Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Craig’

Well hey guys, and welcome to June. A month primarily known for being before July. I mean, I got married in June and June was REAL excited about it. Nothing happens in June, or at least nothing good. And yes: I’m looking at you Warcraft. But more on that in a paragraph.

Weekly Headlines 6/1/2016

Well, it’s been a paragraph guys, so let’s talk about Warcraft. You know how I’ve been increasingly worried that the movie would suck?? It kinda sucks. It seems to have fallen to that classic book/video game problem of being stuck between trying to tell a new story, trying to pay service to its fans, and trying to bring in casual non-fans. It’s a tough line to walk, and for every movie that does it successfully (Lord of the Rings) there are about ten that do it unsuccessfully (The Mortal Instruments, The last two Hunger Games movies, The Host, 6 other examples.) It’s a tough thing to do, and Warcraft has not done it.

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The good news is we didn’t spend a lot on CGI… oh wait.

So Daniel Craig is officially out as James Bond Angry Face. Look, of the four movies Craig was in 2 were good (Skyfall, and Casino Royale) one was fine (Spectre) and one was real real bad (Quantum of Solace) and really that’s not a bad run as James Bond. But that’s over now. Thank you Mr. Craig, you may go home now. So who’s next?? Well the current favorite seems (note the SEEMS) to be Tom Hiddleston. Who is unequivocally a great choice. Maybe take Bond away from Craigs sort of stone face machoness and make him a little more fun? After all if James Bond has been good at anything over the years it’s been mimicking whatever is popular in the action genre at the time, Craig’s Bond was a reaction to Jason Bourne for instance. The popular thing now though is sort of the wise cracking, smart mouthed, Tony Stark style action hero and Hiddleston could definitely do that. So more power to Mr. Hiddleston, but really, whatever. It doesn’t matter. It’s James Bond… it’ll be fine.

The Power Rangers producer says he’s anticipating 7-8 Power Rangers movies in the new franchise. I mean on the one hand… I guess??? I mean we’re on 6 Transformers movies and the absolute best one of those was the first one which was “Surprisingly not entirely terrible.” You don’t even need to make a good movie to continue to make movies anymore, all you need is a fan base that for some unknown reason keeps coming to the theater. That said: there will not be 7 Power Rangers movies. Heck I’ll be surprised if there are 3 Power Rangers movies. The first movie will come out and it will be bad but not TOO bad and it will make some money, so some hammered brained studio exec somewhere will say “WE CAN FIX IT!!!” and they’ll make a second movie, which will be terrible and make no money and the franchise will die. So it is spoken, so let it be done.

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Power Rangers??? I guess???

Speaking of doomed franchises: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Sorry about the First One.” Comes out this week… and it’s real bad. Some would say worse than the first one, some would say worse than ANY one. Like literally, any one thing. Ever. Dead muskrat corpse?? Worse. Thanks for making a sequel guys. All the people who could have used that 70 million dollars you spent on this, really appreciate it.

Pitch Perfect 3 has been pushed from July 2017 to December 2017. I mean whatever, I’m sad that this won’t be out in July but this means Christmas songs. Pitcher Perfect with Christmas songs?? That’ll work.

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I don’t know, ladies, but it’s apparently not English majors…

On DVD this week Gods of Egypt and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, easily the most rentable movies ever. I mean no one wants to pay 10 dollars to watch these train wrecks… but don’t you kind of want to see the train wreck?? And the train wreck does have some interesting parts… so rent it. It wasn’t worth ten dollars, but it’s probably worth 1.99. Probably.

Finally: two TV shows are trying to cash in on 80’s franchises and they both look terrible. Lethal Weapon seems like it’s gonna be a bored, tired, has been done better cop show. And MacGyver, which is a series idea that has not aged well. I mean in the 80’s if someone told you that you could make a nuclear reactor out of a paper clip, two pieces of gum, and a toaster you would believe them. Technology was magic back then.

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Of course, the part of MacGyver’s hair was played by two actual ferrets.

For all we knew the only difference between a toaster and a nuclear reactor WAS a piece of gum. This however is 2016. Every third video on my Facebook page is some moron telling me how to make a lampshade out of an old computer and a t-shirt. Everyone can be MacGyver. Everyone with the patience to sit through YouTube ads.

