Your Textbook Horror Movie on Steroids

Your Textbook Horror Movie on Steroids

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I’m not sure what just happened.  I mean, I went to the theaters knowing I was about to witness some kind of weird science experiment unfold, but I had no idea of the caliber of Cabin in the Woods.  It was a trip. We ran up to the Valley for this one, and ate at Weiler’s Deli before the show (which was lovely…I had the Monte Cristo sandwich, they nailed it).  Unfortunately, this meant a full stomach, so I had to forgo the popcorn (breaking one of my movie going commandments, but rules were meant to be broken, right?). The best...

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Oh, I Forgot You've Been There and Back

Oh, I Forgot You’ve Been There and Back

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Ah, 1999.  It feels like forever ago.  During the summer of ‘99 I was just finishing up my time at North Albany Middle School, I was 13 years old had my whole life in front of me.  Jesus, what the hell happened… Believe it or not, American Wedding came out in 2003.  I know, right?  We last left off with Jim and Michelle getting married. The movie was average at best. Sure it had some laughs here and there, and of course Stifler stole the show, but I think everyone was kind of disappointed in how the American Pie people signed...

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Tuesday Trailers: The Colin Farrell Effect

Tuesday Trailers: The Colin Farrell Effect

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Welcome to another edition of Tuesday Trailers. Let's go.   House at the End of the Street ZO: It seems like one of Hollywood’s most well-known (and clichéd) paths to stardom is that of the Slasher Movie Starlet. The thinking goes that a young actress pays her dues by appearing in a few mediocre horror films, then begins her decent up the career ladder to more prestigious roles and bigger paydays. Everyone’s favorite example of this, of course, is Jamie Lee Curtis, who started out starring in movies such as Halloween, The Fog, and Prom Night before moving on to more mainstream hits such...

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Hockey Is A Contact Sport

Hockey Is A Contact Sport

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I saw this movie trailer a while back.  It looked interesting, had Sean William Scott in it, along with Jay Baruchel (a personal favorite of mine since Knocked up) so I kept it on my radar.  As the movie came closer and closer to its release, I realized that this wasn’t going to get much of a release at all (31 total theaters opening weekend), which sort of bummed me out. But Rotten Tomatoes had decent reviews and I’m all for a hockey player movie, especially one based on a true story, so I searched out a theater. The release date...

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Tuesday Trailers: Not Expecting Much From 'Expecting'

Tuesday Trailers: Not Expecting Much From ‘Expecting’

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We're trying something new today, it's called Tuesday Trailers. Instead of just posting trailers for you to look through over at watch@armovieguys, we thought we'd put a few here also, and talk about our reactions to them. (They'll still be up over at watch also, we don't want anyone feeling confused or left out, we aim to please dammit!) Enjoy!   Safety Not Guaranteed ND: I think this movie has great potential.  I was into it from the very beginning.  I mean, an ad in the paper for a time traveling partner?  Awesome concept!  Good cast and a great story line.  Bonus - Love it...

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Is That A Skinny Jonah Hill?

Is That A Skinny Jonah Hill?

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I’ll be honest, I wasn’t a big 21 Jump Street fan growing up.  I remember seeing a few episodes here and there, but couldn’t really tell you what went on in them other than, ya, younger looking cops acting like high schoolers (J. Depp) to crack the case.  Might have been a little early for my time?  (I like saying that) So, what do we have here?  A movie based on something I didn’t really have a high interest in, with a couple of decent actors (Jonah Hill being my main draw).  I like me some Jonah, even with the weight...

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Every Kid's Fantasy, Every Parent's Nightmare

Every Kid’s Fantasy, Every Parent’s Nightmare

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Throwing a party in high school was always a tricky endeavor, wasn't it? Typically your parents would schedule a weekend away for some special occasion (birthday, anniversary, conference...) and you would catch wind of it about a month before it happened. Suddenly those next few weeks would take on monumental importance as you tried to assemble a guest list and get the word out. That part required some savvy, because on the one hand, you needed to keep it quiet from anyone in a position of authority, but on the other hand, enough people needed to know about it that you...

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(armovie)Guy Approved Chick Flicks

(armovie)Guy Approved Chick Flicks

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In honor of this LOVE filled time of year, we want to make the movie watching season a little easier on the men out there with a significant other…hang in there pal, we feel your pain! That’s why we’ve put together a list of chick flicks that have been approved for use. Tale as old as time, chick flicks are men’s kryptonite…but they don’t have to be! There are movies out there that can attract your gal without 97 minutes of suffering on your part. So no more complaining about zoning out through movies pissed off about the mush and gush...

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Flyin' Somewhere?

Flyin’ Somewhere?

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I braved the 70 degree weather here in Los Angeles and went to see Chronicle last weekend.  I hate crowds, so I was a little hesitant to go on opening weekend, but when I looked over the movie times I noticed an 11AM showing.  Who’s going to go to that early of a show, right?  ME! In retrospect, I think I must have missed a few things in the previews about this movie.  It was nothing like I thought it was going to be.  It started with a kid going through some tough times; Mom’s sick, Dad’s a drunk…not a lot...

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Live and Die On This Day

Live and Die On This Day

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The Grey begins simply enough, with some oil rig roughnecks catching a plane ride home after a season of hard work in the middle of nowhere. Then, out of nowhere, *Spoiler alert* there is a plane crash; an awesome, insane plane crash. The build up, the sounds effects, the back and forth exchanges, all of it…just awesome! This is followed by the survivors being thrown into a snowy wasteland full of giant man eating wolves. It’s been a while since I’ve been in a movie with this much intensity. A long while. The entire movie I was on the edge of...

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