From the Mind of Mac D

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide (3/9/12)

    Posted by Mac D

    This week the first block buster of 2012, Eddie Murphy can’t talk, and a steaming pile of crap.

    These are the movies that will be released on Friday, March 9th, 2012
    John CarterRated PG-13
    John Carter
    Based on the Novel series, Tyler Kitsch (Friday Night Lights TV series, Gambit from X-Men Origins: Wolverine) plays a confederate solder that is transported to Mars and takes it upon himself to save the planet.  This cast includes Willem Dafoe, Mark Strong, Thomas Haden Church, Domic West and Bryan Cranston.  A film version of John Carter has been in development since the 80’s.  I am interested in something new.  This is the live action directorial debut of Andrew Stanton who directed Wall-E and Finding Nemo for Pixar.  Another Pixar director jumped to live action recently when Brad Bird directed Mission Impossible 4.  I expect to be entertained.

    Verdict - No hype helps John Carter seem like it could live up to expectations.  A relatively untested leading man makes me skeptical but the cast and crew around him makes me optimistic.

    Silent HouseRated R
    Silent House
    In a remake of the Uruguayan film of the same name, Sarah and her father fix up a vacation home not knowing that home is haunted.  The trailers look ok but thats all i have to go on.  Not much is known or shared.  I enjoy that in a horror film because then I have no clue whats going on or whats going to happen next.

    Verdict - Not much is known about this Horror film and that is a good thing.  It will keep me guessing.

    A Thousand WordsRated PG-13
    A Thousand Words
    Eddie Murphy stars as a guy who is cursed to speak only 1000 words and then he will die.  So this movie was shot in 2008 and is being released now, features Eddie Murphy not talking, and is a collaboration by some of the people that brought us Meet Dave and  Norbit.  I count strikes one, two, and three.

    Verdict - Since this is not the 80’s I am no longer interested in anything that Eddie Murphy stars in unless its animated.

    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax – Rated PG
    2. Project X – Rated R
    3. Act Of Valor – Rated R
    4. Safe House - Rated R
    5. Good Deeds – Rated PG-13

    The Lorax gets #1 which is what I thought.  Project X did commendable business but we will see how many people really wanted to see it next week.  I predict probably a 5th place finish.  Lets see where everything ends up with the dust settles and more then likely John Carter gets #1

      
    Still In Theatres
    The Artist – Rated PG-13, Chronicle – Rated PG-13, The Descendants – Rated R, Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance – Rated PG-13, Gone – PG-13,Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - Rated PG ,The Secret World Of Arrietty – Rated G, This Means War – Rated PG-13, The Vow - Rated PG-13, Wanderlust – Rated, Woman In Black – PG-13

    These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday March, 6th 2012
    Footloose (2011)Rated PG-13
    Footloose
    Another 80’s remake that I question why it was made.  I could go on and on about how bad this thing looks.  My 16 year old female cousin called this the best movie ever made.  That should tell you everything right there.

    ImmortalsRated R
    Immortals
    This is another action film based on Greek Mythology that has Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff,  and Mickey Rourke.  I am never really excited to see this movies in theaters but on DVD I would give Immortals a try.

    Jack and Jill – Rated PG
    Jack And Jill
    Adam Sandler plays twins and the female twin is hit on repeatedly by  Al Pacino.  I called The Roommate the worst movie of 2011 and that was probably because I didn’t see/ forgot to check out Jack and Jill.  This was universally panned and makes me want to go watch Happy Gilmore and The Water Boy to remember why any of us like Adam Sandler at all.

    Next week Jonah Hill tries to be Johnny Depp plus more academy award winners on DVD.

    Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment.

    Credit – IMDB.com, Boxofficemojo.com, &Yahoo!Movies.com

  • Slash And Betty White Together At Last

    Posted by Mac D

    Recently Slash and Betty White hooked up.  But not in the way that make me loose my apatite forever but making a commercial for the LA Zoo.  Slash actually looked comfortable next to White which is something i usually don't from Slash on camera.  Here is the commercial.

