“Parents” Was Almost Too Weird, Even For Me…

28 01 2012

Last night we had a last minute Movie Night so I decided to snag “Parents” off of the Netflix instant que.  The synopsis of a young kid living in the 1950’s who thinks his parents are cannibals sounded really strange and intriguing.  So naturally we were all for it…after 14 hours and a good nights sleep I still don’t know what to think about it.

Released in 1989, directed by Bob Balaban, who I think is known more for his acting than for his directing, went for an all out art film direction.  “Parents” is filmed very well and continues to make you feel uneasy and creeped out with what’s taking place throughout the film.  Randy Quaid, who plays the father, surpasses the art direction taken by the film as a key piece in this creepy puzzle.  I’m not going to spoil anything else for you because I would like you to take a moment and watch it.  It’s not a terrible movie, it’s not the best thing you’ll see in your life, it’s just a movie that you need to experience. 

Burke

 





Goin’ Campin? Tucker & Dale vs Evil

19 01 2012

It is my pleasure to introduce to you, the latest camp/cult classic, Tucker & Dale vs Evil.  These two well mannered rednecks just want to fish and hunt at their newly purchased vacation house.  The only problem is there’s evil in dem woods…and college kids keep dying around them.  Blood, gore and laughter abounds.  I know, it really sounds sick and twisted combining gore with laughter, it actually sounds borderline psychotic, but the feeling of the movie, while being suspense ridden at times, is really quite light hearted. 

Tucker & Dale vs Evil hit store shelves December 9th of 2011 and has been picking up substantial speed as a cult classic.  With recognizable characters, above average acting (for a camp slasher), creative deaths and a hilarious plot it’s no mystery why Tucker & Dale is popular.  In fact, watch it now instantly on Netflix or run down to wherever it is you kids buy DVD’s and pick it up.  You won’t be disappointed.

And I wouldn’t leave you guys to watch it without a drinking game to go with it.  Grab a group of friends or get socially-unhealthy-drunk alone.

Tucker & Dale vs Evil drinking game:

  • Anytime someone dies. *DRINK*
  • Anytime Allison gets knocked unconscious. *DRINK*
  • Anytime Dale is socially awkward. *DRINK*
  • Anytime a beer is cracked open. *DRINK*
  • Anytime the names “Tucker” or “Dale” are said.  *DRINK*

Well have fun with that one kidos, it’s one of my favorites of 2011.  Ring in the new year with a new classic.

Burke





Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Multiplayer Trailer

15 01 2012

Curious about what Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is all about?  See what it’s like doing Umbrella’s job in this pretty impressive trailer detailing each multiplayer mode.

  • Team Attack: Seems to be the general Deathmatch rules, whoever kills the most wins.
  • Biohazard: Escort samples of the G-Virus to the base.  I don’t know exactly what that entails but I would say it’s safe to assume that it’s a capture the flag type mode.
  • Survivors: Stay alive until a chopper arrives to rescue you.
  • Heroes: Escort your iconic character to win.  From the trailer it looks like you’ll have the ability to be Chris Redfield, Claire Redfield, Leon Kennedy and even Ada Wong. 

With random zombies everywhere, breakable grapples, brutal executions and plenty of game modes to choose from, RE: ORC is shaping up to be an action packed experience.  Expect to see it hit store shelves for PS3 and Xbox 360 March 20th of this year.

Burke

 





Don’t Miss “Attack the Block”

13 01 2012

Horror and Sci-Fi fans rejoice, Attack the Block is here and apparently I’m just now finding out about it.  Attack the Block was released here in the states on October 25th of last year and if you missed it then, I suggest you watch it now. 

Attack the Block is about a gang of teenagers who manage to kill an alien that crash lands right in front of them.  After gloating about their kill, they’re soon met by more wolf like alien reinforcements.  Action and mayhem ensues.

Attack the Block is a refreshing take on the alien genre.  The aliens look amazing and don’t scream CGI, classic stunts and superb special effects make Attack the Block a unique experience you don’t get in this “Green Screen” era. 

Attack the Block has a wonderful cast of characters who’s personalities mesh extremely well together.  The british slang is humerous and is pretty easy to understand, adding a great deal to the “Block” feel.  This is their block and they’re going to do whatever it takes to defend it…or defend themselves.

I won’t even suggest this movie to just horror or sci-fi fans, Attack the Block is an all around great movie, I suggest that everyone see it.  Do not miss it.

