Tag Archives: Mary Elizabeth Winstead
2012. 105 Minutes. Rated R.
“I shall kill them all.”
Many librarians know that the historical fiction genre is the toughest for most teens to get into (it certainly doesn’t help that I don’t enjoy reading them, either.) I try giving them acclaimed authors like Avi, Ann Rinaldi, or James Lincoln Collier, but there is no greater sell than Seth Grahame-Smith books from Quirk Publishing. Quirk actually convinced me to read Pride and Prejudice (only because it had zombies in it). Did it ruin the tale? No, my dear reader, it only enhanced its awesomeness. Elizabeth Bennet swings swords, kills ninjas, and still romances Mr. Darcy. This brings me to Grahame-Smith’s second gem of a novel, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, recently adapted into a movie.
2011. 103 Minutes. Rated R.
“Not all of us are human…”
I can’t even imagine how easy it would have been to ruin this movie. People as of late have been taking great old movies and dragging them face down through the mud with awful remakes, sequels, prequels, you name it… just ruining great movies every other day. So easy to make a bad movie. So hard to replicate or build off of a masterpiece like John Carpenter’s original The Thing. I am happy to report: they nailed it!
“It was the other ear.”
Buckle your seat belt, in fact if you have an old sports helmet…PUT IT ON. Tarantino delivers with this high octane action movie, originally half of his Grind House Project with Robert Rodriguez.
Quote: There are few things as fetching as a bruised ego on a beautiful angel.
Quentin Tarantino’s writing abilities never seem to falter. I happily enjoy film after film. You know what I always wanted to see him do though? Make a movie with KURT RUSSELL.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
This movie is a treasure trove of geek greatness. Easily equivalent to the large treasure chest hidden in the Great Palace of Hyrule, far across the eastern sea.
Quote: Kick her in the balls!
There couldn’t have been a better role for Michael Cera to land then the squeamish, off color, super-nerd Scott Pilgrim. Quite simply he is very much like the squeamish, off color, super-nerd Michael Cera. It was a great idea, and it worked out very well.