Wednesday, February 29, 2012

THE AVENGERS Full Trailer- So is it May yet??

Jonesy here. I'm not a comic aficionado by any sort of stretch of any kind of imagination. In fact, I pretty much fall into the stereotypical type who enjoys comics through the movie format. Shame on me, but in all honesty, that's resources and time I don't have. And if I have any questions, I just go to my buddies who know those worlds.

Now THE AVENGERS movie has intrigued me from the beginning. Not necessarily for the characters, but for the strange experiment the studio is doing. I think it's an absolutely fascinating experiment to release movies about the individual characters first that all lead up and bring them together into the culminating film. So far, the experiment has worked. And now this summer, we get the culmination of THE AVENGERS.

We saw a teaser last fall, at the end of CAPTAIN AMERICA, and during the Super Bowl. This new one expands more on the Super Bowl trailer showing more character interaction (which looks hilarious), angry Loki (yay Tom Hiddleston!), and some sort of Transformers figure (who I guess needs work in-between Transformers films).

Check it out!

That Michael Bay-esque rotating shot towards the end is still one of my favorites.

THE AVENGERS will be released May 4, 2012 starring Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johannson, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Renner.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Prometheus-ish Clip: Peter Weyland gives a TED 2023

One of the most anticipated movies coming out this year is Ridley Scott's prequel-but-not-really film, PROMETHEUS. We all anticipated the teaser trailer, which ended up showing us next to nothing but a lot of really cool images, and now today we are seeing the beginnings of a viral marketing campaign.

A piece was created by Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof shows Peter Weyland giving a speech at TED in the year 2023. This clip is not the in the movie but sheds some light on Guy Pearce's character.

Check out the clip after the jump.

Monday, February 27, 2012


The short films are the categories that will make or break your Oscar polls. They're usually the throw away awards that people don't mind if they miss at their parties. However, over the past couple of years, local theaters have been taking a chance on these films by showcasing them the weeks leading up to the awards. Last year I was able to catch the live action shorts. This year we caught the animated shorts. And hopefully next year, catching all three categories will be on the agenda.

I thought Pixar had this award locked down with LA LUNA, which was quite cute. However, the short that stuck with me was the FLYING BOOKS by directors William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg. I loved the heart and message it spoke. Even though I adored it, I wasn't expecting it to win last night, so imagine my shock when it did!

Now it's online for your enjoyment. So please, take the 15 minutes and watch. It'll bring a smile to your face.


Directed by: Michael R. Roskam
Written by: Michael R. Roskam
Starring: Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeroen Perceval, and Jeanne Dandoy
Synopsis: A look at the "cattle hormone mafia" and a cattle rancher in Belgium after a cop is murdered.


Jonesy here. Now that the Oscars are behind us all, I thought I would bring you the first real contender for next year. This aired exclusively last night on Jimmy Kimmel after the ceremony, and I believe this has the potential to sweep next years awards. A crippled scientist, robot lawyer, and a dog that plays sports?! I'm there.

I give you.... MOVIE: THE MOVIE

Just remember that no one puts baby in a corner.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Interview with HAUNTED screenwriter Brad McHargue

Javi here with a very special first for WDYMS. I bring to you a really insightful interview with screenwriter Brad McHargue. This will be the first of many interviews we hope to have with filmmakers that are crowd-funding their projects. This is a really exciting and new way of making movies and democratizing the system, and we want to do our part in helping highlight this.

Brad is here to talk to us about his found footage horror movie, HAUNTED, that he is trying to get funding for through the crowd funding site, Kickstarter which you can find here. So come, check out this interview, and maybe throw a few bucks towards the project!

Check out the interview after the jump.

A Very Boring Oscar Predictions- She said

It's Oscar weekend! I know some don't care, and some really don't care about the Oscars anymore, but it's that time of year to see what a bunch of old white guys tell us what the best films of the year are. What's sad is the Oscars have almost become too predictable and pretty much boring. Maybe it was my young age, but I remember a time when there was actual excitement and anticipation of who would go home with the gold man. Nowadays, you don't even need to see the movies to figure out who the winners will be.

Everyone has been throwing out their picks that they'd write down on their Oscar ballot, so I thought I would do the same. Now I have two different picks for each category. The first is what my heart wants, and the second is what I would bet on if this were a Blackjack game in Vegas.

The Academy Awards airs tomorrow at 7pm on ABC.

Check out my picks after the jump.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Netflix Instant: Cool TV and Movie Picks

Jonesy here. Even though it wasn't intentional, my suggestions ended up all being documentaries. I have a truly unique pick, a warm and fuzzy pick, and one that's quite personal to me.

Yes, THE ARBOR is a documentary, but it's also an experiment. Filmmaker Cilo Barnard takes a look at the dark and sad past of British playwright, Andrea Dunbar. However, instead of just using footage of interviews with the family, Barnard has actors lip-sync to an audio "screenplay" of the interviews. A brilliant idea that makes me less scared to watch experimental films.

This was one of the gems that we were able to catch at last year's Dallas International Film Festival. BEING ELMO shows us the man behind the puppet, and his journey to creating one of the most iconic characters for kids. A sweet film that the entire family can enjoy. A great first documentary to introduce to your kids!

This is a documentary that is nostalgic for me. It sounds odd because it's about a group of young adults who became violent revolutionaries on US soil during the Vietnam War. After I saw this in college, I was inspired to research the world of protesters further, and thus occupied a year of my life while I wrote my senior thesis. In the post-9/11 world, terrorism is thrown around all the time. However, it slips our mind that American citizens can become a threat. Now, there's more to their story, and this documentary shows how a simple pacifist idea develops into a violent one. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

BATTLEFIELD AMERICA Trailer Breakdance! I mean Breakdown!

It's so strange, but we absolutely love the Step-Up series. I know. We've mentioned this many, many times. But now our love has spread into almost any street dancing movie. We already know that STEP-UP 4 will be released July 27, but hold the phone for just a second. It seems the people behind another dance film, YOU GOT SERVED, is dropping this little doozy of a film in early summer.

It's called BATTLEFIELD AMERICA, and, from the looks of a trailer, follows two kid crews as they prepare to battle each other. Because how do you differentiate yourself from all other dance movies? Why make it about children of course!

Check out the trailer and the breakdown after the jump.

An Absolutely Fabulous BRAVE Clip

I know Pixar had an off-season last summer, but they pretty much are 11 of 12 for critically acclaimed films. One of my most anticipated films for this summer is their upcoming BRAVE. Now, we've already dropped the teaser and the full trailer, and now we're treated to an amazing clip of our heroine, Merida, kicking ass and taking names in an archery competition.

What do you think? Will this make up for their animated-film-that-must-not-be-named? I think it will.

BRAVE will be released June 22, 2012 


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

AMERICAN REUNION Trailer Breakdown!

Oh AMERICAN PIE. The first movie I ever snuck into as an underager.  Shhh. Don't tell anyone. The subsequent sequels (and I'm not talking about all those direct to DVD-wannabe-Skinamax sequels) had its moments, but nothing could quite measure up to the original.

It was my first taste in raunchy comedies. And now it looks like the whole gang is back for AMERICAN REUNION. It's been long enough between the AMERICAN WEDDING and this, nine years to be precise, that REUNION could actually be funny like the first one. Sometimes all you need is time.

Check the trailer and the breakdown after the jump.

Monday, February 20, 2012

LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE Restoration/Soundtrack Review- He Said

Javi here. I'm coming to you with a special soundtrack/movie review. The reason for this amazing occasion is the subject of the review definitely goes hand in hand with the movie. I'll be breaking down the review by talking about the restored print of LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE, then the Air soundtrack by the same name, and finally a few words about the documentary that accompanied the film, THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE.

George Méliès is a well-known director among the movie nerd circles, but it wasn't until director Martin Scorcese's Oscar-nominated HUGO that his legacy was opened up to a broader audience. Back in 1993, a print of his famous 1902 short film "LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE" was found complete but in bad shape. Back when the movie was shot, Méliès created one of the first color movies by hand painting each individual frame to add a yet another brilliant layer of technical wizardry. After the print was found in 1993, work began in 1999 in order to restore, rescue, and preserve the film. It took over 10 years to complete the restoration. According to the texts during the documentary, some of the frames were so badly damaged that the original one had to be inserted digitally, and then hand-painted to mimic the style of the original. It was then that the appropriately French duo, Air, was commissioned to create a new soundtrack for the restoration. Then, the newly restored print with the new soundtrack premiered to an audience during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Now, thanks to the awesome Texas Theatre, I was able to watch it on the big screen here.

