There's so many superhero films out there, I keep mixing them up, especially where I never read the comics. But I like McKellen, so maybe gonna give this one a go. I see he was also in the previous x-men-movies. Totally went past me. Are they worth watching?
I'm not terribly drawn to superhero movies either, nor am I into comics, but for P. Stewart and sir Ian, anything is worth watching.
They played Professor X and Magneto, respectively, in the first three X-Men movies. The movies are, eh, don't really know what to say, some people like them, some don't, depends on your personal taste. The cast is the thing I watched them for. Other than Patrick and sir Ian, you have Hugh Jackman (pretty good in his role), James Marsden
(wonderful actor in general and he worked with what they gave him but the character is... not well written or well concieved so... sort of a lost battle from the start), then Anna Paquin, Halle Berry, Famke Jansen, Rebecca Romijn (personal girlcrush at the time
, sporting a German accent. In the last one, also Fassbender, McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence (new girlcrush
). And, of course, Kevin Bacon. As far as "teenage" movies goes, probably the best cast ever.
Watch it for the joy of seeing all these people on the same screen, it takes your mind away from the plot sometimes.
(X3 though, feel free to skip it...
Not seen Life of Pi, it will come here around Christmas. But I surely will. Like most of Lee's work and I'm curious how he will master an Indian movie. And even if the story falls short, I'm certain it's a film where I wouldn't want to miss the big-screen experience like Tree of Life last year.
Oh, I thought it was out last month.
I rewatched Virginia Woolf not too long ago. All MTF smileys couldn't express what I felt when I saw the above scene the first time.
I read somewhere that another Taylor/Burton film may come out soon, with Rachel Weisz. She's good, but she doesn't really fit the role either I think.
Yeah, not really. I love her, but I'm skeptical. Don't think anyone can, for that matter.
They already lost when they introduced the sparkling vampires. Although, that was probably intentional just like all the other over-the-topness to keep luring to lure the youth in huge masses into the theatres and they succeeded. Also, I saw some True Blood episodes and I didn't think it was much better. Don't know about Vampire Diaries, never seen this one. Guess people don't want to see Nosferatu-like vampires anymore today.
It is honestly hard to say where the intentional campiness in Twilight begins and unintentional one ends.
Everything about that story is just so bad it's difficult to even begin rationalizing it. When you watch it you're in a constant state of wanting to talk back to the screen. Have you seen the earlier ones? Twilight #1 is just pure, solid comedy. I watched Blazing Saddles around the same day as Twilight and I laughed more during Twilight. Like, guffawing, water-spitting laughter.
Never watched Vampire Diaries but I assume it's just more of the same.
My favorite vampire movie will always be Bram Stoker's Dracula (minus every scene Keanu is in, bless him. love the guy but... in his defence, putting him in the same movie with Gary Oldman is solidly unfair to him
). Love the visuals, liked the narrative more than expected, and of course - Gary Oldman. Gorgeous movie.
I also really like Blade #1.