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?
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!
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.
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”?
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.)
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.
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.