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Devil’s DVD Disappointment: Cowboys & Aliens

Take one part James Bond, one part Indiana Jones and mix in some cowboys and throw in some aliens with a side of Olivia Wilde sex appeal and you get the latest Jon Favreau directed movie.

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Devil’s DVD Disappointment: The Change-Up

Finally caught up with The Change-Up, while up in the…something that rhymes with up. Director David Dobkin developed, directed, and distributed (that last one is likely untrue, I just wanted the alliteration) the film, with stars Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, and Leslie Mann. How does The Change-Up measure up? Read the rest of this entry

In Time

At some unspecified time in the near (or not?) future, time has replaced money as currency and human beings have been genetically engineered to stop aging at 25, at which point you are given a year to die or to start “earning” more time. Of course, the rich have decades, even centuries of time stockpiled to give to their children and each other, while the poor must work, it seems, a whole day’s work just to earn another day’s life…in order to work another day to earn another day, forever. I wonder how much time it would cost to watch a movie in this world, i.e., would the length of the movie itself be factored into the cost? Would you, in other words, “pay” 2 hours of your life to watch a 2-hour movie (net cost: 4 hours)? Would the “price” of a longer movie be higher, or lower?

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The Change-Up

Finally caught up with The Change-Up, while up in the…something that rhymes with up. Director David Dobkin developed, directed, and distributed (that last one is likely untrue, I just wanted the alliteration) the film, with stars Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, and Leslie Mann.  How does The Change-Up measure up?   Read the rest of this entry

Cowboys & Aliens

Take one part James Bond, one part Indiana Jones and mix in some cowboys and throw in some aliens with a side of Olivia Wilde sex appeal and you get the latest Jon Favreau directed movie.

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Devil’s DVD Advocacy: TRON: Legacy

People who go see a film like TRON: Legacy and then complain that there isn’t enough story or character development are the same people who claim to read Playboy for the articles. Now, that was a bit facetious, but in reality what were people expecting? The first TRON was all about the visuals. The first had the intrigue that goes with that new territory, but it’s not new anymore, so we’re left with amazing visuals. Read the rest of this entry

Episode 52: TRON Legacy

TRON: Legacy hit theaters and we weren’t far behind.  This week Toor and Mike head into the Grid to test their binary code and do some light cycling. Listen as they discuss the sci-fi homage, manic Michael, and wild Olivia.

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TRON: Legacy

People who go see a film like TRON: Legacy and then complain that there isn’t enough story or character development are the same people who claim to read Playboy for the articles.  Now, that was a bit facetious, but in reality what were people expecting?  The first TRON was all about the visuals.  The first had the intrigue that goes with that new territory, but it’s not new anymore, so we’re left with amazing visuals. Read the rest of this entry

Harrison Ford To Star in “Cowboys and Aliens”

The other day, it was confirmed by Iron Man director Jon Favreau, over Twitter that Ford is in fact starring in the film Cowboys and Aliens.  The tweet read, “Please stop asking if Harrison Ford is in Cowboys & Aliens. Okay? He is.” 

Ford will be joining cast members Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde in the comic book adaptation, which is slated for a July 2011 release.