There you have it guys, have a great week, and check in Friday when I preview the movies of June!!

Internet, happy Tuesday and welcome to another exciting, exsanguinated, and extraterrestrial extdition of weekly headlines. The segment so hilariously misnamed, it’s passed the point where it was funny, and has just become sad. Heck, I may have made this exact same joke the last time we did weekly headlines, you don’t know. I don’t even know. It’s lost forever. There is literally no conceivable way that it can be located, everyone knows the Internet is a place where things are constantly lost forever, never to be heard from again.

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Predator (the Reboot… again) released its first promo image. Look, I have kind of enjoyed the Predator movies, they’re a fun monster franchise (except for when they hang out with those Alien kids from down the road.) But I thought the Adrian Brody re-boot was actually pretty good, so whatever. Bring on another Predator movie, maybe the people from Alien will watch it and learn that the most important part of a monster franchise is actually showing the MONSTER!!

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Somewhere the makers of Prometheus are going: “Ohh… so you mean people like the Alien part??”

 

Alice Through the Looking Glass continues to release promo material. It’s weird guys. I (huge Alice in Wonderland fan) am not at all excited about the movie. The plot looks thin/non-existent, and the characters and actors all look tired and played out. But it’s Allan Rickman guys… and I already miss him.

After spending the entire Spectre promotional tour talking about how much he wanted to stop being James Bond, Daniel Craig in a shocking twist of twistification: has probably decided to step away from being James Bond. In other news: skies are blue, cars are going, and Amanda Seyfried is in terrible movies.

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Every fiber of his body wants to just get into that car and drive away… forever.

 

In Box Office news, Deadpool was the top movie this week breaking the record for a President’s day weekend movie release. It also broke the record for most people not really understanding how R ratings work.

The X-Files is coming up to its Finale after a gripping season, which very VERY few people actually watched. It’s a perfect example of a show that came back, that probably shouldn’t have, and didn’t really do much to update the formula. It was exactly like it was when it went off the air, and in this case that’s not a good thing. There’s buying a vintage car in perfect condition style and then there’s finding a werthers under your grandma’s old chair. Sure, they’re both technically classics, but one of them is not timeless.

Daredevil Season 2 released its first trailer this week! Looks good! I mean, I enjoyed season 1, I thought Jessica Jones was better but both shows suffered from being a few episodes longer than they should have been. Granted more Daredevil means more shots of this whiny, terrible face so… Yay?

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Please… just please go away.

 

Eddie the Eagle released its first trailer and… I don’t know… how freekin’ inspired were you?? I was inspired to go find a van, strap myself to it, and have Hugh Jackman yell at me. Granted, this is not the first time that has happened to me. It will also, not be the last.

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Aw, thanks Hugh!!

 

And there you have it guys, the weekly headlines!! Check back Thursday when I (probably) review Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Because Zombies and Matt Smith is a combo I just can’t with good conscience avoid.

Hello Internet, and welcome to a very special episode of Thoughts We Might Have Had, an episode that will be much shaken but never stirred. An episode which (it must be said) should be entirely credited to my mother with whom I have watched many James Bond movie marathons. That rights Ladies, Bond… James Bond. Over the years (25 or more) many people have worn the James Bond combover, but who wore it best? Who was the smoothest of the smooth? The suavest of the suave? Only one way to find out, a bold fonted, center oriented, text block.

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There have been six total Bond’s over the storied story, of James Bond, but we must now ask ourselves who was the best? And (by virtue of finding out who the best was) discover who was the worst. Because for every mountain top, there is a valley. For every  magical city of Atlantis there are the extremely less magical sewers of Atlantis. And for every delicious steak dinner you probably can’t afford to eat the next three days (if you’re me.) So let’s start at the bottom. The basement. The sucks. A man named…

Number 6: Pierce Brosnan

Bronsan was Bond for  four movies though the only not awful one was GoldenEye which inspired what is easily the best James Bond video game ever. Other than that, Brosnan’s movies were terrible. Brosnan’s Bond wasn’t the suave, smooth spy we know and love, his Bond seemed like all of the worst things one could say about really anyone. He was smug, superior, snotty, smarmy, a jerk, entitled, and probably one of least appealing people in any of his films. Goldeneye featured him and Sean Bean and it was like the film makers were admitting to themselves “Yeah… Sean Bean would have been way better at this, huh?”  It was just an awkward time for James Bond, the movies in the 80’s and prior had been charming and fun and not horrendously dark (for the most part,) The world was changing though and James Bond hadn’t changed with them. Also, Pierce Brosnan was the worst.

