Movie Review: The Grey

What else can I say other than Liam Neeson, you have done it again. As was also the case with Taken, you have taken a movie that I was excited to see but had relatively average expectations for, and just blew me away with it. The Grey was an intense film experience, one that takes you on an emotional journey as the group of Alaskan oil men struggle to survive in a brutal tundra like wilderness. The characters were great, the camera work was amazing and you felt like you were out there with these men fighting for your life. I know that sounds corny and over the top, but that is how I felt while watching this.

The story follows Ottway and a team of oil riggers who were in a devastating plane crash in the Alaskan wilderness. They were transporting the entire team from the oil site and as they were flying, the plane badly malfunctions and crashes. The audio and visual effects during the crash were great. It didn’t use over the top CGI effects, rather it used a lot of closeups and dramatic movements to make you feel like you were on the plane. It was one of my favorite crash scenes that I’ve ever seen (off the top of my head, only the train crash scene from Super 8 beats it). The back and forth cutting between the present disaster and the flash back to Ottway lying in bed with his wife were amazing. You went from intense plane crash sound effects and explosions, to silence.

The aftermath of the crash was brutal. Debris everywhere, fire, blood, dead bodies and dying bodies. It was total and utter destruction and Ottway rallied the troops, doing his best to recover any sense of order that was salvageable. Right when things started to settle down (as best as they can in below zero temperatures and scalding winds), things went from bad to worse…way worse. It was discovered that they were in wolf territory and their fight was now against the elements and a pack of blood thirsty wolves.

The story ended up being one of immense struggle and battling for survival, taking us on a journey with a group of men being brought to the absolute brink. This may come across sounding weird, but I just loved it because it was men being men. It was the ultimate manly movie, one of the better ones that has come out in recent years. It forced the characters to really become animals themselves, while battling with their past human lives and memories. It was a great struggle and it was portrayed wonderfully.

There was so much to love about this film, and I can’t go without mentioning the visual appeal that it had. The camera work did a great job to make you feel and understand the vastness and helplessness of their situation. The long shots and wide angle views of the environment was so intense and made you really feel for these characters. The blistering wind and overwhelming snow flurries were brutal and made me feel cold just watching it.

The final thing I will mention that I really appreciated about this movie was the fact that it was rated R and they didn’t try to hide it. This could have easily been a generic PG-13 movie if they wanted it to be, but the director and writers clearly did not have that in mind. The characters are oilmen fighting for their lives. If this was real life, the guys would swear, and they would swear a lot. There are countless f-bombs, a dirty story and a lot more profanity in the dialogue that makes it just feel real. They say fuck…a lot. And that was awesome. If they didn’t use that type of dialogue, it just wouldn’t have felt authentic. I know it sounds like a strange thing to like and mention in a review, but that is how I felt and I guarantee you will notice it too. Combine that with the gore that comes to (and from) the wolves, and The Grey really took full advantage of it’s R rating and it made the film that much better.

I already know this is going to be one of my favorite movies from 2012, and I’ll leave you with one last tidbit. If you see this movie, stay until after the credits.

The Grey: 9/10

The Tim Thomas Sit Out

It’s been seven months since the Boston Bruins hoisted the Stanley Cup in Vancouver. As is the case with any championship team, the perks that come with being the top dogs of the sport are plentiful. One of those perks is being able to visit the President at the White House the following season; an event that was attended yesterday by everyone on the Boston Bruins team, except for goaltender Tim Thomas.

The 37 year old goalie from Flint, Michigan and apparent hardcore Libertarian opted out of the meet-and-greet with President Barack Obama. Thomas’s absence was an act of protest against the Federal Government, of which he claims: “…has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People.” Thomas’s only public statement regarding the event was posted on his Facebook page.

I have little patience for celebrities taking advantage of certain situations in order to express their political and moral beliefs. If drives me nuts when douchebag actors decide the Academy Awards is a perfect venue to spew some nonsense about whatever social injustice is deemed to be “sexy” that year. So I guess it should go without saying that I found the Tim Thomas “sit out” to be as equally revolting, unnecessary and douchey as an Oscar speech from Sean Penn.

The weird thing is, I don’t have any issue with Thomas’s politics. From what I can gather, I agree with most of what he’s saying. However, there is a time and a place for everything. The standard “shoot the shit” moment with the POTUS shouldn’t be seen as an opportunity to protest against the federal government. It’s just in bad taste.

The biggest problem I have with the sit out is how ineffective it is. Does Thomas actually think a black guy from Chicago really knows who he is? Obama couldn’t care less about the Bruins or Hockey in general. Come on Tim! That’s Protesting 101: Know How Important You Are.

Thomas should have done some self-evaluation before he decided to sit out. He should have asked himself: At the end of the day who is going to care about this protest? Am I as important as Tom Brady? Is the NHL as powerful as the NFL? If a goal is scored in Phoenix and nobody is there to see it, does it really count? If Thomas would’ve taken a few minutes to realize his irrelevance, he would’ve come to grips with the fact that any sit out would be seen as a silly rebellion about as effective as the Occupy Wall Street Movement.

I shouldn’t say his protest went completely unnoticed. Anytime a person of any stature speaks out against the President the opposing party is going to pick up on it and undoubtedly support it. Thomas claims that his absence was not about politics or party, stating: “…both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country.” He may not adhere to a party but after the news of this incident broke yesterday, Thomas has gotten overwhelming support from conservative bloggers like Andrew Breitbart as well as members of the tea party.

Whether it was Tim Thomas’s intention or not his protest will probably score him a dinner with Glenn Beck. According to Thomas’s Wikipedia page, Glenn Beck is the one person he would most like to have dinner with. Six bucks and my left nut says that Beck hears about this and offers to buy Thomas dinner. Although if I was Beck I would make sure we ate at a restaurant that Tim Thomas liked or else he might not show up.

-Mark

Thoughts and Deliberations from Monday Night Raw 1-23-12

If last night confirmed anything for us, it showed us that the Big Red Machine is back and back with a vengeance. This looked like the Kane of old and when Zack Ryder stepped into the ring for a falls count anywhere match, you knew he was in for trouble. The “match”, if you even want to call it that, went on for quite a while, with Ryder maybe getting one solid hit in on Kane. The rest of it was him getting absolutely brutalized, culminated with him getting choke-slammed right through the metal stage. Ryder lay motionless as Eve looked on in tears, but then, things went from bad to worse. The idiot himself, John Cena, came out AGAIN to say he would take care of this and have Ryder’s back. This needs to stop because as SITB co-editor Phil so aptly put it, Ryder needs to part with his new bro Cena or else he is going to lose his entire fan base. We’ll see what happens when Cena takes on Kane this Sunday at the Royal Rumble, but here’s to hoping that Cena and Ryder is a thing of the past.

Phoenix also witnessed something that no other WWE city has witnessed in 2012, and that is hearing Chris Jericho speak into a microphone. Although he only spoke very briefly, what he uttered is actually pretty promising. Granted the majority of the time he was out there he was shushing the crowd, he uttered these crowd pleasing words as he finished his segment: “This Sunday at the Royal Rumble, it’s going to be the end of the world as you know it.” So now we know that not only is Jericho going to be participating in the Royal Rumble, but apparently has something pretty big up his sleeve. Honestly though, if they keep up this ridiculous heel gimmick they have going with him into Sunday, it would be genius. What they have done with Y2J since his return has been nothing short of amazing. They have him polarize the crowd night in and night out, and he continues to do nothing. He goes from the most loved guy in the arena, right back to the heel in only a few minutes. Imagine if they pulled a stunt like that at the Royal Rumble? I probably wouldn’t be mad.

Last night also saw the return of Jericho’s infamous segment, the Highlight Reel. It was a pretty cool segment and you can watch the clip below.

In other noteworthy news, Brodus “Funkasaurus” Clay won another match, this time taking Heath Slater out in what seemed like 2 minutes. Clay and his new character have been growing on me in recent weeks, but again, he gets a nonsense match against a joke of an opponent. I really think the Funkasaurus is growing on the WWE Universe and that he will be getting a bit of a push soon. Maybe they will use the Royal Rumble to catapult Clay into the mix of contenders or maybe we’ll be forced to watch countless two minute matches and wonder what could be with this massive superstar.

I am going to make a bold Royal Rumble prediction based off of one of last nights matches. The Miz lost to R-Truth (who is getting really annoying) in a match that saw the loser get stuck in the first slot at the Royal Rumble. This means once the 30 Man Rumble starts Sunday, The Miz is going to be the first man in the ring. If he is to win the match, he would need to beat out 29 other competitors to take the cake. I do not think Miz is going to come out the winner, but I am predicting a serious run. Miz is too talented to be stuck in the rut he is in, feuding with R-Truth, and I think a serious run in the Royal Rumble will help his case. Again, you heard it here, Miz is going to last a long time in the Rumble, I’m predicting somewhere in the low to mid twenties.

The big news of the evening centered around CM Punk and John Laurinaitis. Raw started off with Punk coming to the ring and calling out Laurinaitis, verbally humiliating him in front of the WWE Universe, and seeking justice for all the misdoings that Laurinaitis has been responsible for against Punk. Instead that dolt Cena strolls out to he can plea for a match with Kane and that Ryder gets a re-match for his United States Championship. Again ENOUGH with the Cena-Ryder schtick. It sucks. Then Laurinaitis created a tag team match of CM Punk and Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger. This paired up WWE Champion CM Punk against the number one contender Dolph Ziggler for the fourth time in recent weeks, and Ziggler ended up pinning Punk…again. Of course Laurinaitis had something to do with the outcome…again, which drove Punk to his boiling point. He called out the Executive Vice President for Talent Relations and the Interim Raw General Manager and challenged him to a bout later in the evening. Much to our disbelief, Laurinaitis accepted!

Guess what? That match never happened. Shocker I know, but at least something awesome happened. Laurinaitis came out with his boy toy David Otunga and read a letter to the crowd and to Punk. The letter was from Triple-H and the rest of the Board of Directors and it said that Laurinaitis was under evaluation and that his decision making ability has been called into question. It now seems evident that Laurinaitis will have to call a fair match between CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler on Sunday when the WWE Championship is on the line. This is huge news because all along it was clear that Laurinaitis was going to do what he could as the guest referee to screw Punk out of his title.

I really have no idea and really no opinion on who wins the WWE Championship on Sunday. Punk has been at or near the top for a long time and the WWE Universe could use a shake up, and a guy like Ziggler has been climbing the mountain for a while so I would not be shocked to see him take the belt. However, Punk has been and still is the best the WWE has to offer. He is the total package and having him with the title is great for the company because it keeps its older fans happy. Ziggler wouldn’t neccesarily upset the masses, and having a true heel at the top would be fun, but whatever happens, the WWE Title match on Sunday promises to be a great one.

Royal Rumble Predictions:

WWE Championship: Dolph Ziggler defeats CM Punk

Triple Threat Steel Cage Match: Daniel Bryan vs. Big Show vs. Mark Henry: Daniel Bryan wins and keeps his belt, feeding off of the anger from the Big Show’s brutal attack on his girlfriend a mere two weeks ago.

John Cena vs. Kane: Kane defeats Cena with a choke-slam to hell

30 Man Royal Rumble: Randy Orton returns with a bang and wins the Rumble, but not without fights from The Miz and Chris Jericho.

I had to include this segment from last night. EWWWWWW.

HBO’s Angry Boys: Part Comedy, Part Drama

 

HBO’s latest comedy, Angry Boys, is their second go around with Australian comedian Chris Lilley. The first of Lilley’s series’ to appear on HBO was 2007’s Summer Heights High, which became wildly popular in Australia and the United States, but for whatever reason still is wildly underrated. Where Summer Heights High was entirely focused on one Australian high school and some of its funny/strange/interesting characters, Angry Boys really has no boundaries. It’s two main characters and Daniel and Nathan, two twin brothers struggling with adolescence in the middle of nowhere Australia. Nathan is deaf and his mother and soon-to-be stepfather decide he needs to go to a boarding school for hearing impaired children. Hearing this, Daniel plans to throw a wild going away party for Nathan. This is where we get the substance of the show, with Daniel trying to get their favorite celebrities (from their infamous “Wall of Legends”) to make appearances at the party to send Nathan off in style.

I know this sounds like a pretty silly premise, but it is what it is, and Lilley’s shows are never really about the story, they are about the characters. The aforementioned Daniel and Nathan are the focus of the show and played by creator Chris Lilley, but what is so impressive is that the rest of the main (and diverse) characters are also played by Lilley. For those who haven’t seen the show the rest of the main characters are as follows:

S.mouse

S.mouse is an awful rapper, who many are speculating is molded after real life “rapper” Soulja Boy. S.mouse has had one huge single, which is titled Slap My Elbow, and since then has not been able to produce anything of substance. His popularity is waning and he begins to become disconnected with his record label and family

Blake Oakfield

Blake Oakfield is a former legendary surfer who got in a nasty accident which resulted in the removal of both of his testicles. He is a member of Daniel and Nathan’s “Wall of Legends” and began running a surf camp for fat kids. His biggest issue is that he cannot let go of his past and move on with a more relaxed family life with his wife and child.

