Starring: Kevin Lyman, Mike Posner, Chris Drew, Forever Came Calling, Suicide Silence, Pennywise, and many more
Directed By: Parris Patton
Studio: Vans Off The Wall
Official Site: http://noroomforrockstars.com/
There have been Warped Tour documentaries, behind the scenes videos, specials on broadcast TV, and anything else you can think of. No Room For Rockstars is directed by Parris Patton and is the newest Warped doc that focuses on a few bands/musicians and individuals involved with the tour. While I don’t care about any of the featured bands, it was still an interesting film.
Starring: Jim Lindberg, Fat Mike, Flea, Mark Hoppus, Tim McIlrath, Art Alexakis, Joe Escalante, Lars Frederiksen, Jack Grisham, Tony Adolescent, Brett Gurewitz, Duane Peters, Ron Reyes, Rick Thorne, Tony Hawk
Written By: Andrea Blaugrund
Directed By: Andrea Blaugrund
Studio: Rare Bird Films / Oscilloscope
Movie Website: www.theotherfwordmovie.com
Jim Lindberg’s Punk Rock Dad book has been turned into an excellent documentary, directed by Andrea Blaugrund. The film dives deeper into the subject matter of punk rock musicians and fatherhood. An interesting topic that makes for an even more interesting movie that will be enjoyed by punk rock lovers, as well as others. The movie is a good one, as well as the soundtrack!
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
Written By: Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz
Directed By: Kenneth Branagh
Studio: Paramount Pictures, Marvel Studios
Movie Website: http://thor.marvel.com
I usually don’t get around to seeing many movies in theatres anymore. My movie going mostly revolves around how many comic book or sci-fi movies come out in a particular year. Thanks in part to Wesley Snipes and Tobey Maguire, I still get the chance to see big budget, uber-popular movies based on the things that I got made fun of liking while growing up long after their initial “surge” was supposed to fizzle out. “Thor” is one thing that I never thought would happen yet here it is.
Starring: Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, Clifton Collins, Jr., Billy Connolly, Julie Benz, Judd Nelson, David Ferry, Brian Mahoney, Bob Marley, David Della Rocco, Peter Fonda
Written By: Troy Duffy
Directed By: Troy Duffy
Studio: Sony/Apparition/Stage 6 Films
Movie Website: www.sonypictures.com/movies/boondocksaints2
The weekend that all the Boondock Saints fans have been waiting for has arrived. Only thing is, unless you live in MA, NY, NJ, CA and few other States you’ll be shit out of luck trying to see the movie. If you have the chance to see the movie in theaters, be sure to do so! DEMAND IT here. Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day is just as good as the first film! And whatever you do, don’t go on Wikipedia or try to read up things because you’ll spoil a twist!
Starring: Catherine Begin, Robert Toupin, Morjana Alaoui, Mylene Jampanoi
Written By: Pascal Laugier
Directed By: Pascal Laugier
Studio: The Weinstein Company
The most disturbing movie ever made…hands down!. I should have waited to do “My Top 10 Scariest Movies of All Time” article. I should have watched this first, and then wrote it. But, then again, this movie is so intense, so horrifying, so gut wrenching, and so brutal…it deserves its own article.
Starring: Lordi, Skye Bennett, Philip Bretherton, William Hope,Ronald Pickup, Leon Herbert, Noah Huntley, Dominique McElligott
Written By: Pekka Lehtosaari, Lordi
Directed By: Pete Riski
The plot is simple. And to some of you gamers out there, Silent Hill-esque. A father is trying to get his autistic daughter out of the hospital, when all of a sudden, all hell breaks loose…literally. So it’s up to him and the few others left behind to figure out how to escape this hell and get out of the hospital alive. Pay attention while watching too….you may indeed miss some minor key points that will help you understand the ending. Oh, and Finnish heavy metal band Lordi star in it. Gwar like costumes and all (only their music is much better).
