Archive for March, 2011

MY TOP 5 DIRECTORS TO EMERGE FROM THE 2000’s

Posted in Top 5 with tags on March 14, 2011 by Kaiderman

While some of these guys got their start before we took to our bunkers for the Y2K apocalypse, they’ve all managed to make a name for themselves in the past decade. While they may not yet be on the same level as the Scorceses and Speilbergs, I feel these guys may be in line to be Hollywood’s next group of directing elites. Here they are (in order):

5. EDGAR WRIGHT.

Best Film: Shaun of the Dead
Next Up: Them & Marvel’s Ant-Man

Not only did he direct probably my favorite comedy of all time but Edgar has made progress to solidify himself as more than just the director buddy of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. With Scott Pilgrim he proved he’s here to turn conventional filmmaking on its head. He’s a young guy but look for him to continue making his way to directing elite.

4. J.J. ABRAMS.

Best Film: Star Trek
Next Up:
 Super 8

Not only is Abrams a good director but he seems to have a good gauge for the types of movies people want to see. He seems to make everything he touches better, even if it’s a producing capacity. He has cited Speilberg as a major influence and I think you can see the influence in his work. If he keeps it up, he just might be the heir apparent. Continue reading

MY TOP 5 GREATEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE VILLAINS

Posted in Top 5, Top 5 Performances with tags on March 12, 2011 by Kaiderman

Um… NO!

As much as everyone joneses over who’s going to get the title role in comic book movies, the success of these films tends to rely heavily on who plays the bad guy. The antagonists often have the meatier roles. Unfortunately, the people playing them don’t always take advantage. So, I thought we’d shine a spotlight on those who did. Here are my Top 5 Comic Book Villains (in order): 

5. DOCTOR OCTOPUS (Alfred Molina).

Doc Ock must’ve been a fun role to play because, though he is the villain of the film, he’s not necessarily a good guy or a bad guy. He’s become a victim of his own creation and a mindless slave to it. Watching Molina snap back and forth from blood thirsty bad guy to everyday nerd in a lab coat with a heart of gold was fun to watch. Oh, and those tentacles were super cool. Continue reading

MY TOP 10 ALIEN MOVIES

Posted in Top 10 with tags on March 10, 2011 by Kaiderman

Save the puppy dog eyes… you’re not making THE LIST!!!

I hope you guys dig this list because it was a doozy to put together. Not only are they all great films but a handful of them would make my Top 50 Films of all time. So, here they are (in order):

10. INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS.

I’m going to go with the Donald Sutherland version for this one because it blew me away with how cool it was. Such a shame that the ending was kind of ruined for me by the time I finally saw it. Otherwise, I think it would’ve blown my mind!

9. DISTRICT 9.

The youngest film on this list is probably the grittiest and goriest. Not only is District 9 a fun and original take on the genre, it also embarrassed most other filmmakers in Hollywood by making a 100 million dollar film on a 30 million dollar budget. Now where the hell is District 10?

8. INDEPENDENCE DAY.

Finally, a modern take on War of the Worlds told by a director who was born to blow shit up! Not only was ID4 a fresh take on the genre but it also gave us Will Smith the Movie Star. By the way, ID4 makes no sense! Independence Day 4? Are there 3 prequels? Continue reading

TOP 5 MOVIES: CHRISTIAN SLATER

Posted in Top 5 with tags on March 8, 2011 by Kaiderman

How effing cool is this Cat???

Anybody can do an A-Lister’s Top 5… we here at THE LIST continue to honor our vow to celebrate the best of the rest. Now, while Mr. Slater may have, at one point, been considered an A-Lister, he seems to have fallen on hard times over the last decade. Still, he remains an 80’s fav and, for that reason, I honor him now by celebrating his Top 5 Films. Here they are (in order):

SIDENOTE: I am excluding INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE. While it would rank very high on most lists I’d do, I feel that Slater’s part was so small that it almost shouldn’t be counted for this… so it isn’t!

5. HEATHERS.

I’ll be honest… I need to rewatch this one. I remember liking it a bunch but don’t hold it to the utmost esteem that many others do. And while Untamed Heart and Young Guns 2 were pleading with me to make THE LIST, Heathers earns itself the #5 spot.

4. VERY BAD THINGS.

Very Bad Things? More like best weekend ever! Personally, I refuse to leave Vegas until a hooker has been buried in the desert! In all seriousness, if you haven’t seen this film, stop reading this or doing whatever you are doing and GO WATCH IT NOW! While it only comes in at #4, it would easily be the first Slater film I’d recommend! Continue reading

MILFcast (aka: the Man, I Love Films podcast) – Episode 18

Posted in MILFcast with tags , on March 6, 2011 by Kaiderman

For the 18th Episode of MILFcast, I am joined resident hotty Heather Roddy (of Movie Mobsters) and our guest Aiden Redmond (of Cut the Crap Movie Reviews) to discuss the following:

– Heather explains her Facebook updates.

– What we’ve been watching.

– Movie News.

– We play a game of Kai’s Always Right and THE GAME!!!

You can find MILFcast on podOmatic by clicking here. You can also subscribe or download for free on iTunes. Please drop a comment or leave any feedback on the episode below or send me an e-mail at: kai_parker@yahoo.com

Here are the standings for THE GAME thus far (21 = Perfect Score):
1. Jon Sullivan – 18 points
2. Jim Napier – 16 points
T-3. Pablo Pappano – 15 points
T-3. Steve Bush – 15 points
T-3. Frank Mangarelli – 15 points
4. Scott Knopf – 14 points
T-5. Ryan Helms – 13 points
T-5. Dylan Fields – 13 points

Music for the podcast provided by Steve Bush of The Bill Shakespeares who can be found at http://thebillshakespeares.com

5 THINGS I LOVE IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW – 03/03/2011

Posted in 5 Things I Love with tags , on March 4, 2011 by Kaiderman

What we have here is a possible new recurring post wherein we… well, I think it’s pretty self-explanatory. Check it out:

5. KYLE BORNHEIMER.

Bornheimer is probably best known for a commercial he did a few years back where he left a very awkward message on the machine of a girl whose number he had just got (a great homage to the classic Swingers scene). He then killed as the Ben Stiller type character on the Meet the Parents style show called Worst Week. The series was short-lived but he’s back on NBC Thursday nights on the show Perfect Couples where he, as usual, kills as the straight man. Somebody get this guy a film! Continue reading

DUE DATE CONTEST WINNERS

Posted in Contests with tags , on March 2, 2011 by Kaiderman

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Warner Bros. Due Date Promotional Contest. We had several people who answered correctly and it’s time to announce our winners.

OUR GRAND PRIZE WINNER:

BRUCE WAYNE

Congratulations, Bruce. You were the first to answer correctly and have one yourself a digital copy of Due Date and some schwag from the film.

OUR OTHER WINNERS:

JACKIE
ALEX FEDERMAN
ELISE
DEBORAH BOOGHIER
KRISTEN CHUSID

Congrats to you guys (and girls). You have won yourself a free digital rental of the film!

You will contacted via e-mail about your prizes which should go out within a week.

All videos, images and prizes provided by Warner Bros. Studios and their affiliates.