The internet community goes crazy for “Inception”, I still couldn’t care less…

OK, so I’m ready to be called a “Hater” after this post.

Christopher Nolan is a good director. I have enjoyed many of his movies since his first film (“Memento”), which I saw with one of my best friends (Liz) at the Village East Cinema way back when. The man is good at telling a story, but one thing that is frustrating me is that after “The Dark Knight”, the praise for him from internet Fanboys is getting a little nauseating.

The level of hyperbole used to describe his work is pretty amazing to me. I mean, I really enjoyed “The Dark Knight”, but was it the Best Movie Ever? Not by a long shot. Was it the Best Superhero Movie Ever? Not even. Did it deserve to win an Oscar for Best Picture? Hell no.

This brings me to his latest film, “Inception” which is hitting US theaters next week. Some of the early reviews are SO over the top that it’s hard to even take them seriously.

Do I want to NOT believe they are true? No. If anything I am waiting for the next Game Changing movie to come and “Wow” me the way “The Matrix” did many years ago. This Summer has been so abysmal, and for every superb “Toy Story 3”, we get a ton of crap.

But will “Inception” save this Summer for movies like reviews are saying?

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“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” Trailer


This is looking good. After seeing “Rambo” earlier this year, I couldn’t really think of any other movie that I was excited for in 2008. But after seeing Harrison Ford back as the iconic “Indiana Jones” in this trailer. I am looking forward to this film.

The short teaser surprisingly showed a lot of action. I hope the movie is as good as the promise of the trailer. But then again, the “Indiana Jones” films were some of Speilberg at his best. They were just fun (and now classic) movies.

Count me in on May 22nd!


Movie Trailer: “The Happening”


The trailer for M. Night Shayamalan’s “The Happening” is out.

The movie looks good and everything but I unfortunately read about the films really stupid plot twist online so I don’t know if I want to see it. But the premise (minus the stupid twist) is great. People all of a sudden committing suicide for unknown reasons sounds like a good idea for a film.

But again, the plot twist involving trees and pheromones making people kill themselves sounds really dumb. An ending like that will probably upset people that are already frustrated with his twist ending routine even more.

I hated “The Village” and when the twist ending happened, I hated it even more. As a result I never even gave his follow up “Lady In The Water” a chance.

I think if Shayamalan will continue his twist ending gimmick, he might want to consider making an anthology type of a movie like “Creepshow” or “Tales from the Darkside”. Make a film with 3 short stories. That way with the shorter running time, plot twists are more effective. This approach doesn’t allow people a chance to figure the twist out before the end.


James Bond: “Quantum of Solace” Poster!


The poster for the new James Bond adventure “Quantum of Solace” hit the web. I enjoyed “Casino Royale” but the whole whirlwind romance with Vesper Lind towards the end made the movie drag for me a bit.

But all in all I thought it was a solid Bond film. This poster looks cool and everything but Bond’s shadow is causing a glitch in my Matrix.

Is it just me or is Bond looking a lot like “Scarface”?

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“A Nightmare on Elm Street” Remake Is Coming For You…

Yes ladies and gents, the guys behind the surprisingly good “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” remake, its inferior sequel, the needless remakes of “The Hitcher” and “The Amityville Horror” and the upcoming remake of “Friday The 13th” are going to remake one of my favorite horror movies of ALL TIME.

Platinum Dunes will be remaking “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and I have very mixed feelings about this. For starters, Robert Englund IS FREDDY. Period. So I can’t see anyone replacing him at all. Second, the original movie still holds up today. Even Heather Langenkamp and Ronee Blakely’s somewhat stilted acting is OK after all these years.

So why fuck with something that worked so well and spawned 6 sequels? (I purposely ignore “Freddy vs Jason” as it was a Jason movie with a Freddy cameo.)

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Movie Trailer: Will Smith in “Hancock”


Will Smith is the current Box Office King after the staggering $76 Million Dollar opening weekend for “I Am Legend”.

This is a teaser trailer for his next film “Hancock“.

In “Hancock” Will plays a washed up superhero. The film co-stars Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) and Charlize Theron.

Looks like this will be yet another $100 Million Dollar Hit for Mr. Smith.


5 Minute Preview of “Cloverfield”

I have been interested in this film since I saw the trailer before “Transformers”. But I have to say, I have stayed away from all the viral marketing the film makers have done for this movie. I don’t have the time to play puzzle games on the computer.

Either way for a movie with a moderate budget it’s shaping up to look like a pretty good monster movie. I will be there on 1-18-08 to check it out, especially knowing that JJ Abrams is behind all of this.

I will always be a fan of his because of “Alias” even though he abandoned the show midway to be a big shot director.


The New “The Dark Knight” Trailer Kicks Ass!


This is the trailer that played in front of the Non-IMAX prints of “The Dark Knight”.

I saw the Exclusive 7 Minute IMAX version when I went, so seeing this one is cool too. I am really excited for this movie.

Heath Ledger completely surprised me as The Joker. The movie looks action packed. And the Batman costume looks better. I know people have been complaining about the fact that the movie is called “The Dark Knight” yet The Joker has been in all of the advertising, but who cares. This movie looks like it will own all Summer Blockbusters next year.

I’m glad Christopher Nolan has kept his promise from the end of “Batman Begins”.


“Friday The 13th” Remake: You Cast It!


Eventhough the casting breakdown for the new “Friday The 13th” remake pissed me off, I’m still most likely going to see the movie. I’m a die hard fan, and I even saw “Jason X”.

One thing this remake can afford to do right now is to cast decent actors. They already got a good director with Marcus Nispel. I think the right balance of hot chicks, a good lead girl, and decent male actors who don’t look the same could help this film work.

If it were my job to cast the “Friday The 13th” remake, these are the fine young folks I would choose to take a trip to “Camp Blood”.

Keep in mind my choices were based on their current level of fame. I’m wasn’t going to unrealistically suggest any young actors who may think they are above doing a “Horror” movie.

Click The “Read More” Below For My Cast:

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Go “Speed Racer” Go!


I normally don’t really geek out over movies for children, but I’m going to make an exception here for many reasons. For starters, it’s based on a cartoon from my youth. And for once it doesn’t look like something nostalgic from my youth is being remade and watered down.

It also helps that “Speed Racer” is directed by The Wachowski’s. Say what you will about “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions”, but I enjoyed both films (save for some minor issues here and there). These guys are good directors, and I am curious to see what they will bring to a “G” rated kid flick.

The movie looks as bright and colorful as it should be, like a cartoon come to life. It’s an effective trailer. It’s great to see when good directors change genre’s on us. I know the brothers reputation is a little bit spotty now (with the “failure” of the last two “Matrix” films, and Larry’s penchant for dressing in drag) but whatever, they are still talented guys.

The cast looks spot on as well. Christina Ricci as Trixie is perfect.  

I look forward to taking my little cousins to see this when it is released in 2008.