Monday, April 28, 2014

Falstaff (Chimes At Midnight) Full movie via You Tube

OK, not the typical fair for this website, HOWEVER, this is as Popcorn as Shakespeare gets w/o loosing the flavor of Shakespeare... Just watched and fell in love with this...

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Zorro + Dark Ages Supernatual Demon = Solomon Kane Review and Preview

Just watched a movie I have not heard of before on Netflix.


Starring James Purofoy - Joe Carroll on Fox's The Following - as the title character, Solomon Kane is based on created in  1928 by Robert E. Howard...

I was expecting a typical Scyfy channel second rate action/horror epic. Instead this $40 million budget is great. Only released in Europe, the movie is as good as any epic in US theaters in past 10 years, including Lord of The Rings etc.

Solomon starts as a greedy pirate that tries to rob the wrong castle. The Devil himself  and his demons break down the band and Solomon barely gets away.

A year later he is sent away form the monastery where he seeks sacred refuge.

Fate drags him out of his dedication to peace. A family that saves him is attacked by ghouls lead by a masked rider in service of Malicai (More on him later). Soloman Kane vows to honor the fathers dying wish to save the daughter taken into slavery.

Witches, Zombies, Demons, soldiers and thieves turned into Satan's army, and Lost souls looking for leadership... Solomon Kane is the anti hero of anti heroes that constantly has to fight the greatest villain of all - ourself...


Solomon Kane is a 2009 epic action film written and directed by Michael J. Bassett based on the pulp magazine character Solomon Kane created in 1928 by Robert E. Howard. James Purefoy stars in the title role.[2] Despite optioning the rights in 1997, filming did not begin until January 2008. The film is an origin story for the Kane character and intended to be the first of a trilogy. The plot follows a redemption story for Kane, from the end of his life as a privateer, through the salvation of his soul by rescuing a Puritan girl and the beginning of his life as the Puritan avenger of the source material. It was produced by a consortium of French, Czech, and British companies and mostly filmed in the Czech Republic. The film was first shown at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. It went on general release in France, Spain, and the UK over the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010. Reception was generally favourable, with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 65% following the UK/US release; the film's atmosphere and Purefoy's acting attracted the most acclaim.


James Purefoy as Solomon Kane
Max von Sydow as Josiah Kane
Rachel Hurd-Wood as Meredith Crowthorn
Mackenzie Crook as Father Michael  (Almost Human, Game of Thrones)
Pete Postlethwaite as William Crowthorn
Ian Whyte as The Devil's Reaper
Alice Krige as Katherine Crowthorn
Ben Steel as Fletcher
Anthony Wilks as Edward Crowthorn
Jason Flemyng as Malachi
Samuel Roukin as Marcus Kane
Philip Winchester as Telford Solomon Kane is a fictional character created by the pulp-era writer Robert E. Howard. A late 16th/early 17th century Puritan, Solomon Kane is a somber-looking man who wanders the world with no apparent goal other than to vanquish evil in all its forms. His adventures, published mostly in the pulp magazine Weird Tales, often take him from Europe to the jungles of Africa and back. Howard described him as a sombre and gloomy man of pale face and cold eyes, all of it shadowed by a slouch hat. He is dressed entirely in black and his weaponry usually consists of a rapier, a dirk, and a brace of flintlock pistols. During one of his latter adventures his friend N'Longa, an African shaman, gave him a juju staff that served as a protection against evil, but could easily be wielded as an effective weapon. It is revealed in another story, "The Footfalls Within", that this is the mythical Staff of Solomon, a talisman older than the Earth and unimaginably powerful, much more so than even N'Longa knew. In the same adventure with N'Longa, Kane is seen using a musket as well.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A haunted House. terribly Funny fiasco worthy of a group watch.

This movie is the reason I created this blog. This voice is terrible. Terribly funny in a complete sophomoric way. Marlon perfectly tore Paranormal activity and similar movies a new comedic hole. This movie will never deserve awards. I would never want to pay for this movie. 

Marlon Wayans is giving up the single bachelor pad life when his girl friend moves in. She brings with her a hoard of paranormal activity. Add to that friends that want to swing. Camera Guys with issues. Aggressively gay Psychic. The jokes are dumb and poorly written but perfectly performed without rergard for any decency.

