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Initial Response v.2

February 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Movies I’ve seen recently for the first time….

Let Me In

The best vampire movie I’ve seen (not counting the original french film) since Blade, and if you don’t want to count comic book movies then I would say Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Starring Chloe Grace Moretz (played Hit Girl in Kick-Ass) who is pretty much the anti-Dakota Fanning (Push, The Twilight Saga). If these two vampires fought, Dakota would lose before anyone knew something was going on. Watch this movie! The love story between the two main characters in this is so much more believable than in the The Twilight Saga (I am not comparing it to the books at all but just the films as that is my only knowledge of the series) and these kids are only 12.

Ong Bak 3

The final installment of the Ong-Bak Trilogy. The first one is still the best and I actually dozed off for a little while around the middle of the movie as it kinda dragged. Fight scenes are great but I keep waiting for him to do a movie on the level of The Protector. If you’re a fan of Tony Jaa, watch it.

Red

One of Bruce Willis’ best films. The movie just relishes on the fact that these actors have established themselves deep into Hollywood history and shows off how they can not necessarily get better with age but can kick just the same amount of ass now as they did back in the day. Everyone is absolutely amazing in this and at no point does the movie or the actors try to be more than they need to be. Multiple viewings of this is a must, in fact I’ve already seen it 3 times and am now wanting to stick in the Blu-ray once again for another viewing.

Salt

Originally written for Tom Cruise but he dropped out and instead of replacing him with another actor they decided to rewrite it for a female character and as far as action heroines go in Hollywood, Angelina Jolie (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Wanted, the Lara Croft films) is the only actress that can pull it off and she does it again in this. Written by Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium), there’s even sort of a twist in the movie that was happily unexpected. The movie contains plot points and turns you don’t see in films but in tv series which I never understood. Don’t you hate it when watching a movie and you’re anxiously expecting something terrible/drastic to happen like they actually fail at stopping something? This doesn’t really go along those lines but it’s freaking awesome and I highly recommend watching the Director’s Cut. So excited to see sequels! Please let this happen!

The Social Network

Was curious as to how they were going to make a movie about Facebook but they did and it was enjoyable and informative. Never knew that the Napster guy (played by Justin Timberlake) was part owner. Starring a lot of up and coming actors, this brings hope to some great performances that are ahead of us from these Hollywood youngsters.

Stone

At one point in the movie I stopped paying attention and had to restart the film as I had no idea what was going on. If you don’t pay close attention you won’t realize what has been happening all along and the ending will confuse you. I enjoy watching all 3 of these actors perform but after watching the movie I felt like that was cool and all but the ending/climax made me wonder why the movie was made at all. It was pretty much just watching great actor’s perform great for no reason, like an audition for some other movie.

Don’t You Want Me Baby

February 12, 2011 Leave a comment

A cover song by Atomic Tom, done for the upcoming film “Take Me Home Tonight” starring Topher Grace & Anna Faris …. Instead of a dance off the cast instead re-enacts numerous memorable scenes from the 80s.

 

These were all the films/references that I caught:

Alien
Say Anything
Dirty Dancing
Ghostbusters
Weird Science
Ghost
16 Candles
Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
The Karate Kid
E.T.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
When Harry Met Sally
Poltergeist
Top Gun
Splash
Teen Wolf
Back to the Future
Risky Business
Indiana Jones
The Shining
Weekend at Bernie’s
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Rambo
Big
Cocktail
Fletch
Flashdance
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Friday the 13th
Twins
The Terminator
Little Shop of Horrors
The Blues Brothers
The Breakfast Club
Fatal Attraction
Caddyshack
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

e3Edition v2i1

February 6, 2011 Leave a comment

— Colbie Smulders is The Frontrunner To Play Maria Hill in The Avengers

She’s the female star of How I Met Your Mother who was not in American Pie. Maria Hill is  a S.H.I.E.L.D agent who is by Nick Fury’s side (played by Samuel L. Jackson, The Other Guys) and, in the comic books at least, took over as director of S.H.I.E.L.D before Tony Stark stepped in. Though my only knowledge of her acting chops are from the HIMYM, which she has a great comedic presence, I believe just by her look that she could play this very serious role well. It’s a role that will be very similar to the intimidating presence that Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury brings to the screen and will most likely be signing a multi-film contract similar to the one Samuel L. Jackson signed after the first Iron Man film.

The Avengers begins filming in April with a Summer 2012 release date scheduled. So excited!

— The Situation Wants To Do Movies

….Shit.

— Joseph Gordon-Levitt Enters Talks For The Dark Knight Rises

Joseph Gordon-Levitt entering talks for any film is just good news. He’s a great up and coming young talent much like Ryan Gosling. Except for Ryan Gosling (The Notebook, Murder by Numbers, Fracture), and much credit has to be given to him, likes to stick to indie films. Though Hollywood started to catch onto Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s talent after the movie Brick, which is a great detective film you should definitely watch, his star started rising after the films (500) Days of Summer & G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra but catapulted after recently starring in Christopher Nolan’s Inception last year. Rumor has it that he will be playing the role of The Riddler, which he would be perfect for though I kinda hope he just plays Edward Nygma and we don’t ever actually see him as The Riddler…. side note, I don’t actually know if Edward Nygma is his real name or if I’m just pulling that from Batman Forever.

As I’m writing this, I’m realizing that Gordon-Levitt has done his fair share of indies as well mixed with the big studio films…More films starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt is just good news! He’s currently filming Looper with Bruce Willis (Red, Expendables) & Emily Blunt (Charlie Wilson’s War, The Devil Wears Prada) which re-teams him with his Brick director, Rian Johnson.