Can we just agree that the action flick with an aging hero is absolutely hilarious? There are folks that argue that the employment of men who should be filling out AARP applications as studly, fit action heroes has surpassed the … Continue reading →
THERE’S AN EXTENDED TRAILER!!!!!!!!! I cannot wait. I really can’t wait. There’s nothing else to add, except that I really, really hope that we just watched James Franco put forth a performance as Tommy Wiseau that wins him an Oscar. … Continue reading →
Goddamn it, we were doing so well. It has proven to be a gift to the faithful horror fans – it’s rated R! It’s well written! It’s well acted! The cinematography is great! It’s enough to restore your faith that … Continue reading →
I like action. I like comedy. I especially like comedy when I know that the sources have their tongues planted firmly in cheek. That being said, let’s cut right to the chase and look at the trailer for Killing Gunther, … Continue reading →
This world is completely absurd. If you can’t laugh at it, it’s going to get crushing. Which is why some of the wry, British political comedies are so much fun. Everyone swears; the characters point and laugh at one another; … Continue reading →
I’m not the biggest fan of crime stories (except when they feature Tom Hardy, to whom I still owe a drink after watching Bronson). I’m not even a fan of political dramas (living in America at the present moment, I’m … Continue reading →
I have friends that are pretty divided when it comes to people like Darren Aronofsky and Christopher Nolan. I’m willing to give Aronofsky some of the benefit of the doubt, but by no means that does mean he has my … 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 →
This dropped on Friday, but I was committed to not doing anything last week. If nothing else, we are method around here. So, we’ve got an extended trailer for It, due out in September. And this time, Pennywise speaks! Let’s … 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.