The movie has a very simplistic plot of having a group of scientists decide to create a giant bullet to take them to the moon. There was so much in regards to special effects and editing techniques throughout the whole short that were just downright impressive. Even if you don't know much about filmmaking, you can see that some of the stage was movable, and that they edited the film by cutting out individual cells, giving a lot of the trippy. But I have to admit, I got misty-eyed watching the movie. Let me just preface this by saying that I am not, nor will I ever claim to be, any sort of gifted film historian, at least not in the depths that some of my colleagues are. However, something about seeing such an old film playing across the screen just made happy in one of those very special "this is why we go to the movies" sort of ways.  When the famous scene of the bullet/spaceship hitting the moon in the eye happened, I was so overcome with Harry Knowles-like glee I was this close to writing this review in all hyperbole. I truly believe if my Abuelito was here today, he would've gotten as big of a kick about seeing this as I did. Hearing the new soundtrack also made the film feel pretty modern even if people were skipping from one end of the room to the other because the print was so badly damaged.

So, in terms of the actual restoration, it looks pretty fantastic, all things considered. I'd say it was a step below one of those older movie Criterion restorations. As I alluded to before, the print that was restored obviously had some major issues. There are many parts of the movie where the characters skip a good amount of frames forward. I know it's not at all the intended effect, but the skipping actually gave the movie a more surreal quality that was compounded when you took in the beautifully hand painted frames. The coloration was a very strenuous technique where Méliès, along with others, painted each frame individually. Apart from that, I'm just amazed at what could be over 100 years ago. Melies had a child-like sense of imagination, and he had the creativity and resourcefulness to make his imagination pop out on screen.

Apart from the special effects and the coloration, the movie has some awesome looking sets. There was the launching pad with the huge cannon that legitimately feels like it was there. And my favorite was the moon sequence with the crazy bug/lizard aliens on the constantly shifting surface. Overall, the quality of this print is actually top notch taking everything into account. Even though there were many frames missing and objects skipping around, what you do get to see looks fantastic.

An additional perk to me was the fact I got to see the new Air score synced up with the print and seeing how it fits the movie. Since LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE was silent movie, there's no way to really of saying whether this is an improvement or not. But what I do know is, that thanks to the beauty of digital instruments, sound manipulation, and pitch shifting, Air has created a fitting score that makes the movie feel modern while also taking the disadvantages of the movie's print such as the missing frames to add something unique to the soundtrack.

For example, during the first scene of the movie there was a group of classy scientists with top hats and umbrellas used as canes, who are debating about their plan to go to the moon. When one of the characters is supposed to be speaking, the soundtrack plays a vocal track that is always distorted to the point of an almost grunt. This was such a cool detail to me, given how potentially warped the sound would be if the original had had sound. This soundtrack gives us the effect of being both old and something completely new at the same time. Another example was when the crew is building the big bullet rocket ship; there were beats that coincided with the beating of a hammer, but just ever so slightly, you see that they're off from each other.

Once they get to the moon, the score takes to an almost 70's progressive/space rock sound which is very new for Air. You can totally see some dude with a dragon painted on the side of his van rocking out to this...maybe that's not the greatest complement, but it added to the mood. Once they get into space, a lot of the aforementioned pitch shifting comes into place, and once again to good use. I think my favorite scene is where the scientists return to a ticker tape parade and the song "Parade" starts playing. It's such good stand alone track that has spacey sounds along with more traditional sounds signifying the change that the experience had on the scientist and the town.

So the soundtrack sounds great with the movie, but how about as a stand alone piece of music? The soundtrack itself is 30 minutes or so. Just over twice as long as the actual movie, which is pretty awesome seeing as a lot of the songs needed to be a little longer to be complete. There were a few stand out tracks for me. The first one was "Moon Fever", which really seemed to be the theme of the movie along with "Sonic Armada." This particular song is basically is the whole section of the moon. A lot of the songs are expanded with vocalists that you don't hear in the movie, such as "Astronomic Club" and "Seven Stars" which make the actual soundtrack feel more reminiscent of a regular Air album.

I say that it's definitely worth a buy. I've found it to be really good music to write to and even in our eerie recent foggy Texas weather; it's made for great driving music. I'm not the biggest or most obsessed of Air fans, but everything that I've always heard from them I've liked, and this feels like it's a project that has expanded their palette of sounds and techniques while still sounding like them. You can get the soundtrack over at Amazon here . The soundtrack comes with a video file of the movie, so that's a fun bonus.

Finally as part three of the big multi-media review, we have the documentary THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE. It's a short documentary by directors Serge Bromberg and Eric Lange. This played right after the restored movie, and it was a very interesting behind the scenes look at George Melies, his work, and his legacy. Just like with the restoration of the prints, you see that a lot of love went into this film. There are lots of very amusing cameos from the obvious industry people like Martin Scorcese, to Oscar darling Michel Hazanavicius, to an interesting portrayal of a younger Méliès by Tom Hanks. During the documentary, they show how they painted the individual frames and how ridiculously tedious it was. There were testaments by many famous people about Méliès' contribution to film, and how he pioneered the special effects that would later influence other filmmakers, including Scorcese. 

But I think that my favorite scene in the documentary was seeing Méliès' natural light, all-glass studio. Seeing HUGO, everybody got to see the fictional version made for the movie, but to see the real thing on film was something special. This documentary was meant to be a tribute to the famed and creative director and the movie succeeds in doing so. It's inspiring to see people that create such amazing work always look back at what came before it, and thus paying tribute to them by applying the enthusiasm and passion that their predecessors did to their own work. 

I am glad that a place like the Texas Theatre is around to show off movies like these around Dallas. With every other "art house" theater around going more and more corporate, it's nice to have a place that has Left Hand Milk Stout on tap and has awesome movie events like this one. You can check out the remaining show times here so you can enjoy this unique experience.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Netflix Instant: Cool TV & Movies -

Javi here. I'm coming to you making up for some lost time. This time, I'm recommending one TV show and four movies seeing as this is a three day weekend. I guess I could've gone with a political movie theme...but I thought about that way too late. Either way, you know I got your back with some good stuff. Hit the jump for this week's picks. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Criterion Collection Upcoming May Releases

Jonesy here. Now, up until about a year ago, I had no earthly idea what the Criterion Collection was. I know, shame on me. But thanks to my cohort, various podcasts, and of course, actually looking at their website, I became better informed. The Criterion Collection is a video distribution company whose mission "has been dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements" (via their mission statement).

Criterion makes their announcements every month on the 15th for their upcoming releases. Going through their lists can seem a bit daunting, but trust me when I say that this collection has opened my eyes to more obscure foreign and classic films that were never in my radar. Each film also comes supplements to enhance the viewing including audio commentaries by filmmakers and scholars, restored director’s cuts, deleted scenes, documentaries, shooting scripts, early shorts, and storyboards. 

So, now that you are all ready to go out and spend your money on fabulous films, here are Criterion's upcoming releases for May 2012. 

United States, 1999; Director: Spike Jonze
Synopsis: Have you ever wanted to be someone else? Or, more specifically, have you ever wanted to crawl through a portal hidden in an anonymous office building and thereby enter the cerebral cortex of John Malkovich for fifteen minutes before being spat out on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike? Then director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman have the movie for you. Melancholy marionettes, office drudgery, a frizzy-haired Cameron Diaz—but that’s not all! Surrealism, possession, John Cusack, a domesticated primate, Freud, Catherine Keener, non sequiturs, and absolutely no romance! But wait: get your Being John Malkovich now and we’ll throw in emasculation, slapstick, Abelard and Heloise, and extra Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich.

Italy, Iran, 2010; Director: Abbas Kiarostomi
Synopsis: The great Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami travels to Tuscany for a luminous and provocative romance in which nothing is as it appears. What seems at first to be a straightforward tale of two people—played by Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche and opera singer William Shimell—getting to know each other over the course of an afternoon gradually reveals itself as something richer, stranger, and trickier: a mind-bending reflection on authenticity, in art as well as in relationships. Both cerebrally and emotionally engaging, Certified Copy (Copie conforme) reminds us that love itself is an enigma.

**This one is actually available on Netflix Instant right now, and I highly suggest check it out! The movie is very, well, unique, and it will have you thinking and talking about it for days. This is the release I'm most excited for because I'm so curious of all the supplements that will come with this film. 

