The End Of The Beginning

I must apologize as it has been a while since I have posted on here. But big things are going on in Brendan/Crooked Production world! Scripts, modeling stuff and making movies! So keep watching for something to happen!

Django Unchained (State your review or prepare to get winged)

If anyone knows Brendan and his taste in movies then you know that he is a Tarantino enthusiast. So without a question he would rush to see the new Tarantino film Django Uncahined. For those of you who don’t know Quentin Tarantino has made such films as Kill Bill Vol. 1&2, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Inglorious Basterds, and Brendan’s favorite Jackie Brown. Django Unchained is the newest edition to his repertoire, and might I say it may possibly be his best! He has taken his love for the spaghetti western genre and done something that no one has successfully dared to do, and that is make a film about slavery. Racism is still a touchy subject in America and this film takes it head on and definitely exploits is, but hey Tarantino loves exploitation. He has taken the Django franchise and put it on a whole new level. For those of you who don’t know Django is the equivalent to the spaghetti western James Bond, there are many films with the main character but the lead actor changes… a lot. The last spaghetti western in the chapters of the Django series was Sukiyaki Western Django (which translates to Spaghetti Western Django.) It starred Tarantino, and was a kung-fu/spaghetti western about a young Django, and might I say it was pretty good. But now on to the main event, the new Django! Starring Jamie Foxx (who I cannot stand), Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Dern, Don Johnson, and the original Django Franco Nero! This star studded cast has made an almost 3 hour movie, and they made it well, and went balls out! This film is accompanied by a varying soundtrack from Ennio Morricone music, to Rick Ross, to a remix of James Brown and Tupac! The only bad criticism I have to say about this movie is it is his first film not edited my Sally Menke, and you can obviously tell at some points that it is not. But besides that it was well edited! This would definitely be Tarantino’s best written movie, and the dialogue is wittier than ever! This may turn out to be one of  his most quotable movies, and it does have one of the best movie soundtracks that I have ever heard.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 

V/H/S

Found footage films are now the cliched films of the 21st century. But there are those few good gems that come out every year or so. It started with the first real found footage film The Blair Witch Project (not including Cannibal Holocaust), and after that there was a little break. Paranormal Activity and Cloverfield re-initiated the love for these movies. After those movies there was an explosion of horrible shit-ridden found footage films i.e. Paranormal Activity 2&3, Apollo 18, The Devil Inside, Zombie Diaries, REC, Quarantine, Project X, and World of the Dead: Zombie Diaries. But there are those few ones who slip the cliched crap lining of the precedence set forth by those movies, like the new found footage movie V/H/S. When I first heard about this movie it seemed like it would be just another not so good found footage movie, but then I watched the trailer.(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcMzDqWuDZg)  I have not been this scared watching a trailer since I saw the trailer for Insidious. I watched this movie this weekend and I was proved right… THIS MOVIE IS SCARY AS SHIT!!!! I really think that this is one of the greatest horror films of the past 50 years NO LIE! I would recommend this film to any horror movie fan in the world. This was directed by 6 different directors who miraculously mix the amazing art of horror into one film. You must watch this!

Rating: ★★★★★