Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hey Guys, I'm Back, From Darkman's latest, "The Grey"

Hello readers, Home Theater Hans is back after an extended absence, but let's see if my return last's longer than a Jedi named Luke Skywalker, or Mark Hamill's career.

Liam Neeson seems to find a new audience with any character he plays and The Grey is one that will find him a bigger audience. Neeson plays a character named Ottway, who is a hunter who kills wolves that would threaten oil drillers that work in Alaska. When they are finished with their job, they board a plane while there is a blizzard going on and from seeing the trailer, you see that the plane crashes and survival is the name of the game.

The trailer makes this movie to be one that only consists of surviving in the cold with a bunch of wolves trying to make dinner out of the characters. Well to a certain extent that is true, but as the movie plays out, you get to know who these survivors are. Many movies fall into the trap of having cliche characters as if there is a rule to follow, such as horror movies with the coward, the hero and the female who survives at the end. The Grey gives these characters a breath of fresh air with some insight as to what drives them to fight for the next minute of their life and gives you more of a reason to want to see them survive till the end.

The movies setting and the character's reality really gives you something to think about. One of those thoughts is not filling out those job applications that send you on a long plane ride over a wilderness that will chew out most humans unless you read Bindi Irwin's latest survival guide. You can question some of the decisions and actions that the characters make but staying alive compared to being wolf sh*t will drive anyone to the extreme, and there is a certain scene that will stay with MacGyver fans if they are ever in a similar situation.

Is there action? Yes. Could they have done a better job of the special effects/wolves? Maybe. Did I care or hear anyone in the audience complain about the wolves? No. Do I highly recommend this movie?

4 out of 5 speakers

Monday, January 2, 2012

Just 353 Days Left Till Armageddon! Time for the TEN BEST FILMS OF 2011!

Artist rendering. Not the actual armageddon.

Happy New Year!

With only 353 days till the end of the Mayan Calendar, I feel it's important that I at least try using this blog a little. 

So, considering the limited time we have left, I figure that this is the perfect time to unleash my TEN BEST FILMS OF 2011 LIST.  Yes, this incredibly soon-to-be-irrelevant-due-to-the-upcoming-end-of-times list includes films that I did not review, films that I may not remember, and films that I possibly did not see. 

Find out if your favorite films made it after the jump.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Just a Pic of Anne Hathaway in the New Catwoman Costume

Oh and, spoiler alert, she's riding the bat-pod. Look, I was the first to say that Anne Hathaway was a poor choice for the new Catwoman. I just can't picture her throwing a convincing punch. Michelle Pfeiffer. Now she can punch me anytime she wants. Still I'm hoping that pretty-pretty princess Annie has been training like crazy and will make me eat my words. Preferably in person and wearing that costume. Anyway, at this point I'm only willing to admit that the costume is looking pretty good.

Pics after the jump.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Race, Poverty, and ATTACK THE BLOCK!

Bennett here, taking a break from growing my magical Freddie Mercury mustache.

Ever watch something and you’re all, What the—this is … wow. Yeah man.
And then your buddy’s like, Oh man, this is, I don’t even know.
And then you’re like, Damn bro, yeah. That’s right. It’s crazy how right you are.

This is pretty much what it’s like watching Attack the Block, the excellent British import from the makers of such tense, dramatic films as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and (the incredibly overrated) Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fan Casting of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS! (AKA the Whitest Cast EVER)

The Dark Knight Returns, which was published in 1986, has become the central text that informs and colors Batman.  It's managed to capture the imagination of millions of readers, and the desire for it to be turned into a film is as prevalent today as it was twenty years ago.  

After the jump, you'll find my own fan cast.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

EW Has Pictures from the Upcoming AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! has a bunch of new pics from the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man movie.

More after the jump.

At the Precipice of the End... Go Team Voldemort!

It all ends tonight.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.


I've got my IMAX ticket, I'm ready to stand in line.  The movie crew and I are watching The Deathly Hallows: Part 1.  I'll update later tonight with pictures from the line!

What a trip it's been.  I wish I had time right now to write a longer meditation on the past ten years of being a fan of JK Rowling's masterpiece, but I'll have to do it later.  All I can say is that as a huge Harry Potter fan, thinking about tonight is a bittersweet thing... bitter to know that after tonight there will be no more midnight movie gatherings to see Radcliffe and Co., no more midnight book releases--the last of which I attended drunk off my ass and happier than a pig in a blanket; and sweet to see the epic conclusion of such a huge part of my fanboy life.

Well, until they decide to remake the buggers.  Which will probably in like a year.