Jul 26, 2015

WIWTW #6

News (I Actually Care About)

Visions of Aurora 2012 were unavoidable with the newest cinema shooting in Louisiana. Terrifying stuff. Here's what director Judd Apatow had to say about it. @Rolling Stone

Chris Columbus wants to get the old gang back together again following the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Does anyone actually want this? In my books, Harry Potter's story is finished. Sounds like someone's just trying to drum up some press for his newest movie... @Games Radar

Did Alejandro González Iñárritu push things too far with his upcoming movie The Revenant? Enough to endanger his cast and crew while filming in dangerous conditions? @Indiewire

Interesting article with Jake Gyllenhaal remembering what it was like to work with Heath Ledger on Brokeback Mountain. @Variety

Pixels sucks? I'm trying to act surprised here but it isn't working. @Rotten Tomatoes

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Number of movies watched this week: 7

Average rating: 5.7

Jul 19, 2015

WIWTW #5

News (I Actually Care About)

Does Marvel have a villain problem? Certainly seems easy to think so since I don't even remember a bunch of their names. I honestly think that it comes down to Marvel needing to also stop making things seem so easy for their heroes though.

Jurassic World looks unstoppable. I guess that means we can look forward to more dinosaur movies featuring flat characters with flat stories along with a healthy dose of product placement squeezed in every square inch. Exciting.

Is Judy Greer the female "that guy?" This summer's crop of movies seems to indicate as much.

How awkward is this "thing" to promote Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith with Hayden Christensen and George Lucas?

So, who went to audition for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them? A lot of you apparently.

Who asked for a Christian Mingle movie? Wasn't me, but I can tell you that I'm looking forward to mentally trashing it when I eventually see it.

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Number of movies watched this week: 7

Average rating: 6.3

Jul 12, 2015

WIWTW #4

Big week in movies in general with the San Diego Comic Con going on. Yes, I'll admit that I watched the Star Wars: Force Awakens reel more than once. Couldn't resist. All I can say is that J.J. and co. better deliver on the hype. So far so good though.

Superhero movies were a predictable focus of course. It's COMIC Con after all. I'm still trying to process the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer though. I have no doubt that it's going to look amazing from a visual point of view which is an area Zack Snyder is very capable in. But for the story, well it seems promising. We'll see.

Also, what's the the horrible looking orc on one of the Warcraft posters? Really do hope that they look better in the movie because that's no Warcraft orc to me. That's a humungous human being with slightly green skin, big teeth and dreadlocks. Please don't let me down Duncan Jones.

Lastly, anyone who truly knows me knows that I love movies and that I love movies with puppets. Jim Henson Company is apparently developing a murder mystery movie with puppets. So yeah, pretty awesome.

Number of movies watched this week: 8

Average rating: 6.5

Jul 5, 2015

WIWTW #3

So it's looking like Terminator: Genisys isn't going to be performing up to the expectations of what is a $150-200 million summer blockbuster movie. Is there anybody who's actually surprised? Ever since the first promo pictures in Entertainment Weekly were released, I think pretty much everyone knew something was off. The trailer didn't feel right either and worst of all, major plot points were revealed along the way which is a problem with Hollywood in general. Revealing the whole twist with John Connor which can be figured out just by looking at the poster was seriously ill-advised if you ask me and that's all on the marketing team.
Arnold Schwarzenegger sold the hell out of Terminator: Genisys, but he alone isn't enough to convince fans of the old movies to check out this sequel/reboot/whatever they want to call it and sadly that includes me. I'll see it once it hits video since I don't think it deserves better than that. Sorry Arnold. I sincerely hope that the Conan sequel you have lined up next has a better fate.

Number of movies watched this week: 8

Average rating: 6.4