 Number 5: George Lazenby

Tough call here for me, honestly. I had no particular problem with Lazenby’s one James Bond movie (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) it wasn’t exactly awesome. And there was just one of them. But more on this in a second.

Number 4: Roger Moore

So here’s the thing: I certainly prefer Lazenby to Moore in terms of playing James Bond. Especially late career Roger Moore when James Bond was all the sudden a chunky, balding, guy who looked more like someone’s wealthy father-in-law then a secret agent. But somehow women mysteriously still fell in love with. Like when Captain Kirk got fat and all of space and time still wanted to kiss him for reasons unknown to man or spacekind. That said Moore was just in SO MANY Bond movies it’s hard to snub him in favor of a guy who was only in one (and not necessarily a classic)  so you can have this victory Roger Moore but it doesn’t mean I like you any better.

"And after this we're marching straight down to the principles office young lady."

“And after this we’re marching straight down to the principles office young lady.”

Number 3: Timothy Dalton

Yes Timothy Dalton was only Bond for two movies, but they were awesome movies. The Living Daylights and License to Kill are classics and really the only two movies between Connery and Craig that I actually really like. Dalton took Bond in a darker direction before Brosnan came along and oddly took him in the exact opposite direction. The 80’s weren’t really ready for a Bond as dark as Dalton and natural over reaction for that seemed to be making Bond into a woosy, horrifyingly snide, pansy man… for reasons.

Okay so that’s the easy part. Mostly people I don’t like and Timothy Dalton and some dude who was in one Bond movie one time that most people don’t even remember. Now we get to the hard part. The two two: Daniel Craig vs. James Bond. Rather than just callously throw out the name like some baby with some bathwater or some beatle with some dung let’s take a look at the contestants shall we? Starting at the very beginning with Sean Connery.

Hello, ladies...

Hello, ladies…

Oh Mr. Connery, the very first of the James Bonds and (most would say) nothing has ever beaten the original. Honestly, it’s hard to disagree with them, sure the movies were a little over the top and not necessarily overburdened with their attatchment to reality but hey, they were awesome for what they were. It was a whole new hero, a suave, smooth hero who wasn’t afraid to crack a one liner, seduce some random woman, and then shoot everyone. Sean Connery made 5.5 Bond movies (I say half because if you don’t think The Rock was a James Bond film you obviously missed out on the entire point of The Rock) and all 5.5 of them were great. Some more great, some less great, but Connery just had a natural charm to him that made you want to go along on what was (admittedly) a crazy crazy ride.

On the exact opposite end of the spectrum you have Daniel Craig. The current Bond, Craig took over after the horrible mutton faced creature called Brosnan was done ruining EVERYTHING… wow… I have been writing this post too long. Anyway, Craig took over at what was quite likely James Bond’s lowest point in the public’s eye. When Casino Royale came out no one really knew what to expect of it, and then it was awesome. Bond was back and ready for the twenty first century, he was the James Bond we deserved, but not the one we needed right now… no wait… That’s—that’s something else. But in a weird way it does work. Bond was darker, he still had that Bond flair to him, that one-liner dropping, dashing smile, sort of charm but he also punched people, made mistakes, had problems. This was a far more realistic Bond, and we loved it. And then Quantum of Solace happened… and that sucked. But THEN Skyfall happened and that was AWESOME. Really awesome.

But that’s all for nothing, cause in the end (like so many Highlanders) before us we must remember that THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE!!

And that one is…

Number 1. Sean Connery – Sorry Daniel, you know I love you, but sometimes you just can’t beat the original. So thanks Sean, for 5.5 great movies (go watch the Rock again… haters.)

"I'm alwaysh James Bond... alwaysh."

“I’m alwaysh James Bond… alwaysh.”

