20 March 2011

Winter's Bone Review (contains spoilers)

The second film that I rented from Blockbuster yesterday was another Academy Award nominated film by a female director, Winter's Bone. In summary, a really good film with great suspense and performances, even if it is slightly overrated.

The Kids Are All Right Review (contains spoilers)

Just rented this film from Blockbuster and watched it, in summary really good film with some great performances with just a few little niggles holding the film back from being perfect. I you want my full thoughts click on the jump.

19 March 2011

My Top 50 Favorite Movies

I thought that in order to show my taste in film I should make a list of my favorite films, if you want any of these films to be reviewed I will be happy to oblige in a full review, any films which I have already reviewed will be linked in here. Let's dive into my top 50 favorite films (from 1-50):
  1. Aliens
  2. The Elephant Man
  3. The Shawshank Redemption
  4. The Wicker Man (1973)
  5. Cloud Atlas (C)
  6. The Dark Knight (C)
  7. 12 Angry Men (C)
  8. Pulp Fiction
  9. Monty Python's Life of Brian (C)
  10. Persepolis
  11. The Before Trilogy (I can't choose which one is best)
  12. Across the Universe
  13. In The Loop
  14. Jurassic Park (C)
  15. The Prestige
  16. It's A Wonderful Life (C)
  17. Toy Story 2 (C)
  18. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
  19. Citizen Kane (C)
  20. Reservoir Dogs
  21. Fruitvale Station (C)
  22. Back to the Future (C)
  23. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  24. Avengers Assemble (C)
  25. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  26. WALL-E (C)
  27. Hugo (C)
  28. Iron Man (C)
  29. Shaun of the Dead
  30. Star Wars: A New Hope
  31. Inception (C)
  32. Serenity
  33. Hot Fuzz
  34. Letters From Iwo Jima
  35. Up (C)
  36. Kick-Ass (C)
  37. Pan's Labyrinth
  38. The World's End (C)
  39. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (C)
  40. Raiders of the Lost Ark (C)
  41. Memento
  42. Sicko
  43. The Green Mile
  44. Argo (C)
  45. The Dark Knight Rises (C)
  46. The Artist (C)
  47. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  48. Good Night and Good Luck
  49. Fargo
  50. Stand By Me
(C) = Seen in Cinema

Memento Review (contains spoilers)

First I want to start with a message to Christopher Nolan, can you make one bad movie to prove you're human, Memento is the fourth film of yours to go into my top 50 favorite films list (will post that soon), you are the human equivalent of Pixar, you can never make a bad movie. That said, let me get into my review of Memento.

13 March 2011

Super 8 Trailer

On Friday, the film with the most secretive plot since Inception, Super 8 got a trailer. It looks brilliant.
The way that JJ Abrams directs the film makes the action and the staging look incredible. I can guarantee that people who grew up with Super 8 cameras will be having nostalgic flashbacks while watching the film and the Steven Spielberg style from Close Encounters and ET comes through fully with the setting and tone of the film. The action scenes in the film look incredible and will fit really well in IMAX. I will be going to see the film when it comes out, in IMAX if I can. Lets hope that Abrams and Spielberg can deliver after this incredible trailer.

8 March 2011

A Message to Universal

Universal, you currently employ the most creative director in the film industry, Guillermo Del Toro. He has wanted to make an adaptation of HP Lovecraft's At The Mountains of Madness for years. Why do you not want him to make that film. Pacific Rim just sounds like your average monster movie and nothing to promote the creative talents of Del Toro. I will only accept you giving Del Toro this project if you do what Warner Bros did with Christopher Nolan. If Pacific Rim makes enough money, allow Del Toro to make At The Mountains of Madness. Or at the very least, let him do Hellboy 3.


6 March 2011

My Take on the "Super" Trailer

The trailer for the film Super came out a few days ago and I want to give my thoughts on the trailer. As of now, all Super looks like is a more extreme version of Kick-Ass. Nothing wrong with that mind you, I loved Kick-Ass but the trailer looks like it is missing some of the charm that made Kick-Ass great. The motive for Rainn Wilson, who is giving the performance of his life based on the trailer, makes the character seem quite unlikable based on the trailer, with the motive looking just like revenge. Ellen Page looks like she will do a great job as Libby, yet Page doesn't quite present the shock factor and bad-assery that Chloe Grace Moretz brought in with Kick-Ass. Liv Tyler doesn't do much, this is just a teaser trailer and I am looking forward to seeing more footage of Kevin Bacon and Nathan Fillion in the film. Overall, Super looks like it will be a good, violent movie, yet it has to present a lot more in order to convince people that it isn't just Kick-Ass without the charm.

1 March 2011

Tarantino's Latest

It is currently going around that Quentin Tarantino will be directing a spaghetti western in the near future, reuniting with Christoph Waltz. I have to say, well chosen Tarantino. Any film geek will know that Tarantino's favorite film is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and that he is a big fan of westerns in general. This would show that Tarantino knows how to make a good western and will distribute some of his knowledge of the genre into this film. Christoph Waltz will be in the film and will play the baddie, because he has to. Going of his films after departing Tarantino you have to wonder if Tarantino will make him credible as a villain again, especially after The Green Hornet. So far, mark me intrigued about this film and I am really looking forward to it.
Source: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/48669