Entries in Christopher Nolan (2)

Friday
Jun292012

2012 Movies I'm Still Waiting For

I'm sitting here salivating because of all the hot summer movies yet to hit this year. The Amazing Spider-Man promises a thrilling reboot, while Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Rises is a necessary cerebral entry for fans of the superhero genre (which includes yours truly). Expendables 2 is also anticipated, but I might wait for the official fan feedback on that one. And I've already loaded the trailers for Django Unchained and The Bourne Legacy, which is a hot properties in my book. Beyond summer, this year is loaded with goodies. For one, Tom Cruise gives us his turn as Jack Reacher (this may or may not upset longtime fans of Lee Child. We'll just have to wait and see). I've mentioned Skyfall, the next (let's hope "great") James Bond film. Can't wait for The Great Gatbsy with Leo DiCaprio as the man himself too. What a glossy cinematic treat that's shaping up to be also. Let me not even talk about The Hobbit. And then there's RZA's Man With the Iron Fists, which, while it does not have a US release date as yet, it is rumored the film might drop sometime in December. I'm looking forward to that one hard. First image from the film below shows a guy's eye popping out:

There are also questionable films coming. Each year, some audiences get really exited about them; silly remakes or hokey sounding titles that promise ridilous plots (Snakes on a Plane anyone?). But when those films land, they tend to disappoint, big time. Well, some are coming up later this year, but they're not even worth mentioning, so I won't waste your or my time. Well, what are you folks longing to see this year?

Thursday
May102012

Avengers Assemble

I can't express how much of a thrill it is to finally see these comic book movies in such splendor on the big screen. As a kid collecting comic books (X-Men, Spider-Man, Batman, Justice League, etc.), I never imagined a day like this, where I'd be able to see my beloved characters come to life over and over again in unique and interesting ways. Sure there were movies made back in the day, but mainly the low-budget variety. Early Spider-Man, Captain America, and Punisher films failed to capture the essence of the comic books and they sank at the box office or never debuted there in the first place.

Now here we are, with Sam Raimi's Spider-Man behind us, Chris Nolan's Batman saga wrapping up, and Joss Whedon's Avengers taking serious root. I'm a kid in a major candy store! The success of these movies only emboldens fanboys like me to keep cranking out stories in an attempt to propel this collective machine forward. To see them all succeed is important, because for far too long us geeks have been put out to pasture or left on the sidelines to stew while other genres were getting their due. Now our day has come, and our heroes are getting their moment in the sun! And in the biggest way possible, what with all the record-breaking Avengers has and is doing.

I'm already so inspired I've come up with a half dozen new tales Gordon and I will push through 711 Press in the coming years, once they're tweaked and refined and such. I'll keep you posted.