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Author! Author!

Lately, I have been on an Al Pacino binge. I have watched through all the 'Godfather' movies, 'Serpico', and 'Author Author'. I'll admit that the fact that the latter two are on Netflix instant played a major role in my watching them. I am not about to say that I love all of Pacino's movies, I read through the list and there are several that look pretty bad. But of the five that I have seen, I've loved him. I am going to focus on 'Author! Author' for several reasons. First, I feel like blogging about how great 'The Godfather' is would be redundant. (For the record 'The Godfather' is in my top five). Second, I feel like 'Author! Author!' is unique because there are very few comic roles that were filled by Pacino. Lastly, 'Serpico' was my least favorite of the bunch. It was a good cop movie, very engaging and entertaining, just not something I feel like analyzing! So, without further lead up, let's get to bu…

Mud

Hello, movie people! It is time for another look into the future of cinema! Today we have the new Mathew McConaughey movie, 'Mud'. Let's do trailer first, discussion after.



If this movie had come out two or three years ago I would have been less interested than I am now. The reason is Matthew McConaughey. I feel like he has been putting out better and better performances and is proving himself a capable actor. Three years ago I wouldn't have agreed with that statement. Reese Witherspoon, on the other hand, has a tendency to be a bit annoying but it appears that her character is a bit annoying too so that will probably work out in her favor! As for the story, I think it will at least be intriguing and interesting, at most I think it will be gripping and intense! I don't know about you, but those are all good adjectives for me. I guess that means that I think this will be a good movie! I'm a little concerned that maybe the trailer showed a bit too much. A little …

Into the White

As per usual, a period piece based on true story has caught my eye! Here we have a WWII movie where two planes from opposing sides are shot down in the wild cold of Norway and are forced to live in the same cabin for survivals sake. Intriguing, right? I know I'm interested! So, you have probably recognized the red haired guy on the poster. Yes, it's Rupert Grint AKA Ron Weasley from the 'Harry Potter' series. He sure has grown up fast! You probably remember him as the fresh faced youth in the first "Harry Potter' installment. As far as I know this is the first truly serious role he has played. There have been a few semi-serious roles, but nothing quite like this. I hope he pulls it off! Putting that aside, I think we might have a good film on our hands. I don't know where the story will go or if they even survive. I'm assuming they will eventually bond... or kill each other. It should be interesting however it turns out! Running in line with my curren…

X-Men ~ Etcetera Etcetera

Hello all! Today I am going to be looking at the forthcoming X-Men movies. If you have been watching this franchise over the last decade you will know that A: There are a lot of them, and B: They have spanned centuries and have even managed two sets of actors to play the same characters at different ages, for some and not all the X-Men. Well, as if five movies wasn't enough there are two more in production right now. They are set for release in 2013 and 2014. Also, they are both sequels (ish) to the two different plot lines they have running. By sequel, they may just be set immediately after the previous installments because they were pretty well wrapped up when we left them.

First out the gate will be 'The Wolverine'. This movie is said to be set after 'X-Men: The Last Stand' or in other terms, modern day. Wolverine, AKA Hugh Jackman, is going to travel to Japan to train with a Samurai. My first reaction to this was, "Really??? That's so cheesy!!" I …