Monday, April 13, 2009

The Expendables makes me expandable

I know i know, you are thinking...with all the amazing movies coming out this year, what could Hollywood possibly have up it's sleeve for 2010?

Well, how about The Expendables, a movie about a team of, well, expendable mercenaries are hired to overthrow a dictator in South America (who is not modeled after Hugo Chavez I'm sure). Sounds pretty much like every action flick from the 80s, right? Boring as hell, right?


Why you ask? Because check out the cast said to be working on this film: Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Slyvestor Stallone, Arnold Schwarzeneger, Jet Li, Brittney Murphy, Dolph Lungren, Danny Trejo, and even Eric Roberts! Other than Brittney, all certified ass-kickers. If only we can get a cameo from Chuck Norris this will be the


In moments of adolescent testosterone-filled dreaming I have never come up with such a delightful cast.

2010. Can't wait. I think I'm almost more excited for this than I am for Where the Wild Things Are.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Hollywood's Original Ideas

Caught Fast and Furious last night, and it was just about as good and entertaining as one could hope for. If one is a fan of half-assed racing action movies, which I am. Vin Diesel is still charming but I fear his days may be numbered. Seems like the folds in the back of his neck are getting bigger and bigger, while his Hollywood star starts to fade. May be I'm off base but so it goes. I wish Hollywood had gotten more out of him-given him better action movies to work with, but a las, it was not meant to be. We'll always have Pitch Black. 2.5 Molos

I hope to stay up on good, smaller pictures as they are released in the theaters this year, so that you all, dear readers, may hear here first, if they are any good, but probably I'll just end up going to all the big schlock movies, and save the good movies for DVD. So expect reviews of Crank 2, Star Trek, Wolverine, Terminator, and the like in the coming months...although I promise a glowing review of Where The Wild Things are!

I mean doesn't that just look wonderful?? Spike Jonze is all I had to hear. I'm super excited.


Quick reviews

The new POS album is tight, great indie rap. Very nice. Plus Andy is on the hidden track. probably 4 Molos, but it needs some more listening.

Same goes for the new Doves Record. 4 Molos for certain, but partly that's just cause I LOVE THE DOVES! I need to sit with it more.

My friend Colby turned me on to Chad Vangaalen's Soft Airplane (Sub Pop) which came out last year. I think he described it best when he said it was like Neil Young filtered through indie electronic pop-rock. Plus there is a nice line which references Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that won me over. It's good. Easy good listening. 3.5 Molos