Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My Movie Merch Holiday Gift Guide

Wondering what to get the movie buff in your life for the holidays? And by "movie buff in your life," I of course mean me? Then check out the Holiday Buyer's Guide I wrote for MoviesWithoutPity.com -- it's chock-full of awesome movie merchandise (mostly cool toys) that any movie fan would love to own. But mostly me. When you get to the end, check out the book guides I wrote, too!

Movie Merch Holiday Gift Guide

Punisher vs. Iron Man: Now THAT'S a War Zone!

Is anyone really that interested in seeing Punisher: War Zone? After being unable to make it through the last Punisher movie, this looks like, if not more of the same, exactly, then definitely more of the similar. More bloodshed is good, and Jigsaw as the bad guy is good, but why not mix it up with some of the Marvel superheroes, since they're all that separate the Punisher from every other revenge shoot-'em-up movie ever made? Check out my gallery of Punisher movie crossovers I'd like to see at MoviesWithoutPity.com!

Punisher: Which Marvel Superheroes Need Punishing?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Quantum of Solace: A Bullet-Riddled Review

I saw the new James Bond movie last night, and I loved it. I went in with low expectations -- thanks to a disappointed friend who saw it two weeks ago (while he was England, no less!) -- and was pleasantly surprised. The movie was the proverbial action-packed thrill ride, and made Casino Royale (which it is a DIRECT sequel to) look like a boring old card game movie. The director called it his "James Bond art film" but only if your art is death. Check out my review at MoviesWithoutPity.com!

Quantum of Solace provides Quantity of 'Splosions

Primeval DVD Review

I really have no idea how many people watch Primeval on BBC America. I probably wouldn't even know what it was if I hadn't seen a banner on the side of a city bus, and subsequently gotten in touch with someone at BBC America to get me some episodes on DVD, because I don't get the channel at home. But I'm glad I did, because it's a lot of fun, and probably has the biggest budget of any British television show, except maybe Doctor Who. The effects are pretty great, the actors aren't bad at all, and the stories are only mildly ridiculous. I reviewed the Volume 1 DVD set, with Series 1 and 2 on it, for TelevisionWithoutPity.com.

I Sing the Extras Primeval

Law & Order SVU: Sullen, Vicious and Unemployable

Y'know, I have a love-hate relationship with Law & Order: SVU. While Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer and Ice-T are great actors, the sexual perversions and child endangerment going on always skeeve me out. Luckily, this season has taken a turn for the ridiculous, so I will probably not keep watching, but the show should have ended ages ago, because these guys violate the law left and right. You can read my breakdown of their misbehavior at TelevisionWithoutPity.com.

The Special Victims Squad's Firing Offenses

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Is Kevin Smith Afraid of Sex?

Looking back at all of the Kevin Smith films I've seen, I realize that each time I've come away from them feeling kinda uncomfortable. Not because of how much he talks about sex, but because sex seems to lead to terrible situations and relationship-ending trauma. Now, he says sex is funny, which is why he just made Zack and Miri Make a Porno, which is a whole movie about sex, but I think maybe there's more going on there than meets the eye. Read my theories at MoviesWithoutPity.com!

Sex and the Smitty, or Kevin Can Wait

Back to the Futurama

I'm a huge Futurama fan, so when I found out I could get someone to send me the new DVD movie, Bender's Game, by offering to review it for MoviesWithoutPity.com, I was super-psyched. I only got the disk in a little sleeve, and not the awesome box seen above, but the extras packed into that little disk are still amazing, and the movie is hilarious. Lovers of Dungeons & Dragons or Mazes and Monsters or Lord of the Rings must buy this movie. But you can check out my review of the extras at MWOP if you're still not sure!
Futurama: Bender's Game DVD Review