Wednesday, September 24, 2014
"Why would you tweak the nipples on the Buddha?"
Can't say I'm completely sold on the movie's title (in fact it's straight up stupid! The British name is perfect - Say When), but Laggies staring the darling Keira Knightley looks absolutely charming, and it takes place in Seattle (ahem, my home town). It's a story about woman struggling to find herself while doing everything she possibly can to avoid real responsibility. I know it's a little been-there-done-that, but whatever. At the very least it looks like a really fun rental. The film also stars Chloë Grace Moretz (adorable) and Sam Rockwell (love him!). Take a look...
Having spent her twenties comfortably inert, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) reaches a crisis when she finds herself squarely in adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to pursue any and no one to relate to, including her high school boyfriend (Mark Webber). When he proposes, Megan panics and given an opportunity to escape - at least temporarily - she hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Annika's world-weary single dad (Sam Rockwell). Laggies is directed by Lynn Shelton (Your Sister's Sister), written by Andrea Seigel and hits theaters on October 24th.
Worth your while?
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
"No, I don't need help with my bags,
I have a bloody man-servant."
I have a bloody man-servant."
There are two things I love most in this world - movies and Johnny Depp. Mortdecai, staring the lovely (and ahem, corkey) Johnny Depp, looks pretty silly, almost as if Capt. Jack Sparrow went and got himself a haircut and new clothes. The adventure comedy from director David Koepp is just a teaser, but it already has me hooked. It has a talented, all-star cast and it feels very Wes Anderson-ee, which I love. It basically introduces us to the main character from Kyril Bonfigliol's books. Mortdecai seems to have a bit of a reputation, and it's not a very good one. Take a look...
Mortdecai is directed by David Koepp (Premium Rush, The Secret Window) and written by Eric Aronson, based on the books by Kyril Bonfiglioli. Juggling angry Russians - the British Mi5, his impossibly gorgeous wife (Gwyneth Paltrow) and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue - Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) has to travel the globe armed only with good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting that supposedly contains the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany & Olivia Munn also star in the film which Lionsgate will release February 6th, 2015.
Worthy of your time?
Friday, August 1, 2014
"Love is the one thing that transcends time and space."
Another phenomenal and gripping trailer for Christopher Nolan's Sci-Fi adventure. If you weren't interested before you will be now (that is if you're a sci-fi fan). The latest Interstellar trailer practically brought tears to my eyes. I love everything about this trailer, from its spectacular special effects, the rich emotion, to the whole allure of it all/interesting plot. It is one beautifully crafted trailer and I can't wait to see the movie! Take a look...
Interstellar is directed by British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of such films like: Doodlebug, Following, Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. The screenplay is by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, based on scientific theories by Caltech astrophysicist Kip Thorne and follows a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Matthew McConaughey stars in the film which Paramount Pictures will release the film on November 7, 2014.
Worth your time?
Monday, July 14, 2014
Check out this stellar video on the evolution of film spanning from 1878 to 2014. It's pretty impressive to see how far the film industry has come. And with the advancement of technology, movies now-a-days are able to reach cinematic highs. But whether it's the jump from silent films to talkies, hand drawn animation to computer animation, or 2D to 3D, there is always something new on the horizon, making the movie experience even better. Enjoy!
For for full list of movies click here. The creator of this video, Scott Ewing adds;
This montage began as a labor of love and quickly became an obsession of mine. Many days and hours were spent researching clips, downloading and editing. The following montage chronicles the evolution of film from its conception in 1878 by Edward J. Muybridge to the Lumiere brothers in 1895. Georges Melies a trip to the moon in 1902 was a total game changer and from there we go to the first theatrical releases starting in 1920-2014 … this portion of the montage is chronological.
There are some notable films which are absent from the montage such as the Great Train Robbery (1903), The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906) and Birth of a Nation (1915). These and many others were either impossible to find or did not fit in with the creative direction of the montage. And for those who might notice, There is also a Dumb and Dumber (1994) dancing clip between Tropic Thunder and 500 Days of Summer...this was intentional I assure you.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
"Let's just see who's more effective at killing."
The very first trailer for Exodus: Gods and Kings is here at last. Director Ridley Scott is back at it again with another period piece. Let's just hope he brought his Gladiator A-game this time. I really, really want this to be a phenomenal movie, but after seeing this teaser-trailer, I have a few reservations. It sort of feels like an expensive stage play, staring Batman, ahem Christian Bale. But I could be wrong (I really hope I am wrong). The production and visuals look stunning. We shall see. Take a look...
Exodus: Gods and Kings is directed by Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Robin Hood, Alien, Blade Runner) and written by Adam Cooper & Bill Collage (Tower Heist, Accepted), with a rewrite by Steve Zaillian (American Gangster, Moneyball, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). The film follows the biblical story of Moses' (Christian Bale) life from his adoption by Egyptian royals through his revolution against Pharaoh Ramses II (Joel Edgerton). Aaron Paul, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro and Sigourney Weaver also star in the film. 20th Century Fox brings this film to theaters on December 12, 2014.
What's your take?...