Sunday, April 29, 2012

2011- 2012 TV Season Review: Week 30

Once Upon a Time- "The Return"- 4 out of 6
Bones- "The Warrior in the Wuss"- 5 out of 6
Eureka- "The Real Thing"- 5 out of 6
Glee- "Dance With Somebody"- 5 out of 6
New Girl- "Tomatoes"- 3 out of 6
Community- "Basic Lupine Urology"- 6 out of 6
The Big Bang Theory- "The Stag Convergence"- 4 out of 6
The Mentalist- "Ruby Slippers"- 3 out of 6
The Finder- "The Inheritance"- 4 out of 6
Grimm- "Leave It to Beavers"- 6 out of 6
Supernatural- "The Girl With the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo"- 6 out of 6

Saturday, April 28, 2012

"The Pirates! Band of Misfits" Review

    From the makers of Wallace and Gromit comes a movie with a surprising amount of Charles Darwin. This is The Pirates! Band of Misfits!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

"A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984) Review

    Not gonna lie. I watched this one right before I went to bed. That was a mistake. This is the original 1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Cinema Won's 2012 Summer Movie Preview Part 1: May

    It's that time of year. In just two short weeks, studios release their biggest and "best" movies ad the summer movie season begins. In the next four parts, I'll take a look at the movies coming out this season, starting with the big one. The granddaddy. The Avengers! Note: All box-office prediction are US only.

2011-2012 TV Season Review: Weeks 28 and 29

Yes, Television Won is officially dead. It's not worth keeping it around for so few post. From now on, all TV-related posts will be back on Cinema Won.

Bones- "The Bump in the Road"- 5 out of 6
Eureka- "Lost"- 5 out of 6
How I Met Your Mother- "Trilogy Time"- 5 out of 6
How I Met Your Mother- "Now We're Even"- 6 out of 6
Castle- "Headhunters"- 5 out of 6
Glee- "Big Brother"- 3 out of 6
Glee- "Saturday Night Glee-ver"- 6 out of 6
New Girl- "Normal"- 4 out of 6
New Girl- "Kids"- 6 out of 6
Raising Hope- "Inside Probe"- 5 out of 6
Raising Hope- "I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back"- 5 out of 6
Psych- "Santabarbratown"- 6 out of 6
Community- "Origins on Vampire Mythology"- 5 out of 6
Community- "Virtual Systems Analysis"- 6 out of 6
The Finder- "The Last Meal"- 5 out of 6
The Finder- "The Conversation"- 4 out of 6
Grimm- "Love Sick"- 5 out of 6
Supernatural- "Of Grave Importance"- 6 out of 6

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

"Lockout" Review

    Almost every year a movie comes out that has a cool concept that fails to deliver on what should have been awesome. Last year's Cowboys and Aliens and infamous example Snakes on a Plane both had cool concepts that ultimately failed to make these otherwise uninteresting films be well, good. And while we still have to wait to see what the verdict is when this year's arguably craziest concept, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter gets released in June, the other big cool concept movie just got released, and yes, it isn't very good. This is Lockout!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

"Real Steel" Review

    Every now and again, a critic has to admit, as much as they don't want to, that they were wrong about something. Most of the time it comes when a movie that convinces us through its trailers that it will actually be good, turns out to be, well, John Carter. However, sometimes critics pan the trailer for a movie that turns out to be really good. Back in my Contagion review, I said Real Steel looked like nothing to look at. Sometimes, it's great being wrong. This is Real Steel!

Monday, April 9, 2012

We Need to Talk: Stop Teasing Me!

    As I had said in the first episode of this new show, I wasn't quite sure how often I would be posting episodes, but even I didn't think I'd write another one this quickly. But a current trend in movie advertising that has me fairly dumb-struck and I feel that I need to talk about it. Why, for the love of everything, do we need trailers FOR MOVIE TRAILERS?

Saturday, April 7, 2012

We Need to Talk: Cash In and Fail

    In this new weekly series, I will discuss something that has to do with something going on in the past week or related to the movie I have most recently reviewed. While I will definitely (Hopefully?) get at least one episode out to you a week, there may be more than one depending on what I want to say. For this inaugural episode, in honor of Shark Night failed cash-in on Piranha 3D's success, I'm gonna list some movies that tried so hard to cash-in on the success of of something more popular and failed. Starting with...

Friday, April 6, 2012

"Shark Night" Review

    Horror movies are something that I hardly have touched upon in my time of writing Cinema Won. Personally, I feel as if the recent outings in the horror genre don't seem particularly interesting, especially since I don't really like being scared while watching a movie. I do enjoy the Friday the 13th series and Evil Dead II is one of my all-time favorite movies. And with my recent kick of watching classic horror movies, I tired to rent the original Jaws, however, that was unavailable, so I got stuck with this crap instead. This is Shark Night.

The Cinema Won Movie List

    As you may have already noticed, there is a new page on the website. The Cinema Won Movie List simply states all of the movies that I have reviewed or have been reviewed on the blog, organized by score. They are all linked to their review and I will update whenever possible. Check it out.

"Gnomeo and Juliet" Review

    Some people like surprises. Some people don't I personally think that (and I think most people would agree with) good surprises are, well, good. And that goes especially for movies. This past year movies like Kung Fu Panda 2, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Super 8 can all contest to that fact. But, will the ridiculous Gnomeo and Juliet surprise us. Let's find out.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Unfortunately Not An April Fools Day Joke

    As this news broke yesterday, April Fools Day, many hoped this bit on new was one of the many pranks that had been told. Sadly, the fact that Ashton Kutcher will be playing legendary Apple creator Steve Jobs in a new biopic, is true.

Recall This Remake

    The original 1990 film Total Recall is for me at least, one of the greatest action films ever and maybe even one of the best period. And while I normally try to judge every movie on it's own and not based off of what it's adapting and I certainly have nothing against doing something different, the trailer for the new remake leaves me unimpressed.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Not Turtles Either

    A lot of fuss has been made by the fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles after, as I talked about last week, Michael Bay apparently changed their origin slightly for his new film, now making them aliens or having something to do with aliens, and as the new title for the upcoming film is just Ninja Turtles, many fans fear he is also getting rid of the "Teenage" part of the name. But, now it seems, it is going to be even worse. A leaked draft of the script has revealed that they aren't even turtles anymore. They are part of an alien race coming down to Earth looking for a new home. However, when their "Skin" reacts to Earth's atmosphere, it's "Mutates" them into turtle-looking creatures. So, now, they really are just Ninjas. Great. One last thing: