Thursday, June 30, 2016

Mr. Right

I friggin' love this movie! It's the closest thing to my movie idea that I have ever seen!

Okay so Mr. Right is a romantic comedy about a girl named Martha played by the stunning Anna Kendrick who is the epitome of an adorkable mess (Yes, adorkable.) who meets this dude who she falls in love with who is also a hitman played by Sam Rockwell who is a flipping badass. They meet, go out to dinner, throw knives at each other, shoot some people, all in all the perfect couple. Like, Anna Kendrick is just dream girlfriend to me in this movie, she is WAY too perfect. And Sam Rockwell is....Sam Rockwell, out of his mind, the most badass dancing skills ever, and fights almost identical to Spike from Cowboy Bebop and he even explains how his fighting technique is accomplished. Awesome! It may seem I'm gushing about this movie, and I am!! It's amazing, and I need to buy it and so should you! I am so biased right now, but that's the power of this movie man, it makes you love it. Just a terrific, hilarious movie that should be seen by more people even though it is rated R. I am psychotic about this movie! Watch it, love it, buy it. In no particular order.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Okay, this may be the first CGI film from Disney that I saw and actually wasn't gaga over.

I mean don't get me wrong Zootopia has an interesting idea, good characters, pretty standard plot compared to other animated films from Disney, but it was just good. It wasn't great like Inside Out was to me. Am I happy that I saw it? Absolutely! Would I buy it? Probably not. The plot is the most lackluster thing about the movie, which follows a bunny named Judy aspiring to be a police officer in the grand city of Zootopia, she finally gets there only to find that not many people believe in her abilities. She soon meets a hustling fox named Nick, and the duo soon finds out that maybe Zootopia isn't actually the utopia it is said to be, so our heroes must solve a world changing case in order to save Zootopia from being in ruins. Pretty damn standard, not much special to it besides the animals and a surprising allegory of racial issues. Yeah you heard me, a Disney movie that deals with racial issues! I can hardly believe it myself, and they do a good job of it culminating in a lesson that you would teach your kids at a very young age, that no matter what people look like you have to treat them on basis of character and morals and not outward appearances. Sounds like a friggin' preschool special but credit where credit is due. Would I recommend Zootopia? Eh, maybe. Depends if what you have seen from the movie tickles your fancy or not. It's a good movie but not something that is considered one of the most memorable and greatest Disney movies ever made, at least in my opinion. But hey, maybe you'll see something more in it than I did so if you want to see it go for it.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Inside Out

At long last another review and of a particularly good movie.

Inside Out is an excellent film with a clever idea that brought hundreds of questions to my mind. The story follows the five main emotions: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and Fear as they try to acclimate a young girl into her new life in San Francisco. It's just a clever idea to have personifications of raw human emotion controlling your actions. It's also slightly dark and creepy but mostly just fun. I mean they touch base on so many things everyone has experienced in their life it would take days to write it all out, so to make it short think back as early as you can remember, think of how much you have grown. Think of the people you know, think of your home, think of days long since gone yet can still be remembered. Inside Out talks about and deals with things like that and it has a very interesting message. That emotions both good and bad can mix, and moments in your life you can't take for granted. We all change, when you think about it, everything you once were gone in a flash. But that's okay, that's good, you need to keep moving so long as you remember all the people that you were. I believe that life is a pile of good things and bad things, the good things don't soften the blow of the bad things, but the bad things don't ruin the good things. You can find solace in sadness, enlightenment in fear, nostalgic memories in happiness. I will not forget one day of this. Not one moment, I swear. I will always remember when the Dude was me.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

And The Updates Keep Coming...

The weirdest stuff is happening at work, to the point where I don't even know my schedule anymore. The good news is I literally have a month left of this before I go back to school. know it's on. Cause I know when my classes start and more importantly when they end. Alright, so I got one more day of work then two days off so I know I can at the very least get two movies in this week, and even better they are the movies I wanted to review about two weeks ago. All those new Redbox movies. So we got a good thing going on, and I hope to God they fix all their nonsense with my work schedule so I can do more than two reviews a week. But enough of that, just hang tight and we'll get those reviews coming out soon.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Gotham: Season 1

I'm shocked I haven't talked about this show yet.

