Premise: A guy who Wolverine saved from an atomic blast in WWII is dying, and would like to say goodbye to his mutant friend, so he buys Logan some plane tickets. Once he gets there, Wolverine has a badass Japanese adventure. Fun Fact: Hugh Jackman has now played Wolverine in six movies. Seven after next year.
I have a huge documentary post I’m working on that will be up in the next week or two, but I saw a doc yesterday at the theater that was so good that I thought it warranted its own post. It’s called Blackfish, it’s about killer whales, and it’s awesome.
Last year’s V/H/S was an alright viewing experience for horror fans, even if it only had about 2 or 3 great segments, and then the rest were pretty blegh. It had a fantastic POV party night gone wrong, an incredibly fun haunted house, a mildly creepy vacation tape, an awful slasher set in the woods, the worst thing ever recorded on Skype, and a dumb wraparound segment. For this year’s sequel, V/H/S 2; there was an epic GoPro segment filled with insanity, a good POV segment about zombies, a terrible POV segment about ocular implants, a cluttered mess about aliens, and a dumb wraparound segment. And unlike Rex Reed, I actually sat through the entire thing! Let’s break it down!
Premise: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren investigate the haunting of a family in Rhode Island. And… well, I guess that’s a pretty succinct premise description. Continue reading
Premise: I was at a cottage in Michigan over the weekend with no TV and limited internet, and then it started raining (a lot), so I looked up the local theater to see what was playing. The menacing storm had managed to even infiltrate my phone’s Fandango app, as R.I.P.D. was the only movie showing anywhere close to what time it was. That’s not really a premise description, but more so just an explanation as to how I came to watch this movie that I wasn’t all that excited to see in the first place. Besides, describing a rainy day is a lot more interesting than anything R.I.P.D has to offer.
Premise: 14-year-old Duncan is forced to spend the summer at his mom’s boyfriend’s summer house on the beach. He shows up with no friends, no communication skills, and no charisma. But after befriending (and working for) the owner of a local water park, Owen (Sam Rockwell), he starts to gain some confidence, and maybe things will end up alright after alllllllllllllllll…?
Premise: An alien attack is happening via the ocean, as giant monsters (referred to in the film 50 times as kaiju) are destroying coastal cities. The humans of Earth put aside their differences in order to try and stop the monsters, by building huge robots (referred to in the film 50 times as jaegers) designed to punch the monsters until they fall over. But the monsters start getting bigger, and coming in greater numbers, so I think its safe to say that it has never felt more logical for me to keep living in Illinois than it does in Pacific Rim’s scenario.