     

  • A Taste of Unreleased Pantera

    Posted by Mac D

    On May 15th, Pantera's Vulgar Display Of Power will be re-released and remastered for the albums 20th anniversary.  As it been that long?  The deluxe set will include a live set fro Italy in 1992 and three official videos.  But what Pantera fans will be salivating over is the unreleased track "Piss" that will be included.  Vinnie Paul recently found the track while going through the Patnera vault.  Is there anything else in there he would like to share with us?  The 15 second teaser for "Piss" is below.

     

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide (3/2/12)

    Posted by Mac D

    This week a Dr Seuss movie, something you can probably see on youtube, and ton of Oscar winning and nominated moives.

    These are the movies that will be released on Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    Dr. Seuss’s The LoraxRated PG
    Dr. Seuss's The Lorax
    Basted on the Boob by Dr Seuss, Ted (Zac Efron) wants to get a real tree to impress Audrey (Taylor Swift).  He does this with the aid of The Lorax (Dan DeVito).  This is the 4th feature film based on a Seuss book.  While I loath the life action films, animation medium seems more Dr. Seuss’ style.  Plus I love the fact that Danny DeVito is in a staring role.

    Verdict – Looks good but I am afraid I will forget about The Lorax two weeks later.

    Project XRated R
    Project X
    Three High School friends throw a party that grows widely out of control.  This is filmed in the style of the Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield.  I would reject this movie because a huge high school party film has been done to death.  Hopefully the first person perspective gives us a fresh take on things.

    Verdict – I looks like a lot of sex and drinking jokes.  I have grown tired of sex and drinking jokes.

    With the Oscars this past Sunday its only normal that some of the nominees would get a second life.  This gives you a chance to see what all the hub bub was about.  They include The ArtistRated PG-13 (Winner Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Nominated Best Supporting Actress),The Iron Lady- Rated PG-13 (Winner Best Actress),,My Week With Marilyn– Rated R (Nominated for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor),The DescendantsRated R (Winner Best Adapted Screenplay, Nominated Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director)

    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. Act Of Valor – Rated R
    2. Good Deeds – Rated PG-13
    3. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - Rated PG
    4. Safe House - Rated R
    5. The Vow - Rated PG-13

    Act Of Valor killed at the box office.  My father saw it and wants to see it again in theaters.  I don’t recall him ever seeing anything twice in theaters.  It out grossed Good Deeds and Journey 2 combined.  Tyler Perry didn’t do too well with Good Deeds.  That film was a low grossing Tyler Perry film.  It not having Medea probably had something to do with it.

    Still In Theatres
    Big Miracle – Rated PG, Chronicle – Rated PG-13, Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance – Rated PG-13, Gone – PG-13, The Grey – Rated R, Red Tails – Rated PG-13, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3D - Rated PG, The Secret World Of Arrietty – Rated G, This Means War – Rated PG-13, Underworld: Awakening – Rated R, Wanderlust – Rated, War Horse – Rated PG-13, Woman In Black – PG-13

    These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday February, 28th 2012
    HugoRated PG
    Hugo
    This is another big Oscar movie.  It won several technical awards and was nominated for Best Picture and Best Director.  This is still a story of a boy trying to finish his fathers dream to create a 1930’s robot.

    Johnny English RebornRated PG
    Johnny English Reborn
    Not sure why anyone wanted to make this sequel to the 2003 movie Johnny English.  This time around Johnny English has to stop an assassination plot against the Chinese Premier.

    Next week one of the worst movies of 2011 comes home on DVD, the 1st of my most anticipated films of 2012 is released, and Eddie Murphy might make an appearance.
    Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment.


    Credit – IMDB.com, Boxofficemojo.com, &Yahoo!Movies.com

  • The Video For Black Stone Cherry's In My Blood

    Posted by Mac D

    I recently came across the video for Black Stone Cherry's In My Blood.  I reaaly enjoy and appriciate when bands like these show their support to the troops.  Watch the video and a story about how a 20 year old solder came home.

