The 11 Best Movies To Watch This Halloween!


Halloween is a day for Trick or Treating, candy, and parties with women wearing the most revealing costumes imaginable.  Or, if you’re like me, it’s the perfect night for a good movie… or two… or ten! Here the 10 films I’d most recommend this Halloween 2016!

You will find that my list is fairly unique with far more unconventional and lesser known choices instead of the obvious titles like Halloween, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, etc.

Just don’t ask my why mine goes to 11…(Hint: I couldn’t it down to 10)

 

11) 28 Days Later28-weeks-later-cillain-murphy-empty-londonBest straight-up zombie movie. Period. Danny Boyle’s zombies even more frightening than the traditional model, capable of incredible speed, the ability to walk up stairs and climb ladder, and infecting others in seconds by spitting blood at them, in addition to the classic bite. The opening sequence with a completely abandoned London is an astounding image that is hard to forget. Finally, the most important rule of zombie movies is present: the zombies aren’t as dangerous as the other survivors (especially the military). Bloody good scares.

10) Army of Darknessarmy-of-darkness-bruce-cambell-ash-and-bad-ashMy list is full of horror/comedy hybrids. Even the most traditional of horror movies on this contains some laughs (except for 28 Days Later). I don’t always watch horror, but when I do, I like it with a splash of comedy. Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead trilogy set the standard for full on horror with some ridiculous laughs, with the 1st film arriving in 1981, predating any of the other movies on this list. The third film, Army of Darkness wasn’t released until 1992 and it upped the comedy considerably from even the grossly hilarious Evil Dead 2. Never has someone uttered as many  delicious one-liners than Bruce Campbell as Ash. There are skeletons, possessions, graveyards, and not just evil mini versions of Ash… but an actual full-sized Evil Ash (or “Bad Ash”). Raimi’s unique style oozes throughout the film; his own little quirks are nearly as recognizable as Tim Burton’s.

9) Shuan of the Deadshaun-of-the-dead-simon-pegg-nick-frost-pretending-to-be-zombiesShaun of the Dead (like all Edgar Wright/Simon Pegg collaborations),puts comedy 1st, yet still plays by all the rules of the genre. Shaun of the Dead is not a parody of zombie movies as much as it is love-letter to the genre with comedy. It’s the movie that put director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg & Nick Frost on the international stage, leading to other amazing parody/homages Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, so you know it’s good!  Not as terrifying a zombie movie as 28 Days Later, but still full of scares… balanced gently with laughs.

8 & 7) Ghostbusters (1984) & Ghostbusters (2016)ghostbusters-1984-finale-line-upThe original Ghostbusters from 1984 is a given, especially on a list with a comedy twist. Like Shaun of the Dead, this classic was conceived as a comedy movie first, but went on to embrace paranormal scares with great special effects… at the time. It’s not the scariest movie about ghosts, but it is the most iconic. You don’t need to sold on this one; Ghostbusters is a true Halloween Classic with hilarious performances by Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson.

This year’s reboot, also titled Ghostbusters, is not nearly as good as the original, but still has a lot of great laughs with creative, modern twists on the original film. It may be less scary than the original, throwing it further into comedy territory, but the blockbuster is still a fun watch; an especially useful pick if your friend insists on modern special effects. Besides, Kate McKinnon as Holtzmann and Chris Hemsworth as Kevin are the two funniest performances of the year.

6) The Nightmare Before Christmasthe-nightmare-before-christmas-jack-and-sallyIt’s a Halloween Movie! And a Christmas Movie… but totally a Halloween Movie! My boss says it is just a Christmas Movie, but he is wrong. Dead wrong.

With stunning animation directed by stop-motion genius Henry Selick, music written, conducted, and sung by Danny Elfman, and the touching story of a man skeleton experiencing a mid-death crisis, seeking new purpose in his life. Plus… it’s also for kids! The Nightmare Before Christmas is a beautify Disney movie that looks amazing in HD; as you can see the very materials the sets and characters where physically made of! My favorite animated film.

5 & 4) Scream & Scream 2scream-2-ghostface-at-the-toiletBesides 28 Days Later, the Scream films (ONLY the 1st two!) are the most full blown horror movies on my list. Scream was a game-changer for the genre in the 90’s; a horror movie that was so meta it had a character literally explain the rules of a horror film. With this level of self-awareness, the first two Scream movies were able to subvert said rules, providing plenty of fright misdirects while still delivering on the gory promise of a slasher film. No one is safe! The fact this formula worked two times is a testament to the sequel, which was able to feel fresh and bring “the rules of a sequel” into the mix. Scream‘s not a respectful parody like Shaun of the Dead, but rather a full-on horror flick with A+ scares, blood, and that self-aware twist.