So thanks for reading guys, you folks are awesome and I appreciate your awesomeness. Also, I would be horribly remiss if I didn’t take just a minute to remember those who died 13 years ago today in one of the greatest tragedies America has ever seen. 13 years seems like a long time but let us never forget the events of that day, the lives that were lost, the innocence that was taken from our children, or the many years since that our war against terrorism has raged on. A thanks to our brave troops, our many wonderful patriots that have served this country in big and small ways, and may God bless America.

Skyfall

Posted: December 6, 2012 by Micah in Movie Reviews
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Hey there internet and welcome to Thursday a day that is much better then Monday for reasons I don’t care to get into right now. (all of them. All of the reasons, that is why Thursday is better.) And upon this Thursday I wish to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!! And then ignore Christmas for at least one more day while I review Skyfall. Who knows, maybe I’ll acknowledge Christmas on this blog next week… though I wouldn’t hold your breath on that. Anyway though enough of this holiday jibber-jabber, it’s time for everybody’s favorite bold fonted announcement font!!

Micah Reviews: Skyfall

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Apparently Britain is just FULL of these tunnels.

James Bond’s 23rd movie total and 3rd movie starring the ruggedly rugged chin of Daniel Craig. Craig’s first Bond movie (Casino Royal) was awesome! A great re-boot for a series that had suffered far, far too long under the lame lamity lameness of Pierce Brosnan. His second movie (Quantum of Solace) took all of the things that were great about the first movie and ignored them entirely. So will Skyfall be a turn around for the super spy, or a continued spiral into the depths of British spy suckiness? Only time will tell!! Only. Time. Also this post…

The Plot:

The movie opens with a chase scene but already sprinkled into its delightfully actioned pork butt are the salts of the movies underlying theme: the decisions of Bond’s boss “M.” The sequence ends climactically and then leads into what might be one of the coolest opening credit montages ever. Ever. I’m not a huge Adele fan but this song was awesome and the graphics were cool. It was the first time I’ve ever sat through a whole credit opening without thinking “Why don’t they just do these at the end of the movie” and that’s saying something seeing as I have the patience of an angry grey squirrel.

Daniel Craig: Suaver then Suave

Daniel Craig: Suaver then Suave

From the opening chase were carried through a well laid out plotline that brings James through a long story of intrigue and betrayal. Bond meets one of M’s former protégés and must confront the reality of his own mortality and deeper questions about his own place in the world. Also someone throws a train at him. That’s the sort of mix that Skyfall gets so right, it’s a perfectly blended mix of some truly deep background and philosophy, with the more actiony train throwy sections we’ve come to expect from James Bond. This should probably go somewhere else but frankly it’s hard to talk about the plot without talking about how well this movie’s story is mixed with this movies philosophy.

In the end James and M must confront their demons, all the while running from the one man who represents those demons most. The plot twists, turns, and burns some ferns on its way to an epic final showdown and a dry martini. (I may have made up the ferns… sorry. My life is a lie)

The Negatives:

Not really a lot to say here. If I was really trying to be nitpicky I would say that at one point James goes for more of a “distraction” in a gunfight when he pretty obviously had the upper hand but I can’t really fault him for that given what was at stake. I wasn’t a huge fan of the acting done by one of the Bond girls but she wasn’t exactly playing  a character with a ton of depth either so it didn’t negatively affect my experience.  This is like eating a jelly bean and complaining that you’re still hungry. This girl’s job was too look attractive and let James Bond take advantage of her vulnerable mental state. And she did that. So… yay?

"So I'm thinking we just ignore the acting part and focus on the hotness for this one? Whose with me??" -Whoever was in charge of casting.

“So I’m thinking we just ignore the acting part and focus on the hotness for this one? Whose with me??” -Whoever was in charge of casting.

The Positrons:

The two strongest parts of this movie are definitely the acting and the storytelling dynamic. Daniel Craig’s Bond is such a great mix of confident and vulnerable that you can’t help but root for him as the movie goes. Judi Dench’s “M” is conflicted and haunted by her past, but also more than strong enough to face the consequences of her actions. Javier Bardem delivers a terrifying and believable villain who only gets better as the movie goes on. The whole cast is so stand up and the plot gives each of these awesome characters time to shine in their own right. It’s a beautifully told, beautifully acted story.

I am not the hugest of Bond fans (not a fat joke). I’ve seen most of the original Sean Connery movies, and a random spattering of other Bonds here and there. That said even I appreciated some of the films nods to the past and while I’m sure there were some I missed none of them really detracted from my enjoyment of the film.

