Anybody seen Rambo yet?

yo adrian, check me out!I’ve been debating whether or not to fork out a whopping five bucks for a matinee this weekend. I need to get some air. I’ve been sick for too long and the funk just won’t let go that easy.

I’ve always been a big fan of the Rambo series and was wondering if this installment was just as worthy a bother as the previous ones. So, if anybody got their two cents to toss, please do.

Thanks in advance. And I’ll be back soon… with a more meaningful post, hopefully.

Dramatic ending

Apparently, Bill Gates is set to leave Microsoft in July 2008. I suppose, this kind of news is big enough to make a movie out of. Though, depending on how much budget one has for making a movie, it can dictate the caliber of casting you’re going to see. Or so it seems.

Title: Bill Gates’ Last Day at Microsoft

Starring: Bill Gates, Brian Williams, Jay Z, Bono, Steven Spielberg, Matthew McConaughey, George Clooney, Jon Stuart, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Al Gore, and from Microsoft: Steve Ballmer, Christine White, Lisa Brummell, Robbie Bach, Kevin Turner, Ray Ozzie, and Craig Mundi.

If it seems big enough for you, then break out the popcorn, ya’ll! And the box of tissues, too!

Cloverfield, the review

Well, not really a review review. But I thought I should, at least, give my two cents on the movie.

In a nutshell, I enjoyed it. Just like I enjoyed other plot-challenged flicks in the past, such as Twister and Snakes on a Plane. You know, the ones you watch purely for the thrill; and are allowed to temporarily unplug your brain for the entire duration.

omg!Cloverfield is what they all say it is… Blair Witch Project meets Godzilla. It’s very loud and dizzying. It was shot Blair Witch style. Some guy documenting the whole thing with a camcorder. Well, it starts out with some guy’s going-away party. That goes on for about 15 minutes or so, until a big bang was heard. And that’s when the fun begins. I thought the party actually went a little too long. It’s like a roller coaster ride. The party scene felt like standing in a long line. But then, eventually comes, the ride!

It went on fairly quick, too. The whole movie, minus the long end credits, clocked in at a little over an hour. However, that’s about all you can take. And, the ending was a bit abrupt, I thought. But no worries, I won’t ruin it for anyone.

However, if I could have a little say about possible changes I could make to the movie… I’d like to suggest that the monster, as awesome as I thought it was, could have been simply eliminated, altogether. I come from the Vincent Price school of horror… the scariest thing is what you know is there, but don’t see. Hence, I’m afraid, the presence of a scary-looking creature might have only reduced Cloverfield to the ranks of cliches. But, that’s just me.

Anyhow, like I said, overall, I enjoyed it a lot. That’s it. And for a matinee’s price, my conscience is definitely clear.

Look ma, no head

look ma, no headAbout a month ago, I remember seeing a trailer for a movie that quickly grabbed my attention. Needless to say, anything that has a scene of the Statue of Liberty’s head rolling down the streets of Manhattan, will surely grab my attention. And that is, regardless of whether or not, the movie is actually any good. The title of this one is Cloverfield, by the way. And it’s about to come out anytime now, if it hasn’t yet. I’m not really sure what it’s about, though. I read somewhere that it’s a tale of a monster, or something, that is told from the viewpoint of a small group of people, who apparently witnessed it. Oooohhh!

Enough said. I’m going.

I love a good spook! And, it really doesn’t take much to get me all excited. Especially when it comes to movies. I mean, I love a good Oscar-winning drama, just like anybody else. But I’d shell out a few bucks on a b-grade horror flick, just the same. Suspiria, anyone?

I remember a roommate of mine from way way back. He’s such a big movie freak that he checks out almost every movie that comes out. Yet, criticizes almost every one of them, as well. Like a bad New York Times review. It bugged the tar out of me that, out of a dozen movies he watches (within a month’s time), he only raves about, oh say, one or two. The rest? Well, he comes home with a big frown on his face, like he just lost big money in Vegas. He’d yak and yak about how awful the actors were. And, how the plot could’ve been improved by this and that. Oh, and if only this director was at the helm, instead of that one, it would’ve been… well, cool. I guess.

Whatever, dude!

And if you don’t mind, I just missed the greatest TV commercial ever!

Wait, I just remembered… I haven’t seen a single movie in two years. That’s right! No movie. No DVD. Nothing. What’s up with that? Is it really possible to live life without movies, in this day and age? It’s almost like saying it’s possible to live life without hearing any music. Well… maybe. Maybe, not.

But I might just go ahead and break the streak this weekend, and see Cloverfield. I just checked right now. It’s coming out on Friday. Sweet!

Would it be good? Would it be worth it? Who cares? As long as I hear people screaming … oh my Gaaawwd, oh my Gaaaawwwd… I’m sure it’ll be worth every minute.

And every penny, too! Hey, that’s what matinees are for. A little insurance. 🙂