3) Cabin in the WoodsCW-0089_DF-02291Cabin in the Woods came along in 2012 and took Meta to the next level! Co-Written by the great Joss Whedon, Cabin in the Woods also introduces all the rules only to subvert them. There’s an order in which each archetypal character must die (the jock, the loose girl, the stoner, the virgin… etc), but that doesn’t mean it’s followed. Cabin in the Woods take this idea of extreme self-awareness a bit farther, dissecting not just one horror sub-genre, but instead examining the many types of scares that cross cultures. Best of all, the film is half horror cliches and half office workplace comedy. It’s impossible to explain without spoiling the movie, but let’s just say it’s just as interesting watching Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford go about their extremely odd and disturbing job as it is watching Chris Hemsworth and friends try to survive in their cabin in the woods.

2) Fright Night (2011)fright-night-david-tennant-and-anton-yelchinOh, 2011’s remake of Fright Night, you would be on so many people’s Halloween lists if anyone had seen you. You’re forgotten, not bad.

I always thought Fright Night was a horror/comedy, but my friends will tell you it’s just horror. Perhaps the comedy I see comes from the brilliance of David Tennant as Peter Vincent, the “Vampire Hunter,” and Collin Farrell chewing the scenery as Jerry the Vampire. It’s the late, great Anton Yelchin’s best movie, taking a story about Vampires and spinning the location of Las Vegas, a city full of half-empty neighborhoods due to the housing crisis,into a character that adds fun, creative twists. An overlooked horror movie about Vampires, of course the “new” Fright Night on my list!

1) The Frightenersthe-frighteners-grim-reaperThree Halloweens ago, I wrote an entire post about The Frighteners. Not if there’s anything more to say today then I did in 1,000 words three years ago. Peter Jackson’s classic is at the top of my list for a reason. My list is ranked in order from least recommended to most, so if you only have time for one movie this Halloween, give The Frighteners a chance! Like Fright Night, it simply slipped under the radar in 1996. Hey… that makes this the 20th Anniversary of The Frighteners! Now you have no excuse!

I know I’ll be watching it…

The 5 Best Geeks In Film & TV


I’ve proven, without a doubt, Geek and Nerd can be used interchangeably. Now I am free to move with my list of The 5 Most Accurate Geeks in Film and Television! Any Hollywood Writer and Studio Exec can create Geek characters for the masses to enjoy, but those of us who are truly Geeks will notice the difference between characters that feel authentic and those who are simply insulting stereotypes. (Clue: all the characters on the following list were created by Geeks… for Geeks).

The intention of this post is to celebrate the authentic fictional geeks, so rather than list a all the bad stereotypes, I’d just like to point to just one TV Show with poorly crafted Geeks. The Big Bang Theory is one of the most watched comedies on Television, but because of this, it delivers watered down Nerds without any truth behind them. These “Geeks” may be almost impossibly smart, love science, go to the comic shop, and talk in what sounds like so “Gibberish,” but they’re simple stereotypes meant to deliver giant numbers for America’s most watched Network, in a show produced by NOT uber-Geek, Chuck Lorre. They’re just fit the preconceived of what regular folk think Geeks are like.

With all sorts of movies and TV shows centering around geeks, aimed at smaller, more specific audiences in the age of a thousand cable and internet channels to watch, we’re getting more characters every year that feel authentic, even to the Nerdiest of Geeks.

Here are the Top 5 “spot-on” Geeks!

5) Tim Bisley (Simon Pegg), Spacedtim-bisely-spaced-simon-peggTim Bisley is the Geek on this list most likely survive in normal society and least likely to stick out like a sore thumb. Spaced was co-created in 1999 by Simon Pegg, who also played one of the two most central protagonists: Tim Bisley. This character was created at the beginning of Geekdom’s rise to mainstream; the year Star Wars returned and two years before Spider-Man became the first Comic Book Movie to set Box Office records in over a decade.

Today, Tim would be your most basic form of mainstream Geek; he wants to be an illustrator, smokes weed and gets philosophical about Star Wars, wears T-Shirts with geeky references, loves Zombies, worked at a Comic Book Shop, and had a very special theory about Star Trek:

…Sure as day follows night, sure as eggs is eggs, sure as every odd-numbered Star Trek movie is shit.

17 years later, Tim still feels very authentic to my own personal experiences in 2016.

4) Bodie (Jason Lee), Mallrats, Jay and Silent Bob Strike BackJason Lee As Brodie Jay And Silent Bob Strike BackCreated by the King of the Geeks, Kevin Smith, Brodie (not the only lead in Mallrats named after a Jaws character) is based off Smith’s friend Walter Flanagan, with whom Smith would search for Comics all across New Jersey.

Brodie, like Tim, isn’t so socially awkward that he can’t act mostly normal in public. Instead, his Geekiest qualities come from his interests and devotion to them. Tell me you haven’t seen a larger comic book collection (on screen or otherwise) as his Mother’s basement full of long boxes. Between the events of Mallrats and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Brodie even opened his own comic shop! Putting Sega Genesis over his girlfriend, spending his free time in Malls and Flea Markets, discussing superhero antimony with Stan Lee, Brodie is a geek that comes from a very real place. He’s just attractive and outgoing enough to have a girlfriend that is out of his league. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t a geek!

