Yeah, that’s right. I’m a self-professed Nerd, Dork, whatever you wish to call it, and I’ve NEVER been to a Star Trek Convention – EVER. Sure, I’ve been to ComiCon once; I got that under my belt, but this is the convention that supposedly has the Nerdiest of all Nerds. The ones that live the show and movies in their everyday lives; the ones that even William Shatner himself told to “get a life!” Yeah, he apologized later, but you get my point.
I asked my guy if he’d see Eat, Pray, Love with me. He much preferred to see Eat, Pray, Leave. I get it.
One must applaud a filmmaker who answers the call of what is next; where is filmmaking going in this culture industry of comic/visual iconography and short-cut phone text vernaculars?
Hey, I’m a nice guy. Ask anybody, they’ll tell you. No, seriously, I’m the nicest guy I know – to a fault. But I’m still a guy. I like to hunker down with some beer and chips and watch stuff blow up real good. This movie appeals to every single thing that makes a man, nice or not, a man. What about this movie seemed bad? I mean, really, this thing has some of the greatest action stars of the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s so far.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the most entertaining movie of the summer. What? Too strong right out of the gate? Well, you nay-sayers, you negative nancys, you…you, people that like to be all sour-pussy about everything, can just bite me.
I can’t remember the last film I saw that was really good until about the last six minutes. Oh, wait, THIS one. Yes, really. I was hoping for sort of an Exorcist for this generation, what I got was a cliched verse from a Satanic Metal song. But not as rocking. And it’s a real shame this time, because The Last Exorcism had a lot going for it.
Now we have Batman: Under the Red Hood and I wanted to give you a little background first before I let you know how I felt about it. Here it is: It’s the best effort so far and by far. It’s a fantastic movie, and that’s what makes it stand head and shoulders above the rest. It’s an actual movie.
I have always liked George Clooney. He is a big time movie star, but likes to make good films. Not just blockbusters but well made, well crafted pieces of work that show he’s got half a brain. This film is another example of that.
I’m like Chaplin’s Tramp, I’m so broke and I could only afford to see one movie this weekend. I wanted to see Machete and I REALLY wanted to see Mesrine: Killer Instinct. But then I got the email. The nerds were giving me a shot to write my own review. Sure, it was for the one movie they couldn’t get anyone else to go see, but nonetheless, I was honored. So Going The Distance was my movie this weekend.
Robert Rodriguez’s Machete might be the best thing to happen to Mexicans in film in a long time. Or the worst thing, depending on your sense of humor. It is, however, one of the summer’s most fun movies without a doubt. No, I still liked Piranha 3-D better, but this is still up there. With its’ over the top violence, retro 70’s flavor, and all star cast that plays along; for my pesos, it’s hard to go wrong.