Wake Me Up When September Ends

So here we are, at the end of September and my game/movie pass at Blockbuster finally ended. Along with that comes the end of ‘movie month’, but since we were able to focus on movies this month, I’ve got a few game reviews coming up for you next month, so that will be nice to change things up  again. Our library of movie reviews is looking much healthier these days compared to the beginning of the month. This month alone we reviewed 12 movies:

12 movies in one month, I don’t see that number being eclipsed any time soon. I hope you’ve appreciated my reviews, as always, you can reach me on twitter if you’d like to get my take on a movie or just to talk. I’m always looking for some good tips on movies to watch, many of these were recommended to me in the first place. Have a happy October.

What Do You Get When You Combine Netflix & Blockbuster?

Hello there boys and girls! I’ve recently given you a sneak peak at the upcoming fall TV season, another edition of Entry Level Geek, and even a Top 10 list. Well, I’m in the midst of a game/movie pass from Blockbuster and I’ve still been churning through my Netflix queue, so I’ve been accumulating a backlog of movies and finally had some time to sit down and watch a bunch of them. Watching all these movies leads to more movie reviews, and I’ve been wanting to expand our library of movie reviews, so that’s what you’ll be getting from me this month. September is movie month!

For the rest of the month, you’ll get about 3 movie reviews a week, on average. Most of them are new movies that have come out in the last month or so, so they’ll all be fairly recent. If you are getting ready to rent a movie and would like to see if it’s one I’ve seen, feel free to hit me up on twitter, and as always, if there are any movies you’d like me to review, sound off in the comments below.

What Movies Should I Be Watching?

As Hijinks Inc’s entertainment czar, I’ve been tasked with the challenge of reviewing movies, tv shows and games. I’ve brought you a wide range of reviews. Here’s a random 6 movies coming up in my Netflix queue:

We have 3 pairs here: Movies I’ve seen before and love (The Usual Suspects and Monkey Business), classics I’ve never seen before (Notorious and The Shining), movies that haven’t been released through Netflix yet (Cop Out and The Losers). This list is a good example of my taste in movies, very broad. I’ve been trying to work my way through the IMDB Top 250, or at least make a dent in it, and I’ve also got quite a few of the upcoming movies releases already in my queue, just waiting to be shot to the top when they release.

But maybe you’ve got some recommendations for me for a change. What movies would be worth my time watching, or do you think I might like based on some of my previous reviews? If you haven’t seen all of them, I’ve got a quick rundown of the ratings to give you an idea of my taste, after the break. Continue reading What Movies Should I Be Watching?

Hijinks Movie Reviews: Black Dynamite

Black Dynamite embodies everything that was great about the blaxploitation 1970’s cinema. However, it also relishes all the flaws of 1970’s cinema, and laughs with us all the way till the end. The film was released on October 16, 2009, in the United States, for only two weeks, and was released on home video on February 16, 2010.

Michael Jai White wrote and stars in this movie as Black Dynamite (a Vietnam veteran, former CIA agent, and professional bad ass) who vows to clean up the streets after his brother Jimmy is killed by a shady organization. The film’s director, Scott Sanders, describes the movie as “It’s just a little too badass. That’s the tone of the movie. Our humor comes from the fact that the movie is just a little too badass.” It’s one cheesy quote (“Your knowledge of scientific biological transmogrifications is only outmatched by your zest for kung-fu treachery.”) and crazy scene after another in this well done spoof. Continue reading Hijinks Movie Reviews: Black Dynamite