Thursday, June 16, 2011

Trailer of the Week

Flash (Ah-ahhh!) Gordon

1. Considering when this trailer was made, the way it's put together really feels more like a modern day trailer.

2. Other than Sin City, would a modern day comic book superhero film trailer be willing to show the comic book illustrations?

Saturday, June 11, 2011


...what's the point of non-apple flavored applesauce? Doesn't that defeat the whole point of applesauce?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Dear McDonalds:

Your talking cgi lemon commercial has probably given a lot of people a lot of nightmares. Please stop it. Now.



Thursday, June 9, 2011

Trailer of the Week

Jarhead - Teaser Trailer

What can I say? This trailer has brilliant musical choices, striking images (how about the shot at 1:42?), a memorable final shot (not reacting to the nearby explosion comes off more haunting then badass), and manages to be emotionally charged. Easily one of the best trailers of the last decade.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Another thought on First Class

Spoiler alert is in action.

So a lot of people are saying that X-men: First Class doesn't fit continuity-wise with the third film. For those of you who (are smart!) have forgotten, the opening of The Last Stand has Professor X and Magneto in the 80's talking to a young Jean Grey. However, the First Class ends with Xavier and Magneto becoming enemies.

So does First Class erase The Last Stand?

Considering the complicated nature of the relationship between the two characters, it’s not that much of a stretch to believe that at some point during the twenty years between the two films, Xavier and Magneto tried to reconcile their friendship. Also, since what they did the same thing with  young Jean  that they did together in First Class with the other young mutants, I’d say that not only is First Class is very much in continuity with The Last Stand.

Then again, I totally approve of the idea that The Last Stand never happened.

Film Music of the Week

Sunday, June 5, 2011

X-men: First Class Review: Short Version

It’s really good. Fassbender is as good as everyone says he is. The action scenes are actually satisfying, unlike some films in the franchise *coughTheLastStandcough*. The writing is solid, there's a nice balance between the seriousness of  the situations (Cuban Missile Crsis! Nazis!) and a sense comic book/superhero fun, and the film totally gets the main relation between Xavier and Magneto. Also, Banshee is awesome. No, the film isn't perfect. January Jones as Emma Frost pretty much  fails in every way possible, and the score is mostly unmemorable. Still, First Class is at least as good as X-2, and possible better.

Friday, June 3, 2011


Wow, not even a week in, and I'm already falling behind on updating.

Content is coming soon.