     

  • Mac D's Oscar Wrap Up

    Posted by Mac D

    Here we are, The Oscars.  Each year that I actually cover the Oscars the more I grow cynical because everything I think will win actually looses.  This year I have who I think will win that was chosen before the show.  Catch up on what went down and perhaps you can converse with that hot chick at the office in the morning.

    Best Picture
    The Artist
    The Descendants
    Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close
    The Help
    Hugo
    Midnight In Paris
    Moneyball
    The Tree Of Life
    War Horse

    Who I think will winThe Artist

    Who Won -The Artist

    Mac D’s Thoughts – I really enjoyed the Help.  So much so that I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to vote for it in the Oscars.  But as I look back at the film, it had the actors but most other technical merits were good not great.  The things the Artist was able to do place it a bit higher.  I wonder how many people are going to complain that Hugo got robbed.

    Best Director
    Woody Allen for MidnightIn Paris
    Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist
    Terrence Malick for The Tree Of Life
    Alexander Payne for The Descendants
    Martin Scorsese for Hugo

    Who I Think Will Win – Martin Scorsese for Hugo

    Who Won – Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist

    Mac D’s Thoughts – With Hugo winning all the technical awards I am surprised that Hazanavicius won here.

    Best Actor In A Leading Role
    Demian Bichir as Carlos Galindo in A Better Life
    George Clooney as Matt King in The Descendants
    Jean Dujardin as George Valentin in The Artist
    Gary Oldman as George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    Brad Pitt as Billy Bean in Moneyball

    Who I Think Will Win - Jean Dujardin as George Valentin in The Artist

    Who Won - Jean Dujardin as George Valentin in The Artist

    Mac D’s Thoughts – Its either Clooney or Dujardin so I flipped a coin.  Luck is on my side as I was correct.  It is incredibly hard and challenging to get the audience to believe anything with out speaking.

    Best Actress In A Leading Role
    Glenn Close as Albert Noobs in Albert Noobs
    Viola Davis as Aibileen Clark in The Help
    Ronney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
    Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady
    Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn

    Who I Think Will Win – Viola Davis as Aibileen Clark in The Help

    Who Won - Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady

    Mac D’s Thoughts – I wanted Viola Davis to win BAD but Streep was a close second.  From the moment I heard of The Iron Lady I thought Meryl Streep would get an Oscar nod and would be a contender to win.

    Best Actor In A Supporting Role
    Kenneth Branagh as Laurence Olivier in My Week With Marilyn
    Jonah Hill as Peter Brand in Moneyball
    Nick Nolte as Paddy Conlon in Warrior
    Christopher Plummer as Hal Fields in Beginners
    Max Von Sydow as The Renter in Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

    Who I Think Will Win – Christopher Plummer as Hal Fields in Beginners

    Who Won - Christopher Plummer as Hal Fields in Beginners

    Mac D’s Thoughts – Must like Best Actress I had a hard time singling out one actor so I went with the guy who one the Golden Globe.  And I was right.  At 82 Plummer is the oldest Oscar winner.  Well I am happy I don’t live in bizzaro land where Jonah Hill would have won.

    Best Actress In A Supporting Role
    Berenice Bejo as Peppy Miller in The Artist
    Jessica Chastain as Celia Foote in The Help
    Melissa McCarthy as Megan Price in Bridesmaids
    Janet McTeer as Hubert Page in Albert Noobs
    Octavia Spencer as Minny Jackson in The Help

    Who I Think Will Win – Octavia Spencer as Minny Jackson in The Help

    Who Won - Octavia Spencer as Minny Jackson in The Help

    Mac D’s Thoughts – The Help wins the first acting award out of the gate.  Spencer was humorous, angry, and feisty all in the same role.  The image of Octavia standing on stage stammering out thanks and crying before saying she is freaking out will stay with me for a while.

