Tuesday, July 3, 2012

My Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

I had zero expectations for this movie. Prometheus, The Avengers, and the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises were the three films that I really wanted to see this year, and I never really paid much attention to this one. I thought that it was too soon to do a reimagining of Spider-Man and I thought that Andrew Garfield was an odd choice to play Peter Parker. But...I loved this movie! Andrew Garfield was great as the spandex wearning superhero. While I do think that he is too good-looking to play a guy who is supposed to be a nerd, I ended up really not caring. He has such long arms and legs, so he looks great in his costume and it look really cool when he is crawling up buildings. He is also just so awkward and adorable in this movie. Everytime he smiled in this movie I couldn't help but smile myself. This was especially true for the ending when he smiled at his Aunt. I also thought that Rhys Ifans was great as Curt Connors (oh those alliterative names!) the one-armed scientist who becomes a giant green Lizard in an attempt to grow back his arm using lizard DNA. I wish that they would have tried using make-up effects instead of CGI, but I suppose that that wouldn't have worked for all of the stunts they had him do. I do think that the CGI did look pretty cool though. It could have been ridiculous, especially when they had him talk, but I think that they did a great job with that. (And Rhys Ifans' voice helped). Emma Stone was adorable as aways as Gwen Stacy, and I think that her and Garfield were really cute together.
This movie was kind of an emotional rollercoaster to me. There were parts when I was laughing, parts when I was freaking out (like the part on the bridge with the kid), and there were even parts where I was crying. I actually started crying as soon as Peter let the thief get away because I knew what was going to happen next. There are also tons of really cool fight scenes. Stan Lee's cameo includes a very cool one. Now I will eagerly wait for the sequel which I hope will be as good as this one. My rating: 9/10

Saturday, June 23, 2012

My Review: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

That title alone was enough to make me want to see this movie. Abraham Lincoln is probably the most famous and beloved of all of our presidents, so it is very interesting to see him wielding an ax to kill a bunch of CGI vampires. In this movie, Abraham Lincoln starts killing vampires to get revenge for the death of his mother, who was killed by a vampire when he was a little boy. He gets trained by a man played by Dominic Cooper. I guess right away that he was a vampire, so it really wasn't a surprise for me. While this movie wasn't perfect, it did have its fun moments. I think it is really neat how the vampires can go invisible and I think it is cool how they integrated the vampires into the Civil War. One thing that did bug me about this movie was all of the slow motion effects. Some slow motion during a fight scene can be really cool, like in 300, but if you have to much it become a little ridiculous. Also, I'm not a big fan of CGI in horror movies. You can always tell when something is CGI, so it becomes less scary. I did like Benjamin Walker as Lincoln. Its kind of a bummer that Liam Neeson didn't end up getting cast as Lincoln in the serious Lincoln film that is coming out because that would have been perfect since Walker played the younger version of Neeson in the movie Kinsey. I think that the make-up job they did on Walker to turn him into the older Lincoln was really good, but I don't understand why they didn't do the same to Anthony Mackie. He didn't look any older at all, with the exception of a little grey in his hair. We saw Lincoln age about 30 years, but didn't see his friend age at all. Anyways, this movie could have been a lot better in my opinion, but it was still a fun movie to see. My rating: 6/10

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

My Review: Moonrise Kingdom


This was one of the most adorable movies I have ever seen in my entire life. It was just so cute and sweet and funny, and it just put me in an excellently good mood. You can always tell when a movie is a Wes Anderson movie because they always have their own feel about them. This was also the case for Moonrise Kingdom. This movie takes place on an island in 1965. It is about two 12 year olds who fall in love and run away together. Since they live on an island, it really doesn't take too long to find them. This movie has a really great cast. It has Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Frances McDarmand (?), Tilda Swinton, and I really loved Edward Norton as the Scout Leader. All of the scenes that took place at the camp were really funny. I also loved the two actors who played the main boy and girl, Sam and Susie. There is this really great sequence in the movie where they have a montage of all of the letters that they wrote to eachother. You get to see how odd the two of them are, especially the girl. Susie doesn't really say much in this movie but I think that she was my favorite character. There just wasn't a single moment in this movie that didn't make me smile. My rating: 10/10

Angelina Jolie as Malefiscent


Here is the first image of Angelina Jolie as the Disney villainess Malefiscent. I'm really excited because of how similar her costume looks to the animated version. I'm also digging her creepy yellow contacts. I knew that she would look great as Malefiscent, and this photo proves that I was right...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

My Review: Rock of Ages


Seeing Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx alone is worth the price of admission. He doesn't have a whole lot of dialogue in this movie, but that doesn't really matter because he just has so much presense! I mean it is Tom Freaking Cruise standing there with some leather chaps and fake tattoos making out with random girls. Seeing this movie makes you think that if he didn't go into acting, Tom Cruise would have made one hell of a rock god. My favorite parts of the movie were when he was singing Wanted (Dead or Alive) and Pour Some Sugar on Me.
Putting aside how much I loved Tom Cruise in this, I thought that this was a pretty fun movie. If you're looking for a movie with a good story, this isn't one to see, but it does have great music, and is a cheesy good time. As for the plot, it is basically about a girl who moves to Los Angeles with big dreams who meets a guy who has done the same. Alec Baldwin plays the owner of the club that they both work at and Catherine Zeta-Jones plays a woman who wants the club to be shut down because of a grudge against Stacee Jaxx. As soon as Russell Brand's characters says that she looks familiar it was pretty obvious to me that she had a history at the club. But the story is pretty unimportant in my opinion. The only reason to go see this movie is for the music and to watch Tom Cruise be awesome. My rating: 7/10

Friday, June 8, 2012

My Review: Prometheus

I must see this movie in 3D! I just got back from a long ass car ride from Colorado, so I was going to wait until tomorrow to see this, but I wanted to see this so bad that I couldn't wait one more day! My plan was to see this in 2D today and then see it in 3D some time during the next week if I thought it was worth the extra few dollars. Well, it definitely is. I bet that this movie is going to look amazing in 3D. It is pretty awe-inspiring in 2D, so 3D is just going to make it that much cooler. This movie has the most amazing visuals. The creature design, the look of the ships, the costume design, and the look of the caves, everything was just spectacular. This movie really reminded me of why I love science fiction.
Prometheus is about a group of scientists who go to a distant planet to find alien lifeforms who they believe to be their creators. Unfortunately for them, this turns out to be a huge mistake because as soon as they land everything starts to go wrong. The cast of this movie is filled with actors I love, including two of my favorite actors, Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender, who end up playing my two favorite characters in the movie.
Charlize plays Meredith Vickers, a total hardass, and the head of the ship. She actually reminded me more of Ellen Ripley than Noomi Rapace's character did. She is someone who thinks of the crew and the mission before emotions, which is evident in the scene where she burns a man alive because he is sick. It reminded me of the scene from Alien where Ripley refuses to let John Hurt's character aboard.  I was kind of bummed that we didn't see more interaction with her and Michael Fassbender's character, David, who really owned this movie.  loved their short little parts together, even though it wasn't much. Fassbender as David was really the best performance in this movie. I would watch a movie just about the David 8 robot. Not just because I love Michael Fassbender, but because he was just amazing as that character. I loved every single moment that he was on screen. Also, the whole time I was waiting for the robot dismemberment, because you can't have an Alien movie without some robot dismemberment, where we see their white gooey blood. I was kind of disappointed by Noomi Rapace's character. She just wasn't as cool as I wanted her to be. She does, however, have this really great moment of survival where she goes in this machine that gives her an operation. It is kind of disturbing, but one of the more memorable scenes in the movie.
Although, I did really like this movie, the plot did leave something to be desired. It kind of left a lot of unanswered questions. Like, for instance, we never really find out why David puts that black stuff in Charlie's drink. Then, of course, there is the ending. After everything that happened, I could not believe what Rapace's character wanted to do next. I just wanted to yell at the screen, "MORON!" I am hoping that there is a sequel to this, though, because 1) after all that I am kind of curious for an answer too and 2) I would love a chance to see more David. My rating: 8/10

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Just Finished Reading: Great Expectations

I saw a really old film version of this a while ago. It was the one with Jean Simmons playing the young Estella and Valerie Hobson playing the older version. I thought that Estella and Ms. Havisham seemed like very interesting characters, so that is the main reason I wanted to read this. I was kind of bummed that there wasn't as much about Estella as I hoped there would be. Having said that, I do think that this is a great story. I suppose it is meant to be somewhat of a mystery, but since I saw the movie I already knew who Pip's benefactor was. So, instead I got to read this knowing something that the main character didn't, which was pretty interesting, especially since he spends a majority of the novel thinking that it was Ms. Havisham. I'm really excited to see the upcoming film version of this movie. I think that Helena Bonham Carter is a bit young to play Ms. Havisham, but I think that she'll be great nevertheless. I'm also looking forward to seeing Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch and Holliday Granger as Estella.

Friday, June 1, 2012

My Review: Snow White and the Huntsman

I'm quite positive that it wasn't the filmmakers' intention to have me root for the villain in this movie, but I loved Charlize Theron as Queen Ravenna. I thought she was brilliant. She was insane and a total badass, and has the most amazing costumes! (I smell another Oscar win for the amazing Colleen Atwood!) I just loved every moment she was on screen and was actually really disappointed when Snow White killed her at the end. (Especially after having her give a long speech about how she can't be killed).


Many months ago when they were casting this movie, I wrote a blog post about how I really didn't want Kristen Stewart to be cast as Snow White. I really didn't know what this movie was going to be yet (I thought it would be a more traditional Disney Princess type of movie) so I thought she was an awful choice and that no one would believe that she could be considered "fairer" than the gorgeous Ms. Charlize Theron. Well casting someone as beautiful as Charlize for the queen is a problem by itself because it would be hard to find anyone who could be considered prettier than her. Of all of the actresses that were originally considered for the part of Snow White, the only one that I think could maybe have worked looks-wise was Bella Heathcote. I'm not saying Kristen Stewart is ugly or anything. She's pretty in her way, and at the end when she is wearing that gorgeous maroon dress she actually looked really lovely. I just don't think she would ever be considered fairest in the land. But...that is just my opinion.
Acting wise, however, Stewart wasn't as awful as she normally is. Usually her wooden and bland acting is a distraction for me, but there really weren't any moments in this movie where that happened. Come to think of it, though, she doesn't have all the much dialogue in this movie. I think that she has more moments looking up at the sky than she does speaking.
I am really curious about the whole Huntsman as love interest thing. Originally, it was going to be Viggo Mortensen playing the Huntsman, and he is a lot older than Kristen Stewart. I'm wondering if they changed the Huntsman to a potential love interest when Chris Hemsworth was cast. It kind of reminds me about how they changed the ending of the remake of Clash of the Titans. Originally, Perseus was supposed to fall for Andromeda, but they changed it so that the romantic interest was Io, the woman he spent most of the movie with. Changing the ending made Andromeda's character kind of pointless, and that is how the William character was in Snow White and the Huntsman. He really had no place in this story at all, and the movie would have changed very little without him. I mean, they didn't even have him in any of the advertising for this movie.
Anyways, I thought this movie was pretty cool. The special effects were amazing, especially in the Dark Forest and in the Fairy Forest. All of Colleen Atwood's costumes were stunning, and like I said before, I thought Charlize Theron was the bee's knees. I do wish that we saw more of the dwarves, though. The dwarves are played by a bunch of cool actors like Bob Hoskins, Ian McShane, Nick Frost, Toby Jones, and Ray Winstone. I kind of wish they had some subtitles or something for when Winstone spoke because there were a few lines where I had no idea what he said. There was a part where he said something and everyone in the audience laughed and I so was disappointed because I had no idea what he said. I missed out on the laugh. :( I was also really sad when they killed off the ginger dwarf. I thought it was interesting/ odd that they all have British accents except for Hemsworth, who has an Irish accent in this movie. I don't know why they did that, but whatever. Chris Hemsworth makes a very sexy Hunstman, and I very much enjoyed watching him swing his axe around. My rating: 8/10

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Poster and Release Date


For the longest time I didn't believe that this movie would actually happen, but now that is a teaser poster AND a release date! Yes, Robert Rodriguez did make teaser posters for his Red Sonja movie that is probably never going to get made, but for Sin City 2 he has already signed on some of the major cast.

So...as you can see, we have two wait about a year and a half for this movie to come out! But that is really no surprise since, due to the highly stylized look that it is going to have, it is probably going to be in post production forever, and they have not cast the two main roles. The first is Dwight. He was played by Clive Owen in the first Sin City movie, so you would think to have him come back. But...A Dame to Kill For takes place before Dwight got his plastic surgery, so he has a completely different face. I do think that it should still be Clive Owen, however. Because 1) I love Clive Owen and 2) Just because he would have to have a different face doesn't mean he would have a different voice. It wouldn't make sense really to have his voice be completely different, and Clive Owen has a pretty distinctive speaking voice. So, just shave his head bald, and maybe put some prosthetics on him or something. 
Then of course there is the very important role of Ava Lord. I wrote a whole post about who should play her earlier and I'm still sticking with my first choice, Angelina Jolie. I really can't think of anyone who would be more perfect for this role, except for maybe Ava Gardner if we time traveled to the 50s.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

My Review: Dark Shadows

I love Tim Burton movies and I love Johnny Depp. Even more than that I love Tim Burton movies that star Johnny Depp. So, I knew that I was going to like this movie before I even saw it. It also helped that this movie has the most amazing cast. Along with Depp, we have Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jackie Earle Hailey, and the angel-faced Bella Heathcote. All actors that I really like. Now that I have seen it, I was correct in assuming that I would like this movie. I thought that it was a bit slow at parts, but for the most part this movie was really fun, and was filled with amazing parts. I thought that the ghost effects were especially cool. Everytime we saw Bella Heathcote as the ghost of Josette, it was just amazing! I would watch a movie just about that character. My favorite thing about this movie, though, had to be Eva Green's performance as the witch Angelique. She stole every scene she was in and was just amazing. She is just so great at being wicked.
Everything in this movie is pretty over the top. From the make-up to the costumes to the actor's performances, it was all pretty campy, but for this movie I thought it worked and I thought that it was really cool, especially towards the end. I was kind of disappointed with Helena Bonham Carter's character, however. It kind of seemed that they just stuck her in there because she seemed pretty unimportant to the overall story. My rating: 7/10

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Elijah Wood in Maniac


I am super curious to see this movie. I liked the original film, and when I heard that this movie was being remade with Elijah Wood I was more than intrigued. I loved Elijah Wood as the murderous cannibal Kevin in Sin City. I thought he was super creepy and that it was really cool to see him play a different role than what he usually plays. But...in Sin City it was in black and white and he didn't speak at all. I'm really curious about how he will be in here. Who is going to be scared of him and his big blue Frodo eyes? I am hoping that he proves me wrong though and is really great in this role. I guess I'll have to wait and see...

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Just Finished Reading: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

I really loved this book. I started it a while ago, but then stopped reading it. Then yesterday I started over and finished it by the end of the day. I knew that the movie Blade Runner was only loosely based on this book, so I knew that it would be a lot different, but there were a few moments that were exactly the same. Like the scene where he gives the test to Racheal to see if she is an android or not (in the movie they're called replicants). It was pretty much word for word what is is in the movie. When reading this I was really trying to separate it from Blade Runner, but whenever Rick Deckart appeared in the book I couldn't not see Harrison Ford's face. And then when Roy showed up I couldn't not see Rutger Hauer. What I found to be really interesting about this book is that you could have know idea if you were an android or not. You have androids who believe that they are humans because they are imprinted with false memories. You even have humans, like the other bounty hunter who is convinced that he might be an android. In a world where robots can be implanted with false memories, how could you know for sure if you were human or not?

Friday, May 4, 2012

My Review: The Avengers

Spectacular! That is the first word that comes to mind when I think about describing this movie. Watching this at the theater was really fun! There was huge crowd (the biggest I've seen at 1:20 in the afternoon at the theater I go to) and everyone was laughing and cheering and clapping. It was amazing. You don't usually get clapping at movies, but I found myself clapping too. It was just fantastic!

