My review of ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ is up now on Trashwire.com. Check it out at http://itson.tw/otQ5M0. In short, I really liked it. If you see it this weekend, tweet me at @AlexisGentry or @trashwire and tell me what you thought.
If you had told me a year ago that I’d really enjoy the prequel to a 1968 Charlton Heston movie starring James Franco and a bunch of CGI chimpanzees, I would have seriously questioned your ability to predict the future. Fast forward to today and I would have asked you for the lottery numbers because Rise of the Planet of the Apes was actually really fun. … Read entire article »
I have so much Comic Con stuff on Trashwire it’ll explode your brain just to think about it!
I’ve got Mike Judge and Johnny Knoxville talking about the new Beavis & Butt-Head, Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) signing autographs and answering Q&A at his movie screening, Elijah Wood talking about playing a suicidal guy who talks to a dog and, of course, a little Gerard Way action.
Here are a few of my faves:
You guys know I lose all traces of professionalism when it comes to My Chemical Romance, so I’d be lying if said this wasn’t my favorite picture of them all:
I really wanted to talk about the way technology is presented in film and the way it’s used to make films. It’s a little more film geekish than my usual reviews, but check it out and tell me what you think.
Through out film history, there have been films that have changed the game using technological innovations. Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings and more recently Avatar became milestones for filmmaking because they used new technology to show us things beyond our wildest dreams. The original TRON was very innovative when it was released almost 30 years ago because realistic computer graphics were still a ways off in the future and more traditional methods had to be retooled to bring the film to life. Disney’s 2010 sequel, TRON: Legacy, uses the familiar CG we see in every movie to try to bring us the next chapter in the story, but the sleek filmmaking techniques of today don’t always bring the same awe factor.
A long time ago, Michael Jackson got sued by some chick who claimed that he stole the song “Dangerous” from her. Of course, it was bollocks, but this is audio from the trial. If you needed any evidence as to how talented MJ was, just listen to him sing a capella on the stand!
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