G.I. Joe: Retaliation brings the military action figures back to the big screen in a smaller scoped and less silly affair that lacks many standout moments; outside “Ninja Mountain.” [Read more...]
A few years back (or many years in the future, rather) something horrible happened and I had to go back in time to fix it, and my past self was being really antagonistic about it because she wanted to live her own life. What a selfish brat. Ok, not really, but that would make a great story… [Read more...]
Hello internet perusers! We are back with round 2 of the four part year break down of things to come. Between April and June, the writers on HST have plenty that we are looking forward to in movies, music, and games,, and we want to share them with you. No, none of these are April Fool’s jokes. Zac is actually really excited to see a movie about male strippers. [Read more...]
Red makes DC Comics two for three this year at making fun action pictures come alive from their pages and neither of them included a character anywhere near being their A, or even B, tent pole characters.
R.E.D.’s, Retired Extremely Dangerous, are ex-CIA operatives that are no longer operating in the field but are still dealt with extreme caution as they were the best of the best in their time. Frank Moses is definitely a R.E.D. and as he wrestles with retirement the only connection he has to anyone seems to be his pension agent, Sarah. Frank has developed a thing for her though and he is tearing up his checks and reporting them lost for the opportunity of talking to her over and over again. It’s when an attempt to take out Frank puts himself and his hopeful lady friend into danger that our story really kicks in.
A couple of weeks ago I excitedly told my aunt that I was going to Comic Con in a week, with a big ol’ smile on my face. I didn’t really expect her to be jealous, but I was overly excited. Then she asked if it was a gathering of comics or something. As in comedians. I then proceeded to try and explain that it was this really cool event that happens each year that has been taken over by Hollywood in the past decade or so. Basically it has everything a nerd would desire to see, including comics, writers, artists, video games, tv shows, and movies. I told her about the panels I was planning on sitting in on and some of the people that were scheduled to attend. I was adamant about making her see how awesome it was, but she just didn’t get it. Color me deflated. Oh well, I guess Comic Con is just for certain people…
Like this girl:
Kevin Smith’s latest is his weakest, this is coming from a fan of his, and while it has some solid laughs and moments through out, the filmmaking is sloppy and uneven while the acting seems to through the motions at times.
The film follows a pair of detectives, Jimmy and Paul, who have been together for years now and seem to not quite carry the respect they should at this stage of their careers. After bringing in a small time drug dealer they get word of an upcoming deal involving a big time dealer, Poh Boy, they try and spring a sting on him in hopes of getting someone to rat him out. After things go bad, the two end up suspended for 30 Days, leaving Jimmy short on funds for his daughter’s wedding and Paul more insecure about his life in which he thinks his wife is cheating on him. The two then get involved in a mystery/plot that keeps them active on the streets and wrapped up in Poh Boy’s game. [Read more...]
Assassination of a High School President has gone through a long process to get to the masses, a Sundance 08 film that received a decent amount of praise and deemed marketable has finally hit DVD almost two years later and I don’t know why it took so long.
The film follows a sophomore student, Bobby Funke, who is trying to make a name for himself in the school newspaper world. When he discovers the high school’s president, Paul Moore, was behind the disappearance of the school’s recent SAT’s he gets a story that not only makes his newspaper career, but gets him noticed, and the hottest girl in town. But after a few encounters with the Moore, Funke begins to doubt his reporting and he begins to unravel a darker conspiracy to it all. [Read more...]
Barry Levinson’s latest is a look at Hollywood through the eyes of a big time producer who is dealing with crisis in all aspects of his life, and the result is a solid comedy that gives us a look into Hollywood behind the scenes.
Based off screenwriter Art Linson’s own book, the film is a reflection on his experiences as a producer through the eyes of the fictional Ben, who is warding off three crises over a two week period; one personal, two professional. First up for Ben is his personal struggle with trying to get back in with his most recent family which he has been estranged. As him and his ex work through separation counseling, Ben is trying to get back in and prove he is good for it. Making things hard on this front is the constant badgering he gets handling his professional crisis that keep getting in the way in his present as they did his past that was his downfall at home in the first place. The professional crisis in question is the re-editing of an egotistical director’s (Michael Wincott) film ending after a poor test screening that really went soar after a canine assassination in the end. Added to the mess is the production of his new film is in jeopardy due to the reluctance of Bruce Willis [Read more...]