Sweeney Todd is Coming…..

November 29, 2007 by Joe · 3 Comments 

I’m definitely looking forward to this one. Johnny Depp is a great actor, and he’s been in a lot of movies that I really like. Two that stand out for me right now are The Secret Window and Pirates of the Carribean.

In The Secret Window, Johnny Depp plays an author who has just been recently separated from his wife. He moves away to a remote lake house, where a strange man begins stalking him and accusing him of plagiarism. Unable to find a copy of his book in the time allotted, Depp’s character, Mort, tries to figure out what is happening to him, and the reasoning behind all the strange occurrances.

Pirates of the Carribean featured Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, the captain of the Black Pearl, and leader of a rowdy gang of pirates… somewhat. On a continual quest for treasure, Sparrow encounters some problems with his crew, and ends up recruiting young Will Turner to help him take back his ship and get his treasure. Sparrow is one of my favorite Johnny Depp characters of all time, he just plays the character so well!

If I had to pick between the two, I’d have to say that Pirates of the Carribean was the better Johnny Depp film. However, I love the quirks that Depp brings to all of his characters, and for some reason the ladies can’t seem to get enough of him. His new movie, Sweeney Todd looks excellent, and I know that I want to see it. They’ve even set up a MySpace page! You can visit Sweeney Todd on Myspace to find out more about the movie!

Movies This Weekend!

November 28, 2007 by Joe · Leave a Comment 

Alright, I know I’m not perfect, but there was no excuse to miss last week’s post! I don’t even remember what happened, but I know that I didn’t get it out. I’m sorry folks. I wish that I were a better blogger. However, hopefully you will forgive me, and continue to read on about the movies that are going to be shown this weekend!

Here we go…. what’s this… ONE MOVIE????? GASP. :-(. Promise me you will still go to the movies. Right…? You will???! Yay!!!! :-).

Awake - From the Weinstein Co, Jessica Alba and Hayden Christiansen star in a psychological thriller about “anesthetic awareness”. A phenomenon in which the patient is fully awake during anesthesia but paralyzed so that they cannot move, Christiansen’s character faces this, while his new bride (Alba) must struggle with her own demons as a terrifying drama envelopes them.

How I think it will do - Well.. it has Jessica Alba, so that will help. However, with this “wide” release that is not coming to every theatre, the gross will most certainly be less than spectacular. Look for one of the remaining films to continue at the top, while Awake should break into the top 5. I’d like to see it, but I’m pretty confident this one won’t be a blockbuster.

More Movies! Limited Releases!!!

The Rage
The Savages
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
The Rocket
Oswald’s Ghost
Aaja Nachle
Sex and Breakfast
Buddha’s Lost Children
The Sasquatch Gang
Mama’s Boy
Divine Intervention
Chronicle of an Escape

Well, I suppose if you can’t find a wide release you want to see, you can go check out your local indie theatre or megaplex to catch one of these fine offerings. Of course when I say “fine offerings”, take that with a grain of salt because I haven’t seen any of these. You can find write ups of these over at Rotten Tomatoes, or IMDB.

I’ve got to take a bit of time and catch up on my other blogs, but I’m glad that you’ve continued to read while I’ve been away… I’ve got to catch up on yours too!

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Play Some Games!

November 28, 2007 by Joe · Leave a Comment 

Man, I wish I could have a tiger walk up to me and give me some money like my buddy here on the left. Having extra money is always good right? Well, over at Backgammon Masters, they’re giving you a way to play blackjack and earn some real money online!

This site has really taken off lately, and it looks pretty sweet. They’ve recently launched their live customer support as well, mainly as a result of the influx of traffic. If you’re having an issue, you can click a button and get connected to an operator who will try to help you!

Why has their site become so popular? Well, because its available in 12 different languages, and they’ve started to launch new games! With the added popularity, they need more support for their customers.

This service is currently only available in English, but it should spread over to all the supported languages over at Backgammon Masters soon.

So, if you’re bored, and looking for a way to try to make a bit of money online, you can try playing blackjack over at Backgammon Masters. They’ve got other games too, like Poker and Backgammon, of course. Go check out their site for more info!

