Valentine’s day weekend your grizzled, hard and anti-relationship movie critic decided to check out a romantic movie at the local Cineplex. Yes, it was a cartoon, but it was a sweet and romantic movie none the less; Gnomeo and Juliet from Touchstone Pictures. Gnomeo and Juliet tells the classic William Shakespeare tale of two star crossed lovers from rival houses (Gnomeo from the Blue house of yard Gnomes and Juliet from the Red). Besides being sweet and romantic, the G-Rated animated film is very funny. James McAvoy is the voice of Gnomeo and Emily Blunt is Juliet. The movie also has some unexpected voices in the cast like Ozzy Osborne as a lawn deer and Hulk Hogan as the TV commercial voice of a monster lawnmower called the “Terrafirminator”.
The yard gnomes race around the alley in lawnmowers and wage war against each other and during it all Gnomeo and Juliet find each other and try to overcome the obstacles that threaten to keep them apart. It’s very “little girl friendly” but I wouldn’t have a problem taking my grandson to see the movie because Gnomeo was a hardcore, gangster gnome. He was very roguish and tough but wasn’t afraid to show his softer side to find love (Guys, perhaps a lesson a few of us could learn). The movie features music from Elton John, including a new duet with Lady Gaga, and I have to mention the film’s director, Kelly Asbury. He’s from my hometown (Beaumont, TX) and we went to the same college (Lamar University). One of his previous projects was Shrek 2 and he does an excellent job of bringing the gnomes to life on the big screen in Gnomeo and Juliet.
Posted by admin Date: Sunday, February 13, 2011
We don’t know when the next trailer for Chris Nolan’s Inception will be arriving (I’m guessing sometime early this summer?), so to hold you over, we’re featuring these four new photos that have popped up various places over the last few days. SlashFilm culled them all together and cleaned them up a bit, so I owe them some thanks. Coincidentally we last featured four new photos from Inception just last week, so it looks like they keep hitting in batches of four. Seen in these photos are Leonardo DiCaprio as Cobb, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Arthur, and Ellen Page as Ariadne. I think a few of them were found in the Mind Crime viral game.
If you haven’t seen them, watch the first teaser trailer and second teaser trailer for Inception at those links. We’ll definitely let you know whenever any trailers show up online for Inception, so stay tuned right here!
Inception is both written and directed by acclaimed Oscar nominated British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige and The Dark Knight. Nolan previously co-wrote the scripts for Memento, Batman Begins, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight with his brother Jonathan Nolan. Warner Bros is bringing Inception to theaters starting on July 16th this summer. See you all in theaters!
Posted by admin Date: Thursday, April 22, 2010
Please don’t screw this up, I don’t want another Next, that movie was awful! The first two photos from The Adjustment Bureau appeared online today (via Collider). The Adjustment Bureau co-stars Matt Damon & Emily Blunt (pictured) as well as Anthony Mackie, Terence Stamp and John Slattery. Based on a Philip K. Dick short story, the film is about an affair between a politician and a ballerina (Damon and Blunt) that becomes affected by mysterious forces (a group called the Adjustment Bureau) who are keeping the lovers apart. The photos aren’t much (there’s nothing more to the one above), but it is our first look at the movie.
Here’s a better official plot synopsis: On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt)–a woman like none he’s ever known. But just as he realizes he’s falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of fate itself – the men of The Adjustment Bureau – who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path… or risk everything to defy fate and be with her. I love PKD stories! Writer George Nolfi is directing. Hits theaters on July 30th!