Starring: Bill Maher, Larry Charles, and Religious people
Written By: Bill Maher
Directed By: Larry Charles
If George Carlin wasn’t going to make a documentary about ridiculous religions, I knew Bill Maher would. Religulous is a hilarious, informative and very interesting documentary that will make agnostics & atheists laugh their heads off. This movie will either piss you off or it will make religious people question their beliefs. I thought this movie was great and I hope Bill Maher and Larry Charles make a sequel!
Starring: Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Alexis Dziena, Aaron Yoo, Rafi Gavron, Ari Graynor, Jay Baruchel
Written By: Lorene Scafaria
Directed By: Peter Sollett
You’ve seen the endless trailers and commercials for this movie. Now Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist finally hits theaters and thank god for that. I don’t have to see the commercials for it anymore! I was dragged along to see this movie by my girlfriend, but it was either this or that stupid chihuahua movie. I chose this.
Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Amy Smart
Written By: Alexandre Aja, Grgory Levasseur
Directed By: Alexandre Aja
I didn’t hear about this movie until about two weeks before it came out, but once I did, I couldn’t be more excited to see it. Kiefer Sutherland…in a horror movie?! This sounds amazing! The Red Band trailer was amazingly gory and the story was finally something that was a little different.
Starring: Scoot McNairy, Sara Simmonds, Brian McGuire
Written By: Alex Holdridge
Directed By: Alex Holdridge
This charming, low-key, and no-budget production shot entirely in black & white follows Wilson and his blind date Vivian as they stroll the streets of downtown L.A.
Starring: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Sandra Dawn Thompson, Jann Wenner, Ralph Steadman, George McGovern, Jimmy Buffet, Pat Buchanan, Jimmy Carter
Written By: Alex Gibney
Directed By: Alex Gibney
I didnt really know too much about Dr. Hunter S. Thompson before this documentary. I knew that Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas movie was based on him and also that he wrote & rode with the Hells Angels. But that was extent of it. I pretty much disliked Fear & Loathing because it was such a trippy movie and I couldnt follow a damn thing. But this documentary sheds some light on who the real Hunter S. Thompson was.
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson is a documentary, written & directed by Alex Gibney. The documentary is 2 hours long and goes into a lot of detail about the life & death of Thompson. Dr. Hunter S. Thompson was a gonzo journalist who was most famous for his novel Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas. Thompson is also known for using lots and lots of mind-altering drugs and his love for guns. He was also heavily involved with politics and wrote for Rolling Stone magazine. The film is narrated by Johnny Depp, who played Thompson (or Raoul Duke) in Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas and then became good friends with the gonzo journalist & author. The documentary covers everything from his death, Hells Angels, his run for Sheriff in Aspen, being involved with George McGoverns campaign, and the infamous stories that lead to Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas. Plus theres lots of other stuff as well including lots of interviews with friends, colleagues, and lots of archive footage of Thompson.
For someone who doesnt know much about the man, this is certainly a good place to start. I only knew a few things about Hunter but after seeing this documentary, I know a lot more. Gonzo was very interesting documentary to me, because Hunter S. Thompson was extremely interesting. With all the drugs and gun play he did, Im surprise he lived through that. Im surprised nothing happened tragically earlier. He took his own life a few years ago, and its something that was planned for awhile it seemed. It was all about legacy with him. As sick as it sounds, perhaps it might have been more effective if he carried out his suicide earlier in his career? I thought that his funeral idea that he taped planning in the 70s was quite eerie. But its also amusing thats what he wanted to have done, and Johnny Depp made it all happen after he died. Thompson wanted his ashes to be shot out of a canon on his land, with Bob Dylans Mr. Tambourine Man playing. The canon & tower was designed by his friend Ralph Steadman. His funeral became a big party with A-list celebrities and politicians attending. Its definitely a great way to celebrate a life.
