I get two weeks of vacation a year from work, and the time expires on March 1. Since everyone else took next week off, I'm stuck taking this week off. I've dubbed it Cinnaburst Spring Breakout '14... and while I have nowhere to go, I made plans to drive around town and visit places I've never been, eat at restaurants I've never eaten at before, etc.
But of course I've spent almost every day doing nothing. Woohoo?
Last week I asked you if you liked Valentine's Day, and the majority of you answered No.
For those of you who are married and celebrate Valentine's Day, enjoy the day! For those of you who are married and don't celebrate Valentine's Day, enjoy it! For those of you who are single and lonely like me, and will be spending the evening watching some good ole' pornog, there now exists a website where our dreams of getting laid can come true!
Here is an image from last Saturday's Ring of Honor show that should git yer motor runnin' regardless of whether you are married or not!
Last week I asked you if you agreed with movies getting sequels before even being released, and you answered a unanimous No.
Box Office News: Everything is awesome! Everything is cool when you're part of a team!
Trailer Time: Check out new trailers for The Purge: Anarchy, Think Like A Man Too and more!
In Theaters This Week: Robocop, About Last Night, Endless Love and Winter's Tale
Next Week's Notable DVD Releases: Game of Thrones Season 3
"Everything is awesome! Everything is cool when you're part of a team!
The phrase "greatest movie ever" is used quite often, mainly as a joke, but every so often (or once or twice a year) there comes along a film that spurs lots of online debate over whether it actually IS the greatest movie ever. You wouldn't think that an animated movie about a product that a toy company makes would be one of these discussions, but here we are.
I first reported news of a LEGO movie being made in the November 18, 2011 Friday Film Fiesta with the lone comment "I'm so there!" At the time I was skeptical. It wasn't a Pixar movie, so it would probably suck. It wasn't one of the old school animated Disney movies, so it would probably suck. I had seen the CGI animated LEGO Star Wars shorts in the past; they're good for a quick laugh, but they're ultimately forgettable. Very, very forgettable. But regardless of the quality, I would still see it because it's LEGO. I assumed that this LEGO movie would be exactly the same, and even wondered what kind of story they could even come up with. Then, over the next two years, news broke of the casting choices, and last summer we got our first look at the LEGO toy sets based on the movie that were being developed. All of it sounded good. But still, could the movie be THAT good?
The movie's main character is named Emmett. He's a simple construction worker who follows all of the rules (or building instructions) and sings "Everything is Awesome" for over five hours a day. However Emmett's problem is that he is literally generic, and has no friends because nobody knows who he is. That all changes one day when some master builders invade the city in search of "the Special One" whose destiny is to destroy the barriers between all of the LEGO galaxies (each based on a different theme). See, eight years prior, the evil Lord Business stole the Piece of Resistance, and was able to barricade the LEGO realms and prevent minifigures from travelling throughout the galaxies. So Emmett the unlikely hero must join forces with the Master Builders before Lord Business enacts his Taco Tuesday plan, which is really to superglue all of the LEGO pieces together, thus cementing his character as the most evil villain in Hollywood history.
And as a toy collector, the end of the movie really tugged at my heart. Without spoiling anything, the plot all starts to come together at a certain point, and the style of the film radically changes. You'll know when you get there. It's almost a light hearted jab at collectors of LEGO, and a sick burn at the reeeeeaaally hardcore collectors too, yet it re-enforces the fact that in the end, LEGOs are toys, and can be enjoyed by EVERYONE. Because the age limites are totally just suggestions. Whether you build sets and display them as a collection or play with them as toys, it's what you do with your imagination that counts. And everything you make is beautiful.
I loved every minute of this movie and will be buying it the day it is released on home video. The cast was fantastic, and there are lots of fun cameos by both celebrities doing voiceovers and older LEGO sets and themes. SPACESHIP~!!! And with its record breaking box office opening, a few other people must have liked it too. Highest recommendation from me, and we have a very early contender for Movie of the Year.
Now, please excuse me while I go and play with my toys.
elcome to the Friday Film Fiesta! This week sees the release of The LEGO Movie.
Well I just have to ask, what makes LEGO's so great? Is it their superior plastic that allows them to last for generations? Is it their brilliant design that allows them to work flawlessly with bricks manufactured decades ago? Or is it their incredible themes and sets?
In case you haven't realized, I'm a Mega Bloks Guy.
Just kidding, I love LEGO! Seriously, what the hell is that crap on the left?
Last week I asked if you enjoyed the new TMNT designs, and you answered Meh.
I could have written this on Friday, sure, but I got lazy after building a TV stand. Then Former Blog of Doom Poster An-Day somehow got it in his head that I wear fake glasses to try to impress people, and I really don't know where I'm going with this paragraph so here's a picture of Dave Batista to celebrate his return!
Last week I asked you what Shia LaBeouf's best film role is and you answered both Disturbia and Other.
Box Office News: Lone Survivor is the lone survivor among crap nobody wants to see!
Trailer Time: Check out new trailers for Adult World, A Haunted House 2 and more!
In Theaters This Week: Devil's Due, Jack Ryan, The Nut Job and Ride Along
Next Week's Notable DVD Releases: Captain Phillips and Machete Kills
I know I started this Blog in order to review things (after I decided to stop talking about sports) so I decided that since I don't do comic book reviews anymore out of laziness, I would post my reviews and rankings of the Summer 2013 movies that I have seen. That didn't pan out either so I decided to just wait until the end of 2013 and review EVERY movie I saw in theaters in 2013. Hopefully this will kick off even more reviews, because I have a lot of stuff I want to watch in 2014!
Since I work overnights and get off of work at 9am, my initial plan throughout the summer was simple - go to a matinee showing on Friday mornings of a movie I wanted to see. Unfortunately I did not have a chance to see a movie each week as I originally wanted to, but I think I saw a large amount of movies, all things considered, and I'm pretty happy with the way things came out.
So, without further adieu, my 2013 movie reviews and rankings!