When I wrote this blog, people kept hounding me on the exclusion of one film. "Where's District 9?" "Why didn't you put District 9 on your list?" "Hey yo, where's District 9, mutha fucka?!" Well fellow "mutha fuckas", when I wrote that list, I hadn't seen District 9. Boy, I wish I had.
Let me preface this by saying: I didn't really like Office Space.
Now, don't get me wrong, it had its great moments (John C Mcginley stole every scene he was in) But overall the sparse moments of comedic genius were hidden in a plot I felt would have fit better in a 30 minute TV episode.
This seems to be the theme with Mike Judges work, he has very original and creative ways to stick characters in awkward moments that are truly hilarious in his condensed TV… Continue
"This might be my masterpiece," is the last line of Tarantino’s new movie, which could be the director’s contentment with his farcical WWII actioner, a movie he’s been planning for ten years. It may not be a masterpiece, or even his masterpiece, but it’s a hell of a lot of fun - Tarantino is back making movies for the audience and not just his mates.
Brad Pitt’s Lt. Aldo Raine heads up a small team of eight soldiers whose sole mission is to take one hundred Nazi scalps in occupied… Continue
Peter Berg had an interview with Sci Fi Wire about the chance of his awesome movie, Hancock, happening, that
starred Will Smith, Charlize Theron, and Jason Bateman.
Peter Berg said that he would love to do a Hancock 2.
In the film Hancock, he told us that Hancock(Will Smith) is an immortal god that becomes vulnerable in the presence of a goddess, which is Jason… Continue
Trifecta (from wikpedia): a trifecta is a parimutuel bet in which the bettor must predict which horses will finish first, second, and third in exact order.
Spill readers, I've realized something which I should have fully understood before but only tonight did it dawn on me: George Clooney, who we all (or hopefully mostly) know and love as a star and… Continue
2009 has been a decent year so far. More of the films have been mediocre, but there have been some excellent gems and horrific abominations against humanity. So, let's go with a good news-bad news scenario and start with the bad.
EDIT: I can only put movies on here I have seen. As of this edit, Funny People is the most recent movie I've seen (though District 9 looks awesome!)
All you got to tell me is Hayao Miyazaki and my butt is in that theater. Even though his last two films (Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle) didn’t thrill me too much by focusing a little much on the murkiness and dangers of magic, all of his films are made with admirable love and care only matched by Pixar. Thankfully, though, Ponyo is pure surprising fun considering how heavy-handed and frightening the story could have been. Oh, and it’s… Continue
I don't normally write reviews, so I can't exactly say i'm deviating from the usual formula, but with a film so seemingly geared towards a particular audience like this, you can't give a straight forward, "regular" review that will satisfy everyone.
So I will split it up into sections based on the "types" of people who will see this movie. These will be based off common sense, and my friends who came with me to see the movie.
I finally finished all the Spill Crew Plushies. I'm shipping them to Austin this week for the party. I guess we are not having a raffle so each member of Spill will get there own plushie. I rather the guys have them anyway. I know once each one of them see there own plushie they are going to want it. Co-host already has his plushie so I made him something else special. *Not shown.
I did make some more co-host so if there is a… Continue
30 years ago, a massive alien spacecraft gets stranded over Johannesburg. When the government decides to figure out whats going on with it, they cut their way inside. Once they're in, they discover millions of aliens (known as "Prawns" in the film) starving to death, desperately trying to get home. Because us Earthlings have such a big heart, we decide to give them a home in the slums of South Africa....After years of… Continue
Our friends over at Bloody Disgusting stumbled upon some interesting news this morning. According to their sources, Legendary Pictures is gearing up to resurrect Japan's most famous giant monster Godzilla.
Details are sketchy, though it seems early discussions have begun. One thing that seems certain is that this will not be a… Continue
Inglorious Basterds is the newest film from Quentin Tarantino, a man who has undoubtedly had a massive influence on modern cinema since the early nineties when he first surfaced with the brilliant Reservoir Dogs (currently my favourite movie ever!) and Pulp fiction. However, his section of Grindhouse, Death Proof, has been criticised by some as showing that he had gone off the boil somewhat and lost his golden touch invoking too much dialogue and failing to keep the film interesting. Does his… Continue
Quentin Tarantino presents the worst war epic ever, and the best.
When you think of war epic's you think of acts of bravery and heroic's, these are absent from this film, what you get is a bunch a jew's people killing nazi's.
You have probably made you your mind about Quentin Tarantino, you either love him or hate him. But what you can't deny is his heart and his effort he put into his movies. he makes films to enjoy, as… Continue
For those who aren’t aware of the GI Joe mythology, it started as a hugely successful toy line and went on to become one of the biggest cartoons of the 80s.The story was simple: a group of the best soldiers in the world form together GI Joe, who must take on the evil global organization known as Cobra. I have seen some of the episodes from the cartoon and it’s a pretty cool show. It is… Continue
I’ll just say it: I am really not that bothered about remakes. Everyone keeps throwing this big hoop-la about how remakes “destroy” the original films and how it’s “the death of Hollywood”. Advice to the people who do say those things: shut up. Yes, some remakes are a bit iffy, but then again without them we wouldn’t have all John Carpenter’s The Thing, Steven Soderburgh’s Ocean’s Eleven, Martin… Continue
Todd Phillip’s The Hangover works like Christopher Nolan’s Memento if you replace Guy Pearce with three hung-over friends and replace the death of his girlfriend with the disappearance of their friend. And if you were to set in Las Vegas. With lots of sleazy humour.
The film follows three friends; schoolteacher Phil (Bradley Cooper), dentist Stu (Ed Helms) and soon-to-be-married Doug (Justin Bartha)… Continue
What is there to say about Harry Potter that hasn’t been said already? The books are the most popular series of novels today, the same goes with the films, tying with James Bond as being the biggest film series of all time. Not to mention the GINORMOUS fan base it has created. To me, Harry Potter is the new Star Wars; they are the must-see films of their generation and will undoubtedly be referenced in popular culture for a long time.… Continue
It’s no surprise that both have a lot in common. Not only are big robot action epics, but they’re also new entries in two beloved series. So how were they? Were they both equally satisfying or hugely disappointing?
Now I am more a Terminator fan than a Transformers fan. I just adore The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day, without question two of the best movies I have ever… Continue