Posted on 2/12/13 04:40 PM
Heard Bruce say they will def be doing 6 as well...and where should it be set?
Posted on 2/03/11 04:20 PM
So I actually saw this at a 3-D advance screening a few weeks ago, but helf off on rating it right away. Having put time between the viewing and this writing has not helped my feelings on the matter, however. It's not that Sanctum is bad movie, first off. Let's get that straight. It's just not the type of movie myself or anyone I know wants to go see. I mean, people going somewhere "man" was NOT supposed to go, and then terrible things happening to them when shit goes bad...in 3-D! I don't understand this trend in movies like this one, 127 days and The Way Back. Even Into The Wild, which was great, had a story that made you go,"IDIOT!" at the end. Look, stop going out into the extreme elements people! As Roland Emmerich showed us, things are going to be exreme enough for all of us in a year or so anyway.
Posted on 3/07/08 02:16 PM
[font=verdana][b]Overall Grade:DStory:D-Acting:D-Direction:D-Visuals:BToo many problems for any EFX to save!!!
by farleydave3 (movies profile) Mar 7, 2008
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Okay, forget all the historical inaccuracies, forget the horrible acting, forget the cheesy narration and un-intentionally comical spiritualism... the story is just straight up LAME and the direction is even worse!!! Which should probably be about what to expect from a movie promoted as from the director of "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Godzilla"...
I saw a screening of this a while ago, and i remember a major thing with our audience being the witch-doctor woman/mystic and how completely bad and hilariously inappropriate her part was, and apparantly the producers chose to ignore all the comments and criticism and leave here in it...
Well, good luck 10,000 BC... from what I gather, there will be enough people willing to ingore all the negative word-of-mouth for at least the first weekend or so, so it'll probably make over $20mil. opening weekend, but seriously drop off very quickly once everyone realizes it's just a REALLY lame version of "Apocalypto" (or even "Quest for Fire") anyway.[/font][/b]
Posted on 11/10/07 02:52 PM
So going to movie screenings is, by now, an old habit of mine. I've got it down to a science, including the whole spiel they give right before the movie starts: "Thank very much for coming, If we could just ask that you turn off any phones or electronic devices that might interfere with the screening, and also when the movies over stay where you are, we'll be passing out a brief questionaire after the movie. Now, I would like to tell you all that you are one of the FIRST audiences to see this movie tonight, so with that, sit back, relax, and enjoy..."
Seriously, I go to too many of these things. SO many, infact, that I recently saw 2 such films this way... that were actually GOOD!!!
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and *Kids in America(Tonight, American Youth) are two comedies, the first starring John C. Rielly and Jenna Fischer(The Office) and the second starring, produced and story by Topher Grace(In Good Company, That 70's Show).
Both movies were SO good that I actually went to two separate screening of each... so I thouroughly enjoyed them both!
Walk Hard was produced and co-written by Judd Apitow(Superbad, 40-Year-Old-Virgin) and directed and co-written by Jake Kasdan(son of Larry).
Maybe it's because it's the same crack team, or maybe they were just feeling extra silly, but it feels very similar in style to Talladega Nights but is easily as funny as Superbad, making it one of this years best comedies.
Reilly stars as the titular rock star, who quickly rises to superstardom after: a traggic childhood machete accident results in the death of a family member, his father denounces him, his music is condemned by the local church and he marries his sweetheart*(groupie)... allby the age of 15!!!
Cox is confronted early on by the excess of the lifestyle, then finds love, then rehab. Loses love, falls into the dark side again, then regains love, then rehab again....and so on, and ....you know the formula they're lampooning here, and they do a great job.
One of the best parts of the movie are the cameos. One that 's been seen in the trailor is Jack White as Elvis. I won't give away some of the best ones, because it WOULD take away from the giddy-factor when you see, but if you want to be spoiled, I'm sure you can find out.
I'll just say that Dewey Cox meeting a certain Fab 4 in India is the single greatest scene, period.
The other film, title yet to be decided, was equally great, but for different reasons.
Where Walk delivers on the silly and absurd, Topher has given us a thoughtful, introspective film about a young man, fresh out of College with no idea what he wants to do for the rest of his life... okay, so this may sound familiar. But the film comes through terrifically, and it's set in 1988 with an awesome soundtrack to match(ofcourse this is changeable).
While working at his 9-5 at the mall one day, the girl of his HS-wet-dreams walks in. Grace quickly takes on the role of customer and creates and elaborate facade to impress her. Joining his twin sis(Anna Ferris, Waiting) and best bud(Dan Fogler, Balls of Fury) at the big party that night, he goes through a number of outrageous situations and life changing moments, all in one night.
I really like this film. Not too many cameos, but one that may shock people(hilarious scene at a trendy, coke party in the bathroom with Fogler's character, a seductive older woman, and ... what can only be described as a creepy-German-guy-in-leather!)
Walk Hard comes out first, this Christmas, and if you'r a fan of Apatow comedies, musical biopics(Walk the Line) or just great spoof/parody(This is Spinal Tap, Airplane) then go see it, but be warned, it WILL be a hard R rating.
And while Kids will likely be R-rated as well, it comes out sometime next year, so keep an eye out for it. Very funny, great date movie!
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story:fresh:
*Kid's In America:fresh:
Posted on 11/04/07 10:09 PM
American Gangster arrived in theaters this weekend, and with it this year's race to the Academy Awards. Surely, Ridley Scott's(Alien, Gladiator) new film about American Ganster and title character Frank Lucas(Denzel Washington) is a safe bet to be around when nominations are announced, if for nothing else, the two stellar performances of it's Oscar-winning leads, Washington and Russel Crowe, who plays the Detective whose entire career as head of a Special Drug Investigations unit was pinned on the arrest and capture of Lucas.
