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!!
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….
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!!
Until recently, I’ve been more excited about the new Star Trek flick than Iron Man 3. This is a very surreal statement for me as I am known as a supreme Star Wars fan (which in geek terms means I’m not even supposed to like Star Trek) and, thus far, the Iron Man series has been the best Marvel Studios has had to offer, which is significant when considering how unsuspectingly good Thor is! When the first trailer for Iron Man 3 finally hit; I found it with a very decidedly lukewarm reaction. I felt slightly underwhelmed by it and found myself wondering where Marvel Studios could go after their juggernaut hit The Avengers. Plus, Star Trek: Into Darkness just looks plain amaze-balls; and a huge part of that is, I think, due to the contribution from one Benedict Cumberbatch (the most Ridiculously Awesome British name) who is blowing up right now and has the chops to back his rising star up. Disbelief have you?? Go watch him in Sherlock RIGHT NOW and prove us otherwise!!
But I digress, after not watching much of the “Big Game” but luckily catching the Iron Man 3 spot, I must say that things are beginning to look more inciting when concerning the adventures of Tony Stark. Yet again, one must be constantly aware, when in this specific position. Will this be another X3/Spider-Man 3 incident?? One of course hopes not, but we cannot be too careful. Now check out the two spots below and prepare to salivate!!
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!