Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011: The Best & Worst Movies of the Year

This year in film was a crazy one. Between sequels for just about every big franchise in the known world, we've gotten two Steven Spielberg movies release in the span of mere days, remakes no one asked for that actually turned out really good, two movies that rejoice the silent film era, a whole bunch of nostalgia trips, ballsy films that attempt no less than to show audiences the meaning of all of life, films about hot chicks escaping into their imaginations to avoid being raped, films about tires coming to life to explode people's heads, and the final installment of what is literally the most lucrative franchise in movie history. If that's not a crazy year, I don't know what is.

It certainly was a unique and incredibly interesting year of film, and I'm here to count it all down in what is probably my biggest blog post I've ever written. With 20 of my favorite films of the year, and also my favorite performances, my worst movie of the year, most overrated/underrated, and tons of other miscellaneous crap. Hold your breath, because this is gonna be a long one! The best & worst movies of 2011 begins now...


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011: The Best & Worst Games of the Year

To say that the holiday season of gaming was overwhelming would be an understatement. With such a ridiculous amount of games coming out within the span of a mere couple of months, it was nigh impossible for the average gamer to keep up with all of the goodness that was coming out all around. And as such, I obviously couldn't play every game to release this year. While I did play some of the big heavy-hitters, I didn't have a chance to check out Uncharted 3 (due to not having a PS3), Modern Warfare 3 (Due to my general dislike for the Call of Duty franchise), and plenty more.

So please be aware reading this that I haven't played every game to be released this year, but you can bet your ass that there were some amazing games that I loved. And I'm going to count them down, and throw in some other fun shit along the way. So here's the year of 2011 in gaming, as determined by I, Enigma Bigglesworth VanNoLastNameInParticular.


Monday, December 26, 2011

CinEffect Podcast Episode #12

Episode #12: Young Adult, Dogville, Hugo, Skyrim, and Spaced

Welcome to the CinEffect Podcast. In this podcast of constant douchebaggery, me (Chris), Alex, and Brady talk about film, games, and everything in between. This week, we harken the return of Brady, splooge over Skyrim and Spaced, discuss our favorite actors of the year in our reviews for The Descendants and Young Adult, Chris expresses his hatred for Lars von Trier's Dogville, and conclude with He-Man singing while we confess to being naked the entire show...wait, what?


Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Movie Review

[The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Directed by David Fincher
Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, and Christopher Plummer
MPAA: R - For Brutal Violent Content Including Rape & Torture, Strong Sexuality, Graphic Nudity, and Language]


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Bellflower Movie Review

Written and Directed by Evan Glodell
Starring: Evan Glodell, Jessie Wiseman, and Tyler Dawson
MPAA: R - For Disturbing Violence, Some Strong Sexuality, Nudity, Pervasive Language, and Some Drug Use]


Sunday, December 11, 2011

CinEffect Podcast Episode #11

Episode #11: Melancholia, VGAs, The Descendants, Hugo, Skyrim, The Muppets, Breaking Dawn

Welcome to the CinEffect Podcast. In this podcast of constant douchebaggery, me (Chris), Alex, and Brady talk about film, games, and everything in between. This week, Chris & Alex discuss the trailer hype in the VGAs, Chris's addiction to Skyrim, how batshit insane Ichi the Killer and Breaking Dawn are, Alex's hatred for The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, and conclude with an in-depth review of Lars von Trier's Melancholia.

Melancholia Movie Review

Written and Directed by: Lars von Trier
Starring: Kirstin Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Kiefer Sutherland
MPAA: R - For Some Graphic Nudity, Sexual Content, and Language]


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hugo Movie Review

The Following Review Contains Major Spoilers

Directed by Martin Scorsese
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, & Chloe Grace Moretz
MPAA: PG - For Mild Thematic Material, Some Action/Peril And Smoking]