Neill Blomkamp, Alien and South African Success

I’m excited about the Alien film. Very excited. Incredibly excited. But also terrified. Very terrified. After South African director-genius Neill Blomkamp posted some concept art for a possible sequel with Sigourney Weaver and Michael Beihn in tow, the internet exploded and Fox signed him on for a sequel. With Sigourney Weaver. And maybe Michael Beihn….

Friday Nineties – The Silence of the Lambs

Horror movies don’t usually win Oscars.  Silence of the Lambs did, though and it totes deserved it.  I am in love with the NBC series Hannibal as much as I am with the original movie, and as much as I loathe all the stupid sequels to the original movie.  Oh Ray Liotta, are you a…

Friday Nineties – Buff Terminator 2 Linda Hamilton

Because nobody has any original ideas, they are making a new Terminator movie.  James Cameron even took time out from diving into his giant Scrooge McDuck money vault to call it the real Terminator 3. So again we are doing a call back to something awesome from the nineties getting rehashed 20 years later.  Now, Terminator…

Friday Nineties – 1996 – Fargo

My favorite movie of all time was made by the Coen brothers.  That movie is Raising Arizona and in my mind the movie is perfect.  Every scene, every line, every everything in that movie is perfect perfect perfect.  It is the best movie they ever made. And so is Fargo. The Coen’s love kidnappings.  I…

Friday Nineties – 1991 – Necessary Roughness

Did you ever think:  Damn I wish someone would make a football movie with Scott Bakula, Jason Bateman, Kathy Ireland and Sinbad?  Well forget it.  It’s been done, man.  In 1991, a ridiculously awesome movie called Necessary Roughness featured all of the above.  AND, as you can see from the banner pic, it also featured…

Get Out of My Mind, Acura

So if you have ever seen Fight Club or like music then you have heard Where is My Mind by The Pixies.  So you might have been confused like I was when I heard an Acura commercial that seemed to be ripping it off. I am a grown man and I am still not 100%…

Friday Nineties – 1997 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

If any of you were about to correct me and tell me that the Buffy movie came out in 1992, not 1997, shut up.  The movie was OK.  The TV series was extraordinary.  And not just because I have a weird thing for Sarah Michelle Gellar.  I apparently only have a weird thing for her…