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An Accurate Summary of X-Men Origins: Wolverine

In Film, Media, Videos on May 9, 2009 at 3:21 pm

It’s highly recommended.

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Keanu Reeves Set To Destroy Another Classic With His Non-Expressionism

In Celebrities, Film on May 8, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Keanu Reeves seems to have taken the role of Dr. Jekyll in Jekyll, the ‘modern retelling of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde‘.

On the one hand, maybe portraying a split personality, especially one that is batshit insane, will finally allow Reeves’ face to be graced with some sort of expression. Or on the other hand, you know, not.

What do you think? Can this be salvaged/Will it be any good? Do we boycott or riot?

Sabretooth One-Ups Wolverine. Again

In Celebrities, Film on May 8, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Despite X-Men Origins: Wolverine being Rotten, I think that Liev Schreiber deserves a round of applause.

Did anyone else feel this way? I thought Wolverine was entertaining but with a bad script and very, very average acting, but I thought that Schreiber totally outshone Jackman. Because, as dedicated as Hugh Jackman is to the role and as much as he looks like Wolverine… he doesn’t understand who Wolverine actually is. What Jackman’s basically been doing is reading lines written for the actor playing Wolverine. He doesn’t actually seem to know the character all that well.

You can tell because while people thought he was awesome in the X-Men Trilogy… what exactly did he do in those movies? He fought. A lot. But he didn’t really have many lines- he didn’t necessarily have to build a character. That’s what he needed to do in this one but he came up short when the focus was solely on his character.

But Liev Schreiber was brilliant. My Cinema Buddy (Anti-Trekkie BFF) and I said from the get go that he just didn’t look like Sabretooth, he didn’t look like he could pull it off. But he did. And it was good.

Ryan Reynolds deserves a heads-up too, I think. He had quite a minor role as far as acting goes. But I think he understood Deadpool’s brand of insanity and charm. I’m totally looking forward to his movie.

Taylor Kitsch actually disappointed me. I didn’t know much about him, but he sorta looked like Gambit and I was excited to see him in action. Seeing as I am a girl and, unsurprisingly, Gambit is probably my favourite mutant (being tied with Magneto and Icarus (do NOT ask) I was let down by his lack of ability. The accent wasn’t right and he… he just wasn’t Gambit. If he reprises his role for Gambit’s rumoured feature film, I hope he does better.

Anyway. I liked the film. But a lot of it was just a solid ‘Meh’ for me.

P.S. What the hell was up with Wolverine’s hair? It had a life of it’s own and it was on its way to filming a Pantene commercial.

It Seems That I Am A Third Generation Trekkie

In Celebrities, Film on May 8, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Star Trek basically wins. I just watched it. I can confirm this.

Now, if you’ll give me a moment, I need to gush about how incredibly hot Chris Pine was. If you see a lot of girls going to see Star Trek… he may be a factor. It was simply amazing- the guy playing his dad was hot too. But seriously; he’s made me like Star Trek (I’ll see how long I can hold off before I start drowning myself under Star Trek episodes) and if the Green Lantern thing goes through and he plays Hal Jordan? Well, he’ll pretty much own me forever.

Okay, done gushing. I would highly recommend going to see it- whether you’re a fan or not (I wasn’t). While I’ll agree with my Anti-Trekkie BFF and say that the film wasn’t completely amazing, it was worth the money and the time and the hotness. And I’m hoping the DVD will have some more scenes and stuff that I felt were missing from the movie.

Lord of the Rings Always Did Well In The Movie Department

In Books, Film on May 1, 2009 at 5:21 pm

The Lord of the Rings fan film, The Hunt For Gollum, will be released on the internet on Sunday 3rd May at 16:00 GMT.

I’ve watched both trailers and it looks very cool. If you don’t know, The Hunt For Gollum is based on the appendices of The Lord of the Rings. The film follows Aragorn II as he searches for Gollum to find out the secrets of the ring in order to help protect the next Ringbearer. The lead isn’t any Viggo Mortensen, but he’s pretty hot.

There’s also another LotR fan film currently being filmed, it’s called Born of Hope and it’s set to be released sometime this Autumn. Born of Hope follows the story of Aragorn II’s parents; Arathorn II and Gilraen. To watch the trailer go here.

Entirely Willing To Sacrifice My First Born To Michael Bay, And Then Some

In Celebrities, Film on May 1, 2009 at 4:07 pm

If you have not seen the new Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen trailer you need to go see it right fucking NOW.

Have you seen anything more beautiful? N/N? I understand completely.

Michael Bay is Hero of the DayYEAR. And will thus have his own tag. Because he is so excruciatingly awesome.