With Days of Future Past being shoved at us with every opportunity, you may find yourself wondering the status of the X-Men’s most popular character (over-hyped says I) Wolverine. He’s had two standalone flicks with the first receiving a fairly lukewarm reception. The follow-up, The Wolverine, will be dropping soon to home video and will include an unrated version of the flick which could be exactly the shot of adrenaline the character needs to really rip up the silver screen the way he was meant to do. In any case, if you are on the fence on which version you should look into, we’ve got a full up review for the theatrical version of The Wolverine here. And be sure to check our full list of reviews for that hidden gem you’ve always been looking for on the Our Takes page. And here’s hoping to see the Claw-Daddy go Wolvie-Berserker style and tear it up!!!
We’ve taken an extremely lengthy and mostly undeserved vacation and now the RAMAB comes back at you practically busting our garters with new content. We got a string of new reviews coming your way starting with Elysium, we got news coming AT SOME POINT, and we got new trailers now!!! Whatever you’re hankering for on our little blog, we got that!!! So stay tuned and in the meantime, check out the latest trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug that reeks of such awesomeness it’s just unnecessary. Now just months later, this new trailer possesses even MORE Ridiculously Awesome epicness AND, finally, we hear the dulcet tones of Benedict Cumberbatch as the great and powerful Smaug, and it is quite the pleasure for the ears!! So check it out below and try not to pee yourself in public or to death over it!!!
If there is one thing you can count on here at RAMAB, it’s that we will bring you objective and fair reviews of movies AND (most importantly) that we will hardly give you those reviews on time!! That’s right folks, we bring forth a veritable grab bag of new reviews for your perusal and possibly, but hopefully not, refusal. If science fiction is your game, then we got it with the Smith clan’s futuristic bio-pic of future world domination: After Earth! Oh yea, and there’s the sequel to that picture based on some old TV show about a crew of co-ed seamen lost in space or some such….Star Trek Into Darkness. Fancy your flicks deep, thought-provoking, and touchy feely?? Then you should try the Independent Film Channel. But if you like that and have a thing for capes, you could peep our recommendation for a pretty sweet and action packed indy flick; the true life story of the Daredevil: Super. But if it’s more of a family friendly review you seek, than look no further than the hidden gem buried deep within the bowels of this movie review laden cornucopia! What is this instant classic and follow-up to that nonexistent Degrassi High feature-length rom-com?!? Clearly its Monsters University!! So go ahead, get wrist deep in this lovely, brown sack and pull out a glorious review. And check out the Our Takes page for the full list of our reviews to date!!
The RAMAB Toy Story celebration is at an end. This trilogy has ended in a most epic fashion by providing on the most heartfelt and entry in its cannon. This flick truly represents the ending of an era for those of us they grew up much like Andy and had the privilege of growing up with him and the characters of Toy Story. And although we’ve been taken to task by some of our loyal readers out there for being behind the ball, I humbly disagree. I think it’s important to, now and again, look back and appreciate the great films we’ve experienced so that we can more aptly recognize and call out the fodder like Oz: The Greatly Stupid, The Host, Beautiful Creatures, and Catwoman…just to name a few. Yes, it’s healthy to go back and say, “hey, you know what, that WAS a good movie!” and this is totally the case with the Toy Story franchise. Also, just a thought, its nice to think back to that simpler time in life when all we needed were our toys and our imaginations and the world was ours. Thus the reason behind this little celebration, so go on, take a look at the Toy Story 3 review and let the discussing and reminiscing begin.
That’s right! With Ridiculously Awesome and clever picture-title word association like that, only one thing could be the subject matter of this post. The review of Toy Story 2 is now ready for your perusal! In case you’ve forgotten, because of our extreme and recurring promptness, the RAMAB Toy Story celebration is still in full swing and we are throwing our latest review at you!! So click the link above to peep what we think and see if you agree or disagree. Then, be sure to keep up with us as the celebration will soon come to its spectacular conclusion. And be sure to check out Our Takes page for all of our reviews!!
