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Thursday, March 29, 2007
Holy cow. It has been a really long time since I posted last. I am glad to see that my pictures are still working properly. Northern should have taken those down a long time ago. Any who, I have recently witnessed the spectical that is 300. This is a fantastic piece of film. It is a movie that is based on a graphic novel of the same name by Frank Miller. The graphic novel is loosely based on a historical happening, The Battle of Thermopoly. (I think that is how it's spelled.)
300 is visually amazing, however, the writing is not the best, it's good but, it's not great. I was, however, really amazed with all of the no name actors that the movie has. None of them were big names but, all of them were great. They all did an amazing job. In the end I would have to give this movie a 8.75 out of 10. The only reason that I am not giving it a 9 is because occasionally the dialogue sounded like a four year old had written it and, one of the scenes was kind of half-hearted. However, this weekend it a big one for movies. It's Blades of Glory and Meet the Robinsons. I hope I remember to post on both of them.
Sunday, August 15, 2004
Ha, I bet those of you that read this semi-often are suprised to see that I am updating without having to be nagged, and it's so soon.
Well, I have just seen the new movie Alien vs. Predator. I must say that this movie is a piece of crap that isn't worthy of it's title. But, it is a great action movie that is worth the $5 to $7 it costs to see it on the big screen. It's basically a movie about a these people that find a pyramid that is hundreds of years old. Little do they know that it is a training ground, for the Predators to hunt Aliens. It's got a lot of special effects and a thrill a second type attitude, but I just can't bring myself to call it a good piece of cinematography. Thus, I must give it a 5 out of ten. Watch it, but you can do it at your leisure.
Well, that is the news from the Movie Guy.
Sunday, August 08, 2004
This entry has been a long time coming. I must apologize to all of you that actually read my blog. Especially Allison and Derrick.
Well, enough of that, on to the movies. Recently, I have seen Fairenheight 9/11 (I think that is how it's spelled). It's Michael Moore's new movie about how bad of a Pesident, "W" is. The movie is excellent. It is a real work of genius. I must commend Mr. Moore on this one. I don't think that it has as much impact as Bowling for Columbine did but, it is very factual. The movie is all fact that is stated in such a way so as to make us think a certain way. Yet, I tend to agree with him on these points.(I have heard an interesting rumor that Micheal Moore has dared anyone to find a fact that isn't true in his movie.)
I have just been informed that I have been insulted on a friend of mines blog for not updating on a regular basis. The Blog war has begun you Jerk.
Well, I can't promise that I will update it anytime soon but, you can always hope or tell Allison and Derrick to make fun of me and tell me to do it. So, until the Movie Man updates again keep on reading.
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Alright, I skimped and saved for a whole week to go see this one. I saw Super Size Me. This is one of the funniest documentaries I have ever seen. This guy decides that he is going to eat nothing but McDonalds for thirty days. For breakfast, lunch and dinner he eats McDonalds. I will let you find out what happens to him on your own but, lets just say that I am turned off to fast food for life. It has a ver limited running so if you can find it, watch it. I hope you enjoy. I rate this movie a 8.5 out of 10. My cash flow is opening up so look for Troy, and a few others to be catalogged and rated.
Saturday, May 29, 2004
I have just been reading over my Blog and I noticed that I did not keep my word. I had promised to explain what a bad movie night and a good movie night is. A bad movie night is when you visit your local video store and choose a movie based on box art and a title. I suggest starting out in the horror or sci fi section and look for movie boxes that have amazing box art. You know, like bright colors or pictures that movie when looked at from different angles. The reason that it is called bad movie night is that 9 out of 10 times you walk away with a movie that is just plain lame. The movies are usually not scary or very well made but, they are normally very funny. Never watch the movies alone, always watch them with a big group of friends its more fun that way.
Good movie nights are the exact opposite. You read the box and judge the movie by that. or just pic a movie off of my list that has a high ranking.
The Movie Man has finally seen another movie so that you don't have to. Last night I saw Kill Bill Vol. 2. Talk about an awesome ending to an already great movie. From my own personal opnion the Kill Bill vol. 1 was better but, the complete film was amazing. I loved every minute of it and can't wait for vol. 2 to come to dvd. I have to rate Kill Bill vol. 2 a 9 out of 10 and, I have to give props out to Mr. Tarrantino. It's a wonderful movie.
The next movie on this "Movie Man's" list is Troy. If there is a movie old or new that you want me to view send it to NewsFromTheBasement@hotmail.com. I will consider everyones request.
Sunday, May 09, 2004
Alright, It's time to update the good old blog again. This time it's with News about the movie Van Helsing. What a piece of crap that movie was. Not only was it long, dull and boring it also has an almost naked (yet, well air-brushed) Hugh Jackman. The movie is basically about this guy that is hired by the Catholic Church to kill monsters and evil things. He has no idea about his past and well, that is it. The only redeeming factor for this movie is the fact that the main female lead is incredible beautiful along, with Josie Maran. Both of these lovely ladies wear very little. So I guess it's good for both guys and girls. I am gonna have to give this movie a 4.5. I really just can't give this movie a good grade. No matter how beautiful the women in it are. Well keep watching and, as soon as I get some money that isn't already going to the massive bills that I have as a college kid I will rate another movie.
Monday, April 19, 2004
This weekend I also saw Gothika with Halle Berry. I rented it with a few friends, and am very pleased that I did. The only way to explain this movie is that it is a cross between Sixth Sense and a Freddy movie. It's really not that scary. It's essentially about a woman who gets a poltergiest that she has to help.
I can only give this movie about a 3.5 out of 10 because, it's really not that good. It is a movie that you could miss out on and not really be out of the pop scene.
This weekend I saw Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind. It was a decent flick, though it was making me sick to my stomach because of the shacky camera movements. I could barely sit through the film. If you go make sure you have a strong constitution and that you pay attention very well.
The Movie itself is about a guy who gets memories of his ex-girlfriend erased so that he can move on with his life. It's a very interesting notion. But, it has kind of an interesting ending. I give it a 6 out of 10. Watch if you can take the shacky movements.