Our Weekly Recommendations (April 26th 2011)

Every week the people of Super Website (Super Blog) will give you a recommendation of a Film, DVD, Bluray, Book, Soundtrack or any other item for you the readers to check out.
Please welcome a new contributor to SuperMarcey.com, with their first piece for the website on this weeks Recommendation … Logan J. Fowler!
Super Marcey Recommend’s:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Movie

We’re taking a trip down memory lane for this week’s recommendation with the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live action film from 1990. I re-watched this last week, and I had a blast with it. I felt like I was 7 years old again, which is a testament to just how well done this film was. It was based on the comics and cartoon series and I really can’t imagine that this would have been an easy task to translate into a film. Using puppetry and costumes the turtles and their master Splinter get brought to life, and a good 20 years on it still holds up pretty well. There are times during the film that they look real and the detail is quite astonishing.
The film has a bit of everything in it, easily blending genre’s and aiming for a nice wide appeal. It sets out to not only be for fans but to bring in new fans. This film isn’t really an origin film for the Turtles, it doesn’t spend it’s running time establishing them, we find out where they came from through a flashback type sequence and the rest is adventure time. The characters of the turtles are done well, they each have their own personalities with a bit more emphasis placed on Raphael. We have Splinter, Shredder, Casey Jones and April O’Neil all in the film as well to round out everything. Some of it does remain a little cartoonish but in the end this is a fun good time film. If you haven’t seen it you must stop what you are doing and go watch it right now! Haven’t seen it for a while, re-watch time!
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Nick Bosworth Recommend’s:

The Green Hornet

Some of you may be surprised by my choice for this week’s weekly recommendation but I have to say that even though it didn’t get the greatest reviews in the world and many thought it was destined for failure (mainly due to Seth Rogen), the movie is my opinion was a blast and a half. The story follows the story of Britt Reid (Rogen) who has grown up to become nothing but a party animal with no ambitions in life much to the dissatisfaction of his father James Reid (Tom Wilkinson) who runs the “Daily Sentinel” which is the family owned newspaper. Brit suffers tragedy however when his father dies suddenly and he along with his father’s trusted assistant Kato (Jay Chou) decide that it’s time to stand up against the corruption and crime that has plagued Los Angeles.
First I have to say that Rogen played Green Hornet very well even though it was pretty much just Seth Rogen in a green hat, mask and jacket. He’s not a fighter by any means and he doesn’t have the balls for the job as a hero but that’s where Kato comes in. For this film, Jay Chou is the true star as he steals every single scene as the legendary Kato played previously by Bruce Lee. Chou plays the role to perfection in both the dialogue scenes as well as the ass-kicking ones and I think Lee would be very proud if he could see it. Christoph Waltz also plays the key villain role of Benjamin Chudnofsky and goddamn does he make for an awesome L.A. gangster. The man just has ice in his eyes and could chill anyone that he stares down. For most of us though, when we look at Christoph, we all see Colonel Hans Landa of the S.S. so it’s easy to see where the intimidation and fear comes from. Cameron Diaz makes an appearance but her character is so forgettable that I don’t care to mention it too much. The action scenes of the movie are also really well done with some wild car chases and some very cool and deadly gadgets from the Hornet’s famous Black Beauty Chrysler Imperial.
Overall, I think the movie was very funny, had great action, great dialogue and would be enjoyed by most.
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Logan J. Fowler Recommend’s:

Troll 2

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There are great movies, there are good movies, there are ok movies, and then there are bad movies. Then there are really bad movies. Movies so bad, it can make you appreciate how bad it is.
Hello Troll 2.
Troll 2 is a film that has gained cult classic status over the past few years. In the same vein as Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room,” Troll 2 is just a movie that makes you laugh when it isn’t supposed to, and it also is a film that you should watch when it’s raining outside, or when you’re depressed. It’s just so terrible in its quality that it can’t help but brighten your spirits a little bit. It can also make you believe that you yourself can make a better film that what you’re viewing.
Troll 2 has some of the most quotable lines (again, not when they should be, just like when you laugh at the context that isn’t supposed to be funny), and my viewing of this film laid with my interest behind the viral video (“They’re eating her…and then they are going to eat me! OHHHHH MYYYYYY GOOOOODDDD!”) as well as Marcey’s love for this film, which made me finally buckle under the pressure.
I’m glad I finally gave it a shot. Troll 2 is a movie so bad, you can’t help but love it. And if you don’t love, it, well, too bad. I WON’T ALLOW IT
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Pat Torfe Recommend’s:

127 Hours

I know this week will seem lazy of me for picking 127 Hours (seeing as I recently just reviewed it over at Arrow In The Head, and Marcey had given it props before), but anyone who’s seen the film knows just how good of a film it is. The film is based on the true story of Aron Ralston, a climber who becomes trapped in Utah’s Blue John Canyon and survived 5 days without food and very little water and eventually escapes. James Franco turns in a brilliant performance as Aron, and was well worthy of the Oscar nod because of it. Franco exudes the raw emotion necessary to capture what it would have been like for Aron, which was nothing short of brilliant. That’s only part of the greatness that 127 Hours brings to the table.
Danny Boyle proves once again that he’s a genius behind the camera with some amazing shots that not only capture the isolation Aron felt while being trapped, but also are just plain cool to see. I love the long zoom-out from the crevice Aron is trapped in to a shot that seemed like 50 stories above the earth. I may be exaggerating on that, but it’s still a wonderful shot. The music for the film is another important component, highlighting the anticipation of Aron’s rescue, but also the passage of time. I particularly loved the use of ‘stingers’ when Aron is forced to cut his own arm off and has difficulty when he hits a nerve. The film also portrays the amputation scene far more realistically that what you’d expect, which again hammers home the intensity of the film. Basically, 127 Hours definitely deserved its Oscar nominations, and you owe it to yourself to check it out.
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