Thursday, November 22, 2012

I don't know how to feel about Max Landis...

This guy? Noooooo....
...but my first instinct is to call him a douche bag.

  That's a harsh open isn't it?  The situation is more complicated than that.  It's complicated because I'm making it complicated.  I want to like Max Landis.  I really, really do.  His stuff on YouTube (which I've linked to here) is awesome.  It's something I like to watch it over and over again.  I recently watched Chronicle, which he wrote, and that was pretty awesome as well.  So having created all this great work, as a fan, I want to like Max Landis.  Because I'm THAT kind of fan, I'm that kind of horrible fan.  I'm just sort of hopeless in that respect.  I want to like the creators of the things I like.  I want to like their work and like them as people.  We don't have to be best friends, I never even need to meet them or have contact with them.  I just want to see/hear them in interviews, read news about them and know that they're good people.  That I'm supporting, in my incredibly small way, good people making good things.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Man with the Iron Fists (theatrical release)

This is super god damn (Batman) kung fu
Rating: 3 out of 5 rapin' Dave Batista's

Review:  Holy shit this movie is kung fu.  I'll keep this pretty brief since this doesn't really fall with in the theme we have going here.  But this movie is super fucking kung fu y'all.  The cast is pretty strong, the action is excellent and fun to watch.  The bad is mostly due to RZA's acting.  His narration is stellar but when it comes time for him to be opposite Dave Batista he makes Dave Batista look like god damn (Batman) Gary Oldman.  Also the editing in the final scenes was really distracting.  I don't know if I'd go to the trouble of seeing it in the theater but it'll definitely be worth a buy or a rent.