Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Monday, 18 May 2009
Anyway, I saw Star Trek last night and much like my working life it looks like it has been re animated. My first message is to those who think Star Trek is the domain of geeks who dress up as Klingons or learn Vulcan, geeky Star Trek this is not. Its action packed and fast paced from the word go and it hardly lets up. All of the cast are brilliant as their predecessors and very enjoyable to watch, even very funny in places. Go see it or check out my review on my usual site if you want some more details, I will of course post it.
I did also watch 10 things I hate about you over the week, the first time I had seen it. It was good, most of these teen comedies feel like guilty pleasures when watched especially when you’re not a teenager. This one especially so, as it cleverly use’s Shakespeare’s basic premise of Taming of the Shrew to make a very entertaining witty film. Heath Ledger is great in it and I bring him up because its sad watching anything with him in anymore, knowing that a young actor was just getting to the top of his game when tragedy struck.
Well I didn’t really watch anything else and I wont count Carry on Cleo that was on ITV, so some news. Bradley Cooper who is the jock in Wedding Crashers and he’s also in this summers The Hangover is rumoured to be cast as face in next years film version of the A-Team. I don’t really know much about this actor so I wont hazard a guess as to whether that is good casting but either way I think an A-Team movie is a bad idea.
Ok with that I’m off; I have some interviews to prepare for. So the other day I discovered that according to the laws of entropy, the universe itself with eventually whither and die, making everything you do pointless, so you may as well just keep watching and reading.
Saturday, 9 May 2009
I did see Wolverine mid week; I have to admit that I was a little disappointed. I think that may be because I hyped the film up a bit too much, it felt like it was covering ground already tread and that’s not just me as a comic book fan speaking. Think of the first three x-men movies, which were pretty, much Wolverine pictures anyway! Its fair enough most of the comic books end up with the old clawed one saving the day in a different way. What I’m trying to get at is that the X-men movies already covered the whole Wolverine in weapon x programme making this film seem a little pointless. The film is saved by action sequences that are very well done and stand out cameos from some great mutants, Deadpool being the highlight. Where I was most disappointed was the guy they got to play Gambit (who happens to be my favourite Marvel hero), put simply he just wasn’t cool enough. When in action he was very cool and how I imagine it would look but in the danger of sounding like a fanboy with a stick up his ass he should have had red eyes! He should have been damn more arrogant and they didn’t seem to understand that Gambit is an anti-hero as well as wolverine and he just wasn’t scripted or played that way. I’ll stop their cause I’m getting a bit angry.
Anyway, not much film viewing going on at the moment, though I am looking forward to buying rolemodels tomorrow, if you haven’t seen it I suggest you do it is very funny. I did watch the illusionist the other night; it wasn’t to bad and would have been better if Christopher Nolans Prestige wasn’t so good. The Illusionist is the tale of Eisenheim who falls in love with a woman way above his social standing (as you do). As expected this goes tits up and our Illusionist goes into exile across the world, while there he seeks mysteries and a copy of the Prestige. When he returns he can make Orange Tree’s grow very fast and communicate with the dead. The story may seem predictable but just wait till the ending; the problem in this film lies in dull and un watchable characters. Edward Nortons Illusionist has his moments but most of the time he’s dialogue is ruined by moments of romantic melodrama that just don’t fit in with the film. If you want a film about turn of the century magicians please watch The Prestige, its brilliant.
Angles and Demons
I’m going to see Star Trek this Wednesday but next Wednesday I’m going to see Angels and Demons. I’m looking forward to it as I thought the book was much better than The Da Vinci Code, Angles and Demons is a faster paced more thrilling story that doesn’t get lost in its conspiracy theories and if the trailers are any indication it looks like the film is going to do the same.
Anyway, like I said sorry about last Sunday but I’m only human, keep watching and reading wont you theirs a recession on its cheaper.