Monthly Archives: December 2011

Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 93% (Critics) / 88% (Audience)
Directed By: Brad Bird
Written By: Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and Simon Pegg
Studio: Paramount Studios

Synopsis: When the IMF is shut down and blamed for a terrorist attack on Russia, Ethan Hunt and his team go rogue in order to clear their names and stop a nihilistic scientist from starting a nuclear holocaust.

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 14% (Critics) / 73% (Audience)
Directed By: David Dobkin and Dennis Dugan
Written By: Barry Fanaro, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Jessica Biel
Studio: Universal Pictures

Synopsis: Two straight New York firefighters enter into a domestic partnership so that one of them can name his children as life insurance beneficiaries. Their seemingly harmless ruse quickly becomes headline news and the added pressure form the spotlight threatens to expose their lie as well as destroy their friendship.

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The Top 10 Songs By Jacksons Not Named Michael or Janet

Jacksons

Everyone is wondering who that white guy is sitting next to Joe

The musical Jackson’s have a long and storied career going from the beginnings of the Jackson 5 to the megastardom and icon status of Janet and Michael in their solo careers. It is due to the gigantic shadow cast by Michael and Janet that a lot of the music made by the rest of the Jackson clan has gone unnoticed (in some cases criminally) so I felt it was my duty to spread a little bit of the love around to some of the other musical offerings by folks from the Jackson clan with this list of tunes that, while heavy on the Jermaine catalog, touches upon pretty much the entirety of the music put out by the various children and grandkids.

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Trailer of the Day: Bad Ass

Bad Ass

Decorated Vietnam hero Frank Vega returns home only to get shunned by society leaving him without a job or his high school sweetheart. It’s not until forty years later when an incident on a commuter bus (where he protects an elderly black man from a pair of skin heads) makes him a local hero where he’s suddenly celebrated once again. But his good fortune suddenly turns for the worse when his best friend Klondike is murdered and the police aren’t doing anything about it. – IMDB

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Rob Zombie’s Halloween

Rob Zombie's Halloween
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 24% (Critics) / 64% (Audience)
Directed By: Rob Zombie
Written By: Rob Zombie
Starring: Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell and Tyler Mane
Studio: MGM

Synopsis: Rocker-turned-director Rob Zombie tries his hand at expanding on the John Carpenter property about a homicidal killer who returns to his hometown on Halloween to find and kill his last remaining relative.

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Happy Birth-Yesterday To Lt. Uhura

Mirror Mirror Uhura

Uhura’s milkshake brings all the boys to bridge

Nichelle Nichols was born yesterday in 1932 and as a tribute to her great talent I present her greatest acting moment.

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Cloverfield

Cloverfield
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 77% (Critics) / 67% (Audience)
Directed By: Matt Reeves
Written By: Drew Goddard
Starring: Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas and Lizzy Caplan
Studio: Paramount

Synopsis: Alien monsters attack New York told through the viewpoint of four friends on a quest to rescue one of their girlfriends while avoiding the carnage all around them.

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