Friday, March 11, 2016

Pee-wee's Big Holiday. Why?

Come on Netflix! You were doing so well with your original content. Then came Fuller House and I began to question your judgement. Now I see you're doing a sequel to Pee-wee's Big Adventure and I can only ask myself one question. Why!?!

Don't get me wrong, I'm all about nostalgia. But after watching the trailer for Pee-wee's Big Holiday I have to say there wasn't one thing I saw that could make this movie good. If you ask me, they should have saved their money and put it into another season of Arrested Development. At least that reboot was a success.

What do you think, is this movie worth watching? Let us know your thoughts.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

David Fincher Is One
Hell Of A Director

There are a lot of good Directors out there, but one guy that I truly respect is the one and only David Fincher. Known for great films including Fight Club, Se7en and the most recent success Gone Girl, Fincher never ceases to amaze me. With his unique style and savvy camera work, every frame he captures is meant to tell a story.

But don't take my word for it, check out the awesome video below from the guys over at Every Frame A Painting. Here they go into great detail about Fincher's one-of-a-kind style, and even have an interview where David himself describes his own process as “not what I do, but what I don’t do.”

So go ahead and give this sweet little number a view and let us know what you think. Is David Fincher as masterful as Every Frame paints him out to be?

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Fuller House, Lesser Laughs

When I first heard they were bringing back Full House on Netflix, I got pretty excited. What kid didn't love this fun-loving group of friends and family that came together to help each other out. I remember watching this show and laughing my butt off at the hilarious hijinks that occurred on a weekly basis. Well, the new show Fuller House is out and let's just say as an adult... I didn't find anything about it funny.

Don't get me wrong. Sure it was great to see Netflix bring the whole gang back together, except for one cast member whom I won't mention in case you haven't seen it yet. But, man were all the jokes cheesy and disappointing. I will give props to the creators for maintaining the humor and style of the original show. But now that I'm grown up, I wouldn't suggest this to any adult unless you have kids and want to show them something that mommy and daddy use to watch when they were little.

So, if you're contemplating watching this show on your own, I'd think twice about it. It'll do nothing but disappoint you greatly and make you question everything you ever loved as a child.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Ghostbusters 2016 – Hopefully Better Than 2

The interweb is a buzz with the new Ghostbusters movie coming out this summer. But, is it gonna better than the original? Absolutely not. However, I have a damn good feeling it'll be more fun than the sequel. God that was awful.

I know what you're thinking. How can I have an opinion about a movie when all I have to go by is a trailer? Well, it's obvious from the preview that this movie is a reboot, and not a continuation of the story. And, as much as I love the idea of a new Ghostbusters, it makes me a little sad to see them try to redo a great movie.

Then again, in defense of Director Paul Feig, I can appreciate him wanting to "start from scratch, so this world, and these characters, would have to earn their place." As a matter of fact,  Germain Lussier over at Gizmodo recently interviewed Paul and the gang about the direction of this film, and their intentions, which you can read for yourself here. But in the meantime, check out the new trailer below and let us know what you think about the new Ghostbusters reboot. Cheers!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Creed VS. The Other Rockys... Let's Vote

Last night JT, Bill and I had an interesting conversation about the new Creed movie. It started with the fact that I hadn't seen it yet. Out of shock, both JT and Bill couldn't help but praise how good it really was. And, they both gave props for one particular scene that was shot as a oner (one continuous shot without cutting, duh).

So like any good Rocky fan who felt embarrassed for not watching it in the theater, we rented it on the spot. Thanks Apple TV and iTunes. And when it was over, we ranked the franchise. Here's where we ended up, from best to worst:

Bill: Rocky I, Creed, Rocky Balboa, Rocky IV, Rocky III, Rocky II, Rocky V
JT: Rocky I, Rocky Balboa, Creed, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V
Sergio: Rocky I, Rocky Balboa, Creed, Rocky IV, Rocky III, Rocky II, Rocky V

Well, what do you think? How would you rank the new Creed movie against the rest of the Rocky flicks? Let us know in the comments below. Or if you haven't seen it yet, rent it now on your favorite streaming service. You won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Leonardo... I Really Liked Him In Growing Pains

Sure, I love the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar for Best Actor in The Revenant, but we can't forget where he got his start. As your typical latchkey kid growing up in the 90s, I'll never forget watching this fun-loving, young actor join The Seavers in Season 7 of Growing Pains.

Invited to join the cast as a way to, what I can only assume, attempt to help revive this slowly dying show, the addition of DiCaprio didn't help as much as ABC had hoped. Unfortunately, the show came to an end at the end of Season 7.

Nonetheless, here's to you Leo! You came a long way from that bright-eyed homeless boy who won the hearts of millions of viewers oh so long ago. Cheers!