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So the local AMC got this Limited Release movie this weekend, one I’ve been waiting about 6 months to see. Finally I was able to (its been on Limited Release for about the past month, since 2/6).

If you’re like me and have been waiting to see this movie, its well worth the wait. Both with geekdom, hot chicks (mainly Kristen Bell) and the classic Star Trek/Star Wars rivalry. I was laughing almost non-stop and its really a shame that America at large can’t enjoy this movie like I have.

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By dhert
On March 2, 2009
At 12:53 pm
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Watchmen (Graphic Novel)

So I started to become intrigued by the commercials for the Watchmen movie thats coming out this Friday and a couple of the guys I work with were reading the series. After Nate had finished reading it he loaned it to me to read, which I did in a little under a week. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

I don’t want to go into it too much until I see the movie, then I can weigh the differences and see if what they cut was actually something I think they could have. Personally I don’t think there was much I would want to cut from the comic, some of the filler in there was even pretty vital to the entire story line.

Keep in mind that Alan Moore had his name taken off this movie much like V for Vendetta, but not for From Hell or League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Either the guy is insane or he knows what hes doing, I think I would’ve taken my name off of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen rather than V for Vendetta. Then again, I hear they raped the comic version when they did the film for V for Vendetta.

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By dhert
On
At 12:08 pm
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The Dark Knight

Don’t get me started about how Heath Ledger’s performance lived up to its hype, very simply… it did. Every scene without Heath Ledger’s Joker in it seemed very lacking, and it was only worthy of being seen because of The Joker character. He was riveting and exciting, he did not disappoint.

Christian Bale, on the other hand, seemed to phone this performance in. He wasn’t exciting at all and it was very disappointing. Aaron Eckhart, on the other hand, had decent times.. but was otherwise very bland. If you plan on seeing this movie, don’t let the 2nd rate acting of the other people in the film bring your mood down… Heath Ledger very much made this movie great.

“I’m gonna show you a magic trick…”

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By dhert
On July 21, 2008
At 10:11 pm
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Hulk Smash!

Just recently got out of the theater from seeing the new Hulk. This version of the Hulk should make everyone forget about the abomination that Ang Lee made, thankfully I never witnessed that abomination myself. Louis Leterrier simply did a wonderful job making this film.

Thats not to discredit the actors at all. Edward Norton did a great job playing Bruce Banner and Liv Tyler was amazing as Dr. Ross. I highly recommend fans of Iron Man go out and see this movie, it may not have been as good as Iron Man (I’m biased that way) but it was certainly better than X3, Spiderman as a whole and the original Hulk movie. Haters of the original Hulk movie, forgive Marvel and bury that hatchet (still hold on to your hatchets vs Ang Lee) and go give this movie a shot, I promise you’ll be greatly surprised.

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By dhert
On June 13, 2008
At 5:54 pm
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Don’t Mess with the Zohan

Getting ready to go see a sneak preview of Zohan. Kind of stoked to be going to see it early, since Adam Sandler tends to be a funny man. I’ll update this after the fact with a semi-review.

Alright, having returned from seeing Zohan I’m going to be brief and save a full review for after its out and I’ve seen it again with the wife. First of all, is it worth the entrance fee? Yes, astoundingly yes. I suggest everyone who is a lover of comedies go out and see this movie, it won’t let you down. Second, it has all the normal Adam Sandler flick players as well as some fresh new faces that make the movie simply hilarious. Thats all I’ll disclose for now.

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By dhert
On June 2, 2008
At 6:33 pm
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Indiana Jones

Went and saw the newest installment to the Indiana Jones series today, and I must say that for being 65 Harrison Ford can still play a good Indiana Jones. Now, while it was of standard Indiana Jones fanfare it wasn’t exactly your classic Indiana Jones. Lets not go into that yet, though.

So here we are in 2008, 27 years after Raiders of the Lost Ark and 17 years removed from the Cold War. Now I know that Indy was always up against Commies, but in todays world is there really room for old Indy? I’d like to think that people could get past the old hang ups of the cold war and take it for what it is supposed to be, entertainment.

Back to the movie, it was everything you would expect Indiana Jones to be with some added Steven Spielberg flair. That flair was the worst part of the movie, unfortunately. How would you like to see an old school Indiana Jones where instead of going to find the Holy Grail and eternal life he instead goes to find the secrets of a lost civilization, only to find out that they are beings from another planet, aliens if you will, and his entire quest ends with him helping them piece themselves back into one and launch their centuries old space ship that had been buried beneath the ground back into outer space. Well if you’re into that kind of movie then thats exactly what Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is.

My biggest gripe with this movie is the sci-fi element that George Lucas decided would be a good idea to branch out into. Steven Spielberg did a wonderful job directing this film in that direction, but shame on Lucas for even contemplating taking Indiana Jones down an extraterrestrial path. Now you haven’t only ruined Star Wars with the failure that was your Prequels, but you had to drag Indiana Jones down into your cellar and beat it with a bat too… shame on you.

Thats not to say that the movie isn’t entertaining, it very much is. Just after further review and thought on the movie I’m upset and disappointed with the direction that was taken and I certainly hope that they just stop now while they’re ahead… it can only get worse from here.

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By dhert
On May 31, 2008
At 7:50 pm
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Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Ok, so I’m a little late on jumping on the bandwagon on this one. I’ll admit that I wanted to see it from the get go, I just never got around to it. Now that I did go see it I’m elated with how good it was, and how couldn’t it be with songs like “Peter you suck” or “Inside you”.

Jason Segel was a genius in writing this movie, not just because it was hilarious. Beyond that it was intelligent and it explored the relationship between the two people who had split, put them in awkward situations and otherwise dazzled you by how the characters evolved, or in some cases devolved, through the movie. If I could get this movie on DVD right now, I would. So I’ll treat you with the best two songs from the movie (or at least the two that stick out the most in my mind).

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By dhert
On May 30, 2008
At 11:55 pm
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