Author Archives: MattFromRI

Trailer Alert – Passengers

After months of waiting, the trailer for Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence’s movie Passengershas finally arrived.

The film follows Preston and Aurora, two passengers on a spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet. Each were awoken decades before they were supposed to arrive at their destination, and are left to deal with the ship as it begins to malfunction. (Via The Verge)

Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence…I shouldn’t have to say anything else about this film to get you to see it, but let me try…OUTERSPACE. Did that do it?

This movie feels like a way more adult version of rocket man. Just swap a chimp stealing a sleep pod for a “technical” malfunction and swap tubes of gross food for a robot bartender that seems like he was pulled directly from “The Shining”. I’m so excited to see this movie. In fact, i’ll be jumping into my own sleep pod in preparation (my freezer). Wake me when it’s in theaters.

-Matt

Trailer Alert – Live By Night

GOD DAMMIT, Ben Affleck. You smooth S.O.B.. I will watch anything that Benny has his name attached to. Literally anything, but this? This is EXACTLY the type of movie I get excited for. Gangster movies are what I dream about at night, what I live for and probably the 2nd most well-represented genre in my movie collection (behind Sci-fi). I also like period pieces, so….make a gangster movie old-timey, have Ben Affleck write and direct it and I will probably be responsible for half its total box office. It’s a winning formula.

-Matt

Jam Alert – My Favorite Part (Mac Miller feat. Ariana Grande)

Trailer Alert/Movie Recommendation – My Blind Brother

The Douche, Ben Wyatt and Mona-Lisa Saperstein walk onto a movie set….my Parks and Recs peeps will get that. For everyone else, Nick Kroll, Adam Scott and Jenny Slate are starring in a movie together, and unsurprisingly, it’s hilarious. “But Matt, how could you know it’s hilarious if it comes out at the end of September? Are you a time traveler?” No, you peon. No, I am not. I actually saw it earlier this year at SXSW 2016. It was one of the movies I had on my “cut list”. I’ll explain. Basically, when I go to SXSW I make a list of all the movies I definitely want to see and the rest go on a “cut list”. These are movies I don’t mind missing if it means seeing something else or getting some dank Austin BBQ. I am SO glad that ‘My Blind Brother’ wasn’t one of the movies I cut for brisket (there were a few).

It follows Bill (Kroll) and his blind brother Robbie (Scott). Robbie is a hometown hero, crazy athlete and ladies man. These traits combine to cast one hell of a shadow on Bill, who couldn’t be more supportive of his brother even though he clearly gets cast aside. When a love triangle forms, with the addition of Rose (Slate), the boat starts to rock (Pun intended…see the movie and you’ll get it.).

-Matt aka TSG

 

Is Deathstroke in the new Batman Movie?!

BEN AFFLECK! You Dog, you! Just a normal shitty-ass Monday morning and then good-guy Ben Affelck comes from the clouds (thanks,Barstool) with this bombshell! If there’s tanythingthat can bring the DCU back, it’s Slade Mother-fucking Wilson.

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What does this mean for the upcoming Hush inspired Batflick? Let’s discuss. Comment below!

-Matt

Ps- Comic Book Twitter is going full savage.

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I NEED a Marvel Movie Starring Thor and Darryl

The following video was shown at SDCC and hasn’t seen the light of tday since then…until now. Enjoy.

If Marvel doesn’t immediately start production on Thor 4: The Adventures of Thor and Darryl, then they clearly don’t know their fans.

-Matt

It’s Friday – See A Movie

It’s the weekend. A time for rest and relaxation. A time for movies. Here are some flicks to see this weekend.

Don’t Breathe

Whenever a movie is described as “shit-your-pants terrifying”, it’s safe to call it must-watch. For all my horror junkies out there, this is the film for you. Fede Alvarez is basically my spirit animal when it comes to horror movies. To be fair, he’s only made one other (Evil Dead [2013]), but he’s got quite the foundation for this next one. I’m excited to see it, and you should be too.

