Showing posts from February, 2014

RIP Harold Ramis

I was deeply saddened to hear the news that Harold Ramis passed away on Monday. He was a massive part of my childhood and teen years and he is part of the reason that I really fell in love with movies. He is one of the few actors/ directors/ writers who I can honestly say that I enjoyed their entire body of work, Harold also really helped shape my taste in comedy and humor

It didn't matter if he was in front or behind of the camera, Mr. Ramis always added his own special touch to any project he was a part of. His works are among many peoples favorite films, from Animal House and Ghostbusters to Vacation and Groundhog Day, people loved his films. That's one thing I have noticed about the films he acted, directed or wrote, they seemed to connect with people on several levels.

To me personally, the first time I was introduced to his work was from his role as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters. His performance was outstanding as the genius / mad scientist of the group and I loved ever…

Thoughts on the Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer

Now that the first trailer for Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy has been released, I have to say I'm a little more optimistic about this film. Let me start by saying that while I am a comic book fan and have been since a young age, until last summer I had no idea that these characters even existed. Now that the trailer has been released though, my curiosity has made me look into them more after their brief introductions from what was shown and they seem like they have the potential for a great movie/ story.

Now one thing that I think has to be said about this film going in from the trailer is that this is the biggest gamble that Marvel has taken yet on a franchise. I would even go as far as to say this is the biggest gamble on comic book films are concerned since the early 90's when "The Phantom" and "The Shadow" films were released. I am hoping that the Marvel machine can make these characters more mainstream and get the interest of the general public…

Zombie Night

Anthony Michael Hall and Daryl Hannah star in Zombie Night, a film that tells the story of two families trying to survive a horrific night where the dead rise from the grave. Yes, another film in the currently overly bloated field of zombie movies. Is there anything that sets this one apart from the rest of the pack? Is this one worth your time, or can you skip it and  not miss a thing?

Plot: As night falls in a small California town, the dead rise from their graves and go looking to feast on the flesh of the living. Two families band together to face a long night of terror, fighting to survive until sunrise.

The story of the film is pretty thin, so thin that those two sentences sum up the entire plot. That said, I did enjoy the plot for what it was and liked that it didn't try to go with an overly complex story. Too many zombie films these days feel the need to have some huge plot with a twist at the end, and I tend to dislike that. It was really a breath of fresh air to have a …

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