Hugh Jackman


by Cap'n Carrot on December 17, 2013

in Film

Prisoners is an infuriating movie that wastes the strong set-up of the raw emotions of families going through the kidnappings of their young daughters in favor of a descent into average thriller territory that continues twists and turns long after you’ve given up caring. Had the film stayed with the themes of emotion and loss and how far one will go for answers when the lives of their children are at stake, rather than force an unnecessary whodunit twist ending involving puzzles, complicated motives, and elaborate reveals, director Denis Villeneuve‘s film would have been much better off.

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AWWWWWWW YISS. It’s THE WOLVERINE! AKA ALMOST ENOUGH SHIRTLESS HUGH JACKMAN! Trevon, Alan, and Aaron drunkenly barrel through the cinematic saga of the X-Men franchise to celebrate(ish) the latest entry in Fox’s ongoing assault upon Aaron’s entire childhood! We belatedly talk about Pacific Rim! Comic-Con! The wonders of old-timey Aerosmith.

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Real Steel

by mr sparkle on October 7, 2011 · 3 comments

in Film,Media Rack

The venerable Alphamonkey is too preoccupied at Fort Awesome to make many advance screenings, but last week he joined the Cap’n and yours truly to catch Real Steel. I was confused as to why this would be one of the few screenings he had decided to check out, and asked why. “It’s got fighting robots!” he argued, and I realized I sort of agreed with that excitement. Real Steal is literally about boxing robots, a story so pointless, it sounds like a one-off joke you might hear come out of Comic Book Guy. A movie with that log line is starting at the absolute bottom – it’s so stupid, it just might work in a weird reverse sense of the word “good;” and even if that’s not the case, there’s no where for the film to go but up.

And indeed, I’d be hard-pressed to tell you that Real Steel is a bad movie. But still, it’s pretty bad.

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