So...to sum it up, this movie is about a group of superheroes who come together against Loki, the brother of Thor who has stolen this magical cube that he plans to use as a portal to another would so he can unleash all kinds of evil on Earth. There is so much going on in this movie, but that is the plot in a nutshell. For heroes we have Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and The Hulk. You would think that with this many heros, we would have a few in the forefront and the rest would be more minor characters, but they all get pretty much the same amount of screentime. Even though all of the superheros are amazing, I'm sure that everyone's favorite from this movie will end up being The Hulk. I know that he ended up being my favorite. They really should give Mark Ruffalo his own Hulk movie. I also think it would be cool for Hawkeye and Black Widow to team up for their own movie too.

There are just tons and tons of great scenes in this movie. At the beginning of the movie, the heroes are all butting heads with eachother, so we get some great fight scenes. The one with Thor and Iron Man is especially cool, and any scene with The Hulk is amazing. You literally couldn't hear the movie at all after The Hulk beat the shit out of Loki because everyone was laughing and clapping so loud. It was awesome, but I was bummed because I missed The Hulk's one line! But...I asked the people on Tumblr, and apparently he says "puny god." I might just have to see this again so I can hear for myself...or I might just have to see it five more times because of how awesome it was! My rating: 10/10

Monday, April 30, 2012

My Review: The Raven


 Even though it has nothing to do with this movie, I just want to start out this review by saying how annoying it is that I am 22 years of age and I am still getting carded for R rated movies! Apparently I look really young, but god damn! I have been able to see R rated movies without a parent for the past 5 years!
Anyways, I thought that this movie was okay. I think that it has an interesting concept, which is that a murderer is committing murders based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe. So, this sexy detective gets Poe to help him try to catch the murderer. Things get worse when Poe's sweetheart gets kidnapped and the killer starts to leave clues for how they can find her. This movie does have some good moments, but I personally didn't think that it was as suspenseful as it could have been. They go through the different stories really quickly and don't go indepth in them. The whole point of this movie was that they were based on his stories, but basically all they did was point out which story it was and that was it. And as for the Pit and the Pendulum, the only aspect of the story that was there was the fact that they used a pendulum, and that went to fast. The whole point of the pendulum, I thought was the anticipation of death because it keeps swinging back and forth and here the guy just died right away. Also, I could be wrong because I've never read the story and have only seen the movie, but I thought that the guy who was under the pendulum got away and didn't die. I was also pretty disappointed when we found out who the killer was. Instead of being like OMG I was just like "oh..." I do think that John Cusack made a good Edgar Allen Poe, however, so that was a plus. My rating 5/10

Friday, April 20, 2012

My Shows: Glee

I used to think that this show was absolutely hilarious. It was campy and different than other shows I have seen before. After I while though I started caring less and less about the characters and realized that I didn't really care what happened with most of the storylines. I don't really care if Rachel and Finn get married or not or if Mercedes gets back together with Sam. So, why is it that I keep watching this show every week? Well...I'll tell you.


Kurt and Blaine! They are basically the only reason I still watch this show. They are the most adorable couple on TV right now and I get insanely happy when I see these two on screen. During the first season, Kurt used to actually bug me a bit because it seemed that he couldn't go an episode without getting all dramatic and crying. I like him a lot better now that he is with Blaine. I actually get really stupid and fangirly during several of their scenes. Like this one for example...



I seriously can not watch this scene without freaking out like a 13 year old. I just watched this like 10 mintues ago and I felt like such a huge dork because I actually started crying. The look on Kurt's face after Blaine kisses him slays me every time. ITS SO GOD DAMN CUUUUTTTTEEEE!!!!

This season we have even had a little drama for Kurt and Blaine. A lot of Klaine fans were furious when they introduced Sebastian as a potential threat to Kurt. Maybe it's because I like a little drama, but I was intrigued. I mean, every other couple on Glee had some love triangle issues, so why shouldn't Kurt and Blaine? Also, Kurt is adorable when he is jealous.





