Thursday, July 01, 2010

Oh Yes!

It's Good... It's Really Good!

Friday, June 11, 2010

1/2 2010 Movie Recap

Ok so I highlighted some films early this year that seemed to be the top hitters of 2010 up until June. Lets just say there were more misses than hits on that list. In summary, so far in 2010 films have just been quite... "eh." Quick recap on what we were so lucky to have been graced with to date in 2010.

Daybreakers: Caught in on DVD with the wife. Enjoyable film. Different take on Vamps but nothing to write home about. Mediocre acting and lack of true action just didn't deliver like I had hoped.

I did get around to watching The Lovely Bones, strange film. Had great potential but again, partial waste of time.

Shutter Island: Saw it in theater, Scoresese delivered. Top 100 all time for me. Great acting, great story, well put together. A jewel of the year so far.
The Wolfman was sooooooooooooooooooooooo bad. Really, BAD!
Alice In Wonderland: A fun twist to the existing world of Wonderland... or Underland as stated in film. But i'm not sure if it was cause I was DEAD TIRED when viewing, or the crappy 3D but it just didn't do anything for me.
Clash of the Titans: Haven't seen it but heard it was utter CRAP!
Kick Ass: It really Kicked Ass! Great film, fun and entertaining. Won't disappoint if you enjoy action, violence and wild killing. Nick Cage actually was great as a secondary role and in no way detracted from this film!
Nightmare on Elm Street (remake): Heard it was crap... waiting for DVD.
Did see Date Night with the wife on one of our "Date Nights" and we both found it to be way funnier than critics thought. I loved everything about it, Carell and Fey are perfect together.
Iron Man 2: Nothing to say here, it's Fucking Iron Man... Was WAY GOOD. Not as good as the original but delivers everything a summer blockbuster should.
Prince of Persia: Hearing mixed reviews so far but people are comparing it to the more recent Mummy films... hmmmm?
Well there you go, seems that only Shutter Island, Kick Ass and Iron Man really stood up to the task of truly enjoyable summer films. Hope the second half of the year has more in store!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

It's Almost Here!


Iron Man 2 will be released this Friday May 7th, Thursday night for you sneak peekers out there. It has already hit the UK early last week and has earned over $100 Million already internationally. EmpireOnline (my UK movie site of choice) reviewed IM2 3/5 stars. Mainly stating that the sequel didn't exactly live up to the hype providing it was a little over busy and inessential. If you care to check out the full review head over HERE. If you are a fan of reviews (as we all know I'm not considering I own Rollerball!) and allow it to drive your choice to check out a film then FYI- Rolling Stones= 8/10, Variety= 6/10

But regardless of the reviews for this film, I'm all about it. The first one blew me away far exceeding all expectations of "yet another marvel movie!" And the casting of Downey Jr turned out to be the most perfect Marvel Hero fit to date! (still awaiting results on Thor - Chris Hemsworth & Cap. America - Chris Evans [yes the same human torch chris evans])

For those of you that aren't up to speed on Iron Man 2, allow me to fill in the blanks. After the first film ends, we find our hero Tony Stark (RDJ) announcing to the world that he is in fact Iron Man. Note that this is the first superhero in comic history to bring his identity public. The second film continues in the short future of IM1's timeline where Stark is completely living it up as both the worlds richest man and most beloved hero. Meanwhile, Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke), a deranged Russian mastermind is using Stark Tech to create his own Iron Man suite to use against Tony for his fathers actions towards Ivan's family over 20 years prior.

Craziness leads to Rourke forming Vanko into the master villain "Whiplash." Creating an ironman like suite with electric whips that can tear cars in half. The film also brings into the forefront how the government wants to seize Stark's Technology for military applications. This side plot is helmed by (one of my favorites) Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell). While all this is going on, Jim Rhodes (Don Cheadle) is so torn between the friendship of Tony and his obligations to American Army that he is forced to take an Iron Man suit that will become a supped up version equipped to the T with serious fire power thus bringing to the stage our first glimpse of War Machine. Throw in a little Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and you got yourself an amazing summer blockbuster.

This movie has everything you can ask for in a summer fun flick. Crazy awesome electronics. (one of his suits - Mark V - is a suitecase turned Iron Man as seen in the above photo) Wild fight scenes. ScarJo's breasts. RDJ playing his always popular playboy image on screen. Superheroes. Supervillains. Explosions. It'll be very enjoyable this I promise you. So strap in, buckle up, hold on tight cause I feel this movie is gonna take you on one hell of a ride! I'll be seeing it this weekend and I'm sure to enjoy every minute.

Happy viewing.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Wedding Photos

My Wedding Photos are up online @

Check em out!

