Thursday, March 19, 2015

Huntsman - Prequel In The Works With Chris Hemsworth

There shouldn't be a Hunstman prequel, but I guess every movie needs the story before and the story after to clear up all the things we were left puzzled about. Based on First Showing here is the synopsis: 

As of now, there aren't a lot of specifics on the story, but the prequel takes place before Snow White ever crosses paths with Ravenna and will follow the huntsman Eric as he is sent on a quest to find the stolen magic mirror, which puts him on a path to face something from his past, in addition to the evil Snow Queen (Blunt), the sister of Ravenna (Theron). No word on how the dwarves will come into play this time around, but we'll find out sometime down the road. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan will make his directorial debut on the film with a script from Frank Darabont most recently, and the film arrives on April 22nd, 2016.

Okay, well if that's the case, then I am on board. It is always fun to stare at a screen with Chris Hemsworth-ness plastered across it.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Selfless - Ryan Reynolds - Film Preview

I don't think I need to explain or add a prelude to the Selfless trailer. Watch and you will learn what the film is all about. Interesting, and yet very predictable, some excitement to see Ryan Reynolds, although I do prefer him in comedy.  Anyway, I will shut up now and let you tell me what you think?


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Oscar Nominees Five to Ten To Five Best Films - Consideration

When the Academy of motion pictures decided some years back to raise the number of films from five to ten for the best of the best, I voiced my disapproval. I was concerned that there were hardly five good films anymore, let alone ten per year to choose as best film.

So, to prove my point or disprove myself, I found this interesting article about recent debates on the topic. Will the Academy of Motion Pictures decide to go with five films in the future?  What do you think?  I say they should.

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Friday, March 6, 2015

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Film Trailer

I saw the first one The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel years back and I have to say I loved it. The cast, the set, the story, and all of the beauty of filming in India. But I think I was okay with just one film. I had no idea they were considering making number 2. I think I just about fell out of my seat in the theatre when I saw the trailer for number 2.

Anyway, I don't know how I feel really about number 2. I will probably, maybe see it. I still love the cast, and Richard Gere should add flavor to the story line, or maybe not. I don't know. I am truly at a loss. So, while I decide here is a glimpse of the film just in case you have no idea what it is I am talking about.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Boyhood - A Really Late Film Review

Over the past several months, I've considered rending boyhood, but never got around to do it. It's not because I really care for films about a child's life, I simply wanted to see how Richard Linklater made a film over a 12-year period.  

So, to make my boring story short, a friend of mine rented the film and asked me to take a look. I did. I think after siting through the film, I realized Patricia Arquette should not have won the Oscar for her performance as MOM. Ethan Hawke should have won the award in her place. Outside of that, the story was bland, not truthfully that interesting about a boy who stares at everything around him, mostly lifeless, not believably analyzing his life, but rather simply observing, and the acting so terrible it was difficult to relate, or feel anything for any of the characters and their drama. Is that mean to say? I hope not. I think it's just an observation and something to think about for all of us in the creative field. How to put what is on your mind, in front of the camera effectively to get people interested, and to remember for decades to come?  

The only thing about Boyhood to remember is that the story spanned over 12 years, exactly two weeks out of every actor's life to film the scenes. I guess that would be enough to remember the film for years to come, or maybe not.