REVIEW: Django Unchained

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Django_UnchainedQuentin Tarantino jumps genre’s very well, I think he’s proved that with his past few movies and now he takes on westerns with his remake, or yet another sequel of Django. There are so many things I loved about this movie and so few things I didn’t like. Actually I’d say there were only two things I was dissatisfied with, it did drag for a little bit in a couple parts but this is just minutes we’re talking so it’s no giant deal, I just felt like fifteen minutes could have been cut. The other thing was that there was no machine gun in a coffin. But with a movie like this and those being my only two complaints I’d say that’s a giant success. Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson were all ready. Walton Goggins also popped up, I’ve been seeing him in more things since Justified has become a hit and that’s always great because the guy is real good. And Leonardio DiCaprio has once again proven the me of a few years ago wrong because he was also extremely good in this. Everybody did a great job. Franco Nero even had a cameo which is probably my favorite movie cameo since Bill Murray in Zombieland. The violence was of course at an extreme level because that’s just how Quentin Tarantino does things, I was having flashbacks to Robocop it was so nutty. Django Unchained is a very late entry into 2012 but it’s clearly one of the best movies of the year.

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REVIEW: Cowboys & Aliens

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Director of both Iron Man and Iron Man 2, Jon Favreau has a crack at the movie adaptation of the 2006 graphic novel of the same name. It’s one of those movies that all I needed to do was hear the title and I was on board. The first thing you’ll notice about this one is the amazing cast. We’ve got the legendary Harrison Ford along with former Bond man Daniel Craig, it’s a great team for this movie but it doesn’t stop there. You’ll also probably take notice of Keith Carradine, Clancy Brown and Paul Dano, all of them have small parts but all are a perfect fit. You’ve also got a great job done by Olivia Wilde and if you watch the great show Justified you’ll probably catch the man that plays Boyd Crowder, Walton Goggins. This is the best movie I’ve seen this year so far, and I think what really made this one work is it isn’t overly cheesy or campy. What we have is a straight up western movie, and I love westerns, however instead of Indians or an outlaw that is causing the trouble it just happens to be aliens. The affects in this movie are really good, which helps keep away from the campiness. If you like Westerns, Sci-Fi movies, or just fun you have to see this movie, I really can’t stress it enough. It’s a great western where they fight aliens, it is Cowboys & Aliens.

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Releases Worth Getting March 22, 2011

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DVD/Blu-Ray:
Ernest Double Feature: Ernest Goes to Camp & Ernest Goes to Jail
Spaghetti Western Double Feature Vol 1: D’Jango & Now They Call Him

Music:
Unfun/Stymie split
Clint Maul: Great Dividing EP
Tit Patrol/Direct Hit split
Aretha Franklin: Take a Look: Complete on Columbia
Grave Digger: Rheingold

