Posts Tagged ‘Movies’

The Comedian, courtesy of Zack Snyder and the Watchmen Movie web site.

So it appears that ol’ Harvey doesn’t think the fan film FANBOYS is good enough for his company to release without making some drastic edits that appear to change the tone of the film. As someone who has yet to see the film (Maybe this post should be part of my Things I Probably Shouldn’t admit series) I’m going to side with the geeks until Mr. Weinstein makes his own case.

So descend upon the Weinstein Company like a swarm of angry wasps! SWARM! SWARM!

So, I went to see Cloverfield today, J.J. Abram‘s flick about New York under attack by…something. It’s been called a variation on the Blair Witch Project, as it’s filmed completely with a handheld video camera. There have been complaints about viewers getting motion-sickness, very much like they occurred with BWP, and I just dismissed them as people who just can’t handle a little shaky-cam syndrome.

Then I go see it.

And at about the 30-minute mark I’m thinking what one of the characters is saying: ‘I don’t feel so good.’

Yeah, I got nauseous. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that it sucked. It was pretty good in fact, with some top-notch sfx and some real ‘holy s**t’ moments, but soon I was like ‘STOP RUNNING WITH THE DAMN CAMERA ON!’

Couldn’t even finish my Whoppers.

So, if you’re planning on seeing it and get sick on the Tilt-a-Whirl, take some Dramamine.

By the kid from Superbad (& Arrested Development) and considers giving her baby to Sydney Bristow.

Juno poster

Ok, so Juno wasn’t exactly that, but what it was is GOOD! I really enjoyed this film, although it felt a bit forced in the beginning, the characters really grew on me as it progressed and I just fell in love with Ellen Page‘s title character.

Go see this movie.

Really.


Art by Erik Tiemens & Ryan Church


I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. ~Charles Dickens

Peace on Earth – Good Will to All Men, Women and God’s Creatures.

And a Happy New Year, too!

Rutger Hauer as replicant Roy Batty

He’s an unfeeling killing machine, who has fought in interstellar wars and seen ships ablaze in the deep, dark vacuum of space. He’s a replicant that has been designated for ‘retirement’ because he’s perceived as a threat to ‘real’ humans. And yet Roy Batty shows kindness to a bird and saves Deckard’s life. The scene is as poignant today as when I saw it in the theaters almost 25 years ago. Harrison Ford wasn’t Han Solo or Indiana Jones in this one, he was just some shmoe who got in over his head.

 

And I say bullshit to Mr. Ridley Scott who says Deckard is also a replicant. Harrison Ford says poppycock to that idea, and I stick with the man on that. Just like many folks have their own opinions on the Star Wars Special Editions, and refuse to accept Lucas’ changes to the films, I refuse to accept that Deckard is a replicant.

 

On top of that, when you say ‘Final Cut‘, I’ll always think Roger Waters’ follow-up to The Wall. So sue me.