Sunday, January 25, 2015

All heroes start somewhere.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 
2014 | Color | 121 Minutes | 2.35.1 | PG-13 | Action | Dolby Digital | Marvel Studios

James Gunn

James Gunn
Nicole Perlman

Chris Pratt
Vin Diesel
Bradley Cooper
Zoe Saldana
Dave Bautista
Michael Rooker

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the world.

In my heart, I really wanted Marvel to strike lightning twice. See I never really read Iron Man but when the movie came out I was blown away. Again with Guardians never read the books. When Marvel put the word out that they were going to do this movie at the time it was a risk. Sure it was a summer smash that I waited to blind buy on Blu-Ray. Maybe that was the wrong thing to do. See this movie did not strike lightning twice for me and I think it is because I did not see it on the big screen. 

I love the fact that another horror movie director gets a shot at a big budget movie. James Gunn has come a long way from his Troma days and his first feature  "Tromeo and Juliet." and let's not forget "Slither" and the fact that he wrote the new "Dawn of the Dead". So like Sam Rami (Spiderman) before him it is really cool to see all of this do well.

Lloyd Kaufman on the left
The movie is beautiful, the location contrast works very well in the movie and draws you into the story. The charters are fun and team up very well. At times, I felt wrong thinking that a green female was that good looking. Thier were a few cameos like Rob Zombie voicing the Ravager Navigator, Gunn's buddy Nathan Fillion shows up as a prisoner as well as Lloyd Kaufman the man that gave him his start. And plenty of Marvel Easter eggs for all the fanboys. I admit it I missed Howard the Duck the first time around and look forward to seeing him in the next movie. Yes, I read Howard the Duck growing up.

The soundtrack recently went platinum with a mix of 70's and 80's tunes. The big song being "Hooked on a Feeling."  This first film soundtrack ever to reach number one without a single original song. It was nominated for 2015 GRAMMY Awards for Best Soundtrack.

In the end, I liked Guardians I just did not love it like all my buddy's. They have seen it more than once some even more. I may sit through it again someday before the sequel hits the big screen. 

Starlord sorry I give you...

3 Bloody Brains out of 5

Gulp, I liked Godzilla better sorry!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Meet...The CREEPER!

House of Horrors 
1946 | B&W |65 Minutes | 1.37.1 | NA | Horror | Mono | Universal Pictures

Jean Yarbrough

George Bricker 
Dwight V. Babcock

Rondo Hatton
Robert Lowery
Virginia Grey

Marcel De Lange is a struggling sculptor whose work and sanity are derided by the New York art critics. After waspishly officious critic F. Holmes Harmon ruins a sale for De Lange by dismissing his expressionistic cubist work as "tripe" and later gloating about it in his column, the distraught artist goes to the river to drown himself. There he discovers the half-drowned body of the notorious serial killer, the Creeper, and takes him back to his studio to recover. Feeling empowered by the friendship of the acromegalic sociopath, De Lange tasks him with murdering the critics who have pilloried him in print. When successful commercial artist Steve Morrow is wrongly suspected of the crimes, his art critic girlfriend Joan Medford decides to follow her instinct about a mysterious bust De Lange has suspiciously covered in his studio, and she decides to snoop around.

There will be a lot of Sven shtick tonight, a song featuring  Doug Graves doing a trumpet solo and info about the creation and evolution of the brand new Sven dungeon set created by Acme Design Inc. company of Elgin, Il.- with a close-up look at some of the many unique features!

You’ll see all this and more in “House of Horrors” -tonight on MeTV at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific, 9 pm Central, or, check local listings for run time in your area. Chicago gets a second look -if they can see ‘em- at “Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man”- at 11 am on our sister station, WCIU, the U! Yes, that’s the show with the highlights of last year’s “Flashback Weekend” costume contest.

Also check out the Rodo Hatton award page made by fans for fans!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Those Nazis Think of Everything!

A team of Arctic geologists stumble across an abandoned laboratory in which the Nazis developed an incredible and brutal secret weapon during the final months of WW2.

Deep in the ice, they accidentally awaken a deadly army of flying zombie sharks ridden by genetically mutated, undead super-humans, who are unleashed into the skies, wreaking their bloodthirsty revenge on any aircraft that takes to the air.

An elite task force is assembled to take on this deadly threat and stop the Sky Sharks from conquering the air, but as time runs out, the task force realises they will have to fight fire with fire, and the stage is set for the greatest flying super-mutant zombie shark air battle the world has ever seen....

The only thing that sucks is that we have to wait until January 2017!! By then the whole shark thing will be over or about to fizzle out. Time will tell.

281 days to Halloween UGH!

All though it has been a mild winter so far I still miss the bright colors in the trees.

Monday, January 19, 2015

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The movie that I have a producers credit for hits this Wednesday. Its the world premiere feature full length version of Trophy Heads. The 5 part mini series has been edited together into one film. Obsessed horror fan and his mother "collect" their 6 favorite Scream Queens while they are forced to reenact scenes from their classic horror movies.

Also Reel Evil (See my Review) is one  of the better found footage movie's I watched last year. Have not sat through the Commentary on the DVD yet so this gives me a good excuse to do so.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Did a little Movie Marathon Last Night

Both kids where at sleep overs last night to the wife and I had a rare moment to catch up on some movies. So here is just a quick hit on how we felt about them.

First up The Other Woman. We  both wanted to check this one out. If fell way short of our expectations. I like Leslie Mann but she drove both of us nuts during this movie.

3 Bloody Brains out of 5

Next up HBO was running Blended. We missed the first 10 minutes but decided to dive in anyway. We both like Drew Barrymore so way not right. Seems this movie is getting some bad press I think its up for a razzie even though we enjoyed it. Pretty predictable but fun non the less. Much better then The Other Woman.

3 Bloody Brains out of 5

So  by this time it was getting late and really we where just waiting for that call saying your daughter wants to come home. So we hit up Netflix and settled for Silver Linings Playbook. I must say Bradly Cooper was fantastic. Knowing how these people suffer first hand he was wonderful. Jennifer Lawarence did a great job as well. It's a great movie that was worth all the Oscar buzz a few years ago.

4 Bloody Brains out of 5

I know Mann again right? Well this time she was a little less annoying. This movie was the best one of the night. My wife and I kept saying its us, Oh my gosh that's our girls. Now I did not have any trouble turning 40 but why is wives cant deal with it? This was a very enjoyable movie on so many levels. If you have not see this yet I have to say find it its well worth it.

4 Bloody Brains out of 5

So their it is in a nut shell we finally gave in to the fact that our kids where fine and having the time of there lives and that this dad could stop worrying. It was great to just veg out on the couch with my wife and get caught up with a few movies.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

AS PRIVATE EYES...they're getting an Eyeful!

Abbott & Costello Meet The Invisible Man
1951 | B&W |82 Minutes | 1.37.1 | G | Horror | Mono | Universal Pictures

Director: Charles Lamont

Hugh Wedlock Jr.
Howard Snyder

Bud Abbott
Lou Costello
Nancy Guild 

Boxer Tommy Nelson is accused of killing his manager. While detectives Bud and Lou investigate they come across an invisibility formula with which Tommy injects himself rather than face the police. This sparks an idea for trapping gangster Morgan by having Lou fight champ Rocky Hanlon, with Tommy's invisible help.

“Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man” appears on MeTV tonight at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 pm central, and , for the time in your area- please check your local listings. In Chicago, viewers get a second look at the classic “Island of Lost Souls” at 11 am on WCIU! 

Looking forward to next week when Sven will be showing House Of Horrors with the new set! Can't wait.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Revenge Comes Online

While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. A first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something out of this world, something that wants them dead. Told entirely from a young girl's computer desktop, CYBERNATURAL redefines 'found footage' for a new generation of teens.

This looks insane sure its MTV so I will suck but it sure its home for today's youth. If its PG-13 it will fill the seats.