This movie is a sequel to the 2006 movie “Night at the Museum.” In the first movie, Larry Daly (Ben Stiller) discovers the museum he guards comes to life at night, thanks to… continue reading this Movie Review.
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Posted in Movie Review, Uncategorized, tagged british comedy, broadway, Colorado, Denver, denver theater, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Monty Python, northern Colorado, reviews, Spam, Spamalot, stage, Terry Gilliam, The Buell, theater, theater reviews on May 13, 2009| Leave a Comment »
The mayor of HeidiTown is headed out to see Monty Python’s “Spamalot” tonight.
It’s going to be laughing, smiling, dancing and singing, and tomorrow there will be a review, so stay tuned.
Cheers! And remember, always look on the bright side of life.
Posted in Movie Review, Television, Uncategorized, tagged Ben Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Captian Kirk, Chris Pine, eric bana, Heroes, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Spock, Star Trek, Zachary Quinto on May 8, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Movie Review, Television, Uncategorized, tagged Data, Enterprise, geek, movie reviews, Q, sci-fi, science fiction, Sherlock Holmes, Star Trek, Star Trek: the Next Generation, Starship Enterprise on May 6, 2009| 6 Comments »
As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been a fan of “Star Trek: the Next Generation” since childhood. The new movie, “Star Trek,” due out Friday, is bringing out my inner-geek.
My all-time favorite character from the Star Trek franchise is Data, played brilliantly by Brent Spiner. When I was a child, Data intrigued me simply because he was a robot, but as I grew older, I realized it was his unyielding fascination with human beings that makes the character so enjoyable. In Data’s desire to unravel the mystery of what it is to be human, we, as the human audience, discover a little something about ourselves.
Some of my most beloved episodes involve Data delving into the character of Sherlock Holmes while on the holodeck. Like Data, Holmes is always rational and logical, and Holmes is probably the one human Data ever really figured out.
My second favorite character was Q. John de Lancie played this puzzling, God-like alien, who liked to pop on board the Enterprise whenever he felt like mucking around. He especially liked to goad the usually unflappable Captain Picard. Episodes featuring Q provided some of the most entertaining shows in the series.
Who was your favorite character?
Posted in Movie Review, Television, Uncategorized, tagged Bottle Shock, Captian Kirk, Chris Pine, Dr. McCoy, Enterprise, eric bana, Heroes, J.J. Abrams, Jean-Luc Picard, Leonard Nimoy, movie previews, movie reviews, Romulan, sci-fi, science fiction, Scotty, Simon Pegg, Spock, Star Fleet, Star Trek, Star Trek: the Next Generation, starship, Sylar, Television, Trekkie, Vulcan, William Shatner, Winona Ryder, Zachary Quinto on May 6, 2009| Leave a Comment »
My father was a fan of the original “Star Trek” series, and introduced my brother and me to Captain Kirk and Spock when we were still wee children. But it wasn’t the original series that held my unswerving attention. As an adolescent I was a huge fan of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” I’ve seen every episode at least twice and in an admission of my inner-geek, I am collecting each season on DVD.
The new movie, simply entitled “Star Trek,” will open in two days, and my excitement is mixed with a bit of apprehension. The previews seem to target a teen audience, but previews can be misleading. The casting is an odd mixture; you will recognize many of the faces, but not be able to put names to all of them.
Chris Pine has been cast as a young Captain Kirk. Unfortunately, for those who sat painfully through “Bottle Shock,” it is obvious Pine won’t be winning an Oscar anytime soon – the moment he opens his mouth the blond haired, blue eyed hunk exemplifies the California surfer dude stereotype. Perhaps this won’t matter, as William Shatner wasn’t known for his elegant prose or excellent acting abilities.
There were several good picks by the studio. Simon Pegg, a very funny British actor, plays Scotty. “Heroes” bad boy Zachary Quinto (“Heroes” Sylar) looks like he will play a convincing young Spock. Eric Bana, excellent Australian actor (and handsome), has also been cast in the new film. Winona Ryder snagged herself a role in the film, a competent actress before she became better known for thieving undies from Sack’s 5th Avenue. A slew of young stars will appear, along with Lenard Nimoy (I heard rumors of William Shatner’s displeasure at not being asked to appear, but this is unsubstantiated).
J.J. Abrams directed this movie, which is being promoted as an action-packed thrill ride.
Will this “Star Trek” delight or disappoint? We shall see, but I will be in line on Friday, with the rest of the Trekkies – I will be the one not in a Star Fleet uniform.
Posted in Movie Review, Television, Uncategorized, tagged Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Gavin Hood, Heroes, Hugh Jackman, Leiv Schreiber, Lynn Collins, Marvel, Marvel comics, Movie Review, movie reviews, Professor X, Ryan Reynolds, Sabretooth, superhero, superheroes, Wil.i.am, Wolverine, X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine on May 5, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Movie Review, Uncategorized, tagged 1980's, 1986, 80's music, Adventureland, amusement parks, Bill Hader, comedy, Eighties, eighties movies, eighties music, Greg Mottola, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Kristin Wiig, Martin Starr, movie, Movie Review, Ryan Reynolds, Superbad on April 7, 2009| Leave a Comment »
The previews for this movie boasted, “brought to you by the creators of ‘Superbad,’” but this movie is very different. I never got around writing a review of “Superbad,” but I wasn’t a fan of the movie. It was occasionally amusing, but I found most of the jokes to be at best, sophomoric, and at worst, downright disgusting.
Obviously, I had low expectations for “Adventureland.” Read the rest of this review.