‘Red Dawn’ on the rise again

Not sure what to think about this yet… on the one hand it seems like Hollywood is recycling far too many storylines from movies of years gone by, on the other I think this story could be very interesting with a modern twist. I really liked the original Red Dawn and would be interested to see if they do the story justice in this modern retelling. 🙂

Man calling himself the Joker kills 12, injures 59 at ‘Dark Knight Rises’ screening in Aurora, Colorado, authorities say – U.S. News

Man calling himself the Joker kills 12, injures 59 at ‘Dark Knight Rises’ screening in Aurora, Colorado, authorities say – U.S. News.
It’s official, this guy is a wing-nut!

14 shot dead at ‘Dark Knight Rises’ screening in Aurora, Colorado – U.S. News

14 shot dead at ‘Dark Knight Rises’ screening in Aurora, Colorado – U.S. News.

 

What in the FUCK is wrong with this world when some nut-job can randomly walk into a crowded theater and start killing people like he has an obligation to do so?!?!?!?!? What a horrible thing to wake up to this morning!!!! 😦

I must admit that when I read the announcement for The Amazing Spider-Man that I thought it was far to soon from Spider-Man 3 to reboot the franchise. However, the more I see and read of this new film, th more I want to see it. Besides, Sally Fields is in it and Andrew Garfield is adorable 😉

Funk's House of Geekery

Let’s not kid ourselves here – the end result is going to be The Amazing Spider-Man is the better film. We’ve already had two of our reviewers say as much. However a shift in attitude occurred when this new franchise was announced – suddenly people hated the Raimi trilogy. “Finally,” the people were saying. “Somebody is going to do this right”. That whole ‘Untold Story’ tag line always got on my nerves because it’s a story that’s been told multiple times.

Was it done so poorly to begin with? Spider-Man and its immediate sequel were massive hits both in cinemas and on home systems, and became the benchmark that all comic books films were compared to. Sure, it was goofy but so is the source material. Spider-Man is like Superman in that he’s one of the few characters to retain the spirit of the early days of serial comics…

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I cannot speak for the first two films but Seeking a Friend for the End of the World was a pretty good movie. 🙂

The Password is Swordfish

To Rome With Love:

Woody Allen’s final film in his series of European stories leaves us with an abundance of stories and ideas about the fleeting nature of life, but the construction of the film does him no favors. The choppiness of the scenes and the uneven way the segments flow together leave one wondering if he wanted these stories to be viewed as connected. Even he seems to dismiss the idea of these stories being connected in any way by starting the film with the lazy plot device of a narrator saying “I see lots of people in Rome. Here are some of them.” Two of the storylines– one following an average man who finds fame for literally no reason, another following an opera producer discovering a new talent– feel particularly autobiographical. During these chunks, the movie sparks to life. Another plotline starring Ellen Page as a sexual temptress…

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