The things I liked about Hunter and this documentary was the focus on George Mcgoverns campaign. I remember briefly reading about McGovern in school but didnt really know anything about his campaign. Or maybe I just didnt pay attention in history class. Thompson loathed Nixon and liked a lot of the qualities that McGovern had in him. When I was watching the documentary, something really clicked in my head that all this stuff sounds way too familiar. War mongering President (Nixon/Bush), trying to get our troops out of war, etc. and a new promising candidate (McGovern/Obama) is on the horizon. History likes to repeat itself thats for sure. Lets hope Obama doesnt repeat the mistake of McGovern though. But enough of that political crap.
Overall, I thought this was an interesting documentary that showcased Thompson as a pioneer journalist that had a lot of great qualities about him. But there were a lot of things that were just weird & off about Thompson as well. But the weird stuff is what made people fall in love with the man. He was definitely one of the most eccentric writers. If youre a fan of Hunter S. Thompson, be sure to see this if you can.
RATING & SUMMARY:
Bottom Line: An interesting documentary that turned me into a Hunter S Thompson fan
Running Time: 118 minutes
Starring: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Bill Hader, Jack McBrayer, Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd
Written By: Jason Segel
Directed By: Nicholas Stoller
Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a good date movie, brought to you by the Judd Apatow comedy team who continue to release comedy hit after comedy hit. We’ll ignore the Drillbit Taylor movie for now. The movie is hilarious, mixing in real situations of break-ups and over the top scenes you might find in a comedy movie. If your girlfriend doesn’t want to see this movie with you, just tell her there’s male full frontal nudity in it.
We’ve all been there at one point in our life, breaking up with someone or the one being dumped. This time it’s Peter (Jason Segal), who was dating actress Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell). He’s the TV composer on her show, Crime Scene. The show is like CSI: Miami (very MUCH like it) and she’s the star of the show. One day, she decides to break things off and he doesn’t handle it well. He tries to go out on the town and mingle with his Brother (Bill Hader) but Peter is still clearly not over Sarah. He decides he needs to get away and takes a trip to Hawaii, but there’s a problem. Sarah and her pompous, full-of-himself British rocker boyfriend Aldous Snow are staying at the same hotel Peter is staying at. He starts to dread his decision of going to Hawaii, but starts to flirt & hang out with the cute hotel desk clerk Rachel (Mila Tunis) and tries to get over Sarah Marshall. While hanging out with Rachel and having a good time, he still has to deal with Sarah and her rocker boyfriend the entire time he’s there.
I didn’t think Jason Segel could star in a movie but after seeing this, I take that back. But then again, I didn’t think Seth Rogen could star in a movie and now he’s starring in a bunch of films. Jason Segal wrote the movie as well, and does a fantastic job of dueling duties. I would think you’ll be seeing more of Jason after this movie, he certainly deserves it. The guy certainly loves to show off his cock in this movie. Besides the much-talked about male nudity scenes, the guys will love this movie because of seeing Kristen Bell and Mila Kunis. Kristen Bell is parading around in a skimpy pink bikini and you see Mila Kunis flashing her “girls” in a photoshopped Polaroid. It looked photoshopped; I guess it would be too good to be true huh? Girls also might like this movie because of Russell Brand, who plays the pompous British rocker. He also provides 2 songs to the movie which I can’t stop listening to now. Be sure to check out the song “Inside of You” by Infant Sorrow on the soundtrack.
Story-wise, it’s pretty straight forward and at times, predictable. But that doesn’t mean it’s bad, the movie is actually quite good. I actually can see myself watching this movie more than Knocked Up. It seems like the type of movie that gets even better with repeat viewings. We’ve all been there at one point in our lives where we are going through a bad break up, so I’m sure many of you out there will find this movie hilarious. And if not, you’ll still find it funny. Unless you’re the old grandparents sitting behind me and kept saying out loud “this movie is stupid.” But anyway, it’s a great date movie that’s hilarious, has nudity, and reminds me of classic 80′s comedies.
RATING & SUMMARY:
Bottom Line: A hilarious movie!
Running Time: 112 minutes
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