Friday, September 30, 2011

Terra Nova vs Falling Skies

I don't usually review TV shows here(this'll be the first) but I felt compelled to do so with this one. I was really skeptical with Terra Nova, but after watching the 2 hour season premiere, I'm bought, hook, line and sinker. I don't just want to do a review, I want to do a full-on head to head comparison with a show that ended it's first season a couple of months ago, Falling skies(More like failing skies, amirite?) It's strange how similar they are but how much better Terra Nova pulls it off.  Fair warning, I don't remember Falling Skies all that well(Let that say how good of a show it is).

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Killer Elite

Shoot your cars and drive your guns, we're reviewing Killer Elite!
Looks like one of those guys is about to eat Clive Owen. Run Clive Run!
This has the feel-good killing duo of Clive Owen and Jason Stratham with a high-octane trailer that has the song 'Rock you like a hurricane.' but doe it live up to that actioniness?

Friday, September 23, 2011


Get out your driving gloves and get behind the wheel of your fancy car, we're reviewing Drive!

Man, I wanted to love this movie so much.  I went in and started watching, telling myself how great it is, but then, the rest of the movie started to set in.  I have a real love-hate relationship with this movie.  I wanted it to be the noir of the year but its best asset is also it's downfall.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Put on your face masks and lock your doors, we're reviewing Contagion!
I'm hoping this reads more 'creepy' than 'trippy'.
Contagion releases a deadly virus upon the populous and then shows us how we as a people would handle it. But is it as dramatic and panic-filled as their trailers would lead us to believe? SPOILERS AHEAD.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Our Idiot Brother

Start smilling and be happy, we're reviewing Our Idiot Brother!

I'm really really happy with how this came out.
Our Idiot Brother is a nice little family comedy.  Like Ned and his family, Paul Rudd as Ned is the glue that holds this silly romp together.  But is it funny enough?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Debt

Get out your secret cameras and spy guns, we're reviewing The Debt!

The Debt is unexpectedly great. Not that I had any reason to think it was bad, I just didn't really think it looked all that interesting. Boy was I wrong!  It's a tense action-filled spy thriller with a tight, twisty turny plot.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

My Top 5 Favorite Noirs

This is my first montagy sort of sketch. I think it came out rather well, especially Robert Ryan.
I love noir. It's my favorite genre ever. For those of you who don't know what it is, Noir is a genre of movies from the early 1940's to the late 1950's that were prevalently dark, gritty, and cynical.  The shadows were big, the good guys weren't always good, the bad guys weren't always bad and you never got a happy ending. Everything just had this moral grey era.

It was a genre that popped up right after WWII in a time when people didn't trust the world they lived in anymore. Noir created the hard-boiled detective, the femme fatale, the crook with a heart of gold, and many more staples you see in movies, games and TV today.  And even though the genre is sometimes associated with that played-out detective formula, it was also a time when film makers were experimenting with story and technique.

So here are my top 5 all-time favorite Noir movies, and a great place to start if you're looking to get into the genre after the jump!