Tuesday, August 30, 2011

You Can't Get More Upset Than 12 Angry Men


When People think of a court case, they usually don't think of a film starring Henry Fonda. Well, it's true, no matter how much people want to admit it.

The film 12 Angry Men tells the story of twelve jurors who have to decide the fate of a young man who is on trial for murder.

As the movie starts, we see the judge in the courtroom send the twelve men into the deliberation room, to decide the young mans fate.

When all twelve men are in the deliberation room, we find out that 11 of the 12 men find the defendant guilty. The only juror who finds him not guilty is Fonda's character.

As the movie goes along, he tries to convince each of the other 11 jurors why the young man is not guilty. At first most of the jurors don't believe what he says. The whole time, Fonda's character has trouble with one juror until the end of the film. Of course you find out, but I'm not going to tell you what happens.

This movies teaches everyone a lesson, and so does the all-star cast, which includes, Fonda, Lee J. Cob, Ed Begely, Sr., Jack Klugman, E.G. Marshall, and Martin Balsam.

Go rent it and see it!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Everyone is a Fan of a Bad Movie! Me Included!


I know every generation has a bad film that at least one person was a fan of. Me Included. My Favorite bad movie that I am a huge fan of is Masters of the Universe starring Dolph Lundgren as He-Man, the savior of Eternia.

So many people ask me why I love this movie, and the only answer I can give them is: it was awesome at five to see a cartoon come to life.

Yeah, that might not be a good for some people, but this isn't about them; it's about me.

Yes, this movie is bad, but when you were five years old, and saw one of your cartoon heroes come to life, you enjoy it too.

One thing that I disliked about the movie was that Orko was not involved. He was replaced by Gwildor, played by famous little person actor Billy Barty. Even though I didn't like that choice now almost 25 years after I saw this movie, it kind of makes sense.



Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ni! Who Are You? We Are the Knights Who say Ni!


Oh my God! A Monty Python Blog. I know! Very different from what I normally write about. Go ahead be very shocked. Why should you be shocked? Because I fart in your general direction. That's right I said I fart in your general direction.

I know I watch many different movies, which whatever readers I have of this blog have noticed, by why this? The reason is because after hearing so much about the movie, I decided to by a copy and watch it.

So, that is exactly what I did. Let me say this, Monty Python and the Holy Grail was a very funny movie. I know some things people might say are: "the British aren't funny," or "Holy Grail doesn't make sense." I agree with the first statement about the British not really being funny, but this is one of those few times where they were.

I just wanted to say that the story was original, which mad me laugh at times, the characters were interesting, and I felt like the run time was a little to long. I truly can say that everything went well together in this movie.

The 1-10 scale is ready and I give this film an 8

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Caeser Home


About a week ago, I saw the newest film in the Planet of the Apes franchise. The name of the film Rise of The Planet of the Apes. That's right folks another Planet of the Apes movie.

OK, OK, I know many people are going like "oh my god!" another one. Yes, another one. Sure, I know many people don't like this series, but I do. Just to let you know I have seen all of the original Planet of the Apes movies, and its remake starring Marky Mark Wahlberg. Bloody Hell, I even did a 13 page independent research paper on them, but that is a different story.

Now, on to the movie itself. When I went to see it, I being a POTA fan, I was expecting a lot of it. Was I right to? Yes, I was. The reason--well, maybe a strong reason is because I had seen all five of the original movies, because of my uncle Bill.

Again, let me get back on track, I wanted to say that I enjoyed the film because it had an awesome story line, character development, a great plot line and a good run time. I totally believe that all of these things made the movie great. Why? Because, each of those kept me interested through out the entire movie.

All I'm saying is, if you don't believe me, go see it. On a scale of 1-10, I say 9 out of 10.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

You Can Tell by the Way I Use My Walk I'm a Women's Man


The 1970s. New York. The Bee Gee's. Disco. Leisure Suits. John Travlota. That's right folks, it's Saturday Night Fever.

I have a feeling that people might ask me why I am writing about a movie that came out five years before I was born.

OK, if you really wanna know, I'll tell ya. For me, it has to deal with seeing what New York was like at the tail end of the 1970s into the 1980s. Also, it has to deal with see a movie about disco. How many people would want to see a disco movie. A lot of people apparently.

I, like many people, love this movie, because it gives you the feel of the disco era and a hope that, that time would never change and come back again one day.

Come on,we all know that is true. I mean hell I would love to go back to '77 and go to a disco and meet someone like Travolta's character of Tony Manero. Wouldn't we all?

I would say this movie personifies the 1970s. I give it a 10