A “Disaster” Of A Movie Season

I’ve been less than impressed with this winter’s blockbusters.  Only a few have stood out – Star Trek, I Love You Man and The Hangover.

Coming soon is a new disaster movie called 2012.  It’s directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow) and looks at some worldwide apocalyptic event.

I’m not too excited but I love this spoof trailer on Youtube which has been put together - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW2qxFkcLM0.  In a time when films are more about explosions and special effects than storyline (e.g. Transformers), it’s great to see someone highlighting this fact in an amusing way.  Make sure you check it out.

Daybreakers Trailer

Speaking of trailers, you can check out this real trailer of Ethan Hawke’s new vampire movie, Daybreakers.  I only mention it because this film was shot here in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast (at Movie World).  I can remember them closing down a few streets here in the city to film certain scenes just over a year ago.  I wonder if it’ll be any good?  We’ll find out in early 2010.

Harry Potter

Harry Potter has been the talk of the town over the past week.  I’ve had a few fun discussions with people about whether or not they liked it.  I think the general consensus has been negative but it hasn’t stopped its box-office.  It chalked up $159m in its first weekend in the States.  That’s huge stuff.

The same can’t be said for Bruno which fell a whopping 73% in its second week.  It has less than $50m to its name in 10 days of release.  Not too good.

That’ll do for me this week.  It’s late and I’m tired after watching last night’s British Open finale.  Seeing Tom Watson fall at the final hurdle was tough to take.  We see all these sporting movies that have fairy tale endings.  Unfortunately, life doesn’t always work out like that.  The guy is pure class though and the way he handled himself afterwards was just terrific.  I know he’ll be disappointed but he’s proven himself many times before – 8 major championships says enough.