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July 17, 2012 2 comments

 

You have to admit that you’ve always wanted to go time traveling. Whether you are taking a DeLorean, the TARDIS or H.G. Wells’ machine, we have all dreamed of going back in time. In reality we know it’s not possible (yet). But what if you came across an ad that said “WANTED: Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You’ll be paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. I have only done this once before. SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED.” This was an actual ad that I first heard about on the internet show Diggnation and now it has turned into a movie by FilmDistrict.

The movie is about three people who work at a magazine that come across the ad and decide to find out who this person is and what he is all about by answering the ad. The movie stars Aubrey Plaza (Scott Pilgrim), Jake M. Johnson (New Girl), Karan Soni, and Mark Duplass (Jeff Who Lives at Home). It was directed by Colin Trevorrow, written by Derek Connolly, and produced by the same people who did Little Miss Sunshine.

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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.

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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.