Decapitations and eviscerations, plot plot plot plot plot, crazy shoot out. Mike tackles the curiously leaden though distinctly enjoyable Machete and humbly suggests a lighter-on-its-feet alternative.
Check out what we've got in store for you over the next few weeks as the Toronto International Film Festival descends upon Hogtown!
Going to see Piranha 3D this weekend? Love 3D movies? Then, seek out these gems because it doesn't get any better than this!
Mike seems to be saying what everybody else is saying: terrible movie but delivers on its promise. That said, it's promise is that of boobs, which the internet is already filled with.
Mike loved Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and he even says so in this handy video! Go Edgar Wright!
The Expendables was truly, truly horrific, which is too bad because we are huge fans of 80s action heroes. And Drakkar Noir.
Hey editor Mike here from thesubstream and I would like to welcome our newest contributor to the site, our tweens 'n' teens cinema specialist, my little sister Amanda. We're going to make her go watch all the movies that we don't want to see ourselves and then make her tell us and you about them. Up first: the Zac Efron vehicle Charlie St. Cloud.
Funny, but not their best effort.
There's gonna be a rumble.... For this week's GJ article, I thought I would jump right into talking about a mortal-lock favourite of mine: West Side Story. If you haven't seen it (and a lot of folks havent - dudes especially) and you want a lesson in filmmaking craft from a bonafide master then you kind of owe it to yourself to rent this undisputed gem.
Bored of what Hollywood's been laying down, summer blockbuster-wise? Well why not rent it, or if in Toronto, why not check out this classic by Pasolini?
i die with timberlake's boo boo echoing in my ears
Can't wait for this to come out. Yay gratuitous violence and explosions! Via Warren Ellis.
As it turns out, Angelina Jolie's new spy/action/thriller SALT proves that cool girls don't look at explosions.
WATCH THIS INSTEAD - Salt
WATCH THIS INSTEAD - Inception
THE STREAM - REVIEW: INCEPTION
The Very Important Dudes and Dudettes in Film History Show - Ron Mann, one of our favourite documentary filmmakers.
We don't often get super excited about upcoming flicks over at thesubstream.com, especially during the long, hot & more-often-than-not disappointing stretch of cinematic cruelty that summer has become. We've been hurt before. We've been buoyed up on cresting glorious waves of hype and what-ifs and heady nostalgia only to be sent hurling like a fat guy from Ohio on vacation down onto the cruel, razor sharp Jar-Jar Binks reef.
Keanu Reeves is a really good actor and I'm not even kidding Pity the fate of the blank-faced man or: Why you need to rewatch Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
WATCH THIS INSTEAD - Mike from thesubstream gets excited about the new Predators movie and turns you on to some classic Arnie Swartzenager to fill the void.
DID YOU KNOW? - How are we the only ones pants-wettingly excited about the third (you heard me, AvP 1&2) Predator movie?
WATCH THIS INSTEAD - On this special Happy Canada Day edition of WTI, Mike lets you know what to watch instead of M. Night's The Last Airbender.
WHAT'S THE DEAL? - Superfan Rajo talks about the upcoming Airbender adaptation.
Desperate Career Move or Box Office Gold? Many of us saw the $20 million opening weekend of "Knight & Day" as a nail in Cruise's closing coffin. Others disagree. Check out this article and interview with Producer Jerry Bruckheimer on the prospect of putting Tom Cruise back into the fighter jet for a Top Gun 2.
The Very Important Dudes and Dudettes in Film History Show: Ray Harryhausen edition. The elemental master of stop-motion monsterry.
'Predators' - First Behind-The-Scenes Look by Lawrence P. Raffel, Fri., Mar. 12, 2010 10:38 PM PST
Mike from thesubstream lets you know what to watch instead of the alarmingly bad Grown Ups.
Mike from thesubstream has a borderline inappropriate level of admiration for Jonah Hill, who struts his large stuff in the Duplass bros.' Cyrus
Yeah it's... that's a good movie there Thanks to Tom Berger for another animated movie review!
Dumb but honest. Like a golden retriever covered in ketchup
Looks like Disney's next nerd blockbuster will come with some pretty cool action figurines. These figures have "impulse projection technology", which means that when you make the figures talk, an image of the actor's face is projected onto the figurine helmet. Interesting!
Wow, Bruce Lee looks gorgeous in this video...and he explains why kung fu rules.
Leandro Copperfield decided to do a video tribute to two of his favorite and greatest directors. It's a brilliant mashup.
SlashFilm Offers a Frame-by-Frame Analysis SlashFilm has a very interesting article examining the striking similarities between the 2009 Academy Award-winning film Up and a French university student's short film, Above The Beyond.
Unbelieveably, Jayden's not too bad and the Kung Fu fighting is pretty good but these are 12 year old kids and they are beating the ever-lovin' crap out of each other.
People smile in this movie. This is a genius breakthrough Another day, another remake. Another safe choice during apparently rocky times - this wintry economic climate, don't you know - and we're off and watching Joe Carnahan's big-screen version of the A-Team. In 2010.
THE STREAM - Check out Mike's 'boss' top 4 list of gag-me-with-a-spoon 80's TV show movie remakes. Oh, how will the new A-Team movie stack up?