Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Movie Review)

"Oh, you're seeing the old people movie?", says the guy taking my ticket. Uh huh, but there may be more to it than that.


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Shoe the Doe (Men in Black 3 Full Podcast Review)

A full podcast review of Men in Black 3 will be up tomorrow on the podcast "shoe the doe". If you want to hear AND see the recording process here is Aaron and Denee's live unedited discussion thanks to the magic of G+ hangout. To subscribe to the podcast search for "shoe the doe" on iTunes.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Chernobyl Diaries (Movie Review)

What do you get when you add vacationing teenagers and a thirst for adventure to a high doses of radiation? Aparently nothing much.


Monday, May 28, 2012

Men in Black 3 (Movie Review)

It's been a while since we've had any hang time with Agents J and K, are they still fun to be around?


Friday, May 25, 2012

Google Chrome Passes Internet Explorer (The Browswer Wars Shift)

Every Goliath ends up facing their David, but can you really call Google David?


Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Dictator (Movie Review)

Sasha Baron Cohen is back with another comedy, this time without he prankishness. Can he make a movie with actual dialog and actors?


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

America's Got Talent (Review of Howard Stern)

How is Howard Stern's adaptation to reality judging going? My thoughts after just a couple episodes.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

What to Expect When You're Expecting (Movie Review)

Here's what to expect when someone is expecting you to go see "What to Expect When You're Expecting."


Monday, May 21, 2012

Battleship (Movie Review)

If you can base a movie on an amusement park ride and have it work, shouldn't you be able to do the same for a board game? Quick question, did you get Johnny Depp for it?


Friday, May 18, 2012

2012 TV Upfronts (Renewals and Cancellations for next year)

We now have the final list of which of your favorite shows made the cut and which will die a cruel death over the summer. Did your favorite show make it? Here are my most notable cancelations and renewals from the four major networks.


Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Three Musketeers (Movie Review)

I love a good swashbuckler, well at least I think I do. To be honest I'm not even sure what swashes are or why they need buckled, but even so I can tell you what I thought about his movie.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

In Time (Movie Review)

As a movie based in a world where every second is precious, does the movie treat our time as valuable too?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bully (Movie Review)

Some movies end up being more than just a movie. How well does this movie handle the complex and devestating issue of school bullying?


Monday, May 14, 2012

Dark Shadows (Movie Review)

What happens when a man cursed to be a vampire awakens in the 1970's to rescue his fishing business? Sounds like only a question Tim Burton and Johnny Depp could answer.


Friday, May 11, 2012

The 2012 Ketchup List (VOTE NOW!)

Here are the 10 shows I've completely missed.  Read further thoughts on them below and then vote on which of the 10 you think I should catch up on this summer.  I'll try and binge on the top two vote getters the next few months and then regurgitate my thoughts in August!

In alphabetic order:

Curb your Enthusiasm (8 seasons, 80 episodes) (2000 - ?)

I keep hearing how Larry David is a genius and one of the key reasons behind why Seinfeld was such a huge success. I've also heard that some of the comedic payoffs in this show are transcendent. The problem is (begin ruining of comic credibility) Seinfeld was never my favorite. I didn't hate it, I just didn't see it the way everybody (and I mean everybody) else did.

Dexter (6 seasons, 72 episodes) (2006 - ?)

So let me get this straight, our "hero" is a serial killer who kills other serial killers? My friends who love this show continue to tell me it's worth the gore because the human stories it tells are deep and engaging. Not beyond the realm of possibility I suppose, but I'm doubtful. What do you think?

Downton Abbey (2 seasons, 15 episodes) (2010 - ?)

The newbie on the list. I scant 15 episodes means I could probably eat this one up in a day or two. I'm just not sure I can get into the Jane Austiness of it all.

Friday Night Lights (5 seasons, 76 episodes) (2006 - 2010)

One of two shows on the list that are finished. I missed this one simply because it never picked up enough steam to interest me. I've heard it's a story filled with authentic and beautiful characters, and some great core values as well.

Game of Thrones (2 seasons, 20 episodes) (2011 - ?)

Another recent offering from HBO, all I know about this show is that it's based on a book series and that anything can happen, with a significant emphasis on the word anything. My friends who love this one talk about how it's changing the face of storytelling.

Happy Endings (2 seasons, 34 episodes) (2011 - ?)

This one just completely slid under my radar, but I've heard from 3 different sources that it may just be the funniest thing on TV. I highly doubt that considering how consistently New Girl is hitting it out of the park, but if you like I'll give it a shot.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (7 seasons, 84 episodes) (2005 - ?)

This one just seemed a little abstract for me, but I've had friends tell me that the surreal humor is some of the most satisfying they've seen.

Justified (3 seasons, 39 episodes) (2010 - ?)

I know the least about this show as any of them. It's fairly new and apparently dramatically intense and engaging. I just figured it was another crime procedural and I honestly could do without every watching one of those again in my life. Yet some of my friends compare it to Breaking Bad. Really?

Mad Men (5 seasons, 65 episodes) (2007 - ?)

Easily the most critically acclaimed of the shows on my list this year. Critics have squawking about how good it is for years now. I do like John Hamm, but I just never could bring myself to invest in the show. This might be my summer of Mad Men, but it's up to you.

Sopranos ( 6 seasons, 86 episodes) (1999-2007)

This shows been off TV for 5 years now. I think that's the statute of limitation on The Ketchup List. If it's not elected this year, it will get retired and remain a missing piece of my TV repertoire. I've never been much of a mob show kind of guy, but I know it's often looked at as one of the greatest TV triumphs ever. We shall see, or not, last chance Tony.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Five Year Engagement (Movie Review)

Jason Segel and Emily Blunt are charming together on the screen, but is that enough?


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Raven (Movie Review)

Edgar Poe wrote amazing stories, but do they translate well when put in a real context on the big screen?


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Avengers (Full Podcast Review)

I had way too many things to say about "The Avengers" to squeeze them all into one 5 minute video review.  Here's the full audio from today's episode of "Shoe the Doe" where my friends Denee and Jeremy join me to break it down even further.  If you like the podcast, feel free to subscribe at iTunes!


Monday, May 7, 2012

Marvel's The Avengers (Movie Review)

With all the over the top praise and slobbering that has been happening over this movie it's about time that somebody had a more level headed review. Um... Yeah.... Maybe somebody else.


Friday, May 4, 2012

The Legend of Korra (TV Review)

Avatar: The Last Airbender was one of my favorite TV shows of all time. The Last Airbender movie was one of the worst movies of all time. It's a safe guess the new TV show will fall somewhere between them, right?


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Safe (Movie Review)

It's Jason Statham and that's about all you need to know.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pirates: A Band of Misfits (Movie Review)

Wallace and Grommit, Chicken Run, and Flushed Away have given Aardman quite the legacy. Does Pirates live up to it?


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Think Like A Man (Movie Review)

Sometimes a good laugh is all it takes to make me enjoy a movie. and sometimes it's not quite enough. Which is it for this one?