Spring break movie reviews (in 140 characters or less)

Since I saw about 99 movies over the past week and a half, I decided to do something different, review-wise.

I shall review each in 140 characters or less. Here goes!

“Battle L.A.”: Must see in DBOX. Intense battle scenes, scary alien thing. Had little hopes for Aaron Eckhart, but was impressed. J.J. Abrams fans unite!

“Rango”: Talking lizard. Good, but I thought it was going to end three times. It finally did on the third. Hunter S. Thompson nods a-plentiful.

“Take Me Home Tonight”: Let it be known that Topher Grace’s career high was “That 70s Show.” Then this. Then the disgrace that was “Spider-Man 3.” Marginally funny.

“The Adjustment Bureau”: Matt Damon finds dream girl. Loses dream girl. Three times. Runs around in a fedora opening doors. Changes fate. Gets girl back. Oops.

And I wasn’t exaggerating when I said I saw 99 films. A large majority of them were DVDs though, so I figured I’d just go with the currently-in-theaters bunch. Some of the DVDs I finally saw were “Up,” “Despicable Me,” and “The Last Three Days.” I also revisited some of the classics, such as “Clueless.”

If you’ve seen any of these new releases, let me know what you thought!


New Explosions in the Sky track

Instrumental rock band Explosions in the Sky is set to release its latest album, “Take Care, Take Care, Take Care” on April 26. They just recently unveiled their first single off the disc, “Trembling Hands.”

Listen to it here:

Personally, I don’t think this song is anywhere near as impressive as anything from “All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone.” However, there’s no way I’m not going to give this new album a chance in its entirety when it drops next month.

“Taxi Driver” returns to theaters

Are you talkin’ to me?

Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver” is being re-released in select cities on March 19 and 22. The film stars a very young Robert DeNiro as Travis Bickle, a Vietnam War vet insomniac who lives in New York City and drives a taxi cab, amongst other things. Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks and Cybill Shepherd co-star.

Why bring this film back to theaters now? This year marks the 35th anniversary of its release in 1976.

Check out the trailer below, and mark your calendar to go see the digitally restored “Taxi Driver” later this month!