Hello, and welcome to the web site that’s about to celebrate its one year anniversary. Not only that, but the man behind the screen will celebrate his 33rd year on this planet. It’s been a wild twelve months so far, and I’m not even close to giving up yet. To all that have read, I just want to take a quick moment to thank you all.

To those who are just joining us, welcome. Don’t worry about your shoes, we have hardwood flooring on this site. Grab a seat, help yourself to anything in the drink fridge. What you are reading is what I like to do at least the start of every month, or as close as I can. I just like to just let off steam and plug some other great sites, and take a quick look at the upcoming movies and which ones I do and don’t want to see. That’s it. Nothing too spectacular.

Now, without further ado, let’s get the show on the road with some quick points.

  • What you’re going to see this month is going to be much more than usual. I don’t know yet if I will do an anniversary column or not, but I’ll figure that out as soon as I get closer to the date. I actually have more ideas and have actually started writing again, so hopefully my writers block I have had for the last three months is taken to the back seat.
  • Also coming up is my birthday on August 6th. Celebrity wise, I share the same birthday as director M. Night Shyamalan, spice girl Geri Halliwell, Lucille Ball and Andy Warhol, model and sexiest woman alive Adrianne Curry, and of course, porn star Asia Carrera. So as you can see, I joining a cavalcade of big names with the same birthday. I was going to do an Amazon wish list to share with you, in case anyone wanted to get me anything, but I thought that was too personal, and I am still trying to figure out if I have to make it on the Canadian side or the American side. But my Steam wish list is still up for grabs. (semi-colon, right bracket, moving on)
  • Also coming up soon, on August 8th, is Review a Bad Game day. Set up by the mad scientist of retro video game web sites, Eric “The Legend” Bailey. He is the caretaker of many of the game sites, like his project to review every Nintendo N.E.S. Game ever made. He is also the administrator of the reviews and commentary web site 1 More Castle. If you haven’t been there yet, I shall toss my head the other way and bid you good day, sir.
  • I just want to make another quick plug for my good friend Jim. This man, last year ended up watching and reviewing one movie a day for all of 2011, with his partner in crime, Puneet. Now, he’s back with his own blog. His site from last year was one of the big inspiration to get me to write, so I want to return the favour by grabbing your ear and dragging you to his site and checking out a great writer on movies, comics and everything else.
  • One last shout out this week to who could very well be my new Internet best friend. Her name is Nadine, and not only does she have some great and inspirational writings on her web site, but she has some great products she is selling through Skreened and Zazzle for the dog lovers in you, or someone you know. Now she is running a promotion, that sales for this month will go to PAWS New England, a dog rescue centre. Recently, she helped bring attention to a tragedy in Belfast, involving an innocent pit bull, and what seems like the city’s intent to put down the dog as fast as possible, because the breed of the dog is supposedly known to be vicious and dangerous animals, even though this dog Lennox, didn’t hurt a soul. I consider myself a cat person, but even I see that this is reprehensible to judge a dog’s intended actions based on its breed.

Okay, I think that’s about it for the quick plugs. Nothing else to add here, so let’s get to this month’s movie releases.

Yes, I would like to see:

Total Recall – August 3
The Arnold Schwarzenegger classic 80’s movie gets the old reboot, and I for one am excited. This was one of my favourite movies growing up, so I am very interested in seeing what this can do. As long as there’s a three-breasted women in this, I’ll be just fine.

The Bourne Legacy – August 10
Now, I’m not a huge fan of the series, but that doesn’t mean I hated the movies. My only gripe is that the movie popularized the shakey-cam look that every single action movie is doing now. And since it’s now Jeremy Renner in the help of beating people up, I’m all in to see if the series can improve, and they finally have it in the budget to buy a freaking tripod.

The Expendables 2 – August 17
The first one is mindless fun. I expect nothing less in the second one.

ParaNorman – August 17
I liked Coraline. I did. And not just because I love Neil Gaiman stories. So the same people who helped make that one made this one. And it looks like a fun movie to watch near hallowe’en.

No, I have no interest in seeing:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days – August 3
Obviously, I am not the target audience. But still, why in the heck would anyone want to see this?

The Campaign – August 10
Will Ferrell comedy. Three words that will guarantee that I will not be seeing it voluntarily.

Hope Springs – August 10
Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones about marriage counselling. Yeah, I don’t think I’m the intended market for this one either.

Sparkle – August 17
This is the last movie that Whitney Houston was filming when she died. But I had no intention of seeing it regardless.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green – August 17
Is this from a book, or something. It looks like it came from a book. I don’t know why. I’m too lazy and apathetic to Google it.

Premium Rush – August 24
I will admit, when I first saw the television commercial spot, I was a little bit intrigued. But as I saw it the second time, this feels more like a rental than a must-see. As much as a hot streak Joseph Gordon-Levitt is on, I find myself not interested in this picture.

The Apparition – August 24
Another haunted ghost movie? Seriously, there’s something wrong with the creativity in Hollywood.

The Possession – August 31
Another possession movie? Seriously, there’s something wrong with the creativity in Hollywood.