Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Paul: A Moderately Enjoyable Take on Alien Arrival

By: Da'Mon Guy

     Paul is a raunchy, fairly mundane outing that implements a high level of crude humor to mock the often-told tale of an alien arrival on earth. It’s a warm story wrapped in a tale of crudity and zaniness. The film features an all-star cast that utilizes the talents of Simon Pegg (Star Trek 2009), Nick Frost (Attack the Block), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses), Seth Rogan (The Green Hornet), Sigourney Weaver (You Again), Dan Foggler (Take Me Home Tonight), and Bill Hader (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs).

     Paul is a moderately entertaining, madcap venture that is every sci-fi geeks dream come true. This screwball tale is the story of two life-long friends who love comic books, sci-fi, and kinds of nerddom. The two seek to materialize one of their lifelong dreams by coming to America to visit comic-con and other famous UFO sites. In the course of their trek to see some of the fabled UFO landing sites in America the two encounter an alien.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Escape From New York (1981): A Cult Classic that Still Packs a Punch

By: Da'Mon Guy

John Carpenter’s Escape From New York is a visionary, action-oriented 1981 film that is most renown for the utilization of an anti-hero persona that laid the foundation for a number of action heroes to follow. It’s a innovative thriller that envisioned an incredibly dismal of state of affairs as in extraordinary increase in crime has forced the world to convert one of the capital cities has become a maximum security prison. The film stars Kurt Russell (Death Proof), Ernest Borgnine (Red), Lee Van Cleef (The Octagon 1980), Isaac Hayes (Hustle & Flow), Season Hubley (Kiss the Sky 1998), Tom Atkins (), Adrianne Barbeau (Back To School 1986), Donald Pleasence (Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers), and Harry Dean Stanton (Rango).

     John Carpenter’s Escape From New York was an unconventional action flick that was originally debuted in 1981. The film went on to become one of the true cult classics from the decade. It was a foresighted creation that was far paved the way for a number of roles for action stars. The movie tells the a tale that envisioned a world where crime has run rampant and the entire state of NY was converted into a maximum security prison.

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