Ohhh so this is what com mentors mean when they say 'goddamn it Blip'...goddamn it Blip.
(Can't wait to watch the vids when they're available!)
You know what one great bonus to John Wick: if you buy ur ticket through Fandango you get a free game~!
Why haven't you guys seen Bitdman yet?
Because it's not playing in Springfield.
Same here, Brad.
The wait for Birdman hitting our area is killing me.
I didn't realize going into Birdman that the movie is one continuous shot (or rather faked to appear as one shot for whole film).
The movie has a very limited release in a lot of states.
You can't stick John Wick!
You know theres a John Wick dlc for Pay Day 2 right?
If you want to see a movie about a board game, watch Clue.
If you want to see a movie about a dead little girl in the wall, watch The Ring.
If you want to see a movie where someone plays with a Ouija board for the appropriate amount of time, watch The Exorcist.
Actually, don't watch The Ring. It's a piece of shit. Watch either the Japanese version, or that one scene where the girl comes out of the TV for no reason. The rest of the movie can kiss my ass. Most overrated horror movie of all time.
So, a movie about the Ouija board in the year 2014 sucked? Wow! I'm so shocked. Now, I hate supernatural movies, for I don't believe in such mumbo jumbo (no offense) but maybe, just maybe, this would've been better if it came out in the 70s or 80s when scary movies were somewhat good & had great directors. . . . . .
Captain Howdy said no to good scary movies
I'm an atheist and I don't mind supernatural horror. If it's a good movie, I can suspend disbelief for the duration of the movie while I'm entertained. Problem is, a lot of the tropes have just been done to death, or are done badly, and if I'm rolling my eyes or playing the "who dies next" guessing game I'm not immersed. Especially if I'm actively HOPING the characters die, like a lot of slasher movies these days want the viewer to do, because heaven forbid a character you like DIE in a HORROR MOVIE.
Ouija boards dangerous. I had a fiend who was into that stuff and his grandfather died.
I don't mean to sound like a dick, but your spelling mistake 'fiend' made that sentence hilarious to me. So, Ouija boards kill fiends’ Grandfathers? Makes for one of the best holy relics of our age! And so readily available!
You know, it's funny. I too have used WeeGee boards and both of my grandfathers are dead. One died three years before I was born. The other when I was five. I didn't try to contact the great beyond until I was sixteen. Maybe there's not a connection there after all. I dunno.
I'm surprised no one is referencing that found footage movie 'Ouija: the First Experiment.'
Err, 'The Ouija Experiment.'
IF that is true, then you have my sympathies. I'm so sorry for your loss Mr. Hand.
i do want to see John Wick, though it looks A LOT like the film Revenge for Jolly. brad, if you haven't seen that one, it's a must see.
It's such a shame that John Wick's UK release date is in January, but at least it's just in time for my birthday.
Hopefully my 21st will involve watching Keanu Reeves fuck shit up.
John Wick sounds awesome, but sadly it doesn't come out in cinemas until 2015 in my country.
I wasn't impressed by John Wick's trailer, but after that recommendation I intend to give it a check-out when it reaches here in two months.
All I know is that I am still pissed about the remake of Carrie that came out last year.
I'm still fucking pissed about it. How could they have fucked up a remake that of movie so badly?
Also, I agree with you guys that Oculus was a good movie.
a "good" Ouija movie was from the 80's (AKA Witchboard)
Or better yet, 'Witchboard: The Possession.'
Is it the trend now to sign off a video with a quick bro routine? Because I have no objections to that.
My theater isn't showing John Wick this weekend, but it's showing Ouija... ugh...
I'm seeing Gone Girl instead, which I couldn't see before because they pulled the same shit and showed Annabelle and No Good Deed instead. Hopefully they'll show John Wick next weekend.
So, apparently, the last Hobbit movie will feature a battle scene that lasts 45 minutes. Enjoy, Brad.
I don't know if this counts as a proper slasher movie, but I enjoyed the Hong Kong movie Dream Home from 2010.
Film Brain reviewed "Before I Go To Sleep" and I remember that he said that it was okay.
