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Review: Monsters vs. Aliens

I got up Sunday morning had breakfast at about 1:20pm. Attempted to clean our room (Harmony and I share a room), which means I pushed everything into a big pile in the middle of the room. I came out of the room to check on Harmony, make sure her cousins weren’t torturing her, or her them, and Darth Mom tells the kids to get ready to go to the movies.

Room forgotten, I ran up to Darth Mom and asked (like the giddy almost-thirty-year-old-who-lives-with-his-parents that I am [sob]) if we can go to the comic book store too. I had a twenty burning a hole in my pocket! Also I still hadn’t gotten the 3rd Star Trek Countdown issue (and still haven’t, the valley sucks).

Me: “Oh, by the way Darth Mom, what are we gonna see?”

Darth Mom: “Monsters vs. Aliens”

Me, jumping and clapping for joy: “this is the best day ever!”

Comic shop:
Ender’s Game #1-4 almost got Chucky #1 but hey, twenty bucks remember?

Dairy Queen:
Marshmallow Shake! (Mmmmmm)

Movies:

After getting my geek on and discovering a new comic shop (right next to the movie theater! Geekgasim!), I sat in the theater unloading many pounds of smuggled candy from my jacket pockets. The previews came on and I was pleasantly surprised with a good selection of trailers: where the Wild Things Are, Battle for Terra, A kick ass new Star Trek trailer, Disney’s Earth, and some others I’m sure but my geek mind only had enough juice for these.

The now for the review:

It kicked fucking ass!

It was a total geek flick. Lots of nods to Sci Fi flicks of old. The US Prez, played by Stephen Colbert, greets the alien “visitors” with a keyboard. He attempts to play that tune from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, failing that he goes with the next best thing, the theme from Beverly Hills Cop.

The film has lots of references that geeks will appreciate, from Stat Trek (“we have a code Nimoy!”) to Stephen Hawking (“By Hawking’s Chair!”).

The cast is filled with recognizable stars, Resse Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Kiefer Sutherland, the dude from House (Hugh Laurie), Seth Rogan, Rainn Wilson, and Will Arnett. The voice work is great all around with exceptional work done by Sutherland as the military general, Rogan as the blob Bob and Wilson as the evil alien Gallaxhar.

On a personal note I was totally stoked that a prominent location in the movie is Modesto California. I live not too far away from Modesto. In fact the town that I live in is so small that we spend most of our time in Modesto. The only complaint I have though is that they didn’t really make it look like Modesto. I guess that could be because they didn’t want to make it look leik the meth Capitol that it is. Not a good image for a kids movie. But they did get the feel and look of the outlands of the area and the hills on the horizon looked just like they do.  I see that stuff every time I go outside.

The action is good but the story not so muchbut that’s ok they do a good job with the characters.

I could go on and on about the cool stuff in this movie but instead I’ll just tell you to go see it for your self.

All Hail Gallaxhar!

p.s. I’d do Ginormica, how bout you?

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New Star Trek Poster!!!

Yesterday I read some stuff about new international Star Trek posters. I think they looked cool. Today we get a supposed “official”  US release of the  first Star Trek poster! I haven’t been able to confirm that this is official, but it looks like it. Also, below it I put up the European posters as well. Tell me what you think in the comments section.

I like it! It says Star Trek, but it aslo says Bad Ass Mother Fucker’s! Looks like a movie the masses would see.

Looks cool. I like the Enterprise under construction and Kirk on the bike. Gives it the feel of a new beginning.

This ones one of my favorites, I think it’s from Italy. I like that its Earth bound and familiar. Also it has a disaster pic feel, which is sure to bring in an audience!

I like the abstraction of this one.

OK. Nothin’ too special.

Well I hope you like these. I’m hopeful that these will bring in a large audience because that’s what we need if Star Trek is going to get more movies or eventually a TV show. If this movie tanks I’m sure it will be the last we see of Star Trek for a long, long time. Fortunately I think it will kick ass and make a shit load of money!

Please leave your thoughts in the coment section.


Save Assassination of a High School President

I have learned about a movie called Assassination of a High School President that needs your help to bring it to the big screen. According to Geeks of Doom, this film starring Bruce Willis was produced by the studio Yari Film Group, which filled for bankrupcy and sent the film into limbo.

Assassination of a High School President

Assassination of a High School President

I watched some clips from the movie at GD and it looks really funny. I don’t know too much about the plot but it’s main character seems like a preschool kid who is into journalism and digs up some dirt that could help him make a name for himself.

The film is currently faceing a direct-to-DVD relese unless it gets a distributer. Sites like GD, /Film, and First Showing are urging people to join the films Facebook page in order to convince the studios that the film will put butts in the seats. After watching the clips at GD I’m definatly going to try to help them out.

Clips on Geeks of Doom here.

Facebook page here.


WB to bring Stephen King’s It to the big screen!!!

Tim Curry as Pennywise

Tim Curry as Pennywise

Well I read over at Firstshowing.net that WB is bringing Stephen King’s It to the big screen! Alex Billington reports that  “Dave Kajganich, of The Invasion and Creek as well as the upcoming Pet Sematary remake, will write the script.” (I gotta look up the Pet Sematary remake!!) SK’s It was a favorite of mine when I was a kid. It’s the story of a group of friends who defeated an evil being called It when they were kids. As adults the friends have to reunite to battle the horror again.

The 1990 tv movie has not aged very well. I watched it not too long ago and it was pretty dated. The best thing is the clown, Pennywise, played by the awesome Tim Curry. Hopefully the new film will do the character justice. Also of note is that WB plans to set this film in the present. The the book took place in 1958 and 1985.


Something Scary For Ya!

I thought I’d give you all (read: Me) a treat and post one of the “bad” short films I made a few years back. I made this while at the Academy of Art University for an editing class. I’m probably more proud of this film than any other I’ve done. It’s a dark creepy art film. I think David Lynch was in my head a lot at the time.

Untitled-1 from Cruz Andronico Fernandez on Vimeo.

An experimental film where a lost man finds some unexpected things in the dark.