About a half hour ago I disassembled–then reassembled–my iMac. Seeing that I am just not that intellectually curious, I had to have a very pressing reason for doing so.
And that reason is that I wasn’t going to pay anyone to do what I could do myself, with a little effort.
What interests me about Get A Job is that it’s apparently about a couple–Will Davis (Miles Teller) and Tanya (Alison Brie, who IMDB didn’t deem worth of a last name, apparently) who have recently finished college and are trying to make their way in the working world, with varying degrees of success.
Unemployment is a topic I’m way too familiar with as of late, though unlike this movie I just don’t see the humor.
k.i.l.l.i.n.g. (though based on the tone of Deadpool‘s Valentine’s Day trailer, you’d be forgiven if you thought the latter).
Both Deadpool and Suicide Squad seem to be exploring the darker sides of their prospective universes though if you ask me I think DC Films should thank whatever deity they worship that Fox’s entry is coming out six months before because while both films promise a darker–and certainly more violent, if the former’s R rating is any indication–take on superhero movies only one of them seems to be really innovating in the space.
The trailers for Deadpool promise a sense of irrelevance and fun that would be a serious differentiator if the two films were competing against each other directly.
That’s a line of commentary that’s pretty much negated by both coming out months apart, though its an interesting thought exercise.
Can I say that John Hillcoat’s Triple 9 looks awesome? Heist/police thriller are a guilty pleasure of mine because when they’re done well, they’re a thing of beauty.
In particular I enjoyed Bruce Malmuth’s Nighthawks (a Sylvester Stallone vehicle about a terrorist on the loose in New York, and the cops in pursuit of said terrorists), Antoine Fuqua’s Training Day (David Ayer’s story is only kept aloft by Fuqua’s direction and Denzel Washington’s acting), Spike Lee’s Inside Man and Frank Oz’s The Score, to name a few.
And I’d be amiss if I didn’t mention the reboot (what?) of John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13, directed by Jean-Francois Richet, which is a really entertaining movie and better in its way than the original.
I just don’t get it; the whole ‘Angry Birds’ thing, that is. The game is the unfunniest thing I have come by–though Zach Scott feels the opposite–but I don’t see the point.
The trailer looks cute though, and considering that the games don’t have characters that talk, the filmmakers clearly embellished things a tad.
Now, if they’re talking about a Plants & Zombies movie, I could really get into it.
I also should mention that I am working though a technical problem–my computer’s hard drive is apparently going the way of the dinosaur–so I have to get another and replace it, which involves money that I don’t currently have.
I intend to continue posting, though it may be a bit more sporadic than I typically do.
I haven’t see any of the ‘Divergent‘ movies–and I blame the Hunger Games because all these movies based on Young Adult novels pretty much feel the same for me. And while that’s not quite fair, there’s undeniably a similarity between many of them.
Which reminds me: I suggest that you see The Maze Runner if you haven’t already. Not because it’s a particularly good movie, because it’s not, but because it’s so nonsensical at times that it’s funny, (Though I am reasonably certain that that’s not what the filmmakers were aiming for).
Though this is about Allegiant, so let’s get back to it; maybe it’s because I haven’t seen any of the other movies in the series, but there’s enough ape-shite crazy stuff going on in the trailer that it looks like a lot of fun.
And I am reasonably sure that the movie will bring all the weirdness into focus, taking way the only thing that really separates it from the pack.
Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is a pretty bold choice as far as musical accompaniment goes–I am reasonably comfortable in saying that it probably cost Warners a pretty penny to secure the rights–but I am still not sure how to feel about the new trailer for DC Films upcoming Suicide Squad.
My problem is that it’s hard to tell the tone of the movie from the trailer. Is it dramatic? Comedic? A combination of the two?
I am assuming the former–after all, it’s a pretty grimy looking movie.
Though I have no idea (though why do I get the feeling that Deadpool could be a problem).
I haven’t seen Dan Mazer’s Dirty Grandpa–though looking at the trailer I get the feeling that I have. Uptight man goes with his grandfather on a trip–the grandpa, who doesn’t know his son very well, and is probably dying–bonds with him.
Which brings the question: What is Robert De Niro doing? At this point it can’t be about the money, and while I admire actors like him and Samuel Jackson–who, if he’s not in every other movie, he’s in none at all–De Niro has the distinction of seeming to appear in virtually any movie that’ll have him.
This guy was in Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, The Godfather, Raging Bull, among many other really remarkable movies.
Which isn’t to imply that Dirty Grandpa will be a bad movie–remember, I haven’t see it–but it also looks like something he doesn’t need to do.
*To be fair, this is the first time I have seen the Red Band trailer, and that Werther’s Original joke was pretty good.