Hands of Stone

Just like how the Black Eyed Peas sold their souls to the devil for unlimited hits, I think the boxing movie genre sold its soul to make unlimited good boxing movies. Seriously, think back and try to find a boxing movie that wasn’t good (i’ll even include MMA movies). You can’t, right? Impossible. This movie came out of nowhere for me and i’m pretty hyped to see it…I’m hyped to see anything Bobby De Niro does, if we’re being honest.

Home Movie Pick – The Dark Knight

Looking to play something from your own collection? Make it The Dark Knight. I assume everyone has this on dvd or blu-ray, and if you don’t, I question you patriotism. EVERYONE should have this, and the other two movies from the trilogy, in their collection. It’s cinema at its finest.

3380824081_9bde045ff3My reasoning for why The Dark Knight is the home movie pick of the week is simple. For the most part, everything on my dvd self has been watched at least once, and in the case of Pacific Rim and Prometheus at least 15 times. So, when selecting a movie from a pile of already watched movies I use a specific method. I break down my wants and needs into 3 categories: Characters, sequences and directors.

If i’m feeling a specific character (in the case of this week’s pick it’s Heath Ledger as The Joker) I search for movies that have standout, all-time performances and select from those. Characters like The Bride from Kill Bill or James Conway from Goodfellas. If i’m feeling more a specific sequence, I gravitate towards movies with some fantastic scenes. It’s the underground bar scene in Inglorious Bastards or the car chase in The French Connection. It’s sequences that hold you at the edge of your seat. The last category, directors, is simple. Who’s style of storytelling do I want to enjoy? Do I want a good twist? Time for Shyamalan. Blood and guts? Tarantino or Marty. Do I want to laugh myself silly? Maybe I pull out a Harold Ramis classic like Analyze This. You get the picture.

However you watch this weekend, whether it be with a giant bucket of popcorn in a theater seat that smells of stale farts or in privacy of your own home with some take out Chinese food, make sure you do it with an open mind and heart. Happy viewing and be sure to tweet as us what you watched! (@AverageNobodies)

::Roll credits::

-Matt aka TSG

 

Join Our Fantasy Movie League

For those of you who like fantasy sports and movies, like myself, have I got a thing for you! Such a cool thing! It’s called Fantasy Movie League.

fbDefault_1467954491Here’s the long and short of it: You manage a theater with 8 screens. Every week you have $1000 dollars to spend to fill those screens with current movies. Each movie, depending on popularity and previous box office totals, is priced out with a dollar amount. You have your $1000 to spend on any combination of those movies that you want. You can pick as many of the same movie that your budget can handle. For example: in this week’s picks I have Jason Bourne (total value pick this week) three times and five other movies.

Once your lineup is picked (make sure you do it before the weekend) it is locked until Monday when box office totals will be added up. Person with the most money, wins. It’s that simple.

Want to play? I know you do. Join my Paul Walker Memorial FML by clicking the link and putting in the password “paulwalker”. The Paul Walker memorial FML starts in the fall season (Week August 29 with 1st picks locking September 2) and goes for 14 weeks.

May the odds be ever in your favor.

-Matt aka TSG

Trailer Alert – Red Friday

TEASER – Red Friday from 401 Films on Vimeo.

Full disclosure, this is a shameless plug. Having said that, this is the best trailer of the SUMMER! Watch it in daylight, because you won’t be able to sleep if you watch before bedtime.

Red Friday is a short film that two buddies of mine and I started working on early this year. Right now it’s being shopped around at film festivals (how official does that sound) so we can’t show you the full thing, but never fear! 11.25.16 is the day it will be released on the 401 Films (that’s us) vimeo page. Stay tuned for some behind the scenes footage and stories!

Red Friday stars: Jessica Rockwood, Donnie Andrade, George the Elf and introducing Aundrea Scott.

– Matt aka TSG