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Science-fiction author Justin R. Macumber joins the GLA to reflect on the post-apocalyptic mayhem of THE ROAD WARRIOR.
Jeff’s brother Shawn Carter takes a humorous look back at the cheesey blades, beasts, and babes action of THE BEASTMASTER.
Guest contributor, and host of the Tall Tale Radio podcast, Tom Racine shares his memories of Ridley Scott’s ‘Blade Runner.’
While I am still reveling in my blind love and euphoria for Joss Whedon’s magnificent superhero spectacle, I did pause to think of six things that I would like to see if he decides to get behind the lens of the sequel:
I realize that a “Top Ten Best Movies of 2011” list isn’t exactly timely at this point, but I blame the movie studios for releasing approximately 437 films during the last two weeks of December, several of which I’m certain would’ve made this list had I had time to actually go see them.
Was 2011 a great year for film? Well, yes and no. It certainly was much better than last year’s crop of freshly-laid turds, many of which made me question my continued desire to live on a planet that allows January Jones to have a lucrative TV and movie career.
The oversized LCD numbers of the alarm clock which read 4:21. Their eerie green radiance mocked me as I dragged myself, zombie-like, out of bed and into the shower. As the hot water splashed on my face, I had to put all thoughts of royal suicide and lack of decent sleep behind me, because today was no ordinary sit-in-a-cublicle day. Today I was going to my first “major” Con, and my first Con as a member of the Geek Press. Today was New York Comic Con 2011 day.
The kids play is no more. We are in the realm of a genuinely terrific, cinematic, complex drama. Deathly Hallows isn’t just the best Harry Potter yet — its one of the best films I’ve seen all year.
The Strause brothers deliver some truly spectacular special effects in this movie, but they do nothing to detract from the bland stock characters spouting terribly written disaster movie cliché dialogue.
I have absolutely no clue what happened to George in the decade between Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Phantom Menace, but somewhere along the line he decided that what movie audiences really wanted to see were horrific Asian, Arab, and Jamaican stereotypes in the guise of aliens.
It’s not that Spider-Man 3 is a terrible movie, but watching it is like getting drunk and sleeping with a good friend that you’ve known for years, then waking up the next morning to that unspoken, incredibly uncomfortable awkwardness. You both know that things got weird.
Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost carry over everything that made Shaun of the Dead so cool, adding a dead-on parody of ridiculously over-the-top American buddy cop movies.
TMNT is a fun, surprisingly dramatic firecracker of a flick that brings the Turtles into the 21st century in a vivid, and very creative manner.
The rumors are true, after you see this movie you will want to fight someone. Anyone. This film is that effective. A gory, but glorious masterpiece.
There are some cool special effects sequences, and if you’ve ever read Marvel Comics it is a treat to see Ghost Rider whip his chain around and ride his flaming motorcycle on-screen, but beyond that there is nothing redeeming here. Like Joel Schumacher, Mark Steven Johnson should never be allowed near another comic book adaptation ever again.