Sunday, February 26, 2012

84th Academy Awards Predictions: Part 2

I continue to predict tonight's awards. Starting with:

Update: 9 for 12! Not bad. Overall, Crystal did a great job, the show was fun, though there were no real surprises.

84th Academy Awards Predictions: Part 1

    The 84th annual Academy Awards are just hours away and much like every other film fan out there, I am here to predict who will win and who should win. Starting with:

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cinema Won Vs "The Apocalypse"

    I have nothing against religion. Let me start out this review by saying that. People have a right to believe in whatever they want to believe in. However, that doesn't mean I want to spend a hour and a half being told how much my life is going to suck because I myself am not religious. Which is why most religious movies don't appeal to me personally. However, if I am going to watch a religious movie, it might as well be one with giant, world-ending asteroids, right? So let's watch 2007's creatively-titled The Apocalypse. And since it's made by the fine folks over at The Asylum, I'm sure it will be very delicate with it's message. This is The Apocalypse.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Top 10 Best of 2011 Amendment #3: 50/50

    As the Academy Awards slowly sneak up on us, I continue to take a look at the award winners of 2011 and add some of them to my Top 10 Best list. So far, I've added Drive and Midnight in Paris, which unfortunately falls off the list today, due to another movie getting added to the list. That movie is 50/50. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

I Am Legend For a Second Time

    Back in 2007, I Am Legend, a film starring Will Smith following him as he tried to find a cure for a virus that had wiped  out most of the human race. The film did very well at the box office, grossing over 500 Million dollars and becoming the 7th high-grossing film of 2007. At the time however, much was made of the film's ending, which I will not spoil, but long story short, had to be changed after test audiences didn't like how thought-provokingly awesome the original ending was. However, now after 5 years, it seems like a new installment is on the way.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

NEW BLOG: Television Won!

    Yes, I know. Normally this is where I would put this week's TV scores and news. But it's not here. Where is it you may ask? Well, it's right over at my all-new blog, TELEVISION WON. This new blog is devoted to all thing TV related. Cable. HBO. Primetime. Porn. Ok, maybe not porn. Maybe. I will be review episode of our favorite shows and give you all the latest and greatest new I can make up. I mean, find.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Top 10 Best of 2011 Admendment #2: Midnight in Paris

     As I said last week when I added Drive to the number four position on my ever changing Top Ten Best of 2011, I was ever changing and I would be seeing more of the movies that ended up on the Best Picture list. Now, I have seen Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris and can safely say it deserves to be on my Top Ten list. However, where it ends up on the list is a small problem.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Special: "The Punisher" (2004) Review

    It's Valentine's Day. Goodie. In case you haven't guess, I don't have a date. And in case you don't yet realize this, not having a date on Valentine's Day kinda sucks. So, while everyone else is out watching movies filled with romance and drama, I'd thought I'd change things up a little bit and watch a movie that stands for the exact opposite of what Valentine's Day stands for: hate and murder. No, it isn't a Kathrine Heigl movie. This is 2004's The Punisher. Also, celebration is in order as this is the 100th official Cinema Won post! Happy 100! Now, on to crazy violence.

Monday, February 13, 2012

This Actually Exists...

    A while back a series of "genre-mashup" books, such as the very popular and as of yet unfilmed Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, were very popular, typically adds a horror story to something that at first seems like it wouldn't match up at all. Now, a movie version of one of these books, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, yes, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, has just released it's first trailer:

Sunday, February 12, 2012

2011- 2012 TV Season Review: Week 19

How I Met Your Mother- "The Burning Beekeeper"- 4 out of 6
Alcatraz- "Cal Sweeney"- 5 out of 6
Castle- "The Blue Butterfly"- 5 out of 6
Smash- "Pilot"- 5 out of 6 (High energy and a lot of fun)
Glee- "The Spanish Teacher"- 5 out of 6 (Spanish music, pretty good)
New Girl- "The Landlord"- 5 out of 6
Raising Hope- "Tarot Cards"- 5 out of 6
White Collar- "Pulling Strings"- 6 out of 6
Royal Pains- "Bottoms Up"- 5 out of 6
The Big Bang Theory- "The Vacation Solution"- 5 out of 6
The Finder- "The Great Escape"- 5 out of 6
The Mentalist- "At First Blush"- 5 out of 6
Grimm- "Tarantella"- 5 out of 6
Supernatural- "Plucky Pennywhistle's Magic Menagerie"- 6 out of 6 (Season's best episode)

TV News:
- Fox officially announced this week that House's current 8th season will be it's last.

- AMC's The Walking Dead returns tonight. Awesome.

See you later

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Top 10 Best of 2011 Amendment #1: Drive

    As I said earlier this year when I did my Top 10 Best Movies of 2011 list:, it was a work in progress as I had to miss most of the big award winners due to not being able to, you know, drive. But, now with the movies being released on DVD I have been able to check out some of them and I have to make adjustments to my Top 10 accordingly. The first major change is the addition of the film, Drive.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Spider-Man Begins Again

    A lot has been said of the new Spider-Man reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man, some good, some... not so good, but for the most part it seems as though this one was kinda slipping under the radar with bigger movies The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel taking it's spotlight. And then this happened:

Monday, February 6, 2012

It's Like the Super Bowl for Superheroes!

    Ok. Yes, the Patriots lost. It was a close game. But they lost. I knew they were going to lose. And they did. Disappointing. But expected. But how unexpectedly awesome was The Avengers:

Sunday, February 5, 2012

2011- 2012 TV Season Review: Week 18

Once Upon a Time- "Fruit of the Poisonous Tree"- 5 out of 6
Alcatraz- "Cal Sweeney"- 5 out of 6
Glee- "Michael"- 4 out of 6
New Girl- "Jess and Julia"- 5 out of 6
Raising Hope- "Gambling Again"- 5 out of 6
White Collar- "Neighborhood Watch"- 4 out of 6
Royal Pains- "My Back to the Future"- 4 out of 6
The Big Bang Theory- "The Friendship Contraction"- 5 out of 6
The Finder- "Swing and a Miss"- 5 out of 6
The Mentalist- "Red is the New Black"- 5 out of 6
Grimm- "Organ Grinder"- 6 out of 6
Supernatural- "The Slice Girls"- 6 out of 6

TV News:
- You know what's awesome? Supernatural is now on Netflix.

- You know what else is awesome? Super Bowl tonight. Go Pats!

- Eric Kripke,  Supernatural creator, has got a cool new show, Revolution, coming. In a world without technology, will we survive? Ya, probably.

See you later

The Undefined Gamer Crossover: "Prom" Review

    As I have done in the past, I continue to crossover with my friends over at The Undefined Gamer with this all new review of the 2011 Disney movie, Prom. Click the link for the full review: