The trailer for Richard Linklater's newest film Boyhood has been released. This movie was filmed over the past 12 years with the same cast and we see the boy (Ellar Coltrane) literally grow up throughout the film. I've been excited for this for a while, and it looks like it is going to be amazing. Considering the dedication from everyone involved over 12 years, it's hopefully a masterpiece. The trailer is enthralling to watch.
A Brazilian Wire meets The Departed about police crime and corruption to the nth degree, and taking place largely in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, this focuses on one cop's(the head of Brazilian SWAT) attempts to clean it all up.
Easier said than done though as it seems everyone is in the pocket of someone else, from other cops to politicians to thugs, etc. First time I think I've ever seen someone pulling teeth out of skull after they had just set fire to the person to whom they belonged - all nonchalantly too.
If you're into layered crime/dramas action-thriller types, check it out. It's also worth noting that even though this is a sequel, it can be taken as a stand-alone film. You don't need to have seen the first, but you should because it's just as good.
This possibly slightly autistic guy who's been living as a vagabond/drifter for a couple years or so, finds out that the guy who killed a couple people close to him is out on a technicality or something, so he's out for vengeance.
Dude is awkward as **** handling weapons, and being violent and threatening in general. Think along the lines of Jameer being with a girl and you have an idea what I mean. Out of his element pretty bad.
What violence is there is pretty graphic, and the movie is well-made and acted, but it's also a slow-burner. A little too slow IMO, but the payoff was worth it.
I normally don't mention stuff that I didn't see in the theatre, particularly stuff that's mainstream. I mean if I stumble on something on Netflix, or it's something I didnt' have an opportunity to see on a big screen that's one thing.
But I made the concious choice to watch Pacific Rim yesterday. I'm not a summer blockbuster kind of a dude generally speaking, but I had been intrigued by PR at it's release. I like that it was a new idea, I like that it had invented it's own history. I've always liked Del Toro. And there were a handfull of cast members who I have varying levels of appreciation for.
Anyway, I found it quite enjoyable. I like that it seeminly closed it's storyline. Some of the action was a little muddled looking to me, but the overall aesthetic, with the sort of neon landscape, overcrowded dystopian metropolis, and the look of keiju's, with their blue irrodecent goop, all pretty cool.
I'd give it a high 70s, maybe low 80s, which is a pretty big number for an effects heavy summer blockbuster type action flick.