First I have a very important question for you (yes, there are things more important than movies, even for me) —are you enjoying summer? Like, have you gone out of the office or house, away from the air conditioner, put some lawn chairs out on the grass and sat down yet? If not, make it a priority, because summer will be gone while you worry over bills and work. So make the time. And now for some new movies!
I’ve been pondering this for a while now—how could a flick with two of the hottest and most talented men alive go wrong? We have Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, and yet! For those of you unfamiliar with the Stephen king novel, there’s a dark tower in the center of the universe that can be brought down by the mind of a child, who here is Jake (Tom Taylor). He dreams about the tower, the Man In Black (Matt) and the Gunslinger (Idris). Jake has to find the Gunslinger, figure out the truth about the tower, and stop the Man in Black from destroying it.
Poor editing and scripting are major issues. In addition, the director is new to this sort of story and budget scale. Fans are bound to be upset. But, there’s still a way to enjoy this: you could go there just to ogle Matt and Idris. Or, you could forget the novel and think of this as just an amazing adventure flick with the skeleton of the original Dark Tower story fleshed out as a YA fantasy… complete with demons, portals, terrifying desolation, and awesome acting. Then you’ll see how cool it really is: an enthusiastic, thrilling, and downright wonderful spectacle. Here’s the trailer:
Cheesy, predictable, and worse—dumb—story starring Halle Berry as the mother of a little boy who gets kidnapped while they’re in an amusement park. You’ll get to see Halle chase a 1980’s bra-wearing Mustang down Louisiana highways in her Chrysler minivan. It has every cliché you can think of, and then some. But I must say, I’m really impressed with Halle’s driving style. We in Baltimore know how to appreciate that sort of skill, yeah girl! And, she has a really nice set…of teeth 🙂 Looking good otherwise too. Check it out here:
Right! That’s it for me. Let me know what you chose. And enjoy summer!