Category Archives: Movies

I watch movies; sometimes I write about them.

I watch movies: Clash of the Titans IN THREE-DEEEE

I MAKE NO SENSE, JUST LIKE THE MOVIE I’M IN!

Do you like ‘fun’ films like Snakes on a Plane?

Do you like Greek mythology?

If you answered yes to both questions, go see Clash of the Titans, now!

Honestly, I feel as if ten minutes into the movie they decided to ditch any semblance of story and just throw in as many swords, ‘witty’ (I use the word loosely) comments and big monsters as possible. The best part? I still enjoyed the movie quite a bit (for an action film).

I was a bit bummed by the lack of adventure – at no point in the film did Perseus (played by Sam Worthington, of Avatar fame) ever seem challenged. There was never a moment of “oh god, this is too much!” or “I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING“. No, the man raised as a fisherman his whole life picks up a sword and shield and starts destroying the shit out of ‘experienced’ and ‘deadly’ monsters.

On the bright side – The visuals were awesome. Medusa (Lady Vashj) was seriously one of the coolest monsters I’ve seen in a movie in some time.

Additionally, this was my first 3-D movie since ‘Avatar’ and I was grossly disappointed. I felt 3-D hindered the film and I would have loved to have watched it on a normal DP screen with some good quality.

SPOILER:

My favorite part? When Zeus (Liam Neeson) punks Acrisius by disguising himself as him and having sex with his wife. I did not see that coming (as it’s a bit different from the real mythology) and the look on Zeus’ face as Acrisius storms into the room, seeing his wife naked and disheveled is freaking priceless.

If you have the extra cash, and you’re looking for something to do, go see the movie. But only if you’ve already seen How to Train Your Dragon, Remember Me, Shutter Island, Avatar, or Date Night (releasing tomorrow).

halp, I need more time in a day!

30 hour days would be perfect for me.

Been struggling to keep up with work/commuting/family/relationship/friends and just haven’t had enough time to post a proper update. I am working on one that’s essentially ‘How the Oscars would have been if Tyler Coney ran the show’, but I haven’t had time to bang it out (hey-ohhhhhhh).

Is anyone else deeply upset with the fact that National Drinking Day aka St. Patrick’s Day is on a freakin’ Wednesday? What the ef is that about? I suppose the following Thursday is going to be an interesting day at work, wheeee!

I didn’t have a chance to see a movie this week, our local theatre stopped doing it’s $5 movie Tuesdays, which has caused me to boycott the theaters until Friday when ‘Remember Me’ comes out.

That’s right, I want to see it.

I did however see ‘The Crazies’ last week which was unbelievably good. I went in expecting very little as finding a good horror movie is such a rarity these days, but it was fantastic. Felt like I was watching some twisted combination of ‘Snakes on a Plane’ and an ‘Of the Dead’ movie. One of the highlights though had to be the mentally handicapped guy sitting in the front row. I’m not proud of laughing at this but my god… every time it would get suspenseful/silent this guy would moan. At first I was convinced it was the movie but sure enough he was just doin’ his thing and making odd sounds. Bravo, sir!

I’m in the process of making my beer pong table; I think I’ll be adding an update as I go step-by-step so I can share the beautiful transformation with the world.

I need to gtfo work so I can watch Lost, halp, halp.

Denials Truths…

UGHHHHHH.

Wow, what a perfectly fitting anagram. I saw Shutter Island this morning (well, 12:01am).][EDIT] I let this sit in drafts far too long, ah well.] It has me thinking about anagrams a lot… another fitting one?

find muck.

Unfortunately, due to me loving the night life I’ve had a grand total of 12 hours sleep since Tuesday morning and I promptly fell asleep during the first forty minutes of the movie.

Normally I would be saddened by something like this as I’ve been awaiting this film for some time but I honestly can’t say I feel like I missed much, sure there was some missing ‘plot points’ but I came away feeling like I had seen a nice, condensed version, I was left very satisfied.

To borrow from Sum-41 – All killer, no filler.

Sorry, I need a minute to get over the fact I just referenced Sum-41 and I don’t feel ashamed of myself.

The acting was amazing; I haven’t been so connected with a character since Daniel Day Lewis morphed into Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood, Leonardo DiCaprio was incredible to say the least. I’ve never been a fan of Mark Ruffalo but he freaking nailed it here. Ben Kingsley is always good, certainly no exception here.

I’ve been hearing a lot of reports that people don’t feel this is a great Sorcese movie; that it doesn’t live up to the directors name – Personally, I think he did an incredible job, he took a genre that I typically wouldn’t care for (Reminds me too much of my mothers ‘thriller’ novels) and turned it into a visually stunning, creepy and exciting tale. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen me sleep but I knock the fuck out. I’m like a bear hibernating, yet once the plot train left the station and the movie started playing out, I snapped awake and was left on the edge of my seat until the credits rolled. That has to count for something, right?

End result: Go see the movie. If you’re lucky, I might go see it with you.

I’ll give the movie a thumbs up and a high-five; because numerical ratings suck.