Okay you guys know how I'm an absolute Batman geek, and this show has quite honestly split the fans. Some people hate it and say it butchers the mythos and that the entire premise is stupid, while others just praise it for being a good show. I'll give you a million bucks if you can guess where I stand. This show is awesome! It follows in the footsteps of Arrow, the acclaimed DC television series following the origins and adventures of Green Arrow but in Gotham, it's set when Bruce Wayne is a kid and more focuses on how Gotham came to be the way it is when the Batman begins his crusade on crime rather than just another Batman origin story like how Batman Begins was. The show just finished it's second season and the third is not too far behind but today we will focus just on the first season. And really, it's a good show for Batman fanatics like myself but also for people who are not that much into the Batman story. You can watch it and still roll with it, like you don't need a diploma of caped crusader history (Which I really think we should have in colleges nowadays.), you can still watch it and enjoy the show. But to us Batman fans it has it's fair share of easter eggs and references to all things batmania. Now the story starts with surprisingly the death of the Waynes, and I thought they might have saved that to the end of the first season but hey we needed to start somewhere! After that, the city starts falling to madness where people get in crazy costumes and start doing bizarre crimes that our two real main characters, Detective Jim Gordon and Lieutanant Harvey Bullock have to deal with. Now almost every episode is kind of you know, the freak of the week where somebody is commiting crimes and our GCPD heroes have to deal with it, but the show is very involved with lots of side stories, character development, twists and turns, among much much more. I'd say it's a show you cannot watch leisurely because well one: it gets intense, two: it's like a crime show so you have to pay attention, and three: you just get hooked on it! By the third or fourth episode I was like, okay this is my show now. And you know what, I only have one problem with the show and even then I can get over it, so pretty much Jim gets a love interest and it screws hard with the mythos of the Batman universe and it pisses me off but then they are just so darn cute together I just....awwww!! Yeah, anyway if you want something a little different from the crime shows you're watching now, Gotham is a sure fire winner. Favorite character hands down is Edward Nigma, and the best part was it was a constant flip flop between Edward and Oswald Cobblepot. Like my God they steal this show for me and make it so enjoyable! Alright now I'm fanboying on you a bit so I better put a stop to this before it gets out of hand. I'd give it a watch if I was you, yeah it may not be for everyone but how are you going to know unless you watch it for yourself?

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Ruby Gloom

Alright, I actually figured out a way to get some reviews in. With that said time for a obscure yet brilliant animated show.

Ruby Gloom is an obscure gem following the adventures of you guessed it, Ruby Gloom, a highly optimistic girl that lives in a gothic mansion with her menagerie of awesomely creepy friends. There's Skull Boy who Ruby has a crush on and I ship them so hard! Misery who is a banshee and a walking catastrophe who is the most hilarious person on the show, Iris an adventure seeking cyclops, Frank and Len who are two hardcore rocking siamese twins, a group of ravens named Poe, Edgar, and Allan (Ha ha.), a ghost named Boo Boo who enjoys pranks, a bat afraid of everything named Scaredy Bat, and Ruby's precious cat Doom Kitty. A very big ensemble cast of characters and my God are they perfect! Misery is probably my favorite character, she's just so darn adorable and I love her to itty bitty little pieces even though she is a walking bad luck magnet. The voice cast fits their characters almost too well, the animation is child friendly but still remains rooted in horror with cobwebs, graveyards, etc. and I have to say the music is pretty good too to the point where there is in fact a CD soundtrack but is extremely rare. Much like ALL the merchandise for this show, because it was made in the early 2000s so you can't exactly find this stuff today in stores. But you can however watch every single episode on YouTube which is how I watch it, spanning a total of 40 episodes before it was sadly cancelled. But I can always dream it can comeback in some form or another. The last thing I want to talk about is really the main message of the show, which is also Ruby's mantra: To always look on the bright side of things. And that's a lovely message. Ruby herself is surrounded by dark and very gothic things, but it doesn't bother her. Her friends are how regular people would view as monsters, but she views them as not only her friends but her best friends, yet another good lesson towards kids that even what society may deem freaks or weirdos are still people who might need a friend in their life. That's a pretty deep message for a kids show and I am always going to be a fan of this show until the day I die! Like, holy smokes more people need to see this! Some people may think, well it's a kid show and blah, blah, blah but I urge you to give it a shot. If you got kids, show them it and let me know what they think and what you think! And remember to look on the bright side of the dark side.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Wearing A Bit Thin...

I feel I have failed my readers. Work has not been very easy for me, especially in the category of time. I have to wake up so early in the morning and get home in the evening with barely enough time to eat and go straight to bed to just wake up early yet again for work. The pay is very good, but what's the point of having all the money you want if you can't find the time to buy the things you want? If memory serves I have reviewed just about every film I have in my possesion now, although there is so very much more locked away in storage and yet cannot fit in our little apartment. The sooner I get a nice sized room, the better off we will be. But for the time being, it's very difficult. Believe me, if I have any sort of time to review something I will do it without hesitation. And the fact I want to make what I write fun to read and try not to blather on and on until the sun sets is not difficult but not a stroll in the park either. There's a lot of in's, lot of out's, lot of what have you's in the old Duder's head. Every reviewer on the face of the Earth deals with this same problem. Time waits for no one. And yet, time will tell. It always does. Until next time...

Friday, June 10, 2016

An Adventure In Space And Time

It's funny how you always look back at things, knowing that it all ends well but still get swept up in the emotion.

