Archive for November 2011

Thanksgiving Movie Review Wrap-Up Or...Just Go See The Muppets Already!

Thanksgiving Movie Review Wrap-Up Or...Just Go See The Muppets Already!
THE MUPPETS (****) 98 minutes of pure joy.  Co-writer, co-producer, star, and Muppet aficionado Jason Segel achieves exactly what he set out to do: resurrect The Muppets brand and put those lovable felt puppets back on the big screen and in audience’s good graces.  The jokes are swift, the music is catchy, the celebrity cameos... Read more »

9 Simple Rules For Taking Your Toddler To The Movies

9 Simple Rules For Taking Your Toddler To The Movies
The long Thanksgiving weekend is a popular one for moviegoing, and this year offers plenty of options for families.  In fact, all three of the new wide releases are aimed strictly at the family set – not a PG-13 or R-rated option in the bunch.  You can choose from The Muppets (the preferred choice in... Read more »

Bed-Breaking Sex and Bloody Crotches: Tweeting "Breaking Dawn Part 1"

So…I tweeted my entire moviegoing experience at Twilight – Breaking Dawn Part 1 last night.  You know how Twitter works – start from the bottom and read up.  Here you go: Hammervision Goodnight. I’m going to bed. 6 hours ago Hammervision  Rating: 2 out of 5 stars. 6 hours ago Hammervision Okay – so plot... Read more »
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Live Tweeting the Suckage that is Breaking Dawn Pt. 1

Live Tweeting the Suckage that is Breaking Dawn Pt. 1
I will be live tweeting the midnight premiere of The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn Part 1 tonight in all of its glory.  Follow me on Twitter @Hammervision Or just check back tomorrow when all of my tweets will be available to read on this blog. Twi-hards, fasten your seatbelts.  It’s going to be a bumpy... Read more »

From Zombies to Others: Everyone on The Walking Dead = Everyone on LOST

From Zombies to Others: Everyone on The Walking Dead = Everyone on LOST
The Walking Dead is like LOST’s more boring alternative reality.  Here’s the list of who’s who (now with explanations!) Rick = Jack: Both men have hero complexes.  Both men want to solve all the problems all the time.  Both men want to get with the “Kate.” Lori = Kate: Both are brunettes who are caught in... Read more »

Favorite Thanksgiving-Themed TV Episodes

Andy Daglas and I are planning on talking about this on our next podcast, but I’m wondering…what are your all-time favorite Thanksgiving episodes. I’ll get you started: Friends, The One With All the Thanksgivings, AKA “More Turkey, Mr. Chandler?” Enjoy this post? Click like on the Hammervision Facebook page and join the party. Oh, and... Read more »
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Recap of 'The Walking Dead' - Chupacabra

Recap of 'The Walking Dead' - Chupacabra
I’m feeling kind of smug about going all negative on The Walking Dead earlier this season.  Because while some people are just now seeing the show for all of its problems, I’m sitting over here on my high horse of low expectations (who is NOT afraid of snakes, by the way) kind of enjoying the mediocre... Read more »

Surprise! "Jack and Jill" Is Only Half As Bad As It Looks

Surprise!  "Jack and Jill" Is Only Half As Bad As It Looks
JACK AND JILL Genre: Comedy? Premise: Identical twin brother and sister (Adam Sandler) reconnect at Thanksgiving after the death of their mother.  Jack tries to woo Al Pacino (playing himself) for a Dunkin’ Donuts commercial, while Pacino, smitten with love, tries to woo Jill. Behind-the-Scenes: Sandler taps a few of his celebrity buddies to make some fun cameos:... Read more »

The Hunger Games Trailer - Team Peeta 4-Eva

You’ve probably seen it, but here it is.  I am very excited about every single thing.  Except Woody Harrelson’s hair.  What and why? And if you haven’t read this book (and it’s sequels), get on that, yo.
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"J. Edgar" is 137 Prestigious Minutes of Bad Makeup and Pure Boredom

"J. Edgar" is 137 Prestigious Minutes of Bad Makeup and Pure Boredom
J. EDGAR Genre: Bio Drama Premise: Jumping around in time in non-linear fashion, J. Edgar documents the life of notorious FBI head J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio), his rise to power resulting from his investigation of the missing Charles Lindbergh baby, and his are they-aren’t they relationship with No. 2, Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer). Behind-the-Scenes: The screenwriter is... Read more »