Posts Tagged ‘The Avengers’

MV5BODc1ZGQ4YTYtY2RhNS00ZTNiLTkwODUtYWM5NWZhNmE5NmMyL2ltYWdlXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNzc5MjA3OA@@._V1_I don’t know if sadness has overcome me because of the fact that there are no more Confession of a (Window Cleaner (1974), Pop Performer (1975), and From A Holiday Camp (1977)) films to review. I grew quite a liking to the misadventures of our favorite imbecile Timothy Lea (Robin Askwith) and all the schemes his brother in law Sidney (Anthony Booth) come up. For today’s Cheeseball Cinema film, we are looking at Confessions Of A Driving Instructor which sees our favorite duo buy a driving school. In the film however, we immediately find out that they are going to have competition with another school next door in the Truscott school. The school is hoping that Timmy screws up enough that they’ll lose their business, but when the owner Mr. Truscott (Windsor Davies) figures out that they aren’t, he schemes to have Timmy marry his daughter in order to merge and steal the business. Will Timmy fall for it or will the plan fail? The film also stars Sheila White (Oliver!) as Rosie, Liz Fraser (The Avengers) as Mrs. Chalmers, Irene Handl (The Italian Job) as Mrs. Slenderpants, George Layton (Doctor In Charge) as Tony, Maxine Casson (Paul Temple) as Avril Chalmers, Chrissy Iddon (Prince Regent) as Lady Snoodle, Suzy Mandel (Come Play With Me) as Mrs. Hargreaves, and the film was directed by Norman Cohen (The Blue Max). 

image-w856If you have seen one Confessions film then you definitely know what you are getting yourself into every time and that is sexy hi-jinx. Although, it seems our main character has better luck in this film then he has had in previous films, but he still has to deal with the same old situations every time as well including a mother and daughter who both want him. The best is that the main story line is that he is competing against a rival driving school that is looking to take them out which then sort of becomes a sidebar to all of the hi-jinx. This was a post that was supposed to come out a while ago, but I procrastinated because I lost some files to complete it. As soon as I found them, It was time to finally finish the post because this may have been one of the best films in the whole series if you ask me. Yes there is plenty of T&A to satisfy any fan of sex comedies, but it was just a fun film to watch overall. There was a lot of good acting and the story was pretty well structured in my opinion. The film even has the menacing Sean Connery like villain and his very annoying sidekick to boot. I am kind of sad that this is the last film from the whole series that I will get to review as I had fun watch all of Timothy’s misadventures. On a scale of one being close to an A-list Hollywood film and five being the cheesiest film of all time, I am going to give Confessions of a Driving Instructor an 2.6 for a final grade.

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deathgasm_facebook_ogimage3There are films that come along that get so much buzz from the underground that you just have to watch especially if they get coverage from your favorite metal music magazine. That was definitely the case for today’s film which combines heavy metal and horror in 2015’s Deathgasm. For Brodie (Milo Cawthorne), life has been a little tough especially since he has to move in with his over christian Uncle and his obnoxious family. Life in the new town isn’t any easier considering he is one of few metalheads in the town until he meets Zakk (James Blake), a fellow metalhead with bigger balls than him. That will all be put to the test though while they found a music sheet that just happens to summon a demon by the name of the Blind One. Now they’ll have to fight off all the demons before it’s too late. The film also stars Kimberley Crossman (Strangers In A Strange Land) as Medina, Sam Berkley (Jake) as Dion, Daniel Cresswell (3 Mile Limit) as Giles, Delaney Tabron (Spartacus: War Of The Damned) as Shanna, Stephen Ure (The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug) as Rikki Daggers, Kate Elliott (30 Days Of Night) as Abigail, and the film was written and directed by Jason Lei Howden (The Avengers).

deathgasm_key-still-0-2000-0-1125-cropThe film definitely is a perfect marriage of heavy metal and blood splattering horror that it’s absolutely amazing. The film has an absolute amazing soundtrack filled with some metal bands that even I need to be aware of like Skull Fist, Elm Street, Razorwyre, and so many more. The film of course features plenty of blood splatter to please any horror or gore fan. In fact, the gore in the film kind of reminds me of an early Peter Jackson film in Dead Alive. There are some definite lessons to be learned here from the film like do not mess with metal cause it’s awesome. Do not mess with anything that could possibly release demons cause they’ll mess up your day. Even hot chicks can be turned on to metal if done right and death to all false metal. There wasn’t too much about this film that I didn’t enjoy because as I said before it contains everything I love in one film. It has some boob shots in the film especially when Broadie is having his dream sequence about Medina or when Shanna is ready to sacrifice herself to the demon. One of my favorite scenes involves the duo having to fight there way out of a situation by using dildos and anal-beads. That in my opinion was a very funny sequence and certainly a way to be different. Another scene that I like is when Broadie and Zakk meet for the first time in a record store and they are comparing records. In fun, Broadie pulls out a Look What The Cat Dragged In Poison record. You have to be a metal head to understand the joke in that. This was definitely my favorite movie so far this year and you can check it out on Netflix. I am going to give the film an A- for a final grade.

lucy-hd-wallpaperFor this week’s Ass Whoopin Wednesday film, we wanted to showcase how women can be just as badass as the men. I chose a film that stars Scarlet Johansson (The Avengers) in the film Lucy. Scarlet plays the title character who is a timid, naive woman who thanks to her new boyfriend is caught in a very dark drug deal. Lucy is to transport some new synthetic drug inside her abdomen, but after the contents break loose inside her, she starts to change. Lucy starts to gain complete control of all her senses, cells, and the people around her so she decides to turn the tables on the dealers who put her in this situation in the first place.  The film also stars Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption) as Professor Norman, Min-shik Choi (Oldboy) as Mr. Jang, Amr Waked (Syriana) as Pierre Del Rio, Julian Rhind-Tutt (Rush) as The Limey, Pilou Asbæk (R) as Richard, Analeigh Tipton (Warm Bodies) as Caroline, Mason Lee (The Hangover II) as Regent Hotel Concierge #2, and the film was directed by Luc Besson (The Professional). Before we get into the review of the film, let’s check out some stats from the film:

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lucy-2014-movieAs far as the stats are concerned for Lucy, she has a total of 32 kills/knockouts and they are some pretty creative ways to kick people’s asses. She doesn’t really have an origin story to speak of other than I believe she is a student living in Taiwan. We find out in the beginning that Richard is her boyfriend so it safe to say she has a love interest and he is killed right away so that answers the next question. The big boss is defeated, but it’s not by Lucy so you’ll have to see how it happens. She has some pretty badass abilities after the drugs inject into her system and as she starts using more of her brain capacity. She can see through walls, she can create force fields, and telepathically move people. It was definitely a cool attempt at creating a different kind of Sci-Fi/Action/Thriller from a great director like Luc Besson. One of the things I liked about the film was in the beginning with the images that flashed on the screen. Richard is trying to get Lucy to deliver the package for him and as she starts to think about, you see an image of a mouse taking the bait which is cheese. After she enters the building, Mr. Jang’s people are all of sudden represented by images of a pack of Cheetahs closing in on their kill as the men start to approach. I thought that was pretty cool and the idea of what a human can do with so much control of brain capacity is actually a fascinating idea because we do wonder these things. It wasn’t film of the year material, but it was an interesting watch for sure. I am going to give the film 3.5 fists out of five for a final grade cause Scarlet Johannson is a bad ass just watch The Avengers films.

We are doing a collection of trailers in one post because we are approaching the time that all of the summer blockbusters and so on will release their trailers for all to see. 2015 is already shaping up to be one of the greatest years in a long time for films with so many antcipated releases coming up like The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Jurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road, Ant Man and so many more. I want to share all of the latest trailers with you guys to get you amped up for the big year. So, let’s get started.

The Avengers: Age Of Ultron: There have been a lot of trailers that have been released so far that have revealed the newest member of the team in Vision as well as the debut of the clip of Iron Man vs The Hulk at the MTV Movie Awards last night. The trailer I just watched titled Let’s Finish This just shows you every character in the Avengers during certain situations and further shows you some of the bad ass scenes you can expect. Below that I also have the Iron Man vs Hulk video:

Ant-Man: This is the other Marvel film that is going to be released this year besides the Avengers film that introduces us to the guy who was supposed to be a part of the Avengers in Ant-Man. The trailer introduces us to Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his protege Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) who becomes Ant-Man and we also get introduced to who his villain is going to be. The trailer has a col scene at the end you should check out that I think is funny.

Terminator: Genisys: To get off of the superhero train and on to one of the greatest franchises to star one of the greatest action heroes of the 80’s in Arnold Schwarzenegger in the new film Terminator: Genisys which some fans feel takes the franchise backwards. Well, the new trailer throws another monkey wrench that I never saw coming as John Connor is trying to kill his mom now. Check it out for yourself:

Mad Max: Fury Road: I am so pumped to see this film in May because it looks so epic and series mastermind George Miller is at the helm which means it’s going to be great. We get to see a little bit more of the guy with the mask and the trailer explains a little more. Check it out below:

San Andreas: The Rock is already having a superstar year as Furious 7 has already grossed more than 800 million worldwide, but he has another film coming out this year. I have to admit that I didn’t really have an interest in seeing San Andreas, the latest disaster flick, but after seeing this trailer with the beautiful Carla Gugino, I might just go and see it.

Sinister 2: The first film was fantastic as I deemed it my surprise hit the year it was released. The idea of the first film which is continued into the sequel was absolutely brillaint and creepy. Well, the Bughuul was creepy as hell and he’s back and more visible his time around. Check out the trailer below as the film is slated for release in August.

Spectre: We treated a couple weeks ago to a teaser trailer from the upcoming Bond film Spectre which promises to be great, but I feel the series has taken a dark turn much like Skyfall did, but I’m not complaining. Check out the teaser trailer below:

Creed: I like the direction they decided to take with the Rocky series as we are going to receive the spin off Creed which finds Rocky training Apollo Creed’s grandson Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan). Check out a photo Sylvester Stallone posted below:

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avengersTo help celebrate the fact that both The Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron and Ant Man films are coming out in 2015, I decided to review The Ultimate Avengers: The Movie for today’s Super Sunday film. The film starts right from the beginning of the formation of The Avengers and the film starts with Captain America (Justin Gross) who is getting ready to penetrate a Nazi headquarters in Norway in 1945. The only problem for the cap is that once he is inside the facility, he discovers that Aliens are running the Nazi headquarters and they are about to launch a nuclear missile. The cap saves the day, but is in the bottom of the ocean where he’ll spend the next 51 years. Nick Fury (Andre Ware) in the future time digs out Captain America in hopes that he can find the secret to the super serum that he was administered years before with Dr. Bruce Banner (Michael Massee) helping. In the meantime, Nick Fury discovers that the same aliens the cap encountered are trying to throw a wrench into his plans by attacking S.H.I.E.L.D. and so he has to assemble a team of superheroes in order to battle the aliens. The film stars Grey DeLisle (Uncle Grandpa) as Janet Pym/Wasp, Olivia d’Abo (Conan The Destroyer) as Black Widow, Marc Worden (Planet Hulk) as Iron Man/Tony Stark, Nan McNamara (Gears Of War) as Dr. Betty Ross, Nolan North (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Ant Man/Hank Pym/Giant Man, David Boat (Wreck It Ralph) as Thor, and the film was directed by Curt Geda (Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker), Steven E. Gordon (Shrek 2), and Bob Richardson (Spider-Man 1994).

avengers 2For those that do not remember, Ant Man is actually one of the original members of The Avengers and so that made me more interested in wanting to watch this film because of the fact that he was in it. In this film though, he’s known as Giant Man because he gave himself the ability to grow larger in size rather than just small in size. They gave Black Widow an actual Russian accent than what Scarlett Johansson gives the character. One of the big issues the team deals with is the fact that The Hulk is a little unhinged when he’s on a rampage and that proves to be a problem later in the film. The film has plenty of action for an animated film, but I didn’t really like Bruce Banners voice because for a while I thought it was Johnny Knoxville playing him. There is definitely a plethora of films that are available to watch as long as you are fan of animated films. There are so many different stories that they can choose from and use for an animated film rather than the battle Marvel and DC are entrenched in the live action realm. Check this one out if you’re a fan of The Avengers. I am giving it an A- for a final grade.

planet hulk titleFor today’s Super Sunday film, I couldn’t decide which version of a Hulk movie that I wanted to watch whether it be the one with Eric Bana or the one with Edward Norton. I liked both versions of the film respectively for what each brought to the table, but I didn’t know which one I was in the mood for so I went with an animated film instead. The film Planet Hulk which is available on Netflix runs on a storyline that Marvel introduced to The Incredible Hulk back in 2006 and it sees our mean machine hero getting booted out of Earth courtesy of The Avengers. The Avengers are afraid that the mighty Hulk has gone too far and that he can’t control his rage so they feel this is the only way. The only problem is that The Hulk wakes up and destroys the carrier he is on and it goes through a worm hole landing him on a strange planet that resembles Ancient Rome with technology. He is enslaved and the mighty Hulk is forced to fight in the coliseum in order to have his freedom back, but for once he may have to watch out for others as well. The film stars Rick D. Wasserman (The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes) as the voice of The Hulk, Lisa Ann Beley (Street Fighter: The Animated Series) as Caiera, Mark Hildreth (Hulk and The Agents Of S.M.A.S.H.) as The Red King, Liam O’Brien (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble) as Hiroim, Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) as Korg, Sam Vincent (Krypto The Superdog) as Miek, Paul Dobson (Street Fighter: The Animated Series) as Beta Ray Bill, Marc Worden (Ultimate Avengers) as Iron Man, and the film was directed by Sam Liu (Batman: Year One).

hulkI really loved the story line that this film unleashes and I actually wished that Marvel had decided to go through with making the live action version that I heard was rumored to be on the table, but for your information its The Incredible Hulk meets Gladiator. It’s one of those films where the hero just wants to be alone and he acts like he doesn’t care about anybody until something changes his mind along the way and he saves the day. The writing for the film was great because it contained plenty of drama and conflict to please anyone that is crazy about writing. For a little while I thought that they had modeled Caiera after the way Nebula looked in Guardians Of The Galaxy, but then it didn’t make sense to me because this came out before that and Caiera is part of a race of people that live in that planet. The ending can be interpreted anyway you want, but I would love to have seen where it went from this point on in the story as it seems Hulk finally found a planet that he belongs on and maybe even a queen by his side as well. A lot of these animated films are actually very well written and told as they can do more with the characters that live action people can not do. So,if you’re a fan of The Hulk then check him out in this film because it is a kick ass story line and their’s a cameo from Thor and Beta Ray Bill as well. Hopefully, Marvel will change their minds and maybe they will decide to make this movie. I am going to give the film an A- for a final grade.

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Keturunan-Superhero-2Amid all the craziness of all the announcements from the comic book rival companies DC and Marvel and for the fact that I started a new thing on the blog with Super Sundays, I have decided to do a comic book theme for Eddie’s Top 5. That’s right, I am looking at my Top 5 superhero movies that have come out. This category could cover any film made within the last thirty years that has something to do with the comics. Superhero films are amazing because they allow you to suspend reality and the films always have the perfect mix of drama and suspense within them. They are definitely the best melodramas around. Here is my top 5:

5. Superman (1978)– I will always list this film in any top 5 that has something to do with superheroes because it was the film that introduced me to the comic book world. For a long time, I couldn’t let go of the fact that the only person I could see dawn the Superman suit and cape was Christopher Reeve. Man Of Steel has allowed us finally to see someone else dawn the cape, but to me there was no Superman like Reeve.

4. The Avengers– Marvel had the task of fitting the Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, and Hawkeye all into one film and make it successful. That is a hell of a lot of personalities for one film, but what a masterful job that Joss Whedon did with the film. Still one of my favorites, I cannot wait for the second Avengers movie to come out.

