It’s that time again for TGITDNMAR, which (obviously) stands for Thank God It’s The Day New Movies Are Released.
I’ve yet to experience and/or endure Cloud Atlas – and I am looking forward to it – but am I crazy to get a definite Movie: The Movie vibe from it? With its expansive cast bouncing from era to era over an elephantine 172 minutes, it must feel like it is every movie ever made crammed into one experience. Whether this will prove effective for you or I is still yet to be determined, though I’m neither surprised nor disappointed by the 65% Rotten Tomatoes score its received thus far, with comments ranging from high, high praise to calls of it essentially being rubbish. They’re probably all right. Get ready for Prometheus, Part II – this time sans emergency surgery.
Dylan’s Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 88%
“When young Jay Moriarty discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it. ”
So what you’re telling me is that this is the area of Point Break between the climax and the denouement, when Bodhi journeys to Australia to catch the Wave of the Century?
What? You’re not telling me that? Well, that’s too bad, then, because I’d have been on board if you were. As is, I have very limited interest in this, since Gerard Butler isn’t enough to get me into a theater, even with Elisabeth Shue on hand as well.
Dylan’s Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 17%
Silent Hill: Revelation
Answer me this: is the first Silent Hill film worth a watch? Not being into horror films all that much (or video games), I of course haven’t experienced SH in any media. The first film being a video game adaptation doesn’t exactly add interest, knowing how well those turn out. But at the same time, I seem to recall hearing (from Nick, at the least) that it’s among the best video game adaptations of all time. So I suddenly think it must be a good horror film. “Not so!,” says the 29% RT score, however. So which is it?
One thing that I’ve found funny is just how ignorant I was of this Pyramid Head guy, who’s apparently a big deal. Thing is, I walked around both the Phoenix and San Diego Comic Conventions this past summer, seeing at least one person dressed up as him at each one. The whole time, I thought he was slightly menacing-looking, but mostly stupid-looking, and I only put together that he was from Silent Hill (and supposed to be ooohhhh-aaaaahh! scary) in the span of the last couple weeks. Sorry, folks – he just looks dumb, even with his giant sword-thing.
Congrats to star Adelaide Clemens for winning the Michelle Williams look-alike award, though.
Dylan’s Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 16%
Um…what? What is this? Lemme guess – it’s being marketed to tweens. I blame the awesomeness of DVRs and minimized television viewing in general (rather than my old man-ness) for my general ignorance of select wide release films. There used to be a time when the thought of a wide release film creeping up on me would be insane, but these days it’s a near-weekly occurrence. At first blush, it really does bother me (“I’m so out of touch!!”), but after making excuses involving DVRs, having a two-year old, not watching as much TV and the like, I generally feel better about myself. Hey, I just did that – I feel great!
Dylan’s Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 3%