Author Archives: abba

Film Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Visit the film’s official website!

I’ll say this much for Stan Lee: the man knows how to create characters. I’ll also say this much for Stan Lee: his plots are waaaaay too difficult to follow.

I’m not a Marvel man (or even a fan of comic books in general) but the new Guardians of the Galaxy does precisely what it sets out to do: take the audience on an intergalactic joy ride punctuated with funny one-liners and pop culture references that remind me of Shrek. In fact, Guardians is pretty much the anti-Dark Knight of superhero films. It’s the Shrek of superhero and comic book movies. It doesn’t take itself seriously – and asks that you don’t either.

There’s so much plot (and by that I mean “stuff happens”) that to recount it would be nigh impossible. Suffice is to say, the entire show belongs to one Mr. Bradley Cooper, whose wisecracking Rocket Raccoon so dominates the entire film, you can see them launching a whole separate franchise just to satiate the impending fandom. Kind of like what Puss In Boots did to Shrek.

Sorry, Chris Pratt.

Trailer Watch: “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”

What we assume (hopefully) is the last Tolkien-inspired film ever to be made by Oscar winner Peter Jackson is coming to theaters – as such, expect the diehards, the johnny come latelys and the nerds to be out in FULL Middle Earth Force.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies comes to theatres this December and looks like it might actually make up for what was generally considered to be somewhat disappointing first innings. The best part of the trailer? The use of Merry’s “All Shall Fade” from The Return of the King. #chills

Iggy Azalea Lands Small Role in “Fast & Furious 7”

Photo Credit:

“Iggy Azalea — I just worked with her two weeks ago. I guess you’ll be the first person that knows this.” [HuffPo]

The growing phenom that is Iggy Azalea has landed her first (inevitable) film role in the upcoming Fast & Furious 7. Before you ask, no, she isn’t replacing Paul Walker.

No word yet on who (or what) she plays, but we assume it will utilize her “rapping” skills.

Sandra Bullock Turns 50, Parties with Chelsea Handler at Cowboy Bar

Screen shot 2014-07-29 at 8.38.58 AM

“They came out and danced and took a bunch of pictures.”[HuffPo]

If you were one of the biggest stars in the world (and an Oscar winner to boot) how would you spend your 50th birthday? At a Cowboy Bar in Wyoming?

Probably not, but that’s exactly what Sandra Bullock did when she turned 50 on July 26. She hit Wyoming’s Millon Dollar Cowboy Bar along with friends Chelsea Handler, Whitney Cummings and her sister Gesine Bullock-Prado. Handler then instagrammed the above picture . . . so there it is.

10 Must-See “Game of Thrones” Moments from Comic Con


“The show’s cast got candid during their Comic-Con panel and answered some major ‘GoT’ questions.”[HuffPo]

The Hound barks . . . and Jon Snow wants to see more male nudity on the show. These and other gems from this year’s Comic Con panel featuring the cast of Game of Thrones gave fans precisely what they wanted.

Check them out and let them satiate you until Season 5 starts next year!

Trailer Watch: “Hot Tub Time Machine 2”

Yes, the dudes are back, and so is their hot tub.

The gang from the original surprise hit Hot Tub Time Machine return in the sequel this Christmas which follows a new adventure: this time it’s set 10 years into the future, so expect a lot of old man/penis jokes.

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 stars Rob Corddry, Adam Scott, Clark Duke, and Craig Robinson.

1 2 3 189