Also, I have the biggest crush on Darren Criss. He is great as Blaine and is sooo good looking.


Anytime that he is not on screen I am waiting until he is on screen. It was horrible when he got slushied in the eye and we didn't see him for a while. At the end of the Valentine's Day episode when he makes his surprise entrance and sings Love Shack, I actually screamed like a little girl.



I am bummed that the season is almost over, but I'm really curious about how they are going to end the season. Since Kurt is most likely moving to New York to go to school, what is going to happen between him and Blaine? Are they going to have a long distance relationship? Are they going to break up? If they break up is Blaine going to get together with Sebastian?

Here is a great video I found of Blaine. It only appears to have quotes from season 2, but is still pretty cool.


And because you can never see too much of Darren/ Blaine, here is his great performance of "Fighter" which is probably his sexiest performance. Blaine + Shower Scene + Boxing = me happy.

My TV Addiction

I never used to watch so much TV. Okay...that is a total lie. I when I was younger I watched a shitload of TV but I mostly watched movies on TV and I never really had shows. Even when I was in high school the only shows that I watched every week were The Office, 30 Rock, and Saturday Night Live. When I started college I didn't have television (and hated watching things online) so I never watched TV. Nowadays, though, I am a total TV addict. I have thirteen different TV shows currently on air (or on break) that I watch every week. Here is my current TV schedule...

Sunday: Game of Thrones, Mad Men
Monday: Gossip Girl
Tuesday: Glee, New Girl
Wednesday:
Thursday: Community, The Big Bang Theory
Friday:
Saturday:

There are also several shows that I watch that are currently on break. They are: True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, Shameless, The Walking Dead, and American Horror Story.

Since I am crazy about all of these shows I am going to write little posts about each of them...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Just Finished Reading: Mockingjay

There is nothing worse than having someone spoil the ending for you. (So, if you haven't read this book yet don't read on). One day I was on the Hunger Games tag on Tumblr and some asshole wrote that at the end of this book Prim dies and she chooses Peeta! I was so pissed! But...even though I knew how this book ended it was still great to read. This book was a lot darker than the two previous books, and that is saying a lot considering that the first two were about games where people had to compete to kill eachother. People are dying left and right in this one. I'm just curious about how they are going to tame this book for a PG-13 rated movie, because you know they are going to. I'm REALLY curious about how they are going to handle the whole bombing of the children thing. I mean in the book there are disciptions of children's limbs getting blown off and it just sounds like a bloody mess.
I'm actually kind of bummed that this is the last book, like I am whenever I finish a series I like. But...I still have two more movies to look forward to. I'm looking forward to seeing more of Gale in the next two movies, and I am pretty disappointed that she didn't choose him. She says at the end that she couldn't be with Gale because they were too similar and Peeta complimented her better, but whatever...I still like Gale a little bit more. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

My Review: Cabin in the Woods

Today is my 22nd birthday and this year I decided to make my birthday movie The Cabin in the Woods. Last year my birthday movie was Your Highness, and I was totally disappointed. That was SOOOO not the case this year. This movie was fucking fantastic! It starts off with the cliched horror movie opening and dialogue of a group of friends who go off to a (guess what!) cabin in the woods. We then find out that the whole area they go to is controlled by some guys in some building somewhere. (That is a horrible description but its the best I can do). It is just really funny because they all make bets about what evil entity they will end up summoning, and it turns out to be a family of zombies. After that they all start getting picked off one by one. I was thinking that it was going to be a really short movie, but then towards the end it completely flips it around and my mind was BLOWN!
This movie starts out as a cliched horror film with a bit of an edge and turns into a horror fan's wet dream! I don't want to give away too much, but lets just say that if you love horror movies you will not be disappointed. I was literally in awe watching the second half of this movie! Also, I'm pretty good at recognizing people's voices, and I recognized Sigourney Weaver's instantly. My rating: 10/10

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sin City 2: Who Should Play Ava Lord?


