Posts tagged #Bruce Willis

!!! Tell Me Doctor, Where Are We Going This Time? (Bruce Willis is Marty McFly) !!!

Looper, I Don't Even Know Her!?!

Time travel is a tricky concept to grasp. There are scientists that have theorized about the possibility of moving through space and time for many years. From Einstein to Carl Sagen all the way through to Stephen Hawking, some of the most respected men in the field of science have discussed the likelihood of actually traveling forward or backward in time. We may never see science and technology catch up to the theories, but that hasn't stopped Hollywood from mining time travel as a heavily used plot device. James Cameron used it to bring robots from the future back to kill the leader (and his mother) of the resistance opposing said robots. Robert Zemeckis sent Marty McFly back to 1955, then forward to the future, then back to the old west (I still don't know how they keep that movie series straight). Doctor Who does it consistently week in week out on TV. Everywhere you turn someone on some show or movie is traveling to and fro through the Time Stream (yes, I love DC comics and their crazy time and space hopping).

Apparently, Hollywood is not through sending people hurtling through the time vortex. Check out the trailer for the new Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt starring action movie called "Looper". This is one seriously crazy concept they got going on here. The story goes that, in the future, time travel is possible, but, because of the unpredictability of the act of time hopping, it has been outlawed. It is only available on the black market and used by criminals and the like. The mob has found that if they want someone dead they send them back in time to a hit man, who gets paid for the act. This is an effective way to avoid the unpleasant and potentially incriminating disposal of a body. Who's going to look in the past for a guy that's missing in the future? Pretty Smart, Huh. Well Gordon-Levitt is the hit man tasked with killing these people and one day they send someone that he didn't expect. They send the older version of Joey's character (played by Bruce Willis) back in time so he can kill himself. Let's forget about creating a time paradox and just check out the awesomeness that takes place in this trailer. Plus, it's got Bruce Willis, and I know some people (mostly a certain woman) who will drool their heads off at seeing this 57 year old man push his walker around a movie screen for a couple of hours. Well, take a gander and let us know what you think. I'll Be Back!!!

Todd "1.21 Gigawatt" B.

[You Tube]

!!! Wait, What? Oh No, They Ditnt! (Man Of Steel News) !!!

You Will Lick John Williams' Boots For This!!!

John Williams is a master! No ifs, ands, or buts about it. He has written more music that you instantly recognize than anyone else on the planet. He is a modern day Mozart, no "foolin'" (Def Leppard, 1983). I have recently been buying all the John Williams soundtracks I can find (for those interested, you can find them "here" and "here"). I have found that iTunes has a great selection of Williams' music. The other day I got the soundtrack to "Superman: The Movie". The Superman theme from that film is easily known worldwide by billions of fans. It is synonymous with the red and blue tights and the huge "S" symbol on the "Man of Tomorrow's" chest. To me, there will never be another theme for Superman. Bryan Singer knew this when he made his movie and Zack Snyder should know it now (oh, he knows, but he can only do so much). You see, the powers on high at Warner Bros. have a case of the "Dark Knights". They have decided that every DC Comics movie has to be "Dark" and "Edgy", or people won't come to see it and, consequently, they won't make a gazillion dollars off of it (because ya know, the Avengers didn't just make over a billion smackers and counting). So, what better way to do that than to chunk everything from the previous films and go with a Batmanification (my own word) to the entire world of Superman. Well, if Siegel and Shuster haven't already turned over in their graves they might as well get to turning and digging so they can get to China before they completely decompose, because that's a "STUPID IDEA"!! Superman is the opposite of Batman, that's why they are both the perfect friends and the perfect enemies. If you screw that up, you got two Batmans and one of them will kill the other (because there can be only one... Sorry).

So, it is with no small amount of dislike, that I hear a certain bit of news about the "Man of Steel". Hans Zimmer (he of "Begins" and "Dark Knight" ear splitting, "one notes all I got", scores) had flatly turned the job down saying, "My heart belongs to Batman." He also stated that, "I wouldn't even know how to go and give voice to it." Good, go away then. But noooooooooooo!! Today, Variety is reporting that he has now excepted the job to turn Superman into Batman! Great, that's just great! Hey, Warner Bros. you screw up Green Lantern (hard to do) and now you're screwing up Superman (extremely hard to do), what have you got to say for yourself (I don't expect an answer, but you can leave me a comment explaining your ridiculous decision below)? This goes to show you that no matter how successful a comic to movie adaptation that sticks closely to the original version is (Avengers), some idiot in a board room somewhere insists that he is right and the original creators were wrong (even though their characters have been beloved by millions for 70+ years as is). I don't usually go on a rant like this, because I believe creators should be able to make their vision however they like. This has just made me mad. Even Christopher Nolan's Batman is true to the spirit of the comics, it's not trying to be something it's not. Superman needs to be Superman, not what's "hip" or "happening" right now. Certainly, Superman shouldn't be dark and brooding. He shouldn't be bleak and edgy. Even Grant Morrison knows that, get with the program people!!

I'll leave you with one more quote from Hans (can I drop him out a window like Bruce Willis in Die Hard?) and you can discuss why he changed his mind below. Comment till your hearts are content.

"[It] happens to be one of his greatest themes," Zimmer said, calling Williams "the greatest living composer." "So no. And I’m not thinking of rewriting Beethoven’s ninth either. It just sounds like a thankless task, you know? So that’s unequivocally a no."

Hans, you are right. You are no John Williams! Go back to your Bat Cave!

Todd "Jimmy Olsen" B.

[ and The Hollywood Reporter]

!! Post Apocalyptic Land Of Enchantment Here We Come (Blu-Ray News) !!

The Mayans were right, the world will end this year!?!?

We are all doomed. It is official. No if, ands, or buts about it, life as we know it is coming to an end. Maybe we will have to fight Cyberdyne for the future or maybe a big asteroid that Bruce Willis (the only man that Nic will ever have to compete with for the love of a woman) fails to stop is the thing that does us in, I don't know, but I know that it's going to happen. How do I know, you might ask? Well, take the news that was just reported by the Digital Bits (in their daily column) about the imminent release of one of the greatest movies to ever grace the silver screen. It will be a 25th Anniversary Edition with special features and everything. And the best part, it's on Blu-ray in hi-def. You may be asking, "What movie could possibly be released on Blu-ray that would be able to cause the end of the world?". We'll here it is.

Wait for it!!!

Masters of the Universe staring Dolph Lundgren!!!

Yes sir, it is now official. Dick Clark is dead. Ray Bradbury is gone (happened yesterday and I didn't get a chance to mention it, he will be missed), and now Masters of the Universe will be released on Blu-ray special edition.

Well played, Mayans, well played.

Todd "fallout shelter" B.

[The Digital Bits]