This is a sponsored post.

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Sorry, Your Writer was on Strike

November 27, 2007 by Joe · 2 Comments 

Well, not really. It was more of a hiatus. With the holidays and everything, I’ve just been so darn busy, and I didn’t have it in me to pull a couple of 4 hr sleep nights just to post. I wish I could’ve been stronger, but I wasn’t. Thanks for everyone who stopped by to check on me. (Zero.) :-P. A lot of stuff has happened, and I’ll do my best to provide updates on blogs where they need it.

As you might have checked over at Joe Likes It, Black Friday recently passed, and I for one did not take part in the festivities. I had something else in mind, and was on my way to New York City. I hope that some of you did check out the deals that were being offered, and saved yourself some good dinero! If not, go get something from Joe Likes it… now! Just kidding. Now spend it at the movies! You know you deserve a good movie now…. if you can find one to watch. Might I suggest Enchanted for you disney movie fans out there? Or there is the holiday surprise This Christmas, which I myself will be heading out to see this weekend. Everyone needs a feel good movie. There’s not coming up this week, but I’ll be sure to post about that tomorrow. I know I missed last week’s.

Well, I mentioned that I was heading over to New York City. Well, besides spending a good amount of quality time with my girlfriend, I was there for the Red Hot Hockey Classic at Madison Square Garden! For those of you who don’t know (and I’m sure there are plenty of you out there), this matchup featured my Boston University Terriers against the Cornell Big Red. Needless to say, there was a lot of Red and White at the world’s most Famous Arena! The good news is that my Terriers won!!! I’ll be writing a post about it with better pictures over at Let’s Go Terriers when I get a chance. Most likely tomorrow!

Finally, for anyone who’s been trying to keep up with my journey for a car, I’ve almost gotten there. I didn’t get as much of it from my internet income as I wished, but it’s ok. Just have to finalize a few things, and I should be good!

I’m going to get back to regular posting and commenting tomorrow, I just wanted to post tonight to let everyone know that I’m back! While I’m here, I’d like to ask those of you that do read this, what would you like to hear? I know that there are some that are disappointed by my paid posts here, and trust me, they’re not the greatest things in the world, but while I’m going to keep them to help me generate a little extra income, I’d like to post more about what you would like to read about… especially about the movies. I know a lot about the industry, but I can’t always find something that I would find interesting. Just let me know, and I’ll do my best to satisfy!

I’ll admit, I get a little jealous when I see all the comments on Matt’s Blog. :-. He deserves it though, I don’t know anyone who writes quite like him!!

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My Top 5 Reasons for Working at the Movies

November 20, 2007 by Joe · 8 Comments 

Some of you may be wondering why I love working at the movies. I have another job that pays pretty well, and if you haven’t noticed recently, it takes time away from my blogging. However, I think it’s worth it for many reasons! I’ve been working there for about 6 years now, and while it can be a drag sometimes, here are few reasons why I continue to do it:

  1. Free Movies - This has got to be my favorite! I get to see pretty much every movie that comes out, granted I take the time to go out and see it, or stay late to screen it on a thursday night. It’s that feeling of exclusivity that comes with a private screening that makes it all worth it. Makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Just kidding, but it does mean that I can write about a movie before it comes out generally.
  2. Great Friends - I have made so many great friends over the year. I’ve met someone who can tell me just about any sports fact relating to Boston Sports. I’ve met people who have provided me with my other job. And most importantly, I’ve met the girl of my dreams there. Who would’ve thought you could meet so many people at the movies?
  3. Life Experiences - Now you might think that this one is bit crazy, but I can tell you its true. You experience a ton of things, such as being so busy you think you might collapse, to historical events, like the world premiere of Fever Pitch. It’s not often you get to hang with the Red Sox after they won the world series!
  4. It’s not that hard - While sometimes you want to rip your hair out, the job’s not all that difficult. You come to work to enjoy yourself, and to make other people happy. Hopefully you can succeed at that without someone yelling at ya, but that’s not always the case. In any case, it’s not that hard to do. You do your job, and you will be fine.
  5. You’ve always got a story to tell - Something is always happening at the movies! Without it, how would I be able to write about some of the stuff that I write about here? It’s also got me stores that can crack people out, and others that will just shock or gross someone out!

