Star-Lord and Rocket

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986) is awesome

Kurt Russell is all swagger as trucker Jack Burton in this very entertaining action/comedy that has a little bit of everything: kung fu, magic, tough talking good guys, nasty bad guys, cool fights, people flying around, and some of the best quotes of any movie in history. Co-starring Kim Cattrall in one of her best roles as lawyer Gracie Law, who is like a magnet for trouble. Dennis Dun as Wang, Jack's best friend who happens to be one bad ass fighter, when he is not running his Chinese restaurant. And James Hong as the villainous Lo Pan, who is terrific. It's kind of hard to describe this movie since it has so much fantastic stuff going on. But trust me, it's awesome and entertaining as hell. A must see.
B+
Jack Burton: When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."










Tuesday, February 22, 2011

KING ARTHUR (2004) is an epic adventure

King Arthur
An updated version of the King Arthur legend that is very satisfying and really bloody. Following in the footsteps of Braveheart and Gladiator, this film ups the action quotient with some truly awesome battle scenes. The cast is superb led by the always dependable Clive Owen as Arthur. Stellan Skarsgard is great as the leader of the Saxons who invade England. And Keira Knightley is wild as Guinevere who is very handy with a bow and arrow. Definitely a must see.
B+
Joel Edgerton (Gawain) and Hugh Dancy (Galahad)

Arthur: "And it will be good of you to mark my face, Saxon, for the next time you see it, it will be the last thing you see on this earth".
Cerdic: "Ahhh, finally, a man worth killing".

Keira Knightley

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN first full pic....looking good

The reboot of the Spider-Man franchise has recently begun filming and has been releasing several photos. Here is the newest one with ol' web-head in all of his blue and red glory. Looks good. Consider me very interested.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

SLITHER (2006) is good gory fun....

Slither

Gory comedy/horror flick with alien parasites, zombies, and a lot of weird things happening in a small town. Nathan Fillion is great as the town's sheriff and newcomer Tania Saulnier is spunky as the young girl who figures out what's going on. Gregg Henry is very funny as the mayor and gets the film's best lines. Also stars Michael Rooker as the town's richest man who gets is the first to get infected and Elizabeth Banks as his sexy wife and Fillion's high school sweetheart. It may get over the top in some scenes but it's still good fun. Best to watch after you have ate, because I don't think you will be able to handle food for a few hours after watching it.
B
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Bill Pardy: Thank you for saving my ass back there.
Kylie Strutemyer: You're welcome.
Bill Pardy: Of course, when I tell that story, it's gonna be the other way around.


Slither

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Star Of The Month: NATALIE PORTMAN


My star of the month is Natalie Portman, who is currently on an amazing hot streak. Not only is her much loved Black Swan racking up tons of awards for her acting and closing in on $100 million, she also has another hit on her hands with the romantic comedy No Strings Attached. And she's not done. In April she stars in the medieval comedy Your Highness with James Franco and in May comes the comic book film, Thor. She has a total of 5 films due for release this year which is good, since she will be taking next year off to raise her baby. She is about 5 months pregnant now. Anyway Natalie is my star of the month. And now we can officially forgive her for those Star Wars prequels she made.

Friday, February 4, 2011

DIE HARD - Maybe the best action film ever made

The best action film ever made? It's got my vote. The one that made Bruce Willis into a movie star. The one that introduced Alan Rickman to the world. And of course the one to start all those terrorists on a train, boat, plane, etc type movies. But this is the best one. Bruce is perfect as John McClane-the tough New York City cop who battles terrorists one Christmas Eve in a hi rise in LA. He goes all out to save the hostages, which includes his estranged wife Holly (played by Bonnie Bedalia). He also gets some support from LA beat cop Al (Reginald VelJohnson, yes the dad from the TV series Family Matters). And must contend with a vengeful Karl (a surprisingly whacked out Alexander Gudonov) who wants payback for his brother's death at the hands of McClane. Alan Rickman makes one of the best screen villians ever as Hans Gruber. Suave and sinister and the perfect foil to McClane. Loaded with sensational action and plenty of one liners from Bruce. A must have in your DVD collection. Followed by some pretty good sequels to boot. And it's a great Christmas movie as well since it's set during Christmastime. What's not to love?

A
Alan Rickman as uber villian, Hans Gruber.


Takagi: "You want money? What kind of terrorists are you?"
Hans: "Who said we were terrorists?"


McClane looking for some bad guys to shoot

Supervisor: "Attention, whoever you are. This channel is reserved for emergency calls only.."
McClane: "No fucking shit, lady. Do I sound like I'm ordering a pizza?"