    Other Awards Notes
    Best Original Score – Ludovic Bource for The Artist – John Williams (Star Wars, Jaws) gets nominated twice for War Horse and The Adventures of Tin Tin and he looses?  What the H!

    Best Original Song – Bret McKenzie for “Man Or Muppet” for The Muppets – Only two nominees but one of the guys from Flight Of The Concords won and it was for a Muppet movie so I am very surprised.

    Best Adapted Screenplay – Alexander Payne Naxon, & Jim Rash for The Descendants – Jim Rash is also known as the Dean, Craig Pelton from Community (one of my favorite TV shows) GO HUMAN BEINGS!!!!

    In Closing
    I go 3 for 6 in the major categories, which is about average for me.  Through out the night Hugo was winning all the technical Oscars and am surprised it did not win any of the big awards that it was nominated for.  So if this helps your conversation at work I say: You’re welcome.

  • Dethklok's Brendon Small Goes Solo

    Posted by Mac D

    I am a big fan of Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse.  Its violent, its dark, IT’S METAL.  One portion of the show that has always intrigued me is the music.  Everything except the drums is written and preformed by co-creator Brandon Small (he also did the music and created Home Movies) The music is great and the lyrical content is very witty and smart.  It’s the only band in metal that has created an original Birthday song.  I have seen this band live several times and Smalls is just as good live.

     

    I was surprised to learn this week that Brandon Small is releasing a solo album entitled Galaktikon.  Isn’t that an Atari game? He is bringing his band that helps him create Dethklok including the atomic clock Gene Hoglan (Strapping Young Lad, Testament, Fear Factory) and his touring bassist Bryan Beller (Steve Vai).  Ulrich Wild who produced Dethklok’s two “Albums” joins them.  Small said this of the album “This album should be thought of as an audio comic book, an over acted chamber drama, a ridiculous premise that takes itself way too seriously all the way to the end,” I have heard that this album will be more rock and less metal then Dethklock.  Sweet, I am currently imagining music that sounds like Dio but is slightly funny.  I wonder what Small will do when he can do what ever he wans.  How funny will this be?  Will I think of the movie Heavy Metal while I am listing?  We will find out in April, which is also the start of the 4th season of Metalocalypse, which will go back to 15-minute episodes.

     

    Galaktikon

    Credit - MetalInjection.Net

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide (2/24/12)

    Posted by Mac D

    This week Navy kicks ass AGAIN, dirty hippies, and kitties on DVD.

    These are the movies that will be released on Friday, February 24th, 2011
    Act Of ValorRated R
    Act Of Valor
    Navy Seals (Played by real Navy Seals) go on a covert operation to save a kidnapped CIA officer.  Directors Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh worked with the Navy for a recruitment film.  This lead them to want to make a film about Navy Seals.  They realized early on that the advisers on the film were going to be better then any actors case so they used active duty Navy Seals.  How realistic is this film?  The Navy has final edit so they can cut out anything that might be a security risk.

    Verdict – I am looking forward most to the action sequences that will be the selling point.  Hopefully acting and plot are passable enough not to drag down the film

    GonePG-13
    Gone
    Amanda Seyfried was kidnapped by a serieal killer years ago.  Luckily for us she escaped.  Now the killers back and has grabbed Seyfriend’s sister.  From the trailers it looks like no one believes her that the killer is back and she looks un balanced.  This part intriques me.  For its own sake, Gone better be intense.

    Verdict – Amanda Seyfried hasn’t made a movie I have enjoyed in a while.  I really hope Gone breaks the string.

    Good DeedsRated PG-13
    Good Deeds
    Tyler Perry stars and directs this film about an executive who lives a life that his parents wanted to him.  A worker shows him a side of his life he never knew and opens his eyes.  It’s a Tyler Perry movie.  Regardless of what critics say people will see this.  I expect this to be just like every other Perry movie.
    Verdict – The past couple of Tyler Perry movies have made me interested in see them.  Good Deeds looks to continue that trend.

