From all the decades of cinema the 1940's probably started cementing into audiences minds, that film can be a form of art. Pushing the boundaries of technology and not remaining stagnant. Offering audiences real reasons to loving the medium and becoming the number one entertainment choice.
Another year passes by and what can we say? That we've had an overdose of action films, blockbusters, effects driven films, sequels and a butt load of comic book films. Couldn't we say the same thing, for almost every year of the past few..
Naturally before I begin with my thoughts on Affleck in general and if could he work or not as Batman. We must admit that yes, there is a chance he might be a good Batman. You have to leave the chance open that anything could happen for one, second acting choices of past have surprised many so could do the same and it is premature to spew out hatred. However there is a difference between hatred and disappointment, hatred and annoyance and hatred and the honest truth. When you've been spoiled with Nolan and Bale being the dynamic duo of bringing seriousness to comic book films. We will have to really lower the bar very low with the duo of Snyder and Affleck.
Robert Downey Jr. just recently signed on for two more Marvel films. We all presume that they are going to be "Avengers" 2 and 3 and not any more "Iron Man" films. Still during this time we've been hearing a lot of rumors and speculation of what would have happened if he was indeed replaced or him choosing to leave the series. As well as the huge fan out cry of not living another day without Downey Jr. in role of Tony Stark. Which leads me to the question. Was the fan reaction a little bit overboard and could Downey be replaced?
What makes a good horror film? The amount of blood, scares, suspense, build up, effects or the subject matter? Or is it simply a very good combination of all these elements.
The death of the western, masters of cinema at work and political commentary galore. The 60's couldn't have been better.
This was the year were all fan-boys dreams came true. First "The Avengers" finally came to life and without a hiccup, then the best comic book trilogy to date in "The Dark Knight Trilogy" came to a beautiful close and now comic book films have a definite foothold on the world wide market and with no end in sight. Though, it would be a gross exaggeration to say that superhero films were the only films to capture our love and imagination this year.
With "The Dark Knight Rises" being released on Blu-Ray and DVD on December 4th. I thought it was no better time, than to look back on the Bat trilogy and name out some of the best and some of the worst moments of the Christopher Nolan trilogy.
If you haven't seen any of the films don't bother reading further.
We all are a fool for love, even more on the big screen. Many of the great love stories have been about the connection of two people, the sacrifice of love and the absence of it. Others about the quirkiness and unfair nature that comes with it. The great romances of the past, are all but forgotten to the cheap rom-coms of today. Here is a list with some of the greats, some my favorites and some of the best love stories you will ever see.
Another year has past, with more great films to remember and abysmal films to forget. In general it was a pretty light year. Films were mostly about superheroes, blockbusters, Harry Potter and Twilight fever than films that capture movie magic or push the boundaries of cinema. Those special films that we all rave about, I'm sad to say weren't that many. Not that they weren't exceptions.