Ty Cobb is one of the best baseball players of all time; this 1994 movie is an adaption of the book that Al Stump wrote about him. Now I’ve learned that apparently Al Stump has been discredited but that doesn’t make this movie any less entertaining, just maybe not factual. Robert Wuhl plays Al Stump and Tommy Lee Jones is the great Ty Cobb. Cobb calls Stump to come to his home so he can write a biography about the ball player before he dies, that’s pretty much the gist of the movie. The main part of the movie though is Tommy Lee Jones/Ty Cobb just acting completely insane. He drinks, womanizes, waves a gun around, yells at everybody, it’s pretty damn great. They’re pretty much the only two characters that are through the whole movie and both guys did a great job. The movie really isn’t so much about baseball it’s really just ‘Cy Cobb is insane’. As I said it might not be all right but it is pretty damn entertaining so I’m going to go ahead and give this one a recommendation.
August 27, 2014
August 21, 2014
Canada takes a swing at the werewolf move and hits it a pretty good distance. Ginger Snaps is the story of two sisters, they’re kind of weird and goth and outcast. There’s a mysterious monster eating dogs in the neighborhood, one night the two sisters encounter the monster and one of them is attacked. The creature is hit by a van and killed but the girl that was attacked starts to change. Most of the movie is about Ginger going through the gradual wolf change while Brigitte and her new stoner friend try to find a cure for poor Ginger. It’s not the type of werewolf movie that has monsters running around every corner but you do get to see a beast or two. Instead most of the movie is focused on the change. Some people seem to brush off this movie because it’s centered on the two girls but most fans of werewolf movies will most likely dig Ginger Snaps, it puts a slightly new spin on an old concept.
April 26, 2014
A Muppet movie that seems to always get overlooked whenever everyone talks about the Muppets. It’s also a movie I hadn’t seen since I was a kid but after seeing the newest Muppet movie I felt the need to go back and revisit all the old Muppet movies, and I’m glad I did. This movie is pretty damn funny; actually, it’s very funny. I’m not sure why this one seems to always be forgotten but it’s got tons of great jokes and gags in it. Within the first fifteen minutes I’d laughed enough for me to deem this a successful comedy, and there was much more to go. Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie are reporters, or they were until they get fired pretty quickly into the movie. There’s a jewel thief on the loose, he seems to be targeting a rich fashion designer, the three Muppets travel to Britain to attempt to catch the thief and get their reporter jobs back. Miss Piggy also happens to be in Britain trying to get a job as a model, Kermit mistakes her for the famous lady who’s getting her jewelry snatched and they start seeing each other for a short time. This was back in 1981 when Jim Henson was still directing the Muppets, and every single joke still holds up today. I laughed every time there was a joke about Kermit and Fozzie being identical twins and enjoyed every musical number they had in here. This is without a doubt a Muppet movie that everyone who loves the Muppets has to see.
April 13, 2014
3 Day to Kill is an average movie at best. It tries to be an action movie but parts of it are just so slow I hesitate to even call it one. The movie has a couple of problems. First off it’s too long, almost two hours for this story is excessive. Another small problem seems to be Kevin Costner, nothing against Kevin Costner but I think this movie would have been better suited for Liam Neeson or Jason Statham, especially if they’d have cut the time and ramped up the action, because this almost two hours really seems to drag in places. Overall though not too bad of a movie, definitely one you should watch for free though.
April 7, 2014
I was pretty quickly sold on Bullet, all I had to hear was that it had Danny Trejo and Jonathan Banks and I decided I needed to see it. Danny Trejo plays a cop, the kind of hard ass cop that you’d expect him to play. After taking down a pretty bad criminal dude his grandson is kidnapped to try and get this guy’s freedom. It everything goes pretty predicable, so much so that it’s far from the most entertaining movie. Though I’m not going to put the blame for the boredom of this movie on the script (even though it was written by the man I’m putting it on) the director. Nick Lyon directed this, and I haven’t seen any of his other work but judging from just this, he doesn’t have it. Everything in here is bland predictable and tiresome. It seems you’ve really got to work to make that happen with what he had going here. If you’re thinking about seeing this one my advice would be to avoid it, unless you’re having trouble sleeping.
April 6, 2014
Liam Neeson is an air marshal on a flight that gets hijacked by an unknown abductor. Not only have they taken over the plane but they’ve framed Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) for the hijacking. It starts when he gets a text saying that money needs to be deposited in an account in twenty minutes or someone on the plane will die. It doesn’t stay just a threat for long as people start getting offed. Once the money is transferred things just get worse because that’s when the media turns its eyes to the air marshal as the man responsible. So now he’s got to stop the bad guys and clear his name at the same time. Overall the movie wasn’t bad, pretty much exactly what I expected it to be. Liam Neeson has the odd fortune to have become an action star in his later years, but he’s pulled it off pretty well. Still this movie really seems like it was written for Bruce Willis in 1992.
April 5, 2014
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Not being a Captain America fan I was pretty surprised when I enjoyed ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ so much. Up until this point it was my favorite Marvel movie, everything about it was pretty much perfect. Now a few years later we get the sequel, Captain America is still trying to get used to living in the future then this Winter Soldier starts attacking. Shit goes south for Captain pretty quickly and he’s a fugitive from SHIELD before he knows it. On top of that secrets about SHIELD are being discovered that makes it seem like this might not be the great organization that they all thought. It breaks down to a small group of SHIELD agents against the rest of the organization in a pretty big rumble. The movie is just fucking fantastic. This is now the best movie that Marvel has made. I cannot highly recommend this one enough. If you like comics, if you don’t, if you like Captain America, if you don’t, I think anyone can enjoy the hell out of this one.