Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises (2012): A rise to the occasion.

I am going to start with saying this: YES, this is better than The Dark Knight. The Dark Knight Rises is a bigger film with better characters and a badass Bane.

The film kicks off on a sour note. With all these new characters, we never see them get a proper introduction. The 8 year difference between the films is also a contribution to the introduction of the new characters. We see Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in the movie, trying to steal from a hermit Bruce Wayne. This is our beginning setup, but why? It's not very well explained, except for implication that Bruce is a hermit after making a poor investment in Wayne Enterprises.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Masterpieces Classics: Children of Paradise (1945)

What are Hugh doing, Mr. Jackman?
Marcel Carne's Children of Paradise has been described as France's answer to Gone With the Wind. But,  this sweeping epic/romance what-have-you is greater than Gone With The Wind. It's a more majestic, leaner, and subtle.

What is Marcel Carne's Children of Paradise? It is the telling tale of 4 men and the woman they love. First is Baptiste, a popular mime, and the good-hearted man out of the 4. He's the one that can't find love, except for the theater director's daughter, Nathalie, who can't get the message that Baptiste doesn't love her.

The Master, theatrical trailer.

PT Anderson is back... with a vengeance! Expect a 'Dark Knight Rises' review tomorrow...