Thursday, June 28, 2012

Quick Review: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Ink and Wash Lincoln done with brush!
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is the fake chronicle of Abraham Lincoln's vampire hunting career from his youth all the way into his presidency. It is exactly as ridiculous as it looks and sounds. If you like ridiculous over the top action movies, you'll love this. There's not much of a story or a general arc, and the plot moves way too fast for any kind of narrative sense(He flakes on a girl and then 2 minutes later asks her to marry him?). It's also very similar to Wanted as it has the same director, which could be a good or bad thing.

Benjamin Walker pulls off a great Lincoln, and is especially convincing in the full make-up.  Jimmi Simpson is always funny and they have Alan Tudyk(who might be a vampire?), but sadly don't go anywhere with him.  But the action is enjoyable with plenty of over the top axe action and the the 3D is perfect, even going so far as to have a special trick with the vamp's eyes.  If you like the idea of Lincoln being a vampire hunter, you'll enjoy the movie. $$$$

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Get out your bows and arrows, we're reviewing Brave!
This is my first sketched screenings sketch inking with an actual brush!  Which is also why there's only one illustration.
Brave is the new movie from acclaimed story geniuses and tear factory Pixar studios. Princess Merida(Kelly MacDonald) wants nothing but to ride through the glen shooting arrows into the sunset. But her mother Elinor(Emma Thompson) and father Fergus(Bill Connolly) want her to live the life of a dignified lady. Is there a magical way Merida can change her fate?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom

Get out your awkward conversation and classy music, we're reviewing Moonrise Kingdom!

Moonrise Kingdom is the latest movie from writer/director Wes Anderson, and it's pretty good, if a bit different.  It mostly comes down to whether or not you like Wes Anderson's style. If you like Wes Anderson movies(Royal Tenenbaums, Life Aquatic, Rushmore, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Darjeeling Unlimited, etc.) You'll enjoy this. If not, well...

Quick Review: That's My Boy

That's My Boy is the new Adam Sandler comedy. Underage Donny Burger gets involved with his hot new teacher(Eva Amurri Martino).  They get found out, she goes to jail and has a kid, who Donny get's custody of and subsequently messes up. Cut to present day, washed-up Donny(Adam Sandler) needs money and must reunite with his son Todd(Andy Samberg), so he doesn't go to jail for not paying taxes. Todd is getting married and of course wants nothing to do with him.

This is actually a really good metaphor for 90's Sandler gross-out movies. They're washed up and everyone tries to forget them, but they have this nostalgia and humor that's kind of endearing that everyone secretly wants to bring back.  I wasn't expecting much from this but I thought it was pretty funny in a gross-out crude humor kind of way.  It's not the best movie you could see, but it's not completely awful is what I'm saying. You can do a lot worse for a Sandler comedy.

$$$-It's not bad. If you like Sandler movies and gross-out humor, there's a lot to laugh at.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Justice League: Doom

Get out your magic rings and batarangs, we're reviewing Justice League: Doom!

Batman, the most important part of any Justice League.
This is the latest straight to DVD animated movie from DC and Warner Brothers. It's great. I gotta say, with the record they have with great straight-to-DVD animations they've been putting out, I have to wonder, WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR WARNER BROTHERS TO MAKE A DECENT NON-BATMAN DC SUPERHERO MOVIE?! Or hey, here's another thought, why can't they just make animations and release them in theaters with 3D and everything? Why is that off the table? Anyways, on to the review!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sketched Discussion: Is Prometheus a metaphor for Abortion?

STAY WITH ME HERE.  Prometheus asks some big questions and has some interesting metaphors, but this might be the biggest one: Is Prometheus a really really good metaphor for abortion? This has to do with mostly one intense scene, so obviously only read this if you've already seen the movie. We are getting into major SPOILERS territory here.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


The new videogame from director Ridley Scott! THe Brand new FPS based off the hit movie Prometheus
This has taken some time to wrap my head around.  See, it's an enjoyable movie, and it has a lot of great set-up, but after the credits roll, you'll start to think about it and go, "Wait what?"  It's an interesting movie, but it's not the experience I thought it would be.

Friday, June 8, 2012

What to Expect When You're Expecting

Get out your babies, we're reviewing What to Expect When Expecting!

I wasn't expecting much(AHAHAHA) from this.  Oh man, another romantic comedy? With babies? And it's an ensemble movie with a  huge cast? That doesn't sound good at all.  But I'm glad I was dragged to it as I really enjoyed it!  I'd say it's almost as good as Knocked Up(or better depending on how big a Katherine Heigl fan you are.)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Chernobyl Diaries

Get out your geiger counters, we're reviewing Chernobyl Diaries!

I wasn't expecting much from this horror movie, but I didn't think it would be this awful.  There's little reason to see it, especially if you've already seen Cabin in the Woods, in which case it looks utterly ridiculous.  Spoilers ahead, but really, you'll thank me later.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Snow White and the Huntsman

Get out your apples and magic birds, we're reviewing Snow White and the Huntsman!

When I first heard about Snow White and the Huntsmen, it sounded terrible. Then Mirror Mirror came out and it suddenly didn't sound so awful.  With more and more trailers of the unique effects, I was getting my hopes up that it would actually be good. Well, it turns out I got my hopes up a bit too much.