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Hacksaw Ridge review

DON’T WATCH THIS TRAILER.  IT GIVES AWAY TOO MUCH!!!

I saw the trailer for Hacksaw Ridge and just assumed, “It’s another Clint Eastwood World War II movie.”  It’s not.  This is a Mel Gibson joint and frankly, that doesn’t mean much to me because neither The Passion of the Christ or Apocalypto peaked my interest and Braveheart came out twenty years ago.  It all happened by chance – I just picked whatever movie was playing at a time when I was free to hit the movies while I was traveling.  “I like Andrew Garfield,” I thought.  “I’m sure this’ll be the inspirational sports version of a war movie.”

Nope.

Hacksaw Ridge is many things, but for the faint of heart, it is NOT.

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4 Reasons why Fred Claus sucks (quick movie review)

What can I say about Fred Claus? Well, it sucks… but given its user ratings on IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes, you already knew that. Perhaps I should ask “What can I say about Fred Claus that you don’t already know?” Not much, so this is going to be a quick one. Read the rest of this entry

How Movies Get Made: The Internship (A Fly on the Wall)

Welcome to A Fly On The Wall, a feature that imagines what it would be like to hear conversations that may or may not have ever actually occurred. Today, we’ll fly on over to hear a conference call that Vince Vaughn may have had with Luke Wilson and Will Ferrell and how this led to the filming of the new movie The Internship.

VAUGHN
OK guys, I’ll get right to it. I just got out of the meeting with 20th Century Fox and it’s fair to say that they’re not excited about our idea to make a high risk, cutting edge comedy starring three guys in their forties.

L. WILSON
Shit.

FERRELL
Yeah, that sucks, but whatever, I’ll be fine.

L. WILSON
That’s easy for you to say – I’m squeezing the last bit of toothpaste out of the tube over here!

VAUGHN
There is good news: they do want to make a movie with us.

L. WILSON
Thank Christ.

FERRELL
But not the movie we want to make.

VAUGHN
No, they don’t want to make some bizarre novella parody flick where you speak Spanish phonetically for 90 minutes.

FERRELL
‘Casa’ means ‘house.’

L. WILSON
What movie do they want to make? Not that I care, just out of curiosity.

VAUGHN
Basically, they want us to make Old School 2. They saw the success that the flick had for Dreamworks, so they want to duplicate it.

FERRELL
You’re kidding.

VAUGHN
I’m not. They’ve done some market research and they think the timing is right. The problem is, the studio doesn’t want to pay for the rights from Dreamworks, so they’re going with their own concept… sort of.

FERRELL
Which is what?

VAUGHN
Well, they do own that Dodgeball flick I made, so they want to combine Old School with Dodgeball in a movie where we lead a rag tag group of Google interns to victory… victory meaning full time jobs at Google. It’s basically just a rehashing of movies I’ve already made, but with a Google product placement. Because nobody knows what Google is.

FERRELL
Holy shit.

L. WILSON
Look, Meeting Evil did OK, and I do have a tiny bit of pride left, so forget it. I don’t need this; I’ve got The Skeleton Twins coming out this year!

VAUGHN
So you’re out?

L. WILSON
Yes, definitely out.

VAUGHN
Is your brother co starring in any stupid movie where he plays the wacky comic relief this week?

L. WILSON
No, I’m pretty sure he’s free.

VAUGHN
Beautiful – they’ll never know the difference, and if they do, I’ll just pop in Wedding Crashers and show them the insane profits me and Owen made for New Line. Will? You’re being awful quiet.

FERRELL
Vince, I love you, but I can’t star in this. I’ll do a couple of days on this flick like I did for Crashers, but that’s all I can do for you.

VAUGHN
Awesome – hold on a sec, I need to tell my wife something…
Yeah, tell the crew they can start putting the new addition on to the house!

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Better Know Your Hitchcock: Psycho

psycho-movie-posterDr. Girlfriend and I are on a major Alfred Hitchcock kick, and we thought we’d take you along for the ride.  We’re going on a tour of some of his most famous films, a journey that’s sure to be filled with thrills, chills and other stuff that people thought would look good on a movie poster.  I’m not going to bother scoring or all out reviewing Hitchcock’s movies because they’re all great, all classics – this is more of an awareness campaign reminding you to check ’em out.  Today, we’re taking a look at Psycho. Read the rest of this entry

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