Monday, December 30, 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I LOVE THIS SHIT! :: VIDYO GAHMES


Banjo-Kazooie

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Bioshock

Bioshock Infinite


Braid


Conker's Bad Fur Day

Killer 7

L.A. Noire

Limbo

Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

Myst

Poker Night at the Inventory

Poker Night 2

Policenauts

Portal 2

Riven

Shadow of the Colossus

Silent Hill 2

Snatcher

Spec Ops: The Line

Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros. 3

Tetris

The X Files Game

KILLER JOE :: A REVIEW


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

DOUBLE THE BILL (A Response to Luke)


Pain & Gain / Spring Breakers

Short Cuts / Magnolia

Videodrome / eXistenZ

Schizopolis / Lost Highway

The New World / Avatar

Psycho / Funny Games

The Girlfriend Experience / Magic Mike

Psycho '98 / Funny Games U.S.

The Matrix Reloaded / The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Sunset Boulevard / Mulholland Drive

The Night of the Hunter / Undertow

The Informant! / Side Effects

Raising Cain / Stoker

Mission to Mars / Prometheus

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

2013, The Year of Sleaze :: The Show So Far

After the huge rush of quality films last year, this has been a comparatively sloggish one to put it mildly. Of the following, here is a quick recap of every (U.S. release official) 2013 film I've seen so far as of 18th August.

Side Effects
The Informant!'s serious, sexy alternate. The cinemas will miss you Soderbergh.

To the Wonder
Mleh...

Stoker
I've never seen any of them Giallo films but from what I've read, this was a damn fine cup of blood.

Oz the Great & Powerful
Yeah I think it's brilliant, ya got a problem wid dat? (does futterwacken)

Spring Breakers
This movie is so good it makes you like Skrillix and Britney Spears music.

Trance
I'm a sucker for this kind of music score and soundtrack set on top of these kinds of stories, which Danny Boyle has always been great at.

Oblivion
We may have reached the point where it's getting harder to create a genuinely original sci-fi film without guessing what tropes will fall into play, but at least you can have the chance to do it well which I feel this did.

Pain & Gain
Never in my life would I consider calling a Michael Bay film not just one of the year's best but one of my all time favourites.

The Great Gatsby
Good. Certainly more tolerable than Australia, I can surely say.

Only God Forgives
To those who hate it, I can't argue with your points.

After Earth
Well... I spose after you make The Last Airbender, all you can go is up...

World War Z
I'm very nonchalant with this one. Yep, it exists. Moving on...

Pacific Rim
A giant robot hits a sea monster with a battleship. All arguments past, present and future are invalid.

V/H/S/2
Wrap-around was uninteresting, Clinical Trials had a potential story but not much payoff, Ride in the Park was hilarious and surprisingly moving, Safe Haven was FUCKMETHATWASSCARYDIDYOUGUYSSEETHAT!!!! and Slumber Party Alien Abduction was nihilistic as fuck.

The Conjuring
Now who says you can't make effectively chilling horror movies anymore?

The World's End
Woopsie daisy!

Passion
Classic De Palma, welcome back and all that.

Prince Avalanche
This is not a retreat, it's a step forward.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

PAIN & GAIN :: A REVIEW

Michael Bay has been working to make Pain & Gain his entire life and it's taken a lot of shit to get through, dragging us along with him.

When I first heard about the premise, then saw the trailer I got unusually expectations for the film. Now after seeing it, it has met all of them and then some. I was grinning and laughing so much except for when Bay does his usual schtick of mood whiplash where it's generally horrifying/disturbing.

Daniel Lugo is one of the new scariest cinema villains, Dwayne Johnson's performance is great; his character tragically fascinating. The music.... christ, the music... I need to buy that shit.

I guarantee that all of Bay's future work won't even match the brilliance this film has shown. This genre is what he's meant for.

Pain & Gain is one of the best films of the year, and one of my all time favourites.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

ONLY GOD FORGIVES :: A REVIEW

You will hate this movie
because it moves at such a slow pace.

You will hate this movie
because violence comes out of nowhere and hardly add anything.

You will hate this movie
because hardly anyone speaks, and when they do it's rarely meaningful.

You will hate this movie
because it's not the followup to Drive you wanted.

You will hate this movie
because scenes are cut in such a way that doesn't match up.

You will hate this movie
because you'll be screaming at the characters to just fucking emote!

You will hate this movie
because the few times they do emote are so laughably contrived, out of place and silly.

You will hate this movie
because the 90 minute run time will feel like 90 hours.

You will hate this movie
because the ending doesn't make sense.

You will hate this movie
because it is one of the year's best films.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

FUCK THAT NOISE!


A lot of my friends on Facebook (especially Jacob) have often chided me for liking every single film.

Now I have better things to do than to constantly rag on a film's merit of low worth like people who make videos on blip that compares a work of fiction to military dictators, yet I cannot deny that some films tend to rub me the wrong way.

Don't let the above asinine title fool you, this is not a hate list. I don't hate any movie. These films are based on more of a disappointment level and how I can't say that I actually 'LIKE' them.

So, as usual, in no particular order:

The Golden Compass

No surprise to those who know me. This is more of a special mention since I still have not seen the whole film and marks the first time I've ever walked out of a movie feeling pissed.

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

All's well that ends well? No...

Premonition

Well that ending came out of nowhere...

Astro Boy

So did this...

King Ralph

Hey guys! Let's start our comedy with the pointless killing of multiple people!

Date Movie

Must I explain?

Paranormal Activity 4

Liked 1, 2 was ok, LOVED 3. This was balls.

Killing Them Softly

People tend to consider Prometheus and The Dark Knight Rises as the biggest disappointments of 2012. I never understood that. I was more disappointed with this.

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

To paraphrase an video game critic, if you find us Australians offensive, you'll find this movie offensively Australian.

Bad Boys

I always lose it when it gets to the scene where Martin must... BECOME WILL!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

FWENDZ

Aaron Dawson

Joey Mauro

Jacob Spickelmire

Trent Homan

Luke Pajowski

Shaun Higgins

IN MEMORIAM :: RICHARD GRIFFITHS


1947 - 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

I LOVE THIS SHIT! :: MUSIC IS MY RADAR

MIAMI VICE : Auto Rock - Mogwai

At the time of writing, I've only seen this film twice. It's clearly telling me that it's a brilliant underestimated flick but it's hard for me to hear it. This moment, however, is clear as crystal.

127 HOURS : Festival - Sigur Ros

When I first listened to this song back in '08 or '09, I knew that it would be used to great effect in a movie one day.

THE GREY : The City Surf - Jamin Winans

WAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO : Orinoco Flow - Enya

What kind of torture is this???

THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS : Needle in the Hay - Elliot Smith

Whoops...

COLLATERAL : Ready Steady Go (Korean Mix) - Paul Oakenfeld

Not just fitting for nightclubs, but for the perfect tension on the latest target and attempted raid.

DRIVE : Nightcall - Kavinsky

What a fitting track to set the mood.

THE END OF EVANGELION : Komm, Susser Tod - Arianne with Shiro Sagisu

I love irony...

THERE WILL BE BLOOD : Convergence - Jonny Greenwood

It just keeps building and building and building and BOOM!

FUNNY GAMES : Bonehead - Naked City

You almost think it was on the CD the family was listening to. Then it keeps going, then stops...

Friday, February 22, 2013

THEY'VE GOT MAH VOTE! :: 85th OSCAR PICKS

Like a good deal of people in similar situations, I'm usually unable to see all the films nominated. This is either out of restrictions and/or laziness. Though unlike last year where the Best Picture & Director winner was the only one I had yet to see before the day, this year I've now seen all nominees for the main two.

Now these picks aren't chosen out of what I predict is going to win, but what I'd personally vote for. I've purposefully neglected adding some of the categories, most notably Animated Film because of the 5 nominees, the only one I've seen is Frankenweenie.

Like many attention seeking assholes I will be live-tweeting the event as it unfolds on @mrfist126.




Best Actor
Joaquin Phoenix - The Master

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams - The Master

Best Director
Michael Haneke - Amour

Best Original Screenplay
Moonrise Kingdom

Best Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Foreign Language Film
Amour

Best Score
Life of Pi

Best Song
Skyfall

Best Cinematography
Roger Deakins - Skyfall

Best Editing
Tim Squyres - Life of Pi

Best Visual Effects
Life of Pi

Best Picture
Argo

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL PROULX



All 30 of em. Without you, this site wouldn't exist.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Another Tumblr Speciality.


Movie screengrabs dedicated to directors and photographers.

And yes, it is a shameful rip-off of Static Shots.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013