Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Dark Knight Trailers, Heath Ledger Interview, Christian Bale Interview

The Dark Night, starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman is coming out this Friday July 18th.

If it is anything at all like Batman Begins, then we are in for a real treat. Of course the consummate method actor Christen Bale will star as the Dark Knight. This guy is nuts, he starves himself for one roll then buffs out for the next. I would have to say that so far Bale is the best Batman yet.

But this time around, filling the shoes previously worn by Ceasar Romero, and Jack Nicholson, as the Joker, is Heath Ledger who unfortunately met an untimely death this past year. At least he just went to sleep and didn't do a Bon Scott or Janice Joplin. Anyway, as in his previous films, Ledger will no doubt be great. Oscar Great? Oh who knows. He might just get it because of all the publicity surrounding his death, but I would hope he gets it because he did a good job.

Death'll getcha didly squat in Jack's book!

Yahoo movies has a great page on The Dark Knight with lots of great clips and interviews. Check it out at http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809271891/info And Remember Jack sent ya!!

The kind of geek I am I shy away from links on pages that may give away to many details. I really do not like "The Making Of" videos. Especially before I see a movie.

So reviews are to come this Friday night. I know I won't be the only one out there with an opinion, but it only takes one of you to form start a following. The more who follow the more will happen on this blog. So fess up a reply or two and send in your own reviews

Sunday, July 13, 2008

William Shatner stars in the "Devils Rain"

This post is for all of you young'ens who think horror started with "Scream", or "The Craft". Both are decent movies in their own right but there are other, scary, gross, silly cult classics out there which are entertaining in many way.

One of my favorites is a little known Devil in the Desert piece called "The Devils Rain"

Centuries ago, Jonathan Corbis (Ernest Borgnine) was the leader of a devil-worshipping cult -- but he was betrayed. Members stole the sacred book that held the names of those who had given themselves to Satan. Today, the Preston family hides the book, determined to keep Corbis from his evil goals. Corbis, however, is dogged in his pursuit and has vowed bloody vengeance in this horror flick starring Tom Skerritt, William Shatner and Ida Lupino.

This a great hokey, 70s flick that will tickle your funny bone and as it did for me, make you wary of those friendly people you meet out in the desert at remote gas stations.

The Devil's Rain is definitely a must see.

10,000 BC (Big Crap)

So far as I watch this steaming heap with my wife, the most annoying part is that she keeps having to ask me "what did he say?", or "who is that?".

Its not her fault. This movie is a steaming heap of mammoth dung. Nothing makes sense, there is no character to care about, and the muddled visuals make it hard to tell what is happening most of he time.

Stupid story, bad dialog, nonsensical narration. Avoid it at all costs!!!

HellBoy II The Golden Army

Wow!! Excellent film by Guillermo Del Toro! I loved the new HellBoy!
Not only was there great action, but a decent story with some humor and some character development for characters you would usually only see whats on the surface.

As in many Comic Book stories our heroes experience the dark side of who they are and how they fit into this world. HellBoy II integrates this theme throughout the story and makes you think about who is the bad guy and who is not. Some brief moments are a little formulaic, but even with the occasional stall, the overall story jumps back to grab you.

The special affects are Awesome. This is a movie that requires CGI, and it is done el perfecto.

There are a few inconsistencies that you will no doubt pick up yourself but if you go into a movie titled HellBoy II and try and pick it apart for realism or plausibility then you need to smack yourself in the head, go back and exchange your tickets for ... well there does not seem to be any esoteric, deep thought movies out right now. I know you could just go rent Howard's End, or Sense and Sensibility.

But If you want to have fun, go see HellBoy II The Golden Army!