Well, it’s a teaser. And — as is the case with many teasers — I don’t have really have a good sense of the movie yet, so it’s hard for me to get truly excited. I will say, though, that Angelina Jolie looks great as Maleficent. I don’t know if she’ll actually be great — hopefully, this won’t turn out like Charlize Theron as the Wicked Queen — but I do have some hope. It does seem like a pretty amazing casting job.
I can’t help but wonder, though, if our Sleeping Beauty is going to be as boring as she appears. Not like Sleeping Beauty is an intensely interesting character or anything, but if no one bothers to write her a personality, the entire audience might end up rooting for Maleficent to win. Which (unfortunately) is unlikely, considering this is Disney and all.
I gotta be honest: epic biblical movies aren’t really my cup of cocoa, you know what I mean? I might watch this eventually — the cinematography looks pretty great, and I would really like to watch Emma Watson in more things — but the story of Noah isn’t what I’d call an upper, and my interest just really isn’t there. Of course, the draw for a lot of people is probably director Darren Aronofsky, but I haven’t seen very many of his films yet, not even Black Swan. (I’m still having trouble working up the desire to see it.) His only film I HAVE seen is The Fountain, which . . . yeah, not exactly my cup of cocoa either. Not even my can of soda. I’d say it’s more like my glass of orange juice that someone will eventually force me to drink because it’s “good for me.”
Boo. I’d rather drink my carbonated sugar acid, thanks.
Heaven is For Real
I take it all back. I would watch Noah 27 times in a row before I watched this movie.
Greg Kinnear, why? Why won’t you act in movies I actually want to see? And Margo Martindale, come on. What are you even doing in this?
I’m rarely a big fan of anything that’s ‘Inspired by a True Story,’ but this one . . . man, this looks to win the fucking PRIZE of Schmaltz Trailers. Ugh. No, no, thank you.
Machete Kills Again . . . in Space
Okay, this isn’t even a real trailer . . . well, not yet . . . but I decided to post it anyway, mostly to cheer myself up after watching that bullshit trailer above. Seriously, Heaven is FOR REAL? That’s your title?
Sigh. Anyway, this is fun, assuming you’re into these kind of fake grindhouse trailers. I’m just going to keep saying, “It’s all galactic and shit,” over and over to myself. That will make me feel better.
And finally . . . Psych the Musical
Because I still needed cheering up.
This sneak peek or whatever has been online for months, but since the episode itself is airing in a few weeks, I decided to post it here. If you don’t watch Psych, well, I don’t suppose you’re going to care about a musical episode that references seven seasons worth of silly things you won’t recognize, but I’m still pretty excited. More tap-dancing, please!