Do not watch with Gma. You will not get anymore Xmas cards with cash. BUT when the friends are over and you need a fun distraction, break out the popcorn, and prepare to dish. Every other moment is hilarious OR just plain dumb and ripe for ridicule for the perfect group watch!!!

Marlon Wayans as Malcolm Johnson
Essence Atkins as Kisha Davis
Cedric the Entertainer as Father Doug Williams
Nick Swardson as Chip the Psychic, a gay psychic who lusts after Malcolm
David Koechner as Dan "the Man" Kearney
Dave Sheridan as Bob Kearney, Dan's illiterate brother/associate
Marlene Forte as Rosa, Malcolm's Hispanic housekeeper
Andrew Daly as Steve, Malcolm's exchanger friend
Alanna Ubach as Jenny, Steve's wife
Affion Crockett as Ray-Ray, Malcolm's gangster cousin
Robin Thede and J.B. Smoove as Kisha's mother and stepfather

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

G.I. Joe: Retaliatiation Worst Action Movie Ever

OK. So the whole point of this blog is to celebrate great movies over looked by snooty awards givers. This movie should have been king of the popcorn movies. GI JOE has a rich history of characters and high action.

The cast is top notch as action movies go. The Rock, Tatum, Byung-hun Lee (CATO) Ray Park (Darth Maul, Toad) Ray Stevenson Palicki... Johnathan Price!!! Bruce Willis!!!

The action scenes are not half bad. But I expected better from a movie of this caliber.

The writing and direction are atrocious. The scenes between action sequences are just stupid, slow paced, poorly written and directed even worse.

Which sucks because the over all premise is great.

Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock / Marvin F. Hinton
Ray Park as Snake Eyes
Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye / Jaye Burnett
D.J. Cotrona as Flint / Dashiell R. Faireborn
Elodie Yung as Jinx / Kim Arashikage
Channing Tatum as Duke / Conrad S. Hauser
Bruce Willis as General Joseph Colton
Joseph Mazzello as Mouse
Ryan Hansen as Grunt
Jim Palmer as Clutch

Luke Bracey as Cobra Commander / Rexford "Rex" Lewis
Robert Baker as the voice of Cobra Commander
Byung-hun Lee as Storm Shadow / Thomas "Tommy" Arashikage
Ray Stevenson as Firefly
Arnold Vosloo as Zartan
Matt Gerald as Zandar/Havoc

Other characters
Jonathan Pryce as the President of the United States
Walton Goggins as Warden Nigel James
RZA as Blind Master
Joe Chrest as the Chief of Staff
James Carville as himself
DeRay Davis as Stoop

"Batman: Strange Days" - Bruce Timm's Batman 75th Anniversary Short (Off...

This is cool!!! WTG Bruce Timm. Anything you touch is gold. With very few exceptions. If only all DC animated and feature film producers got it like you did.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Avengers Confidential Black Widow Punisher 2014 FULL MOVIE

JLA Trapped in Time review and more

Just watched this online. Great story. The animation and voices were a bit of a throw back to the 1970s/80s Super Friends.

In case you did not get this the animators had Wendy & Marvin walking Super Dog - or at least their clones as extras. And the entire Time trapper character seems like one of the old Super Friends villain of the week. DC has never been a great story teller when it came to Fantasy - at least not on TV or Film.

The lighter story telling clearly designed for younger audience is focused around some young super heroes in training - Karate Kid and Dawn Star (on the cover art to the right - that is not Hawk Girl). No Mr. Miyagi present...

In the prologue, Lex Luthor and the Gang - all looking more cartoonish than the past 20 years of animated DC TV and video - are trying to Dry up the world's oceans by creating massive glaciers in the North Pole via five satellites in orbit with giant freeze rays Ala Captain Cold. As the JLA defeats the Legion of Doom, Lex Luthor is trapped in ice.

In the year 3100ish Lex Luthor is on display in a Museum of Heroes and Villians. Karate Kid and Dawn Star are making the rounds. An overly eager Karate Kid - wanting desperately to join Lightning Lad and Legion of Super Heroes - frees Luthor. Lex grabs Captain Cold's freeze gun, stops the two young heroes and Releases the Time Trapper.

With the Time trapper, Lex seeks out to stop the creation of the JLA by stopping Superman's early arrival to earth. He succeeds, but as in typical time travel stories, one paradox deserves another.

The entire JLA disappear as Time Trapper erases the paradox. But the two heroes from the future are no discovered. They seek out the frozen Luthor. Freeing Lex allows the Time Trapper to banish the time traveling Luthor and frees himself.

Time Trapper no seeks to turn the world into darkness. Apparently the power of time control makes everything float up into a vortex. Only the Light of Dawn Star saves the day to separate Time Trapper - a being of pure dark matter - from his magical hour glass.


Peter Jessop as Superman
Diedrich Bader as Batman
Laura Bailey as Dawnstar
Dante Basco as Karate Kid
Corey Burton as Time Trapper, Captain Cold
Grey DeLisle-Griffin as Wonder Woman, Superbaby
Jack DeSena as Robin
Michael David Donovan as Bizarro
Tom Gibis as Toyman, Jonathan Kent
Erica Luttrell as Cheetah, Martha Kent
Liam O'Brien as Aquaman, Batwing Computer
Kevin Michael Richardson as Black Manta, Solomon Grundy
Jason Spisak as The Flash, Taxi Driver
Fred Tatasciore as Lex Luthor
Avery Kidd Waddell as Cyborg
Travis Willingham as Gorilla Grodd

Monday, April 7, 2014

GOONIES ARE BACK: OMG The Truffle Shuffle Sketch Video on the way.... Richard Donner announces sequel...

Richard Donner has confirmed that a Goonies Sequel is in the works. Is this because of the new TV show The Goldbergs? Have not seen the new show much but every preview commercial seems to be a parody of some 80s movie. I hear the Goonies episode was a hit....


I think Mamma is dead but ready to see Joey Pants back as a bad guy. I never realized to reading the press release on this that Joshj Brolin was the older brother.


Sean Astin was awesome.

Sean Astin and Corey Feldman still look like they did 30 years ago. And the same height too. Corey would have made a great hobbit...

I have seen the original movie maybe 100 times. The search for hidden treasure on the coastal town was the perfect backdrop for adventure. With bumbling idiot yet sinister baddies recently out of jail (Momma gave me nightmares) and even more sinister real estate father of town bully the movie was perfect for a band of misfit heroes.

What ever happened to Short Round? I mean Data? Wow that kid had the coolest character names.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Red Riding Trilogy with Spiderman, The Govenor and Full Monty's Mark Addy

Again i am on a tangent form my usual fair. As an actor I usually prefer to act in this sort of work than watch. But the three film series, made for BBC 4, was mesmerizing. If you liked HBO's True Detective you will love this.

Four Books by David Peace -  made into 3 TV Movies - are fiction based on true events with added political corruption and organized crime.

WARNING -No gruesome details below BUT if you have issues with torture and grotesque crime scenes - not to much live slaughter moments - this show will give you the creeps. Maybe Nightmares....

MUSICAL NOTES - The 3 movies are a cool musical time machine Dr Who would be proud of... Music/Sound Director deserves credit for perfectly capturing the time. Same true with costumes etc. Filmed on 16mm the films feel they were made 20-30 years ago - in a good way.

Red Riding 1974 We meet the West Yorkshire Police A highly corrupt sort, that make a serial killer and organized crime seem petty. Andrew Garfield plays young reporter on the case of the Yorkshire Ripper (Based on true story). But he pushes some wrong buttons, falls for the wrong girl (Rebecca Hall) and the police clean it all up (including David Morrissey - The Governor from Walking Dead). Spiderman does not have a happy ending in this one... OH And a young boy toy nick named BJ (no idea why) seems to know more than he lets on before scooting away between buildings no normal person could. (OK I know why)

Red Riding 1977 - Not made into movie

Red Riding 1980 - Less movie star driven of the three... Clean Cop Peter Hunter (Paddy Considine - BBC fans will recognize for sure) is sent in to investigate West Yorkshire. This episode feels more like a TV show. BJ Pops up again. Very elusive this BJ. Peter learns that one of the Ripper murders was not by the ripper, but a cover up for police corruption and organized crime... We meet the Reverend laws who appears to be a comfort to the ladies. I suspect more of him. Maybe in the third movie... But you know hunter is getting close. They burn down his house and he is in the lime light. They put a bullet in him and I think either frame him for the murder of another corrupt cop OR frame the dead corrupt cop for Hunter's Murder. Foreign Films are hard to follow. The whole thing is in British...

