So, on this week was fun. I had no idea what I was going to talk about outside of possibly Joel Edgerton's eye-liner and that new Tusk poster (which is incredible) and then today happened and a lot of stuff fell into place and the poster got bumped (but we will always have time for Edgerton) and we now have a Top Five that I'm particularly excited to talk about.
And for the record, Kirsten Dunst and Katie Holmes are BORING! I mean, Kiki gets blasted for being anti-feminist and she simply laughs it off, and Holmes has the chance to dish big time on how crazy her ex-husband is and all she can do is say she's a devoted mother. Yeah, I was going to talk about you but...
We've already talked about how incredible the cast for Hail Caesar is looking, but news has broken that Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill are in talks to join. Are you kidding me with this awesomeness? I mean, the cast was already looking so rich and so brilliant and now it is only getting that much better. In case you need a recap, this is what the cast looks like right now (if it all pans out as hoped for):
Honestly, I feel just like Jonah Hill right now.
In other 'hot chick' news, Eva Mendes allowed Ryan Gosling to knock her up. She's denied it in the past, but she was a LIAR, because she's seven months along. I find her to be one of the most beautiful women in the world, but pretty people can make some ugly kids (I've seen it), so I'll be anxious to see how this one comes out.
Bake well, young one.
So, now for some heavier stuff, like Christopher Nolan's philosophy on the cinema. We get this every few months, some director scared that he'll become obsolete starts blaming things on the theater or on how the audiences are bored or whatever, but really, will we ever stop going to the movies? Like, our local theater just renovated entirely, put in a bar and seats that literally recline until you are flat on your back staring up at the ceiling. In other words; the theaters are trying to put us to sleep, not help us enjoy a movie. Still, valid points are raised, sort of, but at the end of the day I really think that these directors should be more concerned with making quality films and not so concerned with HOW we are going to watch them. We will always watch them, which is the most important thing.
OK, it's time for you to watch the trailer for Exodus if you haven't already:
Yeah, what do we think of this? I'm torn. I love Ridley Scott. I really want him to have a serious comeback, and I don't mean a "Prometheus isn't as bad as you think it is" but a real "WOW, this is the Scott I remember falling in love with".
I don't think this is that moment.
Sure, this is visually outstanding. I'm all for that rich period detail, the lush sets, those glorified costumes and those special effects that look absolutely breathtaking, but there is so much wrong going on here I can't even put it all into words. I mean, I've been skeptical of the cast since it was announced, despite loving so many of the actors/actresses involved (EDGERTON!!!). This looks kind of like a mess. Moses is apparently the next Maximus, which has me worried that Scott wants so badly to recreate Gladiator that he's literally going to botch the whole thing. Moses was not a warrior. This is not scripture. And yes, I stood and still stand firmly behind Noah as an incredible film despite NOT being scripturally accurate, but that was because of the incredible depth of character created. This looks like a standardized action flick with a slew of people in brown face.
But, I'll still see it.
And lastly, let's talk about Dumbo and the fact that it is getting the live action treatment. I'm sorry, but who thinks this is a good idea? Anyone? I didn't think so. Oh, and that guy who wrote Transformers is penning it. Yeah, you can chuck this in that very large waste-bin of BAD ideas. How is this happening? I mean, HOW is this happening? Is there even one human in the movie at all? Why are we remaking EVERY Disney movie ever made?