* First things first: check out my post about Terminator 2, and the continuing list of Greatest Movies that Made Going to the Movies Suck” over on Mike’s You Talking to Me? Site… http://mikesyoutalkingtome.blogspot.com. Now back to scatter-shooting…
* I typically don’t enjoy a big crowd when I go to the movies. But every once in a while the crowd is cool. There are certain big-time movies that I enjoy seeing in a packed house, with the buzz of anticipation almost tangible. The Dark Knight was one of those movies a few years ago. Iron Man 2 is one of those movies now.
* Batman 3 set for Summer 2012. While I am glad we have a release date, do we really have to wait two more years?!?
* I am excited about Iron Man 2, but I have to say that any other summer movie this year is finding itself in the backseat of a car driven by Chris Nolan’s Inception. After reading the synopsis, which is adequately trippy, I cannot wait for this thing to hit theaters.
* Leo Dicaprio has to be the best “quality” actor working today. He only works with the best. James Cameron, Scorsese, Spielberg, Nolan. And pretty soon he will be teaming up with Oliver Stone. Nothing but the best for Leo.
* Cyrus will be the most quoted comedy this summer.
* Check that, Macgruber will be.
* I cant find anything in my heart that will convince me that anyone, even women, give a damn about Sex and the City 2. I don’t know any who do.
* Piranha 3D = the way you’re supposed to do 3D. This intentionally tacky camp horror flick will be the most fun at the movies this summer.
* So the summer movie season will be humming along with high-octane action, good animated fare, some mind-bending thrills, and here comes, plodding along like one big wet mopey blanket, the third installment to the Twilight franchise, Breaking Eclipse or some shit. What a drab, awful movie to put in the middle of the summer.
* That being said, that piece of shit will make $300 million dollars.
* Two things that don’t have any reason to happen even though it has been confirmed they are: Die Hard 5 and Mission:Impossible 4. So the last two entries in these franchises were pretty good in and of themselves, but let it go.
* Die Hard 5 will have no choice but to be global. Follow the timeline of things John McClane has saved from the first film to the last: a building, an airport, a city, a country… The world is only the next step. But the franchise is just turning into 24 for me. It’s lost some intimacy.
* Prince of Persia… I just… he is better than this, Jake Gyllenhaal.
* First time I spelled his name right without help.
* If you’re going to Iron Man 2 today, make sure you get there early enough to see the trailer for J.J. Abrams new super-secret project, funded by Steven Spielberg.