james gunn, director of the marvel superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy is offering to give the US president’s charity 100K (in USD) if trump will step on an accurate scale. he argues that trump cannot possibly weigh 239 pounds (108 kg) and gives visual proof.
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the turkish-german film director fatih akin has won his first golden globe for the thriller aus dem nichts starring diana kruger. we really hate the d’english translation of the title so we won’t mention that until the end of this blog post. akin’s film, based in hamburg tells the story of a woman whose son and husband are killed during an explosion. aus dem nichts (english title in the fade) proves that fatih akin is one of the best contemporary film voices. the film competed with the swedish satire the square, which won last year’s cannes film festival.
just when you were sick and tired of seeing the same bloody actors in film after film, christopher nolan comes along and finds replacements for aging hipsters like johnny depp (see harry styles). years ago a friend went into great detail as to why she hated saving private ryan. number one, the germans were pure evil, not even a tiny bit of character nuance there. number two, until the end of the film you saw one recognizable actor after another. with the except of kenneth branagh –the older statesmen in the film have recognizable faces but that’s really it. we at a blog about whatever think that we are living in the age of the auteur with a side of superhero movies.
is tom hardy the next movie star. while his turn as bane in ‘the dark knight rises’ was better in the trailer than in the actual film. he did have his moments. but unfortunately the filmmakers sold the character out in the last 30 minutes in the film.
while the film ‘lawless’ will be a wash for hardy, it’s clear that
mad max’ will attract a lot of attention. perhaps ‘this means war’ was an indication of what hardy has to offer. a lot of promise but perhaps not the chops to sustain an entire film.
lars von trier’s latest film Melancholia premiered yesterday in germany at the babylon theatre in berlin. the new film which features kirstin dunst, charlotte gainsbourg (looking more and more like her father) and kiefer sutherland is an end-of-the world science fiction drama that tracks the planet melancholia which is on a crash course to earth. the film also features alexander skarsgård (true blood) and his father stellan skarsgård who plays alexander’s father in the film. oh so self-referential.
lars von trier who we all know is afraid to fly, appears at a Q&A in berlin. which probably means he’s not afraid to drive or use trains.
if you compare the video on the daily telegraph’s website to the one on the guardian newspaper’s website, you will see that it’s really easy to make anyone look like an asshole. the guardian newspaper‘s video is a bit more nuanced in that it shows the entire context of lars von trier’s faux pas that has made him persona non grata while the telegraph starts in medias res.
this film just looks like a 3-d transfer. and the film is far too dark to take full advantage of this technology. the gladiator fight scene was almost effective. and the art direction is quite good. but me thinks the 3-d bit is just to try grab the gold from the higher ticket prices.
yes, this has been available for ages. but we at a blog about whatever are getting psyched about the 20 minute 3-d screening in rome scheduled for next week.
here’s a blast from the past:
disney is holding a special 20 minute 3-D screening of tron next week at the 2010 rome film festival.
someone just forwarded us a spam press release asking everyone not to post this until midnight. but midnight where? midnight aussie time? midnight tokyo time? or midnight cet time? midnight gmt? midnight los angeles time? the film, called never let me go, is based on a novel by kazuo ishiguro ,whose written a bunch of weepy novels. not sure if this one is too.