Friday, April 30, 2004

On the Screen (soon)

Laws of Attraction is getting really poor reviews, so bad that I'm going to at least be tempted to rent it. How the hell can you take Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore (two of the sexiest people in the history of the planet and both good actors) and screw up a romantic comedy with them in the lead? I can only assume both the writing and the directing are abysmal.

On the other hand, I can't flipping wait for Van Helsing - how can you go wrong with a totally-over-the-top Hugh Jackman combined with another opportunity to watch Kate Beckinsale in her costume from Underworld with the original Universal Studios monsters thrown in?

Finally, an interesting reaction to the original (I mean really, really original pre-Raymond Burr, pre-cuts for the US market) Godzilla, King of Monsters theatrical release from a reviewer at Film Threat:

The main problem, though, is the fact "Godzilla" takes itself so damn seriously that the intense behavior of the actors is poorly reflected against the spectacle of watching a man in a baggy dinosaur costume knock around toy boats, toy tanks, and balsa wood miniatures of the Tokyo skyline. It is no wonder that the rest of the Godzilla series began to play itself for laughs -- the atrocious special effects (you can actually see the wire manipulating Godzilla's tail) cannot be taken seriously and in "Godzilla" it often seems like there are two wildly different movies unreeling simultaneously.

Ah, I'll see it anyway if it makes it to a theater in the area.


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