At Least I Now Know What A “Pimpernel” Is

... and it turns out it's got nothing do to with pimps. Well, not normally, at least. Let's take a step back for a moment. I'm referring not to the Scarlet Pimpernel, but rather The Black Pimpernel, a Swedish/Chilean movie released a few years ago. It tells the story of the Swedish ambassador to Chile during the 1970s Pinochet revolution. He saved around 1,300 people from likely death, and is often compared to Oskar Schindler. The movie was pretty good, although it does seem to take a bit of Read more [...]

Top 12 of 2012: “Cloud Atlas” (“Co-Review” by the Sitzchowski Brothers)

Good evening! We're back today with an admittedly enormous post to continue our 2012 review. It's so long that it even has two authors, who both took on new identities; Now Ryan and Paul are calling themselves the Sitzchowski Brothers in homage to the Wachowskis, the sibling pair who co-directed Cloud Atlas (along with director Tom Tykwer... but unless we can convince Jake to play "Tom Jykewer," then we'll just have one author fewer than the movie has directors). We'll begin with Paul's argument Read more [...]

Mickey Vader?

Dustin's last post made me think of the recent Disney purchase of Lucasfilm. I noticed they've talked about it on outlets such as Badass Digest and Stuck in the 80s, so I thought it also might be worth mentioning here, since we're mostly a movie blog, after all. I also know that I myself am a very big Star Wars fan, as is Deuce. I can't speak as surely about the other contributors to this blog, but whether or not you like the franchise, it does seem to be big news. So, what do you think, if Read more [...]

Sitz’s Review of “The Fighter,” Along With Thoughts About Marky Mark “Wahlberg”

What the hell, movie poster??"Duhrr, I wonder if he wins??"Last night I watched The Fighter. I had actually seen about 10 minutes of it in Colorado a while back, but I never got to finish it for some reason. I thought I'd see what it was all about, although I admit I went into the experience with some trepidation, seeing as I knew the movie had three things I try to actively avoid, both in real life and in film: 1) Boxing; 2) Amy Adams; and 3) New England accents. I'm (un?)-pleased to say that I Read more [...]