3) Abed (Danny Pudi), Community5-best-geeks-abed-danny-pudi-communityThese last 3 “Top Geeks” on my list are socially awkward to a point of not being able to fit in, but that does not make them stereotypes.

Abed from Community is a film geek to the most extreme degree. Who’s to say if it’s his Autism or simple movie obsession and lack of caring what his “normal” peers think of him that make Abed so “weird?” I relate to Abed more than any other character on this list. He soaks up movie knowledge and quotes it faster than a Kevin Smith character while also digging deeper into its philosophy than Tim. The only time Abed seems normal is when he’s pretending to be someone else (like Han Solo), something I think a lot of fellow Geeks can liken to acting not being yourself in public.

Abed isn’t just into stereotypical Geek Culture like Inspector Spacetime (a play on Dr. Who), he also loves Cougar Town!  And he doesn’t fall under the archetype as super-smart Nerd; his intelligence lies in pop culture subjects like determining who’s the boss on Who’s The Boss?

2 & 1) Moss (Chris O’Dowd) & Roy (Richard Ayodade), The IT Crowd5-best-geeks-moss-and-roy-it-crowdThe last two come as a pair! Moss, Roy, and the TV show on which they appear, like all the good Geeks & media on this list, are not only created by Geeks, they are tailor made for this smaller “society,” not the millions watching CBS. Their content is better enjoyed if you are familiar with what the references and understand some of their struggles. In The IT Crowd we see the dynamic of a “bromance” between two Geeks that is just as threatening to their social status as their other characteristics. I have a friend with whom I discuss comics so in depth that anyone trying to follow is at a loss; that’s Moss and Roy in a nutshell. Two incredibly “weird” heteosexual life-partners.

Both work in the IT Department, making them the two smartest nerds on this list, in a very Geeky area of expertise. Roy is closer to Tim or Brodie than Abed. Though he is a little stranger than Tim or Brodie, he can still manage the attractive girlfriend… until they learn too much about him. Similar to Abed, Roy has an inability to understand social situations, but instead of complete awkwardness this makes him seem uncaring and vain. That’s another type of Geek I’m familiar with and can relate to! And, of course,he has a new reference on his T-Shirt every episode.

Moss is more of the poindexter of the group, smarter than Roy with computers and the like, but just as socially inept as Abed. Moss is the only one on the list without a T-Shirt, preferring the classic Nerd-style of a button-up shirt and tie with giant black glasses and an Egon-esque haircut. Like Abed, he’s the extreme case of being so “out of it” that he lives in his own Geektacular World, and will likely never fit in and have a “normal” life. He’s hopelessly Moss.5-best-geeks-moss-it-crowdThe entertainment world is not limited to these 5 accurate portrayals of Geeks. These days, there are authentic Geeks anywhere you look… except CBS.

Did STAR TREK BEYOND Reference SPACED?


“Skip to the end.”

Though not a term exclusive to the 1999 UK television series Spaced, the phrase quickly became one of the show’s running jokes, being recited throughout both seasons frequently and even serving as the name of the Documentary about the making of Simon Pegg’s breakout show.

Spaced was created & written by Jessica Hynes (who also appeared in Shaun of the Dead and voiced a character in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) and Simon Pegg (Scotty in current Star Trek), who also starred as the show’s two leads. Simon Pegg also wrote Star Trek Beyond, so it seems like more than just a coincidence when Captain Jim T. Kirk (Chris Pine) utters the line in the 3rd act of the film.

Kirk tells either Spock to “Skip to the End” as he rattles off Sci-Fi jargon. As a big fan of Spaced I immediately thought of the show when Kirk uttered the classic line, even without the thick accent and 2 second speed.Star Trek Beyond Captain Kirk Chris Pine Sulu Jon Cho Chekov Anton YelchinSpaced referenced Star Wars and Star Trek all the time as it was a show about failing professionals in their early twenties that happened to be geeky stoners.  It was also the first time I had heard the theory that only the even numbered Star Trek films are good, as explained by Simon Pegg’s character Tim Bisley:

“I mean, it’s a fact, sure as day follows night, sure as eggs is eggs, sure as every odd-numbered Star Trek movie is shit.”

Skip to the end!

Fine. If you haven’t seen Spaced and are a fan of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, or World’s End, you really should, as that show was a testing ground for much of the humor that followed in the films. The show and all three movies were also directed by Edgar Wright. And apparently watched by Captain Kirk centuries later.

STAR TREK BEYOND Review: The Final Frontier Pushes Back


This year I’ve had to review some stinkers (Hardcore Henry, X-Men: Apocalypse, Independence Day: Resurgence), a bunch of mediocre films (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Ghostbusters, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, The BFG), three good movies (Central Intelligence, Green Room, Keanu), and a great movie (Captain America: Civil War). Yet, none of these had me as excited to put my thoughts on “digital paper” as Star Trek Beyond,even if the film is not as mind-blowingly awesome as Civil War.

