The Movie Buffer

Monday, November 13, 2006

News tidbits, enjoy!

Sorry for the long delay on the updates. I haven’t been to a movie worth writing about in a while. I do have a few tidbits that may interest you:

Simpsons movie trailer (Found here):

It aired last night during the Simpsons broadcast and I have to admit that I laughed - something that the show hadn’t accomplished in years. The screenplay was developed by all the big names from the television show. As far as the trailer goes, it looks like a good movie with some great laughs.

I was apprehensive of this concept to begin with because the show has such a strong formula that adding length could end in disaster, like the Family Guy movie. A notable addition to the animation is hypno-vision as seen in Futurama. You’ll notice it right away in the scene with the wrecking ball. I also like that they have continued to use hilarious signs during pans and sight gags.

Transfomers: The Movie – 20th Anniversary Edition!

Well, one of my favourite childhood movies has come to DVD in a special commemorative package. And if you have some extra cash, some places like Future Shop or Best Buy have a special Optimus Prime figurine that you can buy. The DVD includes digitally re-mastered sound and touched up graphics as well as a few interviews with the production crew of the new Transformers film (release date 07/04/07). The new packaging is fine but I prefer watching the movie as it was when I was a kid, so I put away the new copy away and put on my BetaMAX tape.

LoudQuietloud: a film about the Pixies

This is a documentary about the Pixies reunion tour (casually known as the “pixies sellout” tour). The viewer gets a glimpse into the strangely normal lives of these alt-rock icons. With old tensions resurfacing and the pitfalls of instant success, the band tries to keep it together to complete one of the most successful reunions of all time. The film focuses on the band members rather than the music so it doesn’t give you a complete picture of the Pixies.

For more info: Click here.
(As soon as I make some time a full review will be written.)

Bobby – couldn’t have come at a better time.

The uber-cast of Laurence Fishburne, Anthony Hopkins, William H Macy, Harry Belafonte, Sharon Stone, Demi Moore, Christian Slater, Helen Hunt and many others, under the watchful eye of Emilio “Mighty Ducks” Estevez is primed to make a splash at the box office. A good story and a great cast can help a movie succeed but in the case of Bobby, perfect timing and a perfect political climate assure that this film is going to be huge. The press has been very kind to this film and it has been accepted well at festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival.

For more info: Click here.

National Lampoon’s Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj

National Lampoon has been making great comedies for decades, but how the mighty have fallen. They started with Animal House and moved on to the Vacation series, both classic comedies, but then Loaded Weapon, Last Resort and Pledge This (A movie so bad Paris Hilton, who starred in the film, won’t watch it!). In this sequel the student has become the master and goes out into the world to spread the word. ‘Nuff said.


  • I haven't really watched the Simpsons too much in the past few years -- other things just sorta get in the way on Sunday nights, I've found. But damn, this trailer was funny... classic Simpsons humour, to be sure (it reminded me of the infamous "rakes" incident).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:04 PM  

  • Yeah, I know, there's always something on Sundays that clogs up your time and frays your nerves, isn't there?

    The rakes! Oh, man, that was a good one. Moe's reaction at the beginning is classic Moe aswell. I'm glad they brought back the original writing team to pen this film. I really hope that this movie does well.

    By Blogger Danny Smooth, at 9:13 PM  

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