“For Your Renting Pleasure” is back, compiling the movies that I’ve waited till now to see. Looking for something to rent this upcoming weekend? Here are a few selections to either consider or avoid: 10 Years, Lawless, or Ruby Sparks. [Read more...]
Zac: The Dark Knight Rises supposedly brings us to the end of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, and the reactions to it have been fairly positive for the most part (Zac’s Review). Still, the latest Batman film leaves a lot to be discussed and Lauren and I have decided to get into spoilers to see what really worked, and what didn’t, for the film.
Lauren: That’s right; feel free to read this in your Batman voice. [Read more...]
For those of you not keeping track we are about to enter the second half of the year, full of just as many exciting things as the first half. So far some entries have disappointed, some have surprised, and some have lived up to and surpassed expectations so far, so lets keep our fingers crossed that there will be more of the latter options in the months to come. So what are you excited for? Let’s give you some options to consider with this list of what the writers of HST can’t wait for. [Read more...]
Zac: This Means War is the latest film from director McG, whose previous efforts I have had a lot of fun with. The Charlie’s Angels film and Terminator Salvation are at their worst fun action films and that is what I hoped for here. Sadly, I was ultimately disappointed with the end product, even with all the actors doing a pretty good job. [Read more...]
So obviously Lauren and I (Check out our reviews first; Lauren’s and Zac’s) think Inception is a pretty swell movie. Lauren has picked it as her best picture favorite and it seems to be a lock Top 5 for me as well. But we both agree that the final shot of the film is easily the biggest flaw of the film and kind of B.S.
Either way, we discuss it in depth below and feel free to let us know if you agree.
And Obviously: Spoilers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I remember reading something once when I was younger about the possibility of being able to control what happens in your dreams. You were supposed to ask yourself throughout the day “Am I dreaming?” Eventually this habit would cause your dreaming self to ask this same question, so that when you realized you were dreaming you would be able to influence the dream in your own way. Basically your dream self could do all the things you would never do in the real world, creating a second reality in a way. Back then I thought it was awesome because I would finally get the chance to kiss the boy I had a crush on… Talk about dreaming big, I know. I eventually forgot about this until tonight when Inception showed me why leaving the dream world to the subconscious is probably a wiser choice.
The characters in Inception take this process one step further. Instead of trying to manipulate the random dream they find themselves in once they fall asleep, the team led by Cobb actually create the dream from the ground up. They then enter this “controlled” environment with their mark, or the person that they will then try to steal certain desired information and secrets from for their client. [Read more...]
I am not going to even try to explain the plot as it is both complex and better experienced as virgin as possible. But in short it follows a team of contracted thieves, led by Cobb, who steal information from people’s minds by sedating them and creating a dream world which allows them to extract their target mission. When the team is recruited to plant an idea in a mark’s mind, through Inception, they will have the greatest challenge they have faced yet.
Nicolas Refn’s Bronson is a portrait on Britain’s most dangerous inmate who is portrayed in an incredible performance by Tom Hardy through a journey of solitude and violence told with incredible style.
Bronson or Charles Bronson is our title character, but not that Charles Bronson. Our portrait is of Michael Gordon Peterson who adopts the name Charles Bronson after, yes, that Charles Bronson. Peterson’s first trip to prison came after robbing a post office as a young husband and once incarcerated that is where his story began. Peterson claims he always wanted to be famous and since he didn’t have any traditional talents he would have to take a different path to fame; that being a violent and antagonizing prisoner that does nothing but raise hell. Peterson’s fame at first is contained to his inmates who love him for his physicality towards the guards but the wardens get to know him so much they start sending him off to another prison to get him off their hands. His life includes countless beatings, both delivered and received, a trip to a mental institution, and lots of time alone. [Read more...]
This is one of the biggest films of 010 from Christopher Nolan and has an absolutely stunning cast.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine and Dileep Rao, that is a cast few can top.
The trailer is weird and illusive and the poster is no more helpful. But still, you should get a better look at the trailer in the coming weeks as it will be attatched to either Avatar or Sherlock Holmes. Check out the poster after the jump.
Guy Ritchie’s return to form in RocknRolla is a crazy, fun, and always cool look at crime in London, and while it might seem like re-tread territory to some, it is so damn entertaining that one should ask, why should we care?
To begin to explain this convoluted and twisting plot from the get go would be a bit of a pain, and Archie (Mark Strong) does a good job of keeping you in the loop as he narrates everyone’s comings and goings, but I will try my best to sum up here. Lenny (Tom Wilkinson) is a big wig crime boss in England that makes his money in property and twisting his connections into his favor. So when One Two (Gerard Butler) and Mumbles (Idris Elba) come to him with a lucrative property proposition, he gets in their way of a loan, and gets them to owe him money as well; all while he turns on the fast track to acquiring the property himself. To help fund this property, Lenny turns to Uri (Karel Roden) a Russian entrepreneur who is trying to get in on the property boom of London like many other “immigrants” are, and Lenny offers his contacts and connections at the cost of 7 million Euros. Uri eagerly agrees and offers his lucky painting as a sign of gratitude to Lenny and assures him that his (Uri) accountant (Thandie Newton) will be able to produce the money in little to no time. Well as you can imagine, things don’t go necessarily to plan and things become quite intertwined and a whole mess of trouble for everyone brews before the end. [Read more...]