December 9, 2012
December 3, 2012
New on DVD/Blu-Ray Anne Hathaway, Bane, Batman, Catwoman, Christian Bale, Christopher Nolan, CJ Adams, Hope Springs, Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Meryl Streep, oscars, The Dark Knight Rises, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Tom Hardy, Tommy Lee Jones Leave a comment
The Dark Knight Rises – Christopher Nolan’s amazing trilogy wrapped with this immensely satisfying conclusion featuring Batman (Christian Bale) teaming with Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) to save Gotham from Bane (Tom Hardy). If “Marvel’s The Avengers” was the popcorn summer blockbuster, this was the more sophisticated comic book movie epic. Despite the Colorado shooting tragedy undoubtedly keeping some audience members away, the film still reached #7 on the all-time highest grossing charts with $448 million. If for some reason you missed it during its theatrical run, make sure to check out easily one of the year’s best films that will no doubt get snubbed come award season.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green – I really enjoyed this family-friendly Disney film starring Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton. It’s an easygoing film that’s ideal for the holidays to watch while you’re wrapping gifts or just want something relaxing to watch while sipping on eggnog.
Hope Springs – Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones play a married couple looking to bring back their spark with the help of a counselor.
November 9, 2012
Movie Reviews Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, Daniel Day Lewis, director steven spielberg, dreamworks pictures, entertainment, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Oscar, president abraham lincoln, Steven Spielberg, Tommy Lee Jones, twentieth century fox 13 Comments
With its Oscar pedigree, “Lincoln” was one of the more predictably boring easy bets you could pencil in for Oscar buzz. It’s got everything Academy voters love, but much more importantly, it’s a great movie packed with powerful performances, confident directing and an air of authenticity that makes it feel like a history lesson come to life in a way that few biopics have managed to achieve.
Box office roundup – Aug. 12, 2012 – “The Bourne Legacy,” “The Campaign” knock down “The Dark Knight Rises”
August 12, 2012
Box office roundup Christian Bale, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, Jeremy Renner, The Bourne Legacy, The Campaign, The Dark Knight Rises, Tommy Lee Jones, Will Ferrell, Zack Galfinakas Leave a comment
May 30, 2012
Seen the movie? Now check out the collectible figures.
May 30, 2012
Hot Toys isn’t the only player in the 12″ movie collectible figure market. Enterbay is the other big name in movie excellence. Hot Toys’ sculptors are just a bit better in capturing that lifelike look in their figures, but Enterbay is getting there with their Real Masterpiece line.
Today they released images of their latest film property – Men In Black 3 – specifically Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) and Agent J (Will Smith).
The likeness of Jones is a bit soft, especially with the sunglasses on where the figure looks more like Hugo Weaving’s Agent Smith from “The Matrix.“ With the glasses off, the figure looks much more like Jones, but this is one of those cases where the more iconic look with the shades is how most people would prefer to display them.
Agent J’s figure is much closer to Will Smith and Enterbay made sure that Agent J is scaled correctly and is actually taller than Agent K, much like the 6’2″ Smith is taller than the 6′ Jones. As a stickler for details like that, it’s much appreciated that Enterbay accounted for scale.
Here’s the official write-up:
· Museum-like representation of Agent J with authentic likeness
· Individually hand-painted head sculpt with a serious facial expression; details wrinkles and expression with newly developed “multi layer” paint application
· Newly developed RM-6 body with 40 points of articulation; PVC soft plastic skin to cover the chest area, so that the articulations around the chest area will not be visible. The shape on the arms also looks better.
· Movie-accurate costume designed by the famous Korean figurine tailor ADDBLUE includes: a black suit (jacket, trousers and white shirt), a black belt with buckle; a tie, a pair of socks and a pair of black faux-leather
· Four pairs of interchangeable hands
· Movie-related accessories: sunglasses, time jump device, the neutralizer, and the alien orb
Agent K has all the same save the last bit, so instead he has:
Movie-related chrome mad accessories: a Shark Gun, a 2012 Standard Issue, a shotgun and a Noisy Cricket
And just for fun, Agent J comes with one of his former partners, Agent F, the pug from “Men In Black 2.” While most of us would just as soon forget “MIB2,” this is a cool little addition.
If you’re interested in snagging these, you can pre-order them from Big Bad Toy Store in time for the holidays.
May 25, 2012
I probably wasn’t the only one not that excited about “Men In Black 3.” The 1997 original was revered, but its 2002 sequel was loathed so much that it took a decade to get the team – actors Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones and Director Barry Sonnenfield — to suit up for another installment. More
May 23, 2012
Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones have returned to reprise their roles as Agents K and J, members of Men In Black - the uber-secret government agency that monitors the activities of extra-terrestrials. That’s the good news.
And the bad? That the filmmakers forgot what else made the original the highest grossing film in 1997. [2012 Flash Forward: By 2002 and the arrival of "Spider-Man," audiences were set to embrace a new genre full force. Kind of ironic that just as Spidey trampled the momentum "Men In Black II," the third installment has to compete with another juggernaut comic-book film in "Marvel's The Avengers" and the fourth Spidey flick, "The Amazing Spider-Man.]
At the end of the original, K is ready to lead a normal life with no knowledge of apprehending or working alongside aliens, freaks or people whose last name is not Osborne [2012 Flash Forward: That's the kind of topical reference that gets dated soooo quickly.] and has J remove his memories with the neuralizer.
While K enjoys a peaceful life at the post office, J goes on to become the MIB’s best agent albeit one with a rather nasty reputation of getting rid of troublesome partners via the neuralizer.
It gets so bad (especially for the audience) that on his next assignment Jay gets paired with Frank the Pug, an alien who looks like a pug. The first few jokes on this combo are actually funny, but by the time Frank is singing along to “Who let the dogs out?” all traces of humor have long since left this one-bark gag.
J meets Laura (Rosario Dawson) the lone eyewitness to an alien homicide, but can’t bring himself to use the neuralizer. But before the budding romance can get started (and with only 88 minutes, don’t expect a long or rationale courtship) J has to deal with the murderer, an alien named Serleena, (Laura Flynn Boyle) who is intent on finding a planet-destroying device. The only MIB agent who knows the location of the device is (surprise, surprise) K, who has to first get his memory back.
There are some positives to the film. It can’t be said enough how much Smith’s charisma and Jones’ deadpan delivery almost save this movie and it’s to their credit that this movie isn’t as bad as it should be.
At the end of the film, I walked over to the lone man in a black suit and asked him to make me forget about the last 88 minutes, that’s right, neuralize me! I’m ready, but alas, he only reached into his pocket and stamped my validation ticket. Sigh. It was worth a shot.
[2012 Flash Forward: This was a pretty widely low-regarded sequel that managed to extinguish audience's demand for more "Men in Black." That fact that it's taken a decade for the next installment hints that beyond the usual "waiting on a good script, blah blah," Sony Pictures wanted moviegoers to forget about this sequel the old fashioned way.]
2012 Film Flashback Rating: 4 out of 10