Wayhomer Review #98: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

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Episode #98 for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011), in which our protagonist talks the evolution of Lisbeth, thinks he might have the fifth Best Actress nom (maybe) and speaks out on behalf of characters who get overtly manipulated by their creators.

*–I bring this up in the video but my questions regarding how much you can appreciate the film if you have not read the book have only deepened since the recording. I welcome any comments/insights you might have in the comments.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:34:02+00:00 January 1st, 2012|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|7 Comments

Stuff: Comic-Con Trailers Bring Zombie Goodness

Ben Cross from Dark Shadows

Go ahead and give the guy a cameo.

There’s a lot of entertainment news going on. You honestly don’t need to know most of it. And the bits you do need to know, you don’t need to know them the second they happen. You, after all, have a life. Rather than write up a bunch of individual posts you have to read, here’s one post with everything. Enjoy.

  • Why have I not seen a trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s latest, Black Swan? Seriously, give it up already.
  • The Boys, the highly violent Garth Ennis book in which superheroes have to be dealt with by an enhanced CIA squad, is going to be helmed by Adam McKay (The Other Guys). Source.
  • Will Eisner’s A Contract With God is going to be made into a feature film with different segments helmed by different folks. Production starts in 2011 and should hit the festival circuit next year as well.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:49:39+00:00 July 24th, 2010|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Win Flashbacks of a Fool on Blu-ray!

    Flashbacks of a Fool Blu-ray Cover Art

    Flashbacks of a Fool is out on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay, and we have a copy to give away. Here’s what they have to say about it:

    Daniel Craig delivers a startling performance as Joe Scot, a washed-up Hollywood star adrift in a haze of sex, drugs and squandered fame. But when he receives news of the sudden death of his childhood best friend, Joe flashes back to his younger self (played by Harry Eden of Oliver Twist) in his small English seaside village and the summer of innocence and tragedy that would change his life forever. Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense), Claire Forlani (CSI: NY), Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes, Robin Hood, Kick-Ass) and Grammy® Award Winner Eve co-star in this powerful drama about love, loss and one man’s journey to redemption.

    Want to win it? Just fill out the form below. If we draw your name when the contest ends, you win. You can even enter once a day if you like. Good luck!

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:51:27+00:00 June 2nd, 2010|Contests|0 Comments

    Quantum of Solace (2008) – 27 Second Review

    Quantum of Solace poster

    Written by: Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, based on the character created by Ian Fleming
    Directed by: Marc Forster
    Starring: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Judi Dench, Mathieu Amalric, Giancarlo Giannini, Gemma Arterton, Jeffrey Wright, Jesper Christensen

    Review: I’ve heard complaints from loyalists of the original bond movies that they miss all the outlandish gadgetry of the earlier films. I was one of many who were pleased by the new direction they took by taking the character back to the literary form, and everyone else seems to like it as well. I’m convinced you can’t have both, so I’m glad they made the right decision.

    Time: SPLODE!!!!

    SPLODE!

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:09:57+00:00 November 15th, 2008|27 Seconds, Reviews|2 Comments

    The Golden Compass (2007) – 27 Second Review

    Golden Compass

    Written by: Chris Weitz, based on the novel by Philip Pullman
    Directed by: Chris Weitz
    Starring: Dakota Blue Richards, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, Eva Green, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen

    Review: It’s dangerous for me to see a movie that promises armored polar bears, because five minutes in, I’ll lose patience, and yell “KILL SOMETHING ALREADY!!!!!” at the screen. When the brawling does begin, it does not disappoint. But I could have used a lot more of it. LOTS more. And a lot less in the way of ushers wanting me to stop yelling. LOTS less.

    Time: 18 seconds
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:22:18+00:00 January 22nd, 2008|27 Seconds, Reviews|0 Comments

    A Guide to What You Need to Know About “Bond 22”

    Okay, so James Bond 22 or Casino Royale 2 or Daniel Craig Stars in “Yeah, Betcha Don’t Think I’m a Pansy Now, Bitches” or whatever you want to call it (since there’s no final title yet) just kicked off production yesterday at Pinewood in London. As you might have gathered Craig is back, scribes Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Paul Haggis are back but director Martin Campbell (GoldenEye) isn’t. Instead, helming is Marc Forster (most recently, The Kite Runner and Stranger Than Fiction).

    Also new is bad guy Mathieu Amalric as Dominic Greene, which they tell us is “a leading member of the villainous organization introduced in Casino Royale“. SPECTRE, baby. Bring on SPECTRE. Hell yes.

    Anyway, I tried to find a vid or a picture that would really get across him as a villain, but considering he’s currently getting acclaim for playing a guy who can only communicate by blinking and can’t move the rest of his body, that’s sort of hard to come by. We’ll have to make do with this reaction shot, where he learned that Aishwarya Rai still hasn’t been cast as a Bond Girl.

    Mathieu Amalric
    Image.

    What can I say to that except “Dude, I know.”

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:22:50+00:00 January 8th, 2008|Headsup|0 Comments