Thursday, July 23, 2009

Film Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Not a bad movie, better than some of the others. Sure they dropped oodles, and true they could've cut differently, but I'm glad they finally got a good weasley twins spot in the film. They also dropped at least one point that should be in there (plays into the next films). But overall, better than the last one. It's not too bad, so long as you leave enough time between a reading of the book and the movie, also think of the movies as more of the book: Re-imagined.

I'd say it will do well. It's great if you have kiddies, and still decent if you don't.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Michael Bay

Everyone is trashing Michael Bay. True, he has an ego that's bigger than the Australian Continent, and he made a movie with plot wholes that tractor trailers could fithrough. But he does excel at making things go boom, and action. Logic be damned. Remember, Transformers was a kids cartoon.

Now this is a hilarious laugh at the expense of Michael Bay.

And there's this point, showing his ego, from The Big Picture.

Asked to answer Megan Fox's charge that he didn't present her with any acting opportunities in the new "Transformers" film, director Michael Bay said: "You roll your eyes when you see statements like that. I 100% disagree with her. Nic Cage wasn't a big actor when I cast him, nor was Ben Affleck before I put him in 'Armageddon.' "

Comment: Talk about an eye roller! Nic Cage wasn't a big actor before he met Michael Bay? No, he'd only won a best actor Oscar (for "Leaving Las Vegas") and worked with everyone from Francis Coppola to the Coen Brothers. And Ben Affleck. Oh yeah, he'd already been in "Good Will Hunting," which earned seven Oscar nominations (with Affleck taking home an Oscar for writing the screenplay with Matt Damon). Judging from their post-Bay career trajectory, I'd argue that neither guy ever recovered from working with Mr. Transformers.

Imagine That

No, it's not a review. Like most of the rest of the country, I haven't seen it. I mean, it doesn't look bad, but whoever put its release date in summer blockbuster season should be due a performance review. The movie looks like something that would do well at Christmas.