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Category: Romance

First trailer for new Riddick and About Time

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Some great news! The long awaited trailer for the new Riddick is here and it came with some great stills and a new poster! Also the trailer About Time a new romcom from the writers of Notting Hill, Love Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral.

So boys and girls.. Enjoy Riddick Trailer Here. and About Time Trailer is here.

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To sequel or not…

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Randy: Stab 2? Who would wanna do that? Sequels suck! Oh please, please! By definition alone, sequels are inferior films!
Mickey: It’s bullshit generalization. Many sequels have surpassed their originals.

This is a quote from Scream 2 and a great opening for this entry which I wanted to write for a while and re-wrote a few times cause it’s a good discussion, but one that needs considerable thought. Sequels most movies have them. Most great film studio stay on the familiar path, simply because it’s easy money, and if the sequel is received good, heck, let’s do a third. Don’t get me wrong I am a huge fan of the original Star Wars and Indiana Jones. But things go bump in the night, from time to time. Not all movie need it sequels, because the first part already s€&@$£. Sister act is a great example of a bad first, why they did a 2 is beyond me and even a musical.Most first movies are great but then they try and redo all in a second installment. Take for instance Ghostbusters (1984) was great , part 2 entertaining but not as great as the original. The same goes for Gremlins (1984). The original was fantastic! 20 Years after the movie is still great. But prt 2, well we could do without. It had some funny moments but again the first one can’t be beat.

A few weeks ago I read a rumor that WarnerBros has plans/ideas of remaking Gremlims…. I understand it’s outdated but if they would do a remake we probably get a CGI Gizmo(who would want that?. Like Yoda. In Empire and ROTJ he’s was a puppet, and besides his funny way of speaking, that was so loved about him. The CGI version in the prequels, was not Yoda. He was too shiny, I mean too animated instead of the awesome puppet.

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But we’re wondering of, back to the sequels. Sometimes I really wonder why? But the thing is, most memorable films have a part 2 ,3 or 4. Think of a great movie and bet you, it has a sequel or is part of a trilogy. Are we as moviegoers so easily entertained? If we look at the classics like Citizen Kane, Casablanca, High Noon, To Catch a Thief, White Heat, hits in their time and no sequels. But back than very few sequels were made.

So are sequels inferior to the original? I think that question will always remain open for debate, as long as, we, the public love it, then why should the studio’s change. How far will they go making sequels, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, basically blasphemy. The last installments of the Die Hard franchise and Resident Evil, both were bad but still they’re thinking of doing a part 6. Actually Resident Evil already has a release date.

And with that said, here are a few trailers of great sequels:

Aliens

28 Weeks Later

The Color of Money

The Dark Knight

Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back

Indiana Jones and the LAst Crusade

Die Hard 2 (Die Harder)

What is your favorite sequel?

Road to the oscars prt 9

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“Tonight is the night of nights. Today, as you read this, you are en route to the great adventure for which you have trained for over two years.” Wrong speech, but tonight is Oscar night, so for some tonights is the night..This also mean we are done on our journey. Amour is the last one.

The film is about Georges and Anne who are in their eighties, retired music teachers. One morning  Anne has an attack. After a surgery gone wrong, the right half of her body is paralyzed. The two decide take care of her at their own apartment. This all goes “we” until Anne get a second sesure. The way George and Anne handle the situation is amazing. They kibble, fight, laugh and cry together in this film the shows how a couple at their old age love each other and sacrifise all just be with each other. It’s brilliant film. Not like all the other nominees and can’t be compared with any of them.

I can’t say a lot about it you just have to go see it, It’s heartwarming and hopefully at my old age and something happens to me, which make it difficult for to take of myself, I hope my counterpart will be so patient, caring and loving.

It follows a long line French drama film and can proudly take its place in French Austrian film history.

Amour is nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actress (Emmanuelle Riva), Best Director (Michael Haneke), Best Original Screenplay(Haneke), Best Foreign Language Film (Austria-Ffrance).

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And the trailer.

Road to the Oscars prt 5


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On our road to the Oscars Silver Linings Palybook! The movie is about Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) who has lost everything — his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain.When Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence, who already won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a comedy/musical), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he’ll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.

The acting by Cooper and Lawrence is great. The way they interact wih eachother is good. This movies shows that Jennifer Lawrence is a fine actress, emotions are running high in this movie and she does it so well. What she did lack for emotions in The Hunger Games she made up in Silver Linings. Robert De Niro’s  ( nominee for Supporting actor) character is fantastic, I believe this is the first time I’ve seen his cry in a movie, but that could just be me.

The movie just made feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I made feel happy, so there’s my Sliver Lining. I can’t think of anything negative and I am trying here, but no. But Oscar worthy, I don’t know,  but is the feel good movie of the year. The acting of Jennifer Lawrence and Rober De Niro is Oscar worthy. The portaited their charcaters, one could belive that Lawrence is crazy, whity, funny and loveable. De Niro’s too crazy as a bat but a great father figure.

Silver Lining Playbook is nominated for: Best Picture, Performance by an actor in a leading role (Cooper), Performance by an actor in a supporting role (De Niro), Performance by an actress in a leading role (Lawrence), Performance by an actress in a supporting role (Jackie Weaver),  Achievement in directing, & Adapted screenplay. 

JENNIFER LAWRENCE and BRADLEY COOPER star in SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

JACKI WEAVER and ROBERT DeNIRO star in SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

JENNIFER LAWRENCE and BRADLEY COOPER star in SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

And the trailer.

Stills and Trailer: courtesy of The Weinstein Company.

Les Miserables character posters

Les Miserables, the movie adapation of the the book and musical, has a trailer and the character posters have starting to come online. First there was Isabelle Allen as  Young Cosette,  yesterday Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean and today Russell Crowe  as Javert. Over the next few days the others will appear as well is my guess. But here ‘s the first impression.

Isabelle Allen as Young Cosette

Hugh Jackman as Jean ValjeanRussell Crowe as Javert

Les Misérables  is scheduled to be released on 25 December 2012.  Till then, enjoy the trailer: