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!
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.
It’s taken some time, and a bit of externally-imposed radio silence, but we’re both back with the new YourGeekNews! We’ve made some changes because we’ve both made some changes, and we’re excited to continue rambling about our favourite geeky movies by any means necessary!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 is easily the darkest film in the series, but as half a movie, it’s tough to judge on its own merit. We both loved it to death, but we’ve also BOTH read all the books at this point. What did you think?
And be sure to visit Matt’s Mo’ Space to donate to Matt’s mustache for Movember!
By all rights, Paranormal Activity 2 is better than the first. It has more characters, more interesting characters, better camera work, cooler effects, even better sound design and a bigger, more impressive story. But somehow, just doesn’t measure up to the visceral experience of watching the first one. We’ve already had this experience and it was called Paranormal Activity. That doesn’t mean we didn’t jump out of our seats and lose some popcorn watching this bad boy. It packs a spook.
The cast of RED could have all phoned in their performances, and it still would have been some of the finest acting that the action genre has ever seen. Toss in Helen Mirren firing an artillery canon, and this baby is worth catching in the theatre for sure! Just don’t go in expecting to see the Warren Ellis comics on the big screen.
You’d never know it from the opening weekend at the Box Office, but Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is one seriously ingenious film. Ingenious from the pacing, to the visuals, to the meta-data, which is to say nothing for the fact that Edgar Wright made an incredible adaptation of the source material at the same time! Whatever you do today, make sure that it includes checking this movie out!