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A word from Adam…

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Hey everybody!  In case you haven’t noticed, I haven’t been very good at keeping Yay! Movies! up to date for the last, oh, I don’t know, year and a half.  At first, I just sort of forgot, then as the months mounted, I realized I needed to get back to it, as they say, but didn’t know where to start.  So, rather than just dive in, I waited and would say occasionally, to either myself or anyone who would listen, “gee, I really need to update my movie blog.”  Well, the time is now!  Due to my desire to play catch-up, the next few entries will be my best/worst lists of 2010, and then I’ll play a little catch-up with some reviews.  I love writing and I love movies, so I need to find the time to keep this up.  Here we go!

Don’t call it a comeback, they’ve been here for years

Monday, October 12th, 2009

One of the best films I’ve seen this year (I’ll review it soon, remember I’ve got a lot of catching up to do), Anvil! The Story of Anvil! introduced the world to Anvil, the Canadian heavy metal band who should’ve been big, but, for various reasons, never really made it. If you haven’t seen it, you should. Anyway, I just learned from IMDB.com that the group is scheduled to make an appearance in the upcoming film version of The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen.

When I first heard of this new Green Hornet film, I was a little apprehensive, but the fact that Michel Gondry is directing makes it sound a lot more interesting, and the appearance of Anvil could be a lot of fun.

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I’m Back!!!

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Ok, so you’ve probably noticed that I took a bit of a hiatus from writing on this blog.  At first, it was because I was really busy with finishing up grad school, but the last couple of months, I just forgot about it.  And then, once I remembered, the truly daunting idea of catching up on writing about the last seven months (!) worth of films I’ve seen kind of freaked me out.  But, what can I say, I’ve missed writing about movies, just as much as I’m sure you’ve missed reading them.  So, here we go…

2008 Election: The Movie

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Ok, you know that somebody, someday, somewhere is going to make a film based on all this election madness. It would make a pretty good satire, I think. Anyway, I thought I would save the liberal media a bit of time and cast a few of the key roles. Enjoy.

Don Cheadle as Senator Barack Obama

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Zeljko Ivanek as Senator John McCain

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Gene Hackman as Senator Joe Biden

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Mariska Hargitay as Governor Sarah Palin

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Michael Rooker as Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher aka “Joe the Plumber”

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Stephen Collins as Mitt Romney

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Miranda Richardson as Senator Hilary Clinton

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Bill Murray as Bill O’Reilly

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Tim Blake Nelson as President George W. Bush

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Happy Halloween, movie fans!

Friday, October 31st, 2008

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    After a somewhat dedicated month of horror film reviews (ok, I really slacked off about half the month, after demands with school work became the first priority), Halloween is finally upon us.  So, celebrate with a scary movie!  Or two, or three!  The movie still, by the way, is from the early 80s horror film Halloween III: Season of the Witch (maybe someday soon I’ll review that one…)

31 Days of Terror!!!

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

So, for the last couple of years, I’ve really wanted to write one scary/horror/monster/ghost movie review a day for the month of October, but I’ve just never gotten around to it. Since I’m incredibly busy with school, homework, lesson plans and life in general, this month is perfect! Well, not really, but we’ll give it a try. Every day this month, I will post a new review of a movie, so you will have 31 recommendations for Halloween when the end of the month rolls around. Now, not every one of these is going to be a great (or even good) movie, but I’ll try to hit some of the classics, too. For the first day of October, I decided to review a relatively obscure film from a cult director. Enjoy!!!

Oh boy

Monday, July 28th, 2008

As Borat might say, I am very excite for the new Watchmen film! One of the best graphic novels I’ve ever read, Watchmen looks like it will be an incredible movie. March 6th, 2009 can’t come soon enough!!!

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This is such a great photo

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

    I really wish that this was a still from an upcoming buddy picture.  I would see that movie in a heartbeat.

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Another Installment of Another Franchise?

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

So, I was surfing the net and I stumbled across this still from the set of the fourth (!) Terminator film, Terminator: Salvation. In it, Christian Bale is about to annihilate one of those pesky machines. I didn’t particularly care for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, but this film sounds like it could be good, mostly because the thought of Batman kicking Terminator’s ass sounds pretty cool. Ok, the fact that it’s being directed by McG (the guy who did the Charlie’s Angels movies) doesn’t exactly get me stoked, it still could be ok. Maybe.

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Still, this picture gives me hope.

Casting Oliver Stone’s “W”

Friday, July 18th, 2008

The more I hear about Oliver Stone’s new biopic about our beloved president Bush, the more excited I get. This is a strange, eclectic cast. Elizabeth Banks (Beth, the bookstore employee/sex fiend in The 40 Year Old Virgin) as Laura Bush? James Cromwell as Bush Sr.? Josh Brolin as W? Some of the casting decisions are no brainers, like Toby Jones as Karl Rove (this is a perfect fit) or Jeffrey Wright as Colin Powell. Others are so odd they’re inspired, like Scott Glenn as Rumsfeld. Uh, ok. Thandie Newton as Condoleeza Rice? Hmm, interesting. But, who will play Cheney? For months, rumors floated the Internet(s). I heard Robert Duvall’s name pop up once or twice, for instance. As great as Bobby Duvall is, I just couldn’t see him as ol’ Dickie Boy. Finally, a few weeks ago, IMDB.com had a name for the actor to play our controversial Veep: Richard Dreyfuss. At first, it didn’t make any sense, but then I remembered his brilliant turn as a cold-blooded politician in Silver City and thought, yeah, this will work.

Oliver Stone has always been pretty far-out (in a good way) when it comes to his casting choices. John Candy, Gary Oldman, Rodney Dangerfield, J-Lo, Jon Voight as a blind Native American. Oliver Stone is out there, and I love it. I am stoked for W, it will be either amazing or ridiculous, or, hopefully, amazingly ridiculous.

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