Australia is a mess; it’s at times a pretty mess, but a mess nonetheless.Â The seemingly endless tale of a dover and an aristocrat, and a Aboriginal child, and an evil cattle baron and his evil assistant, of cattle drives and social conventions, and so much more, would have been better suited for a mini-series than a single feature film. Instead we get at least 12 hours of plot cut together into a 3 hour movie. The result is less than spectacular.
Thatâ€™s right Transporter 3 stands for 3 razors. Seriously it does what it sat out to accomplish: 1. Lots of ass-kicking action (clothing optional) 2. Car chases, crashes, floating and train jumping and last, but not least 3. Independent films have an action hero and his name is Jason (OMG he so hot) Statham. No seriously Transporter 3 is just that, part 3 to a chain of films that rock on the choreographed fight scenes, but come up short in content and quality acting.
More Info: Transporter 3 â€¢ MPAA Rating: PG-13 â€¢ IMDB Info
I’ll admit: The title track from Chinese Democracy didn’t wow me, so I put picking up the album a little lower on my must-have list (Wall-E won the top slot for November, and rightly so), but now Chuck Klosterman has forced me to kick Axl Rose’s 13 year opus up a few slots. How can you not get a little pumped from reading a view like this:
Reviewing Chinese Democracy is not like reviewing music. It’s more like reviewing a unicorn. Should I primarily be blown away that it exists at all? Am I supposed to compare it to conventional horses? To a rhinoceros? Does its pre-existing mythology impact its actual value, or must it be examined inside a cultural vacuum, as if this creature is no more (or less) special than the remainder of the animal kingdom? I’ve been thinking about this record for 15 years; during that span, I’ve thought about this record more than I’ve thought about China, and maybe as much as I’ve thought about the principles of democracy. This is a little like when that grizzly bear finally ate Timothy Treadwell: Intellectually, he always knew it was coming. He had to. His very existence was built around that conclusion. But you still can’t psychologically prepare for the bear who eats you alive, particularly if the bear wears cornrows.
Milk has all the makings, but it also includes one curious flaw which keeps it from greatness. Sean Penn gives a strong performance in this adaptation of the life of Californiaâ€™s first openly gay elected official. A intriguing story and good performances across the board make Milk a good, though not great, film worth your time.
Seriously I wanted to laugh. I really wanted to laugh, but for some reason where scenes should have been funny, just ended up lying there like a dead stinky fish. Vince Vaughnâ€™s ability to act completely stupid is innate, but it gets a little exhausting and Reese is just too adorable, but who hasnâ€™t seen her perfectly put together and adorable. I must say the clever combo of Robert Duvall, Tim McGraw and Jon Favreau as father and sons, was absolutely brilliant. They made most of the trip worthwhile.
More Info: Four Christmases â€¢ MPAA Rating: PG-13 â€¢ IMDB Info
Hmm, weâ€™re about to talk about comics so it must be Wednesday!Â Welcome to the RazorFine Comic Rack boys and girls.Â Pull up a bean bag and take a seat at feet of the master as we look at the new comics set to hit comic shops and bookstores today from DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, WildStorm, Vertigo, Dynamite Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Archie, and Image Comics.
This week includes ArchieBatman, Battlefields: The Night Witches, Birds of Prey, Captain America, Galaxy Quest: Global Warming, Golly, The Guardians of the Galaxy, Hack/Slash, Hulk, Madame Xanadu, New Warriors, The Northlanders, Savage Dragon, Superman, WildCats, the final issues of Drafted, Transhuman, and the first issue of The Umbrella Academy: Dallas. All that and more inside the Full Diagnosis.
How would you like to win a pass for 2 to see Madagascar: Escape 2 to Africa in IMAX?Â Your pals at RazorFine have got a ton of passes to give away (plus some coupons for free concessions!).Â If you are in or around the Kansas City area (or willing to travel) simply click here or below to win passes for the Wednesday, December 10th screening at the AMC Barrywoods in North Kansas City.Â Hope to see you there!!
Stephanie Meyerâ€™s teen vampire romance book â€œTwilightâ€ makes it to the big screen this weekend starring Robert Pattinson as Edward and Kristen Stewart as Bella. Thereâ€™s no doubt that â€œTwilightâ€ will make tons of cash, but will it satisfy fans an non-fans of the book alike? Scene-Stealers Host Eric Melin and guest co-host Whitney Mathews (www.whitneymathews.com) review â€œTwilightâ€ from the perspective of someone who has and someone who hasnâ€™t read the book. Is the Catherine Hardwicke-directed vampire romance fantasy just for teenagers? Find out in this on-camera movie review of â€œTwilight.â€