Archive for July, 2010

TOP 5 TRAILERS

Posted in Batman, Movie Trailers with tags , , , , , , on July 31, 2010 by Kaiderman

As I’ve said before, I follow movies from start to finish. From concept and pitch, to casting, through pre and post production, until we are graced with the final product on the big screen. Sadly, when movies finally make it to us they tend to be a bit of a let down. That’s why the trailer has always been the peak of the movie going experience for me. Previews tend to be the best short version of any story told on film… after all, that’s how they get you to buy a ticket. Even if the end product sucks, the trailer can sell you on an idea and it’s potential.

Below I’ve listed my 5 all time favorites. I have to say before we dive in that I got this idea from my good buddy Heather over at Movie Mobsters who did one of these a while back and I was jealous and wanted to do my own. We no doubt have some similar opinions on the matter but, what can I say? Great minds think alike!

Anyway, here ya go (in order): Continue reading

TOP 5 DOCUMENTARIES

Posted in Documentaries with tags , , , , , on July 29, 2010 by Kaiderman

I don’t watch as many docs as I’d like to which is a shame because in the last 10 or so years docs have gotten really good. I typically watch about 6 to 15 a year depending on the year. Not a ton considering I see hundreds of films a year. Still, I’ve seen enough to know that these 5 are pretty effing good.

As usual, with my lists, these are not the 5 greatest docs of all time. These are my top 5… but I stand by them. Here they are (in order): Continue reading

RANKING CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S FILMS

Posted in Batman, Christopher Nolan, DC Comics, Directors with tags , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2010 by Kaiderman

 

So, my homeys over at Movie Mobsters posted a very interesting question on Facebook last week. Here it is:

Is Inception the best movie of the year and Christopher Nolan’s best film?

My answer to this was “yes” and “no”. Inception is by far the best film I’ve seen this year. Outside of animated films, it’s not even a close race. However, is it Nolan’s best work? I don’t think so. So, I’ve set out to do the near impossible and rank Christopher Nolan’s short but impressive filmography. As you know, Christopher Nolan was ranked #1 on my list of DIRECTORS THAT GET MY DOLLARS. The only filmmakers that come close in quality in recent years, in my opinion, again, are the fellas over there at Pixar. I love a challenging list so let’s do it. Here they are (in order): Continue reading

Groovers & Mobsters Present: 복수 삼부작 (The Vengeance Trilogy)

Posted in Cameos for Other Sites, Groovers & Mobsters Present, Guest Bloggers, Ongoing Lists with tags , , , , , on July 24, 2010 by Kaiderman
Welcome to a special edition of Groovers & Mobsters Present. The saying “revenge is a dish best served cold” has probably been around since the nineteenth century. A variation appeared in the classic comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets, it was popularised in the novel/film The Godfather and in Kill Bill Quentin Tarantino told us it is an old Klingon proverb. Park Chan-wook has his own ideas on vengeance and revenge: 
 
복수는 나의 것 – Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

By Kai from THE LIST:

What can I say? ANDY over there at the FANDANGO GROOVERS MOVIE BLOG must really like me cause he’s asked me back on to his ongoing genre study to discuss REVENGE FILMS. Today, we’ve narrowed it down even further to focus on Park Chan-Wook’s Revenge Trilogy which I recently picked as #4 of my Top 5 all time trilogies when I guest hosted the Matineecast (which you can hear by clicking here). This trilogy is not an ongoing story told over 3 films… rather it is 3 seperate tales of revenge as told by one visionary director. I have been tasked with talking about the first of the 3: Continue reading

IT’S GOING TO BE OK!

Posted in ComicCon with tags on July 22, 2010 by Kaiderman

It’s the 2nd to last Thursday of July which would normally mean that I wouldn’t be home. No… I’d normally be making my regular one day stop over in San Diego at the greatest place on Earth: Continue reading

MILFcast (aka: the Man, I Love Films podcast) – EPISODE 2

Posted in MILFcast with tags , , , , , on July 19, 2010 by Kaiderman

Episode 2 of MILFcast is now available. You can hear it streaming on podOmatic by clicking here or download/ play it on iTunes for free.

My guests were Scott (He Shot Cyrus) and Whitney (Dear Jesus) of the Frankly, My Dear podcast.

We had a general discussion of underrated films (though hidden gems may have been a more apt title), we talked about Mel Gibson’s fury fueled tyrade, we do a very special edition of celebrity spotlight and Scott and Whitney attempt to defeat Heather‘s high score on THE GAME!!!

Check it out and let me know what you think!!!!!

FILMS YOU DIDN’T KNOW I’M NEVER GOING TO SEE

Posted in Film, Films You Didn't Know You Need To See, Movies with tags , , on July 17, 2010 by Kaiderman

GOREGIRL over at GOREGIRL’S DUNGEON is going to be sooo disappointed in me!

So, as a movie blogger and general film fan, I take great pride in seeing every single film I can get my hands on. No matter how much I don’t want to. You listening Twilight? Damn you for hooking me on your franchise! I see the good, the really bad and the down right ugly. One of my favorite genres over the years has become Horror. I love me a good scare. However, there are 3 films out there I just can’t pull the trigger on. I thought I’d share them with you today.

I should say, before we begin, that this list used to feature 4 films and included Takashi Miike’s Audition (shown above). I had heard the audio for the ending of the film and found it quite disturbing. However, at a friend’s suggestion (talking to you Bruce Wayne), I watched the film and it wasn’t that bad. So maybe “NEVER” is too strong a word but for now I’m sticking with it because these films honestly scare the shit out of me!

Call me a pussy! Call me a coward! Call me what you you will… just don’t call me a liar because here are the 3 films that I’m honestly never going to see. In order: Continue reading

HEY, CLOCK… TICK FASTER!!!

Posted in Film, Movies, Quickies with tags , , , , on July 15, 2010 by Kaiderman

I have to apologize because I would normally put a new post up today but I am faaaaaar too busy holding my breath. Keep your fingers crossed that this one lives up to the hype! If it does, being that it is an original screenplay, it could have a tremendous effect on the industry going forward. I think it will do fine but apparently Warner Brothers still feels the need to try and capitalize off  the success of the Dark Knight. What do you think?

Eerily similar, wouldn’t you say? Anyway, to keep you entertained until Saturday, allow me to share this audio of a recent phone call between Mel Gibson and Christian Bale. Just so you know, this may be one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard! Check it out:

MOVIE MONOLOGUES I LOVE

Posted in Film, Movies with tags , , , , on July 13, 2010 by Kaiderman

 I wouldn’t go so far as to call these the greatest monologues of all time but they are 5 I LOVE. I could have put up audio clips but I think it’s better to see them as they appeared in the script, the way the actor first saw them. Check them out:

BULL DURHAM.

“Well, I believe in the soul, the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman’s back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.”  CRASH DAVIS (KEVIN COSTNER)

I think this one is great because the manner in which it’s delivered. He doesn’t hesitate… he’s knows who he is. Plus, he manages to sound manly and romantic in the same breath. Continue reading

GROOVERS & MOBSTERS PRESENT: THE FINAL FRONTIER

Posted in Cameos for Other Sites, Fanboys, Film, Groovers & Mobsters Present, Movies, Ongoing Lists, Star Wars with tags , , , , , on July 10, 2010 by Kaiderman

 

I have been invited by ANDY from THE FANDANGO GROOVERS MOVIE BLOG and HEATHER from MOVIE MOBSTERS have invited me back for a 2nd time to take part in their discussion of films that have influenced a genre (take that M. CARTER). This time around the focus is THE FINAL FRONTIER… and I got the Grand Daddy of them all:

“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” Continue reading