Posts Tagged ‘movies’

Widow’s Peak

July 16, 2009

Entertainment Weekly has got the first pic of ScarJo as the Black Widow in Iron Man 2. I love her but I thought that original choice Emily Blunt would’ve benn perfect. Seeing the pic has instilled confidence in ScarJo to play Miss Romanova. The magazine hits stands tomorrow and the movie next summer.

The 11.95 Review: Bruno

July 13, 2009

I almost died of laughter when I first saw Borat. I was afraid that I might actually die seeing Bruno after seeing the trailer. And I almost did. Sascha Baron Cohen strikes again as yet another character from Da Ali G show. This time he hits America as the gay Austrian fashionista Bruno and it’s just as, if not more, hilarious as his previous effort.

If Borat offended you, then Bruno will make your moral compass spin and eventually crack. The film’s narrative is actually quite similar to Borat complete with “real” people caught in some terrible moments of humanity. I use quotes because it’s debatable how real any of it is. But real or not the one thing that counts is that it’s damn funny. There’s a rather embarrassing part with Paula Abdul, an unforgettable segment with Ron Paul and a fantastic interview with Harrison Ford.

I thought for a second that Cohen’s follow up would just be more of the same. And it was. But in a good way. There are some of the funniest and filthiest moments I’ve seen at the movies all year in this one. Try not to take yourself so seriously and go see it.

Verdict – 8.5/10

In Brightest Day

July 11, 2009

He gets to do all sorts of things to Scarlett Johansson and now he gets to take flight as Hal Jordan in a big screen adaptation of Green Lantern. I’m thinking he’ll be great as long as the script doesn’t rely too much on humor. Look for it in 2011.

The 4.95 Review: Public Enemies

July 8, 2009

Michael Mann’s Public Enemies is chock full of gunfire, misogyny, overly romantic lines and Clark Gable. A sign of the times. The always fantastic Johnny Depp plays legendary bank robber John Dillinger during the Great Depression. Batma… John Conn… Christian Bale stars alongside as Melvin Purvis, the man trying to bring him down. Marion Cotillard plays Depp’s romantic interest in the film and, in my opinion, is the least effective out of the three.

The movie has gunfire. It’s fair share of it in fact. And it’s loud. Very loud. I’m surprised that out of all the summer movies this one seems to be the loudest so far. Bale’s South Carolinian accent is somewhat bothersome as he doesn’t quite pull off at times. Depp is perfectly cast in his role as Dillinger and is the highlight of the movie (is he not always?). The story does move along slowly at times. The movie runs at 143 minutes and there are times where it seems dragged out to fill all of those minutes up. I’m glad Mann didn’t overdo the humor as the two or three spots of laughter are well timed and his use of camera angles and, what seems to be a digital camera at times, makes the movie visually appealing and the shootouts rival those of Mann’s Heat from 1995.

Verdict: 7/10 – Worth the trip but a little on the long side.