So I was skeptical about this one. The 1st Men In Black was great......for 1997. And Men In Black 2 was, well, kind of dumb. So I didn't really have my expectations set too high for the 3rd installment. However, now that I've seen it, I must say that it was really a lot of fun to watch!
Men In Black stars the usual Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as agents who monitor and protect alien life on the planet Earth. This time however, it was very well written. The basic plot is an alien assassin who breaks out of prison and goes back in time to kill the agent that put him in prison, Tommy Lee Jones. The assassin is successful and therefore time gets altered and Will Smith now has to go back in time to stop it. Now time travel can be tricky and needs to be well written in order for it to make sense. More often than not, there will be holes in the story that the writer forgets about or something like that. Men In Black 3 offers a good movie with a good story. I liked it! Also, they added some better actors and characters in this one. And thank God! Watching Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville and Rip Torn was extremely annoying. This one offers a much better quality film with good writing and some great action scenes. Also, the aliens in this one were done really tastefully. Not some 30 foot tall alien that had 4 other guys beneath him and could fly. The third installment redeems the entire series.
Men In Black 3 is fun, has some really good 2012 special effects, and has a well written plot. I would recommend this movie. It's not going to win any awards or anything, but who cares? Right? Movies are supposed to be enjoyable and Men In Black 3 is! Check it out. Yes Indeed!
So I was watching Christmas Vacation the other day and was enjoying the hilarious comedy that is Chevy Chase and that's when I started thinking about all of his movies. He hasn't been in anything lately but man, does he have some great movies. He actually would be a great candidate for the salute to the unappreciated actor but I decided to do a top 5 list instead. So here are what I think are the Top 5 Chevy Chase movies.
1) - National Lampoon's Vacation - I don't think there is a question here. Not only is this a classic movie, but this movie was made for Chevy Chase. Hilarious. Good talk Rust.....
2) - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - This not only goes down as one of the best Christmas movies but one of the best Chevy Chase movies. "If I woke up with my head sowed to the carpet I wouldn't be more surprised than I am right now."
3) - Caddyshack - "I was born to love you........I was born to lick your face.......I was born to rub you........but you were born to rub me first". Nuff said.
4) - Spies Like Us - One of the funniest movies that not a lot of people know about. Chevy Chase and Dan Akroyd kill it in this movies. "All right stop right there, and I'll bring back the sun." This movie is hilarious.
5) - Three Amigos - Also one of the greats. They don't put 3 hilarious guys like these together in movies anymore. Classic. I guess you could call this movie....infamous? (the right people will get that joke).
And there they are. the Top 5 Chevy Chase movies. Boom. Thank you, thank you, thank you Chevy Chase.
So I know I'm a little late in watching this movie. To be honest, I really didn't want to see it. I thought it looked kind of boring. But after watching it, I have to say that this movie was awesome.
Drive took me by surprised. I didn't know what to expect. However, what Drive did, what take an action filled movie and gave you these little blurbs that were filled with action, drama and a ton of emotion. Not to mention, a good story that wasn't too complex and some really good acting. For example, the script is great. It is done very subtly. It was nice to sit down and watch a movie that didn't have a thousand things to pay attention too, and still able to follow along perfectly. Next, the movie is Rated R so when it's time for some violence.....it's time for some violence. Sorry if that doesn't make sense. If you've seen this movie then you get it. And finally, this was written so well. Mainly for a couple of small reasons. One, when certain plot points are discovered in the story, instead of having a 20 minute scene about how they feel, they just had a 2 minute scene without any dialogue what so ever. And that 2 minutes has more emotion than a lot of other movies. And two, one of the neatest things about this movie is that you never know the name of Ryan Gosling's character. And the funny thing is, you never even realize it until the movie's over and you see the credits and it says; Ryan Gosling: Driver/The Kid. I thought that was cool.
So I shame on me for not giving this a chance. Drive is a good good movie that people should experience. And Ryan Gosling, shows himself to be a strong actor. So watch Drive, and prepared to be taken by surprised. Yes indeed.
John Candy is my November pick for the unappreciated actor. I was flipping the channels the other day and came across a movie that featured him in a small role. Then I started thinking about all of his roles. Whether he had a lead role or just a supporting role, John Candy killed it every time. The guy is comedy personified. He is awesome. He pulls off this like, charming yet, dorky hilarious comedy. It's almost like he doesn't even try. He died way too young. So I figured he was an appropriate pick for the unappreciated actor. Here are some of his more memorable roles:
The Blues Brothers
National Lampoon's Vacation
Armed and Dangerous
Little Shop of Horrors
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
The Great Outdoors
Who's Harry Crumb?
Nothing But Trouble
Rookie of the Year
John Candy is the man. He died way too young and hopefully this will help people remember that he was awesome. So John Candy, from all of here at The Yes Indeed Papers (and by all of us I mean just me), thank you for the movies, and we salute you........yes indeed.
So there was no buzz around this movie due to the last Adam Sandler movie Jack & Jill. That movie was horrible and pretty much scared everyone away from this one. But I'm here to tell you that this movie, was actually pretty funny.
It's the story of Adam Sandler who hooks up with his Jr. High teacher and they have a kid together. The teacher gets arrested and the Adam Sandler gets famous. Now all grown up, Sandler's kid (Andy Samberg) is getting married and Sandler decides to crash the wedding weekend for various reasons and madness ensues. The reason this movie is funny is because it's Rated R. And that's the only way it could have been done right. The comedy is very crude which makes for a good time. You get to see Sandler's horrible yet funny parenting skills which are funny. Examples include letting his son eat candy and cake which turned him into a diabetic. He has a New Kids On The Block tattoo on his back and is embarrassed because his body grew and now the tattoo is all warped. Oh, and the fact that he named his kid Han Solo......awesome! There are some hilarious cameos and some outrageous parts of the story. This isn't the funniest movie that I've ever seen but it definitely made me laugh.
This movie is good if you give it a chance. The duo of Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg makes for some good comedy. If you're looking for a movie to occupy your time on a Friday night, That's My Boy is not a bad choice.
I am in love with this movie. I came across this movie on IMDB.com and wanted to see it ever since I the saw the preview.
Safety Not Guaranteed is about a 20 something year old intern who works for a Seattle magazine. She gets the chance to go on an assignment with a writer and another intern about an ad in a newspaper where someone is looking for somebody to go back in time with. So they decide to go check this out for a story and when they get there, they find some stuff that weren't looking for. The main magazine writer Jeff, played by Jake Johnson, tries to answer the ad but fails pretty hard so Darius has to take charge. Aubrey Plaza (Parks & Recreation) plays Darius and is amazing. She takes the lead on answering the ad and comes to find that the writer of the ad, Kenneth, is serious about going back in time. She starts training with him and every moment spent is another moment where she starts to believe a little more. They come to find that there are people actually following Kenneth and that he might be for real. Kenneth is played by Mark Duplass (The League) and he plays the character of Kenneth perfectly. A character who wins you over the first second that he is on screen. It's hard to explain any more of the movie without giving things away. But what happens, is magic. The acting, the writing, ending......all magic. It's the kind of movie that after you watch it, you wanna watch it the next day.
There is something about this movie that I can't put my finger on. I have different theories on this movie every time I watch it. It came out 2 weeks ago and I have watched it 5 times so far. I absolutely love this movie. It's one of those movies that you wished you wrote yourself. The only problem with this movie is that no one knows about it. It went right under the radar and I consider it a tragedy that people won't know about this movie. Watch this movie. It will leave you wanting more. Yes indeed.
