Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Riddler?!?!?!

This just released movie poster begs the question: Who will be the next hot batman villain?!

While no official names have been released for the actor who will portray the next Gotham bad-boy... it looks like the Riddler will be the new part to fill...

I dont know about you, but I'm getting a little excited!!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Dark Knight

By now you probably have heard the news: The Dark Knight is a homerun! The story is an epic showdown between good and evil starring our favorite winged caper and two of his sworn enemies dueling it out literally in the streets of Gotham City.
As you also have probably heard, the one who really steals the show in this latest version of the Batman series isn't big Bruce at all.... its the VILLAIN.
Heath Ledger's performance as the make-up wearing psycho, the Joker is without a doubt the best I've seen from any actor in the past few years. Due to all the news surrounding his death and it's link to the filming of this movie (there are rumors that he drove himself crazy while preparing for the role and that it ultimately led to his overdose) I was very aware that it was Heath playing a role, however I never once saw the character as anyone but the Joker. The same could not be said for Harvey Dent. Every time I looked at him I wanted a cigarette (thanks a lot Thank You For Smoking).
Heath Ledgers' epic performance aside, the movie was fantastic. I had one complaint and one complaint only: Man-face Gylenhaal
Maggie Gylenhaal is quite possibly the most unattractive person in show business, and I'm including Bruce Vilanch in this category. She has no right, place, or business in a movie of such status. This was a worse casting call than Alicia Silverstone as Bat Girl. Congratulations.
That aside... this movie is amazing, hands down. It gets a full fledged RIOT IN THE VILLAGE!!!!
Go see it now!

for a list of 8 reasons this movie is a step above: Click Here

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Fall - RV Films Review

See the trailer and description here.

For me all the main points of a decent movie were there. It wasn't the best movie ever but it was really good. I also saw it with someone else which might have helped. I wouldn't see it alone. I think if I saw it again there would probably be a whole undercurrent of subliminal messages that I missed the first time.

I was wowed by several things: The little girl is the cutest little thing I ever saw. She definitely made me want to cry a couple times. I thought the cinematography and the costumes were amazing. I loved the originality. I loved the music.

The movie lacks a larger sense of purpose, and doesn't tie together at the end. Other than that it was pretty cool. The trailer is slightly misleading though.

This movie disturbed the peace.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Heartbreak Kid

The Heartbreak Kid
Have you seen There's Something about Mary, Kingpin, or Me, Myself and Irene?
If you answered 'yes' to this question, then RIOT right now....
destroy the village.
It's a tale of a guy (ben stiller) who impulsively marries a girl and them almost immediately falls in love with another girl once he realizes girl #1 is psycho.... its a generic plot, but a wholly original story.
The Heartbreak Kid is seriously one of the funniest movie experiences I've had in quite some time. The movie obviously has its slow, emotional parts (lets be serious, what movie doesn't now-a-days), but the funny parts far outweigh and supersede them.
This is a definite RIOT!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I now Pronounce you Chuck and Larry

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry is one of the latest off of the Adam Sandler assembely line. It's your cookie cutter Happy Madison production: lots of crude behavior, drug refernces, nudity, and raunchy humor.... good right??
INPYCAL (since I don't feel like writting that horrible name again) seemingly has all the right ingredients, but what Happy Madison fans want is a mindless slapstick comedy, not a sappy love story (and I'm not going to lie, the love is ambiguous) about two "straight" guys.
Sure, there are some funny points...some... and yea, it has its moments, but if you're a Happy Madison fan *and for the record when I say Happy Madison, I'm referring to the production company that released such classics as Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, and Grandma's Boy* you are simply going to be dissappointed (but not with Rob Schnieder's part as the Japanese Wedding Priest).
The one completely redeeming factor in the movie is the performance of the year by Jessica Biel's body... kudos

Overall this movie gets a Disturbing the Peace rating...

Sunday, February 10, 2008

There Will Be Blood

Words that describe this movie: amazing (literally), ridiculous, painful, intense, cunning, ruthless, stunning, awesome (literally), perplexing, and entertaining.


(I'm not into long reviews, and really you should just go see the movie yourself.)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Throw away everything you've ever thought about monster movies. Throw away all preconceived notions about what suspense is. In fact, throw away everything and go see Cloverfield.

It's hard to speak this was about a flick who's plot is a regurgitated carbon copy of any old monster movie you've ever seen before: Huge creature emerges from nowhere, creature attacks NYC, everybody dies. Thanks, but no thanks, we've been there, done that.

But have we?

The simple answer to this is NO. J J Abrams (Producer) and Matt Reeves (Director) have taken the generic, cookie cutter monster flick and humanized it in a way that no sympathetic giant ape could. Implementing a shooting technique most comparable to the Blair Witch Project (simply put, the whole film is shot on a hand-held Handy Cam), Cloverfield offers a first person point of view that transports the viewer from a plush theater seat with their shoes stuck to the floor to the roof of a skyscraper overlooking a war-torn Manhattan with a colossal monster staring you in the face.

The movie isn't a film, it's an experience. The viewer gets to assimilate into this group of friends on the eve of a going away party as they experience possibly the most traumatic event that could possible strike a city. We are automatically a part of this group seeing all the events unfold through the lens of the camera (which is being held by HUD most of the movie) which effectively makes each audience member a full fledged part of the cast of the film.

Simply Spectacular

We are then taken on a cross-city adventure to save our friends lives as well as our own while dodging collapsing infrastructure, military assaults, fire balls, and last but not least, A HUGE FREAKING MONSTER.

This is a must see in the theaters!

Cloverfield receives a Full Fledged RIOT