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Watched ‘Captain America 3: Avenger Solider,’ and would you believe it, I actually enjoyed it! Perhaps it’s because there isn’t an overabundance of CGI (unlike ‘Avengers,’ ‘Man of Steel,’ or ‘Transformers.’) Maybe because the plot is kind of interesting, and has a little more to offer than bad guy versus good guy. Or maybe because there was a cute reference to the classic movie, ‘Wargames.’ What ever the reason, I did enjoy it - and so far out of the gazillion of Marval movies in the overkill ‘Avengers’ series, the first ‘Iron Man’ is the best, while ‘Captain America 3: The First Avenger 2: Winter Solider 1’ is the best sequel of the bunch.
Finally watched ‘Frozen.’ Hmmm…enjoyable? Yes. Charming? Yes. Funny? Yes. Cool animation? Sure. Oscar worthy? NO! The best Disney film since ‘The Lion King?’ NO! Good film. Solid damn good film. But not great. I am sorry!
I hate to sound like a sour-puss, but I miss the traditional hand-drawn animation. I actually thought ‘Princess and the Frog’ was a better movie.
One of the biggest issues I have with ‘Frozen,’ which is also the issues I had with ‘Tangled,’ the human characters in a CGI movie looks so phony looking. And because there are so many CGI movies everywhere from everyone, ‘Frozen’ could be from any other studio
What I really did enjoy from the film, and what makes a Disney movie a DISNEY MOVIE, is the setting. Beautiful exterior/interior settings. Gorgeous scenery.
"I’m like a kid whose eyes are bigger than his stomach. There are so many movies I want to make. I used to sit around wondering why nobody would make a movie about this subject or that. Now I can make those missing movies myself."
I wrote this review two months ago. I just received an email from the man behind the documentary, Robert Reich:
When I set out to make “Inequality for All” I knew that if we made this documentary right it would do more than just educate — it would also motivate people to take immediate action to stop inequality from rising even further.
That’s why it’s been so heartening to see your phenomenal response to my film.”
There are demons so terrible that no mortal man of God could successfully drive them back to Hell. The only option is for the exorcist himself to invite possession and then commit suicide, dragging along the demon to damnation—so the Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints, or Hellbenders, was formed. A group of elite, highly-trained exorcists, they live in a constant state of debauchery so they will be ready to go to Hell at any moment.
When an infernal Norse demon called Black Surtr escapes into New York City intent on cracking open the gates of Hell, the Hellbenders must use every ounce of their debauchery to battle the demon and save the planet from eternal damnation!
One of the best movies of all time. So many great, memorable scenes that will be studied and recited years to come.
Hellbenders starts out with a paranormal investigation at a New York library, in which ends quite messily. Once that happens..oh, wait. I’m sorry. That was the classic opening sequence to Ghostbusters.
In Hellbenders, a killer of the after-life is in search for Twinkies, stumbles upon a Native American store, and starts smashing all kinds of…oops, I am mixing Hellbenders up with Zombieland.
Mid-half of Hellbenders, a demon angel kills a bartender after making a ‘holy bartender joke,’ then a poop-demon appears (or does the poop-demon appear beforehand?) Actually, never mind. I think that was from Dogma.
Well, there is an edge of your seat moment tail-end of the film when an exorcism occurs, and the priest compels to Jesus, then says ‘take me, take me’ to the demon. Yes indeed, that was in The Exorcist, and every exorcist-related movie that was unleashed after 1973.
Okay, enough of the sarcasm. Hellbenders is a bad film on many levels:
-the subject matter is tiresome
-the comedy bits are juvenile
-above all else, the film is BORING
I couldn’t watch the entire movie in one sitting, so I watched it in stages in the course of a couple of days (like reading a book). I am sorry, but there is not one redeeming quality this film has. Thus far, it’s the worst movie I’ve seen.
Hellbenders is presented on a dual-layer 50GB Blu-ray MPEG-4 MVC Video with a 2:40:1 1080p transfer.
I don’t have a 3D TV (though I don’t think the 3D gimmick would improve this movie any), but a 2D transfer is also attached to this Blu Ray set.
This Blu-ray features an English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack with English/Spanish subtitles.
Extras here include:
1. Audio commentary with writer/director JT Petty and cast
2. ‘God’s Dirty Word: The Making of Hellbenders’ featurette
3. ‘Fly on the Wall’ Behind-the-Scenes Footage
4. Original ‘Exorcism’ short films
5. Digital HD Ultraviolet Copy
Life is too precious to waste your time with this stinker. But if you do stumble upon this in the $5 dollar bin and just so happen to be slightly curious, make sure you take a shower after the viewing.
Finally watched ‘Gravity’ last night. The visuals are indeed flawlessly stunning. Probably the most realistic approach to capturing space on film. However, the story wasn’t engaging at all. I was bored. With how people proclaiming it was a great movie, I was expecting ‘Apollo 13.’ Instead, it had a slow-moving ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ feel to it, which is fine. But for a movie that’s only 90-mintues long, it seemed longer. Maybe I am being too hard on it. ‘Gravity’ is a nice one-viewing experience.
Bad news: I decided to call it quits over at MovieFreak.com. There are assortment of reasons why, which is irrelevant. What is relevant, however is…
Good news: After I am done with my English class I am taking at the moment, I can focus on cleaning up \m/ (which will be unleashed sometime this summer), and other writing projects I had in mind to pursue.
I also decided to pull my MovieFreak eBook off websites. I think the only version you can get now is via Lulu. I have plans to completely redo that eBook (including changing the title), but it’s not a priority at the moment.
In the mean time, I had written two reviews a few weeks ago that for whatever reason, didn’t get published via MovieFreak.com.