Saturday, 29 September 2012

Hula Hooper Chicken Pooper

1) Before the film: I am still wondering what is supposed to be so interesting about the new scifi movie with Bruce Willis that seems to be called Blooper or Pooper Looper or something like that. It seems to be the another movie with this actor playing someone sent from the future into the past. Will I bother to see it? Many good reviews by the looks of it. Well, I could be going to see the movie and mentally block out the presence of the actors in it. Ever since Adjustment Bureau, Wmm kept imagining Emily Blunt with small flesh coloured sphere hovering five millimetres in front of her nose as if it were a product of the finger sausage type optical illusion, It may continue to happen again while Wmm watches this movie.
2) After the film: Yes, I saw the movie and appreciate people's urge to give this movie glowing reviews. I suppose it was a movie with a Terminator predicament that started to show signs of it starting to become an Akira type story along a North by North West route. Watch with wonder once. This sequel to this could just as easy be the American version of Akira. This
Joseph Gordon-Levitt made up to look
 like a young Bruce Willis type person
sequel to this could just as easy be the American version of Akira. As long as you don't mind them mutilating the whole story.  Probably give it 6.5 out of 10. So that's Hulah-Hooper Blooper Blooper Chicken Pooper or is that Pooper Pooper Hickenlooper over and done with. (The George Hickenlooper society on Twitter enjoyed that last comment) I would be excited to know about other permutations of various false titles for this movie with similar rhyming words. 
3) Several days later, October 8th 2012: For those who were dismayed by this movie as much as the new Batman movie, well I seemed to be one of the people who sensed something in the recent Batman movie which I thought at the end was amazing although quite an awful trawl to sit through. I thought it was a well crafted movie considering. But the plot of the Pooper, Blooper or whatever it is called movie felt for me a little more solid than a lot of the scifi movies that I've seen. I could
the normal Joseph Gordon-Levitt
without prosethetics
imagine a lot of people being bored but I liked what was going on. I admit though that I've thought very little about the movie afterwards, and may have even less going through my mind about it later. I'm probably surprised that there are people giving it four out of five because I was generally bored with many scenes, but the general positive appreciation for it often looks like something I can generally empathise with.
4) Joel Gorden-Levitt's transformation into someone who doesn't necessary look like himself in this movie show him to be a very promising actor. I don't look at him as an actor who who I especially want to see in a movie. He normally has a face with facial expressions that I don't really look for in a  lead actor, but the way he looked in this film as a sort of a younger version of Bruce Willis' character in the movie was great.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Tower Block movies

Notice that early this year there was a tower block movie called The Raid, then recently Dredd 3D came out that seemed to be another tower block movie that was said to be very similar to The Raid, and now we have another tower block movie that's just come out called Tower Block. Will Vincenzo Natali being filming High-Rise anytime soon ....before they exhaust every tower block movie idea imaginable ?

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Bored Identity

  1. The journey was made to central London to have a not that interesting time seeing some film called Bourne Legacy or Bored Legacy or something like that. Well it might be a great movie for all one knows but this writer avoided the earlier films in the series. The compelling urge to go and see it for some reason came, it might be a sort of a compulsion one ought to do some work on because maybe a person shouldn't follow it at all if it just leads someone to want to see these movies like this.
  2. Managed to see it. It seemed like a good stylish action movie, the possible plot seemed almost pointless, it just seemed to be an excuse to have people leaping around places and do some synchronised killing. Does one miss out on half the plot by ignoring the earlier films?
  3. Earlier thoughts that came in the movie were about whether it was going to turn into an Orange commercial any moment soon but it didn't.
  4. The horror came that this writer didn't recognise Albert Finney and Stacey Keach, it looked as if their names had been added to the credits just to make the make the movie look a little more fashionable for people who remember such names.
  5. Having just seen photos of these people as they looked in the film and wouldn't have recognised any of them, especially the Stacey Keach. However Albert Finney a little like Albert Finney but only just about.
  6. Still not grabbed by the idea of watching the earlier Bourne movies at all! Nothing in this movie is out to grab.
  7. If they digitally erased Matt Damon from the movies and they couldn't find anything to replace him with other than a post box, it might be a series that interested this writer more. Have nothing against Matt Damon as such, he was okay in that Cohen Brothers western movie the other year. Don't dislike him. Hope he carries on with his career but if it turns out that this writer never sees another film with him in it, Matt probably wont be too bothered anyway
  8. The name of the main actor in this movie never quite got into the brain, and perhaps the first name of his character half remains but not the surname. Seeing the aeroplane drone take off was obviously the biggest treat in the film.
  9. Perhaps if Dredd 3D, Bourne Legacy and the Total Recall remake were mixed together a very good movie might have come out of the soup

