Check out this short project we did over the weekend! It’s a spoof of commercials, such as OxiClean featuring Billy Mays. We hope you enjoy it!
Check out this short project we did over the weekend! It’s a spoof of commercials, such as OxiClean featuring Billy Mays. We hope you enjoy it!
How could the great American past time of RAZZLIN have endured with that most American favorite, LEGO’s! The competition is high in this match, and the the stakes even higher! Because one of these athletes will face the wrath, of THE LEGO. But seriously guys, there’s a fucking backyard wrestling match, that contains LEGO’s, how the fuck to you go about NOT watching that. Enjoy. And check out more on our FACEBOOK PAGE.
This is a bit late and I had to rush it, so unfortunately there’s a quality dip here. Sorry guys. Anyway, another entry to Halloween-A-Thon II. The upcoming week will have more episodes, some to make up for a few that should have been out last week. Im not giving up on Halloween-A-Thon, no sir. So enjoy the new video (as much as possible) HERE on Facebook or HERE on Youtube.
I’m still playing catch up and wanted to get this video out. This is actually rather new as it was only written the other day. I don’t want to crowd the week with uploads so I’ll probably stop at this one for now. Godzilla (2014) is coming out on friday and I’m super excited. I’ve been waiting 8 years and there’s no way I’m not going to make a review for it. So that you can expect either Sunday or Monday (by the way, my week goes from Sunday to Saturday due to my work schedule). Next week I’ll try to get another video game review out as well, I have a few almost ready to go so it should probably happen. Perhaps Godzilla: Domination like I promised eons ago. Well, anyway, enjoy the video. You can watch is on YouTube here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mjN1RkQ-O8
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BEST OF 2013
With the year drawing to a close, I decided that I wanted to do some sort of “Best” list. So, I’ve compiled a list of the films that I’ve seen released this year. I’m going to run down some honorable mentions, and conclude with the film that entertained me the most this year. Keep in mind, this does not mean that it’s the best film this year from a technical standpoint, or that it’s them most creative or original. But just the one that I had the most fun watching. So let me get right to it.
A Haunted House (Comedy)
Directed by Michael Tiddes
Starring Marlon Wayans, Cedric the Entertainer, Nick Swardson
When I saw the advertisements for this movie, I first thought that it was going to be another poor cash in on the “Scary Movie” franchise. I’ve long since thought that particular series has run it’s course and didn’t feel the need to watch a poor mans version of it. Well, I was wrong. This movie did more to remind me of the better parts of the Scary Movie franchise, and carries the legacy of that film better than it’s own sequels. It’s got crude Wayans humor, and a fun cast. I was far more entertained by this movie than I thought I would be. I would definitely recommend watching it with some friends.
Movie 43 (Comedy)
Directed be (Assorted)
Starring (Assorted, Including) Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Emma Stone
I have never seen a movie like this before. Movie 43 is basically a comedy anthology film. What makes is so unique is how damn raunchy it is, and how many A-List actors are in it. There’s literally too many to mention, but to add to those who I’ve already listed, you have Gerard Butler, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Faris, Kate Winslet and Chloe Grace Moretz. This movie had me laughing from the start, and if you’re a fan of ridiculous comedies, then this one is definitely for you. I haven’t seen anything else like it all year
Identity Thief (Comedy)
Directed by Seth Gordon
Starring Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Robert Patrick
I didn’t see this movie by my choice. Actually, my mother is a fan of Melisa McCarthy, and so I went with her to go see it. Free movie right? Well, I’m glad to say that not only did I like it, I sat through it a second time. This is a good buddy/road trip comedy and a definite highlight for Melissa McCarthy’s career. Jason Bateman plays the straight man in this film, and she works off of him. And they both do a good job. It’s another movie that I recommend seeing with some friends. Worth a watch.
World War Z (Action-Horror)
Directed by Marc Foster
Starring Brad Pitt
Upon hearing Brad Pitt’s casting for this movie, I already knew that it wasn’t going to be the same as the book that I read and loved so much. Let me be the first to tell you though, that I still enjoyed this movie even though it strayed so far from its source material that they could have called it something else. This movie is riddled with plot convenience and over-the-top sequences that crush the realism that it intends to set. But what you get instead is an entertaining ride that is churned out by thousands and thousands of running, screaming infected monsters chasing our main hero across the world. It was a fun movie, medium differences or not.