Spoon in spoon Stirring my coffee I thought of you And turned to the gate On my way came up with the answers I scratched my head And the answers were gone From hand to hand Wrist to the elbow Red blood sand Could Dad be God Crosses cross hung out like a wet rag Forgive you? Why? You hung me out to dry
Maybe I'm crazy But laughing out loud Makes the pain pass by And maybe you're a little crazy But laughing out loud makes it all subside Holding. I'm holding I'm still falling
Spoon in spoon Stirring my coffee I thought of this And turned to the gate But on my way Crack Lightning and thunder I hid my head And the storm slipped away Well maybe I'm crazy And laughing out loud Makes it all pass by And maybe you're a little crazy And laughing out loud Makes it all alright
From time to time Minutes and hours Some move ahead Some lag behind It's like the balloon that Rise and then vanish This drop of hope That falls from his eyes
Spoon in spoon Stirring my coffee I think of this And turn to go away But as I walk They're voices behind me saying Sinners sin Come now and play
So I'm a little late with this one. I always do my salute to the unappreciated actor at the end of the month, not in the beginning. But I doubt anybody actually reads this thing so who cares. Anyways, I've been watching some movies lately and Guy Pearce keeps showing up. So it got me thinking about Guy Pearce and how much of a good actor he is. And if you've seen Memento, then you agree with me. He was amazing in that movie! He definitely does not get enough credit. He's pretty versatile. Here are some of his more memorable movies.
Rules of Engagement
The Time Machine
The Hurt Locker
The King's Speech
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Guy Pearce is the man. He always delivers and I think people need to recognize it more. He is so unappreciated. I guarantee he is going to be bad ass in Iron Man 3. Well, he's my October pick for my salute to the unappreciated actor. So Guy Pearce, from all of us here at the Yes Indeed Papers (and by all of us I mean just me), Guy Pearce......we salute you. Yes Indeed.
This is pretty much everything that you want from a superhero movie. This movie is pretty much all good stuff. When you have 5 movies coming together to make one giant mega movie, it's pretty much a recipe for awesome.
So obviously you got Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow and Hawkeye being led by Nick Fury and Shield. This movie is every comic book nerds dream. The only problem is, you kind of need to see of all the individual movies leading up to it to really appreciate it. But any fan of this movie probably already has. The premise is pretty simple. Thor's brother Loki joined forces with somebody who is also not from this planet. The unknown evil doer wants the energy source known as the Teseract and Loki wants to rule the planet. Because his brother made sure that he couldn't rule on his home planet. So Loki comes to Earth and starts causing a ruckus so The Avenger's get assembled. Now there's a little more to it than that obviously but I don't want to give anything away. My favorite parts are when the team start to turn on each other. Each one has a set of abilities that think can trump the other. And then when the Hulk gets angry, and you don't want to make him angry. My favorite parts of the movie are the fight scenes that the Avenger's have between each other. Their funny, action packed and your rooting for both sides. The scene in which The Hulk fights Thor is awesome!
This movie is freakin great. You have a ton of action, sweet special effects, comedy, and big named actors filling a movie that was 4 years in the making. I couldn't get enough. If your into any of the comic books, or are a fan of action movies, then this is the movie for you. The Avengers is everything you want and more. Watch this movie! Yes indeed.
So I got a bunch of laughs when I told people I wanted to see this movie. I didn't really know what to expect. But it's exactly what you would think. The best word that I could use to describe it is.......cheesy.
The acting is sub par, the aliens aren't scary at all, and I'm still not sure if I understand the story. There are some cool parts. The graphics are sweet, and some of the action scenes mixed with some intense music makes you forget that your watching a cheesy movie. The basic story is aliens come to the planet and need to use something that NASA has come up with. So they set up shop in the middle of the ocean right where the navy are playing war games. They come across this ship and the aliens defend themselves? Or they attack? I'm still not sure. It's confusing. Anyways, there are some good parts. The biggest question that I had before watching was how would they incorporate the board game into the movie. Well there is this one scene where they figure out how to track the alien ship. They can't get to close because then they're toast. So they have to stay far enough away. So they locate the alien craft on this grid and take their best shot. Just like the board game. Other than that, there is not much else going on.
There are a lot of cheesy scenes in this movie, but if you can get past that, then its fun. If you decide to not watch this movie, then your not missing much.
So this will be a quick entry. I watched this the other day and I had fun watching it. Lockout is Luc Besson produced movie starring Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace. It is a quick 90 minute movie about the President's daughter going to visit the floating prison in outer space and what happens? Well, the prisoners get loose somehow and now have the first daughter as a hostage. So they send in the Ex-CIA operative, former agent Snow. So the key to watching this movie and having a good time with it is remembering that when they intended on making this movie, I'm pretty sure they didn't have the word Oscar in mind. So if you remember that it's just a movie and that it is supposed to be fun, then it becomes a fun movie.