The film does a great job of drawing the audience in and showing them not only one man's rise to the top of the drug-trafficking-underworld, but also the inner-turmoil of the corrupt police system at the time. Parrallels most certainly are drawn between that time in history and today and even with the extraordinary running-time of over 2 and 1/2 hours, the natural progression of the story keeps the film moving at a brisk, and enjoyable pace. I must say, my anticipation for this film could not have been higher, and it delivered in every way, go check it out.
Posted on 10/05/07 09:59 AM
Deal or NO Deal?!?!?
by farleydave3 (movies profile) Mar 22, 2007
You tell me? I got to see this peice of crap for free, but on the other hand, that's 2 hours of my life that I'll never get back, so was it a good deal or not? I think NOT!
The movies WAAAAAY too predictable plot revolves around a college grad who, it turns out, is a natural at winning poker tournaments. Burt Reynolds is the Poker Legend that never won the big one, but promised his wife he'd stop playing for money, so instead he offers to train the young newcomer. Ofcourse, it all comes down to a big showdown in Vegas, featuring some real poker champions... and Jennifer Tilly. If this sounds like a good movie to you, I have some stock footage that I'd like to sell you that's probably the most magnificent work of filmmaking that you've ever seen.
Oh, yeah. Almost forgot. Shannon Elizabeth is in it as the female love interest...blah, blah, blah
Posted on 10/01/07 10:11 AM
I'm serious. Who knew all we needed to route out terrorists and the sources of terror was Jennifer Garner with a pocket full of LOLLIPOPS?!?!
Because that's what we get as the satisfying climax to THE KINGDOM, a new film by director Peter Berg(The Rundown, Friday Night Lights) where all loose ends are tied neatly together by the Credits Scroll.
Unfortunately I think some of the issues alluded to in and quickly touched upon in the film are a bit more complex and difficult to resolve than offering everyone lollipops and magically "finding" the head bomb maker and Islamic fundamentalist.
The plot is meant to show us the danger of living in a hostile region where people are willing to die to prove they are right. After a large series of attacks in rapid succession on an American compound in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 4 FBI agents are sent to help investigate. Tensions rise , cultures clash and hilarity ensues!(Not really the last one, so much.)
The movie is filled with its share of genuine-feeling moments, punctuated by fast-paced action sequences that are slick and snappy, borrowing from the "Saving Private Ryan"-school of combat staging.
Jason Bateman is given most of the best punch-lines to lighten up the drama. All the ones from the trailers pretty much tell you what to expect here.
I'd definitely recommend it to any fans of Chris Cooper, Jamie Foxx, Peter Berg, Jeremy Piven in full Ari Gold mode, the FBI or U.S. government and of course... Jennifer with her lollipops.
Posted on 9/28/07 11:25 AM
Arguably one of the most important film franchises in all of the history of Hollywood.
The creation of the blockbuster-mega epic movie trilogy and catalyst to countless spoofs, homage's and directly-inspired stories for years to come.
While Episode IV: A New Hope started it all, many feel it is the weaker visually but by all other standard superb. I do feel that without the first (the only one directed by Lucas)there would be no measuring stick with which to compare the rest, however for myself The Return of the Jedi was the most enjoyable of all. The Ewoks, Jabba, Boba Fett, The Second Death Star, Lando Calrizian, The Moon of Endor, the Slave Barge and Renkor Pit, Darth Vader's final confrontation as well as the Emperor's defeat and the triumph of the Rebellion.
Meanwhile, most will say that The Empire Strikes Back is their favorite with the trainging of Luke by Yoda, Han and Lea's burgeoning romance and the impending doom of the Rebels situation and apparent defeat at the end of the film!
Not to mention "The Revelation" of Darth Vader as Luke's father.
Although Empire's story arc is incomplete, it is the darkest of the trilogy, and therefore stands alone.
But, I have to go with the epic scale and climatic nature of Jedi's frenetic fast-paced action as my favorite film of the series.
Posted on 9/28/07 11:16 AM
THE FOOT FIST WAY
This movie is so bad, it makes me a little sad inside that Will Ferrels name was/is attached to this peice of not even worth straight to - video-crap! It was pretty un-bearable. And I've seen some bad movies recently.(this ranks right up there w/ KILLER PAD and WIENERS as most rank!)
The story is basically this huge DOOSH, tai kwon do instructor in Texas is being cheated on by his wife and barely holds the respect of his pathetic dojo. So he enlists the help of his Chuck Norris-inspired action/movie hero to come put on an expo in his dojo. SO the action/movie-doosh sleeps with main-character-doosh's, dooshy wife. AND they have it out, main-character doosh gets the crap beat out of him. THE END
Really, don't waste your time/money. Same with KILLER PAD and WIENERS!
Posted on 9/28/07 11:06 AM
CHILDREN OF MEN
Clive Owen in his best performance ever, Julianne Moore pitch-perfect...as always, Micheal Caine as the funniest Hippie-Stoner-Old-Timer ever, and the director (Amorres Peros, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkahban) all deserve an OSCAR!
The story, mankind has become infertile, and the youngest person on earth(18yrs.) has just died. Pretty dark days, and Great Brittain seem's to be the only remaining police state, or government in the world. There are immigration issues, and rebel terrorist attacks all over. Owens' character has ties to the government and, as it turns out, the rebellion. He's enlisted to help a woman refugee escape the country, and he agrees.
Along the way the true nature of the urgency of the situation is revealed, the girl carries the only living unborne child in the world, and now it is our Hero's Journey to bring it to safety.
Pretty cut-and-dry right there, but thanks to a few twist and turns, it becomes a fantastic race to the finish and an unclear outcome that holds suspense for the audience.
Definitely one of THE "Best Films Of 2006!"