Seriously, look at Nicholas Cage in full “makeup.” In the final version I’m sure that it is a CG skull and fire (not entirely sure because I didn’t see it). Still, for principle photography, they gave Mr. Cage black and white skull makeup and an LED light skullcap to simulate fire. Go to the 1:45 mark or so and see a couple of questionable things going on, especially knowing that this scene was deleted and unnecessary.
Tag Archive for DVD
Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season
Fuck yeah. Still four weeks until new Game of Thrones, but in the meantime, sexy HD versions are available for the watchings.
The God of War/300 mash up you always wanted.
The Skin I Live In
Something about something. Spanish movie, starring Puss in Boots. I don’t entirely know what it’s about. But the description talks a lot about new skin makes it sound like a new Darkman.
Jack and Jill
Dunno. Danny Trejo, and that angry bald wrestler from that Battle Royale ripoff from a couple years ago. It’s gotta be terrible.
The Town: Ultimate Collector’s Edition
Listen, I loved The Town. But shit, I don’t think anyone needs a thirty five dollar collectors edition of this movie.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Must be the Blu-Ray transfer.
How can you tell?
Because it hasn’t got shit all over it.
I was about to make a comment about how odd it was that this wasn’t on Blu-Ray already. Until I realized that this wasn’t the original Footloose, and holy shit, they remade fucking Footloose. I completely blocked that out of my mind.
On Blu-Ray. Finally!
Justified: The Complete Second Season
I love this show so much. The first season was good, after a bit of a stumble, but this season was brilliant the whole way through. Everyone on the show put in an awesome performance, but Margo Martindale, who plays Mags Bennett? Just fantastic. I fucking hated Mags. The shit she could say with a single sentence? Gives you shivers.
Basically Outbreak. But really boring.
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
The TV show on SNICK was “Are You Afraid of the Dark”. This has nothing to do with that. Don’t be confused. This is, like, Leonard Shelby and Mrs. Cruise buy a haunted house. And then haunted house stuff happens. I remember a lot of excitement about this movie, from people who wouldn’t normally be excited about a haunted house movie, but I don’t remember why. Because Guillermo del Toro’s name was attached? I dunno.
Looks like a shitty buddy cop movie that I’ve never heard of, but it does have Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle, and they’re ususally pretty good. Maybe I’ll check out Rottentomatoes to see what they gave it and Holy Hell, 95%?! Why have I not heard of this movie before?
You know, Jaws worked because the mayor was covering up the “accidents” to keep people coming to his town. When the whole cast is, like, seven kids in a house, the premise breaks down. If your best friend gets eaten by a shark, you don’t keep swimming. Even if you somehow miss the fact that a shark ate them, your best friend just died. Vacation over. No more swimming, whether or not you believe the water is shark infested.
It’s Top Gun, except with lawyers. Chris Evans is the best, but he’s dangerous. He doesn’t play by the rules (which, actually, being a lawyer is entirely about rules. that doesn’t make a lot of sense) but he gets things done, and that drives his superiors crazy, or something. Then Goose dies.
I Don’t Know How She Does It
She’s got a job, a husband AND kids? I don’t know how she does it. For millions of women this is EVERY DAY, but for Sarah Jessica Parker, it’s so goddamn confusing it’s the central conflict of a movie.
Archer: Season 2
Doesn’t include the “Heart of Archness” trilogy, which is apparently being considered part of the third season. The first season is also available on Blu-Ray today, as a big screw you to anyone who already bought it on DVD. I know it’s just a cartoon, but having watched it in HD and Standard, I can confirm is just looks much better in HD.
The Borgias: The First Season
I never watched it, but unless the season half of the season is them fighting off the Assassin Brotherhood, there’s no way it’s as good a story as Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood.
Hostel: Part III
Man. They made three of these things? Why? What makes them think anyone wants to see that?
Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew Collection
For that person that loves Looney Tunes, but just the rapist Skunk cartoons.
Kung Fu Panda 2
Pandas fight things. I guess. I don’t know. These guys really need to set up some sort of synergy with Blizzard. Kung Fu Panda in World of Warcraft? Think about it.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Is Andy Serkis’s mocapped face worth an Oscar? Do James Franco’s glasses make him seem smarter? Are those monkeys gonna push any more helicopters off a bridge?
Doctor Who fight is a sexy magician who helps Chekov fight a vampire. It sounds good on paper.
Finally on Blu-Ray, probably. It’s, uh, it’s not a great movie, but I still love it. Too bad the star (who’s name escapes me) is pretty awful.
Family Guy: Vol 9
This show keeps happening. I can’t remember the last episode I watched. But it had about one funny joke. For a 22 minute episode. Not a great ratio.
Cowboys and Aliens
No where as good the title would make you think. Or the really impressive cast. Or… anything. Just really long and boring. And painfully illogical. Why do all these aliens fight hand to hand if they have awesome wrist guns? Stupid movie.
