love my trashy movies when they have the title “Blank versus Blank” or “Steroid induced reptile versus Ancient mega something or other”.  Typically that means I watch Sci-Fi or Sy-Fy as it’s called now, which give me plenty of monster movie mash ups that are just so terrible they are amazing.  For me though, Sharktopus combines two of my favorite things, Hybrid Animals and schlocky d-movie antics.  Also Roger Corman is directing….YES!

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Movie of the Day – Up in the Air

” Tonight most people will be welcomed home by jumping dogs and squealing kids. Their spouses will ask about their day. Tonight they’ll sleep. The stars will wheel forth from their daytime hiding places, and one of those lights, slightly brighter than the rest, will be my wingtip passing over.”

Movies that deal with companionship or relationships tend to be one-sided.  The male or female lead tend to feel incomplete with their lives, although successful or fast-moving as their life may be, as they don’t have someone to share in their experiences.  It is always rather predictable with movies that deal with relationships in a drama, we know that eventually there will be a reconciliation with the person that they are meant to be with after some pondering over slow music and panoramic shots of beautiful vistas.  All ends up well as was intended or so we love to have happen.  Up in the Air is one of those movies that looks at delivering a different side to the act of companionship.

Jason Reitman creates a movie where our lead lives by a philosophy.  A philosophy that is living your life without ties, without people, and without someone.  Up in the Air centers around Ryan Bingham (George Clooney), who is a corporate downsizer and his travels around the country, essentially leaving a wake of unemployed people in his path.  The fact that he is a corporate downsizer is not the focus piece of the movie, but rather his travels.  Ryan has no ties, either personal or tangible, he lives out of his suitcase running from terminal to terminal and interacting briefly with those that he meets on his travels.  It’s a life filled with small moments that are just stops on his journey to his ultimate goal, 10 million flier miles.  Ryan also give motivational speeches along the way, in particular the speech you heard in the trailer sums up his life philosophy on relationships and people.  Relationships are the biggest thing weighing someone down from their goals, in his case, the 10 million flier miles.  It isn’t until he takes on a partner in his travels through the corporate America downsizing.  Here is where Ryan’s philosophy is challenged as the young upstart Natalie Keener (Anna Kendrick) grills Ryan on why he chooses to live a life of isolation and why he doesn’t want to be with Alex Goran (Vera Farmiga) who is another like-minded traveler.  Alex is compatible with Ryan in every way and two seem genuinely happy when meet at different times throughout the movie.

I won’t spoil the movie for you if you haven’t seen it.  Up in the Air is a deep movie where we are presented with the opposite of a love story, one where the lead isn’t looking for love because they don’t want it.  I really liked this movie because of the subject matter it presents.  Time and time again we are given a movie that indicates that a complete life is one where we have someone special.  One whom we can share our thoughts, travels, and experiences.  There are several examples in the movie where this idea is challenge, particularly when Ryan’s sister gets married and the husband has cold feet.  We see Ryan debate internally about his decision to lead a life where his only connections happen from airport hub to airport hub.

I think the most important thing that the movie does for the viewer is make you think about your current situation.  Whether you are swan or a shark.  Living your life with someone or going at it alone.  This is where is motivational speech comes center stage.  Do you take stock in what you have, people or things and continue to live that life?  Do you cut your ties and live your life without the anchors of possession or people?  For some people, they jump from relationship to relationship, not wanting to be alone in life, wanting to share their experiences with another person.  For others, they are content with living their life without the need for companionship.  Sometimes your personal goals will never be achieved because you have to think about the other person in your life.

I absolutely loved this movie and what it discusses.  What side of the relationship issue I fall on is not relevant.  I liked the presentation and adaptation of the novel on which the movie is based on.  It is a smart and thoughtful script with a lot of humor in it as well.  George Clooney does an incredible job with his role as an isolated man.  You can see the conflict in mind as he is confronted time and time again with dealing with his life philosophy and his ultimate goal.