(Using my bad 90’s singing voice) “Summer, Summer, Summer time (oooh summer time). Time to sit back and unwind” D.J. Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince. Summertime
All right I’ll stop, but you can pick up my latest album. “The Vern does bad covers of 80’s and 90’s rap songs. That track reminds me that we are in full swing as the summer season continues. “Snow White and The Hunstman” became the fairest in the land as it landed in the number one spot this weekend. Followed by “Men in Black 3” at number two and “The Avengers” at number three. Despite some great reviews Wes Anderson‘s latest “Moonrise Kingdom ” come in at number 13, this week, but surprisingly “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” stays strong at number 6. Out beating “Dark Shadows” and “What to Expect When Your Expecting” and those movies were released in more theatres.
Les Miserables. 12/14/2012
I don’t get to see a lot of musicals, and its not because I don’t like them. It’s because they are too damn expensive to watch on the stage. Most of all the big musicals I have seen have been the filmed version, and most of them have been been good (Mostly). Now we get the screen adaptation of another well known one and this looks really good too. Academy Award winner Tom Hooper ( “The King’s Speech“) directs this adaptation with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. The trailer doesn’t tell you any of the story, but it does show what looks to be Anne Hathaway singing. I gotta admit folks I was almost moved to tears when I heard this She is f____ing incredible. The original I’m sure is way better, but based on this little teaser This looks like one to see on the big screen.
The Apparition. 08/24/2012
A group of college students set out to prove that ghost exist because we believe they do. Their latest experiment is a success because they release a spirit out into the real world. A ghost who apparently has seen a lot of horror movies because when I watch this trailer. I see references to “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre“,“Ju-On” (“The Grudge“) and “Paranormal Activity“. This is what I call a kitchen sink movie. One that puts in every sort of genre cliche but the kitchen sink. This movie may scare some people out there,but it did very little for me.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower. 09/14/2012
The new kid in school doesn’t quite fit in, but luckily finds friends who are outcasts too. Well at least outcasts in movie land circa 1985. In this fictional town all the popular kids are jocks and cheerleaders and anyone who is different is labeled a dweeb and a nerd. Yes it’s one of those empowering movies where the little guy gets his chance to really shine and stand up for himself. The cast looks good and I’m glad to see Emma Watson continue to get roles after she left the School of Hogwarts. Ezra Miller who showed us how creepy he can be in “We Need To Talk About Kevin” really is quite charming and funny in this. I love seeing actors who can do completely different characters and make them believable. It’s not one I would usually seek out, but the cast is impressive enough. I just may.
The Woman in The Fifth. 06/15/2012
Ethan Hawke has an affair with Kristin Scott Thomas while he’s visiting France. Kristen’s character becomes so obsessed with Ethan’s that she does some pretty horrific things including murder to keep him there. This looks like the french version of “Fatal Attraction“, but with just a little twist because it looks like Ethan’s character was involved with what looks like a sex scandal involving a young girl. Both characters have secrets they would want to keep hidden and that adds a nice dynamic to the plot Some of the acting looks to be a bit over the top, but it’s story would interest me enough to want to rent this.
Hit me up with comments and suggestions below. Have a great week.