Lauren: Early on, the main storyline is introduced by the crudely drawn faces of missing children canvassing milk bottles decorating the background of a impromptu witch trial. If that little detail is not even slightly hilarious to you, then Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is not for you. Granted the title probably clued you in long ago. [Read more...]
As soon as this continuation of the Bourne films was announced it was much debated how the story would continue on without the title character involved. Then with Jeremy Renner eventually attached it seemed like there was nothing to worry about; it just turns out we may have been looking in the wrong place for where this could all go wrong. [Read more...]
For those of you not keeping track we are about to enter the second half of the year, full of just as many exciting things as the first half. So far some entries have disappointed, some have surprised, and some have lived up to and surpassed expectations so far, so lets keep our fingers crossed that there will be more of the latter options in the months to come. So what are you excited for? Let’s give you some options to consider with this list of what the writers of HST can’t wait for. [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...]
Last night the ALCS game ran long on FOX due to extra innings, so neither Nate or myself got more than 8 minutes of Terra Nova’s episode recorded. Lucky us, if FOX is still doing their “make you suffer” game of posting shows 8 days after airing, we’re gonna have to wait a while to see the rest of the episode.
To make up for this horrible act of treachery on our part by not having a write up of the episode this morning I have a gift for you all, and it comes in the awesome form of the trailer for The Avengers. AKA Marvel’s costumed finest coming together to fight crime as a team! Yay! [Read more...]
I have some confessions to make: Even with the persistent recommendation from a certain reviewer on this site I have never really had the inclination to see Ben Affleck’s first directed big screen film, Gone Baby Gone. (2) I seem to have a subconscious aversion to films involving bank robbery. No Inside Man or Public Enemies for me. (3) A certain upset in a World Series a few years back has led me to have negative feelings towards Boston. Clearly this film has a lot to make up for to win me over, yet The Town manages to quite easily. Silly preconceived notions…
The Town personalizes the criminal underbelly of Charlestown by following the character of Doug MacRay, a man who is neck deep in this way of life as a bank robber. He and his crew are quite the professionals, yet somehow he makes the amateur mistake of bringing his work home with him, as his friend so adequately puts it. What he is referring to is a certain hiccup to their life of crime glory when Doug somehow manages to fall in love with the woman they took as a hostage during their last robbery. Now Doug has a reason to try to leave his lifestyle, but unfortunately his ties in the community and the FBI’s interest in him are making it hard for him to make a clean break. [Read more...]
The film follows Doug MacRay, a bank robber, and his team as they run through a series of jobs which events lead to Doug wanting to finally get out. A former hockey protégé, Doug, turned to his father foot steps after he couldn’t make the squad; unfortunately his father was a crook and Doug begins working for his dad’s old boss, “Fergie the Florist.” It’s on a recent job though that Doug falls for a hostage that they take and riskily enters into a relationship with her. Added to this, the F.B.I. is coming after him as well and only needs some strong evidence to finally lock Doug and his gang up.
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:
The Hurt Locker may be a beautifully shot film, but it is far from the perfection I was expecting after all the hype it has been drenched in, especially post Oscars.
To sum it up, I think the best way to describe the movie is to compare it to the subject matter of the film, bombs (this seems like a really great and creative idea at 4 AM, so I’m just gonna go with it and see how it pans out).
Defuse Attempt: The Hurt Locker follows a team of three Army bomb squad members who are brought in to keep the ridiculous amount of bombs found in and around the streets of Iraq from exploding. These scenes may not be as crazy and up-tempo as the bomb defusing scenes of the MacGruber SNL skits, but honestly the best scenes in the entirety of the film are those spent simply waiting. The passage of time is marked with a countdown of days left until these men are home free, but its presence is more foreboding than it is hopeful. [Read more...]