Red Riding 1983 -  but so far the Governor - David Morrissey as Det Morris suspects maybe with all their corruption that maybe they got the wrong guy for the actual Ripper murders. With the end of the 2nd and beginning of this film we learn that a pact was made by Sean Bean and the Cops years before. When Spiderman killed them all in revenge, cops came in and killed all the witnesses. But a new girls is dead. And there are obvious similarities - OK it is obviously the same guy. A medium (speaker with spirits not average size lady) seems to know too much. This alarms the Governor and another cop. I do not like her chances in this story. Oh this whole time Mark Addy is back to his Full Monty Character but now a solicitor (LAWYER in American) looking into the original killer's appeal.

1/2 way thru MORE TO COME

SADD PSA + Adultery PSA + 1% Sucks + But you gotta have hope = The Great Gatsby The Movie

Forget my overly simplified summary, as i actually enjoyed this movie. however I fear most will miss the true message of hope. Hope that made Gatsby become a criminal to get close to the one true love.

I have a love hate with Baz Lerman. He is the Zefferilli of our time. A man who invented - at least for modern times - the over production craze on stage and film. But too often I feel story is lost amid lavish sets and costumes.  Zefferilli's one saving grace? He himself said "I would give my right arm to be a tenor" - So being a sing - a tenor - I have to give him some props.

Who am I kidding? I love the work of both these two. Just at times they do take things too far.

HOWEVER, all that being said... Baz Lerman made a Great Gatsby that just might get young Americans excited about a true America Classic. A book that is more a lavish painting with words than story anyway.

And the cheese factor associated with a Baz Lerman production is best suited to the Roaring 20s.

And I love the gate way of Queens - a hellish coal mine the rich and powerful have to pass through to get to "Town". A foreshadow of the Great Depression, perhaps. Not too different form how some still must think of Queens today, except now they have high speed boats and helicopters, so they no longer have to slum it on the roads and trains with the rest of us.

I watched this when I had nothing to do, ill with a stomach virus and wanted to hate this movie. but alas, Old Sport, I did not!

I suppose when done well, hyperbole is not horrible...

Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway
Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby
Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan
Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan
Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker
Isla Fisher as Myrtle Wilson
Jason Clarke as George Wilson
Amitabh Bachchan as Meyer Wolfshiem
Jack Thompson as Dr. Walter Perkins
Adelaide Clemens as Catherine
Richard Carter as Herzog
Max Cullen as Owl Eyes
Heather Mitchell as Daisy's mother
Gus Murray as Teddy Barton
Steve Bisley as Dan Cody
Vince Colosimo as Michaelis
Felix Williamson as Henri
Kate Mulvany as Mrs. Mckee
Eden Falk as Mr. Mckee
iOTA as Trimalchio

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Clip 1

Finally saw this. I had scene the previous episode of SHIELD so i could follow the (loose) tie ins to the movie. And watched the following SHIELD episode the day after watching movie. All ties in neatly. HAIL HYDRA!!!


I would almost call this Captain American & SHIELD. As this movie is almost as much a Nick Fury and Black Widow showcase.

The introduction of Falcon was a bit odd to me. Maybe they just had too much going on to do it properly. It was sincere and what they did was well done. But will all the elements it was almost more of a Avengers episode than a CA movie. No complaints I loved it...

The movie stops action just long enough to deliver a little story. Very touching scene with the failing Peggy Carter.   Learning about Robert Redford's true intentions... Captain America visiting his own memorial at teh National Air & Space Museum. Guess FLY closed at the big theater finally.

AND the coda / after thought scene in the credits was very bad ass as well...


PS One of the coolest things about the movie - not to take anything away from this project - the trailer ofr XMEN. It seems like a lot for a 2-3 hour movie but with 200 million I think they may have pulled off a huge feat. Look AMAZING!!! And with article i just read in entertainment weekly I am totally stoked!!!