I reviewed the new one from The Butcher Brothers for HorrorTalk and it was an insane ride of gore and craziness. I’m still unsure as to what the heck I watched. Here is the review and this right here is the trailer:
Here’s a new feature for my blog….”Skip to the end!” It’s going to be me showing you the only best bit of a film so you need not worry about watching the rest of it. See aren’t I good to you.
First up on the new feature is I Could Never Be Your Woman. Now although I didn’t hate this film, there is only one reason to watch this film (it is the reason the super talented Ilan Sheady suggested I watch it) and that reason is Paul Rudd. And this is the scene in particular:
So there you go. More soon! (If I can think of any more)
Ah, a Luke Wilson film! I am a big fan of the Wilson brothers (yes, all three of them) so I was excited to get the chance to review Middle Men for Den Of Geek. Check out the review here and the trailer below.
This has been a big week for awesome trailers, and it’s not showing signs of slowing down today! Here is the red band trailer for the film Drive which has an insanely good cast- Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman and Carey Mulligan. This looks like an absolutely brutal film- can’t wait.
I know a lot of people that really hate the Paranormal Activity films. They say they’re not scary, that it’s really badly done, too drawn out etc etc Well, everyone is entitled to their opinion and in this case, even if it is wrong*. I love these films I think they are sooo terrifying, very well acted (Katy screaming Micah as she’s being dragged down the hall gave me goose bumps for weeks ) and even the sequel was really good. The best thing about them is that they are all connected. When I went to see the second one, I knew nothing about it going in (this is why maybe I enjoyed more than other people did) so I was really pleased it wasn’t a completely separate film from the first.
The announcement there would be inevitable third film made me think it’s going to go down the Saw route of endless sequels made just in time for Halloween, but today the third trailer went online. I’m just sat here in my room at 2 in the afternoon and I couldn’t help being creeped out. We all have a certain type of horror film to scare us the most: slasher films, paranormal films, torture films etc, well these ones tap into my scare centre for sure and I’m super excited to see this one. I think it resonates with me because what those girls do in the trailer with the “Bloody Mary” trick is exactly what I used to do when I was ten with my WERIDO friends. Anyway enough babbling here is the trailer, enjoy:
*I’m obviously kidding, you ARE allowed to dislike these films but if I hear one more person say they watched a downloaded copy on their laptop one afternoon I’ll scream. Films like this are made to be watched in a theatre, or in the right setting at home. It’s all about the mood, else they do not work.
Here are some new trailers from the past week I think you should check out.
This new film starring Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz actually looks really cool and creepy, I hope it lives up to the standard the trailer has set!
The Amazing Spiderman
This week I have posted a lot of bootleg trailers, people filming the trailers as they get previewed at Comic Con etc before they hit the net because I just can’t wait. Well the official crisp clear version of the new Spiderman film went online yesterday and it looks good. It does look a little too much like the Raimi storyline of his first film but it still looks good. Though that POV camera at the end makes me feel really ill from motion sickness already :(
This looks like a nice kids film starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law, Christopher Lee and Chloe Mortez who does an excellent British accent.
We could argue all day as to whether it should be made but here it is so what’s the point. This isn’t a remake of John Carpenter’s 82 film, it’s a prequel. The trailer looks OK, but nothing special. But I’ll probably see it ‘cause Ramona’s in it. I like the music in the trailer, very Carpenter.
If you’re in need of a good summer read I would suggest checking out B.E Scully’s vampire tale Verland: The Transformation. Check out my HorrorTalk review here and also the trailer for the book below (yes, they make trailers for books now!!)
Here’s a film I think all horror fans should check out. It’s a French film called La Meute or The Pack for those locuteurs non Francais (too pretentious? Non? Bon.)
Directed by Frank Richard (his first writer/director effort!) it is an intriguing, bleak tale, but not without its dark humour. The poster above is also a nice added extra from graphic artist Graham Humphreys, known for his Horror VHS covers including Evil Dead and Nightmare On Elm Street. I really think it is particularly awesome.
This is a film that I really would recommend, but hey check out my actual review here and the trailer below:
I have to say this never really appealed to me much as I was never a Tin Tin fan, mon frere certainly was but I never got into it. However, when I saw this trailer I did become interested, it looks really exciting although the CGI may not really be for me…we shall see on that score.
The Iron Lady
The first teaser went online for a new film portraying Margaret Thatcher. It’s only a minute long but gives us a good glimpse of what is to come, no doubt in my mind that Meryl Streep will pull this off. Just look at her:
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Oh, HELLO BEAUTIFUL. Yup Robert Downey Jr is back…well in December he will be. The sequel to Sherlock Holmes directed by Guy Ritchie just got a trailer and here it is. Looks pretty good to me.
I haven’t posted my reviews of these recently. Episode 7 was a little bit disappointing, but Episode 8 blew me away with one particular revelation especially. Click on the pics below to see the reviews.
Stepping away from all the film stuff I usually blog about, today I got to thinking about my top ten favourite EVER TV characters so I thought I would post them here. This is my own personal list, so there’s some random stuff in here.
Andy Richter- Andy Richter Controls The Universe
This is one of the most underrated TV Shows..EVER. I don’t think I’ve met many people that have actually seen it but my word, I loved it. Andy Richter is probably best known for his work alongside Conan O’Brien but this was his TV show that got picked up in 2002. It lasted for just two series but I thought it was insanely good. If you like things like Arrested Development, this will be right up your street. This is one of my favourite little bits, Andy thinks he has uncovered the sandwich guys true identity:
Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) Parks and Recreation
Hands down, the funniest TV show on the air at the moment is Parks and Rec. I really love it, and one of the main reasons is Ron Swanson. He takes no bullshit, he likes his steak rare and his guns blazing. And daymn, what a moustache.
Erin Hannon (Ellie Kemper) The Office
I know a lot of people will hate me for saying it, but I hated the British Office so I never bothered with the American one. But then I saw a clip of it and thought I’d give it a proper go. Turns out its nothing really like our one and I thought it was excellent. Erin has only been in it the past couple of seasons but she instantly became my favourite. Her relationship with Michael was really funny, but when he left there was a really touching moment between them and it showed what I really loved about their relationship.
Tim Bisley (Simon Pegg) Spaced
I think that the most perfect TV Series ever created is Spaced. Perfect in that there is no episode I dislike, there are so many amazing film references in it, everyone is super funny and most importantly- it did not outstay its welcome. A lot of people really want it to come back for a third series, but that would totally ruin it. As it stands, it is cemented in history as an utterly brilliant series and nothing can change that. I love all the characters in it, but I think its Tim that I like the most and this clip below is one of my favourite scenes of his. I love this scene for two reasons, 1-the look of smugness on his face when he launches into his Star Wars theory and 2- for his delivery of the line “I’ve got some fucking Jaffa Cakes in my coat pocket.”
Brian Krakow My So-Called Life
Before One Tree Hill, before Dawson’s Crap there was a TV show that had an insane amount of teen angst and heartache and it beats anything that has tried to better it since. Sadly, like many on this list it never went further than one series. MSCL really was perfect and as for my fave character, it has to be the awkward nerd Brian. The more I rewatch the series the more I really dislike Angela. So self centred.
"Apparently Delia Fischer smiles at everyone. She probably comes from one of those small towns where everyone’s friendly and smiles at you for no reason. I hate that type of town."
Dexter Morgan (Michael C Hall) Dexter
Simply one of the best shows on TV. Far too many people told me to watch this so I gave in last year and really got into it. I love Dexter’s character it’s a whole new take on a serial killer. He is such a complicated person and it’s really crazy to think I always get panicked as to whether he’s going to get caught out, and then you step back and think…”Well…he is a serial killer….” Anyway, I’m only up to season 4 so NO ONE mention anything past that. Here is one of my favourite Dexter moments.
Bill Haverchuck (Martin Starr) Freaks and Geeks
Bill is by for the geekiest of the geeks in Freaks and Geeks which makes him my favourite. There are many times when he is the butt of the jokes in the series but there was an episode where we got to see more about his life and this scene below is really lovely and it shows more about him.
Maryann Thorpe (Christine Baranski) Cybill
I think a lot of people will think they’re too “cool” or whatever for Cybill, but it was freaking hilarious, and for the most part this was because of Cybill’s best friend Maryann. Her acid tongue and dry humour made the show worth watching, this was noted in her many emmy wins and nominations for the series, and the fact that Cybill got nothing meant there was a bit of a rift between the two. Anyway, Maryann has to be on this list. “Doctor…DICKKKK!”
Ok, for my final one I have saved my absolute favourite for last. For me, my favourite ever tv character is…
George Costanza (Jason Alexander) Seinfeld
Seinfeld was a TV Series I really had to stick with to get into, for a long time I just watched the odd episode here and there when it was on Paramount comedy. But the thing with Seinfeld is, once you *get* it, that’s it-you’re hooked. George is by far the best character in the show. I remember watching a documentary about it and Jason Alexander said he first played his character like Woody Allen; neurotic, nervous etc, and that really comes across. One of the greatest story lines was his engagement to Susan who he didn’t care for at all and was thinking of all the different ways they could break up during the season, then right at the end she licks some envelopes to send out their wedding invitations and dies instantly. George wanted the cheap invitations and it’s later revealed the envelopes were toxic. It’s an utterly insane story line but bloody well played by Jason.
George has lots of great quotes too.
"Lupus?? Is it Lupus??"
"Jerry, remember: it’s not a lie if you believe it."
"I would drape myself in velvet if it was socially acceptable."