There’s nothing like seeing Star Trek The Next Generation episodes on the big screen. It’s like coming home in the comfort zone for me. For those of you not in the know, to celebrate the upcoming Star Trek TNG seasons coming out on Blu-ray, they have been showing a one night event of a Star Trek TNG episode from that season on the big screen. Last night event showed one of the best two part cliff hanger episodes called “The Best of Both Worlds”. It’s the one where the crew engage the ruthless and unreasonable Borg. And the Borg successfully capture Captain Picard and turn him into Locutus of Borg! The night started out by showing a great 20 minute behind the scenes feature of the making of the episode. It had great interviews including the actress that played the scene stealing character of Commander Shelby. After the main feature they showed a hilarious blooper real from that season, and a sneak peak at the next season. The theater was packed with Trekkies like me. I hope they keep doing these cause I’ll keep going!
Archive for April, 2013
I know this movie has been out for a while now, but I wanted to give my take on it. I really did like this sequel. I like the addition of Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Bruce Willis. I really liked the Ninja side story too. It had awesome action. But I did have some pet peeves about the movie being such a long time GI Joe fan. I thought killing off one one the main characters was unnecessary. Also, I wish the character of Flint looked like the Flint we knew back in the 80s & early 90s. Where was his black beret and shotgun bandoleer? Lady Jaye was fine, can’t fuck that up if she’s hot, and she was. Dwayne’s Roadblock looked the part. But they missed completely with Flints look. The last thing that bugged my was the casting of RZA as one of the Ninja masters. Come one, I know RZA loves Kung Fu movies, but really? Anyways with these three trivial things aside, I do recommend this movie for a theater visit. It did translate well visually in 3D. The next movie I would like to see more Destro or one of my favorite Joe villains, Major Blood! Yo Joe!!!!
Overall I did enjoy Oblivion, especially visually in IMAX. The music and sound was a stand out too. The cast and action was OK, but not impressive. Tom Cruise was, well Tom Cruise. The story was interesting, but the ending and “the beings pulling the strings” sort of speak, left me a little unsatisfied and wanting more. The movie is worth a see, but I’d wait for video especially on Blu-ray. Like I said, visually it’s cool, but a night in, not out.
Sooo Scary Movie 5 sucked. It wasn’t even funny. The only people laughing were the two teenage boys sitting near the front of the theater. The movie tried to make fun of the current horror flicks like Paranormal Activity, Evil Dead, Momma, Cabin in the Woods and even The Black Swan. This movie franchise should had quit when the Wayans Brother stopped. Not even cameos from Charlie Sheen & Lindsay Lohan could save this film. PASS!!!!
This movie left me a little unsatisfied. It’s about 15 to 20 minutes too long. But I have give the plot a lot of credit. The first and second half of the movie take place 15 years apart but are related to what happens in the first part of the film. Also, the second half of the movie revolves mostly around a new set of characters than the fist half which I though was interesting. I know this review seems vague but I didn’t want to give away specific plot points. Only a few characters remain constant throughout the movie. It’s a little slow, which is why I thought it was too long of a movie. I say give it a pass in the theater and wait for video.
42 is a very good movie and a history lesson. Being a Dodger fan myself I was especially proud of the movie. The cast was great including lead actor Chadwick Boseman who played the legend Jackie Robinson. This movie does a great job showcasing the hardship and racism that Jackie had to endure. Chadwick was great in his lead role but I was especially impressed with Harrison Ford’s portrayal of the man who gave Jackie Robinson his shot at the big leagues. Not only is this a good baseball movie, it’s a great movie with an insight to a part of history that most of us can only read about. With that said, I recommend this movie:-)
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