Went back to uni this week. BOOOOOOO! Came to class on Monday only to find that I didn't even need to be there since my teacher was sick (and yet the lecture went on still... we just watched a film).
Look what came in the mail this week! No idea why JB Hi-Fi doesn't have this highly underrated film in stock but I'm just happy I have a copy of it now. If you guys haven't seen "Brick" yet, I'd recommend it definitely. Quite good stuff.
Anyone watching HBO's new fantasy series, "Game of Thrones"? It's pretty damn solid so far - every episode hasn't disappointed and it's remained consistently good. The budget of this must be off the rails for each episode. Yikes.
WHAT I'VE BEEN WATCHING
This week's release, "Source Code" comes from Duncan Jones, the son of David Bowie who broke out with his fantastic debut in the now modern sci-fi classic, "Moon". The film follows Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) who is tasked with the objective of finding out who bombed a Chicago-bound train. The only catch is that in order to do so, Stevens has to retrace 8 minutes and ONLY 8 minutes of another man's life in another reality in order to find the culprit in this reality. Scratching your head? That's a good thing. "Source Code" is a great film that really makes you scratch your head and wonder what's just happened and will keep you guessing until all is said and done. It does a fantastic job of keeping you on your toes and gripping you within the film's story. It works as a mystery/sci-fi/thriller headtripper and unlike the ambitiousness of the hugely successful, "Inception", "Source Code's" low-key approach to this mind-bending perfectly suits the film. Now to have the film move forward by repeatedly having to go back to relive 8 minutes might sound like it could easily be a boring concept but it works wonders in the film. I do have one complaint though which falls into spoiler territory so I'll do without that but I will say though that I had a fun time with "Source Code" and look forward to more from Duncan Jones.
TIDBITS OF FILM NEWS
One of the breakout films that garnered quite a bit of buzz was "Martha Marcy May Marlene". Quite the tongue twister isn't it? The film follows a young woman trying to rebuild her life after she flees from a cult. And while I am mostly interested in this film due to Elizabeth Olsen's presence (although I do here she made an outstanding impression crowds who saw this film), I will like to say that the film does look quite interesting and very creepy, at least according to that trailer. Consider my interest in this film, piqued.
------------Following the news of Quentin Tarantino's next film being now officially titled, "Django Unchained", it seems that Tarantino wants to have one of the world's biggest box-office stars, Will Smith, to be his leading man. I'll trust Tarantino here - whenever he finds people for his films, he makes them work within the context of his films and always pulls incredible performances. Just look at recent example in Christoph Waltz. Complete unknown who went from nobody to somebody in the film industry. Yes it's a bizarre choice to have the Fresh Prince as a freed slave in a Tarantino film but weirder things have happened. besides, Smith can act. So I'm just curious to see if he'll take the bait.
And finally here's the second trailer for "Green Lantern". It's much, MUCH better than the first trailer and is a lot different in tone than the first one and actually lays out much of the story. I'm looking forward to this film.
And that's it this week. To end this blog on a positive note, here's a video that's bound to make you go "awwww". Enjoy.