New Movie Releases Reviewed in 7 Words Each
Big Miracle - Whale's Take: Is that a fat joke?
The Innkeepers (limited) - Nice try not The Woman in Black.
The Woman in Black - Here comes woman in black. Galaxy defender...
Chronicle - They had me at teens abusing powers.
I think quite possibly I've watched Groundhog's Day every day other than Groundhog's Day. I realize that 364 viewings seems like a low estimate, but I'll stick to that.
It's not that I'm anti-animal -I fully believe in preserving, taking care and not abusing- but I tend to roll my eyes at animal activists. Course I do that with any activist really... This has translated to an odd intolerance for movies that revolve around saving over glorified fish. When Free Willy came out I was probably the only one in my class who couldn't care less. Mind you, Big Miracle is a totally different type of beast of a film, with completely different themes and tangents. Not to mention the whole based on a true blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah (bet you think the number of blahs is random. It's not, I had a rhythm going). But to make a long story short -too late- (I wonder how many people will get the Clue reference?) you'll forgive me if I roll my eyes, yawn and try not to think too hard about this movie. Even if it does the guy from The Office. Sure, I know his name is John Krasinski, but it's easier to say guy from The Office than trying to remember if I spelled his name right. Course, I just defeated the whole point of it by still spelling out his name, but what ya' gonna do?
I am really interested in seeing The Woman in Black. I've enjoyed Daniel Radcliffe in other non-Potter roles, and I like the look and tone of the trailers. I haven't read the novel it's based on, though I keep meaning to. Still it looks proper spooky and that's my cup of tea. Mind you though I really see it as more of a rental if for no other reason than...
I really want to see Chronicle. I have since the first preview. It just makes me think of a dozen Twilight Zone episodes rolled into one movie. It's direct and co-written by Josh Trank who was a co-producer of Big Fan. I'm hoping that lends to a much darker tone for the film. And yes it does fall under the category of a Found Footage film, but from everything I've heard, the film really rises above and beyond that, largely playing that for good, and as a way to cheapen the quality of the film work. And seriously, if the trailers weren't enough to sell me, their marketing was. Check out this video of a marketing stunt they did for the film:
How cool is that?
I must say it's nice having my internet up and running again. Now if I can just budget more time for blogging I'll be a happy camper.
Have a great weekend everyone!