Bottle Shock

drab humor

drab humor

The story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as “Judgment of Paris”.

New on DVD, Bottle Shock definitely ranks up there with movies like A Good Year and Sideways in their ability to make you want to drink good wine.

Mildy humoristic and pleasant, Alan Rickman’s straight face drab voice is kind of getting annoying to me now; he sounds the same in every movie. Chris Pine, now known for his role as Captain James Tiberius Kirk in this summer’s blockbuster reimagining of Stark Trek, has horrible hair in this. I’m not a homo, hell i’m not even half-a-fag, but his wig in this movie is worse than Halle Berry’s in X-Men 1.

I gotta have Faith

Eliza Dushku, who will always be Faith from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to me, is always a pleasure to behold. I gotta have Faith....BABE-AY!

Peep the trailer:

I give this corkomedy 2.5/5 Bo-Ty’s.

barely watchable

barely watchable

With a special snooty British man rater for the air of entitlement you’re sure to feel when you pour a glass of your fav (or whatever’s available) while watching this flick:

Stay Classy.

lah dee dah hoo hoo haaa root doot dooo

lah dee dah hoo hoo haaa root doot dooo


This Week @ The Movies: TRANSFORMERS ROTF

In what people (me and my friends) are calling the greatest movie ever made, Michael Bay returns viewers to the science fiction world where two factions of a robotic alien race battle over Earth’s hidden secrets and powers.

Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen is not going to win any Oscars outside of best sound fx or best graphics. It will however dominate at all geek award shows like the Spike TV awards, MTV Movie Awards, Hugo etc. In fact, it is already being torn apart by critics on Rotten Tomatoes and by Roger Ebert himself.

Sorry old man, this movie was not made for you. This movie was made for all the people who packed theaters at midnight last night across North America wearing Transformers T-Shirts and playing transformer ringtones over and over, before, during, and after the movie on their cell phones.

This movie is for people who love a good action flick. More so, it is for people who grew up watching the original series, the movies, played with the toys, and went on from there to watch spinoff shows like Beast Wars and Beast Machines.

After catching the midnight screening last night I left the theater as one happy 26yr old kid; a huge smile across my face and pure joy in my heart. I’m going to see it again tonight and maybe again on the weekend in IMAX (which is apparently about 2mins longer than the regular version with added fight scenes).

leave it to cleavage

leave it to cleavage

Ladies, this makes a great date movie too, you’ll love the human elements and the dynamics in the relationship between Sam (Shia LaBeouf) and Michaela (Megan toe thumb Fox).

Things you may not like about this movie, but I didn’t mind:

1. The Twins: Foul mouthed twin robots who get a little too much screen time
2. Lack of dialogue for other robots: Ironhide, Ratchet, Sideswipe, Arcee, all have very limited screen time and lines
3. Devastator’s balls: just get over it and giggle
4. Sam’s Mom high on weed brownies: kind of unnecessary, but still funny

Transformers 3 plot hint: Tyrese, while observing Optimus Transform – “Kinda freaky huh? If God made us in his image. Who made them?” Look for Unicron and more old Transformers like Omega Supreme in the final chapter of the trilogy. (crosses fingers and hopes for parts 4,5,6)

I give this movie 5 out of 5 Bo-Ty’s.

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