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Dredd 3D

  1. Saw Dredd 3D, it seemed like a great blood splattered grungey video game style antidote to Total Recall. This seemed to be set in a similar era future setting but everything looked as if it were set in the modern day but with bigger tower blocks, nothing was futuristic about the vehicles whatsoever, they could all have been made ten years ago. The the man who played Judge Dredd seemed quite impressive in his role and kept his helmet on all the way through, if you don't know what Karl Urban looks like , this movie isn't going to help you remember too much. Aspects of the film brought recollections of the now past era of Chris Cunningham pop videos and TV commercials were popular. Those who wanted to go exploring the world of the comic book stories and Megacity 1 in this film could be left disappointed but this seems to be a far more successful translation of the Judge Dredd character himself than the long gone Stallone movie that did try to explore the comic book world. This movie didn't feature any characters that looked like robots or mutants but on the other side the grungey future quality of this film made it almost seem like very reasonable cyberpunk movie which makes it interesting to think about in hindsight, especially now that the cyberpunk era of literature is over.
  2. "Seemed quite impressive" ought to come after "kept his helmet on" but "kept his helmet on" could be a phrase to be taken in a completely different context.
  3. At the end of the day, the film may have a toxic effect on the viewer
  4. It looked like something that they could have turned into a TV series. It wasn't a surprise that it cost $45million. Get another episode made quickly! Maybe the internet will be swarming with fan made episodes in local abandoned hospitals and blocks of flats. 

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Total Recall 3

  1. Following an an urge to call it Total Recall 3 since someone else on his Facebook friends list has decided to call it Total Recall 2, but there is a belief generating itself that the movie Unknown was really Total Recall 2. Nothing new was expected from this new Total Recall movie other than visual curiosity but still wonders if a greater sense of enjoyment might have come from watching it in the cinema while holding a videogame console in his hands and aimlessly pressing the buttons to get a feel for the story.
  2. Enjoyed it for what it was if you like Len Wiseman movies. Could see the changes from the original version spelling themselves out five minutes ahead of each scene . Someone else said it was "Blade Runner meets Jet Set Willy", that might sum it up and I'm inclined to agree on various aspects about it. This might have been a good movie to make in 3D
  3. A lot of it was a sort of a platform computer game kind of thing.
  4. Perhaps the script is just about the sort of thing one would expect from Someone like Kurt Wimmer, it is usually be good to stay away from anything that he had a hand in, but no great complaints here. Tatopoulos' production designs looked great.
  5. Probably will end up seeing this film about three or four times.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Liberal Arts was a title not well remembered

  1. Getting over the trauma of seeing Elizabeth Olsen in the movie that came afterwards, what was the movie?
  2. Didn't catch the title but it was a romantic philosophical comedy with the main actor whose name can't be remembered after five seconds doing going to extremes to feel out and put in order a number of situations that were coming up in his life, he wondered if she was a CGI recreation of some puppet that Carlo Rambaldi kept hidden in his closet, a great sense of wonder came about whether her forehead could be used as a ski slope, were the corners of her eyebrows likely to pierce through the screen any minute, was she a 500 metre tall megastructures condensed into a five foot something form, had they had times positioned parts of her facial features in upside down for brief moments to confuse the viewer. 
  3. What kind of compact loudspeakers did she have built inside her, was her voice coming out of her ears or her elbows?
  4. It took a while to assemble something near to a human being out of this phantasm who obviously living out some day to day reality connected with her elder sisters the Olsen Twins who hasn't seen on any moving screen yet by this writer,  and maybe they're not well known in England or at least one has managed to avoid incorporating them into his mental skyline of terrifying megastructures forced down the throat of individuals walking around the streets in anonymous worlds. 
  5. At the end of the day this Elizabeth Olsen seemed actually like a nice person to have as an actress on the big screen.
  6. That movie was called Liberal Arts starring Josh Radnor whoever he is. This very reflective movie that almost threatened to be dishwater but was like a fruity dry white wine. This writer doesn't drink wine but but he didn't mind sitting through it