Just a great new direction for Bond. In the old days James Bond was all about the hot girls, crazy huge set pieces (laser battle in space?), and the random weird inventions (exploding pens). The reason Bond seemed to lose a bit of steam more recently was that audiences started looking for more depth from their heroes. It wasn’t enough for James to solve all his problems with a grin and a one-liner. With this movie I feel like they’ve finally found the right balance of a classic James Bond feel while still setting a great storyline and creating a believable character.

In Conclusion:

Even that statue knows that there's no point picking a fight with James Bond.

Even that statue knows that there’s no point picking a fight with James Bond.

Skyfall is a great movie, featuring a strong cast, a great storyline, and a great lead character. If you’re a fan of the series (or even just a fan of great movies) you won’t be at all disappointed. I give it 5 well made martini’s out of 5!

Man, it’s been forever since I did this. Honestly it’s because most of the trailers that have come out in the last few months have been roughly as interesting as the slight scar I have on my left foot from that time I kicked a dinosaur. Anyway though, my dino abuse aside, it’s time to pull out my gavel made from the crushed dreams of tiny baby typed Marmosets, and do some judging!

Also, in random side note news, way to go America!! Mad props to the women of the women’s Gymnastics team, MAD. SKILLS. I actually managed to watched the Women’s Team All Around Gold Medal Round of Medallia and all I can say is: Batman would be proud.

(Per usual all of these trailers are available online)

And moving on.

Skyfall:

Is Britain really full of long circular hallways or is that just promo stuff?? Somebody help me out here.

I think Daniell Craig is an awesome, awesome man. No really. Probably my second favorite Bond ever and I only say that because I have a statue of Sean Connery in my house! (No I don’t) Craig’s first run at Bond (Casino Royal) completely redeemed the series after it had languished in the horrible, terrible hands of Pierce Brosnan who may be the most opposite thing to the person who should play James Bond since Martha Stewart.

After that Quantum of Solace was frankly a horrible movie that I’m convinced was written by people with a fetish for massive explosions and horrible one liners.

With Skyfall it looks like Bond is firmly back on track. The story looks incredibly interesting, the villain (Javier Bardem who you might remember as that terrible horrible awesome guy from No Country for Old Men) looks sweet, and James Bond looks like James Bond. Also Q is back!! (If you don’t know who he is don’t worry. It probably just means you’re less of a nerd then I am)

Cloud Atlas:

I’m sure this is all some sort of Metaphor for something… I have no idea what…

I’m gonna be real honest here. I have watched this trailer three times and I have absolutely no idea what it’s about. None. Something about times coinciding? Re-incarnation? Time travel? I have no idea. Tom Hanks is in it though so that makes me kind of want to hate it. Other than that my only thought is that this looks to be an incredibly confusing movie… and not confusing in a good way like Inception where you spent the whole time figuring out cool new things but just… confusing. Where you spend the whole time trying to figure out if you could sneak out of the theater without anyone noticing.

The Campaign:

Don’t believe the poster… this is not a smart movie.

Confession: When this movie was first announced I was sort of excited. Cause Will Ferrel can (occasionally) sort of (rarely) but sometimes be (mildly) funny. There… I feel I qualified that statement enough.

And Zach Gallifinakis doesn’t make me want to punch him in the face ALL the time. I’m not a huge fan of comedy movies. They generally devolve into a lot of dumb sex jokes and toilet related sort of humor that every four year old junior higher could think of if you put him on enough red-bull.

The Campaign is a political comedy and at least a political comedy should have something besides those things right?? I mean surely there will be SOME jokes made from an intelligent premise right??….

Nope. Not at all. Just watching the trailer I can tell you that this will be another dumb comedy for people who can’t think of their own terrible jokes and want to go to a theater to have their IQ’s lowered. Yay.

The Expendables 2:

This is either a movie poster or the best commercial for Old Spice ever… not sure which…

Okay so… here’s another confession. I sort of liked the first Expendables. I know, I know but shut up for a second before you start throwing things at your monitor in vapid frustration. Cause here’s the thing, I LOVE good storylines, I HATE bad storylines, but the Expendables managed to sneak into my “like” category by mostly sort of not having a storyline at all. I literally have no idea what the movie was about. I vaguely recall there being a hot girl and some kind of South American revolution but I just described the exact plot of five bajillion other action movies so I won’t count it.

