Where is Bruce Willis When You Need Him?

Where is Bruce Willis When You Need Him?

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Zac: What would you do if you knew the world was going to end in 3 weeks? Would you spend time with family? Frantically try to cross every item off your bucket list? Keep living life like everything was fine? That's the question at the center of Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. The majority of Hollywood disaster movies all follow the same, relatively simple formula: 1) A threat to humanity is discovered (Aliens, Asteroid, Natural Disaster, etc.) 2) Any conventional method for stopping it is quickly dismissed 2) One or several misfits or renegades are brought in to help 3) A crazy (but plausible) plan is formed 4) The plan fails...

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Score One for the Underdog

Score One for the Underdog

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Nic: A few months back we came across the Safety Not Guaranteed trailer and I gotta be honest, I was intrigued.  The story line of this movie is awesome by itself.  I mean, it starts with a want ad that reads – *Wanted* Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke.  You’ll get paid after we get back.  Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed.  I have only done this once before.  -- How can you go wrong with a movie like that?  Well, I’m here to tell you that you can’t. Rocked the Rave...

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Don't Worry, We Didn't Understand It Either: A Discussion About Prometheus

Don’t Worry, We Didn’t Understand It Either: A Discussion About Prometheus

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 (Note: This is less of a review, and more of a discussion about Prometheus, so if you haven’t already seen the movie, there’s gonna be some spoilers coming your way. Also, much like the movie, there’s a high probability that none of this will make sense. Sorry.) Nic D: Have you ever watched a movie and at the end felt like what the hell did I just watch?  Did I miss something?  Or like, 8 things? I gave myself a week to think about this movie and come up with a few things to write, but I kept arriving at the...

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Meet Billy Beane

Meet Billy Beane

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Zac:  It’s good to be Michael Lewis. No really, it is. First the film adaptation of his book “The Blind Side” earns Sandra Bullock an Oscar (and gets a Best Picture nomination), then Moneyball opens well at the box office, garners rave reviews from the critics, and is generating some Oscar buzz of its own. This success has prompted Hollywood to take another look at his first book, Liar’s Poker, which is now on the fast track to making its way to the big screen as well. Oh, and his new book Boomerang is tops on the NY Times bestseller...

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50/50

50/50

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Nic D: I’d like to believe that there can be humor in every situation.  You just gotta find it.  The world can be a fu*#ed up place, but he who keep-ith a positive outlook and keeps moving forward can get past those rough patches.  Family and friends are the most important things in this crazy life of ours and we can’t forget that.  With them, and J.C., anything is possible.  PLUS, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…solid tunes.  Have a solid soundtrack?  If you do, a half a letter grade is immediately jumped.  With that, you got...

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The Facebook Guy Robs a Bank

The Facebook Guy Robs a Bank

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Nic D:  What a great idea for a movie!  Get a pizza delivery guy, strap a bomb to his chest and make him rob a bank.  Writer and new comer Michael Dilberti came up with a great script here I think.  It was well put together and interesting from start to finish.  The cast was excellent!  Including, Jesse Eisenberg, Anziz Ansari, Danny McBride and Nick Swardson.  Throw in Director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland and Rob & Big) and you got yourself a movie. Although 30 MOL isn’t getting any outstanding reviews, I was surprisingly pleased with the outcome once I left the theater. ...

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Horrible is an Understatement

Horrible is an Understatement

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Zac: Back in 1998, the Farrelly brothers made a gamble. They bet that a movie built around raunchy humor would get people talking, and whether they liked it or not it would make them laugh, a lot. They were right on both counts.  There’s Something About Mary became a huge hit that summer, grossing nearly $370 million dollars against its budget of a mere $23 million. A few years later, Bad Santa upped the ante, proving that even if you spent the entire movie cursing like a drunken, politically incorrect sailor, people would go see it as long as it was...

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Taking it to a Whole 'Nother Level...Yep

Taking it to a Whole ‘Nother Level…Yep

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Nic D: The. boys. are. back!  That's right, the bruise crew takes the screen again as Johnny Knoxville and friends take being an idiot to the next level, and engage in the 3D wave that is sweeping motion pictures today.  Showcasing a few new tricks guaranteed to make people squirm, Jackass 3D really does push shots to the testicles to the near limit.  Reaching back into the archives of Jackass in the early 2000's, Knoxville shares old and new backbreaking moments with the legendary Steve-O, Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn, Wee-Man and Preston.  We sat through this painful, but amazing experience and came out smiling on the other side.  We're confident you'll...

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You Know What's Cool? A Billion Dollars

You Know What’s Cool? A Billion Dollars

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Zac: The Social Network tells the story of Mark Zuckerberg and the creation (and subsequent meteoric rise) of Facebook.  What started as a project in his Harvard dorm room has now grown to over 500 million users and is the 2nd most visited site on the web.  As someone who was in college when thefacebook.com first launched, it was a bit of a trip down memory lane (wow, that really sounds like something an old person would say, huh?) to see Facebook evolve from its initial rollout to what it has become today.  Aaron Sorkin definitely takes some liberties with...

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