Screen Junkies » ken watanabe http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:51:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Monsters Collide In Latest ‘Godzilla’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/monsters-collide-in-latest-godzilla-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/monsters-collide-in-latest-godzilla-trailer/#comments Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:34:24 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=261316 "Let them fight."

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Until this point, Godzilla trailers have mostly been a lot of Bryan Cranston yelling but that doesn’t put butts in seats in Asia. So for the Godzilla trailer released in Asia, the marketing department gives the people what they want — giant monsters and the inference that they are going to fight. And more Ken Watanabe (he’s like the Bryan Cranston of Asia).

This is our first real look at Godzilla‘s opponent, MUTO (outside of toy form), which appears to be some kind of pterodactyl with radioactive hook arms. Which means it was either conceived by a six-year old or a really high person.

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Review: ‘Inception’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-inception/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-inception/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 PG-13, 148m., 2010Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Dileep Rao, Tom Berenger with Cillian Murphy and Micheal CaineWritten and Directed by Christopher Nolan Inception...

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PG-13, 148m., 2010
Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Dileep Rao, Tom Berenger with Cillian Murphy and Micheal Caine
Written and Directed by Christopher Nolan

Inception is this summer’s, if not this year’s, thrill ride. A film so tight and coiled in its storytelling you won’t even know what hit you.

After all these piss-poor big-budget movies to come out over the summer, Christopher Nolan returns to show that he is a master craftsman director, creating a treasure trove of an endless dreamscape. Within this world of endless worlds, Nolan beautifully and complexly exemplifies his love of philosophy, surrealism, and action cinema into a film richly layered with top notch performances.

Everywhere we go on this non-stop, action-packed journey, we are treated to a bubbling melting pot of cinematic moments containing sequences of James Bond adventure, thrilling brush strokes of action movies like Heat and Blade Runner, the encasing moody feeling of film noir, and mesmerizing zero-gravity fight choreography reminiscent of Fred Astaire footwork before the vacuum cleaner commercials.

Yet what is this movie really about? Well you have to see it to really believe it, most definitely in IMAX if possible. But for those who need a preface before entering the theater, let me try to explain a select portion of it without turning the whole premise upside down.

Taking place somewhere in the near future, Leonardo DiCaprio plays a mysterious man named Cobb, an extractor of dreams, who is hired by mega tycoon Ken Watanabe to implant an idea inside the mind of another tycoon played by Cillian Murphy. DiCaprio assembles an Ocean Eleven-like team of  Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, and Ellen Page, each person having vast capabilities of shaping and changing each other’s dreams. DiCaprio is also haunted by the memories of his dead wife played by Marion Cotillard, giving us one hell of a great femme fatale performance.

For the rest of the film as they enter the minds of one another’s character’s, going several layers deep with dreams within dreams sequences, trust in Nolan as your guide, he will not lead you down a path that is confusing or contrived, a very rare occasion for a film-going audience.

About 3/4th of the way into the film, one gets a feeling that while it’s a great ride with all of its amazing special effects and mind-bending storytelling, we wonder where is the heart of the film’s characters at? Then it comes to us in an tender scene between Cotillard and DiCaprio, cuts deep with Hans Zimmer‘s intense score, and shows us the kinder side of the usually dark Nolan universe.

The hope in seeing a film with this kind of original epic caliber is that it will find success with audiences. If this happens, it will hopefully spawn a real ‘inception‘ in the filmmaking industry, giving back the power to the filmmakers and creating movies that are original and not just more superhero adaptations, video games, or 3D gimmicks.

With all of this swirling in and around Inception, one must go take the ride that it offers you then kick yourself back into reality and take it all over again. A true mind-blowing experience.

Grade: A

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U.K. Gets ‘Inception’ Spot Yankees Don’t http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/u-k-gets-inception-spot-yankees-dont/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/u-k-gets-inception-spot-yankees-dont/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Just your average cab ride in NYC. Maybe you didn't watch the last Inception┬átrailer we posted because you want to save your entire load for when the movie comes out, but if you're up for a little butthole tickle (cinematically speaking) the U.K. has a 60 second spot. It entices without giving away the farm. I personally love how I've seen several one-sheets, trailers, and clips for the film and I still honestly have no idea what the movie is about. Sure, I realize it deals with dream interior designing and anti-gravity parkour, but I haven't seen Leo's business card yet. That's really the only way to gain a true perspective on a man. Here, I'll leave mine behind so you can follow up. **Slaps avocado pit down on table ** Check out the spot after the jump.

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Just your average cab ride in NYC.

Maybe you didn’t watch the last Inception trailer we posted because you want to save your entire load for when the movie comes out, but if you’re up for a little butthole tickle (cinematically speaking) the U.K. has a 60 second spot. It entices without giving away the farm.

I personally love how I’ve seen several one-sheets, trailers, and clips for the film and I still honestly have no idea what the movie is about. Sure, I realize it deals with dream interior designing and anti-gravity parkour, but I haven’t seen Leo’s business card yet. That’s really the only way to gain a true perspective on a man. Here, I’ll leave mine behind so you can follow up. **Slaps avocado pit down on table **

Check out the spot after the jump.

 

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‘Inception’ Full Trailer Gives Full Chubby http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/inception-full-trailer-gives-full-chubby/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/inception-full-trailer-gives-full-chubby/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Inception set up a viral game called Mind Crime that if you beat it you could watch the new trailer for the film. Well guess what? Screw that noise! Someone else played that shiz and now we're all reaping the benefits. The new trailer looks downright awesome. I still have no idea what the F is going on, but I WANT to know, and someone once told me that's a win on the marketing side of things. This film looks like a serious trip, and with Christoper Nolan behind the wheel I have no doubt the destination will be Giddyland. I'll bring the diapers if you bring the Sour Patch Kids. Check out the trailer after the jump. Inception gets inside theaters and your mind July 15.

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Inception set up a viral game called Mind Crime that if you beat it you could watch the new trailer for the film. Well guess what? Screw that noise! Someone else played that shiz and now we’re all reaping the benefits.

The new trailer looks downright awesome. I still have no idea what the F is going on, but I WANT to know, and someone once told me that’s a win on the marketing side of things. This film looks like a serious trip, and with Christoper Nolan behind the wheel I have no doubt the destination will be Giddyland. I’ll bring the diapers if you bring the Sour Patch Kids.

Check out the trailer after the jump. Inception gets inside theaters and your mind July 15.

 


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New ‘Inception’ Poster May Cause The Dizzies http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-inception-poster-may-cause-the-dizzies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-inception-poster-may-cause-the-dizzies/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Inception continually insists on spitting in gravity's face. If Sir Isaac Newton laid eyes upon this new poster his powdered wig would spin round from pure outrage. What's the floor?! What's the ground?! City-dwellers have to spend most of the day just trying to maintain their balance. It's the maintenance workers I feel the most sorry for, though. The high rise window washers must curse their existence with each rising sun. (IMPAwards)

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Inception continually insists on spitting in gravity‘s face. If Sir Isaac Newton laid eyes upon this new poster his powdered wig would spin round from pure outrage. What’s the floor?! What’s the ground?! City-dwellers have to spend most of the day just trying to maintain their balance. It’s the maintenance workers I feel the most sorry for, though. The high rise window washers must curse their existence with each rising sun. (IMPAwards)

 

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