Star Trek Beyond may be my least favorite of the three Star Trek movies set in the “Kelvin Timeline” (J.J. Abram’s rebooted universe) , but don’t fret! I actually loved Star Trek Into Darkness, contrary to popular opinion, and I would give all three films 4 ½ Stars across the board!Star Trek Beyond Trailer USS Enterprise Warp FlashNO SPOILERS ahead. I’ll only touch on what you’ve seen in the trailers and content from the 1st Act of the film, avoiding a bummer of a Spoiler that some noticed in Beyond’s final trailer.

Star Trek Beyond is the logical continuation of the 50 year-old franchise, while actually being the most self-contained of the three modern films. Star Trek (2009) was burdened with the task of introducing the entire crew, leaving little time to do the villain, the Romulan Extremist Nero (Eric Bana), justice. Star Trek Into Darkness had tight ties to the 1st film, exploring the role of Jim T. Kirk’s (Chris Pine)  father figure Admiral Christopher Pike (Bruce Greenwood) further and keeping the 1st and 3rd Acts on Earth/in our orbit. InBeyond we finally get to see Kirk and Crew just past the mid-point of their “Five Year Mission” which served as the basis for the Original Series that started it all in 1966.Star Trek Beyond Bones Kirk Spock Chris Pine Karl Urban Zachary QuuintoFitting for the 50th Anniversary of the franchise, Star Trek Beyond feels more akin to an episode of the Original Series than any of the 12 films that preceded it. If Abrams’ Star Trek films had a baby with an Original Series episode, it would surely be Star Trek Beyond.

Just as Into Darkness opened with an “Indiana Jones -esque”  action sequence that plays like the Final Act of an old-school episode,Beyond opens with a similar adventure involving Captain Kirk doing what he always did during the Five Year Mission; with all the humor and unique aliens you would expect. Unlike Into Darkness, this scene actually introduces a story driving MacGuffin, drawing further similarities to the Indiana Jones franchise. The film continues to feel like an original episode, with only two giant set-pieces, including the well-advertised destruction of the Enterprise and an incredible sequence on an amazingly designed Space Station that feels utterly unique. Not to say the film looks cheap or is small in scale, far from it; it has a special feeling of familiarity that every other Star Trek film lacked. Best of all, we spend no time on Earth! We’ve finally made it to deep space, beyond anyone has gone before (get the title, now?).Star Trek Beyond Final Trailer 10 Bones Karl Urban Spock Zachary Quinto Beam DownWhile Star Trek (2009) was tasked with “world building” and Into Darkness put too much emphasis on Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch),Beyond gives all your favorite characters meaty material and something to do, splitting the screen time between them in what seems to be an appropriate balance. Into Darkness focused on Kirk (as they all should to an extent; he is the Captain) and gave Scotty (Simon Pegg) waaaaay more screen time and a more important role than anyone else.  My favorite character has always been Chief Medical Officer “Bones” McCoy (Karl Urban), who hasn’t received his fair share of screen time since the 60’s, but has plenty to do here, as does everyone else. Scattered across an alien planet due to the attack that destroys U.S.S. Enterprise, Bones actually gets paired up with Spock (Zachary Quinto), and it is refreshing to see their relationship more in depth, rather than the usual emphasis on Kirk and Spock. But don’t worry, no matter your favorite character, Spock, Scotty, Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Sulu (John Cho), or Chekov (the late Anton Yelchin) they are all fully fleshed out and have important roles to play, with plenty of screen time.

The new alien characters, both the villainous Krall (Idris Elba) and heroic Jaylah (Sofia Boutella), are not lost in the shuffle and are both very strong additions to the long standing franchise. Krall is the second best villain in the series, behind only Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal of Khan (I told you, I love Into Darkness). While Khan was a mirror of Kirk, right down to his sympathetic plight of saving his crew, Idris Elba’s Krall is a complex, super-strong alien, with other fascinating abilities I won’t spoil, more akin to the classic villains of the Star Trek Universe:  Klingons and Romulans. That being said, his motivation is much more intriguing than your typical Klingon, and fits in well with Star Trek canon. Meanwhile, Jaylah is a great strong female character akin to Furiosa (Charlize Theron) from Mad Max: Fury Road or Black Widow from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Both are new species – no retreads or fan favorites here – giving Star Trek Beyond a more original feel than the past two films. Star Trek Beyond Trailer 2 Idris Elba as KrallTwo new interesting themes explored in Beyond are the idea of “Cabin Fever” and the repetition of everyday life after being on a starship for three years straight, as well as Kirk’s need to escape his father, George Kirk’s (Chris Hemsworth) long and heroic shadow.

