Author: Jason Furie

Movie Review: Faster

Finally Dwayne Johnson aka “The Rock” (THE RUNDOWN, WALKING TALL) is where he belongs here in FASTER, an old-school action flick by the relatively unknown director George Tillman Jr. (NOTORIOUS, MEN OF HONOR). While this may not be the high powered return to action that many fans have been yearning for, it sure is one hell of a good start. Dwayne Johnson is a bad ass and deserves to be in more movies like this one. He is likable, emotes a lot better than most of my 80’s action favorites, and from what the ladies tell me, he’s quite...

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Netflix Raises Prices in January

Starting January 2011 Netflix will be raising their prices by about a dollar for every disc you want to have out at a time, and that includes the online streaming service that actually does have some great choices. I personally have been on the $8.99 a month plan which will now be going up to $9.99 a month instead. I also have the optional Blu-Ray upgrade which costs an additional $2.00 a month, so in all I will be spending $12.99 in total per month. I know what your thinking…I’m really great at math right! All kidding aside, I...

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The Expendables on DVD and Blu-Ray Today

THE EXPENDABLES from director/star Sylvester Stallone (ROCKY BALBOA, RAMBO) comes out today on DVD and Blu-Ray. If you missed this one in theatres than you owe it to yourself to finally catch up and see this awesome 80’s action reunion for yourself. I saw it opening night with all my dude friends when it came out last summer and had an absolute blast. The story may not be the best, but it does well enough to properly set up the action and give each character their moment to shine. We have Stallone, Statham, Li, Lundgren, Couture, Austin, Crews, Rourke,...

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Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1 is the 7th movie in the blockbuster hit franchise and is based on the first half of the 7th novel written by J.K. Rowling, who is likely richer than Oprah at this point. One could say she is “Rowling” in the dough! Alright, now that my allotted (one) amount of bad puns are spent, let us get on with the review! The newest Potter adventure comes to us by returning director David Yates who also directed HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, and HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE....

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Hidden Gems: SKINS Seasons 1-3

SKINS is a British teenage drama that was created by Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain, who also happen to be father and son. While SKINS can be classified as a teenage drama, it is so much more than that and does not deserve to be brushed off as just a British 90210. Since this show was initially aired on British TV there are not nearly as many censorship issues as we have here in the states. The characters in this show curse as if they were living in DEADWOOD, fight each other to a bloody pulp, and frequently appear...

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Video Game Preview: Donkey Kong Country Returns

The king of swing is back! My little nerd body fills up with glee at the thought of playing this new Donkey Kong adventure for the Nintendo Wii. I remember the day back in 1994 when my brother and I got our grubby little hands on a fresh copy of the original DONKEY KONG COUNTRY for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. During the dying days of the Super Nintendo a company called Rare brought us the now classic DONKEY KONG COUNTRY and it saved the system. I still remember the first time I beat a level and saw Donkey...

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Movie Trailer: Cowboys & Aliens

What an amazing couple of weeks for movie trailers! Normally I would not post so many trailers but these are all so damn good I have to! Thanks to Yahoo Movies we get the first look at COWBOYS & ALIENS from director Jon Favreau (IRON MAN, ELF) which looks to be one pretty amazing summer blockbuster! The film stars Daniel Craig (CASINO ROYALE, LAYER CAKE), Harrison Ford (INDIANA JONES, HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE), and Olivia Wilde (TRON: LEGACY, THE BLACK DONNELLYS). I’m glad to see Wilde get some high profile roles because besides being a babe, she has some pretty awesome...

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Movie Trailer: Green Lantern

FINALLY all of our nerd eyes can get a glimpse of what is suppose to be one of the biggest summer movies of 2011! GREEN LANTERN comes from director Martin Campbell (CASINO ROYALE, VERTICAL LIMIT) and stars Deadpool himself Ryan Reynolds (X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, BLADE: TRINITY) as our main man Hal Jordan. I totally got an IRON MAN vibe from this trailer with a healthy mix of wit, action and a respectable serious tone at times. While I saw a pic here and some raw footage there, this trailer really gave me an idea of the scope of this...

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Movie Trailer: The Mechanic

Here is a trailer for THE MECHANIC from director Simon West who began his film career directing the bad ass movie CON AIR. Here we find Jason Statham (THE EXPENDABLES, THE ONE) doing his best Jason Statham impression. I am actually a fan of this guy if only because he is one of the only manly men out there who is actually following in the footsteps of the great action heroes of the 80’s that I miss so much (Willis, Stallone, Schwarzenegger). This trailer has decent enough action and I never really got too excited about it until I...

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First Poster for Cowboys & Aliens

COWBOYS & ALIENS is a movie I really want to get excited about and see in motion. It comes from Director John Favreau (IRON MAN, ELF) who has recently been placed on Hollywood’s hot list of directors due to his work with Marvel on the Iron Man movies. The movie stars Daniel Craig (CASINO ROYALE, LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER) as a lone cowboy who lost his memory and Harrison Ford (STAR WARS, HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE) as a disgruntled colonel who does not take kindly to strangers. The idea of a movie where Cowboys and Indians are fighting and then must...

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New Wolverine movie simply called THE WOLVERINE

Thanks to Joblo.com and HitFix.com I just discovered that the new Darren Aronofsky Wolverine adaptation will simply be titled THE WOLVERINE. Aronofsky has been quoted as saying that he wants to separate his version of Wolverine from the rest of the pack including the 2009 crapfest that was Gavin Hood’s X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE. While I like the fact that Cyclops had a cool and very unexpected cameo in that movie, I do admit the rest was poopy stink! THE WOLVERINE will still star Wolverine regular Hugh Jackman (sweet) and will chronicle Logan’s time in Japan as told in the...

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Book Preview: The Art of District 9: Weta Workshop

DISTRICT 9 was easily in my top 10 movies of 2009 (right behind MOON) and is one of the best movies I have seen in years. Director Neill Blomkamp has crafted a science-fiction masterpiece and anytime I heard someone talking about this film I have an uncontrollable nerdgasm! Which is why this book from the Weta workshop written by Daniel Falconer has hit my radar. I can not wait to see all those amazing alien weapons in full detail! Head on over to the official Weta website (where you can purchase this book) to get a sneak peak at...

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Movie Trailer: The Warrior’s Way

Wow this trailer came out of nowhere! I gotta say this in one of the coolest looking trailers of the year. I am still going to be a little hesitant until I see more because this type of movie is prone to be more cheesy than bad ass. I do have hope and as long as the action sequences look as awesome as they do in this trailer we should be fine. I really dig the style of this one and if nothing else I’m sure we will get at least a few great fight sequences. I usually compare...

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Movie Trailer: Battle Los Angeles

This trailer is a breath of fresh air. There is no corny voice over guy, a cool atmospheric music track, and very subtle sound effects in the background during action sequences. What we have here is a visual trailer that seems more like a teaser since we don’t really get any plot points other than what we can assume. Basically, a bad ass alien invasion in Los Angles and it does not look like the friendly E.T. type. Without spoiling too much I will let you see the trailer below and decide for yourself. I have to admit that...

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