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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...

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.

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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 Russian 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 thief's 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.

The Notebook
Allie never would have written the "notebook" because she has Alzheimer's...End of the movie.

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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.

Cheaper by the Dozen
The Baker family would have gotten a television show on TLC along side with Jon and Kate Plus 8, ridding of their need to move for Tom's new job...End of the movie.

Titanic
Jack would have lost the card game, never winning the tickets...End of the movie.

Half Baked
They would have stayed in and ordered a pizza...End of the movie.

Back to the Future
The Libyan terrorists shoot Doc Brown and Marty...End of the movie. (Unless Einstein drives the DeLorean)

Super Mario Bros. was one of the first video game remakes and to this day is by far the best. Creativity doesn't even begin to describe the use of all aspects of the video game in 1993 classic. If you haven't been living under a rock for decades then you know the basic plot of Mario, the movie definitely adds alot to the story but still keeps the basics intact. Mario and Luigi Mario (played by Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo) run a plumbing company and after befriending paleontologist Daisy find themselves in an underground world, Dino World, when King Koopa sends his two henchmen to kidnap Daisy. I'm laughing while writing this because there's no way of describing it without it sounding like some animated Disney movie, but trust me it's very much the opposite (watch the trailer below). Director Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton did a fantastic job turning the game we all love into a bad ass comedy/action that "Shouldn't Be Forgotten".


Role Models DVD Review

Posted by Kyle N. On 7:33 PM 0 comments

Role Models was by far one of the funniest movies of last year. With its amazing casting, great writing and use of the untouched resource of LARP(Live Action Role Play) there was no way it could be anything less than hilarious. This non stop comedy doesn't hide behind anything, except for a shield and sword made of foam and duct tape. The creative and talented writing of its three writers(Paul Rudd, David Wain and Kevin Marino) really showed. The pairing of actors was also very well done. The dry sarcasm of Rudd with the nerd like personality of Christopher Mintz-Plasse and the funny/tough/cool guy image of Seann William Scott with the foul mouth attitude of Bobb'e J. Thompson were perfect matches. Although the story of two adults being forced into a big brother program instead of going to jail is entirely unbelievable, it's definitely a must see.
The DVD
The DVD offers a theatrical and unrated version.
Special Features
The special features include deleted/alternate scenes, bloopers and three featurettes. I was surprised though when I clicked on special features that I didn't see any commentary. Personally, I always look forward to the directors/writers/casts commentary and in this case it would have been especially funny. The bloopers are a bit short in my opinion, with the kind of cast it had I'm sure there was alot more laying around. The three featurettes on the other hand are absolutely noteworthy. The first is a standard behind the scenes short and offers a brief back story and some funny snippets. The second short is an in depth look at the development of the world of LAIRE that also provides some hilarious scraps. The third and last short is actually three seperate features of Matt Walsh's, Joe Lo Truglio's and A.D. Miles' charaters talking about themselves, really showing all of their quick improv talents.

20 Movies in one sentence

Posted by Kyle N. On 10:38 AM 0 comments
I get tired of having to explain classic movies to people like my girlfriend or my dad. So, I've compiled these twenty unforgettable movies and summarized them in one sentence each to save time when the need for explaining comes up.

1.) Titanic- Poor guy and rich girl on a boat, they rock the boat then the boat hits a rock.
2.) Requim for a Dream- Black guy and a white guy do heroin, alot.
3.) Half Baked- Four guys smoke weed, one gets arrested and the others deal to get him out.
4.) Shawshank Redemption- An accountant goes to jail, breaks out of jail.
5.) Die Hard- New York cop stops terrorists from robbing a office building.
6.) Die Hard 2- New York cop stops terrorists from crashing planes.
7.) Die Hard 3- New York cop stops terrorists from blowing up a school.
8.) Die Hard 4- New York cop and computer hacker stop terrorists from taking all the countries money. (recognized a trend yet?)
9.) Willy Wonka- Crazy candy maker shuts down his factory, lets random kids in and gives the factory to one.
10.) Reservoir Dogs- 6 criminals rob a jewelry store, one's a cop, everybody dies.
11.) Forest Gump- Mentally challenged guy plays college football, fights a war, gets shot, plays ping pong, runs a shrimping boat, falls in love and has a son.
12.) Back to the Future- Scientist and a high school kid go back in time and screw up then fix his parents future relationship.
13.) Scarface- Cuban comes to America and makes alot of money selling cocaine and gets shot.
14.) American Pie- High School kids tried to get laid before prom.
15.) Saving Private Ryan- Soldiers in WWII...save private Ryan.
16.) No Country for Old Men- Cowboy finds money, Spanish hitman kills cowboy.
17.) The Sixth Sense- Kid can see ghosts, makes friends with Bruce Willis, Bruce Willis is a ghost.
18.) Jaws- Big shark eats a bunch of people.
19.) Lake Placid- Big alligator eats a bunch of people.
20.) Snakes on a Plane- Bad acting and snakes on a plane.

