Monday, March 28, 2011


Apes Pick: RED 

Red (Special Edition)

Why I Picked this Film: Lets face it Bruce Willis is hot and the older he gets the sexier he becomes. I really just can't help myself. Plus I remember laughing during the previews and wanting to see more so I figured why not. Plus its a new-ish movie which is a nice change from some of the older films we've been reviewing.

Beeps:  Welcome to easy cinema 101.  This movie was a delightful romp, but should only be taken for what it is, an entertaining way to kill an hour and a half.  Don't go looking for a serious flick here.  The ensemble cast performs well together, and the story moves along pretty well.  The characters almost seem to be stereotypes of themselves.  Bruce Willis is the kind-hearted ass kicker, John Malkovich is absolutely nuts, Helen Mirren is classy and refined, and Morgan Freeman is quiet but well-spoken, very insightful.  The pacing was excellent, and the story was pretty good too.  Definitely worth a watch!  3 1/2 stars!

Apes: I really enjoyed it. It was lighthearted, funny, fast paced, well written, and a great popcorn flick. This film will not provide a life changing revelation, but it should provide some laughter, chuckles, and enjoyment. Let me also add that Bruce Willis is still just as sexy as ever! The special effects are good which is to be expected with a film with this much star power. I've never wanted to be kidnapped by a lonely older man so bad before in my life! I mean come on who doesn't love the old under dog raising some hell, smashing down walls, and kicking ass and taking names? Possibly a sequel coming in the future. I give this movie 3 1/2 stars for enjoyability and entertainment.

Overall we give it 3 1/2 stars!

~Beeps and Apes

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Akira [Blu-ray]

Why I chose this movie:  I selected this movie because Apes is starting to get seriously into anime.  Why not force her to watch the quintessential anime flick.  Not to mention the fact that Hollywood is creating a live action version of this film soon.

Beeps:  This film was my first introduction into anime.  This film should be nobody's first anime film.  The plot is shall I say, simply complex.  It's really not a difficult plot, but minor details within the plot get so complex, I still don't think I fully understand what I witnessed.  The problem with the film is that it stems from a 2,100+ page manga.  You cannot compress something that large into a two hour film and have it work out just fine, and I feel that it is the only real flaw of the movie.  I would love to see this re-done in animation form, stretched out into many hours and with a proper treatment from the source material.  This movie puts me in a reflective state and I can draw deeper thoughts from the characters and their traits within the movie.  As far as the animation goes, it is quite simply flawless.  This movie is from 1988 and it is finally starting to show a bit of that age, but make no mistakes, it is some of the best animation that you will ever see.  4 Stars!

Apes: Okay, so I'm a huge anime nerd... It's cool I know this, but this movie was totally not what I expected. Not only did I not care about the characters, but I didn't have a clue what was going on. I need more why or how in a movie. This movie just gives you a vague over view with random motorcycle chases and no real plot. Ehhhh not for me. The animation is well done and relatively flawless especially for the age of the film, but other than that I just wasn't very interested!  I give it 2 stars but purely for the beauty in the animation.

Overall we give it 3 Stars.

~Beeps and Apes

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Scott Pilgrim VS the World

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)

Why we chose this movie: We have really been slacking on blogging, and well watching movies all together. We both wanted to see this and heard it was pretty good so we went for it.

Beeps:  I had heard from friends that if you've read the graphic novels, that you'll hate the movie, but if you haven't, then you will love the movie.  I did not read the graphic novels, but I also didn't love this movie.  I really liked the first hour or so, but then things started spiraling downward from there.  I felt that the first few fight scenes were pretty well done, there was plenty of movie between them.  However, as we approached the end of the film it felt very rushed.  The last few fight scenes were sort of just there, and really didn't seem like they put much effort into them.  All in all, I think that it's worthy of a viewing.  Especially if you're into video games, slacking, or chicks with different colored hair.  2 1/2 stars.

Apes: This movie was alright. It started off strong, but after the 2nd or 3rd evil ex it really lost a lot. The film sort of felt like an indie film trying to be big budget box-office, and I don't think it quite worked. The characters are poorly developed and quite frankly I don't give a damn about them! If you don't care about the characters then whats the point? *shrug* If some one really wanted me to watch this with them I would, but I'd be sure to have a craft project or my laptop out! I give it 2 1/2 stars... take it or leave it! 

Overall we give it 2 1/2 stars.

~Beeps and Apes

Monday, March 21, 2011

What Slackers!

We have been total and complete slackers! How on earth have we not posted since NOVEMBER??? OMG did we die? We promise we have been watching movies, but for some reason we just haven't been taking the time to post about them! Shame shame shame on us! This is a problem that we will be remedying very shortly! So hold on tight!! :)

~Beeps and Apes