Jen Okazaki

Jen Okazaki is an overbearing mother for her young Japanese-American skateboarder son Tim Okazaki. To make him more popular and unique she promotes him as being gay (which he is not) and creates an entire brand around this idea called “GayStyle Enterprises”. Tim resents this and is a very conflicted kid due to his mothers constant pressure and manipulative ways.

Ruth “Gran” Sims

Gran is Daniel and Nathan’s loving grandmother. She is a guard at an all boys juvenile detention center, and her brute, hard-nosed ways actually resonate well with these troubled youths. Her main role in Daniel and Nathan’s lives is to try and round up the members of the “Wall of Legends” to attempt to sway them into coming to Nathan’s party. She has a strange affection for guinea pigs, but uses them to help the boys maintain some normalcy in their lives.

Looking at all of these diverse characters, it is pretty evident that Lilley is a unique talent. There have been complaints and criticisms all over the internet that Lilley is too much of a one trick pony with these mockumentary style shows with him starring in multiple roles. Those people need to relax. The guy found something that he is good at and has been successful so why wouldn’t he produce another series win that style. Summer Heights High and it’s characters were incredibly funny and honestly it would have been stupid for Lilley to hang it up after that show. He is a smart guy and a good enough writer where he had to try and recreated that success with another show, and although Angry Boys is nowhere near as funny as Summer Heights High, it is a good series for other reasons.

This may sound stupid and weird, but I think Angry Boys is a good show because of the dramatic side to it. Each character is conflicted in such a way that it brings a more serious message to the viewer than was seen in Summer Heights High. I probably seem like an idiot for saying that a silly show like this is impressing me due to the dramatic side and the characters issues, but that is really how I feel as I watch this show. There are stretches where I go 5-10 minutes without a laugh and that is not because I’m bored, it’s because these characters have real issues that countless children encounter and the show is presenting it in an effective manner. Yes, there are a bunch of hilarious and awkward moments, but the real success of the show should be its ability to capture the struggles of different adolescents.

Daniel, who is fed up with his deaf brother getting a lot of attention and struggling with his fathers death, acts out to try to get attention of his own. Tim Okazaki dealing with the pressures of his crazy mother and millions of rabid Japanese fans. S.mouse the young rapper who attained success at too young an age, pissing it all away, while pissing away every meaningful relationship he has ever made in the process. Blake Oakfield, struggling with the realization he has to grow up and is no longer a teenage surfer. All of these characters have struggles, struggles that tons of kids, and even adults, encounter all over the world and Lilley does a great job capturing them with these characters.

Don’t get me wrong, this show is a comedy at heart, but it uses its comedic elements to bring out the real issues that the show presents. On the whole, I enjoyed Summer Heights High more than I have been enjoying Angry Boys, but both shows have been impressive work by Chris Lilley. I’m interested to see how the show wraps up and to see if each of these characters will eventually end up at peace with their problems, or if they will just continue living their lives with their respective weight on their back.

On a comedic note to wrap up the post, every single time that Daniel is trying to get Nathan’s attention I laugh:

Movie Review: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

After seeing trailers of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, I really did not know what to expect with this film. Was it going to be a wild goose chase? Was it going to be an emotional roller coaster? Was it going to be a coming of age story? Was it going to place too big a focus on the September 11 tragedy? In truth, it was a nice combination of all of these, creating an interesting and sad journey through a traumatized boys life.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is the story of Oskar Schell and his journey to stay connected to his father Thomas, who died in the World Trade Center during the September 11 terrorist attacks. Oskar is a unique and curious boy, and he possibly is afflicted with Aspergers syndrome. Young actor Thomas Horn tackles a very difficult and emotional role with his first ever appearance on the big screen. Seeing the film, you would never guess that Horn had never acted in a major film before…like ever. The kid put on an inspiring and passionate performance and showed us a side to the 9/11 story that we had never really seen in film before, a child’s perspective.

The movie took you on quite the ride, never really staying in one place for very long. One of the scenes that was shot in the same location for the longest time was following Oskar’s discovery that his father (played by Tom Hanks) had in fact died in the attacks. It was a difficult scene to watch as he laid under his bed curled up in a ball as both his grandmother and mother (played by Sandra Bullock) came in to try to talk to him. Other than this and a few others, most of the movie was you following Oskar on one of his adventures, one of his journies to hang on to his fathers spirit. He compared his fathers love and spirit to the sun, saying the sun could explode and we wouldn’t know about it on earth for eight minutes, because that’s the time it takes for the sunlight to arrive. Oskar wanted his dad’s eight minutes to last and he did this by going on one final adventure given to him by his father.

Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock played Oskar’s parents, and although that seems like some serious star power, their inclusion in this film really wasn’t a huge selling point. The story and Oskar’s journey to regain some sanity in his life were what made it. Oskar wanted to hold on to his dad, and did so with his final adventure, centered around a mysterious key. He spent weeks trying to track down a lock that his key opened and did so by traveling the five boroughs of New York City with every free moment he had.

Couple his journey with a struggling relationship with his mourning mother, a strange old man who is his grandmother’s tenant and his mental issues and young Oskar had quite a wild ride. The acting was great, and with a cast including Hanks, Bullock and legend Max von Sydow, I didn’t expect anything less. Thomas Horn’s acting was a treat and he really made the movie as enjoyable as it was.

The September 11 tragedy was a very difficult time for every American, especially New Yorkers. And I know this is just a movie, but you really felt the pain of the Schell family, and mainly Oskar. We have seen the images from that terrible day countless times, but every time I see a picture or video of the Towers smoldering, I still get goosebumps. It is a very eery feeling and this film gave me that throughout. There were chilling scenes and flashbacks that were very hard to watch, and if you or anyone you know was directly effected by the tragedy I would imagine it would be a difficult film to sit through. It brought a totally new perspective on the tragedy, a near total focus on a child and his reaction. The story, acting and dramatic/tragic memories being stirred make this a true roller coaster of a movie, one that I would recommend to anyone.

As the movie ended and the credits began to roll, the entire (crowded) theatre remained seated and absolutely silent. It was an odd, yet appropriate reaction to a powerful, emotional and inspiring movie.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: 7/10

10 Most Anticipated Movies of the 2012 Summer

Movies are something that us SITB writers really enjoy. Many hours and dollars of ours are spent on movies and when summer rolls around, we are in our happy place. As I’m sure you know, Hollywood uses the summer to release some of it’s biggest and best movies of the year. The summer of 2012 looks to be a huge one for moviegoers and I am beyond excited for it. Some of the biggest releases ever promise to come from this summer and you can bet your ass we are pumped! It seems like it is going to be a slow summer on the comedy front (unless you think The Dictator looks funny…which I don’t), but action, adventure and suspense promise to be present. Now although it is only January we decided to put together a list of our 10 most anticipated movies for this coming summer. Check out our list and see what you think. Agree? Disagree? Let us know what you are most excited for in the comments!

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10. Total Recall

Release Date: August 3

I know, I know Colin Farrell hasn’t been relevant since…well since ever, but that doesn’t make me any less excited. Honestly that’s probably because it’s called Total Recall. Every time I hear those words, I get chills up my spine because it just jogs my memory to the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger classic. I am just hoping Colin Farrell and director Len Wiseman don’t just turn the timeless sci-fi classic into shit. (There is no trailer available yet, so there is a brief preview video below)

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9. G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation

 

Release Date: June 29

I saw the trailer for this movie and got so excited that I forced myself to sit through the shitty original. It looks like it is going to bring some much needed life to the series, with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Bruce Willis joining the cast. Yeah, that dope Channing Tatum is still in it, but hopefully the awesomeness of The Rock and Bruce Willis will overshadow him.

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8. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Release Date: June 22

This movie is based off of a novel by author Seth Grahame-Smith, and the movies description according to IMDB.com is: “President Lincoln’s mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.” That right there is enough to get me interested. (No trailer available, behind the scenes video below)

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7. Men In Black III

Release Date: May 25

The Men In Black are back! Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones return as Agent J and Agent K, but this time their adventure is quite different. Agent J has to travel back in time to the agencies inception to save Agent K from an alien assassination! Sounds awesome right?! It will be available in 3D, which actually may be pretty cool in this movie (unlike the useless 3D that was present in Thor).

