Monday, November 23, 2009

This, that, and the other thing...

BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS is finally getting some love out in the world with it's release last Friday.
Ebert gives it 4 stars, if you were wondering, or still gave a damn about what he has to say. thinks that Herzog is more bad-ass than Chuck Norris... I'd have to agree.
And Aint It Cool News held a poster design contest, check out the winner and a bunch of the other entries here, including the one below which I quite like.

I finally caught up with RACHEL GETTING MARRIED, as was mentioned in my movie-related resolutions for the new year as one of those 'big' films that I had missed theatrically, and thought it was great. I loved the use of a roaming camera doc-style approach to capture the weekend of a big family wedding and all the drama that ensues. And yes, a great performance by Bill Irwin made me a little weepy. I've also recent seen THE WRESTLER, which really didn't do it for me. Still no TITANIC.

So, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON was released last weekend to the utter giggly delight of teenage girls everywhere and made huge huge money. I've actually seen TWILIGHT, thought it was utterly dreadful. And that's all I'm gonna say about that.

io9 has a brief interview with Ryan Kavanaugh, producer on the Stephen Norrington penned and directed 'relaunch' of THE CROW, which is nearing the green light phase. Pretty much any remake/reboot/relaunch these days is gonna piss me off, so you'd think I'd be raging at this... Way back in 1994 when the original film was released, it was a touchstone of sorts, a perfect film for me and my black-clad cohorts. You could even say that it was my "TWILIGHT", as I was a huge fan of the comic book, and yes, had even dressed as The Crow for Halloween (back then I actually had the hair for the job!). I havn't seen the film the years, and at this point have no real interest, for fear that it won't hold up, but I do revisit the book every now and again, and it never fails to disappoint. Bad sequels starring Tara Reid, the completely forgettable tv series, and relaunches be damned, I'll always have the book.

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