United States, 1964-1975; Robert Downey, Sr.
Synopsis: Rarely do landmark works of cinema seem so . . . wrong. Robert Downey Sr. emerged as one of the most irreverent filmmakers of the new American underground of the early sixties, taking no prisoners in his rough-and-tumble treatises on politics, race, and consumer culture. In his most famous, the midnight-movie mainstay Putney Swope, an advertising agency is turned on its head when a militant African American man takes charge. Like Swope, Downey held nothing sacred. This selection of five of his most raucous and outlandish films, dating from 1964 to 1975, offers a unique mix of the hilariously abrasive and the intensely experimental.

Swedish, 1951; Director: Ingmar Bergman
Synopsis: Touching on many of the themes that would define the rest of his legendary career—isolation, performance, the inescapability of the past—the tenth film by Ingmar Bergman was a gentle sway toward true mastery. In one of the director’s great early female roles, Maj-Britt Nilsson beguiles as Marie, an accomplished ballet dancer haunted by her tragic youthful affair with a shy, handsome student (Birger Malmsten). Her memories of the rocky shores of Stockholm’s outer archipelago mingle with scenes from her gloomy present, most of them set in the dark backstage environs of the theater where she works. A film that the director considered a creative turning point, Summer Interlude is a reverie on life and death that bridges the gap between Bergman’s past and future, theater and cinema.

Swedish, 1953; Director: Ingmar Bergman
SynopsisInspired by the earthy eroticism of his muse Harriet Andersson, in the first of her many roles for him, Ingmar Bergman had a major international breakthrough with this ravaging, sensual tale of young love. In Stockholm, a girl (Andersson) and boy (Lars Ekborg) from working-class families run away from home to spend a secluded, romantic summer at the beach, far from parents and responsibilities. Inevitably, it is not long before the pair is forced to return to reality. The version originally released in the U.S. was reedited by its distributor into something more salacious, but the original Summer with Monika, as presented here, is a work of stunning maturity and one of Bergman’s most important films.

There are so many more films available both in DVD and Blu-Ray on Criterion's site, so I suggest taking some time in checking it out. You will definitely find something there that intrigues you. 

So keep a look out here every month as we keep you updated for their upcoming releases!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dallas IFF 2012 Announces First 15 Titles and Honoree

Javi here. Just a quick post regarding some exciting announcements regarding the 2012 Dallas International Film Festival. We will be returning to cover the festival again this year. Thanks to the fact that the one and only Damon will be helping us during the festival, we will have even more reviews than in the previous years. Because of the extra help (and if our work schedule permits) we will be scheduling actor and director interviews this time around as well. Just a little info on Damon: he has a beard, so that's cool, and he also bangs on drums for some reason. He is also former contributing writer over the Gordon and the Whale(R.I.P), and now he primarily writes for Horror's Not Dead. You can see some of his work here.

We also just got the first press release detailing some of the upcoming films you can look forward to. Hit the jump for more information.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

In Today's Edition of "I Wish I Was Trollin' Y'all": Michael Bay Will Direct TRANSFORMERS 4

Javi here. Seriously, I didn't want to have to be the one to tell you guys this, but yes,  director Michael Bay has just inked a deal with Paramount, who will release his "intimate" movie PAIN AND GAIN to big screen, after which he will bring the sadistic robo-violence again with TRANSFORMERS 4. To any of us into the franchise, this is disappointing, but expected news. Hit the jump for more information.

Monday, February 13, 2012


Javi here. This is very exciting news. Today I stumbled on the trailer for one of my honorary favorite movies of 2011, director Panos Cosmatos' BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW. This is great news because the movie was an intense visual and aural experience, and I'm glad to revisit it sooner than later. With this release, there is the hope that the amazing soundtrack will also be released soon as well. You can check out the trippy trailer below:


Better get familiar with the name Seth Grahame-Smith because you will be hearing that name come up a lot. He's the author behind literary mash-ups of Sense, Sensibility and Sea Monsters; Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (which is currently in production), and finally, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

His concept is simple: take a classic novel/property and throw some fantastical elements into the story such as zombies, monsters or vampires. Pretty fun idea, and it definitely gets people picking up and reading "classic", or rather, more like reading a form of a classic.  Close enough.

So, now we have our first look at his first book-turned-adaptation, ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Netflix Instant: Cool TV and Movie Picks- Rarities Edition!

Javi here with another offering of Netflix picks for your weekend. Today marks a really special occasion for I am totally mooching someone who knows more about film than I do and will be showcasing some of his awesome knowledge. His name is Brian Saur, he writes in his own blog, Rupert Pupkin Speaks, which you should check out. Over on Letterboxd, a site where you can document your viewing habits and make lots lists, I saw one of his lists, which was titled Netflix Instant Rarities. He describes the list as follows: "Here's a bunch of films that have had limited to no dvd release that are currently(1/26/12) on Netflix Instant in the U.S." So I picked five of the movies that I looked really cool based on the cover, and I'll be checking them out over the weekend myself. Won't you watch along with me?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

In Javi Man-Crush News: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will Make His Directorial Debut.

Javi here. As you guys should know, I'm a huge fan of Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He is a young(er) actor that has managed to always have interesting roles, and even while playing in hipster type movies like (500) DAYS OF SUMMER, he brings something great to the performances. He also created hitRECord, an awesome online creative collective where people openly remix and collaborate. Adding to his resume according to Deadline, will be directing his first full-length feature. Hit the jump for more info.


Looks as if Jeremy Renner is the new action man around town nowadays. First, he set himself up with MI: GHOST PROTOCOL, and now he is taking over the Bourne franchise.  The first trailer for the new entry, THE BOURNE LEGACY, hit today.

Check it out after the jump.

AFI Top 100 Countdown: #80 THE APARTMENT

Directed by Billy Wider
Written by Billy Wider and I.A.L. Diamond
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Trailer Breakdown: THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN Trailer! Now With 100% More Emma Stone!

Javi here. I have to admit, I sort of forgot that THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN was coming out. There's been very little hype for it. Someone in the marketing department must be taking a vacation because the only thing that people seem to talk about comic book movie-wise is some dudes avenging and some guy rising. Thanks to the official site, which released this at midnight today, we have our first look at the movie. Overall, I'm hyped for this movie a whole lot more now, even though they basically spoil the movie in the trailer, you can see that director Marc Webb tried to do something different here. Count me in on this. Check the trailer after the break and my Trailer Breakdown, where I'll have awesome commentary on the trailer

Monday, February 6, 2012

CHRONICLE Review- He Said

Directed by: John Trank
Written by: John Trank, and Max Landis
Starring: Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan, and Michael Kelly 
Synopsis: Three friends deal with their new-found superpowers and film everything in the process.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

For Funsies: The Dark Secret Behind Quirky Romantic Comedies or "Why No One Should Date a MPDG"

Javi here with another installment of For Funsies, where I find a random video or image from the Interwebs to share with you. This awesome video comes courtesy of Cracked, a site that I cannot stop recommending people read. They have more intuitive and interesting movie and pop culture content than most dedicated sites. Anyway, this video shows you the aftermath of dating a Manic Pixie Dream Girl, which as a fan of Zooey Deschanel, you realize how ridiculous those types of characters are and how quirky indie movies need to stop using this archetype.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

For Funsies: Breaking Bad RPG

Javi here with another installment of For Funsies, where I find a random video or image from the Interwebs to share with you. Everybody here is a big fan of Breaking Bad. There truly is nothing like violence, drugs, and  moral ambiguity in my favorite shows. Since we are stuck waiting another 9 months until the premiere of the next season, now is a great time for anyone out there to catch up. The show is now on Netflix Instant so it's really easy to fly through the last 4 seasons.

 In the meanwhile check out this super-spoilerific parody of BREAKING BAD in awesome RPG form from the cats over at College Humor. In order to really appreciate this, you need to have seen the show and at least have played a Final Fantasy game or two. Once again, there are spoilers in the video! Don't say I didn't warn you!


Directed by: James Watkins
Written by: Susan Hill (novel), Jane Goldman (screen play)
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, and Janet McTeer
Synopsis: When a struggling lawyer is tasked with organizing and sort through a widow's legal papers in a remote mansion, he starts to see things that have citizens from the surrounding area terrified.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Super Bowl Trailer

The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and whether or not you're a football fan, you may just tune in for the funny commercials. And even if those can't wet your whistle, there are always several spots for the summer blockbusters. Usually the spots will be live Sunday, but some are already appearing.

Here's the quick spot for G.I JOE RETALIATION that will air.

Now we've already seen the first trailer back in December, and now with this, we get our first glimpse of Cobra Commander. And of course more ninjas. Also, when did Jay Z's words become immortal? Doesn't really matter. Even though the first film didn't take too well with the critics, though we loved it here, this one looks like balls to the wall action.

G.I. JOE: RETALIATION will be released June 29, 2012 starring Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, and Bruce Willis.