So, "Aliens: Colonial Marines" came out and turned out to be a completely shitty video game. The question that I find myself asking is "Could it have been anything else but shit by now?". It's almost sad just how horribly this franchise concept has been mishandled over the years. Even more dumbfounding is the fact that everyone still makes the same mistakes with the concept in the first place.…
Added by MDS on February 19, 2013 at 10:30pm —
There is something about turning 40 that makes you want to reflect on "the good ol' days". And while 40 isn't really that old, there are a few things that you pick up here and there. Ironically, it's kind of surprising how much you really learn from years of TV. Now, of course "Years of TV" means watching a lot of re-runs from the 50's'-60's shows, growing up with the shows from the 70's-80's and cable-TV… Continue
Added by MDS on August 12, 2012 at 9:47pm —
Fuck it. What can I do? I'm just sick and tired of all the Nolanites working overtime to explain how things work.
Look, okay... you win. You love a movie more than I do. Okay, I get it. But for fuck sake at least step back for 2 seconds and acknowledge that there are examples of bad writing in the movie. That doesn't make the overall movie a horrible movie, it just shows that it's NOT the world's greatest piece of cinema. And while we are at it, PLEASE stop trying to "cover up" that… Continue
Added by MDS on July 29, 2012 at 1:00am —
Okay, look. I know that almost every single one of you are going to say that I'm going to give this movie a negative review "just to be different", or because of the history of my views on The Dark Knight. The truth is, this movie purely relied on "fanboys" to love it that they got lazy with the movie in general.
Let me start off with what I liked about the movie.
Michael Caine as Alfred. I actually liked the direction that they took with this character and the way that… Continue
Added by MDS on July 23, 2012 at 1:07am —
You know, the more I think about it, the more I wish they would stop making comic-book based movies. Or to be more specific, I wish they would stop making comic-book based movies off of comic-book series, or out of thin air.
To be honest, I don't mean that they should stop… Continue
Added by MDS on April 7, 2011 at 7:30pm —
Well, let's all just take a moment and let out a collective sigh..... Ready? 1......2......3........SSSSIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGHHHHHH!
Well, it seems that maybe sometimes cooler heads actually prevail and we get a release from the endless cycle of bad remakes, needless reboots, super-hyped sequels and insane studio meddling.
First, let's go with last year's "The A-Team" movie.…
Added by MDS on March 10, 2011 at 7:10pm —
You know, it's not often that I say this but I'm actually happy to sit back and watch someone completely loose their damn mind in their own battle of egotistical insanity. It's just funny to me that with the boring Oscars, the laughable "Thumbing of the nose to Hollywood" Razzie awards, lack of anything interesting in theaters for the last couple of weeks and of course, let's not forget the complete internet-rage over Justin Bieber's movie, I finally get something worth watching on TV.....… Continue
Added by MDS on February 28, 2011 at 5:42pm —
Twilight. Yes, the word alone should leave a dirty taste in your mouth. I know that it leaves a bitter taste in mine when I think of the movies. However, I guess now that we are coming to the end of the "Twilight Series", we should really take a moment to thank the people at Summit Entertainment for providing us with several years of good laughs at lack-luster movie making. But can someone really put something like Twilight out without paying some kind of price for such lack-luster movies?… Continue
Added by MDS on February 6, 2011 at 1:46am —
There was a recent story regarding NewSouth Books releasing a new version of the American Literary classic "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain. While a reproduction of this work is nothing new, it happens almost every year or two. The fact that NewSouth Books is going to replace references to the "N-word" with "Slave", and replacing "Injun" with another description when it comes to describing Native Americans, is something of note. Prior attempts to replace (or remove) these… Continue
Added by MDS on January 4, 2011 at 6:00pm —
Okay, let me be the first one to say that I've seen some really SHITTY movies. Hell, I'll be the first one that openly admits that I watch shitty movies for a good laugh and sometimes, well sometimes just because I'm bored out of my mind. But rarely, and I do mean rarely, is there a movie that actually goes from just being "shitty" to being put on my "worst movie ever" list.
Let me give you my two standard "Worst Movies Ever" so you understand where I'm coming from.
