Posted on January 17, 2010 by Justin Fung
Yesterday, I went and watched the new Denzel Washington movie, The Book of Eli. Denzel–who remains one of my favorite actors–stars as a mysterious wanderer, Eli, who journeys across post-apocalyptic America bearing a sacred book.
I’m not gonna say much more than that about the plot–I’d rather you go see it yourself. I enjoyed the sterling performances from Denzel, as well as from the supporting cast of Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, and Jennifer Beals; and I thought the story was nuanced and well-adjusted enough to avoid heavy-handedness or preachiness.
When you’ve gone and seen it, then we can talk about what it says about humanity, what it says about God, etc., etc. For now … I’m just gonna tell you to go see it. Here’s the trailer to pique your interest:
And on a related note, the movie reminded me of the importance of Scripture: of reading, speaking and hearing the Word of God. Hearing Denzel Washington reciting Psalm 23 was pretty sweet.
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Posted on December 21, 2009 by Justin Fung
Posted on December 17, 2009 by Justin Fung
Wow … with all these new trailers, it’s like Christmas or something.
Oh, wait …
Click the poster for the trailer!
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Posted on December 16, 2009 by Justin Fung
Go see the new trailer for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland NOW!
So weird and wonderful.
P.S. I can’t help it if a glut of trailers comes out–it’s the end of the year, they’re trying to get us excited about 2010!
P.P.S. It’s working.
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Posted on December 15, 2009 by Justin Fung
Coming in 2010, directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. Looks like it’s gonna be a doozy!
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Posted on November 30, 2009 by Justin Fung
This is fairly amazing:
In this re-imagined narrative, Edward Cullen from the Twilight Series meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It’s an example of transformative storytelling serving as a pro-feminist visual critique of Edward’s character and generally creepy behavior. Seen through Buffy’s eyes, some of the more sexist gender roles and patriarchal Hollywood themes embedded in the Twilight saga are exposed – in hilarious ways. Ultimately this remix is about more than a decisive showdown between the slayer and the sparkly vampire. It also doubles as a metaphor for the ongoing battle between two opposing visions of gender roles in the 21st century.
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Posted on November 2, 2009 by Justin Fung
Is anyone else really, really excited about this movie? (This is how I find out which of my friends/readers are fellow geeks.)
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