Releases worth getting Oct 27, 2009

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This is a new feature for Uncle Critic, about the only thing that will break the ‘reviews’ mold. Every week I’m going to list upcoming DVD and CD releases. This will not be a list of everything that is coming out that week but just the stuff worth getting. Most likely updated every Sunday.
Releases worth getting Oct 27, 2009
DVDs:
Monty Python: Almost The Truth – The six part mini-series on the IFC Chanel comes to DVD.
Monty Python: The Other British Invasion – If anyone purchased the old complete DVD set of Monty Python’s Flying Circus they may have been annoyed when a new set of it came out with a couple new documentaries. Well this DVD is basically those documentries in one nice location, now you don’t have to re-buy if you already own the old set.
The Best of Monty Python – A best of for thoes that don’t own the complete series.
Django Shoots First (1966) – Yet another sequal from the Django series.
Night of the Creeps – The classic horror movie from ’86 FINALLY gets a DVD release, I’ve been waiting years for this one.
Tales from the Darkside: The Second Season – The classic TV series got a season 1 release not long ago, here comes season 2.
The Prisoner: The Complete Series Megaset (Collector’s Edition) – Amazing show, this is a new set with new features. I believe it’s remastered as well.
Life After People: The Complete Season One – Pretty sweet ‘what if’ type series on the History Channel.
Ax Men: The Complete Season One – If anyone’s seen Ax Men they know it rules, History Channel with another big win.
Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown – Looks to be a sweet ass documentary on  H.P. Lovecraft, I hear a few top name horror directors are involved here (I personally expect to see Carpenter and Gordon).
Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows – The ‘Bret Hart side of the story’ documentary about the famious ’97 Screw job. This was made years ago, first release on DVD. Apperently it comes with a bonus never before released on DVD,The Life And Death Of Owen Hart.
Music:
B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, Earl King: The Four Kings of Blues Guitar
John Lee Hooker: Live at Soledad Prison/Never Get Out of These Blues Alive [IMPORT]
Bob Dylan: Self Portrait
Sweat & Tears Blood: Child Is Father to the Man
Kenny Rogers: The Greatest Duets
Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years (3 CD) [BOX SET]
Deep Purple: Who Do We Think We Are (180 Gram Vinyl Reissue)
Hawkwind: Strange Daze ’97
Sacred Steel: Carnage Victory [IMPORT]
Boris: Boris at Last – Feedbacker
R.A. The Rugged Man: Legendary Classics, Vol. 1 (Personal most anticipated music release of the week!!)
Swollen Members: Armed To The Teeth
Snowgoons: The Trojan Horse
Tech N9ne: k.o.d.
Kool Keith & Denis Deft: Bikinis and Thongs Collection
The Nerves: Live at the Pirate’s Cove [LIMITED EDITION] [LIVE]

This is a new feature for Uncle Critic, about the only thing that will break the ‘reviews’ mold. Every week I’m going to list upcoming DVD and CD releases. This will not be a list of everything that is coming out that week but just the stuff worth getting. Most likely updated every Sunday.

Releases worth getting Oct 27, 2009

DVDs:

Monty Python: Almost The Truth – The six part mini-series on the IFC Chanel comes to DVD.

Monty Python: The Other British Invasion – If anyone purchased the old complete DVD set of Monty Python’s Flying Circus they may have been annoyed when a new set of it came out with a couple new documentaries. Well this DVD is basically those documentaries in one nice location, now you don’t have to re-buy if you already own the old set.

The Best of Monty Python – A best of for those that don’t own the complete series.

Django Shoots First (1966) – Yet another sequel from the Django series.

Night of the Creeps – The classic horror movie from ’86 FINALLY gets a DVD release, I’ve been waiting years for this one.

Tales from the Darkside: The Second Season – The classic TV series got a season 1 release not long ago, here comes season 2.

The Prisoner: The Complete Series Megaset (Collector’s Edition) – Amazing show, this is a new set with new features. I believe it’s remastered as well.

Life After People: The Complete Season One – Pretty sweet ‘what if’ type series on the History Channel.

Ax Men: The Complete Season One – If anyone’s seen Ax Men they know it rules, History Channel with another big win.

Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown – Looks to be a sweet ass documentary on  H.P. Lovecraft, I hear a few top name horror directors are involved here (I personally expect to see Carpenter and Gordon).

Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows – The ‘Bret Hart side of the story’ documentary about the famous ’97 Screw job. This was made years ago, first release on DVD. Apparently it comes with a bonus never before released on DVD,The Life And Death Of Owen Hart.

Music:

B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, Earl King: The Four Kings of Blues Guitar

John Lee Hooker: Live at Soledad Prison/Never Get Out of These Blues Alive [IMPORT]

Bob Dylan: Self Portrait

Kenny Rogers: The Greatest Duets

Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years (3 CD) [BOX SET]

Deep Purple: Who Do We Think We Are (180 Gram Vinyl Reissue)

Hawkwind: Strange Daze ’97

Sacred Steel: Carnage Victory [IMPORT]

Boris: Boris at Last – Feedbacker

R.A. The Rugged Man: Legendary Classics, Vol. 1 (Personal most anticipated music release of the week!!)

Swollen Members: Armed To The Teeth

Snowgoons: The Trojan Horse

Tech N9ne: k.o.d.

Kool Keith & Denis Deft: Bikinis and Thongs Collection

The Nerves: Live at the Pirate’s Cove [LIMITED EDITION] [LIVE]

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