Wayhomer Review #70: X-Men: First Class

James McAvoy as Professor X in X-Men: First Class

You will forget...how pervy I seemed in the Narnia movies.

Episode #70 for X-Men: First Class, in which our protagonist reverses course on his opinion on Fox vs. Marvel, has nothing but praise for the ability to make silk’s purse out of a sow’s continuity conundrum and apologizes profusely for the one thing he really did not like about the film.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:40:05+00:00 June 22nd, 2011|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|3 Comments

Wanted (2008) – DVD Review

Wanted DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas and Chris Morgan, based on a story by Brandt and Haas, which was in turn based on the comic book by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones
Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
Starring: James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann

Features:

  • Extended scene
  • Cast and characters featurette
  • L Train stunt featurette
  • Two stunts featurettes
  • Graphic novel featurette
  • Director featurette
  • Eight motion comics
  • “Little Things” music video
  • Video game making-of

Released by: Universal
Region: 1
Rating: R
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Nice, but wait for the deluxe version.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:08:02+00:00 December 22nd, 2008|DVD Reviews|0 Comments

Wanted (2008) – Movie Review

Wanted poster

Written by: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas and Chris Morgan, based on a story by Brandt and Haas, which was in turn based on the comic book by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones
Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
Starring: James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann

My Advice: Matinee

What are you when you’re less than nobody? Whatever that is, it’s Wesley Gibson (McAvoy). He works a cubicle job, has a girlfriend who’s being bent over by his best friend anytime Wesley’s out of eyeshot, is constantly browbeaten by his supervisor, and has to take anti-anxiety medication because he’s just a complete and utter waste of flesh. Then one day he gets contacted by a mysterious woman named Fox (Jolie) who tells him the truth: the father that he never knew? Was one of the greatest assassins of the modern age. And said father has been recently put down by a rogue assassin who now is trying to put Wesley down. And the balance of the world rests on Wesley’s shoulders: learn how to kill or learn how to be dead. The latter is frighteningly simple. The former…not so much.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:13:56+00:00 August 17th, 2008|Movie Reviews|2 Comments

Wanted (2008) – 27 Second Review

Wanted Movie Poster

Written by: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas & Chris Morgan, based on a story by Brandt & Haas, which was in turn based on the comic book series by Mark Millar & J.G. Jones
Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
Starring: James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp, Marc Warren, Common, and Thomas Kretschmann

Review: I’ve compared this movie to drowning in a spewing vat of molten awesome. Start with Matrix style action, then turn it over to Office Space. Then back to Matrix. They have bullets with separating sections like the space shuttle, and they have Morgan Freeman saying “Motherfucker.” Stay tuned for the Morgan Freeman/Sam Jackson Saying “Motherfucker” Cage Match! Place! Your! Bets!

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By | 2017-09-24T23:16:00+00:00 July 10th, 2008|27 Seconds|0 Comments