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Ink

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Ink *****

Only two stars on this one! It was a wonderful concept, and a very interesting story line, but it’s direction and cinematography were very hard to follow along with. It is difficult to tell where the dreams start and reality ends which was the cause for much of the confusion.

Its the story of an 8 year old girl who falls victim to an entity named Ink. Ink kidnaps her and its up to her ’story teller’ dream-giving guardian and a ‘path finder’ to get her back while they fight a nightmare giving group of Succubus.

I can say that the entire concept behind the dream entities was a brilliant and original move on the part of the movie and that was what kept me watching it. If you like movies that cross over to the ‘other side’ then you may really enjoy this movie (assuming you can follow along with it’s direction).

LINKS:
Original Site: Ink
IMDB: Ink
Netflix: Ink

This movie is available for instant viewing on Netflix.

UP

Friday, August 20th, 2010

UP *****

This movie would have gotten all 5 stars, but I kept that last one off based on it simply being WAY to sad for my tastes. Would you believe it actually brought tears to my eyes twice in the first 18 minutes alone?

Its a story of a boy that falls in love with a girl to whom he makes a promise to put a house on Wonder Falls (which is in South America, which is just like America, but south). He can not fufill this promise until he is rather old, and along the way he finds he has to keep an eye out for a young Scout, a talking dog, and a strange bird. Together this unlikely group has to battle a world famous adventurer and the rest of his ‘talking dogs’.

All in all it is a great movie, but it is SERIOUSLY sad! So if you watch it, keep a box of tissue nearby you may find you need it.

It is fun for the entire family though, as my 5 year old grandson sat through the entire movie twice and watched it all the way through both times.

LINKS:
Official Site: UP
IMDB: UP
Netflix: UP
It is available for instant viewing on Netflix!

The Gamers: Dorkness Rising

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

The Gamers: Dorkness Rising *****

I gave this movie 5 out of 5 stars, but only because I myself am a gamer. If you are a gamer, then I HIGHLY recommend this movie. I strongly recommend this movie to those that know gamers. And suggest that if you are not a gamer or don’t know any gamers to simply skip this movie all together.

This has simply been the best movie I’ve seen in YEARS because it really hit me on a personal level. The lead character (Kevin) is a Dungeon Master trying to get his players to run through a campaign that he is trying to to work out so he can get it published. The story itself follows the group through the trials and tribulations of the players as they work out the details of the game.

The gaming bits are played out in live action (but not in a LARP style) mixed in with the table talk that goes on throughout any table top game.

I think that had TSR (now Wizards of the Coast) would have done the Dungeons & Dragons movie in this style it would have faired FAR better then it did, as this movie is truly what playing D&D is all about.

Again, I give it all five stars!

LINKS:
Official Site: The Gamers: Dorkness Rising
IMDB: The Gamers: Dorkness Rising
Netflix: The Gamers: Dorkness Rising

Black Dynamite (anything but Dynamite)

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010
Black Dynamite ~ *****

I’m still in my Kungfu watching phase and it was suggested that I’d like this movie based on it being a comedy… but sadly I did not care for it for the most part.

It was in the same vain as Shaft however, it was not nearly as good as they simply did not do as good of a job at making it as corny as the original. The acting was bad at it’s best, and at worst it was un-watchable. But I did watch it!

The ending was SUPER however with one exception (Black Dynamite won the fight).

I highly suggest you skip the movie and simply watch this clip (WARNING: SPOILER!) as these last 10 minutes were truly the only bits worthy of being watched.

Black Dynamite SPOILER

Though, if you plan on watching the entire movie, then please don’t watch the clip as it’ll spoil the entire thing.

LINKS:
Official site: Black Dynamite
IMDB: Black Dynamite
Netflix: Black Dynamite

Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day *****
That’s right, 5 outta five!

I remember really enjoying the first one, so when I noticed I could watch this instantly on Netflix I just needed to get time without Perrin around as heh, this movie has to have more expletives in it then ANY other movie I’ve ever seen!

The movie itself though was a bit over the top in the cheese which is something that I do not really recall from the first one, but none the less, I still really enjoyed it!

There were several great quotes from the movie, but I think the one below is likely the best.

It’s from a dream sequence…

Quote:
Connor MacManus, Murphy MacManus: Sláinte
Murphy MacManus: You know, he was sort of a badass though, wasn’t he?
Connor MacManus: Shades of Eastwood. Charlie Bronson.
Rocco: Duke Fucking Wayne!
Connor MacManus, Murphy MacManus: Duke Fucking WAYNE!
Rocco: Men build things, then we die. It’s in our fucking DNA! THAT’S WHAT WE DO!
Murphy MacManus: And when it all falls down?
Rocco: We build it right back up again.
Connor MacManus: But this time bigger. BETTER!
Rocco: Look! Look what we can do. Look how fuckin’ beautiful we are. You think the men that built all this had it easy?
Murphy MacManus: Hard men!
Connor MacManus: Doing hard shit!
Rocco: and that gives me a hard on… But not in a gay way or anything like that.
Murphy MacManus: No, ‘course not
Connor MacManus: Yeah it goes without sayin’
Rocco: I am so sick of all of this self help, twelve step, leftover hippie generation bullshit!
Connor MacManus: Now they don’t want you to do anything, right? Just sit there. Don’t drink.
Murphy MacManus: Don’t smoke. Don’t drive fast.
Connor MacManus, Murphy MacManus, Rocco: Kiss my ass!
Rocco: Fuck it! Do it all I say! Do you think Duke Wayne spent all of his time talking about his feelings with a fuckin’ therapist?
Connor MacManus: There’s no fucking way he did!
Rocco: John Wayne died with five pounds of undigested red meat in his ass. Now that’s a man! Real men hide their feelings. Why?
Connor MacManus, Murphy MacManus, Rocco: Because it’s none of your fuckin’ business!
Rocco: Men do not cry. Men do not pout. Men jack you in the fuckin’ jaw and say…
Detective Greenly: Thanks for comin’ out.

If you liked the first one, watch this one, if you have not seen the first one, then watch this one first!

The official site: http://www.boondocksaints.com/

The Wiki site:
http://www.boondocksaints.com/

There has been talk of a 3rd installment of the movie, but that’s all there has been… talk.

Working title: Boondock Saints: Saints Preserve Us

Sorry for the language.