Posted on March 29, 2014 by Tophat
Get your shotguns and hugs ready!
Zombies! Nothing is a more surefire sign of the apocalypse than reanimated corpses, with the possible exception mushroom clouds and Mad Max style spiky armor. There are a few rules to follow when you find yourself up against the walking dead: aim for the head, find a defensible position before night falls, and keep moving to avoid running out of supplies. Warm Bodies, written and directed by Johnathon Levine, wants us to add another rule to this plan: Hug them. Talk with them. Include them in your life. Discover, together, what it truly means to love.
… I think I’ll stick with the shotgun and the sure fire plan of running away screaming like a little girl, but whatever floats your boat.
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Posted on July 27, 2012 by elrood64
Savages is a crazy movie. It has drugs, sex, but no rock and roll. The rock and roll is replaced by a totally out of place upbeat ringtone. It has the young nerdy guy who played the lead in Kick Ass play a buffed out professional weed scientist. (The movie doesn’t call him that, but I like how it sounds). It has Blake Lively again proving she’s a real actress by pretending to get really high and really vulnerable (it’s just like The Town!). This film was directed by Oliver Stone, so going in, I think we all knew it was going to be crazy. The real question then is: Is it a good film? Uuuhh….it is, kind of?
Filed under: Movies | Tagged: Aaron Johnson, Benecio Del Toro, Blake Lively, John Travolta, Oliver Stone, pot, Salma Hayek, Savages, Taylor Kitsch | Leave a comment »
Posted on July 18, 2012 by Enosh
Tophat has become our resident action movie critic but since he finds foreign films pretentious and confusing looks like I’ll have to take the wheel on this one. It’s an exciting little number from Hong Kong called 2000 A.D. It is completely devoid of pretensions and is no more confusing than Die Hard II, and come to think of it I think Tophat mostly hates European movies but never the less. Remember when everybody thought the Y2k bug was a trendy way to make people afraid of the power of computers? No? Well do you remember the plot from Live Free or Die Hard? No? Why are we friends again? Anyway, all you need to know is computers can be used for evil and stuff. And remember a vintage 10 pound laptop “can do more damage than an atomic bomb.” Not including the damage from the exploding battery. Oh wait. That was a cellphone. Was it a Nokia? Anyway, throw in some, earlier movie spoiler alert, motivation to avenge a dead brother and you got yourself a movie. Continue reading
Filed under: Movies | Tagged: 2000AD, Aaron Kwok, Bruce Lee, Enosh74, Hong Kong, Jackie Chan, James Lye, movie reviews, Nokia, Quentin Tarantino | Leave a comment »
Posted on July 16, 2012 by Tophat
The slightly baffling book made into a slightly baffling movie!
I’ve reviewed a few Terry Pratchett books here on Faceplant, what because of how I find his books to be entertaining, and about how I am always straight up desperate for stuff to review on this humble website. The Color of Magic was actually the very first Discworld novel Pratchett ever wrote. But never mind that now. Turns out there was a two-part made-for-TV movie that was released a while back, which I stumbled across on Netflicks. I’ve never read The Color of Magic. I understand that I am doing it backwards by watching the film adaptation first but ehhh, we’re just going to roll with this.
It turns out Pratchett’s first foray into Discworld was much more sci-fi oriented than fantasy, which is okay. There’s still a liberal helping of wizards, barbarians and magic thrown in there too.
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Posted on July 13, 2012 by Tophat
OH JEEPERS! THERE ARE ROBOTS, MR. WILSON
Oh man I totally TOLD you guys this was double Tophat post week on Monday, didn’t I? Look at me carrying through with promises that no one was really looking forward to, or will even enjoy. I do this for you. My fan. Yes, I’m pretty sure there is only about 1.3 of you out there, and it’s always difficult holding a conversation with .3 of a person. Oh look at that I’m rambling again. Lets just move on to the portion of this post where I actually talk about something entertainment-ways.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Wait, sorry. I mean SKY CAPTAIN and the WORLD OF TOMORROW. The caps are key for drama, you see. It’s a movie that features a guy, some zeppelins, giant robots, and also possibly Gwyneth Paltrow.
Filed under: Movies | Tagged: Angelina Jolie, Bai Ling, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, possibly 1939 I dunno, Robo Noir, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow | 4 Comments »
Posted on July 11, 2012 by Enosh
This isn’t so much a discussion of another Joss Whedon project as it is another attempt to prove the adage that misery loves company. Don’t get me wrong. Watching Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog was far from a horrible experience. In fact, a parody of the vlog phenomenon in a super villain format is really the only way to successfully mock the short comings of the format. Everybody loves to cheer for the bumbling would be evil genius whose plans to better the world through domination as he is constantly thwarted by a man the public has misunderstood as a hero. The trouble starts when that little ball starts bouncing. Continue reading
Filed under: Movies | Tagged: Barney Stinson, Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Enosh, Jewl Staite, Joss Whedon, musical, Nathan Fillion, Neil Patrick Harris, Supervillain, vlog | 6 Comments »