We watched the BluRay of Underworld: Awakening tonight. It came out in January of this year and it's the fourth film in the series. They keep making money and there's a hint at #5. The first two are set modern day and the third flashes back hundreds of years to the time when the vampires and werewolves were formed and how their war started. The vampires were dicks. The fourth movie takes place a few months after the second movie ends. The humans are exterminating the vampires and werewolves, and really, if those guys were real, who wouldn't. Kate Beckinsale is in the first two movies and the fourth. She's a vampire, turned by head vamp Bill Nighy in the 14th century, and a death dealer who hunts werewolves and slaughters them in their secret world. Werewolves turn back to human and vamps disappear when they die so it's fairly easy to keep everything on the QT. When the war escalates the humans take notice and it all spills out. That's why the humans are gettin' their purge on. After a while the humans think the werewolves are wiped out. The Vampires have been mostly killed off, their are little pockets hiding here and there. Kate is on the run at the start of U:A and after some whooshes and booms she gets captured. We jump ahead 12 years and she's in a freezer. When someone wakes her up she jumps right into her black leather killin' outfit that was left in glass cases near her freezer. She up and kills nearly everyone she comes in contact with while escaping. Turns out that Stephen Rae, head of the lab that held Kate, has been experimenting and he's made Kate a daughter. He's also developing a special cure for the werewolves, one that makes the werewolf immune to silver. So now they are immortal and silver bullets can't stop them. That's no good, huh. Kate's daughter escapes and there's plenty of chasing and killing, shooting and stabbing. Stephen's son is a super werewolf. I'd been saying earlier that I'd like top see a Hulk size werewolf and here comes one 20 minutes later. The boss werewolf is twice as big and harder to kill. The movie ends with Kate reunited with her daughter and the promise of another sequel. The movie is directed by Måns Mårlind & Björn Stein. Don't know anything about them. They aren't very original, this movie copies the others pretty much to a T, but that might not be their fault. It's a mostly entertaining movie. The critics seem to hate it but the fans went to the theater and bought a lot of dvds. I don't know if I'd buy this dvd now that I have seen it but since I have the other three I might. It's my least favorite of the bunch.
I already had a copy of Observe and Report but was entertained to watch the $2.55 BluRay that Sperhauk found at Half Price Books. Even those are starting to show up in the cheap clearance area at the local HPBs. Not much better than a cheap dvd, huh. Seth Rogan is a mall cop who lives in his own deluded world. He's in love with Anna Farris who plays Brandi. She sells cosmetics in the mall and is totally not interested in Seth. She'll fuck just about anyone else but sadly not him. There's a flasher out in the mall parking lot. At first it's just some man ass but later it's balls to the mall's walls with a healthy dose of the full monty. I believe that I remember something about the flasher having an appliance in front of his real junk. Brandi is one of the victims of the flasher. She gets all screamy and weepy. Now Seth really wants to "fuckin' kill" that pervert scum. He says so on the news. His mom is real proud when the news is on later. Then she passes out drunk. When Ray Liotta, the police detective, comes to investigate the flasher, and the later store break in, Seth becomes angry that Ray is interfering with his case and acts like a real asshole. Their relationship deteriorates through the movie and ends with a pretty entertaining fight where Seth gets the shit kicked out of him by the police. He totally deserved it. Seth's character, like nearly all the characters in the movie, is pretty fucked up. It's an angry movie with dark violent emotions laid bare. It could make you uncomfortable or make you laugh. There's a bit of a ray of hope for Seth's character after his life falls apart in the born again virgin at the coffee shop in the food court. The movie kind of ends back where it started and there's lots of comedy and mayhem on the way. It's written and directed by Jody Hill. It's not a movie that everyone will enjoy. The humor is pretty dark but I sure laughed.