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Awesome Batman Spoof

August 25, 2008 by Joe · 1 Comment 

I don’t know if you’ve seen this before, but it’s hilarious!!! Read more

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Wasted… you Jerks.

August 21, 2008 by Joe · Leave a Comment 

Before you read this post, make sure you check out Jenn’s Jerk at the Movies!

Time for a little bit of a different look as to what happened at the movies last week.  To recap, I got a call from Jenn letting me know that there was a couple lighting up in the theatre she was in.  Well… that’s a pretty bad idea in the first place.  Do you really want the be the one to cause a fire in the theatre?  They probably weren’t thinking about that, but I was personally looking forward to kickin em out!  I don’t know why, that gives me some satisfaction getting troublemakers out of there. Read more

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Wasted watching, big no-no.

August 18, 2008 by Jenn · 2 Comments 

I went to see Stepbrothers the other day, fully intent on bringing a juicy review back to the blogosphere. However, instead, I bring you, (dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnnnn) Jerk at the Movies, from the patron’s POV.

I knew things were going to be bad about ten minutes into the movie. I sat in the very last row with my boyfriend, since, one, it was a pretty small theater, and two, we smuggled in Chinese food. We didn’t want to disturb anybody with the pungent smell that Chinese food can sometimes give off. Read more

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Movies this Weekend! 8/13/08-8/15/08

August 12, 2008 by Joe · 2 Comments 

We’re definitely getting back into the fall movie season, and you can tell because a lot more movies are getting released on the same week. It’s tough to try to compete with The Dark Knight or Iron Man, so it seems like studios are holding on to their projects until the fall. In any case, that leaves us with much to talk about this week, so here we go!

Henry Poole is Here - Rated PG, Directed by Mark Pellington

Henry Poole PosterHenry Poole lives the perfect life, full of opportunities and potential. However, after a bad doctor’s appointment, Henry gets news that he doesn’t want to hear. Trying to get away from it all, he flees his life. He’s now left alone in a new house and a new place, hoping that he can escape his fate. His new neighborhood is definitely not what he expected. They welcome him fine and are nice enough, but after a “miracle” is discovered on a backyard wall, and constant interruptions from a young girl with a tape recorder, all his hopes of peace are thrown out the window.

Joe’s Take - I have absolutely no idea how this movie is going to do. To be honest with you, I’ve never even heard of this movie, and I should know about most movies because I rummage through posters to check and see what’s coming out! It sounds like it could be a sleeper movie, but I’m not sure. Does anyone else know anything about this movie or want to see it?

Mirrors - Rated R, directed by Alexandre Aja

Mirrors PosterFrom the director who brought us High Tension and The Hills Have Eyes comes another Horror/Thriller. Keifer Sutherland plays an ex-cop whose home is invaded by angry and deadly spirits by its mirrors. Strange, terrifying things begin to happen…. it’s all in the mirrors.

Joe’s Take - When I first heard about this movie coming out I actually thought that it might be pretty interesting to watch, and I still might head out to go see it, but I’m not so sure anymore. This movie concept seems so overused now… does anyone know if this is actually a take on an Asian horror flick? It’s interesting to see Sutherland in this kind of role, I’m interested to see how he will do. In the end, I see this movie making a little bit of noise on Friday night, like most horror/thriller flicks. Now I hope that I don’t have to babysit the kids again. Thanks, Hollywood, for the R-rated movies! On the plus side, the poster is pretty freaky

The Clone Wars - Rated PG, Directed by Dave Filoni

Clone Wars PosterA new take on one of the more recent Star Wars movie. An intergalactic struggle between good and evil, The Clone Wars explores characters both old and new such as Anakin’s padawan learner, Ahsoka. Familiar villians such as Palpatine, Count Dooku, and General Grevious are also featured as they try to take over the galaxy. The fate of the world lies in the hands of the Jedi Knights, as they take on action packed battles and brand new revelations.

Joe’s Take - I’m actually excited about this movie. I’m not sure it needed to be made (kinds makes it seem like Lucas is just using it as a cash cow) but I surely hope that it doesn’t disappoint. I really like the animation style that has been used for The Clone Wars and I’m really interested in seeing how the story of Star Wars is adopted into this film. I predict that this will definitely have a strong opening weekend. Can’t wait to hear that theme again!

Tropic Thunder - Rated R, Directed by Ben Stiller

Tropic Thunder PosterBen Stiller, Jack Black, and Robert Downey Jr. play three actors who are working on a war movie in southeast Asia. Unfortunately for them, they get caught in the middle of a real war, and don’t even realize it! To escape the situation they are in, they must become as hard as the characters they play in movies.

Joe’s Take - Meh. I’m not a huge fan of all of these guys. I will admit that Robert Downey Jr. made me a fan with Iron Man but I saw the trailer for this movie and really just thought ugh. I know that people are going to want to see this movie, but personally I don’t see the appeal. It might have it’s funny moments but in my personal opinion, it’s going to be a pretty stupid movie. Maybe that’s what they’re looking for with it. In any case, it comes out on the 13th instead of the 15th like the rest of the releases. I’m assuming that’s to extend the box office weekend for the movie so it puts up some stronger numbers. Not for me, but maybe for you!

Vicky Cristina Barcelona - Rated PG-13, Directed by Woody Allen

Two young Americans spend a summer in Spain. While there, they meet a flamboyant artist and his beautiful but crazy ex-wife. Vicky is very straight laced and is about to be married, but Cristina is sexually adventurous and a free spirit. When love takes over, the results are both harrowing and hilarious!

