After his Oscar acceptance speech where he said he was his own hero and that god had taught him that it was a scientific fact that gratitude is reciprocal, you’d be hard pressed to argue that Matthew McConaughey isn’t eccentric. Of all of the films he appeared in in 2013, though, probably his quirkiest role was in The Wolf of Wall Street, where his coked-up, chest-thumping scene with Leonardo DiCaprio over martinis is undoubtedly one of the film’s most memorable moments. So of course someone would eventually remix it. Here’s a new slice of remixed genius from Eclectic Method. Mmm-mmm. Mmm-mmm.
Ahh, sweet vindication. Ever since I reviewed Frozen, I’ve been in the minority of people who thought the movie was no great shakes. I mean, it’s not bad, it’s just nowhere near as good as people have made it out to be. I feel as though audiences are so desperate for a new Disney princess movie and/or a movie with two solid female protagonists that they just snapped up Frozen without considering that it’s not a particularly good film, even if it does meet those criteria. Anyway, here’s a Screen Junkies Honest Trailer that sums up all of my opinions on the film perfectly. Thank you, Screen Junkies. Thank you.
In 1994, Sam Rockwell may have had that bit part from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on his resume, but he was still an unknown actor. In fact, he was working as a private detective’s assistant and taking photographs of cheating spouses in order to pay the bills until he appeared in this commercial for Miller Lite Ice alongside an equally unknown Angie Harmon. This ad apparently paid pretty well as Rockwell was suddenly able to afford a full-time devotion to his acting career and eventually found stardom.
I’ve heard loads of great things about Dark Souls 2, but I still haven’t played it. However, I can honestly say that if the game had a built in Herzog narration mode, I wouldn’t be writing this post. I’d be playing the game.
I can’t quite believe how insanely action-packed and violent The Raid 2: Berendal looks. At this point, if you told me that the movie included a scene where a man with baseball bats for arms and hammers for feet fought another guy with a chainsaw for a head, I’d probably believe you. I haven’t had the time to watch all of this awesome ten-minute featurette that takes us behind the scenes of the film, but from what I’ve seen, The Raid 2 is just going to be wall-to-wall smashy-smashy. And that’s just fine by me.
The Raid 2: Berendal comes out March 28, 2014.
Justin Timberlake obviously did not find fame by being a country singer, but it seems that a lot of existing footage of him from his younger days shows him performing country music. Justin got his first major television exposure at the age of 11 by donning a cowboy hat and belting out an Alan Jackson song on Star Search. Now here’s some handheld footage of him singing Garth Brooks’ “Two of a Kind” to win an amateur talent competition.
It’s less than a month until the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Marvel is cutting their losses by releasing a friggin’ four minute long trailer for the film. Guys, that’s four times as long as a trailer needs to be. I don’t even particularly care about spoiling Captain America for myself, since he’s never been one of my favourite characters, but even I’m not watching this because I want the movie to at least have one scene that I haven’t seen a clip from. But hey, if this is your bag, please watch away! The movie looks pretty damn good.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier comes out April 4, 2014.
I can’t believe the day has finally come. Sin City 2 finally has a trailer. It only took them nine years to make a sequel to the badass, hard boiled 2005 collaboration between Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, and only two cast members died in the interim, but here it is. At long last. Evidence that this movie exists. It looks exactly like the original Sin City in terms of style, and aside from some recasting, everything appears to be in the same fine form. Why the heck did this take so long to come to fruition? Anyway, I’ve been anticipating this movie for almost a decade, so of course I’m looking forward to it. I just hope Miller and Rodriguez haven’t lost their touch since their last collaboration.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For comes out, at long last, on August 22, 2014.