Diagnosis:Film-Weekend of May 6

Diagnosis:Film-Weekend of May 6

One of the big Marvel releases for the summer is out this weekend, and Rutger Hauer shoots everyone to bloody death. There’s also a dumb romantic comedy and a slew of limited releases that might actually be worth checking out. There’s pretty much something for everyone this weekend, so get your ass out to the local cineplex and watch some films! And then come back here when you’re done and tell us what you thought of the film. Or just tell us what you think now and don’t go see anything. I’m pretty flexible here, people!

Films after the jump!
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Doctor Who Recap & Review: Day of the Moon

Rory And Amy

Directed By: Toby Haynes
Written By: Steven Moffat

A TCC RATING OF

You can be certain of one thing when it comes to a Moffat led two-parter: you’re in for quite a ride. There’s a lot to sum up, so let’s get right into it, shall we?
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Diagnosis:Film-Weekend of April 29

Diagnosis:Film-Weekend of April 29

This is an odd weekend for film as there’s not a whole lot out and the quality varies dramatically. You’ve got the fifth installment of the Fast series, as well as a comic book adaptation that looks questionable at best. Werner Herzog’s 3D masterpiece debuts this weekend and proves that 3D can be done well. 13 Assassins is also out in limited release and it’s probably the best one you could possibly see. Planning on seeing anything this weekend? If so, let us know in the comments. Would love to get some discussion on these films!

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Doctor Who Recap & Review: The Impossible Astronaut

The Impossible Astronaut

A TCC RATING OF

Directed By: Toby Haynes
Written By: Steven Moffat

It’s safe to say that most of us here at Technicolor Commentary are big fans of the BBC sci-fi romp Doctor Who. Last year, Steven Moffat took over the reigns from Russell T. Davies and made perhaps one of the better seasons yet, following closely behind season three (TCC opinions may vary). This year Moffat starts the first episode of the new season off with a bang…literally.
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Diagnosis:Film-Weekend of April 22

It’s an odd weekend for films as there aren’t all that many choices. The top contenders this weekend are Incendies and Stake Land, which have a bunch of good reviews floating around. Legend of the Fist, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold and The Warring State all look interesting, but you can probably catch those in the rental phase if and when they make their way to Netflix or Redbox. Are you planning on seeing anything this weekend? Any of these films? Let us know!

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Calling All Writers…and Stuff

A Scene From Ghost World For No Reason

Do you like film? Do you obsessively watch television shows and want to discuss them with your friends at length? Are you a webseries junkie? Do you like comic books and do you derive excessive pleasure from deconstructing them? If you answered yes to any of these questions (or if you wish to point out how I forgot to mention music) we want you to write for us!

Technicolor Commentary is in search of more writers to fill out the ranks. We’re interested in people with a varied and unique perspective along all media types and who want to generate discussion. If you feel up to the challenge, fire off an email to tccommentary@gmail.com with the following info:

– A brief bit about yourself
– Where you can be found online
– Your area of interest (film, television, music, comics, webseries, etc.)
– A writing sample

The perks? Your name will be featured on every post you write, with a link back to your blog or any site of your choosing. You will also earn my undying appreciation, which might one day be useful. And since we’re a relatively young blog, you’ll able to get in on the ground floor. That HAS to count for something, right?

So what are you waiting for? Fire off an email and begin your journey with TCC…and…yeah. Stuff.

Review of Hanna

Eric Bana and Saoirse Ronan in Hanna

Directed by: Joe Wright
Written By: Seth Lochhead & David Farr
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana

A TCC RATING OF

Here’s the short review: It’s awesome. Here’s the not-so-short review: It’s really awesome. I’m a bit of a fan of the action film, and there have been a lamentable lack of them lately with the kind of writing and art film styling present here in Hanna. For those of you who haven’t seen any of the trailers or who have generally been living under a rock, Hanna is the story of a young assassin given the choice to enact revenge on an intelligence agent by her father, played brilliantly by Eric Bana. “She won’t stop until you’re dead,” Bana says, referring to Cate Blanchett’s character, “or she is.”
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Diagnosis:Film-Weekend of April 15

Diagnosis:Film-Weekend of April 15

Kind of a slow weekend for film. If you had planned on catching up with older releases, now would be the perfect time to do so. Not much here that you couldn’t wait for rental to see, and the tent pole releases this weekend certainly aren’t worth the $13 ticket price. But if you do plan on seeing anything from this list, let us know what you think. I am curious to hear what other people have to say about The Conspirator and if there’s any bit of witticism left in the tired Scream series.

Films after the jump.
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Pulp Fiction Vs. Empire Strikes Back, or The Skinny on Flickchart

Flickchart Premise

The question in the image above is an important one, and the premise to perhaps one of the best film ranking sites out there on the web: Flickchart. I recently had a chance to talk to Co-Founder Nathan Chase about the site, where the idea came from, what all went into creating it and what’s in store for the future.

Interview after the jump.
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Diagnosis:Film-Weekend of April 8

Diagnosis:Film-Weekend of April 8

This week we get a dumb remake, an interesting action thriller, a sappy surfer flick, a stoner fantasy comedy, a film about Bill Hicks, a documentary about the 70s DIY film movement, an IMAX animal thing, an infuriating romantic comedy and Meek’s Cutoff. Really, that’s about it. The rest are mostly “whatever.” My money is on that action thriller, by the way.

What are you planning on seeing this weekend? What do you think based on the trailers? Do any of these look good? Sound off in the comments section!

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