Ladies and gentlemen, M. Night Shyamalan is back! Oh yes, the man who brought us movies like The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable is back to winning form, far removed from his recent horrendous movies that include the likes of The Last Airbender, The Village, After Earth, and The Happening. Shyamalan has brought us the type of horror movie that we expect from someone of his caliber of filmmaking.
Sadly, Shyamalan is one of those guys who has become somewhat of a joke in recent years with his laundry of terrible movies that stray from any sense of reality into the realms of just… What the fuck? I, myself, have been left time and time again scratching my head after watching a Shyamalan movie or at the worst, laughing my ass off at the unintentional comedy that they can bring. But I can safely say after watching The Visit that Shyamalan not only took the criticism dealt at him, but used it to fuel his fires, and make a low-budget movie that will keep you laughing and screaming every step of the way.
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I love streaming. At the low price of $8.00 a month you and your friends can share in the joys of cable television like HBO and Stars, but without having to sift through their line up to find the movie you want to watch. Now thanks to streams we can binge watch our favorite shows and movies to our heart’s content. Netflix has evolved over time and has now added original content to their website for us to enjoy. With this addition and joined with its competitors Hulu and Amazon Prime, I feel that it is only a matter of time before Internet Streaming Sites will make cable television a thing of the past. But I digress from today’s topic.
Since Netflix has released its original content, it has been met with overwhelming success from the public. There have been varying levels of success with each of these series and one-off comedy specials or movies. Today we are going to be looking at the Top 4 Netflix originals You Should Watch Right Now!
Before we get started I just want to reiterate that this list is my own personal opinion based on my views of each of these shows. If you disagree, please leave a comment. I love a good debate. But beyond that, on with the list. Continue reading “Top 4 Netflix Originals You Should Watch Right Now (1/29/2015)”
So the retrospective continues past the halfway mark as we touch on the most surprising film of the franchise, Starship Troopers 3: Marauder. Now to touch up on where we left off; The Verhoeven original movie had achieved cult status and thus resparked interest in turning Starship Troopers from a one off 90’s film into a franchise. Sadly though, major studios would not put much money into the franchise and Verhoeven had moved on in his career to film Black Book as well as be the front man for the film project known as Entertainment Expo. This would mean that the film franchise would be championed by a group of people that worked with Verhoeven on the first film Ed Neumeier, Phil Tippet, and John Davisson. Together the three would create the universally panned second movie Starship Troopers 2: Heroes of the Federation. As we saw in my review last week, it didn’t go over so hot. But still the franchise plotted along. Tippet and Davisson disappeared from the project leaving Ed Neumeier as the solo man on the project. However he was able to get some back up from an old friend, none other than Johnny Rico himself Casper Van Dien. With Neumeier penning, directing the film, with major support from Van Dien, new producer David Lancaster, and a slightly higher $20 million dollar budget the film franchise saw a breathe of new life as they pulled the franchise out of the hole that Starship Troopers 2 dug. Continue reading “Starship Troopers Retrospective: Starship Troopers 3: Marauder”
On this latest Vlog edition of the Nerdiest Talk Show on Earth Brandon and I discuss obsessive and guilty pleasure gaming. Let the conversation about boobs commence!
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It has been quite some time since a really good coming of age movie was released. Not since the glory days of John Hughes has a movie come out that, in my opinion, really sticks as a staple of the genre itself… And like my Bloodsport review, John Hughes was also in the 80’s… Like Action movies… And slasher flicks… Son of a bitch! 1980’s Why must you be so topical?! But I digress. The Way, Way Back may not be the most memorable or necessarily best coming of age movie I have seen, but it certainly has a charm to it that cannot be denied.
From the collective minds of Jim Rash and Nat Faxon (who both have roles in the film as Lewis and Roddy respectively), the duo is able to bring us a very fascinating story of a young man coming to grips with the divorce of his parents and gaining more confidence in himself from his summer spent at a water park called the Water Wizz. Not to mention a blossoming summer love story between him and the girl next door Susanna (AnnaSophia Robb) as well as learning to stand up to his mother’s new love interest and all around douche, Trent (Steve Carell). Continue reading “Tanner Reviews The Way, Way Back”