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Iron Man 3 Ridiculously Awesome Review!

DownloadedFileWell everyone, Summer 2013 starts with a repulser blast as Iron Man 3 kicks off blockbuster season (not to mention Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!)!  Below you’ll find our takes on the flick (beware, there will be SPOILERS) with mine first and DStarB’s to follow shortly.  For the time being, if you’ve got some time between your Extremis injections, take minute to read our thoughts on Iron Man 3!

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Fast Times at Hogwarts High

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The best stories start with pumpkin juice…

As a fan of both the Harry Potter books and movies, it was inevitable that I would eventually make the pilgrimage to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

And what better excuse would I have than to celebrate my best friend’s birthday (whose books I borrowed in my first reading of the series, no less).  What follows is our less than adult romp through the theme park dedicated to The Boy Who Lived.


New Ridiculously Awesome Review: Rise of the Guardians

Rise of the Guardians Movie PosterI think there were a lot of unsung heroes in last year’s group of animated films (I’m looking at you Paranorman!), one of which was Rise of the Guardians.  For those of you with interests in fandoms, this little film has managed to find a niche (and some cool fanart) and I hope to help it grow!  It really is a nice film that finally does what so many films promise: putting a new twist on fables and folklore.  Guardians does that very well and beautifully to boot.

It’s out on Blu-ray and DVD this week so if you were on the fence about it when it was in theaters, do yourself a favor and go for it now that it’s been released!


The Chains Are Broken!!

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Yea, I know. REAAALLL bad word play there!!! But it doesn’t matter, the one you’ve been waiting for is here and it delivers.  That’s right kids, Django Unchained is here and it’s every bit of the movie your mothers were warning you about.  What does that mean?? Is it inappropriate? Will I be embarrassed to watch it with me mum??  Well let’s hope not, but that can only be if your mother is not some uptight stick in the mud, desperately trying to shield you from the horrors of the world; but let’s put it this way: if Les Miserables is too scandalous for the like of your mother dearest, then, yes of course, you shouldn’t see it with her.  But by all means, rebel! Break free! Be like Django and then go see Django!!!…..just remember, before you go and feel all proud  of yourself for finally standing up for yourself, Django endured the hardships of slavery and here you come finally busting out of your parents’ house and/or basement!!

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MMMM MMMM, bitch!!!

 


Return of the 8-bit!!

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Yes, you read right. Just like that B.A. bounty hunter from that galaxy far, far away, you can’t keep the 8-bit down!!  What does that have to do with the RAMAB, you say??  It means that we’ve got a brand new content up for you viewing/reading pleasure or displeasure.  As the title and picture would suggest, this one has something to do with that good ole 8-bit format.  Sadly no, we’re not bring you news that Hollywood has finally decided to make that Legend of Zelda live action movie you’ve been secretly pining for. Instead I humbly give you a somewhat late review of Disney Animation Studio’s dive into the world of classic arcade gaming, Wreck-It Ralph.  So go read on and game on, and respect the return of retro!!

 

-DStarB


A Slew of New RAMARs!

This assortment of movies is highly illogical

Hey everyone! Today I’m putting up some Ridiculously Awesome Reviews of a really random group of movies. Yep, it’s a grab bag of film goodness! You have your pick from Star Trek, Toys, Wrath of the Titans, and Van Helsing. Do they have anything in common? No! Was there any rhyme or reason for picking these? Absolutely not! But don’t worry about things like posts making coherent sense. There are new reviews to read! Get going!


The Legend Ends…Tonight!

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It’s that time of year again!  Buff out the dents in the Tumbler and start eating gravel for that Batman voice: The Dark Knight Rises gets released tonight!

Now, not to be a portent of doom but last night I had a dream where nothing of the trailer was in the movie.  No Bane, no football players running on a crumbling field, nothing. Horror, I know!  But, nightmares aside, I’m tentatively hopeful for TDKR, especially since between the trailer and the cast list, it looks like Inception if you switched out Leonardo DiCaprio for Batman.  I ask you, what’s wrong with that?  Nothing.  Absolutely nothing is wrong with that.

So go, friends.  Go and experience The Dark Knight Rises, whatever that turns out to be.  And may vengeance and the night go with you!

– Aquisha


One Bad Apple Spoils the Bunch

So, since last week people have been asking me if I’m going to see Snow White and the Huntsman.  They say, it’s right up my alley; fractured fairy tales with balls and Chris Hemsworth (I didn’t know those were the things that predominately made up my alley, but I guess they are.  It’s a niche alley, what can I say).  They say, the movie looks great, and I agree.  There are visuals in the extended trailer that are honestly arresting. But then, a wince of apology crosses their face as the proposal inevitably turns to the awkward, wheezing elephant in the room: Kristen Stewart.

Here’s the thing: She works in the Twilight movies because she just fades into the rest of the terrible that makes them up.  She’s part of the complex pattern of a particularly crappy Magic Eye picture that, if you stare at long enough and are really, really lucky, you can make out the faint outline of a plot.  But in Huntsman, a movie with cinematography, production value, and actual acting, poor thing sticks out like a sore, perpetually confused thumb.

Since my general reaction to its leading lady is “bleh” and I don’t want to distract other theater goers with that sound every time she comes on screen, I will not be seeing Snow White and the Huntsman, not in movie theaters anyway.  But my apologies to Charlize and Chris, strong and silent victims in this whole thing.

– Aquisha


…Are we too late for the shawarma? The Ridiculously Awesome (and late) Avengers Review!

Hey!  Hey there, Loki!  How…how you doing, guy?  Yeah.  Listen, we know, you were waiting for this Avengers review.  Yeah, we know it’s like a month late.  And yes, yes, we recognize that you’re in big plans to wreck the cosmos.  We’re sorry.  Like, really, really sorry.  Better late than never, right?  So, uh, how’s about not killing us, huh?  Huh?  HUH?

Here it is, folks!  Slightly charred from where Loki hit us with his Tesseract-powered staff, the review for Marvel’s The Avengers!


All I Want for Christmas is a Renegade, Revenge-Maddened Former Slave with a Shotgun!

So the trailer for Django Unchained has been released.  I’m excited for two reasons: First the movie looks like a lot of fun.  All the things we’ve come to love about Tarantino, complete with grit, violence, a stoically bad-ass protagonist, and nonchalant dialogue commenting on gratuitously horrific scenes of inhumanity.  Just what anyone would want in a feel-good Christmas movie.  I mean, even if it’s just Inglorious Basterds with slavery…IT’S INGLORIOUS BASTERDS WITH SLAVERY!  See, win-win.  Second, this gives me a legitimate reason to root against Leonardo DiCaprio (haven’t liked the guy since Titantic.  I know it’s irrational but no argument will dissuade me, trust me).

Here’s the trailer in case you missed it.  Get excited people.