Star Trek Beyond is fresh yet feels classic; no rehashed stories here (like Into Darkness). Justin Lin who directed three Fast & Furious films continues in the tradition and style of J.J. Abrams, not overloading it with action or making it feel like a Fast film. Writers Simon Pegg and Doug Jung also seem to have a better understanding of the Trek legacy than previous writers Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damien Lindelof, and are willing to take more risks, not relying on previous characters, plot lines, or even alien species we’ve seen before.

Really, it’s a nearly perfect popcorn film and a strong addition to a storied franchise. As far as 2016 films go, it lands above Deadpool, but below Captain America: Civil War as the second best blockbuster of the year… thus far.

Now that Beyond is out of the way, I continue to look forward to Star Trek 4, which though it does not have a release date, we will see the return of Chris Hemsworth!

Live Long… and see Star Trek Beyond!

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STAR TREK BEYOND Final Trailer SCREENGRABS!!! Complete Set.


Earlier today saw the release of the final trailer for Star Trek Beyond, which hits the silver screen this Friday!… I’ve gone and done it again… I’ve killed someone for sport captured all the most exciting moments in Screengrabs for your easy enjoyment.

I focused on the glory,  action shots, because, let’s be real, we’ve seen all these actors in the same costumes twice already. So revel in all the CGI/Alien/Starship-Orgy glory! Star Trek Beyond Final Trailer 1 USS EnterpriseStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 2 SuluStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 3 Chris Pine Captain KirkStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 4 Enterprise LaunchStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 5 Enterprise Launch 2Star Trek Beyond Final Trailer 6 Enterprise Launch 3Star Trek Beyond Final Trailer 7 Federation Space StationStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 8 Anton Yelchin Shirtless ChekovStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 9 Chris Pine Captain Kirk MotorcycleStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 10 Bones Karl Urban Spock Zachary Quinto Beam DownStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 11 Scotty Simon PeggStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 12 JaylahStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 13 Alien Ship SwarmStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 14 Alien Ship Swarm BreaksStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 15 Alien Ship Swarm EnterpriseStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 16 Krall's ShipStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 17 Krall's Ship BreaksStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 18 Krall's Ship Hits EnterpriseStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 19 Krall Idris ElbaStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 20 Kirk Motorcycle BeamingStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 21 Kirk and Female Alien on MotorcycleStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 22 Sulu and UhuraStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 23 Jeylah BeaningStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 24 Jeylah Bones and SpockStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 25 Alien with Super GunStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 26 Super Gun BlastStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 27 Space MadnessStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 28 Space Madness 2Star Trek Beyond Final Trailer 29 Chris Pine Captain Kirk and Bones Karl UrbanStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 30 Space StationStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 31 Space Station 2Star Trek Beyond Final Trailer 31 Mysterious Alien GornStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 32 Mysterious AliensStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 33 Mysterious Aliens AttackStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 34 ExplosionStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 35 Huge Alien Ship SwarmStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 36 Huge Alien Ship WaveStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 37 Huge Alien Ship Wave crestsStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 38 Huge Alien Ship Wave crests ExplosionStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 39 Huge Alien Ship Wave EscapeStar Trek Beyond Final Trailer 40 Chris Pine Captain Kirk and Bones Karl Urban

STAR TREK BEYOND Final Trailer #3: Rihanna? Really?


In what seems like one of the most “un-Star Trek-y” moves ever, there is a new, final, trailer #3 for next month’s Blockbuster Star Trek Beyond complete with a Rihanna single written exclusively for the movie? What the Fuck? Are you Battle-Shitting Me??

The 1st trailer, released last December, featured a Beastie Boys’ song, “Sabotage” and fellow Geeks reacted negatively. I personally didn’t mind. Sure, using a classic hit song reeks of a Guardian of the Galaxy ploy (that Suicide Squad is duplicating quite well), and it is no secret that Paramount requested Star Trek Beyond be more akin to Guardians of the Galaxy than the Star Trek Legacy (though Simon Pegg assures us, the film is a Trek fan’s wet dream).Star Trek Beyond Captain Final Trailer #3Well, Mr. Pegg, are you quite sure? Because licencing a Rihanna song (titled “Sledgehammer”) and debuting it on your final trailer does not seem very Star Trek-y at all! Not… on… bit.

Watch the Trailer Now!

Hopefully my fears are unfounded. Star Trek Beyond remains the movie I am most excited to see that is left this Summer 2016, with expectations it can be the 2nd Best Movie of the Season, behind Captain America: Civil War (there really isn’t too much competition… it’s been a disappointing summer…). The new trailer really doesn’t show us much of anything new, just extended scenes of all the great footage from the 2nd Trailer, released not a month ago.

Star Trek Beyond hits the States on July 22nd! Live Long and Prosper!

Especially you, Anton Yelchin. RIP, sweet Chekov.Star Trek Beyond Poster Anton Yelchin Chekov

STAR TREK BEYOND Trailer #2 HD Screengrabs!


