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Cheesy Romance Month: Kate & Leopold

kate_and_leopold_ver2… It’s back!!! It is that special month of love and as such, it is time to talk about those silly little rom-coms that I save up for such an occasion. Welcome back to year 4 of Cheesy Romance Month! All things considered, I am surprised that I have not talked more about Meg Ryan movies. All things considered, she is the queen of the cheesy romantic comedy, and yet, the only one I touched so far was You’ve Got Mail and that was the first one that I ever did years ago. Granted, I did start at the bottom of the barrel as far as these movies are concerned… But fuck it. Why not walk across the street to You’ve Got Mail’s wacky neighbor, Kate & Leopold. Continue reading “Cheesy Romance Month: Kate & Leopold”

Tanner Reviews X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men_-_ApocalypseI have been seeing an unreasonable amount of superhero movies this year. I should go watch something else, anything else just to break the pattern… But at either rate, I still saw it so now it is time to talk about it. This is going to be a rather long review after I went through the preliminaries of all the things that I wanted to discuss. But what all of this ultimately boils down to is the fact that this movie is probably one of the most painfully average movies that I have seen in a long time. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews X-Men: Apocalypse”

Tanner Reviews Chappie

Chappie_posterWell wasn’t this a pleasant surprise? I was expecting to post 12-1 of my Top 25 Favorite Movies of All Time, but with my girlfriend’s surprise visit we went to see the latest Neill Blomkamp movie Chappie and so I will be reviewing it today instead. Look for 12-1 of my Top 25 Favorite Movies of All Time on Tuesday, a new episode of The Nerdiest Talk Show on Earth Saturday, and a video game for Retro Gaming Month on Sunday. With all of the site updates out of the way, let’s talk about Chappie.

I have to say that this was not what I was expecting. Granted, I should have expected such a dark tale from the likes of Blomkamp, but I was expecting a somewhat family oriented adventure. Instead what we got was a handful of strong homages to Robocop and Natural Born Killers mixed in with a story of nature vs. nurture. Very interesting if somewhat unexpected. I do have to say that I feel like Chappie is going to go the way of Elysium as the years go on… It is going to be a very underrated movie that will be completely overshadowed by Blomkamp’s magnum opus, District 9. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Chappie”