Movies for Guys that Like Movies…

   Ah this feels good.  When I first started this blog I would focus a ton on action films as they were the primary theme of my shirts at the time.  I wanted to share some pretty sweet trailers for some movies that dudes like me should be getting ready to watch.  There are some real doozies coming out, here are a few:

    “Escape Plan” looks amazing.  Not just because it has Stallone and Schwarzenegger together, but also because it looks like it makes no sense at all – and in some spots, looks completely absurd.  All of these ingredients are essentially part of the recipe which is that of, “Awesome”.  Judging from the trailer, Stallone is  a master of breaking out of prisons.  A group of people want him to test this new state of the art facility to see how full proof it is.  He seems to agree to do this in the trailer but then is electrocuted, blindfolded, injected with some unknown substance, and then taken to the super secret, state of the art facility.  This is where it really starts to look ridiculous (as they pan back to get a shot of the awful CGI prison).  Stallone then seems to receive the typical prison welcoming by getting into a scuffle where he then meets the newly jacked up Arnold.  It is then discovered that this was a big ploy to punish Stallone as he essentially falls of the grid.  Action prevails as Arnold and Sly bash there way through security guards that wear masks that look as if they are from mars, while people on the outside try to help as well, one being Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.  The goal?  To break out of this bizarre prison and to get revenge on who set him up. This shit looks totally awesome.

“Alien Uprising” or “U.F.O” is not something that will be in the theaters….ever.  But man, it looks stupid!  The trailer is kind of vague in terms of being able to explain the story in any depth, but basically, all is great for everyone, until the power goes out and of course, random alien mayhem.  If you are an action buff, and have never heard of this….just watch the trailer.  Don’t research it or it will ruin the surprise at the end!

  Finally, the third awesome trailer for movies that I need to see soon, is for this gem.  “Legendary”, aka “Tomb of the Dragon”, stars Dolph Lundgren and Scott Adkins.   If you not familiar with Adkins, he’s a rising action star with his first real U.S. major role being Expendables 2, however he was in a bunch of other sweet movies.  He sort of looks like Ben Affleck if Affleck were an awful actor and could kick peoples asses.
  Travis (Adkins) and his team (I’m guessing they are scientists) travel to China to capture some creature that is said to be tormenting some tiny village.  This creature is of course not something that is supposed to be real, so they have to travel to see it for themselves.  All hell breaks loose when Harker, the legendary bounty hunter, also wants to get his piece of the action!
   I’m seeing a pattern here with these last two trailers…..totally awesome action stars and over the top terrible sci-fi effects.  I know for a fact I’ll be in the theatre for “Escape Plan”.  The other two I will try to see  soon so that I can give my full review on them.  If you have seen any of these, feel free to comment!

"The Following"

    Television is pretty amazing these days.  We are finally in an age where most movies are mind numbing and stupid, while TV shows like Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones create episodic history with int-requite story lines and way more time allotted to getting them across.  With that being said, Kevin Bacon’s new show “The Following” was a laughable pile of crap.  Kevin Bacon is one of my favorites, and I had high hopes for this show, especially after hearing his reasons for returning to television in an interview with Howard Stern.  Bacon commented about how whenever he was out in a social setting and there were people talking about entertainment, they were never referring to movies.  People always spoke about how great television shows were, and he thought that the time was right.  He said that he signed up for 6 seasons but I’ll tell you what….this show blows.  The production is terrible, it is loaded (and I mean loaded) with cliche lines and references, and the pace of the show is so quick that its loaded with illogical scenarios and plot holes.  The actor that plays the genius, mad man, serial killer is deplorable.  The character is basically Hannibal Lector minus anything interesting.  It is horrendous.  Normally, I would enjoy watching something this bad.  Sometimes it can be relaxing to sit down, laugh and poke fun at how bad a show is….but this one I had hopes for…..dammit Bacon.

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