You know me, I like Screengrabs (and they sell, baby!). Here are some I made on my own, originals if you will, covering EVERY shot in the trailer (mostly…mostly). Because I’m nothing if not a completist.

Yes, they are all HD. But these are moving pictures, kiddies, so sometimes they come out blurry. 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Reads Kirks FileStar Trek Beyond Trailer New Female Alien HeroStar Trek Beyond Trailer 2 Enterprise Crew on Alien PlanetStar Trek Beyond Trailer 2 Uhura and Sulu on Alien PlanetStar Trek Beyond Trailer 2 Starfleet Space Station Kirk Under AttackStar Trek Beyond Trailer 2 Simon Pegg Scotty Talks to New female AlienStar Trek Beyond Trailer 2 Idris Elba as Krall 2Star Trek Beyond Trailer 2 Uhura Zoe Saldana Kisses SpockStar Trek Beyond Trailer 2 Captain Kirk Chris Pine New Uniform With PhaserStar Trek Beyond Trailer 2 Hold OnStar Trek Beyond Trailer 2 Sulu Hold OnStar Trek Beyond Trailer 2 Punch ItStar Trek Beyond Trailer 2 Captain Kirk Chris Pine Jumps MotorcylceStar Trek Beyond Trailer 2 Enterprise Explodes 1Star Trek Beyond Trailer 2 Enterprise ExplodesStar Trek Beyond Trailer 2 Enterprise Explodes 3Star Trek Beyond Trailer Space StationStar Trek Beyond Trailer 2 New Female Alien ShoutingStar Trek Beyond Trailer 2 Bones Karl Urban Spock Uhura With PhasersStar Trek Beyond Trailer 2 New Ship Swarmed By AliensStar Trek Beyond Trailer 2 New Female Alien Sits in Kirks ChairStar Trek Beyond Trailer 2 New Female Alien Sits in Captains ChairStar Trek Beyond Trailer 2 Bones Karl Urban Raised EyebrowStar Trek Beyond Trailer 2 Akward Spock and ChekovStar Trek Beyond Trailer 2 Simon Pegg Scotty He Really Likes the ChairStar Trek Beyond Trailer 2 New Ship Flies Into SpaceStar Trek Beyond comes out in exactly two months, July 22nd!

Full Length ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ Trailer Gives Ving Rhames and Jeremy Renner Something To Do


The minute-long teaser for the recently titled ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ which dropped yesterday gave us a taste of what to expect from the fifth installment in Tom Cruise’s biggest franchise. And it was delicious.Car and Bike Crash Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

(Check out all my original screen grabs as well to get a real piece of the action!)

Today’s trailer confirms we can have our cake and eat it too.

Watch it now!

Damn. Isn’t that shit great? I have high hopes for Ethan Hunt & team’s latest “Impossible” adventure following ‘Ghost Protocol,’ the franchises best film since the original in 1996 (Damn that makes me feel old…).

“You want to bring down the Syndicate? It’s Impossible.”

Perfect. An Impossible Mission for the recently disbanded IMF (Impossible Mission Force), courtesy of CIA stooge Alec Baldwin. Just as the Syndicate, described as an anti-IMF, seems to be gaining more power.

Someone wants Ethan Hunt dead...
Someone wants Ethan Hunt dead…

With a new (hopefully) ally played by Rebecca Ferguson, Hunt and his team are again off-the-grid with no support, fighting Hunt’s equivalent of 007’s S.P.E.C.T.R.E.

So, what we’ve got here is a lot of new action, a few plot points (Damn you, Alec Baldwin!), and some real footage of Luthor (Ving Rhames) and Agent Brandt (Jeremy Renner) who were mostly absent in yesterday’s teaser. But don’t worry, the new trailer still has plenty of Benji (Simon Pegg).Tom Cruise on Plane Wing Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

And that plane stunt at the end… with Hunt yelling at Benji to open the door (no, the other door!) hits classic Hunt & Benji notes while throwing Cruise into his craziest stunt yet.

Hunt and his team will have to take on “The Syndicate” when ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ is released on July 31st.

The Entire ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ Teaser Trailer in Original Screen Grabs


I have gone ahead and done some more original screen grabs, this time for ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’s 1st trailer. I’ve got shots from every scene, which really reveals how much screen time Simon Pegg as Benji has compared to Hunt’s (Tom Cruise) other teammates, Brandt (Jeremy Renner) and Luthor (Ving Rhames).

Check out all the shots to see what you missed in the quick, 1 minute long trailer!

