Mar 23, 2007

Must. See. Now!!!

OK. There are a whole lot of movies that I have waited forever to see. Some I've been disappointed in (AI), some exceeded my wildest expectations (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), and some have downright sucked (hello, George Lucas?).

But there is a tri-fecta of films out that are soon to be released that I CANNOT WAIT FOR. Seriously, I feel like Cartman waiting for the Wii to come out. C'mon.....C'MON!!!!

The first one actually hits the theaters today, and if I can convince the woman to go out tonight then I will be seeing it shortly. It's called Shooter, and it's based on a book by Stephen Hunter (film critic for the Washington Post) called Point of Impact.

It's a great read. Pure popcorn, and it reads almost like a screenplay. Not far-fetched considering the author's day job. I can't believe that it's taken as long as it has for it to reach the big screen. Mark Wahlberg may be all wrong for the title character, but I don't care! As long as it successful and they keep making sequels. Hunter has written a bunch more novels since that first one dealing with either the main character (Bob Lee Swagger) or his father (Earl Swagger...nice name, eh?). Great stuff.

The second film shouldn't be a surprise. It's Grindhouse by two of the least "Hollywood" directors in the business. Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. They've also enlisted the help of Eli Roth, Edgar Wright and Rob Zombie for some fake trailers for the "double feature".

This one looks like it can't miss. I mean, Rose McGowan has a freakin' rifle/rocket launcher for a prosthetic leg fer crissakes! What trumps that? Nothing, in my book.

Should be fun to see good-guy Kurt Russell play a baddie in the "Deathproof" segment. Or Freddy Rodriguez play a killing machine in the "Planet Terror" segment. Or Rose McGowan with a freakin' rifle/rocket launch..., oh...sorry. Already said that. Great, great stuff!

The last film in my "2 Die 4" trilogy would be Spider-Man 3. A bit weird for me because I wasn't looking forward to the first Spider-Man film at all. But Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire got it right. And they got it even, er, righter (?) in Spider-Man 2. So if things progress this way, then Spider-Man 3 should be the!!!!!!

Well, maybe the best super-hero movie ever. Notice I didn't say comic-book adaptation ever. Sorry kids...that's got to go to Sin City. Hands down.

Don't even try to argue with me on that last point. Useless, I tell you. Useless.

Ah, Rosie....we love ya!


Kat said...

What trumps that? How 'bout an anime character who forces men and women alike to succumb with the power of her pussy. She flies through the air in V formation and wraps her legs around the unsuspecting target, rendering them into a usesless pile of drool. Neat.

Verdant Earl said...

That does sound pretty cool.

elizabeth said...

If I ever need a leg, I want it to be made out of a giant candy cane and then I can rid the world of little people (they will follow me -- see).

I saw the add for this movie and I thought I was going crazy. I kept gently smacking the side of my head to reset my brain.

Slyde said...

yes, on most things comics and Tarrantino/Rodrigues Earl and I of course agree....

my nipples are hard with the anticipation of Grindhouse.... throw in the fact that one of the stories is about Zombies and i almost am pooping my pants....

Verdant Earl said...

Liz - love them little folk. Have you watched The Amazing Race this year? Next week they dress up the wee Charla in a suit of armor for something or other. Hysterical!

Slyde - Poop those pants already!

Mermaid Melanie said...

you boys, are such... boys! :wink:
she has a gun for a leg?


Knitty Yas said...

oh my god i cant freakin wait for grindhouse!!! i'mma weewee in my chonies i'm so excited!!! i want to seee it now!!!!!! NNNOOOOWWWWWW


ps. it doesnt help that i want to have rodriguez's love child.

Kat said...

Yes! Grindhouse!

Verdant Earl said...

Mel - well, Slyde is a bit of a girl sometimes. Does that count?

Yas - which Rodriguez? J/K.