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My wife Patricia got turned onto to Danny Boyle when she insisted on seeing â€œ28 Days Laterâ€ when we were on vacation in Florida. She loved the movie, mainly because sheâ€™s a big fan of Doomsday Movies anyway. Give her a movie where the world is going to hell and sheâ€™s sitting in the theater with a big olâ€™ grin on her face. Sometimes I worry about her. But I digress. She would give me no peace until we saw â€œ28 Weeks Laterâ€ which she also loved but I think she may have cooled on Danny Boyle with SUNSHINE. Not that itâ€™s a bad movie. Not at all. Itâ€™s extremely well made,... (more)
In the â€œLethal Weaponâ€ movies Mel Gibson played L.A. police detective Martin Riggs who undergoes such a severe psychological trauma when his wife is killed that the common held belief is that heâ€™s gone straight flat out crazy. Insane. Mad, even. Thatâ€™s the main trait shared with an earlier Mel Gibson character: Australian highway cop Max Rockatansky who undergoes such a severe psychological trauma when his wife and son are killed that the common held belief is that heâ€™s gone straight flat out crazy. Insane. Mad, even. In fact, heâ€™s even called MAD MAX. The movie is set in... (more)
In doing my research prior to writing this review I discovered that Kerry Conran originally wanted to do this movie with unknown actors and break it up into â€˜chaptersâ€™ and present it as if it were a lost serial from the 1930â€™s that had recently been discovered. I would really have liked to see that version of SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW since I think he could have pulled it off. As anybody whoâ€™s read my work knows, Iâ€™m a full out geek when it comes to the blood and thunder pulps of the 1930â€™s and 1940â€™s and Saturday morning serials and 90% of my work is written in the tradition... (more)
They started with â€œSky Captain And The World Of Tomorrowâ€ and came closer with â€œSin Cityâ€. But now with 300 I think that filmmakers have actually done it: theyâ€™ve presented us with as close to a comic book (or graphic novel if you please) on film as weâ€™re likely to get for the next couple of years. And make no mistake, 300 is exactly that: a graphic novel on film. The heroes are impossibly muscled like superheroes while the women are wonderfully endowed. The villains are hideously deformed in strangely attractive ways while the violence is so artistically choreographed and stylized... (more)
In the late 1960â€™s Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood were at the top of the heap based on the tough action movies and westerns they both had great success with. It seemed to be a no-brainer to put them in the same movie. So for their first (and only) film together what did they make? A gritty, bloody western full of gunsmoke and dead bodies all over the place? No. A suspenseful modern day urban crime thriller? No. A stirringly glorious war epic with them heroically slaughtering Nazis by the hundreds? No. They made a musical comedy set in the days of The California Gold Rush called PAINT YOUR... (more)
Most of us got to know Will Smith first as a light-hearted rapper and wildly talented comedic actor thanks to his hit records like "Parents Just Don't Understand" and "Summertime" as well as the TV show "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" He then moved smoothly and effortlessly into high action movies like the two "Bad Boys" as well as "Independence Day" the "Men In Black" movies and "I, Robot." Will Smith quickly proved himself to be one of the most likeable and charming actors of our time. Even when he's in a turkey like "Wild Wild West" or "Hitch" he never fails to deliver a solid performance full... (more)
When it comes to visuals, The Ghost Rider has just about every other superhero beat. Heâ€™s a leather wearing demon biker with a flaming skull riding a supernatural motorcycle on wheels of hellfire. Thereâ€™s just absolutely no way you can not look at Ghost Rider and go â€˜Whoaâ€™. Heâ€™s just that cool. And the character has enjoyed a long and healthy life in comic books having first appeared back in the 1970â€™s. Heâ€™s been reinvented several times but the hellishly striking visual look of the character has remained fairly constant. I imagine that when the idea of a GHOST RIDER movie... (more)
Not too long ago I was in a discussion with some friends who asked me why I thought the Peter Jackson remake of â€˜King Kongâ€™ was such a success and my reply was that my first sign that it would be a great movie was that Jackson had the good sense to film it in period. The concept of a giant ape living on a lost island along with dinosaurs and giant insects seems ridiculous when itâ€™s set in modern times as with the disastrous 1976 version (which I was in, BTWâ€¦no lie) but back in the 1930â€™s when much of the world was still relatively unexplored, you can buy the idea. During the discussion... (more)
Friends of mine will often ask me how I feel about remakes of movies. Theyâ€™re actually surprised when I say that I honestly donâ€™t mind when movies are remade. Broadway does remakes all the time. Except they call them revivals and theyâ€™re usually greeted with open arms and much love. They expose a whole new generation of theatergoers to the experience of seeing classic musicals performed live on stage. So why not do new versions of classic movies? Either people will go see it or they wonâ€™t. And if the writers, producers, actors and crew treat the source material with respect and stay... (more)
"The Blues Brothers" is one of those movies that I wish to God I had written. When I first saw it in a theatre during it's original theatrical run I laughed so hard I nearly gave myself a hernia. And the concluding car chase is a classic. In fact, most of what happens in that movie is a classic.
I only wish that BLUES BROTHERS 2000 had been a worthy sequel to that movie. There's a whole lot in this movie I like but there's a whole lot that's wrong with it as well and the major thing is that there's no John Belushi. And The Blues Brothers without John Belushi is like' well; it's... (more)