Well, there it is, my top 5 reasons for still working at the movies. I don’t know how much longer I will be doing it, but as long as I am, I’ll enjoy it. I hope to see you all at the movies soon!

I’ll get the action rolling again soon.. just been really busy lately!

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Buying a New House?

November 16, 2007 by Joe · 4 Comments 

As some of you may know, my family will be purchasing a new house soon. One of the major things we had to do was to find the proper mortgage, one we could afford, and at a good rate. Being new to this, we didn’t really know what to do. We were lucky to find a real estate agent and a lawyer who were willing to walk us through the whole process. It would have been really nice to be able to find a site where we could compare mortgages. In the end, we managed to do ok. Just remember, mortgages are key when buying a home, so do your research!

Of course, if you don’t find the right deal, you could always look into Remortgages.

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Beowulf opening tonight!

November 15, 2007 by Joe · 2 Comments 

If anyone is looking foward to this movie like I am, Beowulf is opening tonight in many theatres, with the first showing being at 9:30 PM. This is an excellent way to beat the rush that’s sure to come this weekend. It’s a highly anticipated movie, with releases in traditional film, digital, digital 3-D, and IMAX 3-D. I guess with this kind of hype, its got to be pretty epic.

Oh, if you’re interested, I have a post over at Film School Rejects about Digital Projection. Pretty interesting industry news.

Anyway, if you’re like me, you had to read Beowulf in english class during High School. I didn’t particularly enjoy it then, but for some reason, I’m really psyched about this movie opening. It’s too bad that it opens early actually, because that means that I can’t screen it!

There are already some reviews in:

Beowulf and Grendel is a masterful film that fleshes out the decidedly one-sided epic poem, bringing Grendel to life with a humanity and warmth that adds layers of meaning to the old tale. - From Cinematical

Beowulf is a solemnly gorgeous, at times borderline stolid piece of Tolkien-with-a-joystick mythology. -Entertainment Weekly

And many more than you can find over at Rotten Tomatoes and other sites. I’m going to try to see it in IMAX 3-D myself and ::gasp:: pay for it. Hard to believe, but I might just do it. I might take advantage of that deal that I mentioned a bit back. I don’t know if it will work for IMAX though. Anyway, if you’d like, use my search box and find tickets for it now, I’m sure they’ll be in huge demand this weekend!

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A $10,000 Christmas Card

November 14, 2007 by Joe · Leave a Comment 

Everyone loves Christmas cards. Have you ever wanted to design your own? I love designing things, but unfortunately art isn’t something I’m good at. If I were, I would have definitely entered into the Christmas Card Scholarship Contest.

Gallery Collection is an online site that offers tons of business cards, Christmas cards, and other forms of greeting cards. They’re offering $10000 for someone to design a card for them. All you have to do is submit a drawing, photo, or picture you’ve created!

Gallery collection also offers Christmas Calendar Cards. Go check em out and enter the contest today! The official rules are on the site.

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If You Don’t Want to Go to the Movies

November 14, 2007 by Joe · 4 Comments 

Amazon is having a pretty great sale right now. Found this deal off of the Consumerist. Amazon has a bunch of DVDs on sale for 50% off. Some really great titles here, so if you’re looking to own some movies without having to pay much for them, check out the Cheap DVDsthat they are offering!

I know that I always suggest going to the movies, and I should, because I work at one. Don’t let this be an excuse not to go to the movies!! Buy the DVDs, and use the money that you saved to go TO the movies. :-) That’s what I suggest. It’s the best thing you could possibly do. Plus it makes me like you better, so that’s always a plus. Besides, if you don’t go to the movies then I don’t have anything to write about.

Anyway just wanted to throw that one out there. I’ll do a real post later on tonight. Check out the consumerist daily for great deals. It’s good for funny business articles too. :-)

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Movies This Weekend!