3. Captain America: The First Avenger– The Captain was always one of my favorite Marvel characters and he got his proper film when Chris Evans moved from playing Human Torch to tackling the Captain. In this one we see Captain America’s origin story all the way to his battle against Red Skull (Hugo Weaving).

2. Guardians Of The Galaxy– A lot of people walked out of the theaters saying this was the greatest superhero film of all time and while I certainly agree that it is one of the greatest superhero films. Marvel proved that they could take a rather unknown obscure story and turn into the third highest grossing Marvel film ever reaching $700 Million.

1. The Dark Knight– This is definitely one of my all time favorite films, it just slightly edges out Guardians Of The Galaxy. I will never forget getting my ticket to the Thursday night premier of the film and just being blown away by a single performance. The performance is legendary and masterful by Heath Ledger as The Joker. It was magic on screen and I went to see the film four times in the theaters. I watch it every time it’s on television and on DVD. Heath literally reinvented The Joker almost to the point where he is now untouchable.

Films that almost made the list: Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days Of Future Past, The Watchmen, and Batman (1989). For a bonus trailer, here is the trailer for The Avengers: Age Of Ultron and some leaked test footage of Ant Man starring Paul Rudd

Thanos-Throne-Guardians-of-the-Galaxy-BrightI know that Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron  hasn’t come out yet, but people are already talking about the third installment of The Avengers 3. The buzz in Hollywood is that Marvel Cinematic Universe is thinking about splitting The Avengers 3 into two different films much like what The Hobbit and The Hunger Games did with their series respectively. The word is that The Avengers 3 first part could hit theaters in May 2018 with the second installment to hit in 2019, but again this is all speculation. They also say that The Avengers 3 could be just one film with a massive movie event merger with The Guardians Of The Galaxy could be that other film where they battle Thanos. Thanos was briefly introduced int he first Avengers film and then a short cameo in the Guardians Of the Galaxy film and rumor has it that The Inhumans could also debut in that Avengers/Guardians film too. One source said that it definitely looks like they are saving Thanos for phase 3 of the films which could spell a huge final battle or maybe the infamous Infinity Gauntlet angle where every major superhero has to fight Thanos who gets his hands on all of the infinity stones. We’ll just have to wait and find out what Marvel decides to do.

I saw someone on my Facebook page do this and it intrigued me enough to think about what were my favorite films since he year I was born. Basically, you go year by year since the year you were born all the way up to the present day and you pick a film. I had a hard time choosing films where there are four of my favorite films all released in the same year, but like a true trooper I only chose one film for each year and left no two or three way ties. I also want you to note that when you look at the list, I didn’t choose what I thought were the top films of each year, but films that I loved from each year. These are films that made an impact on me that I will never forget where I was the first time I watched them. Now obviously, there are some years (like the year you were born and probably the first three years of your life) that you obviously did’t watch the films when they came out, but you do remember seeing them later on and they changed you. Here is my list:

1982- Fast Times At Ridgemont High

1983- Return Of The Jedi

1984- A Nightmare On Elm Street

1985- The Goonies

1986- Stand By Me

1987- Spaceballs

1988- Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

1989- Batman

1990- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

1991- Terminator 2: Judgement Day

1992- Malcolm X

1993- Schindler’s List

1994- The Crow

1995- Empire Records

1996- Fear

1997- Private Parts

1998- American History X

1999- American Pie

2000- Gladiator

2001- Blow

2002- Catch Me If You Can

2003- Once Upon A Time In Mexico

2004- The Passion Of The Christ

2005- Star Wars Episode III

2006- The Departed

2007- Knocked Up

2008- The Dark Knight

2009- The Hangover

2010- The Social Network

2011- Moneyball

2012- The Avengers

2013- Prisoners

2014- Guardians Of The Galaxy- this is my current favorite film of this year

Honorable Mention

The Breakfast Club was one of my choices for 1985, but The Goonies had a bigger impact on me at the time. Dazed And Confused is still one of my all time favorite films from 1993, but nothing beats the impact Schindler’s List had on me at the time that I had watched that film. For 1983, it was between Jedi and The Outsiders which is another of my all time favorite films, but Return Of The Jedi is my favorite of the Star Wars series. For 1992, it was between Malcolm X and My Cousin Vinny (which is still hilarious), but Denzel blew me away as Malcolm X and I researched the man for a school project because of the film. So, that was my list and now I challenge everyone that has a blog and covers movies to do the same as me. If I was born before 1974, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween would be on this list as well. Let’s see the lists bloggers!!!

