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Monday, July 26, 2010

Trailer Alert! Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch!

From the director of Watchmen (I love it, I love it, I love it!) and 300 (Narcosleepy loves it, loves it, loves it!)!

Chicks! Planes! Robots! Monsters! Skimpy Outfits!

Umm...I'm watching that. You?

Newest Green Lantern Posters-Thoughts?!?!??!

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Movie Of The Day: The Invention of Crying (I mean Lying)

On a blazing nuts hot Sunday in Iowa, there isn't much to do except nap and watch movies. I went to turn on the television when I stumbled upon the Invention of Lying. So, I gave it a shot.

Most movies like this begin with a plan in my mind: will I nap through the movie and catch the ending, will I watch the whole movie delaying a nap till after, or will I just say screw it and play some video games? This movie fell into the: "delayed nap" category.

The story begins with Mark Bellison (played by Ricky Gervais) living a fairly boring and mundane life where he is a writer for Lecture Films. In this world, people crave information, and blockbuster movies are simply true facts narrated by some old dude. Mark Bellison pretty much gets slammed by everyone around him. He constantly hears how he is fat, has a stout nose, and is pretty much a loser in his daily life (words I hear on a daily basis from The H-Bomb...KIDDING). Gervais is pretty funny throughout these slams, his reactions and under the breath comments kept me entertained during this part of the film. Half way through, Jennifer Garner's character is introduced (Anna) when the two go on a date. I have to say Garner's performance is well...meh. She was trying to go for a Stepford Wives robotic/judgmental thing about Gervais's personality/gene composition, but was off the mark. She tried to be funny with the role, but Gervais's humor was dwarfed by her utter annoyance.

At this point, the movie makes a bizarre turn to the stupid. He makes up a story about the afterlife and The man in the sky to his dying mom and everyone is in awe of this, including a cameo from Jason Bateman. The movie becomes about the man in the sky and shifts back to a love story between Gervais and Garner. Pretty lame 2nd half of a movie in my opinion.

So, here is what is wrong with movies like this. A) NEVER CAST JENNIFER GARNER. This is a common mistake made by many movies. Please acknowledge this rule in future films please. The 13 going on 30 cute girl thing is over...and she isn't a girl but a dude in girl disguise (she is more than meets the eye you would say...had to get a transformer transvestite plug in here).

Fatal flaw B) Stop introducing funny characters and barely giving them screen time. Rob Lowe and Jonah Hill were completely wasted in this movie. You have two really funny characters that added nothing to this movie.

Fatal flaw C) Don't let people with ADD write movies. There is a reason TRANSFORMERS 2 sucked nuts...MICHAEL BAY has ADD. He feels the need to put in Baysplosions and huge hootered women for no reason. The plot fails. This movie was flawed with the same annoyances minus the hooters/explosions. The plot jumped around from being a comedy to a serious statement about our existence. Choose one or the other please, don't loose comedic elements and go serious on us if you can't balance plot points. Movies like Stranger Than Fiction can pull this off due to a phenomenal cast surrounding Will Ferrell (AKA Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman), as well as writers that balance character life events. The combo of Garner (the AIDS of Actresses) and ADD plot points pretty much had me annoyed. When the movie was over, I wish I would have taken that nap. So, when you go to see The Invention of will inevitably rethink the title to The Invention of Crying being as how your time is gone and you will never get it back.

Narcosleepy Out

Mark Ruffalo and The Incredible Hulk?

One thing you may not know about The Mike is that I'm a major geek when it comes to movies based on comic books. Growing up in a small town/on a farm, comic books weren't an every day thing. I still have the about 7 comics that I read and re-read as a kid, which didn't do much to quench my thirst to be an awesome superhero myself. (For the record, I would totally have chosen to be The Thing from The Fantastic Four. Invulnerable, super strong, huge? Fugghedaboudit.) I did have a slew of Marvel and DC action figures that were passed down from a cousin, and did fall quite in love with Iron Man (mostly because he had the same colors as Iowa State's sports teams).

After F4 and Tony Stark, my favorite dude has always been The Incredible Hulk, even though he wasn't in any of the comics I had growing up. (She-Hulk was, and remains super hot to me.) So when info about The Avengers movie info came out this week, I was left with one concern. Mark Ruffalo?

Don't get me wrong, I like Ruffalo a lot as an actor. Not as much as The H-Bomb, who loves the pee out of him, but I'm rarely opposed to him in a flick. And I know they're gonna model the CGI Hulk in the flick off of Lou Ferrigno (pictured above), but still, I gotta wonder: How are they gonna deal with his hair?

As you can see below: Mark Ruffalo is what Will Ferrell might have called a "curly headed flunk". At the very least, he generally does something goofy with his hair.

(I will say, that last picture looks slightly Banner-esque.)

On the flip-side, The Hulk's hair is no-nonsense. It's a mop. I've never seen him with curls. The thought of it is completely ridiculous to me. I mean, just look at him.

So yeah...about that. I like Ruffalo, and I love me some Hulk action...but I'm totally gonna be wondering about that hair for a long time.

What say you about the team of Ruffalo and Hulk?

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Quote of the Day

Randy: (To Brennan) I don't know what it is about your face, (holds up fist)
Randy: but I just wanna deliver one of these right in your suck hole

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