Archive | October, 2012

Iron Man 3 official trailer

Posted on 23 October 2012 by vule01

Tony stark 3

The moment we all have been waiting for: Iron Man 3 trailer is in front of you!

After huge success of The Avengers, Marvel is returning to superhero that started it all… Tony Stark is back as Iron Man.

As 2nd Iron Man with Mickey Rourke was pretty lame (agreed by majority of fans) everyone expects this sequel to bring Iron Man to his previous (original) glory.

They promise us story that is more darker and more cynical, one could say in Tony Stark/ Robert Downey Jr. spirit (do you have the feeling he doesn’t actually act?).

Back to the story: Brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man pits against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible.

This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

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Frankenweenie – it’s alive!!!

Posted on 20 October 2012 by Barry

I tried to avoid everything about this film after hearing it was being made. I have been let down by Tim Burtons films since Big Fish and before that, Sleepy Hollow.

When I was watching a different movie I saw the trailer for Frankenweenie and I genuinely thought it looked good. So dare I say it, I was really looking forward to watching it.

Victor Frankenstein doesn’t have any real friends. His only one true friend is his dog Sparky, an enthusiastic playful animal who is always there to help Victor make short films using his camera. When Victor promises his dad he will try out for baseball in exchange to sign Victor’s permission slip to compete in the science fair, tragedy strikes Victor tries to bring Sparky back from the dead which has is consequences on the whole town.

Frankenweenie trailer:

Firstly…the animation is beautiful. I think stop animation really will start up again, especially after Coraline, ParaNorman and now Frankenweenie. The voices are slightly creepy adding to the quirky odd style of the film and as I watched the film in 3D, I have to say it really added a lot of depth to every scene on screen!

The film takes a nice amount of time focusing on Victor and Sparky’s relationship before it gets to the tragic scene where Victor loses Sparky. And it’s because of this, you understand where Victor is coming from when he wants to bring Sparky back from the dead. Even once Victor has brought back Sparky, he knows what he has done is wrong and that he needs to keep Sparky a secret. But we all know that this isn’t a secret that will stay quiet for long! Once word gets out, the other kids in the science fair try to do the same but each resulting in different ways.

It was good to have a different twist on this Frankenstein story than to keep it with Sparky. And this is because it really shows you the love Victor has for his dog and why his intentions were completely honest and true.

Obviously inspired by the obvious Mary Shelley story, this ‘kids film’ definitely appeals to adults too with a few classic horror references and even has one or two genuine jump scares!

I’m glad to see Tim Burton behind a story that doesn’t rely on the CGI to do the story telling. The characters really drive the story here and that’s why this is his most successful film in a decade. It’s good to see Burton back on top, let’s hope he can stay there.

Barry El Beardo

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Looper – dont close the loop!

Posted on 18 October 2012 by Barry

Ubica iz buduçnostiSci-Fi/Thriller, 118 min, Sony Pictures

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Piper Perabo, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Jeff Daniels, Tracie Thoms, Noah Segan, David Jensen, Qing Xu, James Hébert, Nick Gomez, David Joseph Martinez, Dikran Tulaine, Jay Amor, Adam Boyer, Kristyl Dawn Tift, Brian Oerly, Pierce Gagnon, Kamden Beauchamp, Miles Marmolejo, Frank Brennan

  • Director: Rian Johnson
  • Writer: Rian Johnson

Going in to Looper I knew what to expect….I’d seen Brick and was an instant fan of director Rian Johnson. I was expecting the smart dialogue, the clever camera angles and above all else, a great film. Was I disappointed? Not at all!

Starting off with a dialog free epilogue really sets the scene for the rest of the film. It says Joe (Joseph Gordon Levitt) knows what he is doing down to the T.

Joe is a looper who assassinates people (kept restraint in a strait jacket and a hood) who have been sent back through time, 30 years into the future. When your contract as a looper ends, your future self is sent back for you to kill in order to ‘close the loop’.

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What might seem like just a throw away phrase in any other sci fi film is really explored here in a torture scene which while looks extremely clever, is actually very dark and twisted. But when on an assignment Joe notices the ‘client’ is sent back late, he is taken off guard. This doesn’t help when his target appears in the form of his future self (Bruce Willis) prepared to escape and get on with his own personal mission.

Joseph Gordon Levitt in Looper

Did you say boom?

What makes this step up from your usual sci fi is definitely the dialogue. Instead of tackling the very complicated task of trying to decipher time travel, the characters accept the inevitable…’this time travel crap, just fries the brain’. Add Sara (Emily Blunt) into the mix as a woman trying to bring up her kid in a world where things are unraveling, and Young Joe starts to question his mission and what he is actually doing.

Rian’s style is evident and helped along by the big budget which only goes to show what vision the man has. The only downside I would say is that one expecting an action film will be disappointed….this is a sci fi thriller in its purest form.

Barry El Beardo

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