Archive for the ‘Movies’ Category

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Watching the Watchman

March 1, 2009

Well I’m probably gonna get lots of flack for this but I was so excited waiting for this to come out. Then reality set in and I watched it expecting the mother of all movies. I am so sorry that i went back on my word to wait for the DVD. I have to say thank you to my friend Dan for getting me tickets to go and watch it in London yesterday, it did add something I suppose to sit in a cinema drinking champagne but that was really the highlight of the film.

Well perhaps i should have tried harder to understand the graphic novel as i left the cinema feeling distinctly underwhelmed. Highlights Jackie Earle Hadley as Rorschach, fantastic portrayal. Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the Comedian was also inspired casting.

Downsides too many to mention, the most laughable sex scene since Sharon Stone graced our screens.  Ozymandias was dire and  Billy Crudrup as Doctor Manhattan should now get a job advertising jumbo sized Trojans if that wasn’t a prosthetic. If you’ve read the graphic novel he looks like a greek statue (and if you’ve seen the nude greek statues you know what I mean)

I have to be fair though I will watch it and buy it on DVD but really not impressed. It’s almost like it tries too hard then fails on most counts

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Hulk Re-watched

October 19, 2008

Well thats the fourth time I have now watched the Hulk, And it’s still as impressive as the first time. One small thing that it’s taken me four watches to acknowledge. Emile Blonsky aka the Abomination in the film is Russian Born and brought up in the UK. Serving with the Royal Marines he was seconded to the United States for their special mission. Ok so far, but the scene where he is in full dress uniform talking to General Ross, quite clearly shows him in a US army uniform. Now when your seconded to another countrys military you wear your own uniform. Error or Lazy editing you decide

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Don Cheadle is James Rhodes

October 19, 2008

Iron Man 2 is undergoing some major Rhodes works. Ahem.

In casting news that has shocked and stunned the world, Terrence Howard will no longer be playing Tony Stark’s right-hand man, Jim Rhodes, in Marvel’s mega-sequel. He’s exited left, pursued by bear, with Don Cheadle coming in to replace him as the future War Machine.

The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Howard departed after a disagreement over finances. It’s a shame, as now he was a good Rhodey – he was upright, charismatic, with a hint of swagger – and now will never be able to deliver on his famous line from the first Iron Man – “next time, baby” – by squeezing into the armour.

But, as Steven Soderbergh once said, if you can put Don Cheadle in your movie, put Don Cheadle in your movie. Advice we’re glad to see that Iron Man 2’s director, Jon ‘Favreau’ Favs has taken, especially considering the rumour that Rhodey will have a larger part to play this time around.

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Sherlock Holmes release date announced

October 19, 2008

A release date of November 20 2009 has been set for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes by Warner Bros.

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Will Smith as Captain America

September 27, 2008

Crossing the boards and being a massive Captain America fan I stumbled upon that title on Newsarama. As a fan of Will Smith he’d certainly be a good character in the story but lets look at the factors.

1. The coloured soldiers that were injected with a flawed version of the super soldier serum, all ended up crippled or dead (granted for some it took longer to take hold)

2. They were never given the title Captain America.

3. Captain America or Steve Rogers is a legacy character and as Marvel are bringing out the films as legacy characters then I can’t see this working.

4. Marvel have already stated that this is the Marvel War film, In WW2 sad as it is Coloured soldiers were not a accepted part of the Military, They were used for menial tasks.

5. Part of what Captain America after the Super Soldier Serum was the fact that here was a man who if he was German was a poster boy for Nazism, and that’s what scared the Nazi’s, why couldn’t they do the same. If it was a coloured soldier it would have radicalised both the American army and the allies. Sad Fact but true.

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Iron Man 2 Plot Details

September 14, 2008

First up, as thoroughly hinted at in the first instalment, Col. James ‘Rhodey” Rhodes (Terrence Howard) will get a chance to don armour and become War Machine for the film, in news that will surprise no one but please everyone Secondly, while Favreau sees the Mandarin as the overarching villain behind the series (he’s thinking three as well as two), he doesn’t know how to do him onscreen, what with the arcane powers and racial stereotyping that don’t fit that well into Iron Man’s world. But since he talked about his fascination with the new Cold War that seems to be brewing, we might see a villain like Crimson Dynamo, of whom there have been twelve comic incarnations but who would at least fit in Iron Man’s world, being another man in a suit, but this tme one who can use electricity to devastating effect.

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New Max Payne Posters

August 22, 2008

These look the business, Has Wahlberg found his bourne???

(thanks to Empire for the posters)