Happy Friday all! It’s the first Friday of Spring this year, though here in the Land of 10,000 lakes, temps are still hovering in the low 30s F, about 15 degrees cooler than average! 😦
But why be gloomy right? After all, it’s link love time! Check out these links for your reading enjoyment:
- Zack Snyder’s fantasy thriller Sucker Punch is out today. Should you see it? Well, your friendly neighbor ScarletSp1der‘s already got his review out: Sucker Punch Knocks Itself Out.
I personally have zero interest in seeing this in the theater. Fortunately, neither does my husband. Though we generally dig Snyder’s work (even the one with the owls was pretty cool), this one just looks too bizarre and silly to be taken seriously.
- Dezzy the ever so busy Hollywood Spy is always hard at work in bringing us the latest tv/movie news. Well yesterday he reported an intriguing (or preposterous, depending how you look at it) upcoming project called War of the Ages, the premise of this 3D swords and sandals flick is certainly a head-scratching one, but if they can pull it off, wow… that’d be one not to be missed!
- The always discerning Univarn @ Life in Equinox never fails to compel us to get our thinking cap on. This week he asked the question: Is everyone a critic? A must read for every blogger and moviegoer who’s been asked ‘what do you think of [such and such] movie?’ at least once in their life.
- Darren from themOvieblog cogitated on the power of a tagline upon seeing Terrence Stamp’s poster The Limey. He’s right, I immediately picture General Zod er.. Stamp uttering ‘Tell Them I’m Coming’ in the only way he could. Btw, Darren also recently won Best Pop Culture award at the Irish Blog awards… woot! woot! Go on and congratulate him if you haven’t already.
- Elizabeth Taylor died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at the age of 79. Fandango Groover paid tribute to the screen legend with images from her classic roles.
- Last but not least, check out the various contributions of this edition of LAMB Acting School featuring Gary Oldman. Thanks to CS from Big Thoughts From a Small Mind for organizing this event. This is the first time I took part on it, so if you haven’t already, check out my tribute to one of the finest actor working today.
Anyway, I’m sure glad the weekend is upon us. I’m tickled pink that I’ll finally be watching Jane Eyre tomorrow with my pal Prairiegirl. I also have the classic Thomas Crown Affair I didn’t get around to watching last week, and the Keanu Reeves sort of movie marathon continues with the action horror flick Constantine.
So before you click away to these fine posts, first tell me, what are your movie watching plans this weekend?
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Well, here’s what we have at home. Will it get watched? Who knows. You will note that one of these items has turned up in these comments before … Rivers and Tides, Easter Parade, and Taxi Driver. We’ll see what we get to. 🙂
Hey, glad I’m not the only one who hasn’t seen Taxi Driver! Yeah, I remember you mentioning that a few weeks ago. I have so many movies I haven’t got around to either, Sam, but you have a lil’ baby so you’ve got an excuse 🙂
I don’t refer to many films as masterpieces but Taxi Driver is one of them in my opinion. If you see it, let me know what you think.
I actually started writing about my list of films I considered masterpieces. I’ll send it over and see if you want to post it here.
I don’t know when I’ll get around to seeing it, Ted. It just isn’t my cup of tea and even from seeing the stills from it, I don’t know if I’ll enjoy it. But if I do, I’ll be sure to let you know 🙂
It’s definitely not a feel good film, very similar to Se7en, starts out dark and ends in even darker tone. It comes on Blu-ray next week, I’m going to pick it up. Let me know if you want to come over and watch it.
Agree with you here, rtm. Have never been interested in seeing Taxi Driver at all, no matter how good it may be.
That guy writes about how much he liked the tagline to ‘The Limey’ and how much he likes Terence Stamp and yet he still hasn’t seen it? What’s he waiting for? It’s an awesome movie!
I haven’t seen it either Rich, but I really should since I like Terrence Stamp. You said it’s awesome? Well even more reason to see it then.
Of course, you know one of my flicks! I have Charade at home, and think I’ll be needing to watch Zen again for my guest post assignment – oh, what a delightful chore ;-D
Oh Charade! I need to see that… I mean Hepburn AND Cary Grant, wow! Yes, do watch ZEN again, I need that post for mid next week ok? Sorry for the chore… ahah, not really 😉
Well, i have to see Body Heat for screenwriting class this weekend.
You make it sound like it’s such a chore 😉 That’s perhaps one of Kathleen Turner’s most memorable movie and you’ll know why.
Sucker Punch is a punching bag with the critics, ouch! I have zero interest in the movie, looks like video game for virgin gamers out there. I hope Snyder doesn’t bring that kind of film style to the new Superman flick.
