Sunday, April 25, 2010
Oldboy is a South Korean film, and not being familiar with such films beforehand, I wasn't quote sure what to expect prior to viewing it. However I'm glad I did, because the end result is a very captivating and unique film unlike any I've ever seen; it's incredibly brutal and hilarious at the same time, which is a very unusual pairing (but mostly brutal). I'm not speaking in terms of Shaun of the Dead or anything like that either, which is a (awesome) comedy with over-the-top gore. This film has moments that even made me want to cringe at times, and admittedly, I did.
Monday, April 12, 2010
For a while, I was actually a big Will Ferrell fan following his post-Saturday Night Live career; Anchorman and Old School being evidence for this (the former is one of my favorite comedies ever). But as of late, Ferrell hasn't worked in a movie that really even passes for a DVD rental for cheap laughs; they're all almost entirely forgettable (okay, except for Step Brothers, that one was hilarious). A new trailer co-starring Farrell has recently been released however, and it doesn't look half bad. It co-stars Mark Wahlberg as Ferrell's partner, as well as Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson. The film hasn't been given a rating by the MPAA yet, but if it gets an R-rating (which I doubt), consider me sold. The idea of Wahlberg's character from The Departed and Will Ferrell teaming up as partners against crime sounds genius. The problem with Wahlberg is he can't be Wahlberg unless he can properly cuss at all the idiots he desires.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Funny Games is an Austrian film, directed in 1997 by Michael Haneke. It's simply about a couple of oddballs who fool a trusting family into letting them into their home, only to terrorize them and torture them, both physically and psychologically. What starts out as a small argument leads to Paul smashing Georg's (Dad's) kneecap in with one of his own golf clubs, which Paul will often refer to as "Georg's fault for slapping him" (he of course fails to mention this was a result of Paul telling him to "suck his balls").
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Adaptaion. is a rare gem not only because it features a set of chubby, curly-haired twins portrayed by Nicolas Cage, but it stars Nicolas Cage in a convincing, worth-watching role. It's one of those films where Cage will make an out-of-nowhere comeback after doing a series of unintentionally laughable movies, reminding us why people keep giving him work. Adaptation. doesn't exactly have a plot, or at least a plot that can be easily explained; it's essentially about a screenwriter who is suffering from writer's block. It is an excellent film, and the video below is proof why. Although it's one of those sappy, 'brotherly love" moments, it is a tearjerker for saps like myself. Ah, unrequited love. How I despise you.
Monday, April 5, 2010
This is a new horror movie about a nutty doctor who kidnaps a bunch of kids and forces them to do an experiment. He sews one of their heads up another's butt, and sews that guy's head up a third person's butt (in case you're wondering, yes, I am minoring in English). When the one lucky enough to no have his head shoved up someone's ass eats something, it goes through his body, the second one's body, and comes out the third, thus creating the "human centipede". I know what you're thinking: "Sucks to be the guy in the middle!" That is what you're thinking, right?
Sunday, April 4, 2010
The Expendables is an upcoming film directed by Sylvester Stallone, and stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Stratham, Jet Li, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren (the badass Russian fighter from Rocky IV), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, and more. Not to mention the several cameos that will be involved as well.
Let me just say, Jesus Christ. If this isn't the biggest action star orgy I have ever seen, I don't know what it is. I think it's safe to say that no matter how awful or great this movie is, it is bound to make millions out of ticket sales from interest in the cast list alone. I am proud to admit I will gladly give them my 10 bucks, because this looks fuckin' sweet. I'm a sucker for movies like this; anything I have learned about quality films over the years is totally irrelevant here.
The only downside is the list of actors who we know won't be appearing in the film. Actors ranging from Jean-Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal, and Kurt Russell have apparently turned down offered roles. Jerks.