Burke

 

 

 





Fright Night ReVamped

16 12 2011

Fright Night (2011) is the Blu-ray/DVD you should have bought this week. I was really excited to see this movie when it released last summer but, I was never able to make it actually into a movie theater.  So I patiently waited for my chance to catch it on my not-so-big-but-big-enough 50″ TV in the comforts of my living room.  I was a fan of the 1985 original and tend to dislike remakes, or “re-imagining”, but I’m here to say this Fright Night delivers.  I’m going to let the goofy jump on the 3D bandwagon cinematics go and focus more on the great story and excellent acting by each cast member.  Colin Farrell really outdoes himself and plays the creepy vampire vibe perfectly.  Christopher Mintz-Plasse, in my opinion, played a much better Ed/Evil Ed than his predecessor, and Anton Yelchin (Charley) with David Tennant (Peter Vincent) were a great vampire slaying duo. 

It may have felt more personal to me having it take place here in Las Vegas.  I actually tried locating that neighborhood on googlemaps and ended up finding one very close to what appears in the movie.  But I think the neighborhood in the film doesn’t exist or had some CG touch ups since the neighborhood I found in the West end of Las Vegas off of Fort Apache had an elementary school right next to it that didn’t appear in the film.  But either way it was very easy to relate to the film seeing familiar sights that you come across every day.   

The new Fright Night offers steady thrills and good laughs throughout the whole film.  Nothing feels melodramatic or forced.  You’ll be impressed with how well the movie flows and ask for seconds when it ends.  Don’t miss Fright Night, out now on Blu-ray/DVD.

nerdfarm





“Chillerama” the New Creepshow?

29 11 2011

Literally EVERY character in the movie.

If you grew up in the 80’s, you no doubt have watched Creepshow. It is easily one of the best campy, so-bad-its-awesome flicks of our time. Well that title might be up for grabs.

A soon to be classic, I'm sure.

Chillerama has everything you might want in a cheesy horror movie. Giant man eating mutant sperm, gay ass biting werewolves, loads of gore and even a few musical numbers.

Real Classy Movie

Throw in a few zombies and you’ve got all the ingredients that have sold millions of movie tickets. Well maybe not gay werewolves, but hey I guess some people like Twilight too.  Do I think this new edition to camp will overtake its predecessor? Absolutely not. Sure its earned itself a place among bad movies, but if you want to truly succeed you had better set your sights on being the next ThanksKilling!

You just got stuffed!

But do make sure you at least watch The Diary of Anne Frankenstine featuring Joel David Moore as Hitler. Revel in the fake German and the irony of his Jewish monster Meshuganuh.

PS This one ISN’T for the kiddies!

Drinking Game Amendment: Here’s the part you’ve really been waiting for, the rules!

1 Drink for any one liner from another movie

2 Drinks for any and all sexually related puns

3 Drinks for any pair of boobs on screen at any given moment!

Srs Out!





Kevin Smith directs the Hell out of Red State

22 10 2011

Promise me this, if you see one movie this month, hell, if you see one movie this year, you MUST see Red State.  Kevin Smith writes and directs a spectacular film that I know is flying well below the radar.  I’m a huge fan of Kevin Smith and had heard Red State is nothing like anything he’s done previously.  He ventures out of the comfortable witty comedic dialogue and ventures deep into a religious fanatical horror flick.  He enlists a power house cast including John Goodman, Stephen Root, and Kevin Pollak.  Honestly, you mention Kevin Smith and John Goodman working together in one sentence, and I’ll intently watch whatever it is.

Red State is the refreshing film I’ve been looking for all year.  A horror movie that keeps you at the edge of your seat without feeling the need to “startle” you with loud crashes and bangs.  The suspense is intense and the gore is adequate.  We jumped on the opportunity to stream it upon it’s arrival to Netflix, and all of us getting up and screaming at the screen when our internet connection slowed, was a true testament to how the movie was effecting our stress tolerance.  Following all of Kevin Smith’s movies since Clerks, I’ve come to expect the in depth dialogue and character development he brings to the screen, Red State, follows up with this surreal intensity.  I was extremely impressed with this film, making it one of the most impressive films I’ve seen this year, and further cementing Kevin Smith as one of my favorite writer/directors of the past two decades.  If this is a sign of his future projects, I look forward to seeing what he plans to experiment with next.