I never thought that Sin City 2 would ever get made. It has been seven years since the first movie came out! I was a freshman in high school when the first Sin City movie came out. I waited patiently for a sequel that never got made. Then today I read some great news! Robert Rodriquez and Frank Miller are officially going to make Sin City 2, which will be based on the book A Dame To Kill For (my favorite in the series) and that they are going to start shooting this summer. You can read more about it HERE.
It also states that they are going to start casting next week. The most important casting decision they will make will be for the role of Ava Lord. She is a beautiful femme fatale, who convinces Dwight (played by Clive Owen in the first film) to murder her husband. She sort of like Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity, Kathleen Turner in Body Heat, and Linda Fiorentino in The Last Seduction all rolled into one except a bit deadlier.

Who ever plays Ava Lord would, of course, have to be very beautiful. She is considered to be a goddess by Manute, and uses her looks to manipulate men. She would also have to be very devious to play the femme fatale role. In the past there have been rumors about which actress would play Ava Lord, and I think that they were all great choices.

Rachel Weisz definitely has the beauty to play Ava Lord, and I think it would be great to see her play a villian, which is something that we haven't seen from her yet.

Salma has worked with Robert Rodriquez in the past, so its no surprise that she was rumored for the role. She hasn't had any really cool movie roles in a while, so this might be a good one for her.

Rose McGowan has also been rumored for the role. I loved her in Planet Terror, but I just don't see her as Ava Lord. Here are some actresses who have not been rumored for the role, but I think should be in consideration:


I love Christina Hendricks as Joan on Mad Men, and her role on Firefly proves that she can play a manipulative bad girl. She definitely has the looks and the sex appal for a role like this, but her sweet voice might be an issue. I think Ava Lord should have more of a commanding presence.

French beauty Marion Cotillard might seem like an odd choice for femme fatale Ava Lord, but I think that she could be great in a role like this.

Even though I think that the four women I mentioned above would be great choices for Ava Lord, there is really only one actress in my mind who I think would REALLY pull it off. She is the obvious choice really. Not only in my mind, but she is also an actress that has been rumored for this role, and with good reason. She would be perfect! Who am I referring to? Well, I am of course referring to the beautiful Ms. Angelina Jolie...


Not only would she make the perfect femme fatale, but I think that she would have great chemistry with Clive Owen. ( I know that they've worked together before, but I've never seen Beyond Borders). As excited I am already about my favorite Sin City book being brought to life on the big screen, I would be that much more excited if Jolie were cast as Ava Lord. You could easily see her as a woman referred to as a goddess, a woman who can chew men up then spit them out.

I actually posted about this two years ago HERE. I also found this neat fan-made poster of Jolie as Lord.


My All-Female Reservoir Dogs post...

Wow, it seems that my blog post about my dream cast for an all-female Reservoir Dogs is getting a lot of attention. I wrote it about a week ago, and it is already one of the most viewed posts on my blog ever. About five minutes ago I found through my Twitter an article that was written about my post, and they even made a poster! How cool is this?

Dream Movie Cast

Thursday, April 12, 2012

My Most Anticipated Movies for 2012 (Part 2)

For my last list I did January through March, and now I'm going to do April through June. I was checking out my part one and even though I had over a dozen films listed, I only saw  6 of them. Well...to be fair, two of them have release dates that were pushed back, and two come out in two days. So, here is my list of movies that I plan on seeing in April, May, and June.

April

This is going to be my birthday movie! It comes out tomorrow, but I'm going to wait until Wednesday to see it. Last year my birthday movie was Your Highness, so here's hoping that this will be better than that! I have read/ heard nothing but good things about this movie, though, so it should be good.


I think that this movie looks pretty interesting, and as a major plus it is directed by Mary Harron, who directed two other films that I love, American Psycho and The Notorious Bettie Page.



This isn't the type of film that I usually like, but it features Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, and that is enough for me to want to see it.




I have never actually read anything by Edgar Allen Poe, with exception of The Raven, but who hasn't read that? I have, however, seen films based on his work that star Vincent Price (my favorite being The Pit and the Pendulum). I know that that is not a good substitute, but that made me curious about his works. Seeing the super cool trailer for this movie makes me want to read his stuff even more.


