A review of The Proposal

proposalThis Canada Day it was supposed to rain so me and my Wife decided to catch up on our cinema time.

I’ve always enjoyed both Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, they are funny and always manage to make things fresh despite those same things having been done a million times before.

Short Version: The main actors don’t have much sexual chemistry but they have a lot of comedic chemistry. Plus the supporting cast is great. It’s a solid romantic comedy.

Also I think it’s a great date movie that could bring up lots of personal questions with your partner.

*Warning Mild Spoilers*

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A review of The Proposal

proposalThis Canada Day it was supposed to rain so me and my Wife decided to catch up on our cinema time.

I’ve always enjoyed both Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, they are funny and always manage to make things fresh despite those same things having been done a million times before.

Short Version: The main actors don’t have much sexual chemistry but they have a lot of comedic chemistry. Plus the supporting cast is great. It’s a solid romantic comedy.

Also I think it’s a great date movie that could bring up lots of personal questions with your partner.

*Warning Mild Spoilers*

Read moreA review of The Proposal

A review of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

RoTFThis Canada Day it was supposed to rain so my Wife and I decided to catch up on our cinema time.

I like the first Transformers, it was easy to watch and pretty entertaining. It was a typical summer blockbuster. The second one accomplished the same thing despite having a few pacing issues.

Short Version: If you enjoyed the first one and can turn your brain off while giant robots beat each other to death, than you’ll enjoy RoTF

*Warning Mild Spoilers*

Read moreA review of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Wedding Hiatus

Wedding

I hate bloggers and web-cartoonists that spend all their time explaining, complaining and, bemoaning their lack of updates. However I do want to mention that I was married this June 12th and that’s the major reason for the 29 day hiatus. So for the 2 people who don’t know me personally and haven’t seen them yet, you can check out the pictures of my wedding at JenEricWedding.

Thanks for your patience.

Buffy Reboot Idea

buffy_logoIf you’re a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, either the series or the original movie, than you might have heard that there are talks of a Reboot movie.

Whether you’re outraged at the thought of a Reboot or of Whedon not being involved you must admit that the story has a lot of interesting angles.

If I were to write the new Buffy movie here’s what I’d do: 

Cast:
Buffy Summers: Molly C. Quinn from Castle. She’s a little young but has the acting chops to pull it off.  
Joyce Summers: Amy Adams as the Ju-jitsu instructor/ Anthropologist mother. She normally doesn’t play action roles but would be great with Quinn and could definitely train for it.  
Watcher: Gerard Butler as a non-action geeky “Supernatural” nerd type of watcher.
Villain: Gary Oldman as a brutal and intelligent vampire.
Comic Relief: Andy Serkis and Paul Bettany as overeducated fast talking vampires. 

Storylines:
There would have to be several storylines running through the movie that hasn’t been done before in Buffy history. Within each of the storylines there would be several mini stories.
Main 1: Buffy discovers her powers and as a preppy cheerleader is unprepared for them and is thrust into a dangerous situation. I’d avoid a lot of the high school stuff after she discovers her powers and concentrate on her strained relationship with her mom as she teaches Buffy how to fight.  
Main 2: Villain is trying to kill the slayer. He became a vampire to save his daughter from some disease having to turn her into one too but it didn’t help. He’s been trying to find a cure for her disease. Finds some old book that says the still beating heart of a Slayer cures anything in vampires.
Love: In a twist the love story wouldn’t involve Buffy but her mom and the watcher. Reverse damsel in distress scenario.
Comic: Having most of their clan wiped out by the Villain, our comic reliefs decide to try and help him by catching Buffy but continuously fail. I want to make clear these “clowns” are going to be more of a cheesy/witty comedy that will lend itself to a darker story.

Opening:
I think it would be very important to set the scene with a dark and dirty backdrop in a large city alley where a “traditional” slayer is kicking vampire ass hand to hand. Her watcher looms in the back and as he watches her a shadow comes behind him and slits his neck.

She wins the fight and slays her last foe when she gets shot in the head by a vamp sniper on the roof. The bullet goes through her head and into a propane or natural gas tank. The shadow screams in anger and literally runs up the building towards the sniper and kills the vampire and howls into the night.

Then we go to a cheer practice where Buffy is basically teaching the choreography and doing some things that surprise even her. This is interspersed with scenes of her mom teaching an advanced weapons Jujitsu. Early in the sequence you see a man hiding in the shadows watching Buffy and at the end you see the same man walk up the Joyce and try to stutteringly tell her about Buffy. She of course ignores it and promptly forgets.

Then we’d go to the mother picking up Buffy and them arguing. Something should slip about the Dad being dead (3-4 years.) I really want you to get the feeling that they are all each other have.

Etc etc.

Well that’s my basic idea. What do you think?

Updated Summer Movie Rankings

Seeing last night means I’m UPdating my Summer Movie Rankings. Both Up and Star Trek have the same numerical score and both brought me to tears at least once but I gave the first spot to Star Trek for sentimental reasons.

Without further ado my summer rankings are:

1. Star Trek (9.5)
2. Up (9.5)
3. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (7.5)
4. X-Men Wolverine (6.5)
5. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (5)

Idea stolen from Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary.

Updated Summer Movie Rankings

Seeing last night means I’m UPdating my Summer Movie Rankings. Both Up and Star Trek have the same numerical score and both brought me to tears at least once but I gave the first spot to Star Trek for sentimental reasons.

Without further ado my summer rankings are:

1. Star Trek (9.5)
2. Up (9.5)
3. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (7.5)
4. X-Men Wolverine (6.5)
5. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (5)

Idea stolen from Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary.

A review of Pixar’s Up

up-posterI was lucky enough to see Pixar’s Up last night and two things came to mind. First, I hate seeing movies on Saturday Nights, opening night people really want to see the movie weekend afternoons people are there to relax but Friday/Saturday night is the night that people who have nothing better to do go to the movies. The couple next to me looked like they were ready for a nightclub or porno movie and complained the whole time they were there.

The second thought that came to mind was how amazingly well written the movie was. More after the cut:

Short Version: If you like movies with an intelligent and fun story go see Pixar’s Up.

*Warning Mild Spoilers*

Read moreA review of Pixar’s Up

Summer Movie Rankings

I stole this idea from Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary.

Without further ado my summer rankings are:

1. Star Trek (9.5)
2. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (7.5)
3. X-Men Wolverine (6.5)
4. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (5)
5.

Keep in mind I haven’t seen Terminator, Angels and Demons, or Up yet. All of which I want to see very much.

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