I saw another SIFF film last night, Thale. I don't have as much to say about it, because it wasn't that good. Visually it was weird, but the plot was kind of dusty and it moved extremely slow. I suppose it was relying on suspense, but it really wasn't effective. The movie was kind of short, which is good in the sense that I wasn't enjoying myself, but it felt like not enough… Continue
Added by Hi, My Name's Matty on May 31, 2012 at 3:58pm —
I just saw an awesome movie. Game of Werewolves (Spanish title is Lobos De Arga the director was at the screening and expressed distaste for the English title.) is the Dead Alive of werewolf movies and its stars seemed like Spain's answer to Edgar Wright's Pegg/Frost comedies. Also it stars the cutest Jack Russel ever!!!…
Added by Hi, My Name's Matty on May 30, 2012 at 4:08am —
This review contains spoilers.
SIFF has been taking place since May 17th, and I should have made more of an effort to catch some films on all my days off, but I let the opportunity go by, so today I made a point of seeing some SIFF movies. This afternoon I saw The First On The List. A… Continue
Added by Hi, My Name's Matty on May 29, 2012 at 9:30pm —
Here's my picks for the year. It's a tough year, and I wouldn't be surprised if I don't get a single one right. All four acting categories were stumpers. I haven't picked up any buzz about any of these performances, and I haven't seen any of the films, so I basically guessed. (Well, maybe I picked up a little buzz about Jonah Hill, but not enough te really mean anything.) Continue
Sound Editing: Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Sound Mixing: The…
Added by Hi, My Name's Matty on January 25, 2012 at 7:10pm —
31 HORROR FILMS FOR OCTOBER
I wanted to make a list of my favorite horror movies. Since my top ten barely scratched the surface, I did a top 31, one film for each day in October.
Now, I can tell you up front that no one is going to love this list. I myself am unsatisfied with it. It feels like something’s missing, and I can’t help but feel that certain movies should be higher or lower,…
Added by Hi, My Name's Matty on October 1, 2011 at 2:13pm —
Last night I listened again and followed along with the lyrics. I am convinced now of something I previously suspected. I believe Join Us is truly a concept album. Apollo 18 had conceptual elements, especially the Fingertips – shuffle feature, but Join Us seems to be a concept album in the traditional sense as a rock opera. I really think there’s a narrative that runs through the whole program. Continue
The title: My theory is that the “Us”…
Added by Hi, My Name's Matty on August 1, 2011 at 7:22am —
Top Ten NES Games
10. Bubble Bobble
It’s the only game on my list with a classic arcade feel. Frantic game play, and brilliant level designs make this stand out among static screen games of this type, but it’s the super fun cooperative play that really makes it shine. I can’t think of a better NES title to share with a buddy.
9. Ghosts n Goblins
Very hard and addictive. It’s sweet punishment.
8. Kid… Continue
Added by Hi, My Name's Matty on February 16, 2011 at 4:50am —
First of all this list is inspired by this video. http://blip.tv/file/4581618/ I realize that the girl in the video covered the sixties and seventies, but I felt it was more appropriate to begin with the fifties and sixties and therefore cover the dawning decades of pop, rock and soul. If I should decide to make future lists they will group the seventies and eighties together and group the nineties and 2000s together,… Continue
Added by Hi, My Name's Matty on February 9, 2011 at 6:38am —
A temporary top ten of all time list. The best I could come up with at least. Please keep in mind that there are dozens of popular games that I've never played. Continue
#10 - Katamri Damacy
I'm really not satisfied with this choice, but I just couldn't settle on a game for the number ten spot. I went with this one, but there are other strong contenders.
#9 - Mario Kart 64
People will argue over what the best…
Added by Hi, My Name's Matty on February 2, 2011 at 3:55am —
This post is in response to ACOCO mentioning Sam Raimi when asked what directors they'd like to be in the place of. I agree with this choice especially, not just because he's a great film maker and innovator, not just because he made Evil
. It's also because of documentaries I've scene about him using clips from his amateur films he made with his friends when he was young. Seeing what they came up with from very little to work with just plain makes me… Continue
Added by Hi, My Name's Matty on July 15, 2009 at 8:51pm —
These are my thoughts on the animation LEOG episode.
In the beginning, as with most forms of expression, the work was very primitive. When sound came along in the thirties animation as well as stories told with it had improved vastly, but were still very simple.
The late thirties and all of the forties were the golden age of animation. I don't think there's much need to say anything about it since its pretty common knowledge that Disney, MGM, WB and Fleischer Studios were… Continue
Added by Hi, My Name's Matty on July 14, 2009 at 4:26pm —
I first discovered Spill.com's youtube channel in December. I was looking for fan reviews of Punisher: War zone
and I was very impressed with Spill's animated review and subscribed. I also went back and watched any of their youtube vids reviewing movies I'd seen.
When the Doctor Manhattan parody came out, I wanted to share it with some people on another message board only to find the youtube video had already been removed. So I went Googling for it only to find my way to the… Continue
Added by Hi, My Name's Matty on July 14, 2009 at 3:00am —
I'm looking at this picture of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter in the upcoming picture Alice in Wonderland
. It makes me feel sad and tired. I'm a little bit angry, but I'm so tired of being angry it's hard for me to keep this up. Why does this sort of thing have to happen so much? What does this have in common with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
and Sweeney Todd
besides Johnny Depp starring in a film that desecrates something I grew up with? Well the initials are TB, and… Continue
Added by Hi, My Name's Matty on June 23, 2009 at 9:30pm —
I'm listening to ACOCO right now, and their talking about what movies of this decade will be classics ten years from now.
Here are my thoughts:
I don't want to talk about the eras predating the seventies. The seventies was a renaissance. It was, in my opinion, the first decade of modern film. We did away with the “stage play” look with three walls and the stationary cameras. Acting, dialogue and cinematography become more organic, and in general films started looking like… Continue
Added by Hi, My Name's Matty on June 15, 2009 at 10:54pm —