Hesher is an empty shell of a film which has an outlook on life reminiscent to an angsty teen trying to be as loud and crude as possible. The strength of the performances are diluted down by brash outbursts of hatred and a complete absence of sentimentality. Here is film about sadness and dealing with loss that rarely gives us any heart or sympathy for its suffering characters. When it does, its anarchic, hate-fueled aggression once again ruins the moment. Simply put, this is one of the most unsatisfying films I have seen all year long.
The Blu-ray release of Thor gives look at The Avengers.
Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman are in. Kenneth Branagh isn’t.
The medieval adventure comedy gets an unrated version.
Votes are in for the 2011 MTV Movie Awards and the nominees for this year have been named. Leading the pack with the most nominations is Twilight: Eclipse. I guess that’s very telling of how seriously this awards show can really be taken. But, the fans have spoken and the glittery vampires have some serious mass appeal. Not far behind, though, is Nolan’s Inception picking up 7 nominations (behind Eclipse‘s 8). Meanwhile, Harry Potter, The Social Network and Black Swantrail just behind those two, with all five being the nominees for “Best Movie”.
Paramount Home Entertainment have announced that they will be releasing the romantic comedy No Strings Attached to DVD and Blu-ray on May 10, 2011. The movie will come in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack as well as have a standard DVD edition.
No Strings Attached stars Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. It is directed by Ivan Reitman; written by Elizabeth Meriwether and Mike Samonek. Supporting cast include Kevin Kline, Lake Bell, Cary Elwes, Olivia Thirlby, Mindy Kaling and Greta Gerwig.
Well last night was the 83rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony, putting a cap on the awards season in the movie world. With some surprises (for me) and some proud moments, the awards season ended with a bang, if not a bit of boredom, some contempt and more disdain by some for the ceremony. The biggest winner of the night (and something of a surprise for me) was The King’s SpeechThe Social Network. Meanwhile, Inception made a near clean sweep in the technical categories
Fox Home Entertainment have finally announced an official date for Black Swan on DVD and Blu-ray. On March 29, 2011 you’ll be able to join Oscar-winning Natalie Portman for this haunting thriller as Darren Aronofsky’s movie takes you on a descent into madness and obession.
You can check out full details and special features through the link
Check out this cool trailer for indie movie Hesher written and directed by Spencer Susser. The movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rainn Wilson and Natalie Portman. In quite some impressive looking roles, all three look to make this a very enjoyable film. I hadn’t heard of it up until now, but you can definitely consider it on my radar now after viewing this trailer.
Check out the trailer through the link
The BAFTA Awards are more or less the British version of the Oscars. Yesterday the ceremony took place, naming the 2011 best films. This year, The King’s Speech dominated the awards ceremony. Not surprising since it is a British film and the awards do tend to favor the “home team”, so to speak.
The King’s Speech walked away with seven awards for the evening. Meanwhile, The Social Network played second fiddle winning most of the other prestigious awards, including a Best Director award for David Fincher. You check the full list of winners through the link.