Trailer: ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ - Dec 25
Directed by Ben Stiller, written by Steve Conrad, starring Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Sean Penn, Kathryn Hahn, Shirley MacLaine and Patton Oswalt.
Is this the best trailer of the year? Quite possibly.
Jane Espenson (from interview with Advocate.com)\
I dunno how many which ways this needs to be said
Poster: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’
In order to enjoy certain movies, you have to go in with zero expectations. White House Down is one of those movies. While it was nothing special, there were a lot of quips and one liners that made it bearable to watch.
Oddly enough, I think Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum had better chemistry off-screen during press junkets than during the actual movie. I’m thinking of course of the song/video Channing all over your Tatum. The rest of the movie was mediocre ass-kicking and gun shooting. Disappointingly, there was no shirtless Channing.
One thing I do applaud the movie for is it’s choice of villain. It was much better (and somewhat realistic to an extent) than some foreign terrorist.
Overall it’s an okay movie and not a big deal if you miss it.
“The Valkyrie at my side is shouting and laughing with the pure, hateful, bloodthirsty joy of the slaughter… and so am I.” - Sin City (2005)
New Trailer: ‘Kick-Ass 2’ - Aug 16
This weekend I went to see This is the End and it was the most hilarious thing I’ve seen in a long time. I’ve always been a fan of Seth Rogen and the clan of talented comedy actors and it was nice seeing so many of them in one movie… even just for a few brief moments.
This is the End as we all know from the trailer is about the famous people we all know and love trying to survive the apocalypse. The film focuses on the ill-equipped Jay Baruchel (I’ve loved this guy since PMK!), Craig Robinson, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride and James Franco trying to survive in Franco’s newly built, extravagant “fortress” as gloom and doom rages around them and the Hollywood Hills.
I loved the party scene at Franco’s house. There were a tremendous amount of cameos (duh) and the actors were either playing up or going completely against their star persona. James Franco was a total douche, Jason Segel was complaining about How I Met Your Mother, and Michael Cera was an obnoxious coke-snorting ass-slapping playboy. Cera, Cera, Cera, some of my favourite scenes involved him.
Once the apocalypse starts, it’s sad to see all your favourites die somewhat brutal deaths but their selfishness makes up for it. The remaining six struggle not only to survive, but to just get along. Tempers rise, hunger strikes, chaos erupts and demons run ramped. There’s an onslaught of penis jokes but it doesn’t get annoying - unless you’re a prude but then why are you watching this movie?
I’d love to see the extended or unrated version of this movie because I’m positive there’s so much more that we didn’t get to see.
The final surprise during the ending was so unexpected but I loved it. I wish I could have seen some longer cameos but I can’t really complain. There was a ton of great lines and self-depreciating humour. I haven’t enjoyed a comedy this much in such a long time, I was honestly laughing from the opening scenes to the closing credits! Definitely go check it out, unless you hate fun (or art).
Film Meme: [2/3] Genres: Biopics
“Biopics’ is a term derived from the combination of the words “biography” and “pictures.” They are a sub-genre of the larger drama and epic film genres, and although they reached a hey-day of popularity in the 1930s, they are still prominent to this day. These films depict the life of an important historical personage (or group) from the past or present era. Biopics cross many genre types, since these films might showcase a western outlaw, a criminal, a musical composer, a religious figure, a war-time hero, an entertainer, an artist, an inventor or doctor, a politician or President, or an adventurer.” (x)
Extract from the documentary “Too Young To Die”. Kim Ledger speaks about Heath’s Joker diary.
“This is the Joker’s diary. In order to inhabit his character, he (Heath) locked himself up in a hotel room for weeks. He would do that. He liked to dive into his characters, but this time he really took it up a notch. The hospital scene is interesting because when he was a kid, his sister Kate liked to dress him up as a nurse. He was really funny like that. He also was in the movie. This is a make-up test which was done eight months before. Before the end of the shooting he wrote “bye bye” on the back of the page. It was hard to see this.”