Oh for the love of god...
I really liked the first Hobbit, and liked the second okay, but neither of them needed to be as long as they were by ANY means, especially not considering some of the other scenes that apparently didn't make the cut, but oh, we can't take out some of the "Dwarves running around tunnels from something" scenes, or the other padding. This is a case of the director or studios putting out something to stop the consumer immediately going into another theatre and seeing someone else's movie, because we'll be too fatigued to, and I hate that kind of business strategy. I went to see Hobbit 1 twice, only saw Hobbit 2 once, and am seriously considering waiting for Hobbit 3 to just hit DVD before I see it, no matter how good it is. I mean, it's not like we don't know how it ends...
I'm surprised that you guys didn't see 'St. Vincent' also since 'John Wick' and 'Ouija' are so short. Plus, I'm sure it's a lot better than 'Ouija'.
Just got back from John Wick and OMG that was fun. One of the things I wasn't expecting was how cohesive and well built the world around these events are.
I enjoyed the action and everything but I really want to know more about the criminal underworld this all takes place in. Also the movie didn't explain ANYTHING and I mean that in a good way. It didn't treat it's audience like a bunch of drooling simpletons who need every little minor detail explained to them. Even the one scene of exposition the main baddy gives leaves out a ton of Johns past. Like what did he do that was so bad ass even these criminals said "ok you can totally leave this criminal life behind with are blessing, no repercussions". It's all very interesting.
I really hope this does well because I'm hearing they want to turn the world of John Wick into it's own cinematic universe? I have a feeling maybe that word is being misused and maybe they are planning sequels. Even if it flops this movie doesn't sequel bait and is very much it's own thing but they have done a wonderful job of setting up the world of john wick and making us want to see more and explore more of it. I hope it does well.
I agree with the world building. The exposition was light but whenever someone menacing had the lock of fear when John Wick was brought up, it was great. It was the actions of people that gave credit to Keanu being the thing that gave the boogeyman nightmares and I just loved the action scenes.
Yeah, absolutely agree about world exposition. Saw it last night and loved that they didn't just give tons and tons of exposition. The characters know their world and it lets the audience figure it out.
Also, got puns from the ticket taker. Went with a friend, she took his ticket and said, "Have a wicked time," and I snickered like an idiot.
I. Did. Miss Dredd for House at the End of the Street. My future wife wanted to see House. Fortunately we did catch Dredd later, loved it. I think she's even seen it more than me!
I look forward to when Irving and Dave (I'm guessing it'll be those two who go see it) get to see Dear White People. The thought of their review fills me with giggles. It's a good movie, but those two's thoughts on it just seem like it'll be a good video.
My dream team for that review is Nazi Sympathizer Irving and Black Jake, but Hipster Dave and Slaver Brian are runner ups.
New plan! Dear White People should be the rare ménage à trois video with Irving, Dave and S. Brian!
I hadn't heard much about John Wick before this review, but you've piqued my interest. As someone who has had a Labrador, a cat and a pet Guinea Pig whose lives I would have gladly avenged in a murderous rampage, this character seems to speak to me. I wish he had a blog.
Brian doesn't dare wick John Wick.
From one curly-headed fuck to another, you got some luscious hair there, Jake.
If this director had to do KICK-ASS 3, (or K-A2 due to the dog getting killed in the book) I would have hated Mother Fucker and loved K-A2 more as a film. cus hes not a person your supposed to like, and I love hating Mother Fucker in the comic. I wish (and hope) K-A3 is a hard R. so yeah, I'm wanting to see this film.
the first saw movie is going to be in theater next week for one week are u going to see it on thursday night ?
My porn name is John Wick.
Jake, don't let ole whitey bring you down.
It sounds like the only thing that could have made John Wick more amazing is if he was played by Michael Shannon. Nothing against Keanu Reeves; Shannon's just intense as shit.
Also, real thing! Google Image "Big Mix Cereal" (yeah, spelled wrong, but this way). It suggests "47 Ronin" on top.