What Expendables 1 did right though was just giving me an excuse to watch some classic movie action heroes punch each other. I like Sly Stallone, I like Jason Stathom, and I like Jet Li. Sure the story was forgettable, but the action was awesome and the writing between the characters was entertaining and funny enough to keep me interested. Will I pay ten bucks to go see Expendables 2?? Nah. Probably not. Will I definitely watch it when it comes out on DVD on a night when my wife isn’t there to make fun of me for watching a stupid movie? Absolutely.

And there you have it… sort of a shorter post today so check back tomorrow for another newer, more interesting post that might talk about the Olympics or any of the other four hundred thirty seven ideas floating around in my head. For now, goodnight America, and go USA!

Okay guys so… I watched the Grey this weekend… and… I’m not ready to talk about it yet… I’m just… I’m not ready. My heart I… I can’t take it. I’ll right about it on Thursday okay? I will… I just… I need time. Just let me say that it was one of the most emotionally deep roller coaster rides I have ever been on. I almost cried… my fiance’ did cry. Also there were a TON of f-bombs. A ton. And yet there was… nope. Not. Ready. I’ll talk on Thursday… I’m… I’m gonna go eat some skittles… hang on.

Okay. I feel better. Oh Liam Neeson… I knew you would punch a wolf… I didn’t know you would punch my heart… okay hang on. I’m gonna go break me off a piece of that kit-kat bar.

Okay… I’m back. So as opposed to talking about The… (sniffle)… that movie. I’m gonna talk about as many random things as possible in the hopes that it will district me from the Liam Neeson’s fist sized hole in my soul.

The Amazing Spider-Man: This movie (in my opinion) continues to give it’s nay sayers more and more reason to stop saying nay. Just stop it! Andrew Garfield looks awesome, Emma Stone is under rated and great, and Rhys Ifans looks like he’s playing the Lizard as not just an emotionlessly evil person (see all the villains in Spiderman 3) but as a man who really has a conscience that’s gradually worn away by his own choices.

What? You’re making Spiderman relevant and cool again as opposed to whiny and crying?? (GASP!!)

My biggest defense for this movie has always been that we need more Spiderman in our lives. I’m a huge fan of the Batman series (in case you hadn’t noticed) and I’m glad that Chris Nolan is stopping at a trilogy cause I think it’s going to be epic and going any further with such a great cast and script writer and crew would only lessen the great work they’ve already done. BUT ten years from now… Five years from now when I’ve been without a new batman movie for that long?? I’ll probably be ready for a re-vamp. Not because this series has been bad, but because I want more Batman movies.

The first two Spiderman movies were great. I liked them a lot and while they had their weaknesses they were made before we had really realized just how great super-hero movies could be. But Spiderman 3 I think we can all agree was terrible. And yet we’ve been stuck on that last spiderman movie for the last what? 5 years? That’s like eating the sour grape in the bunch and then fasting for a weak. Hopefully the Amazing Spiderman will serve as a surprisingly strong altoids mint that will remind us all why we liked the first two movies to begin with.

Avengers: Now the 4th highest grossing film of all time Avengers is still awesome. Just thought I’d give you a status update. If you haven’t seen this movie please go see it. You won’t regret it!!… unless you hate feeling good… or can’t stand to watch awesome things punch less awesome things in the face.

Cowgirls and Angels: No seriously, they’re making this movie. I promise. My first thought was this was some hilarious parody of last summers “Cowboys and Aliens” but it turns out it’s a heartwarming story about a girl and her dog… I mean horse… I mean Rodeo clown. And she’s looking for her father but instead meets a roving group of rodeo women… Man that was boring even to type. Pretty sure my fingers just fell asleep. I mean wouldn’t you be more likely to watch this movie if it was about a rogue Angel who was cast from heaven and landed in a town in the Civil War? And all the men were off fighting so it was up to Mary Maybelline to lead the courageous women in the town in a desperate defense against “the Fallen One?” I mean man… I’d watch that. And yes I realize the technical title of this movie is Cowgirls -N- Angels. Sit down you and your stupid title making. Sit the hay down!

She’s either an average Rodeo Clown or one of the most entertaining football referees ever!! (No one got that joke huh? Shut-up… I’m in mourning)

Sherlock: If you haven’t watched any of the BBC Sherlock series you are missing out!! I have this seasons final episode (I haven’t watched it yet) sitting on my computer right now and were it not for the fact that I’m waiting to watch it for Cassie there would be absolutely no sleep happening until I had watched it. Aside from all the other factors (Brilliant script, awesome acting, great cinematography) the main character is named Benedict Cumberbatch!!! I mean come on!!

Skyfall: Oh AND the trailer for the new James Bond movie is up!! If nothing else it serves as a reminder that Daniel Craig is just an EPIC person. Practically a younger version of Liam Nee… oh my heart. Oh Liam!! Hang on… a second… must go on… must finish blog.

James Bond is so much cooler then you! Sit down. 

In a Recent Poll: Some girl I have never ever heard of in my life was voted the most beautiful women in the world… I don’t know who votes in these things anyway but it definitely wasn’t me. Whoever won was apparently on the cover of Sports Illustrated or something like that. Good to know that the Democratic system is still well in order. This would be like you waking up in the morning to find out that Robert McRobert from Indiana, Texas was elected President… of the world. I feel like I should have been informed this was going on so that I could have voted. And campaigned… and stuck signs up by the road to obnoxiously distract drivers. Come on people. W.W.G.W.D? What Would George Washington Do?

I have no idea what person made this bracelet. But I like them!

Well that about does it. Hopefully I’ll be emotionally ready for reviewing The Grey on Thursday. In the meantime I’m gonna go drown my sorrows in Starbursts and Peanut Butter while quietly singing “What Hurts the Most”. See you Thursday!!

 

Merry Christmas everyone! Here’s a look at what’s going on and about in entertainment, this week.

The minds behind the 007 series are attempting to have Daniel Craig sign on for five more James Bond movies. This would definitely make him the longest tenured actor ever to play Bond, when asked to comment on whether or not he would be returning to play the mostly 2 dimensional British spy, Craig (now working as a real actor) laughed maniacally. Of course as always happens with Hollywood the minds behind 007 then offered Craig a sum of money equaling the gross domestic product of Sweden. Official results pending.

Daniel Craig everyone: pretty much like Catnip for attractive single women.

In semi-related news Eva Green (who played one of the roughly six trillion women who have kissed James Bond over the years) has supposedly signed on to play one of the greek goddesses in the upcoming movie 300: Battle of Artemisia. The sequel to the critically acclaimed movie 300: How to Kick a Man in A Well. Green says she’s very excited about the prospect of being around so many men walking around in capes and underwear.

 The Atlanta Braves (a baseball team) are taking Walt Disney to court over the title of Disney’s newest movie Brave. Because obviously a movie about a little Scottish girl and her struggles with her family life is a perfect rip off of an American based baseball team that loses all the time.

Doesn't this picture just make you think of a struggling baseball franchise?...? Yeah me neither.

Vin Diesel has confirmed that there will be two more The Fast and The Furious movies. The plots haven’t been released yet but I promise you they will have something to do with someone who NEEDS something to get somewhere quickly, someone who has a really nice car, and some women who can’t find clothing that actually fits them.

 Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows took the box office this week! Coming in behind it was the sequel to the sequel of a movie that no one watched, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. A movie with a title so bad Chipmunks all across the country are threatening to protest with their acorns raised high!

Asa Butterfield (the boy from The Boy in Striped Pajamas) has been confirmed as Ender in the upcoming movie Ender’s Game. When reached for comment Asa said that his name was probably the most ridiculous thing ever in the world.

Asa Butterfield... yup... that's really his name...

 Stan Lee (famed comic book creator) has apparently turned his attention to the international scene. He’s signed on with Liquid Comics to produce a series called Chakra the Invincible primarily aimed at the country of  India. When reached for comment Indian children said they were excited about the new comic but that as weird as Chakra the Invincible sounds it can’t hold a candle to the newest Indian craze: Asa Butterfield.

 

Well there you go! And as a special tribute to the fact that I may or may not be posting next week due to Holiday traveling check back later this evening for my official Top Ten Movies of 2011 list!!