July 13, 2012

Disney Scenes That Give Me Chills

1. Mulan- Shan-Yu's forces (Huns) colliding down the mountain pass

As a kid, this scene blew my tiny mind. The silence in the beginning is so haunting and the sense of doom just lingers until the smoke clears and you see Shan-Yu at the top of the mountain. When the drums start beating and the Shan-Yu's men reveal themselves as a force of thousands, it automatically becomes painfully real for the characters and the audience. This scene scared me the most when I was a kid, because watching the bad guys completely engulf Mulan and Shang's army was truly intense.

Fun Fact: 1,000 Huns were drawn specifically for this scene

2. Tarzan- Clayton's death
Clayton's death takes the cake for being one of Disney's most darkest moments. The vines contrast the spurts of lightning while shadowing Clayton and Tarzan. The foil between dark and light intensifies the battle. This scene in particular reminds me a lot of the fiery showdown between Simba and Scar at the end of Lion King

July 3, 2012

Trailer of the Week: The Man With the Iron Fists

Not to be confused with the delciously awful Leonardo DiCaprio Man in the Iron Mask

Just by looking at the trailer I am loving the rich colors used in the decor and setting. Also, I already know Crowe's mustache will have it's own Facebook page once this film comes out (it's just that awesome.) I'm kind of whatever, about the hint of S&M, but all in all I am intrigued. And I see that Quentin has Lucy Liu  revisiting her role as O-Ren Ishii a la Kill Bill.

What's Going On? Daily Film and Entertianment News

New picture from Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim starring Charlie Hunnam, Ron Pearlman, and Idris Elba.

First look at Naomi Watts as the late Princess Diana. What do you think?

TV legend Andy Griffith dies today at 86. Here is a beautiful write up from his TV son, director Ron Howard.

Ted takes the top spot at the box office collecting $54.4 Million beating out Soderberg's Magic Mike ($39.1 Million) and Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection ($25.4 Million)

After 5 years, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes separate

Amazing Spiderman earns $7.5 Million earns in midnight Monday runs

July 2, 2012

Drive By Review: Larry Crowne

Was expecting this film to be dull and uninteresting. If it wasn't for Tom Hanks, it probably would've been those things. I was pleasantly surprised by how cute this film was (and how NOT annoyed I was by Julia Roberts.) Tom Hanks is just precious in this film. You just watch him go through these major changes and you just want to cheer him on. Overall, I wouldn't say that it was a must see. C