Some days I just impress myself. Today is not one of those days.
New Movies Watched This Past Week:
X-Men: First Class - James McAvoy should be required by law to wear contacts that tone down the color of his eyes, those things are deadly!
I must admit that this year my numbers have been extremely low. However, all year I've found myself less enthusiastic about movies. Can't explain why, still waiting for something to really excite me and kick-start my movie hunting engine. There's been spurts, but nothing consistent, and I can't make myself sit through the humdrum as well as I normally can.
For your Consideration:
Fifty Percent of the time, I link One-Hundred Percent of the time (yes, I hate myself for that too)
YAM Magazine is entering the home stretch of their LGBT BLOGATHON, be sure you check out all the wonderful posts from some of the blogging communities best!
The long awaited first episode of The Film Locker, featuring maestros of the mic, Mad Hatter and Simon Columb, is finally upon us!
Did you watch the MTV Movie Awards? No worries, that didn't stop Cinematic Paradox from tackling the challenging world of 'OMG RPatz!' from the mind of a regular MTV voter - priceless.
The Muliplex Slut goes counter-programming, delivering the top five books that should never be made into movies.
Kid in the Front Row has issued the challenge - can you come up with a sequel to Shawshank Redemption? I know I couldn't, but I was tempted to try and swing a City Slickers 3 out of the deal... if only.
Maybe I should actually start watching some of 2011's offerings?
Results: So Far I Would Rate the 2011 Slate...
1. 11 votes: Three Stars (Just you wait until that Twilight film comes along - we'll see how chippy you are with that 3 then!!!!)
2. 6 votes: Two Stars (negative nanceys)
3. 5 votes: Four Stars (seeing sunflowers and rainbows?)
4. 2 votes: Five Stars (I take you haven't seen much this year?)
5. 1 vote (tie): One Star and Zero (that's more I like it - doom and despair, muhahahaha)
New Poll: The early word is mixed on Super 8 - trapped between those who expected all the universe to collapse into its celluloid print and those who believe anything geeks anticipate is instantly evil - but I want to know, how do you feel about J.J. Abrams. The man's helped bring us everything from Star Trek to Armageddon, Forever Young to Gone Fishin'; while eating up the world of television with shows Alias, Felicity, Lost, and Fringe. But do you feel he's truly mint?
Movie Soundtrack of the Week
The entire time I was watching X-Men: First Class I really could not get shake the overwhelming similarity its soundtrack had to this. Seriously, it bugged me the entire time (mostly because I could not connect the sound to the film). Now before you go "ZOMG ZOMG OMG!!! RAWR!" I'm not saying it makes X-Men: First Class a bad movie. My review for that will be up Wednesday or Thursday. In the meantime, enjoy this track from Inception!
Have a great Monday everybody! Uni out.
The Bicentennial Production Design - Can we just give a standing ovation to the 1976 Academy for giving the award to a contemporary movie? They had a Western, a period drama about the theatre...