Apparently Robert Rodriguez wasn't just blowing smoke up our asses when he said that he was gearing up for Sin City 2 back during comic con. I read today that William Monahan has been brought on for some script work.
The name may sound familiar because he won an Oscar for this little movie called The Departed a few years back.
I really enjoyed Tangled, way more than I was expecting. I'd argue that it's visual style and animation was fairly unique at the time it came out. They really managed to make it look and feel very reminiscent of classic Disney animation despite being CGI.
I mostly enjoyed the film, but the music straight up pissed me off. I expect cheesy music in a disney movie, but this stuff killed any mood that was previously established.
I also didn't like how she somehow magically came to the realization she was a princess and her (not-)mother was evil. There was no build up to that moment, it just came out of nowhere.Unless I missed something, which wouldn't surprise me, seeing as I was half asleep at the time I was watching this.
I watched Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd last night. I still love it like I did the first time I saw it, easily one of my favorite movies. Despite how (literally) dark the movie is, it's still a really beautiful movie.
I swear the very last moment of the film looks like a painting, I get chills every time I see it. Also, I think the opening sequence is brilliant.
Last movie I went to see in the theater was "The Help". REALLY good film, I liked it a lot.
Really excited for Lion King, because I'm a nerd like that, and Abduction! Looks like some epic special effects ^.^ And way better role for Taylor Lautner than being the only reason I watch the Twilight series XD
"Just as the moon,
Which pulls the tides,
I shall remain,
His Shadow that guides."
Although there really wasn't a coherent plot, which kind of came across as sloppy at times, but I thought the main character more than made up for it. Joseph-Gordon Levitt was great, I loved him in this. The great thing about his character is that he's pretty much built to be unlikable yet he is likable. You just can't hate him. Natalie Portman was nothing too special imo. Rainn Wilson did a great job, I love it when comedians take on more serious roles. And the kid was decent for the most part.
I'm watching Advent Children Complete right now. I've seen it before, but this is the first time in 1080p (my new monitor is full HD, while my TV is only half HD). I bought the blu-ray while I was in Japan and while it unfortunately lacks English subtitles, it DOES have the English track with all it's original English cast.
Even if you're not a fan of Final Fantasy VII, you should still watch it. It's GORGEOUS and has a pretty faithful dub.
Best film I've seen all year has to be "Drive". I just loved it, very slow moving at the start but really picks up in the second half. And the soundtrack just made the film even better, brilliant film if you haven't seen it yet you should check it out.