Egads! Can you believe it's September already?! Can you believe someone outside a musty comic book used the exclamation egads? The majority if films I took in this month were recent, which is definitely a change from the norm!
I had no idea this movie even existed before hearing about it from the Cult Film Club. It's a little off-beat and quirky and turns into a pretty good detective movie. Was getting a little Fletch vibe while watching it.
Cool: Pullman does a great job at being a Holmes-like detective; good soundtrack
Lame: I was just not into the Stiller-only scenes, which weren't many.
The Heat (2013)
Hey, it's a buddy cop movie with two completely opposite personality types that are forced to get along! It was entertaining and I was certainly laughing but some of it was from McCarthy's creative slinging of profanity.
Cool: It was mostly shot in my neck of the woods. The Denny's in the movie is one I drive by frequently.
Lame: A few minor roles were done by people that could be really funny if given the chance; No post-credits outtakes?!
What the Hell did I just watch?! Whatever it was, it was Awesome!! I felt like I was watching Garbage Pail Kids by way of Ed Roth, it's just that kind of disgusting, gross-out goodness
Cool: Great cast including an uncredited Keanu as Dogboy
Lame: I can only imagine how much awesomer this would have been if the post-production budget hadn't been cut
The Wolverine (2013)
While it may not quite be the Wolverine film I've been waiting for, it's a hell of a lot better than his last solo outing. One day, someone will have the balls to make an R rated Wolverine movie. That's the one I want!
Cool: Big props for having the stones to do an actual story instead of an all-out superhero action flick
Lame: The actress playing Viper! I don't mind how they changed the character but this actress, ugh! Plus it sounded like all her dialog was done ADR.
Detention of the Dead (2013)
Stop me if you've heard this one before: a jock, pretty girl, nerd, burnout and an alterna-girl are stuck in detention together. Sound familiar? Now add zombies! Sound awesome? It does, but that's not this movie.
Cool: The best thing about this movie for me was the soundtrack
Lame: I'd say it feels like something made for YouTube but I've seen much better stuff there
Rating: 4/10, check out Dance of the Dead for a better high school zombie flick
Sexy Evil Genius (2013)
If you'd told me I'd really enjoy a film where 95% of it takes place with the characters talking around a table at a bar, I would never believe it. I was drawn to this one because of the genre TV stars and enjoyed it so much beyond that. It's got a modern-noir vibe to it.
Cool: I haven't watched the recent BSG so I haven't see Sackhoff in much but she is great in this; the slow Hitchcockian revealing of the plot.
Lame: Seeing Oz and Dawn smooch is still a little disturbing no matter how long ago Buffy ended.
Men in Black 3 (2012)
I saw MiB 2 when it came out and only vaguely remember thinking it wasn't that great of a sequel. With 3, I feel like they got they're groove back and it was a lot of fun! I especially enjoy how they tied everything together at the end.
Cool: Brolin's young K is about as perfect as it gets; retro-aliens in the 60s
Lame: The main baddie was just a little too weird
Saturday Morning Mystery (2012) aka Saturday Morning Massacre
A group of young paranormal investigators and their dog drive around in a van and bust spooks. I know it sounds familiar, but this is taking the Scooby-Doo template in a non-cartoony, fairly standard horror movie direction.
Cool: The first case they open the movie with was a good homage to the Scooby Gang.
Lame: Effects are so-so
Year to Date
New: 59, Rewatch:1