Posts tagged ‘Clash of the Titans’

02/04/2013

Movie review bonanza

by wfgodbold

I know I said I would post a review of Wreck-It Ralph, but I got distracted by the new semester. And also by a few other movies. I also forgot to review Jack Reacher after I saw it in December, so I’ll get to it in a future post. Probably.

First, Wreck-It Ralph: it’s good (of course it’s good; it’s Pixar). John C. Reilly is funny, Sarah Silverman manages not to annoy, but Jane Lynch and the rest of the Halo-knockoff characters make the movie. My only complaint was that far too much of the story was set in the sickeningly pink girly-girly kart racing game instead of one of the other games. Disney also played the excellent short film Paperman before the movie, which would have almost been worth the price of admission alone (assuming you got tickets for really cheap, and not at standard ticket prices).

To cleanse the palate of animated Disney fare, I saw The Last Stand, Arnold’s post-governator return to moviemaking. The action was decent, but a lot of the film felt like they were just going through the motions–especially Arnold’s cracks about how old he is now. “I’m too old for this shit” jokes weren’t funny when Danny Glover was making them in the Lethal Weapon movies, and they’re still not that funny.

The great thing about Jason Statham movies is that you know exactly what you’re going to see: Jason Statham generally kicking ass and taking names. Parker is no exception. If you’re the kind of person who likes Jason Statham movies, you’ll like Parker. If you like the Parker novels, then I have no idea if you’ll like Parker, because I haven’t read any of them.

Which brings me to the last review for the day, and my favorite of the bunch: Hansel and Gretel, Witch Hunters. It’s tastefully gory (well, maybe just gory), funny, anachronistic (I have no idea what year they were going for, but they missed–not that there’s anything wrong with that), and action-packed. Hawkeye Jeremy Renner and Io Gemma Arterton are witch hunters, and they get hired to defend the town against the evil witch Jean Grey Famke Janssen, despite the objections of the town sheriff, Lucifer Peter Stormare. It’s everything a movie should be. Rotten Tomatoes puts it at 17% fresh, right in the so bad it’s good sweet spot.

04/08/2012

The Clearing of the Tabs

by wfgodbold

The Upotte anime has begun (Weerd mentioned it; it’s got a bunch of anthropomorphized guns for characters). Crunchyroll is legit; they’ve signed licensing deals with the Japanese companies for the right to stream the series they have listed. Don’t worry about the copyright police kicking in your door.

I reread The Witches of Karres the other day. It was still entertaining; not bad for a book written in 1966. I do kind of wish Baen had used the cover art for the Japanese translation (at right). But then, I’ve always liked Hayao Miyazaki’s work.

Auto-firing pirate-killing drones? Can Skynet be far behind?

Wrath of the Titans was ok. Certainly not good enough to warrant a whole review, but it was ok. I wouldn’t pay more than $5 for a ticket, and even then only if you liked the first. They’re playing even faster and looser with the myths than in the first one; at this point, they might as well just shave Sam Worthington’s head, give him some tattoos and a kusarigama and call him Kratos. Also, Rosamund Pike is hot.

Germany is going to jack up taxes on the young so that the old can live in the standard to which they have become accustomed.

Remember, kids, Facebook isn’t free. If you don’t have to pay, you’re what’s being sold.

I saw a billboard today advertising AR-15s for $599 at a local gun store. Usually the only gun-related billboards I see are advertising upcoming gun show. We’re winning. I’ll try to get a picture of it at some point.

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