Archive for April 2010

Best Moments from Thursday Night NBC Comedies - 4/22

There weren’t too many moments that jumped out at me on Thursday night.  Community was fine, The Office was bland, and the second 30 Rock episode was just OK.  The first 30 Rock ep, however, was a revelation.   I just wanted to highlight two little moments that made my entire weekend: Has anyone started... Read more »

The Losers (***)

The Losers.  98 mins.  PG-13.  Directed by Sylvain White.  Written by Peter Berg and James Vanderbilt.  Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Chris Evans, and Jason Patric. Another weekend, another comic book adaption – this one’s based on a relatively obscure comic that bears more than a passing resemblance to The... Read more »

When Hammervision Met WGN...

One half of Hammervision made an audio appearance on the esteemed WGN Radio this morning to talk movies and TV and to make a horrible case for why anyone should watch LOST. You can listen to the podcast here.
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TV Recap: America's Next Top Model

The Lovely Ladies of America’s Next Top Model competed once again for your hearts and for the best photo of the day (To be displayed as DIGITAL ART, yo!) Here’s how it all went down on ANTM last night:

Queue It Up: April 20-22, 2010

Click on any of the titles below to add to your Netflix queue… PICK OF THE WEEK: Crazy Heart.  Jeff Bridges won a well-deserved, long-deserved Oscar for his portrayal of washed-up country music star Bad Blake.  While the movie is your typical independent character drama, Bridges and co-stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Colin Farrell elevate the... Read more »

Dancing With the Stars: Cinematic Mediocrity

It was the first ever Movie Night on our beloved mirror-balled movement massacre.  And like many films, this show had it all.  It had villains and romance and fighting and bad acting and evil she-beasts and fringe.  Oh, did it have fringe.   Here’s how your “stars” danced for you.  Were you not entertained?
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Summer Movie Forecast 2010

Summer movie season is almost here (it begins May 7), and the excitement is palpable – at least here at Hammervision.  As an avid moviegoer, I know I’m supposed to get excited about the year-end releases because they’re usually of a higher caliber and more likely to be recognized come Oscar time.  But I was... Read more »

MCHammerCast: Top 5 Guilty Pleasures

This week, Matt and John are joined by special guest Matt Gorman to discuss their Top 5 guilty pleasures in film.  Guilty pleasures are pretty loosely defined, but, generally, they’re the kind of movie deemed terrible for one reason or another – critically, artistically, commercially, etc.  There are plenty to choose from, but if you’re... Read more »

Kick-Ass (****)

Kick-Ass.  117 mins.  R.  Directed by Matthew Vaughn.  Written by Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn.  Starring Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Grace Moretz, Mark Strong, and Nicolas Cage. As the comic book/graphic novel film genre has grown in popularity over the years, audiences have been treated to almost every kind of iteration: from big-budget tentpoles (Spider-Man,... Read more »
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Stay Classy, America's Next Top Model

The excrement has hit the spinning cooling device over at the Top Model house.  It’s Angelea and Alasia vs. Brenda, Jessica, and Raina.  The other three “ladies” have wisely chosen to stay out of the drama.   At first it seemed like just regular reality show housemate bitchery; but as the episode wore on, the... Read more »