Sunday, May 23, 2010

Movie Picks for Summer 2010

A Sci-fi thriller that looks as confusing as it does intriguing. Leo never disappoints, from his early start as Johnny Depp's younger brother in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, all the way to his fantastic portrayal of an undercover cop with an amazing Boston accent in one of my favourite movies of all time, The Departed. Oh, and who could forget (although I almost did), Blood Diamond and his most recent, Shutter Island. Definitely the De Niro of our time.

This next one, a Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight) directed blockbuster, looks quite mysterious, which only adds to everyone's excitement around its release, with a Film Noir darkness to it that only Nolan has been able to accomplish today.

Obviously The Dark Knight was super dark and hardcore, but what about his cult classic Memento, where his use of non-linear storytelling (everything was in reverse order) was extremely awkward to watch, but what he does is literally put you in the character's mind and you end up seeing thing from his eyes, effectively connecting with the viewer. He's a twisted one, but as you can see, there are definitely high expectations for Inception.

Get Him to the Greek:

AAH!... Aldyss Snow is back again, this time in his hometown of London, and this time, with a full film dedicated to his sex/drugs/and rocknroll-crazed shenanigans. Honestly, I have to say that Forgetting Sarah Marshall is one of my favourite comedies and what made that movie was Aldyss Snow’s presence as the Brit-Pop/Rocker strutting his stuff around Hawaii. I have to say, though, I don’t know if I’ll be able to handle an entire 2 hours of him and his all-around weirdness, so we’ll have to see. Also don’t know if Jonah Hill can hold his own in a movie without his usual geeky counterparts Michael Cera or Seth Rogan.

All I know is, if all of those paparazzi shots all year of Angelina Jolie shooting on-location all over Europe with her whole brood in tow, wasn’t enough to garner interest for this movie’s release, then I don’t know what is. That alone has me excited to see what all the fuss is about. But, can’t Angelina Jolie find another role already or what?! Does she always have to play a secret agent spy?! I know she has been in other movies, like that Changeling and whatever, but I’ve gotta say, I’m pretty sure I’ve already seen this movie, TWICE. There was movie most known for breaking up super-duper-America’s Sweethearts couple Brad Pitt and Jen Aniston, Mr. And Mrs. Smith and then the pretty bad movie, Wanted. Seriously, can you say typecast?!

Anyway, all ranting aside, this movie looks pretty good, although the story’s probably been done about a million times already. You can always count on Angie for an action packed sex-fuelled distraction from reality!

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