Me too, Ted. I’m glad Ivan’s not interested either, the man’s got great taste 😀
I have the same hope about Snyder on Superman. But I just read an interview somewhere he said that Supes will be his most ‘serious’ film to date. I’m hoping he meant it’s more story and character driven instead of mindless visuals and overly-stylized slo-mos.
Yeah, I hate to wish any filmmakers that their films should fail but I hope Sucker Punch tanks at the box office so Snyder won’t have total control on the new Superman flick.
I don’t mind slo-mo scenes but when use excessively, like Snyder did in his last few films, it becomes annoying. I hope he goes back to the style he used for his first film, Dawn of the Dead remake, for the new Superman. I was very excited to see his next flick after I saw Dawn of the Dead but so far he hasn’t lived up to that expectations, in my opinion anyway.
I just saw The Last Three Days last night. This weekend, I hope to see Four Lions, a 2010 British comedy which received a lot of praise. If I’m really in the mood, I might check Yojimbo fro Akira Kurosawa on Netflix Instant but I have been pushing this back for weeks now ahha
Oh what did you think of The Next Three Days? I thought Crowe was great in it which elevated the movie for me.
I saw that Four Lions trailer, looks crazy. Curious to see what you think. Have a great weekend, Castor!
It is a well known fact that I run entirely on linkage and critical posts on being critical… a twofer! Score! I might actually be proactive and productive this weekend! I wouldn’t bet on it, but still…
Thanks Flix 🙂
Productive on a weekend?? What’s that? Unless you mean in watching movies 😀
My pleasure, Uni!
tonight Jane Eyre, tomorrow possibly Sucker Punch, and sometime Army of Shadows. I know, crazy, right? 🙂
Jane Eyre and Sucker Punch, wow, as far as woman-flicks is concerned, it’s like on opposite end of the spectrum! But hey, I’m sure your hubby would be happy you’d see SP w/ him.
What’s Army of Shadows??
Army of Shadows a French movie about the WWII Resistance by one of my fave directors, Jean-Pierre Melville.
it had been in my queue for a while, but i bumped it up because the director of Flame and Citron said it was an influence and I dug that film.
Both are heavily influenced by noir, one of my favorite genres.
we saw JE on Friday & SP on Saturday. you’re right, two more different movies cannot be imagines. & i liked both, both were beautiful in their ways. didn’t quite make it to AoS but that’s why God made Netflix 🙂
Oh, Melville. I actually just saw one of his films Le Samourai not too long ago.
Oh Flame & Citron looks good, and it’s got Mads Mikkelsen! Might have to add that one.
You actually like Sucker Punch? A lot of bloggers were trashing it all over the place.
I never let that stop me 😉 yeah i like it. It’s no Jane Eyre, but it’s not trying to be. it wasn’t horrible & I’m a fool for the retro-future stylized look of it.
Some friends of mine saw it and had very different opinions from bloggers. I myself will wait for it to come out on dvd because i would like to judge the movie for myself at some point
I’m so glad you decided to mention WAR OF THE AGES instead of Tom Cruise’s ROCK OF AGES which was also mentioned in the same post 🙂 🙂
I’m kind excited to see SUCKER PUNCH since I love Snyder.
I honestly don’t mind Tom Cruise. I know he has become more viewed as a celebrity than actor, but i still think he’s good
And i actually heard a few positive reviews from some friends so i will probably try to get the dvd when it comes out
you couldn’t have heard positive reviews, or any other reviews, Dirtywithclass, since that movie hasn’t even started with production 🙂
I meant Sucker Punch. Should have been more clear on that
I didn’t even notice Rock of the Ages mention Dezzy, but it’s not the first time I gloss over Tom Cruise’s name 🙂
Ruth! sorry for the late response! Thank you for the link! I wasn’t expecting it and appreciate it! I was gone all day out of town for the casting call for The Avengers! I will post about it tomorrow! I hope that your weekend is great!
and thank you to everyone who took the time to visit and read my review of Sucker Punch!
Hey, I just left a comment on your casting call post. Awesome! Glad to see you had fun given the long drive.
It’s weekend….and I’ll try to visit those links 🙂
Btw, Ruth….I miss watching at Cinema 😦
there are some ‘new’ foreign movies but nothing interesting. The good ones haven’t arrived yet 😦
Oh, I’m sorry to hear that Nov… such a bummer there’s nothing good to see there. I used to love going to the cinema with friends there. Btw, where do you usually go to watch movies? I remember going to Studio 21 back then, I think that’s what it’s called.
Thanks again for taking part in the Gary Oldman blogathon! I really enjoyed the piece you wrote.
No thank YOU for organizing it, CS. The timing was perfect as I’ve been wanting to write about Gary for a while.