Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from December, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug ~ An Abomination

Hello, everyone! I finally managed to get myself to the theatre to see 'The Desolation of Smaug'! As most of you probably remember, I pretty much hated the first 'Hobbit' movie. Well, this one is even worse! Congratulation Peter Jackson, you outdid yourself. Your selfish, egotistical direction style has managed to absolutely destroy the middle section of the beloved Hobbit story. Let's get started on the details shall we?

First! I know this has been talked about by everyone, but the High Frame Rate! It's distracting and clunky. I'm my opinion, it make everyone look like they were moving ever so slightly in fast forward. Also, it generally made the film quality look like a made-for-TV movie. I watched the first Hobbit in 2D so this was my first encounter with this laborious beast. They never should have done it.

Second, the Hobbit feet. WHY WHY WHY? Why did they make his feet swollen to a comical, ridiculous level? They are meant to be hairy and tough, not t…

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

So as I'm sure you noticed from the trailer above, they are making another 'Planet of the Apes' movie! It is the sequel to the James Franco one that came out a few years back. I, personally, have always loved all the 'Planet of the Apes' movies and I even enjoyed the most recent one! It will be an exciting adventure, if nothing else! I'm pretty sure I'm biased to like this movie but it looks good to me! What do you think?

Transcendence

I have another trailer for everyone! This one is a new Johnny Depp movie where he isn't wearing a lot of make-up. Gasp! It looks mind bendy, Sci-Fi, and a bit thriller-y. Here is the trailer.



I think it looks interesting and fun! There appears to be the moral debate over AI which is always interesting. I'm not sure whats up with the end of the trailer when everything starts dissolving. They better have a good explanation for how a computer can just start to dissolve stuff. All in all, it looks like it'll probably be all right!

Barefoot

So I found this trailer and I thought it was kinda cute!



Since it's around Christmas I am giving myself a blog break. So, it's just the trailer today!

The Book Thief ~ Beautiful

Yesterday, the roads were finally clear enough to get to the movie theatre. I decided to watch 'The Book Thief'. Boy was I glad I made that choice! You might recall that I blogged about 'The Book Theif' several months ago. At that time I hadn't read the book but the trailer was enough to get my curiosity running and I have read it now! It's good to know your source material wouldn't you say? Let's get started!

This movie is absolutely gorgeous. The visuals are simply stunning! Indoors or outdoors, it doesn't matter. All the little details and World War II era gadgets pull you right back in time. What I'm trying to say is that the sets, costumes, and cinematography are absolutely perfect! Not only are they perfect, but they are also exactly how I pictured them from the book. So they are accurate to the story as well! Very, very good!

The acting is also masterfully done. Geoffrey Rush is such a class act, yet somehow I am still surprised by his s…

Hours

So check this trailer out.



Can we just talk about how heartwarming this is? I mean, obviously the wife dying isn't heartwarming but the paternal connection certainly is! It just looks so very intense, which will hopefully be good. It will be a bit difficult watching because it's Paul Walker. Post mortem movies always have that certain grim feel. We shall see!

It's a short but sweet post today! Talk to you all again soon!

Robot and Frank ~ Charming and Simple

Last night I snuggled in with a cup of cocoa and watched 'Robot and Frank'. I first blogged about the trailer over a year ago, here. Finally, it came out on Netflix instant so I could give it a watch!

'Robot and Frank' is a movie about an aging man whose son gives him an assistance robot. It's set slightly in the future where aid robots are more commonplace. Frank is having problems with his memory so he needs someone, or something, there to make sure he doesn't get confused or lost. One of the things I like about this film is that even though he had trouble with his memory, he was still very smart and capable in most areas of his life.


Frank is very resistant to the robot but begins to see the silver lining when he realized that the robot doesn't have any programming that prohibits him from breaking the law. You see, Frank is a retired high-end cat burglar. Now that Frank has the help of his new robot friend, he is able to come out of retirement and pull so…