Tron reveals too much, Comic-con in review, Beauty and The Beast in 3D, Is “The Kid’s All Right” All Right, Quentin Tarantino shows us True Romance, We find out if it’s all just a dream, and Jeff yawns at Johnny Depp’s lizard.
- Comic-con review
- Disney to re-release classics in 3-D (Beauty & the Beast and Lion King)
- The Kids Are All Right – worth talking about for a bit since we aren’t fully reviewing it!
The Past: True Romance (1993)
Director: Tony Scott (Written By Quintin Tarantino)
Staring: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Michael Rappaport, Bronson Pinchot, Saul Rubinek, Dennis Hopper, James Gandolfini, Gary Oldman, Christopher Walken, Chris Penn, Tom Sizemore, Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson
- Bronson Pinchot Ad-Libbed the scene when he was caught with the cocaine
- The screenplay of True Romance (1993) was originally part of a very long screenplay written by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary. The other half of it was used for the film Natural Born Killers (1994). In both films Tom Sizemore plays a cop.
- The word “fuck” and its derivatives are said 225 times
- There are 21 on-screen deaths, all male, all from death by gunshot
- Dennis Hopper was concerned about being “shot” by Christoper Walken in the eggplant scene with the gun so close to his head and the possibility of being burned, Director Tony Scott had the propmaster use the same gun to fire it against his own head. Apon Firing the gun barrel extended about a third of an inch, and scott ended up on the floor with blood pouring from the wound.
- Michael Rappaport has a fear of roller coasters, and suffers from accute motion sickness.. the scene was filmed over 2 days, and if you look closely you can tell which scenes were shot on the first day (he looks apprehensive and nauseous) and the second day (he looks calm and oblivious to his surroundings) due to the crew giving him “something” to calm his nerves
- Tarantino’s original ending had Clarence dying in the gun battle, leaving Alabama a widow. Tarantino said that he intended Alabama to turn to crime and join with Mr. White, a character from Reservoir Dogs (1992) (which he wrote and directed). In a flashback scene in Reservoir Dogs (1992), Mr. White is asked about “Alabama”
- Director Tony Scott is brother to other famous Director Ridley Scott
- Lots of cameos/actors before they were big.
- Impressive how Alabama gets beat up and survives a fire fight, yet has perfect teeth!
- Had some “Heathers-ish” vibes to it (gun toating Christian Slater, righting wrongs, music)
What We’ve Learned:
- It aint white boy day.
- If your going to accidentally steal cocaine from the mob, its best not to leave your drivers license in the hand of your wife’s dead pimp.
- Theres a difference between a Whore and a Call-Girl
- Its better to have a gun and not need it, then to need a gun and not have it.
- If you’re going to have an imaginary friend, it may as well be Elvis!
Jeff: Meh, good enough Rental.
Ray: Love it, I can watch this movie over and over and over again.
Steve: Enjoyed it! Had no idea this movie existed, but liked it a lot.
The Present: Inception
Director: Christopher Nolan
Staring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphey, Tom Berenger, Michael Cain, Marion Cotillard
- Basically we saw all the special effects set pieces in the trailer.. was anyone surprised by anything in the movie?
- Was this movie overly complicated?
- This movie had a unrelenting pace.. did you find it hard to keep up with it?
- Did anyone else feel some of the music sounded like Mortal Kombat?
- Would 3-D have enhanced this movie?
What We’ve Learned:
- Don’t trust reality…it could all just be a dream.
Jeff: Avatar-ish in that it’s just another heist movie but done differently in a very good way.
Ray: While I enjoyed it, I found the whole thing rather cold and uninspired.
Steve: Enjoyed it, especially Tom Hardy! (who by the way is the new Mad Max) 🙂
The Future: Rango
Starring: Voices of Johnny Depp, Timothy Olyphant, Ned Beatty, Ray Winstone, Stephen Root, Harry Dean Stanton, Bill Nighy
- Director Gore Verbinski was the creator of the Budweiser Frogs
- This is Industrial Light and Magic’s first full length animated film.
- Anyone see the original teaser trailer? Bizzare.
- Supposedly this is using motion capture tech to capture Johnny’s performance, does it look mo-capped to you?
- At 1:47 in the trailer, is it just me or does the guy driving the car look very much like Johnny Depp’s version of Hunter S. Thompson from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?
Jeff: Another animated movie to roll my eyes at.
Ray: I think it looks fun, I’m interested to see what Johnny Does in an animated movie not directed by Tim Burton.
Steve: Next… 🙂
Coming Attractions: Steve
The Past: The Pirate Movie
The Present: Salt
The Future: Paranormal Activity 2