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  Terminator Salvation
Posted by: Mike on May 23rd, 2009 Leave a Comment »

Terminator Salvation Review

Terminator Salvation

I was looking forward to Terminator Salvation ever since I first heard about it.  You all know, by now, my huge man-crush on Christian Bale.  It’s no secret that I think he can do no wrong.

With that said, you’re probably expecting a glowing review of this film, and how much I loved it and subsequently him.  Not this time, my friends.  I did not love it.  Hell, I didn’t even like it.

Terminator Salvation is a pretty terrible movie.  While it has certain moments that are acceptable as part of an “action movie”, overall it focuses too much on the story, which  a) has been beaten to death by 3 previous movies, and b) is pretty lame in itself.

I’m not one of those people who love, and worship, the previous three films.  I’ve seen them, I like them, and I’ll leave it at that.  I don’t get into discussions about the immorality of SkyNet, or whether or not it’s feasible to have this situation arise in the future.  It’s a movie, and that’s that.  Having said that, I don’t feel that Terminator Salvation can stand by itself as a great film, and not part of a series. (For that, see Star Trek.)

Honestly, I had a hard time sitting through this movie.  It’s so dull, at times, that I felt myself nodding off, hoping something would explode and shake me back to my senses.

The first “action” scene, is quite good. Lots of explosions, lots of gun fire, people being punched, etc.  But after that, it dies off, and pretty quickly.  Once it dies off, we get to the “meat” of the story, and almost immediately stop caring about anything, and wanting more stuff to blow up.  And it doesn’t, for quite a while.

I think my biggest problem with this movie is that Bale’s character is supposed to be the hero. They call him the prophet in the movie.  And he’s really not.  He happens to show up, to save the guy that’ll be his father, and then lets a robot fight another robot to save him.  Doesn’t sound very heroic, does it?

The bottom line is, if you wanted to see this movie, you probably are going to, no matter what I say.  But don’t say I didn’t warn you.  A lot of people are complaining about this movie, further solidifying why McG shouldn’t be allowed to do anything but produce television shows anymore.

  Date Night gets more cast members
Posted by: Mike on May 14th, 2009 1 Comment »

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

You remember Date Night, right?  Tina Fey, Steve Carell? Sound familiar?  If it doesn’t, you should make note of it now, because it’s going to be hysterical.

The movie recently got three new cast members involved.  It’s being reported that Ray Liotta, Mila Kunis and Mark Ruffalo have joined the cast.

For those that don’t remember, Date Night is about Fey and Carell who play a married couple who find their routine date night becoming much more than just dinner and a movie.

The rest of the cast is made up of some pretty big names, too:

Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Taraji P. Henson, Jimmi Simpson, Common, Kristen Wiig and Leighton Meester.

The movie is currently filming, and is scheduled for release April 9th, 2010.

  Wahlberg and Franco join Date Night
Posted by: Mike on Apr 14th, 2009 Leave a Comment »

When I first heard about Date Night, I thought “Tina Fey and Steve Carell, together?” and then “Liz Lemon and Michael Scott, together?!” and began giggling like a little girl. Which is funny, because I’m a grown man.

We got news late last night that now Mark Wahlberg and James Franco have joined the cast.

I know, I know. Mark Wahlberg’s ruined every movie he’s been in for the last handful of years.  Maybe this is the chance he needs to turn it around.  Maybe… comedy?

James Franco’s been very hit or miss the last few years, as well.  While I loved him in “Freaks and Geeks”, I didn’t really care for Pineapple ExpressSpider-man did well for him, as well.

The cast breakdown is as follows:

  • Mark Wahlberg (Four Brothers, The Big Hit): A successful and crazily buff securities expert who flirts with Fey’s character.
  • James Franco (Spider-man, Pineapple Express): A not-too-bright conman and petty criminal.
  • Leighton Meester (TV’s Gossip Girl): The couple’s babysitter.
  • Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button): The one good cop who believes the couple is in danger.
  • Common (A rapper): A villain.
  • Kristen Wiig (Adventureland, TV’s Saturday Night Live): Fey’s character’s best friend.

  New Terminator Salvation Screenshots
Posted by: Mike on Feb 2nd, 2009 Leave a Comment »

No new shots of our hero Christian Bale, but we’ve got some shots from the new Terminator movie coming out later this year.

Don’t be alarmed in the first one, though it looks like Summar Glau (from the television series), it’s not.

Terminator Salvation: Moon Bloodgood

Terminator Salvation: Moon Bloodgood

Terminator Salvation: Common

Terminator Salvation: Common

Terminator Salvation: Action Shot

Terminator Salvation: Action Shot

Terminator Salvation: Common

Terminator Salvation: Common

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