Posts Tagged ‘jason’

  • Thanks to Director Jason Eisener who commented (at least apparently, no way to verify for sure) on our review of the trailer for his debut film Hobo With A Shotgun.
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Trailer Review:
[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

I don’t remember the last time I laughed this hard at a trailer. Oh wait yes I do. It was when I saw the first trailer for Hobo With A Shotgun. That fake trailer was so good it won the Grindhouse fake trailer contest and they decided to make a real movie out of it. So here is the first real trailer for the real movie made because of a fake trailer. Still with me? So yeah, if the title alone didn’t make you go straight to Fandango and buy your ticket, that “I am tired. Need $ for Lawnmower.” sign should have. I’m the kind of guy who loves watching the kind of movies this is paying homage to. The “So bad it’s good.” element here is just too good to be true. I’m 10x more excited to see this than Machete. In fact, I thought that was probably the weakest of the faux trailers, although the actual movie is getting pretty decent reviews. It is odd to say I feel more comfortable in the hands of first-time director Jason Eisener than Robert Rodriguez but I do. Rodriguez has been hit or miss for me. Eisener has gone to great lengths to keep the look/feel of this movie true. He even set up a library of old 70’s/80’s cult movies for the cast/crew to study while filming. I can’t wait to see this.

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[Posted by: Martin Keller]

Profile: Since the late 90’s, action movies have been trending more towards CGI laden spectacles. Granted, all movies at this point are subject to some amount of CGI, even on the smallest scale, but the day of the muscle bound action star has waned. Instead we are inundated with superhero movies and epic fantasies. (Read: Iron Man, Spider-Man, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, 300, Avatar…) The days of the tough guy, in a tough spot, using pure brute force, are seemingly gone. There have been some blips on the radar: the Bourne series, the most recent Rambo, Casino Royale (which could be argued down), and most everything that Jason Statham has put out. Statham hearkens back to the days of testosterone fueled ass-kicking, perhaps that’s why he’s so popular, and perhaps that’s why he fits in Stallone’s recent parade of action stars, The Expendables (2010). He is carrying on the tradition pioneered by the likes of Schwarzenegger, Willis, and Stallone. (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

“I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life. For me, it's going to Rushmore.”

Rushmore, like the rest of Wes Anderson’s films, is something that is a little different from the rest of cinema. His own world is placed out for the world to see, drawing on his own experience and life, in order to provide the audience with pure entertainment.That is not to say that there aren’t films that are similar, or things that have been drawn on to create his films, but a Wes Anderson film is exactly that, a Wes Anderson film. And Rushmore is a Wes Anderson film. (more…)

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[Posted by: Justin Wagner]

With Machete coming out next weekend, and Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving in the beginning stages of screenwriting, it only feels right to take a look back at ALL of the faux trailers from the Grindhouse double feature. (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Eric Raymer]

"Only an idiot would do this job."

This past weekend The Expendables took number one at the box office, blowing both Michael Cera and Julia Roberts’ puny films away in a blast of pure testosterone. It seems like this was the summer action movie that audiences had been waiting for, especially after the somewhat lackluster A-Team reimagining and a slew of other half-hearted remakes and sequels. So is it worth it? Will it satisfy your craving for blood, sweat, and explosions? (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

David Cronenberg, 1999
"You have to PLAY the game, to find out WHY you're playing the game. "

Since my first edition of “Cult Classics” was on David Cronenberg’s “Videodrome“, it only made sense to do the next one on its spiritual sequel. Videodrome dealt with television shows that can grow tumours in your mind so that others could control you. This movie deals with video games being infused with human organs to the point where no one knows what is real anymore. In both cases, the ideas are presented in a very abstract way. And by abstract I mean of course, cancer shooting guns that mutate out of your hand (Videodrome). As well as, teeth shooting guns made out of the bones of animals genetically engineered so that their body parts can be used as weapons (eXistenZ). Still with me? (more…)