Man of Steel (Sci-Fi Action)
Directed by Zach Snyder
Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon
I have to admit, I’m not really a big Superman fan. I love comic books and comic book heroes, and I certainly like the Man of Tomorrow, but I could never get over his boyscout like quality and adore him like so many. But with the director of Watchmen (2009) at the helm of this film, I couldn’t wait to see what was gonna happen. And I’m very pleased with the results. As DC tries to keep up with Marvel in the comic book movie department, they can finally say with all certainty that they’ve made one of the best superhero movies ever, and by FAR the best live action film featuring their mascot Superman. I really liked this movie. The fight scenes were awesome, with plenty of destruction and obliterating of Metropolis. The film is riddled with little inconsistencies, and if you nit pick it it’s the farthest thing from perfect. But if you tune off your scan for artistic achievement and just enjoy the “super” that this movie brings, you can’t help to like it.
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug (Fantasy Adventure)
Directed by Peter Jackson
Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage
I won’t talk too much about this movie because it’s getting it’s own review shortly. But I should mention that I saw this movie as part of a double feature at my local AMC theaters, paired with the first Hobbit movie. That’s 6 hours of Hobbit. And let me tell you, this movie entertained me so much that 6 hours went by in a flash. When Desolation of Smaug was over, I was legitimately disappointed because I wanted to see more. I already cant wait for next December to finish this Trilogy. This is a Fantasy film that more than deserves to stand with the best of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and any other major fantasy film that’s been released. I liked it that much. Oh, and the dragon was F’n awesome.
Evil Dead (Horror)
Directed by Fede Alvarez
Starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci
I’m a huge fan of the Evil Dead series and have seen Sam Raimi’s work probably a couple dozen times. So I was skeptical but interested when I heard that a remake of one of my favorite franchises from my favorite genre was being made. Well, I’m glad this movie exists. Evil Dead pays ample homage and fan service to it’s source material, while still being different. It brings the blood, gore and over-the-top creepy Evil Deadness in spades. It’s a movie I recommend to fans of the series, to fans of horror, hell I recommend it to everyone. I just loved this movie, and I can’t wait to get the blue-ray copy to watch it again.
And so, here we are. Time for me to tell you what my favorite film of 2013 was. Well I’m happy to inform you, that Bad Movie Studios’ pick for the Best of 2013 is…
Pacific Rim (Sci-Fi)
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Staring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi
I’ve been waiting for Godzilla (2014) to come out for close to 7 years now. Godzilla is probably my most favorite thing ever, from all the way back when I was a toddler. This of course raises in me a huge love for giant monster movies. Pacific Rim was like my appetizer. This movie was just awesome. Giant monsters? Check. Giant robots? Check. Movie based entirely around them fighting? Check. I absolutely adored this movie. It was the one time that I can remember where I felt like a kid again in the movie theater. And it helped boost my anticipation for Godzilla’s upcoming return. Now I know what you’re thinking. How could Pacific Rim be the Best of 2013? It’s so ridiculous. Well, first remember that I wasn’t judging these movies by quality but by the sheer entertainment value it brought me. And on a personal level, no film entertained me more than Pacific Rim. A movie that instills joy and nostalgia so deep in me that my anticipation for something that I love gets to a fever pitch HAS to be my favorite movie of the year. The acting is pretty bland, the story is ludicrous, and it’s probably the most unrealistic thing I’ve ever watched. And that’s cinema perfection. Pacific Rim is one of the best films in it’s genre, and my favorite film this year. So it’s with great pride and joy that I claim Pacific Rim as Bad Movie Studios Best of 2013.
I hope you enjoyed my Best of 2013 list. As promised, I’ll get to putting out Hobbit: DoS shortly. Then after that I’m going to try to get some video game stuff out. And that should close out the year for me. Well, I hope your year has been good, and I’d love to hear what your Best of 2013 is like. Maybe you’ll agree, or what’s more likely…you won’t. But oh well. You can’t all be as awesome as me I suppose.
