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LRE #24: Inception

LRE #24: Inception

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: Inception Release Year: 2010 Staring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe That’s right. It HAS taken me this long to watch Inception. And OH MY GOD, WHY DID I WAIT??!?

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LRE #21: Prince of Persia

LRE #21: Prince of Persia

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: Prince of Persia Release Year: 2010 Staring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley Prince of Persia is a long running video game series.  In 2010, Disney adapted it into a feature length film. Did they do a better job than other video game adaptations?

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LRE #20: MacGruber

LRE #20: MacGruber

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: MacGruber Release Year: 2010 Staring: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe MacGyver was my hero. Seriously. I liken myself to him, and his brilliant ingenuity in everything that I do. But, MacGyver is prime for spoof. So iconic, and so cliche. Does MacGruber do the parody any […]

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LRE #19: Oscar

LRE #19: Oscar

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: Oscar Release Year: 1991 Staring: Sylvester Stallone, Chazz Palminteri, Marisa Tomei Hot off the heals of 1990’s Rocky V, Sylvester Stallone decided to start branching into other genre’s of film. No longer wanting to be pigeon-holed as an Action Hero, Oscar was his first attempt at a […]

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LRE #18: Alice in Wonderland (2010)

LRE #18: Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: Alice in Wonderland Release Year: 2010 Staring: Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter Classic literature is ripe for remake. I wouldn’t be too surprised to see A Tale of Two Cities making a theatrical re-debut. Some have already seen their day, and the 1951 Disney animated […]

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LRE #17: Ice Pirates

LRE #17: Ice Pirates

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: Ice Pirates Release Year: 1984 Staring: Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Michael D. Roberts Lets just accept it. The 80’s gave us both some of the most amazing, and the worst films to have ever been put on cellulose. A decade that produced classics like Empire Strikes Back […]

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LRE#13: The Losers

LRE#13: The Losers

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: The Losers Release Year: 2010 Staring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans Back in the 1980’s, I used to sit down on a Saturday night with my sister, enjoy a TV dinner, and watch A-Team followed up by WWF wrestling, while my parents had their dinner […]

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LRE #12: The Good, The Bad, The Weird

LRE #12: The Good, The Bad, The Weird

In my mailbox this week: The Good, The Bad, The Weird Release Year: 2008 Staring: Kang-ho Song, Byung-hun Lee, Woo-sung Jung Set in Manchuria, in a period shortly before World War 2; The Good, The Bad, The Weird follows the exploits of Park Do-won (aka  The Good) Park Chang-yi (aka The Bad) and  Yoon Tae-goo […]

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LRE #11: Hot Tub Time Machine

LRE #11: Hot Tub Time Machine

In my mailbox this week: Hot Tub Time Machine Release Year: 2010 Staring: John Cusack, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Imagine if you will, the most horrible week ever. Your wife leaves you. Your friend tries to kill himself. Your live-in nephew, ridicules your non-understanding of the geek life style. What else can you do, but […]

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Little Red Envelope #9: Mystery Science Theater 3000 – Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders

Little Red Envelope #9: Mystery Science Theater 3000 – Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders

In my mailbox this week: Mystery Science Theater 3000 – Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders Release Year: 1999 Staring: Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Mary Jo Pehl, Ernest Borgnine I must have stacked a few of the Mystery Science Theater movies together, because having 2 arrive within a week of each other, is […]

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James Reviews: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #13

James Reviews: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #13

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Number 13 continues the adapted work of the classic Philip K Dick novel, about the rogue-android hunter Rick Deckard. In this installment, Deckard finally asks the question of whether Phil Resch, the too-quick-to-violence bounty hunter, is actually an android. But will the truth be so easily accepted?

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Little Red Envelope #8: The Book of Eli

Little Red Envelope #8: The Book of Eli

In my mailbox this week: The Book of Eli Release Year: 2010 Staring: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis A few weeks ago, I discussed that some movies I really wanted to see in the theater. This was one of them. As a genre, I love post-apocalyptical films. I think that the fear of a […]

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Little Red Envelope #7: Mystery Science Theater 3000; Overdrawn at the Memory Bank

Little Red Envelope #7: Mystery Science Theater 3000; Overdrawn at the Memory Bank

In my mailbox this week: Mystery Science Theater 3000: Overdrawn at the Memory Bank Release Year: 1997 Staring: Michael J. Nelson, Raúl Juliá In my opinion, there are three schools of thought, when it comes to Mystery Science Theater 3000 movies. First, you watch them for the bad movies, and the commentary is accessory. Second, […]