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FORCED PERSPECTIVE, Ep.15 – May the Force Be With You, Part 1

In honor of the 35th Anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars film (“A New Hope”), is PROUD to present FORCED PERSPECTIVE, Episode 15 – May the Force Be With You, Part 1 – the first of 2 Star Wars-themed episodes. Join SportsGuy515 and Adolfo, along with special guests Big D, Mr. Eddie, and Hamza (b.k.a. Dave) as they take you back to a galaxy far, far away with almost 3 HOURS of in-depth discussion of the Original Star Wars Trilogy – “A New Hope”, “The Empire Strikes Back”, and “Return of the Jedi”. Plus, classic Star Wars video games, the Special Editions, our Star Wars memories, and MORE! A MUST-LISTEN EPISODE! DOWNLOAD/STREAM NOW!

Star Wars: The Complete Saga – Blu-ray Review

(Before we get started… a disclaimer.  Let’s not kid ourselves… we’ve ALL seen the movies. We all have our opinions, there’s no need for in-depth reviews.  I will be reviewing the actual quality of the discs: sound, video quality, special features, etc.)  Disc 1 – Episode I: The Phantom Menace
The Movie: The much maligned Episode I lives up to its reputation. 13 years later and it’s still not good… which Sportsguy515 and I discussed back in February on an episode of Forced Perspective while reviewing the 3D release. However, it’s not actually my least favorite. Attack of the Clones is clearly the worst movie in the series. Don’t get me wrong, Menace is right behind it, but at least it doesn’t overly rely on CG like Attack of the Clones does. There are real props, sets and location shots… unlike Clones. But at the very least it has one of the best lightsaber battles of the entire series and the introduction of one of the cooler characters: Darth Maul. Of course, Maul dies in the end (…

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Tomas Alfredson
2011 • 127 Minutes • 2.35:1 • United Kingdom

Principal Cast: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Toby Jones, John Hurt, Mark Strong, Tom Hardy
Screenplay: Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan from the novel by John le Carré
Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo
Cinematography: Hoyte Van Hoytema

For twenty-five years we’ve been the only thing standing between Moscow and the Third World War!

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a troubling film to review. By this I do not mean to imply that it is not a good film. In fact it’s quite good. Very good. Also, very deserving of the recent Oscar nominations it has earned. The problem with this film is that the one major criticism that most critics have of the film is one that I as well echo, but I will nonetheless recommend to you fine viewers. But more on that in a minute.

We’ve been brought up in a culture where spy movies are, for lack of a better term, “cool.” James Bond, the most famous fictional spy of all …

Le Samouraï (1967)

This post was originally published as part of the DVD of the Day series at Superfriends Universe on January 11, 2011.

Le Samouraï

I never lose. Never really.

The Stats

The Director:  Jean-Pierre Melville
The Cast:  Alain Delon, Nathalie Delon and François Périer
The Release Date: 1967
The Runtime: 105 Minutes

The Lowdown

Jef Costello is the perfect hitman. A bad ass who made our Top 100 Movie Bad-Asses, Costello meticulously plans his assassinations out to every detail and he never, ever gets caught. One night, however, he’s seen by witnesses after offing a night club owner. Suddenly, the people who paid him off as well as his alibi all betray him and he’s driven into a corner trying to escape.

An unfair criticism of French films (and foreign cinema in general) is that it’s generally regarded as “art house.” I went to school to study film, so a name like Jean-Pierre Melville holds some weight over the pretentious film snob crowd. What is great about this film is that it gives both the art…

FORCED PERSPECTIVE, Ep.14 – An American Bully in the Woods (*2012 SUMMER PREVIEW*)

Join SportsGuy515 & Adolfo as they review some of the last major releases before the start of the 2012 Summer Movie Season, including Bully, American Reunion, Titanic 3D, The Cabin in the Woods, and The Five Year Engagement, before diving into a full-blown 2012 SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW. Plus, their DVD of the Week, Adolfo’s live Extreme Rules experience, Criterion DVDs, comic book geekiness, and MORE! DOWNLOAD/STREAM NOW!

Top 25 Superhero Movies

This Friday, Marvel's The Avengers blasts off the four-color panels and into theaters, with The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man hot on its heels.  Ever since X-Men hit theaters in 2000, the superhero movie genre has enjoyed a nice resurgence.  While there have been some groaners (*cough*Green Lantern*cough*), we've also enjoyed mega hits like the Spider-Man franchise and the Batman reboot.  So sit back as The Essential Films counts down the Top 25 Superhero Movies of all time.  Oh, and while we usually only consider theatrical releases, some straight-to-video features have made their way on to this list as well.  Enjoy.
#25 - Kick-Ass (2010) Director: Matthew Vaughn Screenplay:  Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman based on characters created by Mark Millar & John Romita Jr. Stars:  Aaron Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Nicholas Cage
#24 - Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) Director: Guillermo del Toro Screenplay:  Guillermo del Toro…

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