Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Avengers

Marvel's superheroes: Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow must band together to save the world from total destruction brought about by Loki, the god of mischief.

I loved the individual hero movies!  To have one big superhero sandwich of a movie is every comic book nerds dream!!!!  It was awesome!

Rating - CW

The Dark Knight Rises

By far, this is the review I have been waiting to write! Plot: Its been eight years since the battle with the Joker. Batman has disappeared with the death of Harvey Dent being blamed on him. Gotham is at peace until a new threat rises named Bane. Bane seeks to finish the job the the League of Shadows left behind.....the destruction of Gotham City. Bruce Wayne must come out from the shadows, dawn the cape and cowl once more and protect Gotham from evil!

Kudos Mr. Nolan. The story line was AMAZING! And thank you for redeeming the character of Bane from Joel Schumacher's brainless and idiotic version (Batman and Robin, 1997). The comic book version of Bane was intelligent, artistic and brilliantly cruel. The plot twist throughout the end were jaw dropping as well! I didn't think this would top Heath Ledger's Joker or the stroy line of "The Dark Knight" but it very well did!

Rating - CW: Not just collection worthy, but this one goes straight to the front of the collection!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


One word....HILARIOUS!!!!!! If you are a fan of Seth McFarlene's "Family Guy" or "American Dad" you will LOVE this movie!!! A young boy's wish that his teddy bear will come to life and be his best friend forever comes true. But as the bond between boy and bear is tested over time, the results are shocking, suspenseful and side-splittingly funny! This movie stars Mark Wahlburg, Mila Kunis and Seth McFarlene as the voice of Ted. CW - Definitely Collection worthy!!!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tyler Perry an action star???????

Rob Cohen (Fast and Furious) is directer the adaptation of James Patterson's best selling character in the new mnovie "Alex Cross" with Tyler Perry playing the title role.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Back in Action!!!!!

Sorry about the awkward silence there folks!!!  Let's get right back at it!!!!  Here's a little bit to tease your interest......

Robocop 3 adds Hugh Laurie as the main villian....
Hans Zimmer has agreed to do the score for Man of Steel
Here's the first look at Angelina Jolie as "Maleficent"...
And new set photos of Karl Urban's "Dredd" have been released...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

First Look at Anthony Hopkins as Albert Hitchcock

Fox Searchlight Pictures has revealed a first look at Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock in director Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock, which recently started filming and co-stars Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson
Based on the book "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho" by Stephen Rebello, Hitchcock is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock's seminal movie "Psycho."

Monday, April 9, 2012

In the worx.....

Angelina Jolie is set to play Maleficent, the story of the evil sorceress that curses Princess Aurora in the Disney classic, "Sleeping Beauty." The film will tell the origin of character.

Seth Grahame-Smith and Tim Burton are teaming up to write the sequel to the Burton original Beetlejuice. The duo has recently finished production of "Dark Shadows" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."

Ben Kingsley is rumored to be the villian in the upcoming "Iron Man 3." The third installment in the Marvel tale will once again star Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Friday, April 6, 2012

For all you fellow Simon Pegg fans......

Simon Pegg has given this first look on Twitter at the trailer for A Fantastic Fear of Everything, in which he co-stars with Amara Karan, Clare Higgins, Sheridan Smith and Alan Drake.

In the psycho comedy, Pegg plays a children's author turned crime novelist whose research into the lives of Victorian serial killers turns him into a paranoid wreck, especially when a Hollywood executive decides he wants to make a film out of his findings.

In the Worx.....

Nicole Kidman is reportedly going to take on a portrayal of Grace Kelly in the Olivier Dahan  directed "Grace of Monaco."

An Xmen First Class sequel is set to start shooting in January.

A sequel to "Captain America" is set to be released in 2014 that will be pick up where "The Avengers" leaves off.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Dark Shadows Trailer

Upcoming Madness.....

July 13 - Ted: Seth McFarlane breaks into the big screen with a story about a teddy bear
                coming to life.  Also starring Mark Wahlberg

August 8 - Total Recall: Colin Farrell takes on the remake of the Schwartzenegger hit inspired
                   by the short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale."

November 9 - Sky Fall: The new 007 flick.  Daniel Craig returns as James Bond with Javier Bardem
                       as the villian.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

This is where the critic in me comes out and throws a hissy-fit.....

This is the "sequel" to the 2007 "Ghost Rider" starring Nicholas Cage.  I put it as "sequel" because its really NOT.  Sequels are supposed to be a continueance of the original.  They are not supposed to alter plot lines, characters and basically change the story and expecte veiwer to redefine their knowledge of the story.

The original story:  Johnny Blaze, a daredevil stunt-cycle rider, makes a deal with Mephistopholes (the devil) to cure his father of lung cancer.  After "miraculously" being cured, his father dies in the middle of a motorcycle stunt the next day.  Having sold his soul to the devil, Johnny is now forced to do his work as "The Rider," Satan's loan shark.

Sequel story:  Johnny Blaze, "The Ghost Rider" must protect a young boy from Roarke (the devil).  The young boy just so happens to be the illegitimate child of Roarke and is prophesied to be the new vessel of the devil incarnate and will conquer the world.