May

Yes yes yes yes!!! This movie is going to be so cool!!! Even if the script is terrible, just the fact that we are seeing a movie with Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, and Captain America together would be enough to satisfy anyone. I mean I super excited to see Hawkeye's little cameo in Thor, I can't imagine how I'm going to be when I watch THIS movie.


I have never seen the show Dark Shadows, so I didn't really know what to expect from this movie. I just saw that Tim Burton was the director and then saw the cast and I was like "I'm there!" I thought it was going to be a darker movie, but to my surprise when watching the trailer, it is a comedy. I really love every single person cast in this movie and can not wait for this to come out!



Men in Black was one of my favorite movies when I was a kid, so this is another one that I am really excited for. Plus, I'm curious to see Josh Brolin as a younger Tommy Lee Jones. That is pretty perfect casting if you ask me...


This movie looks super cute. From the moment the kid said "What kind of bird are YOU" I was hooked. Plus, Wes Anderson hasn't disappointed me yet...



June

Although I still think it is hilarious that we are supposed to believe that Kristen Steward is "fairer" than Charlize Theron, I am really excited to see Theron as the queen. Plus this movie just looks really cool!


Of all the films coming out in 2012, this is number one of the films I want to see! It just looks amazing. It is directed by Ridley Scott,  is somehow connected to the Alien universe, and has the coolest cast ever! It has Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, AND Guy Pearce! Perfection!



How can you see that title and not want to see this movie? I'm just bummed that Liam Neeson isn't going to play Abe Lincoln in the more serious biopic about him. That would have been perfect because the guy who played the younger version of him in Kinsey plays Lincoln in this movie.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My Dream Cast for an All-Female Version of Reservoir Dogs

It sucks to admit it, but the coolest characters in movies are always played by men. We usually get to see the men be the badasses, the eccentrics, and the oddballs, while the women are stuck in the caregiver or the love interest role. I was reading recently about how Jason Reitman directed an all black version of Reservoir Dogs with actors like Lawrence Fishburne and Terrence Howard, and I thought that was super cool. Then I was thinking about how cool it would be if they did a production with an all female cast. So, I've been thinking all day about who I would cast in an all-female version of Tarantino's classic film. Here is who came to mind:

Joe Cabot
Originally played by: Lawrence Tierney
It would need to be an older actress who could be intimidating and a total grumpy boss lady. I think that this would be a perfect role for someone like Glenn Close. And after seeing her in The Fighter, I think that Melissa Leo would be great too.


Nice Guy Eddie
Originally played by: Chris Penn

When thinking about this, for some reason Christina Ricci came to mind. I think she could bring in that mixture of humor and sleaze that nice guy Eddie has and I can just picture her yelling, "Stop pointing that gun at my daaad!" (Well, mom in this case...) Also, I just love Christina Ricci and would love to see her in everything.

Mr. White
Originally played by: Harvey Keitel

Such a tough choice! I had three actresses come to mind for the female version of Mr. White. She would have to be someone the others could respect but would also have to be really likable. This would be a great role for actresses like Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand, and Holly Hunter.


Mr. Orange
Originally played by: Tim Roth
This person would be playing and undercover cop who spends most of the movie bleeding to death. I think that Melanie Laurent would be great in this role. I loved her in Inglourious Basterds, and think that she would own this role.

Mr. Pink
Originally played by: Steve Buscemi
This one was actually the hardest for me to think of. There really isn't a female Steve Buscemi. After thinking about it for a while though I thought of Toni Collette for this, and then I couldn't think of anyone else. She would be perfect!
Mr. Blonde
Originally played by Michael Madsen
My first thought was to cast Angelina Jolie in this part. She makes such a great villain and her performance as sociopath Lisa Roe in Girl Interrupted proves that she could do a role like this. The problem with her in the role though is that she is maybe too big of a star and it would distract from the character. So, another person that I think would be great would be the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Noomi Rapace.





Mr. Brown
Originally played by: Quentin Tarantino
This isn't a very big role. This person would just need to tell the Like a Virgin story in the diner scene and then get killed off right away. I would be kind of cool if Tarantino muse Uma Thurman did a little cameo as this role.