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The Dark Knight

My Rating: 

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Favorite?: 

Yes

A follow-up to the earlier Batman Begins.

Movies I'm anticipating for Summer 2010

Some of the upcoming movies I'm looking forward to for this Summer include:

  • April 16th: Kick Ass - an unusual take on the superhero origin story.
  • May 7th: Iron Man 2 - does this need an explanation?
  • May 28th: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time - I loved the original computer game from almost 20 years ago, it has Jake "Donnie Darko" Gyllenhaal
  • June 18th: Toy Story 3 - Toy Story 2 is one of Pixar's best, and it comes out on a family member's birthday, so we're all going to go see it!
  • July 9th: Predators - a pseudo reboot of the franchise sees a bunch of tough humans whisked away to be the game for the predators' favorite past time. The trailer looks pretty good, and I'm a fan of the franchise (excluding AVP and AVP2).
  • July 16th: Inception - written & directed by the person behind the amazing reboot of the Batman franchise, the trailer has definitely grabbed my attention.
  • July 23rd: Salt - Angelina Jolie running around in an action flick. Say no more.
  • August 13th: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - the latest movie from directory Edgar Wright, the other brain behind "Shawn of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz" looks like an unusual but light 90 mins of escapism.

Of those there are only three I could see wanting to get on DVD later - Toy Story 3, Iron Man 2 and Inception, the rest I'd probably only be interested in seeing the once, though obviously that might change once I get to see them.. Not as many as other years, definitely less of the big ones this year interest me overly much, e.g. I have no interest in seeing The Expendables.

So, anything pique your interest? Are there other ones you're looking forward to?

StarQuest

My Rating: 

1
Average: 1 (1 vote)

Favorite?: 

No

In an effort to take the title as the worst movie studio on the face of the planet way from current title holders The Asylum, Maverick Entertainment decided to rip off Star Trek with a truly horrible waste of time.  Lets take a quick list of the bad parts:

  • A snoozeworthy five minute monologue explaining their way from the space race to "FTL drives", to colonizing multiple planets and to the ubiquitous war,
  • A Star Trek-like font is used for the main title,
  • Horrible acting,
  • Pathetic "special" effects,
  • Terrible editing which in some cases leaves people just standing there for several seconds before they either read the next line off their queue cards or hit someone / something,
  • An utterly pathetic rip-off of Klingons as a genetically modified cybernetic human sub-species that randomly place high-voltage splayed power cables in their chest "gadget box" to "recharge",
  • A story that makes you want to instead read the intellectually superior "Go Dog, Go".

This has everything you need to get a good drinking game going, if you don't go insane first.  I forced myself to watch 25 minutes of this crud just so I'd have some ammunition to rip it to shreds, but at that I hit the eject button - the only reason I didn't immediately destroy the DVD was because it was rented from Blockbuster.

As a minor example of just how desperate they were with the script, they actually had the line "I'm a doctor, not a soldier damn it!"

Do not rent this movie!

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