Just when you thought the Wachowski’s hit rock bottom with Speed Racer,the worst cartoon racing movie of all time, they manage to make Cloud Atlas, the worst Sci-Fi Film, the worst Pirate Movie, the worst Zany Geriatric Escape-Comedy, the worst Victorian Romance, the worst 70′s Blaxploitation flick, AND the worst Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy film ALL AT ONCE, smashing them into the most excruciatingly unbearable 3-hour marathon of audience abuse ever made.
But what did you think? Our review is on the way… which we weren’t going to bother with until it stole 3 hours of our lives away and we felt the deep responsibility to prevent it from happening to you, too.
At least, not when it comes to Judge Dredd. As far as we’re concerned, Karl Urban is the law. Thanks to a pitch-perfect R-rated action film, Judge Dredd has finally made it to the screen in a way that is true to the comics that he first appeared in. Brutal, unflinching, and tough as nails, Dredd NEVER takes his helmet off in the film, and Matt was giddy as has was when he was 11 years old and reading his first 2000 A.D. Without any frame of reference but Sly’s miserable turn in the role in 1995, Nat definitely enjoyed the movie, while not on the level Matt did. What did you think? Let us know!
In an attempt to simultaneously capitalize on a long-running, brilliant UK comic, the superhero-movie craze, and the movie-going audience’s apparent tolerance for reboots, we’ve got a new Judge Dredd movie on our hands. With the always-awesome Karl Urban on board as the man himself, and rumours that he never (rightly) takes the helmet off, a 2000 A.D.-loving Matt is already seeing hope for this indie, but Nat has no frame of reference for Judge Dredd other than Sly’s abysmal 1995 turn in the role.
Matt brings on guest Puppetry expert Brian Hogg, founder of Hoggworks, to review Jason Segel’s new instalment to the well loved (and recently poorly handled) Muppet franchise! Since these are two children of the 80′s talking about what a child of the 80′s did with their childhood friends, it could get messy. And long.
If you were born in the 70′s or 80′s, the Muppets are as much a part of your childhood as the Transformers, Arnie, MJ, Voltron and G.I.Joe combined.
So when Jason Segel and Disney team up to bring back some of entertainment’s most adored characters, the 7-year old geek inside us all stirs and we can’t quite explain it, but we get a little bit misty eyed at the sight of a felt frog, a blonde pig, and a bear with whoopie cushions.
An best of all, there’s no reimagining, no CG puppets and no bad surgery. They all look exactly the way we remember.
These little fellas have skipped an entire generation, but now is the time for people of all ages to enjoy Henson’s genius on the big screen.
When Robert Rodriguez had people more excited about a bogus trailer from 2007 than they were about the sequel to Sin City, he knew he owed it to us to make us a full-length Mexploitation b-movie starring Danny Trejo called Machete. And with that as his goal and Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Seagal and Robert DeNiro on board, he does NOT disappoint!
We thought we’d give our glowing Scott Pilgrim review a solid week as our main event on YourGeekNews.com, but we can no longer contain our giddiness about The Expendables! We never thought we’d see the day that this many action stars would share the screen together, and it comes off as some of the greatest and most brutal action we’ve ever seen. JC & Stevie… you missed the boat, fellas!