Apr
13

BMFcast120 – Q’d Up

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Q: The Winged Serpent (1982) is reviewed after many a recommendation. BMFcast alums Richard Roundtree and David Carradine hang around with us again. And that will be the only joke we’ll make at David Carradine’s expense. Instead we will now direct all our ire towards Michael Moriarty.

 

Second half is our Summer Movie preview for 2012. We run down the major releases week by week and share our thoughts. Enjoy!

 

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  1. MusiM says:

    I already picked up my Avengers midnight tickets.

    Yeah I’m sold on Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. The trailer completely sold me on it. The movie is obviously dedicated to take the absurdness of the topic seriously.

    They show Cobra Commander in his full classic helm face mask glory and its already confirmed that he is not Joseph Levitt’s idiotic character. To me this looks like the GI Movie for GI Joe fans. To boot The Rock picked Roadblock out of the list of characters because he actually is a GI Joe fan himself.

    I pretty much agree with Harlo on the Nolan Batman movies so far. Joker was phenomenal but other than that the movie really wasn’t cohesive. I still enjoyed it but I think Batman Begins is the better flick. Yeah I can’t get excited for Dark Knight Rises. I’m sure I’ll be there opening weekend if not opening night I just don’t expect the movie to be any good. Bane and Catwoman? Catwoman isn’t a character you can take a lot of leeway with in the public eye.

    If they’re not going to mars they definitely fucked up the total recall part of movie. I was really trying to have a good attitude about this remake as I love the original but man that put me over the line.

  2. Blair Russell says:

    Boy am I disappointed by the review of Q. No, not the review of the film, but rather this is a movie I’ve known about for years and yet I’ve never seen it. It always sounded interesting to me but I never tracked it down. After hearing that detailed review, the movie sounds like something that would have pissed me off too and I am glad I have never watched this movie about Quetzalcoatl.

    I enjoy American Reunion too. It was what I expected but it was pretty funny. And hey, Natasha Lyonne is a former meth addict! At least she hasn’t gotten arrested in the past few years for threatening to rape her neighbor’s dog.

    It was interesting to hear the Summer Preview. I’ve never liked Mr. Cohen either so that’s why I’ve never even watched Borat or any of his other movies. I also don’t like mean-spirited humor so screw that guy and others of his ilk, like that loathsome Tom Green.

    I am glad I am not the only one who is turned off by Olivia Munn. I don’t think she’s even that hot, she certainly can’t act at all from what little I’ve seen of that G4 show, and her personality is God-awful, so of course I see a bunch of nerds on messageboards always praising her. Sigh.

    Personally, I’m not that excited for The Dark Knight Rises. I am odd in that I HATED Batman Begins (the characters completely turned me off) but I really enjoyed The Dark Knight at the time. However I haven’t really revisited it since it was out in theatres and if I saw it now all the faults and the plot coincidences would probably stick out. Plus, I saw that six minute preview for The Dark Knight Rises and boy that turned me off. Not understanding a f****** word that Bane said was a big part but it all just didn’t excite me at all.

    Then again, I am actually not interested in Prometheus. The trailers haven’t done anything for me except present a bunch of confusion (it has for most people, though); the AvP movies have ruined things but that is sad for me to say as I love Alien and Aliens is like Top 5 all-time for me.

    Overall, I’m actually more excited about this month than for most of the summer. Only a few films I am interested in seeing.

    Speaking of that, Friday proper I saw Lockout and then The Raid: Redemption back to back at the cineplex. I was hoping Lockout would be good as it was basically a Snake Plissken film and the trailers/commercials called the protagonist a LOOSE CANNON. Of course he doesn’t get called that in the actual movie.

    I knew there was trouble when the opening action scene had CGI SO bad it was like the ending to Torque. I swear I am not exaggerating. It was almost comparable to the CGI of Escape from L.A., it was that putrid. The film was edited to death to be PG-13, but even if it was R I would not have liked it. The story was just not good and was often times incoherent or just plain dumb, with only a small percentage of the wisecracks working. The ending was especially poor; when I had trouble at times following what was going on during the climax, that’s bad. Then, there’s a villain that was only slightly more intelligible than Bane due to his thick accent. What a big disappointment this was. Escape From New York curbstomps this film. It’s not 5 Bags as some moments were fine. However it’s worse than a 1 Bagger.

    The Raid: Redemption more than made up for it. This is an easy 5 Jox. It really is as incredible as you’ve heard online. It’s almost all action and that action is well-done. There are plenty of Holy Shit moments and it’ll take something amazing to have this not be my movie of 2012. I don’t think I can possibly recommend a film more.

  3. Curt says:

    Okay, I’ve seen “Battleship” twice in 48 hours now (yesterday to review it on my blog, today because my gf wanted to see it). It’s not a good movie by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s fun as hell. The best way to describe it is as being the kind of movie we hoped “Transformers” would be…you know, until it actually came out and the pain began. It’s what I was hoping “Cowboys and Aliens” would be. It doesn’t take itself seriously, and aspires to be nothing more than a dumb popcorn film. I do, however, suspect it’s a stealth parody of a Michael Bay movie. Peter Berg is not a dumb filmmaker, so when a double-amputee steps up to fight an alien, mano-a-mano, you just know he’s well-aware of the inherent ridiculousness. For the record, Liam doesn’t die and no one says, “You sunk my battleship!”

    Okay, that’s my perspective.

  4. Curt says:

    Oh, and sorry about “Q: The Winged Serpent.” I am filled with shame that I recommended a bags movie. I posted an explanation for my love of that movie on my site. I guess it’s just a matter of taste.

  5. Jay says:

    “Bemused” means the same thing as “confused:”

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bemused

  6. Maki Maki says:

    Check out the big brain on Jay!

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