Full disclosure: I was not as pumped for the Twin Peaks revival as my friends were. Yes, I know, it was supposed to be wonderful. We were all supposed to cry tears of Lynchian joy but I just couldn’t bring myself … Continue reading →
Okay, so I on my first try, I typed The Lady Jedi, and, well, that kind of works too. It is upon us. We are getting another Star Wars film. Between this and The Disaster Artist (personal reflection: never did I think I’d be … Continue reading →
Some films are more guilt than pleasure; others are simply a joy in a world full of darkness. John Carpenter’s 1989 science fiction/horror film They Live falls firmly into the latter category. The story follows drifter Nada (Roddy Piper) and … Continue reading →
One trailer that was conspicuously missing from the bonanza coverage last week was the trailer for Stranger Things season 2. That was done on purpose, as I was planning Stephen King week over here. Yes, I know, Stranger Things isn’t … Continue reading →
Idris Elba Kicking Ass and Taking Names = Worthwhile Movie Night
By all accounts, I probably shouldn’t be covering this particular trailer. I haven’t read the books the movie is based on; I’ve never really been a devotee of the fantasy genre, let alone epic fantasy; and I’m quite burned out on the “chosen one” plot device. That said, I have been somewhat won over to fantasy stories through the Game of Thrones TV show. Despite all the hype, it is a show that manages to skillfully tell a story with stellar acting (the real selling point, in my opinion), and so I’m game to another good epic if the acting is good and the story is engaging. However, it’s TV shows like Westworld that are nearest and dearest to my heart because it satisfies my personal checklist of things that I DO like:
- Westerns (all of them…even the cheesy, politically incorrect ones).
- Sci-fi, so long as the story doesn’t take a back seat to the whiz-bang gadgetry and world building.
- Sci-fi Westerns?? Awesome idea. I quite enjoyed Cowboys vs. Aliens. Judge me all you want. I feel no shame about this.
The Dark Tower may further scratch my weird-ass entertainment itch and then some due to a few more additions of things I quite like:
- Anything to do with parallel dimensions (I have a copy of Brian Greene’s The Hidden Reality on my To-Read List and intend to find a portal to somewhere someday).
- Idris Elba (do you need a reason?).
- Matthew McConaughey playing a bad guy.
Based on this trailer, The Dark Tower checks off the abovementioned attributes and is just a friggin cool trailer. So whether or not I’m “qualified” to highlight it, I want to anyway. There’s plenty of Matrix stylization and “we must save the world” dialogue, but watching Idris Elba in a black duster coat channeling his inner Wyatt Earp will alone be worth the $10-$15 for the movie ticket. I’ll definitely be watching.
First thing’s first: I love Alex Proyas’s 1998 film Dark City. I really do. Stylistically, the film is nothing short of a masterpiece. It’s that beautiful woman that walks in and causes the entire room to gasp and stare in … Continue reading →
Ending today’s trailers on a high note. Full disclosure: I love Seth MacFarlane. Yes, I know, this is rich coming from the chick that just unzipped and whizzed all over Ready Player One, but the thing is, MacFarlane is brutally … Continue reading →
By now, you’ve probably guessed that I’m not only wearing my bitch pants, but that they’re three sizes too small and are making me uncomfortable. How are we going to fight this, you ask? We’re going to watch another trailer! … Continue reading →
Some people just don’t love the things you do; it’s bound to happen. For some, that’s Nirvana; for others, it’s The Godfather. For me, it’s Ready Player One. Yeah, I said it. I don’t like Ready Player One. I own it, … Continue reading →
There’s a fun joke that once 45’s presidency was announced, NASA sent various probes out and found multiple habitable planets with enough room for everyone. That’s a humorous, if not attractive thought, but it got a lot of people pondering: … Continue reading →