The Cabin in the Woods – The Safe-to-Read Review!

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum April 19, 2012
The latest from M.C. Escher's architect.

Don’t watch the trailers.  Don’t read any reviews (except this one).  If you’re a fan of horror movies, or if you’re not but a some good natured gore doesn’t bother you terribly – and if you enjoy being delighted (my audience was squealing, giggling and applauding) – drop any expectations or preconcieved notions, good or [...]

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The Hunger Games – Don’t Eat a Big Meal Beforehand

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum April 3, 2012
Roasted Mockingjay!!

Thanks for the headache, jerks.  I was pretty sure that the near dystopian future would not only be plagued by evil reality television show producers (is there another kind?) and a sadistic government (ditto?), but who knew that it would also suffer from perpetual earthquakes.  Poor Katniss Everdeen, the camera shakes as she battles baddies, [...]

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What Could Inception’s Success Mean for Hollywood?

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum July 23, 2010
Is It Real, or is It Memorex?

Inception made $62.8 million domestically on opening weekend.  Not bad at all.  But as time marches on, we could find that that weekend will end up marking a turning point in Hollywood; fingers crossed.  What?  How?  Why?  Let’s start at the beginning of this experience. My favorite trailers give me a hint of the broad [...]

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OPERATION: ENDGAME trailer released!

Posted by Jon Wiener July 7, 2010
Operation Endgame

The Operation: Endgame trailer is out and it looks pretty incredible.  The plot seems pretty basic: There are two teams of spies/assassins.  They want to kill one another.  Seems like some good old-fashioned action.  Here’s the kicker…it looks REALLY funny!  Get a load of this cast… Zack Galifinakis (G-Force, The Hangover, Out Cold), Adam Scott [...]

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The Trailer Park, No.004 – The Green Hornet

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum June 27, 2010
Seth Rogen, Unleash Your Inner Hornet!

Hey!  Whoa!  Very first The Green Hornet trailer has just come out.  I don’t know about the rest of you, but to me it seemed to suddenly jump from “forgotten in development turn-around” to “coming soon” right outta nowhere.  Of course “coming soon” means January 2011. So what’s the story here?  What’s going on with [...]

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Movie Review – A for The A-Team

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum June 17, 2010
He Pities You, Fool!

Okay, so maybe you enjoyed Shrek in three dimensions with the kids, but getting dragged to Sex and the City 2?!  (Once wasn’t enough!?)  Or (hopefully not, and) were you dragged to either of this year’s newly minted most-specific-movie-genre-ever flicks?  Hopefully you have no idea what I’m talking about.  The new genre is romance about [...]

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The Trailer Park, No.003 – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum May 23, 2010
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Okay, this trailer is all flash bang boom.  Me likey.  Looks like high octane almost summer fun.  No, really.  Popcorn adventure in a cool dark cavernous room while the sun starts sizzling outside the theater?  Marvelous.  Sign me up and take my money.  If you like staring at Mr. Donnie Darko himself, Jake Gyllenhaal, this [...]

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The Trailer Park, No.002 – Robin Hood

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum May 13, 2010
Robin Hood 2010

Robin Hood.  Nope.  No thanks.  I’m good.  I’ve seen it in black white.  I’ve seen it as a cartoon.  I’ve seen it played by an American.  I’ve seen it parodied.  I think I’m good.  This is nothing against director Ridley Scott – love the man.  Love Alien (giddy about his just announced prequels!), Blade Runner [...]

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Sexy Geek is the New Black: Adventures at Comic Con

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum May 3, 2010
Comic Con

The Wizard World Comic Con at the Anaheim Convention Center was just held the other weekend, April 16th through the 18th – same weekend as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was taking place deep in the California desert.  What an interesting contrast for weekend event planning.  It’s the geeks versus the stoners, while [...]

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New ‘Jonah Hex’ trailer is out today, makes me nervous

Posted by Rob Noble May 3, 2010
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The first trailer for the new Jonah Hex movie is finally out.  We’d heard reports that it was being put in front of Iron Man 2 prints, so the timing makes sense.  Check it here first: Okay, so now that you’ve seen it, let’s talk about it. Barfing up crows?  Cool. Malkovitch?…. Jury’s still out [...]

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