Review: Piranha 3DD

by on June 1, 2012 >> MoviesReviews

There’s no way I can act like Piranha 3DD is a good movie, it’s not trying to be. Piranha 3DD is trying to be a fun movie and for a while it is. It gets in with a silly plot, some nudity, sex and violence, a dash of comedy and gets out just soon enough that you can’t complain about it’s length, lack of content or and cohesive plot. At just over 70 minutes, the movie never wears out it’s welcome, but it comes ever so close to that border. Read on for this incredibly short review for an incredibly short film.

D-Box Review: The Avengers

by on May 4, 2012 >> MoviesReviews

I’ve been reading comics the majority of my life. Ever since my parents named me after the last son of Krypton I’ve had a strong attachment to comic as a form of entertainment. Whether it was picking up a large bundle of Marvel or DC comics at Costco (where it was cheapest and meant for resale at a news stand) or scrounging through the dollar comic bins at my local comic and trading card post (the long gone Cooper’s Town Comics), comics have always been an escape. Comics can be anything and tell any story the author wants to tell. We’ve had comics about alien invasions, best friends in high school, murder mysteries, impossible to kill super heroes and even cancer. Movies based on comics with all those themes have been made as well. Everything from Scott Pilgrim to American Splendor to Richie Rich. And of course there are the greats like Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, The Mighty Thor, The Invincible Iron Man and now they’re finally together in a film and The Avengers is the most beautifully bombastic thrill rides you can take in theaters this year. Keep reading as I praise this glorious film that is all things nerds love.

Avengers Pre-Game! Netflix Has You Covered

by on April 30, 2012 >> ComicsMoviesReviews

Are you Jonesing for some Avengers? Can’t wait to plop your butt down in that seat this upcoming weekend and watch Loki and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes do battle? Or maybe you just want to explore a bit more of the other interpretations that The Avengers have had over the years. Either way Netflix totally has you covered. The majority of what Marvel is offering on Netflix right now is their animated features they made in partnership with Lionsgate. Sadly these can be pretty hit or miss but there are a few other items that make me squee like a little girl who just saw Justin Bieber. We’ll give you the full run down. Read on.

Review: The Cabin in the Woods (Spoiler-Free)

by on April 16, 2012 >> MoviesReviews

The Cabin in the Woods is one of those films that is best viewed with as little prior knowledge as possible.  I was careful to avoid reading too much about it but unfortunately I wasn’t able to avoid the barrage of trailers and tv commercials, and some of them give away a little too much about the premise. But even with a surprise or two spoiled, this brilliant and highly-entertaining film is an early contender for my top 10 of the year. Click through to find out why.

Review: Goon

by on February 25, 2012 >> MoviesReviews

I hate puns when it comes to movie reviews but Goon really is Rocky meets hockey with a comedy edge. Sean William Scott stars as the dimwitted but totally lovable Doug Glatt, a bounce at a night club who one night at a hockey game gets into a fight with a player. Soon he’s recruited into the local minor team league and before he knows it he’s an enforcer. The movie has an incredibly fast pace as Doug shoots right up into the farms, the league below the NHL. Here Doug is tasked with protecting an underachieving young hockey start up named Xavier Laflamme. After getting a massive hit that took him out of the game for a while Laflamme has lost his edge, his courage and is now a coward out on the ice. It’s up to Doug to set Laflamme straight and protect him. Read on for the full review.

Review: Justice League – Doom

by on February 16, 2012 >> MoviesReviews

The first thing that I noticed when watching Justice League: Doom was that it had a really clear anime infused style. From the way characters moved, emoted and their mouths opened and closed, it was clear that some one took their love for the Justice League series of past and merged it with a more current and clean anime style like that of Tiger & Bunny and it totally paid off. The cast is the brilliant cast of voice actors from the animated series Justice League and Justice League Unlimited including, Kevin Conroy as Batman and Michael Rosenbuam as The Flash but with the return of fan favorite Nathan Fillion playing Green Lantern/Hal Jordan. Fillion last played the role of GL in Emerald Knights after a public outcry from fans that he wasn’t playing the part in the live action critical flop that was last summer’s Green Lantern film. Even more interesting is that Tim Daly is playing Superman again. Daly originally played the character in the Superman Animated series that ran from 1996-2000 but didn’t come back to the part until recently. But with all this greatness working together could this be the best Justice League movie yet? Read on to find out.

Watch Fantastic Fest Short: The Cost of Living

by on February 13, 2012 >> Fantastic FestMoviesVideos

Had I know this was up 3 months ago I would have posted it the day it came out. The Cost of Living starring Brandon Routh of Superman and Scott Pilgrim fame along with Bret Harrison from Reaper, V, and Breaking in is about two special operatives working for some shadow organization who are tasked with killing a bunch of monsters that have broken into our out of their facility. The best part is that the monsters, the job, the adventure are the selling point… it’s the comedic dialog. The whole film is showing that no matter where you live some where else seems nicer. The Character Jerry and Silas discuss how much LA sucks and their conversation could be about any office job in the city. I love this short and you should watch it. Click here to enjoy

Review: Star Trek – The Next Generation – The Next Level Blu-Ray

by on February 8, 2012 >> MoviesReviewsTV

A few months ago it was announced that CBS would be putting out a digitally restored and remastered version of three episodes that fans love. The first episode is Encounter at Farpoint, the series pilot then Sins of the Father, a story about Worf defending his father’s honor and then The Inner Light, an episode involving Picard living an entire life time. While the episodes are all beautifully presented in full HD with 7.1 audio. Several special effects are enhanced with CGI that properly fits the time period the series was made in. This isn’t like when George Lucas decided to throw Dinosaurs in a bunch of shots, add in a dance number or “enhance” things with CGI. The moments CGI is used it’s made to look like models or enhance the models that are already there. It’s fitting and doesn’t take you out of the experience. The truth is, this is a great start to remastering Star Trek in HD, but the biggest problem isn’t something you can fix now. Simply put, some of the ideas of Star Trek’s early episodes and how they’re delivered just don’t hold up more than two decades later. Read on to see if this entry into The Next Generation is worth your time.

Finally! Watch The Amazing Spider-Man in action

by on February 7, 2012 >> MoviesTrailersVideos

Well, I think it’s safe to say that The Amazing Spider-Man will blow all of Sam Raimi’s films out of the water (not that that’s a hard thing to do) considering in this two minute trailer we get more screen time of an accurate Spider-Man than all of the past three films combined, and aside from some questionable CG, this new trailer looks incredibly solid. We get glimpses of all sorts of different action, story moments, without really spoiling too much – it’s certainly enough to make the wait until July more bearable. If you hadn’t already noticed, this is going to be a kick-ass summer for movies.

Watch the trailer after the break.

Watch the John Carter extended Super Bowl trailer

by on February 5, 2012 >> MoviesTrailersVideos

When I saw the shorter version of this trailer during the Super Bowl itself, I was rather unimpressed, but this minute long version adds a ton of worthwhile footage at the end, and for the first time shows a few glimpses of something that could turn out to be pretty great. I’ve been waiting for this film for quite some time, and I’m willing to overlook the fact that I’ve been pretty unimpressed with what I’ve seen so far, and trust in the talented filmmakers behind it. Check it out after the break.

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