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Geeky Blu Review: 12 Rounds 2 Reloaded
Last Updated on Monday, 17 June 2013 03:45 Written by LoganDX Monday, 17 June 2013 03:45
I kinda liked the first 12 Rounds, maybe because I enjoyed the Marine. I was surprised when Fox announced a sequel because I thought how could John Cena pull it off. I was even more surprised when I found out that WWE’s current psycho, Randy Orton, was going to be the prime time player. Nothing against Orton, well actually a little bit, but he doesn’t seem the type to hold the lead role in a flick. Well he does but he doesn’t.
Randy plays Nick Malloy, an EMT in a nameless city. Malloy happens to be leaving a movie with his adorable wife when a car accident happens right in front of them. Being a kick ass EMT, Malloy races to the scene and begins administering first aid to the victims. He pulls out the drivers of the first and second cars and tries helping the passenger of the second car. Nothing he does can save the poor woman, she dies on the scene.
A year later, Malloy is on the job when a call for help comes through dispatch. Malloy and his partner pick up a young man in serious need of help. They find a device has been surgically shoved inside the man’s abdomen. Malloy gets a phone call on his cell phone. The caller instructs him to vacate the ambulance or his wife gets popped. He hops out to listen to the demands of the unknown caller when he’s told round one begins. The device in the stomach of the poor man lights up and, well most of us have seen The Dark Knight. Malloy yells at his partner to get out which he does but ends up catching fire.
In case you missed the Superbowl trailers! [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Monday, 4 February 2013 05:49 Written by LoganDX Monday, 4 February 2013 07:00
I don’t know about the rest of you geeks but I watch the Superbowl for the ads and especially the trailers. Last night’s big game had three movie teasing trailers for the action junkie, the comic nerd and the sci-fi fan. We got to see the Star Trek: Into Darkness, the Iron Man 3 tease ( which you had to go inline to see the full bit) and the Fast and Furious 6 trailers.
All were pretty exciting but you gotta give it up for Robert Downey Jr.’s little joke at the beginning of the extended look online. Fast 6 is going to take the cake though for introducing a new vehicle in the stable of vehicular weapons – a frakking tank! All three trailers have me giddy for the summer movie season. Don’t delay, hit the break and peep all three trailers!
Skyfall hits Blu-ray and DVD February 12th!
Last Updated on Monday, 4 February 2013 05:27 Written by LoganDX Monday, 4 February 2013 06:00
That’s right Bond geeks, the 23rd Bond flick, Skyfall, will be touching down on Blu-ray and DVD right before Valentine’s Day! February 12th is going to be Skyfall day and plenty of romantic dinners may get ruined.
The highest grossing Bond movie ever will be accompanied by a hefty trove of special features like Shooting Bond, a detailed look into the film makers’ roles and decisions into making the third Daniel Craig outing as 007. We’re talking everything from the opening sequence to the bad guys, the music and of course the girls. There’s also the Skyfall premiere, commentaries and the theatrical trailer.
Those eager fans of Skyfall or Bond can download the HD Digital version starting February 5th. Not me, I want that shiny disc in my hands! Hit the break to peep the full press release and a full rundown of the special features!
Geeky Movie Review: Mama [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 04:51 Written by Laddie13 Wednesday, 30 January 2013 04:51
Guillermo Del Toro was so enamored with the creepy vibe he got after watching a short film by Andrés Muschietti that he offered his help to Muschietti and his sister Barbara in turning it into a full length feature film. The end resulted in the recently released film starring Jessica Chastain called Mama. It’s a dark psychological horror movie that centers around two young sisters who very tragically find themselves abandoned in a cabin in the woods and left to fend for themselves for five years. When they are eventually found in a near feral state and granted custody to their uncle who never gave up searching for them, it is soon discovered that maybe they weren’t alone in the woods.
The two young sisters were protected by a mysterious ghost they refer to as Mama who follows them to their new abode living with their uncle Luke played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and his girlfriend Annabel, the always excellent Chastain. Problems arise when Mama spirals into a jealous rage and sets her sights on eliminating anyone who gets in the way of her relationship with the two sisters. They girls who are appropriately creepy and cute are portrayed by Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nélisse.
Mama’s story is eventually revealed but the toughest battle in defeating her is breaking the bond that has formed between her and the two abandoned children. The elder of the two sisters comes around first but unfortunately that just fuels Mama’s rage even more. I enjoyed the grainy camera work that was used in telling Mama’s back story, although I had hoped for a better explanation of her. Unfortunately I felt it was her story that leads to the downfall of the movie.
The Annabel character that Jessica Chastain portrays is one of the strong points of the movie. Annabel isn’t the typical mother figure nor does she pretend that these children aren’t kind of ruining the life she had planned. She is drastically different in contrast to the overprotective “Mama” and I think it was important to cast someone with Chastain’s acting ability as a lesser actress could have possibly came across as unlikable and ruined the whole dynamic of the situation. Read more: Geeky Movie Review: Mama [VIDEO]