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Predator Combo Pack is Actually a Pretty Decent Deal.

Full Disclosure here:

Alien vs Predator (AVP) was a terrible movie. AVP 2 – Requiem was much better until the Predator/Alien hybrid showed up. I mean seriously, WTF? 
The first Predator is a classic, always has been and always will be. The squeals weren’t great, but still entertaining; and much better than the AVP films. 
Q: So, why the hell do you want to own them all? 
A: You probably don’t, or already do, either way this is a really good deal for all five Blu-rays. $19.99 with free shipping?

On a side note: io9 is reporting Shane Black (who played Hawkins in the original Predator film has been hired to write and direct the new one). 

Giddy As A School Boy!

Shut Up and Take My Money!

Today’s Amazon Deal is Hard to Beat

With confirmation that Pacific Rim 2 coming (Yay!) it makes sense that endless versions of the Pacific Rim Blu-ray are being released. Money money money, right? Well in this case the deal includes a badass statuette of the Gypsy Danger. 

Seriously, who doesn’t want this thing? 

Under the Skin – Raw Review

Naked Alien Eats Men

Ahhhhh… extensive nudity, disturbing imagery, and a near lack of exposition make Under the Skin is one helluva interesting film.

Under the skin poster art scarjo
Read any review on any website and it becomes clear that either people love or hate the film. Not a lot of middle ground exists on this one and that’s not surprising given the style and execution.

Note: I feel compelled to address anyone who is only interested in seeing Scarlett Johansson fully nude (because you totally do!). Find the pictures or gifs online, don’t waste time watching the whole movie. If all you’re after is quick thrill the story/theme/concept will pass right by you, then you’ll feel compelled to write a shitty review based on nothing and who wants to read that.

I digress. Movie review. Focus… Ok, the movie is…

Boy being eaten by alien fluid in Under her skin movie


In a word… disturbing. More disturbing than this one. The film is disturbing for several reasons. First, the idea is altogether creepy if you’re a guy who likes to cruise bars and pick up women. Second, there is a scene on a beach that is nearly unwatchable if you have small kids and/or a dog. It’s necessary to the theme and it works. Oh god does it work. Just be warned.

Scarjo checking out the human world.



The scenes in the van were shot with hidden cam, the men being picked up aren’t actors. I know crazy right, but it makes the scenes more believable. Here’s a good analysis if you’re so inclined.

The cinematography is amazing, and relevant so pay attention.

Universe communication between aliens


What is the story about?

Predator vs Prey. Humanity. Empathy. Stuff like that.

Do you get to see ScarJo nude?

Please see my note above.

Is it a good film?

It’s a well made film that is very thought provoking. You’ll either get it or you won’t, but either way I don’t see this being re-watched on a regular basis.

How about children. Can I let my kids watch this film?

I wouldn’t, and I generally don’t have an issue with kids watching most horror movies. I started with Dawn of the Dead at six years old and I turned out o.k. I think. No, this movie not only has a lot of nudity but some of the scenes are very disturbing, and very realistic. Keep the kids away.

Come To The Land Of Ice And Snow…and blood and guts…

Post apocalypse ice world where only survivors are on board a high speed train.

Snowpiercer is post-apocalypse done right. 

How many dystopian future movies are there? I can think of two dozen right off the top of my head, yet I can’t think of a single one as original as Snowpiercer.

Taking place in the near future, the last remnants of humanity are riding around the world on a high speed train, because why not. Right? I mean you might as well see the world in it’s death throws. That’s if you’re privileged enough to have windows.

Dismiss anything you hear about this movie from friends, family members, critics, your dentist, the twelve year old next door, Facebook, all of them. You’re going to get a huge range of reviews. Most will enjoy it for the action and intrigue. Others will latch on to the underlying theme and drone on and on about how profound this film is. OK, great let them profound, let the others rave about how good Chris Evans looks drenched in blood, that’s fine. Just remember this…

Snowpiercer is a powerful film. Well acted, well written, and well put together. It’s premise is built on man’s desire to survive in the face of man’s inhumanity to man, or something like that. Did that make sense?

Anyway, it’s a great movie that will appeal to a range of viewers. So grab the popcorn and have a look see.

Q: Is this a good date movie?
A: Chris Evans is enough to turn any woman on, so it’s not a bad choice.

Q: Is the movie preachy?
A: No, not at all.  Unless you are an America-centric conservative who believes anything that discusses class inequality is directed at them.

Q: Isn’t the director that Korean guy?
A: Yes, and that makes it even better.

Q: Where can I rent it?
A: Amazon Prime has it for rent and sale. Probably be available on Redbox soon. I’m sure if you look hard enough you’ll find it. 

Come To The Land Of Ice And Snow…and blood and guts…

Post apocalypse ice world where only survivors are on board a high speed train.

Snowpiercer is post-apocalypse done right. 

How many dystopian future movies are there? I can think of two dozen right off the top of my head, yet I can’t think of a single one as original as Snowpiercer.

Taking place in the near future, the last remnants of humanity are riding around the world on a high speed train, because why not. Right? I mean you might as well see the world in it’s death throws. That’s if you’re privileged enough to have windows.

Dismiss anything you hear about this movie from friends, family members, critics, your dentist, the twelve year old next door, Facebook, all of them. You’re going to get a huge range of reviews. Most will enjoy it for the action and intrigue. Others will latch on to the underlying theme and drone on and on about how profound this film is. OK, great let them profound, let the others rave about how good Chris Evans looks drenched in blood, that’s fine. Just remember this…

Snowpiercer is a powerful film. Well acted, well written, and well put together. It’s premise is built on man’s desire to survive in the face of man’s inhumanity to man, or something like that. Did that make sense?

Anyway, it’s a great movie that will appeal to a range of viewers. So grab the popcorn and have a look see.

Q: Is this a good date movie?
A: Chris Evans is enough to turn any woman on, so it’s not a bad choice.

Q: Is the movie preachy?
A: No, not at all.  Unless you are an America-centric conservative who believes anything that discusses class inequality is directed at them.

Q: Isn’t the director that Korean guy?
A: Yes, and that makes it even better.

Q: Where can I rent it?
A: Amazon Prime has it for rent and sale. Probably be available on Redbox soon. I’m sure if you look hard enough you’ll find it.