I just noticed something funny...the movie poster DOES have the Hasbro logo on it XD
I went to see John Wick and it was an entertaining flick. I counted six actors who were on HBO shows, though there may have been more. I didn't quite understand why the backstory was that John used to work for the Russians, as that makes it a huge coincidence that the one person in the organization who did not know about him going after him for a completely unrelated reason.
I also kind of thought that the stuff with the hotel would have been more impressive had the would-be hotel assassin been dispatched in the hotel (I figured that that would have happened before Clarke Peters showed up next door) instead of hanging around the movie for no real reason and then get killed at some seemingly random time.
Just saw John Wick myself last night, was curious what you guys thought of it, glad to see you loved it just about as much as I did! It is a rare thing that I have as good of a theater experience as I did with this movie.
When it comes to action movies, we're really in this rut where either: They're filled to the brim with tongue-in-cheek, winking at the camera, over-the-top to the point where it's just plain zany, incredibly self-aware nonsense that really just takes you out of it. Or, they take the "we're a bunch of old men reliving our glory days" angle. It's not that I don't still like Stallone or Schwarzenegger, but it's sad and depressing to watch, like every movie they make feels like it could be their last.
Movies like those have their place and everything, they can be good, even great, but nobody does a really good straight action movie like this. We're just being mired down in so much nostalgia and affection for all these other films that we love that rarely does anything like this get made.
Oh. Also, Ouija is beating John Wick at the box office. I'm not even surprised, and that is depressing.
It seems John Wick may be this year's Dredd, an awesome action packed thrill ride of bad-assery that despite being good will lose at the box office to the latest "scary" movie, therefore won't get a sequel! :(
Over the fact that people continue to give their money to bad movies that are just cheap cash grabs over well made films that have clear love and effort put into them? It's not just a couple of movies, this is constantly happening. Look at how well fucking Grown Ups 2 did compared to Pacific Rim. And now John Wick, one the best action films I have ~ever~ seen, is behind "Boring Ghost Story #398".
Good films deserve better than this, all of that work, all of that care, all of that talent, and people instead go to see this shit that may as well be a fucking Syfy original. Yes, it's fucking depressing. It's continuously giving studios incentive to push out shitty fucking movie after shitty fucking movie, because who cares, people will watch it anyways.
So Jake just said he dated Sarah, cool. and is Dave dating Sarah now? i have heard Dave talking about picking Sarah up from work and stuff that sounds like they are quite close and might be living together. good times either way :)
Dave is nowhere to be seen. He must not have been kidding when he said he hated you in the review for The Best of Me!
Jake you look so worn out from the movie. no one would have blamed you if you decided to take a nap instead of reviewing.
I know its a few days later but heres so jokes to help you
Joke: My cat can talk. I asked her what two minus two was and she said nothing.
Q: Why do men name their penises?
A:Because they want to be on a first-name basis with the person who makes all their decisions.
BROS! I love the Bros
Since there's another Jacob commenting, I guess I'll make a new name. Anyway, on to my comment.
Having never seen Keanu's more goofy movies like "Bill &Ted" or the "Matrix" sequels, I have no problem believing he's intimidating. Ever see "The Watcher"? Pretty damn creepy performance. Or how about "The Gift"? Yes, I know he's not the highlight of the film but he's damn good!
Now he's playing a vigilante? Seeing it tonight!
In my book, John Wick was rad. http://filmcutting.com/weekend-box-office-ouija-scares-the-hell-out-of-john-wick/
Though I have total faith in Batfleck, it's not a name for me.
SMILEX is more like it, sorry for any confusion :)
I just saw John Wick last night on the basis of this review and I was disappointed. Granted, I too had a beagle named Daisy and the manner in which my family dog died may have kept me from enjoying this film as much as you guys did.
Watch Haunted house for ouija board would probally be bettter
Ah, it's predictable that Brad Jones hated Ouija, he hates most PG-13 horror movies with a passion anyway. As much as he would deny it, he loves blood and gore. He thrives on it. Go ahead Brad, deny it. Plus, he hates most of anything Michael Bay has done, another strike against it and Hasbro, oh brother, he really was going to eat this movie alive then. Such a biased man. He should really get back to reviewing porn or something. That's what he is good at.
