X-Men First Class due June 3, 2011

Oooo… can’t wait!

X-MEN FIRST CLASS charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to prevent nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.

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Rubber: In Theaters April 1st, 2011


RUBBER is the story of Robert, an inanimate tire that has been abandoned in the desert, and suddenly and inexplicably comes to life. As Robert roams the bleak landscape, he discovers that he possesses terrifying telepathic powers that give him the ability to destroy anything he wishes without having to move. At first content to prey on small desert creatures and various discarded objects, his attention soon turns to humans, especially a beautiful and mysterious woman who crosses his path. Leaving a swath of destruction across the desert landscape, Robert becomes a chaotic force to be reckoned with, and truly a movie villain for the ages. Directed by legendary electro musician Quentin Dupieux (Steak, Nonfilm), aka Mr. Oizo, RUBBER is a smart, funny and wholly original tribute to the cinematic concept of no reason.

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Tron, True Grit, and The Tourist

Happy New Year! OK, I know… I’m a little late. I was traveling for for the second half of December, and I got a little swamped when I got back home.

I did manage to see a few movies over the holidays…

Tron Legacy

Tron Legacy

I saw Tron Legacy in 3D IMAX, and it was awesome! I personally thought it was a worthy sequel to the 1982 classic (which I loved). They did a great job maintaining the overall feel of the original film (including long sequences of electronic music), while updating it with all the latest and greatest eye-candy. The story wasn’t half bad either. I enjoyed it enough that I may even see it again.

True Grit

True Grit

The Coen brothers did a really excellent job with this remake of the 1969 film starring John Wayne. I like the original movie, but I personally thought this version was way better. Although the two versions have a lot of similarities, the new one has a much greater sense of realism. Plus, I’m a big Jeff Bridges fan… who does a great job in this role.

The Tourist

The Tourist

Out of the movies I saw over the holidays, The Tourist was my least favorite. It stars Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie… and that’s really the only thing this film had going for it. I didn’t hate it, but I did find it very predictable and a little slow. I like both of these actors, but I thought their performances were merely adequate. I could have easily skipped this one in the theater and waited for it to come on TV.

Moon: A Film by Duncan Jones

Indie Sci-fi film, Moon, by Duncan Jones. The trailer looks awesome.

“Astronaut Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his intelligent computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of Helium 3, a resource that has helped diminish our planet’s power problems.”

More info | via DF