November 14, 2007 by Joe · Leave a Comment 

Gettin this one in a bit earlier than usual this week (I think). Looks like the long weekend didn’t provide more time for blogging for me. I wish it did, but I filled it with a plethora of other things, like furniture and car shopping, and also eating out at a few restaurants. I guess I’m no John Chow, so I won’t spare you the details of my meal. I will however, provide you with some details on movies opening this weekend!

Beowulf - The movie based on the olde English epic poem. Beowulf does battle against Grendel and his extremely seductive mother (Angelina Jolie). An epic battle between a heroic warrior and a hellish beast.

How I think it will do - This one looks like it’s going to do really well. Opening in Digital 3-D as well as IMAX Digital 3-D, this one is taking advantage of all the latest technology. Combined with the incredible amount of star power in this film, we’ve got the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster. It opens early on Thursday nights at 9:30, so go ahead and use my search box to go search for those tickets! :-) #1 this weekend.

Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium - Mr. Magorium’s emporium is one of the strangest, most fascinating toy stores around. It only asks one thing of you, and that is that you believe it when you see it. A magical toy store, everything inside, including the store itself come to life. When new owners come in and they don’t believe what the store has to offer, kooky things happen.

How I think it will do - This one will definitely appeal to the kids. It looks like a really cute, family film, and that’s exactly the kind of people that will be coming to see this movie. I actually think it looks intriguing, and it’s the perfect time for this type of movie. Thanksgiving night, this one should be pretty popular. It should help to put people in the holiday mood where Fred Claus did not!

Southland Tales - A follow up to the hit Donnie Darko. Set in a futuristic version of Los Angeles where people are harvesting the power of the ocean to produce energy. Not too much else I’ve read about it.

How I think it will do - Based on the few words I’ve read about it, it seems like it could be an ok movie. It’s got a ton of stars on it, so it could do ok. It’s a bit darker, so it might be the movie that those that don’t see Beowulf will go see. I kind of like the Sci-Fi premise that this one has, so I wouldn’t mind seeing it. Plus it has JT in it, which I’m sure the girlfriend will love! Now I just have to convince her. I’d still rather see Beowulf though.

Love in the time of Cholera - (From Rotten Tomatoes) Stone Village Pictures presents one of the greatest love stories ever told, based on the timeless masterpiece by Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez …Love in the Time of Cholera. Spanning a half-century in the complex, magical and sensual city of Cartagena, Colombia, the sweeping romantic epic tells the story of a man who waits over fifty years for his one true love. Academy Award nominee Javier Bardem stars as Florentino Ariza, who discovers his life’s passion when he sees Fermina Daza (Giovanna Mezzogiono) through the window of her father’s villa. Though Florentino’s letters awaken the young beauty’s subdued heart, her father (John Leguizamo) demands that she marry into one of Cartagena’s grand families and forbids her from seeing him. As years go by, Fermina marries the sophisticated and sensible Dr. Juvenal Urbino (Benjamin Bratt), who has brought order and medicine to Cartagena, stemming the waves of cholera that have mysteriously haunted the city. Juvenal sweeps her off to Paris for a lengthy honeymoon, and when they begin their life together back home, she has all but forgotten her first love. But Florentino has not forgotten her. Now a wealthy shipowner, Florentino engages in a series of affairs but still yearns for Fermina. His heart is patient, and he will wait a lifetime for the chance to be with her again.

How I think it will do - Now normally I write my own stuff for the movies, using information from other sites, but I knew so little about this one that I didn’t really know what to say about it. That being said, it’ll be really hard to say how this one will do. I think it’ll do ok where it gets released, but having heard so little about it, I don’t think many other people have as well, so it shouldn’t put up huge numbers.

More Movies!!!! Limited Releases!!!

Smiley Face
Margot at the Wedding
Eleven Men Out
I for India

That’s all for now!! Definitely more to come later. I have so much that I still have to write about, it so hard to keep track sometimes. Hey if you’re looking for more movie stuff, you can check me out over at Film School Rejects if you haven’t gotten your fix of me yet! :-) But then please come back here and browse my archives! Over 120 posts!

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