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New Screen Junkies Articles

Posted in Internet Links, Movie News, Movie Reviews, Screen Junkies Article with tags , , , , , on March 25, 2010 by Brandon

So it’s been awhile since I came out with new Screen Junkies stuff, but in the past couple weeks I’ve published two articles. Here are the links, knock yourselves out! 😀

This one is a couple months old, but I never linked to it here, so here ya go…

12 Delicious Movie Theatre Munchies

In honor of the new South Park season coming out…

12 Best South Park Political Parodies

And a continuation of my article awhile back, 11 Terminally Typecast Actors, here is…

13 Terminally Typecast Actresses



New Star Trek trailer!

Posted in Entertainment, Movie Buzz, Movie News, Trailers with tags , , , , on March 8, 2009 by Brandon

“For them [hardcore Trekkies] , Star Trek will always be William Shatner, strutting around in those little booties, performing yellow-belt karate chops on aliens dressed like Romans. But for the rest of us — people who can handle a new Battlestar Galactica, a new James Bond every 10 years, and new underpants…” – Entertainment Weekly. To me, this is why Trekkies everywhere need to stop whining about the whole reboot – Trek is dead, and it’s time to hit the refresh button. I think Abrams has done us all a big favor.

Check out this link for the awesomeness. Continue reading

Good Buzz for Bolt

Posted in Entertainment, Internet Links, Movie Buzz, Movie News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2008 by Brandon

So Variety has given one of the most reluctantly praising reviews ever, right here, of Bolt. And right away, he’s saying stuff that I knew from the beginning – it’s got pixar touches, the gags, the way the jokes work, sometimes function like the subtly witty and visually character driven world that Pixar movies create. Of course, it’s obviously not going tog be adept at it, because it’s not directly under Pixar’s umbrella, but this shows good signs for the company as a whole.

Adn there’s also some pretty amazing buzz for the Blu-Ray version of Wall-E. After Ratatouille set the standard with its Blu-Ray release, stunning and popping eyes across the nation with its exquisite detail, Wall-E ups the ante EVEN FURTHER. Geez, perfect picture? That’s a big claim. I saw Wall-E in digital and it was pretty mind-blowing, so seeing it in Blu-Ray is going to be a necessity. Anybody got a Blu-Ray player and HD TV?

And what’s with the new Tinkerbell movie being out? I thought John Lasseter tried to stop that monstrosity. Sigh. Oh well. Nothing can stop the corporate machine, I guess. Sometimes, though, the corporate machine turns out some pretty good stuff. And sometimes the independent movies put out some pretty crappy stuff, so it’s about equally balanced.

“The wait is over.”

Posted in Entertainment, Movie Buzz, Movie News, Trailers with tags , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2008 by Brandon

Words cannot express how much I am looking forward to the new Star Trek movie. It goes above even the anticipation I felt for “Speed Racer” or “Spider-Man 3.” AND NOW THE TRAILER IS ONLIIIIIIIIINE!!!

Here’s the link to the video itself on youtube.

More specific thoughts on the trailer: OH MY GOSH A REAL TRAILER IS FINALLY HERE!!!

Even more specific thoughts on the trailer: It looks awesome. Just. Flat-out. Awesome. There’s more going on in this trailer than has been going on in the Trek-verse for nigh on five or six years now. My doubts about Chris Pine as Kirk have nearly been erased – he looks like the perfect cocky mo’fo to play the legendary captain. There’s precious little of Spock, but what is there looks excellent as well – Zachary Quinto, as we all knew was going to be the case, is perfect. Simon Pegg – “I like this ship – it’s exciting!” is hilarious. And is that Zoe Saldana doing a little strip tease? Hmmm……….and plus, we’re getting glimpses of the bad guy – Karl Urban as Nero. I like his dialog. “Space is diseased.” Basically, this movie looks like everything that the Trek franchise needs to get back on its feet. The story looks pretty damn interesting, it takes some liberalities with the Trek-verse apparently too (oh hush down you diehard fanboys – sometimes a little editing and snippage is necessary to make something better), and looks to give us an action packed story that will also be full of fascinating character interactions – this is the Enterprise crew back before they were a well-oiled machine – they’re going to make mistakes, blunders, and we’ll get to see them grow. Plus, of course, the special effects and action look top notch.

Dang it, why does it have to be all the way in May?

