This week I managed to watch all three of Nolan’s Batman films, and was reminded overall what a great trilogy it is. A lot of critics and peeps however, felt The Dark Knight Rises was a bloated mess, and there was a palpable sense of disappoint from some. The Dark Knight Rises is not without its flaws [read Hayley’s take here, and mine here], but without the crazy weight of expectation, I believe the movie might have been received a bit better. It’s always difficult to bring an end to something, to satisfy everyone without the promise of another flick to resolve loose ends with a nice pink bow. Here’s a roundup of good, bad and middling reviews from across the inter webs:
Or, How The Anna Karenina Trailer Gets Everything About The Book Right In Two And A Half Minutes, Whereas In The Same Amount Of Time The Great Gatsby Trailer Ruins Everything You Ever Loved.
There is honestly nothing I love more than judging a film by its trailer. There is apparently a great swath of film nerd land who try to avoid trailers, which is a stance that boggles me. How do you know what films to look forward to? Ones to avoid? Ones to hilariously make fun of? Trailers are like being tapped on the shoulder by the future and being told “This is what is going to make your heart explode in six months time.” They’re well exciting.
Of course, sometimes trailers are misleading, sometimes they end up being better than the films they promote (oh hi, The Social Network), or worse, tell you the entire plot so you then have no need to see the film in full. But the most important Read More →
Big has confirmed that Gong Yoo is totally my ideal, but strangely enough, I’m not obsessed or crushing on him in any way. A friend who is not a K-drama watcher, but who I’ve made watch Coffee Prince, thinks this is because his overall presence is so ridiculously hot, all we want is to do is errr- ok, what she said is too crass (albeit hilarious), to repeat. Basically that we’re only interested in him as a piece of meat. But Read More →