My timing is a weird thing sometimes. I got a request to cover Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan from one of our faithful readers (shout out to Lucas – respect). I caught mother! last night. You’re not just getting one Aronofsky … Continue reading →
So I’m trying to think of something witty to say and I’m finding words failing me right about now. It’s been a long weekend, which had an even longer week before it, which was proceeded by a very long month. … Continue reading →
Like I mentioned yesterday… I went to see It. The film is getting rave reviews, and it’s also pulled in a pretty penny. At the time of publication, it’s estimated that the film has pulled in $179.2 million worldwide. The film … Continue reading →
It’s Labor Day weekend. If you’re lucky, you’re off. If you’re even luckier, you’re earning a boatload of money working overtime/holiday shifts. As for me, I’m trying my damnedest to cannon ball into fall. Starting with my fashion. This week, … Continue reading →
Can you believe that David Fincher’s Seven is 22 years old? It came out in 1995 and quickly became an iconic horror film. It was dark, it was bleak, and it did not care how we felt at the end … Continue reading →
Tobe Hooper has passed away. I feel like there are too many good artists that we’re losing lately, but I also keep reminding myself that we’ve had them for far longer than we’ve gotten others. Instead of feeling sad, I’m … Continue reading →
Okay, this reality keeps getting weirder and weirder and I keep hoping that somehow, it’s a simulation and I’m going to wake up a well-adjusted 12-year-old wearing a headset in a better world. For now, though, we have Keanu memes … Continue reading →
To recap: the world is still a trash fire. So let’s spiral a litlte bit this week. The piece on Wednesday is not going to be the typical analysis – it’s me sharing some personal experience in relationship to having … Continue reading →
So I gave Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later a try this weekend. I was… not impressed. I’m a bit disappointed that I watched the whole thing. I’m not amused. In keeping up with the theme of the bitterness … 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.