Friday, November 28, 2014

Netflix Instant: TV and Movie Picks

If you've climbed out of your turkey coma, watched Thanksgiving football, and are tired from Black Friday shopping, now is the time to park yourself on the couch and watch some Netflix. 


At least Abrams and crew know how to cut a trailer. I've not been pretty vocal about it here,  but I am over STAR WARS as a whole. The brand has saturated pop culture to the point of making what was once of the scariest villains in movies, Darth Vader, a punch line through merchandising. Lucas' decision to further alter the movies in the Blu-ray set further cemented my feelings. As such, when news of THE FORCE AWAKENS comes out, they're met with complete apathy. Still, I knew that the teaser would be a huge deal so I had to watch it and I'm glad I did. Check it out after the break thanks to the Star Wars YouTube channel.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Local Haps - Turkey Week Edition

After having Jonesy do a great job with Local Haps in my absence, I'm back during this short Thanksgiving week. Thankfully (hahaha) there's a few really good screenings this week. Check them out after the break.

JURASSIC WORLD Trailer Drops And Everyone Should Hang On To Their Butts

It's been twelve years since we've tried to forget about JURASSIC PARK 3. I can't even tell much what that third one was about it was so forgettable. But now we have our first look at the new JURASSIC WORLD trailer, which brings all the nostalgia and warm feelings back that we first felt from the original film.

Here's the synopsis:
Twenty-two years after the events of JURASSIC PARK, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. This new park is owned by the Masrani Corporation. Owen (Pratt), a member of Jurassic World's on-site staff, conducts behavioral research on the Velociraptors, but things go awry when the research team accidentally unleash a genetically modified dinosaur into the park.
Check the trailer after the break.

Monday, November 24, 2014



Directed by: Sudhish Kamath, Abhinav Shiv Tiwari, Anu Menon, Hemant Gaba, Nalan Kumarasamy, Pratim D. Gupta, Q, Raja Sen, Rajshree Ojha, Sandeep Mohan, and Suparn Verma.
Starring: Aditi Chengappa, Bidita Bag, Gabriella Schmidt, Huma Qureshi, Neha Mahajan, Parno Mitra, Pia Bajpai, Pooja Ruparel, Radhika Apte, Richa Shukla, Rii Sen and Swara Bhaskar with Anshuman Jha and Rajat Kapoo
Synopsis: A filmmaker remembers the various women of his life as he makes his way through a film festival after party.  

Thursday, November 20, 2014

PITCH PERFECT 2 Trailer is Aca-Awesome!

To say that Jonesy and I love PITCH PERFECT is an understatement. That's easily become one of our go-to "comfort" movies in the past few years. Thanks to Latino Review, we have a new poster, which you can see above, and more importantly, the Ellen Show YouTube page posted the new trailer!

You can check it out after the break.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Netflix Instant:Movie & TV Picks - Javi Returns Edition!

Hey guys, Javi here. After a 3 month break due to work I'm back and ready to recommend some sweet movies on Netflix. I also wanted to say thanks to Jonesy for keeping things going here. If it wasn't for her the site would've been dead. Anyway, check out this week's picks after the break.


Directed by James Marsh
Written by Anthony McCarten 
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, and David Thewlis
Synopsis: A chronicle of the marriage between Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde. 

(Editor's note: This review was originally posted on Central Track)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Local Haps: November 11th - 16th

The polar vortex has set into Dallas, which means it's the perfect time to stay inside and watch some great movies! There are tons going on this week including various science fiction films, documentaries, and my pick of the week, a live script reading. Enjoy!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Netflix Instant: TV and Movie Picks

We starting to get into the holiday season. Are you Christmas decorations up yet? Just kidding. For this week, I have three amazing films that I enjoy for very different reasons. So if your football team is on a bye week, here are some picks to keep you entertained. 

Humanity is going through another ice age, and the remainder of the human race is left on a train traveling around the world as it tries to survive. Chris Evans is fantastic as the unofficial leader of the lower class as they try to strive for a better living environment. This film is a fantastic and entertaining thriller.

I have loved this movie ever since I was little. This was one of the first films I remember seeing in the theatres, so it has a special place in my heart. Nostalgia may play a part in how much I love thsi film, but it is still highly entertaining even today. 

This was one of my favorites from Fantastic Fest 2013. It's a small, revenge thriller where the plan doesn't quite go as expected. The film works because of the stellar performance of Macon Blair. He will be one to watch in coming years. You can check out my review here.

INTERSTELLAR Review- Jonesy's Take

Directed by Christopher Nolan
Written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy, and Michael Caine.
Synopsis: Humans must explore other worlds as the earth slowly becomes inhabitable.

WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL? Review - Jonesy's Take

Directed by: Shion Sono
Written by: Shion Sono
Starring: Hiroki Hasegawa, Gen Hoshino, Akihiro Kitamura, and Jun Kunimura
Synopsis: A young film crew gets entangled between two warring Japanese mobs. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

HANGAR 10 Review- Jonesy' s Take

Directed by: Daniel Simpson
Written by: Daniel Simpson and Adam Preston
Starring: Danny Shayler, Abbie Salt, and Robert Curtis
Synopsis: A trio of friends go on a search for gold in the woods where a famous UFO sighting happened. As night falls, they begin to face an alien presence.

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Local Haps: November 3rd - Noevember 9th

Have you recovered from your Halloween hangover yet? Whether it was candy-indused or just too much partying, we're now starting one of the best times of the year for movies. Lots of great stuff this week incluing an awesome, and FREE!, outdoor event on Saturday which is my pick of the week!