I'm not sure how i feel about that casting choice. pretty sure i think it sucks. yeah. it definitely sucks.
Its really just a prequel for the Justice League movie. Im not even sure how batman could fight superman when supes could just throw bats into the sun.
What situation amyzzzzzzz? Three of the top ten grossing films of all time are superhero movies, get over it.
it's annoying when a bunch of people who NEVER post in this thread flood it with a bunch of junk and the people who frequent the thread regularly have to wade through all of it to find actual discussions and movie reviews.
You'll get over it.
But if you want to discuss it further.... I think its completely a typical Hollywood move to do this. All along they have been wanting to do the same thing at DC Comics has done with Avengers and build a world around Justice League. So how do they do that? Well they get a big name hollywood actor with a marquee name just like Robert Downey Jr. is, to hopefully carry the franchise. Who cares if the script and movie is shit, they have Ben Affleck's name on it. If it's a disaster, it's Ben's fault (even though it's Snyder's movie). All of the movie going public who just want action and scripts with no depth to it can flock to it like fly's to shit. Man of Steel wasn't a good movie. It was repetitive and had about 45 minutes of pointless battle scenes (but you all know that). The thing that the studios don't seem to understand (or maybe they do but don't care) is that if they actually focused more on making a really good film with a good script that they could make just as much money with this type of storyline with unknown or not as well known actors as they could with Affleck (and probably save millions at the same time). Anyway, I'll see it. If it's anything like Man of Steel then I probably won't enjoy it. Hopefully it'll be good.
It was announced last year that Affleck was being courted to play Batman in the proposed JLA movie that at that time would have been totally disconnected to Man of Steel. I don't understand why any of this is surprising to anyone. And I don't understand why anybody even gives a shit until they actually see the movie. Everybody freaked about when heath Ledger was announced as the Joker, and then look what happened.
It's not a surprise, it's a disappointment. Are we not allowed to comment on these things on a message board where the sole purpose is to comment on these types of things?
12/15: Paul Kalkbrenner @ Mezzanine
12/17: Pere Ubu @ Slims
12/18: Holograms @ Bottom of the Hill
12/28: Mathew Johnson, HRDVSION, Ewan Pearson, Kate Simko @ PW
1/18: Toy @ The Chapel
1/23: Wooden Shjips @ The Chapel
1/25: !!! @ The Chapel
1/25: Robag Whrume @ Public Works
2/4: Frankie Rose, The Mantles @ Rickshaw Stop
2/22: Xiu Xiu @ Bottom of the Hill
2/24: Courtney Barnett @ Rickshaw Stop
3/7: Anthony Naples, Four Tet @ Echoplex
3/23: Kraftwerk @ Fox Theater Oakland
I understand that notion. I totally get it, but you can't help but form an opinion on the matter when you have a poor track record to base things on. I actually think Affleck isn't that bad of a writer/director (acting... not so much but there are worse). Certain actors are stuck in that it's hard to separate the character from the actor. For instance, any Tom Cruise movie that is out there I can't help but just think, well that's Tom Cruise playing a character. I never feel that he becomes the character he is playing. Same with Affleck. He might be good in a movie, but he still is Ben Affleck playing a role and not really becoming the character. I don't know if that makes sense or not. Im not boycotting the film or anything and I truly do look forward to seeing what they are going to do with this film and the Batman character. It's just hard to trust Hollywood with their choices sometimes because of how often Hollywood disappoints.
Watched the 1998 version of Great Expectations last night with Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow. Probably haven't seen it in over 10 years or so. I remember liking it back then but now that I have read the book and gotten older and my opinion of movies have changed it wasn't very good this time around. I mean I get changing the setting from London to New York to give it a modern take, but why on earth would you change the names of the characters in it?
Go read some more comics to figure it out. Or watch this.
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I watched Now You See Me last night. I give it an A in concept/idea, but only a C in execution. It had some twists to it which made sense going along with the theme of the movie "the closer you look, the less you see." However it ended and still left many questions unanswered and some of the stuff just didn't make any sense. It did however have pretty cool special effects and there never really was any slow dull moments to the film. Worth a watch it just wont stand out as any memorable thriller movie. You won't love it, but you won't hate it either.
I absolutely loved The World's End. I should probably watch Hot Fuzz and Spaced now.
Disclosure - 1/31 - Stubb's
Neutral Milk Hotel - 2/17 - Moody Theater
Four Tet - 3/1 - The Mohawk
SXSW - 3/7 - 3/16
Austin Psych Fest - 5/2 - 5/4 - Carson Creek Ranch
I finally saw Zero Dark Thrity. Damn was it good.
Zero Dark and Master were both better than Argo. I'm sick of the Academy Awards. Whats the point if the best pictures never win best picture. They should just hand put happy face stickers and progress reports.
Watched The Ladykillers this weekend. The original British film, not the Coen brothers' remake. What a wickedly funny black comedy. Alec Guiness, Peter Sellers and the whole cast have such great comedic timing.
Anyone seen Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen's new film? Keep reading things about this being his unofficial Streetcar Named Desire adaptation. Looking forward to seeing Cate Blanchett's performance.
After five seasons of playing Walter White, the chemist-turned-meth-kingpin on AMC's Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston has racked up plenty of evil-doer experience. And according to report from Cosmic Book News, he'll boost his villain credentials even further by playing Superman nemesis Lex Luthor in the upcoming sequel for Man of Steel. Cranston has reportedly signed a deal that includes at least six appearances (and possibly more), meaning that his character will appear in a variety of films set within the inter-connected DC Comics universe. "Cranston is truly a dream casting for Luthor," a source told Cosmic Book News. This news follows last week's controversial announcement that Ben Affleck has signed on to play Batman in the same film. The actor reportedly inked a deal that includes 13 total appearances.