I like to think of Christopher Nolan as the closest creator to cinematic perfection as you can get, but a thought occured and I followed through. Sure enough, I went onto the vastness of Youtube and found a TV spot back when Batman Begins came out and came to the realization that even the best of Hollywood will make their share of embarassing mistakes. Lindsay Lohan has her drugs, Charlie Sheen has his life, and Christopher Nolan has this commercial. See if you can figure it out without reading the comments below first.
Archive for May, 2012
Stars: Bin Won, Thanayong Wongtrakul, Sae-ron Kim
Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief nudity, 2010, Action/Drama
Compare to: Leon the Professional (1994), Man on Fire (2004)
I’ve mentioned before about trying to spread out the Korean/subtitled movies on here for the sake of the more casual moviegoer. A lot of people tell me how much they just hate subtitles but if you cancel them out altogether, you’re missing a lot of good stuff.
Such is the case for The Man from Nowhere; a movie that needs to be viewed by any fan of action, but especially a viewer who feels like they’ve seen it all. Since the last Korean film overview was a couple months ago, you’re about due, I’d say. Continue reading
Stars: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Emma Thompson
Rated PG-13 for sci-fi/action violence, and brief suggestive comment, Running time 103 mins, Adventure/Sci-fi/Comedy
Plays like: Ghostbuster II (1989), Galaxy Quest (1999)
If I had been told in 1997 that by 2012, a third Men in Black would be released that year, my ten-year old self probably would’ve thought something along the lines of “That’s forever away!” Now, in 2012, a decade after the sequel, here we are with the third one and I’m thinking, “Men in Black 3? Already?” I know several people thinking the same. Yet here we are, Will Smith still being all crazy and Tommy Lee Jones being all…not. I don’t know if anyone else particularly wanted another sequel but we’ve got it and if the question is, “Is it good?” The answer might be a divided one. Continue reading
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, Isla Fisher
Rated R for Violence, language, sexual content, Drama/Suspense/ Noir
Compare to: Layer Cake (2004), Harry Brown (2009)
It’s funny how big Joseph Gordon-Levitt has gotten over the past few years. Last year’s 50/50 definitely had it’s moment. His involvement with Christopher Nolan is attaching him to some top-quality material (2010’s Inception, this year’s Dark Knight Rises), while the past few years haven’t been too shabby either. 500 Days of Summer (2009) seems to have solidified him as the practical guy you can relate to while girls just dig his “regular guy” approach to acting. I’d say the “boy next door” approach but I really hate that term. Nevertheless, in honor of TDKR and September’s Sci-Fi/Action film, Looper, also starring Bruce Willis, it doesn’t seem like JGL is really showing signs of slowing down. That being said, it was hard to choose which of his films to do over the past few years. Angels in the Outfield (1994) was my first choice but maybe something a little more recent? Continue reading
As far as the weirdest list goes, Josh is the winner by a longshot. Anybody that put KC & the Sunshine band’s Boogeyman as their “All is Well” track (the song that describes your life before the zombie outbreak) has got to have issues; mentally or otherwise. All kidding aside, I’d say it’s an interesting mix. We’re mostly dealing with industrial/electronic on this one, with a few edgier ones thrown in. Miami Showdown has a nice “building toward climax” feel, very easy to imagine killing zombies too. I’ve put a link in for the Gorillaz song because the video is just so dang good. The Royksopp video is also there just because it’s so dang weird. Can’t go wrong with A Perfect Circle either. Good list.
If you want your own soundtrack posted, read this. – T
1. KC & the Sunshine Band- Boogeyman
2. A Perfect Circle- Blue
3. Nine Inch Nails- Survivalism
4. Crystal Castles- Doe Deer
5. Mudvayne- Determined
6. Miami Showdown- Digitalism
7. Royksopp- What Else is There?
8. Howl- Switchblade Eyes
9. Gorillaz- Stylo
B-Side! In a twist of Shyamalan proportions, this entry also came with a second set of songs.
1. Crystal Castles- Suffocation
2. The Mars Volta- The Widow
3. Cut Copy- Future
4. Klaxons- Atlantis to Interzone
5. Stone Sour- Get Inside
6. Mudvayne- On the Move
7. My Morning Jacket- Rocketman
8. Metric- Succexy
9. Boy Kill Boy- Suzie