Based on the comic book
of same name, Hex is a bounty hunter in the old west with a ginourmous scar on his face. He's angry, he shoots people, things explode - you get the idea. Josh Brolin plays Jonah Hex, with John Malkovich as the villian, Turnbull. Sounds like great pairing with promise, until you add Megan Fox to the mix. Not to be mean, but I have yet to see a strong performance from her in any film.
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Matt and I discuss getting grifted by a grifting film with the bare minimum of grifting. How did we get grifted? For starters it's at 71% on
Rotten Tomatoes, and Roger Ebert gave it four stars. I guess we're just a couple of patsies.
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First of all, apologies for the lack of posts this week. Matt and I have been swamped with regular office work and unfortunately you, dear reader, must pay the price.
My wife and I went to see Date Night this past weekend. The lights go down, the screen lights up, and oh what a wonderful surprise it was to see the trailers for
Knight and Day
and The Killers
back to back. Why was this a wonderful surprise? Go watch the trailers. Seriously. I'll wait.
Same movie right? On top of that, neither looks very good. This instantly reminded me of Armageddon and Deep Impact. Similar movies that came out around the same time about giant asteroids crashing into the earth. Peaking my curiosity, I turned to the interwebs and found a
list of similar films released at the same time
. Some good, some not so good... but I can't help wondering - why does this keep happening?
Well, we've been doing this blog for a little while now, but wanted to take a moment to reintroduce ourselves for the newcomers through some questions posed below.
1. What is your job title at Klipsch?
Phil: Graphic Designer
Matt: Art Director
2. What does that entail?
Phil: Pixel wrangling.
Matt: I try to keep everything looking nice.
3. What is your earliest movie memory?
Phil: I'm not 100% sure. Either crying at the end of All Dogs Go to Heaven or seeing The Little Mermaid in theaters.
Matt: Either seeing the re-issue of Disney's Song of the South or crying after witnessing the injustice inflicted on Big Bird in Follow that Bird.
4. What is your earliest TV memory?
Phil: Again, not 100%, but it's either watching Mr. Rogers with my Dad or watching Cheers and eating a bowl of Sherbet.
Matt: Sesame Street most likely. I also remember a moment during Three's Company (which wasn't something typically watched at my house) when I was told to look away.
5. Do you have a definitive moment when you started to become more engaged than the average person with one or both of these mediums?
Phil: I knew I had a problem with television when I refused to miss a single episode of Matlock during the summer. Probably started around 5th
Matt: Early in my senior year of high school I was home sick and rented Reservoir Dogs. It was at this point that I discovered what a director did.
6. What are the last 5 movies that you've watched?
Phil: The Men Who Stare at Goats, Hannah and Her Sisters, Starman, Dirty Harry, The Lookout
Matt: The Men Who Stare at Goats, Two Lovers, Dirty Harry, Law Abiding Citizen, Singles
7. What are your 3 favorite shows on TV right now?
Phil: Just three? Forget that. LOST, Modern Family, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Bored to Death, Chuck, Better Off Ted, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Matt: Mad Men, The Office... and that is really all I watch with frequency. Modern Family and Friday Night Lights both seem quality.
, Conan O'Brien announced today he's doing a new show on TBS in November
. No word on a name for the show, but he will be close to his old time slot at 11 p.m. I knew it wouldn't take long for another network to scoop him up. The man is a national treasure.
Strangely enough the announcement is made on the same day Jay Leno is back at #1 in late night
, but the median age of his viewers is now 56. My guess is it's mostly people falling asleep during NBC's new 10 o'clock lineup.
Phil mentioned that he is getting Hannah and Her Sisters in the mail and has never seen it. I said it was in my top 3 of Woody's films. And then I just had to make an unofficial ranking. But I'm only going waste 5 minutes.
2. Hannah and Her Sisters
3. Crimes and Misdemeanors
4. Match Point
5. Annie Hall
6. Sweet and Lowdown
7. Everyone Says I Love You
8. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
9. Husbands and Wives
11. The Purple Rose of Cairo
13. Stardust Memories
14. Radio Days
16. Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask
17. Mighty Aphrodite
18. Anything Else
20. Cassandra's Dream
21. Deconstructing Harry
The Movie Stills Collection
is a fantastic site. I'm particularly fond of their set of Warner Brothers end titles. They just don't make them like they used to.