26 years old
Cinephile, writer, nerd, gamer, and budding comedian.
The western seems to be a dying breed. The most recent iterations I can think of that were any good would have to be the remake of Appaloosa or the remake of 3:10 to Yuma. And while those were fantastic films they were released in 2008 and 2007 respectively; and they were remakes. Thankfully Quentin Tarantino has come along and given us western fans a truly great film that is entertaining, smart, and original. Django Unchained follows a slave named Django (Jamie Foxx) who is bought by Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) a German dentist turned bounty hunter. Schultz buys Django because he needs him to help identify the Brittle Brothers, his latest bounty. He offers Django a proposition, if
A lot of people like to complain about sequels; that they’re soulless money grabs (often true), or that Hollywood is out of ideas (somewhat true), or that there is no reason for them to happen (completely untrue). I celebrate sequels. A well done sequel to a movie you love is a boon because it means you get to spend some more time with your favorite characters or experience more of a fun world or place. Without sequels we wouldn’t have The Godfather Part II, Spider-Man 2, Aliens, The Dark Knight, or The Empire Strikes Back. Skyfall, the 23rd Bond film, is such a movie. A sequel that doesn’t suck. A sequel that improves upon its predecessors the way those I mentioned above have. Casino Roy
For the most part the summer movie season ended when The Expendables 2 came out about a month ago. Since then there hasn’t been a lot to be too excited about, especially for all of us fanboys and fangirls. Thankfully, Lionsgate slotted the release of their highly anticipated(?) Judge Dredd remake to come out right now and hold us over until films like Skyfall and The Hobbit come out in a couple of months. Dredd 3D follows a day in the life of the incredibly grim and badass Judge Dredd (Karl Urban), one of many Judges in the sprawling mess of Mega City 1. The Judges function as upgraded cops with added powers. Not only do they have some pretty versatile weaponry, but they’re also allowed t
As the summer blockbuster season draws to a close, the Ocean’s 11 of action movies is back with new stars, better action, and a lot of hilarious awkwardness. Nearly everyone is back for this second installment of the greatest gathering of muscular grandpas of all time (I know they’re not all grandpas but some of them have to be). Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Terry Crews and Randy Couture all return as the titular mercenaries. They also have a new member, Bill the Kid (Liam Hemsworth), who functions largely as a plot device. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis also return for more screen time and a chance to join the ass-kicking. The legend known as Jean-C
Forget the summer; it’s been a slow year for comedies. Besides 21 Jump Street and Ted there hasn’t been much of anything to talk about. That is unless you were going to talk about how awful That’s My Boy was. So it stands to reason that it shouldn’t be hard for Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis to deliver something funny if not hilarious, right? The Campaign opens with a montage of career politician Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) campaigning throughout the state of North Carolina for congressman with his wife Rose (Katherine LaNasa), his children, and his campaign manager Mitch (Jason Sudeikis). He runs unopposed and seems to have the perfect thing going. That all changes however when bumbling