Monday, May 03, 2010

M.E.T.S. ! ! !

M - Is for the way that he Melt Down!

E - Is for the Early Lead he blew!

T - Is Totally for, the Ten runs he endured!

S - Is how Sad it is to be SANTANA!
Lets Go Phillies!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

It's Here!


This is the kind of SHIT that makes me want to go out and buy one of those 3D TV's*.


*Avatar is truly one of the most beautiful movies i've ever watched...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Happy 4:20 Everybody!!!

I give to you my favorite PotHead movies:

10. Rolling Kansas

09. Tenacious D and The Pick of Destiny

08. Dazed & Confused

07. Harold & Kumar: Go To White Castle

06. How High

05. Half Baked

04. Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas

03. Cheech & Chong's: Up In Smoke

02. Pinapple Express

01. Grandma's Boy

PS - It's my sister Michele's B-Day today... LUCKY!!!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

1st The Expendables Poster

First look at the upcoming The Expendables movie poster!

Not much else to say... Shit looks sick!

Check out the trailer here courtesy of TrailerAddict.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

How bout' them Sixers?

There is a Buzz going around in Philly that doesn’t have to do with Spring Training and those Fightin Phils! This ringing has a completely different tune and its far from beautiful.

The Sixers are in shambles… and I can’t be happier! Why may you ask am I doing back flips at the expense of our once beloved hardcore kings? One word and that word alone… “LOTTERY!” With every L that gets posted up on that schedule my smile gets even bigger. L isn’t for loss this time around ladies and gents… oh no! This time it stands for Lottery.

The Philadelphia 76ers currently stand at 23-44 for the season. This God awful record has them currently tied as the 6th (with the likes of the Kings) worst team in the NBA. And after a 94-84 schalacking by the New York Knicks last night… yes the Knicks, our very own Sixers look hungry to break into that 5th position! They have dropped five games in a row now. And loss nine of their last ten. Now that’s pretty impressive. The Sixers will close out this week with the Nets and Knicks. Then a game at home vs a playoff contending Bulls on Saturday. They cap off the month with five games coming against all teams ranked in the top 6 of their conference.

I can’t foresee them pulling out more than two wins over the next eight. That would put this group of makeshift superstar wannabies (yes you Iguodala) at a whopping 25-50. And that number my friends, with only 7 games remaining in the season, will be this years winning Lottery Number!

- Lets hear it for John Wall! –

Monday, January 04, 2010

Year in Review...

So 2010 is lining up to be quite a year for movie releases. You have your normal mix of mediocrity as you would see on any given release year. But this upcoming film season feels more to me like that of 2008 that had such jems like Iron Man, Dark Knight, Slumdog, Wall-E and Wanted to name a few! As you'll soon see, i'm almost sure you will be anticipating heading to your local theater just about every month. Lets take a look, shall we?


Daybreakers (8): Kicking off this new year with a bit of a shock, Daybreakers brings you two things I find most intriguing in films these days, 1- Vampires and 2- Harvesting Humans! (yes I enjoy harvesting humans very much. Matrix had it, Resident Evil had it, the 6th day... I can keep going!) Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe bring you a tale of bloodshed and not in the traditional sense. A future where Vampires have the run of the world and humans are an endangered species, some Vampires must collect and harvest the remaining humans as a food source in fear of the survival of their race! Sounds kick-ass to me!


Book of Eli (15): This is also a futuristic America where Denzel Washington carries a bible esq. book that is coveted by... well EVERYONE. The tagline in this one is, "There are many that will kill for this book, But I would die to protect it!" And then the trailer here goes all close up on Denzel kicking every one's ass!

Youth in Revolt (8): A Michael Cera comedy where an alter-ego takes the reigns of a worthless teen only to send his life into a very noteworthy spiral. I love me some Michael Cera and the trailer here looks great for fans of his.

Legion (22): This isn't going to be any good really, but this is the movie that Rich has been drawing in his books and picturing in his mind for the last 10 years. So it will be kind of cool to finally see it all on screen. (year Rich I know it's not exact and yours will be 20x cooler, but this is really close!)


The Spy Next Door: Three reasons why... 1- Jackie Chan, 2- George Lopez, 3- Billy Ray Cyrus.

The Lovely Bones: Strictly based on a friends comments... "The book is good, the movie was a wast of my time!"


Shutter Island (19): Leonardo DiCaprio teams up with the directing styles of Scorsese once more (The Departed) for what looks to be a mind bending trip through a specialized psychiatric ward. Trailer here speaks for itself.

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (12): You may question my highlight of this film as you read the title. And yes, it's slightly kiddish. However, this film looks wicked good. It's Harry Potter + Golden Compass + Hellboy all rolled into one epic as shit looking film! Trailer


Valentine's Day (12): Strictly from the cast alone this seems like it'll be funny as hell. Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Julia Roberts and Jamie Foxx. It has a "He's Just Not That Into You" vibe going except it looks damn funny.

The Wolfman (12): January hits us with a spin on Vampires, well here in Feb. we get the classic tale of an English Warewolf. But this time it's played by the highly talented Benicio Del Toro. Throw in a little Anthony Hopkins (yes the Hannibal man himself) and this dark tale is sure to get the hairs on your neck to stand up!


Dear John - And I Quote... "Channing Tatum"


Alice in Wonderland (5): Yeah, here it is again. That good ol' Disney Classic that we've known since children. Oh wait, you gave the deed to Tim Burton... Aw Shit! Things are gonna get redick!

Clash of the Titans (26): Sam Worthington hits the screen yet again in this remake based around Greek Mythology. Lets just say it's 300 meets Gladiator meets Lord of The Rings! Two tickets to Saturday Matinee please! Thank You.


She's Out of My League (12): This stars up and coming comedian Jay Baruchel. Best known for his works as the skinny friend in Knocked Up, the quirky side kick in Tropic Thunder and the tech head in Fanboys. Read about this today actually and seems like it could be a pleasant surprise. Plus he's funny as hell in Knocked up so it has real potential.

The Bounty Hunter (19): Could just be my man crush on Gerard Butler or not, but this tandem with Jenn Aniston who is hunted by her ex-boyfriend and bounty hunter (Butler) adds a bit of flair to this action comedy.


Remember Me: Why, cause it's staring Robert Pattinson. Yes that's right ladies. And I know for a fact that this kid doesn't have the acting chops in a role that is not a Vampire.


Kick Ass (16): Now look past the fact that Nick Cage is playing lead Villain. This may be the creme de la creme of films this year! This film has a Frank Miller style to it with the attitude of Inglorious Basterds. Its a Watchmen type on steroids. Rated a hard "R," this film doesn't hold back on any level. Violence, gore, obscenity, action and vulgarity. Throw my chips in the middle baby cause I'm all in! Trailer

A Nightmare on Elm Street (30): Yes another classic horror remake. But hey, why not reinvent the wheel for the next generation. I really enjoyed Zombies Halloween and the Friday 13th reboot as well. This time, the scar faced slasher is back and better than ever. Shannon, would you like to go on a date February 30th? hmmmmmmmm?


Date Night (9): Carell, Fey, Franco and Wahlberg team up for this romantic comedy about a married couple and their date that went awry.


Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too: TYLER PERRY!


Piranha 3D: Don't let Elizabeth Shue draw you in, THIS WILL BE BAD!


Iron Man 2 (7): Yes kids, Tony Stark(Downey Jr) is back and he's still wearing that impressive armor of his. In this second installment, leading up to the desirable Avengers Movie, Iron Man 2 plans on delivering everything that the first provided us plus a little War Machine. Well, hopefully a LOT of him! Not so sure of Mickey Rourke as the lead Villain, but splash in ScarJo in black latex pants! six to midnight my friends...

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (28): Jake Gyll as the video game hero. The movie won't make back its budget but who doesn't enjoy a good video game movie. Mortal Kombat anyone? ehhh... ehhh?


Sex and the City 2 (28): SJP has grandma hands!

Shrek Forever After (21): It's in 3-D man...

Robin Hood (14): Darker version of the original tale with Russell Crowe as Hood!


Taker: Paul Walker should stop... please just stop!


The A-Team (11): Why? Cause it's the Mother Fuckin A-Team! I did read that Mr. T WON'T be making a cameo. Sad, but with Liam Neeson, Brad Cooper and Jessica Biel it shouldn't need him.

Jonah Hex (18): Another comic book figure comes to life in this dark western. Played by Josh Brolin, Hex is a two-face look alike cowboy who doesn't take any shit. Carries two six-shooters and is one bad ass man! PS- Megan Fox in a corset.

Toy Story 3 (18): Yes it is in 3-D. Yes I do love Toy Story. Yes I still think Tom Hanks is the best actor of my lifetime. And no, Megan Fox isn't in this movie!


Grown Ups (25): High school friends come together 30 years later at a reunion only to fall right back into their childhood shenanigan's. Utilize the comedy genius of Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade and I'll slap the B+ all over this thing right now.


The Karate Kid: No you should not remake this classic. Ralph Macchio is rolling in his grave. Oh, what's that? Ralph Macchio isn't dead... Really? oh I must be thinking of his career. Sorry.

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