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Tom Cruise Battles IMF’s Version of S.P.E.C.T.R.E. In Trailer for ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’


After being pulled from December back to July 31st to avoid clashing against ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ ‘Mission: Impossible 5’ has been without a title, poster, trailer, and plot synopsis for far too long. (Ethan Hunts saves the world… but how and from whom?) Ethan Hunt Motorcylce Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Now we have all four.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the title and 1st poster for Christopher McQuarrie’s ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,’ the follow up to Brad Bird’s ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ (when they smartened up and dropped the number titling  system in favor of a subtitle). Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Poster 2015

Like the poster for ‘Ghost Protocol,’ ‘Rogue Nation’s poster highlights the “Impossible” stunt from the film; this time Tom Cruise hangs onto an airplane as it takes off and continues to hang at 6,000 feet (or whatever)!

Benji has quite the disguise... but still no Mask... yet.
Benji has quite the disguise… but still no Mask… yet.

This minute long teaser trailer certainly excites as I have always been a ‘Mission: Impossible’ fan (M:I:2 doesn’t exist). We got motorcycle action! Benji (Simon Pegg) in the field! Quick shots of Agent Brandt (Jeremy Renner) and Luthor (Ving Rhames), back from earlier installments! More action! Alec Baldwin as the CIA director hunting down… well… Ethan Hunt (with the amount of times Tom Cruise is on the run in these films, that last name has got to be a pun… at this point).  The enemy revealed: the Rogue Nation Syndicate – “an anti-IMF. And “Impossible” stunts!

Watch the trailer now and get the synopsis after!

After watching the trailer for ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,’ the official synopsis from Paramount is quite plain and simple:

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

 

Evidence of "The Syndicate. "
Evidence of “The Syndicate. “

“The Syndicate” sure does sound a lot like S.P.E.C.T.R.E., 007’s nemesis agency (as well as the title of the next Bond film): a shadow organization penetrating all areas of worldwide governments in order to control the world. If “The Syndicate” really is an “Anti-IMF,” than that sounds exactly like S.P.E.C.T.R.E. being the anti-MI6.Ethan Hunt in Custody Mission: Impossible - Rogue Agent

Of course, this meaty one-minute trailer is just a teaser for the real trailer dropping TOMORROW! The 23rd!

So now that we have a title, poster, teaser trailer, and synopsis for ‘Rogue Nation!’ And we will be getting yet another, this time full-length, trailer for Ethan Hunt’s latest adventure… in this, 2015, the year of the spy genre.

My 7 Most Anticipated Films of 2015


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… 2015 is going to be fucking ridiculous… when it comes to the year’s movie slate.

He told you he'd be back.
He told you he’d be back.

There’s a lot to gush about; new movies in classic franchises like ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road, ‘ ‘007: SPECTRE’ and ‘Terminator Genisys.’ Following Marvel’s most successful year, when it came to quality of movies, we have a sequel to 2012’s ‘The Avengers’ as well as the origin story of  a new Avenger in ‘Ant-Man.’ Even 20th Century Fox is shilling a non-X-Men Marvel property in the form of their ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot.

But what looks the best? What are the 7 movies I really can’t wait to see (couldn’t narrow it down to 5…)? Can I put them in order?

Yes I can, other Nick. Yes I can.

7. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENSX-Wings in Force Awakens

While several of the titles I used in my intro don’t make the list at all, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (formally ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’) gets the bottom spot.

Why?

We haven’t seen much footage at all, I work at the movie theater and have seen the trailer a dozen times in 3D and the final scene still makes me nauseous, and it’s so damn far away in comparison to most the titles on my list.

Plus… we’ve all played this ‘Star Wars’ anticipation game before and it backfired, horribly.

Star Wars Crossguard Lightsaber

I’m actually a fan of the new lightsaber! And I know the trailer is supposed to showcase new characters in classic vehicles and uniforms (the stormtrooper armor), which were fun to see, but I want to see Han Solo, dammit!

 

6. ANT-MANAnt-Man rides an ant

Great trailer, but still a hard sell. The trailer jumps back and forth from a darker tone akin to that of ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ to the comedy stylings of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man (but still not ‘Guardians’ funny).

Ant-Man in the showerThe trailer does look awesome; only those flying ant scenes seem questionable, even though it’s an image straight from the comics. I like the mostly serious tone of the trailer, anchored by a pretty great speech by Michael Douglas as Hank Pym.

What’s the most unique thing about ‘Ant-Man’ when compared to the other Avengers in the MCU? He’s the only every-man in the group of billionaire science genius, another scientist who turned himself green, an every-man who leaves that life behind when he gets a super-soldier serum, and a God.

Scott Lang hangs his superhero suit in the shower.
Scott Lang hangs his superhero suit in the shower.

Sure, Capt. did start an every-man, but even with the suit and powers of Ant-Man, Scott Lang seems grounded, even leaving his super-suit hanging in the shower.

Oh, and he has a daughter; a first for nearly any superhero franchise. The only exception I can think of is Sandman in ‘Spider-Man 3.’ A similar situation is going on here (and will hopefully go better) with criminal Lang stealing for his family and becoming the hero his daughter thinks he is. Ant-Man is not saving his world, he’s saving ours.

