The film opens on a chameleon named Lars during his daily routine of putting on productions with his fellow tankmates (AKA non-living items), a hobby that helps escape the static existence he has grown accustomed to. But when he literally hits a bump in the road he goes flying out of his owner’s car to be left alone in the middle of a desert. Venturing out away from the one marking of human civilization in this barren land, Lars eventually happens upon a small town called Dirt, where he is able to once again blend into his surroundings in the only way he knows how by stepping into the rough boots of Rango, a tough gunslinger who just might be what this town needs to survive in the worsening water shortage. [Read more...]
Rango’s story might be a familiar hodgepodge of classic film’s and such, but the title character and the amount of weirdness the film throws at us elevates it to accompany the incredible ILM animation.
To call the film is actually almost an understatement. The film constantly borderlines on being inappropriate for children, has some rather graphic imagery, and it is nearly photo realistically produced by the pros at Industrial Light and Magic. Please, ILM, make more animated films; beautiful stuff. I didn’t even get to see the film in its full digital glory, stuck watching on film, and it was still incredible to look at. But enough gushing on how pretty and weird it is.
The film follows Rango, a lizard, who has been living his life acting out scenes with his inanimate surroundings of his tank/cage. When he is bummed out the back of his owners car with nothing but his wind up orange fish in the middle of the desert he is sent along to discover Dirt. Dirt is a more or less waterless, western, town that is losing its town’s people by the day as their water supply has all but dried out. When Rango shows up he puts his acting talents to work and conjures up a tough guy persona for the townsfolk and soon finds himself as the leader on the hunt for the town’s water.
Let Me In International Trailer - Many of you might remember that a couple years ago a Swedish film titled Let the Right One In was released, based on the vampire novel of the same name. Well, it didn’t take long for the English version to get made with Chloe Moretz as the young vampire (you might remember her as the best part of Kick-Ass). Even though the novel and foreign film are still on my to do list I cannot help but get excited for the newest adaptation. Check it out for yourselves here.
Operation: Endgame Red Band Trailer – An action/comedy in which groups of assassin’s start attacking each other in an underground base. What more could you ask for? Oh, you want Zach Galifianakis as an ex-spy? You got it. Check it out here.
Paranormal Activity 2 Teaser Trailer – The sequel to the beyond creepy first film seems to be bringing back a familiar face if the shadowy figure is who I think it is, which does not look good for the new family to be haunted. I must say that I am really intrigued to see how this one is going to be shot because the footage shown so far has not been handheld, but looks more like security camera footage (and a baby monitor?). I will say now if that dog dies I will hate this film with a fiery passion. Oh, and please don’t harm the baby either. Check it out here. And if you haven’t seen the first yet, grab a buddy and do so now.