Thursday, October 1, 2009

Movie Trailer...THURSDAY!!!

"The Book of Eli" starring Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington is awesome. He's always been an incredible actor and he's a good dude. His role in 'Man On Fire' is one of my favorite movie roles of all-time. Simply take a great actor, make him a bad-ass killer, take the one thing in his life that he cares about, have him hunt down the bad people that did it. I liked the movie. It's pure entertainment.

"The Book of Eli" holds similar expectations for me. I want to be entertained. Denzel plays a survivor after a world-devastating war that has desolated earth. His job is to protect, big surprise, "The Book of Eli", which holds keys to restarting civilization. Gary Oldman, the SUPERB, Gary Oldman, plays a villain, hell-bent on destroying the book and killing Washington. This is a perfect match. Denzel as a good guy, Oldman as a bad guy. I mean, Gary Oldman is like, the most super bad-guy actor on earth. "Air Force One" anyone!??!

The movie also stars the super sexy Mila Kunis and is directed by the Hughes Brothers. The Coen's they are not but they did direct Menace II Society, Dead Presidents, and From Hell. This movie is a bit of a new direction for them and the cinematography looks pretty damn good. Denzel looks like a bad-ass again and that at the very least should be entertaining.

People will argue that the film "The Road", starring Viggo Mortensen, is the exact same thing. It's coming out in late November and is based off Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize Winning book about a post-apocalyptic world.

Whatever, I don't care. Both movies will be good. Denzel's in the top 2 of my list of good movies to see if person X is in them and I'm looking forward to a little God-motivated, apocalyptic, asshole kicking.

"Nightmare on Elm Street" remake

Before you dismiss ANOTHER horror movie remake, check this one out. Starring Jackie Earle Haley (mind you an Academy Award nominated actor), this remake is Michael Bay's continued attempt to take over the world. I love Michael Bay. "Bad Boys" and "Bad Boys 2" are the f*cking best movies ever. I barely can sleep at night in anticipation of the news that Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have signed on for BB3. That said, Michael Bay scary movies are always interesting. You're never quite sure what you are going to get.

"Nightmare on Elm Street" already is higher up on the list of horror remakes simply because of Jackie Earle Haley. The dude can act. Plus he is creepy. Add all the weird creepiness that will come with playing Freddy Krueger and he'll be good to go. You might just have a decent horror movie. Nevermind how someone who gets killed in a dream can get killed in real life. Understanding plots like this one aren't the point. Being entertained is. That's what movies are for, right?

"From Paris With Love"

No, not a new Bond movie. This is John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. Myers is a low-ranking intelligence agent and Travolta is a super-nutso, super-agent who kills a ton of people. This movie looks weird, Travolta looks weird, and Meyers really makes me not give a crap one way or another. Watch the trailer, you decide for yourself.

"This Is It" - Michael Jackson

Love him or hate him, this looks good. Michael Jackson had talent and made some kick ass music. When I saw this, I was sort of disappointed he wasn't going to get one more run of mega-shows to perform in front of the world. Ignore the "too soon" cries and the probability this was released to make bank and give it a shot. It's only in theatre's for 2 weeks and I know I won't want to sit in the movie theatre with the weirdo's that will also be there to watch it. Hopefully it'll appear down the line on a DVD.


Seen the ads yet? Seen the trailer? No real explanations needed. Most of the time I love Woody Harrelson. Sometimes I don't. This time, all love. I want to see this movie this weekend. It'll be entertaining. Zombie comedy with lots of potential.

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