 

5. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5

Tom Cruise's latest crazy stunt.
Tom Cruise’s latest crazy stunt.

We haven’t seen any footage yet, but Tom Cruise’s new stunt is ko-ko-bananas, even in comparison to his scaling the tallest building in the world in the last installment, ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.’

3 out of the 4 films in this franchise have been better than good; theeeeeey’re GREAT!

While the first is the best, ‘Ghost Protocol’ was a very strong entry that revitalized the franchise and introduced us to team members Benji (Simon Pegg) and Brandt (Jeremy Renner). Joining them this time is Luthor (Ving Rhames) who has been on Ethan Hunt’s (Tom Cruise) task force every film except ‘Ghost Protocol.’

Same Team, minus Paula Patton's Jane and plus a Luthor.
Same Team, minus Paula Patton’s Jane and plus a Luthor.

Only reservation is the director: Christopher McQuarrie. Though he wrote ‘Usual Suspects’ and last year’s ‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ he also directed ‘Jack Reacher’ which was a terrible Tom Cruise thriller.

 

4. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Mad Max: Fury RoadTom Hardy is Mad Max! The trailer is glorious! There’s more stunt-work than you can shake a stick at, something very rare in Hollywood. Boom!

Sure, there’s plenty of CGI as well, but most that exploding carnage is done the old fashioned way with stuntmen and actual pyrotechnics!

 

3. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

You would think this would be at the top of my list (I thought so! Especially after the first trailer…), but my excitement has waned and worry has found a foothold in my brain.James Spader voices Ultron in 'Age of Ultron'

Let’s be honest here, ‘The Avengers’ is in my top 3 MCU movies (with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Winter Soldier’) mainly because it was literally a game-changer. It was the first cross-pollination of superheroes, part of a shared universe, coming together after each carried their own franchises. Everyone else is still trying to pull this off, including DC Entertainment. The plot wasn’t that great, action scenes were few and far between, but the movie will always be remembered for bringing Earth’s Mightiest Heroes together.Captain America Vs. Ultron Drone

‘Age of Ultron’ will need to step up its game to reach the quality of movies Marvel Studios put out in 2014. Likewise, it better be bigger and better, which it appears to be, but I hope that a great storyteller like Joss Whedon can avoid the movie from becoming a jumbled mess; cause there is A LOT going on between the two official trailers.Iron Man in 'Age of Ultron'

I also hope it’s good enough to avoid the fate of ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ (which I personally love) where most people were disappointed by the film, mainly because it had to follow the incredibly beloved ‘Dark Knight.’

In James Spader I trust.

 

2. 007: SPECTRE

007: SPECTRE PosterThis may be blasphemy, but ‘Skyfall’ is my favorite Bond movie… ever. It was so fucking good, bringing in the best 007 baddie of all time (Javier Bardem), and shaking up the 007 universe a bit.

The writers and director, Sam Mendes, from ‘Skyfall’ return and the title promises the revival of the terrorist organization SPECTRE (formally ‘Quantum’ in the D. Craig movies), as classic to the franchise as Vesper Martinis, shaken, not stirred.

Andrew Scott from 'Sherlock' would make a great Blofeld...
Andrew Scott from ‘Sherlock’ would make a great Blofeld…

Better yet? The villain cast is unbelievable with Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’) as a henchman, the incomparable Christoph Waltz (whose villainy can only be matched by Javier Bardem), and my personal favorite, Andrew Scott whose portrayal of  Moriarty on BBC’s ‘Sherlock’ is perhaps the greatest TV villain of all time.

 

1. JURASSIC WORLDChris Pratt Hunts A Hybrid in 'Jurassic World'

It’s just too damn nostalgic. While I’ve watched the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ trailer a million times and have had enough, I can still watch the ‘Jurassic World’ trailer anywhere, anytime.

Jurassic World AttractionsWe’re back on Isla Nublar! The movie is sticking close to the original and ignoring the sequels! Chris Pratt gets to hunt a new hybrid-dinosaur! There are child siblings in peril! Velociraptors!

And those notes from John Williams’ classic score… magic. Lightning in a bottle, at least as far as we can tell from the trailer!

The Park is Open, Mother Fuckers!

Goddamn is that trailer spin-tingly-great.

Enjoy 2015! I’ll be see you… at the movies.

Holidays with the LONE RANGER and Simon Pegg


You know you’ve had a great holiday, when said day reminds you how horrifically underrated WORLD’S END and LONE RANGER are.

World's End UK PosterYes, I spent time with family, which was sweeter than my mother’s fudge, but I also got stuff. And yes, I received WORLD’S END and LONE RANGER B-Rays for my holidays.

I must rant a bit…

First, though WORLD’S END feels most like a mash up of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ – the baddies are basically zombies in part of a conspiracy – it IS a master’s course for everything Edgar Wright has done previously. Continue reading “Holidays with the LONE RANGER and Simon Pegg”