Since the shuttering of the seemingly notorious Taps some time ago – a bar known for not having Taps, owners getting into back alley brawls and pub crawl stabbings – an inordinate amount of interest has been generated regarding the future of the establishment, especially since Ropewalk manager Marc McFaul purchased the building and all […]
I managed to somehow sneak into (and by that I mean walk straight through security without any questioning) the Tron: Legacy preview the other night, here’s my review. (contains minor plot spoilers, also crotch references)
The Mobbies have begun and among the 519 nominations, picking one that deserves to win can be difficult. And so, in addition to begging for votes via Twitter and Facebook or something (which I’ll probably do more of) I present to thee a few posts over the past year, a smattering of quality, a portfolio […]
Because “you demanded it,” the box office darling Paranormal Activity has spawned a new iteration, this time in the form of a pseudo-prequel-sequel that actually weaves the events of the first movie into itself in a fairly clever manner. But is it worth your $11 otherwise? Well, it depends. If you enjoyed the startling monster-jumping-out-of-the-closet […]
Let’s make this review as simple as possible: If you like Jackass – if you ever liked Jackass – and even if you never saw a Jackass movie prior to Jackass 3D, you might want to give this one a whirl. If you never liked Jackass, and found it exceedingly distasteful, you still might want […]
|Repo Men: A pretty formulaic “Big Brother Future” action movie. Well, to be fair, pretty much all of the action is at the end of the flick. Basically, people are getting more and more unhealthy and a company called “The Union” has perfected cybernetic organs! Huzzah! unfortunately, they are completely unaffordable and the Union is all too eager to get you on a payment plan. Which, if you are delinquent, they call in the aforementioned Repo Men to snatch your snazzy robot liver right out, killing you dead. Essentially, these people are gov’t sponsored serial killers (aside from Jude Law, they all look like bikers and thugs).
They are legally obligated to get you an ambulance on stand by if requested, but it’s hard to ask for one when you are tazed into unconsciousness beforehand. I’m sure the director/writer was going for some deeper meaning by drawing parallels between the Union and carnivorous banks that talk you into something you can’t afford, and ruin your life when things don’t go according to plan. It’s pretty heavy handed. So Jude Law has an accident and needs a cyberorgan himself, which leads him to a change of heart, which leads to him not making any money, which leads to him being on the run and seeing all the misery and pain The Union causes. I will say, that i did not expect the ending at all, and it was kind of neat. I don’t want to ruin it though. Anyways I’d say it’s worth a rent. I didn’t want my 90 minutes back, so there’s that. Plus a guy gets killed by a typewriter.