    WanderlustRated
    Wanderlust
    Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd are on a trip to Georgia.  Along the way they stop a Bed and Breakfast that turns out to be a hippie commune.  This cast includes Justin Theroux, Malin Akerman, Lauren Ambrose, Alan Alda, Jordan Peele, Kerri Kenney-Silver, and Ray Liotta.  This looks funny given the cast.  If it were not for Horrible Bosses I would think Aniston would hold this movie down but now I am not too sure.

    Verdict ­– This will be the movie that no one watches in theaters but then loves it when it comes out on DVD.

    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. Safe House - Rated R
    2. The Vow - Rated PG-13
    3. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - Rated PG
    4. Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance – Rated PG-13
    5. This Means War – Rated PG-13

    Safe House picks up steam in the second week.  I have heard nothing but good things about Safe House that completely agrees with my own personal enjoyment.  Ghost Rider 2 and This Mean War underperformed on their way to bombing.

    Still In Theatres
    Big Miracle – Rated PG, Chronicle – Rated PG-13, The Descendants – Rated R, Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close – Rated PG-13, The Grey – Rated R, One For The Money – Rated PG-13, Red Tails – Rated PG-13, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3D - Rated PG, The Secret World Of Arrietty – Rated G, Underworld: Awakening – Rated R, War Horse – Rated PG-13, Woman In Black – PG-13

    These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday February, 21th 2012
    J EdgarRated R
    J Edgar
    This is Clint Eastwood’s biopic of J Edgar Hoover staring Leonardo Di Caprio.  Leo did well but everything else was confusing.

    Tower HeistPG-13
    Tower Heist
    Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy lead a team to steal tons of money from Alan Alda.  This is a return to 80’s form for Murphy and should be fun enough for a quick look.

    Puss in BootsRated PG
    Puss In Boots
    In prequel to the Shrek movies Puss tries to take down Jack and Jill and . . . HE SO DAMN CUTE I CAN’T LOOK AWAY!

    Next week an Academy Award Winner on DVD, a youtube video no one was supposed to see, and another Dr Suess movie.
    Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment.
    Credit – IMDB.com, Boxofficemojo.com, &Yahoo!Movies.com

  • Help Mac D Help The Special Olympics

    Posted by Mac D

    Well its that time of the year again.  I will be participating in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge yet again this year.  This is what happened last year.

    http://i.imgur.com/5gv3O.jpg

    Let me to tell you it was cold.  Very Cold.  But it felt good to now that  I was making a impact in athletes lives.  The money raised will go to the games and also for training year round.  We made alot last year but this year I want to double it.


    Please support me and the Special Olympics by clicking here to donate.


    For more information on the Polar Plunge click here

    I hope to see tons of Q106 listeners cheering us on at Eagle Eye February 26th.  The jumping starts at 1PM.

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide (2/17/12)

    Posted by Mac D

    Welcome to the Weekend Movie Guide, now rant free.  I was able to see Safe House over the weekend.  I enjoyed it.  Denzel Washington was great but Ryan Reynolds was better.  This week another Marvel Superhero movie, a anime, and a movie I will probably never EVER watch

    These are the movies that will be released on Friday, February 17th, 2011
    Ghost Rider: Spirit Of VengeanceRated PG-13
    Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance
    Nicholas Cage is back as Johnny Blaze who made a pack with the devil that turns him into the Ghost Rider.  This time out Johnny is approached to save a boy from the Devil (Ciaran Hinds) and the villain Blackout.  I tried really hard to like the first Ghost Rider.  For the most part was cool but watered down and I did not enjoy the western elements.  I enjoyed Nicholas Cage enough to see this again though the trailers make it seem exactly like the first.

    Verdict ­– With Sons Of Anarchy not on TV, this may have to be my biker fix.

