You've heard stories about the making of movies, how some go smoothly (i.e. a Clint Eastwood production, under budget usually and with no hassles) and some that start shaky and then have some bumpy patches, only to become a success (Easy Rider). But others just turn out to be madness from the start, more or less. Over-budgets, egos inflated, Hollywood gone to excess with shooting for the moon, and sometimes a director and his bosses just not seeing eye to…
As promised, here's the show. We've got a jam packed episode for you today; not that it's full of jam, just that there is a lot of content. Check out the trailer for our first movie review: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Anthony has to admit something he never thought he would.
Hey guys! It’s that time of the week again, and luckily we have a lineup that is a significant improvement over the array of bullshit that we had flung in our faces like monkey feces last week. This time around, we have a pair of genre meals to feast on: a
heist film with a large cast rounded off by a singer and a Jedi, and
another Blair Witch Project with a penchant for demons. Will
horror and hand held sensibilities win out, or will T.I. bust…
Okay, let me be the first one to say that I've seen some really SHITTY movies. Hell, I'll be the first one that openly admits that I watch shitty movies for a good laugh and sometimes, well sometimes just because I'm bored out of my mind. But rarely, and I do mean rarely, is there a movie that actually goes from just being "shitty" to being put on my "worst movie ever" list.
Let me give you my two standard "Worst Movies Ever" so you understand where I'm coming from.
We've just lost a major talent in the animation world. Satoshi Kon, the writer and director of the anime films "Perfect Blue" (1996), "Millennium Actress" (2001), "Tokyo Godfathers" (2003), "Paprika" (2006), the upcoming "The Dream Machine" (2011) and the television series "Paranoia Agent" (2004) passed away on… Continue
Do you remember your first time? I do. In hi-res detail.
Or at least deformed polygon detail.
It was the spring of 1998. I was eleven years old, in a new school (by force), and starting a whole nihilistic approach that I would stick with until the end of high school. A voracious reader, I found my escape from bitchy girls and asshole boys through books. I'm still the only person I know who got detention for reading too much in class (apparently I was supposed to pay attention… Continue
Yesterday, I did a list of 10 of my favorite movies of the summer and Toy Story 3 and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World were tied as my favorite movie of the summer.
I'm going to go into greater detail in this blog post on why both movies are tied as my favorite film of the summer. And to do that, I came up with six reasons why both films are equally fantastic and the similarities they both had. So, on we go:
#1: Great Story
In Toy Story 3, the toys have to deal with… Continue
I tend to hear a lot of things at work. Rumors, gossip, fact, fiction, praise, and complaints. But I just had a whole bunch of new information about the possible future of the theatre industry shoved down me all at once recently that I found very interesting. Unfortunately, most of the consumers out there don’t know about these plans.
Now, granted these plans won’t happen for another few decades, if even then. But it does make you think when you hear the what’s and the why’s to some of… Continue
Satoshi Kon, one of my all time favorite animated directors, died today. Totally unexpected, this is a real blow to the entire animation community as a whole, not just anime. His films TOKYO GODFATHERS, PERFECT BLUE, PAPRIKA
and others surpassed what most…
In this first episode of what I like to call Nick's Flicks under the Foreign Exchange banner I take a look at British director Julian Gilbey's first film he made after he finished film school, Reckoning Day.
Also to plug Foreign Exchange we've made a group with the intent of organizing all the fan made podcasts, blog and video reviews into one place making it easy for… Continue
I don’t have to tell you about Castlevania, because it’s one of those franchises that every gamer, despite their level of experience or devotion, knows of. Whether it’s the platforming fights through hell from the first games or the RPG-influenced systems of the
later hand-helds, most have played them to some capacity as well. Well,
I was one of the few who missed that mark for some reason or another,
Taking a page from William Shakespeare, I figured I would give a bit more "class" to nonsense this time. So, here goes. To star on a Television show, or to not appear on a Television show as presented by "Hamlet".
TV or not TV; that is the question. Whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the small screen and repeatitive shows for outrageous fortune, or to make careers in big movies, and by taking them, end them. To star, to co-star no more, and by a bomb to say we end. The… Continue
So yeah, in case you didn't pick up the sad news, Vampires Suck, the latest "movie" from con artists Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, placed #2 at the box office this weekend, making an estimated $12.2 million over the weekend, and a head-shaking $18.5 million since its launch on Wednesday (when it placed #1). Against its $20 million production budget, that means it'll become profitable by the end of the week, and it will also likely surpass the… Continue
I love comic books, enjoy science fiction, have a passion for anime and love a good scare every now and then. So where do you go where you get those things all at once? Why the 2010 FAN-EXPO, of course. Much like the San Diego Comic-Con (SDDC), FAN-EXPO showcases the best of comics, anime, horror, video games and Sci-Fi from August 27 - 29 at the Metro Convention Centre in the heart of Toronto, Ontario Canada. I've been to a few conventions and much like Zombieland, I have made… Continue