Added by MDS on August 27, 2010 at 11:45am —
Taking a page from William Shakespeare, I figured I would give a bit more "class" to nonsense this time. So, here goes. To star on a Television show, or to not appear on a Television show as presented by "Hamlet".
TV or not TV; that is the question. Whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the small screen and repeatitive shows for outrageous fortune, or to make careers in big movies, and by taking them, end them. To star, to co-star no more, and by a bomb to say we end. The… Continue
Added by MDS on August 23, 2010 at 2:35am —
Well, before going into what was reviewed and seeing who made or lost money, I need to say a few things first.
First off, I have really GOT to tip my hat to Meksicano for creating the "Lost Audio Review" group, which made this particular blog both incredibly enjoyable to put together and much easier. …
Added by MDS on August 17, 2010 at 12:07pm —
Sy-Fy. The name still strikes me as something that has disrespected the genre that the channel was based off of. It's called "Sci-Fi" for a reason: Science-Fiction. But the marketing department decided that Sy-Fy was something that was easier to turn into a "brand name". While I continue to stand by my earlier blog about the name change
, it's really the programming that has me concerned about the direction the channel is… Continue
Added by MDS on August 3, 2010 at 12:55am —
It's sad really. Seeing what used to be one of Hollywood's "power houses" falling so low, is sort of hard to stomach.
After so many classics, Ben-Hur, The Thin Man, Babes in Toyland, Mutiny on the Bounty, Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Asphalt Jungle, Forbidden Plant and many more. Multiple iconic film figures, Alfred Hitchcock, Abbot and Costello, The Three… Continue
Added by MDS on July 14, 2010 at 2:23pm —
Well, I have to be honest and say up front that I was disappointed by the news today that Roman Polanski is going to be freed from his "House Arrest" in Switzerland
. Actually, disappointed doesn't really begin to describe how upset I am about this particular "Celebrity Case". I would have to say (in all fairness) that I feel sort of cheated. Not out of any sense of vindication, but out of a sense of seeing the immortal words "And justice… Continue
Added by MDS on July 12, 2010 at 12:36pm —
Mad Max. The eternal Australian wastelands bad-ass. The man that lost it all in the "roar of an engine", the warrior Max, the Hero Max. The character that launched Mel Gibson's US career as an 80's action star. That Mad Max. Well, it appears that the character of "Mad Max" is coming back to the screens in what some reports are saying will be two movies filmed back-to-back.
While some reports are indicating that… Continue
Added by MDS on July 6, 2010 at 4:00pm —
So, Hollywood had to go and do another remake/reboot of something from the 1980's? Well, honestly I'm sort of to the point of saying: "Why Not?" Look, let's be blunt with each other for a moment. There have been some recent rumblings about how Hollywood is "remaking everything" or that there "isn't any originality left". While this may sound true on the surface, the plain truth is that it's OUR FAULT
that it's happening so much.
Oh, I… Continue
Added by MDS on July 4, 2010 at 2:34am —
Oh man, I did tell you all that "The Last Airbender" was going to suck, but even I didn't expect it to be THIS bad. Oh don't get me wrong, I'm not going to give you a review of the movie, because at this point I don't have to give you a review. Let's just say that when a movie comes out and you get people saying the following in their reviews, you sort of have an idea of what the hell is going wrong with the movie without seeing it. … Continue
Added by MDS on July 1, 2010 at 8:25pm —
Yes, it's that time again. Another Twilight movie hits theaters this week, so of course you get another blog regarding this particular "franchise".
While I perfectly understand that I'm not the target audience for these movies I still have to admit that I don't like the way that these movies were made. I've already pointed out once back in July of 2009, that there is a lack of respect for the audience… Continue
Added by MDS on June 30, 2010 at 12:12pm —
Look, everyone around the world knows that a lot of the Reality TV programs are nothing more than crap that gets put on TV simply because it's cheaper to film than a real TV program. Even though some of the shows are good ones like "Deadliest Catch", that mix a combination of Documentary with Drama, and a few others here and there that do actually entertain while educating. The simple truth of the matter is that most of them are really horrible shows that only get ratings due to the fact that… Continue
Added by MDS on June 9, 2010 at 10:33pm —