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THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
I’m not really a fan of motion capture films — all of the ones I have seen have generally disappointed me — so when I heard that this film was going to be motion captured, I groaned. However, this movie blew me away. From the opening title credits right until the end, this film had me glued to my seat. It brought me back to when I use to watch the Tintin cartoon as a child and well, it was just good olde fashioned fun.

This film features the single best shot of Spielberg’s career and proves that Spielberg is a master of what he does. This should’ve gotten an Oscar nomination because it is just so much fun. The best motion capture film ever made. I’m looking forward to the sequel. A definite must see for all fans of Spielberg, Tintin, and/or animation fans. It’s just that good.

*****

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Posted on January 25th, 2012 by Quantum | Leave a Comment (3)
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ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
Have you ever turned on the SyFy Channel on a lazy Sunday morning to watch one of those creature features it airs so regularly? Did you start watching it and realized it was much more horrible then the old Roger Corman z-movies? Did you make it to the end and find that a production company called “The Asylum” or “The Global Asylum” was behind it? Did you go onto there website and find that they specialize in mockbusters and creature a vs creature b movies?

Well, Zombie Apocalypse aired on the channel and was a The Asylum productio, but guess what, it wasn’t half bad. Really, it’s a standard zombie movie with survivors fighting there way to an island. It’s standard stuff and it had its one standard yesteryear star which was Ving Rhames. Ving plays the tough black dude role with very little emotion. He’s mean, he’s angry, and he gets to wield a chainsaw. This movie had decent effects for a Syfy film and it featured okay performances. The only thing that truly separates this film from other zombie films is the ZOMBIE TIGER at the end. Yes, that’s the big original twist and really, other than that, there’s nothing in this movie that you haven’t seen before.

This movie is better then the Day of the Dead remake (which also starred Ving Rhames) and other low budget zombie films, but it does not meet up to the standards of the great zombie films. In all honesty, this film is best viewed if you want to turn your brain off for 90 minutes and have some fun watching zombies eating humans. With that said, it’s better then the average SyFy film but don’t expect anything truly spectacular here.

**

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A VERY HAROLD AND KUMAR CHRISTMAS
This is a strong comedy, unfortunately, like The Hangover Part II, it weakens itself as being apart of a very strong franchise. It is hard to believe that neither John Cho, Kal Penn, or Neil Patrick Harris have been able to explode as silver screen stars. The film features some hilarious running jokes and will please fans of the series. However, the film drags on in places and the usually hilarious NPH appearance (though they do poke fun of his personal life in a great way) is a little too short as he barely factors into the film’s plot like he did in the other two films and is regulated to more an “extend cameo” role.

Needless to say I saw this sober (I don’t smoke) and it would probably be much funnier under the influence unlike the other films, which were hilarious even if you were sober. Oh yeah, the 3D and Christmas settings were un-needed but I believe that’s part of the joke. All in all, this is one of the more solid comedies I’ve seen all year even if it’s weaker then Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and Harold & Kumar Escape Guantanamo Bay.

***½

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Posted on November 22nd, 2011 by Quantum | Leave a Comment
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CONTAGION
An excellent real world thriller. The performances are great all across the board, but especially from Jude Law, Matt Damon, and Laurence Fishburne. The score is eerie and the cinematography even more so. This movie will definitely give you the chills. The only downside to this film is the certain cop out that happens and sometimes the film is a little too cluttered for its own good- they could have easily eliminated one of its many “ensemble storylines” and overall it would have still felt whole. Otherwise, this is a film that I higly recommend.

****

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Posted on October 20th, 2011 by Quantum | Comments Off on Mini-Review: Contagion
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PAUL
What a waste of talent. The film falls flat on almost every level. The jokes feel dated and it is easily Nick Frost & Simon Pegg’s worst efforts as both actors and writers. It really is a disappointment on multiple levels. The only saving grace in this film is Seth Rogen’s voice over as Paul because if it weren’t fort him, the film would be all but dead in the water. If you must see it, wait to watch it on TV, but just skip it and instead rewatch Hot Fuzz & Shaun of the Dead until Frost & Pegg reunite with Edgar Wright to finish the “Blood & Ice Cream Trilogy”.

*

Posted on March 27th, 2011 by Quantum | Comments Off on Mini-Review: Paul
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MONSTERS
A beautifully shot and acted film. The budgetary limitations did cause noticeable problems particularly in the story of the film, which is a bit of a  disappointment.

***½

BURIED
A great little claustrophobic film. The film succeeds as one of the best thrillers of the last decade as the writing and directing were phenomenal. Ryan Reynolds proves that he is more than a one bit actor. As Paul Conroy, this is the film that Reynolds has been searching for to truly show is dramatic chops. A must see.

****½

SAW: THE FINAL CHAPTER
Easily one of the worst in the series. This is a poor way to close the world’s highest grossing horror franchise. It’s a shame the series has gone so far downhill since the first movie came out. A disappointment all around, even the film series’ one redeeming quality – the traps – sucked here.

*

Posted on March 14th, 2011 by Quantum | Leave a Comment (2)
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Bloody-Disgusting recently got the juice on some interesting trailer news; they received the exclusive trailer for “I Sell the Dead”, a period zombie film starring Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord of the Rings).

“I Sell The Dead” is the story of two grave robbers, Arthur Blake (Dominic Monaghan) and Willie Grimes (Larry Fessenden), whose epic story of robbing graves is told by Arthur to a priest (Ron Perlman) as Arthur prepares to face execution.

The film is directed by Glenn McQuaid based on his short film called the “The Resurrection Apprentice” and was funded by Glass Eye Pix (a low budget horror genre label run by horror maestro Larry Fessenden). The film co-stars Larry Fessenden, Ron Perlman, & Angus Scrimm.

What makes this trailer so unique is its style. From the opening clips we are thrown into another world. The costumes look stellar, the cast looks amazing, and the sets are unbelievable, especially since this film had a budget of less then five million dollars. There’s also an arthouse quality about this film that sets it apart from so many indie zombie films being released today. We’re given shots of people doing abnormal things and its general style. All I can say is that I’m looking forward to it whether it’s released straight-to-DVD or theatrically… once it’s out I’ll be the first one there.

No release date has been set. Continue reading to check out the film’s trailer…

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