marvel_vs_dc_universe___fan_concept_by_soul_blade22-d7337k4-dc-vs-marvel-did-dc-bow-down-to-marvelThis arms race which Is what I am calling the battle for supremacy between DC Comics and Marvel Comics when it comes to the cinema is heating up. We all remember that for a very long time in the 80’s that DC was the serious hitter in the theaters with the Christopher Reeves Superman films and the Batman films of the early 90’s. For the most part all Marvel had going for them in the 80’s was The Incredible Hulk TV series with Lou Ferrigno. It wasn’t until Fox started doing the X-Men films and Sony doing the Spider-Man films that Marvel was taken serious in the Box Office. Yeah, they had some mishaps with the Hulk film, Daredevil (which was actually pretty decent), and the Elektra film, but right when Iron Man hit the theaters after that God awful Superman Returns film, Marvel started to take over and DC slowly fell behind. The only thing that was keeping DC afloat was the brilliant Christopher Nolan Dark Knight Trilogy while The Green Lantern was just God awful. Marvel kept it coming with both Thor films, both Captain America films, the first Avengers film, and now Guardians Of The Galaxy which has Marvel at the 7 Billion dollar mark. I will admit that DC started to get back into the game with The Man Of Steel film, but it seems now that the two prominent comic book companies are taking the battle to the tube. Marvel first stepped up to the plate with Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D while Arrow from DC was a smash hit for fans and it made sense. The show was definitely perfect as a television series rather than a film. In October, The CW will debut the brand new Flash series while fox debuts Gotham. Well, now we have more news for the battle of supremacy.

1411138630000-DCE-Supergirl-INT-v01-r01The other day, Fox had announced that they were indeed going to do the Deadpool film which had a lot of us comic book and Marvel fans excited. How did DC respond to that? Well, first they announced that they had green lighted a series for the only channel (CBS) without a superhero show as CBS will carry Supergirl. Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) is going to be producing the show for Warner Brothers Television along with Ali Adler who is best known for her work with Glee, The New Normal, and No Ordinary Family (which was a short lived TV Series). It is said that they are going to be producing a pilot in hopes the network will order more episodes or else the network will face a hefty penalty as DC is not messing around when it comes to developing this TV Series. So, now at this point, we know that ABC has The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. show, Arrow and The Flash are on CW, Fox has Gotham, and NBC has Constantine. We also know that next year ABC will place Agent Carter as a fill in for The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (which the second season opens next week). The battle for supremacy is heating up, but there is more news to report.

suicide-squad-movie-david-ayer-dl-imageDC has also announced that they are going to green light the production of a Suicide Squad film. Do you not know who the Suicide Squad is? They are a team of super-villains that are given an opportunity at a lesser sentence if they go on suicide missions for the government. The team features lesser known super villains like Harley Quinn (The Joker’s girlfriend), Deathshot, and Deathstroke. The film is going to be made by David Ayer who recently directed the new Brad Pitt film that looks amazing in Fury. Even though nothing has been signed, sealed, and delivered on that, you have to think that this film could be an interesting watch with David Ayer at the helm. The man is best know for films like Suicide Kings, End Of Watch, and Sabotage which gives you a little bit of insight into how the film may look. The future of DC is looking bright as the company has already announced that Jason Momoa will star as Aquaman in a solo pic, Joesph Gordon-Levitt as Sandman, and Shazam which will feature Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Black Adam. I wanted to add one thing to this is that I would love to see some other comic book companies get films made like The Invisibles and many others.

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