Top 15 Movies of 2011

Leave a comment

This list was actually pretty easy because I didn’t get out and see a lot of movies this year. That is already in the process of being corrected for next year. So if something is missing you think should be here, either it sucked and you have awful taste, or I didn’t see it yet.

 

  1. The Muppets
  2. Conan the Barbarian
  3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  4. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  5. Moneyball
  6. Attack The Block
  7. Cowboys & Aliens
  8. Super 8
  9. Drive
  10. Captain America: The First Avenger
  11. Margin Call
  12. Horrible Bosses
  13. Hanna
  14. The Woman
  15. Green Hornet


And the worst movie of the year:
No Strings Attached

Top Movies and Music of the first half of 2011

4 Comments

Well June is here, and you know what that means? It’s time for the first half of the year lists. It’s been a fucking great year for music so far in 2011. The top music list I already hate myself for having to knock so many great releases so far down the list but it’s just been stellar release after stellar release. On the movie side of things though it’s been a pretty slow year, so instead of the standard top five for the half I’m only going to do a top three. So let’s go ahead and get this underway!

Top 3 movies – First half of 2011

1. Green Hornet
2. Hangover 2
3. Thor

And the worst movie of the year so far is…

No Strings Attached

Now on to the music, normally I split these into a few posts but because it was a short movie list I’m just cramming everything here. If you didn’t make the list, fear not, there’s still half a year for things to get moved and you’re probably on the list somewhere anyway (if it’s good). I’m also splitting things up a little different this year so there’s actually more lists, you’ll see.

Top 10 albums – First half of 2011

1. Motorhead: The World Is Yours
2. Deep Sleep: Turn Me Off
3. Sundials: Never Settle
4. Raphael Saadiq: Stone Rollin’
5. Rendondo Beat: Meet Rendondo Beat
6. Power Quest: Blood Alliance
7. Mind Spiders: Mind Spiders
8. The Underground Railroad to Candyland: Knows Your Sins
9. The Dwarves: Are Born Again
10. Spraynard: Funtitled

Top 10 EP’s – First half of 2011

1. Rational Anthem: Bread Line
2. Night Birds: Midnight Movies
3. The Fucking Cops: Fuck You Up With Some Truth
4. Cell Mates: Shoulda Kept That Quarter!
5. The Slow Death: Turnstile Comix #1
6. Chixdiggit!: Safeways Here We Come
7. Teenage Bottlerocket: Mutilate Me
8. The Typos: The Typos
9. The Zits: Summer Pop Dreams EP
10. Clint Maul: Great Dividing EP

Top 5 splits – First half of 2011

1. Direct Hit/Tit Patrol
2. Dopamines/Dear Landlord
3. The Queers & Killtime
4. Wax Phantom/Criminal Culture
5. Unwelcome Guests/255′s

Top 3 Singles – First half of 2011

1. Mikey Erg: Heart Shaped 12″
2. Brain F: So Dim
3. Big Eyes: Why Can’t I

And I’ll just throw this in for now since there hasn’t been too many demo’s I’ve come across this year (less than 5!!), I hope the second half picks up on this front.

The best Demo of the year so far:

The Masked Intruder: Demo

REVIEW: The Green Hornet

Leave a comment

So another comic book movie has landed upon us, this time it’s from a comic book from way back, almost as old as Batman. Here we have the Green Hornet. The Green Hornet is no stranger to jumping from beyond the pages of a comic book; in fact it actually started as a radio show just a few years before the comic. Since then it’s been serialized as a film series and a TV show, however this is the first time the Green Hornet has made a multimedia appearance since the 60’s, and it didn’t look like it was going to go to well. The best thing about the Green Hornet TV series was Bruce Lee as Kato, now obviously that role can’t be filled the same ever again, however Jay Chou did a fine job as the fill in. The part of the movie roles that had me in doubt was Seth Rogen as the lead playing The Green Hornet and the man under the mask, Britt Reid. Seth Rogen is a man known for great comedies, not his action or drama roles. I feared this may turn the movie into a comedy, and even if not, Seth Rogen didn’t seem to fit the role at all. Now I’m not going to say there are probably plenty of other actors that could have filled the roll just as well or even better but much to my surprise Seth did a really good job. He was a jackass but he didn’t turn the movie into a screwball comedy. Directing this movie was Michel Gondry, the man behind ‘Be Kind Rewind’, ‘The Science of Sleep’ and ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’. Again you can see why I was concerned about this director on this movie. Luckily though I was proven wrong, there were parts of the story that were a little shaky but overall I really enjoyed this movie, it was actually pretty great. There was really only one thing I didn’t like, hated even. For some reason during the fight scenes they felt the need to give them ‘danger zone vision’ which almost made it seem like we were looking through the eyes of robots. The fight scenes were overly slowed down, stretched out and computerized. This took what could have been some incredible Kato fights and made them pretty fucking annoying. But looking past that I’d say ignore how shitty the trailers looked and go see this movie. If you like comic movies or just action movies you’ll be happy with this one.

Get The Green Hornet from Amazon HERE

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 161 other followers

%d bloggers like this: