Okay, I've just seen a promising 90-minute highlight reel for an X-Men movie. It was wild! A beautiful lake exploded, and Jean Grey came back from the dead! Magneto declared war on humanity! And the heroes were joined by a big, blue, furry fellow who sounds like TV's Frasier!Wait... that wasn't a long preview? That was the movie? … [Read more...]
I gave in to the temptation tonight, took a break from writing, and decided to rest my weary head with two hours of good big screen adventure... X-Men the Last Stand.Instead, I sat there and watched Ratner and Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn spoil the efforts of so many talented individuals, effectively spoiling the best adventure franchise running. I should have gone to M:I3 or Over the Hedge instead.The film basically serves as a giant compliment to director Brian Singer's abilities, by … [Read more...]
THERE WILL BE DANIEL DAY-LEWIS! While the list of films I cannot wait to see in 2006 has grown rather large, none of them match my eagerness for the next Paul Thomas Anderson film -- There Will Be Blood. So any news about the next film from the director of Punch-drunk Love and Magnolia makes me lean very close to the screen to make sure I don't miss a detail.Cinematical grabbed my attention today with a link to a (very poorly written) story about the script that's short on detail but long … [Read more...]
The Third Episodes – X-Men and Spider-Man. Vancouver vacation. And David C. Downing’s Narnia Adventures.
Kirsten Dunst has apparently confirmed the much-mocked rumor that the two villains of Spider-man 3 are, indeed, Venom (Topher Grace) and Sandman (Thomas Haden Church).And if the leading actress in the film is wrong about its characters, well... this project is in deep trouble."But I know the general story," she insists. "There's a lot that they're trying to fit into this one."And that's not the only super-three-quel trying to fit in a lot characters...I've just returned from a … [Read more...]