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Sleepwalk With Me

As you may know, several months ago I blogged about the trailer for 'Sleepwalk With Me'. After having watched it yesterday, I wanted to amend my views about it. 'Sleepwalk With Me' is a movie about a man who is trying to be a comedian and is having second thoughts about a girlfriend. Sadly for him, his entire family is hoping he'll marry his girlfriend. At the very beginning of the movie he develops a chronic sleepwalking problem which, naturally, is very present throughout the film. This is one of those movies where the trailer is probably better than the actual movie. Even though it is advertised as an off beat comedy I found it to be a demoralizing drama. Comical scenes were few and far between! Mostly you have a sad, meek, man who is to afraid to change anything about his life even though he is unhappy. I think the movie makers were trying to make some statement about the futility of life, which is their prerogative, but it's not an enjoyable movie. Once t…

Star Trek: Into Darkness

The time has come to talk about 'Star Trek'.  Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed the previous 'Star Trek' and I am hoping for a legit encore performance!  Here is the trailer I will be discussing.







It looks pretty good right? I find very little to criticize and plenty to be happy about. The exception is one simple, tiny, part of the trailer. Checkov is wearing a red shirt. They better not kill him. Seriously, he is one of my favorite characters, I would probably cry. Moving on... Besides that I see fabulous graphics, vivid shots of Chris Pine's blue eyes (if you've got 'em, flaunt 'em.), and general 'Star Trek'-y awesomeness! We do have a few shots of our new villain, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. The identity of Cumberbatch's character isn't revealed as of yet. I've heard whisperings of Khan around. For every 'Khan' whisper there is a 'It's definitely NOT Khan' whisper so I'm not yet sure. We also know that Za…

Maybe Yes Maybe No

I have found two trailers that intrigue me enough to write about them. I'm not sure whether they will be good but I'm just so curious about them!

First we have 'Warm Bodies'. Let's watch the trailer first.





So, before I get started, I want to say that I have a horrible fear of zombies. I have ever since I was a little kid. Over time I have tried to face my fear to cure myself with 'Shawn of the Dead' and 'Zombieland'. I thought that if I saw the funniest ones I might get braver. Honestly, I'm still freaked out about them, so the fact that I am considering this movie is a really big deal! Okay, back to business. My first though is, "Summit is making this? So they ran out of vampire and werewolf love stories so now we are trying zombies on for size?" Not the best impression though soon I am intrigued. The presence of John Malkovich is encouraging, but his movies aren't always gold. Admit it though, you're curious. I'm hoping t…

The Hobbit ~ Beware!

I saw the first installment of the 'Hobbit' trilogy opening day yesterday. I was greatly saddened. It. Is. Bad. So bad that I wish I hadn't seen it. So bad, that I don't think I will waste my time on any of the future installments. Peter Jackson took a wonderful, complete, enjoyable story and adulterated it nearly beyond recognition. Now, before you think I am just a purist who despises change, I'm not! Yes, I read all the 'Lord of the Rings' books as well as 'The Hobbit' growing up, and I understand that things change when you are translating a story from book to movie. This went beyond that. I have many specific problems.



First, they added Radagast the brown wizard. Why in the heck of all creation would someone think that was a good idea? Let's add a totally unnecessary character and side plot that only confuses the audience and draws away from the real focus! It was terrible from every angle. His costume was tacky, his actions and presence we…

'Skyfall' and 'Red Dawn'

'Skyfall' and 'Red Dawn' are both movies that I wrote about before they were released and I guessed they would be great. After having seen both of them I am going to touch on them again, starting with 'Skyfall'.





'Skyfall', the new Bond movie. Wow. I will start with 2 thumbs up! I saw it with three other people and the general consensus was that this might be the best Bond to date. It's that good. It was jam packed with fantastic scenes! There were several immense explosions, hand to hand combat, high stress gunfights, and even a car chase or two! Javier Bardem knocks it out of the park as the villain! I absolutely loved him! He played the perfect balance between cold and calculated vs. light hearted and almost jovial. Unlike 'Quantom of Solice', I could actually follow the plot without constantly feeling like I was probably missing something, or spending way too much brain power. Another major bonus for me is that it was primarily set in Lon…