An Adventure In Space And Time chronicles the first three years of the longest running science fiction series of all time Doctor Who, spanning from 1963 to 1966 following the tenure of the first actor to potray the time traveller William Hartnell. Done with impeccable reconstructions of the series since it's inception, with excellent potrayals of the people who made this series possible, there is much to be admired in this documentary for both new and old fans. At first I was hesitant towards David Bradley's potrayal of William Hartnell but soon he won me over and if any sort of performance can bring one to tears, needless to say it is a wonderful performance. Everybody else does good too, from the cast to the creators and more, all of them put their heart into this feature length documentary. It is difficult to explain a phenomenon such as Doctor Who, luckily we have this film to thank. To give us a glimpse of what it was like when it first began, and to simultaneously look forward and back to the present time over 50 years later. I highly urge you if you wish to view it to buy the DVD because of the extra features and the fact that it includes the very first episode. It's really a love letter to the show's origins and I am glad I own it. I hoped it sparked interest, and perhaps I shall continue these Doctor Who reviews. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs, and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Redbox Friggin' Sucks.

Okay, so I literally had 3 or 4 movies planned out for this week that I could get from Redbox. And the other damn 2 or 3 movies are not even out yet. It would take a few more weeks for it all to come out. Are you fraking kidding me? I promised more newer movies this week, and half the shit I wanted to see ain't out yet. I said it once, I'll say it again. Redbox is worthless. God...bless it. I'm sorry. I thought it was all out, so note to self: Look up the damn dates to ALL movies you wish to see. Christ, now what? Ain't got no new movies, have been watching a hell of a lot of Doctor Who lately, maybe I should review the first series of that. Might as well, don't got anything else to do! Or wait, I got something better than that to see if it peeks your interest in the show. Tune in tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Dirty Grandpa

Whew, what a movie. Made me laugh to beat the band.

Dirty Grandpa is a crude, hilarious, and all around crazy comedy starring Robert De Niro and Zac Efron. I love Robert De Niro, but I hate Zac Efron. The plot pretty much follows a grandfather and grandson after the death of a family member, so the grandfather wants to live it up while he still can and spend time with his the most batcrap crazy way humanly possible. The more I watched it I realized it was a unique spin on The Hangover, cause there's a wedding involved and they go on this crazy journey and find out stuff for themselves about how they want to live their life. It's not a carbon copy but you can pick up that, oh yeah that was like in The Hangover. Beyond that it's a pretty good film on it's own, although it has some of the most hated cliches in cinema history but I enjoyed the crass situations, and very lewd humor. There's even a character that is by all means, an absolute parody of idiot horny teenagers, and my God is it beautiful. This movie fully warrants the R rating, so tread lightly if movies like The Hangover isn't exactly your cup of tea. It's not a bad movie, I thought it was quite good but it is not for everyone, no way no how. I'm happy I saw it, but I don't think I would buy it. That achievement goes to The Intern, which is just a fantastic movie. All in all, I'd say give it a rent if you are in a very adventurous spirit, but if not you aren't missing the movie rental of the year. Good film, laughed my ass off, let's see what Redbox has for us next.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Horrible Bosses

What the hell, why not? It's an awesome movie and it deserves reviewing.

Horrible Bosses is a hilarious movie centered around the one thing that everybody thinks about at least once, murdering their boss. You're a liar if you say you've never thought about that, everybody has had a rubbish boss at least once. So our story follows three friends, each of which have their own horrible bosses and they soon get sick of it and decide to kill each of them. Hijinks and comedy ensue. Simple plot, but the comedy and the characters are what saves the film from mediocrity. I'm actually really happy this is a rated R comedy and not PG-13 cause they can do so much more with an R rating. Like Jennifer Aniston's character is this complete slut who constantly hits on this guy and gives whole new examples of sexual harassment for years to come, and it is the most hilarious part of the movie because they could go all out with the dialogue and the situations. And any film that has Kevin Spacey in it is immediately awesome (Except for Superman Returns.)! You really can't just talk about this movie, you need to see it to understand why it is so funny. I was hesitant about the film when I saw the trailers, but eventually I sat down to watch it and I greatly enjoyed it. A damn good comedy, with memorable scenes and an all star cast. What more could you ask for? And that is it for this week viewers, thank you so much for tuning in. Next week, I really want to hit up some more recent films cause there's actually a bit out now that I wanted to see so to Redbox we will go...

Friday, June 3, 2016

Office Space

Alright, I need some relief from work so why not review some work-orientated comedy movies?

Needless to say Office Space is a hilarious movie with a cult status. It is the most relatable movie, quite possibly ever. It centers around three employees of a computer customer service company (Try saying that 3 times fast!) who get sick of going to work and decide to do a little less than honest buisness practices. Now the plot deals with a bit more than that, and perfectly so because it's about as real as it gets. If you've known anybody who works at an office, whether it's the workers, the boss, the people who hire employees, whatever, this movie gets it down perfectly. Everyone is great in it, and everyone should see it at least once in their life, even if it's just to say thank God I don't have an office job. I'm just wondering how they made a movie this good based on worktime experiences that people hate, cause they make that stuff funny and maybe that's why it was such a big hit. Because people could relate to the characters in this film, you may not be able to see yourself in movies like Star Wars or Jurassic Park but you can see yourself in Office Space and that's why it's so popular even today. I say give it a shot and see if it makes you laugh or even relate to it, it's certainly better than being called in on Saturday.