Posts Tagged ‘hollywood’

The Remi Review Episode 17 – Copyright

August 28, 2012

Copyright law – everything to do with free speech, nothing to do with protecting art and artists. Its the monetization of speech and ideas. Also this time: Licks Nature Burgers, Kim Dotcom and Megaupload, Sam Ting, Ian Martin. This one came out on Tuesday- This is still a weekend show if you’re into really big weekends. Nothing but problems getting this one to render…Also featuring some errors i can’t be bother to go back and fix including a misplaced bit about GMOs and improper use of the word: “Through” for “Threw”…

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The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard

October 22, 2011

I had the honour of attending a preview screening of this independent flick- the success of this review site gets me invited to a lot of Galas so don’t be surprised! (more…)

Stupid 8

September 7, 2011

I was excited to see this movie and then entirely disappointed. Big budget movies; the preview is a better film. The preview had suspense, intrigue, mystery- the movie has very little of these. I won’t give anything away, but i will tell you what this flick isn’t. Its not a thought provoking intelligent sci-fi centered around a super 8 video recording. There just happens to be a super 8 camera present in the film, but its clearly tacked in for the purposes of title. All an attempt to prop up a very tired, very very familiar plot. Audio and video effects are stunning though, so down a few whacko caps and pretend this one’s worth watching once.

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Jim Smetchland’s Rating: C+

Kokoda and Takers

July 5, 2011

I was emptying a dresser full of old junk drawers on the weekend and I watched Kokoda and Takers. Takers had Charles Miner from the office and that Matt guy, not demon, the other one. (more…)

Smetchland Reviews: Pirate Radio

April 26, 2010

PSHoffman is good as usual, I just can’t be bothered to write his full name out. These actors and their goddamn 3 part stage names, if you don’t use your fake middle name you will never win an award for your acting. How about Joseph Manwell Flatulence someone should start calling themselves that to get respect (more…)

Smetchland Reviews: Green Zone

April 21, 2010

Matt Affleck tromps around Baghdad as an army Sargent just following the invasion of Iraq (Bush II). Before each scene they karate chopped his neck to gruff up his voice disguising his pansiness somewhat (more…)

Smetchland Reviews: Sherlock Holmes (2009)

March 31, 2010

Robert Downey Jr. stars as Johnny Depp in Sherlock Holmes. Spoiler Alert!!! (more…)

Smetchland Reviews: Lost

March 21, 2010

Let’s be honest, tv dramas are stupid, I mean what is the point really? In my entire life, there have been only 2 i bothered to watch: Lost and Battlestar Galactica. Go figure, they had to be sci-fi. To be fair, i suppose i also watched Quantum Leap, but no one actually believed that Bakula was going to escape (more…)

Smetchland Reviews: Imaginarium of Dr. Onassis

March 6, 2010

Heath Ledger od’d while working on this, so conveniently, this is now the second movie they get to call his last. Remember when they delayed the premier of Batman to ‘grieve’. Let people hold candle light vigils, then open the $theatre doors$ (more…)

Jim Reviews: Where the Wild Things Are

February 24, 2010

Are more people dropping acid at the theatres then are letting on? I remember hearing how great this movie was, i just don’t get it. They took a story written by a little kid for little kids and just gruesomely stretched it into a movie. Can you imagine how ridiculous that is? I don’t want to watch Jack and Jill literally just walk up a hill for half a movie, that would be stupid. . . (more…)