Sometimes partnerships just don’t work.
Reprising the role of the badass assassin Jason Statham plays Arthur Bishop a “mechanic” with a specific style of eliminated his targets. Never allowing any suspicion of foul play, Arthur makes it seem that his victims either die of natural causes, accidents, or the ever common case of strangulation from autoerotic asphyxiation.
After being contracted to murder his mentor, Arthur is approached by his son Steve to teach him everything that he knows. At first apprehensive with the idea of aiding this kid Arthur eventually decides that he’ll follow the teachings of his mentor and pickup his own apprentice.
At this point the thrills are taken to the next level. In good ol’ Statham style the main draw to this movie will be the action and trust me this film delivers. If you’ve got a slow, or can get into a matinee screening definitely check out this movie.
The Mechanic Trailer:
Opening Credits to Jackass 3D.
Starring one of Asia’s hottest action stars, Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen stars Donnie Yen in a film outlining the masked personality known as Chen Zhen. Set in China’s Republican era prior to the Second Sino-Japanese war, the film documents Chen Zhen’s fight against the Japanese. Prior iterations of the story have included both Bruce Lee and Jet Li with an American release slated for April 15, 2011 in the United States.
This movie looks bad ass.
Clip from the movie Hesher starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rainn Wilson, and Natalie Portman.
Hesher is a loner. He hates the world and everyone in it. He has long greasy hair and homemade tattoos. He is malnourished and smokes a lot of cigarettes. He likes fire and blowing things up. He lives in his van, until he meets TJ.
Super tells the story of a husband that decides to fight crime after losing his wife. That’s the simple explanation.
After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, though he lacks for heroic skills.
Theatrical release April 1st 2011.
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Greg Mottola at SXSW talking about their new movie Paul coming to theaters March 18th.
Rainn Wilson and James Gunn at SXSW talking about new movie Super coming in theaters on April 1st.
A mashup of different genres to tell the story of…
"A slasher-movie killer frightens a group of teens during their senior year of high school."
Now playing at SXSW looking for distribution, crossing fingers that someone backs this movie. Looks like a pleasurable bit of movie fair.
Enter the Void
This movie is visual pornography. Try your best to pay attention to the story and its characters, I dare you. Everytime I tried, like a child with ADD I was distracted by the vibrant imagery used in this film.
Simple story at best, a young man in Japan takes a hit of a psychedelic drug, a friend meets him at his apartment to walk him to a bar where he is supposed to meet some seedy individuals to exchange drugs. He meets another friend at said bar who greets him with an apology, suddenly from behind the bar men are coming after our main character and he runs into the bathroom. Trying to get rid of any evidence of drugs being on his person, our young fellow is met with the unfortunate consequence of what happens when you get shot with a gun…death.
From this point on the perspective of this film is taken from the characters “spirit”. Archiving the moments that led up to his death, moments in his life from early childhood, and everything that occurs after he was killed. Structurally the story never really follows a linear format. Instead you’re made to make connections to his past and present by visual stimulation from his memories. This form of story telling is very effective because it broadens the understanding of what makes Oscar (played by Nathaniel Brown) who he is as a person. And, the relationships that he’s had to make him who he was as a friend, son, and brother.
Not a movie of short length, but if you have 2hrs and 25mins to spare definitely check out this movie. The visual stimulus is amazing.