A lot of people complained about the ending to the movie I Am Legend and yesterday I found out another alternate ending existed. I am not sure I like the alternate ending though, I think its too kiss kiss nice nice but some of you might prefer it. [Link]
The Lebanese movie Caramel is going to get released in the States and with that they’ve created an Americanized version of the trailer and it SUCKS! The trailer makes the movie look like a cheesy b-rated straight to video romantic comedy. Couldn’t they also find another guy to do the voice over? [American Trailer]
If you want to compare it to the original trailer click [Here]
Cinescape have updated their coming soon list and Cloverfield is back on it but this time it launches on February 7th. [Link]
Update: It seems starting February 7th the ticket prices are going to be slightly increased by Cinescape and its now going to cost KD3 instead of KD2.5. On a positive note its only KD1.5 on Mondays so I guess thats going to be everybody’s movie night from now on.
I just found out Cloverfield will get released at the movies here in Kuwait on the 24th of January. There shouldn’t be anything to cut from it so I will probably watch it here unless I find out otherwise. [Link]
Update: For some reason Cinescape has removed Cloverfield from the coming soon list. I guess it was a mistake from their side.
I am not a big fan of zombie flicks and horrors but I end up watching a lot of them because Nat is a huge horror buff. I Am Legend is a movie I wasn’t too interested to watch, first because it starred Will Smith who I don’t really like and second because I had just recently watched Fido and Resident Evil: Extinction, both zombie flicks and both turned out to be crap so I wasn’t too excited to watch anything else similar. Luckily, I Am Legend is nothing like them.
A plague takes over the world and the only person still left alive is Will Smith, a scientist living in whats left of New York. He spends everyday living the exact same routine, hunting for food, watching DVDs and trying to find a cure for the plague that has turned everyone into zombies. The movie isn’t fast passed, it’s also not the regular cliché story where a group of people are trying to run away from zombies. The movie is much deeper than that with a story to tell. It actually reminded me a lot of Waterworld (which I loved) where Kevin Costner explores the vast underwater cities alone, except here its Will Smith exploring a completely abandoned New York City thats being overrun by wilderness. I completely wasn’t expecting the movie to turn out this way.
The zombies in this movie have to be the freakiest ones I have seen so far. Usually they are either slow or clumsy but the ones in this movie are extremely fast and agile. For me this is also the best Will Smith movie I have seen and his acting really is on display here since the majority of time its just him we’re watcing. Overall the movie was very captivating and there wasn’t a moment where I got bored. My biggest problem with the movie is the fact I would have wanted to see Will Smith explore the city more, I kept wishing the movie was longer and we would get to see more of the beautifully created abandoned New York. I guess once this movie started I wanted it to turn into an adventure. Final score a 4 out of 5.
Note: Movie gets released on January 10th here in Kuwait
The good:The Girl Next Door
Extremely shocking and stomach turning. Not for the squeamish. Based on the true story of Sylvia Likens whom you can get more info about from the Crime Library.
The bad:Bee Movie
Not near as funny as the least funniest Seinfeld episode. I watched it at The Avenues movie theater which I think is just a fantastic looking place. By far the best theater I have ever been to anywhere.
The ugly:Shoot ‘Em Up
What a b-rated piece of trash this movie turned out to be. Definitely one of the worst movies I have seen this year. No plot, fake cheesy action and terrible acting by everyone except for Monica Bellucci, but thats because she had major cleavage through out the movie. I also just found out she is married to the french guy who stared with her in the movie Irréversible which you should watch instead of this crap.
Martin Scorcese meets Alfred Hitchcock. One fucking incredible commercial and I wouldn’t even want to think how much it cost them. A must see for any Martin Scorcese or Alfred Hitchcock fan. Makes me want to watch Vertigo again. [Link]