From thriller to sci-fi to drama to gangster, this week’s new releases run the gamut of genre, but with relatively little to show for it.
The late Roger Ebert once described Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ as a movie that “depends upon theological considerations.” In other words, the movie stands or falls on theological grounds. His astute observation is one I believe holds for all biblical stories interpreted for the silver screen.
I hate it when a trailer doesn’t really tell you what a movie’s about. The trailer for American Hustle is particularly bad about that. The IMDb description says “A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.” When you watch the trailer with that information, it looks like it could be a pretty good movie. It has a couple of caveats, though. It looks like Jennifer Lawrence is going to be portrayed in a very sexual manner. I really like her as an actress, so I’m afraid this movie might ruin my respect for her and her work. The second is that the rating advisory includes “pervasive language,” in addition to sexual content. It could be a very interesting movie, especially with these guys working for the FBI and getting caught in between the two worlds, not to mention the acting talent of Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Lawrence; but it’s not going to be fit to see unedited.
Sometimes it’s hard to know what message a series is really getting at until the end.
I’ve waited a long time to review my favorite movie of all time.
Well. I guess that’s a giveaway. Hopefully you’ll keep reading. Or not. Either way, I get a vanity project.
I should probably actually start reviewing the movie now. Right.
After a long and torturous string of slanderous adaptations that included three actors in four movies and the infamous nipples on the Batsuit in movie number four, the caped crusader finally got a well-deserved fresh start in 2005 with Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins.
The outcome, while overlooked in light of its earth-shattering successors, redefined Batman for the next generation, and presents the most Biblical worldview of perhaps all film adaptations of America’s comic book champions.
Allow me to explain.
Among the many things I’m growing to love about Twitter is having a lot of news feeds consolidated. Among them is The Rolling Stone, which informed me yesterday that a new Terminator trilogy is coming soon.
This means a total of seven movies.