Friday, October 8, 2010

Oscar Watch, Pt. II

Well, it has been awhile since the last Oscar Watch installment (and the first installment), but I have slowly but surely rolled out the next portion of the 24 Films to Keep Tabs On come Oscar season!
Now, I realize most of these films haven't been released to the mainstream public, and to tell you the truth, most of these films won't be viewed by the mainstream public, only snobby, hoighty-toighty, art snobs like myself. That being said, it's never (I repeat, NEVER!) too early to start talking about the Oscars!
Some interesting thing before we start... a film I had in the second part of the first installment (confusing, I know), Blue Valentine, was hit with an NC-17 rating. Yikes. From what I've gathered from early reports was that the film was intense at times, but hardly anything worth giving such a harsh rating.

Now, without further ado, I present you Part II of the Oscar Watch series.

Movie Review: The Social Network

Yes, we're here for our Oscar nomination, please?

As I write this, I am also on my email, listening to music (Buffy the Vampire Slayer music) on iTunes, and of course on Facebook. Of course when I say The Social Network, the first thing most people think is “oh yeah, that one movie about Facebook, right?” Well, yes and no. Technically it’s about the guy who invented Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg), and the two lawsuits he went through over the invention (discovery? creation?) of Facebook. But of course, just like Facebook, there’s way more than just that. In fact, the movie is about Facebook, despite the fact that the only time Facebook is actually shown is the exceedingly old main page, and Mark’s own Facebook page right at the end. The Social Network ends up being a comprehensive, lovingly crafted yet critical view of modern culture in general, as exemplified by Facebook.

A Desperate Plea to Nolan, David Tennant, and Those Working on Batman 3

Bats. The Third. 

With master-of-everything, Chris Nolan, finished up with his latest film, Inception (maybe you’ve heard of it?), another film slowly emerges from the awesomeness of the Nolansphere. Riddle me this, riddle me that... Batman Three!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
So many choices!
One of the first major posts on this site was about the ridiculously insane amounts of rumors that were swirling around the web and various movie blogs. Reports of Cher, Eddie Murphy, Johnny Depp, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Sienna Miller, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rachel Weisz, Dane Cook, Kate Beckinsale, Robin Williams and the latest news Edward Norton, along with so many other so-called “reports” had celebs lined up to partake in various villainous capers and go toe-to-toe with The Dark Knight, still played by the talented Christian Bale. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

So Much Facepalm . . .

I thought about writing an article about Transformers 3 but I think this picture just about sums up everything I am feeling at the moment.

"You Sack of Wine!"
-Nate S 

(Guest Writer) Upcoming Film: The Avengers

Unofficial tagline: "Party in the U.S.A. has a whole new meaning.
UPDATE: Get the Latest Avengers news here!

Watch the Trailer Here!

I realize this is supposed to be a preview of The Avengers, but you'll have to be patient for my expectations, because there's a lot of lead-up.  I won't get to The Avengers itself for a little while.  

So, many of you may have realized that there has been a large upheaval of comic book movies in the past 10 years, especially in the past 4 or 5.  Marvel and DC have been going absolutely crazy lately.  They bust out superhero movies so often it's like having Christmas twice a year (if you’re into that sort of thing).  The only problem is that since they're getting rushed into production and release so quickly, it's as though the hero doesn't have time to put on his suit, and he dashes boldly into the fray, then realizing that he forgot his mask, hammer, flight-stabilizer, side-kick, underwear, etc.  My point is that comic-book franchises are cranking out movies so quickly they aren't getting the greatest products.

Totes OMG ROFL! It's a Review of The Social Network

To quote YAMB’s very own Blackthorne Esquire: “David Fincher remains the most underrated filmmaker in Hollywood.” (check it out: here) Hopefully with the release of The Social Network Fincher will finally win the Oscar he most definitely deserves. His latest film centers on the character of Mark Zuckerberg, who as most everyone now knows founded the iconic website Rather than being little more than a semi-interesting if not all that memorable biopic though, The Social Network instead give it’s viewers a fascinating look at modern society.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Speaking of Facebook... (and other Housekeeping news)

We have reached (and are exceeding) the 100 "like" mark on our Facebook page!
WHOOOOO!!!!!!! A hug for everyone. (extra hug for the 100th follower, sorry we couldn't figure that one out)
Thank you all so much for following us on Facebook!

If you haven't clicked the little "like" button on our page, please do! Link: here.

Also, for those who have been following our Facebook page, we have conformed to joined Twitter.
Why? Well. . . Twitter seems to be a good way to connect with a larger audience.
We want to reach as many people as possible, so please, follow us on our Twitter page as well!

More tidbits and announcements after the jump. . .