Friday, April 29, 2011

Exit Through The Gift Shop

     I don't know what it has been lately, but i have run across a stream of great movies. I Just got finished watching a film that once again completely drew me in. Exit Through The Gift Shop is a film by one of the most famous graffiti artists of all time, an enigma of a man know only as Banksy.
     I went in to watching this, expecting it to be about Banksy and the sensation caused by his work. I was surprised to find that the film was actually more about the person who originally set out to film him instead. A unique insight in to the very heart of the street art counter culture, we get to hear the stories of a few of the street art giants around the world. 
We are introduced to space invader.
Shepard Fairey
Rope and Rancor
   As well as many others. Oscar nominated, and amazingly entertaining. this movie is the very definition of  worth watching.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

This Time A Television Show

     With Netflix in hand, it can be a little difficult to catch up on most television series, simply because you have so much to choose from, but I decided to take a few days to watch a show I had heard about.
     Dexter is the story of a 30something man by the name of Dexter Morgan (Emmy- and Golden Globe- nominated actor Michael C. Hall from "Six Feet Under,) a Miami PD forensics specialist in blood spatter analysis, who happens to be a man on a mission.

From an early age, Dexter knew he was different than other people, the thing normal people do were of no interest to him. His ability to form bonds with others, seemed non existent. He had an urge that he tried to keep hidden, he had the desire to kill. Orphaned at the age of 4 after his family was brutally murdered, his adoptive father Harry Morgan (played by James Remar, SAG award nominee) and trains Dexter, to channel  his desires and possibly do something good with them. In this light, Dexter has become a serial killer, who preys on those who would in truth need to be killed, a dark Robinhood of sorts.
     One problem though. Dexter has to do this while appearing normal to the outside world, including in his relationship. How does he do this? Well........I am not going to tell you, I am going to leave it up to you to find out.  Series is on Showtime, DVD, and Netflix. Definitely a must see. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Umm..... WOW!!!!!

     I have been a fan of bad horror, fantasy movies for a long time.  Cult classics like The Rocky Horror Picture Show, have always been a source of fun and entertainment. That is why I decided to check out todays movie.
     This is one time I really do not want to go into the details of the movie, for fear of spoiling any moment or plot twist that comes into play. I must say, even having Paris Hilton among the lead actors, does not ruin any part of this but i feel i must give some description of the movie. I pulled this quote from the IMDB "A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however." I implore you, set aside an evening, make a big bowl of popcorn, turn out the lights, and sit down to enjoy  this spectacle. I have seen nothing else like it.
     Surprisingly entertaining, I found it hard to stop watching.  We are introduced to a father, a brilliant doctor, who would do anything to cure his daughter, and the organization, which is controlling his destiny. Scandal, greed, corruption all run amok among the cast of characters, every role played to its fullest potential in every sense of the word.  

     This scene being enough to sit through the movie to see............
Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman  Writers: Darren Smith & terrance Zdunich

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Personal Surprise To Me

     I am a tough critic on some movies. Some I put off for large amounts of time due to the press regarding them, the "over hyping" of certain people, and when the media is just going nuts over how much movies cost. The reason I do this is because more than once, as a matter of fact more often than not, I have been let down by them. Today I review one of two movies that really impressed me, beyond all the hype.
     I was put off from seeing this movie due to all the buzz about Heath Ledgers death. Too often I heard "Heath deserves the Oscar!!!" and I credited this buzz solely to the fact of his tragic death prior to the movie's release.  Once I sat down to finally watch it, I was blown away by his acting.  I had enjoyed his prior movies,  but nothing prepared me for how well he played his role in this movie.
     The second installment of the new Batman franchise, Bruce Wayne (portrayed by Christian Bale), finds himself defending the city from the twisted mind of the Joker (played amazingly well by the afore mentioned Heath Ledger), and his plots to throw Gotham into total chaos. This movie also introduces us to Harvey Dent (played by Aaron Eckhart) Gotham City's new star district attorney, who is also dedicated to cleaning up the city. I implore you if you have not taken the time to see this movie, please do so, if only to see an actor so immersed in a role that you could actually believe that it is who they could possibly be in real life.
Directed by: Christopher Nolan Written by: Christopher Nolan, Johnathan Nolan, and Davis S. Goyer

Monday, April 11, 2011

Zombies Everywhere

     Most zombie movies have one thing in common, they tell about human survival in a world plagued by zombies.  Usually some disease or chemical spill, resulting in a world wide catastrophe. But have you ever taken the time to wonder, "How do the zombies feel in all of this?"  Simple answer is more than likely not.
But this is where the movie Wasting Away: zombies are people too! steps up to the plate. (Also known as AAAH! Zombies).
   unique comedy, it tells the story of becoming the living dead from the zombies own unique perspective. Directed by Matthew Kohnen written by Matthew Kohnen and Sean Kohnen, this unique comedy tells the story of becoming the living dead from the zombies own unique perspective. Definitely worth watching if you want a few good laughs, and also like to look for unique situations in movies.