Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

The start of a new Spiderman trilogy, as it’s been heard through the grapevine, The Amazing Spider-Man is the best Marvel comics based movie of its kind so far. Also, one of my favorite superhero movies because..everybody loves their friendly neighborhood hero, right?

First of all, the casting was spot-on. If you thought Tobey Maguire did a good job as Peter Parker in the previous installments, then you’ll love Andrew Garfield.  He did an amazing job as the quirky, awkward, geeky Parker by day and funny, confident superhero by night. Continue reading

In the spotlight: Philip Seymour Hoffman

Since it’s Mr. Hoffman’s birthday today and a Happy Birthday that is, I decided to switch things up a bit and not review a movie, but an actor.

Although lately things have changed, he used to be the kind of actor that mostly got supporting roles and not leads, much like say Forest Whitaker.  Which was a crying shame if you ask me, because if you’ve seen Capote – for which he won an Oscar or the more recent Doubt, then you know the man’s a bloody good actor. I personally love him. Continue reading

LOL (2012)

As a new year at school begins, Lola’s heart is broken by her boyfriend, though soon she’s surprised by her best friend, promising musician Kyle, who reveals his feelings for her.

I’ve got no excuses. I think I got possessed by a demon who loves bad movies and that’s the only reason I watched this. Really, you have to believe me!

I swear I thought I saw my share of bad movies after watching Blacksheep but how wrong  was I? This is basically a movie with no plot whatsoever.

No redeeming qualities, no rough gems hidden in plain sight, nada.

I mean when you’ve got scenes like a teen f**king a frozen chicken with a webcam, a supposedly responsable mother riding a motorcycle side-saddle, a granddaughter letting one of her friends drug her grandmother so they can “party”, you know there’s no way it can get worse. Continue reading

The Raven – Review to follow.

I finally get to watch The Raven; I’ve been wanting to see it since I first heard about the project, in part because it’s about Poe and based on his works and in part because it stars John Cusack.

A lengthy review will come after I’ve finished watching it. All I wanted to say was: they just made use of Annabel Lee which means this movie could pretty much suck from here to eternity and it still wouldn’t matter because that is one of the best poems I’ve ever read and they just quoted verses from it. Yay!

Yeah, I get excited easily, what can I say.

Review: Cube (1997)

Cube is a 1997 Sci-Fi psychological thriller directed by Vincenzo Natali. It’s about 7 complete strangers who wake up inside the terrifying creation that is the Cube, with no memories of how they got there and no sure way of how to get out.

Unlike its sequel, Cube²-Hypercube, and the prequel Cube Zero, both movies that thoroughly relied on visual effects to produce a scare or any kind of reaction really, Cube relies solely on the surreal settings. The feeling of confinement, the lack of any explanations as to what the Cube is, where it’s located, who made it and why those particular people were chosen to be put in, is what adds to the psychological scare. Continue reading

True Blood Season 6

Aaaand it’s official!

HBO has renewed True Blood for yet another season. Alan Ball is stepping down though, due to other projects he’ll be busy with for both HBO and Cinemax. He is staying as executive producer only.

Seasons’ 5 premiere had aprox. 6.7 mil viewers with roughly 4.5 for the rest of the episodes so far aired. If that wasn’t reason enough for a renewal, I don’t know what would’ve been.