I realize that with all this Star Trek talk it’s starting to sound as if I’m turning my back on my Star Wars loyalties, but I assure you they are definitely all still there. It’s just
that this new Trek franchise really works, but with good ole J.J. heading up the new Star Wars flick things are definitely looking up for the Sci-Fi junkie inside of me.
Speaking of looking up, next month is gonna be filled with delicious geekiness and, as the title dictates, I am ready to boldly propel myself into next month for the line up of craziness that awaits me.
First off is Iron Man 3 landing on May 3. Historically, these Iron Man flicks have left me dangerously close to hyperventilating by the time they are over and I expect no different from the third installment. The trailers have all looked really fun, especially the latest one (showing here), and for some strange reason I’m excited to see some Mandarin. Oh! And the Iron Patriot suit is bad ass!!
Then there’s the next day. Which to the ‘non-initiated’ is just May 4th, the day before Cinco De Mayo. And because I know just how important Cinco De Mayo is to some people, what could be so important about the 4th of May?!? Only that it’s Star Wars day!!! Of course, to the ‘normies’ out there, Star Wars day is about as lame as lame can get; but to the hardcore, self-initiated grey-side Jedi, such as myself, this is a most important day indeed. And with any luck, the RAMAB will be celebrating the special occasion with full enthusiasm.
And if those two monumental events weren’t enough, we get a full week of recovery (so you can lick your Cinco De Mayo wounds) before Abrams drops his latest load on us: Star Trek Into Darkness. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s quite treasonous the amount of excitement I have for this flick. Being such a stout Star Wars devotee, I shouldn’t have this much interest or anticipation for the ‘other side’. Nevertheless, J.J. has done his job well and I am on board for the continued adventures of the starship Enterprise and its crew!!
Ok, so there are only really three things on the horizon for the upcoming month; and, true enough, one of them barely counts. (as I roll a single tear for Star Wars day like an elder Native American seeing what we’ve done to the land) But for the aspiring Sci-Fi nut within me, these things are pretty huge. And hopefully when all is said and done, I will finally feel free to come out of the closet with my new-found Trekkness….
Because we can, and who doesn’t love them, today we will kick off a RAMAB celebration and marathon of reviews for the classic CG flick, Toy Story! This seminal classic from Pixar jumpstarted the CG film frenzy that has given us the likes of Shrek, Horton Hears A Who, and How To Train Your Dragon. So, to celebrate the nigh 20 year anniversary (yep, it’s been that long) of this great franchise, the RAMAB will bring to you great people reviews for Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and Toy Story 3. So if you’ve somehow missed these along the way or want to be reminded just how great these flicks are, click the like above to read the review and keep checking back here for the reviews of these great films to roll in. And remember to check Our Takes page for more reviews!!
So, here’s a little blurb about some of the things going on around the old Tinsletown!! First off: there is a trailer out now for The Wolverine which looks just as wildly mediocre and underwhelming as its predecessor did!
There’s also the trailer for Kick Ass 2 which looks pretty promising and more Chloe Grace is always a good thing!! But be warned, below is the red band trailer because we here at RAMAB are HARDCORE!
And finally; there seems to be some sort of series coming to television based on the early days of Hannibal Lecter as played by that guy from Casino Royale but……I dunno; I just don’t know
So I have a bit of a multifaceted problem! First off: I CAN’T stop watching the Star Trek: Into Darkness trailer. Even after the thirteenth time today, it just looks sssooo fun and exciting and dope and I just might pee myself (from sheer excitement) to death before the movie actually comes out!! I may actually need to be Vulcan neck pinched to calm my nerves!!
Second: because of Mr. Abrams and his new take on Star Trek I have become a bit of a closet Trekkie. But here lies my issue; being such a HUGE Star Wars nerd I am fundamentally disallowed, by all natures of the Force, to be a fan of Star Trek by any shape or form. I am to be, in my very core, diametrically opposed to this Trek noise!! However, I am now watching the original series and planning on re-watching (because, to be honest, I did watch some Star Trek as a kid before I knew any better) every subsequent iteration of the Trek series that followed.
But I digress, the fact is that Star Trek reboot flick WORKS and the sequel looks to be on the path to being just as RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME. Therefore, I shall live long and prosper while the Force is with me!!