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6. The Bourne Legacy

Release Date: August 3

There is very little actual plot information available about the latest in the Bourne series. We do know that this will feature Jeremy Renner as the star, and no Matt Damon (sorry ladies). Renner will play Aaron Ross, a CIA operative perhaps taking on some of Bourne’s former duties…i.e. being his legacy. This will be an interesting release, seeing that both The Bourne Legacy and Total Recall come out on the same day. If I was a betting man, I’d say that this comes out on top of the opening weekend box office tally…by a lot. For whatever reason, I feel like the Bourne name still resonates with the American moviegoing public. (No trailer, an interview with Renner is posted instead)

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5. The Expendables 2

Release Date: August 17

The gang of Stallone, Li,Van Damme, Crews, Couture and Lungdren are reunited for the sequel to the 2010 action hit. This time, Chuck Norris is joining the cast, along with expanded roles for legends Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Again, it’s your cookie cutter “easy job gone wrong” story, but that doesn’t matter and it didn’t matter in the original film. What matters is insane, over the top action, coupled with a cast of legends. This time around though there are rumors that Chuck Norris’ inclusion may force the film into a PG-13 rating, which would suck…a lot.

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4. Prometheus

Release Date: June 8

This movie has all the right things going for it. Ridley Scott is directing. His resume includes Alien, Blade Runner and American Gangster to name a few. On top of that, it has a stacked cast. Noomi Rapace (of original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Michael Fassbender (X-Men First Class), Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce and Idris Elba (The Wire) are all in this film. Couple these two factors with the fact that there hasn’t been a great sci-fi movie in quite some time and you can see why there is some excitement about Prometheus. There are also rumors that this film may act as a prequel to Alien. Yes, please.

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3. The Amazing Spiderman

Release Date: July 3

The Spider-Man receives a much needed reboot after how bad Spider-Man 3 was. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the first two Spider-Man movies, but the third one left such a sour taste in my mouth. This time around Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and I’m pretty happy with their choice (although Donald Glover would’ve been awesome!). I’m excited because it focuses a lot more on Peter Parker as a youth and struggling with his new identity as the web slinger. It should be an interesting new chapter in the Spider-Man story and I, along with millions of others Spidey fans hope it doesn’t bear any resemblance to Spider-Man 3.

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2. The Avengers

Release Date: May 4

The 2012 Summer movie season kicks off with a bang! The movie nerds have been waiting for for years is finally coming and I could not be more excited. To this point, I have loved every movie in the Avengers series (Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Captain American, The Incredible Hulk, Thor) and I find it hard to believe that this movie will not be amazing. Granted superhero ensemble movies haven’t blown us away (I’m looking at you Fantastic 4), this one just feels like it will be different. The actors and superhero characters are all too awesome to fail…right? I sure hope so.

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1. The Dark Knight Rises

Release Date: July 20

The movie we have all been waiting for is FINALLY coming. Ever since The Dark Knight blew us away in 2008, we couldn’t wait until Christopher Nolan’s third and final Batman flick would hit theaters. 2012 seemed like light years away, but alas my friends the light at the end of the tunnel is visible! Will Batman die? Will Bane break his back? Will it live up to the ungodly high expectations I, and the whole world, have for it? Only time will tell, but honestly every day that passes is one less day we have to wait until July 20. I feel confident that this movie will be incredible. The actors, director and story line are too good to disappoint us with the finale of what may go down as one of the best “trilogies” of all time. After the official trailer dropped, I probably watched it at least 10 times within the first 24 hours. I couldn’t stop. In fact, I’m going to wrap this up now so I can go watch the trailer a few more times.

Lindsay Lohan, Hot or Not?

This is an argument as old as the day is long. Is Lindsay Lohan hot? There are many factors that can enter into consideration when attempting to answer this question. For one, the girl is quite the drug addict. I know, I know, that shouldn’t factor into how hot she is, but when the drug literally affects your appearance due to its abuse, then it has to factor in.

As is evidenced, the girl can be quite the mess. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong, especially in Hollywood, with a babe who likes to party. There are literally too many of them to count, but one may argue that Lohan takes this to another level.

Like what the hell is that?! Meth mouth if I’ve ever seen it and I’m not trying to mess around with any meth mouth. One the other hand, Lindsay can straight up bring the heat sometimes.And then there was the whole Playboy issue that came out this year, ended up being (I think) the highest selling issue of Playboy ever…and for good reason.

She looked incredible and although Playboy is infamous for the airbrushing, it doesn’t matter, airbrushed or not she was looking fine. At the end of the day, Lindsay has her moments with drugs and with the law, but I am going to ignore that because some of her other pics just blow me away. Lindsay you get the SITB vote of HOT! Get your act together and stay hot, get rid of the meth mouth girl, because you could easily join the NOT hot club if you keep going down this dark road. Vote in the poll below and leave some insight in the comments section.