Joe’s Take - Again, another movie that I’ve heard nothing about, though I’m interested because of Scarlett Johannsson. Woody Allen seems to have a way of making good movies with her, so I don’t doubt that this film will do well, but it only interests me on the surface. Basically, I want to see it for the ladies. I may also see it for the lady, but I don’t know if she’s interested in this one. How about you?

Phew. There you have it, the movies this weekend and my oh so important opinion on how they’ll do or if I want to see them. Do you agree with me, or not? What do you think you’ll see?

Cullen vs. Potter, who will prevail?

August 11, 2008 by Jenn · 6 Comments 

It’s on folks, the magical world comes for a showdown in mortal movie theaters this winter. With the release of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Twilight less than a month away from each other, (Harry Potter being on 11/21/08, and Twilight being on 12/12/08,) it’s hard to tell which one will be victorious. The lead actor in Twilight, Robert Pattinson, packs more punch to this movie duel by having connections in the Harry Potter series. He played Cedric Diggory, the beloved Gryffindor that faced his unfortunate demise in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. :( Read more

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LAMB Favorite Horror Flicks!

August 10, 2008 by Joe · Leave a Comment 

Everybody loves a good horror flick, right? Well my friends over at the LAMB (Large Association of Movie Blogs) have voted, and the results are in. Unfortunately, I didn’t participate in this one, but it was really interesting to see which ones made the list!

Here they are, in order of popularity:

  1. The Exorcist
  2. Halloween
  3. The Shining
  4. Psycho
  5. Night of the Living Dead
  6. Dawn of the Dead
  7. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  8. Alien
  9. The Thing
  10. 28 days later

Those are some pretty scary flicks. I haven’t seen all of them, but the ones I’ve seen have definitely freaked me out. I’m surprised one of the Friday the 13th movies didn’t make it. I also thought that a Chucky movie might have made it.

Any movie you might have added on the list? Taken out? Let it be heard in the comments!

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Welcome to the set!

August 8, 2008 by Joe · 2 Comments 

Hey all, I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to the newest member of the Intermission at Work team. It’s someone I know very well, and I thank her very much for taking on some of the posting responsibilities here. With how busy I am, it’s hard sometimes to keep up, and I think that having her on board will be very valuable to the development of this site!!!

Everyone, please welcome Jenn as the newest contributer here at Intermission at Work. If you haven’t already, check out her first post, a riveting review of Swing Vote! Let her know what you think, I’m sure she’ll welcome the comments. Read more

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Jenn’s Review: Swing Vote

August 8, 2008 by Jenn · 3 Comments 

Barack? McCain?

What if the future president of America rested squarely on one lone, individual vote? So is the question presented in Swing Vote, starring familiar names such as Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer, and George Lopez. The movie begins with the viewers looking into the daily life of Molly Johnson, a highly intelligent grade school girl living in the small town of Texaco, New Mexico, with her underachieving and lazy father, Bud. She cooks, she cleans, she even drives! On election day, Molly expresses the importance of the voting to Bud — which is no doubt a message to the movie patron as well, stating that it is the American civic duty. Bud replies with a smart aleck comeback, which gathered chuckles from the other four people in the movie theater.

Although promising his daughter he would vote, Bud screws up big time. After in-sourcing and many acts of laziness cause Bud to be laid off from his job at the Egg Factory, he decides that getting smashed would be the best way to retaliate. When Molly finds Bud unfit to vote, she decides to take matters into her own hands. However, while sneakily attempting to vote in Bud’s place, an error with the voting machine occurs, and Molly frantically rushes out to return to the smelly trailer in which she and Bud reside.

Life continues on as normal for Bud and Molly. The presidential election is at a standstill, being split completely down the middle. The error of the voting machine was discovered, and with the election riding on the sole county of Texaco, a confused Bud is given a chance to recast his ballot. Both presidential candidates scurry to win his vote, abandoning everything they stand for in the process. The rest of the movie conveys themes of family, humanity, and love all with a touch of humor involved. Who will Bud vote for? I can’t spoil that for you! Seriously!

I thought the movie was decent, although not amazing. Its humor and serious undertones will always leave you captivated. However, it was trying a bit hard — attempting to touch upon all the serious controversies in our modern society today with silly jokes in order to make the tone of the movie continuously light. It will definitely rejuvenate your spirit and have your patriotism at an all time high upon leaving the theater. I give it one thumb up and one thumb down… looks like my review needs a swing vote of its own!

Swing your butt on down to see Swing Vote!

pleasure blogging with you!
~Jenn

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Boot the Bootleggers: Part 1

August 6, 2008 by Joe · Leave a Comment 

I’ve made it clear before that I’m not a fan of bootleggers and their practices. There have been some really weird instances in the movie industry where something that the general public would not have considered bootlegging that did end up getting pretty far. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, there was a girl who recorded a small clip of the movie Transformers so that she could show her little brother and get him excited about the movie as well.

Now do I think that Regal may have gone a bit far with that? Yes I do. However, I also feel that the theatre was justified in taking the action they did. When you are not consistent with the rules, it really makes it that much harder to enforce. Think of how many times your parents or teachers or bosses bent the rules for you. Didn’t that make it easier to bend and then break other rules? Read more

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Direct to DVD = Crap?

August 5, 2008 by Joe · Leave a Comment 

Dunno know how many times I’ve scoured the DVD rack at Best Buy or Walmart and have seen movies that I didn’t know about. Why, you might ask? Well, that’s because they didn’t come out in theatres, silly! That sounded childish.. I’ll never do that again.

Anyway, Direct-to-DVD is a path that more movies are taking every year. There are several benefits of taking a movie straight to DVD: Read more

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