12.20a 06.23.2007


AMC Easton Town Center 30 with IMAX (click for online ticket purchase)


Renowned horror novelist Mike Enslin believes only in what he can see with his own two eyes. But after a string of best-sellers, discrediting paranormal events in the most infamous haunted houses and graveyards around the world, he has no real proof of the after-life. But Enslin''s phantom-free run of long and lonely nights is about to change forever when he checks into suite 1408 of the notorious Dolphin Hotel for his latest project, Ten Nights in Haunted Hotel Rooms. Defying the warnings of the hotel manager, the author is the first person in years to stay in the reputedly haunted room. Another best-seller may be imminent, but first he must go from skeptic to true believer--and ultimately survive the night.

discuss. speculate.

Well they encourage all complete cooperation,
Send you roses when they think you need to smile.
I can't control myself because I don't know how,
And they love me for it honestly, I'll be here for a while.

So give them blood, blood, gallons of the stuff!
Give them all that they can drink and it will never be enough.
So give them blood, blood, blood.
Grab a glass because there's going to be a flood!

A celebrated man amongst the gurneys.
They can fix me proper with a bit of luck.
The doctors and the nurses they adore me so,
But it's really quite alarming cause I'm such an awful fu*k.

I gave you blood, blood, gallons of the stuff,
I gave you all that you can drink and it has never been enough.
I gave you blood, blood, blood,
I'm the kind of human wreckage that you love!

Suggestion for Saturday June 23rd

Well here it is Tuesday June 19th already, my first official post to this blog.....

....and yes I am going to suggest a RADICAL change of events!! Hold on to your tin foil hats , and pull those Depends up tight! I realize that Revlinux may be getting tired of selecting each weeks movie, so I'm jumping in with both feet, and suggesting that this week's viewing take place at...


I know, I know, its HUGE. But I really see no other alternative if we are to partake of the gaming pleasures commonly known as GameWorks! I am not sure if I will even be able to pull myself away long enough to see a movie. I am going to get my video groove on, and have some virtual destruction the likes of which the world has never seen, so come crash some cars, blow up tanks, ski some rendered slopes, whatever floats your boat! Oh yea, did I mention they have a full bar too??


happy feet? not-so-much

who all here has seen happy feet ?? c'mon raise your hands up high. good, both my readers haven't.

let me save you some time and trouble: DON'T!

it sucks. it could be worse, but not by much. i mean really, who for love of Kal-El picks these things for awards?!? NINE wins & TWELVE nominations!? including an OSCAR!! that's just wrong.

first i want to point out that penguins need "heartsongs."

"In the cold land of Antarctica, the Emperor Penguins each express their true love with a special heartsong of their own that expresses their very being." - from IMDB plot summary

but does it have to be "the message" by grandmaster flash? where would an emperor penguin hear that anyway? (EDIT: i just found out that seymour is voiced by rapper fat joe. one mystery solved.)

fine, i suspend disbelief when it comes to penguins singing new and classic pop songs. but there's more:

Norma Jean: You don't have to be beautiful, to turn me on. I just need your body, baby.
Male Penguin #1: Hello...
Norma Jean: From dusk 'til dawn.
Male Penguin #1: Is it me you're lookin' for?
Norma Jean: You don't need experience.
Male Penguin #2: Take...
Norma Jean: To turn me out.
Male Penguin #2: These broken wings.
Norma Jean: You just leave it all up to me.
Male Penguin #3: Let's talk about eggs, baby. Let's talk about you and me.
Norma Jean: Mm-mm, mm-mm. You don't have to be rich to be my pearl. Don't have to be cool to rule my world. Ain't no particular song I'm more compatible with. I just want your...
[turns to the huge crowd of males following her]
Norma Jean: Boys, boys! Give a chick a chance!
Memphis: [appearing on the crest of a hill] Well, since my baby left me I found a new place to dwell. It's down at the end of Lonely Street at Heartbreak Hotel. And I said, I'm feelin' so lonely, baby. I'm feelin' so lonely.
Norma Jean, Memphis: I'm feelin' so lonely...
Norma Jean: ...I could die.
Memphis: You don't have to be rich to be my girl.
Norma Jean: Don't have to be cool to rule my world.
Memphis: You rule my world.
Norma Jean: You're the particular song I'm compatible with.
Memphis: I just want your...
Norma Jean, Memphis: ...extra time... and your kiss.
(quoted from IMDB)

ahhh, much better. here they butcher a classic, an 80's tune, and a pop song by the one who used to be named with a freaky symbol, dance and sing about sex ... um, gross.

second is the whole "we need to stop global warming" and "we need to eat more farmed fish" environmental aspect of this movie. i agree with a few things brought up in this movie, but please, is this the right place to do it? does my three-year-old really know what you're talking about?

third is the i-don't-have-to-conform-and-you-can't-make-me oops-i-have-been-captured-and-put-into-the-zoo-and-now
i-am-losing-my-mind sequence. it was really kinda scary. i think it was a little too "one flew over the cool hand" for my taste.

there is one redeeming moment i all of this, "A Happy Feet Moment." an additional scene that comes on the disc.

let me quote comingsoon.net :

A Happy Feet Moment – In this very brief scene, Mumble's father kicks him around like a soccer ball, then boots him into the ocean. That's about it.

so, if you are into animated penguins singing, dancing and a heavy-handed environmental message about over-fishing; go get this movie. but if you have had your quota of environmental preaching, or don't enjoy seeing classic music butchered in new and painful ways, stay away.



11.00p 06.16.2007

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Rave Motion Pictures Polaris 18 (click for online ticket purchase)


The enigmatic, intergalactic herald, The Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. As the Silver Surfer races around the globe wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben must unravel the mystery of the Silver Surfer and confront the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doom, before all hope is lost.

whoo hoo. iowa.

yup, you heard me. iowa. can't remember what town i'll be in. lake okoboji, iowa. i'll be at a family reunion for mrs. revlinux's side of the family. ain't gonna stop my saturday nite movie tho. so, if ya feel like driving a couple of days to come see me in iowa, i'll be waiting for ya.

bridges bay resort okoboji



09.25p 06.09.2007
Ocean's Thirteen
Great Lakes Cinema 7
Okoboji, Iowa

10.45p 06.09.2007
Ocean's Thirteen
Rave Motion Pictures Polaris 18 (click for online ticket purchase)


What are the odds of getting even? Danny Ocean and the gang would have only one reason to pull off their most ambitious and riskiest casino heist--to defend one of their own. But they're going to need more than luck on their side to break The Bank. Ruthless casino owner Willy Bank never imagined that the odds were against him when he double-crossed Danny Ocean's friend and mentor Reuben Tishkoff, putting the distraught Reuben in a hospital bed in critical condition. But Bank miscalculated--badly. He may have taken down one of the original Ocean's eleven, but he left the others standing and, worse for him, gave them a shared purpose: to take Bank down on the night of what should be his greatest triumph--the grand opening of his new casino, appropriately named The Bank. Their strategy is twofold. First they will ruin him financially by turning the tables on the precept that the house always wins. But that's just money. The knockout punch will be to Bank's personal pride and joy: his reputation as the only hotelier who has earned the Royal Review Board's Five Diamond Award on every single one of his hotels. The plan is elaborate, dangerous and damn near impossible--but there are no limits when it comes to one of their own.