A Haunted House (2013)
A Short Bad Movie Studios Review
So pretty much everyone in the world doesn’t like this movie. They pretty much say that it’s a series of tired and childish gags that string themselves together in the hopes that it would recapture a little bit of the humor of Scary Movie (2000). Well, if you care to know, “they” are metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes, and I did not at all dislike this movie. To be frank, I enjoyed this movie very much. It’s not at all high class entertainment, and yeah it does really attempt to retread the same ground Scary Movie did almost 15 years ago, but I actually don’t find that as a bad thing. This movie reminded me a lot of that Wayan’s brother powered spoof, and although I’m a sucker for good originality, I can’t help but to admit the guilty pleasure that I got from A Haunted House. I laughed at most of its 86 minute run time even though the entirety of the comedy is really low brow humor, the same kind you would find on an episode of Family Guy…or Scary Movie. Okay, so if you’ve read this far into the review, you’d probably know that this movie is a lot like Scary Movie. In fact, it was written by and stars Marlon Wayans, known as “Shorty” in the Scary Movie franchise. Really, there’s not all that much I could say about this film. I enjoyed this movie more than I thought, it kept me entertained all the way through, even with the comedy’s poor maturity level. It does also feel like standard fair of Wayans family written work. But I can’t help but notice how much of the Paranormal Activity series is in this movie. It really hits a lot of the memorable moments from the franchise it parody’s. And that’s something else to mention, Marlon Wayans said in an interview that this movie was “less a parody and more of a group of characters going through these paranormal experiences that also just happen to be doing the complete opposite thing that anyone with common sense would do in the situation”. That, is a real load of nonsense. This movie is a parody through and through. Period. But again, I never found that a bad thing. Something else I feel I should mention is that a lot of this movie feels like what Paranormal Activity (2007) should have been. By that I mean it doesn’t take nearly as long to set up the events that will unfold during the rest of the film. Also, it keeps the pace up with enough things to keep the idea relevant. Paranormal Activity seemed to have had one too many scenes of nothing happening but doors slowly creaking to the side or blankets moving. That stuff helps institute an atmosphere, and aren’t bad to start off with, but it just seems like it kept them around as methods to build tension for way too long. A Haunted House, although a horror comedy, gets going right away for the most part and keeps it that way. Now I understand that there’s of course going to be a large difference in pacing because of the genre differences, but I can’t help but feel that the source material that movie takes off from could have benefited from some of the elements that A Haunted House brought to the table. I think the Paranormal Activity series got a little better over the subsequent sequels, and that there was a bit more “Activity” as the films went on, but A Haunted House takes more from the original film in the franchise than it does from the other ones, so It feels more organic to me to make comparisons to that film instead. So, all in all, I liked this movie. The comedy was fairly fast paced and although it was hardly original, it was still entertaining. It’s not nearly the best horror comedy that I’ve ever seen, but it’s by far not the worst. I would recommend Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2009), I Know What You Did Last Friday the 13th (2001), and of course, the Scary Movie series if you think you’d be interested in this movie. Hell, I think the Paranormal Activity series would probably be a decent watch too.
Overall Rating: 82
“Dr. Baracula” Film Update
By Bad Movie Studios
So I just wanted to write a short blurb about the movie. Well, the best I can say is, it’s coming. Filming has been fun, although production isn’t going quite as fast as I’d like. But that’s alright, something is better than nothing. So far what IS done and filmed has been edited and I like the way it’s coming out. It’s coming in bits and pieces, and that’s just making the process longer. On the bright side though, I get more time to make something good out of those edited pieces and increase my editing abilities. I have noticed though that I’m suffering from Creative Constipation. Basically, that’s like when you have an idea and start to pursue it but you all of a sudden get more idea that you cant do anything about yet. Yeah I have that. I;m not even done with this film and I’m already planning on other ones. That’s probably been the most difficult thing, staying the course and making sure I finish things. It’s also been hard to balance doing reviews for the website and filming time, as well as the issues that have come around with trying to film. Mother Nature hasn’t been as kind as I’d like. But I can’t blame it all on the weather, there’s been a definite hit on my enthusiasm. I’m keeping it up though, and hope to finish production soon. Then Post Production can starts and I can finish editing everything. I can’t wait for that because thankfully, I have stuff done already, so editing will just be a matter of putting the pieces together. So I guess the final thing for me to say, is that I can’t wait to finish my project and bring you “The Unexpected Evil of Dr. Baracula”. I’ve had more support than I ever thought I would for the film and it’s been a great learning experience so far. I look forward to releasing it, and hopefully giving everyone something that will entertain.