Monday, February 28, 2011

Inception Parody

     Too Much Coffee

      For all those diehard Inception fans mourning last night's Best Picture outcome, Rooster Teeth Productions, an extraordinarily popular production group headquartered in Austin, Texas, has released a hilarious Inception/Family Guy satirical video. Specifically, this parody serves as a fantastically funny tribute of Christopher Nolan's masterpiece. Hopefully, it will help cure us all from our dissatisfied Oscar lull.  

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Oscars 2011: Live-Blogging the Show

FilmMattic @ Work 

      The crown jewel of the film world, the Oscars will begin in a matter of moments. This Award's show carries an infectious luster. In keeping with this spirit, I have decided to live-blog the event—my first ever foray into the live-blogging realm. 
      Without further ado, ready yourself for a continuous onslaught of everything Oscar, and jump right into my live-blogging of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

Friday, February 25, 2011

It's Going Down Sunday

      And The Oscar Goes To

      Charlie Sheen. Before any readers permanently abandon my blog or boundlessly cut short any further reading, do realize that I am wholeheartedly kidding. On the contrary, the bulk of my post will breakdown the Big 4 Oscar categories—"And The Oscar Goes To" are five words that will never precede the announcement of Sheen's name. Rather, he's more likely to hear these five words: "You have been sentenced to." Nonetheless, I do want to provide a quick commentary on Mean Sheen's latest controversy. 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Person of the Week

I'm Here to Report a Neeson Rating

      My last "Person of the Week" selection may have caused some to call into question my credibility as a purveyor of fine talent. I am here to debunk this notion. Without a shroud of bias or hesitation, I am once again thinking lucidly. I guess my partying binge with Charlie Sheen last week stymied my sound judgment. I should have been appalled by Mean Sheen's antics. He demanded the DJ play "Wild Thing," then threw a bag of coke on the table and started snorting it while watching old acting performances of himself on his iPad. Such an alarming scene should have been a warning to me. When it comes to erratic behavior, Charlie is in charge.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Person of the Week

Charlie St. Wowed

      What does Charlie Sheen have in common with Mel Gibson and Chris Brown? His continual public outbursts serve as a stark reminder, of the reprehensible behavior that imprudent-minded, celebrity bad boys exact. In a weird and frankly, questionable twist, my "Person of the Week" award will honor this fact, as the infamously famous Charlie Sheen, will receive the title. And no, that is not a mistype; Charlie is no Martin. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Russell Brand & SNL Wage War On The British Gangster Genre

Mocking Guy

      Thanks to the collective forces of Twitter and the prescience of a talented writer, I have another hilarious video to present to the blogging community. A casual presumption from one of my growing Twitter friends, Alexander Hammond, author of "Tales From the Edge of Forever," proves to be a perfectly apt, riotous encapsulation of my keen tastes for comedic parodies.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Inception's Oscar Fate

Warner Bros Spearheads a Majestic Cause

      In a fantastic and transparent effort to influence the Academy, Warner Bros. has produced a mesmerizing 5-minute featurette of Christopher Nolan's Inception. Rarely do I highlight the work of a major studio. On this occasion though, I applaud Warner Bros. Any institution that staunchly champions the cause of Nolan is a worthy institution in my book. Well-done, WB.  

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Evolution of Nicolas Cage's Hair

A Caged, Hairy Animal

      I may be a little late on this post, but I am fairly certain that many moviegoers have not seen this mashup. Harry Hanrahan, an intrepid video editor and the creator of a varying array of viral YouTube videos, has put together a ridiculous and hilarious compilation of Nicolas Cage's storied hair transformations. Throughout his eccentric, though flourishing film career, Cage has been the subject of many versatile and stylistically erratic, hair follicle alterations. Cage's critics would claim his hair represents a more unique and refreshing display of style-and-substance than the actor's actual work. Personally, I would not go to such lengths to deride Cage's distinct acting credentials, but nonetheless, his character's diverse hairstyles do evoke a certain wondrous visual quality. As tenacious and dedicated as Christian Bale is to his physical craft—undergoing intense physical transformations that are detrimental to his health—so to does Cage employ the same level of dedication to his dated sideburns and receding hair line.  

Monday, February 7, 2011

Person of the Week

 A Super Pick

      The 2011 Super Bowl is a momentous occasion, not merely for the two combatants on the field, but for the millions of people who tune into the yearly mega spectacle. Though, in lieu of last night's contest, I must digress for a moment. I am not a fan of either team, but I still must graciously extend a meek congratulatory message to the victorious Green Bay Packers. I absolutely detest the Pittsburgh Steelers, not for any tangibly logical reason, but because they represent an embarrassment of riches. Their fanbase has already gluttonously enjoyed six Super Bowl championships. I am a lowly Detroit Lions fan. Consequently, I cannot stand for such an excess of winning. The cheese heads are pretty bad too, but they represent the NFC North. Therefore, my abhorrence to them is minimized ever so slightly by their geographical closeness to the Lions franchise. So...thank you Green Bay Packers! Now that I got that little rant off my chest, I can get back to my post.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Brown and Yellow (Sadly, Bobby was forced to remove his video from YouTube)

Not Your Regular UPS Guy

      Our obsessive Internet and wireless gadgetry-crazed society has fostered an overwrought—but on occasion, uniquely clever—creativity boom. YouTube is the indisputable champ of this trend. Men, women, and children among us, all hope that their ingeniously planned video exploits will lead to the next viral youtube sensation. As we are too keen to realize, such hopeful promises are often bled out of delusional hysteria. There are far too many unseen, unoriginal, uninspiring renditions, spoofs, parodies, etc., circulating online. 

Friday, February 4, 2011

My Film Favorites

      Just so you can more intricately understand my film sensibilities, I am formulating a uniquely personalized list. It will afford you a glimpse into my favorites across the vast universe of film. Please do not confuse this with any best of list, as these selections are born from personal and purely subjective impressions. If I were to construct a list of the best films/categories, it would significantly differ from this list. Such an undertaking would require much more reasoned and sophisticated thought. I will reserve that list for a time, far far away. 
      These categories are mostly generic, but I will elucidate on some of my choices. I do not want this to be a bland listing. Without further ado, let's jump right into it! (This list is subject to periodic updates as I add new categories).

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Stanley Kubrick Odyssey - A Tribute

     Blogging For Apples

     I have been blogging about film for almost two months now and I am truly grateful for entering this realm. I am equally grateful to those of you who have taken the time to read and comment on my writings. I sincerely thank every one of you for your continuing support. This is a fledgling. potentially career-defining hobby of mine, and I treat it with great care.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Person of the Week

Call in the Cavalry

      The SAG awards may have aired this past Sunday, but the award show has no bearing on my "Person of the Week" segment. After all, the SAG awards were far too predictable and the almighty Oscars are just around the corner. Instead, a more curious development materialized. This development consists of an iconic film character and an actor who, if given a second career path, would join the army. The character I am referring to is the hero who dons the immortal "S" shield, Superman, while the actor I am referencing is none other than British Actor, Henry Cavill. Once known as the "most unlucky man in Hollywood," Cavill will inherit the legendary comic book superhero personage. Consequently, he will also inherit my "Person of the Week" title.