Category: Movies

June 14, 2012 1 comment

The trailer for Resident Evil: Retribution is up and I am really looking forward to this movie. I wasn’t really into the R.E. movies until the last one. These movies are just VFX awesomeness – like watching a transformers movie. As I said in the Wondercon episode of the podcast, I got to see an entire fight sequence in 3D which was awesome. Milla Jovovich singing “Montage” was fun to watch.

The way the trailer starts is so nonchalant – your typical movie cliche intro, then a fucking zombie attacks her husband! We also get a familiar face back in action in Michelle Rodriguez. The movie is written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and will be out on September 14 2012.

June 13, 2012 No comments exist

Hello people of the internwebs! It is I, Rick! As you already know I was not on SSWL episode 61. I really wish I was, but due to complications (roommate decided to invite everyone over to party and not invite me) I had to sit that episode out alone in my closet of a room. But that won’t stop me from giving you my review of the short film Tell by Ryan Connolly.

Tell has been in the works for Ryan since the beginning of his internet show Film Riot. For three years it has been talked about and fans of Film Riot have been waiting to see it. When it finally went up on his site, we, the fans, broke his servers….twice!  Now, on to the review.

The movie starts with an extremely heated argument between Taylor (Todd Bruno) and Jenny (Shana Eva). As the argument continues to increase, Taylor walks away from Jenny, heads to his car, pops the trunk, grabs a hammer, and kills Jenny off camera. We find out that this short film is inspired by Edger Allen Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart. What Ryan does with his 30 minute short film surpasses most of what modern movies have forgotten, which is the visual aspect rather than just relying on dialog. For example, the movie Drive comes to mind. Of course that had a great actor like Ryan Gosling to execute it phenomenally, but just like Drive, Ryan had two great leads for the part, Todd Bruno and Shana Eva.


March 7, 2012 No comments exist

I’ve been going to the movies as far as I can remember and one of the best parts to me about going to the cinema when I was a kid was being able to soak up the ambiance and seeing the happiness of the people around you.  I believe the first movie I saw in theaters was either Dumbo or Pinocchio.  I enjoyed the experience so much that I wanted to go to the cinema as much as I could, but that was before I watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in LA.  That was the worst experience I have ever had in a movie theater!  It was really loud with people talking, kids throwing popcorn, and I swear I remember hearing someone playing a radio in the back. After that experience I remember every time my father said, “We’re going to the movies today,”  I always responded back with, “The good one right?”  Of course I was referring to either an AMC or United Artist theater, but when he would say no, I would just suggest we rent a movie instead.

Ever since then, I was always on the hunt for the best cinema experience I could find.  So far, the best to me (and many others) would be the Arclight Cinema hands down and two weeks ago I would have agreed.  But now, it’s the Island Cinema.  I heard about the newly updated cinema from my co-host, Bryce Pilgrim and when he told me about it, I knew I had to go see what Island Cinema had to offer.  With that said, here is my review:


February 10, 2012 No comments exist


This week I came across an interview with Andrew Garfield about the new Amazing Spider-Man movie.  He talks about what playing Spider-man means to him as an actor and as a fan.  He claims he is lucky and unlucky about playing spider-man because he calls himself a fan first and foremost.  He also goes on to talk about the various comic book runs and how he used them to his advantage on portraying Peter and Spidey.

The best part of these videos is when he talks about how excited he was to see the first (Sam Raimi) Spider-Man movie.  He was so excited that he bought a bootleg/pirated version of it.   Of course, the biggest rumor going around that everyone is asking about is when will Spider-Man make a cameo in Avengers?

The new trailer is out now (more on this on SSWL) and I was flabbergasted by it.  I literally had to pick up my jaw from the floor I loved it so much.  THIS is the Spider-Man I was expecting to see in the first movie.  A jokey, fun, and geek Parker/Spider-man.  Emma Watson and Andrew Garfield look great together and look like they will have great chemistry on screen.


January 20, 2012 No comments exist

Not only does the trailer look great (minus the inconsistent zooms), but the cast is amazing.  These are some of my favorite actors on TV right now.

Director: Jay Duplass &Mark Duplass
Cast:  Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer, Susan Sarandon

Description Via iTunes:  “On his way to the store to buy wood glue, Jeff looks for signs from the universe to determine his path. However, a series of comedic and unexpected events leads him to cross paths with his family in the strangest of locations and circumstances. Jeff just may find the meaning of his life… and if he’s lucky, pick up the wood glue as well.”