The Hangover Part 2
It’s gotta be better than Limitless, right? I dunno. I never watched either one, but everything I heard about this one is that it isn’t great. Or at least it’s just as great as the first one, since it’s pretty much identical.
Gwen Stacy uses her power of being white to help the less fortunate skin tones. We keep seeing these movies where white people magically fix black people problems, and somehow they’re not considered racist. I dunno what’s going on there.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Jim Carrey does some standard Jim Carrey stuff. Woot. I loved the book when I was a kid, but man, did this seem to miss the whole damn point.
Helen Mirren murders some nazis. Or a nazi. Jake Sully is in it too, because a movie starring Sam Worthington and Helen Mirren makes all kinds of sense. Right? Also, it’s directed by John Madden, but wikipedia says that it’s not the football guy.
The goddamn Smurfs. It was kind of a dumb show, but for some reason someone thought that it would be a good idea to make it an even dumber movie. And that dude that does Moe’s voice on the Simpsons is Gargamel. So, whatever.
Friends With Benefits
People sleeping together without being in a relationship. Such an amazingly weird situation that two separate movies had to be dedicated to it. What’s so weird about this?
Tucker and Dale vs Evil
Wash! And some other people. But mostly Wash!
30 Minutes or Less
Somehow all these pretty good people team together to make a movie that was much less than the sum of their parts.
Our Idiot Brother
Standard Paul Rudd stuff. Nothing special, but probably nothing to scoff at either. I dunno, I didn’t see it.
Smallville: The Complete Tenth Season
I think Clark Kent might actually wear the Superman suit for a few seconds in this season.
Torchwood: Miracle Day
The American Torchwood season. Cause that’s not completely unnatural.
An Idiot Abroad: Series 1 and 2
It’s not as great as you’d think. It’s less Karl Pilkington saying crazy stupid things, and more Karl Pilkington being a whiny asshole. Kind of a bummer. Some cool shots of crazy awesome places, though.
A love letter to the classic Spielberg films, but with less “penis-breath” and more kids being shot at by fucking tanks.
A Madea Christmas: The Play
Basically the “urban” remake of Ernest Saves Christmas.
Conan the Barbarian
Stupid fake Conan. Stupid not as good Drogo. Everything about this seems like a pale copy of what it could be. Even Ron Perlman’s playing a character he seems to have played many times before.
Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series
Like I said a couple weeks ago it’s still somehow cheaper to buy the first half of the season, the second half of the season AND the Christmas special for less than you would pay for this box set. I can’t figure that one out.
Spy Kids 4: All The Time in the World
This fucking thing. No idea if this comes with the scratch and sniff cards required to get the full experience. But really, how will the movie work without being able to smell a dirty diaper at the correct time?
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
Stupid direct to video nonsense. Also, it takes place during the original movie, because all the people are still talking cups or spoons or whatever. Which, I always wondered. There’s, like, hundreds of talking plates and spoons, so shouldn’t there be hundreds of servants when the curse is lifted? The cupboards and drawers should be exploding with people, shooting out like a can of snakes. And what happened to all the non-human dinner wear? What was happening there?
The Birth of a Nation
The perfect Christmas gift for the old-timey racist in your family.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Not actually out until the eleventh, because releasing your dvd on a friday has somehow become acceptable behavior.
Who is John Galt? And why do poor ass tea partiers think they have something in common with the guy?
The Change Up
Basically Freaky Friday, but they say Fuck more.
Mortal Kombat: Legacy
The pretty terrible webseries that allowed the almost certainly terrible Mortal Kombat movie currently in production to get made. Whoo.
Doctor Who: The Sixth Series – Part 2
Cause why sell you the Blu-Ray of the season once, when they can sell it to you twice? Still, if you buy this one, the first part of the season, AND the Christmas episode, it’ll still be cheaper than buying the complete season later this month. What the hell?
Dragon Ball Z – Level 1.1
Dragonball Z. Not Kai, but the original series. For those of you who wanted the series on Blu-Ray but needed all the unnecessary side plots left in. Oh, and I guess Goku’s stomach will have a hole in it after Piccolo shoots him, instead of a burn mark. If that’s worth buying another set of discs, go at it.
Law & Order: The Complete Series
I don’t even know how… That’s so much fucking tv.
The only Pixar movie to get a rotten review at Rotten Tomatoes. Gross.
Water for Elephants
Eyebrows and Sweet Home Alabama fall in love after taking care of an elephant.
Crazy Stupid Love
Sooner or later one of these Steve Carrel dramadies is going to be a success, and then won’t we all feel stupid for making fun of all the rest of them? At least this one doesn’t include Dane Cook.
On Blu-Ray for the first time perhaps?
Also the first time on Blu-Ray probably.
Not a movie about the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas controversy like I first assumed. But a documentary about how “ridiculous” lawsuits don’t really exist.
Transformers Beast Wars: The Complete Series
That’s so much Transformers. Turning into dinosaurs. Why?
On Blu-Ray already? It was JUST in theaters.
I don’t know what it is, but it looks terrible, and I desperately need to see it.