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This week, Ursa delves into the pretty-but-bleak world of Holly Golightly. Featuring Audrey Hepburn, little black dresses, pearls, and an unsettling parallel with Anastasia Steele (can you spot it?), this review covers books, movies, and iconic images.
The Blockbuster Chick looks at a film that really makes her want to erase the memory of her watching it! So sit back, relax, and enjoy her take on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
The Suspect brings you an epic review of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, a worthy follow-up to The Fellowship of the Ring, and one of the greatest "middle films" of a movie trilogy ever made!
In this episode, we take a look at the classic '80s horror/comedy An American Werewolf in London, directed by John Landis. We'll look at the Landis's inspirations and what effect the film had on his future directing career, including Michael Jackson's "Thriller". We'll also look at the Oscar-winning makeup effects by Rick Baker, and why they make the film so unforgettable.
In this episode, we take nearly one hour to look at the beloved live-action/animation hybrid Who Framed Roger Rabbit! We'll cover everything from the inception of the original novel, to the years it took to get to the big screen, the century-old techniques used to bring the story to life, and the film's expansive 2-disc DVD set.
It's the Oscar-nominated short film that played in front of Wreck-It Ralph, where Disney discovers a new and innovative way to make traditional animation: with computers.
It's the debut episode of The DVD Shelf, where your host David Rose reveals, reviews, and recommends the movies you should have on your own DVD shelf! He takes a look at the Tim Burton film Ed Wood, starring Johnny Depp as one of the worst directors in history, and delves into Wood's real life to see how it compares to Burton's hilarious vision of the man.
“This is the most interestingly human, yet still recognizably Bond that the character has seemed in a long time, if ever.”
It's another Requested Review! This time, Sofie reviews The Muppets, the 2011 movie starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams... some kind of lizard-thing called Kermit, and several other weirdos.
Mr. Mendo reviews Skyfall, the latest film in the James Bond franchise, starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem.
The Lunatic Fringe takes a look at Bryan Singer's The Usual Suspects, a mystery/crime thriller about a heist gone wrong that became famous for its big twist ending. Unfortunately, Joshua has some major problems with that ending. Naturally, this review contains major SPOILERS! for a 17 year old movie. And also, Bruce Willis is a ghost.
Keanu Reeves is a hacker who learns he's living inside a virtual reality simulation, and joins in a rebellion against his machine overlords in The Matrix, which gives the Suspect a total nerd-gasm. Watch as he shows his admiration for this kick-ass sci-fi action classic in his usual way: by ridiculing the shit out of it!
Ursa reviews the movie, while Mendo unleashes a torrent of mindless self-indulgence, complete with cameos from Johnny Oldschool, the Unusual Suspect, Liam AKA Cheapus, Joey Tedesco as Dr. Rockso, a musical interlude from Full of Questions, and a special appearance by Robert Million as the Log Lady. Yes, all of this happens during the review. Honest to blog.
The Suspect begins a trilogy of reviews where he takes a lighthearted look at Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movies! First, he takes you blow by blow through 2001's Fellowship of the Ring, starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, and Viggo Mortensen.
Just in time for the remake of Total Recall, we go back to the original. No, not the 1990 movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone—we're going really old school, with a review of the short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" by Philip K. Dick.
It's certainly not a bad movie, but the filmmakers way overcomplicated things, adding pointless political commentary and contrived twists, creating tons of plot holes to annoy Mr. Mendo. Here are his biggest nitpicks!
Mr. Mendo revisits his Forrest Gump review, one of his most-watched reviews ever, to provide behind-the-scenes insight into how and why it was made.
Emma Stone is a White Savior character in 1960s Mississippi who writes a book about the black maids in town (Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer), which makes all the white people in town feel bad about racism. It also makes a buttload of money for Emma, while leaving the maids worse off then before. Whoops!
Ryan reviews Crash, one of the worst movies to ever win the Best Picture Oscar. Brought to you by former Facts of Life writer Paul Haggis, Crash is the movie that dares to say racism is bad, while teaching us all to be better people through laughter, tears, and Sandra Bullock.
“It’s less ‘It was beauty killed the beast’ and more ‘It was a bunch of helicopters with .50 caliber machine guns and itchy trigger fingers killed the beast.’”