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Posted by Kyle On 5 - 25 - 2009

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Bruno Trailer

Posted by Kyle On 4 - 3 - 2009

Ishum gunna watch the new Red Band trailer for Bruno? Be sure to check out B.A.M's "Featured Videos" section for movie related humor and the latest movie trailers. This weeks new addition is the new Bruno trailer from Red Band...

Shouldn't be forgotten movie: Super Mario Brothers

Posted by Kyle On 4 - 3 - 2009

For the next installment of "Shouldn't be forgotten movie" I choose 1993's amazing video game remake Super Mario Brothers...

10 movies there will never be a sequel to

Posted by Kyle N. On 2 - 24 - 2009

In this decade of sequels I got to thinking of movies that are safe from being continued in a sequel. I decided on the following ten movies that there will never be a sequel to. Although, I wouldn't be surprised if they found a way to...

The new source of movie remakes

Posted by Kyle On 3 - 5 - 1009

As I see more and more movies coming out that are remakes of past books, comics or movies...I wonder. What will be the next source of pre-created stories or characters that Hollywood will tap into? I believe what sparked this pondering was the announcement of movie remakes of Hasbro toys...

Have they ran out of things to remake? Yes, in a recent article by Variety it discussed Gore Verbinski, director of the Pirates of the Caribean movies, coming on to the remake of Clue as director. More importantly though, Variety briefly talks about other Hasbro adaptations in the works.
Hasbro has "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra," both of which will be distributed by Paramount this summer. At Universal, Hasbro hatched "Stretch Armstrong," which just set Steve Oedekerk as writer; the Ridley Scott-directed "Monopoly"; "Candyland," which Etan Cohen ("Tropic Thunder") is writing for Kevin Lima to direct; and "Ouija," which is being produced by Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes banner.
One statement that peaked this writers interst was the announcement of Verbinski directing Bioshock, based on the 2007 video game. For those who have played Bioshock know that the world is in for good movie.
In this decade of sequels I got to thinking of movies that are safe from being continued in a sequel. I decided on the following ten movies that there will never be a sequel to. Although, I wouldn't be surprised if they found a way to.

Pootie Tang 2
In the sequel the government has reason to believe that Pootie is in immigrant, due to his speech, and is forced to take English classes
Gigli 2
The sequel will actually be a self help video for people thinking about suicide to show that their life isn't that bad
Deep Impact 2
The sequel could either take place after the impact and be identical to The Day After Tomorrow or take place before anybody know the "impact" was coming and would just be two meteorologists waiting for something to happen talking about Armageddon
Saving Private Ryan 2
That Ryan character can't just stay out of trouble
Just One of the Guys 2
In the sequel her brother will dress up like a girl
In the Army Now 2
Who in Hollywood would say no to another movie starring Pauly Shore AND Andy Dick?
Surf Ninjas 2
There could actually be a sequel to Surf Ninjas but it will never happen because you're probably asking right now, Surf Ninjas?
Forest Gump 2
What else could he possibly do?
The Breakfast Club 2
After they're all threatened with expulsion they serve their detention time and go home...nothing happens
Cast Away 2
If Tom Hanks is stupid enough to get on another plane and unlucky enough to get stranded on an island again, he would most likely kill himself.

Got some more? Let me know.
I thought I would list a few movies that are being released within the next few years, some may be a shock to you. According to ComingSoon.net

G.I. Joes: The Rise Of The Cobra-August 7 2009

Final Destination: Death Trip(3D)-August 21 2009

Saw IV-October 23 2009The Wolfman-November 6 2009

An Untitled Three Stooges Project-November 20 2009

Toy Story 2(3D)-February 12 2010

An Untitled Bob Marley Documentary-February 6 2010

Alice In Wonderland-March 5 2010

Iron Man 2-May 7 2010

Shrek Goes Fourth-May 21 2010

The A-Team-June 11 2010

Toy Story 3-June 18 2010

Green Hornet-June 25 2010

Thor-July 16 2010

Hairspray 2-July 2010

The Smurfs-December 17 2010

The First Avenger: Captain America-May 6 2011

Spiderman 4-May 2011

Kung Fu Panda 2-June 3 2001

Cars 2-June 24 2011

The Avengers-July 15th 2011

The Hobbit-December 2011

Ripleys believe it or not!-2011

Terminator 5-2011

The Hobbit Sequel-December 2012

"Iron Man 2" plot revealed

Posted by Kyle N. On 5:56 AM 0 comments
Although the trailer has not yet been set free to the public, the plot for the inevitable sequel has. You can expect that the characters you loved from last years box office smash to return in the sequel, for the exception of Don Cheadle replacing Terrence Howard as Rhodey. Mickey Rourke and Sam Rockwell will be playing as the villains fighting against Robert Downy Jr., returning as Iron Man. Rockwell will be playing Justin Hammer, a character much like Tony Starke in that they share a knack for business and are both very rich. Rourkes role however, is not completely clear. ComingSoon.net states:
Reports say that Rourke would play a tattooed Russian heavy named Ivan who comes a man with deadly, technologically enhanced coils. While another source adds that Rourke would play the Crimson Dynamo. "He's considered to be an evil version of Iron Man because he battles the superhero in a nuclear-powered suit of armor."
There are also talks that Emily Blunt, who was originally casted as Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, is no longer available due to other projects and may be replaced by Scarlett Johanssen. Even though I have previously bashed the constant influx of sequels and remakes, I must admit that almost counting the days until this release.
Writer Rob McKittrick and Jeff Balis, except as director, team up for the sequel to 2005's Waiting. Right off the back I can say that this is not like most straight to DVD movies, it's actually good. It's filled with the dirty jokes and inappropriate comments that can only follow a movie like Waiting. Filmmakers did a fantastic job developing a new plot while keeping the same formula for comedy used in the 1st film and the incorporation of the old characters into the story without being a few quick corny cameos (alliteration unintended) was also well done. On the downside, the sequel and the original are practically identical. Although the plot is entirely different; characters, certain scenes and the idea of "the game" is. Thankfully though the comedy also copies over. Steve Howey's character Agnew acts as the clone of Ryan Reynolds character from the first. It's obvious that Agnew is supposed to be less of the like able jerk and more of just a jerk but it doesn't translate and you end up liking his mean, sarcastic attitude. John Micheal Higgins character Dennis is the current manager of Shenanigans after Dan left for corporate. I have yet to be disappointed by a performance from John Higgins and this is no different. My only problem is that his improvisational talent wasn't shown enough until you get to the DVD special features. Much like the first DVD this one provides an in depth featurette telling the story of how Still Waiting came to be, hilarious bloopers and intersting commentary from McKittrick and Balis.

10 Rules of horror movies

Posted by Kyle N. On 4:05 PM 0 comments
For those who have at least seen one horror movie have encountered but may not have noticed these guidelines. Now, it's titled "10 Rules of horror movies" but the genre of horror has expanded nowadays. These rules mostly apply to the "slasher" films, for example Halloween or more recently Prom Night or My Bloody Valentine.

1.) Someone always has to have sex
2.) The people who do have sex, always die
3.) There must always be alcohol and/or drugs
4.) If the starring or supporting actor is a woman, she will always live
5.) No matter how fast you run the killer will always be faster
6.) Regardless of where the character gets hurt they will always bleed from the mouth
7.) The characters will always be WAY more curious than the average person
8.) They will never shoot/stab/hit the killer in the head
9.) The police will never come but if they do, they don't ever help
10.) I saved this one for last on purpose, out of the main group of characters if the black guy doesn't die within the first half of them...he will not die

If you guys got any leave a comment and let me know.

Some great movie blogs

Posted by Kyle N. On 9:29 PM 0 comments
I've been looking around at different movie blog sites and i've come across some really great sites that offer some really innovative features. So I thought i'd list a few:

http://www.themovieblog.com/

http://themoviebanter.com/

http://notjustmovies.net/

http://wearemoviegeeks.com/about/

http://hollywoodthrowdown.com/

If you type movie blogs into Google it comes up with 49,400,000 results so there are obviously alot more, but check these out to start. I can only hope that one day I will acheive anything close to what they have.

The fall of creative writers

Posted by Kyle N. On 3:38 PM 0 comments
The majority of movies that have come out in the past three or four years, to me, have marked the fall of creative minds in the movie industry. It's a difficult task to see a movie that isn't a remake of a past movie, comic or book; or a sequel of a movie that shouldn't have had a sequel. Now, obviously it takes a large amount of talent to adapt something like a book and put your own spin on it but it's a lot like painting by numbers. The picture (characters and basic plot) is already there and outlined, you just have to fill in the spaces. I need the Pulp Fiction of my generation. On the upside I hate reading, so I do get to see these great stories without turning a page. Even though I have seen and loved all these movies deep down it bothers me that filmmakers saw how well remakes like Spiderman did and decided to take the easy way out to make a quick few million. Would a professor give a student an A for copying a whole paper, then why are these filmmakers making millions from people like me doing the same thing. I don't see an end anywhere in the near future either, by the time they run out of things to remake the remakes of remakes will start. Eventually the same dozen movies will be re-released every summer.
The Notebook
Allie never would have written the "notebook" because she has Alzheimer's...End of the movie.

Reservoir Dogs
With the amount of blood coming out of Mr. Orange throughout the film, he would have died from blood loss shortly after arriving at the warehouse...Not ending the film but definitely taking out the twist and preventing the big ending shoot out.
After spending almost twenty one years watching countless movies with encounters and events that are only believable in the minds of Hollywood. So, I decided to write some brief descriptions of what would really happen if these took place in real life. Keep in mind that every movie I list I love, i'm just pointing out the obvious.

Happy Gilmore
If Happy wasn't already in jail for attacking his hockey coach, after throwing a government employee through a glass door down a flight of stairs he most certainly would have been imprisoned...End of the movie.

The Boondock Saints
The Russain mobster would have shot the McManus brothers in the loft...End of the movie.

Home Alone
Not that I need to say it but I will anyways. Let's try not even fathom the idea of an entire family forgetting a member of it and look past that two adult theifs didn't just shoot Kevin. If he made it to the end of the movie Kevin's parents would be turned over to child services, preventing sequels...End of the movie.

The Dark Knight
The last of The Jokers henchmen would have just shot him in the bank...End of the movie.

I will add more, much more, later...
The next long awaited chapter in the Friday the 13th saga "slashed" into theaters this past weekend on, of course, Friday the 13th. Personally I feel much closure after the previous "Jason X". Anyone who has seen one of the past films or any of the classic slasher movies might be hesitant to buy a ticket in fear that it won't live up the expectations created from the hype but let me assure you, it deserves a chance.
Other than one of the most epic opening sequences, "holding back" was obviously not on the mind of the film makers. Jason's new homicidal episode has all the necessary horror movie cliches; sex, drugs, violence and that teenage curiosity of "what that sound was". Micheal Bay and filmmakers attention to certain details was quite impressive. Excluding Jason X and Freddy vs. Jason, it has been over decade since we last saw Voorhees and his age is noticeable. But judging from this movie I wouldn't worry about an early retirement. His mastery of his art that would follow his years of practice is not hidden behind a hockey mask either.
On the down side, Jason's mama's boy personality is played up in this version more than the past. I couldn't help but to compare it to the once masked wrestler Kane's role in See No Evil. Director Marcus Nispel also choose to show many aspects of Jason's day to day life that was better left to the imagination.
In reality though, out of the countless remakes that appear every summer Friday the 13th stays the most true to the originals and pleases die hard Jason Voorhees addicts.

We'll see how this goes

Posted by Kyle N. On 8:50 PM 0 comments
So...I'm new to blogging and it will be obvious as I start writing more. I'm not sure what "niche" I want this to belong to yet, a lot of ideas though. Maybe movie reviews, how to guides, restaurant reviews or some type of discussions. I guess we'll see how this goes.

If anyone has any advice or criticism, feel free to let me know.

About Me

Posted by Kyle N. On 9:16 AM 0 comments
I'm a business student at the University of North Florida whose, despite my career choice, true passion is movies. I started Blog About Movies in February of 2009 with it's original title We'll See How This Goes not knowing the direction or future, evident by my first post. It became quickly clear that my love for movies had finally found an outlet, and everything past that is history. At Blog About Movies I plan on bringing you more than just the latest movie news. I promise to try my best to come up with original material, whether it's a rant on "The fall of creative writing" or a list of the "10 rules to horror movies". My main goal is to encourage discussion. I want everyone who reads one of my posts to leave a comment saying anything, let me know what you think positive or negative and Blog About Movies.


Favorite Movies-
Pulp Fiction
Resevoir Dogs
Back to the Future I&II
Snatch
Forrest Gump
Grandmas Boy
The Strangers
Waynes World 1&2
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
The Wall

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