JUST THE SIMPLE RAMBLINGS OF A PART TIME FILM BLOGGER, FULL TIME FILM LOVER
I know Pompeii was a bad film, but the DVD/Blu ray release campaign is a bit harsh.
"Witness the greatest disaster in history. Pompeii. Buy it Monday".
That is harsh. I mean, if anything, the actual event was a bigger disaster than the film.
I honestly think that Will Ferrell, when it comes to comedy roles, doesn’t suit a lead. I prefer him in the cameo, or side kick role.
Old School is a prime example.
Anchorman 2 isn’t working for me. At all.
"Lock S-Foils in attack positions"
Courtesy of FLYMAC on Twitter comes this image of a huge Millennium Falcon, and what could be a new model X-Wing. They were spotted whilst flying over Greenham Common.
Not going to lie, this got me very excited.
Jeff Bridges with father Lloyd Bridges outside their home in Los Angeles, 1951.
So DC has just registered these URLs;
Putting the first three to the side for the moment, can we all do a collective “Fiiiiiiiiinally” and hope that they see it through.
It is a waste of one their best properties if they don’t, and they desperately need a slice of Marvel’s dominance.
August sees a return to film watching ways with 26 films watched. In the excitement of it all though, I forgot to record the dates that I watched them all. That makes it easier to write this so it may be the way forward. Any, I digress. Back to business.
Here, in no particular order, is what I watched last month.
Buster Keaton, 1931.
Young Frankenstein (1974) Outtakes
Madeline Kahn and Mel Brooks were a comedy match made in heaven.
Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke on set of “Mary Poppins”.
Ha wow. Where do I start with this? I did ponder the best approach for a response. Then it hit me.
You’re obviously an asshole. Your refusal to engage in any kind of two-way discussion, your aggressive message, and your need to force your view on people all support it. You’re an asshole. But don’t worry, the world needs assholes. Without people like you, the good people of Earth wouldn’t realise that they are actually good. So don’t feel bad about being an asshole. People across the world, who don’t have to meet you of course, silently appreciate it.
Ok asshole, as you will now be known, let’s get back on point - back to my post.
It was clear that the post, or my own opinion on my own blog as it of course was, was a comment on the subdued nature of the new Godzilla film. Indeed, many reviews such as Total Film - “Godzilla – despite having his name on the poster – almost feels like a supporting character.” - echo that line of thought. You must have seen that too in order to respond as ‘elegantly’ as you did. Of course, if you haven’t seen it, then making such a comment would mean you are an asshole. Oh, it’s starting to make sense now.
What probably interests me more though is your incessant need to defend the levels of destruction by the Man of Steel. If I can go off at a tangent for a minute, research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, back in April 2012, suggests “Sometimes people are threatened by gays and lesbians because they are fearing their own impulses”. Is this, as a metaphor of course, applicable here? Did you get offended by my opinion because you see some truth in it? The lady doth protest too much, methinks. Don’t worry, I am not calling you a lady. I wouldn’t want to offend my followers who are ladies by doing so. The point is interesting though, don’t you think?
I still think that Superman did more damage to Metropolis than Godzilla did, in the whole movie.
The T-Rex chasing Dr Sattler, Ian Malcom, and Robert Muldoon - as they drive in the jeep - is still one of the coolest things ever. I can imagine my jaw hitting the floor when I first saw that back in ‘93. It probably still does now.
"Get off the stick. Bloody move!"
Ice Cube on the set of Straight Outta Compton, the story of the rise of rap super group, NWA.
via Ice Cube on Twitter