Monday, June 30, 2014

Return of the Lack of Innocence

Hey how y'all doin' now? I don't even understand what that means, but we're back after a two-week hiatus talking all the crazy Star Wars Batman Superman Ninja Turtles geeky bullshit news that has diminished us all personally. We did have micro-reviews of the movies we saw:

22 Jump Street - Dick-humor, delivered by actors who were, in actuality, pretty funny.

Maleficent - The Boom Operator had a bone to pick with this film's "feminist agenda". We both agreed that a villain should stay a villain, and not be cheated out of turning into a badass dragon.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 - This one surprised me a bit, growing up from its predecessor in tone and stepping up the game of its a art direction to Miyazaki-esque heights. It ultimately panned out

We heard music from the following:

"CHiPs", 1977-1983 - Alan Silvestri
Catch Me If You Can, 2002 - John Williams


Monday, June 09, 2014

Fred Dropped Dead

Rik Mayall died! :'( We played what tribute we could.

On tap this week were reviews of the film Edge of Tomorrow, a film which is impossible to describe without describing other films, which illustrates an easy point about postmodern pastiche without me having to. It worked as pulp sci-fi and little else; to its credit, it never tried to think about its own whacky premise, but that's always a backhanded compliment. I don't always understand the "Just shut off your brain and enjoy!" dictum. Why the fuck would I shut off my brain? It seems useful. If I happen to find stupid things entertaining, it sure won't be because I shut my brain off.

Anywho, DVD's may also be dead by 2016. Say lah vee.

We heard music from:

Drop Dead Fred, 1991 - Randy Edelman
Drive Angry, 2011 - Michael Wandmacher
Elektra, 2005 - Christophe Beck