For the fist installment of "Shouldn't be forgotten movie" I choose 2005's action/drama/thriller Hostage. Bruce Willis plays Jeff Tally, a hostage negotiator, but after a stand off gone wrong takes a year long hiatus as a small town sheriff until three troubled teens decide to rob Walter Smiths, Kevin Pollack's, mansion forcing Sheriff Tally to resume his old position. Bruce Willis' role as Jeff Tally and Ben Foster's role as Mars are roles that can be compared to the likes of Di Nero in Taxi Driver. All in all Hostage has amazingly shot action scenes, intense drama, incredible acting and the look of pre Sin City and 300...and "Shouldn't be forgotten".




There's not much back story to this one. I just thought of a bunch of T.V. shows, past and present, that would make pretty awesome movies.

-The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross
It would be the most relaxing hour to two hours of your life

-Intervention
Starring Gary Busey as the addict and Dr. Phil as the intervention specialist

-Legends of the Hidden Temple
Picture Indiana Jones except there is no real threat to Indy

-Americas Funniest Videos
A PG version of Jackass but with more nut shots

-The Real World
Starring Neil Patrick Harris as the gay guy, John Cena as the jock, Jake Gyllenhaal as the pretty boy with a heart, Tara Reid and Lindsay Lohan as the drunk girls, Shannen Doherty as the crazy girl, and Samuel L Jackson as the angry black guy

"Sex Drive" DVD review

Posted by Kyle N. On 5:31 PM 0 comments

Sex Drive is the American Pie of the new generation. With Josh Zuckerman as Jim and Clark Duke and James Marsden sharing the characteristics of Stiffler. The plot is one seen many times, the loser trying to have sex with the "hot" girl but ends up falling in love with the "other" girl. Despite the plot repetedness, it's hilarious. Writers John Morris and Sean Anders don't wait to start making you laugh and never let up. You can count on endless sex jokes and the crude humor that can only come from a movie titled Sex Drive. An added plus is variety of cameos by some great acts. People like Seth Green, John Ross Bowie, David Koechner, Brian Posehn and Fall Out Boy(ya...random). The DVD offers a unrated version of the film that is well worth the money and adds an extra little kick but on the downside, the only special feature is filmaker commentary. One last mentionable aspect of the movies comedy is the use of music. The filmakers use of music to enhance laughs was very well done (not too much...just right). All in all, a good movie for a great laugh.

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. So again, what's next? A remake based off the "hang in there" kitty poster? I'll give you the answer, (long pause), cereal box characters. Can't you just see the Tim Burton version now, or maybe Micheal Bay will take it and blow it out of proportions like everything he does. I picture it very much like The Breakfast Club, no pun intended. Tony the Tiger is the bully jock, Count Chocula is the the gothic kid, the Trix Rabbit is the depressed kid that is always picked on for being a silly rabbit, Frankenberry is the dumb fat kid and the Lucky Charms Leprechaun is the foreign exchange student. The sad thing is that although this is meant to be comical there's a strong possibility of this actually coming true. Hollywood has grown a fear of an original film and are going to extremes to avoid one. It all started with Blade, once Hollywood saw that a movie based on a comic could thrive at the box office the idea was jumped on like hungry wolves to a carcus. I will admit it was entertaining at first, seeing what will be remade next was exciting, but it's getting ridiculous. It's like candy, the first few peices are good and you get a little suger buzz but after a few boxes your sick and left with depression after the high. It appears that comedy is the last source of originality, with its few exceptions. But I'm suprised that anime hasn't made its way to the big screen, and yes i'm not including the upcoming Dragonball Z movie because from the clips i've seen it looks less than noteworthy. I am no where ner an anime fan, much the opposite, but I feel that every genre deserves it's 15 minutes and I think its time. Much like what Blade did to comics and graphic novels one good anime remake would start the trend.
There were rumors going around recently the Anton Yelchin is to play The Green Lantern in the upcoming movie about the famous comic book character. IESB.net was at a Terminator Salvation panel at WonderCon and Yelchin himself denied the rumors. Yelchin said:

“I had no idea about that…I have no clue.” He continued, “I have no idea. I think I’m probably too young. I mean, no one has approached me. No one has said anything to me. I imagine I’m just too young. I mean, it’s a great character but i don’t know anything about it…I haven’t heard anything about it.”


In this time of super hero movies Yelchin would have to live up to a lot of expectations that I don' think he could meet. I am personally a fan of Yelchin's films and his role on Huff but he's not the superhero type. Some may argue that Tobey Maguire wasn't either but IESB says it best, "Women should be falling at his feet, something I don't see happening with Yelchin".

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