So there is some good and some bad to this movie. The bad parts include, some not so good graphics, some cheesy lines and an ending that kinda makes you go.....cmon! However, the good parts include an easy plot, the cheesy lines and some fun action scenes. The plot is kind of like an Escape From New York meets The Transporter. It's a Luc Besson movie so it gets right to the point. Guy Pearce's character Snow has sarcastic attitude and delivers some great one-liners. An then when you add that to a bunch of convicted felons, some of which were kind of bad ass, looking to get out of jail, you get 90 minutes of awesome. Well.....maybe not awesome, how about......a good time.
I didn't like the graphics or one part towards the end but i had a good time watching this movie. The comedy mixed with quick action and an original story made for a fun movie night. Check it out if you want. Yup dop!
This entry is well overdue and I apologize to anyone who actually follows this thing. I've seen this movie twice now. And each viewing was amazing. If I was to pick one word to describe this movie, it would be......EPIC! Or Legendary or unbelievable, or the best superhero movie in the history? Yes to all! This movie was awesome in every sense of the word. This will probably enter my Top 5 of all time.
So I was waiting for this movie to come out since 2008. The Dark Knight left such an impact on people that this movie was easily one of the most anticipated movies in the last 10 years. With the death of Heath Ledger, everyone was curious as to where Christopher Nolan was going to bring the story. And he didn't disappoint. He was able to bring the last installment in the series to an end but do it in classic Christopher Nolan fashion. He ended it but leaves everyone wanting more.
The story take place 8 years from the end of The Dark Knight. We see Bruce Wayne totally secluded in his rebuilt mansion. He is awakened after a cat burglar, played by Anne Hathaway. He starts to bring himself back to life only to find that his company is starting to go under and a threat has been introduced to the city of Gotham. The story itself is not complex, but has a lot of pieces to it so I won't go too much into detail because all of the pieces make up one hell of a film, and I don't want to give anything away.
The villain in the movie is Bane played by Tom Hardy and he is set to finish what Liam Neeson started in Batman Begins. This character is so awesome and Tom Hardy kills it! His presence on screen is so overpowering! The character is a trained fighter so he tests Batman more physically than ever before. Anne Hathaway plays Selina Kyle or "Catwoman" even though the name Catwoman never gets mentioned any time during the film. Now Anne Hathaway wasn't the first name that came in my mind for the role, and when I heard she got casted, I really wasn't super excited about it. But hr performance in this move was perfect. She was sexy, funny and a bad ass all at the same time. She was a surprising bonus. And it doesn't hurt that she is nice to look at. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays police officer John Blake. He shows that he is such a good actor and add that certain supporting feature that is needed for a movie of this magnitude. And Christian Bale and Gary Oldman reprise their roles as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Commissioner Gordon.
The Dark Knight Rises is the perfect ending to the Dark Knight Trilogy. Christopher Nolan writes this in a way that keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time and leaves you wanting more when it's done. Now the big question that will probably always be a debate, is that is this movie better than the Dark Knight? I don't have the answer to that question. I like the story better in the Dark Knight Rises but Heath Ledger's performance in the Dark Knight is so unbelievable, it makes this question practically impossible. Batman Begins is based around fear. The Dark Knight revolves around chaos and the Dark Knight Rises is all about pain. Each one was written so perfectly with unforgettable performances and non stop action that it doesn't matter which one is better. All that matters is that each movie is amazing and I'm sad to see the end, but I am more than satisfied because The Dark Knight Rises was the perfect ending to one of the greatest trilogies ever. Yes indeed.
I am a 30 year old guy who is married to an awesome girl, and I'm having an awesome marriage. I love movies and the Dave Matthews Band. I will post a new blog about a new movie, Dave song, or whatever I feel every week. Hopefuly these thoughts get you thinking. Please comment on them, good or bad and remember to look at things right side up or upside down.......Yes Indeed!