I also might add, Nicholas Cage's acting in the first one was ok.  It was horrible in this one.  And Peter Fonda as the devil in #1 was methodical and brilliant.  Cirian Hinds as the devil in #2, weak and pansy-ish!

As a fan of comic book adaptations, I probably would have liked it better if they had just done a full-blown reboot with a new main actor.  Even still, the plot of this movie was dry, but was somewhat saved by a little humor.

BlakeBuster rating: DT-I, pushing a RB-I

Thursday, March 1, 2012

In The Worx

Big news for children of the 80's.....Tom Cruise will be reprising the role of Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in the sequel to the blockbuster "Top Gun".  Peter Craig (The Town) is penning the script for the highly anticipated sequel about a young navy pilot, determined to be the "Best of the Best."

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New Avengers Trailer

Newly released trailer for "The Avengers" coming May 4....

In The Worx

So far, I've introduced you to my rating system and the "Upcoming Madness" segment.  Its time now for a new segment I call "In The Worx."  This is where you can find news on whats recently started production, what new movies are being planned and rumors of what could be.  So lets get started....

Gore Verbinski has recently started principal photography for "The Lone Ranger" starring Johnny Depp.  The release date is slated for May 31 2013.

Filming has started on the Untitled "Star Trek" sequel.  The cast from the first JJ Abrams film are returning with Benedict Cumberbatch to play the new villian.

Dan Aykroyd has confirmed that Bill Murray will NOT be reprising his role as Dr. Peter Venkman in a 3rd Ghostbusters.  Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis and Aykroyd are planning a 3rd film, but have yet to write a script due to Murray's absence from the film.

Robert Downey Jr is set to take on the role of "Perry Mason."  A script for the adaptation is in the works.

Some other films set for a 2013 release....

Iron Man 3
Fast and Furious 6
The Hangover 3
A Good Day To Die Hard
Percy Jackson: The Sea Monsters
Tyler Perry Presents "We The Peeples"
Despicable Me 2
Grown Ups 2

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Upcoming Madness

March 2 - Dr. Suess' The Lorax.... Dr. Suess kid's movies, can't go wrong
March 23 - The Hunger Games... adaptation of the best-selling book
March 30 - Wrath of the Titans.... A sequel to a remake of a movie that didn't have a sequel.....
                    Looks like it will be action-packed though....
April 6 - American Reunion.. How many will it take to kill the series?
               Is there going to be an "American Nursing Home?" 
April 13 - The Three Stooges..... Will Sasso as Curley and Sean Hayes as HAS to be funny!!
May 4  -The Avengers.....every comic book nerd's live-action movie fantasy!!
May 11 - Dark Shadows.... Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, nuff said!!!
June 29 - G.I. JOE: Retalliation.... Cobra Commander returns and takes over the US Government

More movie news to come....STAY TUNED!!!!!

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

And now we see the epic battle between The Lengendary Detective and his Arch-Nemesis!!!  Sherlock Holmes matches whits with Professor James Moriarty in a battle to prevent a massive world war. 

Guy Ritchie did a GREAT job of showing the unigue similarities between Holmes and Moriarty.  Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law also do an amazing job in this adaptation of one of the greatest detective stories in history.

Blake Buster Rating: C-W

Rating System

Ok, now that we have a review on the board, Lets go over the Blake Buster Rating System. 

P-I: "Pirate It" If you feel you have to see this flick, pirate it!  Don't waste money on this movie!!!
RB-I: "Red Box It"  Wait for the rental.  Red Box only costs a dollar a day ma friend!
DT-I: "Dollar Theater It" Cinema worthy, but not worth 10 dollars to see!
T-W: "Theater Worthy" Oh yeah, Go see it on the big screen. It's good!
C-W: "Collection Worthy" Saw it, loved it, when it hits DVD, I'm buying it!!!

There ya go folks, a a fool-proof way to decide on what movie to see and when.

The Vow

LOVED IT!!!  Paige and Leo (Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum) are a happy newlywed couple whose lives are changed by a car accident that puts Paige in a coma. Waking up with severe memory loss, Paige has no memory of Leo, a confusing relationship with her parents (Sam Neill and Jessica Lange), and an ex-fiance (Scott Speedman) she may still have feelings for. Despite these complications, Leo endeavors to win her heart again and rebuild their marriage.
Guys, take your girl to see this!!!!  GREAT date movie!!!

BlakeBuster Rating: C-W


Here it is folks, your insight into current and upcoming cinema!  Do you think Ebert & Roper are over-rated and their "two thumbs up" rating system isn't worth crap?  Ever differ in opinion with the top movie critics (liked a movie that they hated and vis-versa)?  Well, this blog is dedicated to you, the REAL movie-goers!!  My name is Blake.  I've been an avid cinema junkie for the last 25 years (I'm 30 now).  I LOVE movies!  Some of my friends have started calling me Blakebuster because I own ALOT of movies (and they like to "rent" them).  Seeing as alot of my friends ask me what I think about certain movies, someone suggested that I start a blog, a way that people can tap into my fascination with film.  So here it is....................................