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I think I’m gonna pass on seeing the “Annie” remake… no thanks…

For some weird reason, I’m already seeing that the Jay-Z and Will Smith produced, “Annie” remake could be the worst film of 2014. It isn’t because they turned it into a version where black actors star in the film, it’s just that the movie looks garbage overall. Could this be the box office bomber of the year? I’m saying yes, it will bomb terribly. No one will see this.

I used to be a fan of the 1982 original when I was a kid.

What’s even worse is that Steven Spielberg is planning to direct a “West Side Story” remake, and I don’t want him getting near that either. It pisses me off how important classics are getting remade in this day and age.


Film Review: “Django Unchained”…

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Leonardo Dicaprio, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Today, I finally saw, Tarantino’s newest film, “Django Unchained” and here is my review.

Plot/synopsis: Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), a former Dentist, buys the freedom of slave, Django. Then he trains him to become a deputy bounty hunter, so Django can go rescue his kidnapped wife who is being held by a ruthless plantation owner, Calvin Candie (Leonardo Dicaprio).

As you can see, the plot, is simple, and straight forward. Tarantino has been wanting to make a Western film for years and he finally got around to making that opportunity to do one. Just like with “Inglorious Basterds”, Tarantino re-writes history again. A re-telling of history in his own take. This film takes place two years before the Civil War, happens. Of course, this film is going to spark controversy in the news, with the constant use of the “n” word, in which Spike Lee wrongly and unfairly criticized. In Tarantino’s mind, back in those days, the “n” word wasn’t really considered a racist term back then. Spike maybe offended by the use of the “n” word in the film but apparently all the black actors in the film, including Jamie Foxx, seems to have no problem with it.

On with the film, I was very entertained throughout. It was at least 3 hours like most Tarantino flicks, but I wasn’t bored one bit. Tarantino has always been great at the pacing. His movies may seem long, but once you see it, the film won’t feel like it’s 3 hours.

All the characters were very enjoyable. Jamie Foxx as Django was badass, and Leo Dicaprio made a badass villian. Christoph Waltz delivered a great performance like always. There were a few surprising cameo appearances in the film, though. Don Johnson made a cameo. Jonah Hill made a cameo, and even though his role was small, he did a good job. Of course, Tarantino himself has a cameo. What I admired the most, was Kerry Washington, playing Django’s wife. She didn’t have any dialogue in the film. The camera just pointed at her a lot. I don’t think the script had any lines for her or anything. Correct me if I’m wrong.

Not only this film was a spaghetti Western, it also seemed like it was a comedy, ’cause there were hilarious scenes throughout. Tarantino seems to know his shit with Westerns ’cause the film was made like it was a real Western. If you want a modern day Clint Eastwood, spaghetti Western, for example, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”, this film is it. The film locations were Old West like, and all the costumes were Old West like too.

With all this being said, this is one of the best films of this year. It’ll probably make that list somewhere, definitely pretty high up there. It is also Tarantino’s best film and it’s definitely BEST PICTURE worthy for the Oscars. I really hope this film makes “BEST PICTURE”. It probably won’t ’cause the Academy has never been friendly with violent movies too much. “Django Unchained” was an amazing movie. I wasn’t bored. Whether you’re a fan of Tarantino films or Westerns, you would love this film. Tarantino did it again. He never disappoints. Do yourself a favor and see this flick!

Score for, “Django Unchained” = **** (4 stars as in “excellent”)


Cool Video: Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” trailer is finally here!!!

Things to watch out for in this film: 1. Foot fetish cameos 2. An actress to steal the show (most likely Kerry Washington will have a scene that will make the audience go crazy, Tarantino is usually good at giving women the best scenes) 3. Tarantino to give himself a cameo in this movie?

I really can’t wait for this movie. I’m a huge Tarantino fan, love all of his movies, that includes, “Jackie Brown”, and “Death Proof”, they’re both great films as well.

Enjoy the trailer here. It’s too bad Kurt Russell dropped out of this movie though, I really wanted to see him in this.


Film Review: Law Abiding Citizen

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, Colm Meaney

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Today, I just saw the movie, “Law Abiding Citizen”. Nothing else out playing, wasn’t really interested in seeing, “Where the Wild Things Are”, that I’ll wait for DVD on, so I went and saw this movie instead. Drew Barrymore’s “Whip It” is not even worth reviewing since that film was alright and really nothing special.

Here is my review for “Law Abiding Citizen”:

Plot/Synopsis: A normal father, Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) lives a regular and happy life by living with his wife and his daughter. Suddenly, him and his family has been attacked by two robbers. His wife and his daughter is murdered by one of the robbers. In the killer’s trial, the killer is released from prison 10 years later. Clyde is out for revenge, he hunts down the man that killed his family and kills him himself. Clyde’s revenge is not yet over. He is still on revenge against law enforcement who let the killer free. This is Clyde’s way of trying to fix the justice system himself.

This was an entertaining film. Nothing all that great or amazing, nothing really Oscar worthy, but just a fun little popcorn film. The story and plot is kind of whacky, but hey, it’s just a movie, right?

Of course, the acting of Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler stoled the show, their acting was great in this. I’m also glad to see Colm Meaney who is a former, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” star. Remember, Colm played Miles O’ Brien in “Star Trek: TNG” years back.

The movie had a mix of action, suspense, comedy, and drama thrown in. There is also a bit of blood and gore in this flick as well. The action scenes were good, lots of explosions and things like that, but nothing really that will take you at the edge of your seat.

It wasn’t really a bad film. I just think the writing needs to be a little better. It would have been a moving film if they had a better script for this.

I say this movie is pretty good.

Score for “Law Abiding Citizen” = *** (3 stars as in “Good”)