Well, even with bias aside, the movie was a great big pile of nothing.
The movie was not good, had no idea how to build suspense(which is how you make a good PG13 horror) and relied way too much on jump scares and telling whether than showing.
I don't think he has or ever would deny the fact that he prefers gore in his horror movies, Michael Bay produced Ouija, but didn't direct it, and he ~gave~ a favorable review to Pain & Gain, because that really is the only kind of movie Michael Bay is capable of doing well, and he didn't even know it was Hasbro, they thought it was Mattel.
It's not like I always agree with his reviews, and of ~course~ there's going to be some bias, that is something you need to take into account when watching a review. You use your knowledge of what they like, how their opinions compare to yours, and think back on other reviews that they have done, then take all of these and make a guesstimate on weather or not it's something you would be interested in.
Point out where Brad "I grew up watching exploitation films" Jones ever denied being a fan of blood and gore. We'll wait.
Also, based on his reviews, PG-13 horror movies Brad liked: Insidious, The Ring, The Others, Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Last Exorcism, Drag Me to Hell.
Gory movies Brad didn't like: Deliver Us from Evil, Eli Roth movies, You're Next, The Thing Prequel.
Michael Bay related movies Brad liked: Transformers 4, Elm Street Remake, The Island, The Rock, Bad Boys, hell he put Pain & Gain on his list of the best movies of the year.
Maybe Brad didn't like the extremely poorly reviewed Ouija because it's, I don't know, bad.
You know that little shark movie from the 70s? Jaws I believe it was called, that little piece of cinema scared soooooooooooo many people, children & adults alike, away from the water to this very day. Anyone remember what it was rated? PG. This film about a relentless killer shark, whose one of many victims is a child, is rated PG. Meanwhile, you had Black Christmas, Alien, The Wicker Man & other "truer" horror films rated R. The point I'm trying to make is nowadays most "scary" movies are PG-13 whilst comedies are R, wtf happened (other than everybody getting all politically correct)?! Action movies too are feeling the weight of p s b s. I'm very excited for the Deadpool movie, God willing it actually gets made, but it's chances of being R? Not likely. Now, unlike some fans, I'll still give it a chance despite it's rating because it's better than nothing, right? I just hate how horror films (& action to some extent) has been pretty much neutered since the late 90s. All we get now are either ghosts or jump scare-a-thons, half the time both in the same flick.
Say it out loud to yourself sometime," I'm going to see a PG-13 horror movie". . . . . . *sigh*
Well, since Halloween is in two days, does anyone have any good WeeGee board stories?
Brad, if you like movies where Keanu Reeves has a beard and is a villain, check out an early film of his Much Ado About Nothing. He plays a very nice John the Bastard. Sure, he doesn't shoot people in the face, but compared to another actor I've just recently watched play the same villain, Reeves is a more believable 'I hate my brother the prince and will do what I can to fuck with him and his loved ones, fuck innocent people' sort of way.
I am so fucking mad right now. John Wick has a 16+ rating here in Germany, so they apparently cut out all the good shit. If I want to watch a hard R action movie that could have been called "Headshot - the movie", I DON'T want it castrated by censors! GAH!
(Sorry for the bad language, it's just... I'm so angry!)
Doesn't seem like it has been neutered for German release. The gore is quite light as most headshots result in nothing more than a red CGI-mist. I guess the FSK has just become more lenient, because a few years ago (or maybe just on a bad day), this mostg likely would have gotten an 18 rating.
Hey, Alf, I watched the nightclub scene on YouTube and there was one instance where a guy was shot in the head on a table and a gush of blood and brainmatter were leaking out. I would be very surprised if that was in the german release with that rating. But now I am not so sure anymore. Maybe I should simply go see it to make it do well at the box office.
Also: Alf! How I missed you!
As an animal lover I wouldn't hesitate to kill someone who hurt me like that.
Also, Brian, please stop saying "that DAMN dog"!
You know the movies not worth it when the first 5 minutes and the last 10 minutes of a 30 minute review has nothing to do with the movie they are reviewing.