    The Secret World Of ArriettyRated G
    The Secret World Of Arrietty
    This is the English language release of the Japanese Anime about a boy who finds creatures called Borrowers living under his house and the lengths he goes to protect him.  This was universally praised in Japan.  My taste in Anime leads more towards this then a series.  I am looking forward to seeing this at some point.

    Verdict – I hope that this is as good as Spirited Away or Howl’s Moving Castle.

    This Means WarRated PG-13
    This Means War
    Two CIA agents (Chris Pine and Tom Hardy) discover that they are dating the same woman (Reese Witherspoon)  Along with Chelsea Handler the cast looks good.  However the premise seems tired and the trailer makes me think Witherspoon is going through the motions.  At very lest it should be entertaining but I am not 100% sure This Means Ware will be entertaining.

    Verdict – Could be a good date movie but that would be the only reason I see this.

    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. The Vow - Rated PG-13
    2. Safe House - Rated R
    3. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - Rated PG
    4. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3D - Rated PG
    5. Chronicle – Rated PG-13

    I have since relaxed some what on Star Wars and am happy to see that even with the huge marketing blitz all the movie could get was 4th.  Attack of the Clones will be next year so I will have to endure this at a later date.  I am surprised The Vow took 1st and it interests me more.

    Still In Theatres
    The Artist – Rated PG-13, Beauty And The Beast 3D – Rated G, Big Miracle – Rated PG, Contraband – Rated R, The Descendants – Rated R, Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close – Rated PG-13, The Grey – Rated R, Haywire – Rated R, Joyful Noise – Rated PG-13, Man On A Ledge – Rated PG-13, One For The Money – Rated PG-13, Red Tails – Rated PG-13, Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Rated PG-13, Underworld: Awakening – Rated R, War Horse – Rated PG-13, Woman In Black – PG-13

    These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday February, 14th 2012
    The Rum DiaryRated R
    The Rum Diary
    Based on a novel from Hunter S Tompson Johnny Depp drinks tons of rum and chases women.  Hey that was my Saturday night.  Not as good as Fear and Loathing but still worth a peak.

    The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)Note Rated (and its for a reason)
    The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)
    This is about a psycho who is obsessed with the first movie. I never want to be the “B”.  This is the sequel to a horror movie that grosses me out enough to never want to see it or the sequel.  Now you can gross out your family.

    Next week a cat that is too cute, Navy Seals kick ass, and damn dirty hippies.
    Agree? Disagree?  Leave a comment.  
    Credit – IMDB.com, Boxofficemojo.com, &Yahoo!Movies.com

  • Behold The Horrors Of The Bacon Milkshake

    Posted by Mac D

    Being Mac D means I am also the overlord of bacon.  I have tried everything from Baconnaise to Bacon Vodka and even Jone’s Bacon Soda.  I have learned one thing.  Most of this stuff is gross.  Bacon is awesome but trying to make bacon-flavored things cause me to taste salt.  Recently in an attempt to cash in on the growing bacon cult in America, Jack in The Box has created the Bacon Milkshake.  It has taken the country by storm, I am glad that there is not a Jack in The Box in Michigan because I feel that this would turn into another “Mac D quests for Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls for four months with no results”.  No real Bacon was used in the making of this shake, which probably means it either tastes like maple syrup or salt.  Since I can’t taste it for you here is a video I found on YouTube.

     

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide (2/10/12)

    Posted by Mac D

    This is the week I have dreaded.  This week sees the return of Star Wars to movie theaters.  15 years ago I would have been excited but now not so much.  Read my thoughts below plus the Rock vs tiny elephants, Rachel McAdams looses her memory, and vampires & werewolves I hate are on DVD.

    These are the movies that will be released on Friday, February 10th, 2011
    Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - Rated PG

    This sequel to 2008’s Journey to The Center of The Earth is based on several classic literary tales including Treasure Island, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sean, and Gulliver's Travels.   Sean Anderson and his step father The Rock set out to find Sean’s long lost grandfather Michael Caine.  Journey 2 appears to be a very entertaining and acceptable family action film.  The Rock will be funny but still will kick a little ass. 3D will only enhance the experience.

    Verdict - This should be entertaining but not entertaining enough to make me go out of my way to see it.

    Safe House - Rated R

    Safe House
    A rouge ex-CIA agent (Denzel Washington) and a CIA Agent (Ryan Renolds) team up to find some dirty CIA agents.  Denzel is best when he is playing slightly off kilter characters.  He seems to be the bad guy but probably isn't.  If Washington is not too over the top it should be fun.

    Verdict - Looks good and should be a good way to spend 90 minutes.

    The Vow - Rated PG-13
    The Vow
    Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams get into a car accident.  Rachel looses all her memories and causes Tatum to get her to love him again.  Why is Rachel McAdams doing this film.  Her inclusion in this makes me wonder how good this actually is.  I am slightly interested in this due to her inclusion because she is generally good in anything.  Though I am not sure Channing Tatum can act his way out of a paper sack.

    Verdict - I guess the GF won’t have to complain too hard to get me to the theaters.

    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3D - Rated PG
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menance in 3D
    The Star Wars saga returns to theaters now in 3D as we see how Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi met.  I remember waiting in line for 6 hours to see this the first time. I grew up a Star Wars fan and I will die a Star Wars fan. I am all for Star Wars movies back in theaters for a short 3D run.  Similar to what Disney is doing with their animated films.  But however unlike Beauty And The Beast 3D or The Lion King 3D this seems more like a huge grab at money then a fan service before this hits DVD.  The marketing campaign has annoyed me to no end.  On my way to Joe Lewis Arena this past week I saw FIVE billboards for The Phantom Menace in 3D in a 10 mile range.  The product placement and all the other commercials have all rubbed me the wrong way too.  George Lucas you are killing your original fan base by continuing to milk these movies for all their worth.  I hope this is the last time I feel like I am getting used by Lucas . . again.  I could stand getting these back in theaters for a 3D run but I feel like your doing it for money and not for the fans.  Also the Phantom Menace sucks compared to all other Star Wars movies.  I dare you to fight me in the comments section.

    Verdict - Out of principal I won’t see this unless they added a scene where Jar Jar Binks is killed in the most horrific way possible.  But then Attack Of The Clones won’t make sense (I mean make less sense).

    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. Chronicle – Rated PG-13
    2. Woman In Black – PG-13
    3. The Grey – Rated R
    4. Big Miracle – Rated PG
    5. Underworld: Awakening – Rated R

    Surprised at the success of Chronicle and Woman In Black.  I am also happy that both movies have gotten good reviews.  I am anxiously awaiting the moment I can see Chronicle.

    Still In Theatres
    The Artist – Rated PG-13, Beauty And The Beast 3D – Rated G, Contraband – Rated R, A Dangerous Method - Rated R, The Descendants – Rated R, Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close – Rated PG-13, Haywire – Rated R, Joyful Noise – Rated PG-13, Man On A Ledge – Rated PG-13, One For The Money – Rated PG-13, Red Tails – Rated PG-13, Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Rated PG-13, War Horse – Rated PG-13, We Bought A Zoo –Rated PG,

    These are the movies released on DVD Tuesday February, 7th 2012
    A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas - Rated R
    A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
    Just in time for Presidents Day.  I recently went back and watched #2 in this series and realized while these are not necessarily the best comedies out there they are fun and have heart.  NPH is in here too which is always good.

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 -  Rated PG-13
    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
    The end is near.  Not the end of society because they eat up these twilight movies but the end of the series.  Women might like you if this is in your collection but I would never ever watch it.

    Next week some weird stuff on DVD, Nicholas Cage gets another crack at being a superhero and Chris Pine and Tom Hardy fight over Reese Witherspoon.  Why guys?  I think you can do better.

    Agree? Disagree?  Leave a comment.  
    Credit – IMDB.com, Boxofficemojo.com, &Yahoo!Movies.com