So this whole Red State deal had me quite preoccupied and I promise that I shall now resume my regularly schedule programming...
So how about these Westboro Baptist Church wackos...just kidding...
I have been remiss in providing up to date reviews, but as I said in the first Red State post, seeing that film on the Kevin Smith Roadshow was a milestone in my film going life. It wasn't the movie itself, the fact that now it seems God hates me, or that that we finally learned the truth about Ewoks...no, it was all of it! The experience of movie going is a passion of mine, and that was one hellova ride. I enjoyed the evening and I enjoyed writing about my experiences. I hope you enjoyed reading about it as well.
I welcome comments or questions always at ReelRhino@gmail.com and when possible, I will post the Q and A here in the blog.
So how about some movies, folks?
I have been to many since my last review post, which was for Hall Pass, oh so long ago. I will try and bring you up to speed!
Reviews in this Post (5 Horn Scale)
The Adjustment Bureau - 5 Horns
The Adjustment Bureau - 5 Horns
Red State - 5 Horns
Rango - 4.5 Horns
Mars Needs Moms - 4.5 Horns
Battle: Los Angeles - 4.5 Horns
The Lincoln Lawyer - 4 Horns
Paul - 3.5 Horns
Take Me Home Tonight - 3 Horns
The Tempest - 3 Horns
Drive Angry 3-D - 3 Horns
Red Riding Hood - 2 Horns
Take Me Home Tonight - 3 Horns - There were several excellent experiences that came with seeing this film, and the movie wasn't one of them. The movie was only okay and I laughed a bit, but it seemed like this film wanted to be more of a drama when it was presented in previews as a blow out comedy. Dan Fogler was pretty awesome and I think that for some of his mild obnoxiousness, he is quite watchable in anything he does. Topher Grace was a bit lackluster and while Anna Ferris was completely competent, this role was much more straight than her usual fare. I very much liked Topher's lady, Aussie actress Teresa Palmer who I last raved on, in my Sorcerer's Apprentice review last year. The best part of this movie for me was getting to go to it with my brother Steven, who was in town visiting. The second best part was running into my friend, Sgt. Chip and his friend, Major Don. In my book, the more the merrier when it comes to the movies and while Chip was very much the biggest fan of the flick in our group, his enjoyment of the film was infectious and it moved me from just seeing a mediocre comedy to the category of actually enjoying the film, just being able to share in the laughs with friends. Ahhhhh the power of cinema.
Red Riding Hood --- see also, KIMBALIANO --- While I don't disagree with her assessment, I think I liked it a hair more than she. What was most upsetting, was the promise that the concept of this film showed. I would have thought someone would have realized the acting by the B-players came off as excessively wooden and some of the cliche film making techniques would relegate this film to a campiness that is way too short of the fun that usually accompanies camp. My rating: 2 Horns
Red State --- 5 Horns --- asked and answered, counselor. See also, my last three posts.
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Director's Fan Cut 3-D - yes...I shrunk the text size just a little bit, in hope that maybe you would slip right past this one...let me qualify this film with a few comments...
I only went to see it because of the 2011 Reel Rhino Oscar Pool prize. See also, the champion: Queen Kristin. If you saw that post, then you may understand the nature of her sadistic behavior. The winner got to choose one movie for me to review. Ms. Kristin choose the Biebs.
I was obligated to fulfill my promise...to welch on a bet is the lowest form of existence...
I loved this movie. Hands Down: 5 Horns (review forthcoming, but take my word, this is not the film you think it is. This movie had heart and was a well told story of a self-made star.)
That is quite a list, yes I know...what is on tap for this weekend? For starters, a guys movie day to see...
You guessed it! THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELLING PANTS!
SUCKER PUNCH: The IMAX Experience is on tap for Saturday and let me tell you....I am excited! Zach Snyder can do little wrong in my book and I stand by that he gave us 100% the best version of Watchmen that we could have ever expected, given the material. I can't wait to see what he does with the Superman reboot, but for now, a little Punch should hold me over. Check out the trailer that is embedded below!
Until then....Reel Rhino is outtie-bo-boutie! (Yep, that just happened.)