This is my favorite movie of 2013 so far. The writing, direction and cinematography was outstanding. Sandra Bullock once again proves she's an amazing actress. I highly recommend this movie and will probably choose to own this movie when it becomes digitally available. Well done.
So "Interior. Leather Bar." was conceived when James Franco learned about the original "Crusing" movie starring Al Pacino, where Al's character had to go under cover in the NY fetish leather bar scene to uncover a murder. When the original movie was released the MPAA forced the director to remove 40 minutes of that movie otherwise it would have to have an "X" rating. So James and his director counterpart thought how and what those 40 minutes were and if they could be re-imagined. In the process he discovered that he was fighting the norms of what society has taught him to think about what sex should be and what should be in mainstream movies and that he strives every day to remove the society norms from his head and so the process of this movie was facing those inward stereotypes and try to throw them out. So he hired a lot of straight actors including his friend Val who he's known for 15 years and he knew that he would have difficulty doing scenes like that or even being in a movie with scenes like that. So you see the process that Val goes thru to accept even being in this film and worrying about how it may affect his career. So James demonstrated his own struggle with "society norms" by showing Val's struggle being a straight man playing a gay man undercover watching and participating in all of these S&M bar scenes that had real sex in them. It was really a very simple introspection that only a star like James Franco could get away with. But I know a lot of people were disappointed that James wasn't naked etc. but that wasn't the point of this journey.
Great biopic but it was more of a TV movie of the week than a major motion picture. Although i do have to say that Harrison Ford had his best acting gig in years if not ever in this movie. I hope he gets his long wanted Academy Award nomination and maybe win for his role in this movie.
Man of Steel is a must see. It is certainly darker and more serious than all of the other Superman movies and that is a good thing. Also Lex Luthor is no where to be found and that is also a good thing. This movie will have longevity and will build an audience. So if you are skeptical about going because the other movies were a bit hokey, go see this movie. Well done.
This movie was nearly a carbon copy of "Olympus Has Fallen". Where is the originality in Hollywood? Channing Tatum was good in this movie, but he essentially played the same role as Renner did in Olympus. So it was an OK movie, good action but a duplicate of something I already saw this year. Too bad.