Feb

27

Posted by : E.v.R. | On : February 27, 2008

Whoa folks! How are you all doing?

I’ve been very, very, very, very, very, very, VERY busy lately. This is going to be a busy year in fact. The era of me posting every single day is going away for the forseeable future. Work & Real Life are devouring me whole. But enough of the excuses and onto some content…

Sunshine

Recently watched this movie. Loved the style. Danny Boyle should do more sci-fi. That said, I wasn’t crazy about the story. Once you get over the absurdity of a team of space adventurers bringing a payload to detonate on the surface of the sun in order to re-ignite it, there just isn’t that much of a logical story there. If the story seems familiar, that’s because Solaris, Event Horizon, and Sphere got there first. On the positive side the cast was great, the music was great, and the entire style, feel, and vibe of the film were excellent. The story was the weakest link, which is not really the thing you want being the weak link, mmk?

We Own The Night

I’ve been a fan of James Gray since Little Odessa. The Yards was nothing to write home about, but interesting nonetheless. We Own The Night is like a re-imagined Yards infused with some of the battitude of Little Odessa. I found a lot of similarities between this movie and David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises. Cronenberg and Gray should just get it over with and make a movie together. It can feature Russian mafia, gratuitous throat-slitting scenes, and hard-hitting tension between family members caught on both sides of the criminal divide.

That’s all for now…

P.S. What do you think of that Indy 4 trailer?

Nov

26

Posted by : E.v.R. | On : November 26, 2007

In the unusual amount of freedom allowed to me by the Thanksgiving break, I managed to see The Mist and No Country for Old Men, both movies adapted from stories by popular authors.

I’ve read The Mist short story by Stephen King, but haven’t read No Country for Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy of “The Road” fame.

Both involve strong characters stuck in sticky dilemmas, forced to make hard choices which the audience may or may not agree with. But wait! Doesn’t the title of this thread imply this post was about Hollywood and formula?

Well here it is; Formula is officially dead. Or maybe it never existed. Love it or hate it, these movies break a couple fundamental rules. Rules that, if there were such a thing as The Formula, are clearly being violated in Hollywood left and right.

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Aug

23

Posted by : E.v.R. | On : August 23, 2007

There are too many books, movies, and games out. There. I said it.

I can’t keep up with it all. I’ve got a stack of books next to the bed, and piles of movies and games in front of the TV. Sure, there are worse problems in the world. But do you ever feel overwhelmed by it all? It’s blasphemy, I know.

My problem? If only I didn’t want to check out everything. There ya go, I admitted it. I’m an entertainment addict.

What about you?