New Star Trek Photos

Posted in Movie Buzz, Movie News with tags , , on October 16, 2008 by Brandon

Yup, some new Star Trek photos are up. How could I not post them? I’ve gotta say – the bridge looks fantastic, a good combination of old school star trek without being so plain as to be boring. It’s also clearly not as advanced as the Enterprise-D, so I’m glad they’re paying attention in good detail to how the history works. Anways, this production seems to be movin along smoothly – here’s hoping for more smooth sailin!

Just call me a newsie

Posted in Entertainment, Internet Links, Movie Buzz, Movie News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2008 by Brandon

So it’s been awhile since i’ve posted tidbits and interesting buzz around the net that’s caught my attention, and since that’s one of the reasons I began this blog in the first place, it would be remiss of me to let this blog go any farther without some relevant bit of pop culture news.

First, and most disappointedly, the new Dragon Ball movie trailer has emerged, and just as I suspected, it looks like pure crap, supplanting all the magical and weird cartoony elements of Dragon Ball with poorly acting humans and a distinct “Mortal Kombat” copycat feel. It’s weird to me, how the studios could have taken what could have been a majorly butt kicking movie and tone down most everything that made the inspiration for the story great.  Sounds like what it looked like they were doing with “Forbidden Kingdom” before it was released, and how, in the first couple of trailers, they barely focused on their gold mine star Chan and Li power at all, instead bringing it to center around this weird-looking nerdy kid from the Bronx. I doubt “Dragonball” will overturn my expectations as much as “The Forbidden Kingdom” did, but I’m hoping. And what’s with that wannabe techno gay club hot leather look that Piccolo is sporting? He looks like a bad 80’s villain. Although, from the news on the page, it looks like the trailer was unfinished and was intended only for the purposes of promoting the film within the industry and not yet to consumers like us. Sure, I’ll buy it for now – but when the real trailer comes out, you better wow me like none other, DB.

And after the extreme snooze par-tay that was Shyamalan’s “The Happening,” it looks like he wants to come back and do an Unbreakable sequel – which normally should induce groans all around, but seeing as how the point of that movie was to create a darker more human version of the flashy superheroes like Spider-Man, Batman, and Superman, I say go for it, and hope that “The Happening” was only a fluke.

I was intrigued by possibilities offered up at the end of “28 Weeks Later”, and it looks like they’ve found a director to explore those possibilities in “28 Months Later.” I haven’t seen anything this guy’s done, but the trailer for “The Cottage,” which is posted on the same page as the link, looks intriguingly f’ed-up, and it’s been awhile since the trailer for a horror film has made me do a serious double-take.

And Gyllenhall sheds his assless chaps to put on some poofy Aladdin pants in “Prince of Persia,” the movie based on the hit video game. We’ve known for awhile this was coming, but here are some new photos that AICN posted up recently. Looks like Goblet of Fire’s Mike Newell is set to direct as well.

Step Up 2 This Trailer…

Posted in Entertainment, Movie News with tags , , , on March 7, 2008 by Brandon

Break it down.

Finally, a dance movie that will actually do justice to how awesome the form of urban hip-hop dance is both an excellent expression and a nicely evolved form of art. Too many times “classic-lovers” diss on that kind of dance and laugh at it because it’s relatively new, but when you’re actually familiar with the world, there’s a unique kind of beauty to it that can’t be found anywhere else. So far dance movies like You Got Served, Stomp the Yard, and Step Up have all been mediocre attempts to showcase this talent. The dance sequences are more often than not (save for the terribly unimpressive Step Up – I could have been featured in that movie, and I’m not that great of a dancer) visually impressive and stunning, but the character are nothing more than cardboard cutouts. With this new documentary, it looks like that could change. I’m really looking forward to this.

On another note…

Sorry if I haven’t posted in a while, guys. I’ve seen a couple of movies. I saw Jumper, which was just semi-okay. I also saw Vantage point, and that review can be accessed here. I also saw Semi-Pro. You can find that one here. Those are all the reviews that I write for my student newspaper, the Falcon. Most of the big May movies, like Indiana Jones, Iron Man, and Prince Caspian, I’ll be covering for the Falcon, so I won’t be posting those reviews here. However, I did see Jumper just for myself, and yet I still didn’t post the review. Graduation has been looming over my head like an ugly thing that looms (hey you, stop looming already!), and I haven’t found the time, energy, or will to write many reviews. Come spring quarter and summer, though, I should be back in the mix. Later, all.