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Genre Spotlight: Sin City

Hey, everybody, remember when Robert Rodriguez made movies that weren’t supposed to be bad? Before he pretty single-handedly started this “ironic movie” thing that’s currently happening? Yeah, me neither. But at some point before these dark days, he made Sin City, based on the comic series of the same name. And it was fantastic.

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Devil’s DVD Disappointment: Little Fockers

Returning for another go-around are the Fockers and the Byrnes in Little Fockers. Yes they are back. Director Paul Weitz takes over for Jay Roach and decides to bring the families back for another installment of films that brought us 2000’s Meet The Parents and 2004’s Meet The Fockers.

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Devil’s DVD Advocacy: Machete

2010 has been a great year for movies. And, for some reason, it’s been an especially good year for movies with a lot of action, female nudity and testosterone. But, the thing to keep in mind is that for the most part, the action movies this year have been good. Machete is the latest action movie to hit the theaters this summer. It’s a great end to 2010’s summer at the movies.

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Little Fockers

Returning for another go-around are the Fockers and the Byrnes in Little Fockers. Yes they are back. Director Paul Weitz takes over for Jay Roach and decides to bring the families back for another installment of films that brought us 2000’s Meet The Parents and 2004’s Meet The Fockers.

Read the rest of this entry

Machete

2010 has been a great year for movies. And, for some reason, it’s been an especially good year for movies with a lot of action, female nudity and testosterone. But, the thing to keep in mind is that for the most part, the action movies this year have been good. Machete is the latest action movie to hit the theaters this summer. It’s a great end to 2010’s summer at the movies.

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Machete (Devil’s Advocate Review)

Ladies and gentlemen, I am a fan of Robert Rodriguez and his oeuvre. I am one of very few who enjoyed Once Upon a Time in Mexico; I greatly preferred Planet Terror to Death Proof; I even own his band Chingon’s album, Mexican Spaghetti Western, which I occasionally inflict upon friends and relatives (it’s very good, I highly recommend it). All of that being said…Machete was rather disappointing. Perhaps it’s my fault for going in with raised expectations due to the sheer crazy awesome of the trailer, maybe it’s Rodriguez’s fault for not making a better film. No, it’s definitely his fault. Allow me to explain. Read the rest of this entry

Devil’s DVD Disappointment: Valentine’s Day

Sometimes gimmick movies pay off. In the case of Valentine’s Day, it paid off 52.1 million times opening day weekend. That’s a number surely to drop off dramatically going into week two. I should not need to mention what gimmick here is being a movie called Valentine’s Day that was released on valentine’s day weekend. Oops just did. The obvious target audience here is the romantic types to take their significant others to watch this film. Being that be the case is why Spencer and I are reviewing this film since my wife and his girlfriend desired to see this. Read the rest of this entry

Valentine’s Day

Sometimes gimmick movies pay off. In the case of Valentine’s Day, it paid off 52.1 million times opening day weekend. That’s a number surely to drop off dramatically going into week two. I should not need to mention what gimmick here is being a movie called Valentine’s Day that was released on valentine’s day weekend. Oops just did. The obvious target audience here is the romantic types to take their significant others to watch this film. Being that be the case is why Spencer and I are reviewing this film since my wife and his girlfriend desired to see this. Read the rest of this entry