“Date Night” – Maybe We Weren’t Paying Attention

Date Night (2010)

I’ve said it on numerous occasions, but it’s not often that the wife and I find a movie that we’re both interested in seeing.  The last one that we agreed looked good was The Break-Up which didn’t turn out too great.  But I digress. We were interested in Date Night cause we like both of the movie’s stars (Steve Carell of The Office fame and Tina Fey from Saturday Night Live).  Also, the first trailer … Continue reading

Spend A Few Evenings With Kevin Smith

Sold Out: A Threevening with Kevin Smith (2008)

If you’re a regular reader of the blog here (and probably even if you’re not a regular reader), you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Kevin Smith.  Not only do I enjoy his movies, but his books, his podcast, Twitter, etc.  I’ve often said that he’s the modern day George Carlin for the way he weaves words and that’s the biggest compliment that I can give him.  Speaking of Carlin, one of the things … Continue reading

On A Break With A Ninja = Vendetta

V For Vendetta (2005)

V For Vendetta (2005) Another story from comic legend Alan Moore.  Watching this movie I couldn’t help see the similarities with Watchmen (a post “bad shit” look at a city) and recognize just how fucked up Moore really must be.  Natalie Portman plays a great role here as does Hugo Weaving (though he’s clad the entire movie in a mask so all you’re hearing is his iconic voice).  At times this was a very slow … Continue reading

A Trip Of Flicks

G.I. Joe The Movie (1987)

I recently went on a quick trip to Vegas for work – in on Wednesday out on the “red-eye” on Friday evening.  The show was great and I managed to get in a little bit of time at the tables which was nice as well.  In preparation for my trip, I loaded up the iPod with quite a few flicks to make sure that I’d have plenty to keep me busy on the trip and … Continue reading

The Last Couple Of Flicks

The King Of Kong (2007)

It’s been a while since I’ve done any movie reviews.  Hell it’s been a while since I’ve done any posting at all, but that’s another story.  Since my last review, I’ve seen a couple of movies and I figured I’d put them in one nice little post.  Enjoy! The King Of Kong – A Fistful Of Quarters I actually saw this a while ago and just never got around to writing a post about it … Continue reading

Bend Some Bullets With ‘Wanted’

Wanted (2008)

Being that I’m a comic nerd and a fan of assassin movies I’m pissed that it took me so long to get to this one.  I’ve never read the comic that this flick is based on but I figured that wouldn’t be a problem as it’s “loosely” based on the book from what I hear. Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is stuck in dead end job that he hates.  His world changes when he’s told that … Continue reading

The Unsolved ‘Zodiac’

Zodiac (2007)

I’ve been enthralled for years by the story of the Zodiac killer so I was very much looking forward to seeing this flick – not sure why it took me so long but I’m happy that I’ve finally gotten around to seeing it.  For those that don’t know, Zodiac tells the story of a serial killer in the San Francisco area in the late 60’s and early 70’s.  The Zodiac killer murdered 5 people, sent … Continue reading

I’d Heard Terrible Things, But “Jersey Girl” Was Not Half Bad

Jersey Girl (2004)

I’ve been hearing for years just how bad this movie is.  It’s the butt of jokes and the director Kevin Smith talks about how bad it is.  I’m a huge fan of Smith’s other works (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, etc.) so I really wanted to see this one to see if it was really as bad as everyone said it was.  I’m happy to say that I disagree with most of what I’d heard … Continue reading

“Funny People” Is Not The Kind Of Funny You’re Expecting

Funny People (2009)

As I sit down to write this review I’m still not sure what I think about this movie.  It’s either kind of brilliant or kind of terrible.  Hopefully by the time I get to the end of this post I’ll figure it out.  I can say that of the 4 of us that watched it together, 1 hated it and 1 fell asleep.  I can also say that whether it was good or bad, it … Continue reading

“Four Christmases” Is Four Too Many

Four Christmases (2008)

The wife and I had an opportunity recently to actually sit down and watch a movie!  It doesn’t happen often where the stars align, we put the kids down AND we’ve got a movie on hand that we BOTH are interested in watching.  I’d like to say that this was an awesome movie and it was time well spent… unfortunately that’s not quite the case.  In fact, we had to watch this one in two … Continue reading