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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.


May 31, 2012 No comments exist

Summer Shows of 2012

BY: Tim Surette

VIA: Digg

It’s that time again for the shows that didn’t make it to the fall line. I’m excited about two shows that are in the top 10. The first is called Newsroom and will air on HBO. It is written by Aaron Sorkin and takes place in 24-hour newsroom, similar to CNN. It follows the dramas of the characters, in and out of the newsroom. The second is called Comedy Bang! Bang!/Bunk and will air on IFC. It is a comedy show that Scott Aukerman (Mr.Show) mocks the daily afternoon interview talk shows. It has many guests, such as Amy Poehler and Zach Galifianakis. One other show is called Longmire and will air on A&E. It stars Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) and takes place in a modern day western, similar to FX’s show Justified.  Hopefully these shows will help us get through the dog days of summer. Read More

March 25, 2012 No comments exist

Mad Men Season 5 Image

After a year in hiatus, fans will finally see what are favorite characters are up to. No one should expect any spoilers, since people had a year to catch on season 1-4. I wonder if don draper actually went through his marriage proposal to his secretary? What is going on with their new company? What are things happened, where the show left off?  I can’ t wait to see the season premiere, tonight.

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: