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Repo! The Genetic Opera and other Releases

Posted Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at 11:21 AM

First up, the winner from last week in the comments is saveryhinze. Please contact me at mccookgazette@gmail.com to claim your prize.


And, with some regret, I must stop our weekly comments contest to win a free movie rental due to lack of interest. I hope those who did comment will continue to do so.


Repo! The Genetic Opera

If you know me, you know I've been waiting for this particular flick to be released for a long time. This movie is a 'slasher musical.' It is basically a movie that is based in the future and there is an epidemic of organ failures and one company called GeneCo saves the day by providing organ replacements. Soon, GeneCo makes it legal to repossess organs when the client doesn't pay which leads to bloody killings to retrieve the organs back. Overall, the entire flick is filled with songs that seem oddly placed between the gore. However, I completely enjoyed how amazing it was. This is a great flick with an interesting story, great acting, wonderfully weird songs, and lots of gore. I was not disappointed in my wait for this film and already plan on purchasing it for repeat viewings. This is one you have to see to believe.


Igor

This is the most terrible 'kids' animated flick I've seen. It talks about killing all the time, one of the main funny sidekicks is suicidal and tries to kill himself the entire movie, but has an invention that revives him as soon as he succeeds, and the animation is pretty horrible. So, it does have a small moral throughout, but not nearly enough for all the weird choices they made in the story. It didn't do well at the box office and I doubt it will do very well on DVD. I don't recommend it to anyone.


Max Payne

Max Payne is a guy who's wife and kid are killed and the murder is never solved. Max is a cop and decides to secretly investigate the case when he is off-duty. Eventually, this leads back to the mystery of his wife's murder. Max Payne was based on a video game that spawned a sequel and we can only hope that the movie does not. This flick was interesting and somewhat entertaining but not good. If you are a fan of action thriller mystery then you may get a few kicks out of the flick, but overall, the movie falls short in expectations. I would watch it once, but not worth a repeat viewing.


Saw V

I didn't watch it. I lost interest in the Saw series long ago, but if this is your kind of horror flick, it comes out today!


The Express

Wanna watch a typical sports movie? Want it based on a true story? Want to feel good at the end of the flick? Want to enjoy yourself for a couple hours with good actors, good film making, and a good story? Well, The Express will do it all. This is a well made film about a young black man who strives to play football and eventually wins the Heisman Trophy. Other than Repo, this is the best film of the week.


That's it for this week - next week, we've got Vicky Christina Barcelona and it should be good.


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Cool! If I'd known I'd have the only comment last week, I would have tried to come up with something more witty. Thanks for the heads up about Igor. I'm still bitter about the hour and a half I spent watching Wall-E as the family and I were bored out of our minds. Some animation flicks are great (like the Shrek movies), and some are a snooze fest.

-- Posted by saveryhinze on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 11:31 AM


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